Young Hip Chic and NETWORKING!

1484256_10201290489799819_1352150206_nOn Sunday, December 15th, I attended the Walk the Talk 2013 Fashion event hosted by Founder Tweety Elitou. I’ve heard the stories of such amazing fashionistas coming together to network and share fashion secret, but hunty…I was in for a surprise.

First off, let me say Tweety Elitou is an amazing young entrepreneur and is definitely a fashionista. I was very impressed by her sense of professionalism and knowledge about the fashion industry, and she definitely deserve the award for “Fashionpreneur of The Year” for pulling off such an incredible networking event full successful and motivated attendees.

As I walked through the doors of Showroom 77, a notable independent designer showroom in South Philadelphia, I was greeted by her mommager Heather Elitou. As she grabbed my coat to store in the coat room, she says, “What’s your size?” My eye stretched wide as she handed me a black and white box along with a bag of goodies. I mean I been to several networking events, but none has ever given me a pair of shoes. I just knew my night was great at that point.

I mingled for a little and chat with some familiar faces and got a chance to meet some new faces as well. It’s always great when people can share goals and network with other who can help them along the way. On top of the mingling, the food was amazing! Shot out to the Young Cookanista who cooked up a delight array of finger foods and pasta, I just couldn’t stay away from pasta salad and plantains.  The event was very entertaining with journalist/blogger Syreeta Martin, of SincerelySyreeta.com cohosting alongside Tweety. With the help of 3 little divas (Syreeta’s two daughter and Tweety sister), the night was filled with raffles tickets and prizes from Jackie’s Curls and Coil, L.A Shoe Republic, Sasha Marina Show, top shelf and many more.

You can bet if you ever attended a Walk the Talk you are sure to leave with great contacts, future goals and fabulous shoes and giveaways. Check out some photos of the event courtesy of Dawane Cromwell of Embacy Entertainment.

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cohost, journalist/blogger Syreeta Martin alongside founder and host Tweety Elitou

Custom handmade jewelry from Chandra’s Jewelry

Mommyger Heather Elitou greeting me with shoes from Shoe Repulic LA and goodie bag full of beauty products.

Evening spread by Young Cookinista

blogger and creator of Philly Hajibi’s Killing It and I talked about the latest Hajibi fashion set to hit the runway this spring. Stay Tuned!

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Syreeta and I always up to take a pic

All of my goodies I left with at the end of the night

All of the attendees at the Walk the Talk 2013

Lovely Encarnado canvas art piece given to the winner

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Tees and Heels-Corey Wesley Urban FLRT

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I was invited out to Showroom 77 on March 23, 2013, and as always, expected to see a good presentation. I was super impressed when I had a chance to really see what Urban FLRT was about. Urban FLRT is the latest project from BlackOutEndeavors LLC a conceptual development firm and apparel company based in Harlem, New York.

viewimage_storyCreative designer Corey Wesley is such a down to earth guy. I could hear the passion in his voice and knew it was definitely his time to shine. Corey has been in the press before, but its nothing like “freely living real and true.” Of course their is a flirty element to the the brand, but  more importantly it is a statement of art and liberation to whatever it is your are trying to attain in life. Urban FLRT is not just a piece of garment, it is a lifestyle.

Corey stood ultra cool in his sleek and stylish tee as he took the mic in admiration of his guest. The graphic were so intriguing, each shirt has its own story to carry; you can read the elements of music, culture, and fashion infused in the design of each tee. While the gentlemen looked really good in their tees, it was the ladies in heels that sold me! Who would have known a simple tee with a few graphics would be so trendsetting?

I am simply in love with the concept and designs of Urban FLRT. I mean, I’ve worn tees before, but it’s nothing like the confidence and culture that exudes when you are rocking an Urban FLRT tee.

I’ve seen it all, rocked with a blazer or without; heels or sneakers, an Urban FLRT tee can fit  any occasion. Oh and did I mention the quality….Wesley uses a unique treatment that infuse the dye into the shirt as the designs are printed! No cracks, no bleeding, no fading, what more can you ask for?

You can learn more about Urban FLRT at http://urbanflrt.com/ or stop by Showroom 77  to purchase your tee.

Pictures courtesy of Alim Elitou Photography & Embacy Photography

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