The Pop Up Shop Grand Opening (Mayfair Mall)

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Women of color representing and innovating the community thru fashion, art, and sales !!! 

I intentionally parked on the opposite side of Mayfair Mall (Macy’s) to grasp the customer service experience throughout the entire mall, stopping in a few stores I was not greeted and received many scolding looks. (Man talk about uncomfortable!) 

As I approached the Pop Up Shop, directly across from the Barnes and Nobles; I felt a sense of energy bursting from the doorway. Seeing so many familiar faces and the 1st two people I see are Imani Ray and the owner from Classic Jewel, who both immediately embraced me. (Man talk about the love in the building!) At that moment I almost forgot I was in a mall! It was that pure energy customers love.

I received a shopping experience! They feed us, allowed everyone to take photos and purchase some merchandise that you feel good about buying. 

Bronzeville Collective was also present, and members from the community like David Bowen were also there #SupportingTheLocal buying things like the ‘Love Yourself’ T shirt. As a fashion lover and person who truly knows the pressure of hosting a good event, this was an amazing grand opening. 

I even got a chance to talk to 2 of the co owners of the Pop Up Shop and this is what they had to say: 

Imani Ray - Natural E Beautiful: 

After being released from her job the collective reached out to her for an opportunity to add her to the collective. 

CW: What does Love Yourself mean; it’s posted everywhere?

“The brand and clothing is a reminder to love themselves; the location is centered around affirmations.”

CW: What do you want to bring to this community

“I want people to experience the store; even without a purchase.”

Marie Carter the Classic Shoppe:

“Our people need to be represented in an area that necessarily not made for us.” 

CW: What does Love Yourself mean; it’s posted everywhere?

“Support and building up out communities; smiling and loving yourself and others help build that community and even stronger!”

And there you have it! What a success ladies, and be on the lookout for men being apart of this Pop Up Shop in the near future!

/Vato





Meet our NEW CopyWrite Connect, Donya Robinson

We are always looking for members of our community to add to the conversation & #SupportTheLocal to become apart of the CopyWrite Family. For this summer we are teaming up with a new writer covering events, fashion and music .

SAY WHAT’S UP TO DONYA!

Donya Robinson is a public relations student at Marquette University minoring in digital media, marketing, and studio art. She loves to read, write, and design...literally anything! Her dream is to one day become a creative director of a luxury fashion brand, and an editor for Vogue. With hard work she will get there! And of course is excited to join the CopyWrite team.

/CW

COPYWRITE MAGAZINE ISSUE 14: FASHION & STYLE *OFFICIAL DROP*

Sometimes you just have to drop a magazine like…

DROP!!!!

Check out our long awaited Fashion & Style Issue (Issue 14).

Interviews w/ Vee Adams, Von Alexander, Basia Rose, Spaidez, Chill Sweats, our Ex Fabula Features & more.

/CW

Fashion Friday - Like "our" style get your hands on our Fashion Editor Vato w/ Paid With Roots

Our Fashion Editor Vato is serving up style, and now he is available to work with you with his brand…

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"It all starts with a look,” a phrase Vato lives by when showcasing his styling skills on different people from diverse backgrounds. The ‘Vatofied Experience’ is a category of the bigger brand, Paid with Roots, where he offers style services and more for all. Vato teaches the importance of appearance, individuality and innovation; planning to enhance the lives of the world around us through the art of fashion. “

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT 1ST LAUNCH OF THE PAID WITH ROOTS WEBSITE


-NOW PROVIDING FASHION IN-

MILWAUKEE, WI / LAS VEGAS, NV / LOS ANGELES, CA / PHEONIX, AZ

Paid With Roots Services include:

BOXED CLOTHING SUBSCRIPTIONS

FASHION/URBAN STYLING

IMAGE CONSULTATION

WARDROBE CONSULTANTING  

We are proud to have Vato on our team! He makes us all look good! #SupportTheLocal

/CW

Fashion Friday - Faux Flexin' (Issue 13 Winter Photo Shoot)

Find these winter looks in Issue 13 “Rebellion” of CopyWrite Magazine.

faux furs. faux jewels. natural glam. natural attitude.

Shot by: Sean Chris

In collaborations with Distinctive Designs By Tomira & J' Adornments

Have you heard?! Did you know?! That’s right, issue 13 of Copywrite Magazine just dropped January 15! The anticipation has been killing me and I am proud to say, with the final results, everyone involved in this issue has exceeded my expectations substantially. Thanks to every single individual who made this issue happen!

I must say, learning that I would be in charge of styling the winter photoshoot definitely had me a bit shaken up! This would be the first time I had done anything this major. These are models who take their image seriously, a photographer who will have his name on his work, and an editor-in-chief who has their heart throughout the project. Yikes! 
Walking in and meeting the models as they arrived reiterated that nervousness all over again. That is until something started to happen. My mind went on autopilot and I began doing what I would do at home as I’m headed out with friends, grabbing clothes! One of the things I am most thankful for is the level of comfortability everyone brought onset. Once first looks went on, it was lights, camera, action! During this time, I took the opportunity to set up looks for the second half. Now the fun part was putting together the looks without necessarily knowing who would be wearing what! I must say, I cannot imagine anybody in anything other than what they wore. To have that freedom and still knowing that I was trusted to make this shoot happen, really humbled me and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity!

Recently I have been battling myself on if this is something I want to continue and with the release of issue 13, I feel like it was a confirmation that I was and still AM doing the right thing.
Thank you to our wonderful models who brought our vision to life:  
 @rea-naomi 
@nancynorkeh
@rubysol_shiningjewel
@toplothedon
@shiennegh
@robbasegeak

And a special thank you to our photographer @seanchris for capturing everything through his lenses!

/Jacob

Issue 13: Rebellion Out Now!

If we are defiant, it is only out of suppression. Tiptoeing through society has left us off balance, anxious, and unable to continue to survive playing it safe. This issue of CopyWrite is a Rebellion in its process. Our features are unorthodox characters with rule breaking methods. Interviews with Dream Lab owner Shawn Dekay, Leevel Ford, Mudy, Kane Rulan, Ex Fabula Feature Camille Davis & more.

-Click Here to witness the Rebellion-

/CW