Author archives: Kristen Lem

Ashaka Givens

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With creativity, femininity, and warmth in her soul, Ashaka Givens started out giving a gift to THE Erykah Badu years ago … and she’s been giving to all us since. But before we get into the dress that made musical history and Ashaka’s career, let’s go back to her first runway show in - that’s right … highschool. Like many teenagers, Ashaka and her friends[...]

Christian Smeltzer's Swade

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Have you ever glanced around your home and thought: “wow, I have a lot of stuff.” Appliances, furniture, DVDs, DVD players, electronics, that juicer you used once. Mentally and physically you’re overwhelmed with … stuff. You run through the downsizing option in your head. Toss it? When you think about the value of some of your (maybe brand new) items[...]