I'm sure that you are used to the weekend being reserved for my personal style posts but I couldn't help but share an exclusive event recap with you. Last week I received an email in my inbox with a subject line that read: "INVITE: EVOLUTION OF KISS - ATLANTA". It didn't take long for me to figure out that this email contained an event invite and I was excited. One of my goals for 2015 was to begin attending more events and/or networking with like-minded creative individuals so being invited to an exclusive event is right up my alley. Let's pause very briefly. I know you're probably wondering, if you are unaware, what the Evolution of KISS Affair actually is. Well, I'm excited to let you in on the know!

The Evolution of KISS Affair is an event that is held by KISS Magazine, showcasing emerging fashion design talent as well as giving attendees a chance to get up close and personal with the latest issues of KISS Magazine. The magazine itself was created in 2009 and focuses on fashion, beauty, art, and entertainment. Although KISS Magazine experienced a brief hiatus, it relaunched in 2010 and has been on a creative roll ever since. The event that took place in Atlanta on July 7, 2015 was nothing short of spectacular and included an exclusive group of attendees. One of the many great things about this event is that famed photographer Dewayne Rogers was the honoree for the night. If that alone hasn't captured your attention yet, keep reading.  

The goal for the Evolution of KISS Affair in Atlanta was to re-introduce KISS Magazine to the Atlanta scene and I dare say that it left an impressionable mark. With over 120 attendees filling Studio2B, located in the Atlantic Station area, this event featured images from KISS Magazine's digital publication over the past few years along with an exclusive look at the celebrity gallery of Dewayne Rogers. 

Later in the evening, attendees were able to get an up-close and personal look at two fashion labels handcrafted by designers Veronica Ariel and Larry Andrew of Asia Mynor.

Images above are from Larry Andrew's Summer 2015 Asia Mynor Clothing Line.


Images above are from Veronia Ariel's Summer 2015 Collection.

Both collections captured the essence of summer, providing attendees a visual of wearable pieces. While some may argue that fashion designers are beginning to stray away from traditional summer color palettes, the collections of Veronica Ariel and Larry Andrew proved that some things are much better when done traditionally. However, for every ounce of tradition that both collections veered towards, there were also elements of cutting-edge designs to give the pieces displayed a modern feel. All in all, the Veronica Ariel and Asia Mynor summer collections individually hit  a high note and I'm excited to see what the future has in store for them! 

Note: The event sponsor beverage was D'USSÉ.

Trust me when I say that KISS Magazine is one that you want to keep your eyes on. Speaking of which, below you will find links to KISS Magazine's official website, digital magazine, and social media handles along with a behind the scenes look at the Evolution of KISS Affair that was held in Chicago (May 2015).

Website: KISS Magazine
Digital Magazine: http://digital.kiss-mag.com/
Instagram: kissmagazine

Photo Credit:

Charles Andre Thomas (@charlesandrethomas)

Park Hill Multimedia (@therealtonycash)

Huey (@h3uthedirector)