Women’s Mafia Style Expert Engie Hassan On Styling Priyanka Chopra

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The Women’s Mafia connected with stylist and fashion editor Engie Hassan of EngieStyle just before and after she styled the incandescently popular Miss-World-come-Bollywood-Star-Meets-Pop-Princess Priyanka Chopra for the launch party of her new video “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and a sneak peak of Priyanka in her charming new advertisement for the new Beats By Dre Pill XL.

Engie filled us in that her inspiration for Priyanka’s look at the star-studded fete on April 28th at the Tribeca Grand. I was going for a “Retro Hollywood Glamour meets Fun Fashion Flair” aesthetic shares Hassan, “Priyanka is definitely a trailblazer, as a Bollywood actress and crossover musician as well as a humanitarian, and I wanted her look to reflect that, hence the dazzling turquoise blue fringed Tamara Mellon dress offset with her natural yellow diamond earrings by Diamond Envy, her gold Tanzil Rab bracelet and her purple Louis Vuitton shoes. A classic updo and the perfect smokey eye was the ideal compliment.” Hassan added that Priyanka was “delightful” to work with and looked wonderful in many options.

We are proud to say that the Huffington Post lauded Priyanka’s look and Engie’s styling that evening. Congrats Engie!

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Priyanka Chopra with Nick Cannon - photo via Huffington Post

Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013

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By Marcy Clark with reporting by Miriam Miedler

On Friday February 8th Charlotte Ronson showed her newest collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at the Box presentation space in a mixed presentation / short runway format. Her designs included a mixture of leather jackets and short dresses. She managed to include some vibrant floral patterns without her garments losing any of their cool factor. Guests at her presentation seemed to appreciate her injection of bright colors into Fall. Ronson also embraced a cute boyish flavor with loose sweaters and comfortable leather or wool pants. Of course, Charlotte’s sister Samantha Ronson provided an epic soundtrack with great 60’s English rock hits that fit perfectly with the collection. Enjoy more images and highlights from the soundtrack here via Style.Mtv.com

Fashion Rocks: A Fashionable Love Affair With Music

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EngieStyle’s 3 Year Anniversary Soiree
Styled by noted celebrity and royal stylist Engie Hassan
Featuring a new capsule collection by Dore Designs and other notable designers
Hosted by Women’s Mafia founder Marcy Clark
This exciting New York Fashion Week presentation is Engie’s ode to the various genre’s of music that have made an impact in the fashion industry at large, and most inspired Engie’s styling eye. The live soundtrack for Fashion Rocks has been created in collaboration with Grammy nominated Producer/Remixer Jimmy Greco, whose credits include tracks for Beyonce, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus.

Fashion Rocks, which was once known to be the title of the double-feature magazine received in September with all Conde Nast’s publications, was a full glossed editorial spread styled by Vogue Editors dedicated to the musical artists who were most inspiring fashion at that moment.

Engie, a proud alum of American Vogue and French Vogue, had the privilege of being a part of the editorial team for multiple issues and recounts this experience as one of her most challenging, character building and exciting.

Born and Raised in New York, Jimmy Greco is a Grammy Nominated producer, song writer, and remixer whose credits include Carlos Santana, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Train, Miley Cyrus, and more. This year he’ll be releasing his self titled album featuring some of today’s most talented vocalists. “This is a project I’ve wanted to do for many years, it will give me the opportunity to have a free creative landscape to showcase and honor some of the best artists I’ve had the great opportunity to collaborate with.” Writing and production is still on the way for this release scheduled to hit the web and streets July, 2013.

For more information visit:
www.EngieStyle.com and www.jimmygreco.com


This will be a night to remember! The guest list is closing soon so get in your RSVP’s in by Monday Feb 4th before 12noon.

Spa Grand Opening: Magic Hands Skin & Body Now in Westfield

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Please accept our exclusive invitation for the Grand Opening of Magic Hands Skin & Body in it’s new location in Westfield at Salon 1100. This VIP event will include entertainment, a fashion presentation, complimentary services, refreshments and deluxe gift bags.

This award-winning spa, which recently expended into Manhattan as well as Westfield, will be offering 24 hour concierge appointments as well as including wellness consultations in a relaxed, nourishing Spa setting.

Grand Opening of Magic Hands Skin & Body
Monday May 7th – 6-9pm
New Westfield Location at Salon 1100
1100 South Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
Now Introducing 24 Hour Concierge Appointments!     973.715.3826

Hosted by Lora Condon, Award Winning Celebrity Esthetician and Author of “SPA WARS The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry”

  • Live Performance by Tap Dancer and R&B Artist AC Lincoln
  • Summer Trends Fashion Presentation by Engie Hassan of EngieStyle
  • Healthy Indulgences From Herbalife
  • Italian Savories from Cioffi’s
  • Chair Massages
  • Free Wellness Profiles and Entry Into Our Weight Loss Kick Off
  • Charity Raffle Prizes All Evening
  • Deluxe Gift Bags With Discounts of Future Services

RSVP to Marcy Clark at: rsvp@yellowskyagency.com or call 212.729.9619

Dress Code: Jersey Chic

VIP Guests including celebrity stylists “The Salon Guy” Stephen Marinaro, Jason Hayes (Carrie Diaries, SNL, Gossip Girl), Ianthe Foushee, Eric Alt and many more!

For The Trade: Discount membership for the New Jersey Beauty and Wellness Professionals Association

Jazz Legends Marion Cowings & Kenny Barron Release Exciting New Remastered Album

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It is my pleasure to invite you to listen and secure the newly remastered album: “Marion Cowings and Kenny Barron.” Now available on itunes, this album is thrilling for jazz lovers and those who love a rich sound.

Jazz aficionados everywhere will have the opportunity to warm their hearts this spring with the smooth baritone voice of jazz legend Marion Cowings. Well known as the lyricist on the standards “For Ceora” and Miles Davis’ solo in “Freddie Freeloader,” listeners will experience Cowings’ rhythm and sounds that go beyond age, trends or style. Accompanied in his latest album release with pianist Kenny Barron, these jazz masters express impeccable collaborative musicianship. With these classic songs played faithfully to the composer’s intent, they will satisfy the hearts of audiences.

Barron is widely recognized as a world-class virtuoso, and band leader. Cowings is known for his work with singer Kim Kalesti and his collaboration with many jazz artists including Hank Jones on their compilations; this album will be Cowings’ debut as a solo artist.

Jazz singer Marion Cowings is a native New Yorker. His smooth baritone voice and considerable range have been delighting audiences around the world for decades. Mentored by the legendary Jon Hendricks, Cowings is a master of vocalese and singing technique. He has appeared at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Blue Note, Village Vanguard, as well as many prestigious jazz festivals and venues abroad. Currently Cowings headlines regularly at Smalls Jazz Club in the West Village and his sets are broadcast live to a faithful global audience.

Upcoming NY Concert Dates:

Zeb’s
March 21, 2012 8pm
New York City, NY

Smalls Jazz Club
April 27th, 2012
7:30

www.marioncowings.com

Kim Kalesti of “Kimistry and The Living Museum” at Zinc Bar

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Kim Kalesti
With Pianist John DiMartino and Bassist Marcos Varela
The Zinc Bar
Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm for one set
82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village, NYC
212-477-ZINC

Singer, composer and jazz legend Kim Kalesti has a long-standing reputation for her beautiful vocal tone, fine phrasing and intelligent storytelling. A young Kim Kalesti captured the attention of New York City’s jazz scene in the early 1980’s. Her list of accomplishments would blossom even more from recording and performing in clubs and Jazz festivals with jazz greats including Kenny Barron, Eddie Gomez, Joe Williams, Dave Leibman and Clark Terry, to name a few. Now in the prime of her memorable career she has been invited to perform for and with Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Carmen McCrae, Jack Jones and George Clinton. There is something magical about listening to a seasoned performer such as Kim Kalesti, who has dedicated her life to her artistry.

Kim Kalesti, accompanied by Pianist John DiMartino and Bassist Marcos Varela will work her musical magic at the famous New York Jazz Club, The Zinc Bar, on Wednesday March 21st at 7pm.

On the New York scene Grammy Nominated pianist and arranger John Di Martino has established a reputation as an adaptable, respected straight-ahead jazz player, a sensitive and sought-after accompanist of singers, and a brilliant Latin jazz keyboard artist.

Bassist Marcos Varela at 18 was recognized by the Houston jazz scene as one of the top honorees of the NFAA International Jazz award, IAJE Clifford Brown / Stan Getz All- Star and later a member of the Prestigious Kennedy Centers Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program. A graduate of New School University on scholarship, Varela quickly established himself as an important part of the New York and World music scene.

“Kimistry and The Living Museum

http://twitter.com/#!/kimkalesti

http://www.facebook.com/KimistryAndTheLivingMuseum.KimKalesti

www.reverbnation.com/KimistryandTheLivingMuseum

SUGAR: Flash Art Gallery & Lounge Opens In Philadelphia

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Grand Opening Party March 3rd Featuring Premiere Exhibition “Crystal Days”

12 West Willow Grove Ave. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia 19118

By Marcy Clark

SUGAR, a guaranteed sweet spot for lovers of art, music, culture and design, is hosting a Grand Opening Event this Saturday March 3rd from 5-7pm. Featuring monthly exhibitions showcasing internationally recognized artists, Sugar embraces a relaxed “come and stay awhile” aesthetic, with a “fine” art collection, books, vintage clothing, Vynl Bar, a couple pinball machines, modern, vintage and mid-century finds from EAC and regular events showcasing extraordinary musicians and delicious local edibles.

Sugar is the dreamings of Elie-Anne Chevrier, formerly of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she managed logistics for exhibitions for nearly 20 years. She is a collector, mid-century connoisseur and all-around treasure hunter highly regarded for her huntress ability, her Modern, Vintage, Mid-Century dealership, and her recent pop-up home store NOMAD.  Her first exhibit “Crystal Days,” curated with Timothy Buckwalter, features work by Timothy Buckwalter, Douglas Witmer, Michael MacFeat and Tami Seymour.

Elie-Anne shares about her vision for Sugar: “Folks really had fun at Nomad. They tended to stick around for a while and chat and seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves. Visitors were saying how they felt instantly at home and had the best conversations here and Sugar is expanding that conversation with Art and Music. I want guests to experience the art and be inspired by the current show, play our vynl music collection, live with our home designs and curios and then be able to choose some of these inspirations to take home. Our goal is to create a timeless ‘John Cage’ type experience.”

Sugar’s Grand Opening event will feature four artists on display for the “Crystal Days” exhibit during the month of March as well as music and refreshments:

Timothy Buckwalter – Featured artist and “Crystal Days” Curator Timothy Buckwalter graduated with honors from Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art in 1988 and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been included in the Linz Biennale and exhibited nationally at De/Chiara Stewart Gallery in New York; Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon; Rebecca Ibel Gallery in Columbus, Ohio; Pharmaka in Los Angeles; Lizabeth Olivera, Pro Arts, Oakland Art Gallery in Oakland; and Four Walls, Southern Exposure and Braunstein/Quay in San Francisco. Buckwalter has written extensively about fine art, penning features and reviews for San Francisco Chronicle, The East Bay Monthly and KQED. He has also guest curated for SFMOMA’s OpenSpace.

Doug Witmer – Philadelphia local Douglas Witmer’s work has been the subject of over 10 solo exhibitions in the US, as well as curated group shows internationally. In 2011 the artist’s debut solo museum exhibition was mounted at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Other recent venues include: MoMA PS1, Blank Space Gallery, and The Painting Center (all NYC), AxD Gallery (Philadelphia), Some Walls (Oakland, CA), The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The Philadelphia Cathedral, Pharmaka (Los Angeles), The University of Maryland, The University of Dayton (OH), Sydney Non-Objective (Australia), and Bus-Dori Project Space, Tokyo, Japan. His work is in public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is also known locally as the owner of the popular Green Line Coffee chain.

"Indian Summer" by Douglas Witmer

Michael MacFeat – Philadelphia’s own contemporary artist Michael MacFeat is a self-described “artist, writer and independent curator.” Recently he has been in exhibitions at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia http://www.inliquid.com/gallery/uaarts/archives/0108uaarts.php and Private Galleries in Paris, France.  He will be showcasing his Urban Survival Kit (romantic) a collaborative work with Timothy Buckwalter.

Tami Seymour – Tami, co-founder of NOMAD, will be showcasing her photography during “Crystal Days.” She is a designer turned stylist and photographer as well as the author behind the popular blogs: Singerseymour and Middle Diner and partner of the design studio Singer Design Company. She has a never-ending obsession for creating and absorbing beautiful design in all its forms.

Photography by Tami Seymour

Jewelry by J. Rudy Lewis – Philadelphia fine Jewelry Designer J. Rudy Lewis is innovative in his style, always observing and incorporating fragments of art and nature into his designs. His collections explore the concept of art as jewelry throughout time. Lewis is catching the eyes and being acquired by top stylists, celebrities, Royalty and even made it to the Grammy’s.

Saturday evenings will will have music by Brandon Morsberger – Exciting local musician Brandon Morsberger returns to this space to perform his original music and live slide-guitar. http://www.myspace.com/morsberger Also Jorgan Perry will perform. http://www.myspace.com/jordanpageperry

Cupcakes: Fresh baked by Darlene Longstreth

Sugar is a flash Art and Design gallery located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia dedicated to showcasing museum quality artists, the best collections of modern, vintage and mid-century furnishings, accessories & jewelry. Open daily March 3rd – April 1st, W-F 10am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm, with the possibility of continuing in April and May. Follow Sugar’s journey on Twitter (@followsugar) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/followsugar) for updates and events, and visit www.hello-sugar.com for more details.

Champagning!

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By Marcy Clark

Darlings! There is a new gerund making it’s way around town, and it’s also an event, a meeting place, an experience and a really good night out. It’s called Champagning and it means to celebrate life by drinking champagne and it’s hosted at the Dream Hotel every Wednesday. Our friend Nicole Rose Stillings invited us to join her this Wednesday or sometime soon. Will I see you there?

Post Valentine’s Day Rebound with AC Lincoln – Private Concert

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Smooth hip-hop crooner and tap dancer AC Lincoln is giving us a treat this February 15th. All the attendees of his post-Valentine’s day Rebound Concert will enjoy an exclusive preview of two new songs off his upcoming album and receive a free download to remember the night by. Will we see you there?
RSVP to Michael.F.Kaiser@gmail.com

“Multi-talented” – New York Times

“Explosive… crooning… furious bursts of tap dancing” – Notes from the Underground, T Magazine

Born on the Island of St. Croix, in the middle of his parents’ tour of the US Virgin Islands, this multi dimensional R&B singer, Composer, Producer and Tap Dancer began his career at an early age. Known for sultry and smooth vocals, groove-driven rhythms and an electric, dynamic stage presence, AC Lincoln has been traveling and performing with his family of acclaimed Jazz and R&B singers his whole life.

Raised in New York City, Alex or “AC” discovered at the age of 5 an affinity for moving his feet to the beat of a drum. After receiving a special gift of tap shoes from his family, this young impresario quickly became popular on the NYC tap scene sharing the stage with the original “hoofers” of the time and Tap legends such as Peg Leg Bates, Jimmy Slide, Savion Glover, Buster Brown and Henry Latang. With his definitive style and refined stage presence, AC was soon traveling the world playing festivals and concert halls all throughout his youth. He has headlined a Gala for the NAACP, the Caramoor Jazz Festival and top NY Venues such as The Jazz Standard, Smalls, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall & The Cotton Club.

Currently you can find AC Lincoln captivating audiences with concerts produced by his own Entertainment label, Jive Life Ent. With his rich vocals and undeniably catchy energetic original songs, it is impossible to deny this force of creativity and natural innovation. With much in store for this year, including a full length EP “Mr. International” and an East & West Coast Tour, there is much to look forward to from this multi talented entertainer and producer.

Champagne & Caroling: The Broadway Dolls Black Tie Benefit For Broadway Dreams

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— Exclusive Event Features Performances and Sing-alongs with the Broadway Dolls —

New York. December 7, 2011 — Guests of the swanky Champagne and Caroling Black Tie event will be sure to leave with a swing in their step and a song on their lips after enjoying a private concert December 20, at Winston’s Champagne Bar.

Financiers and art patrons David Cote and Adam Sansiveri of Bernstein Global Wealth Management are hosting a benefit for The Broadway Dreams Foundation featuring the acclaimed Broadway Dolls. In this intimate setting for only 75 guests, Broadway stars, celebrities, socialites, and fellow benefactors will enjoy champagne, delectables, exclusive original performances and the opportunity to sing along with the best female singers of the Great White Way.

“What gets me excited about this intimate holiday event is that it is a return to the style and sophistication of old New York,” said Cote. “We can’t wait to have our guests enjoy their favorite holiday carols, sung by the biggest stars on Broadway. We are taking a page from the Gatsby era of elegance to provide a magical experience for our guests.”


Sansiveri, who has also produced Broadway shows, added, “This dynamic event brings together the official girl group of Broadway, The Broadway Dolls, with a cause near and dear to their hearts: supporting educational opportunities for young people to go after their dreams of gracing the Great White Way. The Broadway Dolls, all triple-threat actresses currently working on Broadway, know that making it as an actor requires intensive training, mentorship and support.”

It is sure to be a stylish scene with David Cote and Adam Sansiveri debuting the new custom Tuxedo line from Black Lapel and the Broadway Dolls styled by Engie Hassan of EngieStyle with the timeless new jewelry from The Travelers Collection.  Guests will enjoy the superior Champagne from Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte along with some memorable delectables from Winston’s and will be treated to the unforgettable desserts from Lady M Confections. Additional sponsors and partners already confirmed for this prestigious holiday event include: One Sky Jets, Accounting Management Solutions, Inc. (AMS), Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services, Marcy Clark of Yellow Sky Agency Public Relations and Engie Hassan of EngieStyle.

The Broadway Dolls are the undisputed official girl group of Broadway with five of the White Way’s most sought after triple-threats. With four full-length production shows and counting, the Dolls pull from a roster of the most fiercely talented women in the business. The Broadway Dolls hail directly from the Broadway companies of “Mamma Mia”, “Chicago”, “Spiderman: Turn off the Dark”, “Rock of Ages”, “Memphis”, “Jersey Boys”, “Million Dollar Quarter”, “Rent”, “Hairspray”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Legally Blonde”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, “Grease”, “The Wedding Singer”, “A Chorus Line” , “Good Vibrations”, “Jekyll & Hyde”, “Spamalot”, “Wonderland”, and more.  No other entertainment company in the theatrical community boasts such an accomplished and diverse team of working actresses.  Recent television appearances include opening for the “World Champion Boxing Match” in Quebec (HBO), and headlining the “National Vocal Championship Finals” (ABC). www.thebroadwaydolls.com

Champagne & Caroling
December 20th 7-10pm
Winston’s Champagne Bar at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, 420 Park Ave South

Hosted by:
David Cote and Adam Sansiveri of Bernstein Global Wealth Management
The famous Broadway Dolls
Marcy Clark of Yellow Sky Agency
Engie Hassan of EngieStyle

Open Bar, Appetizers and an Exclusive Performance for 75 guests
Sing along with the best female singers of the Great White Way!

Tickets available for a $125 Donation, while available.


By invitation only. Space is limited.
RSVP to Marcy@yellowskyagency.com to request an invitation.

The Broadway Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit arts-education organization, is dedicated to presenting training, mentoring and career opportunities in dancing, singing, writing, acting and performance to students and adults alike, regardless of their socioeconomic capabilities.  Intensive programs are offered nationally throughout the year, led by an exceptional faculty of high-profile and experienced Broadway professionals.  The unique programs offer highly personalized and supportive coaching, an exciting collaborative learning environment, scholarships and ongoing networking to build confidence and life skills that can only be learned through the arts. Former and current students are currently performing in Broadway shows. www.mybroadwaydreams.com

Winston’s Champagne Bar is the foremost destination for collectors and enthusiasts seeking a menu of fine and rare Champagne. The venue’s buyers have produced relationships on a global level that gives Winston’s unique and consistent access to the world’s greatest Champagnes. For less practiced guests, Winston’s is committed to offering a full range of Champagnes and wines by the glass as well as inspired sparkling cocktails. Winston’s also offers a complete schedule of private and semi private tastings and creative educational tutorials.  Winston’s Champagne Bar is located at 420 Park Ave South, right off the lobby of the Gansevoort Park Hotel. www.winstonschampagnebar.com

Accounting Management Solutions, Inc. (AMS) is the leading supplier of outsourced accounting and financial management services for the Northeast and the New York metro area.  AMS supports public, private and nonprofit organizations of all sizes with experienced industry-specific consultants, including CFOs, vice presidents of finance, controllers and senior accountants, on an outsourced part-time, interim, and project basis.  The company recently added retained search to its roster of services and has placed several nonprofit finance executives. www.amsolutions.net

OneSky Jets is one of the largest Charter Jet companies in the US and is part of Sentient Jet. Onesky jet does not own or manage their own jets. Instead, we’ve built a unique model which unites the top private jet carriers into a cohesive network, empowering our clients and Members with access to the finest, most luxurious private jets. This access comes with peace of mind through our industry leading safety due-diligence program and added comfort through the knowledge that our state of the art command center is tracking every detail of every flight. www.onesky.com

The event is by invitation only and space is limited. RSVP to request an invitation or learn about sponsorship opportunities. Email Marcy@yellowskyagency.com to RSVP and visit www.womensmafia.com to purchase tickets.

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