Sunday, March 19, 2023



    On Sunday March 12, 2023, The Savvy Event Guru had the pleasure of attending the LH LUXE BEAUTY AWARDS Event in Washington, DC.  The "Who's Who" in the Beauty Industry attended this lovely event. 

    Congratulations were in order for LH LUXE Cosmetics, as they celebrated their 2nd year anniversary. 

    LH LUXE Cosmetics is a Cosmetics company that caters to both men and women; with their LH for men, their Pro-kits, make-up and skin care items for women.

    Their mission is to "Make a Luxury Lifestyle possible for All". "We believe in confidence."  "We believe you are worthy."  "We believe self care and health are essential."  LH LUXE cosmetics has a "How Skin Care plan" to include morning rituals, beauty supplements and more. LH LUXE Cosmetics is a one stop shop for both skin care and make-up! LH LUXE COSMETICS

The Event:

    The LH LUXE BEAUTY AWARDS and BRAND MODEL Competition Brunch Gala, took place at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington DC on Sunday March 12, 2023.  Doors opened at 1pm for this event and doors closed at 5pm. 

    The Hosts for this event included CEO, Celebrity, International Model and Actress Leela Heart, International Event Liaison Director Tracye Snow, Nathaly Diaz, Erinn Waters and Felipe Vasquez. 

The Venue:

    The Josephine Butler Parks Center venue is a beautiful revived mansion nestled in the heart of the Meridian Hill Neighborhood in Washington DC, near the Columbia Heights area. This venue is a very versatile location offering multiple spaces to be used throughout. The multi-level floors and multiple rooms in this venue allow for a diverse group of events to go on, simultaneously. This venue has been used in the past for weddings, bridal shows, fundraiser events and now awards shows. 

Photos by The Savvy Event Guru

    This venue was PERFECT for this type of event and all that was offered to the guests.  Guests had the freedom to maneuver from vendor space to Runway space for the event, due to the size and flow of the space.  

    This event had a little of everything for everyone! As you entered the first floor of the space to your left and to your right you would find jewelry vendors, clothing vendors, health care vendors and more.  Some of the vendors at this event included, Lita & Co., Icon Line Design, Millie's International Creations, Tempting Treasurezz By Jannice Bray, LIL BIT OF POSH, Ultimate Don's and Divas Modeling Agency, Only 1 of A Kind Boutique and TRICEYS DC, who provided the food, which was amazing!  Of course an event can not be complete without a 360 Camera and a photo booth which were both on site as well! 

Photos by The Savvy Event Guru

    On the second floor, guests were greeted with more vendors and guests could take their seats in the main room, near the stage where the beauty award show would take place.

    With any fashion show, the photo pit is important. Show producers genuinely want a variety of photos from a variety of  different sources at their event and this show was no different! 

    At the "Head" of the Runway all photographers were staged and ready to shoot.  The runway was lined with a RED Carpet and gold chiavari chairs line the aisle on both sides. 

Photos by The Savvy Event Guru

Meet the Host of the Show: 

Ms. Leela Heart and The Savvy Event Guru

Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

    The Awards and Model Competition segment began with a Fashion Show of the Brand Models for the LH LUXE Cosmetics brand.  

LH LUXE Brand Models

Video by The Savvy Event Guru

    After the beauty fashion show segment, all vendors gave a little introduction on what products and services they offered and what would be offered at the event.  The guests, were then serenaded by songstress Ni'rel Victoria who gave 2 songs selections. 

Video by The Savvy Event Guru

    Then guests were entertained by Comedian and Judge for the Model Competition segment, Pablo. 

Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

    After the songs and entertainment, it was time for the winners and awards to be announced!  There were several categories to include the Face of the LH LUXE Brand Cosmetics and LH Men", "Best OverAll Make-up Artist", "Best Beauty Magazine", "Best Modeling Agency", "Designer of the Year",  "Best Men Designer", "Best Esthetician", "Best Print Model" and more!  

The Category Announcements & The WINNERS!!

                                                 Video by The Savvy Event Guru

    Some of the winners of the awards were Designer of the Year, Mr. Malcolm Staples, Best Modeling Agency, winner Ultimate Dons and Divas Modeling Agency.

                                                   Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

    Winner for Best Wardrobe stylist was David Hinten, Best Glam Make-up award went to Gigi and of course there was the Face of the LH LUXE Brand Cosmetics and LH Men and the winner was model Nicole for the Face of the LH LUXE Brand and Peter for LH Men. 

Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

The Experience

    This beauty award show was amazingly put together.  There was a little of everything, fashion, shopping, vendors, entertainment and so much more.  The entertainment was exceptional, the guests were phenomenal and my experience at this event, can be described as one that was felt with excitement and great anticipation; and I felt that the show hosts, showed a great amount of care for the guests, which is not always the case for some show host and show producers. I believe that the way that a person is made to feel at an event can also add to their over all experience at the event. 

    As a 17 year vet in the event planning industry and as someone who has produced her own show events in the past, I can say that the amount of care that went into planning this event was shown and no detail was left un-touched.  

Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

Recording Artist Christian de Mesones & 
The Savvy Event Guru
                                                    Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

Owner of DC Fashion Week, Mr, Ean Williams 
and The Savvy Event Guru

                                                Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

WUSA9's Mr. Darren Haynes and The Savvy Event Guru
Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

Ms. Elisa Nguyen & Ms. Patricia Watts 
with The Savvy Event Guru
Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

Model Cintia Hullen & The Savvy Event Guru
Photo by Hung Vu

Some of the Special Guests

Thank Yous:
Thank you to Host, Tracye Snow for inviting The Savvy Event Guru Blogger to this event. The level of service that was provided to me was exceptional and appreciated!

Host Tracye Snow & The Savvy Event Guru

Photo by The Savvy Event Guru

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Photo by Ms. Jackie Hicks, Make-up by Ms. Letitia Thornhill


Sunday, March 5, 2023

Heavyweight Boxer Rahman Ali, The Late Muhammad Ali's Younger Brother, Honored at Black History Month Event in Washington DC!

Heavy Weight Boxer Rahman Ali Honored at 2023 Black History Month Event

Photo Curtesy of Express Co.UK

    On February 24, 2023,  Rahman Ali was honored at a Black History Month Ceremony Presented by Global Conscious Initiative and Victory Stadium along with the DMV 48 Men of Power and Lapas for Victory.

Co-Founders of DMV 48 Men of Power Dr. Renee' Starlynn Allen aka: @ThePeoplesEmcee and 

Rev. Dr. Bruce Branch  

     This Black History event took place at the Marriott Bethesda  Downtown HQ in Bethesda, MD.  Award Winning recording Artist, Sylver Logan Sharp gave a phenomenal performance along with the First Woman of Color Comedic Impressionist in the History of Our Nation, Dr. Sylvia Traymore Morrison, who did a phenomenal  job and the audience could not stop laughing!

Award Winning Recording Artist Sylver Logan Sharp

Photo by G. Eddie Patten

Mrs. Caroline Ali, Rahman Ali & Comedic Impressionist Dr. Sylvia Traymore Morrison
Photo by G. Eddie Patten

About Rahman Ali

Born on July 18, 1944, Rudolph Valentino Clay was a 18-Round Heavyweight Boxer from Louisville, Kentucky.  Not only does Rahman carry the title of Heavyweight Boxer, but he is also the younger brother to Boxing Champion & Legend Muhammad Ali.  Rahman Ali's boxing career spans from 1965 to 1977 and Rahman is the Author of 2 Best Selling Books as well! 

Photo Curtesy of Mirror Co.UK

    Friend and Soul Brother from another Mother, Mr. Atta Amin, says,  He met both Rahman Ali and Muhammad Ali in September 2015.  As quoted by Dr. Renee' Allen who witnessed their friendship and interaction over lunch, while here in Washington, DC , "Atta Amin is truly a brother from another mother to Rahman Ali and Muhammad Ali"

Photo by G. Eddie Patten

(Rahman Ali DMV Alum and Embassy:Front row: Mrs. Caroline Ali, Rahman Ali, Heba Khasogji Embassy of Sausi Arabia and Emin Ohran Dereli   Second row: Dr. Renee' Allen, Rev Dr Bruce Branch,  Atta Amin, Todd Rogers, Dr. Bruno Mazali, Bishop Billie Saint-James, Dr. Roy Hern (MD), Dr. Lance London)    

Mr. Amin says "My Inspiration is the great Champion Muhammad Ali and how he handled everything so beautifully."

Photo by G. Eddie Patten

(Rahman Ali, Wife, Caroline Ali, Dr. Mazali, Lenora Howze (AFRO Executive), Heba Khassogji , Mr.Atta Amin (Victory Stadium), Dr. Renee' Allen and Emin Ohran Dereli)     

Mr. Atta Amin was one of the last people to speak with Muhammad Ali about continuing his legacy and promised him he would continue his legacy through his brother Heavy Weight Boxer and 2 Book Best selling author, Rahman Ali.  

    This Black History Month Honors event was an exceptional way to end the 2023 Black History Month and it was an honor to have Mr. Rahman Ali and his wife, Mrs. Caroline Ali attend this event. 

Photo Curtesy of Afro-American Newspaper


Mr. Rahman Ali received a Citation from Senator Chris Van Hollen.  Mr. Rahman Ali also received a Proclamation from Prince George's County States Attorney Aisha Braveboy, who has now dedicated February 24th as "Rahman Ali Day"! 

Dr. Renee' Starlynn Allen with Mr. Rahman Ali & Mrs. Caroline Ali

Photo by G. Eddie Patten

    The Embassies of Saudi Arabia and Turkey were in attendance for this event and they gave beautiful heart-felt words of respect, honor and celebration for Rahman Ali and Muhammad Ali!

    This event could not be complete without boxing tributes, which was made possible by Todd Rogers, President of Logical Technology and Research.  

Photo by G. Eddie Patten

    The boxing Tributes included Deputy Commissioner DC Combat Sports Commission, S. Skip Brown and Henry "Discombobulating" Jones, Ring Announcer.  Also in attendance was a dear friend to Dr. Allen and Sugar Ray Leonard's Sister, Pastor Sandra Leonard Saint-James and husband Bishop Billy Saint-James, who provided the closing prayer.  Undefeated Heavy Hitting Diva Franchon paid her respects as well. 

Photo by G. Eddie Patten

    This event could not have taken place without the sponsors. Sponsors for this event included Hart Construction, Global Conscious Initiative, Carolina Kitchen, Victory Grace Center, Victory Stadium, Afro American Newspaper, Tobacco king, Offsite Yacht, Dr. Bruno Mazali Own It! Magazine and Publishing and photographer G. Eddie Patten.

Photo by G. Eddie Patten

(Rahman Ali DMV48 Men of Power ALUM: Front row Dr. Lance London, Dr. Roy Heron (MD), Bishop Saint James, Second row: Todd Rogers, Atta Amin, Rev Dr Bruce Branch and Dr. Bruno Mazali)

Trip to Qatar
    Prior to this historic event, Mr. and Mrs. Rahman Ali and Mr. Atta Amin, traveled to Qatar during the World Cup in 2022. They met with Mohamed Riad Massani, who promised much and has delivered nothing to date.  He and Mr. Amin made an arrangement in writing after many valuable pieces of Lapas, signed boxing gloves and signed Lapas were exchanged.  Promises were made by him, for which Mr. Ali, is prayerful for the promises made to him in Qatar to become a reality. 
Photo Curtesy of Mr. Atta Amin

Photo Curtesy of Mr. Atta Amin

Photo Curtesy of Mr. Atta Amin
Photo Curtesy of Mr. Atta Amin

    It is truly an honor and privilege to be in the presence of Mr. Rahman Ali and his beautiful and gracious wife Mrs. Caroline Ali.  Mr. Rahman Ali exemplifies strength and courageous courage.  Mr. Rahman Ali is an inspiration for the world!

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Photo by Ms. Jackie Hicks, Make-up by Ms. Letitia Thornhill

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