Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color

Discovered when she was a university student in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1975 by photographer Peter Beard, Iman went on to become an international supermodel. To address the needs of women of color, she launched a line of cosmetics, Iman, in 1994, and with this beautifully illustrated coffee-table book geared to black, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian women, and timed to coincide with the debut of her second cosmetic line, she's poised to become the voice of beauty for this underrepresented group of women. In a conversational tone, Iman shares solutions to basic makeup and skin care quandaries (how to use blush, test foundation and choose tools) and debunks myths (dark skinned women don't need sunblock, ethnicity determines skin color). Other sections show how to "get the look" from "Ghetto Fab" to "So Fresh So Clean." Gorgeous photographs of well-known faces (Salma Hayek, Tyra Banks, Ling) with personal tidbits of advice and real women makeovers, from teens to women over 50, round out the offerings. Fun and flirty, with a confidential, insider feel, this combination of celebrity and self-improvement, capped with artistic portraits of women famous and not, indicate another success for Iman.
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About the Author

Iman, the daughter of an African diplomat, was born in Somalia. She was raised speaking five languages, and was studying political science at the University of Nairobi when she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, who arranged for her to seek a modeling career in the United States. She quickly became the most successful black model and an international star on runways and in magazines. Iman remained at the top of her field for fourteen years, appearing in countless publications and advertising campaigns. In 1994 she started Iman Cosmetics for skin of color and in 2000 launched a second line, I-Iman Makeup. She is the author of I Am Iman, an autobiographical sketchbook of her working life. The mother of two daughters, she is married to musician/actor David Bowie.

Epitome of African Beauty

Model: Queen Inih Ebong.

Her dark skin shines in the sunrise
And glows in the moonlight
You can see the glints in her brown eyes as she smiles
Her sparkling white teeth can be seen from miles.

Their heads turn as she walks queenly on the street
They gaze from her crown to the toes of her feet.

I have seen her!
The golden maiden of Africa!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Who Will Win the First Nollywood Diva of the Year Award?

To Vote Text Genevieve Nnaji to 33967

Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) presents the first ever Nollywood Divas Awards. to be unveiled at the 3rd Eko International Film Festival which opens on November 5, 2012, in the coastal mega city of Lagos in south western Nigeria.

To vote your favorite diva, text the name of your diva to 33967

You can vote on all the mobile phone networks in Nigeria.

…And the 20 nominees are the following Nollywood divas in no particular order.

  • Rita Dominic,
  • .Genevieve Nnaji
  • Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
  • Stephine Okereke Linus.
  • Kate Henshaw
  • Funke Akindele.
  • Monalisa Chinda
  • Omoli Oboli,
  • Stella Damasus.
  • Lillian Bach
  • Joke Silva-Jacobs
  • Ngozi Ezeonu
  • Clarion Chukwura.
  •  Ini Edo
  •  Uche Jumbo
  • Bimbo Akinbola.
  • Tonto Dike
  • Mercy Johnson
  • Nse Ikpe Esim
  • Fathia Balogun

       Each text is N50
You stand a chance to win VIP Ticket to the Gala Night of the 3rd Eko International Film Festival/Nollywood Divas Awards Night.

To Vote Text Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde to 33967

To Vote Text Clarion Chukwura to 33967

To Vote Text Stephanie Okereke to 33967

To Vote Text Kate Henshaw to 33967

To Vote Text Funke Akindele to 33967

To Vote Text Mercy Johnson to 33967

To Vote Text Rita Dominic to 33967

To Vote Text Fathia Balogun to 33967

To Vote Text Monalisa Chinda to 33967

To Vote Text Tonto Dike to 33967

To Vote Text Bimbo Akintola to 33967

To Vote Text Omoni Oboli to 33967

To Vote Text Nse Ekpe to 33967

To Vote Text Stella Damasus to 33967

To Vote Text Ngozi Ezeonu to 33967

To Vote Text Lillian Bach to 33967

To Vote Text Ini Edo to 33967

To Vote Text Joke Silva-Jacobs to 33967

To Vote Text Uche Jumbo to 33967

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Jourdan Dunn On Prada Runway

Jourdan Dunn (born 3 August 1990 in London, England) is a British fashion model. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Management in London shortly thereafter. In 2008, she was the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade.