Now that we have a winner of our Thanksgiving giveaway we are happy to tell you about the specials that were sent to us. You can choose if you want a discount on hair care and styling services, accessories or the Going Natural Book but you need to be quick.
The Maroon Pangi
I did a little research on the Maroon Pangi. I learned that the word ‘pangi’ means cloth and ‘Maroon’ is a group of Surinamese people who are descendants of escaped slaves. The word ‘maroon’ comes from the Spanish word cimarrón which can be translated as ‘runaway living on mountain top.’ I also watched Mireille’s YouTube video titled ‘Simple wrap with a Pangi, a traditional Maroon wrap.’ I enjoyed the video. My family is from Nigeria and we also use head wraps to keep cool in our hot, HOT weather!
I really had fun with this shoot. I’m currently working on my MBA and I am concentrating in marketing so this shoot really pushed me to think about what my photos needed to portray in order for the products to sell. I also looked through magazines and tons of photos for similar products. I made sure not to wear any other accessories other than the hat and the necklace because additional accessories can often distract the audience from the product.
Are you guilty of going out shopping to buy an outfit but a beautiful necklace or earrings gives you pause? Let’s say you find a dress but there is a superb hat staring you in the face and it has your style written all over it. Need I remind you you’re only supposed to buy “After Five” attire, but have you ever had a pair of heels make you question your purpose for leaving the house? What is a woman to do?
One of my favorite ways to change my look is by accessorizing. It is a wonderful way to add excitement and variety to my ensemble, so this is what I was looking for from each of the models this week. And I must say, KALA you turned up the heat this week! Girl, you were HOT!
My choice winner for this week, of course, is KALA – Last week my advice to all the models was to “Show Up & Show Out” and Kala my dear, you did just that! I am so proud of you. Each week you continue to show us what this competiion is all about….GROWTH! And each week, you show us the many faces of Kala G. and it’s gets more and more intriguing. I LOVE IT!
My choice for elimination this week is DESYRAY – The quality of your photos were great, however I didn’t feel that you were selling the accessories like the other models were. There was only one photo that I thought you and the accessories looked fabulous.
Reshonda – You look stunning! You are consistant with your delivery and you never let us down.
Nefertiti – You have such an amazing smile, so please keep smiling! As long as you continue to be YOU and give your very best, then you are a winner whether you win this competition or not.
Chassity – I would have liked to see more from you but you still did a good job. You’re definitely still in the top running!
ReShonda–You did a good job of showcasing the accessories. I see that you switched it up a bit this week regarding your poses, and I love that you don’t mind looking dead on into the camera. Beautiful!
This year I like to try to go natural all over again. Back then extensions were one of my favorite styles. Yes, it takes a couple of hours to get them in and it takes even more time to take them out, but for two months it’s just getup and go.