Ms. Travel Chic: Chicago Event: Jet Magazine and Fashion Fair Say Yes to Life, Love & Beauty!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Chicago Event: Jet Magazine and Fashion Fair Say Yes to Life, Love & Beauty!

Last night on a rainy Chicago evening hundreds of the Windy City's most fashionable women met at The Pump Room to "Say Yes to Beauty" The exclusive "Say Yes" event hosted by the iconic Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) brands, Jet Magazine and Fashion Fair Cosmetics was our introduction into the newly revamped Fashion Fair cosmetic line. Guests enjoyed complimentary "Say Yes" cocktails, appetizers and mini makeovers while DJ Kiss spinned hot R&B and Hip Hop tunes all night long.  

The JPC dream team behind the event JPC Chairman - Linda Johson Rice, JPC CEO - Desiree Rogers and Editor in Chief of Jet Magazine - Mitzi Miller mingled with the crowd and shared with us their excitement about the refreshed cosmetic line.  

Toya Nicole interviewing Editor in Chief of Jet Magazine, Mitzi Miller

The Jet Magazine and Fashion Fair partnership is all about "reintroducing Fashion Fair to a younger generation of women with bright new colors to match everyone's skin tone" shared Miller. The largest black-owned cosmetics company has been around for over 40 years and while some may think they know all about the brand, Miller encouraged women to "take a second look at the totally refreshed line"  In support of the campaign Fashion Fair recently premiered the short film "Say Yes" directed by Ava DuVernay. Starring Lance Gross and Kali Hawk, "Say Yes" (named after the Fashion Fair lip color) "explores the power of the affirmative, and the beauty that blossoms from embracing life."  I am looking forward to trying out the new line and saying YES to - life, love and beauty!

Check out some fabulous photos from the evening

Celebrating over 40 years of Fashion Fair with the Capsule Collection
Before the party got started at The Pump Room

CEO of JPC Desiree Rogers was fabulous in vintage Moschino
Chairman of JPC the beautiful and legendary Linda Johnson Rice

Ladies lined up ready for Fashion Fair makeovers

Celebrity Makeup Artist and Fashion Fair Creative Director, Tia Dantzler working her magic

Radio Personality Loni Swain and JPC Media & Communications Mgr Vanessa Abron

Chicago area native, actress and singer Michelle Williams with Linda Johnson Rice

Chicago Native and "CrazySexyCool: TLC" actress Drew Sidora

Toya Nicole and Career Coach Althea McIntyre

Six Brown Chicks Love with Toya Nicole, Beauty School Scarlet and Yanni Brown

Chicago Beauty Blogger, Rachel O and EIC of Jet Mag, Mitzi Miller 

Cynthia Boykin of What U Need Is and Journalist Sylvia Snowden

PR Mavens Antoinette Arnold, Vanessa Abron and Traci Daniels

Toya Nicole makeup courtesy of Chicago Makeup Artist Fesha Miller
I am wearing Fashion Fair Perfect Finish concealer, eyeshadow from the Joy quad set, Ginger Berry blush and Foxy Pink + Liquid Silver Gloss. I LOVED my new look!

After my Fashion Fair Makeover

and the perfect ending to a wonderful event is always a swag bag!
Thanks Fashion Fair!
Join Jet Magazine and Fashion Fair and Say Yes!

 Photo Credit: Toya Nicole (@MsTravelChic)