Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Koax: His photography exhibition “Introspective” Opening night!!

Today I went to the talented photographer Koax’s (Emerzy Corbain)exhibition opening night at the Foundry, Old Street.

If you have not yet ever come across this photographer, then you really need to check out his work at http://www.myspace.com/koaxkobiochi Many will tell you he is an extremely talented photographer especially within the Urban Scene.

His informal exhibition is really more of a reflection of his life as a whole, his journey and passion, Photography. It tells his story in 3 walls and the captured images are absolutely fantastic.

So if you happen to be in the area do pop down to his exhibition as it will be there for two weeks @ The Foundry, Great Eastern Street, Old Street.

Below are some of his works: For more visit: http://www.myspace.com/koaxkobiochi

The Fashion Show and music event

Firstly I wanted to say a big thank you to everybody that came down on Sunday and what an entertaining night that was!!.

We had some great acts performing and as for the fashion show, there are some very talented emerging designs out there!!! The stunning models from Clear 2 Model management done a fantastic job and were a pleasure to work with as a whole.

Designers showcasing their amazing creations included Melissa Fehr – www.fehrtrade.com and Eve Barnett. Denim designer Stuart Bamford also showcased his selection of denim jeans.

More images and interviews of the designers will be posted up shortly on www.lagenevenorth.co.uk . To ensure you don’t miss out and stay updated, join our mailing list by emailing info@lagenevenorth.co.uk

Don’t miss the next show on 25th November!!! Its going to be another fun, relaxed and entertaining night.

Venue:Inn on the Green, Ladbroke Grove, Portobello




Some Pics from the night:

Monday, 22 October 2007


October 28th will see the launch of the new monthly fashion and music event brought to you by La Geneve North ( www.lagenevenorth.co.uk )and Fat Talent ( www.fattalent.com )

This informal fashion and music event will enable you to experience Fat Talent's best live acts perform and a fashion show put together by the La Geneve North Team.

The monthly show aims to ‘Celebrate the fusion of fashion and music’ by combining the two into one spectacular informal evening. The night will consist of live entertainment and a fashion show destined to support the UK’s best emerging talents. With a diverse crowd of passionate music and fashion enthusiast in attendance, designers with edge are ensured to reach their hard-to-reach target customers.

Three up and coming designers have been given the opportunity to showcase their designs to a crowd of music and fashion enthusiast at the renowned creative Arts venue 'Inn on the Green'. Just a stone throw away from Portobello, so be expected to mingle with a cosmopolitan crowd

“The Inn on the Green is a restaurant and bar that also boasts an impressive reputation for showcasing the very best in creative arts. Serving up live music, performing arts and one off events, the Inn on the Green is west London’s liveliest live venue”

La Geneve North editor in chief, Yolande explains “We aim to present the audience with an entertaining evening in a relaxed environment where up and coming designers can showcase their works. As an up and coming designer we know how difficult it is for them to gain greater exposure for their creations so we do our part in trying to make this happen by bridging this gap.”

As well as designers gaining greater exposure for their collections to a savvy crowd of fashion and music enthusiasts. They will also get the opportunity to be interviewed by one of the writers from La Geneve North online ( www.lagenevenorth.co.uk) , for it to appear on their website and monthly newsletter which boasts an international subscription list of 19-35 year olds.

Fat Talent and La Geneve North believe in offering the best up and coming artists in fashion and music, a platform to show off their talents in a relaxed environment.

For more information visit: www.lagenevenorth.co.uk

If you are a designer and would like to showcase your designs at one of our events please email: latifah@lagenevenorth.co.uk for an information pack.

Show start time: 19.30

Venue Address: Inn on the Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL

Nearest Tube: Ladbroke Grove
Nearest Train Station: Kensal Green
Map: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=524324&y=181417&z=0&sv=W10+5XL&st=2&pc=W10+5XL&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf

Tickets: £5 on the door

Contact: info@lagenevenorth.co.uk

Friday, 19 October 2007

Are you up for a fashion challenge?

La Geneve North in association with Talent are doing their part in raising the awareness of eco-fashion sense. They are looking for creative individuals interested in taking part in their eco fashion challenge!

So what is the challenge?

Basically 2 individuals will be selected and given a range of second hand clothing to transform into something interesting and contemporary and showcase the designs at their fashion show on 25th November 2007.

So what’s the purpose of this challenge?

This challenge has been put in place to show that you don’t always need to buy but you can be ethical by recycling. We want to show how you can transform old clothing into something new and do your part for the environment.

Who can enter?

Anyone and everyone with a creative flair. You can even sew it together by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine!

What are the costs?

Nothing. La Geneve North and Fat Talent will provide you with all the clothing to put your amazing creation together.

Email: latifah@lagenevenorth.co.uk now for more information!!

Model Lilly Cole supporting eco-fashion

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Model/Actress Rachel Ritfeld wow's the crowd in GW Couture @ Screen Nations

British Model and actress Rachel Ritfeld wowed the press and audience by wearing a stunning Georgie W. Couture red carpet dress made by my lovely designer friend Georgie.

This 5th Annual Screen Nation Awards was held in London on Monday night.

Known as the Black BAFTA's, "The Screen Nation film and Tv Awards is uniquely the only annual international celebration of achievement within black world cinema and TV in the UK".

(piC) Rachel Ritfled in GW Couture.

For more info visit www.georgiewcouture.com and look out for Georgie at this year's Fashion Expo - www.fashion-expo.com

Tuesday, 16 October 2007


La Geneve North
Sunday 28th October 2007

“Celebrating the fusion of fashion and music” brought to you by La Geneve North and Fat Talent

Hosted by DJ Chef

Live music act performances covering a range of genres which include Nu-jazz, Indie, Hip-Hop, Alternative, RnB, Soul, Pop followed by a fashion show.

Inn on the Green
3-5 Thorpe Close
London W10 5XL

(Nearest tube: Ladbroke Grove)

Tickets £5 at the door

Sunday, 14 October 2007

The Italian Couture Shoot:

I tend to try and not work on Sundays but sometimes have to do the odd photo shoot here and there and Sunday’s are the best days for parking anywhere in London.

So today I set out to style the new La Geneve North shoot, based on the theme “Italian Couture”. I never had far to travel which was nice J.

The two models for the shoot were the gorgeous Maela le nen Davey who had gorgeous big red hair and very distinct features and the beautiful Muna who I discovered was part English and part Somalian. Our Make-up Artist for the day was the lovely Nadine Leighton –( www.nadineleighton.co.uk )who I have previously worked with. The hair stylist was our own lovely Latifah Jolie and our fantastic photographer was Caitlin McColl who has won several awards/recognitions in photography. These include: An exhibition at the UN for the Shoot Nations competition (http://www.shootnations.org/assets/popup.htm , http://www.shootnations.org/assets/images/other/collage.jpg) An exhibition in Paris for the Musée de l'Elysée An exhibition at The Refectory in London Runner-Up in the NYAS photography competition Winner in the Guardian Unlimited Travel Competition Winner of a Shoot Experience Competition. So as evident very talented!!

It was such a lovely day in terms of the weather so I think this really boosted everyone’s spirits considering it was a Sunday afternoon whereby most people tend to just relax and take it easy.

The hair and make-up looked absolutely fantastic and very spot on. The jewellery we used was from 4 Season Shop, 31 Fonthill Road, N4 and it really looked striking.

We managed to get some great shots and were all wrapped up by 6pm ish.

I am so excited about the images when they come out!!!

Remember to pop back to see how the images turned out J

Arrivedeci for now









Wednesday, 10 October 2007


Hello and welcome to our new monthly newsletter to keep you informed of the Latest happenings of the La Geneve North world.

What’s new?

Editors new blog.  La Geneve North fashion group.  NYC Fashion Week. London Fashion Week. Lovin the ensemble…where’s it from? Top 5 recommended Fashion Art exhibitions.  Our New monthly informal fashion shows. Our new lifestyle writer. What not to miss. Jobs

Editor’s new blog:

Our editor Yolande Letshou now has her own blog to keep you informed about her weekly madness and fashion life. You can read all about it by visiting www.yolandeletshou.blogspot.com.

For information on her fashion Art collection visit www.lovegenevieve.co.uk

New La Geneve North Fashion Group

Our fashion Industry Group is now live for those of you who are interested in networking with other fashion industry individuals or simply exploring new opportunities.

It’s an ideal place for fashionista's, models, MUA, photographers, writers, fashion business owners and so on to network and share ideas, thoughts and tips on succeeding within this competitive industry as a whole.

Post ad's and info on the latest happenings within the fashion world :)

Meet up for a coffee on a monthly basis with others who share the same passion as you - Obtain free passes to La Geneve North fashion shows/events (Unless otherwise specified).

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New York Fashion Week

La Geneve North were one of the official media partners for Nolcha Fashion Week NYC. The team jetted off to NYC to enjoy the spectacular runway shows put together by Nolcha showcasing exquisite collections by designers from all over the globe.

Read more about this event here…


Bryant Park:

This official New York Fashion week location was packed with designers, models, press and many more. We spotted and met some fantastic fashion persons all looking their best for the shows.

New York designer Tori Nichel looked superb in this soft flowy purple dress. Visit her website at www.torinichel.com

Read more about this event here: http://www.lagenevenorth.co.uk/nfw07.html

London Fashion Week

London fashion week commenced with opening shows from designers Ashley Isham, Gavin Douglous, and Issa.

Highlights included Stella McCartney’s debut with her latest collection for Adidas, Luella’s new striking collection and Prince‘s amazing surprise performance at the Matthew Williamson show.

Gavin Pierre Medford @ London Fashion Week

Gavin Pierre Medford’s off schedule show for his new collection saw Gavin re-visit his love of the 18th century as reflected in his dramatically beautiful garments with intricate detailing and theatrical style hair and make-up. Gavin has also been nominated for the Urban Fashion Awards ‘best menswear designer 2007’.


Lovin the ensemble…where’s it from?

In addition to our ‘lovin the ensemble section’, we have introduced a new section where you can find out all about where those lovely fashionistas we spot, purchased their clothes as opposed to simply admiring it.

Visit this section here!

Top 5 recommended Fashion Art exhibitions

This month photographer and graphic designer Ola Shobowale brings us his top 5 must see London fashion and art exhibitions.

Visit this section here!

Our New monthly informal fashion shows!

In association with Fat Talent ( www.fattalent.com), La Geneve North will be bringing you their new monthly fashion shows celebrating the fusion of fashion and music. The monthly event will be taking place in Ladbroke Grove just a stone throw away from the famous Portobello Road. We are currently seeking designers, models, Photographers, make-up artists and work experience persons to join the team. For more information please email Latifah Jolie at latifah@lagenevenorth.co.uk

For guest list and ticket enquiries please email info@lagenevenorth.co.uk  with the subject heading ‘fashion show’.

Mary Kay's Hot New Body Products!

Mary Kay cosmetics bring you their enticing new collection which includes red tea, celebrated for its natural antioxidant benefits. And their unique Rainforest Harvest blend – including davidsonia plum, lillypilly and lemon aspen – is enriched with nutritional ingredients. Lightly sweetened by fig notes, the scent surrounds you in its warmth. Simply a must have this A/W

Visit www.marykay.co.uk

Our New Lifestyle and Women's issues Writer

Mary Bello has joined the team this month as our new Lifestyle and Women's issues writer.

Each issue Mary Bello, our girl about town, will discuss the highs, lows and uh-oh's of relationships!

Dont miss her first article up soon!!

GW Couture's New Collection

Designer Georgette Williams' new collection "Retro-Spec" is now available at www.georgiewcouture.com

What not to miss!!

More updates will be placed on our website event’s section. Visit www.lagenevenorth.co.uk

New York Fashion Week Trends Coming soon to our street trends section.

Nolcha Fashion Week Designer Interviews

The massive Vinatge clearance that's got fashionista's flocking...


La Geneve North seeks Fashion Trend Snappers from all over the globe- For more information email editorial@lagenevenorth.co.uk

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Goodbye until next time,

La Geneve North


Thursday, 4 October 2007

Kalikas Armour's S/S 08 collection @ Kyzar Chic

Today I went to the Kyzar Chic fashion networking event in Chelsea , which also consisted of a fashion show.

This networking soiree took place at the popular celebrity haunt ‘The Collection’ in South Kensington.

Designer Kalikas Armour showcased his S/S 08 collection.

Overall I was not feeling too well today so was not in the best of moods – I know considering I’m always bubbly.

I watched the show and went home for a good nights rest :)

Below: Me and friends at the event