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Host Dana Blair was picture perfect and ready for fun.
DJs Tiff McFierce and Olivia Dope pose for a photo opp.
A view of the stage before the crowds arrived.
An #ESSENCEStyle Instagram frame was available for the perfect selfe.
Beauty Editor Nykia Spradley speaks onstage.
Designers Charlene Dunbar, Ashley Riles and designer/mentor Ron Bass discuss making it in the fashion business.
Charlene Dunbar and her collection’s models pose backstage.
A model for designer Charlene Dunbar walks the runway.
Designer Ashley Riles and her collection’s models pose backstage.
Beauty guru Taren Guy in the Home Depot Lounge.
Attendees pose for a pic by a car, part of the Chevrolet Chic Lounge.
Food trucks in the Essence Eats area.
A view of the crowds strolling through vendor booths.
A stylish attendee selected by ESSENCE shows off her outfit in the Street Style Fashion Show.
Queens in their element.
Attendees shop for Shea Moisture products.
Entertainment Director Cori Murray walks two mini models down the runway.
Gabrille Union accepts her “Closet Crush” award.
An attendee rocking the word of the day.
A birdseye view of the incredible turnout.
Attendees purchase goodies from the Chevrolet Chic Lounge.
A model soaks in the cheers from the crowd.
A mini model works the Street Style Fashion show runway.
A family slays on the Street Style Fashion Show runway.
Gabrielle Union with her “Closet Crush” award backstage.
Hair styling demos with Shea Moisture.
Decorating tips by Home Depot.
Oliva Dope looking fierce the DJ Booth.
Signage at Essence Eats area.
Andra Day poses backstage.
Mel B hosts the Street Style Fashion Show.
An attendee selected by ESSENCE walks the runway in the Street Style Fashion Show.
Attendees get glam in the Shea Moisture Lounge.
Children got crafty in the Home Depot Kid Zone.
Attendees get their nails done at the ESSENCE Beauty Box station.
Tiff McFierce plays a set for the crowd.
Andra Day stuns with her voice and her ‘fit.
Executive Editor of ESSENCE.com, Abby West gets glam.
Mel B poses backstage.
Olivia Dope gets the crowd hype for the next set.
Kids Whip and Nae Nae on stage.