Style on the Spot: The Essence Music Festival
Tarriona "Tank" Ball, a vocalist from New Orleans. Styled by Tiffany Terrell in Ariel Vintage.
Steven Putt, director of marketing and public relations at Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans. Shirt: Turnbull & Asser from London's Savile Row; Tie: Carrot & Gidds, a tie company founded in Boulder, Colorado.
Shoes: made exclusively in Italy for Maus & Hoffman, a Florida company.
Renata Granger, exercise physiologist from New Orleans. Pants: Forever 21; Shoes: Sears.
Aulston Taylor of New Orleans, former college-baseball player at Texas Southern University, now a sales and marketing executive in New York.
Taylor was recently named Essence magazine Single Man of the Month.
My nephew Rahsaan Ison and the actor Craig Robinson.
Charles Lumar, a musician from New Orleans.
Dr. Chris Voigt, a seersucker enthusiast from New Orleans.
Christian Joyner, a banker from Charlotte. Jacket and shirt: Ralph Lauren; Pants: J. Crew; Shoes: Cole Haan
Christian is a member of the newly formed Southern Gentelemen's Council.
Stevona Elem Rogers, manager of teacher leadership and development at Teach for America - Greater New Orleans
Dress: Hemline, a boutique in Uptown New Orleans
Nephew Tommy, a comedian on The Steve Harvey Morning Show and the mainstage host at the Festival
An associate of Nephew Tommy
Angela L. Young
Roland S. Martin
Me and Roland S. Martin, making peace.
Dana Chanel, salon owner and celebrity hairstylist, Jon of Jerk and Jon Couture, Thomasina "Goo Goo" Atkins, stylist for the multi-Grammy award-winning Gospel group Mary Mary, and Angela L. Young, media relations.
L. Kasimu Harris will be participating in a reading with the Melanated Writers Collective this Saturday, June 14, at 4 p.m. at Cafe Treme.