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ESSENCE STREET STYLE BLOCK PARTY x MADAM CJ WALKER BEAUTY

Made by Malyia

This years NYFW was jammed packed with events but one event I couldn't miss is the Essence Street Style Block Party. The official beauty sponsor was Madame CJ Walker and I had the pleasure of partnering with them and I even received a mini makeover session by one of their stylist. 

I love the brand and the products are great. Sold exclusively at Sephora the pastel color coded and modern packaging with labels make an effort to prove the products work for all hair textures.

Check out the pictures I snapped after getting my mane tamed. 

Outfit details

Jewelry-Made by Malyia Jewelry Shop collection HERE 

Top/Shoes-Zara 

Pants- Demestik New York Shop HERE

#NYFW-My New York Fashion Week Model Debut x M Diggs Collection

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As many of you know a few months after leaving my corporate buying position I was signed as a model with Bicoastal Management. This New York Fashion Week I made my modeling debut in my first fashion show for designer M Diggs Spring/Summer 17 presentation. I have been to NYFW shows in the past but usually I’m working behind the scenes or viewing the collection as a guest. This was a totally new experience for me but I loved every minute of it! See you guys next NYFW! 

I loved the entire collection! Check out the photos below! Visit their collection HERE ! Plus the Essence Magazine Feature HERE, MarshBar's Closet Feature HERE

Photo Credit: Haro Watch 

Photo Credit: Haro Watch 

Photo Credit: Marshbars Closet 

Photo Credit: Marshbars Closet 

Photo credit: Marshbar's Closet 

Photo credit: Marshbar's Closet 

Designer M Diggs with Julee Wilson  Essence Magazine's  Fashion and Beauty Director 

Designer M Diggs with Julee Wilson Essence Magazine's Fashion and Beauty Director 

Publicist Sherod Lewis of Heir PR and Celebrity Hairstylist Tiffany Lamb

Publicist Sherod Lewis of Heir PR and Celebrity Hairstylist Tiffany Lamb

Fashion Writer Marsha Badger of Marshbar's Closet and Beauty Blogger Kerry Fiona

Fashion Writer Marsha Badger of Marshbar's Closet and Beauty Blogger Kerry Fiona

AFROPUNK 2016 x MADE BY MALYIA JEWELRY- POWER TO THE PARTY-RECAP

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We returned for Afropunk Brooklyn 2016 and this year was better than ever! I loved connecting with all the people who discovered our brand for the first time and the jewels who returned and remember us from last year. Leading up to Afropunk I was super nervous, even more than the first time I was selected from hundreds of applicants to be a vendor. This year my expectations were much higher because I wanted to improve from my freshman year and perfect my festival pop-up. 

The love and energy was overwhelming and my main focus was engaging with everyone that stopped by the booth. I enlisted my best friend and girlboss wedding and event planner Michelle to keep me as sane and organized like she does her brides on their big day. The most popular pieces were our "Commitment Issues" nose cuff, "Boundless" Choker, "Perpetual" wrap necklace and "Venus" Body chain. By the end of day 1 most of the top sellers were sold out. 

Afropunk is more than a festival it is a collective of individuals overflowing with creativity and self-love. The #BlackGirlMagic, #MelaninMagic, #CareFreeBlackGirl, #_____ add any collective self-love hashtag and chances are it's on full display and I'm here for all of it.  One of my favorite things to do is venturing away from the booth to check out all the dope looks. This year everyone came with their fashion A game. In my opinion the fashion at Afropunk rivals that of fashion week and lets be honest the majority of designers draw inspirations from street style and events like Afropunk. This year their was no shortage of inspiration. 

I missed most of the performers but had the chance to watch Ceelo and Ice Cube. They were amazing! Next year I'm posting "I'll be back in 20 minutes" sign so I can catch so more performances lol.

Thank you to everyone that stopped by to say hi and shop with us! Welcome to the Made by Malyia Jewelry tribe! See you next year! 

Check out the pics below! Check out my feature with Refinery 29 Click HERE

Day 1 August 27,2016

Thanks for stopping by Jewel Analise 

Thanks for stopping by Jewel Analise 

Made by Malyia Brand Ambassador and friend Ryan "MuuFasa" rocking our "Splitsville" faux septum

Made by Malyia Brand Ambassador and friend Ryan "MuuFasa" rocking our "Splitsville" faux septum

A beautiful jewel rocking her new "Commitment Issues" nose cuff! Thank you for stopping by love! 

A beautiful jewel rocking her new "Commitment Issues" nose cuff! Thank you for stopping by love! 

The power puffs were a major hit! I loved this hairstyle. I felt powerful and playful!

The power puffs were a major hit! I loved this hairstyle. I felt powerful and playful!

Shocked we are ready to go for Day 1. 

Shocked we are ready to go for Day 1. 

Refinery 29 Portrait photographer Wayne Lawrence

Refinery 29 Portrait photographer Wayne Lawrence

Day 2 August 28, 2016

Even more excited for Day 2!!

Even more excited for Day 2!!

Soaking up some sun and recharging for Day 2? We see you queen!

Soaking up some sun and recharging for Day 2? We see you queen!

Michelle's excited for Day 2 can you tell!

Michelle's excited for Day 2 can you tell!

Dripping in Made by Malyia Jewelry! 

Dripping in Made by Malyia Jewelry! 

Show these beautiful people how you rock your Made by Malyia Jewelry Michelle! 

Show these beautiful people how you rock your Made by Malyia Jewelry Michelle! 

There's always time for a selfie right? lol

There's always time for a selfie right? lol

Me and my best friend Michelle 

Me and my best friend Michelle 

Our friend Herman stopped by Day 2

Our friend Herman stopped by Day 2

Our friend Jeremy

Our friend Jeremy

My nephew AJ and Sister Vanessa. 

My nephew AJ and Sister Vanessa. 

"Back to Back"- 2016 AFROPUNK Announcement

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Mama We Made It...AGAIN!!!

Power To The Party! Join Made by Malyia the second year as a vendor at SpinThrift Market  for the 2016 AFROPUNK BROOKLYN Festival, August 27-28. The lineup includes Ice Cube, TV On The Radio, Tyler the Creator, Flying Lotus,The Internet, Laura Mvula, George Clinton, Skunk Anansie, Skye and Ross from Morcheeba, Benjamin Booker, Ho99o9, BLXPLTN and Sir the Baptist among many others.  + A special Powerjam featuring members of Bad Brains, Fishbone & Living Colour.  More than music, the festival features Bites & Beats which offers more than 25 food trucks and a pop-up restaurant and SpinThrift Market showcasing bespoke art, jewelry, natural beauty products, apparel and more.

We can't wait to see you there! 

Learn more and get your ticket now: http://afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/

Red, White + TRUE Campaign! What is TRUE to you?

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The last week has been a difficult one for me, my team and the world due to the recent deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the 5 police officers in Dallas,Texas. I wasn’t going to address this publicly but then I realized one of the reasons I became an entrepreneur was the freedom it provides. 

My goal as a black woman, creative and entrepreneur is to provide young people with representation and encouragement to chase their dreams. I volunteer frequently with young girls affected by homelessness and poverty. We discuss social issues that directly affect them and I know the importance of community in times of uncertainty and hurt. As a creative I use my platform to exemplify the change and representation often lacking in the fashion industry, so I couldn’t simply remain silent. I decided to pause all social media post and not release this blog to give myself time to reflect and figure out how I to best shine a positive light in all the darkness. This campaign is my attempt to create community and self reflection. 

I created the Red, White + True campaign which was originally to be released during the week of Fourth of July to highlight 4 other creative influencers including bloggers, stylist and actors that are breaking boundaries.

The project asks them to share what they hold true. What is TRUE to you? Don’t miss the opportunity to share and engage with those that mean the world to you. See below for the full photo campaign and the influencers thoughts on what they hold true. We want to hear from you share your thoughts with us in the comments. Sending love and light...

CEO, Founder of Made by Malyia and Model | Malyia McNaughton 

"What I hold true is love! Love of self, family, and others. I believe that once you truly love and except yourself nothing is impossible because you realize all your experiences helped to uniquely shape you. Love is powerful and can truly change lives. I also hold you true. My jewels, those who have supported Made by Malyia to become what it is today! " 

Owner of blog MarshBar’s Closet and Staff Writer for Fashion Bomb Daily| Marsha Badger 

“For me its God! He is the most constant, consistent entity in my life.”

Stylist| Daryle Tyson 

“FREEDOM. Freedom of speech. Freedom of expression. Freedom of choosing to be who I want to be despite what America makes young men of color out to be. The clothes I wear, the way I rock my hair…the music that inspires my creative flow.That is what’s true to me.”

Actor, Model,and Host| Ryan “Muufasa” Cross 

"Holds moments like this to be TRUE"

Stylist| Nyjerah Nicole

“What do I hold true?Family. Put them first, always. 

Made by Malyia x The "Colored" Girl Campaign #TCG: Highlighting All Shades of Beauty and #BlackGirlMagic

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The “Colored” Girl Campaign #TCG is highlighting all shades of beauty and I had the opportunity to be apart of the project as both the exclusive jewelry sponsor and as a model. I knew the moment I walked on set that this shoot would be something special. 

The campaign was released exclusively on Essence.com and Fashion Bomb Daily. The images were captured by phenomenal photographer Joey Rosado (@islandboiphotography). Check out the Essence.com feature HERE and Fashion Bomb Daily HERE  share, like and repost! Follow the movement @thecgirlinc

A special thank you to Creative Director/Stylist Tori Elizabeth and Co-Creative Director Victory Jones for inviting me to take part in your vision. Also a special thanks to PR team Heir PR and the other beautiful women in the campaign. 

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Malyia McNaughton- @Madebymalyia/@themodelmalyia

Malyia McNaughton- @Madebymalyia/@themodelmalyia

Hilda Akua-@hildaakua

Hilda Akua-@hildaakua

Monica Mateo-@monicamateo

Monica Mateo-@monicamateo

Kalah Christina-@kalah_christina

Kalah Christina-@kalah_christina

Yada Lamb-@yadadlamb

Yada Lamb-@yadadlamb

Chris Miss-@chrismiss_

Chris Miss-@chrismiss_

Lei'Neal-@lei_smokahontas

Lei'Neal-@lei_smokahontas

Christina Abiola-@jesusgang

Christina Abiola-@jesusgang

Creative Director/Stylist-Tori Elizabeth-@stylebytori

Creative Director/Stylist-Tori Elizabeth-@stylebytori

Co-Creative Director-Victory Jones

Co-Creative Director-Victory Jones

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Photo credit-Joey Rosado-@islandboiphotography

Credits: Photographer- Joey Rosado (@islandboiphotography)

Creative Director/Stylist
Tori Elizabeth @stylebytori

Co-Creative Director
Victory Jones @srvj

PR
Heir PR @HeirPR
@redlightpr

Designer ( Long Tulle Gowns) 
@mdiggsnyc

Jewlery
Made By Malyia Jewelry

Hair
@touched_by_tiff

MUA
@25thandJane
@makeupbylucas
@yadadlamb
 

NEW Feature Alert! Curl Riot covers my natural hair journey and the brand

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"This liberating moment represented so much more than the act of removing years of damage it was a symbolic and represented a new phase of my life. I credit my natural hair journey for helping me discover a self-love I never experienced in the past."

I had the opportunity to chat with Curl Riot about my natural hair journey. A blog that focuses on beauty and style tips for natural hair. I shared that my journey to natural hair inspired me in others area of my life and helped me to start Made by Malyia. Read the full blog HERE and visit them on IG/Twitter/FB @CurlRiot.  

 

NEW PRODUCT ALERT!! "Iris" foot chain 14kt Gold filled & Sterling Silver!

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"Iris" Foot chain stacked with ankle bracelets coming soon!!

"Iris" Foot chain stacked with ankle bracelets coming soon!!

It’s officially sandal and beach season. You can finally show off your perfect pedicure with the simple and delicate "Iris" foot chain. When designing jewelry I use the phrase "less is more" because my belief is jewelry should make a statement no matter the size. My simple designs command attention because of the quality and craftsmanship of each piece. 

The dainty design is perfect for the Spring, Summer or a vacation. It will sparkle no matter the occasion and you will receive endless compliments on this unique design. 

This is a must have! Available now in 14kt Gold filled and Sterling Silver. Shop "Iris" Here

NEW PRODUCT ALERT! "Artemis" 14KT Gold-filled & Sterling Silver hand chain is here!

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If you haven’t been able to choose an item in the collection the “Artemis" hand chain is the one you must have. I have received such an overwhelming request from jewels who have seen me wearing it daily that I had no other choice but to release it early. The design although dainty doesn’t go without being noticed and adds the right amount of sparkle to any look whether day or evening. Available in 14KT Gold-filled or Sterling Silver , this design is delicate and durable. Shop "Artemis" HERE

Jumping and reaching new heights-My 4 month update

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The Jump!!....

It's been a while....April marks 4 months since I  quit my 9-to-5 to become an entrepreneur and full time girl boss of Made by Malyia. A major factor for leaving my 9-to-5 was to have the ability to devote everything to bringing you the best product and service. I had no idea how demanding my schedule would become once word got out I had "free time". 

If you've been keeping up with the brand on social media you know I consider the brands evolution a journey. My goal is to inspire others with my journey by bringing you along for the ride. I started designing jewelry as an outlet and to create jewelry I didn't see on the market. 

Taking the leap was the scariest yet most liberating thing I've ever done!!! Read my blog feature HERE on The Stylish Standout for more details on what lead me to finally take the jump. In order to be provide full transparency I will say I have dealt with a new fear I hadn't encountered before. Everything requires sacrifice so this path is not for the faint of heart. 

New opportunities

4 months later and it is still the best decision I've ever made. I have complete freedom to create the schedule I want and many days my schedule is fully booked. This flexibility has also brought new opportunities. I signed with Bicoastal Model Management  two months ago thanks in large part to my feature on Vogue.com "The Best Street Style at Afropunk". I have also released a New Collection, had several blog/press features,  and I am currently working on an image & fashion consulting firm with my sister launching this summer. I have also been sharing my journey as a speaker at several non-profits including women shelters. 

The universe has a way of bringing all the pieces together sometimes it is waiting on us to jump. You may discover all you've ever wanted was waiting for you at the bottom. Thank you for your continuous support of the brand! None of this would be possible without all my amazing jewels and gems. Check out the New Spring 2016 campaign and stay tuned for much more coming soon! Stay connected and follow the journey @madebymalyia-Instagram, Twitter,Snapchat (I'm a snapqueen), Pinterest, Tumblr,Facebook.

Photo credit: So Good Rae Photography

Photo credit: So Good Rae Photography