Monday, May 10, 2010

5 minutes with Tennille McMillan


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via by Black Girl With Long Hair on 5/10/10

Tennille McMillan is the Brooklyn designer behind the naKIMuli line.

Tennille rocking some of her designs…

Where you from? Where you reppin?
I am repping the best boro of NYC, which is Brooklyn.

In your own words, describe what you do.
I design funky clothing for women brave enough to wear it.

What inspires your fashion & design?
A lot of things inspire my designs. But I get a lot of inspiration from music, all types. I usually title my collections after songs. But I am also inspired by shapes, how certain shapes will look on a female body. And of course love is a big inspiration.

Why did you go natural?
I have had natural hair for most of my life. I did have the occasional perm here and there but I also rocked braids a lot. But I decided to lock my hair in 1998. I was beginning to get tired of braiding my hair and people began to suggest locking it. I thought long and hard and did some research and decided to loc it. And I have not regrets! I'm still trying to get my mom to loc hers!

What's your regimen?
I am probably the worst person to ask because I am always trying out new products, depending on the mood I'm in! lol I use a lot of light oils on my hair, preferably anything with some vitamin E in it.

The best thing you ever did for your hair was…
loc it.

The worst thing you ever did to your hair was…
perm it! I love all types of hair, including straight hair, but the chemicals, oh goodness! Having a perm was such a nightmare! And too high maintenance for me.

The hair accessory/product you can't live with out…
Goody Ouchless Hair Bands. They are the best!

Your personal mantra is…
Use what you got to get what you want. Stay true to who you are always!

Anything else you want to add?
You can check me out online: And you can email me. I don't bite. ;)

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