Jamea Adams-Ginyard and Pamela Berry-Johnson have turned their friendship into a business, creating Posh Mommy and Me, an online boutique. The fashion-forward company thrives on creating looks for mothers who love to dress their “minis” in matching outfits. Posh Mommy & Me was created to bring mothers and daughters together, making them look and feel beautiful together.
Beginning their journey together in 2008 at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Berry-Johnson’s alma mater, they built a bond over an unlikely situation. Adams-Ginyard had just graduated from Alabama A&M, working in sports information. Initially, Berry-Johnson noticed her appearance; and with a 10-year age gap and a scandal in the office. As an attempt to protect Adams-Ginyard, Berry-Johnson prompted her with a compliment that essentially offended her younger coworker. A week later, the two sat and spoke about the incident, understanding it started from a place of protection and care for one another and the rest was history.
“It’s been more than a friendship, it’s like a sister, we are sisters,” says Adams-Ginyard, adding, “since 2008, we have been two peas in a pod.” Creating a legacy having birthed daughters Embree and Brynin, just three months apart. Now the six-year-olds play a major role in their mother-daughter focused business, being responsible for much inspiration and motivation.
Having a love of fashion, Adams-Ginyard always dressed her daughter in similar clothes to herself, bringing that to the attention of Berry-Johnson. With a marketing career under her belt, Berry-Johnson saw her friends attention to the industry and used her marketing skills together to create Posh Mommy & Me.
The two have intentions of finding more pieces that can connect to the Black mothers and their daughters. “There is a need for more Afrocentric pieces that support mommy and me,” Berry-Johnson stated. Breaking into the fast-paced industry, the fashion-forward line compliments their personal styles and livelihoods.
Posh Mommy & Me welcomes mothers of all makes to shop but ensures they are focusing on Black mother-daughter duos. The goal is to make sure to stay true to both Adams-Ginyard and Berry-Johnson’s personal stories. “She loves her daughter. She may be career focused, she’s driven, and she’s smart and savvy,” of Black women who shop their line, also stating, “she appreciates the fact that she can go out and look fly, and have her daughter, her mini-me looking like her.”
The future looks extremely bright for the two and their business. Having the girls have allowed them to build a legacy that their daughters have even now joined in. With goals of opening stand still locations and reaching an international audience, Adams-Ginyard and Berry-Johnson look forward to growing Posh Mommy & Me and as sisters.
“We hope that when people look at our line they see themselves reflected,” says Berry-Johnson, “and that they can see us actually in our images.”
You can shop for yourself and your mini with Posh Mommy & Me online at poshmommyandme.com.