Goddess Gospel

Sep 28, 2014 11:16 pm

There was only one cellphone pic last week, behold.

D-Lish Image Of The Day

Sep 19, 2014 9:45 pm

Barbie is alive and well. This is the vutie from Angola, Maria Borges at the Moschino show.

Hybrid Glamor

9:22 pm

The folks at Models.Com just took me on a major twirl with this one. Check out this shoot titled Hybrid Glamor, I haven’t seen anything this new and fresh in a long time, the bar of fashion and photography just got raised with this editorial.

Photographer: Tim Richardson
Fashion Director: Nicola Formichetti
Model: Tao Okamoto
Makeup: Maki Ryoke
Hair: Brent Lawler

New Looks

Sep 13, 2014 7:48 pm

My life lately has been kinda boring since I started school 2 weeks ago. I have classes 4 days a week but I actually go to school 7 days a week believe it or not- I can’t get enough! Its a really fun challenge, just what I needed.

Anyway, here are my two favorite looks from the last 2 weeks.

This was last night, a fun random evening filled with loving friends, lovely food and fun adventures.

YAAAY!

This is my favorite school look to date. I found that it was a little distracting and intimidating to my fellow students when I was very polished. Unlike in my day to day life, it seems that the school environment feels more relaxed when I am casually dressed.

Just my observations.

I need to find a balance and a seamless transition (no pun intended) between my everyday wear and school wear without loosing my identity. I am working on it and it shouldn’t even be an issue really. I bet you anything none of the other students even notice lol.

2014 Toronto Film Festival

Sep 9, 2014 12:26 am

I have been very low key at this years Toronto Film Festival, mostly because of school and my heavy course load. Gone are the days of attending every party. In the past, it seemed like I would show up to the opening of an envelope…not this time around. There has been no partying and mostly just watching the films. Below are a few I enjoyed.

TOP FIVE

The best part about this screen capture for me is that Gabrielle Union is wearing my favourite Miu Miu glasses, I wear them almost every day!

Top Five was a Chris Rock film. Click here to check out a recording I made of the entire cast at the films World Premier.

The movie basically had anybody and everyone in it, be careful not to blink because you might miss some appearances. It started off feeling like a Woody Allen directed flick but was quickly overtaken by the Chris Rock brand. I honestly didn’t think I would like it, I was surprised I did, everyone in the audience enjoyed it and I suspect it will be a HUGE hit at the box office.

BLACK AND WHITE

Now I have to say I really enjoyed Black and White. It starred Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner. Phenomenal performances by everyone. I have never cried so hard at a movie, a friend of mine who was in attendance didn’t cry, she didn’t enjoy the film either. So there is a fair and balanced review for you. I say it again though, I LOVED it. Here is a recording I made of the cast at the premier.

THE KEEPING ROOM

Now this was an interesting movie, strong (gorgeous) female leads, the male lead was very easy on the eyes as well. From a fashion perspective, I loved how everything formed out like a Ralph Lauren ad campaign i.e, very Midwestern/ rugged and rustic… romantic?

The performances were strong and believable, full of nail biting suspense.

The movie was directed by Daniel Barber and the best part is…. I was seated next to his son! Naturally I had to record a video and he kindly obliged to articulate!

DLISH Image Of The Day

Sep 7, 2014 11:06 pm

This is my favorite image from the just concluded African designer, David Tlale's fashion show.

SPIN; The Book

Sep 3, 2014 8:18 pm

Today I attended the book launch of a marketing genius friend of mine who is now a published author. Check me out with Mr. Clive Veroni, author of SPIN. More on the book here.

With Clive Veroni, author of SPIN.

Had to come back home to do homework and reading assignments BUT, I am invited to a TIFF event tomorrow…I don’t have school on Friday! ;-)

Naomi Campbell; Interview Magazine. Sept 2014

Aug 24, 2014 9:13 pm

The ethereal goddess, Naomi Campbell was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the September 2014 of Interview Magazine. She wears Givenchy and she has never looked hotter.

Ice Bucket Challenge #IceBucketChallenge

Aug 21, 2014 2:55 pm

I am posting this to bring awareness to a very important issue, and one that most people take for granted- the access to CLEAN DRINKING WATER, which is getting harder and harder to find for many people around the world. Water is what gives life to our planet. Water is a basic human need required for survival, just like oxygen.

For the people who would rather waste clean water in order to OPT OUT of raising money for charity, and for those of you who insist on wasting clean water in order to create awareness and raise money for charity, I hope you can appreciate these facts.….” To put the waste this campaign has caused into simple terms, let’s just assume everyone is using a five gallon bucket. Now multiply that number by the more than 1.2 million videos shared on Facebook since June 1. Based on that assumption (5 x 1,200,000), over 6 million gallons of water have been poured out in the name of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The average American household uses 320 gallons per day, which means that based on this estimation, nearly 19,000 homes’ daily water usage has been wasted. And that’s not even taking into account that videos posted online often depict multiple people, sometimes even entire sororities or fraternities, taking part in the ice bucket challenge, often using more than one bucket per video.” Jason Ruize……

http://thewaterproject.org/
http://faceafrica.org/
http://watercharity.org/
http://www.wateraid.org/uk

Monday Morning Rant

Aug 18, 2014 7:54 am

You guys have have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge?

This is what the Ice Bucket Challenge is.

I have been seeing it pop up here and there  on various social media platforms and I have made two rants about it. Last week I said on my Facebook Page;

…”Can someone please tell me what this pouring ice water on yourself thing is? I can’t even get into a cold swimming pool, why would anyone pour a bucket of ice water on themselves? Is it like one of those silly Kony2012 things? I know I will not be into it whatever the explanation is, but I still want to know what it’s about.”

I received various responses including this informative link.

Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed but this morning I made another rant;

I was just telling someone the other day after I saw Bill Gates participate in this fad. I was like, “wouldn’t it be better if he writes a check to cure the entire disease instead of dumping ice cold water on his head?”. It reminds me of say, when someone like Michelle Obama holds up a piece of paper saying #BringBackOurGirls instead of perhaps over breakfast, saying to her husband to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Naturally, as human beings, we all feel compassion and want to have purpose, this is why we do these #hashtag and ice bucket challenges…to feel like we helped (even if its to bring awareness) because it can feel so hopeless at times and we are often at a loss for how to assist. BUT, that’s where I personally draw the line. Billionaire philanthropists, politicians and celebrities should cut these cheap PR brownie point stunts, get off their asses and actually do something about these issues, why? Because unlike us, they have the ability to do so. End of Monday rant- GOOD MORNING!

No sooner had I spoken, than I saw this article.

I hope none of the people I admire whose names I  included in my rants are offended. I am still able to admire you while having a difference of opinion on some things. Cool?

SIDE NOTE

If you have a moment, check out this organisation that I support; FACE AFRICA.

Their mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to some of the most remote parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It starts with water.