After showing my collection to Lawrence Rodriguez, the owner of Casa Frela invited me to have an exhibition. For a month nearly 40 pieces of the Going-Natural collection where on display in the prestigious gallery, that is not just a beautiful brownstone in the Mount Morris Historical District in Harlem. It is also the venue where Beyonce famously recorded the video for her song “Bad boy.”
This photo was taken in 2007 at the African Festival in Brooklyn at the Commodore Barry Park. I don’t think I need to explain why I wanted to take the photo. Just in case you don’t see it, the long dreadlocks curled and styled complemented by the colorful necklace with matching earrings and handbag were just picture perfect.
The title “A Choice of Weapons” of the exhibition to honor the legendary Gordon Parks happens to perfectly describes my connection to the groundbreaking and award-winning photographer.
A Choice of Weapons: The New Renaissance Artists, that is. An exhibition by African Voices to honor Gordon Parks. See what pictures were chosen and help me choose the rest.
My world literary changed when I entered the BAM Dance Africa Festival Fair in 2004.
For the first time in my adult life I was in an environment where natural hairstyles were not just prevalent, the styles were outrageously beautiful.
The sexy fullness of an Afro can brighten up the face with beautiful impressions and a promise of a wonderful day
Waist length locs in a fashionable updo with bangs adorned with African beaded accessories.
The second I saw her afro, I knew I had to take a picture. Lurie Daniel Favors turned out to be an exceptionally smart, friendly and confident woman.
Inspired by his race for the White House, Going-Natural.com offered President Obama the centerpiece of its exhibition “The Pursuit of Nappiness” as a gift for his birthday last year. The colorful framed portrait, chosen as a favorite during the exposition at the Casa Frela Gallery in Manhattan, shows a beautiful woman with a cheerful smile and a striking Afro.
The opening reception of the Pursuit of Nappiness exhibition that features Natrual Hairstyles was a huge success. Among the visitors were Anu Prestonia from Khamit Kinks, Peta Hojes and Film Maker Mariette Monpierre who wrote and directed the award winning movie Elza.
Checkout the Styles for 09.
The Pursuit of Nappiness exhibit came to close with a spectacular natural hair show that did more than inspire styles for 09. Khamit Kinks: Kemi, Wendy Williams, Anu Prestonia (Salon owner) and Michelle Brooks.
The baddest hairstyles 09
Without doubt, New York is the world’s capital when it comes to Black hair styling. Now there finally is a hair show that matches the grandeur of the industry’s forerunners’ everlasting creativity.
As part of the exhibition, we feature the award-winning documentary entitled “My Nappy Roots” this Sunday for free. The stylistic feature-length documentary, celebrates the unique journey of Black hair perfectly compliments the natural hair exhibition.Date November 9, time 2:00 PM and best of all it’s Free!
I like to thank everyone for coming out and making openings night such a success. I truly enjoyed every single moment of sharing my pursuit of nappiness in pictures and words with all of you.