WHEN TEENage entered the Sweet 16 soirée of Imani Abigail Dennie last Saturday, the first thing that greeted us were the pink and black trimmings that adorned the Hopefield Ave location.
The second thing we noticed were the stylish patrons jamming to the music, equally as eye-catching in the latest fashion.
Just as TEENage was getting into the groove of things, our attention was drawn to the excitement that was about to unfold at the entrance of the location. It was the arrival of the birthday girl.
A white stretch limousine pulled into the venue, and the driver got out and rolled out an actual red carpet. He then opened the door, and out walked glam queen Imani Dennie in a strapless, pink and white sequined gown. Dennie glided down the red carpet to Rihanna's Diamonds, and was bombarded by paparazzi and excited friends. She was then escorted to her throne by best friend Ivana Chang.
Family and friends offered a few short, but sincere words in tribute to the princess on her big night. Dennie's mother, Latoya Miller, then commandeered the mic, and spoke from the heart about her daughter becoming a young lady, and how she had transitioned from her little girl into the beautiful young woman she is today. The fashionista then took the mic herself, and welcomed everyone to the party, making them feel more comfortable.
Before long it was time for the cake cutting, Dennie cut her black and white, zebra print cake with step-dad Julian Sinclair. The cake was topped with a fashion mannequin cake topper in a black and pink, strapless party dress, totally fit for this glamour queen.
After the cake cutting, it was dinner time. A wide selection of food was served, ranging from barbequed chicken and white rice to even nachos.
Following dinner, the patrons of the party were then instructed to move inside to the dance floor, as the deejay was ready to kick the roof off the event. Guests danced to a wide selection of music that really kept the crowd going.
As the party winded down, we could overhear guests expressing what a great time they had, and that they especially loved glam queen's grand entrance.
So to sum it all up, it was good music, good food and good vibes, a night fit for a queen.
— Rachel Laing