Celebration of Laurence Basse & Kimanie Farquharson

Mykel C. Smith Creative Presents the

Birthday Celebration of Laurence Basse & Kimanie Farquharson

MCSC PRODUCED BIRTHDAY Celebration FOR LONGTIME FRIENDs & COLLABORATORS, LAURENCE BASSE, Finalist OF PROJECT RUNWAY & KIMANiE FARQUHARSON FACE OF LUXURY BRAND SHERMAN PRESTON. Editors, stylists & longtime friends PARTIED THE NIGHT AWAY IN A NEW LUXURY BUILDING OVERLOOKING THE HARLEM RIVER & THE MANHATTAN SKYLINE. COCKTAILS were provided by SIENNA SPIRITS, PROSECCO BY PAPI, food by Kimanie & SPECIAL TREATS BY HARLEM BAKED GOODS. Everyone walked away with a much sought-after Laurence Basse Custom Tee. This party marks Laurence’s return to NYC & upcoming fashion show during NYFW in February 2024.

Guests included Models Lene Hall, Shaya Ali, Fashion photographer Jeffrey Gamble, iconic stylist Memsor Kamarake, designer/stylist Carlton Jones, entertainment reporter Josh McBride, fashion editor Chris Collie, entertainment lawyer Kayon White, & Jamaican socialite Pinky Tickled. Legend Monifa Carter gave a powerful rendition of Happy Birthday for the celebrants.

“I am so thankful for this amazing night made possible by my amazing friend Myke,” said Basse. “There was so much talent and magic in the room… what a special night! I could not have asked for a better welcome back to NYC party.” 

“Saturday night was a reinforcement and display of genuine love and light. That’s the kind of stuff you can’t buy or make up and I owe it to the people in our tribe,” said Farquharson. “A big thank you to everyone who showed up in ways both small and large to make it possible.”

“It was a pleasure producing this event for my two hearts that I consider family,” Said MCSC. “I have worked with both as models and now entrepreneurs. I’m elated at how far we have all come; thus, a celebration was necessary. Thanks to all the sponsors and guests who made this night magical.”

About MCSC 

Mykel C Smith Creative is a creative think tank for all creative things. The company merges creative ideas with business practices to brand & re-brand their clients.


Mykel C Smith has been in the creative business for 20+ years as an event producer, celebrity stylist, casting director, event planner & creative director.


Highlights of the MCSC roster include Coke, L’Oreal, The Marley Brand, ELLE India, ELLE Spain, Top Owens Collection, Tracy Reese, Lenny Kravitz, Steven Tyler, Tike Sumpter, KeKe Wyatt, Skip Marley, Elvis Nolasco & various publications. “I just love creativity, but I realize that it has to blend with the discipline of business in order to be a win-win situation for all parties. Cooperation is key to winning, & when everyone is on the same page, the results are wonderful,” said Smith. “We consider the global view of each client, & we blend their ideas with our concepts. In doing so, we elevate our clients & our brand as well. “

About Laurence Basse 

Laurence Basse rose to fame as a contestant on the EMMY AWARD winning show PROJECT RUNWAY (finalist on season 15). SHE designed for NBA superstars DWIGHT HOWARD, SERGE IBAKA and actress GINA RODRIGUEZ wore an original LAURENCE BASSE custom jacket for the cover of LATINA MAGAZINE. During her fifteen-year modeling career, she has appeared in BENETTON, JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER, FRENCH ELLE, & COSMOPOLITAN.

About KimanIe Farquharson 

KIMANIE FARQUHARSON is a MODEL and face OF LUXURY BRAND SHERMAN PRESTON. Outside of the fashion industry, he is a Global Corporate Banking Manager. 

About Sienna Spirits Group

Sienna Spirits Group WAS founded by DMV native Klarke McKissick, & is home to the youngest female chemist & master distiller, Morgan Cogdell. Sienna Spirits is the first spirits brand with an all-black female staff & expanded digitally to 32 U.S. states

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