The stunning Mrs. Lawson will be bringing her fabulousness and business savvy to the 2017 ESSENCE Festival Beauty & Style Expo AND the Empowerment Stage this July.
Summer has pretty much arrived and if anyone is ready, it’s 2017 ESSENCE Festival speaker Tina Knowles-Lawson.
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The fab business mogul, mother, wife, and grandmother took to social media earlier this week to share a photo of herself outfitted in the activewear from daughter Beyonce’s Ivy Park clothing line, which recently unveiled new items just in time for the season.
Pairing the cute red, black and grey ensemble with a fiery red lip, a pair of shades and a smile, Mama Tina looks more than ready to heat things up at the gym!
Be sure to Download the official ESSENCE Fest app HERE, where you can register to see Mrs. Lawson up close and personal at the ESSENCE Beauty & Style Expo in New Orleans this July!
[MUSIC] Tina Knowles Lawson is one of the most inspirational women of our generation. And I'm not just saying that because she's my mother. I call her mama T. I started mama T. One of the most humble, gracious people beyond beyond. I don't recall her passing. A homeless person, without reaching into her purse. Her spirit is just pure, it's real, it's raw, and she's a very giving person. You don't get that from a lot of people. When I think of her being an inspiration I mean she has inspired the world without even trying. [MUSIC] Style is something that you either have or you haven't. Tina just got it. She just put some stuff together We would all rhinestone jewels [ LAUGHTER ] You need to wear this, It doesn't ma-, you can wear anything baby. You can put a paper bag on. It's gonna be just great. It's gonna be great. But it all turned out so fly. [MUSIC PLAYS ] After being rejected from every single fashion house she turned her love for fashion into purpose. She designed all of Destiny's Child's original stage costumes herself. She definitely put a stamp in the fashion industry. Miss Tina want to bring the whole feminine glamorous old hollywood back. She wants every woman to look fabulous. She wants every woman to be confident. If she could. She would make over the whole world. That's just the person that she is One of my favorite things to do growing up, was visit my mother's hair salon. It was the hottest spot for African American women. I got to see these women transform, and the impact my mother had on so many, and how life changing these two hours of these women's lives I think really that's her gift. She makes people feel really good and she makes people really empowered. One of the things that I really love and admire is her ability to celebrate our lineage and I think she did that so beautifully with House of Dereon. [MUSIC] By paying homage to her mother, who was a seamstress. Qualities are rooted deep and passed on, so take a little time to look someone in the eye, to let them now that you see [MUSIC] Can't be taught. [MUSIC] Tina Knowles Lawson is more than just a fashion icon, she's also a well respected philanthropist. Her passion at work with the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, Miss A Meal, the Cosmetology Center at Phoenix House And Goodwill have impacted thousands of lives. Her purpose on this planet is to advance black lives to achieve their highest self. Every moment of her day. is in that pursuit. My whole life, seeing my mother give to any and everybody needed. It really is who my mother is. My mother's been through a lot. Survived a lot, And I feel like when people see my mother that they see themselves. They see their mother, She's everyone's mother. She's my leader and she's definitely my inspiration and everything I strive to be.