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J'can owned NYC fashion store a magnet for celebrities

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Madonna (left) and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
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Jamaica-born fashionista and celebrity blogger Diva Madonna Williams, owner of the newly opened Glamsense Divas Beauty Bar in Pelham, New York, is counting her lucky stars as her fashion business continues to be a magnet for celebrity clients from mainstream America.

The beauty bar, garnered mainstream attention when Carol Maraj, mother of female pop icon Nikki Minaj was spotted shopping there.

"Carol Maraj shopping at our store got us a prominent feature on Page Six TV, the highly rated half-hour daily show which airs nationally here in the USA. We were also mentioned twice on PageSix in the New York Post that features entertainment and celebrity news each day and a number of other mainstream publications. This is a very big deal for a newly opened Jamaican-owned store," the elated business entrepreneur shared.

Celebrities and experts in the fashion industry including Love and Hip-Hop star Chrissy Monroe; actress and VH1 On The Red Carpet host Melissa D Gordon, fashion consultant Cherie Corso, and costume designer Natasha Berezhnaya, have also shopped at the store.

Last week, during an in-store Facebook Live broadcast by Fashion ETC Midday Edition, pop-dance solo artist and US Weekly magazine fashion contributor Aaron Paul stopped in. Paul, who was discovered by America's Got Talent owner Simon Cowell was previously lead vocalist of pop group Worlds Apart who had five top 30 UK singles, including Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel.

Williams is not new to the limelight. She was the genius behind the successful IED Awards, which took place at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn last year. The event was hosted

by platinum-selling reggae superstar Shaggy and included performances by R&B star Melissa Morgan, Maxi Priest, reggae queen Marcia Griffiths, D'Angel among others.

On Sunday, November 4, the Diva and her Glamsense Divas Beauty Bar team will host the pre-catwalk show at the Blue and Bougie party, slated for the Radisson Hotel Ballroom in New Rochelle, NY.

"We have a short but exciting show planned for Blue & Bougie patrons that will include gorgeous models and eye popping designs that will turn heads," she explained.

Before the fashion segment,the New York, based Royal Khaoz band will keep patrons engaged with a variety of original and traditional reggae songs while DJs Calli B, Madout and Icospyco will entertain with the best in reggae, hip-hop and dancehall music.