The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle

The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 28, 2011

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On Saturday afternoon, sophisticated ladies from across New York City gathered in Brooklyn for “The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle,” an invite-only event to celebrate women’s history month and ESSENCE’s own Relationship Editor, Demetria L. Lucas.

The sold-out event provided influential women with a platform for dialogue with their peers. The attendees of the brunch are women “who affect change, the risk takers, doers, and the makers of things.”

At the brunch, Demetria L. Lucas revealed the cover of her upcoming book (on sale in June), A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life.

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ESSENCE Relationships Editor Demetria L. Lucas shares the cover of her upcoming book, A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life.

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Demetria L. Lucas and The Makers: Calcie Cooper, Diana Hilson, Michelle Sportt, Shantelle Guyson, Latoya Henry, and Shani Perez attend “The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle” on March 26, 2011.

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A program from "The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle " on March 26, 2011.

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Phindile Kekana greets actress/model Liris Crosse at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Isis Adewale, Demetria L. Lucas, Nicole Grimes and Shani Perez attend “The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle” on March 26, 2011.

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Brooke Hall and Charreah Jackson attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Isis Adewale and Miss Black USA Osas Ighodaro attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Make-up artist La Quanna Garrison – Chong attends The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Bene Viera and Nicole Prescott attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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ESSENCE Relationships Editor Demetria L. Lucas shared an exclusive excerpt from her upcoming book, A Belle in Brooklyn, with the attendees at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Brandi Welch attends The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Isis Adewale, Brooke Hall, and Letesha Thomas plan to keep in touch at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Attendees trade contact information at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Liris Crosse checks out the rock worn by model/actress Princess Keisha Omiliana attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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An attendee admires a necklace worn by Damali Elliott at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Tara Liggins and Bene Viera attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Nichole Kirtley and Charreah Jackson attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Tiffany Hawkins attends The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Daniella Johnson, Kimberly Johnson, and ESSENCE contributor Christina Tapper attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Claire Sulmers, Briana Bringham, Shakara Bridgers, Liris Crosse (standing) and Renae Bluitt (standing-right) attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Dawn Michelle Hardy, Calcie Cooper (host) and Briana Bingham attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Letesha Thomas shows off her red bottoms at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Attendees strut in their heels at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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An attendee shows off her stiletto at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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An attendee flaunts her footwear at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Renae Bluitt impresses the guests with her accessories at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Shantelle Guyton shows off shoes to kill for at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Poet Jeff Dess debuted his latest work, “A Pledge” exclusively for the ladies at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Blogger and fashionista Claire Sulmers, and Calcie Cooper at The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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A guest and Kesha Franklin attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Host Calcie Cooper and Letesha Thomas attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.

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Tiffany Hawkins, Demetria L. Lucas, Diana Hilson, and Shantelle Guyson attend The Makers Present: Brunch with Belle" on March 26, 2011.