Friday, October 31, 2014
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Whoohoo! The International Lock Conference.

Oooh. I'm so excited. This Saturday is the 16th Annual International Lock Conference. This is the one time of year when I get to stock up on Carol's Daughter products courtesy of my fave Germantown hairstylists, Leroi and Cinzia Simmons, purchase special rollers for spiral curls and by hard-to-find hair jewelry. I also like to buy early Christmas presents; all-natural soaps make great stocking stuffers.

Whoohoo! The International Lock Conference.

Oooh. I'm so excited. This Saturday is the 16th Annual International Lock Conference. This is the one time of year when I get to stock up on Carol's Daughter products courtesy of my fave Germantown hairstylists, Leroi and Cinzia Simmons, purchase special rollers for spiral curls and by hard-to-find hair jewelry. I also like to buy early  Christmas presents;  all-natural soaps make great stocking stuffers.

The two days are slated as a celebration of  kinks, afros and twists - all natural black beauty. And it's not just about hair, there are vendors on hand selling makeup, perfumes and flowing dresses as well as books by local authors.

It all takes place  Saturday and Sunday at North Philadelphia's Walter D. Palmer Charter School located at 910 North 6th Street (at 6th and Popular.) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 215 438-8189 or 1 888 305 3186. There is a $5 donation at the door. Come out for a day of fun, family. oils, incense and vegetarian fare.

Hope to see you there.

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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