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February 2017

Philadelphia

Pixs: Joan Shepp’s Annual “Women of Substance and Style” Cocktail Party

Joan Shepp celebrated the 17th Annual “Women of Substance and Style” at her boutique at 1811 Chestnut Street, February 22, 2017.

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The fashionable event recognized 27 African-American women in the community making a difference.

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Honorees* at the event were recognized with a certificate of achievement at the event. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, lite bites from Eatible Delights Catering and spirits from Stateside. There was a short program, followed by cake by SweetNectar and toasting. Proceeds from the event will go to the ACLU.

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Mildred Gaines, Bessie Weeks, Deborah Weeks-Coleman and Issa Manners

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Lisa Lewis, Dawn McCray (honoree) and Keith Lewis

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Joan Shepp carries a lot of different brands from around the world

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Rachel Randolph and Anne Duong

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Yolanda Williams and Claudia Fitzgerald

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Classic Reinvention (Yes that’s his name)

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Barbara Chobert-Katz and Nicole Black (honoree)

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Mae Hadfield and Joan Shepp Shepp
Stephanie Saint-Cyr*, Dr. LaVerne Adams, Edith Bennett, Dr. Jean Stewart, Colette deChalu Lee*, and Sharon L Hopson Shepp

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Ade Jaizy, Dennis Miller and Alexis Reis

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Honorees of 17th Annual “Women of Substance and Style”
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Captain Michelle Baker-Bartlett
Jennie Bennett
Nicole Black
Jean Caren
Joy Cason
Julie Coker
Aliya Crawford
Joyce Evans
Dorothy Foster
Dr. Taliba Forster
Dr. Michele Harper
Judge Renee Hughes
Robin Jordan
Denine Kirby
Colette DeChalus Lee
Dawn McCray
Britney Norman
Dr. Quinetta Roberson
Maro Robinson
Stephanie Saint-Cyr
Adrianne Sanofo
Ellen Smith
Laiya St. Clair
Sharon Stone
Dr. Susan Taylor
Kysha Woods

Philadelphia

Grooming Messenger, a New Skincare and Grooming Service Launches in Philly

Grooming Messenger, a new skincare and grooming service founded by  Ian Michael Crumm, lifestyle expert and founder of his eponymous lifestyle blog and Wear We Went, and Lo McGrath, a journalist, skincare junkie and fashion photographer specializing in menswear, held a launch party for the new site at Rittenhouse Spa in the Rittenhouse Hotel in Center City.

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I love this amazing step and repeat made up of live branches of leaves

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Ian Michael Crumm with equally stylish mom, Angie Hartman at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque.
With Brian Sanchez who help created the living step and repeat.

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Laurenne Babayan and Nick Berlage

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Alisa Frederico,  Style Director at Dressing Jane Philadelphia and Frank Frederico

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Guests enjoyed grooming during the party, manicures, massages and face masks.

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Danielle Bonds, Marrina Mayo and Alyssa Jones

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Ian Michael Crumm, co-founder of Grooming Messenger with Mason Kesner, Life & Style Blogger and Baseline Collective
who created the platform for the Grooming Messenger.

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Craig von Arthur Schroeder, Commonwealth Proper, Lauren McGrath, co-founder of the Grooming Messenger and Toni Renee Leslie, of Realm jeweler.

 

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Jared Adkins and Chandra Robbins of Bluebird Distilling

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Lifestyle bloggers Alex Nelson and Mike Rubino flank Connor Reider.

Alex and Mike applied masks for guests.

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Scenester Alexander Hankin and friends

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Ian and Lo welcome the guests to the launch, and then introduced Local Honey

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Eric Visnov, Hannah Krupa, Scott Tattar and Brendon Keenan make up the local band “Local Honey”
Book them for your next gig, they were very entertaining.

Get the latest tips for your grooming from
the Grooming Messenger,

 

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Photos: DVLF and Phila Gay News Sponsored VDay “Skate Pride Love” at Dilworth Park

Photos: DVLF and Phila Gay News Sponsored VDay “Skate Pride Love” at Dilworth Park

The day before Valentine’s Day, members of the LGBTQ headed to Dilworth Park to enjoy all their winter wonderland activities, especially drinking hot chocolate and other delights in the lodge. A few brave souls headed for the ice skating rink

DVLF, an LGBT grantmaking organization, and Philadelphia Gay News will sponsored the inaugural event, in partnership with the Center City District.

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DJ Carl Michaels will spun tunes at the Feb. 13 event, while Philadelphia drag performer Brittany Lynn will provided live entertainment at Dilworth Park.

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DVLF Executive Director Samantha Giusti (r) said PGN approached DVLF to coordinate OurNightOut, DVLF’s monthly LGBT networking event, with “Skate Pride Love.” (PGN) with Tami Sortman.

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Britney Lynn, Tami Sortman and Judge Dan Anders

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PGN publisher Mark Segal and hubby Jason Villemez take a spin on the ice. On one of their first dates
they went ice skating.

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A $20 ticket included skate rentals and admission while a $10 ticket provides general admission. Portions of the proceeds will go toward DVLF.

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Michelle and Bruce ShannonDVLF

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