I had the great pleasure of attending the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA this year. From the vendors and speakers to the performances and crowd the entire experience was amazing!
With thousands upon thousands of people attending the festival there were so many naturals there. I was in awe at some of the beautiful hairstyles I saw. Unfortunately, I was being to shy to approach people and ask them to take pictures, but Essence did a nice job capturing some of the styles [HERE
I also had the opportunity to meet and have lunch with the Editor-in-Chief, Constance White, of Essence magazine. She is a fabulous woman and since taking on here role as Editor-in-Chief, the Essence magazine has made wonderful strides and is noticeably more fresh, innovative, and community related. Essence magazine has also begun to feature more natural hairstyles & hair care tips, maybe because Ms. White is natural, but who am I to speculate, LOL…
During the Meet & Greet Lunch Panel, I met another natural who is also local to the DC area. Its such a small world.
I had an amazing time at the Essence Music Festival and the Lunch With the Editor was definitely one of the highlights to the trip!