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Kicking off fashion week is no easy feat but, for Macys they thought of something bigger than New York! Bigger than fashion! With the help of wardrobe stylist and designer June Ambrose and on screen costume designer Johnetta Boone they took the magic of Macys on the road. And luckily for me and all the other very special invited guest, bloggers and philly fashionista’s Philly was the second stop on the tour!
In true Macys fashion the night started off with wine flowing and a wondrous assortment of fancy finger foods and charcuterie. The host/ moderator for the event was Tai Beauchamp. Not sure who this beauty may be? Well you could Google her but let me enlighten you. She was the first African American and youngest editor in chief at Seventeen Magazine. Currently, she’s a style and lifestyle expert, entrepreneur and on-air personality (learn more here). I could go on but I won’t. But as you can see she is the bomb aka everything.
She was joined on stage by two of the greats in all things behind the scene(s) of fashion, June and Johnetta. The conversation and the questions for the panel were great. We started in 1960, made a quick stop in 1970, and by the end we were right back in 2015. Here are some of my favorite quotes and snapshots from the night.
Q: What is black style?
A: June – Well first of all black is my favorite color. Its all about creativity, expression and a certain attitude.
Q: Why was the 70’s an important era in fashion?
A: June – Women could finally wear pants. It was such a glamorous time in fashion. You could take the trash out in sequins and furs. Men wore suits. They weren’t afraid to wear prints, color or a sports coats.
” Grace is more powerful than sexy. Always dress with intention.”
Quiet as kept June is my former boss! I interned with her for 1 year and it was amazing seeing her again for the first time in 7 years! She remembered me. I was honored and as you can see we had a good laugh! I think its safe to say good times were had by all.
Not a Philly Girl? Missed the event in your city… no worries Macys, Tai, June and Johnetta are celebrating all month long. Click the link below for a full list of upcoming event dates in your city! http://www1.macys.com/m/campaign/sitelets/black-history-month/in-store-events
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