You Oughta Be In Pictures Event Recap: Celebrating 10 Years of The Women’s Mafia

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By Sylvie-Rose Cherwin

Monday July 27th marked the 10 year anniversary of the Women’s Mafia founded by Marcy Clark. Continuing tradition of their annual Red Party, the event was hosted at the Gansevoort Park and was an evening all about glamour, connection, and celebration, with this year’s theme being “You Oughta Be In Pictures” and the recommended dress being your Old Hollywood finest. Donations throughout the evening were raised for the charity Reach Within, which has sites in Grenada and St. Vincent that helps vulnerable children break the cycle of violence and develop social and emotional skills to succeed in life.

Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com

The event was co-hosted by The Men’s Collective and The Ladies’ Collective and partnered with The Wellness Lounge and Heart & Soul Magazine to create an evening of self-empowerment, community, beauty, wellness, and glamour. Monica Aparicio and the Wellness Lounge offered guests treatments, samples, and information about how to live a more healthy, happy, and wonderful life!

Anita Kopacz of Heart&Soul Magazine, Marcy Clark of Women's Mafia, Monica Aparicio of The Wellness Lounge
Darnell Edmonds of Cordially Brooklyn Shrub, Anita Kopacz of Heart&Soul magazine, Mary Clark, Tanya Wright of Orange Is The New Black (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Livia Brode sitting for a soul reading with Vanessa Codorniu (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

The peerless James Corbett Studio gave women beautiful elegant old-hollywood hairstyles and makeup before getting their photos taken by photographer Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photo Studio. Becky once again, assembled a fabulous on-site photo booth with props including feathers, fans, and flowers.

James Corbett Studio stylist in action at the event (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura
Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography creating the ultimate Old Hollywood photo experience for Hadiiya Barbel (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

We were so lucky to have “Orange Is The New Black” actress Tanya Wright attend and sign her new book “I Found God In My Hair” and say a few words about the evening. Tanya has also started her own great natural haircare line called Hairiette for women with naturally textured hair.

Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

Performer Cassandra Nemzer sang a beautiful cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” accompanied by a magic trick, making the evening wonderfully enchanting and magical.

Ben Nemser and Cassandra Nemser, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

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Guests enjoyed samples of four delicious types of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey as well as other beverages provided by Cordially Brooklyn Handcrafted Shrubs.

Cordially Brooklyn Shrubs founders Darnell Edmonds and Roshan Shah Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com
Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com

We want to thank all the amazing people who came out to celebrate and support the Women’s Mafia! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another amazing celebration!

Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com
Marcy with the lovely event Photographer Natsuko Matsumura
Marcy Clark with Reach Within Founder Karen Lawson (Photo by Frantz Norme of FrankWphotos.com)
DJ Sameer rocking the party (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)

Product Review: Beespa Hand & Foot Cream is the Ultimate Sandal Savior

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By Sylvie-Rose Cherwin

Today I was lucky enough to sample and review the very healing, soothing, and all natural Beespa Ultra Healing Hand & Foot Cream. As we all know, summer is the perfect time for sandals which means you can’t avoid people seeing your feet. Beespa products can help repair your dry and cracked skin from the cold weather and leave your feet feeling fabulous and ready to flaunt in your trendy summer footwear.

When I first looked at it, the first thing that caught my eye was the packaging; it comes in a small glass jar with a clean, simple, and appealing label. The natural ingredients such as beeswax and essential oils give off a delicate scent that leave your skin feeling soft and protected rather than oily and greasy in this hot, sweaty, and sticky weather. It is wonderfully remedial on your feet after a long hot summer day of walking around the busy and bustling streets of Manhattan in sandals.

$29.99 at www.beespa.com