Posted on: August 27, 2023 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 3

Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to attend an inspiring event called “The Rise” at the renowned The fashionable soirée welcomed over 100 guests who were treated to an unforgettable experience that entertained all the senses.

Runway Model, Alex P. Photo @L Devlin Photography

A “Poshe” affair, celebrity guests such as Eshe of Two-Time Grammy Award Winning Group Arrested Development, Tyler Perry’s Costume Designer, Raiyonda Vereen,Celebrated Beauty expert Christopher Macken, Reality television star, Molly Hopkins, Upscales Senior Fashion editor, Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds, celebrity wardrobe stylist Holly Katz, and many more were seen shopping while enjoying savory bites, listening to tunes by DJ rasyrious and celebrity violinist Alex Ahn, and sipping bubbly curated by St. Julep against a backdrop of panoramic Atlanta city views.

As I walked into the Kimpton® Sylvan Hotel, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of anticipation and excitement. The venue, known for its Mid-Century Style Meets Modern Elegance, seemed like the perfect backdrop for an event that aimed to bridge the gap between art and fashion. The stage was set for an insightful exploration of how fashion goes beyond mere clothing and serves as a medium for self-expression, cultural change, and social justice.

Let’s get to know the Designers.  

Celebrated Designer, Shunelle Porcena Photo @L Devlin Photography

Shunelle Porcena Vivante Designs formerly known as nellyco

Highlights: Dressed rapper ‘Lil Durk’ in ‘How it Feel’ music video | Presented Fashion Designer in ‘SCAD’ Fashion Shows

IG: vivanteoffocial

Project Runway Alum and Featured Designer, Latasha ‘Tasha’ Henderson Photo @L Devlin Photography

Latasha ‘Tasha’ Henderson Designs formerly known as Vonray Designs

Highlights: Project Runway Season 15 Cast Member | Styled/Dressed over 100 Celebrities & 50 Magazine Covers including: Yeezy & Sunday Service Choir, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Blair Underwood, Naturi Naughton, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Angela Simmons, Rotimi, Luke James, Mario

IG: vonraydesigns | Web: | Portfolio:

Celebrated Designer, DeQuincy Atterberry
Photo @L Devlin Photography

DeQuincy Atterberry Designs

Highlights: Sheen Magazine Cover, Alpha Magazine Cover, Pop Out Magazine Cover, Dressed Rachel Mbuki for 2023 BET Awards, Designs previewed in the Delta Pre Centennial Fashion Show, Presented in Indie Fashion New Black Wall Street, Presented in BET Haute Fashion Show 

IG: dequincy_atterberry | Web:


You may be asking yourself “What is the Poshe Experience? “It is a one-stop shop for everything fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment. Michelle Lynch, CEO of has gained so much experience and met leading industry moguls throughout her career, and she decided to create a company that thrives off connecting talent to companies. With over 20 years in the industry, her innovative team of visionaries can create your ideas and dreams into reality.

Michelle Lynch, CEO and Founder of Poshe Productions (Photo credit -L Devlin Photography

Thanks, and  for fusing the worlds of creative art and fashion in a forward-thinking way. The celebratory evening felt ritualistic, in true Poshe fashion to praise and present poignant accolades to some of the brightest black and brown creatives who are challenging the status quo, leaving progressive footprints, and delivering outstanding performances in their chosen fields.

If you missed the show, here’s a visual recap. 

Can’t’ wait until your next “Poshe” production!

Yours in fashion,

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds

Cover Photo model @runwaydivashay

Photo and video credits



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