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Rock The Catwalk with Core Spirit

October 30, 2011 Leave a comment

After attending Rock The Catwalk’s private press launch on behalf of Little Miss Fashion (full write up can be found on the LMF site) I was asked to present their official public launch which took place Wednesday 26th October, with Dirty Media London.

For those who do not know about Rock The Catwalk yet, check out the LMF site. But to brief you quickly; Rock The Catwalk is a fashion event that offers exposure and a free catwalk to designers, make up artists and stylists. All you have to do is simply book your slot online and start preparing for and organizing your show! The catwalk is situated in Core Spirit’s flagship store on the fashionable New Bond St. Shoppers, fashionistas and passers by are able to watch shows as they browse, and see what great talent is out there.  And the opportunities do not stop there; the general public can vote online for their favourite collections, and the most popular will be branded and produced through the Core spirit label. So yep,  it’s quite a big deal and could make the dreams of an ambitious fashion designer come true.

So of course it was a real privilege to be involved with what I believe to be a fantastic fashion event and concept and a huge platform for fashion creatives. I got to interview the designers, the models and of course get feedback from the public. Core Spirit even offer free make overs to the general public, so I hit New Bond St and brought in a load of girls to beautify themselves 🙂 And of course I myself was asked to strut down the catwalk; something I wasn’t expecting but did all the same so as not to be a party pooper hehehe.

I’m really excited about the future of Rock The Catwalk and look forward to seeing some of you at the next one.  Shout out Core Spirit and Dirty Media London  xx

With two fashion graduates after their shows, wearing a Core Spirit jacket I adore!

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Revolver Entertainment Press Release; Anuvahood Tour

June 30, 2011 2 comments

ANUVAHOOD CAST TO GO ON TOUR

After taking a staggering £2.1 million in the UK box office, Anuvahood is hitting the road to celebrate it’s home entertainment release on July 4th.

The cast including writer, director and lead, Adam Deacon, will be embarking on a nationwide bus tour signing copies of the DVD and Blu-Ray in key cities such as Birmingham, London, Milton Keynes and Derby. Adam Deacon and co-star Jazzie Zonzolo will also be performing the hit soundtrack at Manchester’s Trafford Centre, where the cast also have a signing booked.

“We’re really excited to get out there and meet the fans who have made Anuvahood such a big success,” adds model, singer and actress Portia Freno, who plays Persia in the film, “we had a blast on set and the cast all get on and have such a good time together”. 

Included on tour are visits to several drama schools and colleges where the actors will be taking part in acting workshops with youngsters.

The bus sets off from London this Monday 4th July

Anuvahood is out on DVD and Blu-Ray from Monday 4th July

www.anuvahood.com

ART is from the heART; Mohammed Abbagana

April 12, 2011 5 comments

I had to share with you the work of such a young and talented artist known as Mohammed Abbagana.  After the 25yr old Nigerian painter sent me one of his drawings I was very eager to see and find out more.  This is what Mohammed told me;

“My name is Mohammed Abbagana. I am Nigerian. I am 25, a sagittarius. I like to draw for fun; it’s a stress relief.  Realism for me is more of a philosophy and an approach, rather than a style. Painting is an excuse to interact and engage with the world around me. I see my art as both individual portraits of people and as a collective portrait of my surrounding world”.

Mohammed moved from Lagos, Nigeria to the UK 14 years ago and 6 years ago moved to London to attend university. He is very passionate about his work and is wanting to share it with the world. The drawing below is one of my favourites; Mohammed said for now he is calling it “acceptance”. You will be seeing this work on the London underground.

"ACCEPTANCE"

I love this image created using pencil, charcoal and coffee, and like most art it will mean what it means to the consumer; often what the artist feels when working isn’t always how the imagery will be perceived or understood. So I asked Mohammed what this picture meant to him.

“I wanted to depict a strong black woman,but also delicate and fragile, awaiting the light. I wanted to use the contrast of the ridged walls to the smoothness of the lady’s skin and also accomplish chiaroscuro”.

I have also picked out a few more of my faves from this little gem. Peep below.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined” – Mo Abba-ganna

Stop Domestic Violence

Mo said "his work was taking his pencil for a walk"

"For all the people that take a toke once in a while"

This is meant to be Nicki Minaj but I believe it looks a lot more like her rival, Lil Kim

Valentino for Gap

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Valentino Fall 10

I can excitedly announce that Valentino will be joining forces with Gap this winter!! I do love Gap for their knitwear and basics, but they do need a little touch of luxury, don’t you think?

Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiui and Pier Paolo Piccioli will work alongside Gap to create an affordable womenswear collection.

After news of Lanvin’s collaboration with H&M, don’t you feel we are being just a little spoiled? But who’s complaining!

However, you will have to fly to Milan if you want first grabs at the hot new collection, as the launch of Valentino’s high st range will coincide with Gap’s new Milan flagship store in November.

Not to worry; if you can practice patience it won’t be long before the collection is also available at Dover st Market, London, Gap’s flagship London store and also for my Parisian readers, Colette in Paris.

Chiuri and Piccioli said,  “We are very pleased that Gap thought of us as a partner for this intimate project, as it brings together the iconic world of Valentino and Gap’s fashion essentials… In this way, Valentino and Gap synthesize the current trend of combining luxury with basics.”

And thanks to Vogue, I can reveal that Stephen Sunnucks, president of Gap in Europe said, “We’re thrilled to be welcomed by the house of Valentino, with its unique position in Italy’s fashion heritage and to work with Maris Grazia and Pier Paolo, and their modern, fresh take on women’s style”.

Gap are not known for their designer collaborations; besides a capsule collection with Pierre Hardy in 2009 and a kids range with Stella McCartney, so I think it is safe to say that this is their biggest collaborative project to date.

And you wondered why my debut fashion post was to say why Winter will be so HOT?

😉

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