Meet Katina Washington, the owner of Uology Brand, and the artist/creator of U~Niq Accessories.
Katina wears many hats and her biggest passion is creating beautiful custom designed pieces from a variety of materials. Here's how she got started, in her own words!
"With just a few dollars, I purchased a few supplies, and began to foster my love for art by creating a few accessories.
Initially, I would make accessories for myself and give them to family and friends. They loved them so much, they offered to buy them. I was humbled. To wear my own creations, and to see my accessories on others was priceless! I had finally found my niche!
I have always had a love for custom accessories and considered myself an artist, so U~Niq was birthed!
U~Niq accessories fulfilled my desire to bring my ideas into fruition. Each accessory that is created is a beautiful concoction of both my idea and personality".
Here are Katina's contributions to How I Wear It!
Well, Katina is definitely a mover and puts together several annual events, such as the SHEEvent! "We have committed to building a community of VERY talented Black entrepreneurs to showcase their work!
Just recently, the SheEvent2015 brought in over 500 guests where they came through & took part in this AWESOME Experience! It was a their biggest turnout ever!
Visitors were given an opportunity to shop, support, network, mingle, & just enjoy the SHE experience - all in a positive environment!"
If you are in Illinois, you'll definitely want to connect with Katina!