Who, what, and where!

The World’s First Fashion Hackathon

What’s sexier than the integration of high fashion and cutting edge technology? Decoded Fashion hosted the first ever fashion hackathon this weekend in New York City. The 48-hour love fest sought out and achieved the notion of building the perfect fashion app or web-based program that helps the consumers, retailers and designers reach more efficient levels of business. With a panel of esteemed fashion luminaries like fashion designer Rachel Roy and Uri Minkoff (founder and CEO of Rebecca Minkoff) guiding the tech set, the competition was well advised. Five innovative finalists were selected; the winner of the $10,000 cash prize and additional products will have the opportunity to have their app launched by America’s top fashion association, the Council of Fashion Designers for America. — Fashion Editor, Ericka N. Goodman

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic Basketball Game

My week kicked off at the Barclays Center to catch a Brooklyn Nets game. While there were no Beyonce or Jay-Z sightings (they were both obviously in Nola for the Super Bowl), I still had a great time hanging with the girls from DeVries Public Relations! — Associate Beauty & Grooming Editor, Janell Hickman

Behind the Scenes at the EBONY Beauty Shoot

We can’t show you the images of our upcoming beauty shoot for the April issue. But just know it’s going to be fabulous featuring two supermodels, and one fresh face we deem as the next big thing! — JH

BluePrint’s 3-Day Excavation Cleanse

I tried the BluePrint cleanse to jumpstart my system as part of my “Get Right for 2013” plan, thus making me more aware of what I was eating. I decided to try the 3-day Excavation Cleanse (recommended for beginners) to purify my system and test my willpower. The program includes six fresh pressed juices delivered straight to you that you drink roughly once every hour. While I wasn’t hungry, I did have trouble chugging the juices in a timely manner on day one. By day two, I got the hang of it and by day three (the end), I was a total pro! My favorite juice was the juice no.4 (the Spicy Lemonade), and friends I hadn’t seen in a while commented on my euphoric, post-cleanse glow. Priceless! — JH

Ann Taylor’s Summer 2013 Collection Presentation

I was instantly teleported to 80-degree weather and a beachside bungalow for Ann Taylor’s Summer 2013 Collection preview. The clothes burst with brights and nautical nattiness. — EG

Tommy Bahama Men’s Fragrance Launch Event

I was whisked away via car service to head to the exclusive Tommy Bahama Manhattan Island store and restaurant to learn about their latest men’s fragrance launch. The sexy scent hits shelves in Fall 2013! — JH