Thursday, September 18, 2014

Biblical Proportions & Distortions

Its a Woody Allen story. Very individualistic, one-some and to the point. Amazing to the point of reflection upon a mirror he shines and sees only in his image a God, his name is Rich Mnisi. The owner of Oath. A brand that comes undone. Magnificence in a genie's bottle. 

What is Oath about?
OATH embraces the now, OATH kids are young, dope and proud. OATH is lifestyle.

What made you come up with the name Oath? Was it some kind of transition?
OATH was OATH before it became OATH, so it just had to be OATH. The meaning is everything! Bless dictionaries.  

Tell us about the site and the contents it has! What content are people to expect?
Images of our entire product are on the website, also you can directly communicate with us and there’s a link to an online store we sell through, AKEDO Online.

Has Oath brought any change to your image as a designer and how has it empowered you
in the process?
My aesthetic and myself influence a large part of OATH. I could say though that working actually changed the way we view the fashion industry here in South Africa,which helps us grow and try spice things up.

What sets Oath aside from other brands? What makes it spontaneous?
Obvious ‘cause OATH is OATH and that brand is that brand… We’re all respectively different… With OATH I guess our youth sets us apart.

What does the future holds for your brand!
Most definitely Bloody Noses. 

Any collection that will be on the market soon? Sneak peak!
AFI Fastrack at MBFWA. Come to the show, Imma be with my fellow trackers: Ross, Tuelo and Nazneen. The raddest.

What the target market is and how it helps boost Oath's image!
Literally our target market is young, dope and proud. And therefore OATH has to maintain that idea.  

Any words of encouragement for people who want to own a brand as awesome as yours...
Oh wow, thank you! Well I don’t know. This would be a perfect question for a taste-maker, we’re incapable of such…. I guess just be yourself and refine your ideas, and don’t try too hard because it always shows.  

A few things that motivate you to do the work that you do...
When I see Shane in the morning, I’m like yes, lets do this, lets work. We focus on the bigger
picture; it makes it much easier to overcome any obstacles. 

 A Lethal Brand : Are You All Ready For Bloody Noses? 

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Kosher Nights : Rouge Room II

I must say I never knew what Kosher was about until I had the glory of tasting the pump filled Kosher Nights Sessions. It felt like a Project X type occasion. Full blast music and people screaming with vile of sweat dripping on their divine cocoa skins. 

(1) What is Rouge Room about?
The event is about the color Rouge and all the energies that surround it. Its  play on the psychology around the colour and everything about it. The danger element, the heat, etc. All together, its a themed event primarily for the setup

(2) What's the History behind RR? 
It was our First Kosher Sessions event upstairs. As a regular, you'd know that the Kosher Sessions are mainly DJ based and KN have International acts. This was the first time we decided to always go upstairs for a different approach on events each and every time the month ends
(3) What makes the RR an tenacious event?
The people that attend it. Kosher nights events are all about the attendees and atmosphere. and as long as we keep to that standard for the patrons, the longer the event will run. 
(4) When was Rouge Room established? 
August 2nd, 2013
(5) How did it come to be a successful event? 
Hard work and effort put before the event and after the event. Pre and post marketing are the key aspect to any successful event, with that said success is a subjective thing and we rate our success on the feedback the week after each event. so far, so good.

(6) What makes it stand out?
Probably the name. 'Rouge' is french for Red, The first time we did the event we had a tonne of north American and European expats attending. we were happy and so were the cameras. Also the set up and vibe. We usually go HAM with the lighting and EFX for all our events but with this one we keep and calm and balanced red hue all night long. and it keeps everyone intrigued.

(7) Is there gonna be another kick pound action of Rouge Room, perhaps a "Rouge Room III"?
Probably, next year. but we will drop the cliche "3".

For More Info :
Facebook : Kosher Night
Twitter : @KosherNights
Contact : +267 72442244

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Kosher Nights / Kosher Sessions / RMC Marketing /

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shades Of Blackness : Francis Buseko Mubanga

(1) Who is Francis Buseko?
I have always been a very private all my life. I am shy at times but am also very opinionated when it comes to things I care about. A very ambitious person but in a nutshell I'm just some guy who lives my life according to what I believe is right and nor what is perceived as right by everyone else. "I would rather make my own mistakes than anyone else's".


(2) When did you develop the interest to start modeling?
Growing up I always loved fashion, my mum was always Fashion Forward and was the center of attention and she still is to this day. So I think my love for fashion grew from there and I knew I had to be apart of this amazing world of fashion.

(3) Who inspires you the most?
I am not inspired by anything cliché like a famous person but rather I find inspiration in normal ordinary people that fight for their dreams and give their very best to make those dreams a reality.


(4) Do you consider yourself a brand, and why?
Not yet a brand but am working towards that, cause to stay relevant in this industry you have to build a personal brand that people can buy into and and thats the only way people can take you seriously.

(5) Who do you work for / Who have you worked for that has given you motivation to do modeling?
Palse Homme was the first design house in South Africa that first believed in my potential as a model and the gave me my first runway job at Durban Fashion Fair 2013. My first television commercial was for Edgars last year. See that was a great experience. I had my childhood friends calling me telling me how proud they were of me. I've shot a couple of magazine editorials but the one that inspired me the most was working with the creative's at "Previdar Magazine" ,  they are a group of young people making an amazing difference at the way we look at Black Young People.

(6) Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
I never try to plan to far ahead rather I just try to live in the moment and really enjoy the place I am in but years from now I see great things, cause God keeps surprising me every day. I have come a long way and from a far distant country (Zambia). A country that doesn't believe modeling is career but to be here and doing what I love is a blessing on its own.

(7) How has the exposure manifest in your life?
It's been great but I never let it get to my head and I'm not in this industry to be popular because I feel popularity is for mediocre people. I love to keep my life private and separate, you'd get two Francis' : Francis The Model & Francis The  Person

(8) Who is your icon?
My icon is certainly my Mother she's been through so much but still she has  never given up. I am very much like her in so many ways and I'm a result of my mothers prayers.

(9) When you strike a pose what pops up in your head and makes you cower that one pose?
A perfectionist at hand so when I'm on set or on the runway I try to embody the most confidential part of me. I always try my best to give the client my 100 and 10 percent.

(10) What is your target this year?
This year my target would be to book more jobs and just give my everything.

Message To The Aspiring :
"Any young person aspiring to follow his career path : Modeling is just like any other job and requires the same responsibility because a client isn't going to pay a model who shows up late or with bad attitude. Always stay humble and never compromise your morals to go ahead" - Francis.

More About Francis ;
Facebook - Francis Buseko Mubanga
Twitter - @BusekoBossModel
Instagram - Francis_Buseko
Email - (For Bookings)
Boss Models - Francis Buseko Mubanga represented by Boss Models SA

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dance Theatrics

1. Who is Jeremy Copeland?
Wow thats kind of a hard question for me to answer. Jeremy Copeland is a rebel, he does everything opposite of everyone else, and just stands out of crowd. Work ethic is out this world and complete vision probably will never be met because he's always want more!!

2. What do you do for a living and how long have you been doing it? 3. What inspired you to do it?
Well I am Celebrity Choreographer with MSA Agency ( Leading Global Agency in Dance and Choreography Representation ). I am also a writer at LA Fashion Magazine and I model. Been working in this field since I was 14 years old.

3. What inspired you to do it?
Well I love the Entertainment and Fashion Industry. Its full of excitement and everyday is different. I want to make a difference and the biggest way to influence people these days are through these two industries. I enjoy making people smile, changing someones mood and watching people go from nothing to having the world in their hands! Thats why I do what i do.

4. Who have you worked with that has brought a positive influence in your life?
Well I have been blessed to work with so many amazing celebrities. Everyone that I have worked with have been a positive influence and has taught me something. i have had the pleasure of working with celebs from all works of the industry such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks, Angela Basset, Rihanna, Eminem, Brandy, Lil Kim, Neyo, Mario Lopez,Nicki Minaj, BlackStreet and ETC. Super blessed and super humbled by each experience.They all taught me that its possible to make my dreams come true!

5. What do you have planned in the next 2 years to come?
In the next two years I plan to Choreograph for a couple of major artists such as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez ( Fingers Crossed )/ Dance for Britney Spears, Launch my apparel line, Sign with a major modeling agency, Become an Editor at LA Fashion Magazine and just continue to inspire and make magic through my gifts.

6. Who is your influence?
My influence is Jay Z! I love his work ethic and just the professional name he has made for himself. How he is a family man and still a boss! Thats the man I hope to be someday.

7. Visions :
I do not want to expose my full vision because people are evil and will try to mess it up but know I am looking to inspire.! HAHA


8. Who is your style icon?
Style Icon for me has to be Pharrell Williams, I love his clean chic look! Never disappoints. His style is clean and not boring!

9. What caresses your sense of style?
My sense of Style is based off how I feel. Its very random and out there. Im not afraid to try new things. I love to wear pieces that will make people stare.

10. What can't you live without in your closet?
OMG I cannot live without my Black Boots!!!! There is NO WAY!!! And Harem Pants!!! An Addiction.

11. 5 Favourite(s) in your Closet?
  • Boots
  • Black Dsquared Harem Pants
  • Commes De Garcon Leather Mickey Mouse Hat
  • Hermes Black Belt
  • Louis Vuitton Book Bag
12. Any advice for people who want to work in your line of profession? 
Best advice would be to study and work hard. Remember this is a business and its about branding yourself. Every move u make is being watched and judged so be careful. Know everything there is to know about this business, get a good mentor and remember nothing is entitled to you , you must put in work and work your way to the top.

For More Information About Jeremy;
Twitter : @JeremyiCopeland
Facebook : Jeremy Copeland

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Powerful Gesture

"I wanna be a model", that is almost each and every teenagers line. Being a successful high fashion runway model requires much more than just drop-dead gorgeous looks. You need to have all that and more : Passion. Some people are able to overcome half of the things they go through to be exactly that "a human mannequin".

1. Who is Diego?
I'm a professional catwalk and fashion model currently working and living in the UK, London. I was born in the Dominican Republic, Monte Plata, 22 December 1988.

2. What does he do for a living?
I am currently working as a catwalk and fashion model in partnership with 7SevenManagement, which is a Talent agency working along with other successful modeling agencies.
3. What got you into modeling?
I had always been fascinated by the fashion industry; I knew it was something I could do.

4.What/who inspired you to start modeling?
In my late teens a close friend of mine suggested that I should try modeling and I did.

5. Who is your style icon?
My style Icon will have to be Mat Gordon - one of the most successful male models in the world. He always delivers and his sense of style and success still inspires me in my everyday work.

6. Where do u see yourself in the next 2 years?
One of my many goals is to become a successful international model and eventually venture out into acting since that's my first love. That's where I would love to see myself in the next 2 years.

7. What have u achieved in the modeling industry?
I have done work from editorial, commercial, magazine, TV, and all types of fashion events along with some top designers. I aim to continue working hard and reaching new levels whilst having a successful career
8. Any words of advice for young ones who want to pursue modeling...
My word of advice would be - in everything you do aim to be the best. It may feel like a competitive world but that shouldn't be the reason why you should ever stop chasing your dreams. It's the fight that makes it worthwhile. I also encourage you to surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher. Negative surrounding will always keep you from achieving and becoming what you where meant to be. Last but not least, trust in God, he's your strength and the only person that will always have your back.

For More Info About Diego :
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Monday, August 12, 2013

An Eye For Hidden Shadows

You get to acquaint with a lot of people as the years go by but, there are those that have that spark that wield your gorgeous cocoa sight. If there is one thing I have learned in this industry is that people have a way of popping out when you least expect it, those that capture magnificence and hail the presence of Fashion.
It always sticks deep in my heart when I see this. Derek Sturdivant is one of those people. :')

Know Me 

When you asked me to do another feature it was exciting and then when it became self driven it was a bit frightening.

Only because I never know what words are most valuable or which people would care to listen to. I find that that's the most difficult thing to find the words to make a strong point when there are so many. And in the bigger picture being yourself and making your mark in the world of so many.

I am an artist. And when I say this it is both positive and negative. Positive because I take part in every aspect of the arts because they all work together so melodically together. The negative is that the term "artist" can be suggestive because some think that art has a clear definition and I disagree. We are artist in our own degree not up to standards.

A part of being an artist is evolving, as you mature you tend to research and make sense of what you are going to be displaying allowing others to think about what they do in their own lives. Lately I've been a bit quiet because I want to work on making the art a living physical thing that can accompany me. That makes it real! That keeps it fresh. It's all about finding a feeling and having a love for what I'm creating, that's what drives me.

We can all create. We can all love. The first step is the hardest and that's allowing yourself to start.

For More About Derek :

Twitter : @Zhetut
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Youtube : Derek Sturdivant
Instagram : Zhetut

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Caution All Odds

With each and every season things have to leave the surrounding and enter either a bad space or good space. You have to start at some point, perhaps A then B eventually you get to Z. Whats that saying again, " If you are meant for greatness, hardships are a nothing and you will prevail. Determination conquers all".

A King In The Midst

Lunathi is a 19 year old, aspiring model, hockey playing, creative, dancer, BA Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management student at NMMU, who is a health freak, as his friends say, from King Williams Town, currently residing in Port Elizabeth.

'I'm creative, I've always had a thing for being different and thinking out of the box has been the story of my life. My style is inspired by a number of things... I get it from the trends on the runways around the world, my state of mind and anything and everything else that looks good. I believe in Simplicity and being effortless".

Who is your style icon?
I don't really have a style icon. My style is inspired by the likes of Chris Brown, Kanye West and whoever understands the "Science Of Style".

"The trends that I'm accustomed to at the moment would have to be denim, shirts, the color black, which in my opinion is quite timeless, and some prints here and there. I should also add I'm liking these Givenchy inspired long tops and T's.Oh and I dare not forget knitwear".

Aspirations Of A Classy Model

What motivates you to be a model?
Well one of the reasons is because as a creative soul, I don't see myself in an office job. I live for unique experiences where I can represent creativity and artistic expression. Another reason is because I have been encouraged by a lot of people to pursue the career because of my height and after consideration over the years, I've taken a liking to it, especially since I like being well dressed and being on stage.

What have you done so far to get into the modeling industry?
Well, appoint from the occasional photo shoots, I've been selected to model at some local events and went on to be an ambassador for a local clothing brand. Last year I thought I'd join an agency, but I realized that the contract would limit me in so many ways. I didn't sign, but definitely looking to signing one in the future. "Oh and apparently I take good pictures".

What kind of modeling do you specialize in? (Photography or Runway)
At the moment I don't specialize in any type. I've done them both and I would definitely like to keep it that way in the future. They're both exciting.

Is it something you see yourself doing in the next two years to come?
Its definitely something I see myself doing in the years to come. In the next 2 years? That's still not definite, as I'm still pursuing a degree, but should everything go as planned then I'll gladly do it.

Who inspires you?
The Carters, Johnny Depp, Chris Brown & Dr Maya Angelou

Advice to ambitious souls!
Don't be afraid of success. You find that we like to sell ourselves short because we are busy comparing ourselves to others thinking we are not good enough. We are all not perfect and the sooner you will achieve self-fulfillment. So work hard and hold yourself in the highest of standards.. It is possible.

For More Information About Lunathi :
Facebook : Lunathi Eli Bongco
Facebook Page : Leslie R Photography - Amid Incandescent
Twitter : @luj3r
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