Red Lips Fashionista of the Week: Temi Bush



It is another great Friday, to be Fashionable and Fabulous. And, today is not just a regular, Friday, it’s Juneteenth. “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free (History of Juneteenth, 2020).”

As we celebrate, Juneteenth, as a holiday, it is also our infamous Red Lips Fashionista Feature Day. Without further ado, thank you for joining us and reading another great article here at Red Lips and Cigar Sticks®.

We are happy to have you as one of our new, and/or faithful readers!

Today’s Red Lips Fashionista of the week is Temi Bush out of Houston, TX.

Temi is a co-owner of Emperors Cut Cigars. A lifestyle cigar for men and women to enjoy. Emperors Cut Cigars are a great natural cigar blend in the industry. The owners of this company spent several years searching for the right blend and taste profile for their cigars.

We are business owners, veterans, professionals, minorities, a woman, and we came together with our skills and formed a bond under the love of the leaf. We always say, “when we smoke together, communities come together.”

Temi has been an avid cigar smoker for over 25 years. She snuck having her first cigar at 16 years old, though she was curious then, she did not have a pleasant experience. Her appreciation for the leaf really did not take off until after college sports. Temi grew up in Panama, where she had her first exposure, through her grandfather’s family and friends. However, as she became a young woman, her cousin, Randy took her to a cigar lounge in Atlanta in the late nineties, and this is where she truly had her first real cigar and was able to enjoy the cigar experience. Her cigar journey started from this night out, as she started to have a deep love for the leaf, as well as understanding the art of the leaf.

Emperors Cut Cigars flavor profile consists of blends of cocoa, coffee, and pepper spiced and they offer a good range from a medium-bodied flavor to a full-bodied flavor.

Temi’s favorite cigar is the medium-bodied, Robusto, 5×50.

I can pick it up in the morning, with my tea leaves or pressed coffee, and enjoy it as a relaxing close, to my busy days as a mother of four semi-young adults, and as being a professional career woman.

Before the creation of Emperors Cut Cigars, a few years back, Temi enjoyed cigars such as Arturo Fuente, Opus X back in the nineties were her go-to options, along with Liga Privada #9 and Partagas Heritage.

When having a cigar, Temi likes to pair her cigars with libation such as Woodford Reserve and she has recently been more inclined to indulge in the ever so popular, Uncle Nearest, 1884.

Being a Red Lips Fashionista, the focus is related to cigars and fashion, so when asked, what does fashion means to her and how would she describe her style. Temi said, “Fashion means a timeless treasure to me.”

My grandmother, “Mi Abuela,” encouraged me to always look my best in every situation. She always said, “Beauty is within, however, most can’t see in, until the first stop and look at out.”

Temi likes to wear mostly dresses. She feels as if in dresses she can be as expressive as she feels, and it allows her to be fierce in the boardroom. She emphasized that she also wants to do it in such a way that exemplifies her femininity.  

The funny thing is that most of my friends, who have known me since school, remember that I still dress and look the same. My hair is in a similar hairstyle from high school, ever since I could get away from ponytails, I never went back…LOL!

You can learn more about this Red Lips Fashionista on Instagram: @temibu26

Co-owner of: Emperors Cut Cigars| IG: @emperorscutcigars

Featured Image/All Images are courtesy of Temi Bush, as well as Xavier Burke Jr of XBJ Photography and Brianna, Owner of B. Jania Makeup Artistry.

Noted: Lynn Clouser of the Butterfly influence coordinated the effort. 

Venues: @fivecentral and @dowingstreetsocialclub

Keep It Smokey and Fashionable!

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Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears 

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