African Fashion Week Chicago #AFWCHI

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The First ever African Fashion Week Chicago took place this past weekend; september 26th – 27th. It was a two day event  filled with fashion, music, art and a great time.  I attended both days and I must say I found this experience very rewarding, not only was it a good opportunity to network with industry professionals and fashion enthusiasts, it was also refreshing to enjoy an art exhibition from Chicago based artist Solomon Adufa and Ben Olafemi Kayede, the two great artists collaborated on an artwork that was later put on silent auction during the fashion show.  Day one kicked of with Singer-songwriter Nola Ade performing a soulful song and ended with lovely African inspired designs such as Wanda Grace and Maryam Garba LLC.

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Classy Bun, natural makeup, zara knit sweater, forever21 pleated skirt, ZG fur clutch.
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My clutch was made by me with vinyl leather and faux fur I purchased from joanns. it was very easy and quick it was hand sewn as to the fur wouldn’t slide down my sewing machine
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different shades of Tan. My shoes are Report. ivanka trump.
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standing with the woman of the hour. CEO of #AFWCHICAGO Christianah Ajanaku
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Myself and Jessica Imarenzor who was also a guest. Her ankara game was on point both days.
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MY MANAGER AND VERY GOOD FRIEND AJIE ATTAWIA
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one of the featured designs on the runway
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one of the featured designs on the runway
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Myself and Solomon Adufa standing beside his amazing paintings. we go way back from H.S. I am very proud of him doing what he loves with a passion and making a living out of it, his painting are worth thousands of dollars.
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Myself and Mama Cindy who also recently just got engaged to the love of her life! I cant wait to be a part of your big day.
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ZurikGirl was not in the Fashion Show, but we were honored to be one of the sponsors of the AFWCHICAGO VIP goodie bag.
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What I do it for. Me and ZG
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Then I realized I was caught red handed being vain.

Day two of African Fashion week Chicago was even bigger and more exciting. I was glad to see a lot of familiar faces; People actually came out to support and be a part of a good thing.  The designers such as 828 Collection, Akese Style lines, Yasika Mode, House of Leigh, and Issa Sorogo showcased their designs with lovely afrobeat music playing. I loved the style of the runway it wasn’t your typical straight stage  or T- stage, it was more of a U shaped runway, where the models actually went all around making it possible for everyone to get a good view of the garment.

 

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Pulled back braided bun, ZurikGirl Lux quilted dress, Lulus Box clear clutch, Aldo gold accessories.
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The black wrist band on my wrist was our VIP goody at the event for VIP guest complimented with our ZG cards.
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Pulled back braided bun, ZurikGirl Lux quilted dress, Lulus Box clear clutch, Aldo gold accessories, giuseppe zanotti black Leather sandals.
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I got lots of compliment on this dress. It looks way better in person.
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Whats in my little purse. mac red lipstick, debit card, a handful of my business cards, gum, face brush and my car keys.
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Myself and My very good friend with an amazing fashion sense Kenny Ninalowo
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Designer Issa Sorogo showcased a kids line and I must say it was one of my favorites, they were so adorable
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Guest at the show and my very good friends. Suleiman Ali and Modupe Sobitan
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Guest at the show. Who said Ankara cant be sexy?

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If you love my Lux Quilt Dress you can purchase it here. LUX QUILTED DRESS

 

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