ESSENCE Magazine has been blessed with several great editors, one of which is the amazing Mikki Taylor.

Taylor, who has been with ESSENCE for decades, is beloved for her clear, concise and colorful advice on all things style and beauty.

This year, she’s channeling that talent into a brand new book, “Commander in Chic,” which chronicles our fashionable First Lady.

To celebrate the launch of the book, designer Tracy Reese and ESSENCE Magazine joined to host a fabulous soiree for Taylor.

Read on and catch a glimpse of everyone, including VH1’s Janell Snowden, Dr. Michelle Callahan and the legendary Taylor herself!

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