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Carlton Jones Collection NYFW 2018 Pre Season

Words cannot express what a gift it was to personally be invited by Carlton Jones to preview the Carlton Jones Collection Pre NYFW 2018 on his birthday January, 10th, 2018.  Due to prior obligations in Toronto, I could not attend.  I first met THE ICONIC Wardrobe Designer, Celebrity Stylist and Fashion Director of World Bride Magazine in 2014, in Harlem while I was working in NYC for Singer Belinda Munro’s performance. We were outside when his neighbor, Belinda Munro introduced us, I will never forget the whisky colored leather luggage that he had in his hand!

 

Carlton Jones closing the show for his Carlton Jones Collection NYFW s/s18 Menswear Collection

 

 

Style Icon Carlton Jones in Vogue Italia

 

 

It was an evening of fun, beauty, cocktails and glamor when designers Cesar Galindo and Carlton Jones each showed a preview of their Collections.

Most shows have a traditional runway in the middle with designated seats on each side but these visionaries opted for an interactive memorable approach!  Held at Punto, guests were treated to beauty bars for manicures, makeup applications and if that wasn’t enough, a braid bar!

 

 

Image via Splash

 

Here’s what you need to know!  Resort Wear Designer Carlton Jones is a force in the fashion industry!  Carlton’s celebrity and world leader clients that he styled are First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu , Halle Barry, Diddy, Mary J.Blige, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Tyra Banks, and several others. Carlton continues to work behind the scenes on photo shoots for prestigious fashion magazines.

 

Carlton Jones Collection

“Poolside Red Carpet goes to the next level with the new Capsule Collection”  Carlton Jones

 

 

Carlton Jones Capsule Collection NYFW preview of A/W18

Past is certainly present with his  “Homage to Azzedine Alaia” Carlton Jones

“Combined with a love of fluidity and some of the finest fabrication to touch skin, Carlton Jones Collection is a men and women’s luxury ready-to-wear label established in New York City in 2015.”  Carlton Jones

 

Carlton Jones Capsule Collection NYFW Fall 2018

 

“This fall, capsules of a resort-inspired collection furthers Jones’ aesthetic that resort isn’t a destination, it’s a Feeling.” Cited from SplashThat

Who does not love a fashion incentive?  Shop his current collection now on CarltonJonesCollection to sign and receive 15% off of your first purchase!

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Super Hero Music

Music to help me write

 

Today I was writing my Q and A for a music icon and I had writers block!  I quickly put on my super hero music to get me going! Listed below in no particular order is my writers block playlist.

 

Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli

I wrote an essay that received an A in college. I had Knowledge Of Self (Determintation) on repeat!

 

Maybach Music III

Maybach Music III (featuring T.I, Jadakiss & Erykah Badu) “I came alive like a month in the summer time” This quote re energizes me each and every time!

 

Wouldn’t Matter Where You Are

“He said travel anywhere your life takes you, he said chase your visions over the rainbow, your free to go.” This quote explains itself.

 

Expansion

Lonnie Liston  Smith & The Cosmic Echoes said it best! “Expand your mind, to understand we all must live in peace…”  this song has an upbeat jazz rhythm that reminds me to relax! Not to mention that it is timeless!

 

Roses

“When Im down I just draw some roses, on a pretty piece of paper.” Mos Def & Georgia Anne Muldrow

 

Swing

“I don’t hate players, I’m from the crown rhyme sayers.. I play my cards shark style kings and aces. Welcome to New York the illest of all places.” This line gives me a boost of energy reminding me of who I am and to snap out of my writers block!

 

Comment below and let me know what your go to songs are!