HOT SOCIETE BOUTIQUE PARTY
With Drita D'Avanzo
by Aki Solomos, Oct. 14, 2017
Right in the heart of the quaint town of Ossining, NY, there's a special boutique called Hot Societe. As a thanks to their loyal customers that's frequented it since its opening in June 2015, ex-NYPD officer turned Fashionista, Edith Santiago, celebrated their 2 years by hosting a Customer Appreciation Day with special guest Drita D'Avanzo!
The personality of the boutique can be described as warm, friendly, and intimate, with a focus on giving personal service to fit their client's needs. And to describe the party that evening with Drita explaining, conversing in one-on-ones, and teaching customers about skin care and beauty, seemed like a perfect match.
If you follow Drita's fame, then you know this VH1 Mobwives and upcoming show Scared Famous star is no stranger to fashion, beauty, and cosmetics. Promoting her Lady Boss cosmetic line, with food, music, and a relaxed atmosphere, the Meet-n-Greet and Make Up Demo turned to an amazing night. When I spoke to Edith, her description of the event was, "A wonderful and great success! We all had fun, and it was so chill -like a sleep over party. And having Drita there made it into an incredible girls night. Very cool and fun!"
When Drita was asked about the coming new show Scared Famous, she admittedly claimed, "It's very scary! It seems so very real. You got to watch it!" Airing October 23rd on VH1, the new reality show is basically Big Brother meets House On Haunted Hill where the winner has a choice of their favorite charity to receive $100,000. Hosted by Redman as the Master of Ceremonies, or as VH1 describes him for the show, 'Master of Scare-a-monies', the 10 participants include Mobwives Drita D'Avanzo, Don Benjamin and Eva Marcille from America's Next Top Model, Alaska Thunderf-k from RuPaul's Drag Race, Erica Mena from Love & Hip Hop, Sky from Black Inc Crew, Miss Nikki Baby and Safaree Samuels from Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Tiffany "New York" Pollard from Brunch with Tiffany, Yung Joc from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
When the night ended, even with parting swag bags containing thank you gifts in their hands, saying goodbye to new friends, in a community made store that can also be considered their home, was difficult to do for all those that attended.
PHOTS BY: ALONSO CABELLOS