Bajan Model Rocks LONDON FASHION WEEK ’09!

Barbadian beauty, Syanne Patterson, blew the roof of this year’s London Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’09!!


She donned the designs of Pierre Garroudi, for his Spring/Summer 2010 Ivory Collection.

Recently, Patterson also copped a modeling contract with British model management company, Leni’s Model Management, after many years of modeling in her homeland Barbados, since her teens.

 

Go on girl! We’re proud of you. KEEP ON DOING YOUR THING!! :D

xoxo

-Dre DeCarlo.

Dre DeCarlo’s List of Top Models in Barbados ’09

**Please keep in mind that this list is based on performance and NOT the amount of jobs or level of experience!**

RANDOM ORDER…

Alyson Holder (Flawless Management- BARBADOS)


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Imogen Cooper

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Shannie (Gadal Model Management- BARBADOS)


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Deneise Dennis (Flawless Management- BARBADOS)

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Kari McCarthy



Kenyah Hope (Gadal Model Management- BARBADOS)


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Sedia Jackman

Photography compliments: Logan Thomas, Khalil Goodman, Adrian Richards, Jaryd Niles-Morris and Marcus Art.

Russian Roulette- RIHANNA: IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

RIHANNA’s NEW ALBUM – RATED R – HITS MONDAY, NOV. 23rd

 

Russian Roulette,” first new single pick –written by Ne-Yo – was launched worldwide today, Oct. 20th on radio and on official Rihanna website.

“Russian Roulette” video to premiere on ABC-TV Long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s worldwide multi-platinum Good Girl Gone Bad.

 

THANK GOD SHE’S BACK!!! Now some REAL music has arrived ;).

KEEP READING AND LISTEN TO Rihanna’s new single ‘RUSSIAN ROULETTE’.

RIHANNA- The Wait Is Ova!!!!

That’s right guys!!! ‘Little Ms. Sunshine’, (nickname dubbed by Jay-Z) is back!! Although a name change may be in order because, let’s face it, she ain’t ‘little miss sunshine’ no more! :)

 

As reported on various entertainment blogs and COUNTLESS news sites, Rihanna has released the Promo video of her up and coming musical comeback/promo video, ‘The Wait Is Ova’. [<--available at this link]

 

Her comeback album [4th studio album] is to drop November 23rd, 2009!

 

 

 

photo from the video shoot.. for more go to http://realtalkny.uproxx.com/?attachment_id=33396

photo from the video shoot.. for more go to http://realtalkny.uproxx.com/?attachment_id=33396

Interview: International Model RAMA DIOUF

This African VOGUE cover girl has started to make strides within the European fashion industry and continues to wow all those who are fortunate enough to grab a glimpse on this Senegal-born beauty.

Here’s a look at an exclusive interview that I conducted with her. ;)

 

 

What is your full name?

Rama Diouf, but you can call me Rama ;-)

 

When and where were you born?

Ho good question, let me think… I was born in Dakar in 1986,
Sénégal, West Africa. Hot sun, soft sand, beautiful sea and baobab
tree!

 

Where did you grow up?

I lived in Dakar from the little sunshine I was to my 21st birthday !
And I think I grew up a bit to 6′ (183cm). Then, my studies took me
to Paris in France where I’ve been living so far ;-)

 

When did your interest in modeling start?

Fashion has always been a passion. In 2006, I participated in the first
edition of “Ébène Top Model” with Katoucha Niane. I never forgot what
she said to me : “Ho, she has a beautiful body!” (laughs). I then tried the
famous Elite Model Look in 2007 ; I was published in the Senegalese
magazine “Relax” ; but I took a break, because my studies in computer sciences took all my time…

 

 How did you get started?

Well, can I say as a free-lancer first?(giggle) In Senegal, but it really
started in France. I did many fashion shows for young fashion
designers, TV commercials (Orange, Smartbox, etc.). I met a lot of good
photographers and did some contests, like “Miss Earth France 2009
beauty contest where I was elected 2nd runner.

 

Was it a rough journey or did things just come along for you?

It was very rough. I had to fight my way in this industry. I would say
80% of failure at castings, time consuming, but fun and… Hey, it’s
fashion!

 

What and when would you say was your breakthrough point?

First agency after 1 year of rough time, first job : Catwalk for the
Grazia’s Street Fashion Show in 2009. Then, I was scooted by 3 more
agencies in which I work today. One of them is Slides Models.

 

What have been your struggles within the industry?

Well, as you noticed, I’m a black model who works in France… which
means struggles! It’s not easy. The predominantly white community
cannot identify with a black woman as the clients said.
Once, I was filtered at the entrance of a casting. A woman took my
composite but did not let me see the client. On leaving, the designer
saw me and asked me to come with him for fittings…
Walking with a 33″ / 24½” / 35″ body and a height of 6′ don’t open all
the doors! ;-)

 

 

What is your main goal?

I would like to become a fashion icon, go as far as possible in the
fashion industry. My main goal? Reveal once again the concept of
“Black Beauty”. And as Barack Obama said, “Yes, we can!”.

 

What is your advice for those little girls watching you, wanting
to be fashion models?

Having the “right” body is something, but the “right” spirit is all. You
have to be passionate, available at all times and above all be able to
overcome failures. In summary, be motivated! :)

 

- first digital editing and last shot are from Mario Epanya ,
- Second is from Gilles Avenel,
- Third is from B-Rouss

Folks, contact Rama if you want to work with them.

Last but not least, you can discover a part of her work here :
http://www.ramadiouf.com :)

INTERVIEW: Threads of Scarlet Pt.2

Now, we know the success of ‘Issues’. What was the inspiration for that track?

Nick: Just like, random stuff, because we used to have to wait a while to go in the studio (in NYC) and all we could really do was watch tv (laughs). So basically, the song is written about all the sh** you see on the news and the whole New York experience in general. What struck me was that, if you’re walking down the street, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do.

Jesse: Yeah, even when you just say hi, people look at you like, “WTF do you want??!!” (laughs) And I was like, “o….kaaaaay, where we come from we say hi for no reason because we’re nice people .” (laughs)

 

N: So basically, social problems & political problems. The song was written a few years back. We also tried to keep the song with a happy mood but the lyrics are like… the opposite (laughs).

J: (laughs)… like ‘Baby Blue’ [their other popular song, also available on their Facebook page]…that is like, a SERIOUS f**k you song (laughs), and noone rally knows it ’til they really listen to the lyrics.

Who are you recording with?

J: John Roett and Anthony Lowhar.. – They have both been in the industry for like… forever (laughs). John is like, probably the most amazing keyboardist I have ever seen in my life, and one of the funniest guys you would ever come across…. with the RAWEST bajan accent (laughs loudly)… EVER!!!! (laughs)

Any collaborations in the near future?

J: Well, there’s talk but we’re not too sure as yet because when we write songs, we spend alot of time writing for JUST us.

N: As an artiste, it’s hard enough to write for yourself and then it’s even harder to write songs for you AND someone else. It’s not impossible!! But, it’s definitely a challenge. Not that we would oppose to it either (smiles).

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Part one of the interview is available at the link below.

-Part 1-