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Pop-Up Boutiques Noon to 6pm
Anacostia Gallery & Boutique
Monica Hall
Cynthia Sands
Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing
Violet King
Fashion Workshop 1pm to 2pm
What to wear, how to accessorize By Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing

Fashion Show 3pm to 4pm
By Vintage and Charmed Classic Clothing

Fashion Film Screening 5pm to 6pm
“Kinks, Locs and Love” A film by Lawrence Green
A Rough Cut Film (work in progress) about the “Natural hair care” community in the DC area

About the participants:

Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique

The Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique features the best selection of fine art & crafts, African artifacts, unique home accessories and collectibles East of the River. The Gallery operates two boutiques on Bae’s Place, featuring designer collections of wearable art & accessories and Furaha’s Lotus Room, specializing in unique products for the mind, body and soul. The gallery is operating a satellite location at the Anacostia Arts Center during LUMEN8.

Monica Hall
Hall’s designs are African Inspired Wax Print Fashions. Each item is unique and hand made by Monica Hall, a professional seamstress. Photo by L.A. Randall.

Cynthia Sands
In 1976, Sands moved to Zaire a 26 year odyssey of living in Africa. Years of exposure to the day to day cultural, social, political, and economic realities of life in Zaire, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana and Guyana led her to study the signs and symbols on textiles as a visual history of indigenous African people. She calls textiles the indigenous newspaper – a visual record and organic methodology that preserves traditional art forms. Sands’ uses new dye and color applications, experiments with original methods and materials from Africa.

Vintage and Charmed
Anacostia Native Lynette NcNeil Voss operates designer boutique “Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing.” Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing is a unique and eclectic women’s clothing boutique for the upscale and everyday woman. The name “Vintage & Charmed”, defines the boutique’s one of a kind vintage and designer fashions and how happy the customer will be when finding that one piece that will complement her wardrobe that no one else with have!

Violet King
Violet King Designs specialize in unique and modern African inspired apparel and accessories that are designed and produced in Anacostia.

Kinks, Locs and Love
Kinks, Locs, and Love takes a visual “snapshot” of the natural hair care community in the Washington, DC area by featuring women describing their natural hair journey, entrepreneurs catering to women with natural hair, and natural hair web enthusiasts. This film will enlighten audiences how African American women with natural hair view feel about themselves, their hair, and their friends and family with and without natural hair. This film will also showcase how natural hair care business owners thrive by serving the natural hair community.


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