“The things I look out for when looking at clothes are so crazily specific now that it really was a very natural thing to start conceptualizing my own line.” Neelys influences for the line run the gamut, from Japanese fashion magazines to “scruffy French actresses,” she says, as well as her own native Southern California. “L.A. gets such a bad rap for basically not even caring about fashion but that’s completely not my perspective. I love the laid back feeling, the emphasis on dressing down just makes it moreimportant to really have that perfect t-shirt or pajama-ish short.I’ve lived in a fewdifferent parts of California and they’ve really all had a part in influencing my normal.” Personal favorites from the line include the Kaede shorts ($280), the Zillah slipdress ($300) just cause it’s hot, and the Ceven tank (“It’s the easiest thing to just throw on and I love the low-cut sides,” the blogger notes of the $90 piece). Prior to launching Are You Am I, Neely has already cut her fashion teeth in collaborations with lines including The Reformation and Dannijo, and in modeling campaigns for Free People, RVCA and Forever 21. Made in downtown Los Angeles, the brand which Neely has slowly revealed on her Instagram will be sold at The Grove in Los Angeles as part of a holiday pop-up in collaboration with Revolve Clothing, just in time for the holidays.
Fashion Blogger Rumi Neely Launches Her Own Clothing Line – Yahoo News
. . (Source: Are You Am I Kaede Silk Camisole, $280; Kaede Silk Shorts, $280)When you’re a blogger as big and badass as Fashion Toast ‘s Rumi Neely , it’s only a matter of time before you debut your very own label. And today, after a slew of brand collaborations (see: Dannijo, Sunday Somewhere , et al), Neely launches Are You Am I , her first solo design effort. (Source: Are You Am I Ceven Deep Armhole Tank, $90; Jonquil Tie Blouse, $260; Kaede Silk Shorts, $280)The range of luxe basics($90$380)no surprise herepractically sizzles with Neely’s trademark Cali-cool aesthetic. Among the seasonless, black-and-white collection, you’ll find drapey tees ($110) and tanks ($90) with perfect boyfriend-y cuts; silky, lingerie-inspired pieces such as this covered-button resource (and bombshell-worthy) camisole ($280); and one killer lambskin mini ($380) that’s destined for wardrobe VIP status. With each piece designed by Neely and produced in downtown LA, Are You Am I is modern West Coast dressing at it’s bestperfect weather and palm trees not included. To shop the label, head here . Related Articles:
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She was the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974, a cover that broke down barriers in the modeling industry. Johnson has also written a book, acted and appeared in reality TV programs. Johnson discussed the alleged encounter in an interview with ABC News after penning a first-person essay for Vanity Fair. She says she was invited to meet Cosby for a possible part on The Cosby Show, first at the studio, then at Cosbys brownstone. Nothing out of the ordinary happened during that first visit to Cosbys home, she says.