“With approximately 20,000 attendees with keynote speakers including THE Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Gloria Mayfield Banks, Jenifer Lewis, Tom Joyner, Avant, and more! This year’s theme “Preserving Our Legacy” spoke to the legacy that African-American women have built for themselves, their children, community and the world.  Throughout the event, multiple speakers, panelists, forums and seminars educated attendees on the importance of building and preserving their legacies” (FOXYNC).

This year’s Fashion Suite was dedicated to all fashion and beauty lovers with an expo feel. Along with special guest appearances from Cynthia Bailey from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, featured talent like @caribbean_cowgirl, @whatwouldaprilwear, @iamfabellis, @theislandiva, @coulstyle, and @miahammett. It was a true pleasure to meet some of my favorite bloggers and influencers from the Carolinas plus, they were super sweet and fashionable in person!

I had the amazing opportunity to be the lead wardrobe stylist, model coordinator and model during Women’s Empowerment for the amazingly talented Nicci of Moniquea Renee . While being responsible for steaming garments, styling models, co-conducting fittings, and managing the team I had a great time at my first ever Women’s Empowerment. Thank you to the wonderful models, makeup artist and photographer!


#BTS – Fittings, Hair & Makeup, Touch-ups and Selfies

MUA: @slaysiaaa_ & boxer_knockout + PC: @newdepthcreations


MUA: @slaysiaaa_ & boxer_knockout + PC: @newdepthcreations


Shirt: Moniquea Renee / Jeans: Macy’s / Shoes: Michael Kors / Fannypack: CAS Ink & Boutique / Hair: Model Model Hair / Lip: Sephora

I’m so glad my mom was able to experience her very first Women’s Empowerment as well!

Located in Raleigh, NC Moniquea Renee is a womenswear designer and specializes in designing and handcrafting garments. Moniquea Renee offers custom services to accommodate any size, from petite to curvy!


Women’s Empowerment was amazing! Until next time…

#BeYou #BeBeautiful #BeBlessed

Published by Lovely Shalom Joy

Fashion, Faith and Fun

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