Big Hair And Afro-Chic Street Style Ruled At Susan Oludele’s Book Launch
It wasn’t just the snow that made an impact on New York last week, traditional African culture also took center stage in Brooklyn for celebrity hairstylist Susan Oludele and her Lady: Empowerment Week, in partnership with digital media platform OkayAfrica.
Known for her progressively modern, African hair-braiding techniques, Oludele has worked with everyone from Beyoncé and Solange to Zoë Kravitz. The talented hair guru recently partnered with OkayAfrica to launch her new book, LADY: A Celebration of Women.
Afropolitans and fans of Oludele came out in strong support of the week-long event, attending health and wellness seminars, financial literacy classes, an eclectic fashion show and a creative, pop-up shopping bazaar supporting local and international fashion designers. Attendees were dressed in their Afro-chic best and of course, ESSENCE was on the scene to capture the hottest street style moments.
Scroll through to see a few of our favorite looks!
Hello, yellow! Her romper and broomstick braids gave us life!
An oversized, belted-vest with plaid pants is on-trend for this season.
Chalk-stripe denim plus a fanny pack equals cool leisure.
Embellished denim jackets give an extra flair for menswear.
Mixing a NASA tee with African print is out-of-this-world fabulous!
Bundles, and browns, and green... oh my!
This neon-green fringe ensemble was a hit. Peep the braids!
Leather toe-print shoes for the win!
This red-racer, asymmetrical pantsuit took the lead.
Yaasss! For these cut-out denim pants, emblazoned crop-top and cute belt-bag!