By Etu Evans
Of course, the night will be magical when your birthday falls in the same month of New York Fashion Week, Black History Month, Ground Hog day to determine the trajectory of the weather and on a Palindrome.
That rare occurrence when the month, day and year is in perfect numerical alignment. This year it landed on the number 2, and the last time that happened was 909 years ago. This is a significant precursor of the year ahead for Harlem World Magazine’s Creative Director, Celebrity Shoe Designer and Style Correspondent Etu Evans.
It’s no secret that King Etu has style and knows how to throw a party where you wish you made the list. His New York Fashion Week and Palindrome Party was hosted in the swanky VIP Rum Room at Negril BK with the ambiance held hostage by purple orchids, his signature color that mirrors the soles of his shoes complimented by cascading white ones. However, it was the hand-picked list of attendees that morphed off of the red carpet and step and repeat that seasoned the networking. The event was fluid with tastemakers and influencers in the fashion, music, sports, media and entertainment industry.
The gracious sponsors included: Fanmire, We Think, Kae Mady, Negril BK, and libation of the evening Black Baron Wines of which was just selected to participate in Paris Wine Week. All guests left in tow with a bottle in a swanky black wine bag with a signature wine opener. Lastly, the hip hub Lounge 333 not only served as a sponsor but provided all guest VIP seating on stage at the after-party. The menu at Negril BK was simply delicious. Mouthgasms of the evening included peppered shrimp, boneless chicken skewers, vegetable soup shoots, roasted cauliflower temptations followed by 2 birthday cakes and signature cupcake pyramids with Etu’s greyhound logo on top. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these photographs looked like they were illustrated by Etu’s favorite visual artists Mikel Kilgor, Khinde Wiley, Leo Twiggs, Pero Ulmer, Kara Walker and Yemonja Smalls.
Photo credit: 1-38) By Photos by Putwa Media.
Etu Evans is Harlem World Magazine’s Creative Director, Celebrity Shoe Designer and Style Correspondent in Harlem. His designs have adorned Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Solange Knowles, Michael B. Jordan and Queen Latifah just to name a few. His purple bottom shoes have been featured in several top international and domestic publications. Etu is a graduate of Columbia University, S.C. State University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. For more follow him at www.etuevans.com. Follow Etu Evans IG: @EtuEvans, E-Mail: Etuevans@gmail.com.