Late November 2016 I attended the It’s a Natural Thang Fall/Winter Meet Up. I was glad to see my favorite vendors were there. I missed the headwrap workshop though. I did see the product demonstration for the Diversame drying tool. Diversame is a drying tool made for natural/afro textured, coiled and curly hair textures. It will hopefully be coming to the market sometime in 2017.
I was hoping Good Body Stuff had my Baby and Vanilla Sandalwood Buttas. That wasn’t the case. I decided to try the smaller size in the Candy and Egyptian Musk Buttas.
Sweethearted has some really cute designs. I knew ahead of time I wanted to purchase one of her t-shirts. The Give Me My Puffs beanie hat is just in time for the colder temperatures.
The natural deodorant from D’s Natural Products has replaced my Aromaco from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. I had purchased the Blackseed Soap previously. This is the new and improved version of the soap. The Pink Sugar incense are my favorite.
Nikki’s Magic Wand was also in attendance. I purchased a purple and a nude pink shade in the liquid matte lipsticks.
Another successful It’s a Natural Thang Meet Up in the books. It felt great supporting local businesses.
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Homecoming for my youngest daughter Naomi was held Saturday, November 7, 2015. She is a high school senior now and it was amazing to see her style evolve for homecoming. I have watched her grow into a polished young lady. Naomi also used homecoming as a way to practice for her Senior Prom.
Naomi purchased her homecoming dress earlier this year from Goodwill. She didn’t believe in spending a lot of money on homecoming. The shoes and purse are her sister’s The necklace was given to her.
Naomi styled her own hair. She make clip-ins for extra fullness. Naomi has also gotten quite good at doing her makeup. The only thing I did was her eyeshadow.
I am so proud of her! 🙂
Style Week Pittsburgh was back for a third year. This week took place between August 12th to August 16th. The Pinstripes & Pearls event was held at the LUXE East Liberty Showroom.
A representative from Dress for Success as in attendance.
Jewelry by Silpada
Natural hair group It’s a Natural Thang held their Summer Meet Up Saturday, July 25th. The theme of the meet up was Generations. Attendees had the opportunity to bring their children and parents to share in this experience. There was also Little Miss Natural for little girls to showcase their natural hair styles.
Goody bag with samples of Taliah Waajid™ haircare products.
Won this cute hat in a raffle. Hat courtesy of Sweet Hearted.
Purchased this natural bug repellant from Sweet T’s Beauty All Natural Bath and Body Products.
I couldn’t resist purchasing the Vanilla Sandalwood Butta from Good Body Stuff Body Scrubs Body and Butters.
Participants in Little Miss Natural.
The International Natural Hair Meetup Day was held Saturday May 30, 2015. Various locations throughout the world held this event. I attended the International Natural Hair Meet Up that was held in Pittsburgh, PA. The Pittsburgh based natural hair group It’s a Natural Thang sponsored this event In addition to having wonderful vendors, this event concluded with a special presentation. The presentation was called “International Hair, The Diaspora Edition: The drum, the braid, the dance.” The presentation documented the story of African descendants and gave an account of hairstyles/headwraps and dance traditions.
My purchase from the Ujamaa Collective located in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA
E-MA’s Green Hair Food and Black Soap
Creative Lady Hand Crafted Hair Accessories purchase
I received a goodie bag for being one of the first 25 people who purchased a ticket to the International Natural Hair Meet Up.
Last week I attended my first High Tea with the group SYOUper Fly! SYOUper Fly! is the sister group of It’s a Natural Thang. Both of these groups are based in Pittsburgh, PA. The High Tea was held at Arnold’s Tea located at East Ohio Street on the North Side of Pittsburgh. This was a great opportunity for the ladies who attended to network and enjoy some delicious tea and treats. 🙂
I tried the Peach Apricot Ginger Cream tea
Glad to see I wasn’t the only one rocking a headwrap.
I kept the eyes neutral. Applied pink blush and a pink lip color.
2014 marked the fifth year for Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The fashion action took place September 22-28, 2014. I recently attended the Macy’s Fashion Rocks fashion show that was held at the Macy’s in Downtown Pittsburgh. This fashion show displayed fashions you can wear for work that easily transitions for an evening out on the town. Guests also got a sneak preview of student designs from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. There were light refreshments from Savoy Restaurant in Pittsburgh.
A student designer showing her creation
There was also a local rock band to provide entertainment after the fashion show.
Style Week Pittsburgh was back for another week of fun and style. Style Week Pittsburgh took place August between the 11th and the 17th with different events happening each day.
I attended the Jewelry Showcase that was held on Wednesday August 13th. This showcase was presented by the Macy’s Department Store located in downtown Pittsburgh.
Mehndi by Soma
Some very expensive pieces were on display.
An assortment of jewelry on display
An assortment of watches
Pittsburgh recently hosted its fourth annual Fashion Week. The festivities concluded on September 29, 2013.
Fashion Week in Pittsburgh made its debut in 2010. Seven days of fashion shows and events held at various venues throughout the city. I attended the fashion show that was held at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on September 28, 2013. I saw the designs from some extremely talented students.
Miyoshi Anderson is the Executive Director & Founder of Pittsburgh Fashion Week. She is a native of Pittsburgh and has had a very successful modeling career.
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Pittsburgh just celebrated its first style week. This was a week of fashion-focused events that started Wednesday, August 7, 2013 and ended Sunday, August 11, 2013. I went to the Beauty Boot Camp that was held at LaLa’s Salon in Pittsburgh August 11th.
Makeup Artist Brittney D. Webster was giving the makeovers.
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Fashion Consultant Sabrina R. Clark was lending her expertise to the ladies as well.
Treats by Nicole Grieco of Tummy Treats
Mehndi by Soma, Art of Henna
One of the participants getting a makeover.
Seeing herself for the first time after the makeover. 🙂
Winter Ramos from “Love & Hip Hop New York” was also at the Beauty Boot Camp. Winter is really sweet and down to Earth. Please check out her novel Game Over. 🙂
- Windy’s Boutique
- 1903 E. Carson Street
- Pittsburgh, PA 15203
A very special thank you to LaLa’s Salon for hosting the Beauty Boot Camp. 🙂