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While I have not been blogging that long I am really trying to make something out of what I’ve started. That being said, I am looking for 3 to 4 writers to blog about fashion and beauty where they live. I would love to have an in person account of Boots in London or an interview with an interesting shoe maker in Milan. I even want to know what color Wellies people are wearing in Seattle. Personal essays, informational pieces, and where to shop guides are perfect! I think it would be a great feature to this blog to have a perspective from those who love fashion from different parts of the world. I only have a few requirements:
You must have a great command of the English language
You must be able to blog at least once a month
You must have a confirmed email address with Paypal (signing up with wordpress will help as well)
You must have a computer with round-the-clock internet access
You must have connections in and around the fashion and/or beauty industry
This is a pay per post situation. If interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and a short introduction.
America we are missing out! Across the pond, in London, England there is a FASHIONISTA/style consultant and television diva who, if in New York would be putting everyone to shame. His name is Gok Wan and he’s the host of the UK (read:original) version of “How to Look Good Naked.” I love Carson Kressley (the US host of “How to Look Good Naked“) as much as the next chick, but Gok is the truth! I caught an episode of Gok’s version last year while in England and I like his no nonsense approach to dressing and style. I find Carson’s show to be preachy and overly positive to the point of annoyance. Take a look at a quick video of Gok on a British style show.
Fierce, right? He betta WORK!!! I like how he is obsessed with shape and buying clothes that work for your body.
Search for him on Youtube.com. There are many videos of him and soon you’ll be a Gok-ette as well!
Ajuma Nasenyana was born in Kenya in 1984. Her look is so striking, but honestly you probably haven’t seen much of her unless you have been to London Fashion week or read French Vogue. For some reason many designers, agencies and magazines don’t want to use her or other ethnic models. But when Ajuma does get to strut down the catwalk she is unbelievable. Check out Ajuma in this youtube video. The video is pretty long, but she’s at 3:02.
In 2003, Ajuma won Miss Tourism Kenya and was actively scouted and articles were written about her. Wikipedia states:
“Gamma photo agency came to Kenya to do a story on [the Surazuri Agency’s] scouting work and were so taken with the 5’10 beauty that she became the main feature of the story, which late ran in Gala Magazine, France. The pictures that were taken on this shoot were to provide the basis for Nasenyana’s portfolio, and these were duly presented to top international agency Ford Models, who signed her up for the Ford Models Supermodel of the World Competition.”