January, 2007

  • Trace: 10 years and Iman’s “I Am African” campaign

    Posted Jan 31st, 2007 By in Art, Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, Fashion, General, Music, Politics, Travel With | 2 Comments

    I recently picked up the 10-year anniversary issue for one of the most consistently inspiring magazines, Trace Magazine. For as long as I can remember, the editors at Trace have been putting out quality , insightful product, while reporting on unconventional people and places. One of Trace’s strongest points is in it’s ability to highlight …

  • Tommy Hilfiger and the chaos of NY Fashion Week

    Posted Jan 31st, 2007 By in Business, Events, Fashion, General With | Comments Off on Tommy Hilfiger and the chaos of NY Fashion Week

    It’s that time of year again when any and every person in the fashion industry turns their attention to the tents at Bryant Park for New York Fashion Week. As a veteran of the chaos that descends upon an already chaotic New York City, I too have begun to feel the anticipation of what the …

  • Africa’s Second Life

    Posted Jan 29th, 2007 By in Business, Events, Fashion, General, Music, Travel With | 7 Comments

    On Friday I picked up the February 2007 issue of Inc. Magazine and began reading the cover article on Philip Rosendale, CEO of Linden Lab and creator of Second Life. Though my initial experience with Second Life some months ago was not the best, I have been quite intrigued by it’s possibilities as a business …

  • Dover Street (African) Market by Duro Olowu

    Posted Jan 26th, 2007 By in Events, Fashion, General With | 2 Comments

    Nigerian/Jamaican designer Duro Olowu has been busy. Since wooing fashion royalty with his “stunning fluid dresses”, and winning the 2005 New Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards, he has continued to take his Africa-influenced designs mainstream. Now comes news of a new Duro Olowu boutique in the ultra fashionable Dover Street …

  • This week in African Style 1/20 – 1/26/07

    Posted Jan 26th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African Style 1/20 – 1/26/07

    • Oprah Winfrey defends her South African school in open letter. • Dakar Rally takes drivers through Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and ends in Dakar, Senegal. • Bill Gates and Africa’s green revolution. • Fashion Television reports fromCape Town Fashion Week Spring 2007 • The World Economic Forum is under way in Davos, Switzerlad and …

  • Do immigrants work harder than native borns?

    Posted Jan 23rd, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, General, Politics, Travel With | 2 Comments

    The Wall street Journal’s Sara Schaefer-Munoz points to a recent Financial Times column on immigration which mentions a private wealth manager who says that foreign-born recruits to his company are more motivated than his own children. This raises another point to the notion of illegal immigration raised by fashion designer Antonio Miro’s recent runway show. …

  • 2007 Academy Awards African nominees

    Posted Jan 23rd, 2007 By in Events, Film/Television, General, Travel With | Comments Off on 2007 Academy Awards African nominees

    The nominations for the 79th annual Academy Awards were released this morning, and I’m elated to see African film is carrying on it’s influence from the Golden Globes to the Oscars. I’m even more excited to see that Djimon Hounsou was nominated for his role as the Sierra Leonean fisherman in “Blood Diamond”. Yet another …

  • Illegal Senegalese immigrants model in Spain

    Posted Jan 19th, 2007 By in Art, Business, Events, Fashion, General, Politics, Travel With | 6 Comments

    In a “show of solidarity toward immigrants” Spanish fashion designer Antonio Miro caused a stir during his Fall/Winter 2007-2008 fashion show in Pasarela, Barcelona yesterday, by allowing eight Senegalese illegal immigrants to model his collection. Mr Miro, who has featured prisoners in past shows, said he wanted to draw attention to the migrants’ plight. The …

  • This week in African style, 1/13 – 1/19/07

    Posted Jan 19th, 2007 By in General With | Comments Off on This week in African style, 1/13 – 1/19/07

    • Helping Hollywood get serious about Africa: LA Times • Evolution from Africa to Russia: NY Times via Pure Pedantry

  • Peter Beard limited edition book

    Posted Jan 19th, 2007 By in Art, Books/Magazines, Fashion, General, Travel With | Comments Off on Peter Beard limited edition book

    Some years ago, I was walking through SoHo and came across an exhibit at a nondescript art gallery. I was struck by the large image of a man resting calmly in the gaping mouth of a crocodile. The man was laying on his stomach writing in a journal with his legs extending into the creature’s …

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