Hey, CurlSistas! Obi and I attended the Blissful Curls Tour Yacht Party this past Sunday hosted by the fabulous Bella Kinks- Julian Addo and sponsored by Curls. You know an event is good when you're still reliving it 3 days later. Where can I start! First off, this was the first stop of the Blissful Curls Tour (which hits DC today, woo hoo!). Julian put together such an amazing event- consisting of about 50 bloggers and 30 natural hair consumers. Guest bloggers included some of your faves- Taren Guy (who looked stunning at 8 months preggers), Naptural85, HeyGorJess, KinkyCurlyCoilyMe, Gorgeous In Grey, Tara Linda, OnTheQTrain and more!
A special treat came when Jenell Stewart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe interviewed CEO of Curls, the gorgeous Mahisha Dellinger. Talk about inspiring! Mahisha has overcome obstacles that most of us could never imagine- growing up in a gang infested area, being raped at gunpoint at the age of 15, having a child in college and becoming a single mother. Mahisha overcame all, creating Curls 12 years ago and inspiring many women along the way! It was amazing just to sit and here her talk. Obi and I also got a chance to ask her some questions at the end. Mine were about her mentors growing up (her mom) and Obi had some great business related inquiries.
I spy a lust worthy backless crop top on Around The Way Curls!
Me and my fiancé, Obi - (my co founder here at CurlSistas. He works on the business end!)
After Mahisha's wonderful talk, all the gals got a chance to mix and mingle! WAIT! I almost forgot to mention the incredible eats : ) The food was so tasty! I especially fell for the super moist (fall-off-your-fork) salmon, potatoes, oven baked chicken and rice! SO good! Bravo to the cook....So yes, we ladies and some of the gents mixed and mingled. I ran into some of my blogger pals:
Love my girls from @NaturalHairDoesCare! They have been so supportive to CurlSistas!! xoxo
Always great to run into my girl Kéla Walker! She looked stunning in this Forever 21 maxi dress! GORG.
Always nice to see this smiling face- Dani of Hello Beautiful : )
Met some new friends!
Around The Way Curls in fab all-white!!
Did some interviews for CurlSistas' Youtube Channel!
Too many laughs with my girl Naptural85!
A fab discussion and then selfie time w/ the pretty Taren Guy!
My last interview was with the amazing Mahisha! We chatted and it was definitely the highlight of my day. I really felt a connection with her, growing up in a single family home myself and having to overcome adversity. She is truly awesome : )
Let's get right into her look!
Dress: Stella McCartney
Heels: YSL Limited Edition
Bag: Alexander McQueen
Jewels: All Chanel, baby!
Mahisha said she is really into navy right now. And it looked divine on her!
Love a good candid!
Then, I met some CurlSistas followers. How exciting!!
Our waiter stepped in!
The event was truly amazing and it was sort of like a coming out party (lol) for Obi and I, introducing our new site- CurlSistas to the beautiful natural hair community! CurlSistas.com turns 4 months this week (Aug 16th)- it's been such a blessing! Thanks Julian + Curls for the wonderful time!
For more pics, check our Instagram @curlsistas!
I'll have deets on the outfit I wore on my personal style blog- JoyLovesFashion.com tomorrow!
Stay tuned for our video interview + recap on CurlSistas' YouTube.
All photos taken by Obi Okere