It’s 2019 and we can still say “If Not Now, When?” is the first film ever made with two Black female directors and producers, where it premiered at the American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach. Tamara Bass and Meagan Good, friends first and directors/producers(Krazy Actress Productions) second, took on several titles and multitasked as actors in the film. The movie, written by Tamara Bass, also stars Mekia Cox and Meagan Holder as childhood friends with a strong “sisterhood” bond that keeps them together through life’s challenges.
Watch the video below, captured at the 23rd ABFF Roundtable where Bass and Good describe wanting to bring back an all Black female ensemble cast(popular in the nineties) and how ‘authenticity ‘ and quality were the most important factors during filming.
Tamara Bass and Meagan Good at the ABFF 2019 Awards Carpet.
The casual and effortless grace of the “Jill Alexander” woman is easily attainable with her new collection seen at PNO 2015. The soft color palette and luxe stretch fabrics were eye candy. Her use of purple to accent her lighter pieces were perfect to fight the upcoming winter doldrums. Her fringe technique on her skirts and dresses were on trend and are perfect for the curvy woman, who can carry off a little more than a smaller body type. The lovely, Jeannie Ferguson started the showcase off with the ivory fringed sheath, perfect for the holidays or an evening out. Nicole Zepeda and Ariella Vazquez were graceful ballerinas in their ballet inspired wrap dresses and soft, neutral color palettes. The ‘piece de resistance’, was Vicky Poole in the beautifully designed gold print finale dress. Perfect for the holidays! This collection just might get me through winter while I’m “California dreaming”.