Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Unbraider for Those Who Love Braids



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Monday, May 05, 2008

Miss Africa Denmark 2008

Miss Africa Denmark 2008 June 14th 2008 we will for the third time crown a Danish Miss Africa. The show and afterparty is at Store Vega, the main music venue in Copenhagen.

The Miss Africa event (including this site) is in Danish, but it will be an entertaining evening, also for those who are not speaking the language. This page serves as a brief introduction in English.


The Participants

Tickets on sale now
Tickets for the show in Vega are on sale now! Be sure to attend the main African event in Denmark. Buy your tickets online on billetlugen.dk or in your nearest FONA music store.

Live music
On stage this year will be:
Maureen Lilanda (Zambia)
Rex Omar (Ghana)
Papaya (Denmark)
Jaleesa (Denmark)

Jury
The jury for 2008 is Caroline Henderson, Malkit Singh, Miss Mukupa, Lassina Badolo, Toniah Pedersen and Peace Kabushenga.

Purpose and idea
The overall purpose of the Miss Africa Denmark event is to gather all interested Africans, Danes and other friends of Africa in a celebration of the beauty and rich diversity of African culture. African culture has a lot to offer – also here in the Nordic countries. All Africans residing in Denmark has been asked to participate and we hope the event will be backed up by all.
It is important to note that Miss Africa DK is NOT a traditional model- or beauty contest. Miss Africa is an ambassador of diversity and a positive rolemodel. She helps extend peoples knowledge of Africa, and she bridges Danish and African culture. Miss Africa has something at heart and her positive personality voices the causes that she is passionately committed to.

Through the last year our winners from 2006 and 2007 has been interviewed in Danish media several times as a representative for the African community in Denmark.
Any profit from the event is donated to a specific project for "Save the Children" in Gulu, Uganda. The organisers and performing artists affiliated with Miss Africa Denmark all work for free.
Miss Africa Denmark supports Save the Children
Meet the participants 2008

Photo slideshows. Opens in a new window. Please try again if the photos don't load correctly in the first try.
From the archives:
The show 19 May 2007 (140 photos)
Behind the scenes 2007(93 photos)
Miss Africa Denmark 2006
See also:
"Pageant puts focus on our African beauties", (Copenhagen Post, 2007)

Contact and press info
You can contact the organisers on mail@missafrica.dkPlease direct press inquiries to jacob@missafrica.dk
Press release 11th March 2008: Miss Africa Denmark

Miss Africa Denmark 2008

Miss Africa Denmark 2008 June 14th 2008 we will for the third time crown a Danish Miss Africa. The show and afterparty is at Store Vega, the main music venue in Copenhagen.

The Miss Africa event (including this site) is in Danish, but it will be an entertaining evening, also for those who are not speaking the language. This page serves as a brief introduction in English.


The Participants

Tickets on sale now
Tickets for the show in Vega are on sale now! Be sure to attend the main African event in Denmark. Buy your tickets online on billetlugen.dk or in your nearest FONA music store.

Live music
On stage this year will be:
Maureen Lilanda (Zambia)
Rex Omar (Ghana)
Papaya (Denmark)
Jaleesa (Denmark)

Jury
The jury for 2008 is Caroline Henderson, Malkit Singh, Miss Mukupa, Lassina Badolo, Toniah Pedersen and Peace Kabushenga.

Purpose and idea
The overall purpose of the Miss Africa Denmark event is to gather all interested Africans, Danes and other friends of Africa in a celebration of the beauty and rich diversity of African culture. African culture has a lot to offer – also here in the Nordic countries. All Africans residing in Denmark has been asked to participate and we hope the event will be backed up by all.
It is important to note that Miss Africa DK is NOT a traditional model- or beauty contest. Miss Africa is an ambassador of diversity and a positive rolemodel. She helps extend peoples knowledge of Africa, and she bridges Danish and African culture. Miss Africa has something at heart and her positive personality voices the causes that she is passionately committed to.

Through the last year our winners from 2006 and 2007 has been interviewed in Danish media several times as a representative for the African community in Denmark.
Any profit from the event is donated to a specific project for "Save the Children" in Gulu, Uganda. The organisers and performing artists affiliated with Miss Africa Denmark all work for free.
Miss Africa Denmark supports Save the Children
Meet the participants 2008

Photo slideshows. Opens in a new window. Please try again if the photos don't load correctly in the first try.
From the archives:
The show 19 May 2007 (140 photos)
Behind the scenes 2007(93 photos)
Miss Africa Denmark 2006
See also:
"Pageant puts focus on our African beauties", (Copenhagen Post, 2007)

Contact and press info
You can contact the organisers on mail@missafrica.dkPlease direct press inquiries to jacob@missafrica.dk
Press release 11th March 2008: Miss Africa Denmark

Sunday, May 04, 2008

FOR ADULTS ONLY: When Molly Sims Wore A $30 Million Diamond Bikini



Kentucky born super model and actress Molly Sims left many men gasping for breath when she stepped out in this revealing $30 million Diamond bikini!



It was the must see bikini in the February 14, 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

The multi-million dollar diamond bikini, designed by Susan Rosen is made up of over 150 carats of D flawless diamonds.

Here is the YouTube video of Molly Sims modeling the $30 million Diamond Bikini.

African Women Are The Most Beautiful



The most beautiful thing. How do I put it? Its so spiritual. The most beautiful thing is a woman’s body. If you want to understand nature in its perfect stage, you have to look at the woman’s body, the contour, and the whole essence of a woman’s body is so amazing, especially African women.

And that is even important to me because for a long time African women are looked upon as if they are not beautiful, whereas they are the most beautiful that nature has ever created , that is one of the attraction and even more so fashion allows you, if you are an artist fashion is very quick it allows you to express quicker, because clothes comes and goes very quicker than magazines than buildings. Everything follows trend, fashion, interior, architecture. Of all of these fashion moves really fast and I love the pace
.
~ Fred Eboka

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Crystle Stewart: Miss Texas USA Crowned Miss USA(R) 2008 During Live NBC Telecast on April 11th

12 Apr 2008 04:42 Africa/Lagos

Miss USA 1

Miss Texas USA Crowned Miss USA(R) 2008 During Live NBC Telecast on April 11th

LAS VEGAS, April 11 /PRNewswire/ --

This evening, during one of the year's most exciting live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Texas USA, Crystle Stewart, as MISS USA(R) 2008. Donny and Marie Osmond hosted the 57th Annual MISS USA Pageant from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world's most electrifying cities, Las Vegas.

Crystle Stewart

Ms. Stewart completed her degree in Consumer Science and Merchandising at the University of Houston. She founded and runs her business "Inside/Out" which aids young women in building self-esteem and volunteers with many organizations in the community. She won a silver medal in the relay at Jr. Olympics and is a fourth generation educator.

Miss USA 2008

The judging panel for the 2008 Miss USA(R) Pageant included: Heather Mills, contestant on season four of "Dancing With the Stars"; Rob Schneider, star of "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"; Joey Fatone, host of "The Singing Bee"; Kristian Alfonso, entrepreneur and star of NBC's "Days of our Lives"; Olympic gold-medal swimmer Amanda Beard; Christian Siriano, this season's winner of Bravo's hit show "Project Runway"; San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman; celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves; Kelly Carlson, star of "Nip/Tuck"; founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood International, Inc. Robert Earl and Vanity Fair's celebrity journalist George Wayne.


Throughout the two-hour event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. During these competitions, the "Top Five" finalists were selected before the crowning. Rachel Smith, MISS USA 2007, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast, where rock band Finger Eleven performed their hit song "Paralyzer" before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 250 million.


Final Results:

First Runner Up: Miss Mississippi USA, Leah Laviano will assume the
duties of MISS USA 2008 if the titleholder is named
MISS UNIVERSE 2008 or for some reason cannot fulfill
her duties.

Second Runner Up: Miss New Jersey USA, Tiffany Andrade

Rest of Top Five: Miss Pennsylvania USA, LauRen Merola
Miss Oklahoma USA, Lindsey Jo Harrington

Rest of Top Ten: Miss Massachusetts USA, Jackie Bruno
Miss Missouri USA, Candice Crawford
Miss Tennessee USA, Hailey Laine Brown
Miss Indiana USA, Brittany Mason
Miss Florida USA, Jessica Rafalowski

Rest of Top Fifteen: Miss Minnesota USA, Kaylee Unverzagt
Miss Rhode Island USA, Amy Diaz
Miss South Carolina USA, Jamie Hill
Miss California USA, Raquel Roxanne Beezley
Miss Utah USA, Julia Bachison



MISS PHOTOGENIC USA(TM) "Hot Shots" Award: Miss Alaska USA, Courtney Erin Carroll. The general public voted on www.nbc.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize.


MISS CONGENIALITY USA(TM) Award: Miss Ohio USA, Monica Day was awarded a $1,000 cash award. The award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize.


The MISS USA(R) 2008 prize package includes: the official Miss USA Mikimoto pearl tiara; 2 Year Scholarship from The New York Film Academy; custom evening wear wardrobe by Scala, designed by Sherri Hill; national multi-media advertising campaign and a complete denim wardrobe from YMI Jeanswear; a 4 day / 3 night all-inclusive vacation at any of the 28 Westgate Resorts located in the U.S. including the Planet Hollywood Towers in Las Vegas; make-up from Kett Cosmetics; shoe wardrobe from Nina Footwear; year supply of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems; swimsuit wardrobe from Syrup Swimwear; a New York City apartment for the year of her reign, including living expenses; personal appearance wardrobe and stylist consultation throughout her reign and the opportunity to represent the USA at the 2008 Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam.


The MISS UNIVERSE(R), MISS USA(R) and MISS TEEN USA(R) Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to educate women today.


PRESS CONTACTS:
Lark-Marie Anton / Esther Swan / Joyce Lee
The Miss Universe Organization
(212) 373-4982 / (212) 373-4870 / (212) 373-4685

Dara Busch
Rubenstein Public Relations
(212) 843-8079 / (908) 672-3384 cell

PRNewswire -- April 11, 2008


Source: Miss Universe Organization

Web site: Miss Universe

Friday, April 11, 2008

2008 Zulu Reed Dance

The Zulu Kings Reed Dance at eNyokeni Palace, uMkhosi woMhlanga.Date:6th September 2008

The Zulu Kings Reed Dance at eNyokeni Palace.
Guided Tours, Press & VIP access arranged by Zululand Eco-Adventures. Tours depart from The George Hotel and Zululand Backpackers in Eshowe. (Dates subject to The Zulu King's discretion).Full day tour cost from R395 pp to R450pp.

Click here to view the Photographs of the African Beauties at the Reed Dance

Monday, April 07, 2008

'Project Runway' Hits the Catwalk and Struts over to Lifetime in November '08

7 Apr 2008 21:09 Africa/Lagos


'Project Runway' Hits the Catwalk and Struts over to Lifetime in November '08

-- Groundbreaking Agreement for the Seven-Time Emmy(R)-Nominated and Peabody Award-Winning Hit Series --

NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Networks and The Weinstein Company have entered into a groundbreaking partnership that will move cable's top reality series, "Project Runway," to the top network for women, Lifetime Television, beginning November 2008 with the premiere of season six. In its most recent season, the hit show averaged a 3.8 W18-49 Live + 7 day rating* and the Live + 7 rating for the March 5th finale was a 6.1 W18-49 AA%.


Heidi Klum, "Project Runway's" international supermodel host, and Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc. and mentor to the show's contestants, are both fashioning their new home at Lifetime.


The pact, encompassing a five-year deal for the seven-time Emmy(R)- nominated and Peabody Award-winning series "Project Runway," was announced today by Lifetime Networks' President and CEO Andrea Wong and The Weinstein Company's Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein.


Wong said, "'Project Runway' is one of the best television programs on the air today on broadcast or cable. I am a huge fan. All my friends are huge fans. Having watercooler movies, dramas, and reality shows like 'Project Runway' is what Lifetime Television is all about. We welcome The Weinstein Company, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn to the Lifetime family for many walks down the runway to come."


"'Project Runway' is our programming crown jewel and great credit goes to Heidi, Tim and The Magical Elves for building more than a television show, but an actual brand that influences fashion interests and pop culture," stated Bob and Harvey Weinstein. "Whether it be our recent Peabody Award or the great ratings we have seen each year, 'Project Runway's' millions of loyal viewers have made the show a nationwide phenomenon. We would like to sincerely thank NBC Universal and Bravo for all their contribution and support. Today's announcement is a celebration of all of our success and having Lifetime's unique cable reach will ensure that the show will continue to grow and expand in the years to come. Lifetime is one of the strongest cable networks in the industry, with great leadership and a true commitment to original programming. We are very excited for the many new opportunities that will now be provided to 'Runway' and its fans and look forward to premiering the sixth season in November 2008."


"Fashion is about change, so we're looking forward to saying hello to Lifetime, our new fashionable home for our fashionable series," Heidi Klum stated. "We're excited to bring 'Project Runway' to the #1 network for women."


Tim Gunn added, "Lifetime and I will definitely 'make it work' together. I am very excited to be part of the Lifetime family."


Responding to a lawsuit filed today against it in the New York Supreme Court The Weinstein Company noted, after declining to compete for the right to have "Project Runway," NBC has sued to try to disrupt the series moving to Lifetime. "We believe that this lawsuit is without merit. While good for the market for lawyers, it is always unfortunate when parties try to win in court


what they have lost in the marketplace," said David Boies, counsel to The Weinstein Company.


"Project Runway" provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion. The wildly successful competition reality series has proven to be one of television's most talked about and was the highest rated reality competition show in all of cable for 2007.


"Project Runway" is executive produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves ("Project Greenlight," "Last Comic Standing," "Top Chef"). Heidi Klum and her managers Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha of NYC-based Full Picture also executive produce the series. John Miller and Barbara Schneeweiss will oversee the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company.


About TWC


The Weinstein Company (TWC) was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under the TWC banner.


During the Weinsteins' tenure at Miramax Films the company released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films which received 249 Academy Award(R) nominations and won 60 Oscars(R), have generated billions of dollars in worldwide box office receipts and billions more in home video sales. In its history, Dimension Films has released some of the most successful franchises including "Scream," "Spy Kids" and "Scary Movie."


About Lifetime


LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.


* nearly 14 times Bravo's Total Day W18-49 rating, while season four was in originals. (Bravo W18-49 AA% Total Day is 0.28; Prime is .61, Source: NMR: Live +7; 11/14/07-03/05/08)


Source: Lifetime Networks; The Weinstein Company

CONTACT: Meredith Wagner of Lifetime Networks, +1-212-424-7126,
mwagner@lifetimetv.com; Matt Frankel of The Weinstein Company,
+1-646-862-3878, Matthew.Frankel@weinsteinco.com


Web site: http://www.lifetimetv.com/
http://www.mylifetime.com/

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Adaeze Igwe is the Most Beaautiful Girl in Nigeria

Adaeze Igwe

Adaeze Igwe, from Anambra State, won the 21st Edition of the Most Beaautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) Beauty Pageant in Lagos, Nigeria,Friday night, March 28, 2008. The finalists were chosen from state-level primaries in different parts of the country. The winner will represent Nigeria in selected world-level beauty contests such as the upcoming "Miss World" in 2008.

MBGN Contestants in Swimming suits

I was not interested in the live broadcast of the 21st edition of the beauty pageant, because I did not find it impressive and I did not see any improvement in the pageant.Main Report and Photo Credits: China View

Adaeze Igwe is the 2008 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria


Adaeze Igwe, from Anambra State, smiles while holding flowers on the stage after winning MBGN top title in Lagos, Nigeria, March 28, 2008. The 21st edition of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2008, Nigeria's national beauty contest, was staged here on Friday. Several honors had been awarded in the run-off among the attending girls, who were chosen from state-level primaries in different parts of the country. The winners will be qualified for representing Nigeria to join in particular world-level beauty contests such as the upcoming "Miss World" in 2008.
Main Report and Photo Credits: China View


MBGN Contestants in swimming suits

I was not interested in the live broadcast of the 21st edition of the beauty pageant, because I did not find it impressive and I did not see any improvement in the pageant.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

LeBron James Becomes the First Black Man To Appear On the Cover of VOGUE


The Body Electric Thrills Body Romantic as LeBron James and Gisele Bündchen Grace the April Cover of Vogue.


The Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA basketball superstar LeBron James becomes the first Black man and the third man to appear on the cover of the prestigious VOGUE society and style magazine.


The 6-foot-8 LeBron James is gracing the April cover of Vogue,with the 5-foot-11, Gisele Bündchen, joining actors Richard Gere and George Clooney as the only men to appear on the cover of VOGUE in the magazine's 116-year history.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Super Model Cindy Crawford will be Honored at DKMS 'Linked Against Leukemia Gala' on May 7th at Capitale


Cindy Crawford

13 Mar 2008 11:00 Africa/Lagos


Super Model Cindy Crawford will be Honored at DKMS 'Linked Against Leukemia Gala' on May 7th at Capitale

Mario Cantone Hosts Fundraiser

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire/ --

DKMS is proud to announce that they will honor Cindy Crawford at their "Linked Against Leukemia Gala" on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 at Capitale in New York City. The 2nd annual black-tie affair is a benefit to raise money and awareness for DKMS, the world's largest marrow donor center with more than 1.6 million registered donors, which has helped facilitate more than 13,000 transplants.


Cindy Crawford on the runway

The evening will be hosted by actor/comedian Mario Cantone and begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and entertainment. International superstar and platinum-selling recording artist, Sarah Connor will be among the night's musical performers. Honorees are Cindy Crawford and Emanuel Chirico (Chairman & CEO, Phillips-Van Heusen). The event's Honorary Chairman is Bernd Beetz (CEO, Coty Inc.) and committee members include Lauren Santo Domingo, Vanessa von Bismarck, Viktoria von Wulffen and Tom Murry, President & COO of Calvin Klein, Inc.


"I am thrilled to be a part of this evening," says Crawford. "This is a cause that is very close to my heart and I hope we are able to raise awareness and funds for DKMS."


DKMS has made headlines recently with one of their celebrity supporters, Grammy-winning singer, Rihanna, who helped find a donor for a mom in New York City, who has acute leukemia and in need of a marrow transplant. Rihanna performed as last year's gala.


"We are excited to be celebrating our second annual gala and are grateful for the support we continue to receive. More than 140,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with life-threatening blood diseases, such as leukemia and lymphoma, and leukemia is the most common disease children in the U.S. die of. Our goal is to raise funds so that we can recruit 30,000 new donors this year," states Katharina Harf, Executive Vice President, DKMS.


Through "Linked Against Leukemia," DKMS (Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei or German Bone Marrow Donor Center) hopes to raise the necessary funds to cover the $65 registration for marrow donors to help blood cancer patients in need of a life-saving marrow transplant. Founded by Coty Inc. Chairman, Peter Harf, DKMS is committed to the fight against leukemia and strives to give every blood cancer patient a second chance at life by recruiting marrow donors from every race and ethnicity. DKMS inspires hope and healing by matching our donors with patients around the world in need of a marrow transplant. For more information, visit www.dkmsamericas.org.


Ticket prices begin at $1000. To purchase tickets, please call Cathy Casey at 718-768-0037 or cathy@iedesignevents.com.


Source: DKMS

CONTACT: Mary Kaye Daniels, +1-212-901-3938,
marykaye.daniels@bwr-ny.com, or Megan Miller, +1-212-901-3929,
megan.miller@bwr-ny.com, both for DKMS


Web site: http://www.dkmsamericas.org/

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

My African Beauty


Queen Ebong.


My African Beauty

Mine Oh! Mine Oh! Mine!
My African beauty.

Oh, my Chocolate baby
You are so pretty.

Everybody knows that you are beautiful
For God made you so wonderful.
Beautiful to behold
And wonderful to hold.
More precious than gold
That cannot be bought or sold.

You are so fine
So golden in the African sunshine.
From your head to your feet
You make heads to turn on the street.
I have never never seen anyone better
Oh, beautiful daughter of Mama Africa.
You are the only one I want forever.

Mine Oh! Mine Oh! Mine!
My African beauty.

Mi Belleza africana

¡Mine Ah! ¡Mine Ah! ¡Mina! Mi belleza africana.

Ah, mi bebé de Chocolate que Usted es tan bonito.

Todos saben que usted es hermoso Para Dios le hizo tan maravilloso. Hermoso percibir Y maravilloso tener. Más
precioso que de oro Que no puede ser comprado ni puede ser vendido.

Usted es tan multa Tan dorado en el sol africano. De la cabeza a pies Usted hace cabezas para prender la calle. Yo nunca
nunca he visto nadie mejor Ah, hija hermosa de Mamá Africa. Usted es el único que quiero para siempre.

¡Mine Ah! ¡Mine Ah! ¡Mina! Mi belleza africana

Friday, February 29, 2008

Body of Super Model Katoucha Niane found dead in the Seine River


Katoucha Niane, the "Black Princess"

Paris police yesterday, found a body in the River Seine suspected to be the missing Guinean super model Katoucha Niane, the former beloved muse of fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent. The 47-year-old Katoucha Niane, known as the "Black Princess" had been missing from her home on a central stretch of the river since the night of February 1, 2008.



Fashion model model Katoucha Niane, from Guinea, embraces French couturier Yves Saint Laurent at the end of his show for the 1989 Fall ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris, in this March 22, 1989 file photo. Katoucha was found dead in the Seine River Feb. 28, 2008 in Paris. Katoucha, who lived on a barge, was missing since Jan. 31, 2008.
(AP Photo/Michel Euler)



The police said, the mother-of-three disappeared after being dropped off from a party and her handbag was later recovered near her houseboat.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pretty and Sexy Lindsay Lohan Poses As Marilyn Monroe



The same Bert Stern who photographed Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel - Air in 1962 before she died has photographed pretty and sexy actress Lindsay Lohan posing like Marilyn Monroe for the New York Magazine.



FM&B and Kisses & Roses are showing these exclusive photographs for the first time by an African site.

View the complete SlideShow.

Friday, February 15, 2008

African Beauty, Queen Ebong


Queen Ebong is an African Beauty.

She a young Nigerian blogger living in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

To know more about her, visit her popular blog The Adventures Of A Young Adult.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

'Get Carried Away' as Sex and the City Previews at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York



1 Feb 2008 17:01 Africa/Lagos


'Get Carried Away' as Sex and the City Previews at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

- Patricia Field's Famed Costumes Displayed in the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge

- Behind the scenes revealed as the four friends visit Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

- Mercedes-Benz Movie Star Cars Featured in the Grand Lobby

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ --

This season, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week offers not only an advance peek at the latest looks for Fall 2008, but also another must-have topping everyone's list this year: the highly anticipated Sex and the City, in theatres May 30. Top editors, stylists and newsmakers attending the shows at Bryant Park will get to glimpse several elements featured in the film, including film clips, wardrobe elements styled by the legendary Patricia Field, and an all-new Mercedes-Benz vehicle making its big screen debut, the Mercedes-Benz GLK.


(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080201/NYF046-a )
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080201/NYF046-b )
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080201/NYF046-c )

Sneak-peek from the Sex and the City with Wardrobe Vignettes Styled by
Patricia Field


Many fashionistas await the May 30th theatre release of Sex and the City because of the fabulous outfits alone. Oscar-nominated celebrity wardrobe designer Patricia Field has worked hard to ensure the movie's starlets are dressed to the nines and ready, once again, to trigger trends in fashion. As a preview of her work, Field has provided four mannequins -- one for each of the film's main characters -- to display backstage in the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge against the backdrop of a Sex and the City-inspired lounge design and set photography. The costumes will be exhibited throughout the week for visiting celebrities and invited guests.


Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge Design Inspiration: Sex and the City's Signature
Whimsical Style


The Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge incorporates the whimsical, self-reflective world of Carrie Bradshaw with the luxury, design-leading brand of Mercedes- Benz. The Star Lounge's tartan influence draws inspiration both from Milan's fashion shows, and also the tartan John Galliano dress Sarah Jessica Parker had once famously worn to the Met's Costume Institute Gala. The tartan pattern is incorporated into the Star Lounge in a style reminiscent of Patricia Field's signature Carrie Bradshaw costumes. The result is a bold, confident design that marries the individualism and fantasy of Sex and the City with the timeless elegance and quality of Mercedes-Benz.


Sex and the City -- Sneak Preview of Movie Scenes & Stars in the Grand Lobby


of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


Beyond the tightly guarded front doors of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are video displays from the movie as the four stars -- Sarah Jessica Parker as "Carrie Bradshaw," Kim Cattrall as "Samantha Jones," Kristin Davis as "Charlotte York-Goldenblatt," and Cynthia Nixon as "Miranda Hobbes" -- enjoy Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week onscreen.


In front of each video display is a Mercedes-Benz featured in Sex and the City -- the all-new luxury entry-level GLK SUV, driven in the movie by the stylish and sultry Kim Cattrall as "Samantha Jones," along with the luxury S- Class sedan, in which Chris Noth's dashing "Mr. Big" is driven. With a nod to her provocative on-screen character, Samantha, Kim Cattrall inspired gossip at the GLK's recent world debut at the NAIAS Detroit Auto Show, confessing she was keen on the GLK's "tight little package" and admiring its "bulges in all the right places."


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week stars in the film as well, with the famed Bryant Park tents serving as the backdrop for several scenes in the movie.


New Line Cinema and Mercedes-Benz Activate Sex and the City
A Partnership Married in Style


Beyond film integration, Mercedes-Benz and New Line Cinema are poised to make a big Sex and the City style splash with a multi-tiered partnership that will span the globe, including a multi-channel marketing campaign consisting of advertising, PR, events and new media.


The alliance will include both above and below the line elements that explore the synergy between the two iconic brands in meaningful ways stressing each brand's commitment not only to fashion, but to a quality that is truly timeless. New Line Cinema and Mercedes-Benz look forward to kicking off their global partnership in a head-turning fashion, with the help of the incomparable Patricia Field -- the person responsible for all those head- turning Sex and the City fashions -- at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


About Patricia Field


Patricia Field is considered one of fashion's greatest visionaries. She is an award-winning film and television costume designer with her own clothing label and she has had an eponymous, cutting-edge boutique since 1966. With the help of Patricia Field's costumes, the Sex and the City TV series is considered by many to be the most fashionable show in television history and that contributed in large part to cementing the show's status as a cultural phenomenon. The glamorous reign of Patricia Field has continued through subsequent costume design projects, such as ABC's Hope and Faith. Field's work on The Devil Wears Prada earned her an Academy Award nomination in 2006.


About Sex and the City


Sex and the City is coming to the big screen in a feature film adaptation of the hit HBO television series. The film will follow the continuing adventures of the series four main characters -- Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda -- as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended.


Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon are all on board to reprise their roles, while the film will be written and directed by Michael Patrick King, who executive produced the original television series. Additionally, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis will return as the women's love interests. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has also joined the cast of the film and will play Carrie Bradshaw's assistant, a new character to be introduced in the film. Sex and the City is scheduled for a May 30th release.


About New Line Cinema Corporation


Founded almost 40 years ago, New Line Cinema is the most successful independent film company in the world. Its mission is to produce innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theatre, merchandising and an international unit. In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company to release independent films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line's Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history. New Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).


About Mercedes-Benz USA


Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. Beginning in 2007, Mercedes-Benz USA became the title sponsor of IMG's New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion Weeks, signifying the first time all three properties have been united under a single sponsor. Mercedes-Benz is also engaged in international markets in Fashion Week title sponsorships with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin as the most recent example. In 2007, MBUSA achieved an all-time sales record of 253,433 new vehicles, setting the highest sales volume ever in its history and achieving 14 consecutive years of sales growth. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.


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"JJ": The Masked Fashion Designer


one of the most mysterious figures in fashion at the moment. Designer Jonathan 'JJ' Hudson never shows his face to an audience and always wears a surgical mask to hide himself from photographers. He rarely speaks to the press and has never been known to do an interview....so just who is he and where did he come from?


His Myspace page indicates that Hudson is 31 and originates from Aberdeen...but that's about it. He's been around in the fashion business for almost a decade now and his label is well known all over the world.

'JJ' as he is known to his friends started out as an MTV presenter and music industry stylist before he discovered a passion for customised vintage clothing.

Hudson is a deep thinking and eccentric character who described his inspiration last season as “A need to see extreme modernist design to counterbalance the corporate retro overload.” He also describes his occupation as “slaughterhouse”, and says “the New York Slasher” is his hero.
His odd outlook on fashion and the mystery around his identity only add to the impact of his creations. For Spring/summer 2008 Hudson gave us a cross between fun childish cartoons and terrifying nightmare zombies. Slashed vintage tshirts, knee high stripy socks and crazy clown wigs were all finished off with the Noki signature surgical mask.


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