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Pussy Prevails: Weekend Warriors bring unfiltered femininity to street wear

By Phalary Long, Photos by Tim Marfeatures
Nov 26, 2008 - 4:00 AM





























Fierce is an understatement when describing Desiree Finley and Briana Slape. The two are better known as Desi and Bri, the young women behind emerging street wear label Weekend Warriors. Desi, 23, is a self taught graphic artist who takes no pity for feminine weakness. Bri, 22, on the other hand, "is a straight tomboy and a chill little lady with a stubborn attitude," she says.

Never underestimate the power of these two. There's a dynamic blend of femininity and edginess in their designs. For instance, their first tee was a statement that read "Pussy Prevails," taking femininity to a new level indeed. Female empowerment is the main theme for their line.

“We are the best of friends, who so happen to love the street wear culture, so it was easy to come together and get the ideas rollin’,” says Desi when asked about how they came together to collaborate for the line.

With their first season dropping soon, Oh Dang! was given the opportunity to sit down with the girls behind the line.

Oh Dang! : Why “Weekend Warriors”?

Desi: Weekend Warriors came to mind after driving home late one night from a San Francisco event. Weekend Warriors represents the women who bust their asses throughout the week at work, at home and/or at school and still muster up the energy to release themselves on the weekend.

Bri: I love our name because it can be interpreted in so many different ways. Me and Desi were basically two women with 9-5 careers at the time who always found time to drive out of town and for events our homies were having. It was actually said in just common conversation.

OD! : What can we expect from the Weekend Warriors line?

Desi: You can expect an unfiltered look into a woman's life.

Bri: You can expect edgy. We like to straddle boundaries, if not cross them completely. We want to be the voice for women who feel like there's something they just can't say. In the future, we will be branching off to more than just tees.

OD! : There are so many different street wear labels emerging. It’s oversaturated. What separate’s you from the rest?

Desi: Again, I just think we're unfiltered. We're just bringing our point of views to the table with a whole new perspective.

Bri: Well, Desi and I were two of many women who realized street wear needs more femininity. Of course we have the women's brands already out there who are doing their thing and doing it well, but it's so male dominated. I don't think street wear is going to go anywhere for a while. We just need everyone to start believing in it again. I love it because there's a meaning behind everything, something deeper than just a graphic on a tee.

OD! : How does it feel to be females in a male dominated industry?

Desi: Man it feels great! Just because we're females doesn't mean we can't hang with the boys. It’s only the beginning for the Weekend Warriors but I think we have already shown that women too can survive in this industry.

Bri: That is the exact reason we're doing this and the theme of our line: female empowerment. I grew up a straight tomboy, always around the boys playing sports and getting into trouble, so being around the guys now is natural. We are just that—one of the boys but representing for the female end.

OD! : Can you describe the girl that would be wearing your designs?

Desi: That's the beauty of Weekend Warriors—we’re all different shapes, sizes, races and colors. A woman of strength comes in so many forms.

Bri: Every kind of girl. As women, we're so different yet so similar. We all eventually go through the same things and have the same thoughts. Our line is personal for us. We include personal details that I'm sure many girls can relate to but we don't mind saying it out loud.

OD! : As fashion designers, if you could dress any celebrity/musician, who would it be? What would you put on them?

Desi: I would dress Oprah in bubblegum wrappers, cellophane and a fitted. Holler!

Bri: Ahhh man. If Rihanna was willing to rock one of our pieces, that would be insane. I love her style. She's really edgy and tiptoeing over the line of rockstar and fashionista. She takes chances and I dig that.

OD! : Who are your favorite bad girls in history (real or fictional)?

Desi: Lil’ Kim, Patty Hearst, Pearl Taylor, Marylin Monroe, Belle Star...

Bri: I loooooove Megan Fox. I always call her my imaginary best friend. She doesn't care what anyone thinks about her and always freely expresses what's on her mind. She also has a cursing problem which I do as well.

OD! : Can you tell the readers what your next plans for Weekend Warriors are?

Desi: We are currently working on collaborative pieces. Something for the fellas may be in store, that’s’ all I can say. And you can also expect cut & sewn pieces.

Bri: After we release our first season to our website and boutiques, we will be working on second season. We also have something up our sleeves before second season … We're really looking forward to expanding our line. We love jewelry and pieces other than tees.

OD! : How difficult was it for you two to start your line? Any advice for anyone who wants to start a fashion line?

Desi: Goodness, it took a lot of sacrifice. Sleeping habits are awful and social lives are hindered. If you love fashion and it’s something you want to pursue, then by all means, DO IT! Know that you're in it for passion and not money. Take your time, do the research, count your cards and build it on earned respect.

Bri: Wow. It’s really a lot of work especially because it's just us two. As far as technical advice—paperwork all day long. Creative advice—"do you." Don't do something because you see someone else is doing it and it's hot. Do what you love and go somewhere else with it. Originality is the key. Everyone loves different.

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Phalary Long is married to the hustle. You can check her out at her blog: www.phalarysofresh.com.



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