The following year  bullet belts, with glittery shells, were a fashion craze that
complemented mini skirts, hot pants, "high plains drifter" suede jackets, and
maxi afros that leaped onto the scene and diluted the sense of revolution that
was taking place in the broader culture.  

Jae's observation that the lime green, strawberry, orange, and grape colors in the
clothing that young men and women were wearing reflected the unabashed,
independent spirit of the times.  Those were the coolade colors that became the
hallmark of the AFRICOBRA work.  Accordingly, she designed a line of men's
wear, which she produced in commercial quantities to market in local shops.  By
chance, she found a willing model in Wadsworth, who was featured in her ads
wearing coolade clothing that she designed.  The two of them and WJ Studio and
Gallery became the anchor to which the five AFRICOBRA pioneers were
moored.  Throughout the years Jae juggled motherhood with creativity, casting
her net in the retail arena as
Jae of Hyde Park and her upscale childrens ware
store called
Tadpole Togs.  At one time she made and retailed mouth watering
cheese cake, and operated her store
Vintage Menswear and Collectibles in
Tribeca (Manhattan) until 2006