So I am currently pinching myself! Like seriously, did I just interview one of my favorite designers. She’s just a regular girl from Detroit living out her dreams, but OMG Tracy Reese put Michelle Obama in one of her best looks ever!
One of the great joys of my job at Hello Beautiful is hosting exclusive events for black women. Last week, we gathered up 200 of the city’s most influential black women in New York for Hello Beautiful andIman Cosmetics‘ “Girls Night Out” event.
So NYFW is like…today! I have no idea what I’m wearing (although I am not that girl who strategically lays out her outfits for the week and photographs them on her hardwood floors) and I barely know what shows I am attending.
Partly because I am kinda like, MEH (insert head tilt)! But I’ve got a feeling that from the moment I step my fancy little ballerina flats onto those gloriously lit steps over at The Lincoln Center, I just might find a reason to smile.
Hope you’re free this Wednesday. I’ve been keeping this secret for a while but now I can finally ask for your support.
This Wednesday evening I’ll be speaking on “The Deeper The Roots” panel, moderated by the oh-so-fabulous Taren Guy, at the Luv & Learn Your Hair event. You have to know who she is or we are not friends!
What’s even more exciting is that the founder of Carol’s Daughter, Lisa Price will also be on the panel (talk about OMG moments). Our panel will discuss healthy hair care, self-acceptance, the social issues surrounding natural hair and the popularity of the natural hair.
I covered the pink carpet, for the second year in a row, and was surrounded by a slew of Black women who just (dare I say it)… freaking ROCK!
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is dedicated to honoring exceptional women of color around the world who serve as an inspiration within our communities.
Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), Venus Williams (Star Power Award), community organizer Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), ground-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted & Black Award), and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian) are the distinguished guests of honor that were celebrated at this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! event.
After spending two hours in the cold interviewing and stargazing all the celebrities on the pink carpet, I was anxious to get inside of the theatre to watch the show. I won’t spoil it for you because it was indeed a marvelous event darlings!
I left New Jersey with a sense of purpose, a fearless attitude and I really thought I could sing thanks to Ms. Patti. Her performance was one for the books. I came home, downloaded a few of her songs and I lip-synced for my life in front of my bathroom mirror!
I really hoped you laughed just now. I live for your giggles!
I will be live tweeting during the show on November 3rd, since it’s the day before my BIRTHDAY! *FIST PUMPS & Cartwheels down your computer screen*
In the meantime, click on any image below to start the pink carpet slideshow:
Celebrities have the sweet life! Hair stylist on demand, makeup artist by their sides and a sea of clothes on racks just waiting to be featured for their next red carpet appearance. But what I soon realized was that most celebrities are in fact human beings just like us–go figure huh! They’ve got the same fears, frustrating worries, and pesky regrets just like you and I!
I often think back to my 7th grade school picture. My how cute my picture could have been had I not convinced my mother that I needed to have a perm the year before. So at my last red carpet event, I decided to ask my favorite celebrities what hair advice would they have given to their 14-year-old selves?
Michelle Williams, Tatyana Ali, and more reflect on what they would have done different! Check it out.