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Celebrity Stylist/ Showroom Founder Kanayo Ebi & Pop Up Africa Launches its 2nd Season of The Kach It Project!

Leading New York based celebrity fashion stylist and the Kach Me If You Can Showroom founder, Kanayo Ebi, whose clients include the likes of Angela and Vanessa Simmons has teamed up with Pop Up Africa, the curators of London’s biggest African inspired shopping event ‘Africa at Spitalfields’, to launch its second instalment of their first ever collaboration in a series of pop-up events.

After a successful launch in London, The Kach It Project, will be returning for its second and much anticipated event in New York City, showcasing a collective of fashion forward and groundbreaking designers and brands from ready to wear to haute couture clothing and accessories inspired by Africa, in an exclusive two day shopping and lifestyle experience event.

The Kach It Project NYC edition will take place on Saturday August, 26 and Sunday August, 27 2017 at the upscale dining lounge – Manhattan Brew and Vine in the historical neighborhood of SoHa, Manhattan.

Fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food lovers will enjoy an assortment of African enthused and contemporary brands from 2017’s one to watch list, plus interactive demos, tasters and talks.

Designers include Ago Watch, Angelica Curtis, Bad Butterfly (by Vanessa Simmons), Deucxe, Ezie, Gregriang, Muehleder, Pop Caven, Prelim, RAAAH/Rahima Mohamed
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The Anonymous Vintage (T.A.V) and Winner Clothing whose pieces have been worn by celebrities Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Adrienne Bailon, Ashley Tisdale, Christina Milan, Dascha Polanco, Emeraude Toubia, Issa Rae, Justine Skye, Leslie Grace, Pearl Thusi, and more; in addition to live customized art by Chermia Amour, an African dance class by Afrobeats Dance NYC, plus an exclusive intimate two hour panel discussion and networking brunch titled Kach Your Dream (on Sunday August 27 only) with celebrity stylists Kanayo Ebi and Misa Hylton, reality TV personality Vanessa Simmons, author and entrepreneur Jai Hudson, Miss Teen USA/beauty blogger Kamie Crawford, fashion designer Larissa Muehleder and celebrity photographer Noemad.

Sponsors include Erase Spa, My Sweet Justice of Harlem and Yummy Tummys.

Organisers Kanayo Ebi and founder of Pop Up Africa, Jessica Laditan, said: “We’re delighted to finally bring The Kach It Project pop up series to the city of New York. After much demand, we’re excited to showcase some of the most talented fashion designs and brands from across the globe together with home-grown talent, in such an iconic location. Expect to be blown away whilst shopping for the most sought after art and fashion, coupled with exceptional food and drink, an exclusive celebrity panel discussion and live entertainment all over a two day shopping experience. We’ve got something here for everyone.”

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Leading New York based celebrity fashion stylist and the Kach Me If You Can Showroom founder, Kanayo Ebi, whose clients include the likes of Angela and Vanessa Simmons has teamed up with Pop Up Africa, the curators of London’s biggest African inspired shopping event ‘Africa at Spitalfields’, to launch its second instalment of their first ever collaboration in a series of pop-up events.

After a successful launch in London, The Kach It Project, will be returning for its second and much anticipated event in New York City, showcasing a collective of fashion forward and groundbreaking designers and brands from ready to wear to haute couture clothing and accessories inspired by Africa, in an exclusive two day shopping and lifestyle experience event.

The Kach It Project NYC edition will take place on Saturday August, 26 and Sunday August, 27 2017 at the upscale dining lounge – Manhattan Brew and Vine in the historical neighborhood of SoHa, Manhattan.

Fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food lovers will enjoy an assortment of African enthused and contemporary brands from 2017’s one to watch list, plus interactive demos, tasters and talks.

Designers include Ago Watch, Angelica Curtis, Bad Butterfly (by Vanessa Simmons), Deucxe, Ezie, Gregriang, Muehleder, Pop Caven, Prelim, RAAAH/Rahima Mohamed
Couture, TAJE
The Anonymous Vintage (T.A.V) and Winner Clothing whose pieces have been worn by celebrities Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Adrienne Bailon, Ashley Tisdale, Christina Milan, Dascha Polanco, Emeraude Toubia, Issa Rae, Justine Skye, Leslie Grace, Pearl Thusi, and more; in addition to live customized art by Chermia Amour, an African dance class by Afrobeats Dance NYC, plus an exclusive intimate two hour panel discussion and networking brunch titled Kach Your Dream (on Sunday August 27 only) with celebrity stylists Kanayo Ebi and Misa Hylton, reality TV personality Vanessa Simmons, author and entrepreneur Jai Hudson, Miss Teen USA/beauty blogger Kamie Crawford, fashion designer Larissa Muehleder and celebrity photographer Noemad.

Sponsors include Erase Spa, My Sweet Justice of Harlem and Yummy Tummys.

Organisers Kanayo Ebi and founder of Pop Up Africa, Jessica Laditan, said: “We’re delighted to finally bring The Kach It Project pop up series to the city of New York. After much demand, we’re excited to showcase some of the most talented fashion designs and brands from across the globe together with home-grown talent, in such an iconic location. Expect to be blown away whilst shopping for the most sought after art and fashion, coupled with exceptional food and drink, an exclusive celebrity panel discussion and live entertainment all over a two day shopping experience. We’ve got something here for everyone.”

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Chasing Shade? “G-Status ATL Hustle” Creator Speaks on “Chasing Atlanta” (@ChasingRLTY) Beef!

We have to admit these web reality series are amusing. There are a few that have definitely come up on radar in the last year–Chasing Atlanta, The Come Up ATL, and The G-Status ATL Hustle! The first and latter, however,  seem ready to collide after an interview on our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning’s popular radio show, The Hey Mikey Show. Last night’s show centered on the cast of The G-Status ATL Hustle as they built up to their series premiere set to air tonight on YouTube. However, a few comments made by series creator and director, Jah Jah Katai, seem to have been perceived as shady by a few Chasing Atlanta cast members.

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We have to admit these web reality series are amusing. There are a few that have definitely come up on radar in the last year–Chasing Atlanta, The Come Up ATLand The G-Status ATL Hustle! The first and latter, however,  seem ready to collide after an interview on our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning’s popular radio show, The Hey Mikey Show. Last night’s show centered on the cast of The G-Status ATL Hustle as they built up to their series premiere set to air tonight on YouTube. However, a few comments made by series creator and director, Jah Jah Kitaii, seem to have been perceived as shady by a few Chasing Atlanta cast members.

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Jah Jah Kitaii, creator and director of “G-Status ATL Hustle”

These aforementioned comments took place on cast member, Sherrod Willis’ Instagram Live feed and it seems some the “kidz” aren’t having it. Check out Jah Jah’s comments below (Swipe left) and a few comments from left on the post:

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Shady? We don’t have an opinion. However, Mikey reached out to Jah earlier today for a statement and he had this to say, “Didn’t say their [Chasing Atlanta] name. A hit dog will holler. That’s it from me, but thank you again.”

You can listen to last night’s airing of The Hey Mikey Show by clicking here. All we can say is that we will be tuning into the premiere of The G-Status ATL Hustle where you will see Mikey make a guest appearance and we will be at Truth nightclub tonight for a special screening. If you’re in the metro Atlanta area come out, come dressed, and be prepared to be BLOGGED about!

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#FashionCrush- Florence Welch (@flo_tweet)

When, singer, Florence Welch hit the scene in the early 2010’s with her band, The Machine, the fashion world collectively breathed a collective sigh of relief.

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When, singer, Florence Welch hit the scene in the early 2010’s with her band, The Machine, the fashion world collectively breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Florence Welch fashion crush

There had been almost a starvation for a band with a beautiful, yet fashion forward front woman reminiscent of the days of No Doubt and Blondie. Practically overnight, the fiery red head, who hails from Camberwell, London, England, was scooped up by almost every major fashion house, having performed at the Chanel runway show in 2012 as well as having Gucci design the wardrobe for her 2011 summer tour.  This would subsequently result in a long relationship with the house of Gucci as she has become a muse for Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele.

Florence Welch fashion crush

Despite all of the fashion press, Florence Welch + The Machine were still relatively unknown. Welch had had somewhat of a turbulent childhood, having had the traumatic experience of watching her grandmother commit suicide. By age fourteen she picked up a drinking habit and was known to frequent wild parties. Fortunately, Welch was able to kick the habit, and despite being diagnosed with dyslexia, was able to do well in school.  She would later drop out of the Camberwell College of Arts to focus on her music career. In 2009, Florence and her band, The Machine released their debut album, Lungs, which debuted at number seventeen on the UK charts.  By 2011, they were already creating a buzz in the music world, having had two successful albums.   The latter of which debuted at number one on the UK albums chart.  A song from this album would eventually be used in the soundtrack for Snow White and the Huntsman.  After releasing the single Sweet Nothing with Calvin Harris, Welch would receive her first Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

Florence Welch fashion crush

In recent years, Welch has had much success apart from her band.  She’s collaborated with Lady Gaga on a song for Gaga’s latest album, and also put her vocals to use on the Wonder Woman soundtrack. You can still find her beasting every red carpet event she attends and as the brand ambassador for Gucci, you can be assured she’ll most likely be the best dressed.

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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The CW Airs Series Finale for “Life Sentence,” Show Runner Reveals True Ending For Series!

We love The CW! The network has some of the best television series out right now, including Riverdale, Supernatural, and The Arrowverse (the term associated with the The CW’s interconnected superhero series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning), and soon the Charmed reboot. However, one of its series that surprisingly intrigued us was Life Sentence, a series centered on Stella Abbott (Lucy Hale), a woman who thought she was dying from cancer, but now has to face the rest of her life after being cured. Stella often finds herself playing catch up as she learns her husband and family have made many sacrifices to keep her incredibly comfortable. The series is sweet, funny, quirky and is now CANCELLED!

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We love The CW! The network has some of the best television series out right now, including Riverdale, Supernatural, and The Arrowverse (the term associated with the The CW’s interconnected superhero series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning), and soon the Charmed reboot. However, one of its series that surprisingly intrigued us was Life Sentence, a series centered on Stella Abbott (Lucy Hale), a woman who thought she was dying from cancer, but now has to face the rest of her life after being cured. Stella often finds herself playing catch up as she learns her husband and family have made many sacrifices to keep her incredibly comfortable. The series is sweet, funny, quirky and is now CANCELLED!

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The CW opted to cancel the series due to low ratings, as it averaged a mere 500K viewers each episode. Star of the series, Lucy Hale has posted the following:

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We really hate to see the series go, especially after watching the series finale. It was so amazingly sweet with each character seemingly getting a hopeful ending. Television has a lot of dramas but Life Sentence really stood out with its message of family first, second chances, and making the most of life. We love you Stella Abbott, and her husband, Wes Charles (Elliot Knight)…our Friday nights just will not be the same with you.

stella abbott and wes charles the cw life sentence

The series finale defintely had fans of the show in tears as Stella and Wes broke up. The show runner, Richard Keith took Twitter revealing how the series should have ended had it lasted longer.

“They stay friends… then drift apart… then reconnect in Paris at 30 and get remarried, fully knowing the commitment they are making… and they adopt the child of a someone who is diagnosed with cancer while pregnant and chooses to have the baby rather than chemo #lifesentence,” Keith said in response to the fan.

We wish Lucy, Elliot, and the rest of the cast the best of luck in all their future endeavors! For now you can catch all the episodes on demand under The CW. Happy viewing!

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