Over the 4th of July weekend, I attended the Essence Music Fest...I've been to this festival before and I always have a blast. Music, food, tons of beautiful black folks and cheap liquor...seriously, what more could you ask for??? My challenge was to pack 4 days of worth of clothing, shoes AND accessories without going over the airline weight limit. (I ALWAYS fail at this; seriously, it's bad. My bag is usually 53lbs) I was successful this time around: 44.5lbs!!!!
Included in the EMF festivities, they also hold tons of seminars and events inside of the Convention Ctr. One of these events was a "Full Figured (mini) Fashion Show". Lauren, Toya and I were approached by Zandile Blay (she was absolutely adorable/sweet) asking for us to walk the show. Initially, we were supposed to hang out at the convention center for a couple of hours and move on to a daytime party. After about a 2 minute debate, we said "F it" and walked in the show. It was both terrifying and exciting...I hate a bunch of people looking/staring at me (makes me super uncomfortable) and it seemed like they were 100's of people in the audience. Everyone seemed to love my "go to" outfit and my clutch (it's not pictured, but I carried the above orange Charles David clutch). The video was livestreamed on Essence.com and as soon as I find details about the event, I'll post it here. (I'm so not a model; my face is all wonky because I was trying to walk and smile at the same time LOL)
Scarf worn as shirt: F21, Belt: Ashley Stewart, Shorts: F21 (I distressed them myself), Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Accessories: vintage, various flea markets and street vendors.