Africa Gives Back Int’l Gala 2016: Nikki Billie Jean Sleeveless Keyhole Scarf Neckline Side Slit Gown

Two Fridays ago, August 19th, I attended the 2nd Annual Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 at Martin’s Caterers Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. The event took place to raise awareness and critical funding for a technical skills center in West Africa, Sierra Leone. Back in July, I shared with you the Africa Gives Back International Gala 2016 campaign (photos & video). I was the lead wardrobe stylist for the campaign.

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For the event, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and wear a gown (without pants) and a hair style (without a bun). Big up da man dem, FlappJack, for hooking my hair and face up. All I can say is yasss! looking at my make-up in these pictures.

 

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I am very happy with the entire look from head to toe. For the event, I wore a custom Nikki Billie Jean Sleeveless Keyhole Scarf Neckline Side Slit Gown. I wanted to wear a gown that was comfortable, sexy and formal. This dress got the job done.

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Big shoutout to my brother for taking my pictures. He always shows up and shows out.

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My shoes and accessories are from JustFab. If you are a tall glass of water like me (5’10) and have big feet (Size 11/12) JustFab will hook a sista up.

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All Things Ankara was one of the official media partners for the gala and I was in attendance to cover all the ankara print fashionable moments from the event. See the women and men who made our best dressed list.

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Outfit Details

Gown: Nikki Billie Jean

Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist: FlappJack

Shoes & Accessories: JustFab

Heels: Eleri

Bracelet:  Show Me Love & Heart Bracelet* Sold Out

Fabric: All Things Ankara Store

See the post on allthingsankara.com

3 Comment

  1. cindy hue says: Reply

    You slayed!! So faboosh!!! I need to come to one of your events love what you are doing.

    1. Nikki Billie Jean's Blog says: Reply

      Aw thank you so much! =)

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