This month's brand spotlight is a special one. This month features ready-to-wear brand, Marielleejiama. The eco-friendly collection is created by duo Jasmine & Mercy, two friends who met in high school in Virginia Beach. I was given the fortune of styling some looks from they AW '15 Collection and shot with a new friend of mine, Vonecia (you've probably seen her in a few images from my photo journal).
The duo was inspired by their metro/cosmo girl for the AW '15 collection. She loves texture and is eco-conscious and loves a nice pop of color. Hence the bold paint stroke motifs sprinkled in the 5 piece collection. Wearing such bold and strong prints, reminded me that it takes a strong woman to pull them off. Moreover, a strong woman has a strong sisterhood. Hence where the idea Sister's Keeper came from.
Sometimes hearing, "yes girl" is all we need to get off the ledge. And I'm thankful I have a few girls to pull me off the ledge (figuratively speaking) and vice versa. The collection will be available soon! In the meantime, follow these ladies on Instagram @marielleejiama
Photography by Jelani Thompson