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Serena Williams Is The Face of the Stuart Weitzman SS20 Campaign!

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In a first for the tennis superstar and female icon, Serena Williams debuted as the new face of Stuart Weitzman! This is her first major campaign for a fashion brand.  She shared “I’ve been wearing [Stuart Weitzman shoes] for probably over a decade now and they’re a real staple in my closet,” Serena says of why she loves the brand. But there’s one more reason:
“Most of all… it’s SW and it has my initials.”

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According to a statement from the brand:

Stuart Weitzman is proud to announce Serena Williams as its new global spokeswoman, a relationship that started at the beginning of the year. The tennis trailblazer, social change leader and mother stars in the new 2020 Campaign, which highlights women as pillars of hope and optimism for their communities.

Serena exemplifies this sentiment first as a mother, and also as someone who has demonstrated resilience and courage to overcome obstacles throughout her career. Inspired by this, the campaign features her on a platform, standing tall in silhouettes designed to lift you up. Coupled with the confident energy Serena emanates, the campaign reinforces the notion that women possess the innate strength to be symbols of hope for their communities — a message that is especially relevant right now. “Now, more than ever, is a moment to focus on hope and moving forward,” Serena explains. “I want women of every generation to be inspired to do so, one step at a time.”

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The 2020 Campaign is part of Stuart Weitzman’s ongoing philanthropic partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international nonprofit dedicated to investing in women leaders who drive global change. Serena Williams & Stuart Weitzman  selected two women leaders — and their organizations focused on lifting up women of colour — who support vulnerable communities in the midst of COVID-19. These leaders are Sage Ke’alohilani Quiamno, co-founder of Future For Us — an organisation dedicated to advancing women of colour at work — and Ashlee Wisdom, founder of Health In Her HUE, a platform that connects Black women to  healthcare providers, services and resources that are committed to their health and well-being.

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The campaign  was shot by Ethan James Green (who has been published in i-D MagazineVOGUE and Vanity Fair) and styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson who selected an all-white palette to draw attention to the shoes, a range she said was “classic and refined to elegant and bold to sleek and sexy — all facets that could describe our muse.”

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A white Dream Bandits bodysuit is the centre piece of this campaign, with a variety of matching white blazers and trench coats . The campaign highlights Stuart Weitzman’s ethos of melding fashion, function and fit in every piece and  shows off a selection of Stuart Weitzman shoes including the ALEENA slide (a fresh take on the signature NUDIST sandal); as well as the sculptural ANNY and MANILA lug-sole loafer.

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On Instagram, Serena shared more the collection itself. “I worked and finished this exciting project with Stuart Weitzman at the beginning of this year and now we can’t hold it in anymore!” I hope through this campaign and Stuart Weitzman’s partnership with @VitalVoices, we can share a message of hope and optimism, and celebrate women and their ability to lift up their communities.”

Watch the campaign video here:

Credits

Makeup artist Natasha Gross

Hairstylist Angela Meadows

Stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Source: BellaNaija

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Sarkodie, Wendy Shay, Joey B, Others Make Oneplay Africa “Top 20 Most Fashionable Ghanaian Artists”

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Oneplay Africa, a brand aimed at analyzing and projecting the next in Pop, has through retrospection collated the “Top 20 Most Fashionable Ghanaian Artists” in the year 2020 using fashion elements like color, combination, body shape, balance and rhythm, details and decorative designs.

Artists like Sarkodie, Joey B, and 17 others, the year under review (2020) brought on their fashion game with dashing photos coupled with good music and bangers. The same could be said for Joey B to mention a few.

The Lead Creative Director at Oneplay Networks, George Wiredu Duah, commented:

“An artiste is not all about his music but his image as well. In our part of the world, we hardly celebrate artiste who take time out and spend money on their image. At Oneplay Networks, we want talents to know that we celebrate all the hard work they put into their brand building hence the #OneplayMosfa; an honorary platform to encourage Talents to keep on with their brand image. For us at Oneplay Networks, we are here to celebrate not just music but the culture of the talent that is why we say we are the next and to be the next we here to project the next in pop. Congratulations to all talents listed in the Oneplay Mosfa.”

The list below is the various categories or artist and how fashionable they were the year 2020.

Rap Male:
Sarkodie
Medikal
Manifest
JoeyB
Quamina Mp
Okyeame Kwame
Bosom Pyung Kweku Smoke

Rap Female:
Freda Rhymz
Eno Barony
Eazzy

Singer Male:
Kidi
Kinaata
Mr. Drew
King Promise

Singer Female:
Wendy Shay
Mz Vee
Efya
Adina
Sister Derby
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London-Based Designer Tisloh Danboyi Debuts His Jewellery Piece With ‘Love,bites.’ Silver Necklace

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Featuring an intentional separation with use of a comma that makes love the subject of the pendant, London-based designer Tisloh Danboyi has premiered his first piece of jewellry in the form of a new silver pendant necklace titled ‘Love, bites.’ The metaphorical play on the conventional phrase is the centrepiece of the necklace.

“There is always some form of sacrifice (a bite) which follows love” says Tisloh on the necklace, which sees the ‘Love, bites.’ motif pendant sitsting on an 18-inch, diamond cut trace necklace set in 925. Sterling silver.

Complex UK reported that, the motif is carried forward from ‘Prima Pars’, Tisloh’s debut collection launched back in 2018 inspired by the first part of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. After making an appearance on t-shirts and knitwear, the phrase and is now casted in metal to compliment Tisloh’s recent ‘Where the Land Meets the Water’ collection.

Speaking about the new piece, Tisloh said: “In English, the ‘love bite’, hickey or hickie describes a notable bruise caused by the kissing, sucking and biting the skin of the neck. However, in this piece, there is an intentional separation with use of a comma. This is used to make love the subject. In this way, love itself is biting – a metaphorical play on the conventional ‘love bite’. I am trying to portray the idea that there is always some form of sacrifice (the bite) that comes with the love of something or someone be that your selflessness in human and romantic relationships or giving up leisure time to focus on a project.”

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Ghana’s Most Beautiful: The 6 Contestants Representing Their Regions In The Grand Finale

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Greater Accra’s Naa, Zuzu from the Northern Region, Talata of the Upper East Region, Ahafo Region’s Abena, Volta Region’s representative, Kafui, and Afriyie from the Central Region have made it to the finale of this year’s edition TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful reality television show.

The weekly episode took place on Sunday 6th September 2020 and witnessed the last eviction before the grand finale slated for 20th September 2020. On the night, Eastern region’s candidate, Ofosua, was evicted despite winning the Most Innovative Contestant of the Night award.

Ofosua’s presentation was on blindness whilst Naa did an informative piece on dyslexia and Afriyie enlightened everyone one vocational training. Talata’s performance focused on early child marriage and Abena did an education on child abuse. Zuzu did an emotional presentation on obstetric fistula and Kafui was on helping needy but brilliant students.

Entertainment on the night was provided by the Ghana Dance Ensemble and a performance by the Ghanaian musician and “Jennifer Lomotey” hit maker, Kurl Songx with regular presenters, Johnnie Hughes Beresford and Anita Akua Akuffo.

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Tonyx Hotel Suites And Spa To Launch In Koforidua [SEE DETAILS]

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Tonyx Hotel Suites and Spa on Saturday 5TH and Sunday 6TH September 2020 will launch the opening of the hotel in Koforidua Effijase. The two days event will have attendees entertained from live performances from some big names in the Ghanaian music scenes and appearances of some industry people to grace the event.

The hotel is strategically located in the Eastern Region of Ghana’s capital, Koforidua, the hotel will be managed by the qualified and experienced management team who will provide the best services to clients.

The ultra-modern hotel and Spa projected to open from September 5, 2020 consist of spacious suites, fully-functional kitchens, with leisure facilities such as a spa, pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, The Tonyx Hotel, and Spa will also have distinctive culinary experiences, restaurants, and a Bar.

According to the management, they are inviting the public to come and be part of their history as well as having the best experiences with their services.

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