Last night, Ty Hunter and I hosted a private screening of Ocean’s 8 at Crosby Street Hotel!
The movie, which hits theaters tonight, follows Sandra Bullock (Debbie Ocean), Cate Blanchett (Lou Miller), Mindy Kaling (Amita), Sarah Paulson (Tammy), Awkwafina (Constance), Rihanna (Nine Ball) and Helena Bonham Carter (Rose) as they team up to steal a $150 million diamond necklace from the Met Ball. The film was chock full of style, so we invited fashionable friends like Jerome Lamaar, Emil Wilbekin, Lea Robinson, Azede Jean-Pierre, Larissa Muehleder, Alice Persaud, and many more to drink, nibble on ‘8’ adorned hors d’oevres, and enjoy a special screening of the movie.
The Dress Code called for “Met Gala Glam.”
Let’s see what our chic guests served:
Designer Larissa of the brand Muehleder looked glam in a money green look by her label.
Stylist Kim Dillinger worked all black with a gold jacket.
Patricia Field was in the house! Barbie and friends boasted looks from the Sex and the City stylist’s atelier.
Stylist Mickey Freeman showed off Met Gala worthy shades next to actress Lea Robinson.
It was all about chic sunnies, as witnessed by stylist Miloub and songstress Margie Plus.
Marketing Manager Kim and executive Natalya kept it flirty in chic summer dresses.
Baller Kenneth Faried uplifted a black look with a scarf printed Burberry trench.
Interior Design guru Kelley Carter looked resort chic in an embellished caftan.
Stylist Daniel Hawkins was in the house! He worked an all black look.
Stylist Debra Ginyard was cute in all black with metallic accents.
Executive and Author Michelle Gadsden-Williams and iconic editor Emil Wilbekin popped by the festivities.
Hairstylist Sharif Poston was bomb in black and white.
Blogger Talking with Tami kept it cute in a blue jumpsuit.
And eyewear designer Samantha Smikle of Nroda Eyewear kept it simple and chic in black.
As for me, I adhered to the ‘Deus ex Machina” theme from years past in a metallic pink dress by Haus of Shea. The dress had a lot going on, so I kept the rest of my look simple with Jessica Rich Collection ‘Fancy’ Stilettos.
Then it was time for the show! The screening room was full to the brim with theatergoers noshing on cheddar flavored popcorn.
After the movie, Ty and I dished on all the fly fashion in the film while Ty gave us the inside scoop on what it takes to prepare for one of most exclusive events in the world.
A few more snaps with Designers Elese and Alice from Elegant by Alice, publicist Clay West, and Soulcycle Star Taye Johnson, and we called it a night.
The crowd took a parting group shot:
It was a fun event!
And the movie was a joy to watch. Be sure to check it out tonight after work (the style will leave you gagging)!
What do you think?
Images: @MrVocabTV & @IamSeanFrazier
***Special thanks to Steven Lamont, Asia Ware, Giselle Williams Thomas, Gloria Nella, and Khalia Braxton!
***Next stop, Houston!
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