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On the Scene: ModaBox Fashion Show

Sep 10, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, On the Scene  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge was a proud supporter of the ModaBox Fall Fashion Show (the first fashion show to ever take place at the South Street Seaport)!

The cocktail reception and fashion showcase kicked off a celebration for the brand’s recently launched website and personalized styling service.  Check out their website to find out how you can have one of their elite styling experts curate a custom outfit to match any occasion.

View a  behind-the-scenes video of the show here!


Moda Box Invite

On the Scene: #DisaronnoSummerCamp

Jul 27, 2014   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, On the Scene  //  No Comments

The team at indieFORK (Chalk Point Kitchen, The Handy Liquor Bar) and Disaronno took over the Capri Hotel in Southampton to host #DisaronnoSummerCamp for a select group of friends and customers.  The event’s fun-filled itinerary spread across 3 days and included a pool party, BBQ, mixology class, lunch by BLT Steak, pool-side massages and much more!  What a fabulous way to spend a summer weekend!

Huge thank you to Matt Levine for being such a gracious host, along with everyone at indieFORK and Disaronno!

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Various flavors of Disaronno Sours were offered at the pool party: Pineapple, Grapefruit and Lemon-Lime. We made sure to sample each one!


Alena and Michelle from Disaronno kept our cups filled with delicious cocktails throughout the afternoon


On The Scene: WEtv Screening

Dec 11, 2011   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, On the Scene  //  No Comments

The Diva Lounge was on the scene for a private dinner with celebrity wedding planner and star of WEtv’s “My Fair Wedding.”  In celebration of his fifth season, Tutera screened an upcoming episode of his popular wedding makeover show at Pranna Restaurant for 50 NYC media and VIPs.  Attendees were gifted a DVD copy of the best of MFW — Weddings WE Love: My Fair Wedding with David Tutera – and a rhinestone pin from Bridal Collection by David Tutera.

MY FAIR WEDDING with DAVID TUTERA airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on WE tv! Visit the show at

Celebrity wedding planner, DAVID TUTERA

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On The Scene: 3rd Annual WEEN Awards

Nov 11, 2011   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, On the Scene  //  No Comments

The 3rd Annual WEEN Awards, held at the Samsung Experience in the heart of New York City this week celebrated select females who are blazing trails in the entertainment industry.  Founded by one of our favorite Divas, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network) is a coalition committed to supporting, promoting and defending the balanced, positive portrayal of women in entertainment and society.

Honorees Estelle, Keri Hilson, Danyel Smith (Editor, Billboard Magazine), Tracey Mourning (Founder, Honey Shine Mentoring Program), Jen Yu (Director, Communications for Hennessy) and Egypt Sherrod (Radio/TV personality) were acknowledged for their career achievements and involvement with the community.

Honoree Jen Yu (center) pictured with Sabrina Thompson & Valeisha Butterfield-Jones (co-Founders, WEEN)

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On the Scene: The FAB Network Industry Round Table

Mar 1, 2010   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, On the Scene  //  1 Comment

Last week, I had the opportunity to moderate the Industry Round-table organized by Jessica Styles of The FAB Network.  Professionals were on-hand for an intimate and candid discussion on the Fashion, Beauty and Entertainment industry.   Our conversation touched on the pressing issues facing professionals, corporate America and creative industries.

Panelists Included: Jessica Styles (Founder, The FAB Network), Ni’Kita Wilson (Vice President, Cosmetech Laboratories), Patrice Batson (International Fashion & Accessories Coordinator, InStyle Magazine), Betty Beyene (Senior Manager of New Product Development, L’Oreal Paris), Kiarra Smothers, (Content Distribution & Marketing Coordinator  MTV Networks/BET Networks), Jennifer O’Brien (Manager of Sales Development, La Prairie)

Visit  The FAB Network online to learn more about how this organization is educating and creating opportunities for young adults interested in pursuing careers in creative industries.

Panelists: Kiarra (MTV/BET Networks), Patrice (InStyle Magazine), Ni'Kita (Cosmetech Laboratories), Jessica (The FAB Network), Betty (L'oreal Paris), Jennifer (La Prarie), Shayna D

(L-R) Kiarra (MTV/BET), Patrice (InStyle), Ni'kita (Cosmetech), Jessica (The FAB Network), Betty (L'oreal Paris), Jennifer (La Prairie), ME

Patrice sharing her experiences working at InStyle Magazine

Panelists in heavy discussion

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On the Scene: FAB After Hours

Oct 29, 2009   //   by Shayna D   //   Blog, On the Scene  //  No Comments

The FAB Network is an amazing organization that helps young adults to build and enhance their careers in creative industries.  Founder Jessica Styles invited me to participate in her “FAB After Hours” event that aimed to bring young adults together with industry professionals. It was a great evening, with tons of fun people!

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