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Art Living NYFW2016 at Eden BodyWorks #StylewithEden Presentation

EDEN BodyWorks celebrated the fusion of fashion, hair, and style last week during their #StylewithEden presentation for NYFW2016. The hair & style presentation tributed the diverse beauty culture of Black women by teaming up with jewelry metalsmiths Lorraine West and Shayla Milan alongside fashion designers  Chen Burkett and Whitney Mero of Onion Cut & Sewn for two stunning presentations featuring four unique styles for the everyday woman.

Celebrity hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood and celebrity makeup artist Camara Aunique were the geniuses behind the flawless cast of must have looks using Eden BodyWorks hair products. We were graced with beauty and travel maven Africa Miranda as the Mistress of Ceremonies and TV Host and style authority, Kela Walker covering the green carpet street style gorgeousness of the night. Ghanaian designer Chen Burkett began the presentation with a casual chic safari style collection full of beautiful earth tones and natural textured fabric that the audience simply loved.  Each garment was paired with Shayla Milan jewelry, whose accessory designs are inspired by functional modern art, primitive artifacts, and architectural elements. Also dressed n Chen Burkett for the evening was Eden BodyWorks VP of Marketing, Ylorie Taylor and TV Host, Kela Walker. 

Designer Whitney Mero kicked off the second presentation with her exquisite bold printed dresses ranging looks from a one shoulder asymmetrical silhouette to a short sleeved fishtail look that can be dressed up or down. Lorraine West's illustrious brass cuffs and leather earrings were the perfect pairings of accessories to compliment Onion Cut & Sewn's garments that we just could not get enough of. Her jewelry inspiration stems from symbology, geometric shapes, minimalism, and equipping her clients to connect to their own power. No wonder we were in complete awe!

The evening was filled with a divine mix of beautiful women adorning the hair, fashion , and styles they love so much!

Check out our highlights of the stylish evening and stay tuned this week for exclusive guest interviews!

 

 

Art Living NYFW2016 at Essence Street Style Block Party 2016

Essence Magazine held its 3rd annual Street Style Block Party in DUMBO last Saturday in celebration of NYFW2016. Hosted by Essence.com's Dana Blair and Co-hosted by Naturi Naughton from the hit STARZ TV series "POWER".

The event championed real women with head-turning style during the day-long affair as a stylish sea of enthusiast, designers, stylists, bloggers and local fashion vendors came together to celebrate the art of personal style. Sponsored by Chevrolet and Shea Moisture the event was a super cool mix of music, fashion, and art culture good vibes and fun! 

ESSENCE also presented its 2016 Street Style Award to the hottest bloggers, designers, fashion stylists and trendsetters of 2016, including singer Kelly Rowland, celeb stylist Law Roach, dancer/actress Khadija Shari, fashion blogger, Blake Von D and designer Romeo Hunte. This year's cool activities featured:

  • Performance by singer Ayo Jay
  • Live fashion show co-hosted by actress Naturi Naughton for "The Best of Attendee Street Style"
  • Shopping experiences featuring local designers and local vendors
  • An interactive Kids Zone with face painting
  • ESSENCE Eats featuring curated local food truck vendors

Check out our exclusive "INSIDE THE COOL" highlight video of the intoxicating good culture vibes and gorgeous fashion fun!

All photos were sourced from Zimbio Images from photographer Bennett Raglin.