Two Fridays ago, August 19th, I attended the 2nd Annual Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 at Martin’s Caterers Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. The event took place to raise awareness and critical funding for a technical skills center in West Africa, Sierra Leone. Back in July, I shared with you the Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 campaign (photos & video). I was the lead wardrobe stylist for the campaign.
For the event, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and wear a gown (without pants) and a hair style (without a bun). Big up da man dem, FlappJack, for hooking my hair and face up. All I can say is yasss! looking at my make-up in these pictures.
I am very happy with the entire look from head to toe. For the event, I wore a custom Nikki Billie Jean Sleeveless Keyhole Scarf Neckline Side Slit Gown. I wanted to wear a gown that was comfortable, sexy and formal. This dress got the job done.
Big shoutout to my brother for taking my pictures. He always shows up and shows out.
My shoes and accessories are from JustFab. If you are a tall glass of water like me (5’10) and have big feet (Size 11/12) JustFab will hook a sista up.
All Things Ankara was one of the official media partners for the gala and I was in attendance to cover all the ankara print fashionable moments from the event. See the women and men who made our best dressed list.
Gown: Nikki Billie Jean
Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist: FlappJack
Shoes & Accessories: JustFab
Bracelet: Show Me Love & Heart Bracelet* Sold Out
Fabric: All Things Ankara Store
See the post on allthingsankara.com