It is exciting to witness the emergence of exotic prints and fashion into Western society and onto the shelves of popular fashion retailers. Though I've been no stranger to embracing such style, it is inspiring to see parts of other cultures being embraced increasingly in Western society. As many people begin to embrace one part of another country or culture, their mind is then open to much more concerning that country or culture. With my recent experience at the Irving, Texas African Bridal Affair, I was honored to be a display of authentic African Fashion. Read below to get the details on what I wore at the event , photographed by Leah Simpson Photography:
My dress for the night was a gorgeous and original creation by Ekene Oseni of Nickrose Fashion Home in Dallas, Texas. A piece handmade with authentic African fabrics, along with very impressive, intricate details. I paired the dress with an authentic African vintage ivory earring and necklace set, wooden bangles, and nude Jessica SImpson "Ginger" Peep-Toe Pumps.
The dress features a low-cut back and a flared/ruffled skirting:
To learn more about the African Bridal Affair, visit abaffair.com. Check out Leah Simpson Photography at leahsimpsonphoto.com, for culturally inspired jewelry and accessories, visit nefervibe.com