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BLACK FASHION WEEK USA 2016!

Hi guys!

First let me say that I am so happy to introduce a new movement with you guys! I was so fortunate to be invited to Black Fashion Week USA last month in February and I had an awesome time. You may ask what is Black Fashion Week USA? Well, in short it is a movement that encourages black fashion professionals to pursue their optimum potential while also uplifting fellow personnel of color As someone who has been working in the fashion industry for over half a decade, I can sure vouch that the industry is a little starved for minority representation. However, I fully support the idea of Back Fashion Week because it is something new and innovative that will hopefully inspire minorities to put their best foot forward when seeking a career in the industry! At the end of the day, it is all about team work. We as a people have to help each other in order to achieve mass success.

At the event, I appreciated how it was not your typical first thought of "fashion week." It was truly a nuance seminar with a panel of proven professionals who were dropping knowledge on the entire audience. Many of them shared their experiences and their advice for people who want to make a name for themselves. This was actually my favorite segment of the event because I feel that enlightening others with knowledge and education will benefit them for the greater as opposed to simply watching a display of someone else's creations.

Speaking of the fashion show, WOW! I was thoroughly impressed with the designers and their work. I love the fact that they utilized unconventional and nontraditional fashion models to truly represent the average woman and man. I think that a lot of the time we get lost in the glamourised size 2 prototype that the fashion industry canonizes but in reality most of us do not look like that. I know I don't and I never will. Although, that's nice if you do! Two thumbs up to the designers and the models.

Lastly, I would like to send my thanks to the woman who made my attendance possible, Miss Felicia Apprey! She is amazing at what she does and I am forever grateful. Thank you to Original Penguin for their VIP gift package, I will be doing an OOTD with them soon. And, shout out to John Renaissance for his amazing vocal performance at the event! Check out the links and pictures below!

Black Fashion Week USA

Felicia Apprey Instagram

Original Penguin

John Renaissance Facebook


John Renaissance and I
Felica Apprey and I with fellow fashion professionals








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