I took a little blogcation and wow! What a difference a week made! Before last week, I was feeling stressed out and stagnant. Today I’m still stressed out… but feeling great! Why? Because my application to cover events at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York was APPROVED, and I’m totally going to the tents for the first time!

I didn’t expect this, and I am beyond excited. And proud. I’ll be covering all the hottest fashion, beauty and hello – hair trends for you bellas. But today my first issue is OMG, what am I gonna wear??

I’m about to hit downtown Chicago with a vengeance, so expect a full report on the ins and outs of full figured fashion here in the Windy City. And this week will be all fashion on Afrobella. Expect posts on the hottest fall trends, tips for workin it as a plus size bella in the season of layers, and chic accessories to pull it all together!

If you’re a PR working on NYFW events, please e mail me at bella@afrobella.com – I won’t be in town for long, but would love to meet up and have some fashionable fun!



Katrina says:
September 8, 2009, 12:37 pm
Yay! Yay! Yay! I'm super excited you'll be covering these events!!! =) I will be anxious to hear all about them! And I'm sure you'll look fabulous!! ;-)
warrior11209 says:
September 8, 2009, 1:03 pm
Can not wait to read your take on the event! Happy shopping- I know you will look great as usual.
Deanna Jackson says:
September 8, 2009, 1:33 pm
Congratulations, Afrobella, on your Black Weblog Award and covering New York Fashion Week!!! How does one get an application to cover New York Fashion Week?? I would love to possibly go next year! Thank you Deanna Divine Life Collection
Tha Connoisseur says:
September 8, 2009, 1:57 pm
That's great sweetie! Congrats to you! I know you will be well busy, but give a girl a holler while you are here! :) Have fun!
Tahitian Moon says:
September 8, 2009, 4:19 pm
Bella, I'm so excited to get your perspective on fashion week. You'll be great! Please share what you buy on your spree. I can't wait to see what you find in the Windy City. P.S. Your blog is my favorite, but I can't wait to buy a copy of your book.
Gabby says:
September 8, 2009, 5:23 pm
Hey Bella, Just wondering where I could find your live blog of "The Tyra Show" season premiere.
Naturally Alise says:
September 8, 2009, 8:06 pm
VERY cool! I know you'll have a ball!
Chatty Patty says:
September 9, 2009, 12:38 am
You live the life that many of us dream of...I'm so excited for you! I'm sure you will do a fantastic job!!!!! Good luck!
Lena says:
September 9, 2009, 7:22 am
Now, this is joyous news! Congrats to you and have a great time. Can't wait to read your coverage.
Caribbean Girl says:
September 9, 2009, 7:44 pm
wow! so happy 4 u!
Quel says:
September 10, 2009, 1:04 am
I'm so happy for you!
pets says:
September 10, 2009, 11:18 am
Happy happy Joy Joy! all here say congrats! Enjoy rubbing shoulders with the rich famous and beautiful people. Perhaps next year we can get your book? Stay well safe and enjoy!
africaliving says:
September 10, 2009, 4:21 pm
Congratulations! I'm super jealous and look forward to reading all about your adventures here. What to wear when reporting on fashion? I see you in lots of long flowy summer dresses with several fun jackets on for warmth- motorcycle, military. (Like in your post on going to summer music fests..) Also, I can see you in those dark motorcyle/military jackets with dark tops- cowl neck? plus dark, knee-level skirts with heels and boots. A couple long trousers worn with tops and a fabulous wrap. For some reason I'm thinking hot pink, kelly green, and mustard/lime yellow for the tops and dresses.


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