The stars came out last night to celebrate the double anniversary of Chaka Khan's 60th Birthday and 40 years in the music business. The dinner party, which took place at the Hollywood landmark restaurant, Yamashiro, included superstars of the music world: David Foster, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Macy Gray, Anita Baker, Ray Parker Jr., Narada Michael Walden, Greg Phillinganes, Val Young and Chaka's current producer B. Slade, as well as Debbie Allen, her husband Norman Nixon and our favorite "mean girl," Omarosa Manigault... to name a few.
LATF The Magazine & LATF USA were also on the scene. It was an honor and a privilege to share this special evening with Chaka! For the occasion, LATF USA called on their friends to tailor the perfect gift-trunk for the "every woman" that she is. Presents arrived from all over the country to salute the diva. Guests also had the option to in lew of gifts, to donate to her foundation, which quite a few people did.
After being served a superb dinner, we were entertained with an all star band, among which were LATF President and Lakeside member, Otis Stokes, Ray Parker Jr., B. Slade and Chaka's daughter, Indira Milini who took the mic.
We would like to thank all of the elite companies that participated in putting the surprise treasure chest together: Puma, Frederick's of Hollywood, dENiZEN by Levi Strauss & Co., Babakul, Swiss Miss, GK Hair, S Poncet, Margaret Rowe Jewelry, Soiyl Shoes, Dani Damian of Lash Bar, Starbucks, Temptu, Lise Watier, HAI, Crabtree & Evelyn, OPI, Clarins, Cost Plus Word Market, Beauty Prestige, Emjoi, MorrocanOil, Diptyque and Starfire Water... and others (sorry if we forgot anyone!).