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Syreeta on the Scene / March 4, 2014
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Courtesy of Jasmine Alston Photography.

I can’t believe we’re three months into 2014 already!

We’re now two full weeks into the [soft] relaunch of the new site and I’m happy to say things are working their way right into place. Throughout this year, I’ve had the pleasure of  hosting and supporting [in various capacities] events here in Philly. Check out two events from my SS on the Scene outings and stay tuned for more from these influential Philly loves.

For both events, I had the pleasure of being what I affectionately dubbed a “Bettie Page Girl” for the evening. The clothing company is one of few whose impeccable style and flawless fit are built to handle my curves as I dash from scene to scene. Thank you, Bettie Page for styling and empowering curvy women like me!

Who Do You Love…More?

Did you check it out yet?

Did you check it out yet?

WDYL is a musical homage to Valentine’s Day presented annually by Philadelphia hip-hop artist Chill MoodyR&B vocalist Beano, and producer Hank McCoy. The artist devote their efforts to writing, recording, and producing a body of work that explores the experiences that only love can bring. The fanfare surrounding the love-themed event (this year’s VIP tickets for the concert sold-out a month prior), includes an iTunes album and a live concert. The last WDYL?  installment reportedly garnered over 35,000 downloads before archival; was performed live twice (LOVE Park & The Blockley); and the lead single, “AGoodThing”, premiered on Philly’s Hot 107.9 radio station.

This year, Who Do You Love…More? album was released via iTunes on February 4th and peaked at #27 on the iTunes hip-hop charts. Featuring fan favorites from WDYL like “WhatsForBreakfast” (plus a little more), the latest album hinted at what we could expect to experience at the live concert on February 7th. I mean, we should have known we were in for yet another memorable experience when they invited us to “arrive in style” using the Uber car service (which was offered at reduced & special rates for first time users & select VIPs–#WINNING).

I had the pleasure of working the #WDYLMore red carpet alongside Philly 360 at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia. Between the good food, great people and electric vibes, the night was one to remember. The concert line-up included DJ Ricochet (who kept the crowds wanting more throughout the night),  CJ & Evan, Jacqueline Constance and Kid Felix. The talented and [always] lively, Band 4 Higher, took the show…well…higher [but of course].

SSOS Instagram Snapshots. Follow SS: @SincerelySyreeta!

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Check out official Philly 360 Rewind coverage below and search the #WDYLMore for social media coverage. If you haven’t already, click here to head to iTunes to download the WDYL…More album!

LITM Presents: The Philadelphia Wine Mixer

When is the last time you lived in the moment?

If you Google the phrase, your search will lead to articles on how to live in the moment and quotes about living in the moment.

Tyrone Dixon and LITM 2014 award recipient, John Barber. Courtesy of Jasmine Alston Photography.

Tyrone Dixon and LITM 2014 award recipient, John Barber. Courtesy of Jasmine Alston Photography.

Tyrone Dixon, 28, CEO of Live In The Moment (LITM) Marketing Group, aims to create events that allow people to focus solely on actually living in the moment.

“[The name] represents the experience I try to create; [It’s the] best way I’d like my brand to be known because it’s a true representation of how I live my life,” said Dixon.

Since April 2010, Dixon has created a platform where talent in the city could commence and showcase through the arts via The Philadelphia Wine Mixer. The event welcomes professionals of diverse backgrounds to network and mingle through all three main floors of the Philadelphia African-American Museum; there’s never really a dry moment when you’re able to access a seemingly unlimited wine stock and enjoy art, music and fashion on every floor. The fashion showcase and awards ceremony, which honors local influential figures who are “living in their moment”, tops the evening off for a night full of Brotherly Love.

Check out the SS on the Scene Gallery below courtesy of Jasmine Alston Photography.

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On February 7th, the floors of AAM were filled yet again as Philadelphian’s and people from around the tri-state area gathered to enjoy yet another evening to celebrate Philly’s cultural offering. As guests arrived, Philly 360 was there to greet them with a big smile and bright flash. The featured art exhibitor, Ricky Codio, showcased his photography as local artists, Sap Sounds and Mel Alston Jr., set the musical tone for the experience. Guest supported local brands by shopping among premier vendors including Duke & Winston, Kings Rule Together and Tienel Fashion.

Last year I had a great time hosting the fashion showcase and this year I had the delight of hosting both showcase and the awards ceremony alongside DJ Aye Boogie. Some of the  spotlighted designers included: Mah Jing Wong, Christopher J. Brown, Closet by Cristobal and Ian Alexander. The “Live In The Moment Award” recipients were Curran J. Swint (stylist and creator of Kings Rule Together); Iris Bonner (artist and creator of These Pink Lips); and John Barber (concert producer and artist manager).

The next Philly Wine Mixer is scheduled for Friday, May 2nd; any perspective artists or designers interested in showcasing at the event can contact LITM via email: Ty@LitmMarketing.com or DBowers@LitmMarketing.com.

In the meantime, check out the video coverage below courtesy of GlamberGirlBlog! Thanks for covering the event, love!

 

– Sincerely Syreeta

A very special thank you to Bettie Page for the beautiful dresses! You can shop Bettie Page clothing by visiting: www.BettiePageClothing.com

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