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BLACK PANTHER COSTUME ENVY

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BLACK PANTHER COSTUME ENVY

One element relevant to Y.F.T. in Marvel's new Black Panther movie is the stunning costume design throughout the movie. Specifically, the traditional thobes that graced the Black Panther and Wakanda King, T'Challa. (FYI there are NO spoilers here - but if you haven't seen the movie yet, wakanda person are you??) Too bad not all the set pictures are available online  (you'll have to see the movie to catch the details). The scenes where T'Challa isn't in the Black Panther superhero costume definitely caught my eye. Costume designer, Ruth Carter, who worked on notable films like Malcolm X (for which she...

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SIX LESSONS FOR A #MOMPRENEUR

SIX LESSONS FOR A #MOMPRENEUR

When I first saw the word 'mompreneur,' I thought, is it really necessary to identify as a mompreneur? Isn't 'entrepreneur' simply enough? I'm creating a boys' clothing line inspired by my son so I am very much a mom and entrepreneur. But it wasn't until my pregnancy, which was about halfway through my launch, that I really embraced the term 'mompreneur.'  *** It's been a little over a year since I started Y.F.T.  As typical of most entrepreneurs, I had to keep my day job, too. Full time work and parenthood is already a challenging road, and I now I...

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2013 - An Original

2013 - An Original

The first official photoshoot of YFT, by the amazing Raqeebah Zaman Photography. I use 'official photoshoot' lightly, as it was only my second thobe I made for Yaqub and I simply envisioned photos of him in it at the World's Fair Marina. I had no thought then that I would be pursuing this as a business! When I saw the finished photos I knew they were special. The whole vibe of this photoshoot conveyed a style that speaks for a new generation of young Muslims. All of a sudden my simple idea became a concept and a business.   Location:...

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WHY BOY'S TUNICS?

WHY BOY'S TUNICS?

THANK YOU for stopping by the blog! I would love to introduce you to my boys' clothing line, Y.F.T. by ammaraza. If you’ve read the About Us section, you’ll note the inspiration comes from my son, Yaqub Franklin Taveras. I wanted him to wear unique outfits for Ramadan and Eid to add to his excitement for these special holidays. Especially since these holidays revolve around many evenings out visiting friends and family! I was looking for styles that would reflect my American-born, Dominican-Puertorican-Guyanese hybrid. To me, the perfect combination was an outfit that is traditional yet contemporary and fun. Tunics...

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