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Eye On Glam Part Deux: Exclusive Beauty Lounge with Hosts LA Hair’s China Upshaw & VH1’s Basketball Wives L.A. Jackie Christie Honoring the 2014 BET Experience

Eye On Glam Part Deux: Exclusive Beauty Lounge with Hosts LA Hair’s China Upshaw & VH1’s Basketball Wives L.A. Jackie Christie Honoring the 2014 BET Experience

We did it again! The Eye On Glam Team- The D Network PR and The Luxe Style Lab brought beauty and pampering to some of Hollywood’s finest in preparation for the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles. Powered by Impact Magazine, the 2nd annual glam fest boasted of liquor and libations in the form of  Birthday Cake Vineyards, a premiere sponsor and New NY Pooh, alcohol infused cupcakes! Our hosts, China Upshaw of WETV’s L.A. Hair and VH1’s Basketball Wives Jackie Christie indulged themselves with many of the clebrity guests in the culinary cuisne of Posh Palates catering headed by chef Angel Steward and the mind-bowing massages of Manly Hands masseuses. All attendees of the Eye on Glam Beauty Lounge were positively affected by the mellow ambiance that permeated the venue. DJ Kiss (America’s Youngest DJ) provided a musical selection of R&B, Hip-Hop and Neo Soul that kept the mood light and airy-but with a kick that kept at the forefront of everybody’s mind the BET AWARDS hosted by Chris Rock this year was imminent- it was so exciting!

The Guru, Celebrity Photographer Shawn Brooks was in the building getting great shots of our guests on the red carpet and with our playful, customized cardboard Instagram frame that brought about the most creative selfies from celebrities such as McKinley Freeman of VH1’s new series Hit The Floor and the flyest teen pop girl group from the Disney Channel, Urban Extreme and Mek Mill’s new recording artist Paloma Ford to name a few. Even our gracious hostesses got in on the Instagram Giant Selfie antics which kept the dya party filled with laughs and very happy guests! It may have been the Cake Batter or Strawberry Short Cake flavored Birthday Cake Wine those of legal drinking age were indulging in- so it’s safe to say we can ‘blame it on the alcohol’- the day party THE PLACE TO BE! Our guests owned the red carpet with their iVogue Shop bags full of swag- including beauty products from Architectural Skin Care, BlownAway Clothing, Sweet Sugarz Body Products, Goddess Couture, My Exclusive Shoe and Team Kiss T-shirts.

Inside the Beauty Lounge guests were privy to beautifying services from Pretty Girl Lashez where Christina provide very sexy and alluring lash extensions and Fly.Sexy.Diva’s styling team lead by Samara Shannon “glammed” the ladies with chic hair and makeup sessions and beauties could sample products from . The venue, provided by Emkron Studios in North Hollywood,  second level was an array sweet treats from Platinum Event Decor that included and elegant candy buffet and delectable cakes and cake pops! Yummers! The smorgasbord of eats from Posh Paletes included Bourbon Barbecue, Glazed Meatballs, Mini shredded Tri-Tip Tostadas, Mixed Berry Spinach Salad with a Mixed Berry Vinaigrette- an Epicureans dream! (licks fingers)

As the day wound down the media interviews continued with more celebrities arriving, Brandon Larkin, K.D. Aubert, Cisco Reyes, Comedians Hope Flood and Alia Kruz and the face of L.A. Men’s Fashion Week, Brian Sibley to get a sampling of the cocktails, cuisine and cool photos and correspondence from Impact Magazine, Hollywood Elevator Magazine capturing the comments and creativity on the red carpet to make for a super succeslfull event!  Thank you to our major sponsors Miami Entertainment Law and IZMA Models and the various vendors- Chablee Boutique, Eccentric Designs, Fit Fy Fitness and Mystique Hair Company that provided their services and products for a day of indulgence! We all win!

See Press Release 

The D Network PR


September 22, 2012

Shawn Brooks Photography

 News release for Shawn Brooks August 18, 2012

The D Network


(424) 245-0526

The Sharper the Image the Clearer the View with Shawn Brooks Design-

Shawn Brooks the Celebrity Photographer

 Launches His New Portfolio Magazine-Behind the Lens

(LOS ANGELES, CA–September 21, 2012) – For over a decade Shawn Brooks has created top-notch images that have accentuated celebrity marketing campaigns to the indelible ink of urban magazines such as Hip Hop Weekly and Pure Dope Magazine. An eclectic photographer, Shawn has photographed the everyday life of ordinary culture to prominent politicians, influential business moguls and celebrity clients. Shawn expertly blurs the line of art and life in his images and taken his creativity to task in his first digital e-zine- Behind The Lens which will officially launch today. Available online, Shawn brings a trifecta approach to bear on the project with his extensive knowledge of photography, graphic design and web design-to his online magazine-all in one publication-under one cover placing him among the leaders of digital technology in the e-zine realm..

The long-awaited unveiling of Behind the Lens first began with the premiere test issue of Shawn Brooks Portfolio Magazine: Volume 1-the idea originated from the multiple requests and what is the magazine. Equipped with his Canon EOS 7D Canon EF70-200mm f2.8L , Shawn sets out to bring crisp, clear images that can double as wall portraits to advertising images in and of themselves. The magazine is entirely dedicated to photography and the the spaces it touches-which is everything. Behind the Lens features clients in thematic and up close and personal photo shoots focusing on the art of photography with Mr. Brooks’s signature touch. All 36 pages of the spread is advertising free set to hit the viral world twice a year with model Mia Kane gracing the cover of the September issue available now for you to peruse-chock full of crisp images.

Shawn Brooks, the celebrity photographer takes poetic license with every assignment from red carpet launches, celebrity photo shoots, strategic partnership branding and private engagements. One of the highlights of the year for Shawn is being the official photographer for TV One’s The Real McCoy and VH1’s Single Ladies star LisaRaye McCoy’s 3rd Annual Back 2 Business (B2B) Mix Down Weekend in St. Thomas and St. John Bay, US Virgin Islands (USVI). Shawn captured priceless moments of LisaRaye and her invited celebrity guests and performers such as Musiq Soulchild, Naughty By Nature, Luenell, Red Grant, comedienne Kiana Dancie, VH1’s Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo and Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands Esonica Veira.

Being bi-costal has its advantages- Shawn works in South Beach, Atlanta and Los Angeles throughout the year photographing clients from Pink Sky Boutique, Momma Dee of VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, celebrity make-up artist AJ Crimson, Honesty Jewelry, Hair Are Us, KMB Salon Systems, and world-renowned author YG Nyghtstorm just to name a few. His celebrity client list continues to grow all the while Shawn transforms his clients’ concepts and ideas from mere thoughts to provoking images through the camera’s eye. Behind the Lens is his latest outlet to publish those images.

Behind the Lens is available on  magcloud.com and for samples of his work please visit www.shawnbrooksphotography.com

For information on Shawn Brooks, or to interview him please contact Publicist Dana Fikes of The D Network PR Agency  at 424.245.0565 or email info@thednetwork.com  

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New Publication

By Shawn Brooks in Behind The Lens

36 pages, published 9/19/2012

The portfolio magazine of celebrity photographer Shawn Brooks.