4.05.2016

The Icon Collection




If you follow me on Instagram (@TheMonaLisaa), then you've seen that I've recently changed my gallery wall from the layout above (blog post coming soon about that), and although I LOVE my new wall, it was very hard for me to part with some of the images I used in the gallery! 

You'll notice the not so common wall art such as photos of Dorothy Dandridge, Eartha Kitt, and Diahann Carroll on this wall, and those images mean so much to me. This is why I decided to incorporate them in my entryway as a "hall of fame"...


You wont find these faces in your local TJmaxx or HomeGoods on a beautiful canvas like you would find an image of Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn, and its very unfortunate. These are the women that I look up to and admire. These are my Icons.

I recently came across a post on my sweet blogger friend Lauren's Instagram (@ChicUrbanMom) and she was rocking a shirt that caught my eye! Lauren has the cutest shop with what I would call "wearable art". 

Its called "The Icon Collection"...and when I read up on the meaning behind her shop I felt as though she was reading my mind! 


 Here's a little blurb from the site (http://myiconictee.com) about "The Icon Collection":

"As a young girl I grew tired of trying to find trendy items that featured beautiful brown girls like me. When I had my daughter the longing to have images that look like her became even stronger and that is how The Icon Collection was born. On a daily basis I see t-shirts, artwork, home decor etc. highlighting the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and others. It is very rare and almost impossible to find things that showcase women of color who are trendsetters in their industries. The Icon Collection’s goal is to change that, to make it a normal experience to see beautiful, trendsetting women of color on artwork, t-shirts, and home dรฉcor as role models for our girls!"

I was SO excited when Lauren sent me a shirt I couldn't help but put it on and twirl around proudly! There are so many Icons that go unrecognized, whether its in fashion or home decor, I believe creating things that represent what/who you love is so very important! 


Im no model, so I cropped out my face, but its about the shirt..not me haha!

Hats off to you Lauren for creating this beautiful wearable art!

If you're interested in "The Icon Collection" check out the site here and grab a few t-shirts for you and your friends!! 

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5 comments:

  1. That shirt is too cute! I also love that you moved The Icons photos to your entryway, such a great idea. I will have to check out Chic Urban Mom website for the Ts!

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    1. Yes, Alaya I just couldn't part with those photos! I love them in their new home. She has a few other cute styles so definitely check her blog & site out!

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  2. What an awesome shirt! Glad you kept your Icons photos and was able to find them a new home! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

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