Thank You (Part 2)

The love and support from House of Rubi clients and fans have been amazing! In the blog “Thank You” I featured pictures and reviews from House of Rubi clients.

Here are more reviews from House of Rubi fans.

A client by the name of Cherise wore her corset for a photo shoot and sent me the pic!

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Cherise rocking the Orange Red Kente Corset. She wore it inside out for her photo shoot! LOVIT!!

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The House of Rubi Orange Red Kente Corset! Click this image to get it at the House of Rubi online shop.

As I stated before, some of House of Rubi clients have been featured in blogs and had fashion items named after them! Here are the blogs featuring House of Rubi clients and fans. Enjoy!

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The Logan Dashiki is named after and modeled by Nuques Logan. He has been a House of Rubi fan and client for several years! He continuously supports the brand. Click his image to check out ” House of Rubi Introduces the Logan Dashiki”

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It is wonderful when clients send their pics. Here is Bernice wearing the Rainbow Kente Corset!! Click this image to check out “House of Rubi Corsets”

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Adrienne the CEO of Janomi Hair products ordered the “Anique Dress” for her cousin’s wedding! She then sent me her picture when she got dressed up for the event. Click this image to check out “The Anique Dress Part 2”

Devi requested a custom made bridal dress designed and created by House of Rubi. I sent her a sketch, went shopping with her to find the fabric and created the dress. Here is the Lovely Devi modeling her dress at her bridal photo shoot. Click this image to  check out ” A Rubi Girl Enchanted Wedding”

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If you would like to get an item/items , Click this image to check out the House of Rubi Online Store.
Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support! Stay tuned for more thank you photos and blogs 😀

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 

Follow House of Rubi to find afro-chic and other cultural inspired fashions, learn about world design trends, cosmopolitan trends, cultural traditions, and keep updated on the brand!!

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Thank You

Over the years I have received photos and great reviews from House of Rubi amazing clients. I am humbled and grateful for their love and appreciation.

Lauren ordered the Red and Orange Kente corset for her wedding day! I sent her a gift along with her purchase. I can’t wait to see the photos!!!

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Thank you to all those who have supported and continues to support the House of Rubi Brand!  Many of the clients were featured in blogs and/or had fashion items named after them! It’s an honor to share these reviews, images and blogs with you all. Enjoy!

Ebony purchased the Angela Clutch to complement her outfit!

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Angela Clutch! Click this image to order from the House of Rubi online shop

Here are the pics she sent! She looks absolutely gorgeous.

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Ebony Rocking the House of Rubi Angela clutch!

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Ebony Stunning in blue as she rocks the Angela clutch!

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Other reviews on the Angela Clutch!

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Here are some images of clients wearing House of Rubi Fashions!

Adina rocking the Rudene Slouch Bag!

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Yvonne wearing the Orange Red Kente Corset!  Click this image to get it from the online shop!!

Here are reviews on the Ika Bag

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Ika Slouch Bag! Click this link to get one.

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The Jerricka Bag is also a fan favorite!!

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The Jerricka Slouch Bag! Click this link to get one .

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                             Thank you for your support! Stay tuned for more thank you photos and blogs 😀

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 

Follow House of Rubi to find afro-chic and other cultural inspired fashions, learn about world design trends, cosmopolitan trends, cultural traditions, and keep updated on the brand!!

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Dashiki Dreams

I wrote about the Dashiki several weeks ago. One of our most popular item is the Logan Dashiki. Since then Ive been dreaming up new ways to design clothing with the Dashiki Print. The Dashiki history is very fascinating! As I stated in “House of Rubi Introduces the Logan Dashiki”, the Dashiki originated in West Africa.

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House of Rubi Logan Dashiki! Click this link to check out House of Rubi Introduces the Logan Dashiki!

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House of Rubi Logan Dashiki! Click this image to check out the blog!

The Dashiki is commonly a short sleeved, vibrant colored, loosely fitted, cotton blend tunic, with multi-colored, V-shape embroidery, ornately embellishing the garment’s neckline, shoulders, and sleeve.

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Traditional African Dashiki. Image taken from Goodir Somali Import Export Education. Click this image to check out blog!

According to “Dashiki As American Fashion” Dashikis became popular in the United states during the 60’s after the civil Rights Act of 1964. African Americans wore Dashikis to symbolize their cultural heritage and black unity. However during that era, Dashikis lost its political significance when its popularity trickled into mainstream and was worn by hippies and celebrities. The traditional West African Dashiki features intricate colorful embroidery. The Dashikis worn in the 60’s and today are made out of printed fabrics manufactured and imported from Asia and Europe. Some refer to these fabrics as “Dashiki print, “Angelina Print” and/or “Khanga Print”

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The Khanga cloth. Image taken from Nida Textile Mills (T) Limited website. Nida Textiles produces cotton textiles which are sold domestically in Tanzania. They also export to neighboring countries, Europe and American Markets. Click this image to find out more about Nida Textiles Mills.

Khanga print isn’t solely associated with Dashikis. The Khanga is a cotton fabric with print which features a decorated border around all edges and is predominantly worn by people in the African Great Lakes Region. Countries included in the great lake area are Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

i’ve been Dashiki Dreaming! A client ordered the Logan Dashiki in green.

House of Rubi Logan Dashiki in Green! Available at the House of Rubi Online Shop. Click this Image to order

House of Rubi Logan Dashiki in Green! Available at the House of Rubi Online Shop. Click this Image to order

Check in to follow the Dashiki Dreams series.  Through out the following weeks I will share more of the Dashiki history and show case new Dashiki inspired fashions from House of Rubi!

Thanks for reading Dashiki Dreams

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 

Follow House of Rubi to find afro-chic and other cultural inspired fashions, learn about world design trends, cosmopolitan trends, cultural traditions, and keep updated on the brand!!

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Move it

I stated in the last blog (“Dress it”)  that my little cousin Anique usually DJs our favorite African Jams, to keep us motivated while working for my Afro-chic and cosmopolitan fashion brand House of Rubi. 

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                                             House of Rubi. Click this image to check out House of Rubi!

Here are our top 5 favorite African Jams! Get your dance on!!

#5 Looku Looku by Mavins

# 4 Kukere by Iyanya

#3 Skelewu by Davido

#2 Doro Bucci by Mavins

#1 Aye by Davido

Here is a very informational video on top African dance moves!!  MOVE IT YALL!!

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 

Follow House of Rubi to find afro-chic and other cultural inspired fashions, learn about world design trends, cosmopolitan trends, cultural traditions, and keep updated on the brand!!

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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 

Follow House of Rubi to find afro-chic and other cultural inspired fashions, learn about world design trends cultural traditions, and keep updated on the brand!!

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HOUSE OF RUBI’S BAGS AND PURSES!

 GREETINGS RUBIANS!!

House of Rubi introduces its first collection of accessories!

These bags are Available at our online House of Rubi Shop

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The Tara Clutch
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Angela Clutch

The Angela Clutch!
Order at the House of Rubi Shop

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The Ana Clutch! Order at the  House of Rubi Shop

Rubi Girl Ika rocking the Vesta Cluth

Rubi Girl Ika flirts as she models the Vesta Clutch!  Order at the  House of Rubi Shop

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The Nikki Bag
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“The Ika” Slouch Bag
 Order at the House of Rubi Shop

The Ika Slouch bag https://www.etsy.com/listing/106736013/on-sale-african-kente-bag-the-ika-slouch?ref=shop_home_active_8

The Ika Slouch bag
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The “Jerricka” Bag
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The “Rudene” Slouch bag
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HAVE A GREAT DAY!

RUBI GIRL’S FAVORITE PRINTS

House of Rubi- Keri Dress

Bold Circular Print On House of Rubi "Keri Dress"

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House of Rubi "Keri Dress" Color Variations

A beautiful print can make a simple garment look great!  Prints are excellent for spicing up your wardrobe.  Holiday dresses are usually sparkly, printed or both. No matter what print you choose, don’t be afraid to experiment.  However, finding the right print to complement your silhouette can sometimes be difficult.

Guideline For Wearing Prints

-Pair a printed separate with neutrals.  Example, If you are wearing a top with a busy print, pair it with a neutral colored skirt or pant. Also, it’s usually best to keep your accessories and makeup simple when wearing bold prints.

-Wearing a printed top and neutral bottom usually makes a pear (bottom heavy) silhouette look slimmer.

-An ethnic print can add a unique and stylish flair to your assemble

-Usually, large prints make the body look fuller.  Therefore, full-figured women are advised to opt for smaller prints.  However, that rule is not set in stone.  I think no matter what size you are, always make sure the print proportionally complements your silhouette.

Contradicting to the common rule, here is Jill Scott (a stunning full-figured woman) looking fabulous in a large print motif.

House of Rubi Pillow Prints

House of Rubi Pillow Prints

Prints are also great for interiors. I love polka dots and bold ethnic prints. Therefore, I made simple square pillows using bold prints.  I balanced the prints with solid colored pillows.

House of Rubi "Renee Dress"

House of Rubi “Renee Dress”

The “Renee Dress” features a stunning geometric print complimented with creme and gold flowers.  This fabric is from Liberia.  Its beautiful colors and background inspired me to design more prints and create a mood board.

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"Renee Dress" Mood Board and Prints-House of Rubi

"Tasha Dress" House of Rubi

"Tasha Dress" House of Rubi

The “Tasha Dress” is most definitely one of my favorite dresses.  It is sassy, sexy and bold.  A woman who wears leopard print is usually perceived to be a confident diva and sexy beast!  The “Tasha Dress” is not meant for wall flowers!

I used the image of a plastic bottle with water precipitation on the inside, to design a leopard print for House of Rubi.

This print is called “Water Leopard”

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Water Leopard Print-House of Rubi

Happy Holidays Everyone!  Make sure to spice up your wardrobe with complimentary prints for your silhouette!

Check out the House of Rubi website http://www.houseofrubi.com .  You can can also contact Rubi Girl Tenneh at houseofrubi@gmail.com  with your questions and comments.

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