J&B Met 2015

One of South Africa’s biggest&loved horse racing event. Its an exquisite outdoor social, fashion and sporting events of the year.The J&B Met will merge equestrian prowess with high fashion at the Kenilworth Race course in Cape Town on Saturday, 31 January 2015.

This year’s theme, ‘Made for the Mix’, celebrates the unique result that comes from mixing contrasting elements and encourages the well-heeled to shake things up on the fashion front with multiple styles of sophisticated and glamorous garb. I am looking forward to seeing the Haute Couture in the red carpet,glam at its best. While tradition and equestrian pageantry may constitute the core of the historical horse race, the J&B Met is just as much about ground-breaking haute couture that challenges conventions and celebrates bold attitudes.It’s about decadence, debauchery and ‘who’ you’re wearing.
The Met challenges the fashion designers&the attendees to be limitless. Dare or to be dared,I trust&believe South African designers will not disappoint. They will go all out for the event.
What to expect at the Met:
EQUESTRIAN EVENT OF THE SEASON: Billed as South Africa’s most prestigious horse racing event, the J&B Met offers equestrian enthusiasts the opportunity to see the country’s finest thoroughbreds test their mettle in nail-biting races, the best of the lot competing for a stake of R2.5 million in the main event. Bid on buxom chestnuts or strapping dapple greys and schmooze with the rich and famous in the summer sun.

GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND GALLOPING: Apart from witnessing the fine specimens on the track gallop to the finishing line, regular Joes can rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of the horse racing industry at this esteemed sporting event. What’s more, this summertime favourite also sees high-profile celebrities come out of the shadows to enjoy a day of fun and fashion in the Cape Town sun; spot your favourite soapie star, presenter or fashionista!. Mingle,mingle,mingle that’s part of the event. Smile,give hugs&be fabulous.

THE MOST ELEGANT COUPLE: Dress differently and take part in the annual highlight, the Most Elegant Couple competition. This much-anticipated contest is, aside from the elegant horses, the highlight of the day. Entrants with quirky, theme-relevant and uber glamourous outfits parade their race-day wear while the judges deliberate on which pair will be the most elegant of them all.

FOOD, DRINKS & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: This time around the event will set up a Public Village on the winning straight of the racecourse. This open-to-the-public arena will host food trucks, public bar facilities, ample seating and shade. What’s more, this general access zone will also have entertainment on the bill, with one of Cape Town’s biggest radio stations on site and one of South Africa’s leading bands as the main act. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on this and other cool events.

The Met tickets are accessible via Computicket.com, Computicket outlets, at designated Gold Circle tote offices and at the reception offices of the Kenilworth Racecourse. NB:Entry tickets to the Kenilworth Racecourse, access to J&B Village, stylish outdoor lounge and cocktail seating, three complimentary J&B cocktails, free massages, hair and make-up treatments, access to the interactive photo-booths, access to the J&B Met after party, complimentary Wi-fi. Gourmet food will be on offer to purchase.
R495per person.

JET LOUNGE

TICKETS INCLUDE: Access to a private Bedouin tent, reserved lounge and cocktail areas as well as a dance floor with a big screen showing all live performances in the Lifestyle Village. Plasmas screens with a live feed of the races will also be in this zone as well as private tote facilities and race cards, VIP toilet trailers and private bar facilities. The ticket also includes three complimentary drinks, a food voucher and access to gourmet food vendors.

R1140per person
FIRE, STEAM AND ICE

TICKETS INCLUDE: Themed food stations throughout the day, live entertainment, access to the Bedouin tent with open-sided rail and in-field viewing decks, VIP Parking and shuttle services, access to the J&B Met and the Fire, Steam and Ice enclosure as well as free non-premium drinks all day; premium drinks and cocktails will be available at the on-site cash bar.Now that’s what I call real perks. Can’t wait to view the Met 🙂

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Kendall Jenner lands Marc Jacob’s Spring 2015 ad-Campaign.

She just keeps hitting the big time one after another. Kendall is part of the Marc Jacob’s Ad S/S 2015 campaign. Do you remember the Ad campaigns she was roles for&runway walks in 2014?She is definitely on top of her game. 2015 will also be her YEAR to shine. She’s good at her craft&is mastering it. Kendall Jenner is kicking off 2015 with a global ad-campaign, the popular model has landed a new role in the Marc Jacobs spring 2015 campaign; set to launch over the next few weeks. she is rocking in the ads are from her now popular black-wig, the wig has the same style that she wore during her now famous Fashion Week gig last year. The new outfit comes from the spring 2015 collection, she will be joined by models Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima and Joan Smalls in the campaign.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for Kendall’s modeling career, though it should be mentioned that it was Marc Jacobs that really got her new profession of the ground. Jacobs chose Kendall as one of the catwalk models for NYFW, her seethrough top instantly became an internet sensation, and since then the new model has practically had her pick-of-the litter when it comes to ad-campaigns. All the best for 2015 Ken 🙂

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Joan Didion Is The New Face Of Céline S/S 15

And she’s officially the Worlds Coolest Granny Legend Joan Didion has been hand-picked as the new face of Céline for S/S15, alongside French ballet dancer and choreographer Marie-Agnès Gillot and British model Freya Lawrence.The 80 year old author, essayist and bonafide is delighted to be part of an amazing experience. The definition of graceful ageing, Didion is lensed by Juergen Teller sporting a pair of sunglasses from the collection. Taking her infallible sophistication full circle, a portrait of a nonchalant Didion by Julian Wasser for Life magazine also served as inspiration for a shot in the brand’s resort campaign: model Daria Werbowy hanging out of a Corvette Stingray, shot by Tyrone Lebon.
The queen of effortless cool is the perfect choice for a brand like Céline, and she’s bringing that cool to a new documentary about her life – We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live – directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne. As a writer for Vogue in the early 60s, she transformed fashion writing and infused her signature insight into a fruitful career as an author. Joan has achieved so much in her life&this is a great honour for her remarkable work.

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The Impeccable Fashion Sense Miroslava Duma&Olivia Palermo Uphold.

A brief introduction of the two beautiful&oh so stylish ladies. Miroslava Duma such a goddess.And while you might not know her name, you most definitely recognize her from being all over the internet during Fashion Week,she is married to businessman Alexei Mikheyev& has a boy, named George.She’s known for her glorious street style looks&is a former Harpers Bazaar Russia Editor-In Chief. Her education is not directly related to the world of fashion journalism in which she dwells today. Olivia Palmero is an American actress,socialite&model has worked for a whole lot of well known publications.She is best known for her role Cult US reality TV show The City.Being part of the Social scene in New York it has exposed Olivia to the world of fashion. The do’s &don’ts. What little can be culled about Olivia Palermo’s background can usually be found in some backbiting blog about the New York social scene, where she takes catty hit after hit for every reason under the sun. One look at her and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the motives of these blogs jealousy. Olivia Palermo is a knockout of the highest order drop-dead, jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
The common thing that these women have is being style-obsessed which I love& I’m adopting. Duma&Palermo’s style is all about self expression in the utmost level ever. Dressing for their body shape&size is key,that is what I’ve learned from the ladies. I maybe a full figured woman but I do take a lot of dressing tips&how to put together a great outfit from the ladies. Each outfit they put on is effortless& is about embracing their womanhood. You can follow them on the following social networks. Twitter: @TheRealOliviaP. Website:www​.oliviapalermo.com. Instagram:oliviapalermo. Miroslava is available on instagram only @miraduma.

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I Wave a Flag to Himeros Swimwear by @_Zanie

Himeros swimwear founded by the beautiful Zanie,if you don’t know her,she’s BIG on Twitter. Himeros is a luxury swimwear brand that aims to cater to all shapes and sizes with sexy,edgy yet classy swimwear.It was formed in July 2014 and has been operating since 22 September. Zanie has 2 female partners.She is mainly in charge of the Sales/Marketing and PR, Phumi Nkosi looks after Production and Max Mofokeng is in charge of Procurement. Zanie’s ultimate reason to venture into this beautiful journey is she saw the need for swimwear in SA that will cater to women who want to make a statement with their swimsuits and not just use it for swimming.Our modern designs also allow our swimsuits to be part of a going out outfit ,which puts the versatile spin to the swimsuit.On top of looking sexy and sophisticated ,we believe our clients deserve value for money products that can be used for more than swimming.For example,you can actually pair our bikinis with a high waist skirt or pants and it will look like a top and changes completely from being a bikini. That’s definitely versatile&very flexible. The mere fact that they cater for different body shapes is a Win in my eyes it shows the accommodating length they trying to reach as well as appeal to a broader client base. Himeros is removing that stereotype idea that swimwear is for skinny/slender people. They all about providing for the mass. “Most women buy the high waist and one pieces.I would also advise you to  buy different bikinis to also suit your mood for the day and the occasion.Know your shape very well (we normally advise you to speak to the ladies working at lingerie shops to take your measurements so you can get a perfect fit) and always try get a swimsuit that will accentuate your goddess figure”. In every business start up you face difficulties but those difficulties are no reason to slack&pull a long face. Zanie shares a few of her challenges. ” Funding was something that we were challenged with as people did not have confidence in retail profits if you are not a well established brand. Now it was 3 black women venturing into swimwear was a shock to a lot of people but we managed to make everything work.We do hope we get government support so we can tackle unemployment through growth”. I absolutely admire the strength&driving spirit Zanie has she is an explain that if you have a vision go through extreme measures to see it come to life&live that vision day by day. Himeros Swimwear is here to stay its classy,sassy,elegant with beautiful designs&nice&bright colours. If you don’t support Himeros who will?Did I forget to mention that by the rate its going its a matter of time till they hit the global market. Would love to know the reason behind the name ‘Himeros’ its catchy very easy on the lips. I like it. All the best to Zanie,Phumi,Max&the driving force behind the luxurious swimwear. Further details don’t hesitate: Twitter – @HimerosSA
Instagram – @HimerosZA
Facebook – HimerosSA. Email: info@himeros.co.za. Office Phone +27110564115 Or follow @_Zanie.
 

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I Salute 2014

As the founder of TheCreativePattern I have had a fruitful couple of months in the blogging business. I Thank everyone who has took a chance to read&engage on my work. I’ve always contemplated when it came to creating my own blog&im very familiar with blogs,how they work&building up solid content. I thank everyone wholeheartedly. Next year the content will grow bigger&better. I’m all about expanding to greater heights. TheCreativePattern is growing,taking baby steps&going to reach new frontiers. Stay tuned for the updates on my blog in 2015 will not let you my readers down. We all about uplifting&embracing the Arts. Come live with me in the world of artists. Have a blessed holiday&a prosperous 2015. Kind Regards. Sibongile Jafta

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Kim&Kanye Are Stars For Balmain’s S/S Menswear New Advertising Campaign

My favourite couple Mr&Mrs West are stars on the new Balmain S/S 2015 campaign. The visuals are smoking hot. The couple works magic together&the camera truly adores them. “I wanted to capture a moment of love. Kim and Kanye are style icons and friends. It is an honour to have them in this Balmain campaign,” the brand’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing. Olivier adds by saying “Together, they represent love, beauty and diversity—they are the new modernity. This is more than a campaign, it expresses something beyond clothes—it is a celebration of love and friendship. This is a new statement for Balmain.”. Kim Kardashian is the queen of the Balmain army. Photoshoots of the couple are always marvelous. The game changers in the fashion front. Know it,believe it&let it sink in.

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@MapsMaponyane is The Modern Maps

Masego “Maps” Maponyane is no stranger in the fashion&entertainment industry. A Model, TV Presenter, Actor, Writer, Fashion Designer, MC and Entrepreneur. And was 2011 GQ Best Dressed Man, and was voted as the 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine’s SA Sexiest Man.His good looks and distinguishable laugh makes him a CATCH,if you know what I mean. Maps certainly has it all. He has collaborated with local fashion house Augustine to release his premiere fashion collection of suits entitled OCD and is widely recognized for his innovation in the field.The range is still breathtaking,oozes dignity&embodies style in every angle. Maps is driven by ‘the bigger picture’ with a will to work and is subsequently in constant pursuit of excellence. A man with style,class&sophistication is Mr Maponyane, every outfit he puts on reflects on his personality&personal style. He has recently launched an online project called “Modern Maps”. Modern Maps is a guide towards men in fashion,looking&feeling good. Making men aware of the latest trends to follow,how to balance style,fashion&class&tips/advice in all things fashionable men have interest in. It was high time Maps shared with us his rich,innovative&informative fashion knowledge&lifestyle.Grooming men to be high class men in the world. His online project will be more of an interaction between Masego&the mass helping men with their image,improving for the better&give them lifestyle advice which is genuinely helpful. Modern Maps will definitely change the mindsets of men when fashion is involved,inject global trends&modernize them into modern men. Well done Maps hope and pray your project becomes a big success. Further details. Twitter:@MapsMaponyane. @ModernMapsSA. Instagram: @MapsMaponyane.

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Nicki Minaj Embraces High Fashion In Roberto Cavalli’s Latest Campaign Shoot

A round of applause for the Female weezy Nicki Minaj, who made a name for herself as one of hip-hop’s more outlandish dressers. Her Roberto Cavalli campaign IS LIFE.

Now she embraces a more demure style, the star proves that she can effortlessly rock elegant high fashion as the new face of Roberto Cavalli’s spring/summer 2015 campaign shoot. Nicki is getting her modeling game ON. The 32-year-old has lent her sassy body to the Roberto Cavalli spring/summer 2015 campaign taking over from fellow popstar Rita Ora, who was bestowed the honour this winter
“I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman” explained 74-year-old Cavalli, who has built up a brand based on flamboyant designs in outré cut. Meaning Minaj got the role to be a star on the campaign by merit. I mean which lady wouldn’t be over the moon with excitement being chosen to be part of a Roberto Cavalli campaign shoot?His one of my favourite fashion designers. Much love Mr Cavalli. And can I say the shoot was smooth&flawless because Nicki is a pro infront of the camera no one can deny that. Roberto adds by saying “with this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength.”. Francesco Carrozzini captured Minaj in a set of images that evoke the luxurious, jet-set lifestyle of the Roberto Cavalli woman who is already planning her next sun-soaked jaunt. Showcasing Cavalli’s zebra-print gowns and embroidered crop-tops, Minaj is a natural in front of the camera. The S/S range is absolutely impeccable,the patterns&colour schemes. So sophisticated with a great amount of class.Which better person to showcase the range with a stunning body than Nicki.

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Rihanna Is The New Creative Director Of Puma

Rihanna is the new creative director for Puma’s women’s business. Who would have thought.

Sportswear brand Puma has announced a multi-year partnership with Rihanna. The pop star will also become the “creative director” for the company’s women’s business as part of the deal. Such a great achievement for Rihanna something to add on her resume.

Following the footsteps of other celebrity creative directors like Alicia Keys at Blackberry and Will.i.am at Intel, Rihanna will “directly [influence] product collections,” Puma said in a press release. From January next year, she will work with Puma’s internal product creation team to design new collections for women’s training but also customize classic Puma styles. Maybe she bring out her A- game with the creative team.Funky,fresh,edgy&a MUST HAVE will be the ladies gear.

Rihanna will also become the face of Puma’s women’s training category, appearing in the next leg of the brand’s “Forever Faster” campaign, which has featured sports stars including sprinter Usain Bolt and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. She is certainly up the ladder of success. And The Creative Pattern wishes Rihanna a great&prosperous journey on being the Creative Director of Puma.

Burberry S/S15 Campaign Shoot With Naomi Campbell&Jourdan Dunn

Burberry has unveiled its SS15 campaign shot by Mario Testino, starring Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn,how amazing is that?Two beautiful,bold&dynamic ladies. From the September campaign for My Burberry fragrance – which paired Kate Moss with Cara Delevingne – the latest from the British heritage brand sees Campbell and Dunn dressed in Christopher Bailey’s suede take on the classic trenchcoat. 
Which are amazingly beautiful.
Dunn and Campbell are the first two black female models to jointly front a Burberry campaign,so impressed, greatest achievement. Jourdan previously starred alongside black male model Sacha M’Baye for its SS11 campaign. The trench coats is transformed for Spring too floral and bold and the pair were smiling and hugging in the behind-the-scenes photos showing love&unity.

You have to admit it Jourdan is up on her game&she slays silently making the mass engage on her work more
Bailey said of his new poster girls: “Naomi and Jourdan – two great British icons, two strong, beautiful women and the two perfect faces for our new campaign. It is, as always, a real privilege to work with them.”. Not forgetting that its Jourdan Dunn’s fourth time as a Burberry campaign star; the London native made her debut with SS11. Words spoken by Campbell “I admire what Christopher and the entire Burberry family are doing so it’s great to be back working with the brand again, We’ve all witnessed the evolution of this great British brand and it is a privilege to be a part of its continuing progress within the world of fashion… And I was thrilled to work with Jourdan Dunn for the first time – it was a lot of fun.”
Its the first time these super models to work together&it feels like they have done it for years.The amount of dedication,effort&togetherness they provided on the campaign is magical.

Kourtney Kardashian&Scott Dissick Are Blessed With A Baby Boy

A big congratulations to Kourtney&Scott on their 3rd bundle of joy.The baby boy was born on the 14th December 2014 on Mason’s 5th birthday (1st born)and they also have a beautiful princess called Penelope who is 2 years old. Their families are head over heels with excitement,but who wouldn’t be excited on an arrival of a new born?shows how meaningful life is. My personal opinion Scott needs to put a ring on it. Her sisters Kim&Khloe Kardashian threw Kourtney a breakfast at Tiffany’s theme baby shower at the montage hotel in Beverly Hills. All the best to Kourtney&Scott on their 3rd baby,may parenthood be fruitful 🙂

StateOfTheArt Gallery Is My Escape

The tagline says it all.INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART,so profound.StateoftheART, an innovative company selling and commissioning  affordable contemporary art created by fine arts graduates and emerging artists from around South Africa. How I love the sound of that. The ARTS being taken seriously&recognized.

StateoftheART is an online art gallery,utilizing the power of the internet to create a platform from which genuinely talented but undiscovered artists could launch their careers. Galleries rarely work with unknown names leaving many young artists waiting up to three years to be represented. Which is the sole purpose of StateOfTheArt,uplifting young artists&showcasing their work to the mass. StateoftheART gives these artists a foot in the door and provides a means for talented early-career artists to gain exposure and sell their work, as well as giving art enthusiasts an opportunity to acquire original contemporary art at a reasonable cost. All of our artists have been carefully selected by the StateoftheART Curatorial Panel – instead of  showcasing thousands of artists, we choose to represent only a limited number in our online art gallery – so you can be sure of the quality of the South African contemporary art for sale. The majority of our proceeds are given to the artists who create these works. So when you buy art from StateoftheART you’re directly supporting our artists. 
I love the direction the gallery is facing.A strong platform for young artists in South Africa is needed&they should push the creative envelope&not limit themselves.
The online platform is complemented by a brick-and-mortar art gallery in Cape Town which offers art lovers the opportunity to physically experience a dynamic selection of works by StateoftheART.co.za artists.  You’ll find them at 61 Shortmarket Street they open 6 days a week.
Obtaining a BA in Motion Picture Medium has made me draw myself more closer to the world of the Arts.The peace,tranquility,joy&sense of belonging it has brought in my life is magnificent. Being in different fields in the Arts has made me embrace the originality,power&impact Art has in an individual. Art is GODLY. The visuals you about to see are taken from the StateOfTheArt Gallery from Paintings,Sculptures&Photographys. Do enjoy 🙂

Robyn Cooke Better Known As @StyleGuideCT Is No Stranger In The Fashion Industry

Fashion editor, stylist, writer, reviewer, commentator and fashion geek,is Robyn Cooke.The blog StyleGuide CT is about empowering the fashion industry, especially in Africa&celebrating all that we find magical and charming about fashion which is Class.Robyn is also Head of Ecommerce TFG (The Foschini Group). The blog give you access to fashion people, information and sights you simply can’t get anywhere else.Trust me Robyn Cooke dishes out the best of the best in the fashion industry.

This blog has created a platform for a community of fashion-minded individuals who come together to discuss, review and applaud how fashion is worn, how fashion is designed and made,the garment&selection of the garments. How fashion is sold and all the individual elements and people that come together to build this industry – where possible with a personal, insider angle, and an African slant. Which is very much acknowledged. Robyn strives to educate,empower&instill everything fashion related & of course sharing all things fashionable with fashion lovers. Being experienced in marketing and communications professional, specifically in the fashion and technology fields, Robyn owns a well known lifestyle social media and digital brand, under the name Style Guide. I really look up to Robyn,the name she has built for herself,struggles she’s been through in the industry in order to be recognized&for her work to be appreciated. It wasn’t easy I’m very much sure but you rose above the odds. I take Robyn as my mentor,a lot of tips,angles to approach fashion&knowlege she has obtained she shares.One of the things I love about Robyn is the length she goes when explaining a certain look she likes in the process she is feeding my hungry mind in fashion. You are the voice in Global fashion That’s the warmth she has with her job. Catch her on: Twitter: @StyleguideCT. Blog: http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za

@AnelisaMangcu is THE CREATIVE

Anelisa Mangcu is a Cape Town based Artist that has a depth passion for the arts. She’s one of the most stylish bloggers around, a brand consultant, stylist, art curator and the co-founder of Perfectly Tailored. Miss Mangcu’s stylish,inspirational&fashion forward Tumblr blog “Perfectly Tailored”, co-founded by her& TV personality and fashion designer Siyabonga Ngwekazi also known as Scoop Makhathini fuses her photographic flair and love of colour and texture with her tasteful&rich eye for men’s fashion,which I highly admire,the diversity she emerges in her love of fashion. Perfectly Tailored has been named one of the Top Ten South African street style blogs in 2012 by The Times newspapers’ online publication Times Live,that is a huge&humbling achievement on its own. Since the uproot of the project Perfectly Tailored, Ngwekazi and Mangcu have refined the creative side of fashion to one that is managed by Mangcu with the knowledge she has, as a way to place more focus on their respective upcoming creative projects. Anelisa is a lover of photography, Her first photographic venture was a 2010 collaborative exhibition at the Exposure Gallery at the age of 17,Yes 17 years she was embracing her craft. Anelisa’s debut solo photographic art exhibition “The Moments Amidst the Chaos”, which ran in September of 2011,gave her the recognition as a young, emerging artist. The pieces she displayed in the exhibition were a reflection of Anelisa’s love of rich colour and texture which in my words I would say her work is a Beacon Of Hope. The exhibition attracted a lot of social media attention,who wouldn’t be intrigued&engaged in such work of art? and countless features on online and print publications. In 2012, Anelisa co-exhibited her photographic work with Cape Town photographer Max Mogale and other well known artists at a collaborative photographic installation exhibition titled “Exhibit B” sponsored by Play. Anelisa also co-curated a Women’s Month Exhibition at the Strand Tower Hotel with Yang Zhao,showcasing her as an experienced artist and curator in the Cape Town photography world. At a tender young age Miss Mangcu has achieved a lot&is still going further.

In 2013,Anelisa launched the website of Perfectly Tailored.A menswear for the elegant& sophisticated gentlemen. She is locally recognized for her unique&diverse style.Miss Mangcu has also done features in South African Fashion and Lifestyle magazines Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, DRUM, Elle, Marie Claire and True Love for her personal sense of style and her men’s fashion blog that have paved her as a budding fashion It-girl in her own right. Due to her experience in photography and her sharp&extinct eye for all things beautiful, Anelisa has also been featured as a guest-photographer of the “street style” section for Elle magazine’s website. Big things are yet to come off the ground with ‘Anelisa Mangcu’ attached to them. Still don’t know who Anelisa Mangcu is?well now you know. I truly love&appreciate your work. You are a true inspiration to up&coming Artists, your work speaks on your behalf. Keep shining&Life will bless you with wonders. Catch her on: Twitter: @AnelisaMangcu. Instagram: @AnelisaMangcu. Portfolio:http://AnelisaMangcu.com. Menswear Blog:http://perfectlytailored.tumblr.com. Her Blog:http://the-creative.co.za

An Insight on @MakhoNdlovu

I welcome to TheCreativePattern Makho Ndlovu,a beautiful Zimbabwean-born entertainment correspondent and writer who currently lives in Brooklyn New York City. Through her entertainment forward blog, Makho covers everything that includes entertainment and red carpet celebrity exclusives,The glits&glams. In 2011, she was handpicked by music mogul Russell Simmons out of 5,000 contestants as the Global Grind celebrity video correspondent winner. What a big achievement. Did I mention she’s stylish?everything that includes FASHION I’m all ears. Makho has a brilliant eye when it comes to fashion.Every piece she puts on suits her body&goes well with her body structure. With the beautiful skin she has,the colours she picks to put on are perfect. Makho is quite an eye candy,calm beauty with a beautiful smile. From weaves to short hair best move ever.Short hair makes Makho stand out in a crowd&gives her that natural glow. As you know when you become a public figure you need to look good at all times. Makho has managed to maintain her style. A key point I’ve summarized from her fashion sense is simplicity&im a lover of simple things. Makho makes it a rule to look classy,sophisticated&on a nice balanced scale. I congratulate you on that. I respect her craft she is mastering it brilliantly&keeping the humbleness above everything.Your work is highly appreciated&loved.Don’t forget that you are an African child representing Africa at large. Much love to you&God bless on your life journey. Catch her on: Twitter: @MakhoNdlovu. Instagram: @MakhoNdlovu. Blog:http://www.makhondlovu.com

Ashley Madekwe Is FASHION

Ashley Madekwe born 6 December 1981 is an English actress, best known for her role as social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge. As of 2014, she stars as Tituba in the WGN America series Salem.
Madekwe is a fashionista& has a fashion blog which, according to Look Magazine, is one of the leading fashion blogs. Ashley has an impeccable taste&style. Her style is minimal but very bold&dynamic. She’s an elegant lady&her outfits catch my eye everytime she appears in red carpet events. Browsing through her blog&Instagram account you can witness that Ashley is becoming a fashion icon according to my opinion. What makes me fall inlove with her style is how she puts together a tasteful outfit,she keeps it simple not over the top. She mixes&matches,plays around with colour& keeps it classy. And her make-up is minimal drawing you closer to her natural look&I admire that. I believe Ashley was meant to be a model,she’s got the most sexy poses ever,she’s natural infront of a camera Ashley has that glow&it reflects through her fashion sense. She communicates with the camera. Ashley Madekwe is rising in the Fashion industry. Twitter: @smashleybell. Instagram: @smashleybell Blog: http://ashley-ringmybell.com

Who is Aimee Song?

Aimee Song is a 25 year old interior designer and fashion blogger. Never heard of her? Her blog, Song of Style , might not be on your radar but with a whopping 2 million page views a month and 763,940 instagram followers she’s a big hitter across the pond. Now that’s Aimee Song,she’s global.
She is a Californian girl born and raised, she admits fashion wasn’t her first love: “I was a tomboy as a teenager; I played a lot of sports in high school.” She began blogging in 2008 whilst studying Interior Architecture in San Francisco, originally with the aim of posting interior design shots. When she uploaded a photograph of one of her ballsy, bright outfits ahead of a job interview, however, it quickly sparked interest. Aimee’s blog is perfection from the interior designs to fashion,runway to street style its definitely my cup of tea. She was recently in South Africa for The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa around October. She was highly welcomed &enjoyed her stay. She explored the beautiful artistic&luxurious boutiques&was fascinated at how South African fashion has rapidly grown. Aimee has made a name for herself through her blog&appreciates the love&support she has been getting from when she started till today.
For affordability and trendier pieces, Aimee like Zara and H&M. She loves J.Crew and Madewell for mixing pieces. And recently, she found a new love for Ann Taylor because they make low high heels that are so comfortable. Aimee’s blog offer a piece for every lady. Class, style,elegance& comfort. Know you know who is Aimee Song. Do follow her. Twitter: @AIMEESONG. Instagram: @AIMEESONG. Blog: http://songofstyle.com

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On The Rise Apiwe Gobodo Also Known As @Apthepoet

Apiwe Gobodo is a poet from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape but based in Johannesburg South Africa. He’s doing his third/final year at the Academy Of Sound Engineering in Auckland Park. Poetry is his love,it flows in his veins. When you read Apiwe’s poetry you get a chance to visit his busy thoughts&understand his gift in depth.  Featuring him on my blog is all about the love,the energy I feel when I read his poetry&uplifting him to keep on writing& empowering us with his thoughts&words.                    Mr Gobodo is an ordinary guy just trying to make people understand,love&appreciate his love for poetry.                                             I’ve chosen a poem I like by AP its titled:         ALONE IN POETRY.              “Holding me frozen in one thought
You
Imagine a time tied, no tangled with you cuddling
Do you not walk in smiling knowingly
Because my heart beat sent radio signals to your soul
Because you’ve known that part of me ever since I was born
You understand the longing
The yearning
You understand that as a child I was beaten so it’s hard for me to trust human beings
You whisper into my ear every night that it’s ok
At the school yard I don’t play
I just wait for that time when I’m alone with poetry
In your eyes I see a reflection of me growing old knowing that I spent the time knowing
Which enhances one ability of showing
You know this
You are this
You are the kiss laid on forehead, to cheek, to lips
The secret told in the dark alone with Poetry
Touch me
Please, touch me
Fulfill my lust, desires
Yes thrust and penetrate
Inspire
Yes come and take me to a place much higher
I’m not a fighter, defenses down
Alone with Poetry!
Orange trees growing in the garden planted by seeds of thought
Free thought
A breath-taking moment where truth is revealed in front of your eyes
Growing in the cries of broken hearts, open heart-
surgery with words planted in the depths of the spirit of young hunger
I hunger
Alone
With Poetry”                                                                                                    You can follow him on                    twitter: @ApThePoet.                          Instagram: @apisthepoet.                    Blog: http://apthepoet.tumblr.com

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His Artwork Moves Me, His @Sindisonyoni

Sindiso Nyoni aka R!OT is a Bulawayo native born and raised in Zimbabwe, Johannesburg based,contemporary illustrator, activist, street artist and multidisciplinary independent Graphic artist. Before I carry on can I just say Sindiso Nyoni your artistry is heaven sent. I’m always lost for way when I view your visuals,breath of fresh air,keeps me hungry for more&is delivered with humbleness. With Sindiso art is a way of him expressing his innermost feelings&displays it with the intention that people can see his art through his light. Mr Nyoni describes R!OT as a graphic style and aesthetic that combines traditional and digital media, mixing old with new by using “new school” drawing techniques whilst also delving into history and social issues. The development,situations&energy in Johannesburg has incredibly inspired&moulded his work. Sindiso says he is intrigued by the rise of female creatives in a male-dominated industry, citing local artists such as Mary Sibande, Thandiwe Tshabalala, Katlego Kgabale, Nokwanda Themba, Zimbabwean-born Ruramai Rudo Musekiwa, Jepchumba and Barbara Muriungi of AfricanDigitalArt. R!OT has rise above all odds&told himself that this is his passion,nothing&no one will stand in his way. “I feel that as creatives we have a duty to contribute to our communities using art that addresses social issues, advocates awareness and change, which can ultimately open minds to act towards making a difference”
— 
Sindiso Nyoni. . All the best with your future plans

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The Class&Elegance that @CSquaredSA Offers.

CSquared is an 11 year-old brand which started off as a branch brand from Carducci. CSquared menswear is South Africa’s most cutting edge formal wear brand. The chosen brand worn by Celebrities, IT-Guys and Stylers. With it’s 2 stores, Rosebank in Johannesburg&Canal Walk Cape Town. It offers affordability in style embodied in the most accustom made tailored suits&Tuxedo’s. The Class&Elegance CSquared offers is Bold,unique,diverse in designs,artistic in planning&executed with a touch of flair. You can’t deny the sophistication a man has when putting on a suit from CSquared,it oozes maturity&gives a man a sense of real manhood. The reason I vouch for men to try out CSquared menswear is the detail,simplicity,colour coordination&empiccable design each suit has. As the Tagline says “DRESS YOUR SOUL” its all about menswear that makes you feel good inside&out. The photos to be displayed where taken by SDR Photos.

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@NandiMngoma’s Legit Fashion Line Launch

The beautiful Nandi Mngoma, a South African musician&TV sports presenter launched her new Legit fashion line on the 7th November 2014 in Johannesburg. The TV personality is the new face of Legit’s 2014 summer range. Mngoma said the summer range is a reflection of who she is and added that she wanted every woman who wore the clothes to feel like an African queen.
Nandi’s range is funky,fresh,bold filled with everything the youth love. Perfect summer range to purchase. Legit has been doing collaborations with SA young, stylish&aspirational media personalities since 2008 giving them a chance to breathe their unique fashion sense into the clothing brand’s range. Her range will be available on the 10th November 2014 on all Legit stores Wishing Miss Mngoma a fruitful journey with her 2014 Summer range. Stay stylish as you always are. 🙂

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Report About The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa #MBFWA By @Afi_Sa

The designers kept the momentum and interest from day 1 till the closing of #MBFWA.Absolutely stunning designs&street style. My summary of all the designs were bold and still command attention in very angle. They definitely kept the standard higher. The theme was ‘ Our Heritage Re -Imagined’. Melrose Arch was booming with all things Fashionable from your designers,models,Fashion business communicators,TV personalities to fashion lovers who came to feast their eyes to Street style. The is NO fashion week without street style it compliments everything. MBFWAfrica was a lifetime alongside Africa’s premier fashion talents. Here are my Top 5 designers: 1.Laduma Ngxokolo for Maxhosa Knitwear Known for his vibrant Xhosa-inspired knitwear, Laduma wowed us, yet again, at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa with colourful jumpers paired with summer shorts. A variety of beautiful pastels and bright colours sang together in great harmony with Pretty neck-scarves. Mr Ngxokolo never disappoints when It comes to his work.vivid bright colours,His collection is understated and very chic making it a timeless collection. The prints are magnificent,out of this world they radiate beauty. I loved the chunky beaded earrings, round sunnies and turquoise headbands made for a bold statement look. I definitely loved the monochrome Laduma displayed it was magic in a simple knit. 2. Laurence Airline. Laurence’s collection was very artistic valuing a lot of bold aesthetics making his collection stand out from the rest. merging of African creativity with modern day living&presented the artwork.The collection is on higher heights reaching the international fashion scene. 3. Tina Lobondi. Tina’s collection was ‘Au Cinema’ which was inspired by actresses whom she admires. Her collection was a hybrid of African and Western designs,Designs I dearly love.She made use of less bright colours and kept it simple yet elegant for the modern woman. Tina’s collection is simply stylish&upholds a lot of sophistication. 4. Marianne Fassler. Marianne’s collection was beautiful so summery&the prints added a nicer feel to it. There were also tribal tattoo’s in the collection putting in a modern touch to it. The neck pieces completed the runway looks. 5. Mai Atafo. Atafo’s collection was inspired presented by a collection for men and women. The collection for men were the beautiful tailored suits in calm&smooth colours. They capture a men’s image so gracefully. The women’s range was inspired by traditional attire. Very cutting edge with a modern twist to it. I love them. After Fashion week AFI (African Fashion International) hosted the AFI Awards& A big congratulations to the AFI Fastrack winners – Rich Mnisi hard work&dedication pays off. People who also walked away with awards are: Laduma Ngxokolo scooped an award for emerging designer of the year. The Africa Fashion Award for Global Contribution to the Promotion & Development of African Fashion was awarded to francasozzani. The 2014 Designer of the Year was awarded to Marianne Fassler. The 2014 New Face of the Year is awarded to Favourr Lucky. The Accessory Designer of the Year was awarded to Pichulik. The award for Outstanding Trend Communicator goes to Gaschette. And lastly the award for Outstanding Contribution to African Fashion goes to Omoyemi Akerele. MBFWAfrica was a definite success. Thank you to the sponsors&organizers Africa Fashion week would not be a success without your team effort&cooperation.

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Kim,Kanye&North West named FFF ‘First Fashion Family’

My favourite international family THE WESTS have been named the 1st Fashion family by André Leon Talley. I personally believe they deserve the recognition because of their Oh! so gorgeous,sleek,stylish&elegant outfits in red carpet events&outings. No one can deny the amount of style the Wests have,even little their daughter North has got it. Did you see the all black outfit she had on at Paris Fashion Week? Not even 2 years old&she’s known in the fashion scene :). On the other hand some people might disagree&say negative things about the Wests like ‘Why them?what makes them THAT special to be honored that way?but we shall not dwell on the negativity because fact will remain they simply stylish&fashion savvy. They know how colour coordination works which is very important in the fashion industry as well as paying attention to detail. And not to forget their distinctive taste in picking out the right outfits. All the best for the Wests you truly do deserve the award.

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GQ Best Dressed Men Awards @GQdotcoza

GQ Men’s is a fashion&lifestyle magazine with style advice& tips, sexy women, technology, motoring, entertainment and culture news, interviews and so much more.
The GQ Best Dressed Men Awards. were hosted lastnight the 27th October 2014. A lot of well known media personalities,businessman&entrepreneur attended the awards. To name a few who attended were Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane,Mmusi Maimane,Trevor Stuurman,Mohammed Nalla&many more. GQ has a good initiative because of the essential style guide for modern men it provides&the awards are to honor&appreciate men in style. And each issue is a provocative mix of the very best in writing, visuals and an unrivalled sense of achievement, intelligence and irreverence. The men were all looking classy,stylish&elegant in their tailored suit,very impressive. A man that looks good&is confident that man can take on the world. With that said the men who walked away with the award of BEST DRESSED MEN 2014 was Mr Gil Oved. If you don’t know him. Mr Oved is a co-founder The Creative Counsel group and joint-CEO Ran Neu-Ner. Gil certainly deserved the award, such impeccable taste with classy&sexiness. Thank you GQ for honoring Men.

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa #MBFWAfrica by @Afi_Sa

1 day till #MBFWAfrica kicks off, the city welcomes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014. From 29 October to 1 November at Melrose Arch Johannesburg. To host 30 of the continent’s most talented designers, in a celebration of all aesthetics African and creative clothes by incorporating various African countries.

So, we will be appreciating the beautiful designs and brilliant designers. There will also be young designers showcasing their latest collections which will be an overwhelming experience for them. Its a stepping stone in the right direction for their career in the fashion industry because of the moulding,growth&focus it will bring to them individually. This year’s theme is “our heritage re-imagined”. I love the theme because of the unity,love&appreciation it brings amongst Africans. I’m sure there will be gorgeous ankara fabrics that will be displayed,I for one I’m a lover of African material it definitely compliments the African culture. All the best for the young designers&the well established fashion designers 🙂 Enjoy&dont forget ‘Live Life Through Fashion’

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#StyleBySA By @Woolworths_SA

The Woolworths #StyleBySA competition commenced on the 4th September 2014 and terminated on the 16th September 2014.And the finalists were announced on the 29th September. The finalists took part in a Woolworths StyleBySA Summer 2014 Campaign photoshoot in Cape Town. One of these winners will be eligible to receive a double air ticket to New York Fashion Week in February 2015. Talk about an awesome opportunity. The competition is a good initiative by Woolies to uplift&encourage young up&coming fashionista’s to embark on their journey of being part of the fashion industry. The finalists had to style themselves for the photoshoot which was amazingly beautiful. They got to showcase their personalities through the style. Their wardrobe selection was fun,easy,playful with bright summery colours. “Woolworths believes that South Africans have a truly unique sense of style,” explains Charmaine Huet, Group Marketing Director for Woolworths. “This is reflected in the way that they put their looks together so effortlessly, while still representing our diverse and cosmopolitan culture.”. The finalists were : 1. Thuli. 2. Bahumi. 3.Amy. 4.Kamogelo. 5.Keneilwe. 6.Palesa. 7.Tina. 8.Nandipha. 9.Tshepi. 10. Athi. 11. Kiyara. 12. Miahs. And the winner of the Woolworths #StyleBySA is the gorgeous @TshepiVundla hope she enjoys New York next year February 2015 🙂

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Modern High Tea Attire

High tea is well known&loved globally but the heart of it is in England. its a stylish opportunity for women to chat with friends, sip Earl Grey, nibble on finger sandwiches, and just be girls again. Afternoon tea can be split into three categories:

Traditional: the classic, old-fashioned, full-service, white glove teas
Modern: the full tea (savory, sweets, and scones), but in a less formal setting where the food is often more contemporary.
Basic: very causal teas where you can opt for just pastries and tea. Finding the right high tea attire is tricky but not difficult if you stick to the theme. After all we have always had the vision of queens and princesses dressed to the nines. Dressing for the occasion is easy if you know what to wear and what to avoid. Dresses are a wonderful choice for high tea, as these styles are comfortable and fashionable. When choosing the right dress, look for a pattern that is flattering and eye catching, but stay away from anything that looks too busy. And remember we modernizing the old fashion trend. A nice short or medium length dress,in any shape&style you desire. Your accessories shouldn’t be boring&plain,you need to STAND OUT.
Color will be key here, so choose shades that flatter your skin tone. With respect to the style, make sure that the bodice of the dress is high enough to be appropriate, but low and relaxed enough to look casual. Styles that might be a good fit include:
Tiered dresses
Flared hems. Peplum dresses. you should always remember look good&also feel comfortable at the same time
If you have a strapless summer/semi-formal dress that looks lovely, is a great shade, and fits just right, but you’re concerned about going without sleeves or straps, think about pairing the dress with a matching cardigan or blazer. Pencil skirts
Flared skirts
Tiered Skirts. Are very much appropriate for the function. Blend it in with nice formal blouses have a small bow tie&a nice pair of heels then you ready to go. And please remember we not losing the tradition of high tea attires,we just adding a twist to it giving it that vibrant&outstanding feel. There is nothing wrong with wearing pants to high tea, but make sure that the color and fabric of the pant matches the season. In other words, linen works well during the warmer months, while heavier fabrics, like wool, are well suited for the colder months. Jeans are also appropriate,there’s no hard and fast rule that says you can’t wear jeans, particularly if they are of the dark and tailored variety. You want to stand out for your keen fashion prowess, not because you look inappropriate. Then comes the jewelry, Accessories can make or break an outfit, so choose yours with care. Pearls can never go out of fashion. Jewelry is always welcomed, but be sure not too wear too many items at once. An interesting necklace that offsets your attire is a good fit, as are bracelets and small earrings. Lastly the Shoes,Shoes are an important part of your outfit because they make a statement about who you are and your personality. Complete your look with closed or peep-toe pumps, strapped high-heeled sandals, or embellished ballet flats. Platforms are always the best or Opt for classic ballet flats because we differ as people some like flats&some like heels instead or pretty sandals they work quite well and flatter a wide variety of outfits. And relax&enjoy your High Tea 🙂

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Eda Rose shoe range ER Collection

South African talented&beautiful actress, radio personality and entrepreneur @EdaRoseofficial is @ERCollection . Miss Rose is also a managing director of her own company,she has designed and produced two shoe ranges. Her luxury range is sold online and marketed extensively through the media. Her inspiration to start her own shoe range began because of her shoe size 2.5 in platforms and 2 in flats made it difficult for her to find high fashion, quality and comfortable heels that fit. She deciding to do something about that&that lead to her giving birth to ER collection. Her Inspiration started when she was in Milan in Spring for holiday. She wanted fresh colours, spring inspired designs. She also walked the fashion forward boutiques of Milan and searched for new trends for her collection. A quote by Eda “ER Collection is different because of our own unique shoe styles, offering a maximum of 19 styles of each line and only 13 sizes of each style throughout the world”. Miss Rose has worked with an Italian shoe designer named Sergio Amaranti. A great collaboration, he introduced her to a whole new level of class when it comes to the crafting of footwear by showing her the value of handmade quality, one of which is comfort without compromising on glamour. Eda believes her shoe range is different from any other because the quality of the shoe is of a very high standard since they are handmade, offering excellent comfort while still maintaining exceptional high fashion style. Also her brand has a face which people are beginning to recognize and most importantly relate to. Eda Rose’s highlight throughout her collection is the sense of relief her customers/clients experience when they put on a pair of ER shoes. Firstly they also a shoe size 2&because they can also partake on the latest trends&be comfortable at the same time. It makes her feel as if she has succeeded with her purpose which is to make all women be part of the fashion-forward yet one of a kind movement at the same time. In the future Miss Rose would love to include lingerie and other accessories, but never ever compromising on the quality of the material.

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The Leather Jacket Trend

The great thing about leather jackets is they have been popular for years .The modern and trendy line of Leather Jackets for men&women are always fashion .You can find it in a lot of colours. Leather jackets are a global appeal in the fashion scene. They add a funky&casual feel to an individual’s outfit. Now we have printed biker jackets from fashion designers,giving the look a modern colour palette. Biker jackets are pretty much the wardrobe staple of the millennium and lately, designers are getting very creative. From prints to embellishments, biker jackets are transitioning from Hells Angels chic to plain old sweet. Black is the most loved colour when it comes to leather jackets. From leather jackets to soft black leather dresses, tops, skirts are down right inspiring for every season. TREND ALERT: From the runway to street style, leather details have officially invaded the fashion scene. Leather collars add edge to the otherwise romantic blouses and a leather-trimmed dress? Now that’s just down-right sexy. Mix&match your outfits with different colour, designers&cuts of leather jackets&rock your look. Make your leather jacket a fashion statement.

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SAFW Report

South African Fashion Week (@SAFashionweek) graced us on the 15th-18th October 2014 for the Autumn/Winter collection 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Rosebank Johannesburg. S.A’s well known faces in the fashion&entertainment industry made their way to witness SA designers showcasing their creativity. 23 of these designers will be making their SAFW debut, which will include young designers from the SAFW Renault New Talent Search and Menswear Competition. SAFW was on a step up game,the designers broke boundaries they went all out on their A/W collections. I love the different textures,the layering&the Out Of The Box creativity involved in producing their artwork. My Top 5 collections are: 1.Rubicon clothing by @HangwaniN. She loves to keep it classy&chic&her collection reflected on that.The garments were well organised. I also liked the patterns she used they reflected more of mature women as well the mixing of subtle colours. 2.Fundudzi by @craigbjacobs. Craig really played around&explored electric blue in his collection. Very feminine&masculine designs.I loved the kind of mask that the models put giving it that mystery feel. 3.@HouseOfOle. House Of Ole was remarkable it stood out. They combined fashion&art and brought out beautiful pieces,Print on print.House Of Ole is all about art,beautifully executed art.The designs&styling touched my soul. 4.Gert Johan Coetzee by @gertjohan. A very marvelous& stylish designer,that’s Gert.He presented a collection of feminine,shiny&glittery. Everything he touches becomes magically beautiful. I loved the bright&glittery embroidery on the garments it gave his collection a sense of strong feminism. 5.@BlackCoffeeZa. The collection explores the fun side of the sublime and the romance of duality. The layered, whimsical prints coupled with clean feminine silhouettes echo the tranquil moments of daydream often lost in our technological era. The accessories were handcrafted by the community of Ekurhuleni. Techniques include wire work, crochet, hand painting, leather finishes and beading all under the direction and mentorship of designer Jacques van der Watt.

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SA Fashion Week A/W 15

SA Fashion week kick starts tomorrow the 15th till 18th October at the Crowne Plaza Johannesburg in Rosebank where SA’s top fashion designers showcase the best of their work. All of the top well known designers from David Tlale,Gert Johan Coetzee, Thula Sindi&more will be gracing your eyes with their latest collections. So to all my fashion bloggers&lover hope you do enjoy yourself. SA Fashion Week sponsored by Rimmel London,Renault,Motions Salon Hair care,Jameson,Edgars&Skip. 🙂

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Monochrome For Any Season

For me personally the Monochrome look will never die down. In each&every season there is a different way to rock the monochrome look to suit you perfectly. The monochrome look is contemporary, the style is a perennial favourite, and black and white is still going to be a trend. You can try out stylish elegance that works as well on the street as it does in the boardroom. With monochrome its all about playing around with Black&White. To keep the spark on your monochrome outfits add colour or mix textures that’s very important. Animal print or brightly coloured high heel shoes or nice formal shoes for men work instantly. Add a focal point of interest to a black and white ensemble. Yes, it is black and white with a twist of colour! ( Bright red, yellow, green or orange shoes would work just as well as the blue.). Textures such as quilting, cables and boucle are not only trendy, but they add winter warmth, and accessorising with a splash of gold always brightens up a look. There are so many ways to spice up your monochrome look to keep it fun,edgy&modern. Adding colour with a scarf is an easy and versatile option. Attach the scarf to a bag or follow tradition in draping it around your neck. Is it still monochrome if you add colour? Why not? Isn’t fashion about being daring and breaking rules?
Wear a Hat, Opt for Layering or Mix and Match Patterns
Stand out from the crowd and wear a hat… it’s stylish and finishes off an outfit beautifully.
Experiment with layering, combining textures and lengths. That’s the beauty of Monochrome.

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Shop At Spree

Spree is an SA online shopping scene. They have high fashion options curated by editors who know the fashion industry quite good, and I love their fashion content. The site is well-structured, clean and fashionable, which really appeals to target market. I think they’re leading the way when it comes to fashion sites locally. The diverse of Spree from ladies.men to kiddies&decor gives it that homey feel to it. I love the bright and bold trends,enthusiastic cuts and eccentric statement pieces in each collection. Spree makes shopping very convenient. Not only do they offer beautiful pieces of clothing, décor items and gifts; they have just added a beauty range to their online offering. Which makes Spree an all in one access card.

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ART IS LIFE

Art is the beauty of life everything in life is ART. Its an element that connects me to life & human nature I honestly can not picture life without Art. I don’t visualize Art as a form of escapism but I find myself through Art and people seem to misinterpret the two. Importance of Art: 1. Art cuts across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers and enhance cultural appreciation and awareness. 2. Art provides opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality. 3.Art develops both independence and collaboration. 4.Art makes it possible to use personal strengths in meaningful ways and to bridge into understanding sometimes difficult abstractions through these strengths. 5.Art improves academic achievement,enhancing test scores, attitudes, social skills, critical and creative thinking.
6.Art exercises and develops higher order thinking skills including analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and “problem-finding.”. We all know that Music,Theatre,Film,Painting,Poetry,Photography, all fall under Art because of the dynamic&powerful message they convey to the mass& is an integral part of the development of each human being. Fine arts also provide benefits such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity. With me personally art changes my environment into a world of discovery. . Its also promotes the understanding and sharing of culture,I get to appreciate the diversity&beauty of different cultures worldwide. Art also brings out superior in creative thinking, self-concept, problem-solving, self-expression, risk-taking, and co-operation in me. I Sibongile Jafta dearly appreciate & love the origination & existence of Art.<3

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New York Fashion Week S/S 15 Report

6 Days of absolutely stunning,amazing,easy on the eye,beyond beautiful collections hit the runway at the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 at the Lincoln Centre. My summary of the NYFW is ‘ Sparkling elegance meets playful details’ 4-11 September 2014. ALEXANDER WANG According to Alexander Wang pimped-out stylish sneakers aren’t going out of the trend anytime soon. Following on from renditions by Chanel and Dior .Wang put his case forward for a bad-ass high-heeled stretchy version woven in neon – imagine a high-end Nike Flyknit. And they looked just the ticket paired with engineered knitted scuba dresses. There was some pretty fierce tailoring too; gone were the rounded exaggerated shoulders of seasons past, Wang chartered a new path for himself with longer, leaner, rigorously streamlined blazers, narrow shouldered and pulled in with Aertex belts or giant barcoded waist cinchers. They were teamed with high-waisted trousers, almost as tight as leggings
There was a lot of sporty reference to his collection which added some funk to the runway.Aertex was crafted into a bomber jacket or employed elsewhere as accents; running shorts were layered over tailored Bermudas and go-faster white piping trimmed trouser pockets, all hints enough to suggest that Wang isn’t about to leave his youthful, athletic tendencies aside now that he is into his thirties and comfortably in his seat at Balenciaga. 
Alexander Wang didn’t even dissapoint he delivered as per usual.elegance filled with a lot of youthful designs. ALTUZARRA She’s an expensive creature the Altuzarra woman. Just look at her in that rich tobacco suede shirtdress.There’s something very distinct about his collection it ooze sophistication on a simplicity level. Even when she adopts a touch of seersucker pastel gingham, it’s done so in a lean pencil skirt suit and comes over as more pristine than picnic, because everything is this woman’s wardrobe is pristine: from the series of lattice leather vests and pencil skirts (meticulously bonded and grommeted together by hand and worn with nothing underneath but a monied suntan) to those silky shirt dresses with slits up to there (few could execute such slashes without proceedings turning unsavoury).Altuzarra’s collection is expensive in taste, formal&classy perfect for the office&formal functions.  

Altuzarra is expert at dressing his woman. Those shirt dresses are a favourite of his, so too those wrap-around skirts with ribbon streams and ties, and disrupted blanket stripes on slubbed linen car coats. Certainly there was a romance to his series of wafting eveningwear; wisp-thin and sail-like in volume in a manipulated ikat print, and elsewhere, slithers of black silk slip dresses were trimmed in tiny dangling seed pearls; Altuzarra said he wanted to evoke ideas in 17th century jewellery and adornment. A triumph. ZOE JORDAN British designer Zoe Jordan isn’t afraid to experiment with layers. In this mostly monochromatic S/S15 collection, Jordan‘s pieces are minimalistic but with a slight twist.It was my first time coming across a Zoe Jordan collection&ive been impressed from the start,the patterns&material are unique&bold. Absolutely loved the structured suit jacket + shorts and dress with boldly repetitive “Zoe Jordan” print that reminds us of Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress.
Chilled blues and nudes soften the palette, bringing in a subtle feminine touch to an otherwise tomboyish collection. These pieces are for the travelled woman who is involved and interested in expressing herself culturally,socially, and professionally. DKNY. The perfect way to describe the DKNY is a beautiful jungle of colours.Clashing prints, bold stripes and techno fabrics really made this collection stand out.The energy of the bright, bold geometric prints and zingy colours meant this show won’t be forgotten in a hurry – a true standout New York Fashion Week moment.A classic&timeless collection. I would summarise the collection by saying DKNY brought bright and bold trends ,enthusiastic cuts and eccentric statement pieces to the collection.A perfect win. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG. DVF’s collection is all about monochrome&florals which is very bright,beautiful,bold&is all about Summer. Kendall Jenner was walking for DVF’s collection&she did a good&remarkable job. Diane Von Furstenberg continues to impress, sending her girls down the runway clad in whimsical 60s pieces, in a fitting display of modern female power. this collection was about showcasing women.  There was nothing new or attention-grabbing – just fun, flirty clothes for the woman with a passion for lazy afternoons, and perhaps, a love of Brigitte Bardot. Florals and oversized gingham throughout spoke of whimsical, outdoorsy fun ,the hapless innocence of picnicking, and easy living.  The palette was fresh – plenty of white, mixed with brights such as royal blue and canary yellow, with the silhouettes suggesting a laid-back 60s glamour.  There was a baby-pink toile mikado shirt-dress, a black-and-white gingham shift with yellow sequins, and crop-tops galore, including a cropped variant of von Furstenberg’s signature wrap dress, with a black ribbon tied above a tanned, Rivera-ready midsection.Tommy Hilfiger. Tommy’s collection is going to see out at every rock concert and music festival next summer. The clothes are fun, colorful, fancy, glittery, and exude that whole rock and roll spirit. We see a lot of band-inspired looks, all super tight and tailored, modified to give a little sparkle and a lot of  sexy to the looks. The first look, a maroon and black cape with gold piping over identical shorts with a tight-fitting gold sweater, set a very strong and common tone for a majority of the collection. Toss in some red sparkly booties and we’re good to go. How can anything in this collection not be fun with Tommy Hilfiger being the designer … if one is 15?.Tommy’s collections always scream ‘Its Summer,show off your beautiful body’.
This is a collection built around specific motifs. There’s the band uniform. There are stripes. There are hats that are a cross between band uniform and biker gang,everthing outfit is colourful. There are stars a lot of stars Black patent leather,Modified Tux vests, Super-long striped scarves?, mix all these together along a palette of dark toned primary colors and one immediately has a collection that is going to delight teens and frighten their parents, which is exactly what a good Tommy Hilfiger collection should do.All fierce. CAROLINA HERRERA As expected, the queen of elegance, Carolina Herrera, stunned with her glamorous S/S15 Collection at New York Fashion Week. The Venezuelan designer filled the runway with chic flower prints, bright and pastel colored gowns, and dreamy skirts. The models looked extra sleek with sophisticated updo’s, neutral makeup and statement lips. Herrera started New York Fashion Week with the right foot when she received the 2014 Couture Council Award from The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Herrera did not disappoint in bringing some of the most stunning gowns to the Fashion Week runway.Herrera’s collection has gradient treatments to the floral prints, the pieces almost looked three-dimensional. In some pieces, Carolina Herrera plays an experimental game by creating mosaic designs reminiscent of a less extreme Antoni Gaudi.  With her classical touch, modern pieces really signal a new moment for the most beloved of springtime motifs. 
DAVID TLALE. My Favourite proudly South African Designer,in SA we call him the ‘King Of Style’,very proud of him showcasing his S/S collection at Fashion Week. As Tlale says his Spring 2015 collection is about “giving women back their power and equipping them with a strong and confident sense of allure, without losing their essence and femininity.”

Since its September South Africa is celebrating Heritage month,getting in touch with our roots&identity,David’s collection touched based with it adding a modern, edgy, authentic and chic feel to it. David Tlale has proven that he is a design force with creations that go far beyond expectations&limits.Tlale is renowned for his love for elaborate designs, which are both daring and elegant&so chic. RALPH LAUREN. Fashion and tech are fast becoming 21st century siblings, but  Ralph Lauren’s SS15 show at New York Fashion Week is certainly a highly ambitious merger of the two.
In a formidable display of digital grandeur, the show will be held in Central Park, with holographic, four-storey tall models walking across a lake. Ralph Lauren’s vice president David Lauren tells of a constant desire to be on the frontline of innovation: “We’ve always been trying new technologies. We were the first fashion brand to sell on a mobile phone. We did a 4-D show a few years ago, so we are always trying to push the boundaries. Make no mistake, this is no intimate runway show. The audience is placed outdoors at the mercy of the elements and the clothes will be worn by 50 foot holograms walking through Central Park and other iconic New York landmarks. Polo for Women is Ralph’s Lauren’s first line for women and this is undoubtedly a smart way to announce an arrival.
“It’s a different experience,” says Lauren. “You know you won’t be able to touch the clothes or see the details but you’ll get an energy from it and a spirit. I think people are curious to see something new and different. The collection is sleek with Ralph Lauren you expect elegance in every possible aspect.I loved the colour&patterns he used. Ralph Lauren raised the bar in the world of fashion and technology.Monochrome was a key trend in this S/S collection using block colours, stripes and accessories. The practicality of each ensemble is comforting and has a great sense of New York sports-luxe. A touch of St.Trinian blended with Clueless minus the bright colours and you are in the mind of Ralph himself. This shows represents Ralph Lauren at its best, showing it’s practical, stylish and current, not to mention innovative with technology. CALVIN KLEIN. THE Calvin Klein brand went stratospheric with the ad campaign for its jeans “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins” back in 1980. What a different route it has taken now under the direction of Francisco Costa.The collection is an example of a singular vision that Calvin Klein has. Costa is probably the most minimalist American designer in the States, chanelling his creativity into how to use fabrics rather than showing clothes that are easy to wear.

Opening with a self-described “compact technical sleeveless dress and engineered viscose fluted skirt”, CK’s collection focused on A-line shapes whether flared culottes, tunics or dresses belted under the bust in an array of navy and ivory.

The simple palette was worked out in metallic – weaves and mesh breaking out into only a few silvery mesh moments. Long tunics were worn over transparent skirts cut away deep under the arm and at the back.

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A Talk About Kendall Jenner’s Success

Kendall Nicole Jenner born on November 3, 1995
Los Angeles, California, U.S. Comes from a famous background being half sister with the well known Kardashian sisters. Kendall is an American television personality and model. She is best known for appearing on the E! reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” that she shares with her family members. She has appeared as herself on a number of television shows and award ceremonies, and in 2012 acted in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. With her sister, Kylie, she designs a clothing line called “Kendall & Kylie”.Jenner is also a runway model and appears at public events. Kendall’s modeling career began in 2010 when she did her first feature in Paper magazine’s “Beautiful People” article series with Kylie in. Her modeling career began by signing with the Wilhelmina modelling agency at age 14. Her first modeling job was a campaign for Forever 21. She has done photo shoots with OK! magazine&Teen Vogue. That’s how her modeling career blossomed by spreading her wings and breaking into the fashion industry with a burgeoning modeling career in a short space of time. She made her mark on the fashion industry back in February at the autumn/winter 2015 shows of the likes of Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Giles, making an impressive debut catwalk season across New York, London and Paris.
As part of her successful catwalk debut she starred on the cover of Love magazine’s biannual issue. Most recently she made her appearance at the New York Fashion Week where she cemented her newfound career. As she walked the catwalk for top labels in the fashion industry namely Diane Von Frustenberg&Tommy Hilfiger. I believes she’s making her mark in the fashion industry. As she wants to be addressed as KENDALL not Kendall Jenner trying to remove the stigma that comes with her family background. Models at the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 felt threatened by her debut,to be honest I understand their attitude towards Kendall. Her family is well known&connected, pulling strings here&there is an easy task. So I fully understand the fears of the model because with them they’ve been striving to earn the privilege to walk for top labels in the fashion industry&Kendall just came on picture&took over,that’s how it looks like from the models perspectives. But anyway Goodluck Kendall on your modeling career. Do best 🙂

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Men In The Fashion Map

Men in fashion has evolved in the most,bold&authentic form,tailor suits,doubled breasted suits,full cut trousers&Tuxedos with tails setting the standard of how a gentleman should dress like, printed t-shirts,biker jackets bright&trendy patterned outfits, the works. We mostly associate fashion with women because they frequently fashion forward& there are stereotype issues around ‘Men taking part in fashion’ so men take the back seat, but not in these days. Honestly speaking a good looking man is an attractive man. As a lady, shop with your man,brother,husband or father,give them vital fashion tips&help them on how to mix&match,how to look classy on a low&tight budget. That’s how they get into the fashion gear. The mid-grey flannel suit is a timeless piece of menswear that is trending for autumn/winter. A worthwhile investment for any modern professional, it oozes understated luxury&gentlemanly sophistication. As we have approached spring we will break down three subtle, alternative men’s colour trends that are ideal for spring/summer – pink, mustard yellow and pastel green – and set to be just as big come S/S15. Not forgetting mens aeu de toilettes an essential element to accompany the look,pay careful attention to a deodorant that best suites an outfit. A man that smells good can conquer the world. I really love the diversity surrounding men taking part in the fashion scene,It shows that they also can indulge in looking presentable,stylish&ahead in fashion trends. We have our very own proudly South African male fashion designers like David Tlale,Gert Johan Coetzee,Gavin Rajah,Palse designs & more paving way for men to look sophisticated&on point at all times. With each&every male designer I dearly love the colour palettes,silhouette,design&cut they use in every single collection they make. Too much effort goes into making these clothes effortless, creating their worn textures, their patina of use. And it’s that utilitarian edge that makes them such an anomaly in the world of luxury retailing. I must admit every designer locally&internationally have that fascinating detail in every garment,they have raised the bars&are making the mark for men in fashion.

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My Connection with Neo Soul Music

Let me take you on a brief history of the genre Neo- Soul. Neo- Soul is a term coined by music industry entrepreneur Kedar Massenburg during the late 1990s to market and describe a style of music that emerged from soul and contemporary R&B. Its heavily based in soul music, neo soul is distinguished by a less conventional sound than its contemporary R&B counterpart, with incorporated elements ranging from jazz, funk, and hip hop to pop, fusion, and African music. It has been noted by music writers for its traditional R&B influences, conscious-driven lyrics, and strong female presence. It developed in the 80’s and 90’s in the United States& United Kingdom, as a soul “revival” movement. It impressively earned mainstream success during the 90s, with the commercial and critical breakthroughs of several Neo soul artists that were marketed as an alternative to the producer-driven, digitally approached R&B of the time. Since its initial mainstream popularity and impact on the sound of contemporary R&B, it has been expanded and diversified musically through the works of both African-American and international artists. According to Mark Anthony Neal, “neo-soul and its various incarnations has helped to redefine the boundaries and contours of black pop. My love for Neo- Soul arose during my adolescent stage when I first heard of Jill Scott,Floetry, Erykah Badu&Lauryn Hill. I never understood the music but I loved the melody,rhythm&soothing voices .Until I became older&wiser I got to understand the lyrics, connected deeper to the music,the diversity of the genre,the origination of Neo-Soul as a whole& the inspiration behind each artist. The style is also often described as groove music,and has a smooth, flowing nature to the beats. Most neo soul lyrics are very emotional and deal with relationship and love issues. Neo- Soul is essentially modern-day soul music, with contemporary attitudes and sensibilities. It differs from contemporary R&B in that it’s obviously more soulful, and it also tends to have deeper messages and meanings than R&B. Overall neo-soul takes on more of a mellow and melancholy vibe, rather than an upbeat tone. It encourages slow dancing rather than choreography. Here are my top 5 timeless Neo Soul songs. 1. Jill Scott- The Way. 2. D’Angelo- Cruisin’. 3. Erykah Badu- Didn’t Cha Know. 4. Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. 5. Eric Roberson ft. Phonte- Been Inlove

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PAP ART BY KHAYA WITBOOI

Khaya witbooi was born in 1977 in Uitenhage the Eastern Cape, South Africa now currently resides and works  in Johannesburg.

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Through creativity and careful approach he derived a term called PAP ART- “pap” being a the traditional nutritional staple food in Southern Africa-to define his personal approach to contemporary art as a self taught artist.

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After matriculating he enrolled in a college where he furthered his passion for painting by doing a draughtsmanship and started working as an illustrator for an architectural firm expanding his skills and knowledge as well as broadening his work as a freelancer for the Cape Town newspaper called The Argus specializing in court sketches and cartons,he also specializes in portrait paintings.

Khaya Witbooi’s art is a creation of combinations of stenciling and spray paint on canvas and are strongly influenced by graffiti, pop art and the evolution of the Hip Hop culture and immensely rising aesthetics. He is momentum of work is a balance of post colonial and post apartheid political tensions as well as the paradoxes of consumerism and globalization.

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Ive taken it upon myself  to make a statement of a concerned citizen. I’m not expecting people from around the world to do it  before i do. If there’s any person to make the first comment , it is the person who feels it immediately, and im that person” – Khaya Witbooi   

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Witbooi’s artwork is an exploration of the South African apartheid era and socio-political nature painting out his expressions in an urban, edgy feel with an African relevance.in December 2011 he was awarded an artists residency at one of the most prestigious studio-Greatmore Studios in Cape Town.

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PROFILE:A PAST THAT MOLDED BLESSING NGOBENI’S CRAFT

Blessing Ngobeni is an immensely talented South African artist from  Tzaneen born in 1985 and did his training at the Artist Proof Studio in Newtown, Johannesburg.

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Blessing’s artworks strongly relates to the themes of self-enrichment and abuse of power(issues we currently dealing with), it appears in pieces like ‘Hybrid’, ‘Don’t Shoot’ and ‘Political in Conflict’, which is about politicians fighting for tenders.

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He conceptualizes his masterpieces with a range of found objects, waste materials, and paint on canvas, including magazine cuttings and found cardboard canvasses.Best understood in the context of his past at the age of ten he moved from his home of Tzaneen, Limpopo to the city of Johannesburg where, a bad crowd of teenagers  involved themselves in crime. Five years later he was arrested for armed robbery and spent close to six years in prison, that’s when his desire of art and painting surfaced.Ngobeni’s paintings are filled with the irony of the cabaret, sporting the influences of Norman Catherine and Miró, while never forgetting his township roots adding that African flair to his pieces.

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With images that are attempting to bring us back to the reality, the forgotten world of the poor and the excluded.Having studied at Newtown’s Artist Proof Studio,worked for David Krut Publishing and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, also worked at the Michaelis Art Library at the Joburg Central Library and as head puppeteer, puppet show director and trainee cameraman at Red Pepper Pictures,he has stapled his mark and paved a way for other up&coming painters.

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He has exhibited his work in several group exhibitions, ranging from the Diepkloof Library to Johannesburg Central Library and Museum Africa.First prize and gold award winner at the Gala Ex-Offenders Awards and has exhibited in several group shows at Unity Gallery, including the Sanaa Africa Festival exhibition at Moyo’s, Zoo Lake.

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Mastering the craft of  mixing his paintings with magazine cutouts as well as cardboard’s has given Ngobeni a very pleasing aesthetic to his discipline of work.His work reflects the city’s vast life and his past experiences.

 

 

GRAMMY AWARDS 2017 RED CARPET

beyonce&jay-z grammy awards.jpg              Full list of the Grammy Award winners 2017:

 

GENERAL FIELD

Record Of The Year:

WINNER: “Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Album Of The Year:

WINNER: 25 Adele
Lemonade
— Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Song Of The Year:

WINNER: “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
“Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
“7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist:

WINNER: Chance The Rapper
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak


POP FIELD

Best Pop Solo Performance:

WINNER: “Hello” — Adele
“Hold Up” — Beyonce
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber
“Piece By Piece (Idol Version)” — Kelly Clarkson
“Dangerous Woman” — Ariana Grande

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
“Closer” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Cheap Thrills” — Sia Featuring Sean Paul

Best Pop Vocal Album:

WINNER: 25 — Adele
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman — Ariana Grande
Confident — Demi Lovato
This Is Acting — Sia

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

WINNER: Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin — Willie Nelson
Cinema —
Andrea Bocelli
Fallen Angels — Bob Dylan
Stages Live — Josh Groban
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway — Barbra Streisand


DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD

Best Dance Recording:

WINNER: “Don’t Let Me Down” — The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
“Tearing Me Up” — Bob Moses
“Never Be Like You” — Flume featuring Kai
“Rinse & Repeat” — Riton featuring Kah-Lo
“Drinkee” — Sofi Tukker

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

WINNER: Skin — Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine — Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch — Tycho
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future — Underworld
Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII — Louie Vega


CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FIELD

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:

WINNER: Culcha Vulcha — Snarky Puppy
Human Nature
— Herb Alpert
When You Wish Upon a Star — Bill Frisell
Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY — Steve Gadd Band
Unpsoken — Chuck Loeb


ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Performance:

WINNER: “Blackstar” — David Bowie
“Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)” — Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” — Beyoncé Featuring Jack White
“The Sound Of Silence” — Disturbed
“Heathens” — Twenty One Pilots

Best Metal Performance:

WINNER: “Dystopia” — Megadeth
“Shock Me” — Baroness
“Slivera” — Gojira
“Rotting in Vain” — Korn
“The Price Is Wrong” — Periphery

Best Rock Song:

WINNER: “Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
“Burn the Witch” —Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
“Hardwired” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“My Name Is Human” — Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Best Rock Album:

WINNER: Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage The Elephant
California
— Blink-182
Magma — Gojira
Death Of A Bachelor — Panic! At The Disco
Weezer — Weezer


ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album:

WINNER: Blackstar — David Bowie
22, A Million
— Bon Iver
The Hope Six Demolition Project — PJ Harvey
Post Pop Depression — Iggy Pop
A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead


R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance:

WINNER: “Cranes in the Sky” — Solange
“Turnin’ Me Up” — BJ The Chicago Kid
“Permission” — Ro James
“I Do” — Musiq Soulchild
“Needed Me” — Rihanna

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

WINNER: “Angel” — Lalah Hathaway
“The Three Of Me” — William Bell
“Woman’s World” — BJ The Chicago Kid
“Sleeping With The One I Love” — Fantasia
“Can’t Wait” — Jill Scott

Best R&B Song:

WINNER: “Lake By the Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
“Come and See Me” — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake)
“Exchange” — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)
“Kiss It Better” — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)
“Luv” — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

WINNER: Lemonade — Beyoncé
Ology — Gallant
We Are King — KING
Malibu — Anderson .Paak
Anti — Rihanna

Best R&B Album:

WINNER: Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway
In My Mind
— BJ The Chicago Kid
Velvet Portraits — Terrace Martin
Healing Season — Mint Condition
Smoove Jones — Mya


RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance:

WINNER: “No Problem” — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Panda” —Desiigner
“Pop Style” — Drake Featuring The Throne
“All The Way Up” — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
“That Part” — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

WINNER: “Hotline Bling” — Drake
“Freedom” — Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Broccoli” — D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
“Ultralight Beam” — Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
“Famous” — Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song:

WINNER: “Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
“All The Way Up” — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared)
“Famous” — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)
“No Problem” — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
“Ultralight Beam” — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

Best Rap Album:

WINNER: Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
And the Anonymous Nobody — De La Soul
Major Key — DJ Khaled
Views — Drake
Blank Face LP — ScHoolboy Q
The Life of Pablo — Kanye West


COUNTRY FIELD

Best Country Solo Performance:

WINNER: “My Church” — Maren Morris
“Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
“Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

WINNER: “Jolene” — Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton
“Different for Girls” — Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
“21 Summer” — Brothers Osborne
“Setting The World On Fire” — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
“Think Of You” — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Best Country Song:

WINNER: “Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
“Die A Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
“My Church” — busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album:

WINNER: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth — Sturgill Simpson
Big Day in a Small Town
— Brandy Clark
Full Circle — Loretta Lynn
Hero — Maren Morris
Ripcord — Keith Urban


NEW AGE FIELD

Best New Age Album:

WINNER: White Sun II — White Sun
Orogen
— John Burke
Dark Sky Island — Enya
Inner Passion — Peter Kater & Tina Guo
Rosetta — Vangelis


JAZZ FIELD

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:

WINNER: “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist
“Countdown” — Joey Alexander, soloist
“In Movement” — Ravi Coltrane, soloist
“We See” — Fred Hersch, soloist
“I Concentrate On You” — Brad Mehldau, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

WINNER: Take Me To The Alley — Gregory Porter
Sound Of Red
— René Marie
Upward Spiral — Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling
Harlem On My Mind — Catherine Russell
The Sting Variations — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

WINNER: Country for Old Men — John Scofield
Book of Intuition
— Kenny Barron Trio
Dr. Um — Peter Erskine
Sunday Night At The Vanguard — The Fred Hersch Trio
Nearness — Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:

WINNER: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom — Ted Nash Big Band
Real Enemies — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Presents Monk’estra, Vol. 1 — John Beasley
Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles — John Daversa
All L.A. Band — Bob Mintzer

Best Latin Jazz Album:

WINNER: Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac — Chucho Valdés
Entre Colegas
— Andy González
Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw — Brian Lynch & Various Artists
Canto América — Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace La Orquesta Sinfonietta
30 – Trio Da Paz


GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD

Best Gospel Performance/Song:

WINNER: “God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
“It’s Alright, It’s OK” — Shirley Caesar Featuring Anthony Hamilton; Stanley Brown & Courtney Rumble, songwriters
“You’re Bigger [Live]” — Jekalyn Carr; Allundria Carr, songwriter
“Made A Way [Live]” — Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
“Better” — Hezekiah Walker; Jason Clayborn, Gabriel Hatcher & Hezekiah Walker, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:

WINNER: “Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters Track from: Love Remains
“Trust In You” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren & Paul Mabury, songwriters
“Priceless” — For King & Country; Benjamin Backus, Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
“King of the World” — Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, Becca Mizell & Samuel Mizell, songwriters
“Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams; Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album:

WINNER: Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin
Listen
—Tim Bowman Jr.
Fill This House — Shirley Caesar
A Worshipper’s Heart [Live] —Todd Dulaney
Demonstrate [Live] —William Murphy

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:

WINNER: Love Remains — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Poets & Saints
— All Sons & Daughters
American Prodigal — Crowder
Be One — Natalie Grant
Youth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & Free

Best Roots Gospel Album:

WINNER: Hymns — Joey+Rory
Better Together —
Gaither Vocal Band
Nature’s Symphony In 432 — The Isaacs
Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration — Gordon Mote
God Don’t Ever Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson — (Various Artists)


LATIN FIELD

Best Latin Pop Album:

WINNER: Un Besito Mas — Jesse & Joy
Ilusión — Gaby Moreno
Similares — Laura Pausini
Seguir Latiendo — Sanalejo
Buena Vida — Diego Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

WINNER: iLevitable — ile
L.H.O.N. (La Humanidad O Nosotros) — Illya Kuryaki & The Valderamas
Buenaventura — La Santa Cecilia
Los Rakas — Los Rakas
Amor Supremo — Carla Morrison

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):

WINNER: Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo) — Vicente Fernández
Raíces
— Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Hecho A Mano — Joss Favela
Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006 — La Maquinaria Norteña
Tributo A Joan Sebastian Y Rigoberto Alfaro — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Best Tropical Latin Album:

WINNER: Donde Están? Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo
Conexión
— Fonseca
La Fantasia Homenaje A Juan Formell — Formell Y Los Van Van
35 Aniversario — Grupo Niche
La Sonora Santanera En Su 60 Aniversario — La Sonora Santanera


AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELD

Best American Roots Performance:

WINNER: “House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
“Ain’t No Man” — The Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have A Hard Time” — Blind Boys Of Alabama
“Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna

Best American Roots Song:

WINNER: “Kid Sister” — Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)
“Alabama at Night” — Robbie Fulks, songwriter (Robbie Fulks)
“City Lights” — Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)
“Gulfstream” — Eric Adcock & Roddie Romero, songwriters (Roddie Romero and The Hub City All-Stars)
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna & Felix McTeigue, songwriters (Lori McKenna)

Best Americana Album:

WINNER: This Is Where I Live — William Bell
True Sadness
— The Avett Brothers
The Cedar Creek Sessions — Kris Kristofferson
The Bird & The Rifle — Lori McKenna
Kid Sister — The Time Jumpers

Best Bluegrass Album:

WINNER: Coming Home — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor
Original Traditional
— Blue Highway
Burden Bearer — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Hazel Sessions — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
North And South — Claire Lynch

Best Traditional Blues Album:

WINNER: Porcupine Meat — Bobby Rush
Can’t Shake The Feeling — Lurrie Bell
Live At The Greek Theatre — Joe Bonamassa
Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II) — Luther Dickinson
The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers — Vasti Jackson

Best Contemporary Blues Album:

WINNER: The Last Days of Oakland — Fantastic Negrito
Love Wins Again — Janiva Magness
Bloodline — Kenny Neal
Give It Back To You — The Record Company
Everybody Wants A Piece — Joe Louis Walker

Best Folk Album:

WINNER: Undercurrent — Sarah Jaroszh
Silver Skies Blue
— Judy Collins & Ari Hest
Upland Stories — Robbie Fulks
Factory Girl — Rhiannon Giddens
Weighted Mind — Sierra Hull

Best Regional Roots Music Album:

WINNER: E Walea — Kalani Pe’a
Broken Promised Land
— Barry Jean Ancelet & Sam Broussard
It’s A Cree Thing — Northern Cree
Gulfstream — Roddie Romero And The Hub City All-Stars
I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax In The Evangeline Country — (Various Artists)


REGGAE FIELD

Best Reggae Album:

Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley
Sly & Robbie Presents… Reggae For Her
– Devin Di Dakta & J.L
Rose Petals — J Boog
Everlasting — Raging Fyah
Falling Into Place — Rebelution
Soja: Live In Virginia — Soja


WORLD MUSIC FIELD

Best World Music Album:

WINNER: Sing Me Home — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
Destiny
— Celtic Woman
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Land Of Gold — Anoushka Shankar
Dois Amigos, Um Século De Música: Multishow Live — Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil


CHILDREN’S FIELD

Best Children’s Album:

WINNER: Infinity Plus One — Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Explorer Of The World
— Frances England
Novelties — Recess Monkey
Press Play — Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
Saddle Up — The Okee Dokee Brothers


SPOKEN WORD FIELD

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

WINNER: In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo
— Amy Schumer
M Train — Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia) — (Various Artists)
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello


COMEDY FIELD

Best Comedy Album:

WINNER: Talking For Clapping — Patton Oswalt
…America…Great… —
David Cross
American Myth — Margaret Cho
Boysih Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro
Live At The Apollo — Amy Schumer


MUSICAL THEATER

Best Musical Theater Album:

WINNER: The Color Purple — Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)
Bright Star
— Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher & Una Jackman, producers; Steve Martin, composer; Edie Brickell, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
Fiddler On The Roof — Danny Burstein, principal soloist; Louise Gund, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Jerry Bock, composer; Sheldon Harnick, lyricist) (2016 Broadway Cast)
Kinky Boots — Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry, principal soloists; Sammy James, Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers (Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist) (Original West End Cast)
Waitress — Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Neal Avron, Sara Bareilles & Nadia DiGiallonardo, producers; Sara Bareilles, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)


MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

WINNER: Miles Ahead (Miles Davis & Various Artists)
Amy
— (Various Artists)
Straight Outta Compton — (Various Artists)
Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition) — (Various Artists)
Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 — (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

WINNER: Star Wars: The Force Awakens — John Williams, composer
Bridge of Spies
— Thomas Newman, composer
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight — Ennio Morricone, composer
The Revenant — Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers
Stranger Things Volume 1 — Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers
Stranger Things Volume 2 — Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

WINNER: “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls
“Heathens” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), Track from: Suicide Squad
“Just Like Fire” — Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback, songwriters (P!nk), Track from: Alice Through The Looking Glass
“Purple Lamborghini” — Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts, songwriters (Skrillex & Rick Ross), Track from: Suicide Squad
“Try Everything” — Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen, songwriters (Shakira), Track from: Zootopia
“The Veil” — Peter Gabriel, songwriter (Peter Gabriel), Track from: Snowden


COMPOSING/ARRANGING FIELD

Best Instrumental Composition:

WINNER: “Spoken At Midnight” — Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)
“Bridge of Spies (End Title)” — Thomas Newman, composer (Thomas Newman)
“The Expensive Train Set (An Epic Sarahnade For Big Band)” — Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
“Flow” — Alan Ferber, composer (Alan Ferber Nonet)
“L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock – Verisione Integrale” — Ennio Morricone, composer (Ennio Morricone)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:

WINNER: “You and I” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
“Ask Me Now” — John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
“Good ‘Swing’ Wenceslas” — Sammy Nestico, arranger (The Count Basie Orchestra)
“Linus & Lucy” — Christian Jacob, arranger (The Phil Norman Tentet)
“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” — John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa)
“We Three Kings” — Ted Nash, arranger (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals:

WINNER: “Flintstones” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” — Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Featuring Take 6)
“Do You Want To Know A Secret” — John Daversa, arranger (John Daversa Featuring Renee Olstead)
“I’m A Fool To Want You” — Alan Broadbent, arranger (Kristin Chenoweth)
“Somewhere (Dirty Blvd) (Extended Version)” — Billy Childs & Larry Klein, arrangers (Lang Lang Featuring Lisa Fischer & Jeffrey Wright)


PACKAGE FIELD

Best Recording Package:

WINNER: Blackstar — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
Anti (Deluxe Edition)
— Ciarra Pardo & Robyn Fenty, art directors (Rihanna)
Human Performance — Andrew Savage, art director (Parquet Courts)
Sunset Motel — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
22, A Million — Eric Timothy Carlson, art director (Bon Iver)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:

WINNER: Edith Piaf 1915-2015 — Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)
401 Days — Jonathan Dagan & Mathias Høst Normark, art directors (J.Views)
I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It — Samuel Burgess-Johnson & Matthew Healy, art directors (The 1975)
Paper Wheels (Deluxe Limited Edition) — Matt Taylor, art director (Trey Anastasio)
Tug of War (Deluxe Edition) — Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)


NOTES FIELD

Best Album Notes:

WINNER: Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along — Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)
The Complete Monument & Columbia Albums Collectio
n — Mikal Gilmore, album notes writer (Kris Kristofferson)
The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp — Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
Ork Records: New York, New York — Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, album notes writers (Various Artists)
Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890-1990 — Richard Martin, album notes writer (Various Artists)


HISTORICAL FIELD

Best Historical Album:

WINNER: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (Collector’s Edition) — Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan)
Music Of Morocco From The Library Of Congress: Recorded By Paul Bowles, 1959 — April G. Ledbetter, Steven Lance Ledbetter, Bill Nowlin & Philip D. Schuyler, compilation producers; Rick Fisher & Michael Graves, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
Ork Records: New York, New York — Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings 1966-1983 — Bernard Horowitz, Andreas K. Meyer & Robert Russ, compilation producers; Andreas K. Meyer & Jeanne Montalvo, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)
Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph, 1890 – 1900Michael Devecka, Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Michael Devecka, David Giovannoni, Michael Khanchalian & Richard Martin, mastering engineers (Various Artists)


PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

WINNER: Blackstar — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen, Tony Visconti & Joe LaPorta (David Bowie)
Are You Serious — Tchad Blake & David Boucher, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Andrew Bird)
Dig In Deep — Ryan Freeland, engineer; Kim Rosen, mastering engineer (Bonnie Raitt)
Hit N Run Phase Two — Booker T., Dylan Dresdow, Chris James, Prince & Justin Stanley, engineers; Dylan Dresdow, mastering engineer (Prince)
Undercurrent — Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Sarah Jarosz)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:

WINNER: Greg Kurstin
Benny Blanco
Max Martin
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

Best Remixed Recording:

WINNER: “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)” — André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)
“Cali Coast (Psionics Remix)” — Josh Williams, remixer (Soul Pacific)
“Heavy Star Movin’ (staRo Remix)” — staRo, remixer (The Silver Lake Chorus)
“Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix)” — Timo Maas & James Teej, remixers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
“Only” (Kaskade X Lipless Remix)— Ryan Raddon, remixer (Ry X)
“Wide Open (Joe Goddard Remix)” — Joe Goddard, remixer (The Chemical Brothers)


SURROUND SOUND FIELD

Best Surround Sound Album:

WINNER: Dutilleux: Sur La Mêe Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement — Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, surround mix engineers; Dmitriy Lipay, surround mastering engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, surround producer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Johnson: Considering Matthew Shephard — Brad Michel, surround mix engineer; Brad Michel, surround mastering engineer; Robina G. Young, surround producer (Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare)
Maja S.K. Ratkje: And Sing … — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Maja S.K. Ratkje, Cikada & Oslo Sinfonietta)
Primus & The Chocolate Factory — Les Claypool, surround mix engineer; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool, surround producer (Primus)
Reflections — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene)


PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Classical:

WINNER: Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles — Mark Donahue & Fred Vogler, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
Dutilleux: Sur La Mêe Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement — Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Reflections — Morten Lindberg, engineer (Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene)
Shadow of Sirius — Silas Brown & David Frost, engineers; Silas Brown,
Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 — Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical:

WINNER: David Frost
Blanton Alspaugh
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Judith Sherman
Robina G. Young


CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Orchestral Performance:

WINNER: Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Bates: Works For Orchestra — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Ibert: Orchestral Works — Neeme Järvi, conductor (Orchestre De La Suisse Romande)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 100 — Mariss Jansons, conductor (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies 3 & 4; Prospero’s Rooms — Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)

Best Opera Recording:

WINNER: Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles — James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)
Handel: Giulio Cesare — Giovanni Antonini, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, Andreas Scholl & Anne-Sofie von Otter; Samuel Theis, producer (Il Giardino Armonico)
Higdon: Cold Mountain — Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Emily Fons, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard & Jay Hunter Morris; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program For Singers) Mozart: Le Nozze De Figaro — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Thomas Hampson, Christiane Karg, Luca Pisaroni & Sonya Yoncheva; Daniel Zalay, producer (Chamber Orchestra Of Europe; Vocalensemble Rastatt)
Szymanowski: Król Roger — Antonio Pappano, conductor; Georgia Jarman, Mariusz Kwiecień & Saimir Pirgu; Jonathan Allen, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance:

WINNER: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1 — Krzystof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)
Himmerland
— Elisabeth Holte, conductor (Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen, Ragnfrid Lie & Matilda Sterby; Inger-Lise Ulsrud; Uranienborg Vokalensemble)
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass — Edward Gardner, conductor; Håkon Matti Skrede, chorus master (Susan Bickley, Gábor Bretz, Sara Jakubiak & Stuart Skelton; Thomas Trotter; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Bergen Cathedral Choir, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Choir Of Collegium Musicum & Edvard Grieg Kor)
Lloyd: Bonhoeffer — Donald Nally, conductor (Malavika Godbole, John Grecia, Rebecca Harris & Thomas Mesa; The Crossing)
Steinberg: Passion Week — Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:

WINNER: Steve Reich — Third Coast Percussion
Fitelberg: Chamber Works
— ARC Ensemble
Reflections — Øyvind Gimse, Geir Inge Lotsberg & Trondheimsolistene
Serious Business — Spektral Quartet
Trios From Our Homelands — Lincoln Trio

Best Classical Instrumental Solo:

WINNER: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway — Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)
Adams, J.: Scheherazade.2
— Leila Josefowicz; David Robertson, conductor (Chester Englander; St. Louis Symphony)
Dvorák: Violin Concerto & Romance; Suk: Fantasy —Christian Tetzlaff; John Storgårds, conductor (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9 — Kristian Bezuidenhout
1930’s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 — Gil Shaham; Stéphane Denève, conductor (The Knights & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:

TIE: Shakespeare Songs — Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)
TIE: Schumann & Berg — Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist
Monteverdi
— Magdalena Kožená; Andrea Marcon, conductor (David Feldman, Michael Feyfar, Jakob Pilgram & Luca Tittoto; La Cetra Barockorchester Basel)
Mozart: The Weber Sisters — Sabine Devieilhe; Raphaël Pichon, conductor (Pygmalion)
Verismo — Anna Netrebko; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Yusif Eyvazov; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia)

Best Classical Compendium

WINNER: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Gesualdo — Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Manfred Eicher, producer
Vaughan Williams: Discoveries — Martyn Brabbins, conductor; Andrew Walton, producer
Wolfgang: Passing Through — Judith Farmer & Gernot Wolfgang, producers
Zappa: 200 Motels — The Suites — Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Frank Filipetti & Gail Zappa, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:

WINNER: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway — Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Bates: Anthology Of Fantastic Zoology
— Mason Bates, composer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
Higdon: Cold Mountain — Jennifer Higdon, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist
Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto — Christopher Theofanidis, composer (Martin Kuuskmann, Barry Jekowsky & Northwest Sinfonia)
Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky — C. F. Kip Winger, composer (Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)


MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD

Best Music Video:

WINNER: “Formation” — Beyoncé
“River” — Leon Bridges
“Up & Up” — Coldplay
“Gosh” — Jamie XX
“Upside Down & Inside Out” — OK Go

Best Music Film:

WINNER: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years — (The Beatles)
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead — Steve Aoki
Lemonade — Beyoncé
The Music Of Strangers — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry — (Various Artists)

 

BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS (BAFTA) AWARDS RED CARPET

Full List of the winners below:

Outstanding British film

American Honey
Denial
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
WINNER: I, Daniel Blake
Notes on Blindness
Under the Shadow

EE Rising Star award

Anya Taylor-Joy
Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
WINNER: Tom Holland

Best make up & hair

Doctor Strange
WINNER: Florence Foster Jenkins
Hacksaw Ridge
Nocturnal Animals
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best original music

Arrival
Jackie
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best costume design

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
WINNER: Jackie
La La Land

Best sound

WINNER: Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best British short animation

The Alan Dimension
WINNER: A Love Story
Tough

Best British short film

Consumed
WINNER: Home
Mouth of Hell
The Party
Standby

Best editing

Arrival
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals

Best production design

Doctor Strange
WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Best documentary

WINNER: 13th
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
The Eagle Huntress
Notes on Blindness
Weiner

Best film not in the English language

Dheepan
Julieta
Mustang
WINNER: Son of Saul
Toni Erdmann

Best adapted screenplay

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
WINNER: Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best supporting actress

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
WINNER: Viola Davis (Fences)

Best animated film

Finding Dory
WINNER: Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Zootropolis

Best special visual effects

Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
WINNER: The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer

The Girl With All the Gifts – Mike Carey (writer), Camille Gatin (producer)
The Hard Stop – George Amponsah (writer/director/producer), Dionne Walker (writer/producer)
Notes on Blindness – Peter Middleton (writer/director/producer), James Spinney (writer/director), Jo-Jo Ellison (producer)
The Pass – John Donnelly (writer), Ben A Williams (director)
WINNER: Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (writer/director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh (producers)

Best supporting actor

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
WINNER: Dev Patel (Lion)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Outstanding British contribution to cinema

Curzon Cinemas

Best original screenplay

Hell or High Water
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
WINNER: Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

Best cinematography

Arrival
Hell or High Water
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best actor

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
WINNER: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
WINNER: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)

Best actress

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)
WINNER: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best film

Arrival
I, Daniel Blake
WINNER: La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

 

 

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS (SAG) 2017RED CARPET

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild awards were held at Los Angeles on Sunday the 29th January at the Shrine Exposition center.

Full list of winners below:
Winner are indicated here with an asterisk (*)
Motion Picture Awards
Outstanding performance by an actor in a leading role
Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington – “Fences” *WINNER
Outstanding performance by an actress in a leading role
Amy Adams – “Arrival”
Emily Blunt – “The Girl on the Train”
Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
Emma Stone – “La La Land” *WINNER
Meryl Streep – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” *WINNER
Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel – “Lion”
Hugh Grant – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role
Viola Davis – “Fences” *WINNER
Naomie Harris – “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman – “Lion”
Octavia Spencer – “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”
Outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture
“Captain Fantastic”
“Fences”
“Hidden Figures” *WINNER
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”
Outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture
“Captain America: Civil War”
“Dr. Strange”
“Hacksaw Ridge” *WINNER
“Jason Bourne”
“Nocturnal Animals”
Television Awards
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries
Riz Ahmed – “The Night Of”
Sterling K. Brown – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Bryan Cranston – “All the Way” *WINNER
John Turturro – “The Night Of”
Courtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries
Bryce Dallas Howard – “Black Mirror”
Felicity Huffman – “American Crime”
Audra McDonald – “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”
Sarah Paulson – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” *WINNER
Kerry Washington – “Confirmation”
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series
Sterling K. Brown – “This is Us”
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones”
John Lithgow – “The Crown” * WINNER
Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards”
Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
Claire Foy – “The Crown” *WINNER
Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
Winona Ryder – “Stranger Things”
Robin Wright – “House of Cards”
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”
Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”
William H. Macy – “Shameless” *WINNER
Jeffrey Tambor – “Transparent”
Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series
Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black”
Jane Fonda – “Grace and Frankie”
Ellie Kemper – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” *WINNER
Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie”
Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series
“The Crown”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things” *WINNER
“Westworld”
Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Black-ish”
“Modern Family”
“Orange is the New Black” *WINNER
“Veep”
Outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a television series
“Game of Thrones” *WINNER
“Daredevil”
“Luke Cage”
“The Walking Dead”
“Westworld”
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lily Tomlin

2017 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS RED CARPET.

Award season kicks off with the 74th Golden Globe awards 2017, honoring the best in film and American television of 2016 and was broadcast live on January 8, 2017 from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

 

The full list of the  movies and TV shows that received awards.

 

MOVIES

 

Best picture, drama: “Moonlight”

Best picture, comedy or musical: “La La Land”

Actress, drama: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

Actor, drama: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress, comedy or musical: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Actor, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

Supporting actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Supporting actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”

Director: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Animated film: “Zootopia”

Foreign language film: “Elle” (France)

Original score: Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

Original song: “City of Stars,” “La La Land”

 

TELEVISION

 

Best series, drama: “The Crown,” Netflix

Best series, comedy or musical: “Atlanta,” FX

Best television movie or mini-series: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX

Actress, mini-series or television movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Actor, mini-series or television movie: Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”

Actress, drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Actor, drama: Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”

Actress, comedy or musical: Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

Actor, comedy or musical: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Supporting actress: Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

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INTERVIEW: FOUNDER OF SCOUTED! SOUTH AFRICA @BKoyabe SHARES HER STORY

TCP-TheCreativePattern BK-Bianca Koyabe

TCP: Who is Bianca Koyabe?

BK: I am a calm, grounded and soft-natured individual with a passion for helping people.                                                                                                                                        bkoyabe-2                         bkoyabe-7

TCP: When did you come to a realization that modeling is your passion and you want to further it?

BK: I came to this realization in 2014 after I won the World Swimsuit South Africa Competition. I entered this competition with the intention of learning and gaining experience and when I ended up winning I knew that it was meant to be.

TCP: Ever since you began your career journey, please share your golden rules?

BK: Always be professional. Always be kind. Know your values and morals. Don’t be afraid to say no. Consistency is key.

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TCP: How do you manage to maintain & keep a balanced relationship between being a model, stylist, make-up artist & blogger?

BK: I take everything one task at a time. I am able to wear multiple hats and I am grateful for that but time management plays a big role. Another way I maintain the relationship is by prioritizing, I need to focus on whatever needs attention at that specific time.

TCP: Your aspirations for your career?

BK: I want to eventually build an empire and give back to the career that natured my talent,and helped me find my purpose.

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TCP: What are you currently working on?

BK:I am currently busy with a platform that I founded called Scouted! South Africa – it is dedicated to grooming and marketing aspiring models that need that extra boost to make it in the modeling world.

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TCP: Countries you’ve traveled that have expanded your mindset when it comes to your career?

BK: Most Malaysia, Tanzania and The Maldives.

TCP: Inspirational models to you?

BK: Alek Wek, Jasmine Tookes, Bella Hadid and Maria Borges.

TCP: Photographers, models, stylists & bloggers(visual artists) you would love to work with?

BK: I would love to work with Sasha Samsonova (photographer) and Karlie Floss (stylist)                                                                                                                                          BKoyabe 9.JPG                  bkoyabe-6

 

TCP: Any last words?

BK: Always be a pleasure to be around.

We from TheCreativePattern would like to thank Bianca Koyabe for taking time out to do this interview with us, may God bless you and your future endeavors.

You can find Bianca through the following:

Instagram: @bkoyabe

Twitter: @bkoyabe

Facebook Page: Bianca Koyabe