Kamala Harris' Great-Nieces Wear Custom Inauguration Coats Inspired by Her Own Childhood Jacket
The fuzzy coats were designed to resemble a nearly identical style Vice President Harris wore when she was a young girl
There were many strong style statements made at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, and one that is not to be missed came from Vice President Kamala Harris' two great-nieces, 4-year-old Amara and 2-year-old Leela.
Meena, 36, shared an old family photo of her mother, Maya Harris, alongside Maya's older sister, the Vice President, when they were kids wearing similar fuzzy hooded coats.
Amara and Leela's toppers were custom made by the female-founded, N.Y.C.-based childrenswear startup, I Love Plum. "When I Love Plum heard back from Meena and that she loved the coats they had sketched, their designer spent the past weekend sewing them from hand," a press release from the brand said.
Meena shares her two girls with husband Nikolas Ajagu, who got his own inauguration style shoutout on Twitter from eagle-eye viewers who noticed he was sporting a rare pair of Dior x Air Jordan 1 sneakers.
"Yes this is Nik, smdh" Meena captioned an Instagram Story from Complex Sneakers calling out the shoe sighting at the inauguration. She later tweeted that he asked her if he should bring a dress shoe or sneakers to which she replied, "Do what makes you happy."
Meena also revealed that the shoes actually traveled in their own bag on the flight to Washington D.C. "I just discovered he dedicated an entire suitcase to this one gigantic shoe box 😩😩😩," she added.
As for Meena, the entrepreneur, activist and author chose an Ulla Johnson turquoise blouse and skirt, worn under a Coach shearling coat, accessorized with Ana Khouri and Temple St. Clair jewelry.
Like her mom Maya (who is a lawyer, political adviser and one of Vice President Harris' closest aides) and aunt, Meena, 36, is a lawyer as well as a children's book author (her new book, Ambitious Girl, is inspired by her mom and aunt). The Harvard and Stanford-educated attorney is also the founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, an organization that brings awareness to social causes and creates limited runs of political- and Kamala Harris-themed clothing.
In one (now viral) video, she shared Amara sitting on then-vice president-elect's lap.
"Well you could be president," Harris can be heard telling Amara in the video. "But not right now. You have to be over the age of 35."
The girls were also seen in one of their mom's Instagram posts from the night Joe Biden won the presidential election, holding hands with Harris over a caption that read, "VICE PRESIDENT AUNTIE."
That same photo was shared earlier today by former Democratic presidential nominee and former First Lady Hillary Clinton who wrote, "It delights me to think that what feels historical and amazing to us today—a woman sworn in to the vice presidency—will seem normal, obvious, 'of course' to Kamala's grand-nieces as they grow up. And they will be right."