Style Stamped Event: SCANDAL Watch DC Party!!!

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Just in case you were not one of the 10.5 million viewers glued to the television Thursday night and/or did not partake in the twitter chatter by sending out one of 712,877 tweets related to this topic, allow me to catch you up to speed on some real-world political events taking place in the one and only Capital City, Washington, DC. No…I’m not talking about the Government Shutdown, although that is really big news. And no, I’m not referring to the other craziness that occurred at the Capital building on Thursday either.  DC is experiencing some interesting times right now, to say the least. So for all of you out there who don’t know what’s going on, let me tell you that one of the most craziest, jaw-dropping events occurs every Thursday night at 10 pm.   This past Thursday night I went to a party to celebrate the return of the third season of this crazy, political whirlwind of events, and it was oh so Scandalous…and oh so good!!

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Okay, to be fair, this event does not take place literally on the streets of DC, but visually, (which in my mind is kinda like the same thing, hahaha) on TV. The party, otherwise known as Scandal Watch DC, did a great job setting the scene for the third season primer by bridging the mostly fictitious show with the realities of politics in DC.  So before we move on, I first have to give a shout out to the presenter, Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of Lil SoSo Productions, Inc. as well as the hosts of the event,” The Polinistas,” married Politicos Aisha & Danielle Moodie-Mills of the weekly Politics and Pop-Culture show Politini.  I mean, what better place to host a top rated political thriller television series that takes place in the Nation’s Capital, other than the Nations Capital? Ms. Candice Nicole of Candice Nicole PR and Kimberly Hines, Editor-in-Chief of Soulbounce were partners and heavy influencers of the interactive cultural event as well. Can I say one thing? I loved it!!!

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Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of Politini

Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of Politini

Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi of Lil SoSo Productions, Inc

Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of Lil SoSo Productions, Inc

Miss Candice Nicole of Candice Nicole PR

Miss Candice Nicole of Candice Nicole PR

Kimberly "Butta" Hines Editor-in-Chief of SoulBounce

Kimberly “Butta” Hines Editor-in-Chief of SoulBounce

 

 

 

 

 

These ladies did a great job collaborating this event held at Jin Lounge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course as always, I was running late (It took me 30 minutes to find a park, ugh!) but I got there early enough to get some food (y’all know Mama don’t eat on schedule so if someone is handing out food I’m really trying to get there asap). Upon arrival, I received a ticket at the door for a complementary drink (I was feeling super special by that time).

Breonna and friend greeting at the door of Jin, I love the flower. Pretty girls with great smiles!

Breonna and friend greeting at the door of Jin. I love the flower in Bri’s hair. Pretty girls with great smiles!

Red carpet ready!

Red carpet ready!

What pleased me next was the interactive event related to the premier of the show. Politini lived streamed their show and featured a panel of political and cultural influencers to discuss how Scandal’s creator Shonda Rhimes’ multi-ethnic and mulit-dimensional characters defy character and shift culture. Politini engaged in conversations with panel members Daniella Leger, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress and former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, Joshua Dubois, former Spiritual Advisor to President Obama and author of The President’s Devotional: Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, Helena Andrews, author and screenwriter of Bitch is the New Black which was recently optioned to the big screen by Shonda Rhimes, and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, wife of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and President of Global Policy Solutions (whom I was paying extra close attention to because she was handing out relationship advice, telling us what makes her marriage work!).

Left-Right: Daniella Legar, Joshua DuBois, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Helena Andrews, and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Left-Right: Daniella Legar, Joshua DuBois, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Helena Andrews, and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

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Danielle and Aisha Moody-Mills, hosts of Politini

Daniella, Aisha, Helena, and Dr, Maya

Danielle, Aisha, Helena, and Dr, Maya

The panel lineup was great. Not only was the political intelligence on overflow, but the conversations and topics were on point. Politini asked questions such as “What makes powerful people so susceptible to scandal” and provided five key points in their “Hollywood Roundup” Scandal edition. It was a great show and I will be sure to tune in to Politini from now on on Thursdays from 8-9pm (EST)!

Next thing I knew, Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the new Black, (the latest Netflix hit) was in the building looking fab, and graced us with her presence on the red carpet!

Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the new Black

Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the new Black

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Laverne Cox giving Politini the 411 on things

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Love this pic it’s overflowing with style, greatness, and talent!

Laverne...definitely StyleStamped approved!!!

Laverne…definitely StyleStamped approved!!!

With all these activities and star studded arrivals I almost forgot what we were here for. I said almost. Cut it out. You know I have been doing an internal countdown to Scandal. I even blogged about Olivia’s style a few days ago because I was so open about my show coming back on. Needless to say, I was paying attention to the clock, don’t get it twisted. The big screen in Jin was on point, up and running and ready to host the show that everyone was there to see. All we had to do was take a seat and pay attention, Scandal came to us!

Popcorn treats were handed out for the show!

Popcorn treats were handed out for the show!

I never realized how much fun it is to watch your favorite show amongst fellow fans. Everyone in attendance was a fan of Scandal (or they were fronting really well) which made the atmosphere so inviting and exciting. I was definitely excited. Lol. I posted a video on Instagram and you can hear me screaming (I did that periodically throughout the night, don’t judge me). What am I screaming for? I don’t know! This is the only show that I watch that makes me scream and makes me have to watch it again soon after because I get whiplash like, wait…what just happened???

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Season 3, Episode 1

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Woo hoo!! The show was crazy. And yes, I will be watching it again to make sure I did not miss one second! After the show I was back in StyleStamped mode, connecting with and taking pics of the attendees clad in their “Scandal” best.  DC’s finest men and women were in the building. This is my favorite part; taking pics, networking, and StyleStamping!

Devon A. Pina, fellow blogger of FashionCitizen in the house..it was so good to put a face with a name!

Devon A. Pina, fellow blogger of FashionCitizen in the house..it was so good to put a face with a name! Looking dapper as always too!

Leticia Thomas of organic Fusion on the job! Check her out, social media guru!

Leticia Thomas of organic Fusion on the job! Check her out, social media guru!

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The ladies of Organic Fusion! I loved sharing the night with them! And I love the style!

Miss Tabriah sitting pretty...as always!

Miss Tabriah sitting pretty…as always!

This girl and I have fun! And her style is ah-mazing!

This girl and I have fun! And her style is ah-mazing! And..we love shoes! Hahaha

Nina Smith with the EVERYTHING and I LIVE locks!!

Nina Smith with the EVERYTHING style and I LIVE locks!!

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Ewunike Akpan and friend in an Everet Hall Designer suit!

Ewunike Akpan and friend in an Everet Hall Designer suit!

Aron "Teo" Lee of DeiLab (left) with friend

Handsomeness in the bulding! Aron “Teo” Lee of DeiLab (left) with friend

Candice Nicole, she does PR! xoxo

If you’re going to love animal print, you have to know how to rock them right! Take notes ladies! Candice Nicole, she does PR! xoxo

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I loved this ladies hair…and I meant to ask her what was on her lip because that pink is slaying! Her dress is fab too!

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I needed a close up!

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Picture perfect she is; original style with the gold choker and checkered double breasted blazer.

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Contrasting hairstyles. I love them both!

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This group of friends was cute from left to right!

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Kimberly “Butta” Hines (right) with friend looking great! I love the hair and dresses ladies!

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Another fabulous hair style. But even more, she is ready for fall with her lip color. Purples, deep reds, and burgundy’s are the color right now!

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More fab hair! I had to get a close up of her necklace, it is so unique! She’s also on trend with her black lace dress and fall lip.

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One more shot of that smile…and that necklace!

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Beautiful!

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I like everything about these ladies look. The fitting hairstyles, the boatneck black top with the striking large blue necklace, as well as the gorgeous light pink satin dress on the lady on the right with the minimal necklace. This pink is a color Olivia Pope loves as well!

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These ladies matched each other for the perfect shot; black mixed print (I love) and a little black dress, which you can never go wrong with! The red bracelets add just the right touch.

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This young man did NOT want me to take his picture, yet look at the amazing smile he’s giving! His suit and tie was dapper. Best dressed maybe? What do you think?

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I had to get a close up of the crochet flower on his lapel. Very stylish and original. I need to find him to get the dibs on this and peep his style for a feature on the blog!

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More pretty hair and big smiles. I want that purple bag! And I love the trendy olive color top with the zipper front. I need that!

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This young lady wanted me to catch her mid smile, which totally worked! Her outfit worked as well, the stripes and colors, and the green bag!

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Another great look with fall pastels and feather earrings :)

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Great hair was all over the place! I love the colors and accessories on these ladies.

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Blazers!! A great transition piece from summer to fall. These ladies are rocking them with their style well!

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This dress is very unique, and I’m feeling it! The young man is dapper as well in his suit.

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I spy…friends having fun, and a dress I need a closeup of!

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Yup, thats the dress! Loveee it and she’s wearing it so well! Personal style at its finest.

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Hair and off the shoulder shirt, little pin of Africa, perfect smile and an overdose of natural beauty…

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These ladies look so fall ready and fabulous! Is this a magazine cover? It looks like Essence a little :)

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Jamil gracing the place with his smile and presence…

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Bri looking so pretty!! This girl is always smiling. I love her energy!

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Ralston Smith, filmmaker, editor and photographer. I was honored to be in the presence of so much talent!

Tabriah - I had to get a close up of the cinched-side dress and the mary-jane nude pumps...with the chunky heel and bow! <3

Tabriah – I had to get a close up of the cinched-side dress and the mary-jane nude pumps…with the chunky heel and bow! <3

"Confidential" Scandal envelope gift. Extremely cute and well thought out!

“Confidential” Scandal envelope gift. Extremely cute and well thought out!

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Loved the takeaways and the packaging! Scandal music, yes!?!

Another successful StyleStamped Visited Event!  Stay tuned for more! IMG_0774

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Special shout out to:

Candice Nicole

The Fashion Citizen Blog

Ralston Smith

Organic Fusion Media

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