a lot of times i have no clue that someone has written a blog about us unless someone tells me or they show up as a referrer on the store. (thank u google analytics!) here are a few i have recently found out about.
we decided at the last minute to add these 2 bonus looks to the collection. me + kelly just went down the block from my house + shot these. kelly was nervous at first to be behind the camera but she did an awesome job! i actually luv these pics as much as the indoor “professional” ones.
imma sexy beast! ha!
all items available in sizes XS-XL and 1X-3X! www.shop.nakimuli.com
the spring collection along with the new website: naKIMuli.com
had u guys waiting waaaaaay longer than i anticipated. but thank goodness it is here! kinda feel like i have given birth or something. lol
it’s feels like it’s been a long journey to get here. but looking back, it actually has been a rather short one. there were just so many bumps in the road, slight setbacks that were frustrating but necessary; i have learned huge lessons along the way + understand the game way better than i did before.
with all that being said, i hope u guys enjoy the new site + collection. let me know what u think!
shout outs to my fantabulous crew!
the best is yet to come.
just put these back online.
brown mosaic mini $48 (plus size is sold out!)
and we have a few new minis debuting manana!
the original mini will come in the following prints:
floral burst (pictured)
grey leopard (pictured)
it is the same print all around + retail at $35. *they also will be available in plus size for $45.*
and the draped sleeve midriff top that is pictured above will also go on sale tomorrow. will come in a variety of colors and will retail at $42.
new two tone leggings coming tomorrow morning. www.shop.nakimuli.com
a BIG sneak peek of the naKIMuli spring 2010 collection. watch out now!
on saturday, me + kelly went to go see my mentor + former boss, brenda brunson-bey, at her spring 2010 fashion show in brooklyn. funny thing being there was that: 1-soooo many memories came flooding back to me as i saw her clothing + so many familiar faces, including tons of her loyal customers (they go crazy at these shows!) and 2-i realized how my style of designing is so similar to my mentor’s: bold colors, lots of prints, unique silhouettes.
it was cool to go to a fashion show, as kelly stated to me, that was more than just a fashion show. there was dancing, indie designers who were vending, and food. and most of her models are her customers. very refreshing to see beautiful black women of different shapes + sizes strut their stuff down the runway. i was glad kelly + i went.
kelly. looking so cool in her lace leggings.
the blurry pic kelly took of me.
brenda. addressing the crowd before the show. the 1st half showcased 5 indie designers that she carries in her boutique.
and in true designer fashion, she changed to introduce the 2nd half of the show, which was her label called tribal truths. below are a few looks from her spring collection.
my girl jamie. we went to junior high + high school together.
brenda also makes the boot stirrups that some of models r wearing.
brenda logo tee w/adinkra symbols on the back.
all of brenda’s coats/jackets are reversible.
another reversible spring coat. (u should have seen how gracefully this model would reverse these coats on the runway. amazing! now that is talent!)
another reversible coat.
my fav outfit, though i didn’t get a good pic of it.
at the end, customers just started dancing outta nowhere!
it was a fun-filled day.
i still have on my make-up. it’s hard to see cuz i am in my bathroom w/out the light on. but i heart my make-up. shout-out to priscilla for doing an amazing job with the make-up. i really felt pretty today at the shoot.
these pics make my head look mad alien-ish. lol
but u can see it better. magenta lip with teal under the eyes + some lashes. luv it!
oh goodness, i am so tired right now! wanna go to sleep but that means i have to take my make-up off!!!