Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Fashion et al watches: Chantal Biya

Since the referendum in Southern Sudan, I’ve been overwhelmed by the developments in North Africa/Middle East, China and even Puerto Rica (increased tuition fees provoked mass student demonstrations). And now it seems things are moving a lot closer to my part of Africa, Ghana. The people of Cameroon have started to voice their dissatisfaction and intend, -to end the 29-year rule of president Paul Biya and his wife Chantal Biya (a must watch persona at fashion et al), -anyway, Fashion et al prays democracy, freedom and prosperity for the good people of Cameroon. But in the mean time, I thought I’ll do a, Fashion et al watches, -a first for this blog, because who doesn’t like watching Chantal Biya? Plus, as I’ve stated in the past, most of the women in my family look like or eventually end up looking like Madame Chantal Biya, such is our ambition, thus I’m naturally morphing in this direction (give me strength ooOO). Even as I type away, a resent development, I seem to be gravitating towards red lipsticks -a big no no with my black blue skin, plus, I’m automatically mistaken for my mother, -and I’m beginning to like red hair -yikes, goodness only knows where it will all end!

More information about the one and only, Chantal Biya


Hey Chantal Biya!

I can watch this all day. Hey Chantal!!!!

More info.....
Chantal Biya (born 1971) is the First Lady of Cameroon. She was born in Dimako, East Province, to French expatriate Georges Vigouroux and Miss Doumé pageant winner Rosette Ndongo Mengolo. Chantal Biya spent her adolescence in Yaoundé.

She married President Paul Biya on 23 April 1994, after his first wife, Jeanne-Irène Biya, died in 1992. Chantal Biya has established several charitable organisations. Among them are African Synergy, which pursues various HIV/AIDS initiatives, and the Chantal Biya Foundation (French Fondation Chantal Biya). She hosted the original First Ladies Summit in Yaoundé during the 1996 Organisation of African Unity summit. Her Jeunesse Active pour Chantal Biya is an organ of her husband's Cameroon People's Democratic Movement.

Among Cameroonian women, Biya is famous for her hairstyles. Her signature style is called the banane, and is used for formal occasions.[4] Biya has popularised other styles; collectively, they are known as the Chantal Biya. She is also known because of her exotic wardrobe. Some of her favourite designers include high-end Western labels such as Chanel or Dior.

Grand Prix Chantal Biya is a professional road bicycle racing event on the UCI Africa Tour.

Chantal's mother, Rosette Marie Mboutchouang, was elected Mayor of Bangou following the July 2007 municipal elections

1 comment:

  1. I love the fashion statement of First Lady Michelle Obama. Nic watch ha.