Izzy & Liv

Umm so what’s up with Izzy and Liv? I stumbled upon this black woman’s’ paradise a while ago and I had to share. If you didn’t know well now you do. You ever wonder where people get those tees that make you want to step back into the 90’s? Those tees that give you that old school Martin & Gina, Dwayne & Whitley, Love & Basketball kind of feel. Well Izzy & Liv is the place to get em!

Izzy & Liv, a should be cultural landmark. whose motto is “confidence, culture, soul, apparel you can relate to”, hit the mark when it comes to their products.  Not only are the products relatable to the fact that you’re black, they’re reminiscent of the one and only decade that changed the game-the 90’s of course! I mean not to brag or anything, but no other decade gave “relationship goals” like the 90’s.  You don’t believe me? Love Jones, Love & Basketball, The Best Man, The Wood, Brown Sugar, Poetic Justice, Boomerang, Soul Food, Waiting to Exhale (rock with me on this one, you know Gloria had a good man at the end), just to name a few.  But in all seriousness, Izzy & Liv is good for slaying your ethnic roots.  They even pay homage to our handsome young black men like Mr. Michael B. Jordan (talk about a Glo Up).

Nicole Brown launched this little ray of sunshine only last year.  Her inspirations were her two daughters.  The brand is the namesake of her daughters Izzy and Liv or Isabel and Olivia.  Brown reiterates what is constantly being said in the media that representation matters, specifically positive black representation.  She created her products to show her daughters all the wonderfulness that comes out of being black.  What a great way to never forget that your melanin is everything!

 

Lets be clear the ORIGINAL Ant Viv

Twinning!


In the words of Queen Bey herself


 

One time for the 90’s, T-Boz, Left Eye, Chilli

   

If this ain’t real!


#Goals (Jeans: H&M)

 

Be sure to go check out the site izzyandliv.com and follow on Instagram @izzyandliv

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Nothing but Love for Ivy Park

So Bey just dropped an activewear/sportswear line earlier this month.  Kinda like that album she dropped on IG and that song right before the Super Bowl, not to mention that tour without an album (that I would totally go to BTW).  Anyway, the line is titled as Ivy Park. I’m guessing the Ivy part is linked to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Moving on, anyone that knows me knows I love, love, love Beyoncé and support her in everything she does.  You want to talk about goals, she is a life goal for me.  I mean that in the sense that her skills as a businesswoman are at the top of the charts, like her singles and her albums. She has perfected the game so well that dummies, like me, go out and buy anything she puts out without a second thought. I want that type of brand loyalty for whatever business venture I happen upon in the future.  Anyway, due to my undying love for Bey, when I saw the commercial for the line I was ecstatic.  I don’t even exercise.  I actually despise exricese.  I hate to sweat but best believe I will be at Nordstromm’s to get an item or two from the Ivy Park collection.

Apparently, Ivy Park will be available for purchase on April 14th (4 days).  On the 14th, Nordstrom, Topshop and Zalando will be the three exclusive retailers of Ivy Park.  I anticipate that this release will be equivalent to any new Jordan release date so prepare accordingly.