The Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) took on fashion week with a private show held at Neiman Marcus in the upscale Short Hills Mall. Hosted by the fashion and beauty icon Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large for ESSENCE magazine, 100 of New Jersey’s leading women enjoyed a presentation of gala season’s most desired gowns.
The event was a kickoff for the upcoming NJPAC Spotlight Gala 2013, Magical Voices, that will take place on October 5th. One of the most buzzed about events in New Jersey of the year, the night’s performances include Broadway star Ann Hampton Calloway, R&B vocalist Ledisi, and the Grammy-nominated INDIA, among others.
Over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, Mikki Taylor presented a breathtaking assortment of looks that represent the cosmopolitan woman’s take on high glamour, standouts from the presented looks include a Naeem Kahn sheer high-neck ray-beaded cocktail dress with crystal embellishments that was paired with nude peep toe Jimmy Choo pumps, the Katherine Hepburn reminiscent Haute Hippie blazer and Georgia Armani pant paired with the Jimmy Choo Ruby Red heels.
Other go-to designers for the season include Oscar de la Renta, Alice + Olivia, The Row, Tadashi Shoji, Catherine Deane, and Badgley Mishka.
Best sure to visit NJPAC.com for more details about the gala, and be sure make sure your shopping includes a dash of elegance that is only achieved in dashing evening attire. For more information on featured looks contact Neiman Marcus, Short Hills, NJ at (877) 777-5321.
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1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"