Saturday, 18 October 2014

Metquarter Liverpool presents Objects of Desire

It is that time of year again when we wear glittery dresses, eat lots of chocolate and dine with people we can't stand. Oh well, I guess I was talking about Christmas. Don't we just love it! It starts early for us as we attend Christmas related events from next week. First up is the Objects of Desire by Carousel and Metquarter Liverpool. We are delighted to receive this invitation and we look forward to Liverpool's finest.

Photo credit: Carousel 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Partnership: Artsy & 1:54 Contemporary Art African Art Fair

Artsy and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair to partner, encouraging the growth of contemporary African art in a global market place.
Partnership launches with panel discussion on the contemporary African art market on 9 September in New York City
Online fair preview opens 8 October 2014 on
● Panel discussion at Artsy’s headquarters on September 9, 2014 at 6pm. RSVP to rsvp@artsy.met
● Press Preview: October 15, 2014, 8:30 noon at Somerset House, London. RSVP to
Artsy and 1:54, the Contemporary African Art Fair, are pleased to announce their partnership in bringing the fair—Europe’s leading international fair dedicated to contemporary African art, now in its second year in London—online to a global audience. Artsy, the premier online resource for browsing the world’s most influential art fairs offers collectors and art enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the fair, collect works from existing galleries, and access exclusive editorial content including 'Insider Picks' on or the Artsy app for iPhone.

This year, 1:54 has doubled in size, taking over both the East and West Wings of Somerset House in
London. It will once again provide an unparalleled showcase of the world’s finest Contemporary African Art from 16 to 19 October 2014. The fair is accompanied by a critical conversations series comprising of lectures, artist talks, film screenings and panel discussions presented by international curators, artists and leading experts in the field.
Ahead of the opening, 1:54 and Artsy will launch their partnership with a panel discussion on 9 September 2014 at Artsy’s headquarters in New York City. Panelists will include Touria El Glaoui, director of 1:54, Christa Clarke, curator of Arts of Africa at The Newark Museum, and Taymour Grahne, gallerist and exhibitor, among others. Melanie Edmunds, Content Partner Manager at Artsy, will moderate the conversation.

The collaboration, which follows on the heels of 1:54’s highly successful inaugural event last autumn, marks a global expansion of the fair and signals a growing market for contemporary African art.

Maimouna Guerresi
Surprise, 2010
M.I.A Gallery
 About Artsy
Artsy is the leading resource for art collecting and education. Artsy provides free access via its website ( and iPhone app to international exhibitions, museum collections, gallery listings, art fairs, curated sales, and benefit auctions. It currently features over 175,000 images of art and architecture by 5,000 artists from 2,000 leading galleries and 300 museums and institutional partners, including the world’s largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy's encyclopedic collection spans historical works, such as the Rosetta Stone and the Colosseum, to modern and contemporary works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Richard Serra, Lucien Smith, Sarah Lucas, and Cindy Sherman. Powered by The Art Genome Project, a classification system that maps the connections between artists and artworks, Artsy fosters new generations of art lovers, museumgoers, patrons and collectors.
Peju Alatise
ipele iii, 2012
Art Twenty One
About 1:54 Contemporary (African Art Fair 2014)
1:54 showcases the highest quality African art, bringing together galleries, curators, artists, art centres and museums both from Africa and working with Africa related projects to promote art by established and emerging talent to an international audience. The second edition of 1:54 will be held at Somerset House, London, from 15 (preview day) to 19 October 2014. Taking place during Frieze London Week, the fair builds on the burgeoning popularity of contemporary African art and presents a rare opportunity to explore the rapidly emerging African art market and acquire works in an environment supported by some of the most influential people and organisations in the art world. From painting to sculpture and photography the fair presents visual African art in its many forms giving collectors, art enthusiasts and culture seekers the chance to be the first to experience and engage with African art on this level. Through an extensive programme of conversations, talks, panels and keynote speeches with some of the art world’s key thinkers 1:54 also promotes discussions and understanding of contemporary African art focussing on topics including markets & economies, collections, artistic practice, criticism and Africa as an inspirational ground.
Omar Victor Diop
Albert Badin, 2014
Magnin A
1:54 Exhibitors:
A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
Afronova, Johannesburg
Art Twenty One, Lagos
ARTLab Africa, Nairobi
ARTCO Gallery, Aachen
CCA/Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos
Carpe Diem, Ségou
Doual’art, Douala
First Floor Gallery Harare, Harare
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Galerie Imane Farès, Paris
Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
In Situ Fabienne
Leclerc, Paris
Jack Bell Gallery, London
Knight Webb Gallery, London
M.I.A Gallery, Seattle
October Gallery, London
Primo Marella Gallery, Milan
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
Selma Feriani Gallery, London
(S)itor Senghor, Paris
SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town
Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
VOICE Gallery, Marrakech

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Denim on Denim

Who said people who wear denim on denim cannot be trusted? I say, people who wear denim on denim and get it right are trend-setters. To get a maximum effect from your 'denim on denim' trend, add an edgy accessory to the piece for a timeless look.

Where I got the pieces from....
Long sleeve shirt from H&M
Denim skirt from Levi
White heel shoe from Matalan and
Sunglasses from an Independent Store in London

Photo credit: Eighteen Forever 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

 The best way to improve your personal style is to create as many styles as you can. Before you could only do this using a board and cut-out pieces from magazines or newspaper. Now, you can do that using your mobile device, anywhere at your convenience. I must warn you though, they can be addictive. I was contacted by #StyleIt team to try their new app. I was sceptical because I had tried a number of apps and they all look the same, plus they take a while as you copy and paste images. But I decided to try StyleIt anyways and see what happens. To my surprise, it takes less than a minute to create a look. All you need to do is upload a look, or select a look from a website (web and camera options available). Once this is done, you select an item category and click 'styleit'. Ten different style options are presented and you can choose whichever you like. As simple as A..B..C

Isabel Marant Nuk Pants Black-
Haider Ackermann Top-
Alexander McQueen Black & White-
Zara Embroidered Bomber Jacket-
Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag-

Finders Keepers Thunderball $86
A.L.C. Sachi Sweater $175
3.1 Philip Lim Crozz Front Biker Vest $1095
Isabel Marant Milwauke Studded $1350
Givenchy Medium 'antigona' Bag $1967
AEO Vintage 1.7 OZ. Fragrance $39.95

More info about this style on

Crippen Navy Gabardine Bianca $400
Gray Fashion Shoulder Bag With $53
Helmut Lang Asymmetric $230
Zara Leather Sling Back Ankle Boot $100
Campbell Long V $145
Campbell Dries Ring $475

Stylist credit: Eighteen Forever 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Kigali Fashion Week 2014

Delighted to receive Press Release for Kigali Fashion Week 2014 from John Bunyeshuli. I met John in 2012 on The Sporah Show. We exchanged contacts and here we are supporting Kigali Fashion Week. This is what doing business looks like over here. Working together and creating sustainable projects with positive impacts.

Kigali Fashion Week November 2013
Photo credit: The Guardian
LDJ Productions is partnering with House of Fashion Rwanda the organizers of the annual Kigali Fashion Week event  This collaboration will all be under the watchful eye and the auspice of the commonwealth fashion council
The Mille de Collins Hotel in Kigali will play host to Kigali Fashion Week 2014.   The event is slated for 3rd to8th November 2014 and will showcase 3 international and12 Rwandan designers.  The event is braced to attract a global audience after the appointment of Kigali fashion week as a permanent board member of the commonwealth fashion council in early this year.
Kigali Fashion Week 2014 theme is “Disability is Not Inability” making awareness of mental disability in our society.
The House of Fashion-Rwanda`s mission is to establish an arts-academy which will promote Rwandan culture and creativity through design &fashion. The academy will be providing an environment for fostering, learning and creativity with young talent in Rwanda. Through its mission, which is steeped in education, the academy will promote designers, models and students alike in knowledge and skills, that will instill in them the commitment necessary to attain access and success in the fields of arts and fashion. 
A special program dedicated to entrepreneurship will assist designers and models who are interested in building their own brands by providing business, marketing and sales skills plus customer service for Rwanda and to its dedication to the mission and its vision.
Designers and model at Kigali Fashion Week November 2013
Photo credit: Rwanda Fashion
John Bunyeshuli is the  co-founder House of Fashion Rwanda and CEO of Kigali Fashion Week together with Patrick Muhire  and ColombeItuzeboth fashion designers, co company founders  and directors  pioneering to make this year`s event a success.

LDJ Productions, based in New York City.

The companyresponsible for the day-to-day management and operations of Fashion Week in New York and has consulted on Fashion Weeks in Mumbai, Toronto, Los Angeles and Miami.

LDJ produces large-scale events globally and their roster of clients includes L’Oreal, Yahoo, Twitter, Victoria’s Secret, Viacom and many more.

As the economy rebounds in Rwanda, fashion has become a relevant business and expected to create hundreds of local jobs and boost the economy.   Deemed as the fastest growing economy in Africa, Rwanda is committed to independent financial status by the year 2020. Kigali Fashion Week and House of Fashion vision is dedicated to assisting in the development and boost the local fashion economy with skills and resources needed to start sustainable businesses.

For more information or to get involve please contact House of Fashion Rwanda
Tel: +250 789660 230
Email: OR 

Press Release: House of Fashion

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

How To Wear A Skater Skirt

Skater skirt is one of this seasons top fashion piece. If you haven't got one in your wardrobe, then something is seriously wrong.

Styled pieces:
Collection Plaza Skirt in Laser Cut Leather £595
Rose Print Blouse £632
Olivia Leather Belt £50
Vicky Tote Bag £945
White Gold Diamond Necklace £345
Jetri Nero Sandals £145

Curated by: Eighteen Forever

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Festival Fashion

Festivals are the only reason I look forward to summer. A great chance to explore with fashion, eat more, spend quality time with fam & friends but most importantly watch live music for FREE :) Here I am in my fabulous fired-up skirt, biker jacket from H&M, hat from H&M and boot from Milano.

I attended Liverpool International Music Festival at Sefton Park. Follow the team on twitter and hastag #LIMF

Special thanks to Marsha Ambrosius and Neon Jungle for retweeting.

Photo credit: Eighteen Forever