Retro Night at The HoneyComb in Kaiserslautern Germany

African-American Brown Girl Retro Pinup


Well the retro event happened and it was pretty freakin awesome!  Now by looking at this picture, you would never know how absolutely frantic the days before and the morning of the event were for me.  Let me fill you in.

So, my husband was working a lot (even more than usual which is amazing) and I was running the kids around to their endless activities when my “check engine” light comes on.  Stress!  So with all of this going on, I didn’t have time, or the nerves, to drive around Germany with my baby in the car looking for outfits.

A couple of days before the event, my husband took me to Primark after work and ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, the skies opened up and I was at home again!  Clothes, cute clothes, like everywhere!  I found these awesome black high waisted shorts with little hearts all over them.  I also went to H&M and I found a black turtleneck that was super affordable and the perfect material to tuck inside the shorts.  I then went to the Exchange on base and purchased some fishnet stockings.  Lastly, I’ve had these Marc Jacobs shoes for about 4-5 years so I dusted them off and they were the perfect compliment to my outfit!  I was super excited to finally have a complete outfit even if it didn’t come together until the last possible day.

Now on the day of the event, I forgot my belt, redid my makeup 3 times (because my concealer kept looking super crazy) and then I finally left the house in my douxrag and french braids only to find that there was construction on the autobahn and I was stuck in severe traffic!  What a day.  However, I kept a positive attitude and I finally made it to the salon to help set up, change clothes and get my hair done!  I also had to do my co-workers makeup which is always fun because she has the perfect face.

My boss & My Co-worker

The food at the event was amazing!  There were gourmet cupcakes, mini chicken-n-waffles, signature drinks, cheddar popcorn and specialty snacks.  LOVE!

We did demos on 3 models and since I am the only makeup artist, I was working and talking the entire night.  So many people were getting involved and asking me questions that it made the night fly by.  The energy in the room was really positive and I had an awesome time.  I can’t wait to do it again.

Me with two of the models from the event

This is what we call a good day ladies and gentlemen….well until I called my husband to let him know I was on my way home and he said we were out of milk for the babycakes.  So, I then had to go to the gas station on base in retro booty shorts and fishnets!  Yup, I got a lotta looks that night but hey whatever right!


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