Written by | Ray Cornelius 

It was raining like cats and dogs last night but that didn’t stop me from attending Cynthia Bailey’s private Viewing Party for Season 8 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The event was held at The Marke in Midtown Atlanta and was packed with fans and friends of the runway diva. The evening featured complimentary cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and table of assorted chocolate covered strawberries. It was also a celebration for Bailey’s newest business venture, Cynthia Bailey Eyewear.


A few of Bailey’s RHOA cast mates were in attendance including Kenya Moore (who asked not to be photographed) and Marlo Hampton, who looked amazing in her black, glittery catsuit with “Marlo 7” across her chest.  Other celebs in the room included Hollywood Divas and former RHOA star Lisa Wu, Empire actress Tasha Smith, Nicci Gilbert of Centric’s From the Ground Up and WEtv stars Jae Christian of Selling It in the ATL and Dedra Allen of Cutting It In the ATL.

DSC_0478Everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy the premiere episode which was full of the typical RHOA “shenanigans” we’ve grown to love and adore. While a large part of the episode focused on Cynthia confronting her husband Peter Thomas about a video of him with another woman, that didn’t stop her from laughing-out-loud and high-fiving her girlfriends during certain scenes. Unfortunately, Peter was not at the event.

Check out more photos below and don’t forget to tune in next week at 8PM:


Nicki Gilbert looking radiant in red!!!


The woman of the hour—Cynthia Bailey


Lisa Wu and friends with Jae Christian


Cakes and sweet treats in honor of Cynthia Bailey Eyewear


Marlo Hampton always knows how to shut a red carpet down!


Bailey getting a few pics with the “cake” lady


My Instagram photo with Cynthia Bailey

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Photo Credits: RayCornelius