New Orleans: For You, Bayou with Carol’s Daughter

Jul 11, 2012   //   by Shayna D   //   Events, Other Cities  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge partnered with beauty brand, Carol’s Daughter to honor four notable female leaders in Louisiana’s community and culture.  The exclusive shopping event, which took place over July 4th weekend in New Orleans (when Essence Music Festival occurs), included a reception featuring custom Hennessy cocktails and tasty bites from Magical Affairs Catering.  VIP guests mixed and mingled, while learning about the Carol’s Daughter products.  100% of net sales were donated to Dress for Sucess New Orleans.

Lisa Price (Founder, Carol’s Daughter), Shayna D. (Founder, The Diva Lounge) and Tori Willis (Executive Director, Dress for Success) presented awards to the honorees: Melissa Harris-Perry (Professor of Political Science, Tulane University & Host, MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry”), Kim Bondy (President, The Bondy Group LLC and Executive Producer, TV One Network Election Coverage), Carla Major (Site Director-New Orleans Works, NOW at Greater New Orleans Foundation) and Eliza Eugene (CEO, Eliza Eugene Enterprises).

Guests went home with custom Carol’s Daughter gift bags filled with goodies from the Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk collection, New Orleans Magazine, Hint Water, WEtv, TV One, The Praline Connection and more.

Honorees were gifted with a full collection of Carol’s Daughter products, products from LAMIK Beauty, custom pieces from Muse Jewelry Designs and complimentary accommodations at Hotel Angeleno.

Guests were greeted at the door with custom blended Hennessy cocktails


DJ Amanda Seales provided the soundtrack to keep guests entertained


New England Patriots’ Jarvis Green attended with his wife Kia


Guests sipped cocktails and networked with fellow professionals


Honoree Melissa Harris-Perry and husband James Perry


Make-up Artist/Founder, LAMIK Beauty Kim Roxie & Shayna D.


Hennessy’s models were on-hand to serve custom cocktails


Carol’s Daughter product displays inside the pop-up store

Carol’s Daughter staff was on hand to educate guests about products


DJ Niena Drake stopped by and picked up some Carol’s Daughter goodies

Honorees Carla Major and Eliza Eugene pose with a Dress for Success staff member


Tamar Braxton and WEtv were on-site filming “Braxton Family Values”


NYC Divas Tiffany Hardin (center) and friends


Liz Marys (Coca-Cola), Felicia Quaning & Gina Torres (PMG Media Group)

Shayna D. welcomes guests and introduces The Diva Lounge

Lisa Price greets guests and discusses partnership with Dress for Success

The ladies of the night: (L-R) Honorees Kim Bondy, Melissa Harris-Perry, Carla Major, Eliza Eugene and Hostesses Shayna D. and Lisa Price

Lauren Branche (Carol’s Daughter) Melissa Harris-Perry, Shayna D.


Phylicia Fant (Warner Bros Records/The Purple Agency) attended the event


DJ Beverly Bond (Black Girls Rock) joined the festivities


Gina Torres (PMG Media Group), Joseph Solis (Hennessy) and Felicia Quaning (PMG Media Group) also attended


The Invite!

Additional Photos available on WireImage (photos courtesy of Johnny Nunez)

Photo Credit: Collins Metu & Johnny J. Jones

Shayna’s Dress: Sammy B.

Shayna & Lisa Price’s Make-Up: Kim Roxie for LAMIK Beauty

Hennessy Models Make-Up: Brandy for BGD Make-Up Artistry


Leave a comment