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Monday, June 23, 2014

'For Us, By Us' - Showing Black Owned Business Love

Some of y'all might know this / And some of y'all don't / Some of y'all might be with this and some of y'all won't / But listen, let me clear my throat....  
 ... And tell you about some of my favorite black-owned business that makes my *shimmy shake*.

Shop MusicHead 

I was attracted to this shirt because this is something Prince would say. This company just launched earlier this year and I purchased what is now my new favorite tank top for the summer: The Funk You tee. It speaks volumes and only the sassiest of girls should rock it. The cotton is sooo soft and I wear it at least twice a month. By the end of summer, I’m going to have to order a fresh tee. Check out their fashion line here. 

Bougie Black Girl Tee

Speaking of fashion, sometimes you just gotta say it with your chest. How come I didn’t think of making this t-shirt first?! I’m a long time fan and reader of Very Smart Brothas and was uber excited when they launched their Bougie Black Girl shirt. As soon as my shirt came in the mail, I put it on and headed out the door to strut. Yours truly even made an appearance on the VSB site when they relaunched the shirt after popular demand. 

Millennium Salon, Silver Spring, MD 

Two weeks ago, I was invited to a Nappy Hour event hosted by Erin Martin of @BagLadiesRadio. The event was a gathering for natural hair lovers. The bougie in me loved that this salon is on that holistic ish. Very clean with attentive stylists and their very own housemade line of natural hair products. I was visiting the salon to support a friend, but I ended up on the barber’s chair for a live demo. I batted my eyelashes and told the master barber that I was his canvas and to give me a dramatic look. He did not disappoint. The cut is bold and funky. I can’t wait to go back. 


Y’all remember back in my airline days when I was jetting to different cities I would make a personalized itinerary before my trip so I know all the must-see spots to visit? I don’t travel much these days (That’s gonna change) nor do I have time to do hours of research before a trip. Sanecation to the rescue! The site is in the newbie stages but once their membership grows, you can login and view other people’s itineraries or create your own to customize your vacation experience. After all, sharing is caring. If you aren’t a member yet, sign up. Membership engagement is what makes sanecation successful.  

Art by Ashanti 

Last weekend I attended up a pop up shop on U Street. So many awesome vendors. I came across Ashanti's table and fell in love with her accessories. I keep my accessories simple. 98% of the time I rock my pearl studs and silver chain my college roommate gave me. Once in a while, I like to switch it up and these cute button earrings would make a great alternative. I had a hard time choosing just one. I ended up with these red and yellow polka dot pair. You can check out Ashanti's creations here

Who are your favorite black owned business? Share in the comments below. I'm about that 'For us, by us' life and love to support my people's creative endeavors. 

1 comment :

Krystal Grant said...

Fabulous! I love your barber's cut. Keep posting.