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

Additional :
Kosher Nights / Kosher Sessions / RMC Marketing / www.1980sumn.com

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 - francisbuseko@gmail.com (For Bookings)
Boss Models - Francis Buseko Mubanga represented by Boss Models SA