Street Style: Pre-Fashion Week Parties

Street Style: Pre-Fashion Week Parties
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 03, 2011

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June Ambrose at the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Celebration.

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June’s J. Mendel fur coat.

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June sporting a turban of her own design.

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A closeup of June’s leather Hermes bag.

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June rocks out with necklaces by Lanvin.

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June shows off the sheer pockets of her Yves Saint Laurent dress.

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June adds a bit of class with a simple Cartier bangle.

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June cinches her waistline with a patent leather belt by Gucci.

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June’s classic mainstay: A Rolex.

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June stays on trend with a pair of animal print Yves Saint Laurent platforms.

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Fashion Designer Carly Cushnie at Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation event.

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Carly stuns in a dress of her own design.

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Carly stays above the crowd with a pair of animal print platforms.

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Public Relations manager, Pamela Simmons, at the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation event.

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Detail of Pamela’s studded belt buckle.

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Pamela keeps it simple with a vintage bracelet.

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Pamela shows off her studded leather shoulder bag.

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June Ambrose with Robert Verdi at Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation event.

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Fashion editor, Lorna Solano at Ecco Domani event.

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Lorna shows florals can work even in the winter.

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A close-up of Lorna’s onyx ring.

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Lorna’s leather demi boots.

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Ralph Lauren community relations expert, Stephanie Redhead, at the Ecco Domani event.

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Stephanie’s gorgeous leather boots.

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Fashion blogger, Shaunequa Brathwaite, at Ecco Domani event.

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Close-up of Shaunequa’s leather carry-all.

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Shaunequa’s boots complete the western look.

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Shaunequa accessorizes with cowboy-inspired pieces.

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Blogger Tracy Hopkins at the Ecco Domani event.

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Tracy’s beautiful snake bracelet.

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Macy’s media relations head, Deanna Williams, at the Ecco Domani event.

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Deanna plays with contrast in these white frames.

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Detail of the stitched patchwork on Deanna’s knit dress.

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Deanna’s simple and classy heels.

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InStyle fashion assistant, Tiffany Reid, at Ecco Domani event.

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Tiffany’s zippered leather shoulder bag.

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Tiffany shows she’s ready for spring with this yellow corduroy skirt.

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Tiffany stays warm in a faux fur collar.

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Tiffany’s lace-up boots completed the look.

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Non-Profit worker, Schaunté Collins, at Ecco Domani event.

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Schaunté keeps it neutral with her soft gray leather carryall.

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Schaunté shows her classic style with a Tiffany & Co. watch.

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Textiles Associate, Jacqueline Gregg, at the Ecco Domani event.

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Jacqueline shows that sometimes too much is never enough.

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Public Relations guru DeDe Brown at Fashion Next.

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DeDe Brown’s oversized shoulder bag.

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DeDe’s choice simple accessories didn’t overpower her beautiful silk blouse.

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DeDe shows off her classy pearl ring.

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Dede doesn’t let the cold freeze her fashion with these gradient patent leather snow boots.

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Ayanna Spearman, Director of Operations for designer Michael Angel.

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Ayanna’s Michael Angel scarf.

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Ayanna’s leather and suede lace-up boots.

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Senior Fashion and Style Producer for the New York Times , Simone S. Oliver at W Hotel’s Fashion Next event.

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Detail of Simone’s chain link necklace.

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Simone’s snake skin embossed shoulder bag.

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Small details like Simone’s chainlink pockets add to her downtown vibe.

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Simone’s motorcycle-inspired knee high boots give her outfit a downtown vibe.

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Fashion Stylist Kyndal DePass at W Hotel’s Fashion Next event.

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Detail of Kyndal’s crinkled crop top.

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Bold accessories help all-black ensembles pop.

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Kyndal’s super sleek over-the-knee leather boots keep her warm and chic.

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Kyndal shows how a pop of color helps a girl stand out in a crowd.

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Simone Oliver and Kyndal DePass at W Hotel’s Fashion Next event.