On Saturday, August 17th in Atlanta, Georgia the owners of the Original Housewife Collection Apparel Lanise-Herman-Thomas, Janine Smalls and Simonne Banks joined media powerhouse Yandy Smith for her ‘Girls Love‘ event series at Le Fais Do-Do. This is the second time the founders of the Original Housewife Collection have participated in the event which serves as a platform to encourage and inspire sisterhood with a night of indulging in conversation, entertainment and enjoyment. Special invited guests included Kim Kimble, Mimi Faust, Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta’s Rasheeda & husband Kirk Frost and Toya Wright.

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The ladies were invited by Smith who has been a huge supporter of the movement and what it symbolizes, which is to promote marriage in urban communities”We had such an incredible experience at ‘Girls Love Atlanta’ & the opportunity to be around so many strong women of color in business , we are so thankful to Yandy and the EGL team for their continuous support; the support we received in Atlanta was indescribable, we can’t wait to do it again” says Original Housewife Collection owners. Yandy will also join the founders on September 7th as the host for their 3rd Annual ‘Shop Indie 4 A Cause‘ Fashion and Trunk Show Fundraiser which benefits their non-profit organization People’s Resource and Development Association and the Youth Entrepreneur Programs.

A little about The Original Housewife Collection:

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“No scripts, no gimmicks just real life”.


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“Original Housewife Collection”, created in 2011 was designed as a fundraising tool to support People’s Resource and Development Association’s (P.R.a.D.A.) Young Entrepreneurs Success (Y.E.S.) Academy, a unique youth development program. The line was designed to support P.R.a.D.A, a 501 (c) 3 Non-profit organization; Lanise Herman-Thomas, co-founder of PRaDA.

Herman-Thomas, not only hopes that the line will increase the funding for Y.E.S Academy, she also hopes that her designs support and encourage marriage in the urban inner-city areas. As housewife herself, she understands that a housewife is an engineer in her pattern of being of mother, teacher, nurturer, and a boss. “Original Housewife Collection” is followed by the slogan, “No scripts, No Gimmicks Just Real Life.” 100% of the proceeds go towards the development of YES Academy, a unique youth development program.

The line has received support for VH-1’s Mobwives stars Karen Gravano, Ramona Rizzo, Renee Graziano, VH-1’s Gossip Game Vivian Billings and more! To order please email info@pradanp.org or call 347.980.2825, and/or to learn more about YES Academy visit www.pradanp.org.

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