Saturday, 21 April 2012

Actress Nadia Buari’s hair and make-up was on point at this year’s Jenesse Silver Rose Awards Gala…

Actress Nadia Buari at said event…..








Hollywood actress Halle Berry at said event…



Actress Nadia Buari’s ‘hair journey’ to date...










***The above photographs are a representation of Nadia’s hair journey thus far -and I’m sure you’ll agree when I say -our Nadia’s come a long way.. Personally I wouldn’t wish public life on anyone … but as an actress and ‘public property’ -she will be judged at every turn….. Blessings and love Nadia…xoxo



Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: Its can’t be easy being a public figure in Ghana -where your judged -day in and day out…. and the latest photos of actress Nadia Buari at a prestigious charity hosted by Halle Berry and attended by a host of A-List celebrities -attest to this…

Pictured in an orange stretchy lace dress that many claim cost less than £15.00 and a pair of [non leather] black boots with faux fur trim details -our Nadia’s been slated across Blogland -and I refuse to join in -its just tooo much -people…just leave her alone… Its not her fault -not everyone in the public eye is innately stylish…-plus can you think of one celebrated stylist in Ghana??? No, nor can I.

A year and a half ago a good fashion journalist friend of mind (we worked at Star magazine together) approached me about a book she was writing -about celebrated uber fashion stylists around the world and wanted me to give her a few names of Ghanaian fashion stylists, -so I did; -and you know what, -the Accra based stylists I put forward were an absolute let down!!!!

I approached a former [high fashion] model now married and based in Ghana (she had a television show at the time] -we talked and talked and she promised to send/email me some of her work/potfolio so that I could pass it on to my mate and it never happened.. But as my friend really wanted Ghanaian representation in her book -she continued to ring said former model and another designer whom shall [also] remain nameless -and it came back void… I’m afraid I’ve lost all respect for these two Accra based celebrated -soo called fashion people!!! -I now believe the reason they didn’t comply is because they have no talent… and didn’t want it exposed…

The truth is clear -many of Ghana’s fash-pack aren’t up to standard, many are [former] little girls that married old rich men -and just want to do something…. Many of Ghana’s female fashion designers/make-up artist (MUAs)/fashion show & TV presenters/fashion stylist (???) etc etc -are sponsored by (and you know what I mean by sponsored by -people…-we are all grown ups -after all) rich but bush old men/husbands -who are ignorant of all things stylish or beautiful -so who can Nadia turn to in Ghana for style advice???

And as for soooo called fashion photographers in Ghana -they are all really wedding photographers -no??? Its just reminded me…

I was sent a link to a well known Nigerian website -known mainly for its pieces about Nigerian film stars, -a website that I personally find very, very, very anti-Ghanaian… Anyway, they did or covered a piece called something like ’African Magic’ or whatever …it was basically a collection of images of Nigerian actors and personalities -shot and styled by a team wearing designs by mainly Nigerian [and some Ghanaian] designers …

Although I found the photos BLAH, -it did introduce me to a host of Nigerian personas I hadn’t heard of before -plus it had a couple of photos of that fierce Nigerian ‘it’ girl, Eku Edewor. I noticed her a couple of years ago, -she’s very stylish and beautiful and I hope to see her celebrated in the west (yep she’s that hot and can -if managed correctly -go far)…

Then it was the turn of Ghana’s movers and shakers -and all I can say is …unlike my lack of interest in the aforementioned collection of photos, -the Ghanaian ones just irritated me.. Please note, -my feelings are not about competition or that nasty thing that seems to exist between Nigerians and Ghanaians, although I thinks its more about ‘some’ Nigerians utter contempt for we Ghanaians (and I truly think those nasty feelings are spiritual -heaven help us)… No, I’m just sick and tired of people calling themselves photographers, make-up artist, or stylists or whatever -when its obviously not the case…

The photographs in question (you’re going to have to google them folks -I’m afraid I have no intention of putting them on La Blog even though they feature some of Ghana Rising faves namely; TV presenter Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu, rapper/entrepreneur Kwaw Kese and new comer, actor James Gardiner who looks just like my little brother -Desmond…

The thing is… its not that said photographs are bad but they just aren’t up to publishing standards.. -and I’m sick of it… **If the team behind said photo shoot want to bring it…-let them …and lets play exposure!!!!!

Ill fitting clothes, what appears to be the same wig on two of the ladies, a further two of the ladies sporting what can only be described as maame, maame hairstyles, -unforgivable lighting and so forth and sooo forth -you get the picture… -right!!! Why not check it out for yourselves -but note, if you do, -brace yourself for some really ugly anti Ghanaian comments/sentiments…by the uneducated and hating brigade (they aren‘t just on You Tube -you know)…

Anyway enough of that because we all know there are fashion designers/photographers etc etc based in Ghana operating without talent …. Nope, I wrote this piece to celebrated Nadia’s hair, make-up and lovely clear skin at said event…and still don’t want to comment about her attire -as many already have -and some of the comments are really nasty… but instead -feat your eyes on Nadia, -a fan of what can only be described as colourful dancing hair… as she -on this occasion at least -has left behind her old ‘colourful’ looks -and has gone uber lush, uber natural and fresh -and looks sooo beautiful…

From the soft, healthy, glossy dark hair (the dark colour is sooo lovely against her pale complexion), to her spotless make-up on that lovely clear lovely skin of hers -Nadia is [in my books] ready for Hollywood and I wish her all her hearts desires -if as its stated in the media, -she’s after a piece of the Hollywood pie.. But …..and its only a small but …she will need a… ….nope I’m going to leave it there…. I will instead -inbox her the rest…

Xoxo

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