i was honored to attend the NYC Premiere of Texas, USA film. This film covers the Midterm elections of 2022. I met Brianna Brown via online when she purchased a jumpsuit back in 2021. then came the film, Texas, USA. Her company, Texas Organizing Project, was featured in the film. The Texas Organizing Project (TOP), founded in 2009, organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris and Bexar counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve.
The Ribbon Dress worn by Diandra Forrest, Model, influencer, and activist, who inspires people to access and embrace their authentic beauty. https://albinism.ohchr.org/story-diandra-forrest.html The Event 7th Annual International I Love Braids Day, https://internationalilovebraidsday.wordpress.com/ Event and Celebrity Stylist Debra Hare-Bey https://internationalilovebraidsday.wordpress.com/ https://www.instagram.com/_omhhredroom/?hl=en Headpiece Designed by Legacy Beauloni by Sherri Hobson https://legacy-beauloni.com/ When Mommy is a Model
When we left St Augustine Florida, we left the Anna Murray Douglass Dress for further projects they had going on. We knew we left it in good hands. Today....well that day, depending on when you are watching, the dress returned to Brooklyn, NY. The Woman's Exchange (Women's Exchange), refers to a system of benevolent consignment stores, usually established and managed by women, to benefit women. A number of them are members of the Federation of Woman's Exchanges (1934), which is still active. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman%27s_Exchange_Movement I have only been to the 2 Chapters now, St. Augustine and Brooklyn. The shops are filled with lovely merchandise all companies owned by women. We had a beautiful Lunch and enjoyed catching up...
Africa Fashion at the Brooklyn Museum, was a treat. The exhibit is small, but features many Designers out of Africa. They did pack it in and I hope this subject is visited by many. The exhibit is there June 23 - October 22, 2023 Read More: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/africa_fashion The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Africa Fashion is organized by Ernestine White-Mifetu, Sills Foundation Curator of African Art, and Annissa Malvoisin, Bard Graduate Center / Brooklyn Museum Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts of Africa, with Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, and Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, and Rhea Stark, Curatorial Assistant, Arts of Africa, Asia, and the Islamic World, Brooklyn Museum.
We know about about Ann Lowe/Jacqueline Bouvier and the famous Wedding dress. You only have to Google those 2 names to find out....but what about the Designer Anne Cole Lowe, born 1898 (same year my Grandfather was born). She died 1981. During her active years as a designer, she did created gowns for the rich and still stood in the shadows...and still managed to leave an extraordinary legacy. Below some links to give you some context Ann Cole Lowe Biography Written By Elaine Nichols with research assistance by Alexis Dixon https://nmaahc.si.edu/biography/ann-lowe Mike Douglas Interview: • Ann Lowe on MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW Her Story: Ann Lowe (this is just cute):http://shemadehistory.com/her-story-ann-lowe/ She Made History:http://shemadehistory.com/ More Fashion History: Black Fashion History Podcast: https://www.blackfashionhistory.com/