Ain’t I Latina? was invited to SS15 Harlem’s Fashion Row Bloggers Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s McCafe and Pandora Jewelry on Wednesday, and it was nothing short of great eats, noteworthy designs and bloggers and media professionals connecting.
We were all joined to celebrate, of course, NY Fashion Week, but more importantly designers of color. Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Henderson founded the social enterprise to highlight emerging designers of color, as well as to create a pipeline of resources and now revenue opportunities for this demographic. (We’re all for that, hunny!)
The breakfast began with everyone mix and mingling, followed by a panel, moderated by VH1’s Janell Snowden, that introduced us to the designs and/or designers: K. Milele by Kianga “Kitty Kitty” Peterson; fashion mogul Byron Lars; Josh & Nicol; and Harlem Haberdashery, which includes Kells Barnett, Shayvionne Harris, Louis Johnson, Jr., Nairobi Washington, Guy Wood, Jr., Guy Wood, Sr., and Sharene Wood.
More networking ensued, a one-on-one conversation moderated by Pandora’s Keshia Holland, and, of course, pictures and the chance to create our own Pandora bracelet with charms from the 2014 Essence Collection. I handpicked three charms from the collection: freedom, faith and peace. (You can check it out–>.)
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