On Wednesday night, 11.16.2011, I had the privilege of attending the Hour Magazine Best Dressed Celebration, at ArtVan Furniture Store on North Woodward in Royal Oak, MI. The event benefited “Jackets for Jobs Inc.,” an organization supplying business attire to disadvantaged women, for more than a decade. Mrs. Kiko Davis, a 2008 best dressed honoree, was so kind to give me her tickets and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to have attended one of this season’s hottest events.
The festivities took place on the second floor, with several food stations offering delicious hors d’oeuvres, pastries, cheeses and other delicacies. Drinks were varied and plentiful, we eagerly indulged in much of the sumptuous fare. I took a friend and we had a wonderful time noshing and mingling with Metro-Detroit’s fun and fashionable people. We were pleased to have a great conversation with Hour Detroit Magazine’s Editor Rebecca Powers, who was very welcoming and amiable. We walked the floor people watching, tasting food, and talking with our good friend Amp Fiddler (funk/techno/underground music artist), his girlfriend and local fashion model Tombe, Chuck Bennett and others.
Later we were treated to a fabulous fall/winter fashion show by Neiman Marcus and the presentation of the 2011 best dressed honorees. Amp Fiddler made the cover of the Best-Dressed issue and was first up in the feature article. He surprised the crowd by appearing on the runway in a man-skirt, of course he caused an up-roar funk-walkin’ his way down the catwalk. Clearly, he’s not afraid of taking risks and pushing the so-called limits of men’s fashion. Amp has always been a fashion trendsetter with a global mindset and persona.
After the show we had delicious rum gelato topped with bananas foster from the Vince and Joe’s Market table. After dessert, we settled in one of many beautiful furniture vignettes sipping champagne and people watching, until we took leave. We had a wonderful time and I’d like to give a special thanks to Kiko Davis for hookin’ a sista up!
Labeled Party photos: Courtesy of metromix.com