Sunday, July 31, 2011
Ive been super tied up with planning on venturing out and attending this BLESSED Natural hair meet up"Face's Fro's and Funk" which happened to be in my old home town. I found out about this meet up group of wondrous powerful women a while ago and have been showing love ever since. A little while ago i had messaged EttaFlyy Espy who is one of the two founders of Naturally Flyy Detroit Hair Meet Up and we talked back and forth for some time. She broke it all down for me and gave me lots of helpful information and tipped me off on this upcoming HUGE anniversary event for Naturally Flyy! I was so excited that finally something was created and BOOMING in my home area as years ago there was nothing like this!! So of course i HAD to go out and show some love to my DETROIT Fam and spread the word also about our Biracial hair care community as well! :)
So Here is the Naturally Flyy Detroit Natural Hair Meet-Up's flyer for the Face's Fro's and Funk...
This event was HEAVILY blessed with great speakers with lots of valuable and informative knowledge, a lovely variety of vendors with all types of goodies, great sponsors, an awesome panel of naturals who shared their journey's and a great session of questions and answers. Did i forget to mention the HUGE amount of giveaways and the awesome loaded gift bags that we got when we walked in?
Here is a glimpse of what goodies we received in our goodie bag <3
I was super excited to get some Jessi Curl and Ouidad! These ones i would not have spent the oodles of money on PLUS shipping just to try them so i am super glad and thrilled to be blessed with the opportunity!!! Not to mention try all of the other awesome natural samples we received!!
Right when we walked in Diva R was greeted with a little box just for her <3 This box included The following red feather hair clip!!!! She was beyond tickled needless to say!
Then as i was browsing through our bag i noticed another one of the pretty little boxes! I opened it and inside was another LOVELY unique pretty! A BIG thank you to Just Luvly Accessories for providing us with these GORGEOUS pretties! You have Diva R's approval :)
Here is a glimpse of some of the paper goods we had in our bag PLUS a new three way goody comb! I fully support the natural hair companies involved in this incredible movement!
So of course i had to get a special shirt made to attend because its best to do it BIG each time you get a chance too because you never know who might notice you, that may benefit from what you could offer <3 The Diva wore a special combo also complimenting her natural curls in their natural state.
I got the Diva's outfit from TJ MAXX after shopping through the whole store 10 times over it seems i must have missed this one until i decided HEY ill give it one more go and see what else i can find (not only am i a PJ but I'm a shop-a-holic too!) I seen a bunch of outfits with little blonde girls on it so i was determined to find something more suitable for her and low and behold in a random section i found THIS!!!
Usually I'm the super frugal one with coupons, store discounts and clearance deals ONLY but no price checking here because no matter the cost this was a MUST in the Diva's closet. I was thrilled beyond speech when i seen this shirt. It looks JUST LIKE HER <3 I showed it to her without saying anything and she grabbed and hugged it and says "Mommy she looks just like me!! and has curly hair too just like me!"
$14.99 plus tax later we had her a new two piece fit :)
My friend Mommy A accompanied us also rocking her special made gear!
First i went and dropped off my swap products which Ive received from local beauty supplies on some of our many shopping trips which i have never used and didn't plan to at the swap table and moved along checking out the tables and tables of vendors. We got the pleasure of meeting the ladies from Thank God I'm Natural as well as Rachel Blistein the creator of Original Moxie Products and even some of our amazing FB fam as well as many new faces!!
I wish i would have taken more pictures! I was just so captivated and in tuned that i didn't think about doing so until i was sitting down and my camera had its mood swings on high volume today. BUT as i see others posting pics ill see if i can grab some more to share :)
I had reached out and asked EttaFlyy Espy if i could grab some pics from their album from the meet up and with her permission i am able to share some great pics with everyone!!
Here are the LADIES in charge of this incredible movement!!!! On the left most is Jen and the rightmost is her sister Etta! Because of them this is all possible!
Also Markquisha (2nd leftmost) and CharyJay (2nd rightmost)!
This is where it all went down!!!!
Flyy meet ups!
curtesy of Original Moxie's Rachel! The lovely array of curls, kinks and coils was so amazing and heaven sent! I just wanted to take pictures of all the loveliness around me without seeming obsessed LOL!
Just some random crowd and panel shots :)
I must say that thee were lots of great elements about Face's Fro's and Funk BUT my favorite part was the panel discussion. This panel was chosen by the Flyy
There were many great topics discussed ranging from newly natural, transitioning, braiding/cornrowing/styling, hair care tips, basic hair care/hair damage, natural make-up and skin care, FAQ's with answers, open hair and skin discussions, good food, great convo, vendors and GREAT sponsors.
There is not a thing id change about this meet up but id LOVE to see children elements as well as have a portion dedicated to multiracial hair care/styling solely and maybe a branch located more south of the D for those in the suburban areas.
We have a Children's Natural hair Meet Up where we live but its always great to see kids all over being embraced and lavished in natural hair meet ups. This i think would also prove beneficial in children's growing and developing attitudes with their natural hair. I was hesitant on bringing Diva R since it was our first ever natural hair meet up i didn't know exactly what to expect. BUT i would have kicked myself if i didn't bring her! This is a great instrumental tool and an even more incredible bonding experience on a whole nother level. There were children of all ages present and nothing is better for children to hear other children first hand get up and positively talk about their love for their hair!!!! BRAVO Naturally FLYY ladies! Thank you for welcoming and generously extending your kind words!
I was honored to be told that my posts are read, enjoyed and to keep doing what i do!!!!
God Bless and may EVERY STATE BE BLESSED with these powerful real life movements!
Diva R's Mommy-Kim