If you haven’t seen this “Vote or STFU” shirt, then you must be living under a rock. I discovered Ro collection through the power of Twitter the night of the Presidential debate. After looking through their website, I fell in love with the edgy, but stylish collection. I immediately purchased my t-shirt, started saving up for my skirt, and contacted one of the founders of the collection for an interview.
Keyshia Cole already has her hands full as a mother/wife, star of her new reality TV show, and promoting her new CD, but this is not enough for the star. She is also adding designer to her long list of accomplishments.
Cole has teamed up with Steve Madden on her very own shoe collection. _______READMORE
Back in April I posted an article about a Teyana Taylor original custom made set that we thought she looked absolutely fab in. We loved the look so much we just had to find the designer! Meet Chinyere Ibekwe. She’s a young 23 year old native of Los Angeles, California.
She took some time out to speak with the Cotten Kandi blog revealing a bit more about who she is, her future as a designer, working with Teyana and what else she may have in store. Here’s what she had to say.
Who Are You? Give Some Background About Yourself
My name is Chinyere Princess Christy Ibekwe. People either call me Rey or chichi. Chinyere means “Gods Gift” but I like to be call “Chi” [for short].
I was born and raised in LA but my parents are originally from Nigeria. They came here [The United States] when they were teenagers to live a better life. They both graduated from college, my father, Austin Ibekwe , from the University of Southern California and my mother, Agatha Ibekwe, from California State University (LA). My mother now owns her own home health agency while my father is an accountant for the county.
I’m the third of 4 children. An interesting fact about me and all my siblings is that we’re all over 6 feet tall. It allowed us to be athletic and play basketball. We all received full scholarships to play basketball in college.