#MyEICLife: Black Girl Magic at She Leads Africa, Beyonce's Phenomenal Formation World Tour & More

ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca's week was full of #blackgirlmagic. From meeting amazing young entrepreneurs at the SheHive Conference to Beyonce's epic Formation world tour, go behind the scenes of ESSENCE's leading lady's busy life!

Vanessa K. De Luca Jun, 10, 2016

“My EIC Life” is a dose of marvelous musings straight from ESSENCE’s editor-in-chief,Vanessa K. De Luca. It’s your glimpse into her oh-so-fabulous life, which is filled with amazing people, awesome must-haves and endless inspiration.

She Leads Africa: Last Saturday I spent some time with young enterprising entrepreneurs and journalists at the SheHive Conference, where I talked about what it takes to succeed in the current media landscape. I was struck by the clarity of focus and aspirations of the women I met—and was so glad I’d brought my daughter along to experience a room so full of #BlackGirlMagic. 

A New Vision: In these days of AutoTune, it’s refreshing to hear a new artist who can both sing well, connect to the audience and play their own instruments. I’m happy to say that the listening session I sat in on for Drew Vision at the Hunt & Fish Club NYC was well worth the visit. If you’re coming to New Orleans over the July Fourth weekend, you’ll get to hear Drew for yourself at Essence Festival; if you can’t make it, here’s a video snippet from his set this week.

Herstory: Tuesday night at the Brooklyn Navy Yard was one for the record books: Invited to attend a primary night rally for Hillary Clinton, I witnessed history in the making. The roar of the standing-room-only crowd–which included designer Diane Von Furstenberg—when Clinton was announced as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, the first woman to ever achieve this goal, was a moment I will never forget.

#Formation: After Beyonce’s Superbowl triumph earlier this year, I didn’t think I could be more blown away by a performance. But that was nothing compared to seeing her visually arresting, no-holds-barred Formation Tour at Citi Field in Flushing, NY this week. Yes, you can say I drank the  Lemonade, and it was delicious!

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #formationtour🐝

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