The end of the year is nigh! It has been an eventful year to say the least.
I unexpectedly had to bury my eldest sister, who passed away suddenly from a heart attack at the age of just 45…
After the shocking passing of my eldest sister this weekend I have been reminded of the fleeting nature of this life..but I am confident in the plan of God and that all things work together for good. Thanks to all for your prayers and condolences. Thessalonians 4:13-18Amplified Bible (AMP) 13 Now also we would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep [[a]in death], that you may not grieve [for them] as the rest do who have no hope [beyond the grave]. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will also bring with Him through Jesus those who have fallen asleep [[b]in death]. #godisgood #godsplanisforgood #itiswell
….and then organised my Mum’s wedding, who found love again at the age of 62 (more about this on the BPL blog soon!)
First selfie of the day!! Been on chief bridesmaid duties! Thanks be to to God for an amazing day so far! This is my mum y'all!!! Remarried at 62 – God is an on time God – he will do it! God WILL turn your mourning into dancing! Makeup by @trueglambeauty!! My mum looked AMAZING! My hair is by @atouchprofessional !!! Thank you #cluecardwedding #goddiditagain #sorrow intogladness #amazingday #thankful
I have learnt that life is not to be taken for granted…but good things are in store for us all.
Thus, I will be wrapping up the year hosting two events – the final Keziah CONNECTIONS event of 2015 and a special workshop that I am hosting with my sister Donia Narh (who supports my blog immensely – often acting as a hair model for me!).
It has been a truly fantastic year for Keziah CONNECTIONS! Thank you all so much for attending the events!!
The last two Keziah CONNECTIONS event were no exception!
It was a privilege to have had the founder of Nubian Skin, Ade Hassan speak at the September event.
She shared her experience of starting the company, her insights on growing the company and plans for the company’s future.
@NuffNaturals: @nubianskin @beautypulse_ldn wonderful eve with generous women of colour in business! pic.twitter.com/jEvnayhNOD
— Nuff Naturals (@NuffNaturals) October 1, 2015
The brand continues to move from strength to strength and I CAN’T WAIT for the launch of the Curve range of hosiery!!
Last month I teamed up with Fashion Fair UK for the second time to host a Keziah CONNECTIONS event, this tie it was in celebration of #blackhistorymonth.
Organised by the lovely Jo of Patent Purple Life, over 50 women attended the event to honour #brownbeauty entrepreneurship.
Drinks flowed and nibbles abounded…
…and after a time of networking, the brand’s UK GM, Connie Jackson talked about the history of the brand and its plans for expansion in the UK.
Love this clip from @thefoundationdirectory "Had a blast at the #keziahconnections event tonight, with a thought provoking speech from @conjaxx of @fashionfairuk, thanks @beautypulselondon for always bringing #woc together". #brownbeauty #foundationdirectory #keziah #bblogger #fashionfairuk #instavideo #keziahconnects #youarenotanafterthought
A truly inspirational evening! Read more about it here courtesy of #brownbeautyblogger Lea aka Simply Shug
View the images from the event here, kindly taken by Samantha Rigg-David of SRD Photography and Design.
The LAST event of the year will take place on the 24th of November in conjunction with ORS UK! I hope that you can make it. Book your ticket asap – the spaces are limited!
Roll up, roll up!! Tickets for the LAST @keziahconnects go on sale tomorrow at 5pm! We will be teaming up with @orsuk to bring you an amazing evening! Save the date >>> 24.11.2015!! All will be revealed tomorrow! Sign up to recieve our newsletter and special discount >>> keziahconnections.com #brownbeauty #beauty #wocinbeauty #wocinbusiness #keziahconnections #celebration #collaboration #networking #london #womeninbusiness #beautybusiness
Passion, Profits and Personal Branding – The WORKSHOP
Many of you have asked me about how to create and develop a sustainable brand so it is a great pleasure to announce that I will be hosting a workshop in conjunction with my sister to teach the basics.
NEW DATE!!! The event will now take place on the 12th of DECEMBER.
Donia has run a successful social enterprise for over ten years and had met the Mayor of London and Prince Charles during this time. She is also a wife and mother of two young boys and has managed to maintain a balance, whilst growing her business
Our biggest motivation in hosting the workshop was to honour the passing of our sister by living our lives to the fullest!
The morning session will consist of a practical workshop to help you plan ahead for 2016 with purpose! The afternoon session will focus on style and image – important factors that should be considered when building your brand.