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Sunday, 21 November 2010


After the eviction of Paije from X-factor my twitter timeline was on fire of comments saying that the show was racist and fixed etc but in reality did any of these people even try and make a difference to the results? Did any of these people screaming "racism" vote for Paije even once on his duration on the show? The answer to this question is no. This is one of the biggest problem with the black 'community' in Britain; we want our people to succeed but do not support their progress. How do you expect black figures to have a chance if you don't support them? Someone made the comment that the fact that people are voting based on the colour of the contestants is still racist and that you should vote for whomever performs the best and I do agree with this comment but the fact of the matter is that all these people blaming racism for the eviction of Paije clearly wanted him to win but when it came down to him and Cher, a white female, people looked for every other excuse except for the fact that no one voted for him. Both of them are talented contestants but if people really didn't want Cher to go through then guess what they should've done? Voted for Paije.


 Yesterday I was privileged enough to be selected to be apart of the Alexander McQueen tribute film directed by Nick Knight. It is a short film, which will be roughly 6 minutes long according to Knight, and the story depicts McQueen’s turbulent but brilliant life through the portrayal of ascendancy and descent through the imagery of a journey through Heaven and Hell. One of McQueen’s dying wishes was to work with a group of all black models for a show and this vision is now being brought to life to honor one of the greatest designers of our time. This film is also special because it contains some if his last original creations which after this will no longer be able to be worn as they will be sent to the Met Museum in New York. These include his infamous shoes and feather detailed gowns.
The short film is scheduled to be release on the 7th of December at the British Fashion Awards at the Savoy Theatre to commemorate one of the most iconic creators of not just the British fashion industry but the world. I cannot wait to see the finished product and I believe that it will be a true reflection of the vibrant yet tragic life of the great Alexander McQueen.


  To be honest, balancing both my modelling career and college is really difficult for me because both of them demand so much of my time and both of them are very important to me. I know some models are just doing school for the sake of it or even drop out to pursue their career and there’s nothing wrong with that but for me there’s not much more enjoyable than being with friends and expanding my knowledge. I take sociology, media studies and English literature and my subject tutors are telling me that I am capable of getting all A’s or higher; however, apparently this vision is waning with every lesson that I miss to do a modelling job.       

Although my teachers are supportive I don’t think they fully understand what I’m trying to do with my life and to be honest neither do I. All I do know is that I’ve been handed an opportunity to go forth and travel and make something of myself so I don’t see why I shouldn’t take it.

 Since I was young it has been seen as the norm to go through the schooling process, go to university, get a degree and a good job and live happily ever after with other routes of success seen as lucky chances or unobtainable feats. To do something different is portrayed as outlandish or not a feasible way of living despite some of the richest people not having completed education. Funny that isn’t it?  In college they’re telling us to complete our UCAS, write our personal statement and select a course which will reflect our future career. There is so much emphasis placed on university being the only option for a successful and fulfilling life that people rush their choice and panic; how many 17/18 year olds really know what they want to do with the rest of their lives?

One of the tutors in the careers department of my college told my friend to reconsider taking a gap year to act because “what were the real chances of him making it as an actor” not knowing that he had already appeared on T.V shows such as The Bill and various theatre productions. She should’ve encouraged him to explore other options instead of condemning his vision as a false reality.

I know that University is perfect for some and the key to a lot of professions rely on having a degree but there’s so many things university can’t teach and experience you just can’t gain from a textbook based environment; sometimes you have to go out and find it yourself. I do plan to go to university at some point in my life but it will always be there. Once you’ve got you’re A-levels who’s to say that University has to be the next move? Its not for me anyway no matter how much I enjoy learning I just don’t want to look back on my life and think “what if?” because I know I’ll regret that feeling for the rest of my life.


  Nail art is an ever-expanding industry with nail designers such as Sophy Robson gracing the runways of fashion week in shows such as Topshop Unique, Giles Deacon, Ungaro, Loweve and Louis Vuitton. 
  I may be very busy for my age but there is one thing I never forget to do every week without fail and that is paint my nails. However, I was getting bored with the array of colours I had collected over the years and needed something new. It appears Barry M have answered my prayers in the form of Barry M ‘Instant Nail Effects’ which I tried out yesterday. You paint your nails your normal colour and wait for it to dry before putting a single coat of the nail effects on top that dries and creates a unique cracked effect with each nail looking different. Below are pictures of my attempt.

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