It’s Finally Here! Check Out The Video Recap of Sicka Than Average’s Third Anniversary Bash!
It took us a while to put this bad boy together, but we hope you’ll agree that it was worth the wait! As many of you faithful readers know, on May 15th, Sicka Than Average celebrated its third anniversary, as well as the official conclusion of Time Warner Center’s “Fashion Blogger Forecast” campaign. To commemorate these momentous occasions, friends and industry movers-and-shakers gathered at the gorgeous Stone Rose Lounge for a night of cocktails, chit-chat, giveaways, and goodie bags.
Guests included Malak Atut, founder and designer of ZAIKEN jewelry; rapper/producer Mike Jaggerr; jewelry designer Susan Suh; up-and-coming fashion designer Tori Nichel; super publicist Jourdann Lubliner of Kaplow PR; ICED Media Marketing and PR Specialist Sowmya Krishnamurthy; Nicole Newsum of Bratskeir PR; seasoned hip-hop journalists Jayson Rodriguez and Alvin Blanco; Cacy Forgenie, Culture Editor at GlobalGrind.com; Adriana Nova, Social Media Manager at Ideeli.com; Raquel Huston, Integrated Marketing Specialist at TV One; beauty bloggers Paula Wade of OlderGirlBeauty.com, Meredith Edwards-Cornwell of RetrodivasBeauty.com, and Yana Lusher ofMyOwnJudge.net; Public Relations maven Real Hamilton-Romeo; and many more.
All VIP guests received Sicka Than Average gift bags filled with goodies from our sponsors Redken, Physicians Formula, and Sally Hansen. We also raffled off special prizes from more fabulous sponsors throughout the evening: a Clarisonic Mia in Garnet (every gal’s must-have skincare tool); a pair of SOBRAL Chick Shock Encanto Earrings in blue (priced at $58); a SOBRAL Pop Art Bangle (worth $50); a chic Katherine Kwei “Clea” Cross Body purse, which has a retail price of $300; a zebra-striped Swatch watch worth $60; two graphic tees from the brand new apparel line FromTheBronx.com; and two gift cards from Stone Rose Lounge worth $75 each.
Never one to miss the opportunity for a fashion moment, I shimmied into a va-va-va-voom, minimalist but ultra sexy, flesh-toned dress from Onno (it’s THE dress every female should own in both beige and black); reached for a pair of dangling gold-and-aqua Kendra Scott earrings; adorned my wrist with SOBRAL’s Cantalago bangle bracelet, a chunky resin piece that captures hints of the Rio landscape; then slipped my feet into Pour La Victoire’s light aqua Aria slingback platform pumps. To infuse some color into the look, I chose to wear the Katherine Kwei Clea in Turquoise, an embossed lizard lambskin cross-body bag with gold trim, a slim gold shoulder strap, and the designer’s signature Chinese eternity knot motifs along the top flap. To finish the look, I slicked my hair back, pulled it into a bun and accessorized with Colette Malouf’s stunning Crystal Net Mother of Pearl Headband.
The event vibe was low-key and friendly, the music was perfect for the setting, and the view of Central Park from Stone Rose Lounge was breathtaking. Check out the video to get a sense of the event and how it turned out!
Special shout-out to frequent STA contributor Izzy Ruiz for the amazing video editing job (in the video, he’s the stylish guy with the glasses and the magenta tips on his curly brown hair).
Also, stay tuned for detes on our next special event!