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Black Tie International:
Women's Mafia 9th Anniversary Red Party
 
Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com.  Photo y:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Women’s Mafia and Founder Marcy Clark.  
Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com

 
Women's Mafia 9th Anniversary Red Party

The Gansevoort Park Hotel

NYC
August 5, 2014

 

Maggie Norris.  Photo by: Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com
Maggie Norris. Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Jerry Lopez, Maggie Norris and Trisch Carroll.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Jerry Lopez, Maggie Norris and Trisch Carroll. 
Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com
Adi Nujedat.  Photo by:  Arthur Eisenberg
Adi Nujedat.  Photo by:  Arthur Eisenberg
Adi Nujedat. Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Adi Nujedat. Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Jerry Lopez, Maggie Norris and Heather Sluyk.  Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Jerry Lopez, Maggie Norris and Heather Sluyk
Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Maggie Norris and Joyce Brooks
Maggie Norris and Joyce Brooks
Montgomery Frazier and Ben Mindich.  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Montgomery Frazier and Ben Mindich.  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Rosemary Ponzo.  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Rosemary Ponzo.  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Karen Lawson, Patrick Terry  and Marcy Clark.  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Karen Lawson, Patrick Terry  and Marcy Clark.  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Marcy Clark.  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Sharri Sutton (DJ SHARRI).  Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com.
Sharri Sutton (DJ SHARRI).  Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Maggie Norris.  Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Maggie Norris.  Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
Maggie Norris and Marcy Clark.  Photo by:  Arthur Eisenberg
Maggie Norris and Marcy Clark.  Photo by:  Arthur Eisenberg
Maggie Norris. Photo by:  Arthur Eisenberg
Maggie Norris. Photo by:  Arthur Eisenberg
 Karen Lawson  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 Karen Lawson  Photo by:  Joyce brooks/Blacktiemagazine.com
 
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This Tuesday August 5th the Women’s Mafia hosted their signature Red Party, featuring a fashion presentation by iconic couturier Maggie Norris, styled by EngieStyle and benefitting the children’s charity Reach Within. This year marked the 9 Year Anniversary Party for the Women’s Mafia and as founder Marcy Clark noted: “we are so proud to be celebrating nine years of style, substance
 and philanthropy!”

The Red Party gala at the Glamorous Gansevoort Park hotel featured a fashion presentation by celebrity couturier Maggie Norris, who has dressed icons such as Nicole Kidman, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston and Michelle Obama. Exquisite regal garments: dresses, corsets and jackets with red, gold and cream color palettes, and 1930’s or military inspirations, were a hallmark of the presentation. A stand-out in the show was Norris’s dramatic red silk “Grenada Gown” that dazzled the crowd. The Grenada Gown was inspired by the featured charity at the event, Reach Within, a charity with sites in Grenada and St. Vincent that helps vulnerable children break the cycle of violence and develop social and emotional skills to succeed in life. Thousands of dollars were raised to support Reach Within and their important work.

Illusionists Ben Nemzer and Cassandra Ruiz greeted the guests with a fiery magic trick and red roses upon entering the event, setting the tone of a magical evening where the guests would be cherished and celebrated. Photographer Becky Yee hosted her signature Vintage Vanga on-site Pin-Up Photo Booth, which was exceedingly popular and had guests posing with feathers, roses and props. Invitees sipped cocktails made by Cedar and Schrub, tasted whisky by women-owned brand Brenne Whisky and sipped cuvee by Magnifico Giornata. Co-hosted by fraternal social clubs The Men's Collective and The Ladies Collective, the event embodied fun, glamour, boldness and beauty.

For more about the Women’s Mafia and how to
 "be a Made Woman" visit www.womensmafia.com.

Excepts from Marcy Clark’s speech about the Women’s Mafia:

A lot of people ask me, "what is the Women's Mafia?!" And I first always assure them that there is nothing menacing about us - no crimes or murders! We're really a peace-loving bunch, and the women in this group are truly the best, most interesting, most dynamic, fun and bold women I know. I started the Women's Mafia 9 years ago, when I'd only been in the city one year myself, because I truly believe in the power of community, especially like-minded, bold New York Women. I had a vision that we could help each other to navigate this big place - get a great job, make some amazing friends - and more than that to support causes we believe in: charities like Reach Within that we are supporting tonight, independent businesses, female entrepreneurs, artists, and designers. I have to say that you ladies (and many gentleman!) have really come through on that vision, and so this party is really my gift to you to say thank you for all that you do for these causes and especially for each other. I know so many members who have become best friends, helped each other find new careers, had life-changing new experiences and really expanded what's possible in their lives. And so I want to toast to you tonight, because you guys really, truly, make dreams come true!”

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners:

Maggie Norris Couture

Reach Within: an amazing charity helping children and parents in Grenada
and St. Vincent

Engie Hassan and EngieStyle, who styled the show

Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography

Yellow Sky Agency PR

The Men’s Collective and Ladies Collective

Y Gallery Salon: Yaniv, Yoni, Brandy, Adi and Clara

The Makeup Team: Legend with Wilhelmina Artists, Sami Rivera, and Jerry Lopez of Mark Joseph Salon 

Our Models: Angel Reda, Jordana, Devyn, Cindy Jo, Kanami, Emily and Brooke

Event Photographers: Arthur Eisenberg, Natsuko Matsumura,
Guillermo Mogollan, Joyce Brooks and Rose Billings

The Gansevoort Park Hotel – special thanks to Eric Lee, Eric Sobin
 and Chris Kirchner

 

 

 

joyce brooks, gerard mckeon.  photo by:  rose billings

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