Chen Burkett Giveaway

With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start building up your spring wardrobe.  This week's giveaway is one you definitely don't want to miss.  We absolutely LOVE the vibrant designs by Chen Burkett, so we've teamed up with her to give one lucky reader a chance to win of these gorgeous african print skirts  from Chen Burkett NY. Read our interview below and then check out the giveaway rules at the end of the post!

When and how did you get started in your business?

I started my business November 2013.

 I left my corporate job when my youngest son was diagnosed with autism over two years ago. It was a very difficult time for our family and I wanted to be there for him everyday. 

What did you do before starting your company?

I worked for in corporate sales and a full time student studying to become a lawyer. I come from a family of attorneys and this was a dream as a child. 

 

What are some of your best selling items?

Fit and flare dresses I believe because they are super flattering and beautiful bold printed maxi skirts.

Anything else you'd like our readers to know?

I adore children especially mine. I have two amazing boys Gabriel & Andrew, a little Belle on the way and an amazing husband. I love children so much I secretly want six. 

I love the Lord. I am extremely shy, an introvert even. I'm working on this! 

I tell everyone I'm 29 unintentionally, it just sort of rolls off my tongue. *Laughing, I am well over 30 and can only hope to age as gracefully as my beautiful mother. 

FUN STUFF!

What's in your handbag right now?

Well, clutter! I've got lip gloss, a sketch pad, pencils, crayons, sippy cup, Shea butter, hand sanitizer and travel size Lysol wipes (because I am  a huge germaphobe) swatches of fabric and my sons favourite board book: Good Night Moon. 
 


iphone, blackberry or android?

Goodness, I think the blackberry is a gift to the business woman and man. Blackberry and iPhone for sure. 

If you could travel to any location right now, where would it be?

Well my nine year old is obsessed with Italian he's been learning it for two years, so I would take my boys to Italy.

Favorite thing to do?

Shopping & holiday! Better yet shopping for a warm holiday. Tied with that is colouring! I love to colour with my boys. It's just such a great way to unwind and relax. 

Guilty pleasure?

Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles on everything!

Thanks so much for the interview! Now here are the rules below:

  1. Follow @chenburkettny and @munaluchibride on Instagram
  2. Repost the image above with the hashtag #mbchengiveaway
  3. Tell which skirt you love most
  4. For an extra entry, leave a comment with your IG handle in this post.

Giveaway ends Friday at midnight EST.  Winner will be announced on Sunday.  Best of luck!!  Giveaway is open to US residents.

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UPDATE

We have a winner!! Congrats to Gineen Cudjoe. She's the winner of the maxi skirt by Chen Burkett.  Thanks sooo much to everyone who participated and stay tuned for our next TGIM giveaway next week.

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Interested in participating in a TGIM (Thank God It's Monday) giveaway? Email us at submissions@munaluchibridal.com.

  1. Angie Davis

    Love

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  2. Angie Davis

    Love both!

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  3. Angie Davis

    @realangiedavis

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  4. Sandra

    It’s
    @s.peter0629 It’s so hard to pick w favorite between the two because they are both SOOO gorgeous! I absolutely love both, But if I had to pick one it would be the midi skirt.

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  5. Brittany N. C.

    IG: @thebookofnicola

    I love the Mel Maxi the most because of the rich jewel tones!

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  6. Kanika Whipple

    @Kanika.Husniyah. So beautiful and elegant.

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  7. Ketia Aline Davis

    The maxi skirt is beautiful and vibrant!!
    @ketiadavis

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  8. Val

    I love them both, but prefer the maxi length more. My instagram name is @kaydenskorner

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  9. Belanie

    These skirts are beautiful

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  10. Belanie

    @curlsn_all These skirts are
    beautiful

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  11. Stephanie

    @bobeaubreaux OMG I’ve been wanting a skirt like the one on the left for the longest!

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  12. Jennifer Whitley

    IG name is @KittenMimieux – both of these are gorgeous, but the maxi caught my eye first.

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  13. Tassecia

    I love both Skirts and have always wanted one of these. I would honestly take whichever I get, but love the one on the left more. On IG @sherrysofocused

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  14. Rhonda

    These skirts are so beautiful. Truly talented.

    – Rhonda (IG : ayudarme_rhonda)

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  15. Somer Morrison

    I love both of these skirts but since I’m always driving the shorter one world for me the best. @the_prissy_cnn

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  16. Cynthia J

    I love the longer skirt with the purple in it. @cynnamonj

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  17. @hello_kirti

    I love the maxi skirt! It’s so bold and vibrant!

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  18. Hillarie

    I actually love both skirts, the bold prints are absolutely gorgeous!!! But if I had to choose it would be the knee length green and orange skirt. @ariekris

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  19. Sherita Holland

    I LOVE the knee-length skirt!!!

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  20. Sherita Holland

    I LOVE the knee-length skirt!!! Classy and chic!!

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  21. Chanel Tiffany

    I absolutely love these skirts. The knee-length on the right is a day to night MUST HAVE! IG Handle: just1nelli

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  22. Melissa

    I love the shorter skirt the most!!!!!!!!!!

    @i_am_ladymel

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  23. Ebony

    @_nurseratchet1022
    Love the knee length

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  24. Erica

    So hard to choose!! I love them both, but I’m really feeling the maxi length one…

    @reddladye

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  25. Kenya

    I have a date with that maxi skirt. Love the colors and perfect for my courthouse wedding!! @kdjaxon

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  26. Angela M

    I love them both! BUt my eyes are drawn to the sassy, short one.
    @dessertsdesigned

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  27. Angela M

    I am in love with both but that cute one on the right is calling my name!
    @dessertsdesigned

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  28. Lindsey

    @lindseylynz

    I love them both!

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  29. Tiffany

    ss_abby_cadabby

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  30. Shamealle

    I love both, but would like the short skirt. You rock!!! @slbostic1

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  31. Keyana Chamere

    Love these beautiful skirts. Thank you for sharing. The red and black branch skirt has my engagement session all over it. Find out more about me @IG: itsakeyfact please

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  32. BaldnBeautiful

    I absolutely love your bridal line! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  33. BaldnBeautiful

    I forgot to put my IG @whosju_

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  34. Nwanyinma Nnodum

    @blessdassurance

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  35. Knijia Sailsman

    I love the long skirt IG: @kandied_pixie

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  36. Minah

    I admire her courage to quit her corporate job.

    Both of the skirts are beautiful. But since purple is my favorite color the long skirt would be the one I’d love to have.

    IG- @simplyminah

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  37. @brooklynblooms

    I love the green one simply because I love the hemline. I would pair this with a crisp blue and white thin striped shirt for some contrast and a pop of funkiness. Oh and throw on some killer heels and we out! *snaps fingers*

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  38. Lisa Belfield

    Love all the vibrant colors! Short, long, both so flattering! @lisadarcel

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  39. Izehi

    Loved getting to know a bit more about the person behind the fabulous designs; thank you for the interview! @photoizehi

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  40. Melinda Medina

    @itsme_mell
    in love with both of these skirts. They’re both made for any occasion, but I’d go with the long skirt. It is definitely my favorite.

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  41. Jessica E.

    Such an inspiration. All of her designs are amazing. The Mel Maxi is my utmost fave. The colors are so rich and eye-popping!

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  42. Jessica E.

    The Yetunde Coat is another one of my favorite designs as well.
    IG: jessica_ashlei

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  43. Vivi

    I love all her items! @babe20042004

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  44. Aleigha S.

    IG: 28tyson

    I love the vibrant colors and patterns.

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  45. K Pierre

    i love the longer skirt! Very flattering
    kpierrepa IG handle

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  46. nubiannotion

    IG: dymondlilys I will love to win the long maxi.

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  47. LaToya B

    IG: thundercat718 love the long skirt

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  48. Nakia

    I absolutely love the vivid color patterns of both of these high quality skirts. These skirts are timeless. Because I am forced to choose one skirt I would choose the short belle skirt simply because it has my favorite color turquoise in the design. I see endless outfit opportunities with this skirt! It’s definitely a skirt I’d wear for many years to come because it is so timeless.

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  49. Aja Thomas

    I love your pieces especially the long maxi skirt. I’m inspired by your story and your bravery to leave corporate America to follow your dreams. If we all were so brave we would have a world full of entrepreneurs. God bless your journey.

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  50. Pavielle Driver

    Chen,

    Your talent and art is a beautiful gift from above. Your work is amazing and I am in love with the vibrant colors. My fav is the maxi skirt!

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  51. Pavielle Driver

    IG: @sweet_n_low627

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  52. Adriane Berry

    IG: @berrygirl94

    I fell in LOVE with these skirts on Pinterest. Every pin led me to the wrong place. I love the maxi skirt. Beautiful

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  53. @luvinmelocs

    I LOVE BOTH THE SKIRTS. BUT IF I HAD TO CHOOSE IT WOULD BE THE LONG ONE!

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  54. Ariele

    Love the one on the left!!! @ariele.cj

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  55. Tanisha Angrum

    Need this skirt in my life!!! @daretwodreambig

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  56. Ms_Alanasmom

    The shorter skirt is beyond beautiful. A definite must have.

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  57. Lauren

    I just ordered the maxi shown, but meh! I’m loving the shorter one, too! @lemsky on IG

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  58. Dele A

    (@delealakija) ummm… YES for these skirts. Both are brilliant but my vote is for the high-waisted maxi skirt. Loving its vibrance and adore the pockets. beautiful pieces @chenburkettny! Ready to model it when you are :)

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  59. Anita Mwiruki

    The things I would do for a regal maxi skirt-my favorite. My IG: fashionby_anita

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  60. Jasmine

    Loved this interview! Love how you’re family oriented and unashamed about your love for The Lord! It’s very refreshing to see someone share the convictions with the world through interviews, their work, their passion, etc. There should be more influential people like you! Thank you!

    Jasmine – @hellojasmine_

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  61. Meredith

    Left the corporate world to be with her son. Very admirable! Good will continue to bless her! Beautiful clothes! !

    #IntrovertsRule
    @meredith_mobley

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  62. Shari-Ann Sasu

    I’m partial to the maxi, but both are beautiful! (IG: RevolutionaryofGrace)

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  63. Katina Markham

    Love them both, but love the shorter one better. It’s spring time! @katinabelongs2god

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  64. Daphney

    Beautiful dresses. Love the midi dress!
    @dvine718

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  65. Chishinga

    I adore both of these skirts! I made a preference for the maxi earlier on IG, but either is one perfect. IG: @simplyshinga

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  66. Chishinga

    I adore both of these skirts!!! IG: simplyshinga

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  67. Jai Boswell

    @evolvecouture

    I am in love with the long printed skirt that has the blue, pink & white in it. You are an amazing designer.

    I would like to purchase either way.
    Thank you.

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  68. Courtney Garland

    I like them both, both. @thee_contrhoversial

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  69. Davynn Brown

    IG: dbrown_smiles

    They’re gorgeous!! I would love the one on the left!

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  70. Aracely Cruz

    @a_cruz30

    I love them both but I must go with the right one….. Spring is upon us east Coast eventually hopefully :-P

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  71. Chandra

    IG: @ Lucysfire
    They’re both lovely!! I want the long one!!

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  72. beth

    This wedding planner wants to wear the floor length skirt all day every day!
    @mrsbrolfe

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  73. Cameshia

    These skirts are beautiful!
    IG: @cameshia

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  74. Dominique

    These skirts are absolutely beautiful!

    @mothershipme

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  75. ShanetraD

    This post is nice! I secretly wanted 5 children before I had my son. Now some days I think one is enough. But I wouldn’t mind having a house full of boys!

    IG:shanetrad

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  76. Coco

    @coconaomitv

    I love the skirt on the right because it gives off an African Grace Kelly vibe.

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  77. mialuvseshe.com

    LOL at what’s in her purse! I too, carry the wipes, Lysol, hand sanitizer, gummy bears and transformer toys and lipstick…she makes me feel great, least I’m not alone, I have 2 boys too!!! I love the long Ankara print skirt would love to rock it in Spring with a nice crop top & gladiator sandals!!!

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  78. mialuvseshe.com

    Comment before is mine IG @mialuvseshe

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  79. Sharise

    Love love love love love… I’d gladly take the one on the right, while they’re both perfect I’d prefer that one.

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  80. Trisha Cranor

    Omg I am so in ♡♡♡♡ the multi colored longskirt is everytging. IG workingbrides

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  81. nikia

    I love them both!!! Kudos to you for following your dream I hope to do the same very soon! @nikia.esq

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  82. Sonya Tisdel-McNeil

    That maxi is EVERYTHING!!! Simply stunning.

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  83. Stephanie Bell

    I’ve been wanting pieces from her shop for a long time!! I love that maxi skirt on the left! I G: @naturalschmatural

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  84. Daans

    @saassy221
    love both of them!!

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  85. Andris Renee Kinloch

    I love the short Ankara skirt! IG: arenee9

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  86. Michelle AM

    @michelle_am

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  87. Ashley Perez

    I have entered and my instagram breelovesfashion8 is

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  88. Adrienne

    MsPretty_cookie
    I absolutely love both of these skirts. They’re gorgeous..

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  89. Desiree M. Mondesir

    This purple and blue skirt is everything!! (I’m not on IG.)

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  90. Kajuna Washington

    I absolutely love both of these skirts, especially the long one!!! : ) @kchanel30 #handled

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  91. Tiffany Little

    @firstlady616. I love the midi skirt.

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  92. Tiffany Little

    @firstlady616. I love the midi skirt.

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  93. Tiffany Little

    @firstlady616

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  94. Elke

    @el_kee

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    • Elke Bacon

      Stunning! I’ve seen nothing like this before. Beautiful work.

      IG: @el_kee

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  95. Tonya

    IG: @readnrainbow

    I can see myself wearing the longer skirt on the beautiful island of Santorini on my honeymoon in three months. I truly hope I win the giveaway!! *crossing fingers & toes*

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  96. Victoria

    vt1913
    Both skirts are gorgeous

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  97. Melissa

    Mrs Burkett so brave of you to take the risk of leaving work to care to care for even greater risk of the health of your family. And through all of that you created your clothing-amazing. You given us women new dreams to think about and new seeds of a different possibilities through your creations. And You given women -at least me- ideas of how to dress cause I could not imagine this! I love the skirt on right for the chance to play with those colors. @melissaternier

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  98. Lauren Jackson

    I think this is awesome and an inspiration. I was just speaking with my partner about starting my own practice leaving the corporate world I’m in now and finishing my masters in clinical psychology your style is impeccable and I love the maxi skirts. It is my favorite style dress and skirts…much continued success

    @ladybugmom4812

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  99. Anna

    Chen Burkett NY your designs are undoubtably stunning and inspired. A great reflection of the African Story. Excited about the chance to own one of your designs through this giveaway. The purple long, elegant skirt so has my name on it. #hinthint.

    Thanks for the showcase @munaluchibridal. @anniestargazer.

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  100. Janay L Rivhardson

    It is so refreshing to see a business women so connected to her children! Absolutely in love with all the beautiful prints. So versatile….work, play, weekend. So glad I came across your life’s passion. -cocogally

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  101. Jennifer T

    IG: @minibella57
    Loved the designs! They’re so colorful and bright, perfect for spring and summer!

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  102. christine

    Love all her skirts! IG – @xinedabean.

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  103. Gilbertha H.

    I love how well she has captured and embrace the african material and made such gorgeous pieces out of it. The colors and designs are bold, colorful and vibrant. I love both pieces but my favorite is the Mel Maxi, long and flowing. IG: mrs_twoshoes

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  104. VALENCIA

    Valencia10261 , would love to wear the long pink, blue, and orange dress for my engagement photos on May 17, 2015.

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  105. Gineen Cudjoe

    I love love love the maxi skirt and it’s just in time for my birthday in which I’ll be 21 for the 8th time lolol! Chen’s work is one of a kind! Congrats and good luck!

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  106. Gineen Cudjoe

    @gineenjoe. Love the Mel maxi skirt!

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  107. Rhonni Hill

    @lifelovehair

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  108. Bunmi

    IG handle: @Bunmi624

    I’m proud to say I’m one of Chen Burkett’s early customers. She is amazing; her clothes get me compliments everywhere I go. I love that her business is getting all this attention; she deserves it all! Thanks Munaluchi Bride, for featuring this awesome business and its amazing founder/owner/creator/magician! Lol

    And congrats on little Belle, Chen!

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  109. Chauncey

    I absolutely love these bold printed African skirts! If I had a choice, I would go with the green midi for versatility. Find me @theogchaunce!

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  110. Guedna

    I love them both both would really love to have The knee length ome! My IG name is Guedie! Thank you!

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  111. Krystal

    I love both skirts equally but if I had to choose, I’d go with the first one.

    My IG name is… @soulgoddess

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  112. Thia

    I love the skirts, especially the short one! @bestsweetnurse

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  113. Dianna

    @plusduchess
    Being a tall woman, I am more partial to the long maxi skirt. Plus, that print is gorgeous…it is my favorite! (I would rock either, though!

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  114. Kendy

    Love, love these skirts! I would def rock those! IG: @rebirthoftruth

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  115. Tyeisha

    It’s an awesome
    thing to

    Step out on faith and follow your dreams. Admirable. Bless you!!! @drty_inthemakin_2015

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  116. Miriam Nor

    I’ve been looking for the perfect skirt for my engagement photos. Both prints are so rich and bold, I can’t choose one. I would love the opportunity to showcase them and accentuate my beauty

    IG name:@miimiiz

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  117. Patrice Harrison

    I love your designs! It’s awesome to see such ethnic designs portrayed as high fashion! @ms_tricee

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  118. jaketra Bryant

    Love both but especially the short orange and gray

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  119. Pamela Nwaoko

    @pams_grams | loving the skirt on the left! ❤️|

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  120. Crystal

    @sincerelycrys

    Both are too cute!

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  121. Nadia Williams

    @EdhensBodyCare
    Both skirts are beautiful but I love the longer one.

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  122. seauxcocoa

    loooooovve this type of skirt!!!! Wore a similar one to the #feyonces xmas party. Also looking for potential bridal shower looks in May!! The pink would really match a pair of heels i already have!

    -seauxcocoa

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  123. Pefectlyimperfect

    I Loveeeee both skirts! But my favorite one is the Maxi! I would totally rock it!

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  124. Pefectlyimperfect

    @sofreakinfab

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  125. Audrey

    IG: hunni.child

    I absolutely long the longer skirt, but they’re both gorgeous!!!!

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  126. Brittany Samuels

    Sevenohhfour

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  127. Courtney B

    @wordyb6 I love these!! They make such a foward statement

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  128. Chanel

    I love the one on the left!!!! Please pick me!!!!
    IG: @InspireLoveGrow

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  129. Cherie

    It’s amazing when women realize their true callings. Finding my niche outside of the status quo is what I dream of. Congratulations! I’m in love with the maxi skirt. It’s beautiful @cherieteamer

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  130. Jennifer Lipsey

    gaahhh!! I adore all things Ankara!!! These skirts are beautimous!!! oh and I am @missellemoxie on IG. have a splendid day

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  131. Sherita Holland

    @ritadelarosa
    The knee-length skirt is perfect for the spring and summer! I’d love to add it to my collection paired with a vibrant wedge!

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  132. tamika

    I love the bright colors of th green and orange on the short skirt.@sograteful08

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  133. Amber blicharz

    I love both of here skirts!! Very practical with the pockets and modest not to mention very very very beautiful!!! I hope I win. I’d love to wear them this summer

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  134. Amber blicharz

    IG lareina.morena_

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  135. Rasheda

    IG @shedanoel the skirts are absolutely gorgeous. I would enjoy taking a twirl in the yellow & green one.

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  136. Valeen

    I love the long one with the pink and blue. You are truly blessed to create such beautiful design s

    Reply
  137. Robyne Swink

    I love then both but if I must chose one then the maxi!
    IG: southern_affairs

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