First and foremost shout out to Tarik and Gabby for welcoming me into their home and their brand with open arms. It’s been several months since we’ve met and as a self proclaimed fashion killa’, I am ecstatic that they have tasked me with contributing to their blog!
During my brainstorming sessions with Tarik and Gabby, the driving forces behind The HonoraryCitizen clothing brand , I was also asked to model some of the fits from their Spring/Summer 2015 collection for their website.
In all honesty, I’m no model… I’m actually used to being behind the camera more so than being in front of it, but I was pleased to get over my on-camera jitters to oblige the request. And I’m so glad I did, the fitting went incredibly well… with each article of clothing looking better than the last. I am truly excited about their 2015 line launching and I think soon you will be too.
The African Wax print pencil skirt (shown above and one of my favorites btw) is one of several pieces I tried on and it’s immediately evident that these clothes are immaculately made with quality being the first order of business. Like I’m literally convinced that skirt was made especially for me… and no one can tell me otherwise.
“ …You shouldn’t wear clothes that won’t get you compliments”… spoken like a true designer, Tarik’s vision centers around ‘refining the rebel’ with expressive, functional and organic garments.
My pima cotton t-shirt (also shown above) feels like a cloud. I never knew hypoallergenic cotton could look and feel so great. And believe it or not there is an entire sector in the fashion industry dedicated to genuinely natural clothing…who knew? Small, but it is certainly on the rise with The Honorary Citizen on the cusp of evolutionary fashion.
So with this blog, my intent is to be a proverbial “passport” to various areas of the fashion world as an “honorary citizen” weaving in and out of brands. Showcasing the depths of creativity and ingenuity ranging everywhere from accessories to full out lines, both large and small.
So follow me as I up my stamp game and travel into known and unknown brands.