Miss Black Beauty Canada Interview- Mirabelle Eze

Talk about beauty and brains. Mirabelle Eze shows us another side of modeling. Indeed it’s beyond the glitz, glamour, runway, dresses and every other assumptions most people have. Miss Eze is beautiful on the inside and outside. In this exclusive interview, Mirabelle tells us about modeling, contesting for Miss Black Beauty Canada and gives advice to upcoming models.

Full interview below:

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TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I am a third year student at the University of Toronto, studying Urban Studies. I was born in Nigeria and I’m currently living in Canada.
My interests are in modeling, music and film\theatre.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MODELING AND WHY MODELING?
I have been modeling for about 2 years now. I mostly do commercial modeling but sometimes I get the opportunity to do Fashion print and editorials. It all started when a photographer friend of mine in high school talked me into doing a shoot with him, I posted the pictures on facebook and received good feedback from friends and family. So I did another shoot and another and before I knew it I was thinking of going into it seriously. Modeling is more or less acting which is why I love it. You create a persona in order to sell a product or service.
WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR MISS BLACK BEAUTY CANADA?
It’s a good way for me to become a leader and a role model in my community.
I’ve always loved to be involved in my community. Whether it’s school, church or in my neighbourhood, I think it’s very essential to be engaged. Also, the pageant is all about the redefinition of beauty, with an emphasis on inner beauty and I’m glad to be part of this movement.

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WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOU WIN THE COMPETITION?

The winner of Miss Black beauty Canada gets a chance to go to an African/Caribbean country of her choice to raise awareness and educate people about Sickle Cell Anaemia disease. If I win, I will do this in Nigeria. I will also use the opportunity to encourage community involvement and volunteerism among young black Canadians. I plan to collaborate with some organizations or even school boards to create after-school programs that provide relevant and culturally appropriate services that can improve the quality of life for the Black Youth in Canada.

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ADVICE FOR ASPIRING MODELS
Put yourself out there. Decide whether you want to be a freelance model or agency-represented. If you are agency represented, while you wait to be sent out to auditions, find and take up gigs that contribute to your experience. Experience is key. The more experience you have, the more confident you’ll be at your next big gig.

HOW CAN PEOPLE PARTICIPATE, SPONSOR OR VOTE FOR YOU?
People can follow my journey by liking my page on facebook: HERE
Vote for me by liking this photo on facebook by clicking HERE 

Every like and comment is greatly appreciated. People interested in sponsoring or any other business inquiries can send me a message on my facebook page or email me at mirabelleeze@yahoo.ca

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ANTM! Application Forms for Africa’s Next Top Model!

The latest  buzz in the African Fashion Industry is the introduction of Africa’s Next Top Model which was authorized by Tyra Banks and will be hosted by successful international model and entrepreneur Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi. The Television series will be filmed in South Africa after series of auditions in various African countries.

Africa's Next Top Model Application

The long wait is over for the Africa’s Next Top Model applications.  Models, family, friends, designers, bloggers and more have been asking and waiting for this time to come. NOW is that time to prepare and plan effectively. Will you be Africa’s Next Top Model? Details below.

ANTM just released all the countries were auditions will be taking place. NOTE that if your country is not listed below, you can audition in the nearest country.

Below is a list of countries where auditions will be taking place:

  • Angola
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa

Download the FORMS HERE

About Africa’s Next Top Model:

Africa’s Next Top Model is the newest in the Top Model franchise that has spanned 3 Continents and 35 countries across the globe. It will bring you the best of Africa’s diverse continent from East to West and North to the South!

Host Oluchi Orlandi is an internationally renowned supermodel who has graced the covers of Elle magazine and Italian Vogue as well as being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Having garnered much fame in the modeling industry with countless ad campaigns and magazine editorials, Oluchi is a shining inspiration to supermodel hopefuls from the Continent as they compete to be Africa’s next top model!

Shot in between Africa’s fashion capital Johannesburg and Cape Town, cameras follow the contestants over 10 episodes and 8 weeks as they learn what it takes to make it. Twelve young women perform weekly challenges and are put to the test to see who comes out on top! Follow your favorite model and be a part of this exciting new venture!

For more information, go to http://www.antmafrica.com/

Also follow them on Facebook to get updates fast: https://www.facebook.com/ANTMAfrica

Ghana Fashion and Design Week 2013: Models Application!

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to announce the return of the event in the city of Accra, this October 2013, with the exact date and venue soon to be made public.

With Accra ranked 4th must visit city this 2013 by New York Times publication out of a list of 46 cities around the world, the second edition of Ghana Fashion & Design Week event promises to elevate the fashion scene in Accra to the next level of experience and development.
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[Interested fashion models who will like to participate at Ghana Fashion & Design Week can now apply by sending the necessary information required on the image below to the email: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com. In order to be considered you must follow the simple instructions required for both male or female model. Please note that by sending your images and statistics to GFDW does not automatically guarantee that you have been selected.]

More information below:

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With the aim to promote Ghana’s fashion and tourism industry to the world, tourists visiting Ghana during the event period in October this year will have the opportunity to visit the free trade Exhibition PopUp Salon and access tickets to the catwalk shows to see the other side of Ghana-Accra come to life with an event that has a global presence during their visit to Ghana.

GFDW’s remarkable success following its launch in 2012 placed Ghana on the international map as an-up-and coming global contender of the fashion and creative business industry.

The event platform forms a natural extension to the development activities of the industry’s businesses, and educational Institutions in Ghana that focuses on fashion and product design, arts in communication and related programmes, boosting their presence within the country.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® has opened a new door for global interest in other areas that are professionally developing for trade and investment opportunities in Ghana. (360nobs)

More Information:

DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to:

show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: EMAIL: sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER: EMAIL: press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

General Information: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Website: http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog: www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

Jo’Burg Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013: [Khosi Nkosi]

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Brief Brand Bio:

The Khosi Nkosi label is self-aware, assertive, sexy and sophisticated. It is also a favourite of many South African celebrities like television personality and SA it-girl, Bonang Matheba and 5fm DJ and fashionista, Poppy Ntshongwana.

Khosi Nkosi as a person is much like her self-titled brand. Strong, driven and creative, she was inspired by African role models to start her own fashion house. While expressing her obvious understanding of fashion she also aims to enrich the hearts and lives of people. In 2008 she was the winner of the ‘young designers competition’ and in 2012 she was awarded ‘the most innovative brand in YDE’.

Khosi Nkosi Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection:

Image Credit: SDR Photos

 

Jo’Burg Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013: [Ruald Rheeder]

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Designers Words:

It’s the journey of two strangers from opposites sides of the world and how the west meets the east. RUALD RHEEDER takes you on a riveting journey through a winter in the Hamptons and the ski slopes of the Alpes in the West to that of the dark side of the east. The collection is a juxtaposition of luxurious classics meets modern design in a collection that will leave you wanting more. Fabric includes velvet, suede, faux fur, silk, wool, leather & lace. Silhouettes include whimsical suiting, luxury coats, sleek jackets and tailored trousers. Colours are dominated by black with emphasis on all shades brown.

Ruald Rheeder Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection:

Image Credit: SDR Photos