A little about the Black Expo East in their own words: "Our mission is to restore, revitalize and re-energize the African American and Caribbean community through the promotion of entrepreneurship."
Held on December 13, 2014 in New York City at the Hotel Pennsylvania, the Black Expo restored, revitalized, re-energized, entertained, nurtured and educated. This full day event gave you a fresh, beautiful, inspirational and motivational look into all that the black community has to offer the global community. With the heart of the day rooted in sharing knowledge, making positive connections with one another, and putting a spotlight on both established and up-and-coming talent, Black success was the color of the day.
Next we were treated to the sounds of Quay and Simplicity. Quay is a solo artist seducing the airwaves with his soulful beats and voice. Look for upcoming tracks! Simplicity is an R&B group presenting the melodic voices of three very beautiful and talented young ladies.
So, I ventured into the room of vendors. Right away I was greeted by the lovely ladies of Miss Jessie's, spreading the love and samples galore to the curly girls! If you are a woman of any color with curly and/or textured hair you need to know about this product line, if you don't already. It's even available at Target. If you are a woman of color exploring natural and curly hairstyle options, it all starts with the right care routine and products for your unique curly type. If you look to this product line for your curly needs and claim you don't find what you're looking for, I'm not sure I'd believe you. Carissa and Carolyn, who were representing the company, let me in on the new two new products hitting the shelves for Miss Jessie. Coily Custard for "kinky" hair types and Multicultural Curls for multicultural girls… and guys!
|Miss Jessie's Swag Bags|
|Miss Jessie's Girls|
|Serious Hair Game|
Next I visited the smart and sassy world of Colet Tees designed by Collette Williams, a lively and cool mother and new grandmom. Her t-shirts are for girls and women who are tired of not having t-shirt options with words that reflect the positive and dignified people they are. Not needing the world to think of you as "Juicy?" How about something that says "I Love Me" or "One of a Mother's Most Valuable Treasures is Her Daughter." Better, right? I thought so, too.
So, Lets talk jewelry :
Imani's Creations, an amazing line of earthy, ethnic and ethereal jewelry to decorate the goddess in you from head to toe.
|The Jewelry Grl and CSW Apparel|
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I got to see the future of fashion…. and it is glorious! These child designers are the stars of tomorrow, so keep an eye out for:
- Willow and Wesley.
- Tickle Me Pink
- Pinkie Sez (Designer, Tyanne Williams)
I couldn't believe what the babies are doing. OK, they're young men and women, but they are YOUNG and extremely talented.
Blog written by LVFW Lead Blogger, Feather Frazier