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.
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……
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?
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.
At the age of seventeen, Dominique Sirop was apprenticed to Yves Saint Laurent at his atelier, where he learnt his craft. In 1978, he showed some sketches to Hubert de Givenchy, who hired him as an assistant designer.
In 1995, Sirop was Hubert de Givenchy’s chosen successor as chief designer of the Givenchy label, but Bernard Arnault, head of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy conglomerate which owned Givenchy, took the view that Sirop was not well known enough to the public and appointed John Galliano instead. The head designer at Givenchy is now Ricardo Tisci.
Click here to see more of what this talented designer is up to now.
The leaders of Various African nations are in Washington DC for the three day U.S. Africa Leaders Summit. This is where they discuss more ways to pillage and plunder African resources- JUST KIDDING! The summit climaxed with the White House State Dinner in honor of the VIP’s. This is where all the fun happened where lets face it, If all the eyes are on the leaders at the summit, their wives take center stage here.
It is very refreshing to see the First Ladies put the continents best fashion foot forward, some looks might be viewed as odd or not easy to understand but remember, these are all the rage in Africa and this is how we put it together. Nobody can wear colour like us, I mean, NOBODY!
Here are the looks that stood out the most to me.
This were in my eyes, the standouts.
Check out these images out of Vancouver from the Rapture party that goes on during Vancouver Pride.
This is seriously beyond amazing! Such creativity and vision! I am impressed, very impressed.
This is Shokra’s Facebook… where I stole the pictures from
I just stumbled upon this artist Kajahl Benes. If there was ever an artist that witnessed my dreams and then painted them for the world to see, this would be it. What he does on canvas is what I eventually want to bring to life via Fashion/Jewellery design and Styling.
He seems to be drawn to the same images of pre colonial African native adornment as I am, only he paints them and I will be doing something else. I am completely enamored by his interpretations, stunning!
I posted more images of his work on our Facebook Group here.
Check out the entire collection below. It was very classic Emilio Pucci inspired meets Africa… as you know, Africa never goes out of style
Check out my fellow Kenyan who goes by the name Jared Okeyo as he strikes his best Zoolander poses.
I mean, between Obama, Lupita, myself and now Jared… us Kenyans are taking over the world!! lol!
Follow him on Instagram: @thekenyanmodel, and on twitter: @abuyakenyanmodel
All the best to him.
There is a new talking head and journalist crossing over and making a name for herself in American media, and she is FIERCE! She has all the qualities that I admire in a woman which range from very serious to the superficial. Her name is Rula Jebreal.
You know, I have a category on this blog called News Bunny’s that I dedicate to mostly sensational and over the top female and sometimes male news anchors. Why? Well, there was a time when I used to watch a lot of cable news as opposed to now, where I do not watch TV at all… its too depressing! My TV boycott has been going on for about 2 years and I hardly miss it. So if I am featuring Miss Jebreal, it is because I find her to be very impressive, admirable and fierce.
OK, now to cover her for you in the fun way that I love to do, you know…a world view through the prism of my eyes? Here goes!!!!
Personally, the thing I find to be the most impressive about her is that, she was raised in an orphanage! Talk about triumph over adversity? Bravo girl!
With that said, check her out in the video below from yesterday, she is a take no none sense and straight to the point type of girl. She spares you all the crap and is not afraid to call you out on your BS.