What’s Poppington: 10 Black Owned Fashion Companies To Shop

If you haven’t been watching the news lately or surfing informative content on the web, then you may have missed H&M’s little apology in regards to their marketing/advertising and who they feel delivers a more positive message: H&M apologized last week for a comment on Twitter that said white models portray a more “positive image” for the brand,according to Eyewitness News.

In light of H&M getting exposed (and many others will follow) I felt that it was most necessary to provide my dear readers my top ten list of black owned fashion companies to shop. I picked ten companies to feature that has an array of selections in the fashion arena. if you don’t like my selections please feel free to pick your own and spend your money with a smile and pride while knowing that your not being viewed as a negative influence.

Bôhten’s mission is to establish an eyewear manufacturing supply chain on the African Continent. Through this we inspire to change the face of Africa with a vision that advocates education, sustainable employment, social responsibility and environmental awareness in fashion globally. -Bohten-

Bohten is high quality online shopping from the mother land its self. If you like the finer things in life and like being asked that ego stroking question, “where did you get that”,  exclusive eye wear shopping is one click away. Bohten.com

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Established in 2011, CanDid Art Accessories is inspired infinitely by research and affinity with African visual culture, indigenous design vernacular, and cosmic geometry.  Each piece is handcrafted and is created for the fearless fashion enthusiast who desires to make a statement without saying a word. CanDid Art designs are known for their use of various chains, assortment of metals, semi-precious stones and recycled materials. -Candid Art-

Candid Art has sensual body jewelry and accessories made by hand and obviously designed with taste as well as technique. These statement pieces should be added to your collection. Don’t wait shop now. Candid Art

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Fly Jane is one of my all time favorite online retailers to shop from. Can you say fashion, fashion, fashion! While typing that I was smiling the whole time. So imagine how elated I was to find out that they are black owned. Do not wait on this one guys, check out what they have immediately. Fly Jane

The top three companies are my three favorite picks out of the ten. I’m more then sure you will find your top three or maybe you will fall in love with them all. Enjoy shopping for your new black owned fashion company to support. This list will help you on your journey.

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Endless Couture

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What’s Poppington: Nude Lingerie For Women of Color

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I remember speaking with a friend at work about this line of nude lingerie for black woman, and while having that conversation I thought to myself my prayers have been answered. All to often when getting dressed for what ever occasion a plain black bra and pantie set just doesn’t fit the bill and when you go shopping you’ll most definitely find nude underwear, just not your shade of nude.

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Well girls,fret no more. Nubian Skin has answered our prayers and they have an array of nude skin tones to select from, as well as they should, being that our beautiful black hue comes in many shades.

Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude’.

Inspired by trail blazing women, Eunice W. Johnson and super model Iman, who created Fashion Fair and Iman cosmetics, Ade took the leap and created Nubian Skin.  It’s been an uphill battle, but every revolution starts somewhere.

Nubian Skin launched with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour.  Headquartered in London, Nubian Skin delivers worldwide and looks forward to growing the company’s offering and expanding its reach.

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To Shop Nubian Skin visit www.nubianskin.com  plus sizes are available as well.

What’s Poppington: Love And Hip-Hop Hot Summer Reveal

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Tonight was the night for the hot Summer reveal of Tammy Rivera’s swimwear line on Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta. Tammy Rivera is the wife of rapper Waka Flocka. Tammy has now stepped into the fashion designer lane making an even bigger name for herself and making a loyal customer out of me.

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With celebs like NeNe Leaks and gal pal Bambi rocking her line fans all around will have these suits flying off the shelves. If your shy on showing skin, this line of swimwear may not be for you. Lets just say these suits are more for wear and stare instead of fun in the sun. When you attend your next pool side event that doesn’t really require a fun dive into water, grab your hottest pair of stilettos and Tammy Rivera Swimwear.

What’s Poppington: Trinidad and Tobago’s Delia Alleyne Creates High Fashion

 

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“Let’s Paint” collection by fashion designer Delia Alleyne. www.DeliaAlleyne.com

High fashion with Caribbean inspiration is the perfect look for Summer 2016. Bold colorful trendsetting pieces is what you’ll get with the Let’s Paint collection by Delia Alleyne. Residing in Trinidad and Tobago, Delia creates fashions tailored towards confident women. Painting is like a metaphor for life…“, explains Delia. “We are born as blank canvases waiting to be. Then moment by moment; stroke by stroke… We create life’s memories by applying one colorful moment in our life at a time.” The “Let’s Paint” women’s fashion collection offers a splash of colorful contrast against black silhouettes. The line was introduced during the September 2015 market week in New York City. Rompers, jackets, funky trousers and that classic little black dress are available in the collection. Do not hesitate to shop and browse more fashions at www.deliaalleyne.com.

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“Let’s Paint” collection by fashion designer Delia Alleyne. www.DeliaAlleyne.com

Whats Poppington: LuChi Royale: Crowning The Brand

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The words quoted below are words from “The Genesis” page on the LuChi Royale website. Reading the statement below simply made me feel divine and one with my inner royal spirit. LuChi Royale delivers a luxurious feel to men and women who require the upper echelon in designer fashions. I for one have my eyes on the wool and leather graphic printed varsity jacket. I’m all over it, for real. I’ve fallen in love with this brand and their from my hometown…that’s right Charleston SC. I’m keeping my eyes on these guys, and you should too, they’re developing a culture.

LuChi Royale Clothing Co. isn’t for the average person. Its for those who claim much more than is offered. For the leaders of today. The originators. The Boundary Pushers. The Risk Takers. The Kings…Royalty. See everyone cant grasp the concept of the responsibility of a King. A King just isn’t put into place to rule. He’s there for the people, to lead, to protect, and to represent. Same goes for Queens. We believe our product embodies the life of an everyday modern king and queen leading there people to their prime.”

Whats Poppington: Rita Ora for Cavalli Fall/Winter 2014

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Whats Poppington: PrettynPoppington Wants Your Story

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I am now giving opportunities for the ever so talented men and women of my city, Charleston SC, and other areas as well a fantastic media outlet that will expose them to the masses. If you are interested in online media exposure and your a  #musicalartist#designer#stylist#fashionculturebusinessowner,or anyone that would relate to #fashion#urbanculture, and/or #beauty inbox Jenifer Vanderhorst on FB for your opportunity to be seen and herd by 30,000, yes 30k individuals that are reached by PnP across the world monthly.

PrettynPoppingtion is  urban fashion culture, beauty, and entertainment from a Charleston girls point of view. Don’t sleep on this. Be heard, seen and exposed.

 

Whats Poppington: Marcus “Blackk Boi” Greene With Inland Skate Shop Cypher

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I came across one of the dopest cyphers I’ve ever seen. A production of 843DopeTV in South Carolina. This cypher featured one of the best rappers I know, Marcus Blackk Boi Greene, aka Bishop Drippa from the largest rap group in Charleston SC, the Juice Gang (Bang! Bang!) Other artists featured on the cypher are Aasen B, Corrupt C, and Lucky Lucciano.  Some of the lyrics may be a bit racy, but look at the style of each artist as they grace the mic. Their raw, uncut and organic. The third artist, Blackk Boi, is truly a lyricist. He has a particular way with word articulation, an easy flow, and his use of words and word play are very smooth.

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Inland Skate Shop, where the Cypher took place.

Inland Skate Shop just doesn’t offer freestyles and cyphers for your entertainment. They also have skate gear, boards and anything you may need pertaining to that skate board life. It’s just an added bonus that you and I got to watch a cypher, that was put together very well I may add. I loved it and I’m not a heavy rap head. I can respect two cultures coming together to make it do what it do. The culture of skate boarding and rapp through the concept of a cypher, combined with a production team and what seemed like great chemistry was an experience to remember and something good. 

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Whats Poppington: Beyonces New Surfboard T-Shirts

 

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Surfboard…With inspiration from the lyrics of Drunk In Love and Blow, Beyonce is now selling two t-shirts on Beyonce.com. One t-shirt features a little surfer hanging on the sleeves and the other t-shirt has cherries, in reference to the sensually seductive track “Blow.”  T-shirts are being sold for $40 on King Beys website listed above. Great price for designer t’s by Beyonce.

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The Show Game: Kandee’s Shoes, The Berry Kiss Collection.

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Thanks to The Fashion Bomb Daily I ran across these pair of shoes that can be classified as baddies. Their sleek, extremely chic along with being sophisticated enough for a woman of age 45 and hot enough for a woman of age 18. With that being said, they cover a vast age range, so if your feeling them you should go for it.

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These beauties are from Kandee’s Shoes and their in the Berry Kiss shoe collection. The cos is a mere 78$. An awesome price for great shoes. If your interested in purchasing these beauties visit Kandee .

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When I purchase these shoes, I will be sure to post what I’ve chosen to wear with them and the look I will create for my makeup and hair. These girls deserve an ensemble, don’t you agree? So, stay tuned to PrettynPoppington and look out for part two of “The Shoe Game,” Kandees Shoes, The Berry Kiss Collection.

Whats Poppington: My Return to ATL and Meeting Eudoxie Ludacris’s Girlfriend

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I decided to go back to my old stomping grounds, ATL, because I needed a quick and easy get away to relax, sleep and shop. When I returned to ATL I had no idea that I would have the best time there. I went with my besti Ayanna Little (yep her full government) and we totally enjoyed our short stay. Our Second day out was breakfast and one of the highlights of the trip. We at breakfast at this hidden gem of a dinner called Ria’s Blue Bird. We had the cutest waitress named Arieis (sorry if I butchered your name) and the food was amazing.

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The best part of that day was when Ayanna said, “hey that guy looks like Ludacris.” I turned my head in the direction she was looking and said, “that is Ludacris.” I knew it was him because of his girlfriend Eudoxie, who happens to be an extremely beautiful person. They sat at the bar right next to us and I couldn’t contain myself on the inside, but on the outside you would have thought that I had everything together; calm, cool and collective. Ludacris stepped away for a moment, and I finally  worked up the nerve to ask Eudoxie if we could take a picture with her, she said of course and asked if we wanted to wait for Ludicris to come back to take a group pic. Little did she know, I really just wanted the picture of her and I. Sorry Ludacris I LOVE your girlfriend I think she’s an amazing person and I follow her on Instagram. Needless to say we all took a pic and enjoyed breakfast after.

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When we were through with breakfast we went shopping and came across a couple of the best boutiques I’ve ever seen and we met the sweetest hat shop owner in the world, with the best hat store in Lenox Mall. I will give all the details in my next post.

 

Whats Poppington: Who Took The Look Jennifer Lopez or Jourdan Dunn, Tom Ford Spring 2014

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Jennifer Lopez and Jourdan Dunn stepped out on the red carpet, at separate events, but wearing the same dress. Who took the look? Hears my two cents, J-Lo shouldn’t have worn white shoes with  the dress because her skin tone and the white detailing, followed by white heels, made  her feet disappear. Um, we need to see feet to look normal, right? She needed more of a contrast on her feet, to bring out the black paneling accents of that hot Tom Ford mini. Jourdan, you took the look in my book. (that rhymed) 😉

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Whats Poppington: What About Our Daughters Shouts Out Keep it Pretty Cosmetics!!!

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What About Our Daughters listed Keep it Pretty Cosmetics as one of the must shops for Cyber Monday. What a wonderful treat to have as I arrived home and my little sissy told me that K.I.P was listed as one of the businesses to shop for Cyber Monday. Thank you soooo much for the support, PrettynPoppington and Keep it Pretty greatly appreciates you choosing our business to promote on your site. We promise that we will not stop until we reach our threshold of success and even then we will keep going.

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Here is a re-post from What About Our Daughters and a list of the online retailers you should further support

Capital City Mumbo Sauce The original wing sauce of Washington,

Interwoven Creations by Crystal – Interwoven Creations by Crystal offers hand-crafted crochet items for the entire family.

Brassfly Studio – An Eco Urban Experience, using all that is available, molding everything into beautiful pieces for you.

Miss Pinkie’s Seafood Macaroni and Cheese – Macaroni and cheese with seafood.

Q’s Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweets – Cakes, cupcakes and sweets.

Whoa that’s Bright – Colorful Gifts to get noticed.

Keep it Pretty Cosmetics – Keep It Pretty is a Specialty Cosmetic Line that provides designer eyelash enhancement pieces, vivid lip colors and graphic tee’s

Artfuladdie – Handmade leather journals

Nzingah-A Sankofa’s Child Jewelry Linew – Nzingah specializes in one of kind jewelry for males and females.

Q’s Cakes and Cupcakes – Cakes, cupcakes, pies, chocolate covered Oreos and other sweet treats.

KAI Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy and Wellness – all natural, artisan aromatherapy, bath and body products and massage services.

Suds Bar Soap and Essentials – We help you achieve healthy skin naturally with our artisan crafted soaps and body products.

wirequeenjewelry – wire wrapped jewelry, original art, and crochet wear.

Clutch Handbags – THE online source for clutch handbags!

Jamison Parker Designs – Stylish Handbags and accessories

JenSan Home and Body – At JenSan Home and Body we offer a wide selection of handmade organic soaps, soy candles with essential oils, organic body butters, organic body scrubs, scented pillar candles and more.

The BackLoop – Handmade accessories for you and your home

Zabba Designs – African Tops, dresses and jewelry

Valana Minerals – 100% Natural & Vegan Cosmetics Specializing in Diverse Shades

2chicdesigns handbags and accessories – Handmade purses, iphone cases, and infinity scarves for the chic woman

LeMahogany Illustrations – Fun, fashionable illustrations and collage art

A Holey Moley Lyfe – Handmade earrings that make a statement!

Improve Your Assets – 30 Days to a Better Booty – How to lift, tone and slenderize your glutes for the tight firm butt you’ve always wanted.

kencharbody – Natural and Organic Bath & Body

Skylark Spirit – Gemstone Jewelry to heal the mind, body, soul.

Pretty Jewelry Things Store – Vintage jewelry, largest collection of Monet Jewelry, Coreen Simpson, Givenchy, Dior and many more.

Alupa’s Attic – I offer an eclectic type of product such as collectibles, crafts, craft supplies, jewelery, nostalgia, bottles etc.

FlameProof – FlameProof is a safe, proven solution for preventing the spread of fire in your home.

Akhu Designs – Handmade home furnishings & fashion accessories made from African fabrics.

Northwest Scents Natural Black Hair Care – natural prodcuts for black and afro textured hair

Choosing Deceit: Shun-Ur Book I – ;Choosing Deceit: Shun-Ur Book I”, a novel, is a gripping work of fantasy fiction set in a mythical region that evokes landscapes similar to the Sahel, East Africa, Middle East, North America, Central Asia and South Asia, with multicultural characters that can be enjoyed by fantasy fiction readers of all backgrounds.

50BelowRack – 50 Below Rack sales fashionable finds for affordable rates

Whats Poppinton: Keep it Pretty Lashes and Lips

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Hey guys, I’ve been away for a while apologies, just don’t take me out of your favorite list just yet. While on the hunt for new beauty products, with an edge, I ran across a line called Keep it Pretty, accessorize with lashes and lips. They have vivid colored lipsticks in orange, purple, pink and red, along with multiple styles of designer eyelashes. I love this line.

Pink: Patent Leather Pink

Purple: Purple Scratch

Red: Patent Leather Red

Orange: A little Pumpkin, Pumpkin

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While on the search for fab, fab celebs, (two fab’s for style and beauty) I came across Amber Rose, Lola Monroe, Tae Hackerd, and Blac Chyna. These ladies all share a common similarity, they are what the hip hop world refers to as video vixens, and they are a few Bad…B!t$hes. They’er image represents everything Keep it Pretty. www.keepitpretty.com  So…if you were looking for a way to achieve their look, I urge you to visit this site and get what they’ve got.

 
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The Show Game: Classic Nike Cortez But Quilted

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While browsing a few blogs I ran across these unique  pair of Nike’s that has such a luxurious look and style to them. I’m loving the new look for the classic model sneaks. The quilted look gives the Nike Cortez such a grand lux style and vibe. I would certainly buy these. The quilted  Nike Cortez is a must have, in my book, right along with the classic leather joints too.

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Classic Nike Cortez

The Nike Cortez has made its way into sneaker history becoming a mold that has stayed true to its classic build over the years. The Nike Cortez Nylon Premium QS “Quilt Pack” brings us three quilted styles of the Nike Cortez. Each shoe has tan leather Nike Swoosh and heel tab that completes the look on the three colorways: Squadron Blue, Cargo Khaki, and black. The “Quilt Pack” hasn’t received a statewide release date yet, but can be spotted over in Australia at Hype DC.

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