Hey naturals theres an amazing event coming to brooklyn called CURLFEST: The Ultimate Summer Picnic. I haven’t gone to one of these in a long time…my boyfriend stumbled upon this and decided to share this information with me. I am definetly going for sure. This event is presented to you by Curly Girl Collective, a united body of natural women, who strives to create innovative experiences that foster acceptance and celebration of curls, kinks and everything in between. If your in the NYC area or just visiting from out of town I encourage all naturals to come thru and enjoy this event…I think it will be a whole lot fun to be amongst other naturals sharing hair tips, fashion, styles and other cool stuff so come check it out. Hope to see you there…Cheers
CURLFEST: ULTIMATE SUMMER PICNIC
Sunday, June 28th, 2015 – 1pm – 6pm
The 2013 ING Marathon took place this past weekend. It’s the 43rd running of the ING New York City Marathon five-borough race. Runners came from around the world to run this 26.2 miles race across the city. The race paid tribute to the victims and heroes of Sandy, and to those affected by April’s Boston Marathon bombings.
I am very honored to be writing this post because my dear dear friend Cy was in the race. I admire her strength and bravery, she trained and trained for about 4 weeks and at the same time she was a nervous wreck because she was thinking to herself like how the hell am i going to run and finish this race. Lord and behold she made it and she was able to receive a medal in record time. Everyone from family, friends, neighbors, was out there cheering her on. Congrats Cy and we all Salute you for making it through this race in good health, even though it wasn’t easy. I know your father was smiling down on you that day…Well done Cy 🙂
The 17th annual DUMBO Arts Festival is a three-day FREE public event celebration of art, music, and performance that took place over the weekend (Sept. 27-29). Each year it seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
Visitors can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections. They can also visit artists in their studios,help make murals on the street, or watch dancers, poets and actors on street corners throughout the neighborhood. While the main events end earlier, the projections can be seen through midnight all three nights.
I had an awesome weekend at afropunk hanging out with friends and enjoying some great music. Going on its 10th year, Afropunk has brought a mixture of punk attitude and African-American culture to Brooklyn. Afropunk Fest rocks out at the Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn the weekend of Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. Bringing together urban culture and live music, such as rap luminaries like Chuck D and Questlove, bands like Trash Talk and Pryamids, and emerging hip-hop artists like Danny Brown and Theophilus London. In addition, there will be food trucks, a skate park, and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody. Afropunk Fest is geared toward those who enjoy coming together for one weekend to celebrate unconventional art in all forms. Check out some of the most interesting hairstyles (thick dreads, detailed high-top fades) and clothing (skillfully tattered tops, crazy prints) the weekend had to offer.
I always felt henna tattoo’s were pretty cool, but my friend Cy is very fascinated about it lol…so we all decided to make it a henna day for her by giving her a henna tattoo lol. Check out the experience.
This design i created took me 7yrs to conceptualize, illustrate, revise, revise some more, took a break from it, revise it again and vola!!! the design has come to life lol. This wonderful design was tatted by Shaun Parker, you can check him out on his instagram page http://instagram.com/shaun_theovercomer and if your in brooklyn on 118 Ralph Ave you should pay him a visit and see what he’s up to.
Yesterday i went to get my hair done at TexTuRas Salon in flatbush NY. My hairdresser Soneitha, she is amazing…she hooked my braids up. She’s great at what she does, she can do just about anything perms, cut, weaves, braids, color, wash, etc, you name it. She takes care and nurtures your hair to a healthy state, i gotta tell ya she has the magic fingers lol. If your passing through flatbush check her out at TexTuRas Salon, she can be reached here 718-954-1525.