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Lately I’ve been studying  the world of magazine editors ,I am curious about the way they live their careers ect. I find that fashion editors at upscale Western magazines are rarely of African descent (if I’m wrong ,please correct me) so when I come across the profile of  Virginie Dhello the Congolese French fashion editor for Air France Madame Magazine of course I am in a hurry to share.With no journalism & styling backgroung but  with a strong passion for fashion she got her start in the 1990′s at the magazine L’Officiel. Since then her curriculum vitae stayed enviable, she has worked for magazines such as Biba, Grazia Italia & Glamour for 5 years. She’s recognized for her one of a kind personal  style by magazines like Vogue France,The Coveteur.When she’s not buzy styling photo spreads & and attending fashion shows, she shares her love for beautiful things & fashion


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Laura Douglas grew up in Birmingham in a conservative musically enclined home.Both her parents loved music, her father was especially a jazz fan. As a child,she wasn’t really encouraged to listen to pop music , rather she had to take piano & violin lessons. Her classical background, her ear & appreciation for classical music & instruments is easily felt in her music.I am fascinated by the fact that she’s  only 26 years old yet the intricacy of her musicality is wise beyond her years.I am not a musician but in her songs like ” Can’t wait with the world” I can hear each instrument clearly. She is said to be the next big thing in 2013, yep her days as a receptionist at the Birminghan Conservatoire are long gone. Of those days behind her desk , she remenbers meeting many classically trained musicians and dreaming of one day collaborating on


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I love this actress; I find her beautiful, brilliant… a class act! I’ve been meaning for a while to talk about her on this platform but..I guess today is the dia:) You may have seen her act along the side of  the late Whitney Houston in the Sparkle movie remake but if you haven’t please do, she was amaaazing in it. Carmen may be a new face for some of us but she’s been working as an entertainer for a while in the UK.She was a presentator on the UK Disney chanel as a young’un. She is noted for her role in the TV drama “Sally Hamings: An American Scandal”. On the personal side, she lives in NY with her two children and equally brillian actor hubby, Mr Jeffrey Wright.I love this couple, they seem grounded, not looking for fame yet still delivering the goods, real artists!This year she is


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Good Morning er’body:) Hope you are doing wonderful & are ready to “attack” your day:) “Being technically perfect isn’t the only goal, nor is it why I dance.” So browsing through the net as usual, I found out accidentlly about Fana a beautiful & gifted artist with the renown dance company Alvin Ailey. Reading through her blog with the dance company,I gathered that she trained with various teachers at different schools such as the Ballet Madison,the Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey School … Reading her blog and looking at her performance pictures, I’m left thinking that her life could easily be translated on the big screen. I have a huge respect for dancers because it surely takes great discipline, strong passion & focus to get there.  She has a huge respect for choreographer Judith Jamison for pushing her to go further in the expression of movement. Her


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Hello you guyz , hope you are doing wonderful! Lately I’ve been really interested in the riveting journeys of women like Alicia Keys. I watched a good interview of hers on ivillage which I’m gonna share with you.She shared how she’s learning to balance both her professional & personal life, juggling promoting a new CD, her non profit orginazation, her baby boy and husband..As a business woman she’s interested in business ventures that inspire uplift yet are profitable. With her creative & business team they created this cool app for children called Mama Mae & Lee Lee based on her own relationship with her grandma. It encourages children to ask themselves questions, develop their self esteem, get into  journaling check it out: Mama Mae & LeeLee Alicia Keys in the Business of Inspiration Yaye


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“So guyz back  end of the summer of 2012 I was involved with a cool project called “Women Groove Factory”basically it’s a project centered around 2 Senegalese female artists who come from different horizons and work around an album. It was a great experience, met some cool cool people and spent some time documenting their journey, so this essay is part of it.We went to Niodior, the village of Nnima…good experience I shall share more abt my experience with the Women Factory in the near futur” On a rainy Saturday we squeezed up into a van, and by we I mean the La Factory /Women groove family on our merry way towards the village of Niodior in the regions of the Sine & Saloum.We were going to visit Gnima’s family. The Women Groove Family include Sarah our extraordinary photographer, Dalliso our resident film maker, Cheikh & Jules our camera men, drivers/problems


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In the Name of Allah Subhanala I hope you are doing well, Thanks for stopping by:) Happy New Year 2013,wishing you plenty of beautiful unexpected life surprises, u know those that make u  say I didn’t see this coming u know J Anywhoo 2012 ended on a wonderful note, I got married and now that I’ve experienced a traditional Malian marriage ceremony I guess I can now tell you sorta kinda what to expect if you will be attending or having one.Never in a million of years had I thought that I would have a traditional « big » wedding but I did Mash’Allah.What I expected to be a small affair turned into a beautiful complex yet simply organized family affair.People flew in, drove, took  boats, to be with me & help  celebrate the him in my life and I’s day. Family is just amazing, the efforts they can all put together to


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