Personal branding is a wild ride that EVERY creative should take. And for Black creatives personal branding can be an efficient means to an end.
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Exploring Duality in Black Cottage Core x Gyaru Kawaii Styles
LOOKBOOK: The stars aligned for #BLKcottagecoreday and Gyary 109 Day for this Kawaii109 Shoppe Gal
Honoring My Brother with Shoppe Gal Apparel
Summary Hey Kawaii Creatives! This PINK WEEK I’m dropping my first apparel collection, dedicated to my biggest inspiration, my brother… Read more Honoring My Brother with Shoppe Gal Apparel
Self-Publishing for Self-Care
🌸🎀💖Come catch a creative spark with me while I share what led me to self-publishing. I can’t believe it’s almost 4 yrs since my grandma and my dad passed. But I wasn’t left without lesson – 3 the Hard Way – great Inspo in case you find yourself facing tough times and need to pick-up and KEEP GOING!
Refining & Redefining MY Black Experience
🌸🎀💖Things I love are pairing kawaii + afro elements in my life to create the life I would have loved to see when I was a smol bean. Tap in for a listening to an excerpt from Shoppe Gal, The Memoir. REFINED. Issa fav and one of my memoir champion chapters. Enjoy!
Lolita vs Perfectionism
Hey Shoppe Gals n’ guys! The perfectionist imposter type pairs well with Lolita in my book (no pun! 😅😭🤣) Here’s my personal journey of overcoming perfectionism, by taking imperfect action in Lolita | Visit ipukekawaii.com to get my memoir
Dear Dad Post Photo Shoot *Feels*
Do you often seek outside validation? I found that I’m usually closesy to your ancestors when I create … lately I been talking to my dad about life things 😅
Welcome to My Kawaii Style Journey
🌸🎀💖 Happy (super belated) Black History Month kawaii creatives! It’s 28 days of Black J-Fashion and I want to take… Read more Welcome to My Kawaii Style Journey
What My Story IS
🌸🎀💖What comes timing when you think SELF MADE? literally from mindset to money, I have had to become a huge pile o’ bricks being torn down so that the ancestors could build me back up. Becoming self-made meant taking the leap to discover, embrace and wholly surrender to my purpose. It didn’t seem like it then, but I landed right where I needed to be for dream chasing.
Hiding in Plain Sight
🌸🎀💖Truth is when I started on my sensational kawaii journey – discovering my personal style and building a community (hi DC Kawaii Style®), I NEVER ever ever in a million years thought I’d be mastering my SELF. Kawaii is the light and J-fashion is my rocket ship. You can’t dream up journeys like this … just gotta lead with your heart and let logic follow.