Liberated People and Shirley & Alice Support Independent Fashion in Brooklyn

Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe Partners With Celebrity Stylist Khalilah Williams-Webb for an Evening of Eco-Shopping in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn
NEW YORK - June 5, 2013 - PRLog -- On Thursday, June 13, from 7 pm until 10 pm, Liberated People ( will host a physical pop-up event featuring eco-friendly shopping and cocktails courtesy of Stoli and Vita Coco, at the all new vintage boutique, Shirley + Alice ( (434 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn, New York).  

The spring 2013 Liberated People t-shirt collection will be on display and for sale at the event.  The spring 2013 collection which is inspired by humanity's common struggle of overcoming oppression, features dates of liberation of various countries around the globe and designs for both men and women in four color schemes: black, white, shades of blues, and greens.  A portion of the profits from t-shirt sales at the event will be donated to a local non-profit organization, Beat The Streets (, to help them achieve their goals of improving the quality of life of their youth members.  

The event will be hosted by Liberated People founder, New York Times contributor, activist and actor Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Savages, The Taking of Pelham 123, Damages, Lottery Ticket, The Wire) and celebrity stylist (client roster includes Carmelo Anthony, Foot Locker and Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price) and owner of Shirley & Alice, Khalilah Williams-Webb (

“I created liberated people to represent those who strive to be the change they wish to see in the world”, says Liberated People founder, Gbenga Akinnagbe.  “A big part of this movement is having dynamic platforms like pop-up shops in places where communal ties are strong and where people can engage one another around a product that speaks to their neighborhood and to the world.  Liberated People is very excited host our first Brooklyn event with our good friends at Shirley & Alice. If there was ever a place where unity was exemplified by the spirit of the people, it's Brooklyn. It’s good to be home."

According to Khalilah Williams-Webb, founder of Shirley & Alice, “opening a vintage boutique has been a life-long dream of mine since I was a little girl accompanying my mom and grandmothers while shopping at local thrift shops.  Having the opportunity to open Shirley & Alice in my neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn is an honor.  Given the history and the great sense of community I’m proud to be a part of a supportive environment of local businesses. I am proud to feature and partner with Liberated People on this exciting event.”

For Liberated People inquiries or to RSVP to the Eco- Fashion event contact:  For Shirley + Alice inquiries contact: 718.484.1025 |

About Liberated People: Launched by critically acclaimed actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, Liberated People is an intuitive eco-friendly lifestyle brand with innovative and transformative products for people around the world.  Its bestselling product is a t-shirt collection with messages that empower people around the world to engineer changes in their lives and in the lives of others.

About Shirley + Alice: The new jewel of Brooklyn, Shirley & Alice, is located in the heart of historic Bedford-Stuyvesant. Joining the ranks of other new businesses including the House of Art Gallery, Brooklyn Swirl, and Peaches restaurant that have come to support the ever-growing community.  Residing at 434 Marcus Garvey Blvd in Brooklyn, NY, Shirley & Alice is a vintage and independent designer boutique offering limited and trendy women’s apparel ranging in prices from $20.00 -$500.00. Occupying over 500 sq. ft., Shirley & Alice offer guests unconventional, edgy, or innovative attire and elegant pieces that will entice shoppers with a preference for a variety of fashion affections. Designs created by Liberated People, Olori Collection, Vivienne Kelly Jewelry, and a plethora of curated vintage pieces will be throughout the store for customers to fancy.
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