What a great evening. We had so much fun and my show was a great success. I love that I am getting the hang of this and my nerves are taking a back seat to the fun of it all, allowing full enjoyment. It is so exciting to see these fine ladies wear my creations so well and make my vision come alive perfectly. My big sis and owner of The Beauty Shop always does a great job getting my ideas for hair (or headwraps) and makeup, creating my vision right-on. I mentioned in earlier posts that this event was a competition and no I did not win, but myself and many others believe I was in fact the best in show, and I think we had the most fun. I met many new people that really feel and appreciate what I am doing and that is the most important to me.
My inspiration for this Out of Africa, Ladies & the Tribe collection all began with a few very special authentic African textiles given to me by my wonderful mother-in-law ,who lived in Ghana for several years when she was a young girl, and a very special friend of mine who spent 2 years teaching english in Malawi gifted my mother a large cut of an authentic textile just this summer. I love how it all came together and the best compliment of the evening was hearing these two beautiful African woman express to me their appreciation for my collection and how well I captured their fashion culture and traditions. Honestly, that to me is winning enough!!
I hope you enjoy these pics and video as much as I enjoyed the experience. I will post even more over the next few days and even weeks as the professional event pics and videos become available.
and heres an iphone video clip of the show...
I have to say I am pretty darn proud and that feels heavenly!!!!!