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Friday, January 31, 2014

Look Who's the New Face of TOM FORD

Image courtesy of Clutch.

Her name is Betty Adewole, she's 21 years old, British of Nigerian decent, and now the new face of Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2014. Adewole of IMG Models has also modelled for Emmanuel Ungaro, Issey Miyake, and Maison Margiela.

The beauty collection comes out on May of this year.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Karen Walker Eyewear Campaign Shot in Kenya

New Zealand eyewear designer Karen Walker has shot her Spring 2014 ad campaign starring the craftspeople involved in the making of the product. Partnering with the United Nations ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, these subjects are also the producers of the screen-printed pouches that are included with every pair of sunglasses sold. It's a genius idea that's not only visually interesting, but also creates social value and shines a light on community-based artisans in Kenya.

Screen-printed pouches in production in Kenya.

Photographer Derek Henderson shoots the campaign amidst a Masaai beading community. 
Behind-the-scenes at the Karen Walker Ethical Fashion Initiative project for her 2014 eyewear campaign.

Story and images courtesy of NZ Herald and The Daily Mail.

Friday, January 24, 2014


"A round of applause to our very delectable judges for their unbiased judgement throughout Africa's next Top Model Cycle 1."

                                                                                                                     - ANTMA

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Behind-the-Scenes: "Home & Living" Magazine

Photographer Paul Munene and Home & Living Editor Pinky Ghelani. Safari dress by Jorge's Wardrobe.
Pinky wears leather dress from Miss Kerre Fashions.

The lobby at Hemingways, with giant Oriental ceiling fans.

Pinky wears mixed florals from Miss Kerre Fashions.

Pinky wears leopard dress top from VIVO.

Epic lighting in the Presidential Suite.
Pinky wears a print jumpsuit from Miss Kerre Fashions.

Loved working with these two monkeys.

Shot on location at interior design gem Hemingways, Nairobi. Special thanks to Katy, Evelyn, Godfrey, and the rest of the Hemingways team for their warm welcome and hospitality (as always).

Pinky's Wardrobe Vendors:

Jorge's Wardrobe, Hurlingham, Nairobi.
Miss Kerre Fashions, Kilimani, Nairobi.
VIVO, Junction, Nairobi.

Monday, January 20, 2014

J'adore BALMAIN: Pre-Fall Collection Safari-Inspired

Head designer at La Maison de Couture BALMAIN Paris Olivier Rousteing brings us a pre-fall 2014 collection fit for the African plains. I have adored BALMAIN for years since they launched the epaulettes (shoulder pads) for the new age. Michael Jackon-esque  BALMAIN jackets (worn by all the cool celebrities) have been all the rage since the label's re-invention of them. An very young Rousteing (who I follow avidly on Instagram) has such a strong sense of what the label is, you can spot their clothes from a mile: edgy, urban, often extremely mini or with a daring decolletage, and always with an 80's undertone. 

Here, a sampling of Rousteing's pre-Fall 2014 collection, which draws obvious inspiration from The Motherland:

Can't get enough. Read and see more of the collection at Women's Wear Daily.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Award Season is Lupita Nyongo Season

And now Lupita is the February cover girl for DAZED & CONFUSED Magazine...

Image courtesy of The YBF.

Image courtesy of The YBF.

Images courtesy of The YBF.

And just in case you're the last person on Earth not to have seen Lupita's FLAWLESS Ralph Lauren dress, Fred Leighton jewels, and impeccable styling from Sunday's Golden Globes, here it is:

Image courtesy of The Huffington Post

Image courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Flawless (I woke up like this).