Afrobellas are strong, afrobellas are intelligent, afrobellas are stylish and creative. And some of the members of this beautiful community have let me know about the amazingly cool products they’re working on. So lemme tell you what your fellow bellas are up to!
Ceecee is a regular commenter who’s always got insight to share, and she’s also part of an art & graphic design collective called one3snapshot. Her collective makes some super fly tees that celebrate strong messages from artists outside the mainstream. The Frida Khalo tee is beautiful, and I really dig the Fela Kuti Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense tee, of which the tan is my personal favorite. The Speak Your Mother Tongue tee gives props to mama Africa. Most tees are $24.13 for men and women alike, but the one-offs — truly distinctive expressions in garment form can cost as much as $88 for a dress. That Nature Funk scoop neck tee is just my style. And so is that floral tote bag!
She’s got home furnishings that are inspired homages to hip hop culture in the form of breakdancing, boomboxes, tattoos, and vinyl LPs. Her DJ Tote is a funky, denim and vinyl fashion statement. $75 and it can be yours. Love it!
I don’t write nearly enough posts for sisters with locs. I’ve got something pretty to share with you. Thalia’s Creations is a beautiful line of hair jewelry for locs and braids, and they’ve got this wash-n-go girl jealous. I wish I could wear them too!
Thalia’s Creations are delicate and elegant — more refined than many other adornments for locs that I’ve seen. The designs come in a range of colors — seedy wood or copper stone would look gorgeous on blond or honey colored locs, and brighter designs, like turquoise nugget would look lovely on darker hair. And right now, Thalia’s got a special deal — buy five and get your sixth free. They cost $5 a pop.
Thanks for sharing your creative projects with me, bellas!
If you’re a regular visitor to Afrobella and you make something lovely and amazing, holla at me! Let me know what creative endeavors you’re up to, and I hope to make By Bellas, For Bellas a regular feature.