Introducing the “Pay It Forward” Series!
Each month, I’ll introduce you to a company or brand that I’d like to bring awareness and give exposure to. We are helpers one to another, and it’s my desire to pay it forward by using my platform to support amazing brands.
To kick off my "Pay it Forward" Series, I’d like to introduce you to an amazing clothing designer, Abigail Ohene-Kyei.
The power of social media is SO incredible. I had the pleasure of virtually meeting another Abigail through Instagram!
She reached out to me through DM (direct message) to take the time and tell me how her and her best friend believe they are my long lost sisters lol, and how much of an inspiration I am. (Pause for dramatic effect) Sooooo very sweet.
Of course, I responded back and from there, I friended her (because all Abigails are so special in my eyes). From there, I liked her pictures quite often, but there was this one piece of clothing she wore that I had to stop and comment on.
She was wearing a long see through rain coat, with African print fabric as the sleeves and fabric placed in the bottom of the jacket. This jacket was FIRE! After commenting, she replied saying she made it!! That blew me away even more! I then learned she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and has her own clothing brand.
I said “I so want one” and now here we are.
Abigail is modeling Abigail’s jacket.
This jacket is a part of her “Wanderlust Collection” inspired by her Ghanaian culture.
The transparent vinyl represents how open minded and clear things become when we allow ourselves to travel and experience other cultures.
The fabric for the sleeves is simply to identify her people.
Her clothing brand page is https://www.instagram.com/_tenewaa_/ on Instagram. (@_tenewaa_ )
We still have yet to meet in person, but I feel her sweet energy through contacting her via Instagram. She also hand wrote me a sweet note signed “your namesake” that I just found a few days ago when cleaning. (So glad I went through the mail packaging one more time before throwing it away!)
Abigail, I see your hard work, and I’m honored to have your jacket in my collection.
It’s been a pleasure to honor you on my first “Pay It Forward” Series.