On Monday I told you today was going to be Curlfest Wednesday. Curlfest is an annual event that is put on by the Curly Girl Collective in Brooklyn New York. This event has been on my radar for a couple of years, but I’m just now making it. Bucket list checked! The event took place in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.
Because it was 200,000 degrees outside in New York city we had to pregame some photos before our faces melted off. Our hotel was right next door to Freedom Tower so the balcony was the dopest backdrop.
Curlfest isn’t just about the hair, it is about the entire look. I was torn on what I would wear because hella hot and in the park. I quickly settled out on this top, it has a matching skirt, but this wasn’t that type of party. I paired it with a pair of denim shorts.
We took an Uber to the event and were greeted by a hella long line. It was legit a five minute walk to the front from where we entered the line; we weren’t even at the back of the line. Not going to happen, so I walked all the way to the front and skipped the entire line and went in. DJ C. Devone was setting the tone with some dope tunes; she kept the party going all day.
I took this picture before it got jam packed.
Mixing and mingling with the people.
This lady was such a beauty, she was representing Alikay Naturals. I’m a fan of the brand, the lemongrass is incredible. I also started out on social media with the owner way back in the day. I love to see her kicking butt in the industry.
We had our blankets and some grub in tow. They had food trucks available but with all of these people I knew the lines would be long. They were! We found a spot partially under a tree so we had some shade but it was still 2,000 degrees.
They had several artist painting pictures all day long. It was dope to see their progress start to finish.
The finished product was so dope.
I have followed this young lady on social media for many years. I loved her work long before I knew she was the person behind it. Her work is so dope, it was nice to meet her in person and see her do her thing in person.
The crowd has grown a bit more.
It was hot, but we kept cool.
We ran into the beautiful Dayna Bolden while we were there. There were so many people that I wanted to see and wanted to see me but it didn’t work out. There was zero cellular service in the park. WHY LORD! A lot of people I already know were there and some that I only know virtually were there. I had people commenting on my pictures about wanting to finally meet me, sorry y’all.
Hause of Swag (Sisters With A Grind) was there and I’m such a fan. They have the Dollhaus Project which is these dope dolls that are making sure we all experience representation.
The legendary Spike Lee was there supporting the event. Spike has a film career that spans as far back as 1979, some of his most notable classics include School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, and Crooklyn. She’s Gotta Have It came out in 1986 and as you see from their shirts it has been given new life. It was perfect for this event.
Spike has a deal with Netflix and She’s Gotta Have it will be out at Thanksgiving. The cast members were their to help promote the project. So dope! I can’t wait to check it out.
Final Thoughts: I had a good time, but I don’t know if I would go again. It was beautiful to see everyone there but it was also a bit chaotic.