I have been meaning to blog about this a lot sooner, but balancing a full-time job as well as other fashion-related projects outside of that is certainly no menial feat! (More on these projects in the coming weeks)
Sleep deprivation is all too familiar nowadays!
The Afro Hair and Beauty Show has been running for the past 30 years and is an event tailored for women from African and Caribbean heritage.
It is reknowned for it's mini shows and exhibitions featuring the most outlandish hairstyles and wacky fashion creations!
A sea of various boutiques and stands can also be found where companies and brands promote and sell their products and services, using interesting demonstrations.
During this two-day event, I worked as part of a team who jointly co-ordinated the
There was also a pop-up boutique where some of their ensembles were on display and available for purchase.
The first show featured samples from the emerging designers including Lanyero, Adopted Culture, Monsura Boutique, Yaa Ataa Bags, Honey Malalou and Yummi Kouture.
The second show was a display of the established designers: Zed Eye, Ayakai Couture, Afro-Chique, Oheme Ohene and Tina Lobondi.
Here are some catwalk shots:
|Lanyero Designer (left)|
|Yaa Ataa Couture Bags|
|Myself and a fashion assistant organising the collections and "running order" prior to the show|
|Doing what I love best..|
|The uber-talented MAC MUA- Stacy Okafor|
|Backstage, minutes before the show (and crazyness!) begins. All models dressed in Zed Eye Designs|
|(L-R) Stacy (MUA), Yolande (Show Overseer), Zi (Fashion Designer of Zed Eye Designs) and Bumi Thomas (photographer).|