Leslie Taylor and best friend Shakora Conley couldn’t have asked for a better 16th birthday party at Salon Millesime in NYC. With guests such as Diggy Simmons, Ryan Leslie, Kanye West and Jay-Z (who is a close friend of the family), the ladies were surrounded by celebrity star power and, more importantly, close friends and family.
Following the introduction of the birthday court, young jetsetter Diggy presented the girls who floated in white gowns and their escorts to the room full of guests. Almost as a rite of passage, the ladies of the hour proceeded to dance with their fathers to Beyoncé’s “Daddy” as onlookers smiled proudly.
And then the real fun began.
VIBE Vixen was present to witness R. Les serenading the chocolate beauties for their special song and to behold the Kings of hip-hop taking a break from their Throne to affectionately share some birthday wishes that the girls will never forget!
Orchestrated by the boutique event planning firm The Purple Agency and surrounded by the spins of DJ Runna, the entire evening was Black Swan-inspired minus the twisted fiction. From the mocktails and hors d’oeuvres served by waiters and waitresses to ballerinas dancing to Mr. West’s “Runaway” and models transforming into live art, the aesthetic of the evening was dignified, theatrical and fit for the princesses of the evening.
Guests navigated through the delicious cupcakes by Millie Peartree, a Swan cake by Larikcreations and the fashionable birthday court styled by Nick Clemente to experience the highlights of the evening!