The Dutch Wax work of Yinka Shonibare MBE, a Nigerian artist who lives and works in the UK, has fascinated me for the past 5 years or so. Having recently seen his Magic Ladders exhibition at The Barnes Foundation, I decided to allow my love for his work to infiltrate my 28th birthday celebration. It was a wonderful, colorful evening; thank you to every who came to celebrate!
Fabrics from AKN Fabric in NYC
Flower pins and barrettes: handmade
Flower crown: Handmade
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Venue: Salvation Taco
Photos by myself, Kathy Paciello, and Lauren Ricciardi. Shonibare images from yinkashonibarembe.com