My past training and education affects who I am today, and I express who I am today through my design choices and fashion creations. The passion, expression and emotion I experienced through my training in theater, television; painting and ballet comes out with my fashion creations. The work discipline from being a practicing dental surgeon affects my strong work ethic.
Archive for January 2013
Over the last two years, we have witnessed what amounts to an explosion of African fashion around the globe: Ghana Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Africa Fashion in South Africa, and Lagos Fashion Week in Nigeria, all in October. Across the ocean in New York, we had Adiree Fashion Week in July, Arise Fashion Week during September New York Fashion Week, and Africa Fashion Week LA in October.
Some say the world is getting better; others say it’s the worst it has ever been in the history of civilization. Hard to believe it’s the worst. The Black Death killed two thirds of the world’s population. Because there was no way to spread news like today, people got away with murder, rape, you name it. Before fingerprinting was invented, convictions were based on hearsay and circumstantial evidence.
After the excitement of the holidays comes always a letdown in spirits; and it seems that just about everyone could use a lift. Well, count on Nora Roberts to provide just that as going in, you know you’re in for a “happy-ever-after” treat.
Ash Gupta’s project Delirium of Dementia is a work that touches themes such as acceptance, guilt, subservience and sex. While the concepts and images touch upon sex peripherally, they are by no means sexy images.
If any fashion sector has managed to stay in the news over 2012, it has definitely been the Plus Size industry. Every month seemed to bring about a new brand’s Plus Size collection and a new repetition of the “market facts & figures,” including the piece de resistance fact that 60% of the American women are overweight and are an average of size 14.
Our Face of the Month Olivia Fox grew up in Los Angeles but describes her origins as “French, Italian, Russian, and Galactic.” Talking with her, one gets the impression that space—both outer and inner—is a common theme in her life.
CLOUD 10 features model Sarah Svetlana, who was the premier “Face of the Month” several years ago. Agenda Magazine is happy to have her back! CLOUD 10 features unique designs by AVNAH.
Wilde is the creator, president, and chief designer of the lifestyle brand, “Bohemian Society.” Victor Wilde’s designs continue to sell worldwide. He works with famous entertainers and collaboratively shapes the fashion aesthetic of many films, live shows, and television programs.
It’s that time of year to get started with all those resolutions that you know you made (whether you told anyone or not). As you go about the business of saving more money and getting in better shape (again), you can at least put your best face forward.