For the bowtie wearers among us… Thanks! MAB
In light of my renewed FUBU attitude, every Monday we have decided to spotlight new black lesbian owned businesses in the new segment called #SupportBlackLezBiz.
I don’t know why we haven’t done this before… I have thought about it but never put it together. It seems so natural. We love supporting our community. We love online shopping. And we am sure at least a few of you guys do too. Now everything might not be for everyone, but we do want to showcase our sapphic sisters doing their things. So let’s do it. Continue reading #SupportBlackLezBiz – AudaciouS
As a industry 9 to 5iver, I can honestly say it is hard for me to be excited about fashion nowadays. In a world built on superficial beauty, it is easy to get caught up in the polish without any purpose. So when I was introduced to the crew at Spring Up Bow Ties, I was psyched. Any group whose vision is violence-free campus communities in which students have equal access to higher education, as well as resources that reflect and respect their experiences, I support.
During our trip to Haiti with Fleur de Vie, we had the oppurtunity to meet some amazing people. I can’t begin to tell you the awe I felt while walking through the botanical gardens with former Prime Minister, Michèle Pierre-Louis (pictures to come). Let it suffice to say, she was an amazing woman.
While having drinks in the clouds atop of one of Haiti’s highest peaks, we were joined by a charming man named Hans. For the fashionphiles among us, back in the 1960s, Hans became the first black buyer in the United States. He regaled us with his stories of Harlem riots and meetings with Malcolm X. At the close of an amazing evening, he invited us to come see his factory.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Port-au-Prince, Hans has a expansive factory that also is used to teach classes and have meetings. As impressive as the facility was, the work of the beaders was extraordinary. Continue reading KTravel: A Fashion Lesson in Haiti (Photojournal)
I know she isn’t a lesbian…. I know she is married with a young son… I know… I know… I know…*forced smile* I also know that Alicia Keys in menswear has been sexy since she fell on the scene (see what I did there). Continue reading Out and About: Alicia Keys
The K Word loves to see a woman in a finely tailored suit, so we are sharing this for our own benefit as well as yours.
Oakland-based brand, Saint Harridan was born when creator Mary Going could not find anything to wear to her wedding.
The company mostly sells one suit, in four color options, that are tailored to fit women’s bodies perfectly. Continue reading KWORD APPROVED: Saint Harridan
Anyone that know us knows that the ladies of the K Word have a thing for bowties.
*KK edit* And sexy masculine identified lesbians with bowties…. suspenders… and spectacles. Yes Lawd
Ambiance Couture owned by NY lezzie Silki Harris is giving us life renewed with her bowtie collection. This is not your grandpappy’s tie (unless he was fierce). Silki is serving a wide range of styles –florals to neon to leopard print Rawwwr.
Prices range from 18-30 dollars so it definitely won’t put a dent in your pocket.
We can’t wait to stunt in our bowties and suspenders, what do you think?