Dress it

Over the years, many dresses have been made at House of Rubi. Some, (such as the “Tulle Romance” dress) were very unique and intricate.

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The “Tulle Romance” dress. A unique and intricate dress from House of Rubi! Modeled by my stunning soul sister Mercedes. Click this image to check out the blog and find out more about the “Tulle Romance” dress.

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 “Tulle Romance” is dedicated to my mother and grandmother. The whole dress is made out of tulle, stitched onto a cotton fabric base. Click this image to find out more about “Tulle Romance!”

Here are the “Favorite Five”! The top five favorite dresses from House of Rubi! Many of House of Rubi’s fashions are named after and/or dedicated to friends, family and other amazing individuals. Let the count down begin!!

#5 The Ika Black and White Lace Dress

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This dress is named after my soul sister Ika. Her favorite clothing colors are black, white, and red. While conversing about dresses, she stated that it would be great to see a white dress with a full asymmetrical skirt and contrasting black and white pattern. Therefore, I designed and created this dress. It features black lace laid over a white corset strapless top. The top is is attached to a full asymmetrical skirt, which is lined with a contrasting black and white leopard print fabric. Yes, we make dress dreams come true at House of Rubi! 😀 Wait a minute! That could be a great slogan! “House of Rubi, where dress dreams come true.”

#4 The Anique Dress!  

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This dress is cute, sassy, and smart, like the person it’s named after! The “Anique Dress” is named after my little cousin Anique. She helps me lay out fabrics, and organize. Yet best of all, she DJs our favorite African jams from her laptop in order for me to stay awake, and motivated while working!! Cocktail dresses are a House of Rubi specialty. This sleeveless, scoop neck dress features a deep V lapel at center back ,and a full above knee flared skirt. Click this image to check out “The Anique Dress” blog!”

#3 The Mercedes Drape Back Dress 

This classy, sleek and sexy dress is named after my soul sister Mercedes! She loves wearing classic pieces that makes a statement. She inspired me to design a modern piece which reflected her graceful personality. Many of the House of Rubi clientele have requested that I make them this exact dress or a customized version of it! The original dress is knee length. I also created a floor length version which exudes sexy elegance.

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Floor length “Mercedes Dress” modeled at the Made in Africa Week Fashion Show. Photography by Ahmad Richardson for  “A Rich Experience Photography”

#2 The Mai Dress 

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Although the “Mai Dress” is number 2 on this list, it will always be number one in my heart. It is named after my aunt Mai Logan. She was an amazing seamstress, mentor, and creative soul. Aunty Mai introduced me to the world of fabrics. This dress is made out of “George” embroidered brown and gold fabric. Aunty Mai and I bought this fabric on one of our many fabric shopping adventures! May she rest in peace.

#1 The Amirah Dress

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We all agreed that this cute little diva stole the show!!  Here is little Amirah modeling her dress at the Annual International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn NYC. She is a confident child with a beautiful sprit! Prior to the show she requested that I make her a red dress with a big bow similar to the dress featured in the movie Annie! Click this dress to find out more about the “Amirah Dress!”

Thank you for counting down with me!!

To get a customized dress made and/or find out more about House of Rubi, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Bag It

Bags, bags bags, we all love it! Bags have been used by men and women as an utility and fashion item for centuries. According to the article “The History of Bags and Purses”, earlier civilizations clothing didn’t have pockets, therefore bags were made to be attached to belts and girdles.( http://tassenmuseum.nl/en/knowledge-centre/history-of-bags-and-purses/)

Today, bags comes in a wide variety of styles, fabrication, and textures! Every woman should have a unique bag that expresses her fashion style and spices up her attire.

Also, the holidays are almost here! House of Rubi has a variety of boho-chic slouch bags that make wonderful gifts.

Here are the available House of Rubi bags!

Click on the images to visit the House of Rubi Online Shop and/or place an order.

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House of Rubi Online Shop!

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The Angela Slouch Bag! Click this image to order. 

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The Rudene Slouch Bag! Click this image to order. 

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The Rudene Slouch Bag! Click this image to order

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The Jerricka Slouch Bag!  Click this image to order.

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The Jerricka Slouch Bag! Click this image to order.

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Ika Slouch bag! Click this image to order.

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Clutch It

It is great for ladies to have a unique clutch that adds a special touch to their outfit! The clutch is one of the most chic of all bag styles! According to the article, “A little clutch bag history” Clutches came about in England during the industrial revolution (http://dialectmagazine.com/2012/12/a-little-clutch-bag-history/).

The Holidays are almost here! House of Rubi has a variety of unique envelope styled fabric clutches that spices up the wardrobe and are great for holiday gifts. All the fabric clutches have three separating compartments and are lined with canvas on the inside.

Here are the available clutches!

Click on the images to visit the House of Rubi Online Shop and/or place an order.

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House of Rubi Online Shop

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The Tara Clutch! Click this image to find out more about the Tara Clutch.

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The Vesta Clutch! Click this image to find out more about the Vesta Clutch.

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The Marushka Clutch! Click this image to find out more about the Marushka Clutch.

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The Angela Clutch! Click this image to find out more about the Angela Clutch.

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The Ana Clutch!  Click this image to find out more about the Ana Clutch.

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The Anique Clutch! Click this image to find out more about the Anique Clutch.

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The Rudene Clutch! Click this image to find out more about the Rudene clutch.

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Creation Process

Everything has a beginning. Generally when designing for House of Rubi, I start off with a sketch.  Sometimes, I drape the idea on a dress form. Many of House of Rubi’s fashions starts of with a thought. The thought becomes an idea, which then turns into a sketched concept. I then create a pattern and/or drape a muslin. The final product is created after the muslin is fitted and all patterns are corrected.  Here are images of sketches, draped muslin and finished fashions from House of Rubi.  Enjoy the creation process!

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Draped muslin for a halter dress.

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Muslin is then used to create a pattern.

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It’s hard to do it all on my own. So my cute little cousin comes in and helps out. After her homework is done of course!

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Testing a pattern for a clients dress. Large puffed sleeves

Testing a pattern for a clients dress. Large puffed sleeves

Working on the hem  and neckline for the House of Rubi Nicole Dress! Click the Image to check out “The Nicole Dress” blog.

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Fitting the Nicole Dress for a Fashion Show! Click this image to learn more about the Nicole Dress!! Contact me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com for a customized dress!

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It’s great having a table sized dress form to test ideas on 😀

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The Pamela Skirt! Click this image to check out the Pamela Skirt Blog!

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Creating an embroidered mesh back for a client’s wedding dress .

The creation process never ends!

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Fabrics Fabrics, Which Do You Like

House of Rubi features Afro-chic and other cosmopolitan fashions. I’m always searching the market for unique fabrics and popular prints.  There are many types of African laces, prints, cloths and textures. I love them all!! That makes the editing process damn near impossible!! Therefore, I refer to House of Rubi’s amazing clientele and fan base for their favorite prints and fabric choices.  During the Spring of 2015 to now, people are still crazy about the Dashiki Print (also known as the Angelina Print). One of House of Rubi top items is the Logan Dashiki! Some fashion trend setters and designers have forecasted that the “Dashiki Craze” is going to extend into Summer 2016! We will find out the truth of that prediction when 2016 comes. 😀

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The Logan Dashiki from House of Rubi. Modeled by Nukes Logan. Photography by Ahmad Richardson for ” A Rich Experience Photography ” Click this image to find out more about this product!

Here are some cool traditional and modern fabric prints I came across while searching the markets. Share your thoughts on which ones you like or don’t like. Let me know what type of prints, colors, fabric textures, laces, and solid colored fabrics you would like to see more of at House of Rubi! Also, what print and/or fabric do you think is going to be the next fashion craze!!

Are you a traditionalist? Do you prefer the traditional African cloths, such as the mud and kuba cloths with cultural imageries?

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Traditional Fabric- Kuba Cloth 

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Are you a Pop Modernist? Do you prefer the popular prints such as the Dashiki and other modern African fabric print?

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Dashiki Print. Image taken from http://bodikian-textiles.com/

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Fabric Collage featuring various types of African prints

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Are you a Supahh Star :D? Do you prefer elaborate laces, and gold embroidered cloths such as the George African fabrics?

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What fabrics do you like?

Are you a Traditionalist, Pop Modernist, or Supahh Star!?

What fabrics do you think will be the next fashion craze?

What clothing styles and fashion silhouettes would you like in your wardrobe?

Share your thoughts and suggestions!!

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Best of House of Rubi (Week 1)

It’s been a great journey showcasing House of Rubi fashions!!  Here is a recap on the first week. Enjoy!

 We first showcased the “Anique Dress” and its matching clutch!  The “Anique Dress” is a stunning sleeveless, scoop neck dress that  features a deep V lapel at center back, and a full above knee flared skirt.

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The “Anique Dress” featured at the University of Rhode Island Uhuru Sasa Fashion show.  Photography by Sam Albert. Click this image to check out the “Anique Dress (Part 1)!”

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The “Anique Clutch.” A beautiful envelope styled clutch. A lovely accessory for the “Anique Dress” or a perfect black dress!! Click this image to order. Also check out the House of Rubi Online Store for other bag options!!

Click this link (House of Rubi Online Store) to see other bag offerings!   

  Then we showcased original sketches and finished product for a customized version of the” Anique Dress!” This dress was made for Adrienne the CEO of Janomi Hair products. She ordered the dress for a wedding.

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The House of Rubi “Anique Dress” Customized Version. Sketched by Tenneh Wilkins designer and CEO of House of Rubi. Email me, (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com to order the Anique dress or just click CONTACT US.

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Adrienne wearing a customized version of the “Anique dress” from House of Rubi. Click this image to check out the blog “The Anique Dress (Part 2)!”

We then proudly presented our newest item, the House of Rubi “Logan Dashiki !”

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The “Logan Dashiki” modeled by Nukes Logan. Photography by Ahmad Richardson for “A Rich Experience Photography” Click this image to find out more about the Logan Dashiki!

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The Logan Dashiki!! Click this image to learn more about this product!

                            Click here to Order the Logan Dashiki  If you are interested in getting one!!

We then journeyed into the world of kaleidoscopic world of Kente Fabrics!!

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  Kente covered shoes from House of Rubi!! Click on this image to learn more about Kente and the House of Rubi Kente fashions!

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House of Rubi Kente Romper! Contact Rubi Girl Tenneh at info@houseofrubi.com for a customized order! Click on this image to check out other Kente Fashions!

 Following “Kente Kente Kente”  we shared our original sketches and finished products in the blog “Sketched to finish!!  

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From Sketch to Finish! The feeling of seeing a creative idea become a reality is immensely gratifying. This striped, draped back loveliness is the House of Rubi “Nicole Dress!” It is named after the wonderful Nicole. She is a member of NSP http://www.nspyouth.com, which is a Brooklyn based talent development organization for inner city youth. Nicole modeled this dress for House of Rubi at the Annual International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn NYC, http://www.iaafestival.org/ Click this image to check out the blog and learn more about the dress.

We then brought you the luck of Cowry Shells!!

Click this link to check out the blog https://houseofrubi.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/cowry-shells/

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The “Jerry Bow Tie” set from House of Rubi. Click this image to find out more about the “Jerry Bow Tie” set!!

WOW!!! What a week!

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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The Orange Red Kente Corset

Learning the cultural, spiritual, and societal meanings of colors, symbols and silhouettes of various fashions is fascinating! In the previous blog, I wrote about the “Rainbow Kente Corset”. It’s predominant color is a blend between maroon and magenta. It’s colors and symbols exude a harmonious feminine energy. The “Orange Red Kente” corset is another House of Rubi fan favorite item! I wrote about the different meanings of Kente in the blog “Kente Kente Kente”. Journey onward with me as I delve deeper into discovering the meanings and symbols on the House of Rubi “Orange, Red Kente Corset!”

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Model KILLINIT in the House of “Rubi Orange Red Kente Corset!!” Click this image to order or find out more about the corset!

As stated in the previous blog “Kente Kente Kente”, Kente cloth originated in West Africa and is identified with the Akan people and the Asante Kingdom. Today, the most recognizable Kente cloth have predominantly yellow and orange colors. The predominate colors in this corset are yellow and a reddish orange. It has green, maroon, red and white stripes. Geometrical squarish symbols form a X pattern in a solid black square. The squares also form a jagged pattern that looks like the side view of a staircase. According to the article “The meaning of shapes in design” curves in shapes tend to be viewed as feminine in nature; straight lined shapes are more masculine. http://www.whiteriverdesign.com/blog/2014/10/meaning-shapes-design/

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Me, (Rubi Girl Tenneh)  modeling the House of Rubi Kente Corset! Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

According to the website “Empower Yourself With Color Psychology” at http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-orange.html  the color orange represents happiness and warmth. Orange strengthens emotional stability through difficult times and offers relief from despair and grief.

Kente Fabric Color Meanings 

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The House of Rubi Orange Red Kente Corset!! Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

Yellow – royalty, richness, prosperity, wealth beauty

Red– blood, sacrificial rites

Maroon -represents mother earth and healing.

Green – earth’s vegetation, harvest and spiritual growth

Black – Spiritual energy, maturity

White – Purity and cleansing

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These Kente cloth weave patterns bare similarities to the symbols on the House of Rubi “Orange Red Kente Corset!” Similar to the “Rainbow Kente Corset”, the “Orange Red Kente Corset” is made out of a commercialized Kente print. Generally these prints are stylized to look like original, traditional woven Kente fabrics. As stated in the previous blog, traditional Kente fabrics feature designs that are woven into the fabric. Today’s commercialized Kente design are stylized and printed onto the surface of a cotton and/or cotton blend fabric.

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According to the website KenteCloth.net, this symbol is called APREMO – CANON  and it represents superior military strategy and resistance against foreign domination. Image taken from KenteCloth.net Click this image to learn more about Apremo-Canon. http://www.kentecloth.net/kente-cloth-designs-and-meanings/

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According to the website KenteCloth.net, this striped symbol is called BABADUA and it represents resilience, strength, and toughness. Image taken from KenteCloth.net , Click this image to learn more about Babadua.  http://www.kentecloth.net/kente-cloth-designs-and-meanings/

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Rubi Girl Yvonne wears the “Red Orange Kente Corset!!” Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

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The House of Rubi “Orange Red Kente Corset!!” Click this image to order or to find out more about the corset!

Conclusively, the “Orange Red Kente Corset” exudes calculative intelligence and masculine energy. It’s colors symbolizes wealth, prosperity and maturity!

Check out these articles to find out more about color phsychology, Kente colors, and symbol meanings!

http://afrolegends.com/2013/08/15/kente-cloth-an-ashanti-tradition-dating-centuries-back/

http://www.kentecloth.net/kente-cloth-designs-and-meanings/

http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-magenta.html

http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2012/12/kente-cloth-ghanas-ashanti-cultural.html

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, and/or get a customized garment made, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Rainbow Kente Corset

Many of us wear clothing to feel and look good. Some of us wear certain garments for traditional or ceremonial purposes. There are meanings ascribed to the colors and symbols embroidered, dyed, woven, and/or printed on to many fashions. Today most of us wear what we like, cause we like it. It’s fun and educational to learn the meanings behind many of the colors and symbols used in today’s clothing worldwide!

I wrote about the different meanings of Kente in the blog “Kente Kente Kente”  One of House of Rubi most popular and fan favorite item, is the Rainbow Kente Corset.

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             The House of Rubi Rainbow Kente Corset!

Curiosity led me to research the symbols on this corset’s fabric print; here are my findings!!

A deep maroon/magenta is the predominant color through out this corset.  According to today’s color psychology, the color magenta represents emotional balance and universal harmony. Magenta is a blend of red and violet, hence it contains the passionate powerful energy associated with red, yet that energy is subdued due to violet’s calming and quiet energy. This creates a harmonious balance between energies.

Kente cloth originated in West Africa and is identified with the Akan people and the Asante Kingdom. Today, the most recognizable Kente cloth have predominantly yellow and orange colors. Yet Kente comes in many colors and every color has a meaning. The House of Rubi Rainbow corset has Maroon/Magenta, pink, blue, green, yellow, stripes and oval shaped patterns.

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Model stuns in House of Rubi Kente Corset!! Click this image to order and find out more about the House of Rubi Rainbow Kente corset!!

Maroon-represents mother earth and healing.

Pink– feminity and the female essence

Blue– togetherness, love, harmony and peace

Green– earth’s vegetation, harvest and spritual growth

Yellow– royalty, richness, prosperity, wealth

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Model exuding confidence and feminity while showcasing the House of Rubi Rainbow Kente Corset! Click this image to order and find out more about the House of Rubi Rainbow Kente corset!!

Most Kente fabrics have triangles, squares and circles woven into the fabric design. There is a difference between the types of Kente.  The traditional Kente fabric features designs that are woven into the fabric. Today’s commercialized Kente design are printed onto the surface of a cotton and/or cotton blend fabric.

The House of Rubi Rainbow Kente corset is made out of a Kente print fabric. It’s oval shape patterns isn’t ascribed to traditional Kente shapes and meaning.  However, oval shapes do have a meaning in design as a whole. According to the article “The meaning of shapes in design” culturally, circle and ovals represents harmony, unity, love and protection. “Curves in general when used in shapes tend to be viewed as feminine in nature while straight lined shapes are more masculine.” http://www.whiteriverdesign.com/blog/2014/10/meaning-shapes-design/

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Sketching and stylings for House of Rubi corsets! Click this image to order and find out more about the House of Rubi Rainbow Kente corset!! 

Based on this research, The House of Rubi Rainbow Kente corset gives of an harmonious feminine energy, which promotes love, growth and prosperity!  Honestly at the end of the day, I really love this corset because it looks good!! 😀 😀 😀

Check out these articles to find out more about color phsychology, Kente colors, and symbol meanings!

http://afrolegends.com/2013/08/15/kente-cloth-an-ashanti-tradition-dating-centuries-back/

http://www.kentecloth.net/kente-cloth-designs-and-meanings/

http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-magenta.html

http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2012/12/kente-cloth-ghanas-ashanti-cultural.html

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, and/or get a customized garment made, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Glamorous Gold (Part 2)

Reminiscent of the sun, the color gold illuminates and radiates energy. Gold represents passion and brilliance! Here are fan favorite eye-catching gold hued fashions from the Afro-chic and cosmopolitan brand House of Rubi! You can email me Rubi Girl Tenneh at info@houseofrubi.com, if you’re interested in a custom made dress from House of Rubi!

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House of Rubi gold and creme mood board!

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The House of Rubi Renee dress! Features a skirt with metallic gold flowers on a warm and rich earth brown background.

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Charismatic model stuns, radiating richness and warmth as she showcases the House of Rubi Renee dress!

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House of Rubi gold, earth brown, creme mood board and designed fabric prints.

The House of Rubi “Mai Dress” A earth brown, sleeveless corset, flared skirt dress that features brilliant gold embroidery, complimented with checkered black diamond geometrical shapes .

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I name many of the House of Rubi Fashions after loved ones, friends and other amazing people. This is the Mai Dress. Named after my aunt Mai Logan. She was a pattern/seamstress that created elaborate and intricate African attires for her clientele.  She designed this dress for House of Rubi. 

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                              Luxuriously elegant in the House of Rubi one shoulder Imani Dress! 

Thanks for reading  😀

To find out more about House of Rubi, and/or get a customized garment made, email me (Rubi Girl Tenneh) at info@houseofrubi.com or just click CONTACT US. Also, visit the House of Rubi website at  www.houseofrubi.com 

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Glamourous Gold!

Gold glamours, glitz and glitter!  That is one of the many reasons why the world is mesmerized by it.  Gold in its natural form is a yellow, reddish brown orange metal. It has been and is still used for medicine, jewelry, electronics, food, drink and monetary exchange. It is one of the most valuable commodity exchanged in the global market.

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Gold nuggets, image from  www.businessinsider.com

People have fought for it and some have died because of it. For example, it is stated by many today that gold was one of the reasons why Gadhafi, the African President of Libya was killed. The Libyan president had proposed that the U.S and other nations pay for Libyan oil with a form of African currency known as “Dinars”. This currency would have been backed with and made out of gold. Such a transition would have devastated the U.S and other nations currency. Hence, Gadhafi was executed.

For centuries royals and prominent societal members around the world have adorned themselves in Gold to display their status.

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Image from National Geographic. Article ‘Royal Gold of the Ashante Empire’. October 1996, Article and photos by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher. “Ladened with gold, a prominent woman of the Ivory Coast’s Adioukrou people – distant relatives of the Asante – displays a third of the ornaments in her jewelry chest. Gold dust, once prized as currency, flecks her face on a day when she and her husband are honored for reaching a noteworthy level of wealth’

Pic shows: Bride was covered in gold for the wedding in India. An Indian sweet maker made sure his daughter was the golden girl at her upcoming wedding by covering her in gold jewellery worth more than 400,000 GBP. The man who was not named nevertheless came under fire after it was revealed he needed a police guard to protect him and his daughter as they turned up covered in gold for the wedding in India's southern Andhra Pradesh state. Police spokesman Sandeep Kumar in Tirupati, a holy city known for its famous temple of Lord Vishnu, confirmed that the man and his daughter, who he declined to name, had worn gold jewellery throughout the ceremony. He said:

Indian bride displays her wealth wearing gold jewelry worth more than 400,000 GBP. Taken from Dailymail.com Article: Something gold, something new… Indian bride wears £400,000 of jewelry on her wedding day’ by John Hall

Gold dates back to Ancient Egypt and beyond.  Ancient Egyptians believed gold was reminiscent of the sun. Gold was deemed to be a perfect metal; it’s hieroglyphic symbol was a circle. This circle hieroglyphic symbol also represents the sun.

Hmmmmm this looks suspiciously like Target’s symbol (the US based retail chain) 😀 😀 😀

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Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for gold and the sun. Image taken from New Dawn Magazine Article “Dogon Cosmology & Egyptian Hieroglyphic Writing” By LAIRD SCRANTON

Gold is so glamourous that even its color is associated, illumination, love, abundance, wealth, passion, power, prestige and prosperity.  As we all know, the first place winner gets the gold metal!

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Gabby Douglas Gabby Douglas made US history at age 16, when she won the gold medal in the Oylmpic gynastic women’s all-around final competition. She is the first African-American to win the top prize. Image taken from US weekly magazine. Article: Gabby Douglas Parents Supported Her Olympic Win Near and Far.”

Today many still wear gold to show their status, exude confidence, and radiate beauty and grace. Check out ” Glamourous Gold” ( Part 2) to see the fan favorite, House of Rubi gold hued and adorned fashions!!

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House of Rubi Mood Board and designed gold speckled fabric prints!

Refer to these articles to find out more about the color gold.

http://www.color-meanings.com/gold-color-meaning-the-color-gold/

http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-gold.html

Thanks for reading  😀

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