Black girls fest: My first Girl’s festival
I attended my first black girl fest recently.
Black Girl First, which is the UK’s first ever festival celebrating black women and girls. Created by Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired Project’ and social media coordinator for gal-dem and Nicole Crentsil founder of ‘Unmasked Women’.
I actually never heard of it, until a friend mentioned it to me and told me I should attend.
But by the time I surfed the net to find out more about it, all the tickets were sold out. So, of course, it made me curious.
Eventually, I was able to pull a few strings here and attended as an assistant. (In Cece’s fashion…)
I usually go to these events with an open mind. I mean what’s the worst that can happen?
1- I can go, network and have the most fun, or
2- I attend, don’t like the atmosphere and vow to never return.
But in this instance, I arrive earlier as I had other events to attend. First; A launch party by Monroe&Turtle, then Amazon Fashion weekend in Central.
As soon as I arrived in Shoreditch Town Hall where the festival was taking your place, I recognized so many familiar faces and the rest is (fun) history…
For the day, I wore this vintage skirt and shirt recently bought in a boutique in Notting Hill Gate. A Loewe belt and my all time favorite color blocked wedges. And people really liked it.
What do you think? And will you be attending any major festival soon?