Fashion Week season is upon us; New York started off the proceedings on 6th February and is passing on the fashion baton to London on Valentine’s Day.
I’m looking forward to what London has to offer, there are various designers on the roster including model turned men’s shoe designer Armando Carbral (Guinea-Bissau) and one of Fashion’s favourite son’s Tom Ford (United States).
East London’s finest, Nigerian model Betty Adewole was scouted in London at age 17, and the rest they say is ‘history’. Betty was unveiled as the new face of Tom Ford cosmetics earlier this year and booked to model in all four fashion weeks – NYC, London, Milan & Paris! In a recent interview, when compared to Naomi Campbell, Betty responded with true Nigerian confidence by replying, “She’s an amazing model but I’m very different. I’m Betty Adewole.”
Let’s hope London Fashion Week 2014 will be as bold and hopefully diverse. Get ready all you fashionistas! …
I’ve been catching up on ‘TED Talks’, riveting as usual and the one that inspired this post is by Cameron Russell.
I’ve never heard of Cameron before but she is a model and her discussion was based around the power of imagery. This is a broad subject but as she is a model, you can guess that it was about body image and the impact it has on society, I did touch on this in my ‘Carbon copy’ post, following the BBC body image season.
Do you believe in luck?
Is it just superstition?
Are you in control of your destiny through free will or is it all in the hands of God?
Cameron believes that she won a genetic lottery and is one of the many slim white women who are beneficiaries of a legacy handed down from generation to generation over hundreds of years: tall + slender + white skin + shiny hair = femininity and beauty; and she has been cashing in on this legacy over the past ten years, using some of the proceeds to pay for her university education.