By Atem Orock
It’s been a few weeks now since The African Fashion week event took place in Houston, but boy did it leave a lasting impression! Designers from all over the city of Houston came together to showcase some of their best work. There were prints cut in all shapes, sizes, and styles that you could only dream of. The amount of talent that was seen during this event is definitely one to write about.
Already at year 4 and counting, AFW is an annual event that brings fashion to you in the most entertaining way. Every year, we are left wanting more. With amazing DJs playing good Afro beats and good food, this event is not one to miss. The beauty of their fashion shows is the use of all size models. No one is left out and you can actually see outfits on the runway that could go in your closet right away. With the cool music, the beautifully designed outfits, and the coolest parties, AFW is easily one of the most fun event during this time of the year. If you missed this year, don’t worry, year 5 is around the corner!
Kudos to the AFW team for a job well done. We can’t wait for the next edition. View more photos, here. Don’t forget to follow @rockymaestyle on social media and follow me on Instagram @happyme_20. Stay tuned, more fashion news coming your way.
By Robyn Alright
African Fashion Week Houston came to a grand close with the FOSE Kitoko Fashion Show. The Houston Rental Studio in Houston’s EADO District set the scene for talented designers to display their works of art. Local celebrities in attendance were Ashley Turner, daughter of Mayor Sylvester Turner; Joy Sewing, fashion writer and radio personality; and Kim Roxie, founder of LAMIK Cosmetics.
Fashion brands represented that evening included Adeàrà, Kachi Designs, Nma Couture, Onyii & Co., PR Customs and Rocky Boston. Student designers from the Art Institute Houston were also present to show off their fashion skills. Take a look at these amazing designs.
Photos by Robyn Alright
View more footage from African Fashion Fashion Week here. To see styles from the Ankara Seasons 4 Fashion Show, click here. For more information about African Fashion Week, visit www.afwhouston.com.
By Robyn Alright
KaJhé is a hardworking young lady. As a full-time student with two jobs, she is driven to ensure that her dreams become reality. Her schedule is almost always booked. Even with a busy lifestyle, KaJhé never neglects her personal style and appreciation for creativity.
Photography by Robyn Alright
KaJhé’s is a multi-talented artist with great fashion sense. She enjoys singing, acting, dancing and modeling. Her style is just as diverse as her creative interests. She can easily transition from an edgy tomboyish look to an elegant, high-class boss lady.
Her ultimate goal is to work in the fashion industry and build a brand that gives back to the community. “I want to help others and give back as I build my platform. I want to be someone that resembles a symbol of positivity and hope. I plan on using myself as a doorway that opens up nothing but opportunities for others,” KaJhé shared.
KaJhé embraces self-improvement and always keeps an eye on influencers in the fashion industry. “A continuous vision of people doing what I love helps me to push myself. It helps me to become better at what I strive to do,” KaJhé explained.
Her faith is what keeps her focused. “The best advice I’ve ever received is to never lose faith or sight in God. Without Him my soon to be reality would remain a dream,” she says.
It is easy to see that this young lady is going places. Jump on the band wagon early and follow her on Instagram @_Keer_Sten_.
By Robyn Alright
The runway was filled with colorful prints and bold patterns at the Ankara 4 Seasons Fashion Show. This show was just one of the exciting events that filled the schedule for African Fashion Week Houston 2017. Fashionistas from all over the city gathered to view immaculate art by talented designers.
Fashion houses on display were Culture Market, Effects Couture, Kachi Designs, Classic Beginnings, Ask Detola and MasterPiece Boutique.
Photography by Robyn Alright
Click here to see our video coverage of African Fashion Week and click here to see more styles from the FOSE Kitoko Fashion Show. For more information, visit https://www.afwhouston.com/
By Robyn Alright
If Boho-chic is your style, then Johnny Was is your store. The brand launched in 1987 and was named from a line in a Bob Marley song, “Johnny was a good man”. The idea was to share luxurious vintage and bohemian clothing that was universal and timeless. Many of the pieces feature effortless silhouettes and exquisite fabrics. Johnny was is definitely for the lady that loves both comfort and style.
When you walk into the store, you are inundated with color and creativity. Warning: the urge to buy everything may come upon you! One of the first things you may notice are the stunning kimonos. They are elegant, regal and fit for a queen.
The embroidery on the bags are unmatched and they scream boho-chic! These bags are the perfect accessory to help elevate your everyday style.
Johnny Was has a collection of embroidered espadrilles that will blow your mind. The beautiful design of these slip-on shoes will have you walking on sunshine!
The Eli Necklace is so unique it is sure to turn heads. It is made from repurposed fabrics and each necklace is braided and accented with glass beads.
Johnny Was is a dream come true for anyone with an earthy and comfortable style. When you get a chance, visit a store or browse online at www.johnnywas.com. Thank me later.
Rocky Mae Style, a fashion and lifestyle brand based in Houston, TX, is currently seeking 3 interns for the Fall of 2017. This is an unpaid, part-time internship requires approximately 10 hours of work a month. Hours are flexible. Assistance is needed in the areas of writing, photography, videography, graphic design and event production. Most of the work can be performed remotely with occasional weekend work for events.
Must be at least 18 yrs old.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have internet access, laptop and smartphone.
Must be organized and punctual with excellent time management skills.
Must have an appreciation and interest in art and fashion.
A creative personality and professional demeanor is helpful.
Benefits include attending industry and networking events, a professional reference and professional career development.
Interns would work closely with Robyn Alright, content manager for RockyMae.com. Robyn is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in event planning and promotion.
Send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Robyn at email@example.com. Please use “Internship” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 22, 2017.
If not selected, all applicants will remain on file and may be contacted for future opportunities.
By Robyn Alright
Did you know that tea tree oil is extracted from the twigs and the leaves of a tree that is native to Australia? The botanical name of the tree is Melaleuca Alternifolia and there are over 300 species of tea trees that grow in that area. Thankfully, we do not have to travel all the way to Australia to reap the benefits of this valuable oil! Tea tree oil is widely available and has multiple health and beauty benefits. Here are a few fabulous ways that tea tree oil can be incorporated into your beauty routine.
Hair and Scalp Benefits
Tea tree oil has the ability to remove dandruff and relax dry flaking skin. It also helps to relieve an itchy scalp which is often caused by fungus or bacteria. Tea tree oil has been proven to treat these problems and it may also help with eczema.
Tea tree oil is also used to treat and repel head lice. While it is safe to use on pets, it is not recommended for use on pets or small animals.
Tea Tree oil is widely used in the battle against acne because of its anti-bacterial abilities. Its soothing properties helps to calm the skin and prevents flare-ups. This oil may also be used to treat wounds, cuts and other skin infections. It may also aid in the removal of skin tags. If applied to the affected area several times daily, the skin tag could fall off on its own.
Tea tree oil is generally considered one of the safer essential oils. It can be used undiluted but depending on your skin type, it may be diluted with a carrier oil like olive oil, sweet almond or coconut oil. Before using tea tree oil, conduct a skin patch test to be sure that you will have no allergic reactions. Tea tree oil should not be taken internally and if you have any concerns, always consult your physician.
Hey Ladies! Join us for this half class, half party on how to pose for pictures. You don’t have to be a model to attend, but that doesn’t mean you can feel like one! Enjoy a positive environment where the main priority is to have a great time. Be ready to strike a pose, rip the runway and make new friends!
Attendees will learn how to pose like a high fashion model, receive a swag bag and get a professional head shot. Be sure to wear something cute and comfortable as you will be moving around and having your picture taken.
This class is taught by Robyn Alright, fashion photographer and content manager for RockyMae.com
Class will take place near 59 and Hilcroft. The specific location and directions will be sent to those who register.
Early Bird tickets are on sale through September 16th. Register here!
Hope to see you there!