Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dangerous Curves Ahead Charity Fashion Show & Expo


Presenting the 3rd Annual 'Dangerous Curves Ahead' Charity Fashion Show & Women's Expo
Hosted by A-line Style Services

Benefiting the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Using Fashion to Fight Homelessness & Empower Women

Get Your Tickets TODAY 

VIP Ticket Includes:
Complimentary H'orderves & Cocktails during VIP Reception (6pm-7pm) 
Goody Bag
Admission into the Expo & All Sizes Runway Show
Complimentary Private Parking 

General Admission:
Admission into the Expo & All Sizes Runway Show
 Complimentary Private Parking

Sponsored by
 A-line Style Services, Divas & Dolls, What U Need Is...,
C'est Si Bon Hospitatlity, Creative Turkey Cuisine & The BOSS Network

For exhibitor, sponsorship, or general inquiries, please email us or call Tamika Martell at 312-391-5539during normal business hours.

Monday, April 11, 2011

We are inspired by this BOSS

Bevy Smith

Company: Dinner With Bevy
Postion: Founder / Hostess 
Twitter: @bevysmith

Bio - Bevy Smith's keen style sense and her razor sharp intuition to recognize trends makes her a distinguished figure in the worlds of fashion and media. This knowledge, combined with her quick wit and her appealing on-air persona, makes her a valuable talent resource for outlets such as VH1, E! Entertainment, Access Hollywood, Oxygen, BET, Food Network and TV ONE.
Recurring stints have included fashion/lifestyle commentary on TV ONE (Access One) and a starring role as the "Style Den Maven" on BET "My Model Looks Better than Your Model". Bevy brings her unique perspective on fashion to television having covered New York Fashion Week for BET, Access One and Access Hollywood.
Smith is not only a regular on television, but is also a popular resource for print media outlets, such as New York magazine, New York Times, Uptown Magazine and the Washington Post. Additionally, she has written for Paper, Interview, Uptown and Glamour magazines. Smith also blogs for and was a contributing editor for Latina Magazine. In 2009, Smith was named a Glambassador by Glamour Magazine, along with Stacy London, Aisha Tyler and Guliana Rancic.
Not content to rest on her television and writing laurels, Smith created Dinner With Bevy. A unique event connecting trendsetters in fashion, style entertainment and media at chic, intimate dinner settings. The New York Times described Bevy as a socialite and noted hostess, she thinks of herself as hostess with the mostest. Bevy has hosted dinners for top celebrities such as, Kerry Washington, Sanaa Lathan, T.I., Soledad Brien, Keyshia Cole, Ashanti, Anthony Anderson, Vanessa Carlton, Chris Brown, Amerie, Mya, Swizz Beatz, Anthony Mackie, Chrisette Michelle, Idris Elba, Solange and Musiq Soulchild. Dinner With Bevy's reach has expanded to include marquee consumer brands, Nike, Hugo Boss, Belvedere Vodka, Veuve Clicquot, Tanqueray, Essence Magazine, Proctor & Gamble, Target and HBO, as clients.
Smith's passion for fashion and music came in handy at her editorial post as Fashion Editor at Large for VIBE. Bevy oversaw the vision of the magazine's fashion coverage. Smith's "V Style" column was a must-read of what to wear, how to wear it, and where to go. At the same time, her advice column, "Bevy Says," was a huge hit for VIBE's women's fashion and beauty spin-off, Vixen.
Smith is a seasoned veteran in the magazine editorial and advertising industry. She started her career at the legendary advertising agency, Peter Rogers and Associates, and then moved to become Media Director for Jeff McKay, Inc., a boutique-advertising agency specializing in luxury goods.
After nearly a decade at advertising agencies, Smith moved to VIBE as Fashion Advertising Director, and then to Rolling Stone as the Senior Director of Fashion Advertising. It was during Smith's tenure in advertising where she established herself as a fashion leader; she secured advertising from Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Helmut Lang, Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani.
Bevy is also a popular public speaker, securing moderating and speaking engagements with HBO, Cinemax, Russell Simmons's Art For Life, Housing Works, Odyssey Network, Boost Mobile and Sisters Empowering Sisters. Bevy has acted as an ambassador for Target and Moet Hennessy brands. Always looking to with marquee brands Bevy was named a 2011 City Shaper for Range Rover Evoque. Bevy has extended her public speaking career into the twitterverse. Smith currently has over 18,000 followers that hang on her every word, from her daily commentary of ABC's The View to tales of her fab yet chaotic life. Smith has turned her love of twittering into a revenue stream, working with Bermuda Tourism Board, QVC, Belvedere Vodka, American Airlines and McDonalds to tweet about promotional programs.
Smith wears many hats as a public speaker, TV personality, entrepreneur and writer, but she never misses an opportunity to continue to help others. Smith works with Housing Works, a New York based thrift store chain and advocacy group that helps people with HIV and AIDS find appropriate housing. Bevy also sits on the board of Cool Culture, a charity devoted to exposing under-privileged children to the arts.
Smith presently lives and loves in her hometown of Harlem, New York.