I haven’t taken a proper outfit photo with this yet, but people have been stopping me on the street to ask about my new python-print hoodie, so I want to show some love to designer Megan Renee.
I wondered if this pattern was too distracting to wear when I went out postering last weekend for my friend Kim Moscaritolo‘s New York City Council campaign, but practically every small business I stopped at agreed to let me hang a poster up. Clearly this is a lucky hoodie. Get one for your city council race today!
I discovered Megan Renee’s work when I was browsing beRESONANT, which launched a program to promote 11 Black designers last July. In addition to the platform’s support for its creators, this part of beRESONANT’s statement about sustainability appealed to me because it’s very fine-jewelry like:
“Every product we sell is made for you on demand only after it is ordered. As a result, we do not contribute to the waste created by the nearly 25 billion garments that are either put in landfill or incinerated every year because they were made but not sold.”
The hoodie and Megan’s other snake-patterned pieces caught my eye immediately. I’ve had a lifelong affection for snake motifs in clothes and jewelry. But just now — when I went to grab a photo from the website for this post — I realized there was another element in the picture that pulled me in. If you’re a real OG who has been with me from the beginning of this blog, you’ll probably notice it immediately.
Yep, latex leggings were one of my fashion obsessions from 2007 to 2009. I guess I never got over them! Even though I was only shopping for a sweatshirt, I remember thinking, “Damn, I like this whole look.” I’m not sure I have my old American Apparel leggings still, but considering my hoarding tendencies, it’s possible. I’ll have to poke around in case I want to zhuzh up my hoodie style next time I go campaigning for Kim. If I had so much success with the snake-print hoodie, imagine what I’ll accomplish if I wear it WITH latex leggings!
Here are the hot links from this post:
- Shop Megan Renee
- Shop beRESONANT
- Help get Kim Moscaritolo on New York’s City Council. We need her!
- Consider running for local office yourself; She Should Run will help you do it.