Sunday, July 11, 2010

Funky Sweetheart: naKIMuli Inc.

You heard it here first ladies and gents – naKIMuli Inc. is the brand to watch. When we first stumbled upon founder and designer Tennille McMillan’s designs, it was love at first sight. From funky afro-centric prints to playful designs and oversized clown-like bows, naKiMuli Inc. screams “Come out and play!” And as a young and independent designer with two fashion lines (naKIMuli and Shanae), we respect her hustle and crown her “America’s Funky Sweetheart”. Well, maybe we didn’t exactly crown her that, but let’s just say we did. Here are a few of our favorite pieces:

1. Dookie Bracelets ($10), 2. Bow Brooch ($25), 3. Dookie Chain Dress ($120). 4. Tammi Two Tone Leggings ($55).

With a newly released line for Spring 2010 entitled Lock U Up In Luv For Days and a recently launched website, you can be sure you’ll find tons of fun pieces to play with. Says the founder, Tenille McMillan, “The world we live in often dictates what we should wear. We at naKIMuli want to create a fashion revolution: replace the cookie cutter model with one that embraces individuality, comfort and fun.” Curvy sisters, have no fear. Most naKIMuli Inc. designs come in plus size as well. Her motto: “Become your own trendsetter. Dream. Explore. Dare.” We cosign.


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