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Throwback Thursday: Luxe LeBlanc Launch Party

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Happy Anniversary

Were you there 2 years ago today when we first let the world know about Luxe LeBlanc? On this throwback Thursday celebrate our anniversary (and my birthday) by sharing this post with a friend.

Two Years Ago Today #TBT

The Luxe LeBlanc launch was held at The Gift lounge in the Grace Hotel, Times Square, New York. From the chic furnishing and lighting to the swimming pool and signature Luxe drink, I couldn't ask for a more chic glam atmosphere to represent our company. I watched anxiously from upstairs as the crowd piled in. Red carpet photos were being taken and everyone was celebrating with a drink in hand. The night began with an unforgettable live performance by local R&B heart throb GBrunot. He wooed the pageant models who strutted the perimeter of the pool showing off their jewels from the Luxe LeBlanc Boutique (coming online in 2015). My sister queen Miss Hudson Valley 2012, Megan Hernandez made an appearance and introduced me to the crowd. They cheered wildly, it was amazing. It was time to "cut the ribbon" and though it was figurative, I definitely brought my own ribbon and scissors. The belles of the Haitian women's empowerment organization BelTiFi were at my side. It was done, Luxe LeBlanc officially opened for business. I couldn't feel more proud of myself for this accomplishment. See for yourself. I smiled so much, my cheeks hurt by the end of the night.

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So Grateful

I couldn't have held such an incredible event without my event producer and host Fred of Boom Boom Entertainment and project coordinator Farah of L.O.I.S. They sure know how to party! Dnalsi did a great job making a special edition Luxe LeBlanc t-shirt for the night. The event was also sponsored by LeBlon rum, the Haitian American Caucus And Khinky Hair. A great big heart felt THANK YOU to everyone who took part in bringing my dream to life.

Don't Ever Quit, Dreams Do Come True!

image image All photos courtesy of Amour Creole Magazine who covered the event.

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Love,

Luxe LeBlanc

Luxe's Wedding Wednesdays: Anniversary Bride

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I thought it befitting to start off our new segment "Luxe's Wedding Wednesdays" as my first wedding anniversary approaches this Friday. I cannot believe it's been a year already! What was I doing this time last year? Counting down, with only two days remaining, I was freaking out with excitement and couldn't wait for my big day. Aside from marrying the love of my life, as a stylist, I wanted to see how the entire look would come together. Everyone looked gorgeous but not to toot my own horn, I took the cake. My vision of being a romantic-vintage glamorous bride came to life. Here's how I styled myself. image

My Gown

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My gown was by Oleg Cassini of David's Bridal. I am pear-shaped, smaller on top and bigger on the bottom, (or as I like to say "my hips don't lie") so I chose a trumpet/ mermaid gown to show off my curves. I always thought I would wear a sweetheart neckline but I loved this simple strapless. The lace overlay helped achieve my vintage look and I loved that it was subtle. Flowers were never really my favorite but the delicate crystal floral details on my gown were perfect.

My Shoes

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These babies were by Enzo Angiolini. I know gray is not a traditional bridal color for a shoe but it's one of my favorite colors. I'm petite, so the extra inches were just right for my gown plus these shoes were very comfortable! Sold! Oh yeah, and don't forget the glitz from the crystals that looked like broken glass. Simply amazing combo for this glamour girl.

My Jewelry

image My jewels were hand picked from the Luxe LeBlanc Boutique, (currently available by appointment only and will be online in 2015). I chose a pearl and Swarovski crystal combination to go with the vintage glam theme. The crystals were clear to match the crystals on the gown as opposed to my favorite iridescent crystals that capture different rays of color.

Shop my look below. I've pulled some romantic trumpet/mermaid wedding gowns for the brides-to-be or lovers of wedding gowns. Various designers are included but Oleg Cassini is featured in case you were looking for a similar design to my dress. I know I never get tired of surfing through bridal gowns. Enjoy.

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