PAFF 2018 & Black Panther Premiere: Red Carpet Looks
I finally got a chance to settle down after casting my final episode of Season 4 of For My Man on TvOne and returning from L.A. Our film "Cut My Hair Barber" by Patrick James Thomas starring me as "Saundra Alexander" was an Official Selection in the 26th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) that took place at the Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 + Xtreme, Los Angeles, CA.
I had been super stoked about this for months because it was just my second time in L.A. and had always dreamed of walking on the red carpet. With the Black Panther Premiere happening also, I couldn't wait to get started shopping for Ankara Fashion. Ankara styles come in a variety of prints and colors and can be worn to almost any occasion, such as red carpet events, weddings and proms to name a few. I put together two red carpet looks inspired by African Culture. I hope you guys enjoy this trip to Wakanda.
Day 1 Red Carpet Look: African Print Maxi by Shenbolen purchased on Amazon. If you are looking for a great way to stand out, this dress is it. It's colorful, great material and perfect for the occasion. I paired this dress with my Chase & Chloe Red Python Thigh High print boots, Fedora from Nine West and Louis Vuitton Wristlet Clutch that I scored at the thrift store.
Left to Right: Patrick Thomas Writer, Director of Cut My Hair Barber, Me & Michael Patterson Actor.
Screen Grab of me during a dramatic scene with my on camera son.
Day 2 Red Carpet Look: Thrifted Kaftan Dress, Frayed Denim, Camel Fedora, Faux Fur Scarf & Gucci Inspired Horsebit Fur Loafers.
We were happy to have Kimberly Elise in the audience to screen our film Cut My Hair, Barber. at Pan African Film & Arts Festival in LA. She gave the actors great feed back. So honored to have her tell me personally how good I did.😲 *fainted inside*
Check out this memorable moment captured by Koi Sojer
A MUST SEE documentary which also screened "Back to Natural" by Gillian Scott. Her film was very profound and informative👊
Left to Right: Gillian Scott Writer and Director of "Back to Natural," Kimberly Elise Actress most if us know her from the movie Set It Off & Owner of LA Naturals, Patrick Thomas Writer & Director of "Cut My Hair Barber" Me & Michael Patterson Actor
Cast, Friends and Family
Left to Right: Patrick Thomas Writer Director, Torell Shavone Assistant Director, Michael Patterson & Me
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