The past week of my life has pretty much been a whirlwind of activity and I couldn’t have done it without the folks in the pic to the left. I have to admit that I have some awesome friends who are there for me when I need them most.  SunFest 2012 would have been a no go if it wasnt for Spoon, Coco, and Madame CJ(not pictured)

So this post will have a few of my OOTD’s for the past week and also some goodies that were gifted to me by some of my fabulous vendors!

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June 7, 2012

3 days until SunFest and my Little(Play) Brother and Mentee from grad school is coming in from “The Boot” to help me with the festival.  I went from having him live right around the corner when I was in Cali to him now being on the Gulf Coast and me on the East.  So its a mini reunion and work gig all smashed into one.

The heat is back after a few chilly days which means no more last minute OOTD changes.  Its always a goal of mine to step  up my pants game simply because I don’t like pants.  I love alot of the new trousers and peg leg style pants that Ive been seeing. The work well for us less hippy Queens. Today’s OOTD is hopefully a step in that direction, let me know your thoughts? And don’t forget to Love your Body today, flaws, fineness, and all. More details after the jump!

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June 6, 2012



SunFest is a mere 4 days away so all of my creativity right now is being channeled into the festiva.l Which means any remaining creativity left equates to me wearing what’s easy, low maintenance, yet still feminine. This isn’t one of my get em girl ensembles but I still feel like the me I know and love!

Get todays AfroChic Lifestyle OOTD Dets after the Jump!





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Water Mother Puppet at SunFest 2012 A Celebration of World Cultures

I produce a festival in Dowtown Silver Spring, MD called SunFest and this is our 3rd Annual Year. It will be held Sunday, June 10, from 1pm-6pm. As a part of my personal mission for this event I seek to give opportunities Black Owned Business’ and Peformance Groups, and students who may be interested in learning Live Event Producing.

Last year was a great success and I am hoping this year that my reach will be able to extend even further.  So I am reaching out to those in the DMV area and beyond.  Last year one of my favorite vendors Featherlicious came all the way from Philly with some of the fiercest earrings and accessories on the East Coast.

Earrings by Featherlicious 2011 and 2012 SunFest Vendor

SunFest 2012 Call for Vendors

I am looking for

  • community service organizations
  • natural hair/products vendors
  • eccectic jewlery and fashion vendors
  • green vendors
  • fun food vendor trucks.
  • If you don’t fit into any specific category please don’t let that keep you from applying.  I am looking to offer a diverse, ecclectic, hip mix of vendors.

SunFest 2012 Call for Performers

In the way of performance group,s this year I am looking for some young fresh local DC talent that might be using a mix/fusion of different styles of music or are preserveing or reviving DC performance styles and also a World Fusion DJ.

I am also looking for performnace groups that perform traditional material the belonging to a specific cultural group.

SunFest is a Celebration of World Cultures that encourages cultural exchange while supporting and fostering the diversity that exists within our local and world communities. This is not only a chance for you to come a learn about the cultures of others but instead a chance for us all to engage, share, and spread the knowledge we possess.

This is a great event for exposure last year we had a turnout of over 8,000 individuals and all of our performance groups are paid.

If you are not able to participate as a vendor or performance group I ask you to please attend its a great family friendly event along with our two perfomance stages there is also a Kids Zone Area with arts and crafts and water play on the Silver Plaza.

and while I know its Chocolate City and Black folks doing big things here is more common than not (you’d be surprised), I am the first Black Employee at the organization that I work for, so doing this event means a lot to me. So if for anything come out and support me and what I am working and striving for, for our Black Community and Communities of Color.

Vehicles for Change at SunFest 2011

SunFest 2012 Call for Volunteers

I am also looking for volunteers for this event. So if you know of a young person (specifically young persons of colors) who might be interested in planning events, theatre, the arts, stage mangaement, and producing this is a great event to gain some of that experience. Montgomery County Students can get their community service hours by participating in this event.

If you are simply interested in cultural exhange, and exploring the many diverse cultures that are represented in the DMV area this is a great event for voluteering and really exploring the community performance culture here in DC.

Mama Merinda African Dance Troupe

Busking Belly Dancers

Sulata from the Fojol Bros. A Travelling Culinary Carnival

If you are interested you can visit the Festival Website SunFest.Revelsdc.Org

where you can find more info about the festival and applications available for download.

You can also email me at

If you are in the DMV area, please share this post and pass the information along!

The NeoAfro