POP-UP STORE DESIGNERS CLOSET & THE LAGOM CONCEPT

Samata to take part in an evening of sustainable and fashionable Christmas shopping…

Prepare for more than just a pop-up store… The evening will be an experience of influencers and panelists who will discuss how the fashion industry is changing. Combining emerging and exclusive brands to shop, the Lagom Concept will host interesting discussions about the latest trends in the fashion industry including sustainability, digital influence, and women empowerment. Samata will speak on Thursday 6th December, find out more here and reserve your space.

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It's time to dust off the old speaking microphone! It's been ages since I took part in a talk about fashion and empowerment. I am pleased to support @TheLAGOMConcept and @N7FUK. I am super proud of all that Alessandra is creating with LAGOM – a space for emerging designers and empowering brands. She sent me the nicest email, we connected and I said what the heck! ▫️▫️ I will be doing some giveaways of FDRBook but most importantly talking about my new project which launches on 4th December (more to come on that…). I hope to see my London based followers there. It will be bang in the middle of East London. Link in bio and slide right…for shopping // live music // spa // nail bar //massages // drinks // networking 🙌🏾 _______________________________________________________ #FDRBook #Knowledge

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Wolf and Badger London Fashion Week Celebration SS18 

Wolf & Badger celebrated Independent talent in association with London Fashion Week, with a little help from Belvedere Vodka. Guests sipped bespoke cocktails, Fashion Week Spritz and Dover Street Old Fashioned amongst a Winter Floral decor to coincide with Wolf & Badger’s Autumn Winter season theme. With Katie Eary spinning the tunes at Wolf & Badger’s Dover Street Mayfair store, special guests Lottie Moss, Emily Blackwell, Georgia Toffollo and Oliva & Alice were guaranteed to have the best kick off to LFW!

Samata attends Environmental Media Awards

Stars, filmmakers, and philanthropists strolled down an appropriately green carpet and gathered in a vast hangar at Santa Monica airport for this year’s Environmental Media Association awards on Saturday night.

Among the honorees at the ceremony, which recognizes both individuals and corporations who have demonstrated a commitment to protect the environment through their work, were Natalie Portman, Russell Simmons, John Paul DeJoria and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Environmental Media Awards have been awarded by the Environmental Media Association since 1991 to the best television episode or film with an environmental message. The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a non-profit organization created in 1989 with the belief that through television, film and music, the entertainment community has the power to influence the environmental awareness of millions of people.

See behind the scenes, and find out about Samata’s ethical look for the carpet here.

Behind the scenes for Environmental Media Awards

I recently attended the Environmental Media Awards, and loved wearing British brand accessories by Toolally alongside my special find from Sue Ryder.

Some of my most favourite pieces have come from independent retailers, luxury (quality-focused) brands, independent designers or one-off vintage markets, and charity shops. I picked up the clutch below up from Sue Ryder Charity (they support people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses). Personally, I would rather find something original, often vintage, and pre-loved which is great quality , especially when the race to the bottom and design obsolescence has meant that today’s clothing barely compares in quality to what was made 10, 20, 30 years ago. What about you? Read more…

Panel Discussion with Bettina Vermillon founder

Aluminium heels are at the heart of the architectural design of Bettina Vermillion shoes who hosted a cocktail and Q&A with the label’s founder Lorraine Archambeaud. Developed over a period of four years by the brand’s founder, Lorraine Archhambeaud, together with a team of specialist engineers, the Bettina Vermillon heel is instantly recognisable, a unique signature that is as innovative as it is elegant.

The Devonshire Club welcomed Lorraine Archambeaud, founder of Parisian shoe brand Bettina Vermillon. The business of fashion, setting up a luxury label and designing an iconic and innovative 6-inch heel were some of the topics that were discussed in conversation between Lorraine and Samata, the British born Ghanian fashion entrepreneur, producer and presenter. The discussion was followed by a Champagne Reception and Trunk Show to present the Bettina Vermillon Summer 2017 collection.

Women for Women Car Boot Sale Behind The Scenes

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As part of @WomenforWomenUK International’s #SheInspiresMe Campaign, The Store and The Vinyl Factory’s Brewer Street Car Park hosted the second #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale! Proceeds raised go to the organisation which helps women survivors of war. I’m so honoured to have shared the day with some incredibly powerful women – thank you so much @BritaFS for leading such a fearless team and including us in it. So proud to be part of this organisation. Today in Brewer Street my car boot sold a range of one-off samples, sustainable, organic, vintage, second-hand, Made in Africa and Made in Britain! Ethical fashion, all in line with my role as Campaign Director of @RedCarpetGreenDress. Items from brands including Shaeha, We Are Thought, Gather And See, Umran, Deborah Lyons and more – for more information on these brands follow Red Carpet Green Dress.

(3/3) Last but not least thank you to my personal team and the people who drive this organisation forward every day – you are the reason we care so much! @Uneeq__ @VickyFifi (#TRIBEVIBES), Jono and @AfroChickOnTheRun for making our car boot so live, @JamesDHodge and @BeeGentle for coming all the way down and the friends and family who popped in @Mariama_A @LauraMvulaOfficial @S_Manchisi. Thank you to @BritaFS, @AlexEagleOfficial, @NicsCasey and really everyone at @WomenForWomenUK who cares so much about giving opportunities and encouragement to these women survivors of war around the world. Can’t tag everyone but the love is real. All the volunteers and wider team were amazing @EdmondsAnnie. 💕 _______________________________________________________ #WomenForWomen #SheInspiresMe #Fundraising #GiveBack #FashionForGood #Fashion

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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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