Harlem’s Fashion Row Blogger Brunch + Backstage Recap- Dark & Lovely

Harlem’s Fashion Row Blogger Brunch + Backstage Recap- Dark & Lovely

I got a chance to go to a Blogger Breakfast and another day hang out backstage for Harlem’s Fashion Row.  At the breakfast we got inspired and backstage we checked out the behind the scenes and everything that goes on hours before a fashion show goes on. The fashion show was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in a very nice area.

Firstly, Harlem’s Fashion Row is amazing. They take indie designers and allow them to showcase in front of a huge audience at Lincoln Center. They selected 4 to show off their designing skills.

On Thursday morning, Dark & Lovely hosted a Blogger Breakfast. All of the top beauty/fashion bloggers and magazine editors came out for this event. It was very nice. This was a very inspirational panel about following your dreams and overcoming obstacles. The moderator for the event was ESSENCE magazines beauty editor Corynne Corbett, Keith Campbell (Hair stylist to the stars), Sessilee Lopez (model), and Sammy B (fashion designer).

They were very inspiring as they told us how they got to the point they are now and at the top of their game. Sessilee was just absolutely amazing! She was funny, witty, beautiful, just all of the above. She has a GREAT personality. Not sure what I expected a model to act like, but she was one cool chick!

At the end, we got a sneak peek of what was to come for the fashion show. Here are the designers

And here are their designs (in the same order)

Fast forward to Friday night- Harlem’s Fashion Row backstage:

Remember that contest I posted about? Dark & Lovely Fashionista Contest? Well here she is getting her hair prepped to rip the runway:

Celebrity Stylist Keith Campbell was working hard backstage getting the models prepped:

Look who I ran into:

Nicole Murphy from Hollywood Exes. She is also Dark & Lovely’s spokesmodel Bria Murphy’s mother. (Eddie Murphy’s daughter) She was absolutely stunning with those piercing eyes!

She even kissed her daughter’s new ad:

It was so much fun backstage seeing all the fashion week chaos and everyone getting prepped and models running through halls! It was exciting.

I’m back in ATL now but can’t wait until next year! More Fashion Week Posts Coming