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0 In Claire's Life/ Essence Fest/ Featured/ Letoya Luckett/ Monique Rodriguez

Claire’s Life: Essence Fest with Mielle Organics Featuring Monique Rodriguez, Letoya Luckett, Lance Gross, and More!

Happy Day After Essence Fest! I came down as an ambassador for Bomb Brand Mielle Organics, capturing style and kicking it with readers at the Convention Center and their MielleVerse Pop Up! Day 1, I hit the ground running, and went directly to their forever popping booth at the Convention Center. I wore a dress by a Black Designer I met during BET Awards weekend, Nia Thomas. I said hey to readers, friends, and Lady London (who sings the Mielle…

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Claire’s Life: The 2024 BET Awards in a Beaded Matopeda Dress

Happy Almost Essence Fest! I am headed down to New Orleans for Essence Fest with Mielle Organics, but before I get bogged down with all the fun events, I thought I’d quickly share what I wore to the BET Awards: Y’all know I love Matopeda! And she was kind enough to create a hand beaded custom creation just for me. I wanted to walk the carpet, but attending the proceedings will have to do! The piece was so fragile that…

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Claire’s Life: Receiving the 2024 Media Award at BET’s Culture Creators Brunch

Hey Hey! Over the weekend, I received my first award in LA: the 2024 Culture Creators Media Award! Angela Simmons was kind enough to present me with the award. Other amazing honorees included BET’s Connie Orlando, Stylists Wayman & Micah and Teyana Taylor! For the occasion, I wore a custom bow dress by Ken White: It’s a blessing to be acknowledged and celebrated! I have been on the grind here for almost 20 years! And while it’s natural to sometimes…

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Claire’s Life: The Native Son Awards with Law Roach, Laquan Smith, Emil Wilbekin and More Wearing Fashion Nova’s Regina Sequined Black Gown

Hey Hey! I’m using my Juneteenth Holiday to catch up on posts. How about you? In between trips to DC and Atlanta (can y’all tell I am never home?), I stopped by NYC to check out venues for the Bomb Fashion Show! My friend Emil Wilbekin invited me to his annual Native Son Awards, which recognizes icons in the black queer community. I decided to show up and show my support! About the awards, Emil says, “We are all unicorns.…

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Claire’s Life: Talking Fashion Tech and AI with Candace Mitchell Harris of Myavana and Mimi J of the Glammatory Wearing Retrofete

Happy Juneteenth! Over the weekend, I spoke on a panel for the Myavana Summit! MYAVANA is a pioneering beauty tech company founded by its visionary CEO, Candace Mitchell Harris in 2012, with the aim of revolutionizing personal and professional textured hair care through data driven science and technology.  With a deep understanding of the unique hair care challenges women of color and women with textured hair face, MYAVANA perfected and introduced a suite of innovative textured hair care science and…

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Claire’s Life: The Juneteenth Concert at the White House Wearing Balmain, Alaia, and Femme LA!

Happy Almost Juneteenth! Last week, I was thrilled to be invited to the White House for a Juneteenth Concert! When I tell y’all, I was SO EXCITED?!? The White House, Me? With the President and Vice President? I was beside myself. For the occasion, I didn’t really know what to wear. I tried to scramble to get something made, but time was tight, so I grabbed a blue Balmain dress, my Femme LA heels, and an Alaia belt and headed…

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