#FlyAF | Art After Dark

What up y’all? It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been luxuriating on a much needed summer break from technology. It is my hope that I can cure my addiction to checking my phone every five damn minutes! It’s been hard to stay away and eye-opening to say the least. I can’t wait to share my experiences with you!

Onward I press towards the pursuit of more real, meaningful life experiences. My first stop was at an event held at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, NC.

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When I heard the name, “Art After Dark”, it made me think of Ms. Nola Darling, the lead character in the Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It”. I guess it’s because her character is an artist and she held an art exhibition on the episode I watched. I knew I wanted my look to be dark, moody, sensual and artistic just like that episode left me feeling.

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DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling in the Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It”

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I thought that this dress was going to be as hot as hell because it has long sleeves; but, I was wrong! The fabric is a light, sheer material that’s versatile enough to wear as a beach coverup or as an artsy after five event outfit like I’ve done here. The dress is very sheer so I opted to wear a black shaping short and a sexy black plunge style bra underneath. It worked out perfectly!

The quote above my head by Elizabeth Catlett read, “I wanted to show the history and strength of all kinds of black women. Working women, country women, urban women, great women in history of the United States.” How fitting? I felt honored to experience Catlett’s artistic prowess on this night.

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Galactic nails, purple lipstick and silver jewelry all accentuate the entire look. Details do matter!

Check out the deets below to learn how to create the look for yourself.

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  1. Collusion Mesh Tie Dye Dress
  2. Saint Laurent Medium Loulou Matelasse Leather Shoulder Bag
  3. Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Vibrant Violet, no longer available
  4. Carolyn Pollack Ornate 3-Row Ring
  5. Silver hoops, personal stash
  6. Essie LuxEffects Nail Polish – Set in Stones
  7. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Monochrome High Top
  8. Lucky Brand Flower Cuff Bracelet
  9. Turkish Coin Collar Necklace

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