A Look Inside The Essence Fashion Closet

by Kéla Walker

Every one has been asking me about the Essence Fashion Closet at the festival… well, let me tell you about it and the many festival goers that stopped by to talk all things fashion and style.   Take a look inside the Essence Fashion Closet 

The Fashion Closet presented by State Farm 1 of 3 experiences in the Empower U zone  along with hair and beauty.  Essence.com fashion editor Celia Smith curated the special fashion closet which invited festival goers to find their fit (body shape) and get fashion and style advice from Celia and I.

There was an interactive component that highlighted different body shapes and highlighted stylish pieces to compliment them.

Several women stopped by the booth to “find their fit” which included five different shapes to choose from- Cone, Triangle, Hour Glass, Petite and Full Figure.  Some women already knew their shape and simply wanted to tips to update their style while others needed help figuring out fashion in general. It’s surprised how many women don’t know an A-Line dress is universally flattering and works for every body shape. One woman stopped by  and asked what she needed to do to attract a husband. *Insert Bug-eye face*.  No matter the question or concerns, it was really fun talking to women and helping them take their style to another level.

There were also a few kuties who stopped by the fashion closet to simply say Hey Girl Hey and take selfies!

Side bar: can I just take a moment to tell you all how much I adore Celia.  She ridiculously sweet (which can be uncommon for a fashion editor) and of course super chic.  I love that she’s not a fashion snob and mixes things up with her style that includes hi, low, vintage and rare designer finds.  She has a style all her own that I’m consistenly crushing on.  It goes without saying that I loved vein ton her team for this experience.


The great thing about the Essence Fashion Closet is that it lives forever online so even if you didn’t make it to Essence Festival you can check it out at Essence.com  While you are there, check out Celia’s new video series which  breaks down the  trends for each body type.  It’s super kute.  Again, ADORE her.

Today’s  Kloset Pull

Top ~ Vintage | Skirt ~ H&M | Necklace ~ via Century 21 Department Store | Shoes ~ Rachel Roy

Do you know your fit or body type? What style and looks work best for your body?