ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – Cocktails and Couture

For the last few seasons of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NY) my dear friend and Social Media Maven/Beauty Blogging Force Extraordinaire Lianne Farbes, has hosted THE soiree of the season — Cocktails & Couture. This IT event brings together national fashion reporters, editors, bloggers and social media gurus to discuss all things fashion, glamour and beauty.

The MUST attend semi annual fete gathers the Who’s Who of fashion, beauty, and blogging…so naturally I was front and center…and here’s the scoop:

@LuxebyTracyLee @Erikasaprincess ME @silverlips @fashionstbeauty

Bravo’s D.C. Housewives cast members Mary Amons and Jason Backe attended Cocktails & Couture, which was hosted at the Ted Gibson Salon and Spa. The event’s title sponsor was Mwari Magazine (the first and only holistic lifestyle publication created especially for women of the African Diaspora aged 18 – 24.)

Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres from Honey Bun Catering, grooved to classic hip hop courtesy of DJ Belle De Jour (India-Jewel Jackson of, sipped Moet and Chandon champagne and satisfied their sweet tooth with passed Starbucks ice cream and frappuccinos.

The Mwari Magazine gift bags included products from sponsors L’Oreal, HTC, Stila, Lierac, Visine, Caress, Venus, Olay, Sigma, Zoya, Covergirl, Proactiv, Degree, Fournier, Suave and more.

Below you will find a few of my favorite pics (Photo credit: Ana Schechter) from the evening:

Here I am with host @LianneFarbes

With @behindthebrand and Jenna Muller (of Phyto) endorsing Anna Sui blot papers...LOL

With my Bowtie Boo @jdavidrobbins

With the homies @cassiefree @beautylogicblog

@karenrobinovitz @whatshaute @templeofglam

For all photos from Cocktails & Couture, go here:

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Felicia Walker Benson is Editor in Chief for ThisThatBeauty and Social Media Beauty Editor at Bergdorf Goodman (her glorious day job!). For Felicia's complete bio, click on the "About Felicia" tab. Follow Felicia on Twitter @ThisThatBeauty

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  1. Gigi says:

    Looks like so much fun! You looked great Felicia! Lianne Farbes is like the David Tutera of Beauty Event Planning – she’s is superb at what she does.

  2. Felicia says:

    Gigi. Yes, Lianne is all sorts of amaze!

  3. Genevieve says:

    Wow crazy how technology changes so fast…no need for captions since there’s Twitter now!


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