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I Dressed Up to See Black Panther Because Representation Matters

February 27, 2018
Wakanda Salute Black Panther

If you need proof on why we need to see more diversity on our screens, let these numbers sit with you. During its second weekend in theaters, Black Panther has made over $700 million worldwide. Those numbers are completely unheard of when it comes to films that feature a predominantly black cast and tell stories about the black experience.

As I watched the film, the biggest thing that resonated with me is that women of color are at the center of everything.Β The Dora Milaje, an all female group of warriors, are Wakanda’s first line of defense. It’s Nakia, played by Lupita Nyong’o, that we see leading the fight to open Wakanda’s resources to outsiders. Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa is the king, but the women are the moving pieces that hold everything together.

Growing up, I never dreamed of seeing someone on TV who looked like me, let alone a superhero. Every single female character in Black PantherΒ bothΒ embraces and celebrates her natural hair.

This inspired me to rock my natural afro and wear a dress that I picked up at an African style boutique.

wakanda salute black panther

Fenty Beauty’s bold lipstick and highlighter were two of the makeup products I trusted for this occasion. I decided to keep it simple and let my outfit do the talking. I stuck with hues of gold and brown to accentuate the gorgeous print on my dress. Once I was done applying, I felt like a QUEEN.

Rihanna Fenty Beauty Makeup

Rihanna Fenty Beauty Makeup

Here’s a breakdown of my look:

1. Primer


2. Highlighter

3. Eyeshadow

4. Mascara

5. Lipstick

6. Headscarf


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    March 4, 2018 at 10:15 am

    You use the same make up routine I use. Love that mascara. I use a lighter shade of lipstick but all personal preference.

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    March 4, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Loving your look, so befitting the night out to watch something so wonderful

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    Kim Seghers (@thisolemom)
    March 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I love your dress. You look very lovely. Such a great look for an awesome movie!

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    steph dorworth
    March 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Haven’t seen the movie yet but wanting to. It had a huge opening! Great to hear the females were strong in the movie. You look fantastic!

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    Sondra Barker
    March 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Love the look and the fact that you’re representing! You go girl!

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    March 4, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Your outfit is great. I saw the movie last week and loved it. I was so happy that the lead was surrounded by so many strong women. Not something you would normally see in Hollywood.

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    March 4, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I am loving all the hype around this movie and what an important step it is in representation. Long way to go still, but at least we are moving finally!


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    March 4, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. Your makeup routine is so similar to mine, and I love your outfit!

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    March 4, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    You look awesome! My son has been talking about Black Panther for 4 years. He loves super heroes and for some reason Black Panther has always been his favorite. We saw the movie last night and it was AMAZING. I am telling everyone to go see it. The movie is even better than Wonder Woman representing strong females and now it is one of my favorites!

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    Roselle Toledo
    March 5, 2018 at 9:49 am

    My makeup routine is just foundation and lipstick. When I’m in the mood, I fix my eyebrows. I dress up once in a while but I’m usually in my casual look when I watch a movie

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    Elizabeth O
    March 5, 2018 at 10:36 am

    You are rocking that entire look, so pleased to see you were inspired by the movie and that is is smashing the box office!

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    March 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Black Panther was an amazing movie! And I love the outfit that you decided to go with. Every part of your look is on point! Love you make-up, hair style, and clothes. :DDD

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    The dress you wore looks super comfy for an event where you will be sitting. Good choice. Love the bright colors. I have not seen the movie yet, but love all the praises it’s getting.

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    Blair Villanueva
    March 6, 2018 at 5:03 am

    I like your look dear! Kudos for you for dressing up, it is a celebration afterall πŸ™‚

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    March 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Look good to you!! Didn’t watch the movie yet but I’ve been hearing its a good movie from my friends.

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