Big Freedia Talks Vintage Shopping, Cashmere Robes, and Making Her House Smell Amazing

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Shopping with Big Freedia Malike Sidibe

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With a boutique hotel in the pipeline and a hit TV show, Big Freedia Means Business, returning to a screen near you this summer, Freddie “Big Freedia” Ross Jr. is primed to, per her own sampled words on the Beyoncé hit “Break My Soul,” explode. We caught up with the New Orleans native to chat about entrepreneurship, design, and keeping it luxe on the road.

Bradley Bowers

His design work is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. We have a collaboration coming soon, so stay tuned.


pendant lamp that looks like a large piece of crumpled white paper
Courtesy of The Future Perfect

Barbershop Signs

I can’t get enough of these vintage signs from Ivory Coast and Ghana at Indigo Arts Gallery in Philadelphia.


colorful retro looking sign with the faces of four women of color on it and the words millenium tresse and tissage
Courtesy of Indigo Arts gallery

Travel Mug

I am almost always on the road, so I take my coffee to go—and with lots of sugar!

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pink bullet shaped water bottle
Courtesy Fellow Product

Cashmere Robe

My new Elder Statesman robe makes me feel at home, wherever
I happen to be.

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cashmere robe in stripes of varying shades of peony pink from light to print press magenta
Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

Table Linens

I set my table with these linen napkins and the goblets that I inherited from my mother.


white linens with a black strip across the bottom
Courtesy Bolé Road Textiles

Lady Day Candle

This Billie Holiday–inspired candle is my signature scent at home.


candle jar with flowers and h logo all over it and a cap
Courtesy Harlem Candle Company


I’ve had my eye on this burl-wood table on my favorite site for shopping vintage.

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square wood table
Courtesy Chairish

Aman New York

The bathtub here is fit for a queen. And the heated toilet seats are beyond!

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interior of spa room with standalone tub at center and soft lightening and panelled walls and floors
Robert Rieger

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