Teyana Taylor shared a touching love letter to her home place, Harlem, promoting her new collaboration with Jordan Brand.
“Dreams and fairytales are more realistic than the mind perceives it be. A tangible dream is simply a non-fictional fairytale. As a dreamer, I was often afraid to join life’s magic on the dance floor until I truly started believing myself,” she captioned the video. “Growing up, I was not the typical girl or kid for that matter. I knew life had more to offer. This sneaker represents not only my story, but it represents everyone who has a dream. Be brave enough to be different, and allow life and TIME to Evolve You.”
Taylor’s new Jordan apparel collection channels “channel early-2000s New York aesthetic and Jordan DNA for balanced looks that are equal parts street and sporty.” The collection starts at a modest $60 for a simple women’s tank and up to $750 for Taylor’s “cropped rendition of the classic varsity jacket.”
The “Rose In Harlem” also dropped her Teyana Taylor x Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT 2 “A Rose From Harlem” sneaker, rumored to have sold out in minutes.
Her love letter continues, “This is my love letter to Harlem and all of the dreamers around the world. 💫 Thank you to the village that helped tell the story of a dreamer that bloomed from the concrete with this beautiful cinematic commercial/mini movie & this beautiful sneaker🌹”
In Taylor’s video, which is heavily inspired by Cinderella, stars Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts as Prince Charming and boasts guest appearances from DJ Khaled and fellow artists Fabolous, Remy Ma, rising rapper Lola Brooke and Maino.