Which is exactly what Misa Hylton-Brim, first baby mama of Sean "Diddy" Combs, decided to do when she ventured from her styling roots into the world of fashion design. Madison Star, named after Hylton's daughter (not by Diddy), premiered in LA this past weekend amidst the ballers in town for All-Star Weekend.
Speaking of ballers, stylist Joe Exclusive and reality stars Hoopz ('Flavor of Love'), Natalie Nunn ('Bad Girls Club'-who took a break from running LA to stop by), Real & Chance ('Real Chance at Love 1 and 2), and Saaphyri ('Flavor of Love' & 'Charm School') were all in attendance. Hooray.
All you really need to set a trend is accessories, apparently. When asked what staple item every woman should have in her closet in 2011, Hylton confidently replied, "A great pair of hoop earrings." Right. Looks like we're all doin' it to it, then.
After 18 years in the business, styling stars like Mary J. Blige, Chris Rock, and Kimora Lee Simmons, Hylton hopes to seek similar success with Madison Star, which will hit stores some time in 2011.
Models were of varying sizes; all women were definitely accounted for as even Saaphyri modeled a few pieces. Once all the fashions were exhausted, Faith Evans popped on stage in a green Grecian-style dress and rocked the crowd with snippets of a few of her popular songs, including a duet with Carl Thomas. Faith looked great and seems to be doing well coming off her Grammy nomination. "We've got a lot on deck," she said all smiles and glistening from her short, but packed performance.
It was definitely an interesting night.