Last night I had the opportunity to check out The Mane Love Affair natural hair event in Atlanta, Georgia, held at The Loft in Castleberry Hill. I was so excited about attending the event because it was really well marketed.
Courtney Adeleye founder of Mane Choice Hair Solutions and natural hair celebrity Ebony Clark aka @EClark, the event producers, announced the event almost 12 weeks ago in early June and they did so in style! I don’t know if they had a photo shoot for the flyer or what, but they were both in stunning all white outfits with their hair did and their faces beat!
From jump the flyer got my attention, but then came a fancy dedicated website for the event, followed by a billboard (yes y’all I said b-i-ll-board!) and then a whole lot of social chatter around the event. Between the elaborate promotions and the fancy flyer, Courtney and Ebony had me feeling like I would be missing out big time if I didn’t hurry up and RSVP for their event.
For me though in addition to the marketing, what put me over the top and the reason I decided to go is that this was a dress to impress event.
I work full-time, I vlog, and I have clients and so even though I’m out a lot there aren’t many events where I really get to dress up cocktail style or semi-formal style. Mane Love Affair offered a break from the vendor expo and workshop type natural hair events I’ve been frequenting lately. Plus, attending gave me the perfect excuse to go buy a new outfit, have a mani/pedi and get all dolled up.
So last night I did exactly that – minus the make up (I couldn’t find my make-up bag and I was running late). I arrived at the Mane Love Affair in a black corset dress with flashy silver and cubic zirconia jewelry (I ain’t got conflict free diamond money yet). My heels were blinged out and I wore lime green nail polish for a pop of color.
I spent the evening doing what I love to do most which is snap photos and meet new people. Throughout the night I took short breaks and indulged in some of the catered food and I even snuck in a complimentary glass of Chardonnay during the Curl Talk panel. All and all this #funhaver right here aka me, had me a good ol’ time.
Full gallery of the pictures are posted to the 4c Hair Chick community Facebook page.
Peace and love fam,