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Cara, Pharrell & Lily-Rose Depp Walk In Chanel Show

Le 7 décembre 2016, 09:41 dans Humeurs 0

While many fashion editors, celebs and models are still nursing a sore head after last night's Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London, there was no rest for the wicked as the style set swiftly moved onto today's main event: the Chanel Métiers d'Art show in Paris. All aboard the Eurostar for Chanel's annual celebration of craftsmanship, which typically takes place just a few days after the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Jaden Smith, with whom we brushed shoulders at last night's ceremony, attended the star-studded show, set in the palatial dining room of the newly re-opened Ritz Paris, alongside Anna Wintour, Stella Tennant, Caroline Sieber and former French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin. Though Karl Lagerfeld has held Chanel shows everywhere from Cuba to Salzburg, the return to Paris – more specifically, the Ritz – was poignant as Coco Chanel herself stayed in a third floor suite at the hotel for more than 37 years.

Chanel regular, 17-year-old Lily-Rose Depp made her catwalk debut, opening the show in a gold sequinned crop top, matching skirt and floral headpiece. Cara Delevingne, Lagerfeld’s frequent muse followed, wearing a signature Chanel tweed suit in ivory, intricately embellished with floral details. She was joined on the catwalk by fellow models Molly Bair, Catherine McNeil, Lineisy Montero, Soo Joo Park, Natalie Westling and Mica Arganaraz, as well as Lily-Rose's boyfriend Ashley Stymest, actress Ellie Bamber and seven-year-old Hudson Kroenig, who's walked more Chanel shows than we've had hot dinners.

Pharrell Williams, who starred in a Chanel campaign alongside Cara a couple of years ago, also took to the catwalk wearing a black suit, strings of pearls and a hat markedly smaller than the ones he typically wears. Social media star Sofia Richie, who made her first major catwalk appearance last season at Yeezy Season 4, was another A-list addition to the model lineup.

Of course there were signature bouclé jackets and Chanel tweed but, for the Pre-Fall 'Paris Cosmopolite' collection, these were updated with quilted jackets and puffers, knee-high boots, tulle fishtail dresses and sequinned “Please Do Not Disturb” hotel placard bags that are top of our accessories wish list for next year.Read more at: |

Watora mari concert thrills

Le 5 décembre 2016, 09:54 dans Humeurs 0

The much-hyped Watora Mari Concert, which featured Jah Prayzah and Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, lived up to its billing at Harare International Conference Centre last Friday. The musicians proved that language is no barrier in music. Although the show started two hours later than scheduled, it was worth the wait as local artistes who included T Gonz, Trevor Dongo, Extra Large, ExQ and Stunner gave their best.

T Gonz

As the opening act, T Gonz set the tone for the night with the “hip hop yekughetto” rhymes which were received well by many and some sang along to the popular “Zvenyu” track. The young artiste made good use of his popular ghetto punch lines.


Ex Q showed a reflection of maturity in the game with a star performance alongside a well-choreographed act from his team of dancers. He gradually upped the hype for the event when he unleashed most of his popular hits among them “Bhachura” and “Alleluia”.

Good choreography added flavour to his slot as people cheered to some of the best live dance performers who seemed to have energy to go for the whole night had it not been for a limited slot.


Stunner might have been a bad boy of late, but surely he proved he has his following. He did not disappoint as part of the audience sang along to some of their favourite tunes which included “Zvinorwadza Sei” and Chibhodhoro”.

He proved that despite the watered down urban groves genre in which he is categorised, he is one of the few still making an impact.

Trevor D

Trevor Dongo set the house on fire, taking fans down memory lane with hits “Nerunako”, “Ndashamisika” and “African Queen” winning the cheers of fans. He pulled a shocker by taking off his shirt to the amusement of most ladies although the gesture was received with mixed feelings among male fans.

He invited Extra-large of the Maroja fame, who revisited old tunes to sending crowd into frenzy with the track “Kushamura Newe” and “Waungade” among others. They did well before the entrance of Judgement Yard.

Judge Yard duo Flavour and Atherton who ignited HICC with the reggae session with almost everyone in the giant venue submitting to the chants. Among the favoured tunes were Winky D’s “Panorwadza Moyo”,Jah Cure’s “All of me” and Busy Signal’s “Free up Black people”.

Killer T

The Chairman surely needs to do a lot more as his act was received with mixed feelings. As an antic to give some sort of suspense his delay to pitch on to the stage was almost sending a bad signal to people as they were becoming impatient.

He gradually improved on his slot though he started on a very low note. This was an improvement from his previous shows where people had no kind words for him.

Among the songs he performed were “Kumanikidzira Rudo”, “Takangodaro” and “Maisafanira Kundirega”.

Jah Prayzah

The moment people had been waiting for had arrived. Clad in white T-shirt and camouflage trousers the band came on stage with a surprise come back of Stimela on the line-up of backing vocalists.

Jah Prayzah made his grand entrance sending the whole auditorium screaming as they geared up for a memorable slot. As always the man delivered but remarkably the way he performed the song “Goto” left many people wondering if he was still himself or rather he was possessed.

Songs which were people`s favourites are from his 2015 album “Jerusarema”. He however, mixed them with the ones from “Mdhara Vachaya” album and they complemented well.

Diamond Platnumz

The main highlight of the night lastly took to the stage. Many people disapproved the delays that were being made as they prepared for his performance and this almost killed the enthusiasm.

His good had a point to prove that they indeed meant business as they prepared and restored fans trust for their performance. He started off with the infamous songs leading and later engaged the audience as part of his performance which saw women including raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda joining him on stage.

When he did the song “Number 1”which was an anthem in the building, it saw the atmosphere changing as many enjoyed the favourite track. Other song he did well included “Waje”, “Nasema Nawe” and “Kidongo” among others.

Finally he called in man-of-the-moment Jah Prayzah for “Watora Mari” song performance which many people had waited for all night. The performance was enhanced with the appearance of the beautiful Tiffany who also showed her moves in a sexy red dress.

They interrelated perfectly proving that music art can be interesting even from people of different worlds.


After the show Diamond said that he was even shocked with the way people responded to his show. “I really enjoyed the show and I was even surprised with the way Zimbabweans responded,”Diamond said.

“I am so humbled with the love Zimbabweans showed me it was really a good experience,” he added. He said he was impressed with the way Jah Prazah performed and understands why Zimbabweans loves him so much.

Jah Prayzah said that he will be getting into more collaborations as they have paid off for him. “The Collaboration with Diamond opened up new doors and I will be investing in more collaborations for 2017,” he said.

“Already there is a lot more we are working on and when the time comes I will be announcing next projects.Read more at:evening wear | bridesmaid dress

Why The Makeup Beauty Trend Has Become So Popular

Le 1 décembre 2016, 09:42 dans Humeurs 0

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If you’ve been on Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media platform in the past year, you would see a rising trend of beauty gurus and influencers alike featuring video clips of makeup tutorials and other beauty trends. In the past two years, the beauty industry has grown tremendously with many factors to account for its rising popularity. Most trends don’t just happen; they have a purpose and speak volumes about the generation and their habits.

Makeup has been around for many decades. It has been used purposefully to enhance a woman’s features and beauty. Now recently makeup has crossed genders where both men and woman are choosing to wear cosmetics. A big part of this can be credited to how accepting and liberal we have become as a nation. Thirty years prior to 2016, we would never have expected or imagined the freedom of expression in art and makeup as we do now. Art and popular culture have experienced varying degrees of growth and innovation. People are thinking of newer and more creative artistic ideas than ever before! So no doubt, with this fresh wave of thinking, this will push creatives in cosmetics and beauty to generate trends. Since 2008, we have witnessed the first black president of the country and first female presidential nominee in a major political party. Certainly as a society we are surpassing expectations than we have ever had prior.

As millennials, we are always looking towards the future and how we can make things bigger and greater. We are creating makeup looks that are avant garde for photo shoots, movies, and events. Our trends evolve faster than they originate. However, makeup and beauty, I believe, will always be in fashion. Women have always been interested in beauty products and being feminine and that will never end.

As a result of this forward thinking and the innovative mindset of this generation, we have witnessed firsthand the advancement of technology and, furthermore, social media. In my opinion, social media is the biggest influencer of the beauty industry’s success and prevalence. With apps like Instagram and Twitter, brands are able to promote their products easier and reach a greater audience. Beauty influencers like bloggers, “Instagram stars”, and Youtubers that have a large following are also able to tell their fans to buy a certain product or inspire them to wear their favorite looks. Overtime, we start to see more individuals following beauty trends like contouring and “strobing”. These ideas start from one person and travel through the realm of social media. Social media creates an environment of excitement and immediacy. On the photo sharing app Snapchat, beauty influencers and celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian can post swatches of their newest liquid lipstick or eyeshadow palette, instantly making it known to millions of viewers. Fans can then go out and buy that same item. The invention of the Internet and online shopping helped skyrocket the sales of makeup as well. For example, in the small cities like Tallahassee where particular brands and stores aren’t available, consumers can simply go online and purchase their items. A mere twenty years ago we couldn’t do this. This has inspired people in establishing their own makeup brands exclusively on the Internet. Mega internet cosmetic line, Colourpop, which was founded in 2014 has seen sales over $2.1 Million in 2016: all due to promotions solely from social media. This is truly amazing and shows just how much the internet and media outlets have advanced the beauty industry.

In addition to social media and the Internet being heavy influencers in the makeup industry, I also consider that celebrities, the fashion industry, and musicians aid the trends that are in today. When we turn on our TVs, watch movies, or fashion shows, makeup has always been present and praised by viewers. For many years, society has placed movie stars and celebrities on a pedestal and strived to emulate them. That fact is certainly true in regards to fashion and beauty. Especially in fashion shows during fashion week, beauty looks are modified and replicated in everyday fashion. So it came as no surprise when top high fashion makeup artist Pat McGrath, began selling collections of beauty items that were featured on the runway at Gucci and other shows. Socialites like the Kardashians and models will always be idolized by young adults in regards to beauty standards.

Lastly, and most importantly, this super glam makeup trend has been so widespread as of late because we are raising a generation of confident men and women. Men and women that are not ashamed of what they like, who they like, and who they are. Formerly individuals might have been intimated to wear a full face of makeup and to put themselves out there. But today, they are wearing it proudly and boldly and sharing photos on social media of their talents as makeup artists and enthusiast this trend will undeniably continue to grow as people grow more confident.Read more at:black formal dresses

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