The Playboy Club white party was a magnetic force field, attracting the likes of actors Laz Alonso, Boris Kodjoe and a thick herd of linen-clad revelers in New Orleans. The party was to celebrate The Playboy Club, a brand-new television show on NBC, and vestiges of the legendary brand were discernable all over the set.
Playboy Bunnies greeted guests with the special magic of fantasy and intrigue. The red carpet captured the essence of the nostalgia that made Playboy an American icon. The reason to go to the Playboy Club was to rub shoulders with the famous and powerful people and immerse yourself in the celebrity lifestyle with aplomb. The costumes gave the party the allure of the private Playboy clubs of times past, whose offerings were of sophisticated ladies who knew how to beckon powerful men. The gorgeous women who were not in costumes were stunningly dressed in their brilliant white linen.
Cigars and Playboy Bunnies flowed in equal measure through the party, giving all the guests a feeling of what was to come in the upcoming fall television season. Having celebrity guests who smiled for the camera and mingled with the guests enhanced the experience and helped bring the Playboy Club show to life. You don’t want to miss the show featuring actress Naturi Naughton, who plays Bunny Brenda, the woman who integrated the Playboy Mansion.
There are several dynamics that will keep you in the Playboy Club, the television show, as we learn the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that have made the Playboy icon come alive in the dreams of America.
The electrified crowd’s numbers steadily swelled until it reached the thousands. Event organizer Kiesha Walker and Liquid Soul Advertising Agency collaborated to create one of the hottest event executions in New Orleans during the annual event bonanza known as Essence Music Festival.
–munson steed and terry shropshire