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Hey Beauties,

I wanted to inform you about a new Apparel line that is launching today. I'm so excited because I love being a dark skin woman and this just gives me more of a reason to embrace my color and I hope that it inspires you as well. Its so funny because I was just watching BET's 106 & Park and J. Cole was a guest on the show, he recently shot a video and it's filled with all shades of black women and he mentioned that he specifically request that it's not just light skin women on the set but that he wants to fill his videos with "a rainbow of black women" and I think that this line reflects that statement. Check it out!


"Flavors of Her" a collection of limited edition fashion tops from Apparel meant to uplift, inspire, transform and empower women and girls of color, is set to launch on September 30th through its official website Brought to you by Daphne Valerius, Director and Producer of the award winning documentary, "The Souls of Black Girls, the “Flavors of Her” collection is designed and created with women and girls of color in mind.

“The inspiration for the collection came from my conversations with women around the country. Often times, sharing the message of self love and self acceptance from my film was one thing, but once the credits roll the same women would be left wanting more,” says Valerius. “I wanted to create a collection that goes beyond just words. I want women to look boldly in the mirror with a sense of self-worth and pride”.

Each flavor from the collection is uniquely designed and meant to celebrate the many shades and hues of women and girls of color. Among the flavors to be included in the Fall 2011 Collection are "Dark Chocolate Brown Girl", "Milk Chocolate Brown Girl" and "Mocha Brown Girl" to name a few.

To date, “Flavors of Her” has garnered the support of actresses Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show, Meet the Browns), Caryn Ward (The Game), Bresha Webb (Love that Girl, In the Flow) and Kim Coles (Living Single, One on One) who recently signed on to be an official ambassador of the brand.

"I am so honored to be an ambassador for brand because it speaks to the celebration and empowerment of all shades of beauty,” says Kim Coles, Actress and Brand Ambassador.
I want all women and girls to embrace true self-acceptance and begin loving the skin that they are in.”

On the heels its debut last month at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, “Flavors of Her” is set to have its national television debut on the TV One Network show, “Love that Girl” as featured on the lead character played by actress Tatyana Ali.

For more information about Apparel’s “Flavors of Her” collection, please visit For more information about The Souls of Black Girls, please visit the official website at

ABOUT Apparel: Apparel, a division of Collective, LLC is a clothing company that offers signature apparel meant to uplift, inspire, transform and empower women and girls of color with products—designed and created with “her” in mind. Apparel products aim to offer women of color with uniquely designed apparel that provide them with a sense of confidence and pride.

About The Souls of Black Girls:
The Souls of Black Girls is a provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty celebrated in images of the mass media. The documentary features candid interviews with young women discussing their self-image and social commentary from Rapper Chuck D, Actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, Washington Week Moderator (PBS) Gwen Ifill and Cultural Critic Michaela angela Davis, among others. The Souls of Black Girls is a piece that attempts to provoke honest dialogue and critical thinking among women of color about media images and our present condition—internally and externally
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Sheyla said…
I'm loving it! Thanks for sharing <3
Gabrielle Marie said…
Love it! by the way, I gave you the Liebster Blog Award! Check it out:
Oh nice, i'd be curious to see how the line develops.

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