Atlanta's most well-connected key influencers gathered to toast the launch of the exclusive Key Club party at the renovated Gold club in Buckhead on Monday night. Atlanta's premiere promoters Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment, Hannah Kang and Laura Giles of Music Business Politics joined forces to create a Monday night soiree where the elite of the industry can mingle in a relaxing atmosphere away from the maddening crowds that are so prevalent at other area nightclubs.
The occasion also doubled as birthday celebrations for Alex Gidewon's girlfriend Elsa, right, and former model/Socialite Kim Porter.
There was no VIP area (everyone was a VIP) so Alex gave each birthday girl an entire section of the club to party with her friends. Their well-heeled guests wandered between the two sections all night.
Guests included rapper Rasheeda, 3 Brown Girl Eboni Elektra, Kandi Burruss (RHOA), Sheree Whitfield (RHOA) and the third 3 Brown Girl Nicole Brown.
Elsa and Kim each received many gifts, but Kim wore one her gifts to the party. These thigh high Chanel boots cost someone (Puffy?) $2,500 and there were only 25 pairs made.
Elsa blew out the candles on her Patron cupcakes (yes, the cupcakes were baked with Patron as a main ingredient).
Rich and chocolaty flavors Akon and Young Jeezy were in attendance.
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Music mogul Jermaine "JD" Dupri is a sharp dresser when he wants to be. But those 'Urkel' frames just kills the whole look. JD and Baby Yu DJ'd the party.
Former celebrity choreographer-turned-music mogul Devyne Stephens played the corner all night. People don't realize how paid this man is.
Kandi Burruss, 2nd from left, and reality TV personality Lawrence, 2nd from right, who makes me glad I don't have children so I don't have to keep explaining this look to them.
The other night my good girlfriend and I took in a very popular male drag show revue in Buckhead. I was enjoying myself when Miss Thing sashays into the club about two hours late and strikes a pose in front of me demanding that I give up my VIP seat that I'd been sitting comfortably in all night because she reserved my seat. I know she realized who I was (I've taken her picture a few times in the past). I guess she thinks she's a Diva now because she got her 15 minutes on a reality show. In case you're wondering: yes I moved but only because I was leaving anyway.
Angela Watts (AW Media Group), left, helped promote the party for her friends Alex and Elsa.
L to R: Eboni Elektra, Kim Porter and Sheree.
Johnta Austin greeting Devyne Stephens.
Elsa and Alex.
Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net