Category Archives: Tanzania

Jourdan Dunn & Herieth Paul for Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 at London Fashion Week

At London Fashion Week, models Jourdan Dunn and Herieth Paul walked down the runway for the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 show! (Love the metallic!)

Jourdan Dunn

Herieth Paul

 

Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2013 Womenswear Runway Video

Image credits – style.com

Cultural Model Runway is a style feature focusing on black models represented at various international Fashion Week events.

Herieth Paul, Jeneil Williams & Jourdan Dunn for Jonathan Saunders Spring 2013 at London Fashion Week

At London Fashion Week, models Jourdan Dunn, Jeneil Williams and Herieth Paul walked down the runway for the Jonathan Saunders Spring 2013 show!

Jonathan Saunders on the ideal client:  A woman or man who understands and wants a balance between simplicity and decoration in what they wear. {London Fashion Week}

Herieth Paul

Jeneil Williams

Jourdan Dunn

Jonathan Saunders Spring 2013 

Image credits – style.com

Cultural Model Runway is a style feature focusing on black models represented at various international Fashion Week events.

Herieth Paul & Alek Wek for Zac Posen Spring 2013

Tanzanian model Herieth Paul and Sudanese model Alek Wek walked down the New York Fashion Week runway for Zac Posen Spring 2013 show.


Love both dresses!

Image credits – Imaxtree

Millen Magese, George Badiel & Aminat for Tiffany Amber ARISE African Icons Spring 2013 Runway Show

Millen Magese of Tanzania, Georgie Badiel of  Burkina Faso and Nigerian-American model Aminat Ayinde of America’s Top Model fame walked the Tiffany Amber ARISE African Icons Spring 2013 runway show. These three definitely represented for fellow African female models working at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week.  Georgie Badiel held it down for Burkina Faso and Nigeria’s Aminat is best known for her America’s Top Model appearance. All in all these three definitely SHUT IT DOWN for African female models at Lincoln Center. In fact the Tanzania model Millen Magese was Tiffany Amber’s finale!

Last year Georgie Badiel and Aminat Ayinde attended the show as special red carpet guests. In fact what they wore to the ARISE Made in Africa Spring 2012 event was definitely from the African fashion industry. Georgie Badiel arrived in a futuristic Pierre- Antoine Vettorello number while Aminat went for a colorful colorblock satin silk ensemble.

Georgie Badiel has always supported the ARISE magazine brand. In fact here her noteworthy photo shoot (Georgie Badiel by Sheila Okonkwo for Arise Magazine #13) was a blog favorite! (Georgie wore stunning designs by Laquan Smith, Tiffany Amber, Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi, Re bahia, Eki Orleans, Black Coffee, Madame Wokie, Lola Fatuorti, Kluk CGDT, and Iteun Basi!)

From Twitter, the ladies shared their excitement for being apart of ARISE magazine’s fashion show.

@aminat_model: Its that time of the year and my 1st official FW show is; #AriseMagazine NYFW SS2013 show!

@ladivamillen: Millen Magese for @ARISEmagazine Fashion show…. pic.twitter.com/0kKOMjiW

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Exciting times indeed for the African female model!

image credits – Bennett Raglin x Chioma for CulturalToast.com

Cultural Loop: Julia Sarr-Jamois for Tibi, BCBG MaxAzria Fall 2012 NYFW, Duro Olowu’s Pop-Up Art, Gabrielle Union Wears Amsale + Liya Kebede, Nyasha Matonhodze, Tolula, Marian, FashionJunkii, and Fatima Siad dominates NYFW

Introducing a new segment to CulturalToast.com, we proudly present Cultural Loop. This feature provides our readers with the latest news within the fashion world. Wonderland UK Editor Julia Sarr-Jamois is the celebrity brand face for Tibi Spring 2012 AD Campaign. Julia was styled by Tibi’s Amy Smilovic and swedish blogger Elin King. Her confidence simply radiates in these photographs and she also gives us all hair envy with her natural Afro. Julia shared with Vogue about what she calls her statement hair.

 “I’ve had my hair like this since I was about fourteen,” Sarr-Jamois says. “When I was at school, I had it in plaits, which were quite tedious, and I thought, ‘I’m going to take it out for a bit.’ I remember feeling like it looked really big at first but then I ended up keeping it. I wash it with Bumble and Bumble Tonic shampoo, which smells so good. And a more intense Bumble and Bumble conditioner called Creme de Coco Masque. Then I let it air-dry and maybe play around with it for a bit with my hands. That’s it. People are always asking about it, though. And everyone wants to touch it.”

Last night in Hollywood, actress Gabrielle Union stepped out in a strapless silk chiffon black cocktail dress by Ethiopian designer Amsale at the premiere of Think Like A Man.  Her red carpet style has always been effortless. Gabrielle said to Style Watch her trick to wearing sparkle is play down the rest of your outfit. “My rule for sparkle is that there’s no such thing as too sparkly of a dress! It makes you feel like a princess. Just play down the rest.” She definitely stuck to her fashion trick!

New York Fashion Week just kicked off with a huge bang. Max Azria of BCBG MAXAZRIA presented his color-block caftan Fall 2012 collection.

African models rule on and off the runway for Lincoln Center’s biggest fashion extravaganza. Ethiopian model Liya Kebede stepped out in a black and white tuxedo-inspired Lanvin outfit at amFAR gala. Somali-Ethiopian model Fatima Siad walked for Chadwick Bell Fall 2012 runway show. Zimbabwean model Nyasha Matonhodze was seen at the Richard Chai Love show.

Not to be outdone but African stylists took in the shows in style and a huge entourage. Nigerian blogger and stylist Joy Adaeze (spotted by Daily Candy) wore a Jewel By Lisa. This NYFW candid of Nigerian magazine editor-in-chief for Pop’Africana Oroma Elewa with Joan Smalls was spotted by Teen Vogue. Blogger Rosemary of FashionJunkii.com pose with her entourage of industry friends – model Tolula Adeyemi, stylist Marian Kihogo and Tanzanian model Miriam Odemba.

African fashion and art collaborated with stunning results. Head wraps -a trend that jumpstarted last season by stylist June Ambrose – made it into this African-inspired L’Officiel Mode photo shoot. Nigerian, London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu has pop-up art show that he curated which is on display at Salon’s 94 Freeman Alley Gallery from now to early March. Duro Olowu’s exhibit features vintage and contemporary assortment of photography, textiles, art, furniture, music, books, and objects. You can check out from February 8 to March 10. Duro’s wife Thelma Golden, Studio Museum of Harlem Director and Chief Curator, must be proud of him! Will we see Thelma launching a clothing line in the future?

image credits – fashionjunkii.com, vogue.com, style.com, tibi.com, and getty.

Cultural Loop is a must-read news rundown within the fashion industry!

Tai Beauchamp Wears Jewel By Lisa To Grammy Glam

The Cultural Look has never look fierce thanks in part to Tai Beauchamp’s Jewel By Lisa Autumn/Winter 2011 jeweled jacket. For her 2012 Grammy Glam hosting gig, Tai completed her look with Rubin Chapelle black low-cut halter jumper and gold hoop statement earrings. I think this look is completely fab!

African models Millen Magese and Ediomi Utuk wore this jacket for a photo session with Jewel By Lisa and Munaluchi Bride Magazine. Ediomi wore her JBL jacket with a Toriola Custom Designs* gold lace dress, a gold H&M necklace and L.A.M.B. shoes. Tanzanian model Millen wore her look for the Jewel By Lisa Winter/Autumn 2011 official print AD campaign. This is however not the first time Tai’s fashion statement has embraced African Fashion. She wore a Suno x Loeffler Randall Spring/Summer 2011 wedges last year at the 2nd Annual Diversity Affluence Brunch.

If you’re digging Tai’s style as much as I am now, you can follow her on Twitter: @TaiBeau for all her latest fashion happenings. *We love Tori at CulturalToast.com! As always in good parting, this is my reaction to Tai in a Jewel By Lisa design courtesy of Beyonce.

image credits – twitter. tai beauchamp. jewel by lisa. getty.instant eleation. beyonce gifs.

Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.

Cultural Presence: Catt Sadler’s Jewel by Lisa Obsession

The buzz on Jewel by Lisa heightens yet again thanks to E News correspondent Catt Sadler (@IAmCattSadler) who wore three statement pieces from the Nigerian-run fashion label, a creative brainchild from Lisa Folawiyo. It’s great to see Hollywood embracing one of Nigeria’s top fashion designers!

Catt Sadler in JBL Fall 2010/2011 skirt

Catt Sadler in JBL Autumn/Fall 2011 pink butterfly print dress

Catt Sadler in JBL Fall 2012 dress

Nigerian model and Studio Xtra 53 host Eku Edewor (@Eku_G_Edewor) was actually the first celebrity to wear the butterfly print dress from the Fall 2011 collection at Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria. We love the dress in lime green and yellow! Eku accessorized her look with grey oxfords and her black YSL muse bag. Interestingly so the butterfly print dress popped up again in the new JBL Fall 2012 collection’s print campaign which featured by Tanzanian model Millen Magese (@ladivamillen).

Cultural Toast is excited to see what JBL statement piece Catt Sadler may chose to wear next!

photo credits: Jewel By Lisa. Style House Files. Catt Sadler
Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.