HAPPENINGS
Kick4Life Fall Gala

This comming Tuesday, October 29, join model Tyson Beckford as he hosts the Kick4Life Fall Gala at midtown's hottest new lounge, Suite 36.

The event, starting at 7pm is sponsored by Suite 36, Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, and Exotic Butterfly, and is supported by SM Event Group.

Tickets are $125 and are available here. All proceeds will be donated to the Kick4Life charity.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Sunset Saturdays at PH-D


Warning!

The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.

NOTABLES
Exclusive Interview with Dream Downtown's Noah Tepperberg

Noah Tepperberg can be described as no less than a nightlife mogul. He and The Strategic Group are responsible for opening some of the hottest spots ever; including Avenue, Marquee and Artichoke Pizza in NYC and TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas.

Their latest project, Dream Downtown had a launch party on June 15th, which was described as simply, "Epic." Quite a crowd came out to celebrate the much anticipated opening, including singer Eve, Solange Knowles, Tyson Beckford, Shenae Grimes, Kellan Lutz, and Kara Dioguardi, just to name a few. The new spot hasn't officially opened its doors to the public, but it's already being touted as the "next big thing." We got a chance to chat with Noah about Dream and what's to come for the new lavish hot spot.

ARISE: AFRICAN PROMISE COLLECTIVE
ARISE: African Promise Collective

ARISE: African Promise Collective featured four African designers from three different countries; Nigerians Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa and Tiffany Amber showed alongside South Africa’s David Tlale and Madagascar native Eric Raisina. The show not only blew our mind with the supermodel filled catwalk, but also in how gifted and unique each designer’s style was.

Nigerian Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa was first to show her collection filled with modern shapes, bright prints and hand crafted embellishments. For the spring season, Folawiyo took a cue from sassy, stylish New York women such as Sarah Jessica Parker. Jewel by Lisa featured high quality linens, chiffons, lace and silks seen in shorts, jumpsuit, mini cocktail dress and biker jackets. Let us welcome afro-chic to spring and the city.

ALEK WEK
THISDAY/ARISE: African Fashion Collective

May I just start out by saying, this was one cool show. A collective of four African-American designers – XULY.Bët, Tiffany Amber, Stoned Cherrie and Momo - provided innovative designs with entertaining presentions.

XULY.Bët by designer Lamine Badian Kouyaté kicked off the show and proved a tough act to follow. Street chic, edgy designs using denim and black stretch vinyl were fun, but the real highlights of the show were appearances by Alek Wek, Tyson Beckford and iconic Grace Jones. The iconic model, singer and actress received a standing ovation as she walked the catwalk and her “Corporate Cannibal” music video played on the screen behind the runway.