Pop-up & Pose fashion show celebrates June-June – Minden Press-Herald

To celebrate June 16, Neisa Murray (owner of Nene’s Corner) created the Pop-up & Pose fashion show and vendor event held Saturday at the Civic Center. The event began in the afternoon with vendors and ended with a fashion show that evening.

Murray, who is originally from West Virginia, spoke about her inspiration for this event: “Pop-up & Pose is an idea I had out of the blue. I love Southern culture, and I love how everyone is together and united down here. When I came here, I had low self-esteem, and my friend (Tori Stylez from Dare 2 Be Different Fashions) said, ‘Girl, can you wear this jumpsuit?’ I thought, okay. But when I saw him, he was really bright and purple – things I never imagined wearing – but when I put him on, honey, Minden couldn’t tell me anything! And I promise you – that confidence I felt that day – I really, really want everyone to feel that way. With Pop-up & Pose, my goal is not only to enable businesses to network, but also to enable us to celebrate unity, trust and freedom. ”

The fashion show began with a short reading of Jrayis Deyond’s poetry from his collection of poems “Catching Up with Me”. Deyond read “Dear Black People,” which included verses “We love our brother-man when he does good to make his mother and father proud. Celebrate our sister-girl, who received these diplomas with grace, courage and style. ”

Lajuana Logan, founder of the June 13 celebration at Upper Monongaheli in Fairmont, WV, and Chief of National Staff through the WV Blackunity Coalition, spoke about the importance of the June 1 holiday, saying: “We want to honor our ancestors. We want to make sure we do the right thing: building businesses, supporting black-owned businesses, doing good in the community, being good at school – school is very important. We must fight for education and our black history in schools. June 19, 1865 is a celebration in honor of the day slaves were legally released in the United States. It is our Independence Day. We celebrate July 4, when, in fact, on July 4, 1776, people were still in slavery. That is why it is so important to read and study our black history. It is important for us to have the opportunity to celebrate our dynamism and to be without apology Black fine in everything we do. Read to the children and encourage them to be the best at what they want. ”

There were also many vendors including Majestic CreationZ from Queen Shebe, Shuga Mamas sweets and treats, Crown To Sole, L&N Doggie diapers, Cajun Creations from Cassie, Brownangelkisses and many more. “I would like to thank all the vendors who came out and helped Pop-up & Pose come to life!” Murray said. “There would be no Pop-ups without them! I am amazed at their work! The heat didn’t help at all, but the dedication and love were real, and I sincerely appreciate you all! We did it! ”

Numerous designers modeled their outfits that evening, including Taylor’s Tye Creations, Dare 2 Be Different Fashions by Tori Stylez of Bossier City, Emporium Wicked Work of Minden (which also had a hairdressing segment), Boujie Boutique of Bossier City, PlugExpress by Shreveport and She Plus. A wide range of fashion items were on display including children’s clothing, handbags and shoes, oversized clothing, and even some men’s clothing.

This event was sponsored by Nene’s Corner, Mayor Terry Gardner, Dare 2 Be Different Fashions, Healing from the Heart, Travel with Purpose by Maria, and was partially funded by the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission.

“I would like to thank all the participants of the Pop-up and Pose Fashion Show!” Said Murray. “You all made the event much better. Knowing that you all enjoyed it really inspires me to move on. Thanks again!”

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