‘Fro Fashion Week Successfully Debuts in New York!

Adds texture, color and celebration of fierce naturals to Fall NYFW 2013!


September 11 , 2013 (New York)–Presenting a dark take on upcoming fall trends in fashion and natural hair, this seasons Fro Fashion Show was all about GOTHIX. Adding a note of color and texture in an industry that is notoriously devoid of diversity, ‘Fro Fashion Week showcased what’s new and next in the world of natural hair. Taking place Saturday September 7 at Kai Studios in Brooklyn, the show presented looks crafted by six new and emerging designers hand-selected from a nationwide contest. Hosted by veteran natural hair vlogger Rochelle Graham (BlackOnyx77), GOTHIX highlighted dark trends for women with textured hair this fall. Below are highlights from this season’s show.


















Featuring hairstyling by BASIC and makeup artistry by Motives for LaLa, the Fall looks were all about drama. Huge hair with coils, kinks and spirals in daring fall hues such as plum and cider were accentuated with bordeaux lips and heavy, smoky eyes. Tarin Boone, creator of ‘Fro Fashion Week and CEO of Naturally Me! Media (far right) poses with the BASIC Styling Team and model. Photo Credit: Anya Grant



Motives Cosmetics beauty advisors bring drama to Fro Fashion week! With colors such as Naughty lipstick along with smoky eyes and glitter accents the models looked fierce. April Randall MUA and beauty advisor for Motives for LaLa conducted media interviews with publications such as Ebony Magazine. Tarin Boone lead her team of beauty advisors through makeup demonstrations and product line education. http://www.shop.com/tarinboone/622155217-hit36795699%3D0-p+260.xhtml?vid=243380





































Using dark leathers, sumptuous brocades and unexpected pops of color, the ‘Fro Fashion Week Designers presented their vision for a GOTHIX Fall. MyMe Apparel, Aura Clothing, Renee Fredrique, Shannon Shenone, each presented 10 original looks for the runway show. Photo Credit: Anya Grant





































A mainstay of ‘Fro Fashion Week is the celebration of curvy women–which comprise much of the ‘Fro Fashion Week demographic. “This show is about the everyday woman–who also happens to be a fierce naturalista,” says Valaira Sa-Ra, Executive Producer of the ‘Fro Fashion Show. “We celebrate this woman by featuring a plus-sized designer for our finale, which ends the show on a high-energy note!” This years’ plus-sized designer was “I AM Designs” by Antoinette Middleton, accentuated with gothic-themed accesories by Necessories by Raqui. Photo Credit: Anya Grant













The winner of the ‘Fro Fresh Face Contest, Zaire Saab, received special a special spotlight as the face of the ‘Fro Fashion Week promotion. Zaire, who opened each designer’s segment, walked the runway with wine lips and an elaborate updo of her lengthy locs. Photo Credit: Anya Grant
























A true realization of a vision, the Fall Fro Fashion Week marked the first time the show has travelled outside of its well-established Atlanta market. “It was always my dream to see Fro Fashion Week in New York during New York Fashion week, as a way to say to curly girls everywhere that your beauty is celebrated, too” says Tarin Boone. “It’s overwhelming to see everything come together that you’ve waited for.” The New York natural hair community came out to congratulate ‘Fro Fashion Week’s successful debut. Above, Tarin (second from l) is pictured with owner of Karen’s Body Beautiful founder Karen Tappin (far l), Rochelle Grant (BlackOnyx77), founder of Alikay Naturals (third from l) and natural haircare pioneer, stylist Diane Bailey (far r). Photo Credit: Anya Grant


























Tarin poses with ‘Fro Fashion Week marketplace brand OBIA Naturals, founded by Obia (far l) and Omni (far r) Ewah.

























The natural hair social media community welcomed ‘Fro Fashion Week in full force. From l, Jonna Scott-Blakes of NaturallyGlam.com, Melissa Chanel of MelissaChanel.com, Selena-Kaye and Seanna-Kaye of instagram.com/NaturalHairDoesCare, P Roy of SteelFeatherLaceElephant.com, Evelyn Ngugi and Nikki Green of NaturallyCurly.com, Trudy Susan of 4cHairChick.com and Tarin Boone.


Michele Molinaro

I have been a business owner for over 25 years but can say for the first time; “I own my business it doesn’t own me.” I have traded in my Brick and Mortar for a Click and Order. This gives me financial and time freedom. My business is operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no employees. I wake up when I am done sleeping and am able to work anywhere in the world there is a WiFi connection.

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