Let them eat cake

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Birthday’s are for celebrating and on June 4 at the August Wilson Center all the beautiful people came out to celebrate the birthday of Demeatria Gibson Boccella.

The creator of Fashion Africana knows how to throw a fashion show and a party. Guests mixed and mingled above Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and listened to the music of some of Pittsburgh’s premier musicians.

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LET’S BLOW OUT THESE CANDLES—Demeatria with daughter, Adia Boccella, right, and niece.

Alton Merrill, Sean Jones and Roger Humphries were on board with perfect party music. After a slight roasting of the lovely and beautiful “Mechy” (Demeatria), the guest of honor paid tribute to some of the special people in her life with lush bouquets of flowers.

First was the woman who taught her how to stomp a runway, the beautiful Yvette Flaxman who has modeled for decades in and around the Pittsburgh region. And then flowers for the lady who gave her the courage to pursue her dreams, her mother, Shirley Gibson.

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A GREAT CELEBRATION—J.G. Boccella and Demeatria.

Her husband, J.G. Boccella, talked about the first time he met his wife and how excited he was that she called him “beautiful” then he found out that she calls everyone beautiful and lovely. After the tributes it was time to eat the fabulous cake and cookies. By this time Demeatria had changed into her second ensemble of the evening, a gorgeous Armani suit with jeweled gloves. She gathered everyone together to witness the evening’s entertainment, a beautiful belly dancer (Asali Locke) took center stage and mesmerized the crowd.

Nate the Phat in his deejay capacity picked up where the dancer left off and the celebration continued into the night. Spotted at the celebration: Renee Aldrich, LaMont Jones Jr., Kim El, Reese Randall, Robin Greer, Olga George, Beverly Portis, Tracy Edmunds, Janice Burley Wilson, Sage Berlin, Darnell McLaurin and John and Gerry Boccella.

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