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The 2013 BET Awards PRE Red Carpet With Cadillac andFave Celebs

July 1st, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

 

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Patrice Yursik, Jocelyn K. Allen, Amy DuBois Barnett, Munson Steed, Florence Anthony & Christen Rochon

 

The 2013 BET Awards PRE dinner, hosted by BET CEO Debra Lee & co-hosted by Nelly took place Saturday night in West Hollywood.  Sponsored by Cadillac, this invite-only dinner allowed some of your fave celebs to mix & mingle before The BET Awards show on Sunday!  Celebrities got to check out the luxurious award winning Cadillac ATS and talk with Christen Rochon on the red carpet. Everyone undoubtedly had a good time mingling as you can see from the photos below. These celebs look fab posing with this beautiful car!

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Tyrese

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Tyrese

 

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Erica Hubbard

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Erica Hubbard

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  Kym Whitley

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Kym Whitley

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Michelle Williams

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Michelle Williams

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Joyful Drake

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Joyful Drake

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Nelly Future

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Future and Nelly

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Angela Simmons

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Angela Simmons

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Laila Ali - John Sally

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Laila Ali – John Sally

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Lisa Leslie - Michael Lockwood

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  - Lisa Leslie – Michael Lockwood

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet – John Sally & Cadillac’s Don Butler

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Loretta Devine

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Loretta Devine and Glenn Marshall

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Lisa Leslie

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Wayne Brady

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Wayne Brady

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Nelly and Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Nelly and Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Angie Stone

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Angie Stone

 

{Photos compliments of Cadillac}

The Allstate Drive It Home Show Hits New York #DriveitHome #CGC

May 21st, 2013 by Christen Rochon

 

Last week, I invited DivasandDorks readers, families, friends and parents out to the Allstate Drive It Home Show here in New York.  Not only did I want to share an awesome evening of driving infotainment, but I also wanted as many of our readers as possible to grab up some great prizes on site like gift cards, gas cards and even a new car!

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Upon arriving to the Bayway Arts Center in East Islip, NY; I was excited to discover how this 1-hour event could single-handedly save the lives of upcoming teen drivers.  The purpose of this event was to help parents understand the real hazards than teen drivers face on the road and help them become better driving “coaches” for their teens.  With the help from The Second City Communications comedians & safety experts, visitors were entertained with a welcome reception of snacks, prizes and goodies and left with a wealth of life-changing knowledge.

DID YOU KNOW:  One of the most dangerous years in a person’s life is the first twelve months after getting a driver’s license

The truth is, half of new teen drivers will be involved in a crash before they even graduate high school.  It’s no wonder why car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths year after year.

 

 

The Allstate Drive It Home show is trying to change that by directly affecting parents and teen drivers across the country!  If you missed the show in New York, don’t worry – you may be able catch the show when it hits your area soon.  With stops already in New Jersey, Michigan, California, Virgina, South Carolina and more there are a few stops left in Texas, Tennessee and Illinois coming up soon (Check out the calendar of events for dates)

 

DID YOU KNOW:  Parents don’t understand the most deadly risks to their teen driver. Research shows that inexperience is the No. 1 cause of teen crashes, but 74 percent of parents inaccurately believe that risk-taking is the leading cause.

 

 

Are you a parent or know a teenager that’s ready to hit the road?  Why not take advantage of all the tools found on DriveItHome.org?  Parents can sign up to receive weekly driving practice tips and suggestions via e-mail, and print, discuss and even sign a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement.

If we understand the risks teenagers face – we can help them beat the odds. By staying involved as they gain experience over that first year after they get their license to drive alone, together we can ultimately savelives along the way.

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

Divas Drive In Heels Is Heading To The ‘Drive It Home Show’ In New York!

May 10th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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Are you in the New York Tri-state area, then join Divas Drive In Heels at the Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation, Tuesday, May 14. If you have tween, teen, or are concerned about teen driving safety, it will be an informative (and entertaining!) event. Please feel free to share this post with anyone who might like to attend. Details are as follows:

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What: Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation

When: Tuesday, May 14 from 7pm – 8:15pm

Where: BayWay Arts Center (265 E Main St # 160, East Islip, NY 11730)

Price: FREE!; no tickets required

Parking: Parking lot is available

 

BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS

You can enter in the sweepstakes at the event for a chance to win gas cards and a brand new car!

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If you’d like to attend, click here to register and when checking in, let them know that Clever Girls Collective sent you. Hope to see you there!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

#NAIAS2013: The North American International Auto Show Is Here!

January 18th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

It’s the Super Bowl of the auto industry, with the international premiere of over 50 new cars – the North American International Auto show is in full swing and we’ve got the hautest rides from Cadillac, Chevrolet and more below…

Want to know which ride had the entire show buzzing from day one?  Without a doubt, it was the debut of the 2014 Corvette Stingray!

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2014 Corvette Stingray (Photo by Tom Hawley for Chevrolet)

Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray at a special event Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The new Corvette is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It will accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds. It’s expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.   Check out the electrifying debut of the Stingray below…

 

Check out more from the special event on DivasDriveInHeels.com.

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The 2013 Cadillac ATS is unveiled prior to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.

In addition to unveilings, this was a huge weekend for the Cadillac brand as well!  Detroit makers dominated as the 2013 Detroit Auto Show opened up with the annual North American International Car and Truck of the Year awards. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was awarded Car of the Year  by NAIAS as well as ‘Urban Car of the Year’ at the Urban Wheel Awards.

Cadillac also unveiled the new 2014 Cadillac ELR based on its 2009 concept electric vehicle this week.  Not only did Cadillac premiere the most stylish electric vehicle which will go into production later this year, it also won the Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award as well.

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR wins the Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Cadillac)

 

 

Looking for more Corvette, Cadillac and Auto Show news and photos?  Check out all the news on DivasDriveInHeels.com

Essence Music Festival: Escape To New Orleans Ep. 4

August 1st, 2012 by Christen Rochon

 

If you’re looking for the genuine New Orleans experience, look no further. Earlier this summer, I got the chance to explore the city, alongside Nate from WorldWideNate.com to get a bona fide experience of what New Orleans, Louisiana truly has to offer. As a native (of sorts), my lineage has roots in the Crescent city, however my experience is limited as I’ve only been to New Orleans once before at the age of 9. Thanks to the Ford Escape – I got the chance to escape to New Orleans and experience the rich history, delicious food & a certain je ne sais quoi – that’s authentic, only in New Orleans. Check out the final installment of ‘Escape To New Orleans’ airing on Essence.com this week – below.

The Luxurious Style Of 2013 Cadillac XTS & The Art For Life Gala (Celebrity Pics)

July 31st, 2012 by Christen Rochon

 

This past weekend, Cadillac invited DivasandDorks.com as guests for a weekend in the Hamptons! Chauffeured in high style, we got the chance to enjoy the premium style of the 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum. With the debut of the touch sensitive CUE (Cadillac User Experience) system – this posh driving experience makes it difficult to go back driving anything less luxe. CUE combines advanced technology with a simplistic user interface that makes any driving experience a joy – no matter if you’re driving down the street for errands or off for a getaway weekend. My favorite attribute about the Cadillac XTS include the Driver Awareness Package which uses the Safety Alert Seat (with vibration) to alert you of lane departure, Blind Spot & Collision warnings. It also comes equipped with Remote start, SiriusXM satellite radio, OnStar and its own iPad application (as part of the customer experience, each 2013 Cadillac XTS buyer will receive an iPad with their new car.) 

While in the Hamptons, we got the opportunity to take advantange of all this countryside had to offer. From walks on the beach, faboulous seafood and extravagant shopping. In addition to daytime fun, we attended Russell Simmons’ Art For Life Gala at his private estate in the Hamptons. The event geared towards raising awareness and funds to encourage creativity and arts for children in schools. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien the Art For Life Gala was the toast of the Hamptons with celebs in attendance including Star Jones, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Grant & Tamia Hill and more! The evening concluded with memorable performances by Diggy Simmons, Melanie Fiona, Anita Baker and Salt N Pepper and overall raised more than $200k for the Art For Life charity program.

Diggy Simmons and Rocsi Diaz

 

Art For Life guests of honor: Grant & Tamia Hill

MC Lyte, Anita Baker, Soledad O’Brien and Rocsi Diaz attend the 16th Annual Art For Life Gala

Check out more celebrity appearances below…

Photos credit: J. Nunez / WireImage 

 

 

Essence Music Festival: Escape To New Orleans Ep. 3

July 23rd, 2012 by Christen Rochon

 

If you’re looking for the genuine New Orleans experience, look no further. Earlier this summer, I got the chance to explore the city, alongside Nate from WorldWideNate.com to get a bona fide experience of what New Orleans, Louisiana truly has to offer. As a native (of sorts), my lineage has roots in the Crescent city, however my experience is limited as I’ve only been to New Orleans once before at the age of 9. Thanks to the Ford Escape – I got the chance to escape to New Orleans and experience the rich history, delicious food & a certain je ne sais quoi – that’s authentic, only in New Orleans. Check out the third installment of ‘Escape To New Orleans’ airing on Essence.com this week – below.

Road to Runway Uncovered at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

July 19th, 2012 by Christen Rochon

A record of more than 30 international designers are expected in Miami Beach as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim kicks off today, July 19 at the Raleigh Hotel.

LISA BLUE: Runway Photos 2012 Swimwear

With many of the fashion industry’s top swimsuit designers showing off their most innovative collections during the five-day event, Mercedes-Benz will roll-out the new SL63 AMG and showcase its unparalleled capability to create bespoke vehicles out of the highest-quality paints, leathers and trims.  The SL63 AMG is exemplary of pure performance and chic design – the iconic AMG roadster features an ultra-premium diamond white exterior with a red and black colorblocking luxe leather interior and hand sewn cross-stitching as well as a carbon fiber trim.  The 19″ AMG Triple 5-Spoke Wheels with silver brake calipers and panorama sunroof make this vehicle the most eye-catching fashion statement to roll down Ocean Drive.

SL63 AMG will premiere on July 20 at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami

The SL63 AMG will premiere on July 20 at “Bespoke by Mercedes-Benz,” an event the brand is throwing on The Raleigh hotel pool deck.  Hosted by Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Founder & CEO of The Webster Miami, and jewelry designer, Mary Kate Steinmiller, the exclusive invite-only media event will highlight the point of intersection between the worlds of fashion and luxury automobiles.  Guests will take part in a “do-it-yourself” themed fashion project right beside the SL63 AMG.

With the help of the hosts, attendees will have the opportunity to create their own bespoke fashion accessories including jewelry, headbands, and clutches using Mercedes-Benz vehicle leather and other luxe materials.  Mary Kate Steinmiller’s limited-edition Mercedes-Benz fashion accessories will be on sale exclusively at The Webster following the event.

 

Fore more runway shows, presentations and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim events, check out Miami.MBFashionWeek.com.

A New Sleeker, Sexier & Sophisticated Ford is Here!

July 13th, 2012 by Christen Rochon

As a fan of fly, fancy & sophisticated vehicles on the road – I have a bit of a admiration that goes a little “further” than the Ford you may know and love. Recently, I got the opportunity to experience Ford’s multicultural marketing at work — from the red carpet to community events with the Essence Music Festival. While each experience was unique, they both focused on the same type of consumer, the hard working, get-it-done, Divas Drive In Heels type of gal. From my experiences driving the 2013 Ford Taurus & Ford Escape in New Orleans to checking out the sleek & sophisticated 2013 Ford Fusion in Los Angeles – these aren’t your grandpappy’s Fords. Check out what some of your favorite celebrities had to say about the new look of Ford & the 2013 Ford Escape Giveaway on BET below…

The Brand New 2013 Escape hosts the Red Carpet Pre-Show at the BET Awards. Don’t miss this year’s celebrity arrivals and fashion. Watch it here!

I’ve had so much fun experiencing the new lines of Fords coming to a showroom near you soon. Stay tuned for the Divas Drive In Heels: Ford Edition series where we’ll put each vehicle to the test & let you know which one is best for you!

 

 

Divas Ride In Taxis: Win $100 Cash From Cash Cab!

July 13th, 2012 by Christen Rochon

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If you’re in New York (the taxi cab capital of the world), chance are, you’ve seen the headlines across today’s papers “Cabs Cash In: Rides Will Rise 17% more in September” With rising costs left & right, and bills, expenses & everyone trying to take your money wouldn’t it be nice if someone put cash IN your hand for a change?

 

That’s where we come in…

DIVASANDDORKS has partnered with Cash Cab to put a little joy back into your taxi cab experience. We’ve all been a lil too fabulous at times to catch the bus or subway – so the taxi cab is the next choice, right? But taxis are often like a box of chocolate…”you never know what you’re gonna get.” To celebrate the surprising fun that Cash Cab brings to the taxi experience, we too want to surprise our readers with a Cash Cab giveaway on DivasandDorks.com. And because you should never have to work hard for a surprise, we’re making this giveaway contest one of the easiest yet!


 

Share your CRAZIEST CAB CONFESSION in the comments below for your chance to win $100 in CAB CASH!

One (1) winner will receive:

$100 Visa Cash Card

Prizing provided by MGM

Giveaway open to US Mailing addresses only

The reader with the best comment selected will WIN $100 CASH!

Contest Ends July 20th 2012

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Discovery’s Emmy winning hit Cash Cab is now airing 5 days a week! The funniest game show on TV, Cash Cab combines elements of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud and Candid Camera as taxi driver/comedian Ben Bailey picks up unsuspecting people hailing a cab and gives them a chance to win thousands. To find out where Cash Cab is playing in your area, visit http://cashcab.mgm.com.


 

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CONGRATULATIONS @eemaanee, YOU’RE OUR CASH CAB WINNER!!

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