Monday, February 6, 2012

Mslawanda ....."So Fly" at Fro Fashion???

When you think of Fro Fashion Week you cant forget the 'fashion". I don't wear pumps, wedges or red bottoms...I normally shop at Walmart but I had to step up my game before I made my way to Atlanta, GA for the Spring 2012 event.  I decided to try my hand at fashion by choosing to find a few statement pieces and coasting through the rest LOL! I was very nervous and hoped that the very fashionable women with their beautiful Natural hair would appreciate my effort and to my surprise many did...YAY!


The first item that intrigued me were the designs by a Toronto, Ontario artist who created the Afrodelik line. Her designs have been seen on celebrities like Sherri Shepherd and the Godmother of Blogging Afrobella so I had to reach out. Desiree was such a great person to work with, I am plus size so my design had to be altered but she made sure it was perfect and arrived in time for my  Fro Fashion debut. The cut of the shirt allowed me to feel a little sexy but not self conscience. I loved it!

After having my main piece selected, it was time to add some important accessories. I was ready to  reach out to Alexandra better known as @AisforAlex to get one of her hand-crafted bracelets to provide arm candy to this ensemble. I sent her a photo of my Afrodelik design and she created  beaded bracelets that added the perfect substance and shimmer for this  freshman fashionista.  Alex creativity is amazing and its shown by the way her creations are sold out as soon as they are placed on her  online site www.shop-als.com

My final stop was a very important one, I needed to adorn my ears with big beautiful earrings and I knew the perfect place to go...Ruby ReddCheeksBoutique on facebook.  Ruby has great vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories that will make people ask questions. I wanted to have something to compliment my other pieces and with Ruby being a stylist as well she found the perfect match. These flower infused hoops were the rage of Fro Fashion. Beautiful women continually stopped me to ask where did I get these earrings.


My Penthouse party attire was a simple black top with black pants but Rachel Stewart's Earrings were enough to get my photo taken and my business card asked for.  My "Fly" earring were gold & bold and I love them! Her style was recognized throughout the Fro Fashion event with people asking about them by name. "Are those Rachel Stewart earrings?".....Check her out on twitter @RStewartJewelry and http://rachelstewart.bigcartel.com 

Another find from Ruby Redd Cheek Boutique concluded my jewelry for the Fro Fashion Week Penthouse party and this beauty even got attention from the hostesses herself Ms. Kim Coles. I didn't dance much but I shimmered and shined all over the 25th floor suite.


I didn't want to ignore my favorite piece of technology and Sharlata Marlin came to the rescue. She created a one of a kind IPod case that had vendors &  curl friends  asking to hold it, wanting to buy it and hoping I  leave it. Ms Martin makes cases to fit all your favorite toys and will make sure your style shines through. Her etsy page will be live soon but you can get your own jewel by emailing her for more information. ecinom4u@gmail.com


Well that's enough about me...Time to share the fun of Fro Fashion Week...Check back tomorrow when I share the amazing Blogger & Brands Luncheon.. Don't miss it!



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