So It’s Friday, and I’m soooooo excited to share my first venture into apparel!
I joined forces with fabulous Illustrator Nicole Updegraff of Cotton Candy Playground to create a line of tees featuring black icons in fashion, music, and entertainment. We decided to call it Candy Bomb!
The short story is that I majored in African-American studies (and French) in college, and my interests in diversity, style, and writing led me to create this here site. As a fashion loving person, I’m always on the lookout for cool tees that represent women who look like me–and the market seems to be overrun with tees emblazoned with Marilyn Monroe. Sure, I’ve run across the Grace Jones tee here and there, but wanted something that celebrated a larger group of people who’ve made an impact on the worlds of beauty and style.
We kicked off our inaugural collection with tees featuring Eartha Kitt, Donyale Luna, Dorothy Dandridge, Andre Leon Talley, and more.
Future limited editions will include modern icons and tastemakers. If you have suggestions, by all means.
Colors are simple–black, white, and gray, so you can mix and match with whatever’s in your wardrobe. We have scoop necks and v necks, up to a size XXXL. Prices are reasonable at $30 a pop!
I foresee even more products–perhaps even leather bags and shoes featuring drawings of beautiful black women.
What do you think?
See more and purchase at ShopCandyBomb.com.