Over 1300 people rocked all-white attire for the 12th Annual All White Affair held in celebration of the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, July 2, 2011.
The event was hosted by Keisha Walker (Insights Marketing) with co-hosts Actor Laz Alonso & Doug E. Fresh with Kenny Burns on the mic.
Attendees include actor Isaiah Washington (my new favorite twitter buddy), NFL Players: Corey Bradford, Keyaron Fox, Fred Smoot & Charles Grant; newlyweds Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas of the Atlanta Housewives, Tameka Foster Glover Raymond and many more.
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So you may have heard that the “A” Team (Michelle Brown (ATLien) and Joi Pearson) hit up New Orleans, Louisiana this year for the 2011 Essence Music Festival.
The trip itself became somewhat of a ritual for my girlfriends and I about 4 years ago but last year I decided that since I was going anyway, I would cover Essence for StraightFromTheA.
Some of my highest trafficked blogs were spawned from incidents that occurred during that hot & sweaty weekend….
Monica Kicks off 2010 Essence Festival
WTF?!? A Moment of Silence for that Pole…
Tyler Perry’s Response to “Boondocks” Spoof… [VIDEO]
5 Things I Learned in the Belvedere Lounge…
Well I promise you this year wasn’t any different! So while I get my wits about me, check out my collection of “on the scene” photos that were posted on my personal site [IamATLien.com]. Each and every photo has a story….
Tami Roman (Basketball Wives) & ATLien
Tami is cool as hell and I love her to death. I spotted her backstage with her fellow “basketball wives” Evelyn Lozado and Continue Reading…
Ciara hit up the Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden last night (March 7, 2011) in New York City.
In celebrity hair news, CiCi rocked a fresh new 26 inch #2 Hawaiian silky lacefront as well as a pair of hawt Versace Metal Heel Boots.
Ciara was joined courtside by her BFF Lala Vasquez.
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It was a hometown celebration as Super Producer Nitti Beatz was honored with a birthday bash last Friday (January 21, 2011) at Atlanta’s Cream Ultra Lounge.
This event, which doubled as Cream’s grand opening affair, was hosted by Young Joc; super-producer Bangledesh, Robert Mathis and Philip Wheeler of the Indianapolis Colts, and Jerious Norwood of the Atlanta Falcons.
Jerius Norwood (Atlanta Falcons)
Nitti and his crew totally rocked the spot, with just about everybody who’s ever been touched by a Nitti beat rocking the mic. Dorrough rocked “Ice Cream Paint Job,” 8Ball performed the hit “DJ Bring it Back,” and Joc (who has just about cornered the market on Nitti Beats) rocked the crowd as well.
8Ball, Robert Mathis (Indianapolis Colts) & Nitti
The “A” Team was in full effect, posted up in the back of the V.I.P. taking it all in. 8Ball & MJG are my personal favs so I was in heaven! Not to mention we ended up in the NFL corner with Roddy White and nem…
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Celebrity photographer Derek Blanks adds Rev. Run’s daughter, Angela Simmons to his ever growing list of celebrity shoots.
Angela, who recently revealed her new blonde doo, posted her DBlanks photos on her blog yesterday and revealed how pleased she is the results:
I did this shoot at the end of the year. I had such a good time working with derek blanks! Let me know what you guys think ? I had a super a great glam squad. I love how the pictures came out.
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