Cocktails With Claire #Chicago

Another saturday another fashion event to network at. On Saturday July 30th, Chicago’s fashion savys came out to ‘Cocktails With Claire x Miss Diddy’. Hosted at 19 East venue, the evening included a panel of personalities and influencers in the fashion and beauty industry discussing ways we can all use our creativity to its full potential.

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The panel consisted of Claire Sulmers (FashionBombDaily,) Miss Diddy (The Brand Group,)Kendra G. (107.5 WGCI-FM), celebrity make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff, and entrepreneur Bobby Simmons.

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Photo credit “The source”

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We had the opportunity to sip and shop with fellow fashionistas. After the panel, attendees mixed and mingled with vendors, sipped complimentary drinks sponsored by Hennessy, and posed for pictures.

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If you follow me on snapchat @chichi_nneka you would know I explained this selfie moments with claire herself.

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We posed for a pic with claire and my friend Coco who also is a fashionGirl owner of Shopwithcoco

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My look for the event was simple with a little detail.

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Excited, Something great happened from attending this event. #networking, will be visible soon.

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Shirt: Gojane.com – Jeans – Old (DIY fringe hem) – Bage: Katespade – Shoes: Akira (old)

SHE. ME. HER. (WEEKEND GAL)

I am clearly going to be posting more often on my blog because I figured out how to make my iphone pics more worthy.  I seriously cannot remember to take my canon with me at all times, I mean I can barely remember to wear earrings after dressing up (I hate it when I forget to wear earrings… worst feeling ever!!!)  not to even talk about bringing my canon with me every time I go out.  ANYWAYS, moving along… this past weekend was pretty good; started my Friday at the mall, no I wasn’t shopping I can tell you now I am more of an online shopper, I literally buy everything online… Hair, clothes, shoes, electronics, Gbo Gbo  EGbo I buy them online. I ended my FRIDAY at a friends House Party, I think we were celebrating his new job and some other great accomplishments…  lol well it was a party sha and I was there with my hookah. God save me this summer cause this hookah thing I will OD on it, we all know too much of anything is not good for you.

SATURDAY was another wedding day, and I decided to make my wedding outfit. Along with a whole lot of girls in the world I am  obsessed with FLORAL PRINT! and yes I did put a crown on there just to emphasis on floral being King in all SS14 trend. 1   I try to buy Fabrics that come in wholesale quantity and re-sellers price because I just don’t do it for myself  but also for zurikgirl. This Summer ZG will be testing the waters on our own lable ZURIK by zurikgirl.  Just a few designs and items will be available coming soon this June at zurikgirl. 2

I was a little discouraged when I laid it on my bed and it almost looked like my bed-sheets.

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Then I got done with my skirt and it looked good.

 

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AFTER I WAS DONE I LOVED IT! EVEN WITHOUT TRYING IT ON!

 

SATURDAY GETTING READY TO ATTEND THE WEDDING

 If you really know me, you would know I am not a fan of Makeup, for me to be a girlie girl I really hate putting makeup on my face unless I need it.  It doesn’t help that today its all about contouring of the face and heavy eyebrows; good thing my eyebrows are not thin and I am content with just the regular way of applying makeup until the occasion permits and I have  a professional MUA to contour my face to the GODS.

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Showing you my face because my sister Yewande is into makeup and she did my sharp smokey eye! which I loved.  For all my ZG  photo shoots she handles the makeup department and I am very grateful for her.

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I did my Lashes myself and well…. I tired lol

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SUNDAY CHURCH OUTFIT. I TRIED THIS MIXING PRINT THING AND IT LOOKED GOOD. DIFFERENT SNAKE PRINTS AND COLOR.

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AFTER BRUNCH WITH THE FAMILY, I MET UP WITH ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS DUPE, SHE’S BEEN TELLING ME  ABOUT THIS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!  HIDDEN WHOLESALE FABRIC STORE FOREVER!!.  BEING THAT THE STORE OWNERS ARE JEWISH, THEY HAVE THE MOST RANDOM STORE HOURS, CLOSED ON SATURDAYS AND OPEN ON SUNDAYS TILL 4PM.  OF COURSE AFTER MISSING OUR EXIT AND TURNS A COUPLE OF TIMES WE FINALLY MADE IT TO THE STORE AND HAD ONLY 30 MINUTES TO LOOK AROUND 😦

 

I FOUND THIS IMPRINT ORGANZA FABRIC AND LOVED IT!!!!

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I WILL DEFINITELY BE GOING BACK TO LOOK AROUND! THE STORE IS HUMONGOUS!! AND 30 MINUTES FELT LIKE ONLY 2 MINUTES!

P.S: SHOULD I ADD THIS TO ZG

 

 

MY SUMMER

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Well Hello there!!! Its officially summer in my book so YAY!!!!!

The past weekend was great for me. Friday early afternoon we (me & my sisters) took off to ATL to spend our Memorial weekend there. My third time in ATL and it seems like every-time I go I always have a good time.

Kicked off FRIDAY at Metro Fusion.

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Got my dress from my friends vintage store jessNdress, you can find them via IG.

shoes: asos (same as the white diff color)

FRIDAY NIGHT was filled with loud music and hookah!, I wanted to be comfortable so my dress was simple, short and backless.

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It was also my Friend Isha’s Birthday weekend. she drove all the way from Nashville to ATL a good 3 hour drive (not bad)

We did so much In between all our planned activities, good memories and good new friends were made.

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SATURDAY there was a wedding to attend #BOLAFEMS. It was a beautiful wedding and actually my first proper outdoor wedding. The wedding ceremony was held  outside in the gardens, the bride walked down the isle with her mother, her bridal train looked like something out the magazine and her dress was simple yet classic. Everything was well organized it was definitely not your typical iro and buba tying type of wedding (shady)…. all the guest were dressed in mostly English wear, except the older guest of course.

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I loved my dress for the wedding. It was made by DressMaker by Olivia you can reach her via her Facebook page. The beauty of this dress is that the fabric is decorated in very light shades of gold sequin and iridescent beads in a lace-type of pattern. I left the bust section sheer to give a hint of sexy, the baby doll flare style for a more feminine look, and added the satin  to make my waist line more obvious.

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SUNDAY ALL WHITE MANSION PARTY.

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Lace Bustier: gojane

Pleated Skirt: American Apparel

Shoes: asos

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THIS WAS AFTER THE PARTY! GLAD I DIDNT LOOK HOT AND SWEATY! WELL I LOOKED THE “HOT” PART

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Got to Spend the weekend partying with another Pageant sis of mine chiamaka “Miss West Africa USA” 2011.

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sweetest guy ever!! and he was from Chicago! HEY! NEW FRIEND!

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My HAIR is 24,22,20,18 virgin Peruvian Body wave. I cant remember the last time I did super long hair with a middle part so that’s exactly what I did. Hair was installed by myself. I usually do my own sew ins, saves me money, time, and me crying that so and so did my hair wrong.

XOXO

C.E

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