Danny Simmons, Solange Knowles, Russell Simmons, Rosario Dawson and Miguel
With Art Basel in full swing, I wanted to share photos and details from last night’s 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series celebration — hosted by Russell & Danny Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson.
The exclusive evening featured an illustrious mix of celebrities, musicians, socialites, designers and art influencers, who mingled and sipped artfully crafted Bombay Sapphire cocktails while dancing to beats spun by DJ Kitty Cash. VIP guests including: Rosario Dawson, Solange Knowles and celebrity stylist Ty Hunter; Recording Artists: Miguel and Teyana Taylor; supermodels: Shaun Ross, Garrett Neff, and Lady Victoria Hervey; BK The Artist; TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann (Urban Bush Babes), DJ Cassidy, and Patrick Janelle (Instagram Star and Founder of The Liquor Cabinet) attended the exclusive fete, which took place during SCOPE Miami Beach at the new Nautilus Hotel
The week of rain didn’t stop the Miami beachside celebration. Russell and Danny Simmons, along with Rosario Dawson announced New Orleans’ Aron Belka as the Grand Finale Winner of the 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition. An annual collaboration between Bombay Sapphire and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the nationwide search for the next big name in visual arts involved thousands of online submissions and a series of regional gallery events. For the first time this year, actress and Studio 189 founder Rosario Dawson served as honorary host and Creative Mentor of the program and will personally collaborate with the national winner to develop a public mural installation in his hometown or NYC; set to be unveiled in Spring 2016.
Solange Knowls, Russell Simmons, TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann
Solange Knowles, Miguel, and Rosario Dawson
Fashion Bloggers TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann
Ty Hunter and Solange
Expecting Mommy Teyana Taylor
Music Producer Jermaine Dupri
Photo Credits: Jamie McCarthy and Mike Coppola