Bhavna P Talwar, a design and style consultant ventured into the creative arena 18 years ago, where she started her International design career. With that came the exposure to the world of luxury; as she started working for ”5-star” hotels in India and overseas. Some of the brands Bhavna has worked with include, the TAJ GROUP, the MANDARIN ORIENTAL & was integral in the design and set up of high end spas for these brands.
With time SAMSKARAS Jewelry was born, another talent she had in her bag of tricks. She started her first collection almost ten years ago. BROWNS-in London was the very first shop that bought her entire collection. BROWNS is also synonymous with bespoke luxury brands. Bhavna gets her inspiration from her heritage in Rajasthan, India and her extensive travels.
Some of Samskaras jewelry customers include a couple of ministers in Nairobi, socialites in London, fashionistas in Dubai plus a few royalty in India.Samskaras Jewelry can be found at Coco Chic in the village market.
To find out more about Samskaras, checkout their website HERE don’t forget to bookmark it
Starting this week, NIVEA invisible for Black and White is what stands between you & a chance to be the next cover model, plus a trip SOUTH AFRICA FASHION WEEK FOR YOU & A FRIEND
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With a booming economy in Nigeria and more black children than anywhere else in the world, Taofick Okoya was dismayed when he could not find a black doll for his niece.
The 43-year-old spotted a gap in the market and, with little competition from foreign firms such as Mattel Inc, the maker of Barbie, he set up his own business. He outsourced manufacturing of doll parts to low-cost China, assembled them onshore and added a twist – traditional Nigerian costumes.
The dolls represent Nigeria’s three largest Ethnic Groups; Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba so far.
Seven years on, Okoya sells between 6,000 and 9,000 of his Queens of Africa and Naija Princesses a month, and reckons he has 10-15% of a small but fast-growing market.
"I like it," says Ifunanya Odiah, five, struggling to contain her excitement as she inspects one of Okoya’s dolls in a Lagos shopping mall. "It’s black, like me.”
Like Barbies, Okoya’s dolls are slim, despite the fact that much of Africa abhors the western ideal of stick-thin models. Okoya says his early templates were larger bodied, and the kids did not like them.
But he hopes to change that. “For now, we have to hide behind the ‘normal’ doll. Once we’ve built the brand, we can make dolls with bigger bodies.”
ADELE DEJAK is looking for 2 tailors and a jewellery artisan for their Kiambu International/ Nairobi workshop. Orders are coming in fast! If anyone knows anyone! that is honest, has excellent skills and hard working please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another party to go to as always. This time it was at the French ambassadors house. You know how I love to dress up to them parties, you never know who I may drag home with me lol
All my friends were in attendance, top notch fashion socialites, media and other dignitaries. models styled by Sunny Dolat, hair by Randolph Grey, everything was just right, a photo booth by the lovely Barbara Minishi where I wasted no time, as you can see below;
International modelling Agency, CITY MODELS AFRICA is searching for models and actors for high-fashion international jobs, local and pan-african ad campaigns, tv shows and films. young or old, big or small, supermodel or supermama, if you love being in front of the camera, you belong in city models africa.
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Adele Dejak is happy to announce her participation at the Samsung #AmazeAfrica, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa on Wednesday 30 October at the Pretoria City Hall.
Samsung is bringing together 14 fashion and accessory designers from across the continent in a unique design collaboration, #AmazeAfrica.
The first of its kind, the #AmazeAfrica show will take place on the opening night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa onWednesday 30 October at the Pretoria City Hall. The #AmazeAfrica platform is an initiative inspired by Samsung’s global Accelerating Discoveries and Possibilities philosophy.
The #AmazeAfrica designers have been asked to consider the future of Africa’s unique journey. Each designer has been given a brief with roots in nature - inspiration is drawn from the different genus found in the Ditsong Museum (originally South Africa’s first mint), located across the road from Pretoria City Hall in Tswane, where the show will be hosted.
This weekend’s episode of Coke Studio Africa is set to be very exciting as it will feature Kenya’s Octopizzo doing a track called “Amio”. Diamond from Tanzania will also double up with HHP yet again to perform the track “Temptation”. Lady Jaydee is also set to appear in this episode performing “Joto hasira” and finally Uganda’s rock band Qwela are set to do the track “Rail On” originally by the Legendary Papa Wemba, with Nigeria’s Waje.
In addition to the TV show, fans will be able to access content from the show on the new Coke Studio Africa website www.cokestudioafrica.com. Entire episodes of the show will also be available to view on the official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/cokestudioAfrica.
Viewers across the continent will have the opportunity to win various prizes including autographed posters, coke studio kits and branded merchandise through the show.