HAPPY HOLIDAYS AFRICA FASHION GUIDE

Just had to post the beautiful card sent to us from Africa Fashion Guide.. Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!


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“I’m related to George Washington.  He’s on my family tree!” – Jasmine Tookes



Selita Ebanks presents #SASS short fashion film produced and directed by design duo Coco & Breezy.  Coco and breezy are most known for their eyewear and accessories so this is definitely new territory for them and I must say they did a pretty good job with their film debut.  There are definitely some gorgeous images but working with a supermodel like Selita makes that kinda easy.

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Shot & Edited by Davy Greenberg
Styled by Sam Desalu
Hair by Dee Desalu
Make-Up by Michael Petrucelli
Music by DJ Nemysis

Photo Credit: Global Grind

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RECAP: I Came, I Saw “Styled by June”

 

The much antcipated “Styled by June” premiered Monday night.  According the producers at VH1 the series will focus on a different famous face each week, documenting celebs like Aubrey O’Day, Jaleel White, Da Brat and singer Michelle Williams as Ambrose helps them to re-work not only their style but also their image and outlook.

Unlike other docu-series, this won’t be “week after week of it being about my life,” Ambrose recently explained. “It’s about what I do, and you get to see the results of what’s happening. You go through the emotional journey with each celebrity each week.”

In the first episode: 

Actress Mischa Barton was looking to revamp her look.  As part of Mischa’s makeover, June Ambrose  decided that the star needed to confront her fear of the paparazzi and get used to being in the spotlight again, so she took her to a red carpet event.

Of course June made Mischa look much better and hence a successful ‘style’ comeback (insert yawn here).

June states:

“It was really difficult for her, because I think initially she got a bit more emotionally than what she was bargaining for. You can see the tension on camera, but it made sense because of where she was in her life, and I think the audience gets to see the rawness of this person who was broken, and how we were going to fight our way back together.”

The pros: There was no hair pulling, drink splashing or other signs of scripted over dramatics. 

The Cons: Much ado about nothing

I will be tuning in again more so for the “STYLE” in “Styled by June”. I would love to see more fashion industry action ala behind the scenes point of views at fashion shows, photo shoots, digs on designers, style related commentary etc. and less pseudo social therapy sessions with celebrity clients.

“Styled By June” continues every Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET on VH1.

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Photo Credit: VH1

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1964 BABY BLUE POTD: Erykah Badu



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DANCING IN THE STREET POTD: Asakeoge


Photo: Asakeoge

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What’s My Name??

Bunmi Olaye is the founder and creative director of the label Bunmi Koko.  Bunmi has worked for luxury group LVMH under Louis Vuitton which helped her to develop her creative style and gain an understanding of the luxury market. This, coupled with her partnership with Bunmi Koko’s CEO- Francis Udom, has resulted in a fusion of Nigerian and Scottish heritage where engineering and fashion unite to create innovative designs which to date, has resulted in the creation of Longitudinal Caissons: a new method of creating tubular silhouettes in fabric.

Bunmi Koko has caught the attention of numerous celebrities including Michelle Obama, Mel B, Mischa Barton, Kelly Rowland, Mica Paris, Estelle and Alex Gerrard. 

Bunmi has won numerous accolades throughout her career. To top these accolades, Bunmi Olaye and Francis Udom, were honoured to receive a personal invitation and blessings from The Great Nelson Mandela in July 2010.

Bunmi was invited by ITN to give ‘expert commentary’ on the wedding gown worn by HRH Catherine Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, on the ITV Royal Wedding Coverage during the day of HRH Prince William and Duchess Catherine Middleton’s Royal Wedding. During the live interview, Bunmi also gave her fashion input about the wedding guests’ outfits with her fellow panelists.


 

Photo Credit: Bunmi Koko

FRESH FACES: Herieth Paul

 

 Herieth Paul is a 17 year old fashion model who has walked for Diane Von Furstenburg, Lacoste and 3.1 Phillip Lim. She was discovered when she went to an open call of Angie’s, a model agency based in Ottawa, Canada. Paul is signed to Women 1 Management and has appeared in editorials for Vogue Italia magazine and ELLE magazine. This Tanzanian bombshell has been described as the ‘next Naomi Campbell’ and is becoming a high-rising new face in the modelling industry.

Last month the ladies over at BellaSugar had the pleasure of interviewing Herieth. 

She shared her tips on preparing for fashion week:

To prepare for Fashion Week, I drink lots of water and hit the gym. I do a lot of yoga — hot yoga. It’s really great because it keeps my skin clear and [it makes] my body look amazing. And to recover from Fashion Week, I use a lot of moisturizer and [drink] tons and tons and tons of water.”

Beauty Advise:

The best beauty tip I’ve ever learned is the less makeup, the better.

 

 View her CK One video campaign here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Elle Magazine, Filippo Fior/GoRunway, WWD, BellaSugar

Source: BellaSugar

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Video:54 Kingdoms Trip to Haiti

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A recap of our trip to Haiti with the Edeyo Team and volunteers. A big thank you goes out to everyone who made this possible: GOD, our Facebook family, Donors, the Built for Haiti management and volunteers.