Curlfest 2017: A First-Timer Powerful Experience-Giveaway Included

I can personally count on both hands how many interviews I arrive in wearing my natural curls, versus wearing my hair straight. Unfortunately, all the jobs I’ve attained, I interview for the job with straight hair. A part of me feels as I gave into society standards when I sport a straight hair-do just to land the job.Now keep in mind, I’m not speaking for every curly-haired girl; I’m solely speaking from my experience. When my mentor invited me to the CurlFest in Prospect Park, I had a flashback of my horrible experience. When she explained to me what Curlfest is about, I automatically fell in love with the concept a festival celebrating natural curls.

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Essence Magazine Street Style Block Party 2016

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Admiring the Dumbo archway underneath the breathtaking Manhatten Bridge is where I took a breather from the always insane NYFW. As much as I love the chaotic schedules of  NYFW, the shows are mainly curated from the contemporary scene.Summarizing the modern style is looking out on the runway for the latest silhouette. The modern style often has a mix of layering neutrals, sometimes hinted with a pop of color, print or embroidery.It seems I might be bored with the contemporary scene, I’m not, I just believe the style is predictable.As I took my breather from watching modern styles glide throughout the runway; It was refreshing to walk amongst Brooklyn locals for the Essence Magazine Street Style Block Party 2016. Continue reading