J. MIKAEL TAILORED COLLECTION / ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

It's launch week for J Mikael Tailored Collection, a leading bespoke clothiers in the Washington D.C. Metro Area with over 18 years of family history in the bespoke clothing industry.  If you are looking for custom made tuxedos, overcoats, leather jackets, dinner jackets etc, J Mikael Tailored Collection is definitely the way to go.  The best part is that they come to you, a personalization that is a rarity in our modern times.  I met up with Jarred, the man behind the brand on an early morning session in Annapolis.

THE 3 STEP PROCESS:

 1. Book an Appointment
Schedule an appointment by phone or email via J Mikael Tailored Collection. They come to you in the comfort of your home or office. 

2. Consultation
A professional clothier will guide you through the fitting process.

3. Garment Delivery
Garments are delivered within 4-6 weeks along with a final fitting.  They cover 100% of final fitting adjustment costs.

CHRISTMAS AT GREENSTREET GARDENS

Our Christmas adventures with our little energetic toddler.  We took the entire family to Greenstreet Gardens for tree shopping and Santa siting a week before Christmas.  What are your traditions during the holiday?

AFRO CHIC BEBE CLOTHING LINE

Afro Chic Bebe, a clothing line inspired by African style prints,  launched in February 2016 by Anna Buttner.  The shop is about to launch it's fall/ winter clothing line on 10/30/16.  In the meantime, here is the brand launch from earlier this year.  How darling are the littles?  Such a fashionable bunch!  If you are looking for stylish clothes for your babes, visit www.afrochicbebe.etsy.com

KATE SPADE INSPIRED BRIDAL SHOWER / CHESAPEAKE BEACH MD

Soon to be bride, Daya,  was showered with love by family and friends with this Afro chic themed bridal shower.  The most memorable part of the shower was when the groom was asked to pick out his bride from a group of 4 young ladies, covered in khangas, an East African clothe.  In some Tanzanian culture, at least 4-7 young ladies are fully covered in khangas from head to toe, and the groom has to pass the test of finding his bride.  Failure to do so costs him more bride price to pay.  The groom typically bribes the bride's parents or siblings with either a sum of money or quantity of goods (e.g: goats, sheep, tobacco), and once satisfied, the family assists him in finding his actual bride.  In Brandon's first attempt, he picked out his aunt LOL.  He conveniently left his wallet downstairs but bribed the maid of honor with an "IOU" and eventually found his bride.