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Tennille McMillan is the Brooklyn designer behind the naKIMuli line.
Where you from? Where you reppin?
T: I am repping the best boro of NYC, which is Brooklyn.
In your own words, describe what you do.
T: I design funky clothing for women brave enough to wear it.
What inspires your fashion & design?
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: 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…
T: loc it.
The worst thing you ever did to your hair was…
T: 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…
T: Goody Ouchless Hair Bands. They are the best!
Your personal mantra is…
T: Use what you got to get what you want. Stay true to who you are always!
Anything else you want to add?
T: You can check me out online: www.nakimuli.com And you can email me. I don't bite.