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OSCARS 2017

On my way Oscars Sunday. I wore a piece I designed to the Oscars in a marigold colour because I wanted to channel some celebration. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the colour psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. My jewellery is from @AweInspired and has a powerful story of survival (see earlier post). The hair clips in my braids are a tribute to African braid art – these beautiful braids by @BraidsByRubee took 10 hours and I wanted to showcase them properly so more to come. Pop over to @RedCarpetGreenDress and thank you for supporting us all! More to come – still in it. Makeup by @MakeUpByKai. _______________________________________________________ #RCGD #RCGD2017 #Oscars2017 #Oscars #Fashion

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Oscars Sunday. My jewellery is @AweInspired_. I was thrilled to be wearing a Signature Diamond Medallion from AWE Alive We’re Empowered (@aweinspired_) a new fine jewelry company on a mission to honor, unite, and celebrate all survivors, regardless of affliction. AWE jewelry is made of solid sterling silver or 14k yellow gold: designed to endure like the survivors it honors. The AWE Medallion’s four droplets represent the ingredients of survival (blood, sweat, tears of sorrow, and tears of joy) and 20% of each AWE sale benefits four charity partners that directly serve those in need of assistance on their road to survival. Check out our girls on @RedCarpetGreenDress. Another year, more lessons and more blessings. _______________________________________________________ #RCGD #RCGD2017 #Oscars2017 #Oscars #Fashion

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Thank you Lancôme !

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Lancôme shoot for Teint Idole

I am so excited to be able to finally share that I am one of the faces for the new Lancôme campaign for their Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation.

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I’ve loved the brand since they named Lupita N’yongo as an ambassadress last year. For me, Lancôme’s embraces a unique vision for women, one in which self-expression or who we already are is key, versus who we are being told to be! That’s why they were such a cool partner for the Tribe earlier this year. This campaign image was shot at the London Headquarters one wonderful Saturday in the company of ‘Aleroh Beauty’. Thank you CharlotteWood.Mua for shade matching me so perfectly!

Lancôme invited real women, each kicking ass in their real lives, to be part of their Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation campaign presenting the widest shade range from any makeup brand, period. They found our shade, we found our power; I’m shade 10 and my super power is ‘Consciousness’. From working with ethical fashion on the Oscars red carpet across to a space to empower women with The Tribe, my super power is consciousness; I am intuitive and want to be part of movements or projects that truly make a difference in the world. I was honoured to join women such as Amanda Sonia Berry (CEO of BAFTA), Amandine Ohayon (MD of L’Oreal Luxe), Human Right Barrister Jessica Jones, British Cyclist Gold Medalist Laura Kenny and MBE Space Scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Lancôme are now offering the widest range of shades for women, ever…40 shades no less. I have struggled with finding my right tone for ages, previously I mixed 2-3 shades to find my perfect match which led to skin irritations (depending on whether I am mixing oil or water based foundations) or made me go from looking ashy to red-based (I know I haven’t lost you on that one). Beyond the aesthetic convenience, I don’t think society should only cater for such a limited skin colour range when we are so cosmopolitan, metropolitan and culturally diverse. It’s disheartening to not find your shade, as if there aren’t enough of you to warrant a new pot of foundation. Lancôme are joining the conversation and changing that.

Find out more about this amazing campaign here, in addition – see my Instagram stories about this project here.

Here are some pictures from photoshoot day…

That moment when your Lancome campaign goes live! Lancôme invited real women, each kicking ass in their real lives, to be part of their Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation campaign presenting the widest shade range from any makeup brand, period. They found our shade, we found our power; I’m shade 10 and my super power is ‘Entrepreneurship’. From working with ethical fashion on the Oscars red carpet across to a space to empower women with @The___Tribe; I am intuitive and want to be part of movements or projects that truly make a difference in the world. See previous post. 😍 (2/7) _______________________________________________________ #WhyITribe #TribeVibes #Lancome #LancomeUK #BeautyCampaign

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THE TRIBE x Lancome

Lancôme announced as official sponsor of THE TRIBE. “I am excited to host another event for THE TRIBE as a new year begins. To be able to share that our sponsor will be Lancôme – an incredibly inspirational and aspirational brand – is beyond thrilling, “ says THE TRIBE founder, Samata. “THE TRIBE is all about creating a space for women to come and celebrate themselves, and who they already are. Lancôme’s message and actions, from appointing natural beauty Lupita Nyongo as an ambasadress to creating products for women of all, truly reveal their ethos as a brand, and that they are fully onboard with our message of positive beauty and self love.”

French elegance seems like the perfect way to share our news! I'm so excited to share that @LancomeOfficial are the official sponsor for my women's collective, THE TRIBE. THE TRIBE is all about creating a space for women to come and celebrate themselves, and who they already are. Lancôme’s message and actions – from appointing natural beauty Lupita Nyong'o as an ambasadress to creating products for women of all – truly reveal their ethos as a brand for women, and that they are fully onboard with our message of positive beauty and self love. Find out more by clicking the link in bio! In the spirit of loving Lancôme, check out our next post on @The___Tribe. _______________________________________________________ #Lancome #Lancôme #Makeup #Beauty #WhyITribe #TribeVibes @lupitanyongo

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Conceived by London based fashion entrepreneur Samata, THE TRIBE, sponsored by Lancôme, is a women’s only event and collective. Doubling as both a quarterly evening and a collective, THE TRIBE brings together a curated phenomenal group of women to inspire, encourage and support each other in a celebratory atmosphere.

“Lancôme as a brand is all about celebrating women, an ethos we share with THE TRIBE, making our support of the collective an easy choice. We want to celebrate women’s successes in every sphere and encourage them to be proud of all their achievements”.

Find out more here.

Farblack Media – The Grooming Room

The AW17 Grooming Room at Century Club, sponsored by FARBLACK Limited, as always, exceeded expectations. A pampering hub during London Fashion Week Men’s the two-day ‘treat session’ at Century Club, London, was the perfect place to go and prepare for events, enjoy some quality resting time and to catch up with friends.

With drinks provided by CÎROC, Sparkling Ice, Propercorn and KIND, this seasons’ AW17 Grooming Room was crammed full of good experiences and treats for all the guests ranging from SASSOON Hair styling, trims, blow-outs, braid bar, Cornerstone Wet shaves and facial grooming, ChinUp Mask Surgery-free miracle face masks, London Lash & Brow Eyebrow mapping and lashes, Elegant Touch Mini manicures and press-ons, Discover 9 Luxury skin treatments and AOFM Pro Mini makeovers. Needless to say, I took advantage of the kind offers and involved myself in a bit of all that I could, within reason.

Thank you to @ForwardPRLondon for a full day of pampering for my friends and I in the Grooming Room yesterday – hair trims, facials, brows, wet shaves (for the men not me), makeovers, cocktails sponsored by @Ciroc – very generous and greatly appreciated. Special day with lovely people, followed by watching my girl @Shingai storm the stage at iconic jazz club Ronnie Scotts for the 10th Anniversary of Soul Family – her new music is🔥🔥🔥 . Feeling very blessed today if not a little peaky🙏🏾 . Some pics on instastories alongside my Golden Globes picks, with write ups to come. Have a good week, some news to share later this week, stay tuned. ✨ _______________________________________________________ #Pampered #Ready #GroomingRoom

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