Friday, March 30, 2012

"Oh You Fancy Huh?" -April Is Black Fashion Month's Opening Gala, "FASHION 500"

Alright, alright, alriiiight! Do you realize that we are ONE WEEK away from our 3rd annual "FASHION 500" event which was inspired to get April recognized as Black Fashion Month! Yeah man, this Easter (Sunday, April 8th) coming the Block Association is reaching out to all fashionistas of color that have been trend settting for YEARS to come together to toast our collective contributions to the industry of fashion. This year not only have we moved the event (traditionally had in Brooklyn) to Manhattan, we'll be upping the ante by hosting it in a BRAND NEW spanking high end boutique hotel lounge...Toshi's Livingroom located inside the Flatiron Hotel! But wait...there's MORE! For the first time ever...seriously EVER, the hotel is throwing in a ROOM RESERVATION special package ($600 w/ 2 champagne bottles included) for our guest ONLY for that weekend, who are looking to rest up before or after our DAYTIME event! Yes, that's the other twist too, this event will be held as a daytime gala brunch party! So imagine, getting a room & getting dressed w/ your girls and taking the elevator straight down into the party. Or picture yourself in from outta state you came up looking FRESH and now after the event is over your wasted friends can take the elevator up to your rooms to crash and sleep that liquor off! Or even, HEY I got a bonus from my income tax check & I wanna ball out so you announce "After party back in my room!" ...classic s#@t right? Anyways here more details below to help better prepare you for we folks have been calling "New Year's Eve in April" -FASHION 500.

The Block Association presents
Sunday, April 8th Easter Sunday
The 3rd Annual "FASHION 500" -Black Fashion Month Gala
@ Toshi's Livingroom / Playhouse located in Flatiron Hotel
9 W. 26th St. corner of Broadway entrance.
3pm-10pm  (Brunch Day party)
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You are cordially invited to:
To the Official Grand Opening of "Toshi's Living room" lounge 
and the 3rd annual "Fashion 500" Gala
Music By: DJ trauma + DJ Frei + Danny Ocean 
Hosted by: Silky Valente
Attire:  Prim and Proper only
Cover: Complimentary with RSVP to: the


"The HoneyComb Hideout"
Here are the Top Ten details 

1. Two bottles of champagne at your personal table for the Day/Brunch party
2. In room iHome Entertainment system
3. Live performance from a new artist (TBA)
4. 24 hour concierge
5. In room 37-inch Flat Panel TV with premium channels (HBO), a modern experience w/TV in bathroom mirror
6. Electronic Magnetic Room key, Wake up calls
7. Complimentary Wi-FI
8. Access to Fitness Center
9. In room amenities: Hair dryer and iron
10. Swiss and rainfall shower or bathtub with jacuzzi jets.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Flashing Lights" -Paparazzi Pics (Pt.278)

Been around the world and I-I-I! What you are witnessing folks in the pictures below are the very last images shot at the FINAL "Prim & Proper" dinner party held at DUO restaurant this past Monday. But fear not, the event WILL still go on! We're just moving it once again to a all new location. Just WHERE you ask? Well our new digs will be none other than the newly renovated ($10 million worth) 40/40 club owed by Jay-Z! Or Mr. Hova as he's exclusively referred to as by the Block Boys. This will be the VERY FIRST dinner party ever held there (PERIOD!) and will serve as the finale to our "April Is Black Fashion Month" celebration! So save-the- (mother freakin') date: Monday April 30th. Got it? GOOD! Anyway, speaking of 40/40, the Boys and I stopped by there this past Saturday to say farewell to Tiara Perry who's going off to make a name for herself out in San Fran's new Uniqlo digs. Congrats to her. AND we took a spin over to Norwood to S/O Darien Hall for his b'day too all in one LOOOOOONG night! So After the "Prim & Proper" joints I added those pics from Saturday's club hopping too. Enjoy...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"April Showers!" -The Block Makes It Reign For April (Is Black Fashion Month '12)

I heard a wise man once say "It's better to plan way AHEAD, so you don't fall on your BEHIND!" and we (the Block Association /Block Boys) take those words of wisdom to heart. That's why within this meeting (captured below in blk & wht) we made sure we had a GREAT variety of events lined up to usher in our annual "April is Black Fashion Month" campaign for this year.  So without further ado, here's a few "Save-The-Date" dates of interest you may wanna definitely mark down on your iCal to attend. Oh yeah keep in mind that most events if not all listed will be FREE of charge to attend w/ RSVP to the with event title in subject line. And being that it IS Black Fashion Month we're pushing for designers, make-up artist, hair stylist, stylist, models and so on are encouraged to contact us to showcase themselves at any listed event below ( Get your smartphones out and starts writing 'em out A$AP!

Monday, March 26th
"PRIM & PROPER" #FlashMobDinnerParty
@DUO restaurant -72 Madison & 28th St.
Last Monday of month dressed dinner party.

Sunday, April 8th Easter Sunday
3rd Annual "FASHION 500" -Black Fashion Month Gala
@ Toshi's Livingroom / Playhouse located in Flatiron Hotel
9 W. 26th St. corner of Broadway entrance.
Daytime gala celebrating people of color in fashion
Also official grand opening of Toshi's Livingroom Lounge
Bottle AND room package will be available for event!

Sunday, April 15th or 22nd
"ANY GIVEN SUNDAY"-Tentative Brunch Party
Location to be determined

Wednesday, April 25th
"BREUKELEN  WEALTH" -Private B'day Celebration
@Eredi Pisano -520 Madison Ave. near 48th St. 

In store b'day reception for the Block Association's 
Lyshaan "LA" Hall 
Hosted by NYC's black mens fashion elite 
Names MUST be on list!

Friday, April 27th
@Pranna -79 Madison Ave. Near 28th & 29th
Co-hosted by BlackLight Entertainment
Night time event hosting upcoming NFL draft pick
Admission cost TBA (if any at all)

Monday, April 30th
"PRIM & PROPER" -Monthly Dinner Party
@ the newly renovated 40/40 club
Finale dinner party for Black Fashion Month
the FIRST EVER dinner party hosted at Jay-Z's new digs

EXCITE YET?!? Us too!

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