Follow us on Twitter     and Facebook       Sign up for Email Updates: Celebration of the Year Honors Top African Americans in the Fashion Industry presented the Celebration of the Year – celebrating four events in one night Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Bayou City Event Center. The very best of Houston’s African American fashion and business worlds collided at this historical celebration, hosted by MR. D-MARS and the 2014 Top 50 Black Models.

The four events included: a Fashion Awards Ceremony for the 2013 Top Designers (Ebele Iloanya of MODChic and Dionne Green of Susej Designs), Top Tailor (George Russell of First Impression Custom Clothes), and Top Boutiques (Shakeina of QWASHAE Boutique and Kele Helm of Kele’s Kloset ) as well as Community Hero Jackie Adams of Melodrama Boutique and Fashion Industry Trailblazers Kim Roxie of LAMIK Beauty and Malorie “Mal” Bailey-Massie of Mal’s Custom Jewelry; MR. D-MARS Annual Celebrity Birthday Bash; Fashion Showcase; and the release of the very first African American Luxury Lifestyle Directory.

“At, it’s not only our duty, but also our privilege to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans in the world of fashion. Houston is home to some of the trendiest, talented and business-savvy African Americans and I was elated to be able to showcase their capabilities at this event with the awards ceremony and fashion showcase featuring our 2014 Top 50 Black Models,” said MR. D-MARS, President and CEO of

Entertainment and hosts included King MC, Fashion Showcase Coordinator Lauren Carmon, News Anchor Melinda Spaulding, music by Rob G “The General” of 97.9 The Box, and live performance by Reggie Jamz. Notable attendees included Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee; Retired NBA Hall-of-Famer Moses Malone; State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall; and James Prince, CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records.

Sponsors for the Celebration of the Year were First Impression Custom Clothes, LAMIK Beauty, Porsche of West Houston, The Hall Law Firm, Troy B. Smith Professional Services, Kamica Hampton Realty, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin, MODChic, Mal’s Custom Jewelry, Gregory’s, Shoe Fetage, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, QWASHAE Boutique, Daniel & Co., Got Nails Nailtique, Oscar McGarr & Associates, Kele’s Kloset, Melodrama Boutique, Mayberry Homes, Inc., The Dentistry of Dr. Ka-Ron Y. Wade, Prop Rock, Lasting Impressions Dental Group, Dr. Heather Brown Orthodontics, National Black MBA Association, CMS, Cheeks 22, Thinkzilla Consulting, Floy Johnson Promotions, The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources,, Colbert/Ball Tax Service,, Allstate, LaneStaffing, T. MAC PRODUCTIONS, Mena Freeman Financial Services, National Sales Network, National Association of Black Accountants Houston, Greater Houston Black Chamber, A Few Good Men, My Community Services, The Boutique, Ashley Dunn, the Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs, the Top 50 Black Attorneys, and the Top 50 Black Health, Medical, and Wellness Professionals.

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