The Funky Bunch

The openning show was off to a bumpy start however, our 17 Miss EOE 2012 Contestants weathered the storm and got down with the funky styles of the 70’s.

One of the funky bunch  Ngozi Faith

Ngozi Faith’s look is inspired by Diana Ross’s looks in the movie Mahogany. Ngozi said she chose this particular film because “Her looks were well streamlined and way before their time.”

The wide brim hat is a perfect example of the one worn in the film “Mahogany”, and feels like it jumps from directly off the screen.  The well-structured jacket is a modern spin on the jack Diana wore with the hat in the film. For a splash of color in an otherwise neutral ensemble, Ngozi added a bright colored boot.

Ngozi’s look is comprised of pieces from over 10 places, including well known brands such as Purple Moon, R.icielli, Zaara, Fir&MNA, Amacci, Tiny Bird, and Vive9.

Hot on the heels was Slowly Bury

Slowly went a bit outside the box on her inspiration choice when chose Slyvester. For those who don’t know, Sylvester James, better known as Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer, and a drag performer. Sylvester was sometimes known as the “Queen of Disco,” and known for songs such as “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”, “Dance (Disco Heat)” and “Do You Wanna Funk”.

Slowly’s look captures the over all essence of Fabulousness that followed Slyvester when he was alive. The animal prints, shiny high waist pants, and fan are all touches of the time period and Sylvester’s personal style while holding a touch of glamour.

Slowly’s look is pulled from Iconic, Uzuri, Meghindo, and 24 shoes among others.

Bring the funk was Lieffiie Ruby

Lieffie Ruby explains her choice to mimic 70’s icon Pam Grier, “ Styling [ as Grier] is a tribute to the power, beauty, and style that Miss Grier exuded during the 70s and demonstrates how the looks Pam Grier helped make popular then still look good today.

Lieffie dons hot mini pants that show off ample thigh, a feather halter that just barely qualifies as a top, tall and sexy metallic boots, and of course and Grier-esq afro.

Lieffie shopped this look at DeeTaleZ, Ladies Who Lunch, Bax, MrS, and Glow studio.

The next challenge is all about the accessories.  Can they take the same dress and make it unique to their individual style?  The Only way to know is to be there.

One Response to “The Funky Bunch”

  1. Congratulations to a wonderful event, it was really professionally put together.

    All 17 participants raised the fashion bar very high! It was definitely a tough choice and none of them disappointed. They were all perfectly tailored for this competition.

    Congrats to the top 3, I’m looking forward to next week’s event.

    – Patty

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