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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic viewing: NBC sets opening ceremony record

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at media coverage of the London Olympics:
U.S. supporters cheer during the group G women's soccer match between the United States and Colombia at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Sc
An opening ceremony from the mother country with a Beatle, a queen and Mr. Bean proved irresistible for viewers in the United States, with a record-setting 40.7 million people watching NBC's first night of summer Olympics coverage.
The Nielsen company said Saturday that London's opener was the most-watched opening ceremony of any summer or winter Olympics. It topped the previous mark of 39.8 million people who watched the 1996 Atlanta Olympics begin, and the 34.9 million who watched the colorful first night from Beijing four years ago.
The London ceremony featured an unusual made-for-TV stunt featuring actor Daniel Craig portraying James Bond escorting the real-life Queen Elizabeth II to the ceremony and ended with Paul McCartney's anthemic "Hey Jude." But according to Twitter, the biggest spike in tweets came when actor Rowan Atkinson ("Mr. Bean") appeared in a "Chariots of Fire" homage.
An estimated 5 million comments about the opening ceremony were made on social media, according to the research company Bluefin Labs. It was more interesting to women, apparently, as 58 percent of the comments were from women and 42 percent from men, Bluefin said.
It was the most-watched television event in the U.S. since the winter, when 39.9 million people watched the Grammy Awards and 39.3 million saw the Oscars.
The results were a good sign for NBC and broadcast TV in general, which is increasingly finding that big events draw people to the screen more than regular entertainment programming — most likely encouraged by multi-screen experiences, or people conversing through social media while watching television.
NBC Universal also earned a measure of redemption from critics. The company, which began streaming all of the Olympics competition online live Saturday, was blistered on Twitter on Friday by people who wondered why the opening ceremony wasn't shown live (it was aired on NBC on tape delay, because London's time zone is five hours ahead of the eastern United States). But four years ago in Beijing, NBC learned such complaints only increased buzz and made people more interested in watching it on TV in prime time.
"The audience number for the London opening ceremony is a great early sign that our strategy of driving people to watch NBC in prime time is working," said Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group.
But in an increasingly wired world, that strategy is becoming a source of controversy for NBC. Twitter was alight again Saturday with complaints against the network for not televising live the men's 400-meter swimming race that American Ryan Lochte won, with Michael Phelps finishing fourth.
Prominent media critic Jeff Jarvis called it "ludicrous" that NBC was airing promotions for the race when it was easy for anyone to quickly find the results on the computer. Others were angry to learn the results on NBC's "Nightly News" before the prime-time telecast. A further aggravation was the telecast itself, including lengthy features with John McEnroe and Lochte, and Ryan Seacrest with Phelps, simply emphasizing that NBC was pumping up a race that had already been run.
The network aired the race live Saturday afternoon on its Web site. NBC has been adamant about saving the highest-profile television events for prime time, when it has its largest audience. Because of the time difference, there are no live events for NBC to show during prime time.
Regionally, the top ratings Friday night were recorded in San Diego, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach, Fla., Nielsen said.
Despite selling more than $1 billion worth of advertising for the London Olympics, NBC Universal has said it expects to lose money on the games. Higher ratings, however, could help NBC earn more money by selling additional advertising at a higher cost as the games go on.
RERUN: NBC aired a rerun of Olympics competition at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday. But it was justified: the network showed Phelps' initial qualifying race, which had been aired live shortly after 5 a.m.
CLOSE GAME: The tighter-than-expected women's basketball game between the U.S. and Croatia challenged NBC announcers Bob Fitzgerald and Lisa Leslie. They were in an awkward position, following the "home team" for U.S. viewers in what was turning into a Cinderella situation for the other side. Before pulling away at the end, the U.S. led 53-49 after three quarters against a team that it had beaten by 54 points a week ago, a team that barely made the Olympics. The announcers could have done a better job exploring the deficiencies of the U.S. play and whether it put an anticipated gold medal run in jeopardy.
QUOTE: "They'll be partying on the streets of Kazakhstan tonight." — cycling analyst Paul Sherwen after Alexandr Vinokurov's unexpected win in the men's road race.
UPCOMING: The U.S. women's gymnastics team springs into action on NBC on Sunday night. In daytime viewing, the U.S. men's basketball team opens against France.

Fashion agenda: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, Britain Creates 2012

As the fashion world enters into its quietest phase of the year, there are still plenty of events to look forward to outside the fashion capitals including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town and Lakmé Fashion Week in India.
British designer Sir Paul Smith is one of the designers taking part in the Britain Creates 2012 project.Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town
July 25-28
Cape Town, South Africa
The inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town includes a line-up of South Africa's leading fashion designers, with the theme of "icons" to represent the various aspects of the South African design aesthetic ranging from timeless elegance to sporty minimalism.
http://www.afisa.co.za/
Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion
Throughout July and August
London, UK
Taking place to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Britain Creates project has seen leading designers such as Paul Smith and Matthew Williamson each team up with a leading contemporary artist to create a work of art to represent London as a capital for creative excellence. The specially created exclusive pieces are on display at London's V&A museum until July 29, followed by an installation in department store Selfridges' ‘Wonder Windows' during July and August.
http://www.britishfashioncouncil.com/events_detail.aspx?id=678
Lakmé Fashion Week
August 3-7
Mumbai, India
Jointly organized by beauty brand Lakmé and fashion events company IMG, Lakmé Fashion Week aims to integrate India into the global fashion world. Now in its 13th year, the event will host over 80 designers, while the Gen Next program, encouraging debutantes, will welcome renowned designer Aki Narula as a mentor to the rising stars.
http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in/index.php
Copenhagen Fashion Week
August 8-12
Copenhagen, Denmark
Kicking off fashion week season in the Scandinavian countries, the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week will feature a range of Danish and international fashion talent, with homegrown designer Anne Sofie Madsen presenting alongside global labels including French Connection and Odeur.
http://copenhagenfashionweek.com/
Stockholm Fashion Week
August 13-19
Stockholm, Sweden
While August is traditionally a calm month in the realm of fashion, this isn't the case for Scandinavian countries, with Stockholm Fashion Week and Oslo Fashion Week taking place concurrently. On the line-up for the former are top Swedish designers including Heart of Lovikka, Kay Senchai and Aniv von Borche -- who has already charmed fashion capitals including Milan and New York.
http://www.stockholmfashionweek.com/index.php
Oslo Fashion Week
August 13-19
Oslo, Norway
Established in 2004, Oslo Fashion Week is well known for being the first country to ban fur during a fashion week back in 2010. It attracts top Norwegian creators including Fam Irvoll and Kristine Vikse.
http://www.oslofashionweek.com/

Friday, July 27, 2012

FINAL SCREENING OF NIGERIA'S NEXT SUPER MODEL 2012 ON 24TH OF AUGUST, 2012


YOUNG TALENTED DESIGNER STEPHANIE OKEKE OF SALLY ITIENGO

Stephanie Okeke started designing clothes at age six and at 16, she has a success story to tell. At a recent fashion show in Lagos, stephanie wowed the crowd with her spectacular designs. In this interview with Kehinde Falode, the talented brain behind Sally Intiego Couture spoke about her career and foray into the fashion world.





 Tell us about you?
I’M Stephanie Okeke, a 16- years-old fashion designer. Most importantly, I am a child of God. I attended Chrisland, Opebi for my primary education and Saint Mary's Church of England Primary School and Clapton Girls Technology College. I will be going back to school in September to study fashion at the London College of Fashion Later this year, I will be going for the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL), the DC Fashion Week 2012, South Africa fashion week and different places around the world for shows.

Your collections at the launched of Keto Couture fashion show were amazing. How did the journey begin?
It all started when l was six and I tried to do little things and design stuffs for my dolls and for people around, like hair accessories and jewelleries. At first, my family wanted me to be a lawyer, but l told them this is what l always want to do and they encouraged me, and the rest is history. I started as a professional two years ago.

Starting at a very young age, how have you been able to overcome numerous challenges?
I seek for my parents' advice before making my decisions. I'm still young and there are certain things I just cannot do.

What was your parent's reaction at the initial stage?
They had wanted me to read law, but when they realized it is my passion and my dream, they allowed me and now, they are really proud of me.

What type or kind of fabric do you love experimenting with?
Ankara because it tells where I am from; it tells that I'm an African, that I' a Nigerian and I am a black and not white. I love working more with Ankara, but I still work with some other fabrics like chiffon and some normal fabrics.

What goes on in your mind when you are designing a cloth?
I would be imagining how it will look like on me and how it would look like on the wearer (my client).

What is the best compliment you have gotten so far?
Your clothes are amazing; you are just 16 and you are doing this!
What message do you have for the young and talented designers out there?
Never give up, belief in your dream, forge ahead and just believe in yourself.
Don't let people push you down; you have to believe in yourself for people to believe in you.

Your first time on stage, what was it like?
It was nerve-wrecking! It happened in Abuja two years ago at the unveiling of Zohi Taglit couture.

What inspires you?
I'm always inspired watching my mum work, because she is an entrepreneur. Also, I get inspired seeing young people my age who have done so much and excelling in their chosen field.

What makes a good outfit?
Both the finishing and the colour combination make a good outfit.




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

FASHION DESIGNERS WANTED FOR THE MAIDEN EDITION OF THE SERIES OF FTV FASHION SHOWS/PARTY IN NIGERIA

FASHION DESIGNERS WANTED FOR OUR FIRST IN THE SO MANY SERIES OF FTV FASHION SHOWS/PARTY IN NIGERIA.STUDIO 24 IN CONJUCTION WITH ISIS MODELS WILL BE PRESENTING FASHION SHOWS/PARTY WHICH WILL BE SHOWN ON FTV .ALSO IF YOU WANT TO SHOOT YOUR BOUTIQUES AND PRESENT YOUR COLLECTION ON FTV YOU CAN CALL US...

FASHION DESIGNERS WANTED FOR OUR FIRST IN THE SO MANY SERIES OF FTV FASHION SHOWS/PARTY IN NIGERIA.STUDIO 24 IN CONJUCTION WITH ISIS MODELS WILL BE PRESENTING FASHION SHOWS/PARTY WHICH WILL BE SHOWN ON FTV .ALSO IF YOU WANT TO SHOOT YOUR BOUTIQUES AND PRESENT YOUR COLLECTION ON FTV YOU CAN CALL US AT 08058520547 STUDIO 24 OR 0816928403

Saturday, July 21, 2012

DANY ATRACHE A WORLD CLASS DESIGNER AND HIS COLLECTION AT AFRICA'S BIGGEST MODEL SEARCH NIGERIA;S NEXT SUPER MODEL 2010.

The magic of Dany Atrache has no boundary.At   the 2010 finale of Nigeria's Next Super Model  ,Dany Atrache presented his vibrant collection that captivated the audience and this show has remained in the memories of those who attended it almost two years to this day.Below is the bio and photos of designs of  this young man that is born in the land of the birth of most world top designers LEBANON known as LIBAN by the people and the country which i visited last year and will like to visit again and again.

Dany Atrache, a French-Lebanese fashion designer, is considered one of the leading fashion trendsetters in the MEA. After working for 12 years in Paris with top French fashion houses including Dior, Montana and Terrente Uniforme, Dany decided to return to Lebanon with the goal of turning his fashion dreams into reality. his aspiration, creativity, ambition and hard work led to the launch of his own couture line in 2000. his stunning collection premiered at his first runway show in Beirut mesmerizing the audience with the exclusive designs. In no time, he was dressing the stars and celebrities of the Arab entertainment world with his unique and exquisite pieces.

Following his great success in Beirut, he expanded his shows to Paris where he hosted his first private fashion show in 2004. he continues to regularly present unforgettable collections during the famed Paris Haute Couture season.

Inspired by the rich tapestry of his culture, perfected by an European savoir faire, Dany Atrache's style weaves together unique fabrics and elements that enchants us with his star-studded style.









BUNMI AT PARIS FASHION WEEK FOR DANY ATRACHE

BUNMI AT PARIS FASHION WEEK FOR DANY ATRACHE



BUNMI AT PARIS FASHION WEEK FOR DANY ATRACHE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS RITZ CARLTON HOTEL






His "East meets West style" along with his touch of elegance, glamour, ingenuity and passion for great versality are what bring this young designer to life.

The use of unexpected materials,remarkable creativity, lavis designs and unconventional colos, along with his attention to detail and ability to transcend the current treds, have placed Dany Atrache at the forefront of influential fashion designers.

In 2007, he expanded his line and launched his ready-to-wear collection, "D by Dany Atrache". Early this year, he inaugurated his first boutique located in Beirut. The boutique showcases a wide selection of ready to wear and a collection of trendy accessories

In february 2009, Dany made his U.S debut where he showed his Spring/Summer 2009 collection at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. This latest collection harkens back to the 1970's, resurrecting the hippie-chic look with astonishing graphic prints, bold colors and sheer fabrics married with lustrous embroidery.

 DANY ATRACHE show HAUTE COUTURE PARIS FALL WINTER 09/10


  BUNMI opening AT THE NEW YORK COUTURE FASHION WEEK for DANY ATRACHE



Dany Atrache's Haute Couture Fashion House is well established in Beirut, the Fashion Capital of the Middle East. his clients span Lebanon, The Gulf, Paris, The US and many other countries.

Friday, July 20, 2012

DARK AND LOVELY A WORLD CLASS BRAND AND A SPONSOR TO AFRICA'S BIGGEST MODEL SEARCH NIGERIA'S NEXT SUPER MODEL.

Dark and Lovely a brand that has been around for a long time, and  has been associated with the world most beautiful women is again the sponsor of Africa's biggest search Nigeria's Next Super Model.In 2010 L'orel group became official sponsor of Nigeria;s next super model and returning for the third time is set to make a history with this year's girls as the Winner's face and other girls will be recognised the world over.
L'oreal group now oficially in Nigeria is set to launch Dark and Lovely in a big way.We all know that the L'oreal group is the biggest cosmetics company in the world.








Thursday, July 19, 2012

TIWA SAVAGE BEAUTY AND BRAIN.

TIWA SAVAGE A STUNNER ANY DAY.SHE IS ON THE COVER OF OK NIGERIA.

VIDEO POSTS FROM PREVIOUS NIGERIA'S NEXT SUPER MODEL







Have a nice day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NANA AFUA ATWI

Modelling Bio
 Nana Afua Antwi is a British fashion model originated from Kumasi Ashanti in Ghana . She is the winner for Britain’s Top Model of Colour Cycle 5 and BEFFTA Awards Winner Female Model of the Year, Cover Girl for Black Hair Magazine August/ September Issue which was voted one of the best black magazine coversin America in October 2011. Nana Afua is the current face and Ambassador for the Stephen Lawrence National Charity Campaign promoting anti hate anti violence among youth in the UK. She graduated from Thurrock and Basildon College studying Art & Design and a furthered at the London College of Fashion studying fashion illustration.






In June 2009, she was scouted by a Model Agent at H&M for London Fashion Week which kicked off her Modeling career. She is also an award winning Model for M&M Excellence Awards in September 2009 based in Africa. In November 2009 she was highly inspired on documentary shown on London BBC of women who were slain and lost their lives mining in a rural part of Ghana. Most of these women were single Mothers living behind children. This was a big motivation which inspired her to be spokes Ambassador for Black Women going through harsh lives. This Campaign was a key platform which encouraged her to compete for Top Model of Colour UK, one of the well known established competition for Models of Colour.
 Winning the competition was a big success and a dream come true which has enable her to work on a charity project campaign named after her late Mother Akosua Odei Foundation which is set to launch soon on May 26th 2012 in Hotel Russel West London‘’ in aid of Single Mothers/Women living harsh lives in the rural Ghana and Africa. Nana has also had the chance to work with Matthew Williamson and got featured in his A/W 2011 Catwalk Show in London. She was featured and graced in ‘’ The Voice News papers’’ 6 times continuous spread and been featured numerous times in the in UK POST newspapers for her work ethic for the youth in her borough. She was featured in most blogs and fashion and entertainment website all across London, America, Jamaica , Ghana and Nigeria. Her work has also been featured in Pride Magazine, Instyle Magazine, Ninetynine Magazine, Black beauty and hair, New African woman Magazine and to name a few published Magazines across Europe. She’s also been the Cover for May 2012 Issue for Tropics Magazine (South Africa), Capital Ace Factory Magazine (France) Tiya Hair & Fashion Magazine and Afro pulp Magazine. Nana Afua is currently working on her clothing line collection ‘adopted Culture’’ which is has already started making progress and recently showcased at Africa Fashion Week London last year.Nana will be on the catwalk during the Africa Fashion Week London.She has been picked by designers like House of Jola.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

TAYO ISHOLA A STUNNER AND BEAUTY OF THE DAY.






Tayo ishola a Nigerian beauty based in Florida is with Isis Models in Africa.A finalist at the Nigeria's Next Super Model 2008,was sent to china as the Nigerian representative at the Miss Model of the world 2009 where she made the finals.She is ISIS MODELS johannesburg/Lagos.Tayo now based in the USA is a regular in  top swim wear shows and has done look books for designers and has done fashion weeks in the United States.,She recently shot an advert at location in Florida and will bring you the video as soon as it is released. I leave you with this Ilorin /Bayelsa beauty as the BEAUTY OF THE DAY.NIGERIA'S NEXT SUPER MODEL SIMPLY ROCKS. Write up by CEO Fashion Net Work Africa Joan Isioma Elumelu Okorodudu.

Monday, July 16, 2012

ISIS MODEL UBAH AHUNWA ROCKS.



 ISIS MODEL  UBAH AHUNWA IS THE MODEL OF THE MONTH.

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