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Joss in Gap

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 British sensation Joss Stone is set to be the next star featuring in the Gap ad’s Stone says, “I’m really excited. I’m supposed to be taking some time off. But I’m still writing and I have this Gap advertisement lined up.” read more with KGET17

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Interviews: Effi Samara

Last Updated on 30th October 2007 Colour, Colour Colour is what Effi Samara is about. Boasting a clientele of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst and Alicia Keys, the half Greek/half Scottish designer appeals to the known and unknown, dresses 18 – 80 year olds and has a knack for combining the 18th & 21st Century. With the backing of a dedicated team the label has managed to grow from strength to strength and if past achievements are anything to go by then there is no doubt that the future for Effi Samara is bright.

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Fashion Rocked

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 View more pics of Fashion Rocks with Sky News Beyonce and Stewart, along with Avril Lavigne, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Andre 3000, Usher and Hoobastank, performed Wednesday night at a special style-themed concert at Radio City Music Hall. Held as part of New York Fashion Week, the event was sponsored by Conde Nast Media Group. It will air on Fox on Sept. 26.

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Five Minutes With Rhian Benson

Last Updated on 18th January 2018 If I could use just one word to describe Rhian Benson, it would be eloquent. Her voice is so calming and self assured, making it easy to warm to her. Born to a Welsh mother and a Ghanaian father, Rhian bravely left a career in investment banking to pursue what truly lay in her soul – “her love of music”. Currently preparing for the worldwide release of her debut album “Gold Coast”, Rhian already has her own lifestyle-oriented TV series featuring celebrity guests, interviews and music videos, of the same name airing on BET. With a diary jam packed of promoting and performing, Rhian took some time out with My Fashion Life to say how she feels……about fashion that is. How important is fashion to you as an artist? I think it’s important in that, whether you like it or not you present a certain image when you get on the stage, and sometimes fashion can help to explain your approach to music. My music is very jazzy and soulful and mellow. And there’s a lot of importance in the messages and so when I get on stage I like to look, a little bit ethereal, wearing stuff that almost seems fantasy like, such as silk and chiffon. You’ve lived in India and Ghana for a while, would you say both countries influence your sense of style? Oh definitely, definitely. I love ethnic jewellery and shell earrings at the moment. I think that it’s a clever way of making a statement about who you are and where you come from. You’re style in the video for “Say How I Feel” was very reminiscent of Billie Holiday, was that your choice? YES it was, it was. We wanted to do it in a jazz club […]

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Fashion rocks

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Usher, Faith Hill, Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Hoobastank and Mary J. Blige will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert, to be held Sept. 8 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.

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Starr D Showing in San Francisco

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 NEW YORK DESIGNER, STARR D, TO SHOW COLLECTION AT SAN FRANCISCO’S FIRST OFFICIAL FASHION WEEK. Karen Starr-DelloIacono, designer and CEO of Starr D, has reinvented denim fashion. Karen has officially been named the “Queen of Jeans” by those that are now part of her growing fan base. Her original designs are causing quite a sensation after being introduced for the first time at the 2003 MTV Latinamerica Video Music Awards as the denim designer of choice for the celebrity gift bags. The low cut of the pants are not only very comfortable but also empowering since it showcases the feminine curves. Combined with the softness of the material, it looks like “KSD” customized the fit for each and every woman that wears them. Starr D was also a huge success in 2003 at the Billboard Music Awards, Spike TV’s First Annual Video Game Awards and Fox Premios Sports Awards for celebrity gifts as well.

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Sistahs r doin it 4 themselves

Last Updated on 10th October 2006 “To be fashionable is to be uncompromising to the things you love… “ – Sistahs Harlem New York What do Alicia Keys, Cody Chestnutt and Jada Pinkett Smith have in common with Common? Apart from all being very fine people they all share a love for the phenomenon that is Sistahs Harlem New York. With a passion for fashion and sheer determination, Carmia Marshall and Carmen Webber took it in to their own hands to make a name for themselves. Starting in 2001 they have already dressed some of the most prestigious entertainers, and their collections of street couture continue to creatively grow from strength to strength. Coming soon are a line of Accessories and a Brothers Harlem New York and it looks like these Sistahs are set to make a very chic mark in the world that is fashion. MFL: How do you decide upon the theme for each collection? Carmia: There are many things that inspire a collection. Music. Friends. Family. Colors. Laughter. Books. Politics. We love to empower women (but we are not limited to solely empowering woman (smile). We love to educate. Our collections always have an educational lesson about something or someone. Our last fall collection was entitle Le Femme Du Monde ( High Society Woman) Our muse were Margaret Sanger, Assata Shukar, Zora Neal Hurston, Amy Tan, Tina Turner, all these woman, so different yet so influential and magnificent. We wanted to celebrate them. Our latest spring collection Afro-Cuban: The Africa in Cuba. We wanted to explore the African heritage in Cuba. Very festive, very colorful . . . Sometimes we sit over coffee and brainstorm; other times I may have an idea and I’ll call Carmen and say, “hey what do you think about this idea or […]

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Janet Secrets

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 It’s been how long and still the Janet performance is making the news. Truly I couldn’t see what the fuss was about, o.k. it’s no excuse to say we have seen much worse, but really “We have SEEN much worse”. The promotion process is getting so ridiculous now and I’ve been wondering what the real motive was behind the “Nipplegate” saga. It just didn’t seem enough that it was done cause she has a new album due for release. Well the truth has emerged and apparently Miss Jackson is now set to release a line of nipple rings, underwear and more sexual goodies.

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Jewcy

Last Updated on 29th June 2013 The rebranded, trendy, twentysomething American Jew is about as far from the neurotic characters in a Woody Allen film as you can get. The hip new brigade of “Hebesters” listens to Jewish rap music, watches edgy Jewish theatre and wears tight-fitting T-shirts with the word “Jewcy” proudly emblazoned across the chest. You don’t have to be Jewish to be Jewcy (although it doesn’t hurt!) it’s also good for Jew-Lovers, Honorary Jews – and even gentiles. It would be a SHANDA to wear anything else. Shop with Jewcy

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Andre 3000

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Right now I am in awe of Andre 3000. I loved him before but now I love him even more. He is fresh, open minded, makes excellent music and wears what the hell he wants without fear. He is simply being himself. (and he aint too bad looking either!) ” “I think it’s real important to show style now,” he says. “The majority of style right now is to act like you don’t have style at all, so most companies are getting rich off clothes that look torn, clothes that look worn. I think it’s important to dress again. I think that’s very important. It’s just great showmanship and style. I think it goes back to African tribes. They’re always elaborate, they got face paint and beads and dirt in their hair and shit, making them look like something else. You look in the mirror everyday and you see the same thing. As an entertainer, you wanna see something new, know what I mean?” read full interview with The Guardian

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Iman

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Contrary to the prolific universal belief that she was a wild, untamed beauty that spoke an unknown language and was discovered herding goats through the Somalian veldt, the origins of celebrity for magnum super-model and now cosmetic entrepreneur, Iman, are bland in comparison to the facts. The simple truth is that Iman was a University of Nairobi co-ed working her way towards a degree in political science when world-renowned glam photographer Peter Beard spotted her walking across campus. Not exactly herding goats, but pushing a bicycle instead. Personal background Born July 25, 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia Father was Somalia Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; mother was nurse. Siblings: two brothers and two sisters. Attended high school in Egypt. Majored in political science at Nairobi University. Speaks five languages. Discovered in 1975 by photographer Peter Beard while she was a student at Nairobi University. Married musician and actor David Bowie in Florence, Italy in 1992. Has one daughter, Zulekha from first marriage.

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Fashion Rocks

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 I definitely cannot wait for this show. FASHION ROCKS, the most fabulous fashion event in years, will happen at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday night. In aid of The Prince’s Trust, the highly glamorous fusion of rock and fashion will see the world’s most famous design names present their autumn/winter 2003 collections accompanied by live music from some of rock’s biggest names. You can check out all the fabulousness on Channel 4 on Sunday the 19th October at 22:00 …it should be really good.

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The coolness of the Fashion world

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Quite long but a great article by the NY Times entitled Is Fashion still Cool? I have tried to write my view but I keep deleting and re-writing. I just can’t decide what my opinion is on this matter. Sometimes I feel that fashion is still cool and still has an edge to it, and at other times I’m disappointed with the fashion industry. It feels like fashion used to be a little island of its own where only a select people could visit and the rest would appreciate from looking at the brochures. However now its accessible to all, which is not a bad thing at all, however it allows those who design with the market in mind rather than for themselves to be a part of it. As a result this breeds lack of creativity which begins to take the coolness out of fashion for me. It would appear that in fashion, as in music and other art forms, there is at the moment “no new movement, no strong movement of coolness,” the filmmaker John Waters said. “I’m sure at some point the children will think of something cool to get on the nerves of the generation before them,” he added. But, in fashion, an event like that seems pretty far off.

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Imitation

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 This is a very interesting article which highlights the point that unlike the music and film industry the fashion world accepts rather than rejects imitations. I have never actually thought about this in depth before and I have always viewed copying as the norm in the fashion industry. It is not unusual that you have the runway shows full of new trends and creativity and within 6 months there are duplicates in the high street shops. If there are complaints from designers I don’t hear about it too much and I think this is probably the reason why. For virtually all players in fashion, some form of derivation, recombination, imitation, revival of old styles, and outright knockoff is the norm. Few denounce, let alone sue, the appropriator for “creative theft.” They’re too busy trying to stay ahead of the competition through the sheer power of their design and marketing prowess. Designers are always are trying to keep ahead and if they attempted to sue all those that copied their work they would never work themselves. Whether its right or wrong for their creativity to be re-worked I cant really say. I can completely understand why they would be irritated. But to be honest I have always viewed it as a compliment for the designer and not as if they are being ripped off. For me, when I make it big one day, I would feel a large sense of happiness to walk into a high street shop and see an imitation of my design. Mainly because if I do make it to the level of the Prada’s and Gucci’s, I would appreciate that not everyone could afford my clothes. I would want them to wear my vision and if they couldn’t afford it then […]

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