October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and simultaneously the host of Boston Fashion Week. I invite you to join myself and other Boston-based designers on Thursday October 11th for the Catwalk for BMC Cancer Care.

I was blessed with the opportunity to design custom looks for two beautifully spirited women whom are both survivors of breast cancer. In working with them over the past few months, it’s clear that they are resilient and eternally grateful for what Boston Medical Center has done for them. They are oh so excited to strut down the runway and be celebrated. In honor of these two women and the others who are battling or defeated this disease, I’ve titled this collection, “Phoenix - Risen, Reborn, and Resilient.”

Let’s celebrate all lives that have been affected by this disease and support those whom are trying to help. 

You are cordially invited to the Bold Lashes Babe launch party. Bold Lashes Babe aims to enhance the natural beauty of our sisters. Most of our lashes are named after bold and fierceless black women, from Lupita to Vibranium to Jennifer to Michelle to La Negra and Lady O. Dynamic duo, Gustavo Leon and Patrick Dwyer will be hosting our night. Gift bags will be offered to the first 50 guests to purchase tickets. Gift bags include a pair of Bold Lashes Babe lashes, handmade waist beading from Senegal and much more!

For our fellas, as seen in GQ Magazine, Darrick Leak of DLeak Bow will be offering his exclusive collection at our launch party. Leak has been styling numerous celebrities. Children's bow ties will also be available for your dapper little ones.

In addition, fellow Boston based black women business owners will be launching their brands. We believe, sharing is caring. Join Natasha Miller, Shanise De Silva, and Zjajah Creations in the launch of their fashion brands with featured designer, Nubia Williams. 

Get your tickets and expect to have fun!


​​Nubia Williams is one of the 3 designers  participating in the "Out of the Box" Design Challenge. Come see how Williams has transformed an American Apparel little black dress into a Nubia Williams original. The custom design will be auctioned to raise money for arts education in Boston public schools!

Join us to celebrate and support high-quality arts education in the Boston Public Schools. On November 7, CIC Boston is the place to be for prominent Bostonians who value arts education for all, with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)!

Empowering students with high-quality arts education
that fosters culture and community while also
supporting a school’s learning objectives

Enjoy music, delicious food, tasting wines donated by local artist Leslie Wilcox,  watch student artists at work and meet special guests. Fabulous silent auction surprises and a live auction of original artwork.

Learn more: PaintlikeDaVinci

Gala Co-Chairs:
Giuliana Berchicci
Mojgan Lefebvre
Honorary Gala Co-Chair:
Former Governor Deval Patrick
Master of Ceremony:
Joyce Kulhawik, Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Critic/JoycesChoices.com
Guest Auctioneer:
David Brown, Chief Advancement Officer at Forsyth Institute, former WCVB Ch. 5 broadcaster
Special  Guests:
Dr. Tommy Chang BPS Superintendent
Myran Parker-Brass – Boston Public Schools Executive Director for the Arts
Jay Livingstone – Massachusetts State Representative
Michelle Wu – Boston City Councilor-at-Large
Josh Zakim – Boston City Councilor

Ticket Prices:
$150 individual
$175 includes complimentary parking underneath CIC building
$250 per couple



Join Nubia Williams and MANY other talented artists, fashion designers, jewelry designers, musicians, hairstylists, make-up artists, and photographers for the RAW BostonWinter Showcase. Williams will be previewing her newest collection, illustrating the magnificence of Bilbao, Spain.

What you can expect: You'll experience an independent film screening (usually a short, webisode or music video), a pop-up gallery featuring several independent visual artists and photographers, fashion shows from up-and-coming local designers, live musical performances, vendor booths featuring local artisans and accessories designers, and live performance art. You'll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company! 

21+, full bar and menu available

RAW: Natural Born Artists


To provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their creative career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW ventures to provide the platform for these artists to be seen, heard, and loved. 

RAW currently operates in over 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK!

OCTOBER 11TH, 2018



Gilded NightsTM proudly presents a pop-up Art & Wine Tasting Halloween weekend event on Friday October 30th at Movimiento Gallery. This light social networking & party event will feature rising local  artists and wine tasting. The ambiance will  be set with live music stylings by Clave & Blues

Join us and kick off your Halloween weekend with us while taking in a variety of artwork.

The evening will feature:

Rising artists and stars on the local scene
Wine & other spirits available for tasting and for orders
Great people. It’s a good way to usher in the weekend while making new friends and catching up with old ones.

Dress Code: Business casual or Halloween attire
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 

The Featured Artists:

Nubia Williams
Nubia is a multi-talented artist and womenswear designer who recently debuted her fashion line at Boston Fashion Week 2015, marking her arrival in the Boston fashion scene. Williams has been featured in The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine for her fashion works. In addition to her sartorial flair, dancing prowess, and musical training, her creative energy is also exuded on the canvas. She grew up  on the west  coast where she began receiving commissions for her artwork at the young age of 5, showing at the annual Pan African Film Festivals in Los Angeles, CA and Museum of Cultural Diversity in Carson, CA. She later moved to the east coast honing in on her design talents, studying at SONO Design School, receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Parsons the News School for Design in New York City soon after. She currently calls Boston home but her inspiration emanates from all over the world. Williams incorporates her roots in fine art, travels around the world, and fashion design skills to create conceptual "wearable art." You can expect cultural diversity, vibrant color, and curvilinear shapes.

An advocate for providing professional and educational opportunities for the creative youth, Nubia served on the planning committee that founded the annual Dixwell Children's Arts Festival in New Haven, CT and assisted with the first Cambridge Children's Arts Festival this past summer. She currently teaches fashion courses at Lesley College of Art & Design available for high school students seeking college credit.

Join us to witness the return of Nubia Williams, the visual artist, with her new collection of mixed media works from the "Orisha" series. 

Media: Mixed-Media

 Tess Barbato
Tess Barbato is a young, 21st century American realist oil painter whose work is conceptually driven.  She possesses a larger than life vision that results in incredibly detailed portrayals of the most mundane of objects. 

Tess inherited her artistic sensibility from a long line of family artists. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in Fine Arts from Plymouth State University. Her lifelong struggle with dyslexia compelled her to use art as her preferred means of communication. And for Tess, communication has always been paramount. She is an artist with something to say, a master of delivery in the form of wry paradox.

Tess’ paintings have been accepted for numerous juried exhibitions and have accumulated several awards and honors. Some of her recent showings have been in the Art of the Figure, juried by Philip Pearlstein in Setauket, New York; The New England Collective IV juried by Kaveh Mojtabai and Brian Goslow, the Publisher and the Editor-in-Cheif of ArtScope Magazine at Galatea Fine Art in Boston; a solo exhibition entitled “Fuck Wall Street” at The Jo Hay Open Studio Gallery in Provincetown, MA. She was also a Finalist in the Artist Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition and she received an Honorable Mention for the 2013 International Art Festival at 25CPW Gallery, NYC.
Media: Paintings

Jessica S. Francois
[image] Jessica is a rising photographer from the Boston Area. She moved around and is currently looking to take  her artistry to the DC  [photo 4] area. Her primary medium is photography but her subjects are as varied as they came, spanning from landscapes, to portraits, to perspectives often missed in the rush of  our daily routine. Jessica boasts mixed background with her  family hailing  from Haiti  and the Dominican republic and her eclectic style is a reflection  of a  rich and deeply rooted experience.
Media: Photography

Megan Murphy

Megan a photographer based out of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in [Guatemalan girl] thespring of 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. She has traveled to Europe and Central America and her passion lies in discovering the world and documenting the people she meets and the different places she calls home. She has worked for a non-profit organization in Guatemala and hope to continue to use her photos in order to benefit others.

She is also available for product photography, photo journalism and other various commercial work, such as portraiture, weddings, and editorial work.
Media: Photography

Madame ChoKola
[Faceless] [Kania Eustache headshot] MadameChokila is an upcoming artist in the Boston area. Her art draws from her Bostonian roots as  well  as her Haitian heritage. Her subjects appear faceless but not without expression.
Media: Paintings 

Katherine Taylor

​Katherine Taylor is a Boston-based photographer specializing in journalism, portraiture and events.  Her work has been seen in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Thomson Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The Department of Labor, Frontline, Politico, Harvard University, Boston University and more.

Working on both coasts and outside the country, She shoot assignments including still photography, multi-media and video.