After all the prep and publicity that went into our Retrocletic launch, April 11th ushered in a refreshing energy for team BMS and Making Moments (our event planning company). Alongside our founder, Tracey Beliard of MM paid attention to details; from the event programs to the table tents featuring the special cocktails and cupcakes that were designed specifically for BMS mini launch and Fashion Envie’s Pre-reception at Le Souk Harem. Also adorning the tables were BMS’s Old Hollywood inspirations– actresses that challenged the status quo from Hattie McDaniels to Sophia Loren.
Our guests arrived fashionable and early! The event commenced with an introduction from our Master of Ceremony, Mr. Randal Jacobs who gave a brief description of Beau Monde Society. Here are some of the dapper gentlemen and stylish ladies that kept to our requested dress code:
Fashion Envie Team Members: James and Preet
BMS Founder, Jennifer Nnamani with Noelle Bonner, owner of Fashion Fixxation
BMS Founder with Bowtie designer, Sena
Photographers Oye Diran and Shola Bashorun
BMS Founder with eco-friendly jewelry designer, Yumnah Najah and clothing designer, Onye-Gelora.
BMS Founder with brother, Samuel and sister, Stephanie
More of our stylish guests
Some of Fashion Envie’s Midsummer Jungle designers: Tamara Leacock of ReciclaGem NY, Amy Decew Designs, and JWhite
To celebrate our classical Hollywood theme a bit further, special cupcakes designed by DeLeese’ Confectionary emulated the personalities of the Golden Age of Hollywood stars they were named after: Dorothy Dandridge, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe
Our cash bar also featured drinks named after Hollywood classics such as Casablanca and Some Like It Hot
Tracey Beliard of MM shares the drink menu and cupcakes to some of our guests
Beau Monde Society’s Founder- Jennifer Nnamani
Some models at the BMS mini launch + Fashion Envie pre-reception
Our guests were entertained by a belly dancer and music from the 50s to the present era!
BMS sponsor and client, Whitney House/The Creative Era’s Wired Bowties were randomly added to some of our giftbags
Some of our gift bags that felt quite at home in the rustic surroundings of Le Souk- where its interior decor is influenced by Moroccan culture. The lime green gift bags were reserved for the ladies and they featured beauty items by Motives Cosmetics, natural hair products by Amauri Hair Grow, and jewelry by Dabanga. Meanwhile, the black gift bags went to the gentleman and featured natural hair products, handmade jewelry for men, and a bowtie from The Creative Era.
By the end of the night, the cupcakes were gone and everyone has had their fill at the bar. BMS founder took to the mic to thank all her guests and sponsors.
Overall, our first social outing was a success! We look forward to creating more inspiring events in New York City to push forward our mission of “Challenging The Status Quo!”
Photo credits by R.E.M Media Production and FE Photography