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10 Fashion Bloggers You Should Know via [fashionbombdaily and essence.com]

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Hey Guys!
I wrote a quick article for Essence.com on 10 Fashion Bloggers You Should Know:

Some faces may look familiar:)
I think it’s important to shine a light on those fashion bloggers who are super dope, but who may fly under the radar.
Click here to read up!

From breathtaking street shots to uniquely personal photos, these 10 bloggers are setting the Internet ablaze with their passion for fashion and all things chic.

Street Etiquette

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Bronx raised Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi are redefining urban style with their personal style blog, Street Etiquette. With a closet brimming over with oxfords, varsity jackets, and close creased pants (instead of low slung pants and white t-shirts) the clean cut pair photograph each of their looks, in vivid detail, all the while paying tribute to well-groomed style czars of the past.

They say, “We can’t help but be grateful we were raised in such a diverse city as New York.  By great chance we have this platform that gives us the opportunity to connect with millions of different individuals from all around the world. From a young male in Chicago to another young man in Amsterdam — all of these people relate to and connect on Street Etiquette.  I like to think we’re the new ambassadors of style.” streetetiquette.com


All the Pretty Birds

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Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds shoots eye catching looks in the streets of Milan, New York, and Paris. Instead of simply snapping away, she speaks to her subjects, providing background details to accompany her stunning photographs.

The New York native currently lives in Milan, but travels the globe for freelance projects with Elle Italia, Refinery 29, Metro Newspaper, and Harper’s Bazaar.
alltheprettybirds.com

Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Need to know what your favorite starlets are wearing on the red carpet? Catherine Kallon can give you the scoop on her blog, Red Carpet Fashion Awards, thanks to her photographic memory and sincere love for runway collections.

The London-born, Sierra Leonean stylista worked at an ad agency and in event management before launching her highly popular blog in 2007. Now you can find her front row at Emilio Pucci in Milan, Lanvin in Paris, and at all the top shows in New York and London.
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Jazzi Mc G

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Jazzie Mc G aka the “Queen of Do it Yourself,” shows off her closet full of refashioned vintage digs mixed in with designer brands on her self-titled online journal. About starting her blog, she says, “I was definitely going through a transitional period yet brimming with creativity and spending a lot of time on the web anyway… so I thought, why not have my own little e-corner to sort it all out?” jazzimcg.com

JC Report

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Jason Campbell of the JC Report offers a global view on fashion news and trends. He pushes outside the Milan, Paris, New York triangle to strike out in Japan and even Brazil.

Before starting his daily fashion news journal in 2002, he worked as an account executive at In the Mix Public Relations firm, introducing fashion great Alexander McQueen to the US market. A founding member of Flavorpill.net, Jason consults for brands like Piazza Sempione and the Limited, styles Vogue regulars like Wendy Murdoch, and writes for Style.com, the New York Times Magazine, and Surface. jcreport.com

Marian Kihogo

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Celebrity stylist and fashion writer Marian Kihogo used to collect all her images, texts, sketches, and pictures in a scrapbook-until she left the treasured item in a closet during a move and lost it forever. She was heartbroken, but quickly took to the web to construct a virtual version of her prized book, one she hopes she’ll never lose.
She says, “The contents of my blog are things I cannot wait to share with a close friend: that product, trend, label or talent that you go to bed thinking about and is still on your mind when you wake up.”

She describes her style as, “a car crash of 70’s luxe bohemia, sharp masculine tailoring, structure, texture and rock ‘n’ roll,” and can’t wait to get her hands on a camel Max Mara coat for fall.
mariankihogo

Where Did U Get That?

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Brit Karen Blanchard of Where did u get that? flexes her inimitable style on her blog, incorporating crisp snapshot of her trips around the world. The edgy urbanista offers a trendy/boho take on American brands, spiced with English flair.
wheredidugetthat.com

Mop Top Maven

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28-year-old Nikole Crow brings to light her personal style on The Mop Top Maven, and also offers hair and beauty advice, DIY projects, cooking tutorials, self help topics, and reviews on places to eat in her hometown of Los Angeles. She explains, “My blog is definitely an extension of me.”

The jewelry designer by day loves to blog and shop in her free time, and spends weekends tutoring at-risk teenage girls.  She says, “Nature, music, and art are amongst some of my biggest influences. Certain songs or images evoke different emotions and my choice of clothing or blog topics are greatly influenced by my interpretation of these sources of inspiration.”
moptopmaven.com

His Hers Chicago

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Lori from LA has an enviable wardrobe full of vintage items, and photographs herself wearing them with the help of her photographer boyfriend, Michael Britton.  Her readers’ enthusiasm and feedback are constant motivations.
She explains, “After sharing my personal style through our photography, I began to receive requests from readers to share more on how I manage to easily find great pieces at amazing prices as well as how to create looks that fit their lifestyle. I decided to focus more on sharing tips that readers could use that have helped me in creating an eye that can find clothing everywhere from Goodwill to Forever 21 that look as though I spent top dollar on them.”

She turned her expert thrift shopping into a consulting business, which she does on the side while attending graduate school.
hisherschicago.com

Swagger New York

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Bostonian Sian Pierre Regis seizes the best in street style with an urban edge on Swagger New York. He reveals, “I started Swagger because there were no sites speaking to the true urban style I was seeing on the streets of NYC and Paris. In ‘07, there were a host to celeb-driven sites and the Sartorialist had just begun to make its mark. So I thought why not display a site that gave a platform to the young and cool ’real’ people, one that was social-networking savvy, genuine, and totally fashion forward? And it struck a nerve.”

He continues, “I love spotting and talking to young people who feel great about who they are. Swagger aims to capture these kids in their most confident moment, while wearing clothes that speak to them. And the fact that we’re getting popular among the style set by applauding a young and very diverse demo, all that support keeps me pushing.”
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AWESOME Lady GaGa Worthy Herbivorous Haute Couture Bio-Fashions via [greenopolis]

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Crane sees the future of fashion as a time when materials and resources could be severely restricted because of their environmental impact, and she hopes edible clothing will provide an alternative.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress aside, for many of us, the idea of wearable food peaked with edible panties.  But, if you understand how intrinsically wasteful the fashion industry is, and you could have a dress that used fewer valuable resources to make you look good, would you wear a dress made of Gelatin?

Emily Crane, a student at London’s Kingston University, is betting that you would.

Crane sees the future of fashion as a time when materials and resources could be severely restricted because of their environmental impact, and she hopes edible clothing will provide an alternative.

Crane calls her creations Micro-Nutrient Couture, a blending of shelf-staples, chemistry and imagination, cooked up in her London kitchen.

“I experiment with materials that occur naturally when cooked up from edible ingredients,” Crane writes at her web site, “including gelatines, kappa carrageenan, agar-agar sea vegetable, water, natural flavor extracts, glycerine, food coloring and lusters. This is high-tech kitchen couture.”

Crane’s work is an exotic part of Kingston University’s display during London Fashion Week.  And the reviews have been positive. Enough so that Crane envisions a day when each of us can buy a kit to make our own edible outfits at home.

So can we look forward to a day when we’ll attend a dinner party where dessert might be served right off the hostess’ back?  “Why not?”, says Crane.  “Let the banquet begin.”

Book Review: “French Women Don’t Sleep Alone” by Jamie Cat Callan via [zabeth’scorner]

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In her book French Women Don’t Sleep Alone Jamie Cat Callan outlines the romantic secrets of French women that have intrigued and captivated men (and some women) for decades. Callan unlocks the secrets that have made French women so alluring.I did find the advice offered in this book to be good; however, it’s the same advice you’d find in The Rules. Both books concur that women should not chase men, that they should play hard to get and, not make themselves too easily available. That’s nothing new or revolutionary. Also when reading this book there are some obvious caveats that you should take into consideration. First, French men are not American men and French culture is not American culture so, not everything will “translate”
so to speak. Second, the French live in a much smaller much more intimate country; therefore, their “rules of the game” will be different from our own.

I also don’t like the notion of European cultural superiority and the idea that Europe does things better than America, or that Americans need to learn something from Europeans. As a proud “can do” American I do get a bit defensive about that. Nonetheless there are many things in this book that American women can learn from French women:

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  1. Instead of going online or to a club/bar try throwing a dinner party.

    French women don’t meet men online or in bars. Instead they meet men through their existing social circle or “coterie.” Try throwing a dinner party at your home and have each guest bring one or two guests. This broadens your social circle and will give you a chance to get intimately acquainted with the people in your inner circle. Your friends and acquaintances will get to see you in a different light too- dinner parties give you a chance to show off your intellect and your cooking and conversation skills. There’s also an air of competition. When you’re online men already know you are available; when you meet at a dinner party they won’t and thus can’t take you for granted. They’ll also take note of other potential suitors.

  2. Go for a walk.

    Instead of going to a restaurant on a first date and confining yourself to that one person for 2 hours, go on a walk or a bicycle ride. This eliminates the quid-pro-quo where because the man is paying for something he feels entitled and you (may) feel obligated. Also when you’re out and about walking through town looking and smelling good other men will notice you…and don’t think your date won’t notice that. For the times when you don’t have a date, fill in the time by doing something else out and about in the world where you can be visible to the opposite sex.

  3. Dare to be feminine.

    There’s nothing wrong with being a woman and embracing your femininity. American women have had this beaten out of them for the past 40 years. French women on the other hand love being women and they don’t turn their sensuality on and off- it’s just always on. Second, French women don’t hide their intelligence. In fact they like to look brainy and appear intellectual. Intelligence isn’t a masculine trait and, real men know that smart is sexy.

  4. Take care of your body.

    French women put themselves first. Putting yourself first means taking care of your body both physically and emotionally. This is something we as BW especially, often neglect to do. Always know you’re beautiful and be happy with who you are. Exercise. Eat quality, nutritious food. Take good care of your skin. In other words, don’t neglect yourself.

  5. The myth of the French Mistress.

    Contrary to popular belief, adultery is not as tolerated in France as some people (men) would like to believe. Nor are French women as tolerant of a husband’s indiscretions as we are sometimes led to believe. Let’s also not ignore the fact that women are just as capable of being unfaithful. Affairs do happen in France but it’s really not much different than in the U.S.

Overall I’d give this book 2 and ½ stars out of 5. Callan often repeats herself- really just re-wording points she’s already made- throughout the book. However, I found it to be a cute and fast paced read that offered interesting advice and insight into another culture.



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Lady Gaga’s Birkin Bags Are Cooler Than Yours via [Styleite, ThatVice, and Fashionista]

The fashion world just had a heart attack—again. It wasn’t enough for
Lady Gaga to stop hearts when she scribbled on her white Hermès Birkin
with a black marker. This time, the pop singer has been photographed
toting around a haphazardly studded Birkin. In an industry where the
Birkin is worshipped and the five-figure bags often have a waitlist,
this is tantamount to sacrilege. Source 

We suppose if you’re Lady Gaga, just owning an Hermes
Birkin
bag isn’t interesting enough — you have to do crrrraaaaazy
things like doodle
on it
or, we don’t know, attack it with a nail gun.

While last time she customized her Birkin we wondered
if Gaga meant it as some sort of commentary on the superficiality and
impermanence of fashion, but this time around we think she did it just
because it looks cool. Good for her.

Say it ain’t so. On a recent trip to
Tokyo, always one to raise eyebrows, Lady Gaga, took her antics to a
new extreme. The pop star stepped out in an Hermes Birkin bag, you know
— the $5,000 purse with a mile-long waiting list – that she had
scribbled all over with a black marker. The writings read “I love small
monster, Tokyo love.” Background – Gaga refers to her fans as
“monsters.” We’re wondering if there’s more to the antic than meets the
eye – perhaps a statement on how ludicrous the fashion industry is?

Terence Koh Defaced Lady Gaga’s Birkin


These pictures, “courtesy of
Terence Koh,” show the artist going to town on Lady Gaga’s white
Birkin last week. Whether the initial scribbles came from Gaga or Koh we’re not
sure, but he managed to cover the rest of the bag with Japanese
characters. It should be noted, however, that his own remained
pristine. Another shot, after the jump.




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Peter Marino: Fashion’s Most Connected Man via [Harper’s Bazaar]

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Peter Marino: Fashion’s Most Connected Man

The industry’s hot-shot architect might just be his own greatest
creation.

Inducing sartorial insecurity in the big guns of Paris fashion —
particularly Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano, with their iconic visual
status — is no mean feat. But their good friend Peter Marino managed it
at the unveiling of his renovation of the flagship Christian Dior
boutique in Paris in 2007.

“Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano came,” starts Marino, sitting in
his expansive office, Steven Meisel photographs on the wall, a huge
David LaChapelle image of him on a Harley-Davidson in the corridor.
“John, as you know, dresses quite out there, and he came wearing a
leopard vest and a leopard hat. Karl came all in black, a shirt with a
very tall collar. And I came in a sleeveless leather shirt, leather
trousers, and my leather cap. John turned to Karl and said, ‘I don’t
know, baby. We’re going to have to get a bit further out there. Peter
has really gone a stretch.'”

Galliano couldn’t have said it better. In the past decade or so,
Marino has gone a stretch and then some. He’s become the fashion world’s
architectural adventurer, transforming our notions of luxury retail
with his work for Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, and Fendi. His take on
flagship stores, like Chanel’s 10-story tower in Tokyo’s Ginza district,
with its high-tech glass facade, has turned boutiques into artistic
objects as well as priceless marketing tools, and he was doing it long
before the likes of Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron deigned to
be commercial.

Simultaneously, he has renovated his own physical form as a Tom of
Finland drawing made flesh. Along with Marino’s extensive wardrobe of
S&M-tinged leathers, exclusively in black, there are his bulging
muscles — the result of five weekly gym visits — and some rather
wonderful tattoos: a vivid Chinese dragon that goes over his shoulder
and a sleek Japanese panther on his left forearm. It’s a stark contrast
to the button-down shirt and occasional tie he wore 35 years ago to his
first solo job: the renovation of Andy Warhol‘s townhouse. (He went on
to design the third Factory in New York at 860 Broadway and interiors
for such luminaries as Yves Saint Laurent and the Agnellis. In 1986, he
created the template for luxury department stores at the original
Barneys New York.)

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Today, he’s in full-on biker-boy gear. We’re meant to be chatting
about the collection of 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century French and
Italian bronze sculptures he has amassed over two decades. Marino is an
obsessive collector of everything from Depression-era cookie jars —
something he began buying on fiea-market trips with Warhol — to Roman
antiquities. Thirty of Marino’s bronzes will be installed this spring at
the Wallace Collection in London for the show “Beauty and Power:
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Collection of Peter Marino.” On
display will be Samson and the Philistine, attributed to
Baccio Bandinelli, Antonio Montauti’s seductive Diana, a pair
of rare and beautiful high-baroque vases, and Bacchus and Ariadne
by Corneille Van Clève.

Marino is a bona fide lover of art. For his stores, he has flown in
artists like Michal Rovner, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, and the
late François-Xavier Lalanne to do site-specific installations. “Other
firms bring in art; I bring in artists.”

Now, however, he starts cataloging the contents of his array of
leather fashions, which he has built up since rediscovering his love of
motorbikes. There are black leather straps to hold up his trousers,
straps to hold his wrists straight when he’s on one of his many bikes
(Harley-Davidsons, a Ducati, and his beloved Triumph), and arm straps of
which he jokes, “Because they help my veins come out when I need to
find them.” There are also Red Wing motorcycle boots, leather
neckerchiefs to block the wind from his chest (“I kind of invented it”),
skullcaps, and New Jersey patrolman hats.

“I started off with all Harley-Davidson clothes: leather jacket,
leather vest, leather trousers,” Marino explains in a lisping, almost
cut-glass English accent, though he hails from Queens. “And then,
because I’m in the fashion world, I had some gear made for me by Hedi
Slimane when he was still at Christian Dior. Really good gear: jackets
and coats. I still wear them. I can’t tell the other bikers that I got
them made by Hedi. It sounds so gay. I just say, ‘I got it from some old
catalog.’ I can’t say, ‘Oh, I got it custom-made in Paris by Dior.’ It
is beyond gay.” He chortles.

Marino also has Dior summer and autumn jackets with extended cuffs
and zippers. “I love zippers,” he says. “And Hedi’s summer pants are
paper thin. They are like wearing nothing. So I have change-of-season
leathers. Not many bikers have that; I’m a biker who is into fashion.”
All in all, Marino has about 25 pairs of leather trousers. “I have a
house in Aspen and a house in Southampton, so I keep a few pairs in each
of those.”

It turns out the architect even has his own leather tailor, found
once he started going to police and military shops in New York and
needed alterations. “They called me Policeman Pete in the office,” he
says. “I also got Amsterdam cop and Berlin cop uniforms.” Of course,
law-enforcement suppliers, even of the European variety, aren’t exactly
Hedi Slimane. Marino’s tailor made the pants tighter and added zippers
at the bottom and a stripe down the side. “That has become my signature
look,” he says. His wife, Jane Trapnell Marino, is a costume designer
and, according to Marino, “a big help.”

The leather-daddy look is one he gradually started adopting 12 years
ago, when he revisited his adolescent fascination with motorcycles
around the time his parents passed away. “No reason not to do what you
want to do anymore,” he says. “My wife was cool about it. She’s Scottish
— tough as nails.” At first, Marino would wear leathers to ride to work
and then change into a shirt and pants, which soon became a bother. “I
said, ‘I’m tired of changing into office clothes’ and started leaving my
leathers on. That was all. If I’m covered in mud now, we have some
hoses out there,” he says, winking. “And then, of course, I became
identified with leathers and I thought, why not?”

Others have not reacted as well as his spouse has to the newish
improved Marino. On a recent foray out in Paris with Marc Jacobs, he was
met with stunned silence. But Marino clearly delights in telling the
tale. “Marc and I went to a dinner about six months ago at a bourgeois
restaurant called Le Duc. The dinner was for the artist Andreas Gursky,
and both Marc and I collect him,” he says. “I walk in, ooh, in urban
drag, and Marc came in on my arm wearing a plaid miniskirt and boots.
The cutlery just dropped. Marc is like, ‘I don’t know, dear, we’ll just
have to get to the seat over there. No, we better go out now for a
smoke.’ I said, ‘We can’t go outside. We just walked in!’ It was a
horror, even though it was quite funny. Gursky, he’s German, so he
didn’t find us amusing. I was talking about photography. Stone silence.
It was hilarious.”

The parents and teachers at his daughter’s private school in
Manhattan weren’t much more receptive. “I wasn’t really a big hit with
the administration at the school,” Marino says. “Every time something
happened with my daughter, it was ‘What do you expect? Look at you.’ I’d
say, ‘What do you mean? I don’t understand.’ I let my wife take care of
the education after that.” There was little love from the school’s
mothers either, even though he designs the luxury stores many of them
shop with gusto. “Put it this way,” he says. “None of them ever talked
to me. New York is completely tribal. It is much more provincial than
people think, particularly in that world of private schools.”

Still, his leathers finally came in handy just as his daughter, now
18, was about to graduate, at her post-prom party. “I appeared in full
policeman’s drag with a very large baton. And I went like this,” he
says, making a light whacking gesture, “on the backs of [kids’] legs
when I saw any of the naughty kids drinking or doing something.” He
continues, “They have the rep for not behaving, because they just want
to get drunk. So I was Patrolman Pete in drag. I whacked a few backs of
thighs.” Of his daughter, Marino says, “She’s a bit of a rebel herself.
She is a chip off the old block. She looked like this at 16,” says
Marino as he shows me a Steven Meisel portrait of her. “She was a very
fast kid. Very fast. Who at 16 gets her photo taken by Steven Meisel as a
birthday gift? She was going to Paris couture shows at four years old.
That is not a normal upbringing.”

It sounds a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. Marino was
gallivanting around New York’s club scene and the Factory while barely
out of his teens. He has a reputation for living life at full throttle —
excuse the pun. As his dear friend John Galliano puts it, “Sometimes
when I go out onto the runway at the end of my shows, people debate
about my look. But it’s a show look to reflect the mood and the moment.
Peter is his own greatest creation, and it’s not limited just to
finales. When you go to an event with Peter, he pushes ‘total look’ to a
new extreme. I thought the fashion designers pushed the boundaries, but
when it comes to dress codes, Peter goes that whole extra mile! He is
great fun and a law unto himself. He makes you want to push yourself to
extremes, in your mind as much as with your own styling.” Galliano adds,
“With him, anything goes as long as it inspires him.”

Which brings us back to our original subject: Marino’s art
collection. “I’m obsessive about everything. It is just the way I am,
dude. I don’t know why,” he says, immune to the irony of using the word dude
while discussing a multimillion-dollar cache of works. “I collect
antiquities, I collect photography, I collect antique party books [from
the] 17th century.” Antique party books? “If Louis XIV visited
Strasbourg, the town would make a book with prints and [lists of] all
the party arrangements of each meal and everybody who went,” he
explains. “I have as many of those as I can get. I have the party book
of when William and Mary arrived in London. [It has] everybody who was
in their party and everybody who met them and what they were wearing
every day and at every meal. These are amazing. I really like them. I
used to be a party boy.”

And of course there are the 30 bronzes headed for the Wallace
Collection, which Marino describes as “magic.” French furniture expert
Thierry Millerand tells me later of Marino’s pieces, “There is a nice
diversity in this collection. You have small bronzes, you have big ones.
You have pairs, you have single ones. There are major masterpieces. It
is a great survey. The most important is by French sculptor Corneille
Van Clève: Bacchus and Ariadne. It is a major, major piece. The
size and the composition, the sculpture. Whichever angle you look at it
from, you find no mistake. The patina is another important element in
the appreciation of bronzes. And this is a beautiful, beautiful thing.”

Says Marino of his prized pieces, “It’s everything I love: great
artistry combined with great technical prowess. I love the depth and the
patina that gets better with age. You are supposed to touch bronze; it
is very sensual. The more you touch them, the better they are. I really
like the finishes, most of which are black. Someone once asked me what
my favorite color was. I said you have got to be joking.”

“I’m Not Britney” starring Ndoema, Directed by Philip Christon via [IMDbPro]

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I saw this short film at the 2009 Women of Color Arts & Film (WOCAF) Festival in Atlanta that was presented by Mojisola Sonoiki of Iyalode Productions; and I fell in love with it on the spot. I never get tired of watching it and it never fails to leave me wanting more. The beautiful Ndoema is ferocious and fearless!

Plot Summary for
I’m Not Britney //

Global beauty Ndoema stars in this socially defiant and visually dazzling film boasting sixteen wardrobe changes, eight international leading men, a host of young women spanning five continents and a blistering send-off to Hollywood‘s stereotypical booty-girl syndrome. A masterful blending of art and activism, music video style and spoken word performance, ‘I’m Not Britney’ is a highly stylized visual feast that pushes the boundaries of cinematic language and captures the powerful words of Ndoema’s empowering stance.

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Added BONUS: Here is a Sneak peek Trailer of THEGLOBALGIRL.COM – The first Fashion, Entertainment and Lifestyle destination for the global generation. Hear what people across the globe are saying about Ndoema’s powerful message.

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Biography for
Ndoema  //

Trade Mark

Big natural hair

TriviaMade her screen debut at age three in a documentary that aired on National French Television.

Is an accomplished fashion designer. Taught fashion at Parsons, New York. Was featured in Variety’s Designing Hollywood Special Issue and produced large-scale multimedia fashion shows sponsored by Japanese cosmetic giant Shiseido, Vespa and Wilhelmina Models.

Graduate of the French National School of Music, Dance and Dramatic Art.

Received her first law degree at the age of nineteen. Has a Bachelors Degree in Law (Université Jean-Monnet, Paris), a Masters Degree in International Law (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva), a Masters Degree in International Relations (École des Hautes Études Internationales, Paris) and was a PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland before moving to Hollywood and becoming a producer.

Became temporarily blind at the age of seventeen.

Recipient of Harvard Law School special invitation to conduct research on the interconnectivity of Human Rights, Women’s Rights and AIDS in Africa under the mentorship of Harvard Professor and former Director of the United Nations World Health Organization’s global AIDS program, Prof. Jonathan Mann.

Is raw vegan.

Is a lifelong human rights activist. Did extensive work on behalf of refugee women and children in Africa (Malawi and Mozambique) and was personally responsible for one of the most successful repatriation operations in the history of the United Nations. Also worked as a legal advisor to the Tibetan Government in Exile in Dharamsala, India and authored reports on the activities of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Grew up under house arrest with guards literally stationed in her living room.

World’s only former Parisian catwalk model with two law degrees.

Loves languages. Studied Sanskrit while living in India and started learning ancient Greek at thirteen.

Born in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic and raised between Central African Republic, France, Cameroon and Switzerland. Lived in India, Cameroon, Switzerland, Spain, Malawi, Mozambique, France, Panama, Central African Republic, the UK, Italy and the US.

Also known as The Global Girl.

Has triple citizenship.


“The September Issue” Movie Trailer in HD

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Anna Wintour will attend the NYC premiere of "The September <br/>Issue."  An insider says Wintour is being “completely controlling” <br/>in regards to publicity, which she stars in but didn’t produce.

Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief
of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and
polarizing figure in fashion. She is usually hidden behind her
trademark bob and sunglasses.

An insider says Wintour is being “completely controlling” in regards
to publicity for her flick, which she stars in but didn’t produce.
Perhaps she should spend more time managing her mag: Ad sales at Vogue
are down 36% from last year.