FALZ- Child of the world (Stop Rape)

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Falz is out with a new video for the tune en-titled ‘Child Of The World’. ‘Child Of The World’ is taken from the 3rd Solo Studio album by FalzTheBahdGuy.

The moving visuals is directed by Kemi Adetiba.

Child of the World features Toyin Abraham as one of the main characters.

What’s most important about the song and visuals is the message – Sexual Abuse and Suicide.

These are two major concerns in our society today and who better pass the message on through music and visual story telling than – Falz and Kemi Adetiba. 27

Watch and Enjoy!

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Women in Fashion: CAROLINE PERINO (Brazillian Fashion Designer)

Caroline Perino is a Brazilian fashion designer based in London, having previously graduated in BA Fashion in Brazil, and studied in Central Saint Martin in London.

When she graduated from the MA Fashion Course from Kingston University in London, Perino was amongst the selected few to represent Kingston at the annual London MA Fashion Show. In addition, she was granted with two sponsorships, one from Swarovski, and the other from Bottonificio Padano.

Caroline is passionate about developing textiles, may it be with embellishments, technologies, embroilments, patterns or fabrics. For this graduate collection she has with Fashion Crossover London, Caroline has made a good use of Swarovski crystal, together with hand embroidery of beads.

She was invited to showcase her A/W 2018 collection in London Fashion Week. Her ultimate goal is to create her own luxury label and have her name recognised across the world.

DISCOVER THE DESIGN PROCESS

SEE CAROLINE PERINO’S PRESS ON:

Women in Power: CEO & Miss Zimbabwe UK 2016

How is your new year going for you? And did you enjoy xmas?

Christmas was a blessing, got to spend some time with mother and sister. So really was in the festive spirits with my family around. My New Year is going quite well, cant really complain but surely it could be better then again I cannot go against what GOD has planned.

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You have had a very successful past few years, you were once miss Zimbabwe UK for the first time how was that for you?

Miss Zimbabwe UK was a journey that I never thought i would be part of again after I didn’t win the first time I tried but I still had the courage to try and again in order to achieve my goal. I would say then it was a good platform that I saw some positivity to be part of and use it to inspire other young female Zimbabweans. It was fun and confidence building for starters and the organisers where quite encouraging.

Did you face any challenges been miss Zimbabwe uk and how did you overcome it all?

In every pageant you always face challenges but with Miss Zimbabwe UK it wasn’t as hard I thought it would be. Some of the challenges I faced are the usual trying to find the perfect outfits, dance routine and cultural representation of what Zimbabwe is. I think the word was suffering from anxiety and a bit of fear. Prayer and words of encouragement from friends and my mother helped me stay focused, plus a bit of self discipline and meditation; helped overcome these challenges.

What did your mum say when you told her you joined the pageant? And how did she react?

My mum was never a fan these kind of things because she would say its a waste of time and money but eventually she got to like it in someway and was very supportive especially with Miss Zimbabwe UK, some of her friends and family members also helped in supporting. You know with African parents it will take some time for them to settle and get used to something, so eventually that was the result in the end and she was happy that I won the title.

You have used your platform very well, not many people know this but you own your own magazine called Effuse magazine and you have interviewed quite a number of people including myself lol

What made you to start Effuse? And how did the name come about?

Haha how can I ever forget you Camille. For Effuse Magazine to get where it is now it is all by Gods grace. I was in High School when i started thinking about the magazine, so about 15 years old. Back then I was studying media and doing quite a bit of blogging, the blog was called ‘Effusive Creation’. During my media course we had a module about magazines, so thats where part of the inspiration came from. One day I found myself in the library jotting down names thinking of what to name the magazine. So I looked up a few names on google with good meaning and I came across ‘Effuse’ which linked to effusive the blog name. So I just carried on from there and continued planning. Effuse is actually the first magazine by Zimbabwean in the UK and I would like to believe that I inspired my fellow mates and elders to start their own. It’s humbling having some of them come to me for advise, its one of those I don’t even expect myself because I am still learning.

Where do you see the magazine in the next 2-5 years?

I pray that the brand grows bigger than just being a magazine. I envision it as much bigger than just the magazine but as for right now and 3 years to come I want to build it up more and eventually being seeing amongst some of the greats VOGUE, COSMOPOLITAN, HAPERS BAZAAR, GQ, ELLE etc. I believe the future is bright for Effuse magazine, I just need to continue pushing it further and working hard.

How did you decide to pursue the career that you are working in today? What was a pivotal moment?

I have always wanted to be involved in media in someway or another when I was growing up. I used to do performing arts at very young age, unfortunately i haven’t discovered my singing voice yet lol but I am very good dancing. So performing arts and media has always been part of me which is why I found myself pursuing journalism as a career. I am currently in the process of studying for an LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Technology to go with my first BA honours degree in Broadcast Journalism.

What are the most important decisions that you face daily as a leader in your business?

Well working alone you always have to keep pushing and motivating yourself, that part of most important decision I face because if I don’t put in the work no one will do it. I just have to keep going no matter what the circumstances.

How do you maintain your and your team’s daily motivation and inspiration despite obstacles, pushback or setbacks?

To be honest it gets really hard and I am one of those people who don’t like to discuss if there is anything wrong,  I just keep it to myself and bottle it up; which is really bad and I wouldn’t advise anyone to do that. If things get hard I take time out and recharge my batteries, pray and get into that focus mode again, and if I’m not 100% I wait till God gives me a sign.

How do you foster creative and innovative thinking within your business? And How are ideas shared and implemented within your team?

At the moment I have Tapiwa Mugabe helping me with Effuse in terms of proof reading and picking certain front covers. We are both creative people, so most of the time we have similar ideas which makes it easier to get the work done.

What’s the best piece of advice you have received

Don’t respond to negativity with negativity!

20 years in the future what advice would you have for yourself

Always trust your first instinct, you can never go wrong!

What would you say to yourself when you were 16?

Some people are only temporary, some come to build and some come to destroy.

If you were a Juice what would you be?

Exotic juice!

Who do you look up to the most?

My mother.

What’s the last movie that made you cry?

Shape of water

What’s the last movie that made you laugh?

Thor Ragnarok. It was quite humorous.

What are the most important traits of successful leaders today?

I would say enthusiasm, social boldness and effective communicator!

What is the most important characteristic that every leader should possess?

Self motivation is must, consistency and most importantly direction. Those are some of the characteristics I live with.

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What is the best and worst decision you’ve ever made?

Working / Helping others without a signed contract. Putting so much effort into the work and not getting the credibility you deserve, been there a couple of times.

What was your dream job as a kid and why?

Chef! I used and still love coming but I listened to wrong people and that killed my dream.

What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership?

Togetherness! We are strong when we come together as women and work together / supporting one another. There is so much power when there is female empowerment and we need to eliminate the thought of competing against one another.

What woman inspires you and why?

Tyra Banks inspires me, not only was she a model but she build herself and become a successful entrepreneur with her own TV show which is something I hope to achieve for my generation.

What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?

The biggest challenge I think it’s the fear of being accepted especially with social media now, its creating this unreal picture that only exist online without real life acceptance. Accept yourself for who you are and the rest flows.

When do you feel most creative ?

I feel most creative at night when I am home alone.

If your life was a song what would it be?

At the moment I think the perfect song is Tasha Cobbs – For Your Glory (When times are hard)

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Too Good had their presentation Friday 16th February

Toogood is instilled with the unmistakable spirit of both sisters: Faye’s preoccupation with materiality and Erica’s audacious shape-making.

One a tinker, the other a tailor.

They approach fashion design obliquely, working with architects, product designers and painters to create hardwearing pieces that are both practical and sculptural.

Each garment takes inspiration from traditional workwear, transforming the idea of a uniform into a mark of individuality.

Sewn inside is an identification document, which traces its manufacture by crediting the designers and makers, with a space for the new owner’s name to be added in, encouraging a sense of connection to the chain of creation.

Successful Men in Music: Dj Selecta Maestro

Today, I have different to change it up a bit in terms of our series and adding a new one which looks at successful “Men In Music”; meaning I will be sitting down and having a chat with men from the Music industry from Top producers, sound engineers, artists, executives and many more in music and my first guest is DJ Selecta Maestro, Radio Host/DJ for Beat London 103.5fm (http://www.thebeat1036.com/).

Hey hey hey, been a while, how are you?

All good thanks. No gidi gidi on this side.( Ghanian slang for those wondering) 

It felt like January was going on forever don’t you think?

Yeah, that’s always the case. I’m kinda used to that now.

How’s the new year going for you?

So far so so good I guess.

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Good to hear, please can you describe yourself in 3 words?
Off the top of my head I will say Calm, Musical, Focused.

So how did it all begin?

I discovered the art of Deejaying in 1999 whilst watching my late cousin DJ ESP (founder of the well-known sound system Spreadlove Entertainment) at a basement party in the West End. To put it lightly, that night left a lasting impression on me and pretty much led me to where I am today.

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Where did the name come from, because the first time I met you, I kept asking myself how you came up with this name?

Well, a ‘Maestro’ by definition is a high ranking conductor/performer of classical music. With that said the name Maestro describes me in that same way but in the form of a DJ. I added ‘Selecta’ as a way of making it sound more unique.

 

Well, I would say you are the 3rd DJ that his set name is of good meaning unlike a few not naming names. Which would you say you came first; DJing, Production or Promoting?

I’m a DJ 1st and foremost. Everything else came afterwards.

I know you have travelled to many countries, which countries have you played/? And which did you enjoy the most?

Holland, Poland, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, and of course my homeland Ghana. I don’t have a particular favourite as each place came with a different learning experience.

Fair enough, What was the first event you ever played at/?

It was a house party sometime back in 2000 if my memory serves me correctly.

What’s the best event you’ve played at?

I wouldn’t say I have a particular favourite. Each gig you get comes with it’s good and bad points.

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What was the first record you bought?
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby. I remember going to the Our Price record store with my sister where we purchased that. Time Flies

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EHH Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Baby reminds me of the 90’s, Out of all the tunes you have, which one ‘never fails?’

That’s way too many to choose from. For today though I will say ‘Davido – If’.

What’s your favourite tune of all time?

I honestly don’t have one. Today I could be listening to Afrobeat, the following day it could be Reggae, and from there its wherever my iPod takes me.

When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out? I can guess you saying sleep.

SLEEP!

Other than that I’m always working, to be honest.

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Yeah, your schedule is always packed, took a while for us to secure this interview, Funniest thing that ever happened at an event?

I was Djing in Ghana 2 years ago and during my set, the lights and electricity went out in the club. That was an experience.

Other DJs you rate?

I have genuine respect for anyone and everyone within this profession. No favourites.

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Who is a person that you considered as a role model early in your life? How and why does this person impact your life?

My late Grandmother. She is someone who showed love to all and would never ask for anything back. I learned a lot from her.

Shout out to all the grandparents with words of wisdom. What’s the best piece of advice you have received

Never stress things or situations beyond your control. This advice has helped me A LOT.

 

What would you say to yourself when you were 18?

I don’t remember at all. Back then I lived life on a day to day basis.

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Okay, I was not expecting that so, If you were a Juice what would you be?

Fanta with no ice!

lol just remembered the song, I like my Fanta with no ice, anyways: What’s the last movie that made you cry? and do not tell me you do not cry for moviesThis question doesn’t apply to me. Apologies hehehe.

It was great having you be the first Succesful Men in Music, and I wish you more success. You can follow DJ Selecta Maestro on all his social media platforms below

Website: www.djselectamaestro.com

Twitter: @SelectaMaestro
Instagram: @selectamaestro
Facebook: DJ Selecta Maestro
Mixcloud: DJ Selecta Maestro
Soundcloud: Selecta Maestro

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Women in Power- Mervielle Sene Model

Good day, my lovely readers.

I have decided to start a new series on my blog, where I will be interviewing women who are doing exceedingly well in their fields by  sitting down and talking all things business careers and empowerment

Today I caught up with my lovely, gorgeous longtime friend Mervielle Sene, she is a model who is taking the modelling scene by storm, at such a young age she has worked with: La Loupe, Lulu’s Collection and many more.

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Who is a person that you considered as a role model early in your life? How and why does this person impact your life?

This may seem obvious lol, but I’ve always looked up to Tyra Banks as I grew up watching America’s next top model. And also Naomi Campbell, her elegance and strut on the runway are just amazing.

How did you decide to pursue the career that you are working on today? What was a pivotal moment?

I’ve grown up with people telling me that I’ve got the physic and look of a model. I always brushed it off the shoulder as I always see these tall models and I’m not the tallest lol until I thought maybe if I do a couple photo shoots people will leave me alone lol so I ended up doing my first photoshoot and I loved it. I enjoyed the photo shoot so much to the point I wanted to pursue it. Till now I’ve loved every moment and will continue to pursue as modelling isn’t a job for me but a luxury lifestyle travelling and meeting amazing people bringing ideas, designs, illustrations to life and creating great things.

What are you doing daily to ensure your growth and development continues as a model? If so, how?

Staying inspired, I follow a lot of models around my age, younger and older. Being able to see their journeys and how are they’re going and to come. That keeps me inspired. Seeing models are worked within the past getting signed and doing wonderful things keeps me going and motivated. Watching runway shows and so on.

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What is the best and worst decision you’ve ever made?

Doing photoshoots or runways shows that wasn’t organised. Makes things much difficult and hard to deal with. Gotta be extra professional when you shouldn’t need to be due to their lack of organisation or ability to do things accordingly. Best decision I’ve made is getting out of my comfort zone and doing photo shoots and wearing things I wouldn’t think I’d ever wear and made it look amazing through my talent.

What was your dream job as a kid and why?

Surprisingly it was to be a model. It was one of those dreams you thought you’d never achieve or be.

What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership?

Women being taken seriously and being capable of having a leadership role

What woman inspires you and why?

Similar to the first question, but also including my mum. She’s done so much for me and I can only be so thankful and grateful for the number of things done for me and towards my future.

 What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?

This is a hard one, overcoming the need of needing or relying on people.

What made you decide to be a model? And how did your family react?

Going back to the previous questions, modelling became something I wanted to pursue because I started to see the vision and enjoyed doing what I loved. I found what I loved and continue to do it. My sisters and brother have always been supportive and try to attend events I model at. My parents sometimes wonder why lol, but have seen how happy it makes me.

You have worked with big brands was it difficult to get to the stage you are in and is it as easy as the public thinks?

It has been amazing working with such big brands, but it has been difficult and still is difficult. For a shorter model, not the typical height for a model and also a woman of colour. It is extremely difficult and not as easy as us models may make it seem. There are barriers and obstacles to still be overcome and models of today going through it all. The public only sees what you allow them to see, which majority of the time is the good.

What would you tell your young self about your career?

Don’t be afraid to take a risk, be open-minded and willing to try new things that you may not be used to. Keep on working hard, it will benefit in the future.

Thank you for taking your time out to join us today, I hope you enjoyed the interview

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London Fashion Week Men AW18

It is the time of the year, again but this time around it is not London Fashion Week but Men’s Fashion Week right here in London.

Friday saw the start of the 11th season of London Fashion Week Men’s – the biannual celebration of British menswear.

Over the course of the weekend, the British Fashion Council showcased a parade of cutting-edge talent from both homegrown and international creativity., where I was able to attend and here, I take a look at some of the highlights from the four  days of shows and street styles

Let me know which look is your favourite below and what brand look you liked and dis-liked

Liam Hodges

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Hodges channels grunge for a new look

A brand that’s identified as a luxury label or “the mad ones and the bad ones”, Liam Hodges saw a return to youthful pleasures this season, paying homage to 1990s raves, graffiti and grunge – courtesy of bygone classic kids’ show Get Your Own Back, and Mr Blobby.

Taking to a chequered runway, models sported a mixture of new-wave tailoring with slouched retro fits – and while Hodges’s signature graphics remained, new airbrushed prints of trippy flowers, leopard and smiley flowers were also integrated.

While there was a definite grunge vibe overall with tartan trousers, zipped cuffs, an oversized suit covered in badges and acid green hairdos, the collection also showcased Hodges’s recent collaboration with Fila throughout, including the Disruptor II premium sneakerboot.

Ben Sherman

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Northern Soul-inspired couture (Rex)

Presented in a 100 metre-long gallery inside Somerset House, this season’s Ben Sherman offering looked to its roots and the glories of Northern Soul with a capsule collection created in collaboration with Henry Holland – a designer recently nominated by the British Fashion Council Fashion Awards for Best Emerging Menswear Designer.

Set to an upbeat soundtrack, a score of dancers took to the runway before models appeared in garb that perfectly fused Sherman’s classic silhouettes with Holland’s eclectic aesthetic.

Featuring 29 looks with a 1970s twist, the unisex collection featured everything from short Harrington jackets to Mod-style suits, striped tracksuit bottoms and fishtail parkas.

Phoebe English

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English makes bold use of textiles

A young designer renowned for her ability to construct strong looks with a focus on textiles and surface textures, Phoebe English created a refined capsule collection in deep navy, charcoal grey and flashes of bright red.

Created in collaboration with knitwear designer Helen Lawrence, models wore textured waffle knits and rib employed in soft British lambswool yarn, as well as hats and scarves.

Grounded with a focus on form, English also presented detailed box and bomber jackets, smart wide-legged trousers with oversized turn-ups, and relaxed-fit joggers.

Elsewhere, traditional menswear shapes were given a smarter edge with detailed shirts trimmed with scalloped sleeve overlays and long smock slips worn under full-length trench coats.

MAN

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The Art School brand: a ‘non-binary paradise’

Established in 2005 by Topman and Fashion East, MAN has launched and supported a series of brands including JW Anderson, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green and Charles Jeffrey.

This season, though, a new throng of pioneering creatives joined the line-up, including Rottingdean Bazaar, Stefan Cooke, and the “non-binary paradise” that is Art School.

A brand informed by the founders and their friends’ non-binary gender identities, Art School’s second season at MAN – and their third with the support of Fashion East – saw a focus on redefining the limitations of gendered fashion.

“Art School was created to convey a message, to create a dialogue of our lives and those of our friends, our loved ones who are never represented,” they said.

Here, under the creative partnership of Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt, the collection focused on soft tailoring and what it means to “be soft”.

To that end, being soft in Art School terms was all about school girls’ skirts and slips, hand-sewn Swarovski crystals, transparent layers, duchesse satin and knitted metal yarn worn around the body “like floating chainmail”.

Street Style looks

It’s cold out there on the streets of London, but that hasn’t deterred the thousands of stylish men and women who’ve come out to attend the London Fashion Week Mens’ shows for the Autumn/Winter 2018/19 season.

Thank you 2017

Seasons greetings to my lovely readers. I hope everyone is and has had a lovely Christmas and is ready for the new year and what it has to offer to us

I would like to say this year has been the year in all my adult life that I have learnt so much, as an individual. I learnt what patience really is about, God’s true favour on my life, the loses and also gains and finally the opportunities I was given and was part of from collaborations with PR companies to attending events I never saw myself been invited to and also been able to be back on FM Radio.

I am proud to say I really stepped out of my comfort zone in trying hairstyles, bolder colours and also not giving a flying F**k of what anyone says I am not capable of doing

Here is to try new hair colours, experiencing life to the fullest and being bold, beautiful and confident in 2018

I wish you all a blessed, fruitful new year and Pray you all achieve your goals and ambitions

Check out some of my highlights of this year and le me know what you like me to try

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A Boy from Tandale- Diamond Platinumz Interview

So I had the wonderful pleasure to sit down with Diamond Platinumz while he was here in London, we talked about how he feels to be in London, to have his first headline show in December 17th, his new album “A Boy From Tandale”, his collocations with international artists. Such as Omarion, Rick Ross and finally ho he feels with his family being in the spotlight

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Check out the interview below

Camille: How is your stay in the U.K going so far?

Diamond Platinum:  its cold, but i am

Camille : Yes, you came straight from Tanzania the nice hot heat, while over here it is cold and wrapped up wearing, the woolies and all sorts

Diamond: It’s cool I like it here

Camille: You are always swagged out, from head to toe, you and the Mrs’s who is your stylist?

Diamond: I dress myself, i just look in the mirror in the morning and put things together

Camille: Please let us know about your concert you have coming up, because this is your first headline show?

Diamond: it has been like three years, since i performed in London, and I consider this as my first performance because I tried my best to make sure it is on point, I will be performing with my band, dancers, with different sets on the stage, so I can not wait as I love performing and I want to give the people something they have never experienced in one stage and my fellow musicians will be joining me

Camille: I know you have your new album that is about to drop as well , are you going to be playing some of your new tracks for the fans?

Diamond: I think I will be playing some of my new tracks FROM “ A Boy From Tandale”

Camille: Speaking of your new album are you, who did you collaborate with, can you name 2 of them?

Diamond: I have Rick Ross, Omarion, and Davido, oops i named more than three

 

Modus BPCM PR SS18

Big Thank you to Modus BPCM for having me at their Spring Summer 18 London Press event  they have over 30 brands that they are in charge of in terms of PR such as ALDO, TOMS, Burlington and more

Brief information about MODUS BPCM

ModusBPCM is a global creative brand communications agency with offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

We lead the conversation and bring ideas to life. Experts in storytelling, we have worked with some of the world’s most iconic fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands for over 30 years.

From our first incarnation as Modus in 1987 and our recent joining forces with like-minded agency BPCM, we’ve evolved with the changing landscape to offer a fully integrated communications service.

Independent in all that we do, our brave spirit couples with creative rigour to deliver innovative brand solutions.

At ModusBPCM we listen, we challenge, we advise, we imagine and then we make it happen.

DAKS London Spring Summer 18

THE COLLECTION:
When this brand writes the word social, it is with a capital S – after all, their customer is the sort whose season is not determined by its weather, but by the regularity of its boat races. This was a collection made for such high society occasions: elegantly tailored blazers, embroidered linens and fifty shades of white, teamed with leather brogues and straw boaters. That being said, there was a fluidity to the collection, in its relaxed cuts and airy fabrics, which presented a modern perspective on British archetypes.

FENDI SS18 Preview

Another fresh week, another day of Press Days in London

I was yet again at the Fendi’s office for their Spring Summer 2018 collection press preview and I would quite happily say, next year bags from Fendi is something you will definitely need in your handbag wardrobe

As triangulation was one of the themes going on at Fendi office showroom. Karl Lagerfeld had sketched: triangular shoulders, nipping into the waist, skirts with flaring hems for next years collection.

It originated in thoughts about Italian Futurism an early-20th-century art movement, which, among other things, sought to capture the dynamic speed of the modern machine age.

Silvia Venturini Fendi and her team at Fendi HQ in Rome ran with the idea, concentrating on shoulders with cut-outs and adding stripes and checks, flowers, and multiple layers of transparency.

The core of the house of Fendi, however, is what they’re technically able to do with fur and leather. Sometimes it’s subtly expressed, as in a green leather coat with flowers applied via a heat process rather than sewing, or fur inlaid as stripes and checks. The house is leagues ahead of others in technical expertise.

Still, it was the logos that will garner the most attention from the trend-hungry.

A printed Fendi fur bomber jacket and coat, and the Fendi-logo totes, will be bound to be featured in every editorial story about the new logo-mania come next spring and summer.

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IPR London SS18 Press Day

Hey guys it’s that time of the season again, when I bring you the close up images from SS18 Fashion Press days, bringing you clear images from next year’s Spring/Summer 2018 collections from brands.

Today I was at IPR London Agency press day at their headquarters in London , wthey are in charge of over 20 brands such as; Timberland, Carcel and more

The brand I particularly fell in love with was Carcel.

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Carcel is designed in Copenhagen and manufactured by women in prison

Each item is produced by a woman in prison to give her new skills and a good wage, this way they are transforming lost times into savings and a better future, while giving you quality designs that last.

 

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This brand was founded in 2016 and it was first set up in the women’s prison in Cusco, Peru where they produced luscious knitwear in 100% alpaca wool

You can shop their old collections at http://www.carcel.co @Carcelclothing

Below are images from IPR London Press days

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AW17 CHECKS & PLAIDS

HI GUYS

My sincere apologies I have quite busy with transitioning back to university life that I have not had time to put a post up, but better late than never right?

We all know about the check and plaids trend which has come back again into this years autumn and winter season and I thought it would be great to give you, a few inspirations on how to put your plaids together: either as a casual chic look or work to night out look

Checks and plaids are among the biggest pattern trends from the fall runway shows. Now is the perfect time to consider all the different ways you can wear checks and plaids. These patterns are a staple in our fall wardrobe, and this year they finally have a special treatment.

With the rise of the female power suits, checks and plaids got in the spotlight. There is no better way to upgrade your office style than with a tailored-to-perfection check suit. This year the office gals will have a chance to make multiple interesting fashion choices. Plaid shirts, check blazers and dresses in either of these patterns are the ultimate office-approved pieces. The business style will be popular outside of the office as well. You could attend all the after work parties as the best-dressed person in the room.

Check and plaid coats are must-have pieces for the upcoming season. These patterned coats will transform the boring outfit into a chic fashion moment. Pick some of these prints in unexpected colours for a bolder impression. This year’s fall fashion trends advise the bolder the better, so just have fun with your fashion choices.

Below are a few street style looks to inspire you this season

Layering Plaids and checks

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If You’re Gonna Splurge on Gucci, This Is What’s in For Autumn

You’re not new to the world of Gucci — you’ve been seeing (and potentially dreaming) of the fashion house’s impeccable craftmanship since you first locked eyes on the double Gs — but things have taken an intense turn as of late. Now, all you see are furry slides, buttery-soft bags, and slick belts, and they’re all calling your name. If this scenario perfectly describes the situation you’re in, you’re not alone. Gucci has officially been dominating the fashion set of late, and we’re all noticing. If you’re ready to open your wallet and splurge on something beautiful, we rounded up the most popular Gucci items for Autumn.

Wizkid Live Royal Albert Hall

Friday Night came to a complete stand still as Wizkid shut down the Royal Albert Hall with over 5000 fans.

Wizkid is the FIRST African to SELL OUT the Royal Albert Hall

This is Wizkid’s first headline show since his last show back in 2012 at the O2 where it was also sold out

Wizkid show started exactly on time, with fans waiting anxiously to see how would come on stage as where as what hair colour he would be showcasing as he teased his fans with a snapchat video the night before stating “new hair colour can’t wait for you guys to see in on Friday night”

Wizkid came on stage wearing head to toe in Gucci, (Gucci white trainers, red and black plaid trousers and a customised jumper and sunglasses) and he later changed into a white t-shirt and red leather waist coat jacket

Wizkid performed more than 25 songs such as

Holla at your boy

Daddy yo

Dance for me

Oluelegba

African Bad Gal

Show you the money

Naughty ride

Final

Jaiye jaiye

Caro

Pakuromo

On top your matter

Dirty wine

Don’t dull

Shabba

One for me

And many more

Wande coal was a surprise to the fans as Wizkid never mentioned he was bringing anyone to perform live on stage with him, both artists sang “For me” and “Kpono” where as Wande coal performed his hit singles

The night was a phenomenal success with Wizkid actually singing through out the show and also the African live band brought culture to the show

Thank you to the team and Micheal Tubes for allowing me to review the concert

I can not wait to see what next Wizkid has in store for 2018

Photo credits Micheal Tubes Creations

Mr Eazi Presents – Life is Eazi. Culture Fest. 2017

Mr Eazi Presents – Life is Eazi. Culture Fest. 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017 5pm-11pm

Venue Roundhouse

Sister Deborah and Mr Eazi Behind the scenes

Mr Eazi meeting his fans – Meet & Greet

Sound check

When Jah Bless no man can curse, Zaga Dat” Mr Eazi

 

Mr Eazi met with 60 of his fans for a personal meet and greet where they engaged with him, took photos and had a conversation with him for roughly 2-3minutes each. He even made a blind fan’s dream come true by having a conversation with her.

Yesterday I was lucky and blessed to be involved in Mr Eazi’s – Life is Eazi Culture Fest at Roundhouse London, where I was able to go behind the scenes to bring you exactly what happened through out the event and I tell you fellow readers it is was actually one of the simplest and smooth show I have attended this year let me explain why

The sound check started on time by the early hours of the morning from 9am till 5pm before the show was about to start with all the live acts making sure the sound was right.

The doors opened at 5.15pm for the crowd and they were welcomed by Dj Selecta Maestro on the decks on stage playing classical Ghanaian songs for 20mins to keep the crowd entertained, when his set was over Dj Sawa jumped in and playing recent Ghanaian songs for another 20mins.

Eddie Kadi did an amazing job hosting the show from the start till Adesope and Dj Naija Boi took over later on in the show.

He brought his amazing jokes which kept the crowd constantly laughing and also his dance moves, even the way he introduced each acts on stage brought laughter in the crowd

The Obvious Conceptual Exhibited a cultural fashion after Dj Sawa’s set by showcasing Black women empowerment by playing famous black women quotes which was quoted by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from Beyoncé’s song flawless the background instrumentals was Fela Adekuti’s songs which linked back to the African roots, the fashion art dance show consisted of 10 dancers wearing African prints and painted in African prints also displayed unity through the songs and also used props such as African broom and African woven baskets to still symbolise culture, this was a great message as it spoke about young women and girls to be proud of the African roots and also be comfortable in their skin no matter what society says

Dj Naija Boi and Sister Deborah graced the stage after the art fashion show and she was accompanied by two female dancers, she really took charge of the crowd by cracking jokes with them before starting to sing her 3 famous songs, firstly Ghana Jellof, secondly, Kikoliko -positivity and finally uncle ObamaShe did an exceptional job on stage and was great to see the crowd singing along to her song uncle Obama

Next on stage was a fashion show curated by Mariam Mr Eazi’s Stylist and Dj Juls playing songs that showcased her fashion which was very bold, elegant and also showcased the African culture

Dj Juls carried on to play his set for another 10mins keeping the crowd still hyped before Dencia was meant to come stage unfortunately she did not feel she was ready to go on stage, she insisted she wanted to go later on the show this created a little glitch as there was already a set order in place so now Dj P Montana had to jump on stage straight away to play his set as Dencia refused to perform her songs.

Dj P Montana played his set exceptionally well and introduced his guests Dencia, she finally came on stage after Dj P Montana’s set and sang her songs Savage and Beri Beri, she was booed off stage by the crowd because of her stage presence and no been a good singer

Moving forward Dj NaijaBoi and adesope did a phenomenal job from the dj set to the Dance competition which saw young professional dancers battle with each other, which was judged by the famous dance duo HomeGrown dancers

The dance competition was one of the best highlights of the show was it really showcased young dancers battling it out with one another showing their best skills on stage the crowds were consistently pumped throughout, the winner Dylan who brought such an amazing stage presence and wowed the audience and won £1000, he was asked what he would do with the money and was too shy and overwhelmed to answer, he finished off by showcasing his final moves to the crowd,

Next on the stage was the famous Dj Cuppy who brought Gracious K to the stage perform while she played her set, still keeping the audience dancing on their feet.

Up next after Dj Cuppy set was the duo Kwamz & Flava who performed their hit singles “Takeover, Darling, She’s on Fire” the duo got the audience dancing through out their performance.

Dj Maphorisa missed his dj set which was meant to be after Kwamz & Flava as he refused to come to the venue, the show still went full throttle without him with Biso Kdei performing after the duo Kwamz & Flava.

Biso performed “Lite, Mansa,” which again the crowd were dancing to through out his performance, up next was The world famous Dj Edu who brought songs from east Africa other parts of Africa in his mix set

The Compozers graced the stage after Dj Edu’s mix set by playing a sample of you, the lights on stage were very powerful, Adesope introduced Mr Eazi on stage while the band was playing fela style instrumentals of his songs

Mr Eazi brought the stage on fire when he stepped on wearing White and yellow custom made African print and his face half painted

Eazi sang 18 songs, he brought Wande Coal, Yungen, Eugy, Dj Spinall, Kah-Lo ft Dj Zain, Riton, Fuse Odg, each artist brought flavour to the stage and an amazing energy the crowd went crazy when he came down the stage to meet his fans and allowed them to sing to the microphone

The night ended exceptionally successful with Eazi thanking his father for coming down from Nigeria and his girlfriend, also his fans and addressing the press

Art Fashion Show