It’s been so long since I have done a diary of designer entry that I couldn’t tell you what day I should be on. lol. But I decided to give you a compressed update on Nakimuli. Things have been moving so fast around here; it’s hard to document it all, especially in the way I envision it in my head…so I keep pushing back the blog entries. (Plus I have a slight case of carpal tunnel in my right hand, smh) But I do miss you blogging.
So if you follow me on instagram or facebook or are signed up for the newsletter, you already know the big news. I have started working with Erykah Badu!!! Anyone who has read my blog in the past knows how she was on the TOP of my list. So it’s so surreal to be working with her! It’s been over a year in the making (in-depth story coming one of these days) but I have finally had this dream come true on August 6th.
Me, looking all hyped, with Erykah Badu (rocking a custom Dookie Chain Necklace)
My assistant Courtney with Erykah
Erykah copped a lot of stuff from us that day (actually we saw her August 6th + 7th, lucky us). She made her 1st debut as my official muse on August 25th, when she rocked our custom gold Dookie Chain Suspenders at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn!
(pic courtesy of my girl Edwina Hay, www.thisisnotaphotograph.com)
It was amazing to be there live & see her rocking my designs! (She is also rocking my girl Amina’s Made By AG earrings. www.madebyag.com) I almost cried but then all the weed that was being smoked around me got in my eyes. lol
Today I got a surprise on intstagram. One of my beloved followers tagged me in a pic of Erykah Badu:
She is in Germany rocking our Peach Lee Leggings and custom gold Dookie Chain!! (left pic courtesy of @facehunter)
(pic courtesy of @thefashionalist)
It’s so amazing to see a dream come true! We have so much more in store! I’m so excited to reveal the new things we are working on. In due time…Just trying my best to update more. At least once a week. *fingers crossed* But you can always follow us on instagram (@nakimuliinc) and FB (nakimuliinc)
*dreams do come true*
Yesterday I was sitting here writing a post about my uncle Stan that passed away around 3am on April 8th from lung cancer/brain tumors.
Never in my craziest nightmares would I have thought I would have received a phone call from my sister telling me that her son, my oldest nephew, Marcus, was killed in a car crash. On April 8th. At 2:47am.
It hurts so much to lose 2 people you love. And on the same day? There are no words to express the pain that I feel right now. Especially for my nephew, who was only 21. Just joined the navy. Just married his high school sweetheart. He had so much life to live…
You know death has a way of putting things in perspective for me. On one hand, I just want to crawl up in a corner and wither away; it’s just so difficult to face life without the ones you love. And on the other hand, I really want to spend time with the people I love, make sure they know that they ARE loved, which I’m not sure if my uncle knew how much he was loved. It makes me want to live life harder, to really go after all my hopes and dreams and goals; to stop letting trivial, insignificant things take up my time; to live my life with love and positivity.
I will be offline for a while. I have temporarily closed the online store and am pushing back the spring/summer collection debut to sometime in May. I appreciate everyone’s condolences right now. But I ask for privacy as this is a very difficult time for me and my family.
Rest in peace to my uncle Stan and my lovely nephew Marcus. You will always be in my heart. ALWAYS. Love you guys sooooo much!