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Remember the girl who designed her own prom dress? She now designed an EPIC red carpet look

A few weeks ago, we went totally gaga over the perfect, fabulous handmade prom creation that took the Internet by storm. Kyemah McEntyre, a senior at Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts in New Jersey, designed and created a gorgeous dress as an expression and celebration of her heritage. It completely blew our minds. Her words on Instagram blew our minds even further.

“As an artist I have a completely different point of view compared to most individuals,” Kyemah wrote on Instagram. “We [stunt] our collective spiritual growth by allowing assumptions and stereotypes to cloud our mind and thus our physical reality. We let these negative ideas get the best of us, and in turn a world of isolation is manifested by our lack of sensitivity and desire to sympathize with each other.”

According to Kyemah, it’s essential to be “exposed to all kinds of people and cultures,” which is the muse for her work. “I am an aspiring artist who is very passionate about the connection between art and the world,” she continued. “I believe that in order for society to gain a wider horizon, we have to be willing to acknowledge other people from differences, beliefs, morals, and values.” YES. If you somehow missed the extravaganza that was Kyemah’s dress, let us refresh your memory:

As an artist I have a completely different point of view compared to most individuals. I am extremely analytical and observant. Throughout the world, we have people who do not notice each others essence and humanity. We Stunt our collective spiritual growth by allowing assumptions and stereotypes to cloud our mind and thus our physical reality. We let these negative ideas get the best of us, and in turn a world of isolation is manifested by our lack of sensitivity and desire to sympathize with each other. This results in a world in which people live within the confines of their own space, isolated from each other and separated from the rest of the world. Sometimes we get trapped in our own prejudice ways. We don’t notice how the idea of a particular type of person changes the way we live our lives. The most creative people are the ones who step out of their comfort zone and take advantage of the world around them. My abilities as an artist allows me to experience the benefits that versatility fosters. Being exposed to all kinds of people and cultures is the muse for my artwork. I am an aspiring artist who is very passionate about the connection between art and the world. I believe that in order for society to gain a wider horizon, we have to be willing to acknowledge other people from differences, beliefs, morals, and values. #kyebreaktheinternet I love you guys, because of you all I continue to keep pushing no matter the circumstance. Let’s try this again ✊🏾💕💕

A photo posted by Kyemah McEntyre (@mindofkye_) on

She looks totally stunning, and it’s clear that GIRL’S GOT TALENT.

Well people who usually walk red carpets have taken notice of that talent, such as singer and actress Naturi Naughton, formerly a member of 3LW and stars on the Starz drama Power. Yep, that’s right: just weeks after graduation, Kyemah has designed her first big red carpet commission.

“Naturi contacted me through e-mail, and we talked over the phone about her ideal dress,” Kyemah explained to blog Nicole Bitchie. “She explained to me that she wanted to connect with her African roots as well. I explained to her that my prom dress was my first design ever and that her design would be my second. So, of course, I asked her to bare with me. Naturi and her beautiful soul welcomed me despite my experience with Fashion Designing. She wanted to shed light on young people from her community [East Orange, New Jersey] and that she did. I enlisted a local seamstress by the name of Markell Mockabee, who brought my design to life.” Oh, our hearts.

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