S.H.E was honored to serve as media for Jay Manuel's ultra chic fashion event at Mist located in the ever evolving, Harlem. Jay Manuel is a make-up artist and most recognizable as the former creative director on the popular reality television show, America's Next Top Model.
The event began with a panel discussion for an intimate audience who all seemed interested in not only maintaining their outer beauty, but also tapping into the beauty within. Running the intentional gamut from panelists who seemed to have under 10 years of experience all the way to panelists who contributed over 20 years in their chosen profession, their advice and experience all seemed to resonate from a place of authenticity and staying true to ones self.
Walking away from the panel discussion, I along with everyone in attendance seemed to breathe a sigh of relief when the conversation confirmed something that we all questioned but now felt comfortable experiencing; careers are evolving! This statement was huge because we now live in a day-and-age where where you start isn't necessarily where you will finish. One panelist admitted her early start as a dancer and how her love and passion for that genre opened itself to exploring the layers and eventually landing her dream job at an international dance company where she not only teachers but has a role as an administrator. Talk about owning your purpose and passion!
Not only did guests receive words of enlightenment and encouragement,after the panel discussion concluded, we entered a world of beauty products, other like-minded professionals and cocktails. I always say an event is never complete with a great cocktail, but hey, that's just my opinion. LOL . And the other highlight of the event, at least it was for me, was running into my fellow high school associate, June Ambrose who was looking fabulous, as usual.