Inside the ESSENCE Festival Day Party

Find out who turned out to the official ESSENCE Day Party at the W Hotel in New Orleans during the ESSENCE Festival on Saturday, July 6.

Monique Valeris Jul, 07, 2013

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Brandy, Lance Gross and Estelle at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Kevin Liles and wife, Erika, at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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ESSENCE Editor-at-Large Emil Wilbekin and Grammy-winning artist Bridget Kelly at the ESSENCE Festival Day party.

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Brandy and ESSENCE Entertainment Director Cori Murray at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Guests indulged in manicures at the Nails on Smash bar sponsored by Sprite.

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Rosa Regale, a co-sponsor of the ESSENCE Festival Day Party, provided cocktails for the event.

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Letoya Luckett at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Lance Gross at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Brandy and fiance, Ryan Press, at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Wale at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Doug E. Fresh at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Lance Gross, Kenny Burns and Wale at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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The crowd takes in Wale's performance at the ESSENCE Festival Day party.

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Nicole Murphy and Andrea Kelly at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Bridget Kelly takes the stage at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.

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Letoya Luckett and ESSENCE Entertainment Director Cori Murray at the ESSENCE Festival Day Party.