Who knew a white jumpsuit and a touch of gold could make a girl feel so powerful?
I know. . . at least I do now.
I recently served on a panel during Black History Month alongside my pageant sisters, Miss Universe, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America. The panel, “The Evolving Standard of Beauty,” was moderated by Endeavor CMO Bozoma Saint John and held in New York City during NYFW 2020.
The event was spectacular and I loved the conversation we had about topics like colorism, racism, the first time we felt beautiful, and the platform each of us can use to call attention to urgent societal needs.
This was an event organized through my current employer, the Miss Universe Organization. Therefore, the MUO stylist extraordinaire, Emma Pritchard, worked hard to pull together my look.
We knew before the panel that there would be a brief introduction and opening remarks by the MUO President, Paula Shugart. My fellow panelists and I would walk to our seats in the front of the room after our introduction. That meant we needed something I could walk in and sit comfortably in as well. My outfit also needed to be long enough that it would not show my underwear when seated at the front of the room. That meant a long skirt/dress or pants.
Enter, the Halston jumpsuit and blazer outfit.
Emma knows I love pants, so the white jumpsuit was perfection (clearly I like jumpsuits). It had pockets (yay) and the scarf detail added an interesting twist. The off-white blazer with gold details was an incredible pair for the jumpsuit. It injected some color and life into the outfit without stealing its elegance. Details for the outfit are linked below in case you’d like to replicate this look.
Elegantly sauntering into the next panel,
Photos courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization, @jsscphoto, @ariannasharfman, and @wowafrocommunity.