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Weekend WrapUp: Fashion, Fur Coats and Murder…Inc!

Nothing beats ending a tough, emotionally draining and stressful string of days like a bomb ass weekend filled with booze, food and dancing. Oh, and if you throw in a concert headlined by Ja Rule and Ashanti, just call it LIT! 

This past weekend was just what I needed to unwind and destress. Mixing a little play with a little work makes Ianthia a very happy girl! Here’s my weekend wrap up! 

“It’s Murder!!!!!!”

I was looking forward to this event since it was first announced! If you know me well, then you’d know how much I worship the Ja Rule/Ashanti musical genius and combination. From my late high school to early college days, I have fond memories of speeding home from class blasting some “Mesmerize.” I could vividly remember pulling up to my friends; house, singing “What’s Love” to the top of my lungs and damn near crying as Ashanti croons “Baby.” Unlike much of today’s hip hop acts, Ja Rule and Ashanti’s bodies of work as musical soulmates and solo artists will forever hold a place in my heart and customized YouTube playlist. 

That’s why when they hit the stage last night I freaked the freak out! They jammed my favorite tunes, interacted with the crowd, slingshot me back to my younger days and made me oh so “Happy!” I sang aloud, I danced, I remembered every word and…I’m so happy I wore tennis! 

Ladies in Red!

As a freelance journalist, one of my fave parts of the job is writing and telling the story. When the organizers of the Red Dress Soiree contacted me to write a few feature stories for their event magazine, I was thrilled! The organization chooses 12 women who are doing amazing work in the community to highlight their accomplishments at a fancy fashion show and black tie event. They were each paired up with local designers who designed and created show stopping dresses for them to rock on the runway. Their stories of triumph and tragedy were told in the “Red” magazine. Over the past month, I had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing and bringing to life the stories of six of these amazing ladies. The event itself was beautifully done, entertaining and all for charity! Proceeds go to The Bahamas Aids Foundation! If you can, pick up a copy of the mag to read more on these phenomenal Bahamian women! Behold my 6 leading ladies! 

Leading Bahamian audiologist, Dr. Kim Johnson-Scriven

Head nurse for breast cancer support group Sister Sister Mrs. Charlene McPhee

Founding member of autism awareness and support group REACH, Carla Kim Gibson

Social work pioneer and founder of teen pregnancy support group PACE, Andrea Archer

Past president of Bahamas Family Health Planning and community worker Christine King

Deputy general manager at The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas and community activist Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs

Fur’s the Word! 

I must give mad props to the one thing that made the entire weekend lit and kept me stylish and warm at both events…this striped fur coatie I purchased a few weeks back from Signature Styles!! When I picked it up I knew I loved it but I had no clue where I’d wear it. Turns out this coat is so versatile and effortlessly goes from ballroom to concert grounds and works flawlessly with heels and tennis! I looooooove this piece so much! The burgundy, pale blue, gray and nude color combination is perfect for the season! Please don’t get tired of seeing this jacket, because I wont get tired of wearing it! 

How was your weekend? Tell me below!