This year’s #EssenceFestival2019 was the place to be over the weekend. From Zendaya to Tyler Perry, the two-day event was filled with celebrity sightings and of course head-turning beauty and fashion moments.
One of our faves, Jackie Aina was also at the Sunday event. The beauty influencer looked très chic in an Ankara two-piece, that brought colour, prints, and pizzaz to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The set, designed by Cameroonian designer Laviebyck, was a skater skirt and summer style crop top with dramatic sleeves. She rocked it with Jessica Rich perspex heels and jewelry from The Nu Bamboo. Jackie’s makeup was done beautifully by Alexandra Butler and the soft look perfectly complemented her curly wig from XOXO Virgin hair.
What stood out most was that everyone she worked with to achieve the look were black female entrepreneurs! She pointed this out in an appreciation post worthy of our BN Style With A Story. “There’s nothing like being able to put my resources back into my community too. I will forever stan and put on for black women PERIOD“, she wrote.
The full caption that followed her photos on Instagram read:
@laviebyck came with me to NOLA to get me into this outfit for #essencefestival2019@themuaalex stayed an extra day for my makeup. Definitely clocked some tips from her that I’ll be working into my makeup routine 😍I’ve been wearing the HECK out of this @xoxovirginhair curly bob all month because I genuinely love supporting her. @jessicarich makes THE hottest shoes in the game period. @thenubamboo just started her handmade jewelry business this year and I already see amazing things for her ❤️ thank you for my super cute bamboo earrings. I never thought hoops looked that good on me 😭 but everyone LOVED them!
I know how to do my own makeup, I have dozens of wigs at home, I could’ve walked into a department store and spent a bag on a designer fit for this weekend and that’s sometimes fun too. But I chose not to. There’s nothing like being able to put my resources back into my community too. I will forever stan and put on for black women PERIOD 🗣🙌🏾 thank you to all of the amazing ladies who helped make this weekend extra special and making sure everything was perfect ❤️ and thank you to my honey @mrworksmarter for being a gentlemen as usual today and for my lovely photos 😘 also wearing @fentybeauty Body Lava!
Photo Credit: @jackieaina