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The 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball

Comedians Sampson McCormick and Tammy Peay
will host 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball

The release has gone out and it is that time of year. We are upon the 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball!

For those who don’t know, The Annual Gentlemen’s Ball is an event for the who’s who in Urban LGBT. The couple who throws it are amongst the upper of the uppers in the Atlanta scene. Not to mention, they are FINEEEEEE!!!! Ha.

In any case, if you are ready to attend, get your outfit together like you are heading to the Met Gala….

The nation’s best and brightest thought leaders, visionaries and social influencers will celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ of color genius during the 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball, Powered by UPS, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Under the theme, “We Are Royalty,” this year’s formal celebration is the signature event of The Gentlemen’s Ball Weekend set for September 29th through October 1st. Three days of programming filled with activities for guests and allies to recharge and reimagine their lives.

Empowering experiences include: a health & wellness fair, workshops on love, relationships and financial planning, along with parties, mixers and socials before and after the ball.

“We are Royalty speaks to a tradition of excellence and service our ancestors exemplified in their efforts to build strong and loving communities,” says Gee Smalls, co-founder of The Gentlemen’s Foundation, the charitable organization that produces the ball and weekend line-up. “It is only fitting we expand our award honorees to include all LGBTQ men and women of color daring to be the change needed to solve the challenges before us.”

The message of unity extends to the ball’s cohosts, comedians Sampson McCormick and Tammy Peay, who will deliver their respective brands of wit and charm throughout the evening.

“To lift-up the brilliance that exists among us is simply amazing,” says Peay, whose acclaimed career includes film, television and stage performances, including Roger Omeus’ “Finding Me: The Series,” the first-ever Pride concert at Carnegie Hall and the weekly “Talk ‘N Tea” online radio show. “This is our time.”

Cartier Art called out for Scamming

Here at TrueSlamBook we tell it like it is. Yesterday we received an anonymous submission about a recent bamboozling that had taken place in Atlanta. This one hit close to home as it could happen to any of us on the team. With Social Media Phenoms being an emerging source for unique clothing, we had to bring this one to the forefront and make you aware. 

Before we get into our take, take a look at what was sent in. 

Designer ScamFashion Dont'sAnd last but not least, the scammer in this case:Cartier Art

Now, lets get into the story as it was relayed. 

  1. Atlanta Rapper Influence paid Cartier to make him a jacket for a concert. 
  2. Influence paid half up front and was to pay the other half on delivery. 
  3. Upon initial delivery, the jacket was an ill fit and alterations needed to be made. Said jacket was taken back by Cartier for the alterations to be executed. This took place on a Friday. Influence advised he was to receive the coat the following Tuesday. 
  4. Tuesday came and went. Wednesday stopped bye then left. Thursday swung through and left. By Friday, Influence was over it and began to talk to his team about it. 
  5. Friday morning the leak was sent to us. 

As you take a moment to sip that tea, we’ll wait!

Okay! Now that you’re done lets talk! As of now, no statement has been made by Cartier Art. He has blocked Influence on Social Media and is refusing the reply back to text messages or emails. 

Now, we aren’t one to take sides…….. However, we do have one question for Cartier Art. Is this how you run your business? You take from the very community and base of people who support you? 

We will follow this case and keep you updated. Who knows what may happen as we hear Influence is not one to be played with……….

Rapper InfluenceRapper “Influence” CEO of “Hustla Apparel

Ms. Catch Me Outside got Caught Outside and Whooped

In the world of overnight social media fame, lil hoodratt Danielle Bregoli known best for her “Cash Me Outside” or is it “Catch Me Outside?” The shade is, we never knew enough to really dig and find out.

In any case, after her recent rise to fame and notoriety, she was bound to have a target on her back. Well Hunniiiiiiiiii! That target got a bullseye. As the video below shows, while walking OUTSIDE, someone CAUGHT her OUTSIDE and beat da brakes off dat azz!

Ha! As you cane see, not only did she not put up a fight, she’s still playing the victim as she walks off stating, “I didn’t even do nothing.” Well, no ma’am, the camera girl let it be known…… She got her shytt! Oops………

Now in all fairness, it does appear that Danielle was minding her business walking in her slippers and the girl was waiting for her at the door. however, is it us or did Danielle not even Pinch da Bytch??? Lmfaoooooooooooooooo…..

Not only was she caught outside, but she had no guff to even fight back, How Bout Dat??? Then, she has the nerve to hide her face like she fine as fuck. #GurlByeeeeeeeeeee…..

Okay, time for Honesty Hour….. It is hard to really see the girl in the video so do we really think Danielle would just get beat like that???

Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler

Shangani Fashion’s

Shangani Fashion’s debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name “Shoshangani” means traveler. Shangani Fashion is a brand inspired by the experience of travel and the exposure of different cultures.

Creations by Shangani’s Designers merge their travel experiences with colorful ethnic prints, and contemporary shapes to create a high fashion, ready-to-wear look. Traditional African fabrics with a modern mix, is the passion behind Shangani Fashions.

The design duo collaborating on the aesthetics are Fashion Designers Elesia Peterman and Mary Moore. Moore is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and a world traveler.

My inspirations are fusions of my cultural, travel experiences and my Zimbabwean heritage and styles. Shoppers will find divers influences from the Caribbean, European and Middle-Eastern expressions in my fashions. I enjoy mixing various African influences with a contemporary cut and shape for a modernized look. And the result is a ready-to-wear brand that is suitable for all occasions” explains Mary Moore.

 “My creative inspiration comes from a fusion of time, epoch periods and cultures, while remaining Afrocentric.” States Elesia Peterman. “I want our line to show that African print transcends. The looks can be worn strictly as traditional wear, but the looks can also be incorporated in business and everyday casual use. What makes our line unique is that it isn’t just an African meets Western cohesion. Our goal is to reach and inspire a much bigger market. Our line is an international fusion. Also, being a millennial, I feel I can relate with the style trends my peers are excited about.. I want to use clothing design as my voice and demonstration of creativity

Shangani offers looks for both men and women, and intends to expand the menswear line for upcoming seasons. The garments are wearable for business casual or as formal wear. Depending on the type of garment design, the brand uses one-hundred percent cotton, applied with Dutch Wax print, Denim and other uniquely blended materials of the finest quality. Completing the Afro-inspired look, the Shangani brand also features handcrafted travel handbags and clutch bags. Accessories such as earrings, bracelets and shoes, add a hint of sophistication to an individual’s look.

Photo Credits: Macintosh Smith