By Sierra Pepin
Arella Swan (left) and Enyd Scott (right)
Swan, a fashion blogger, and her sister Scott, a makeup artist, are sought after for advice. “People always asked us questions. They asked me about fashion and styling,” says Swan. “And then with her, they asked her questions about like how to do eyebrows, how to do foundation, what’s the best thing to use.”
Thus, the Fashion and Beauty Symposium was born last year and turned two last week. “We just decided that maybe we create a forum or some type of event to give the people all of the information in one thing. That’s kind of where the idea came from. Just us trying to educate and help out women,” says Swan.
Enyd Scott (right) during her makeup presentation.
Attendees were treated to three presentations. First, Tina Moore, a hair salon owner in Oak Forest. Swan says Moore encouraged guests to find a hair stylist who genuinely cares about the health of your hair and not the coin of your hair. That’s a word right there, sis.
Enyd Scott went second with a makeup presentation. “Just because you see it on Instagram, or on some celebrity, does not make it fit for you,” Swan says as she describes her sister’s urge for the guests to be mindful of the makeup they choose. We have to think about differences in skin and complexion. In short: “Everything does not go with everybody.”
Arella Swan (right) during her fashion presentation.
Last came Arella Swan with a fashion presentation demonstrating how to rock a trendy vintage fit on a budget. “My purpose was to show that even if you shop at thrift stores, you shop vintage or you’re going through your grandma’s closet or something, you can still make it look trendy, you can still work it into modern day.” Every look the models showed was from Beauty Marked Vintage, which debuted at the symposium. We love an affordable and collaborative fashionista.
The five vendors at the event were all women doing their entrepreneurial thing. Two local brands were Dr. Herbal’s Organic & Vegan Hair Care and Flirty Rubs. The other three were Z Got Bags, Adore Beauty and Nails, and Paparazzi Jewelry. Guests came ready for the beauty and fashions tips and left with knowledge, a bigger network, and gift bags.
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