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2011: Longing for warm weather. Here is Amber in our Electric Biker Shorts. #tbt #spring #olddesigns #nakimuli

Wrap swimsuit also available in plus size. 

And introducing our newest model, Jamila. So happy to have her on board as our first plus size model. 

And Jamila is also special to us because of her middle name. Yes, it happens to be Nakimuli! 

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Wrap swimsuits now available.

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First, I would like to thank everyone for all your condolences and for giving me privacy over the past week or so. Dealing with the deaths of my uncle and nephew, on the sme day, on each side of my family is the HARDEST thing I’ve ever had to do in my life, especially burying my nephew, who was like my child. I’ve heard people say that some things you never recover from, you just learn how to deal with it. And my nephew Marcus’ death is surely one of them. But one of the things I find comfort in is how he lived his life. See, in Marcus’ short 21 years on earth, he lived his life to the fullest, did all the things he wanted to do. So as I slowly get back into the routine of my life, I know that the best way to honor him is to live my life to the fullest; to always remember love and happiness, and never take ANY of my precious time here for granted. 

Second, I wanted to announce that I have reopened the online store today. Orders purchased this week will ship out next week. And I will begin answering emails today. Please give me a few days to reply.

Third, because of the tragedies, the spring/summer collection will be pushed back a bit to sometime in May. I have not scheduled an actual date yet, but  once I do, I will announce it. 

Thank you again to everyone for their support during this trying time.

Working non-stop, getting ready for the new collection, meeting with the photographer today. Yay!

Side note: Love how my graphic designer Liana designed this. She is the best!

mental. emotional. physical. metaphysical.
relationships/friendships. business. household. health/nutrition.
GET THE JUNK OUT.
photo credit: www.kitchenstewardship.com

mental. emotional. physical. metaphysical.

relationships/friendships. business. household. health/nutrition.

GET THE JUNK OUT.

photo credit: www.kitchenstewardship.com

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!

  • mikel- web designer/cheerleader
  • kelly- intern/art director/photographer/social media guru + everythang in between
  • amina- jewelry designer/model/intern extraordinaire
  • rasheda- directed + edited the video
  • rv images- photographer
  • priscilla- make-up
  • uncle jimmy/mommy/my fam/tammi/eunice/daizy- my cheerleaders + moral support
  • all my stans (lol), customers, bloggers, friends- thanks for putting the fire under me to get this done!
  • the universal force for helping see this project through, getting me up + over the hill, and for the little bit of sanity i have left!

the best is yet to come.

just put these back online.

afrikan hologram mini $52

afrikan hologram mini plus size $62

red/black mini $48

red/black mini plus size $58

army mini $48

floral mini $48

floral mini plus size $58

brown mosaic mini $48 (plus size is sold out!)

pinky mini $48

pinky mini plus size $58

and we have a few new minis debuting manana!

the original mini will come in the following prints:

floral burst (pictured)

grey leopard (pictured)

spring fling

nite life

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.

naKIMuli Spring 2010 Collection from Tennille McMillan on Vimeo.

enjoy!

(p.s.- the spring collection is dedicated to my lovely grandma that passed away last sept.)

new two tone leggings coming tomorrow morning. www.shop.nakimuli.com

AND

a BIG sneak peek of the naKIMuli spring 2010 collection. watch out now!

sitting here deciding if i should give y’all a sneak peek of the spring collection…
made a decision.
decided to let u guys wait a little longer; plus kelly would have been mad at me + i can’t have kelly mad at me. (don’t hurt me kellz for putting this out there! lol)
but fret not! we have been hard at work over here. Got new items coming into the store april 1st:
new bows! they r slightly different from the original bows but just as fun!
cowl scarves on sale! with many different colors + prints to choose from!
*hopefully* the 1st batch of leggings!
new jewelry + more hot items!
so i got yo’ back son! the goodies r a-coming!!!

sitting here deciding if i should give y’all a sneak peek of the spring collection…

made a decision.

decided to let u guys wait a little longer; plus kelly would have been mad at me + i can’t have kelly mad at me. (don’t hurt me kellz for putting this out there! lol)

but fret not! we have been hard at work over here. Got new items coming into the store april 1st:

  • new bows! they r slightly different from the original bows but just as fun!
  • cowl scarves on sale! with many different colors + prints to choose from!
  • *hopefully* the 1st batch of leggings!
  • new jewelry + more hot items!

so i got yo’ back son! the goodies r a-coming!!!

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.