Meet Cecilia J
The Cecilia J Collection is our signature design series to be personally curated by our CEO and Creative Director, Cecilia J Penn-Diallo. Fashion has always been her passion- and with the launch of the Cecilia J Collection, this passion is on full display as she pays homage to the legacy of her grandmother, Joan Cecilia Penn, a savvy businesswoman in her own right, she passed on to Cecilia her keen eye and incredible sense of style.
Cecilia has becoming quickly the Queen of Cute and Comfy. She understands the fabrics that make us feel at home while providing a fashion forward look. From her handbags to sweat suits she understands the assignment of being fashionable while maintaining comfort.
Cecilia has garnered head turning notoriety for her bold use of colors and signature use of black and white monochromes.
The Cecilia J Collection has offered up beautifully crafted leather and vegan handbags, a fun and flirty graffiti tote, her must have sweat suits, signature brooches, and a lip gloss collection that’s been beautifully packaged in blinged-out noteworthy style.
She continues to push the fashion envelope by bringing forth bold designs in combination with the use of staple colors with the launch of each collection. In her collections Cecilia J explores the use of vivid colors, denim fabrics and comfort styles to accentuate the woman on the go.
What we believe
Cecilia is known for reaching back to mentor others, she also supports local artists and designers. She started The She Ready Movement (non profit) and currently works with Ballou Senior High School in Washington, DC teaching and mentoring young ladies. She consistently teaches them that no matter what life gives you, you are in charge of your destiny. She has also created the Cecilia J Creative Awards- awarding beauty industry professionals for their excellence to their craft and women empowerment.
Her annual fashion event recognizes fashion and beauty creatives while providing a platform for designers and young entrepreneurs to display their talents. She is a strong believer of giving back and playing it forward and continues to show her She Ready young ladies that dreams do come true. Just Believe, Do The Work and Stay Ready!
The Cecilia J Collection is the dream of founder Cecilia J Penn-Diallo, she birthed the collection from a passion for fashion that she has had her entire life.
A true fashionista, she pays homage to her Grandmother Joan Savoy Penn as the person who gave her her incredible style.
Be Comfortable -Everyday!