Sunday, 30 May 2010

Object of Desire: Penguin Classics Deckchair in Orange.....


**An iconic piece of furniture -perfect for lazy summer days in the garden.....

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Life’s not a competition –‘God Dey’ by Eben

I have loved ‘God Dey’ since the first time a heard it –sometime back and after getting the artist’s details -I’m pleased to share this sweet uplifting song by Nigerian gospel artist Eben –with you. Remember, life’s not a competition and note, God doesn’t sleep -but is always there....loving and listening...Stay Blessed and have a wonderful day!

Ps. I can’t find Eben’s website –or a recommended place to download his music –I will work on this and keep you posted.......x

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

This’ how I’m going to look when I grow up.....................

I was pleasantly shocked when I stumbled across this beautiful image –because when I dream -this is how I see myself……neat, groomed to within an inch of my life, precise and in control…..x

Fashion et al Hearts Julia Sarr-Jamois

Since celebrating the ever fabulous Julia Sarr-Jamois in my ‘Afro-Divas’ piece -last June, -Ms Sarr-Jamois has gone from model, to [fashion] stylist –to fully paid-up member of the front-row ‘fash-pack’ in her role as fashion editor of Wonderland magazine.. Of Senegalese and French heritage, –Julia’s ‘high-end-relaxed-sexy-tomboy’ style is all her own. And moves graciously from: one-off jeans and slouchy tops/cashmere v-necks and men’s jackets –with brogues to killer vamp in an all black ensemble and skyscraper heels –effortlessly….

Music: Sam & Ruby……….

Sam & Ruby Live- "Heaven's My Home" from sammy b on Vimeo.

If Ruby Amanfu and Sam Brooker aka Sam & Ruby’s sweet, folksy music was a colour - it would most definitely be yellow! Honey-sweet, sunshine music [that would melt –the hardest heart] –this duo is rocking a melodious sexy mix of: country, soul and a certain something -that’s all-their-own. Ruby’s pretty, post Dolly Parton, -nouveau-Nashville voice –is beautifully redolent on ‘The Suitcase Song’ and ‘The Here And Now’ –and their ‘Heaven’s My Home’ featured in the film, ‘The Secret Life of Bees’. For more information about Sam & Ruby, their upcoming tour or to download their latest album please visit:

The Princess And The Pea.....Hermes S/S 10

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Tolula Adeyemi gives good 'red carpet'.

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Hot gals: Tolula Adeyemi and Carine Roitfeld

I’ve been seriously suffering from ‘red carpet’ fatigue; –all those wedding gowns at the ‘Met Ball’ and now Cannes –had me bored rigid, -until I saw the latest pictures of the ever gorgeous Tolula Adeyemi strutting her stuff at Cannes via the Zimbio website –and just had to share them. You can follow her Cannes journey at:   [Photo credit:]

Janet Jackson gives good hair.....

Fabulous…….. Janet Jackson looks amazing at the 'Why Did I Get Married' screening in London….

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Website: Models Blog

Alek Wek - How To Spend It Magazine, June 2010 shoot by Andrew Yee

Freja Beha Erichsen – Interview Magazine, April 2010 Shot by Craig McDean

I stumbled across a fabulous blog called 'Models' a couple of days ago and the above editorials [and more] from various glossies -can be found there. I love it and have subscribed…..check it out at:

*Note: Regular readers to Fashion et al know that wherever possible -I credit all Blogs/websites/magazines if I take photographs/ideas etc but after many months of stumbling across various blogs/websites etc that have being copying my two blogs –it reach a its zenith/crescendo when I came across a blog via an African magazine website [I’m a fan via facebook –and thus I’m updated regularly] that didn’t only copy my style or celebrate the various fashionistas that I do [I don't have a problem with –its good to see black stylish women celebrated] but has also called her blog ‘fashion et al’ -can you Adam-and-Eve it? I have grown-up folks -because even though she is doing all this -I’m not upset, –I am very flattered! But I think its shows ‘some’ style -if you credit the rightful people with their rightful work/ideas/images etc .............xx

Objects of Desire: Liberty Print Knot Watches


Why not add one of Liberty ‘Hot’ prints to your wrist this season -with their new ‘Liberty Knot Watch’? Made from a variety of Liberty’s exclusive print fabrics, -the Liberty Knot Watch comes in a variety of prints [classic or 60’s print fabric ] to match or clash fabulously with any outfit -and can be tied, twisted and doubled up for however you like to wear your watch...............

Hair: Janet Jackson goes natural

Blogland’s awash with burning su-su-su [gossip to you] about sista Janet’s newly cropped hair [the big jagger-jagger issue being –whether she really cut her hair or just took out her weave-on or if she’s loosing her locks –thanks to years of wig wearing… goodness!] Personally, I love it. She looks light, happy [she's in a new relationship] and natural –what’s not to love?

Rihanna's a Rockstar.............

Fashion et al Hearts Zoë Kravitz

I’ve loved Zoë Kravitz’s style -forever. She’s how I imagine a lovechild of Lou Doillon and model/DJ Joy Vieli –would look like. She is –in my opinion a trendsetter! I love the way Zoë can go from slouchy rock princess in one-off t-shirts and customized denim shorts combo to uber groomed urban-socialite in cute-as-a-button Chanel dresses [Karl Lagerfeld’s a family friend] in a flash……x

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Bring Love to ‘you’.... Leon Suede Love shoes


Beauty News Flash: Laila Ali Launches Her Own Beauty Range

The youngest daughter of Muhammad Ali, TV presenter and Athlete –Laila Ali has a new beauty and skincare collection due to launch –shortly. I haven’t seen products yet –but I believe its due to launch in the US next month and in the UK –shortly after.....I’ll keep you posted.

Get Shorty S/S 2010.........

Alexa Chung, Nicole Richie, Kate Moss, Damaris Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Rihanna Daisy Lowe  Rachel Bilson and Zoe Kravitz –air their legs in customised denim shorts.............

Woven Shoes S/S 2010 [cute socks optional]

Dries Van Noten S/S 2010 Woven Raffia Bootie

Coussin 140 Basket-weave boots by Christian Louboutin's
Tan Nitza 2fae3 Shoe Boot by Nicole Farhi
Black and cream woven leather brogues by Dries Van Noten
Capra leather shoe boots by Sigerson Morrison

‘Andrea’ Weave white leather flats from Office...

Tan Nadie B Platform Shoes by Nicole Farhi

Beige Crochet leather ballerina flats by Tapeet's