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Spring Home Refresh - 5 Ways I Get My Home and Mind Right This Season

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Spring Home Refresh - 5 Ways I Get My Home and Mind Right This Season

Hey there!  Spring has officially sprung and I have to say, my name is Undra and I am ready to go OUTSIDE!  But before I pop-out to enjoy the new season I like to reset and refresh my home.  So while we all wait (I work) for this new Summer collection to drop let's get into 5 ways I refresh my space and my mind for the new season.   1. Clean up. The house has to be cleaned from top to bottom. It takes me about 2 days to clean and 3 days to recover. But once it's done, my mood...

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Her-story: Zelda Wynn Valdes

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Born: June 28, 1905, in Chambersburg, PA, and grew up in Charlotte, NC. Famed For: She created the original Playboy Bunny costume, which was presented at the opening of the first Playboy Club in Chicago, IL on February 29, 1960. It was also the first commercial uniform to be registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Women’s Life: In 1948, Valdes opened "Zelda Wynn," her design and dressmaking studio, on Broadway (in what is now Washington Heights on Broadway and West 158th Street). Valdes said that her shop was the first black-owned business on Broadway. She sold...

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New York Fashion Week: Season Seven

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New York Fashion Week: Season Seven

Undra Celeste New York launches Season Nine: Re-Emerge collection during NYFW For immediate release VIEW COLLECTION HERE  NYC – Feb. 17, 2021   Undra Celeste New York announces 2021 collection, Season Nine: Re-Emerge for NYFW The collection can be viewed online today at 3 p.m. EST on the CFDA Runway360 platform and at NWFW.com Pieces inspired by the difficult year and a transition to work-defined luxury clothing that’s soft, breathable and cozy Fabric, design, color and prints pay homage to Bògòlafini, Malian mud cloth, which translates to earth with cloth symbolizing the return to outdoors and self-connection   Undra Celeste New York launches 2021 collection, Season Nine: Re-Emerge today...

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Singing: It's a new dawn...it's a new day

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Relieved, hopeful, less anxious - my feeling as I watched the inauguration of the 46th President Joe Biden.

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Great Things That Happened in 2020 - A Year In Review.

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Great Things That Happened in 2020 - A Year In Review.

If you've made it to this point, it's your time to be alive. And I don't mean just breath in your lungs, but the time to LIVE. There is a lot to say about 2020 - you'll read most of it in mainstream media. I don't think you need a breakdown from me, I actually don't think you need it at all. If you're reading this, you made it -  consider yourself blessed.  Here's what really happened in 2020... 1. You're here and I'm here. That should not only be noted, but celebrated. Through the pandemic, increased violence, depression etc., we lost a lot...

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