In recent years, no other election has sparked the interest of voters as this race involving African-American Senator Barack Obama. The minority President elect has not only brought a record number of young voters to the polls but he has also raised the majority of his campaign funds via donations under $200. Yes indeed, Obama-mania seems to have hit everyone, common folk and celebrities alike. Halle Berry, for whom many men would crawl on their knees, has gone on record saying about the man: "I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear." Mania at its best!
Fashion-creators of the world have responded to Obama-mania by making great threads for people to express their love. Three young black entrepreneurs have developed uniquely stylish wares.
Love hoodies and tees? Barackawear is by far the best Obama line out there. Sister and brother team Lorielle and Brandon Broussard came out with the line in August of last year with $740 of their own money, and have not looked back. Avid supporters of Obama, they have emblazoned their message across a cute variety of clothing, ordering all to "Barack the Vote!" Having sold close to 10,000 pieces so far to customers all over the world, the duo are so sure that Obama will win the election, they are already planning a post-November line. And no, Hillary t-shirts are NOT available.
Sneaker fanatics, I've got just what you need. Painter, muralist and custom sneaker designer Van Monroe has taken the Barack fashion game to the next level with his incredible custom Obama sneakers. Inspired by his aunt to create a Barack design, Van woke up in the middle of the night to makes the shoes in a fit of creativity. Each pair takes an average of five hours to make, and are only available in a limited edition of 50. The Obama sneaker has already appeared on ‘red carpets’ via Black Eyed Peas star will.I.am. Priced at $500, each pair features the senator’s face along with inspiring campaign slogans “Yes We Can” and “Change.” Ten percent of proceeds from the sale of the shoes benefit Obama’s campaign for president.
Van's story is quickly spreading around the Web -- he has taken orders from everywhere from Los Angeles to Australia -- so get moving if you are interested (contact Van via his MySpace page). Ten pairs have been sold to date, and Obama has been sent the original pair.
Now that’s really rockin’ the vote!