If you read Part 1 you will know how I met the creator Julian Addo behind the Bella Kinks DFW Natural Hair Expo.
The Natural Hair Expo was held October 24th and 25th of October at the Grapevine Convention Center in Dallas Texas.
When I was asked to present a Dress the Part, Shop Smart segment I was super excited from the stand point that Julian believed in my vision and wanted to share it with her network.
The planning started and I put a Model Call ad out on my social media platforms to models in the Dallas area. I received immediate inquiries from potential participants. This was so refreshing and humbling to get the response from individuals that I didn’t know and them wanting to represent the MeYe Label brand. My plan was to have 4 models showcase a Corporate Chic, Sexy Chic, Trendy Chic and Casual Chic theme. However due to unexpected weather conditions in Dallas some models were not able to participate. I had two beautiful ladies that held it down. They both wore two looks that really focused more on Corporate, Sexy and Trendy looks.
My beautiful models really brought my vision to life. Let me introduce them:
Neeley Jonea – Model / Actress / Singer
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Booking inquiries – www.kimdawsonagency.com
IG - @neeleyjonea
Lilian Nwora – Registered Dietitian and Fashion Blogger
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IG - @thecopecollection
Another foundation to the pulling this segment off was the volunteers. I put an ad out last minute soliciting local Dallas Volunteers which ended in another successful response. I really thought I would be able to pull this event off by myself, and I surely don’t know why I thought that. Through this event I've gained friendships along the way and learned that these women are super talented. Be sure to support them.
My Awesome Volunteers were:
Eryn Shields – Style Sew Me – DIY Fabric addict and sewer
IG - @stylesewme
Quortni Hunt– Fashion Stylist and Blogger
IG - @quortbort
IG - @qute_styles
IG - @shakiasays2
The day started at 7:30am for us. Between hair and Make-up we wanted to make sure we had sufficient time.
Markeita Pruitt stylist from Touch of Heaven Salon provided her awesome hair styles to the models. Touch of Heaven is located in Houston Texas, so if you are ever in the area or even a local be sure to check her out.
IG - @touchofheavensalon
Tiffany Henderson “aka” Dusted by Dawn was the MUA and she will surely do just that. BEAT and DUST your face. Without hesitation Tiffany accepted my proposition to be the sponsored MUA and I truly appreciate her. She is located in Dallas so be sure to support her as well.
IG - @dustedbytdawn
As we prepared for our segment I was really nervous, I didn’t have my note cards which was a lessoned learned, but I hope that I was able to communicate the look of MeYe Label, which is being able to wear resale, vintage in the work place, out on the town or just in your daily attire. I like to modernized vintage and that can be a start for many. Just by adding a vintage top or skirt with a modern bottom or top will be great.
Some Pictures Courtesy of DFW Bella Kinks Natural Hair Expo
Overall the event was a great success. I was able to bring exposure to MeYe Label in an event that was geared toward hair and beauty products. I feel that I was welcomed and I want to thank Julian Addo for believing in my vision.
@bellakinksdfwnaturalhairexpo – www.bellakinksdfwnaturalhairexpo.com
If you missed this year’s event in Dallas be on the lookout next year.
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“Dress the Part, Shop Smart”
IG - @meyelabel