EVENT: Marc Baptiste X STARK

Photos: Rameen Gasery, @GaseryGallery

Last Friday, December 16th, Marc Baptiste and STARK presented the 10th anniversary celebration of Baptiste’s iconic book, Beautiful, to a slew of industry insiders, models, designers, fashionistas and creatives. Held at the swanky lounge The Griffin in the meatpacking district of New York City, the event was hosted by Melyssa Ford and featured performances by newcomers Charly & Margaux, who serenaded the crowd with Hip-Hop centric tunes on their violins. While fan-favorite Julia Haltigan and the Hooligans, who headlined the event with a 30-minute set, turned the party on its head. DJ Jasmine Solano of Electric Punanny fame was the resident DJ for the evening, spinning classic tunes from Michael Jackson through to Reggae bashment jams just before midnight. John Forte, Yaya Dacosta, Liris Crosse, Maiyisha, Celia Faussart of Les Nubians and many others were in attendance, while model Selita Ebanks and Terrence J made cameos at the after party.

Overall the event was a success. Special thanks to the event’s sponsors Dot Au, Cine Institute and GAO for their support; Jenny Baptiste, Marc McAndrews, Seth of Shameless Management, STARK staff Lindsay McNeil and Dhruva Garrett; the Staff at The Griffin, and all those who partied the night away with us.

To see all more exclusive photos from the event and behind the scenes, visit our Facebook page HERE or on our Twitter Feed, @_TheStarkLife

Follow Julia Haligan on Twitter, @JuliaHaltigan

Follow Charly on Twitter, @Charlissimo; Follow Margaux on Twitter, @Margeezy_

Follow Melyssa Ford on Twitter, @MissMelyssaFord

Follow Marc Baptiste on Twitter, @BaptisteMarc

All images were taken by Rameen Gasery. Follow him on Twitter, @GaseryGallery

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