The nation’s largest entertainment festival, Essence Festival takes place in New Orleans 4th of July Weekend! With panels, autograph signings, performances and meet and greets your day will be full of empowerment whether you hit the convention center during the day to feast your eyes on the celebrities that speak on stage like Terrence J, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Gabourey Sidibe, Kem, June Ambrose or enjoy the concerts at the SuperDome with performances by Wale, Common, Mary J Blige and many other award winning talents.
One of the most important questions I'm asked is “what to wear’? “How should I pack”? So I’ll get to the essentials you’ll need to be comfortable and enjoy your Essence Festival experience as you scramble from the French Quarter to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes -Benz SuperDome and endless day and night parties in the N.O. heat.
-Bring a pair of Fly Sunnies…make sure they make a statement and bring out your personality. Black Beauty Accessories has the best array for any type of fashion maven.
-Don’t be afraid to add color to the Lips. Try my personal favorite “Twilight” by Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood (You’ll see more of her line on BET soon)
-Bold prints always turn heads. Try something like this black and white striped jumpsuit from Accessory Junkie when heading to the concert.
-Stylish flats are a must when walking miles around the city braving Essence Fest. Belk is sure to have something for you.
-Stay fresh with individually wrapped towelettes from Summer’s Eve. They are compact, disposable and give you the confidence you need when wanting to freshen up during the day.
Lastly, make sure you bring your portable phone charger and camera! I'm sure you’ll be snapping pics all day and night!! For a full listing of shows and appearances visit ESSENCEFestival.com
See you there!