Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Fashion: Ghana Fashion Week!! (1st -4th July)

I'm really looking forward to pictures and news from Ghana Fashion Week [we will keep you posted]. With established and emerging fashion designers from all over the world -expected in Accra over the next four days -Ghana must be buzzing. The French embassy in Ghana has also organised a workshop for six young Ghanaian designers, led by designer Anggy Haif from Cameroon (6-10 July). The garments designed during the workshop will be presented at a special fashion show at the residence of the French ambassador to mark Bastille Day on 14 July, accompanied by music by the Ghanaian singer Bibi Brew -all in support of Ghana Fashion Week, based at Accra International Conference Centre. So in honor and anticipation of the glitz and glamour of Ghana Fashion Week -here are some of my favourite Ghanaian designers ...........Enjoy...xx For more information about Ghana Fashion Week visit: www.ghanafashionweekend.com (Illustration by Michael Roberts)

Fashion: Kofi Ansah S/S 2009 Collection

Kofi Ansah

Monday, 29 June 2009

Fashion: Tina Atiemo

You can also contact Tina Atiemo at: http://www.myspace.com/tiamodesigns

Fashion: Overachievers Clothing

Overachievers Clothing -http://www.iamoverachiever.com/home.html

Design with a cause. Read up on the causes and issues that, Overachievers Clothing are passionate about -at their webite (above) or at: http://www.myspace.com/overachieversclothing

Fashion: Nkya Designs

Nkya Designs - http://nkyadesigns.com

You can also visit Nkya Designs at: http://www.myspace.com/nkyadesigns or http://en-gb.facebook.com/NkyaDesigns
The first three designs are modelled by beautiful, 'girl-about-town' - Ashanti Ameyaw. I hope to catch up with Ashanti for an interview -after Ghana Fashion Week -[as she is modelling there] -so watch this space....x

Fashion: Etnik Collections

Etnik Collections -email: etnikcollections@hotmail.co.uk

You can also visit Etnik Collections' Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457003118#/profile.php?id=1457003118&v=info&viewas=787285536

Fashion: Mignonette

Mignonette -http://www.mignonettebridal.com

I spied the Mignonette label many moons ago. I love its whimsical, pretty vibe and was not surprised to find out that Mignonette means, 'cute girl' in French. Designed by, Kpoene Kofi-Bruce -these exquisite, handmade dresses -are a dream. She also has a bridal Range......

Fashion: Ill-la-la Designs

Ill-la-la Designs -http://www.modelmayhem.com/753516

Visit their facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Westerville-OH/Ill-la-la-Designs/201614915537 or email Shelia at: sdenanyo@kent.edu.
The Model above is the fabulous -model and 'it girl' Priscilla Dwomoh


ST. FRIMPONG FASHION -http://www.eugenefrimpong.blogspot.com

Fashion: Aschobi-Designs

Aschobi-Designs -http://www.aschobi.com

It's Creative Director, Adama Kai is not Ghanaian but will be showing in Ghana this year.....I just love this Label.....

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Beauty & Business Esther Owusu (Samba Cafe)

Esther Owusu is one of the most beautiful women in the world [yes its official] and one of my favourite people to hang out with. Fun, ambitious and unbelievably humble, -I was introduced to Esther by her cousin [and my good friend] -Doris in Amsterdam. Esther and I had both left our homes (me -London, and Esther -Belgium) to party [pa pa paaa] in Amsterdam with Doris -when we meet [we had an amazing time]. The first thing you notice about Esther -errm apart from the Flemish; -she speaks so well, - is her beautiful smile, face, skin -the list goes on folks. And so, when I started my model agency [I am no longer trading] -I just had to have, -this beautiful, well groomed sister (Esther does not mess about with her hair, nails etc} -on my books [and she wouldn't believe this, but people still ask for her]. No longer modelling, -our ambitious sister has now opened a bijou cafe called, Samba Cafe. A hotbed of chilled out fun and fabulous music [including: Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachatta, R'n'B, Hip-hop, Ragga, Reggae, Hip-Life, Zouk and other - music of African origin] Samba Cafe is located in Kortrijk, Belgium. For more infomation visit: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214952935&hif=38%01samba%20caf%C3%A9&hiq=samba%2Ccaf%C3%A9 or email Esther at: samba_cafe@yahoo.com

Samba Cafe, Graanmarkt 17, Kortrijk, Belgium, 8500 -email: samba_cafe@yahoo.com