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Eric Johnson: Official Aaliyah Merch

The wait is finally over! As promised, here is an exclusive, never before seen image of Aaliyah (the first out of a series of three in total!) courtesy of photographer Eric Johnson, who has launched his own shop with full family approval from the Haughtons, as well as Aaliyah's estate. You can keep tabs on his store via his Instagram page @shop_upstairsaterics for more information. The t-shirt will be available to order on the 28th March, (in exactly a weeks time) so be sure not miss out on this amazing opportunity! All proceeds will go to the Aaliyah Memorial Fund, as well as other various charities that Aaliyah held dear to her heart. 

Here is a special message from Eric himself...

Eric Johnson: "This is a previously unreleased photo of our first in a series of our official #Aaliyah tee-shirts. No bootlegging here. I shot the photo & we're working with Aaliyah's family/estate unlike all of those counterfeit pieces that you've seen out there using images from this shoot illegally."

I'm not sure if many of you are aware of this, but there tends to be a lot of clothing apparels these days who try to make a quick buck off anyone's name (especially deceased artists, who are no longer in the physical) including Aaliyah, who we all know is well known worldwide. Awhile back, Eric had to personally sue a few clothing lines as a result of illegally using his photo's, without his consent. Quite frankly, I can totally understand this, as some of these clothing lines do not even have family approval, nor do they give anything back towards the memorial fund. (This excludes Urban Escence Apparel however, who are another great store, with full family approval from The Haughtons :D) 

Anyhoo...check out the images and video below to witness the whole process of how these beautiful t-shirt designs were made! You can clearly tell that a lot of love went into making these! Enjoy my lovelies! ;) 

A video posted by Upstairs at Eric's (@shop_upstairsaterics) on

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