Shatimah Monae Brathwaite
Emmy-nominated host and influencer Kéla Walker may add another thing to her resume. She has been chosen to launch a collection with Amazon’s The Drop. The collection is a direct reflection of her bubbly personality and colorful, vivacious style that she uses every day to empower other black women like her to be the best and most joyful versions of themselves, hence why they call her the best friend. everyone’s style. She told ESSENCE: “My name Kéla Walker is on the label, but I designed this collection with all women in mind; to empower them in her style and how they show up in her world.” The North Carolina-born southern belle traded her roots for the New York City life. Still, that southern hospitality never left her, setting her apart from many other influencers and television personalities. Walker is herself 100% of the time.
The collection features nine pieces that embody Walker and all she stands for. Bright orange and ombré hues fill the collection along with royal navy blues and well-fitting trench coats that are great for layering. The pieces complement your existing wardrobe, but can also be placed on their own. They’re versatile for transitioning from day to night or from brunch with the girls to date night. “The collection is also affordable and accessible, with each piece coming in under $80, which is perfect for anyone like me who likes to create high-low fashion looks,” says Walker.
This collection is not just about fashion statements, but about making a statement about herself and other black women who are also big dreamers. She reflects on her process and her emotions throughout: “For me, this collection is a dream come true. Historically, I’m not supposed to be here. My paternal grandmother cleaned houses for a living and my maternal grandmother worked in a factory. I don’t even think they could have imagined this for me. I am truly living a dream while being the wildest dreams of my ancestors.”
The collection is available today, January 30, but the problem is that it will only be available for 30 hours! This link will update you when the collection drops and when it’s ready to buy.