WALK IN MY SHOES!

If you have not walked in my SHOES,  you do not have the right to JUDGE me!

walk in my shoesMy story is my LIFE, not just words that have been STOLEN from OTHERS. You must first live the LIFE to experience the WORDS!

 

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LACE is looking for its “FACE of 2016”.

LACE are looking for a model that will represent LACE on all its promotional platforms.

FACE of LACE competition

 

London Africa Cultural Event (LACE) would like to introduce to you Margaret Peters who is the new winner of Face of LACE 2015. Her full name is Ijeoma Peter, but she like to be called Margaret. Margaret is 23 years old and she has never modelled before. Her nationality is Nigerian.

FACE of LACE 2014 winner Eskiti Eskedar. Her name is Rahel, but she is called Eskiti. 20 years old and she has been modelling for the last 3 years. Her nationality is Habesha (Habesha is a term Ethiopians and Eritreans use to refer to themselves. The meaning of Habesha is when Ethiopian and Eritrea use to be called before they become two separate countries).

Eskiti highly recommend this competition and event for those who are willing to be a professional model. ” It will boost their confidence, skill and energy. From the moment of winning the title until the next finalist, no matter whether it takes one year or over a year, my reign is officially over when I pass on the title to the new Face of LACE. To be honest, it is a bit difficult for me to let go of the title however even after I have passed it on, I will continue working hard, doing what a Face of LACE supposed to do.”

Check out website for more detail to enter into the competition http://www.londonafricaculturalevent.com an opportunity not to be missed!

Eskiti and Margaret are managed by warilace. http://www.warilace.com

London Fashion Week – Model opportunity

Great to see ONE of WariLACE models Charli Fletcher @ Tata Naka Presentation for Autumn/Winter 2016!

In Celebration of Grace Jones at Tata Naka Presentation worn by warilace model Charli Flecther
In Celebration of Grace Jones at Tata Naka Presentation worn by warilace model Charli Flecther

 

It was a great pleasure and achievement in getting Charli this opportunity to MODEL with Tata Naka at the official ON schedule London Fashion week at ICA Gallery.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is an artistic and cultural centre on The Mall in London, just off Trafalgar Square. It is located within Nash House, part of Carlton House Terrace, near the Duke of York Steps and Admiralty Arch. It contains galleries, a theatre, two cinemas, a bookshop and a bar.

 

This is a feedback that Wari LACE get back from Charli:

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Wari Lace. She displays such a professional and yet compassionate attitude towards us models. Whenever I am represented by Wari Lace, I feel immensely comfortable, as I know that I am in good hands. Not only does she attend the jobs booked to over see things, but she also attends castings. I recommend the services of Wari Lace to all models that are serious about their craft. I feel so elated that Wari Lace assisted me in getting booked for the Tata Naka presentation show. It is my first on schedule show that I have done for London Fashion Week. The show went extremely well and I have received so much exposure all over social media and in publications such as BFC, Vogue, Noctis and Hello! India just to name a few.” Charli

Just in case you missed it, here is a snapshot of Tata Naka Presentation for Autumn/Winter 2016 at London Fashion Week by British Fashion Council.

If you are a business or product company who wishes to collaborate with Wari LACE, please do not hesitate to contact me to be able to discuss further into how I can be of a service to you.

Working with Natural Hair Models

Models needed for upcoming projects.

We have been questioned on one particular area, Hair! We wish to clarify to why this area of HAIR is very significant. We at LACE request and require all models to have their own hair out on show to any castings and for any event shows that LACE is involved with.

The reasons for this is that Wari LACE / London Africa Cultural Event is from back in the days when models were requested and required to have their own hair out and also back than it was not the norm to have weaved hair as a model.

The ethics of LACE is that we work with enormous talented celebrities’ and upcoming hairstylists, hair award salons and leading hair products. By having your own hair out makes the model casting go smooth which enable the hairstylists to quickly see the condition of your hair to determine into what hair treatments, products and styles which would be best for your hair and one of the important factor is that they need to feel the condition of your hair, so it very important to understand why we have implement this strategy for all activities within LACE models. www.warilace.com

So models, you can now see that this is all for your own best interest! 

(London Based only)

What do you do next, to keep going or quit?

Quit – Quietly United In Togetherness

To not give up

Question:

Why do we have two hands?

Is it not to guide each people other hands with your own hands as togetherness?

Sometime it not about following other people times, as they may not always be on your timetable or routine.

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One step at a time in your own space of time is what you need, so within that small progress is happening without you visualising it and while you waiting to see the changes, you will be able to have time out to refocus as little at a time.

 

 

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What is the term of Black Skin does not crack?

Photograph: Bruce Talbot/ Bruce Talbot/DK Stock/Corbis

The term that Black skin does not crack is to describe Black people ageing as ageless.

The black skin apart from the melanin that protect the skin it also how we are prepared to look after our skin. Due to harsh cold weather our skin gets dry and loses moisture so we are taught from a young age into creaming our skin with Vaseline, Aloe Vera or Cocoa butter from bath to keep our skin looking from ashy and dry.

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What is Afro hair?

Afro-textured hair is a term used to refer to the natural hair texture of certain populations of the African diaspora, where hair has not been altered by hot combs, flat irons, or chemicals (through perming, relaxer, or other straightening methods).

Each strand of this hair type grows in a tiny, spring-like coil shape. The overall effect is when compared to straight, wavy or curly hair, afro-textured hair appears thicker.

Afro-textured hair have been in the past described as “woolly”, “kinky”, “nappy”, or “spiralled”.

Afro-textured hair has been classifies as ‘type 4’. It has been describe as ‘type 4’ because of different hair types that exist by the shape of the coils.

These are the other hair types (straight hair is type 1, wavy type 2, and curly is type 3, with the letters A, B, and C used to indicate the degree of coil variation within each type), with the subcategory of type 4C being most exemplary of this hair type (Madam CJ Walker, 1997).

In the height of Afro

In the 1960s, natural afro-textured hair was transformed from a simple expression of style into a revolutionary political statement with the triumphs of the civil rights movement, and the Black power and Black pride movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

This encouraged and inspired African Americans to express their political commitments by adopting more traditionally African styles. The Afro hairstyle developed as an affirmation of Black African heritage, expressed by the phrase, “Black is beautiful.”

Miriam Makeba ”I see other black women imitate my style, which is no style at all, but just letting our hair be itself. They call it the Afro Look."
Miriam Makeba ”I see other black women imitate my style, which is no style at all, but just letting our hair be itself. They call it the Afro Look.”

“Afro hair came to symbolise either a continued move toward integration in the American political system or a growing cry for Black power and nationalism.” wearing an Afro was an easily distinguishable physical expression of Black pride and the rejection of societal norms.

However, during the movement, the Black community endeavoured to define their own ideals and beauty standards, and hair became a central icon, which was “promoted as a way of challenging mainstream standards regarding hair.”

Angela Davis wore her Afro as a political statement and started a movement toward natural hair. This movement influenced a generation, including many different actresses like Diana Ross.

Jesse Jackson, a political activist and well-known cultural icon, says that “the way he wore his hair was an expression of the rebellion of the time”.

Check out our inspired icons who were rocking their natural Afro hair out.

Certain Black people sought to embrace beauty and affirm and accept their natural physical traits. As a result, natural afro-textured hair has became a symbol of that pride.”

In 1971 Melba Tolliver, a WABC-TV correspondent, made national headlines when she wore an Afro while covering the wedding of Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of President Richard Nixon. The station threatened to take Tolliver off the air until the story caught national attention.

Afro-textured hair came back later on with Erykah Badu’s movement in 2005 as well as Janelle Monáe and Solange Knowles who have also played a part with their own natural Afro hair looks.

In 2014, People Magazine named actress Lupita Nyong’o as their “Most Beautiful”. Her short, afro-textured natural hair is a signature trademark, and the wide recognition of her as a beauty and style icon.

 

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In remembrance – Sarah Breedlove aka Madam C.J. Walker

Sarah Breedlove was born on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. Her parents and elder siblings were enslaved people on Madison Parish plantation, owned by Robert W. Burney. She was the first child in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. During the 1890s, Sarah Breedlove developed a scalp disorder that caused her to lose most of her hair. Sarah had previously learned about hair care from her brothers, who owned a barber shop in St. Louis so due to suffering from a scalp ailment she began to experiment with both home remedies and store bought hair care treatments in an attempt to improve her condition.

In 1905, Breedlove was hired as a commission agent by Annie Turnbo Malone, a successful, black, hair care product entrepreneur whilst experimenting she decided to invent a line of African American hair care products. Sarah decided to name the products under the name of Madam C.J. Walker.

MCJwalkergloryMadam C.J Walker moved to Denver, Colorado and she married her second husband Charles Joseph Walker, a newspaper advertising salesman.

While there, Walker’s husband Charles helped her to create advertisements for the hair care treatment for African Americans that she was perfecting to created specifically hair products for African-American hair.

Her husband also encouraged her to change and use the more recognisable name “Madam C.J. Walker,” instead of Sarah Breedlove, which she was thereafter known.

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In 1907 in promoting her products, Walker and her husband travelled around the country giving lecture demonstrations of her “Walker Method” involving her own formula for pomade, brushing and the use of heated combs.

This eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians.

Her principle business acumen led her to be one of the first African American women to become a self-made millionaire.

Madam C. J. Walker was 51 when she died at Villa Lewaro on Sunday, May 25, 1919, from complications of hypertension. In her will she directed two-thirds of future net profits of her estate to charity, she donated nearly $100,000 to orphanages, institutions, and individuals.

On their shoulder’s we stand! – We honour you as an Icon of our time!

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The term used: “It business and not to take it personally”, is a statement that needs to be revised.

Business is a personal matter as you are the business and you are proceeding within the business with passion, which come with feeling of loving what you want to do, so business do have some personally element within it.

Working with each other, there should be respectful behavior of conduct of approach within the work ethos.

Having a business in the early stage of growth is very remote and can be harsh on your soul and time.

Starting a business is not easy, it can and will alienate your friends, as they will see and think that you are travelling upward without them. This will cause a complexion feeling from them that you have left them behind, which is not the case.

The problem is that in the past you have been leisurely behind as it was not your time in whatever form and you and them had no problems within your friendship but as soon as you have step out in front it will became a problem. But what they do not understand is that you were all growing at different time and in different ambition and their growth may or had come to an end at a different stages and now it was your time to grown ahead.

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Since they are your friends, you would have felt that there were and would be opportunities for them within their individual abilities to have a position within each other businesses but due to egotistical feeling they do not want be seen at a lower status than you. So the bottom line is that they will not support you fully to what you want them to do, so you have to be aware that you will lose a lots of friends and some friends will not even reinvested in monetary or time that you have invested into them. This is now called business term – not friendship.

Good versus badThere are good side of business and bad side of business as well.

You will have to be strong all the time and to control any stress and anger management that you may have.  You will have to handle it the best you can. Yes this may and can all affect you in a huge capacity and it would not matter if you are doing a great job or not!

 

What you will miss out for having a business:

  • Not much time for socially
  • Not enough time for entertaining with your children
  • No extra available monetary money to spend
  • No holidays

What is the end result?

  • Enjoying  creating your passion and working for yourself
  • Inspiring to help others into giving back to the next generation

 

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Keep On Moving.

We hear quite a lot in the saying to keeping taking one step at a time, even if it small steps, you are still travelling in whatever you are doing. By taking small steps means that you are still achieving one step further to where you were original before.

We need to understand that our paths has been prepared and open for you by God and that God will provided you with what and whom you will need to help you on your travels. Even if you take a different path, the steps that you have taken has also been redirected by God in his plans to get you back on track.

So when you hear the saying when you meet someone that there must be a reason for your path meeting, yes there was a reason and whether it one second to a lifetime. Please embrace it, as it is a sign that you have been given, a guidance to what and whom is in your camp to encourage you on your way forward.

There will be times that you will have lows and highs times, do not worry too much about it, your path will changes. Just like the sea, you have to get to land somehow eventually, the sea cannot go on forever! YOU have to BELIEVE in yourself.

So be encouraged to keep on travelling and networking with people who are on your own wavelength with the saying that you move with the same mindset and not giving up is for a reason. Keep the faith!

 

LACE NEWS:
If you come across any of your creation’s and you have not been credited correctly, please get in touch with us as we do not wish to offend anyone, this page is intended to give information of what we do and what is going on around in Africa fashion and Education. We are creating awareness of information in one area to emerging designers and public to get inspired by. Much Love LACE…..