Thank You Graduates!!

Written by Rubi Girl Tenneh Wilkins 

We at House of Rubi are very proud of all the young men and women who have graduated from high school and college this year!! Congratulations on a job well done. House of Rubi promotes Culture, Confidence and Creativity. We also strive upon a social awareness platform which encourages education. Thank You to all the graduates!! Every year we  show our gratitude and gift an honor roll graduating high school student in an urban community, with an outfit for their prom or graduation party. We design, create and/or customize the outfit according to the student’s request.

This year the giftee was Ms. Sayee Campbell, who graduated from Providence, Rhode Island Classical High School with Honors!

 

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We choose to gift Sayee because not only is she an honor student, she is also an outstanding member of her community. She was the choreographer for the Dance Ministry at her church.

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Sayee was also a member of the Classical High School track team, and the Youth in Action YEAH program (Youth Educating About Health). They reached out to the youth in urban communities and taught about safe sex and a healthy lifestyle.

Being that she is very proud of her Liberian, West African Heritage,

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the lovely Ms. Campbell requested that House of Rubi design her a stylish and chic, bold African print, caped romper for her graduation party! Hence, we sketched a romper which featured a jewel neckline, zipper at front and sleeveless fitted top attached to straight leg pants.

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When asked about how she felt in her custom made, designer House of Rubi outfit, Sayee gushed “Oh my gosh I felt like royalty! Everyone complimented on how beautiful I looked, and wanted to know where I got my outfit! I was happy and felt beautiful! Thank you for the gift!”

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Sayee family and friends are very proud of her. According to one of her cousins, Sayee was accepted to every university she applied to, but decided to stay in state and attend the University of Rhode Island (URI) so that she would not be a financial burden on her parents.

Her mother was scared that her youngest child (her baby) is growing up. Yet, she is proud that she raised a beautiful, inspiring, and ambitious young lady.

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Here are a few statements from her loved ones.

” She is an exceptional child who carries herself with pride. Whether it is in the classroom, or through her fashion style, she is not afraid to stand out. She believes in chasing  her dreams and we can’t wait until the day to call her Dr. Campbell”.  Kormasa Amos

“The type of person that she is, is very rare. I gravitated to her because of her personality. In the world today, its hard to find a person that is true to themselves. It is an accomplishment within itself, the fact that she exudes a pure and genuine spirit, in a world where people are many times forced or choose to hide their true nature.” Emmanuel Amos

“She is so kind hearted, caring and giving. She puts people before herself. Although I always tell her to put herself first, her giving personality is what I love most about her.” Saydah Nagbe

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Now that she has graduated from high school, Sayee is looking forward to new adventures. She will be attending the University of Rhode Island and majoring in Nursing. Her future aspiration is to become a Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (DNP) and focus in Pediatrics.

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Sayee has expressed her gratitude to House of Rubi many times.

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However, we at House of Rubi would like to say,”THANK YOU SAYEE FOR BEING A CONFIDENT EXCEPTIONAL LEADER, PURSUING YOUR EDUCATION, AND FOR BEING A BEAUTIFUL SOUL!!!” May you achieve all your goals.

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Thank You for reading!!

Also, Thank You Moses Janga for MOFLICKS for the Photography 😀

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year Everyone!! May your resolutions be successful. 2015 was great and 2016 will be GREATER! House of Rubi collaborated with amazing photographers, artists,and fashion stylists last year. We’re so excited because this year there will be new designs, fashion items, cool art work, videos and so much more. Here are 5 of our favorite collaborations, blog and products from 2015!

1 The Logan Dashiki

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Since its debut in October 2015, the Logan Dashiki has been the #1 top selling item for House of Rubi. The Logan Dashiki is a quilted hooded tunic made out of the Dashiki Print Fabric. It is currently offered in Red, Green and Black. We debuted the Creme Logan Dashiki on January 11th 2016!

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BLACK LOGAN DASHIKI

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GREEN LOGAN DASHIKI

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CREME LOGAN DASHIKI ( NEWEST EDITION)

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2 Collaboration with AR Richardson for A Rich Experience Photography

 

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Working with AR Richardson for a Rich Experience Photography  was a fun and amazing experience! We accomplished a lot last year. We’re looking forward to creating more amazing work for 2016!

3 The Kente Corset

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The Kente corset crop corset is one of our favorite items! Our client, Lauren ordered and wore it for her fall wedding. She was natural and stunning!!

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4. “An Indonesian Dream Wedding” was our favorite blog.

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It is a blessing and dream to be able to develop my own fashion brand. I am honored to share the House of Rubi dream with friends and family. My best friend Ika wanted me to design and make a dress for her wedding day. That was my wedding gift to her.

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5. The Wilkins Family Collaboration with photographer Jerry Wilkins for Raw Visuals Round Table , stylist Yvonne Wilkins for Taste Maker Management, Photographer Rae Ruckus  , models Carmela Wilkins  and  Andele Lara .

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House of Rubi ended the year with a phenomenal collaboration. Great things happens when family gets together to creatively combine their talents! As the Chief Designer for House of Rubi, I joined forces with my siblings, cousins and friends for a SUPA DUPA COOL and many times hilarious photo shoot. We will debut new projects together for 2016!

Thank you for reading!

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Werk it

As I stated in the blog “Makeup it,” we all have a preparation process before getting dressed. Depending upon the occasion, some of us start preparing our bodies for an outfit months beforehand! We might want to work out and shape things up prior to a big event!

There are certain dresses from House of Rubi such as the Nicole and Mercedes drape back dress that I tune up to look good in. 😀   Regardless of what we choose to wear, we should always exude confidence and put on something that makes us feel good.

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The Nicole Dress! Click this Image to check out the Nicole Dress blog!

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The Mercedes Drape Back Dress! Click this image to check out the blog ” Bringing Sexy Back”

My best friend Danielle said “We are suppose to work out to be healthy, but many of us work out just to look good!” I’ve been guilty of that. However, I have learned the importance of putting my health first. Whatever your reasons for working out are, you should have fun during your workout regimen.  We got our dance on in the blog “Move It” and “Move It Part 2” . Now its time to Werk it!! Here are our favorite African and Island music dance work out videos we collected from youtube.  Enjoy and let me know which one was your favorite!!  Also, if you would like to see more great dance videos, check out our House of Rubi Pinterest Dance board,

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House of Rubi Pinterest Dance and Workout Board!! Click this image to check it out and follow House of Rubi on Pinterest.

The Kukere Workout Video by Scola Dondo

Reggae Dance Hall Workout by Keaira LaShae

Latin Soca Island Workout by Keaira Lashae

Dorobucci Dance Workout- by Afrifitness

Casssandra Nuamah-Kukuwa African Dance Workout on Gemsag Productions Channel

Body Tuning Afro Beat Workout: Burn to the Beat by Keaira Lashae on BeFit

Thanks for Werking it!

To get a customized fashion item 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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