Keri Hilson Stays Up Late

Last Friday, a crowd of hundreds of artists, producers, and executives of all ranks joined in on  Belvedere Vodka’s “In The Pink, A Dinner With Bevy”, an intimate event of 30 intended to honor women who lead “bold and vibrant” lives. Along with recording artist and guest-of-honor Keri Hilson, Lifestyle maven and host Bevy Smith (dressed in pink), supermodels Alek Wek and Sessilee Lopez, and Rosie Perez attended. The equally bold and vibrant Questlove DJ’d the after party. (PHOTO: KERI HILSON, BEVY SMITH, ALEK WEK; PICTURE GROUP)

Belvedere Pink Grapefruit & Tonics, Pink Grapefruit Cervezas (Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka, Blue Moon beer, Campari with a twist of grapefruit) and BR Juleps (Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka, muddled mint, fresh raspberry, and simple syrup over crushed ice), and other exotic concoctions floated around the pristine white room. Only one hand was left empty: that of Keri Hilson. Wearing a Matthew Williamson denim jumpsuit, Rock ‘N Republic black pumps, and a black beret, the 28-year-old musician was gearing up for a private, after-after party in her studio, where she is currently working on her sophomore album. “I’m going there right after this,” she said.