Saturday, 25 December 2010
I appreciate all my followers/readers and look forward to blogging more in the New Year.
Thank you to all those who have emailed me and asked me for tips on make-up, hair and beauty products. I appreciate all your support and positive words.
Merry Xmas once again and here's to 2011 :)
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Friday, 10 December 2010
I went to the event with my friend whom I now officially refer to and constantly call ‘Bella’! We got a bit carried away eating at Busaba’s by Selfridges that we literally had to rush to the venue and luckily made it on time. I work with a lot of emerging brands so am always keen to see what new talent is out there as it is something I am very passionate about so was really excited about attending the show.
The venue was completely packed so I just positioned myself near the entrance which worked in my favour actually. I managed to get a really good view of the collections being showcased which was great!
The Catwalk show was showcasing a range of designs from first year to final year students consisting of both menswear and womenswear, with inspiration taken from the concept of structure, including within pattern cutting of 3D geometric shapes, textiles and creative drape – from sculptural, rigid structure to soft sculpture that can be worn on the body.
Watch my filmed footage of the show below :)
I loved the make-up look used on the models and lashes. The Make-up was carried out by the fantastic ‘Session School’ and models wore feathers on top of their eyelashes to create a fabulously feminine yet striking look (see below)
Internationally recognised for the quality of the programs, industry involvement and high quality graduates, AIU London is situated in the heart of the fashion industry and for 35 years has been preparing students for the field of fashion. The school’s fashion department also teaches optional modules in Paris.
Below pic: AIU London award winner Johnny Wang on the catwalk with model
Overall the designs were Amazing!!! Wow there’s so much talent out there!
About the American Intercontinental University (AIU) London
AIU London’s exciting, vibrant fashion department situated in the heart of the industry for 35 years prepares students for careers in fashion internationally. AIU London is recognized internationally for the quality of the programs, industry involvement and high quality graduates with student’s achievements including Sky 1’s Project Runway Winner, plus careers at Matthew Williamson, London; Hugo Boss, Copenhagen and Vivienne Westwood, London
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
So we finally arrived into a warm building :) I was so relived to feel some heat.
The layout of the event made everything so much easier which was definitely a bonus as we did not have much time to spend there.
I headed straight over to gorgeous Butterfly maxi dress by Matthew Williamson. I fell in love with this dress instantly and know this will definitely be a big hit this summer!
I loved the Henry Holland range for Debenhams. It’s perfect for all the Summer festivals and so versatile.
The price range was fantastic for all the designer ranges!! I mean where on earth do you get a brand new Henry Holland Mac for £45 or a Matthew Williamson dress for £65??? That is what I call value for money.
I am in love with their Red Herring palm cut out swimsuit which will be selling for a mere £22, Unbelievable!!
My must have jewellery piece has got to be the Julien Macdonald multi chain drape necklace (£20). This is the perfect statement piece to jazz up any simple outfit!
As for shoes you would be glad to hear that they have Faith shoes stocked there and the new range is just fabulous. My favourite was the Tyra Pony skin wedge (see below )
So I was amazed and excited to discover that Debenhams stock the French make-up brand ‘Black Up’ which is an amazing brand that specialises in make-up for women of colour. Ok so I know what you’re thinking!!! What a name huh? I too am not keen on the name as a whole but can swear to you that this brand is amazing and it works!!! All my cousins in Paris use it in some shape or form and it works wonders!! Next time you’re in Debenhams just test it out and let me know what you think??
Anyway goodnight for now
For more visit www.debenhams.com
Sunday, 28 November 2010
The plan was initially to goto the event with one of my best friends and fellow journalist Miss Bello, however I got struck with really bad flew a couple of days ago so have been in bed all weekend! My outfit was set and I had received my invitation and tickets weeks in advance by the lovely Shereece at Sassi Pr but my body just said no and just indulge in the Lemsip.
I was so gutted to miss this event as was really looking forward to it but remember guys health comes first :)
So Miss Bello called me with excitement today to tell me that Nana Afua Anwti (One of my favourite models btw) had won the female competition and a guy called Jason Best had one the Male competition. Miss Bello was also a judge at the event and ( I must say I see her more as a Danni Minogue type judge as opoosed to a Simon Cowell type) and had the pleasure in contributing to crowning such beautiful people!.
Below are some pics from the event
The Judges :)
Below are some of my favourite pics of winning Model Nana Afua Anwti
For more information on TMC visit http://www.topmodelofcolour.com/
Thursday, 25 November 2010
I’m not going to lie to you, it was FREEZZZZZZZZIIINNNNGGGG cold outside and I believe slightly snowing, but in the name of fashion and beauty we headed down to Tottenham Court Road to see what QVC had to offer! My aunt is an avid QVC fan so every time I’m at her house QVC is always on. She’s not really into online shopping as she’s a bit old school so loves the whole QVC thing. So you can imagine her excitement when I told her I was going to their press day lol.
I did not quite know what to expect. I know QVC has really evolved over the years and are doing more name branded items and collaborations.
When we arrived we were greeted with the most amazing Cupcakes on a stick! I know right!! They were delicious! Below is a pic of my one.
The beauty section had so many fantastic products! I could not believe my eyes! No wonder my aunt is addicted to the shopping channel.
Some of my favourite products had to be:
1. The Mally Get the Glow Collection
2. The Prai 24 k Golden creme Extraordinaire (So luxurious!!!)
3. The Nina Leonard Graphic Zig Zag Print chain strap Maxi Dress
4. The Butler & Wilson Couture S Chunky Flower Necklace
5. The exotic Elemis Lime and Ginger hand and body lotion
I even got my nails down by an O.P.I technician. I went for the teal coloured O.P.I nail polish. I must remember to get the actual colour code. It should be out shortly and you’re honestly going to love this gorgeous colour. I will keep you posted.
My cousin loved the make-up range and Laura Geller brush!
Overall I was so impressed with the fantastic range of products and will definitely be bagging myself some of those gorge items :)
Bye for now x
For more information visit: www.qvcuk.com
Friday, 1 October 2010
Me with British designer Henry Holland at Somerset House on day 1 of London Fashion Week
Me with LGN Event's amazing Farhana at Somerset House after the Maria Grachvogel show
Me with my stunning bff Mary
My friend Shel getting papped
My girl Mary with Kanye West's ex Girlfriend Amber Rose
Me, Jamelia and my friend Shel at Rev Runs Party
Guests at Maria Grachvogel's show
Mary striking a pose
The Matthew Williamson dices
Me with Model Nana Afua Antwi and LGN Events choreographer Latifah Jolie
Designer Rhiannan Jones of Fashion label Bolshie at her Exhibition
Designer Zi of Zed Eye with Award winning Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji at Lida O'Reilly's LFW show
LGN Events Head Make-up Artist Anna backstage at 'A La Mode'
Designer Kanwal of KHM Couture being interviewed by 360 TV at the 'A La Mode' show
I was loving this Lady's Kafton top and gorgeous sparkly shoes (See below)
Amber Rose after the Basso and Brooke show
Designers Basso and Brooke
Front row at Basso and Brooke
Me and Mary on day 2 of LFw. Here i'm wearing my Vintage Jacket style shirt, grey washed skinny jeans and Steve Madden Platforms :)
Loved this ensemble...
Bolshie designer with a friend
Me and my friend Shel at Rev Runs Party