Sunday, 30 January 2011

High fashion models and beauty models of Ghanaian origin wanted for a new venture…

Are you 5’9 plus in height, between a size 6&8 , with clear skin and a passion for fashion. Are you aged between 16 & 24, living in England and of Ghanaian origin? If this is you, -please can you email me some resent photos, including one of you in full length, a close-up headshot and your measurements to me at

Do you have high fashion looks but are too short to be a model, do you have good bone structure and lovely clear skin -and feel confident in front of the camera. Are you of Ghanaian origin, living in England and aged between 16 & 24, if this is you and you are passionate about fashion please can you send at least a couple of resent headshots of you with at least one of them -featuring you with out make-up (especially no fake eyelashes etc) or weave-on, and your measurements to me at

***Please note, if you are under 18 years of age -you need your parents permission to send your details to me.

Paulina Opoku

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Pretending to be a gangster of some sort on ‘facebook‘, his uncle wasn’t having any of it and decided to take things into his own hands…what do you think? Personally, even though I think his uncle was a bit severe….I’m also sick of all that gangster %*@# and would rather not see it -thank you!

Taraji P. Henson 4 PETA

Like good wine… Taraji P. Henson just gets better ..x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Melodie Monrose is interviewed by Bethann Hardison for Vogue Black…

“Why can’t I get the ‘White girl dipped in chocolate’ thing out of my head every time I see a new black model?"

Trends: Pretty Ballerina S/S 2011

By Jan Masny -

Chloe S/S 2011 -Details

Ballet Dancers by Edgar Degas

Karen Kain (National Ballet of Canada)


Marilyn Monroe

Ballet Dancers by Edgar Degas

Painter: William Whitaker -

By Andreas Sjodin -

By Jan Masny -

Natalie Portman

By Andreas Sjodin -

Dancers in pink by Edgar Degas

By Jan Masny -

Ballet Dancer by Edgar Degas

Chloe S/S 2011 -Details

Ballet Dancer by Edgar Degas

Ballerina 1 By Hyatt Moore -

Alexander McQueen  S/S 2011 -Details

By Edgar Degas


Ballet shoes By ken Tiessen -

By Andreas Sjodin -

Ballerinas by Ellen Spencer -

By Jan Masny -

The Ballerinas by Pierre Grisot -

Identity: Did Vybz Kartel bleach his skin to move to the next level?


Comparing his drastic skin bleaching to white people tanning, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist Vybz Kartel has taken skin lightening to another level -causing an uproar in Jamaica, claiming that ’Cake Soap’ has turned his skin not just smoother but lighter. Unfortunately, Jamaicans aren’t buying it! What do you think? Personally I’m bored! What’s new about this? Self hate has existed in the black world since timing memorial -and were not the only community with these issues…


A Bit More…

I’m thinking, -'Cake Soap' must have run out in Jamaica…..

Sunday, 23 January 2011

The Colour of Beauty

A little something (the sad truth) for you to chew over…..

Friday, 21 January 2011

Tattoo Turn-off………….

Gucci Mane

(Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Birdman, Lil Wayne, The Game)

Am I the only woman on the planet, not turned on by tattoos? I can’t image myself physically touching a man, no matter how hot/powerful/rich he is with tattoos all over him,-its just too prison, and the connotations of prison life (survival, tear-drops tattoo, prison showers and what-have-you) just don’t appeal. Gucci Mane has recently had an ice-cream tattooed on his face and I just don’t know people.....

Fashion et al’s ‘One to Watch 2011’ Rye Rye

Watch out for Baltimore native, Ryeisha Berrain aka Rye Rye -a protégé of the M.I.A school of rap -and a talent I’m predicting is about to blow up big stylee.. For more info on Rye Rye or to download her debut album ’Go! Pop! Bang!’ visit:

Thursday, 20 January 2011

I’m in the mood to dance… where better than Africa -the continent of HOT music. I’ve chosen my favourite African Artists, past and present….……..Enjoy

Kiss Your Hand by R2Bees featuring Wande Coal (Ghana/Nigeria)

**What can I say….R2Bees of Ghana -the best group in Africa and Wande Coal the hottest artist in Nigeria -right now, what’s not to Love?

‘I Need It’ by Tinny featuring Donaeo (Ghana)

***I still love this…….its probably the best collaboration I’ve heard thus far

Micko by Koffi Olomide (The Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa)

**Some nostalgia with the one and only Koffi Olomide (the king of hot African music as far as I’m concerned), This tune still sounds as sweet as ever. I hope someday this great originator of Africa music will truly be celebrated -he soo deserves it..xx

‘Djéssiminiéta’ by DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast, West Africa)

**The best Ivorian artist of all times....Big love to DJ Arafat xx

Tchoucou Tchoucou by DJ Kedjevara (Ivory Coast, West Africa)

**There was one special month -way back when I danced to this hot tune in: Belgium, the ghettos of Amsterdam, the night-clubs of Zurich and that Ivorian place in London……fabulous! Its unmistakably African and I lovesssss it. Gwaaan Africa…

Swagger Up by T-Wizzle featuring Quata and P Shaun (Ghana)

**I’ve had my beady eyes on Quata and his many incarnations over the years and T-Wizzle recently -so its good to see them together

‘Sous Sol’ for the Primus Advert by Werrason (Congo, Central Africa)


‘Obi ate meso bo’ by Daddy Lumba (Ghana)

**More nostalgia …sweet music from my childhood, I love this brother and send big blessings his way..x

‘Vulindlela’ by Brenda Fassie (South Africa)

The Late Brenda Fassie…..her music will live on for ever…..…R.I.P Mama Africa..

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Fashion: Desiree Rogers

How fabulous does Desiree Rogers, former White House social secretary and now CEO of Johnson Publishing look? Younger, softer and happy, Desiree (pictured here with actress Kerry Washington) glowed at the Thakoon S/S 2011 show.…Here’s to a wonderful new year Desiree…x

Pharrell Williams’ Miami home

Check out Fashion et al favourite, Pharrell Williams’ Miami home on the Selby -its poptastic-artistic…