Tamu McPherson just shared an uber comprehensive (but not exhaustive!) style guide to buying black owned from fashion brands like Tongoro and Lisa Folawiyo  Studio to Literature and Art and we are so impressed!


On her IGTV channel she shared:

Ode to Blackness”

Happy Juneteenth Pretty Birds!
One of the best ways to honor our community is by amplifying their voices and spending money on Black-owned businesses. I put together a selection of outfits, art and literature featuring Black authors, artists and fashion designers over on @alltheprettybirdsofficial.
Mr. Flowerhead Vase by Hugh Findletar @mr.flowerheadz
Print: “Adeline” by Micaiah Carter @micaiahcarter
“Go Tell It On the Mountain” by James Baldwin “Between the World and Me” by @tanehisipcoates “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson “Hunger” by @roxanegay74 “Eloquent Rage” by @professor_crunk “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith “Becoming” by @michelleobama “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” by @sirsargent
Black Fashion Brands:
Look 1: Blouse and Dress by @Maki.Oh
Look 2: T-shirt, Trousers and handbag by @Tongorostudio
Look 3: Total look by @WalesBonner, clutch by @TongoroStudio
Look 4: Complete look by @lisafolawiyo_studio
Look 5: Shirt Dress by @orangecultureng
Look 6: Total look by @thebemagugu
Look 7: Dress by @cushnie for Target, handbag by @mateonewyork
Look 8: Dress by @christopherjohnrogers
Earrings worn throughout by @mateonewyork
Vermeil Mask Pendant by @khiryofficial

Sound track: “Optimistic” by Sounds of Blackness feat. Ann Nesby

Love and always love.

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