Team Insider: Black-Owned Businesses We’re Inspired By

After a week of listening, learning, continuously educating ourselves, and making sure that our collective voice can be thorough and distinct, we have made an extensive list we hope you find to be beneficial, exciting and helpful. We are sharing with you today everything from how to find and support Black Fashion Designers (and where to shop their collections!), to powerful Black Fashion Influencers to hear their voices, to the 1st book that our team has ordered to begin a much deeper conversation. As we continue to self-educate, listen, and advocate, we are looking for a local organization to support that focuses on empowering and celebrating Black girls and women in our community. More to come 🙂


…to name just a few:

– Carly Cushnie 

This Black designer is known for her high-end collections that always have us swooning, and we are thrilled to announce she just released her Target Collection that was launched last Saturday!! Shop this collection, while it’s still available!


– Aurora James for Brother Vellies

We love the depth of this line. Everything from Huraches to Boots and Bags. Not one detail is left out, and everything feels couture.

– Thebe Magugu just debuted his collection at Paris Fashion Week in February 2020. He was the first African designer to win the uber prestigious LVMH award, which is an honor supporting young fashion designers around the world! His website is currently under construction, but you can find his clothing at Farfetch.

– Dani Evans: Designer and Founder of Monrowe, a beautiful hat company that believes in the old school art of crafting beautiful brims!


Fashion is our heart beat and we can guarantee you will enjoy all of the ladies. Start following, ASAP!

@chrissyford -Influencer and former fashion editor and contributor at Harper’s Bazaar.

@freddieharrel -London-based influencer who is MEGA cool.

@waityouneedthis -Influencer, Janelle Marie Lloyd, based out of NYC.

@tamumcpherson -Content creator for All the Pretty Birds. Not only is her style phenom, so is her voice. Tamu is advocating for hiring more Black content creators in the fashion/creative industries.

@slipintostyle -Influencer, Ellie.

@influencingcolor -Amazing team of 4 Black women: Nikki, Meghan, Shay, and Brandy in Houston, TX, who are influencers/bloggers. Omg are they cool!


It is important to keep the conversation going! Here’s our reading list:

White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo

As a team, we have ordered this to understand why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism, and learn how to make that change.

Other books related to fashion that we are excited to share:

Dark Girls, By Bill Duke

Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion, by Marcellas Reynolds

The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora, by Carol Tulloch

How to Slay: Inspiration from the Queens and Kings of Black Style, by Constance C.R. White

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Elizabeth Bean Smith

Elizabeth is the Founder & Co-Owner of Wardrobe Therapy. She founded the company in 2006 for individuals seeking help with their personal style and image.

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