This past weekend I attended the 12th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards, also known as the Hoodie Awards in fun Atlanta, GA. Although I had heard of the awards before, I wasn’t really sure what they were all about.
The Neighborhood Awards was created by Steve Harvey and Television/Radio Producer Rushion McDonald. The show honors and celebrates local businesses, religious and community leaders, churches, and high schools for their excellent contributions within their own neighborhoods. It’s been described as the Oscars with an urban flair, featuring diverse, ultra talented celebrities, actors, athletes, and recording artists who present the awards to the stars of the community. Each of the winners of the 12 non-traditional awards get a really cool plaque they can post in their business, and the Best Community Leader Award is presented with a cash prize.
I literary found out only a few weeks ago that I was going to attend. Ordinarily I would have gone all out, but I didn’t have time, so I opted to wear a dress I had never worn from my closet. While out thrifting some time ago, I picked up this black dress by designer Joseph Ribkoff for $50. The dress had never been worn before, and still had the original tags on it. I had never heard of dress designer, so out of curiosity I did some research and found his website. http://www.josephribkoff.com Turns out the company is based in Canada and has been around since 1957. It’s won many prestigious awards, and is recognized internationally. I would say I SCORED big time with this find. Needless to say the dress was simple, material was comfortable, and it served my needs for the event. Winning! 🙂
It was such a great night and I hope to attend many more! I hope you all have a great start of the week.
The Ultimate Fashionista