Celebrating Black History Through Fashion – Vintage Love (The Johnson Family) | Chitown Fashionista

10 February 2011 / By Nikia Jefferson

Celebrating Black History Through Fashion – Vintage Love (The Johnson Family)

This set of photos was provided by the lovely Tayo of Tembis Boutique. She starts off by saying, “Of course, being a vintage lover, I love these pics…”

The top two photos show Tayo’s mom, Momma Johnson, who’s hanging out at a concert on the left and posing at an art gallery on the right. Tayo adds, “So everyone asks how/why I love vintage clothing? Simply put, I get it from my momma.” Besides the gorgeous fur and funky afro puffs, I love the emotion her mom is evoking in the first photo. She’s clearly having a great time. And that pantsuit on the right?! Lovely.

The bottom two photos show Tayo’s grandmother, Granny Johnson. Tayo explains that Granny Johnson “loved wearing hats and pantsuits and showed me how to mix my colors”. Don’t you just love how she’s cocked the hat to the side? She clearly had flair. Go ‘head, Granny!

Thanks, Tayo, for submitting such amazing photos.

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*Please note, copyright of images included in the Celebrating Black History Through Fashion blog series belong to the individual that submitted them, unless otherwise stated. Images are not to be used without written permission.

About The Author

Nikia Jefferson

Nikia Jefferson is the Founder and Editor of ChiTown Fashionista and has always had an affinity for shoes and shopping, in general. In addition to addressing fashion trends and her latest obsessions, Nikia promotes the remarkable, yet underexposed, local shops and designers she encounters in Chicago and beyond. Deemed as ‘the enabler of fashion consumption’, Nikia works to captivate the hearts of fellow shopaholics by featuring the unique treasures found during her shopping adventures.

Your Comments

3 Comments so far

  1. tembisboutique says:

    i luv this, thanks Nikia for such a great article

  2. Emilienne says:

    Loving the pics!

    I adore the first pic, the fur, the hair and even the pose are epic!

  3. Andrea (@LuvSunflower) says:

    Ok,Tayo I would so wear the grey jumper that you mom is wearing RIGHT NOW!!! She looks like a true fashionista.

    All your pics were awesome!!


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