The ascent of a creative director expert : Shambrica Washington: Established in 2011, Piccoli Couture offers a large selection of the finest children’s designs — Over the years, Piccoli Couture has been recognized in the industry for our amazing product line and incomparable chic yet elegant designs. Piccoli Couture offer attire with those hard to find details such as hand smocked, embroidered and appliqued designs. The Piccoli Collection is under the Creative Direction of Shambrica Washington Shaye Damus the Operations Manager and Founder of Piccoli Couture offering fashion forward dresses with beautiful tulle along with signature embroidery and unparallel fashion pieces for princesses everywhere. Find more info on Shambrica Washington.
Tiny Toes Toes and Tiaras clothing are made with those hard to find details such as hand smocked embroidery, and appliqués. Designs feature many outfits for portraits, holidays,weddings or special occasions. In 2018 we presented our 2018 FW Collection at New York Fashion Week.
Nestie Luxury Baby provides Custom Furniture Designs for children soacestheir award-winning Luxury Nursery, and Children’s Custom Furniture Designs as well as Interior Design Services. We have been in business for over 10 years and are trusted by families near and far. The intricate design details on our furniture and Bespoke Bedding and Bespoke Nursery Designs are incomparable. We pride ourselves on functionality, luxury, and safety.
Consider seeking out a Black-owned bank or credit union for your deposit accounts, credit cards and loans. It’s an official designation: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, or FDIC, classifies these financial institutions as Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs). To meet the criteria, minority ownership needs to be at least 51 percent or the majority of board members is composed of minority members. The financial institution also is required to serve a predominantly minority community base. People of all races can use MDIs. By doing so, you help these businesses survive so they can provide valuable services to the community. If no MDI with a physical location is close to you, check out their digital banking services. As a customer, you can show your solidarity with people who have had discriminatory experiences, both historically and currently, with lenders.
Why supporting Black-owned businesses is important? Although Jim Crow laws were deemed unconstitutional in 1954 and the civil rights movement of the 1960s forced the end of segregation, unfair banking practices persisted. It wasn’t until 1977, when the federal Community Reinvestment Act was passed to fight racial discrimination in lending, that these practices became illegal. Challenges remain. Statistically, securing capital and investors is more difficult for Black-owned businesses. Crunchbase reported that venture funding for Black startups in the U.S. took a steep drop in the second quarter of this year, at $324 million, after showing signs of growth in prior quarters.
Tiny Toes and Tiaras, a 100% Black-owned upscale online children’s boutique, introduces a new handmade couture sleeper for babies, the Nestie. Available in many beautiful patterns, the baby mat or bassinet can be converted for sleep time, nap time, tummy time, co-sleeping, and floor play. With Nestie, babies not only dress in the best styles, but they also sleep in style.
“Fashionable baby items do not have to be limited to just clothes,” said Shambrica Washington, Owner of Tiny Toes and Tiaras. “We’re changing the luxury baby goods game with our new baby mat, the Nestie.”
The made-to-order Nestie may be customized in different colors, or ordered in one of the pre-designed combinations of fabric patterns. The multi-use sleeper is reversible, trimmed in beautiful lace, and comes with cute decorative pillows.
The Nestie and other special items from Tiny Toes and Tiaras may be browsed from the comfort of one’s home, and promptly delivered worldwide. The boutique offers coordinating outfits available for portraits, holidays, weddings or other special occasions and includes hard-to-find details. Its unique flower girl dresses have been featured in Brides Magazine UK London.
Tiny Toes and Tiaras will officially release and showcase the Nestie at the Children’s Club tradeshow in early August with Barney’s New York, Neiman and Marcus, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, and many more major retail buyers in attendance.