Nekema Martin is a Brooklyn-born creative with 20 years of fashion industry experience and a lifetime love for fabulous accessories. As the child of two west Indian immigrants, Nekema always had a passion for drawing, and at a young age, she knew Fashion was her destiny. Her love for drawing led her to study Fashion Design at the High School of Fashion Industries and later at the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology. Post-college Nekema successfully consulted as a Fit expert curating billions dollar fits for Brooks Brothers, United Airlines, Ralph Lauren, Jenifer Lopez, Rockets of Awesome, and many more.

As a leader, Nekema relentlessly advocated for growth opportunities for her team while denouncing racial biases in the Fashion Industry. Having personally experienced racism in the Fashion industry, Nekema decided to pursue her dreams as an entrepreneur with the launch of Tails n Tassels in 2018 alongside her husband & partner, New Orleans native Brandon Martin.

Nekema currently resides in New York with her husband, Brandon Martin, where they continue to empower unique unicorns under every shade of the Rainbow with elevated Accessories & Apparel 🌈💖🦄