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

Made by Malyia

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

Made by Malyia

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/

Vogue.com "Best Street Style" x Afropunk Feature

Made by Malyia

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Every girls dream is to be in Vogue Magazine. The recognition from this iconic staple in the industry can propel your career. I never in a million years imagined I would be featured for "The Best Street Style" on Vogue.com.

As I began setting up my table for Afropunk with my nerves at all time high I hear my friend Michelle's voice faintly say "Vogue is here and they want to take a photo of you". The senior fashion writer for Vogue.com Marjon Carlos and Ruben Ramos were at my table and wanted to take a photo of me!  I quickly introduced myself and headed over for the Polaroid shoot. 

I was shocked to discover not only was my photo selected for Vogue.com but they posted my image on Vogue Magazines official Instagram. The picture has since received over 50,000 likes and glowing comments.

My outfit paid tribute to African tribal attire, featured mixed Ankara prints and custom designed converse I embellished with gold studs. I was draped in my jewelry and a Ankara wax print fabric my sister designed into a bandeau. I'm wearing the Shavon midi skirt by Reuben Reuel of Demestiks New York. He has designed for Beyonce! Visit Demestiks New York HERE. My PR Manager/Digital strategist Sherod Lewis executed this designer collaboration and I couldn't be happier.

Dreams do come true no matter how far away they may seem! Dream big jewels and gems!

Thank you to the entire Vogue.com team and photographer Benjamin Rasmussen.

I wanted to share behind the scenes photos of this fairy tale once in a lifetime moment. See the full Vogue.com story here

Wearing Made by Malyia "Empire" bar necklaces , and"Venus" body chain

Wearing Made by Malyia "Empire" bar necklaces , and"Venus" body chain

 Photographer-Benjamin Rasmussen

 Photographer-Benjamin Rasmussen

PR manager and digital strategist -Sherod Lewis

PR manager and digital strategist -Sherod Lewis

MBM jewelry turns 2- Happy Anniversary

Made by Malyia

This is a major milestone and truly the beginning of what I plan on making an Empire. What started out as a creative outlet designing jewelry I love has grown into a business.

In the past two years I designed a new collection, met my jewels at my first pop up shop at Raw Artists, and collaborated with my first designer Lois London.

I want to thank all my jewels, friends and family that have helped MBM jewelry celebrate it's 2nd birthday. A special thank you to Sherod Lewis my PR manager and digital strategist.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

#OOTD- Designer rocks her Made by Malyia jewelry

Made by Malyia

The summer is finally here and Made by Malyia jewelry has exciting news and events coming soon. Whether you will be attending a rooftop, festival, or picnic this summer I wanted to show how to layer MBM jewelry with my summer looks.

MBM Jewelry featured:

"Empire" Necklaces

"Divergent" Earcuff

"Helen" Body Chain

"Commitment Issues" double hoop non permanent nose ring

"Splitsville" Faux septum

"Iris" Foot chain

*Exclusive Hair charm-Coming soon*

 

Outfit details:

Crochet Top and Vintage ripped jeans- Urban Outfitters

Nude strappy Sandals- Aldo Shoes

Jewelry- Made by Malyia ofcourse LOL :-)

Mama I Made It...AFROPUNK 2015-MBM Jewelry Announcement

Made by Malyia

Guess who was selected for the 2015 AFROPUNK festival out of hundreds of applicants? Yes, Made by Malyia Jewelry! AFROPUNK was penned by the New York Times as "The most multicultural festival in the US."

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