Last night I went to an amazing event hosted by Curly Girl Collective in the city. I received word of the event at the last minute and I was so glad I made the impromptu decision to cover the event!!! It was so well organized and classy. The women who attended were absolutely gorgeous. I felt so blessed to be in a room with fellow natural black beautiful women.
It was quite the experience.
But before I get into the CGC event. The most random thing happened (because all the random things in life occur in New York City) …… let me tell you about my 5-second friends……
I ran into a few people on the street who admired my hair and outfit and I the same. Of course, we stopped dead in our tracks, including traffic and ran to each other to spill over in compliments…
“Omg! You’re shoes! The heel! I love your heel!”
“And your hair! Natural Hair! My hair is a natural too girl, don’t mind the weave!”
It was so spontaneous, I loved it! But trading flattering words with other beautiful women did not surprise me, it was the fact that one of the women was model Hollis Wakeema! No friggin way?!
Hollis Wakeema is signed to New York Model and she has graced many fashion runways for designers like Marc Jacobs, Tracy Reese, Jean Paul Gautier and more!
She was such a sweetheart!
When I finally arrived at the event it was jam-packed with vendors, twist outs, cocktails, make-up, and music!!!
But wait, are you drooling yet???? Because I have not even posted a picture of my favorite natural style!
Photographer Hannan Saleh: Saleh was shooting for Ebony Magazine Street Style
H&M Visual Merchandiser.
Loved her purse!
Check out all of the live natural hair stylings below!!!!
Hands down, my favorite hairstyle is pictured below!!!!!
AHHHH I almost DIED.
The gracious sponsors, Titi and Miko of Miss Jessie’s was there giving out gift bags to all attendees filled with their products (I got their Curly Pudding!!). They also conducted a live big chop at the event on a young woman who had been growing her permed hair out for a year.
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