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135th Street Agency Closes 2013 with Festive Holiday Bash

The scene at ARENA for the 135th Street Agency Holiday Party and Beautiful Textures Upfront
The scene at ARENA for the 135th Street Agency Holiday Party and Beautiful Textures Upfront

(NEW YORK) – December 18, 2013 – Monday night, the 135th Street Agency and Strength of Nature, LLC hosted a holiday party and 2014 Beautiful Textures Upfront at ARENA in NYC. Hundreds packed the sexy venue, which was outfitted with festive white poinsettias, a silver Christmas tree and green and purple lighting. 135th founder/CEO Shante Bacon and Managing Partner Saptosa Foster were on hand to welcome friends, family and special guests which included Monami Entertainment’s Mona Scott-Young, beauty expert Tia WilliamsTina Davis of Phase Too Management, Atlantic Records’ Joi Pitts, Atlantic Records recording artist Justine Skye, Shaheem Reid, Michaela Angela Davis, Breeze (BET), Jacquie Lee (Jacquie Lee International), Ariane Davis (“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”), Sharon Carpenter (Revolt TV), Meena Charaipotra (VH1) and many more. Event hosts Angela Yee (Power 105 FM/VH1’s “The Gossip Game”) and Sway Calloway (MTV, SiriusXM) kicked the night off with a video presentation recapping 135th’s recent work and clients. Then tv personality/designer Angela Simmons joined Angela Yee to co-host the Upfront, which featured an announcement of Beautiful Textures’Naturally Straight Texture Manageability System™ and a hot performance by Atlantic Records recording artist Sevyn Streeter. The evening ended with the crowd dancing the night away to tunes spun by DJ Amanda Seales.


Special thanks to Strength of Nature, Arena Nightclub, Ciroc and the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.


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Photos by Stephen Knight, Patrick Neree


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Shante Bacon, Angela Yee, Saptosa Foster, Sway Calloway (left); Shante Bacon, Charlene Dance, Saptosa Foster (right)
Angela Simmons (left); Sevyn Streeter (center); Justine Skye (right)
Angela Yee (left); Shante Bacon and Mona Scott-Young (right)
Rae Holliday and Ariane Davis (left); Shante Bacon and Michaela Angela Davis (right)
DJ Amanda Seales, Chuck Creekmur, Shante & Saptosa (left); DJ Amanda Seales and Sway Calloway (right)

The event kicks off with a video presentation detailing the work of the agency

A carving station and a burger bar were just two of the many food options that night

Jacquie Lee is flanked by two handsome guests (left); Saptosa and Shante pose with several members of Shante’s family (right)


135th got into the holiday spirit with branded ornaments and a tree

Sevyn rocked the house! A first class act.

A few minutes into the performance and Sevyn had the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand


It’s a love-fest with Angela Yee, Sevyn and Shante (left); Saptosa and Shante cheese with their favorite photographer Stephen Knight (right)

Kela Walker (with Shante) is full of 135th holiday cheer (left); Shante poses with her sister Charlotte Murray (right)

Setting up the room hours before doors open (left); it wouldn’t be Christmas without a gift bag! (right)

Saptosa and Shante pose with the love Breeze from BET (left); throw ya’ hands up! (right)

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