Dymes Only: Meet The Women Behind The Statement Making Brand



Friends since their early days, Sakara, Shia and Lisa have translated their bond into Dymes Only–the latest and greatest in fashion for stylistas and Vixens everywhere.

VIBE Vixen recently  joined the urban streetwear line inside Slowbuck Warehouse in Queens, NY where the three entrepreneurs got glammed up while making executive decisions in unison.  Inspired by VIBE’s vintage femme cover featuring Lauryn Hill, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliott, and Lil Kim, the explanation behind their brand baby began to spill through their boss actions. Their premature line serves as the brainchild stemming from their early start in secondary school.

 “You can go back 8 or 9 years on Youtube and Google Pdees [Presidential Dymes] or PDeeTV and see us way back then and we would interview artist but that’s the proof that we’ve been doing this for a really long time.”

With no corporate funding or help from Shia’s bigger sister Ashanti, it’s apparent how hands on the dynamic trio is when it comes to their work. “If we were a label, we are an independent label right now. We’re a lifestyle brand that is also our reality.”

With a girl power ensemble and message in their brand, learn about Dymes Only and the impact this trio is planning on spreading like wildfire nationally and internationally to other women.

Photo: Jasmine Gonzalez
Shia & Lisa Make Up: Jennifer Ashley
Sakara Make Up: Nikkie
Stylist: Sankara McCain
Hair:  Teri Ann Paris

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