Happy Sunday to All!!
Forgive me for my long Hiatus.
I recently visited Nigeria (a couple weeks ago) and I must admit that this trip was one of the BEST trips I have ever taken! I took the trip to Nigeria, because I was a Guest Judge and VonRay was the featured designer for "The Eleventh Fashion Show" (TEFS 2016) in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. This was VonRay's first international show, God is good. I loved every beautiful model that I was able to work with, they represented VonRay Designs like no other. I plan to do more work in Nigeria again soon! Nigeria inspired me spiritually and creatively. The designers that I saw showcase, were beyond AMAZING.
I want to give a shoutout Sisco (IG: @6cojohn) and Junior (IG: @mcjustine17) for making sure I was taken care of on my entire trip in Nigeria. Sisco actually was my finale Male Model, and he won "Best Male Model" for "The Eleventh Fashion Show". Sisco is Mr. University Africa 2015 and has been modeling & doing fitness for years, also featured on magazine covers, in editorial spreads, participates as community leader and more, so I was blessed to have him hit the runway for VonRay.
The coordinator of TEFS 2016 (IG: @theeleventhfashionshow), Angie Thomas-Jibodu, was one of the most pleasant and God-filled women I have encountered. She also has a several successful businesses besides TEFS in Nigeria which are JT Angies Emporium Limited, JT Angies Models and JT Angies Event Decor. She is a woman of many talents and a beautiful heart!
I am so glad she invited me to be apart of this great show. So many people loved our aesthetic and particularly our VonRay Distressed T-shirts & Tee Dresses.
This Blog will be showcasing the "VonRay Distressed T-shirt & Tee Dresses" in different ways and on different sizes & body types. This Tee Dress compliments almost any shape. Here is how I wore my VonRay Distressed Tee Dress on the Red Carpet & also check out a few of the beautiful Nigerian models rip the runway in VonRay!!
I also had the great opportunity to connect with Latasha Ngwube (IG: @latashalagos), who is the founder of "About That Curvy Life" www.aboutthatcurvylife.com) and contributing editor to Vanguard Allure Magazine. Latasha's most recent success was her groundbreaking Full-figured runway show during Lagos Fashion Week last month, which was the first of it's kind! Latasha is my namesake and we call each other sisters! She invited me up to her headquarters in Nigeria and interviewed me for her well-known publication & we conducted "Curvy Conversation". Please view link below:
Latasha N. also found a new love for VonRay's Distressed T-shirt and recently wore her VonRay Distressed Top to a Christmas Party in Nigeria. She truly can wear any style! I even got to raid her closet and check out all of her fabulous apparel, shoes and accessories when I visited her a couple weeks ago... Can we say "Too Much Sauce"...
Saucy Sunday Style Post:
Last but Not least, I was inspired today to do another look with my VonRay Distressed Tee Dress, so I paired it with my Lane Bryant Faux Leather Moto Jacket, which is a beautiful electric blue color, my VonRay Mesh underlay, Lane Bryant Fishnet Stocking and Torrid Boots that my sister Lazelle James, who is by the way one of the best MUAs i know in NYC. The accessories I wore were VonRay Eyewear from our website www.vonraydesigns.com and we ONLY have a few pair left, Necklace from Forever21 and Cross Earring from Hottopic.
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