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A Sea of Melanin, Fashion & Champagne: The 11th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo

Me in my DVF skirt- living my best life at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic!

On Saturday, June 2nd, I along with my friends attended the 11th annual Veuve (pronounced like Love with a “V”) Clicquot (pronounced Clee-Ko) Polo Classic, and this year was so aesthetically pleasing to everyone’s eye! Although last year was my first time attending, I can still successfully compare and contrast, and I must say, the fashion and melanin that weaved itself throughout the event this year was breathtaking.

The men of Garçon Couture (from l to r): Jean G. Francilon, Sunday Bamgbose, Ilbert J. Sanchez, & Lydelle Young

For example, there were a group of men that instantly stopped foot traffic with their Wakandian attire making them instant fashion models for the event. After taking photos of them and exchanging information, I found that they are the men of Garçon Couture , a clothing line who “Specializes In the Dialogue Between the Gentleman and Dreamer In You.” They are dreamers too, so it is only right that I feature them on my blog! What I also love about these gentlemen are that they are of diverse backgrounds. Jean is from my native country Haiti, Sunday from Nigeria, Ilbert from Honduras, & Lydelle is from Trinidad, and they design clothes for both men and women. If you are interested in their designs, please feel free to visit their showrooms located in NYC & Miami Gardens. Their NYC showroom is located at 211 E.43rd Street #718. Check out their website for more info & stay tuned for my blog post dedicated just to them!

Brittany Hardin in her bright, red , & classy romper sipping Veuve Clicquot Rosé Rich w/Pineapples

This event is known to kick off the summer each year, and aside from the amazing fashion flowing through the large crowd, there were so many beautiful men and women of color in attendance. Along with their fashion, people brought out their blankets and food to set up mini picnics along Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. I witnessed people embracing friends they have not seen in a while and admiring the polo match that took place, while overlooking the NYC skyline and waving at Lady Liberty.

Vibrant music filled the air, long lines were formed for glasses or bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne, and food was flowing from the food trucks.

Catherine Buccello of Curated Vibes Group vibing w/her Veuve Clicquot Rosé Rich w/Pineapples

The Polo Classic is a great time to spend with friends, family, and a chance to meet and make new friends. To receive email alerts for the 2019 Polo Classic, I recommend you head over to the Veuve Clicquot website, plan with your friends, get your finances in order, and get your tickets early– they sell out quickly!

Ticket prices are as follows:

General Admission – $85, Early Access – $145, & The Rose Garden – $450. You are able to purchase your tickets before the general public with an American Express card.


Plan accordingly, and I hope to see you at the Classic next year!


Photos courtesy & Myrna L. Datilus

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