African American Entrepreneurs Make History at New York Fashion Week

Kim Roxie (left) and Hadiiya Barbel (right)

An African American world-renowned makeup artist (Kim Roxie) and an Emmy award-winning hairstylist (Hadiiya Barbel) recently made history in the world of fashion. During the recent New York Fashion Week, the most prestigious and world-renowned series of fashion events in the world, the two hosted an event called "Faces and Crowns", which celebrated a day of beauty, wellness, and networking.

The event, the only one hosted and produced by African American entrepreneurs, was attended by many fashion and entertainment industry professionals including Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell of the gospel/R&B duo Mary Mary, and celebrity stylist GooGoo Atkins. During the event, fashion designer Luis Peralta gave a runway presentation, and fashion designer Luis Peralta debuted his 2015 spring/summer collection.

So who exactly is Kim Roxie?

Roxie is the founder of Lamik Beauty, the first eco-chic makeup line. All of their products and packaging are 100% organic, and their client list includes Yolanda Adams, Keke Palmer, CeCe Winans, Kandi Burruss, Angela Simmons, and Cynthia Bailey. For more details about her company, visit

And who is Hadiiya Barbel?

Barbel is such a talented hairstylist that she actually won an Emmy for her work on the Wendy Williams Show. In addition, she has worked with many celebrities such as Chaka Khan, Tajari P. Henson, Iman, Ciara, Keri Hilson, and many more. For more details, visit

About New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is the most prestigious and world-renowned series of fashion events in the world. Held every year in February and September, New York Fashion Week is where international fashion collections are showcased to buyers, the press and the general public. It is one of five major fashion weeks in the world, along with those in Paris, London, Berlin, and Milan (Italy).
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