Bridney is a Real Estate agent, turned fashion collection boss based in the greater Chicago area of Illinois. Chicago natives know her as Bridney “Chicago Bull” Winfrey due to her efforts of working on building up women while not taking garbage from men, and for the red color lipstick that has become her stchick after a traumatic experience that involved her lip.
She has seen the difficulties women face first hand trying to become independent business owners, especially women of color. Being a black woman business owner is the base of her philanthropic duties, as she states, “I like to see all women win, but I love to see black and brown women win in all our endeavours.” She continues to explain that it is not a race thing, but an open door to empowerment that is new to black and brown women. The female boss blazer collection is to express exactly those sentiments. The original 2020 Bridney Winfrey Collection has a story to tell to entice all women ready to own their territories.
Mixing modern style with a 90’s to late 00’s flare, she gives her metaphorical flowers to boss women of that time which inspired her all throughout her collection. Often she gives her blazers codenames based on the feel and fabric so you know what to expect when buying it. Some pieces are more intricate than others but overall, simple enough for a busy boss to grab and go.
Pieces like the ‘Boss AF Tuxedo Suit by Bridney Winfrey’ shows off the femininity of a woman by having shoulders and midriff out on the left, and a full tuxedo coverage on the right. The tuxedo can be glammed up and bossed up like Jessica Rich did for her reality show intro (tuxedo blazer, bodysuit, and heels).
Other blazers are easy for grabbing and going like the ‘Confidence Blazer by Bridney Winfrey’ or ‘Power Blazer by Bridney Winfrey’ which was inspired by the home/work balance we all had to embrace during 2020. “I wanted bosses, new or seasoned, to be able to take their conference call with confidence.” noting the struggle she heard many women make vocal, ‘What do I wear when taking a video call from home?’. The solution was clear to Bridney, she added blazers that can make you go from home workout to a zoom-CEO-conference-ready in the matter of seconds. She acknowledges she is not offering anyone a new concept but, when you think ‘Boss in Chief’ she knows you will think about her.
“This is more than a blazer line, this is someone’s life line. When you invest in a blazer from me you are now introduced to the band of women that can do just about anything.”
When asked about becoming a competitor to big brand names, “ It would be silly for me to compete with fashion. I am not fashion, I am the statement and the piece every woman needs in their closet when fashion couldn’t do anything for us when the world stopped.”
You can find Bridney Winfrey online only at bridneywinfrey.com to shop the collection. As for keeping up with Bridney on social media she can be found on tiktok, instagram, and twitter by using @bridneywinfrey.