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Dark & Lovely Bloggers Breakfast

After just minutes of being at the Dark & Lovely bloggers breakfast hosted by Harlem Fashion Row Movement, I was inspired. The panel included Celebrity Stylist Keith Campbell, Essence Magazine Beauty Director, Corynne Corbett , Model Sessilee Lopez, and Fashion Designer Sammy B. They discussed how they got started, their challenges, what they love about their jobs and the impact that bloggers have on the fashion industry. They also talked about their favorite social sites, advice for those who have dreams, dream killers and how to continue moving forward. When Corynne Corbett asked about dealing with dream killers, Keith Campbell’s response stuck out to me most. “Be careful who you tell your dreams to” is what he said. That hit me because sometimes the very people you think that would try to inspire and encourage you to go for your goals turn out to be individuals who will say your dreams will never happen. It touched me because I have a great idea that I would like to put out there and someone very close to me automatically just down played my idea. The bloggers breakfast was very encouraging and enlightening. The panelists’ helped ne to see that I need to be passionate about my dreams and GO for them, despite what the dream killers say. I have to inspire myself.

We also got an  exclusive sneak peek of the designers and exclusive pieces that were going to be showcased the next day at the HFR Runway Show. This year Omar Salam, Latisha Daring, Joseph Bethune and Nzingha Knight were the featured designers. 

Tomecia Blake 2012 Dark and Lovely Fashionista Winner was also unveiled for the first time. They announced that she would walk in the HFR Runway show as well.  Check out some of the highlights …  




Essence Magazine Beauty Director, Corynne Corbett-Celebrity Stylist Keith Campbell-Model Sessilee Lopez,-Fashion Designer Sammy


                                                  Blogger – Fashion Steele                                                                             Sessilee Lopez & 2012 Dark & Lovely Fashionista


Blogger, Fashion Steele – Blogger, Love Brown Sugar


2012 Dark & Lovely Fashionista, Tomecia Blake – Founder HFR, Brandice Henderson,Celebrity Stylist, Keith Campbell


Bloggers Chatting it up!


Mecca Moore – Pynk Magazine 


I'm just a regular girl from Brooklyn sharing my point of view. It's something about networking with real people who tried something; read something that you may want to read; went somewhere that you may want to go based off their experience. It’s not a celebrity getting paid to give their stamp of approval. Its’s a “REAL” person. I also represent for the Curvy Women all around the world... and my darkskin women too. Stay fit & Healthy no matter what size you are! Stick around I'm sure you will find something you like...


Style4Curves said…
Nice recap!