Thanks to Civic Grind for highlighting me in their Lifestyle segment this month! Read my interview here.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Natural is Not a Fad is hosted by Koils by Nature in DC. If you paid in advance, the event was only $20. I did not get the opportunity too, so I paid $25 at the door. Unfortunately, they ran out of the gift bags for attendees, but Pamela Jenkins, CEO and creator of both the event and the brand, hooked me up with a very special swag bag! :)
I was interviewed for a natural hair documentary. Of course, I was asked about being a natural girl in pageantry. This was fun and I look forward to seeing the results!
Pageantry has given me plenty of interview practice! LOL! :)
I love the camera!! (*smile*)My buddy and the CEO of Sylk Cosmetics, Tiffany Jeffers, won Dr. Phoeynx Austin's book, If You Love It, It Will Grow. We had the pleasure of sitting in her workshop at this event. One take away for me is that weaves contribute to hair loss if your hair is not properly cared for.
With some of the panelists during the event! Pictured with Natural Chica, a twitter friend, Mama Naturalista, Aevin Jude and Beautiful Brown Baby Doll.
Would you believe that this young lady, Mica, was sitting at a desk in my classroom for freshman English years ago? The other students used to call her my twin! Now, she is really my twin as we are both rocking our natural hair! I love her! :)
With Mama Naturalista and Mica
The host had to get a photo too!
Honored to have met the creator of Koils by Nature, Pamela. She is such a true natural beauty and she was so kind. I am looking forward to trying her products!
My tweethearts! :)
With Mae, "Natural Chica". I am such a fan and she is such a beauty!
I love my fellow Natural Queen and sister, Ko, Mrs. DC U.S. United! :) She is such a valuable and knowledgeable resource of all things fashion, hair and modeling. I absolutely love her for all that she has done for me...
Today was a great day... I was feeling it at this moment, lol. I adored my Outfit of the day as well.
Shirt: (lavendar) Ebay
Shoes: Nine West
So thankful to have been accompanied by great friends like Tiffany. I am looking forward to sharing the next event! :)
Saturday, September 15, 2012
I had a great time modeling for Natural Hollywood Magazine in the Natural Hair Project Runway show at the African American Heritage Festival! I love being on a stage or in front of people and showing "skills"! LOL! Jennifer Lord did a great job on my "divided" fro hawk! I am always impressed with her creativity and talent. She is a natural hair guru for sure! :)
The show! Above pictures property of R. Smith Photography
Pictured with other natural hair models for this event. I loved being in their midst because everyone was kind, got along, helped each other out, etc. It was like a sisterhood--the way it should be, versus some thinking they are better than others or being catty. I love these colorful feet fabulistas! <---I just made that up, lol!After the shows (we modeled on 2 stages), I had the opportunity to enjoy the festival. We (Te of Fab Impressions and I) ran into Malaika-Tamu Cooper, celebrity natural hair stylist of Dreadz N Headz, who featured our fashion show. I love her dress, "No! You Can't Touch My Hair".
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tonight was dreamy... I joined editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers as they flooded stores in cities across the country and around the world for fashion's most iconic extravaganza. As readers of my blog know I love fashion and I had the opportunity to fuse that into my pageantry experience! I met some of my Facebook friends that I have never met before in person, browsed some fabulous clothing and jewelry and enjoyed a grand fashion show -- one of a kind. :)
The lovely ladies of J. Marie Creation'S Mobile Salon & Spa Service were so sweet--as sweet as the candy on their attire! I look forward to seeing them and all of their energy again!
I waited backstage with the designers and models for my opportunity to become a little more fabulous, lol! ;)
Such lovely models--they rocked the runway!! All tall and gorgeous...
With the gorgeous Tammy, hair stylist for the models. It is always such a pleasure and joy to be in her company! She treats me like a queen...
Look at my Sparkle inspired bun! LOL! It took me a minute to get my crown around it... I got my face beat by sister, Tiffany, of Sylk Cosmetics! She was too fly doing make up backstage in her sequin one-shoulder cocktail dress! I thought my make up was fine (lol), but not according to the artist! ;) Thanks Tiffany for all of the hook ups!
With Rachelle Aurelia, a model and one of my faithful friends. She wore her enlightening ensembles well on the runway!
I was honored to meet Septimius The Great backstage, who also happened to be Mr. International 2 years ago! He was the entertainment for the evening--and boy was he entertaining! I loved his song, "I Am Fashion", which he performed live and could also be heard throughout the show. The beat in this song just makes you want to get up and dance even if you can't, lol! I will definitely be downloading his song and using it to inspire me as I continue to venture through the world of fashion.
Sitting in the front row with 2 of Septimius The Great's dancer. They were beyond fabulous onstage... they should have been models too! :)
Septimius performing live! Such talent... his coat and sense of fashion was everything!
Tiffany and I
Tammy, Tiffany and I had a fashionable time! :) Definitely going back next year and may even try to get on the runway myself! ;) #pow