Tierra Benton is a model and kemetic reiki healing artist sharing her creative gifts to encourage you to be your best self

Texture on the Runway Recap

 Texture on the Runway for New York Fashion week was a celebration of all that is beautiful in the world of kinky curly and naturally textured hair. After a fun day of preparation with the Creme of Nature team, I was afforded the incredible opportunity to hit the runway along with my fellow curly girls, Britney, Wemi, Victoria, and Taiwo. Our hair was layed by the incomparable celebrity hair stylist Chuckie Amos, the incredible red collection of 70s inspired looks were crafted by the talented Brooklyn based fashion designer, David Delacruz.

We each sported bright red lips with a supermodel attitude and a collection to match on the chilly eve of valentines day. Backstage was crazy, as to be expected with hair brands of all kinds preparing their models and their tresses for the show. We were the third group to hit the stage, following the beauties from Soft Sheen Dark and Lovely. As we were are all taking selfies of our beautiful makeup - compliments of the Milani cosmetics team- the producers ran down stairs yelling.

"Creme of Nature your up now!"

Not yet dressed, the five of us quickly made it over to David and his assistant to get ready for the runway. In a flash, we made it up stairs and backstage. In rehearsal David encouraged each of us to really have fun and to channel the mood and energy of the great supermodels who slayed before us. Our funky groove music pumped through the curtain and with no time to spare, David shouted

" Tea, your first! "

As those black patent leather YSL pumps hit the top of that cat walk, it felt like 1980 and I had just stepped into the center of studio 54. Time stopped. Camera’s flashed. Curls flew, and life was given. The energy in the room was amazing and through my fire engine red shades I could see the glow of camera phones, and curly afros all over the place. The chorus of YAAASSSSS and WERK rang from wall to wall and must say I enjoyed every second of the slay. It was so refreshing to be in an environment celebrating the radiant beauty of healthy, natural hair complimented by quality brands and products.

NYFW Tierra Benton with the Creme of Nature Models during Texture on the Runway backstage with Brooklyn based fashion designer David DelaCruz

I'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the lovely team of Texture Media! A Special STANK YOU to the Legendary Chuckie Love for our heavenly hair styles and David DelaCruz for such a beautiful and show stopping collection. Lastly, much thanks to the lovely ladies leading the brand of Creme of Nature especially Teneya Golston and Jolorie Williams. We have been working together since 2009 and I appreciate every opportunity you allow me to support and grow with such a pinnacle brand. 

The Creme of Nature Team and models during Texture on the Runway February 13th 2015