Couture Chronicles

Fight For It

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If you are like me, you were raised to never initiate a fight (that doesn't mean you never found yourself in one). Outside of having a professional boxing career, the notion of fighting is generally seen as a negative thing --and rightly so. Both verbal and physical fighting can cause bodily and emotional damage that take decades from which to heal. So befor[...]

The Right Routines

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We've all seen them. Movers, shakers, trailblazing individuals who interrupt our cultural status quo with their innovative ideas and exceptional talent. Serena Williams, Mark Zuckerberg, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Steve Harvey... These are the famous personalities, but there are countless unknown others who ascend their particular ladder of success by [...]

Next: Prepare for a Bright Future

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Happy New Year!!! We've all been encouraged to live in the moment; grab life by the horns. While this is definitely true, people who manage to sustain relevancy and success somehow manage to have their ears, eyes, hearts, and minds set on what's next. They challenge themselves to be present, but more importantly: forward-thinking. If they work with a team[...]

Pregnant With a Dream

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I love the Christmas holiday season. It's such a beautiful time of year! The lights, decorations, and togetherness, make moments so rich and wonderful. Those who know me well, know that holiday music is another aspect of the season that brings me great joy. My husband and I both are ardent music lovers and while I love so many of the soulful classics, one of[...]

"Be-Leave"

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We all want something. Deep inside each of us is a dream, a vision that we long to see fulfilled. Some allow that desire to remain intimately tucked away, while others dare to respond to its beckoning call. We've heard numerous stories of trailblazers (my husband being one of them), who despite life's odds they "faith" their way to their dreams. Regardles[...]

Je Ne Sais Quoi

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It's amazing to me how even in 2014 people still have a very difficult time with individuals, places, and things they can not easily compartmentalize or label. But not everything can be so clearly defined. Especially magnificent experiences, extraordinary things, and without question...fascinating people. All of us are a collage of complex layers, unique exp[...]

Love: Life's Greatest Luxury

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My husband and I share a passion for the finer things in life. We both enjoy beautiful clothes, art, food and wonderful vacations. As we've grown and been blessed to prosper over the years, our definition of luxury has changed as a result of exposure to new things. I remember the first time we traveled to Dubai. Millionaires were common place, in fact billio[...]

Dance Deliberately

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We have plenty to be excited about this holiday season. Perhaps you or a loved one you've nurtured has achieved that long term goal successfully. Or maybe there have been one or two precious little ones added to the family, whose arrival has brought indescribable joy and bliss to your family dynamic (I so love being a grandmother). Maybe someone close to you[...]

Get Ready...Get Set...Run!

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Soon it will be the start of a new year and a new quarter. You may be feeling a bit anxious or a little ambiguous about the direction of your 2017. But now is the time to organize your thoughts and aspirations for the months to come so you can put those ambitions into an action plan. This is the perfect time to reflect, rejuvenate, and reinvent yourself but [...]

Grace to Endure Every Struggle

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Whether all persons in this country have benefited from it or not, there is something to be said about the need to declare one's right to independence and freedom. Minorities of all walks of life (gender, race, socio-economic status, etc.) know all too well that America is guilty of gross hypocrisy and double standards. However, we all hang in there and figh[...]