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Passion For Motherland Returns To London

 

Founded by Congolese Supermodel Lisette Mibo in London, Passion for Motherland (PFM) mission is to empower street children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, specifically in its capital Kinshasa. This empowerment movement occurs through the provision of shelter, education, healthcare, rehabilitation and family mediation programmes, as well as economic tools such as micro-economic loans.

In its 4th-edition now, Passion for Motherland (PFM) is getting ready for its annual fundraising event this summer in the metropolitan city of London, on Saturday, 20th August 2016 – from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm – at the Holiday Inn Hotel Regents Park.

Moved by the urge to put people together, Founder Lisette Mibo and the entire team behind her is aiming to raise funds and build awareness around the cause of street children in the DR Congo. For the past three consecutive years, Supermodel Lisette Mibo aims to further support existing charities running empowering projects at grassroots level in her home-country. Changing the narratives, through charity, the Congolese Model turned Humanitarian will once again bring crowds together, help showcase new talents in the Fashion, and Cultural industries, help entertain the guests while raising money for the night.

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The 4th edition of Passion for Motherland (PFM) will be a combination of a vibrant fashion show with live music, powerful poetry and a variety of specialist African stalls.
This year’s showcase is particularly important because all funds raised will be dedicated to supporting two projects:

– The initial construction of our very own shelter in Kinshasa, which will provide a safer environment for up to 300 street children over the next 3 years;
– Supporting Charité et Secours (CHARISECOURS), one of the organisations already helping street children on very limited budget.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND:

Tickets: Standard £25 – Front row/VIP: £50 – Limited VIP Tables: £100

For tickets information: www.passionformotherland.org /event@passionformotherland.org

 

The December 2014 Table of Contents | Tropics Magazine

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Award-Winning Model & Humanitarian, AMELIA LOLA, covers Tropics Magazine (Issue 54).

TROPICS MAGAZINE, the only magazine that celebrates those who “Pave The Way Forward!”

Issue 54 of the leading bilingual “online and print” magazine is here and we are seeing out 2014 in style with our “Aiming High” edition.

Inside we take you around the world for tropical getaways, introduce you to inspirational men and women everyone  needs to know about, and uncover the latest beauty and fashion trends of the season.

Elsewhere you’llbe blown away by the achievements of the young entrepreneurs who are doing everthing in their power, no matter where they are, to transform their communities.

But that’s not all. If you want to know more aboutthe latest events we covered for you, this issue is your one-stop.

 

 

INSIDE TROPICS MAGAZINE – ISSUE 54:

 

Tropics Contents CollageCOVER STARS:

English Issue – AMELIA LOLA, the Congolese Award-Winning Model to watch.

French Issue – EMMANUELLE SOUNDJATA, Queen of the Caribbean Head-wrap.

FEATURES

SHUKULA BOSE, The woman who is educating India’s poorest children.

CHIDI OKOYE, the Inspirational Artist and Poet from Nigeria.

WELLNESS

Life-improving benefits of yoga.

Protecting your baby with Vitamin K.

PLUS SIZE

Plus Model GRISEL PAULA debut her own line for curvy women.

Fashion trends to suit global curvy women.

FASHION

South African Designer extraordinaire, DAVID TLALE, take on the city of New York during MBFW 2014-2015.

Highlights of the BRITISH COUNCIL London Fashion Week 2014 – 2015.

Re-live some of the best moments from the FASHIONS FINEST London Fashion Week.

BEAUTY

Hair Talks… Black sister, you are not your hair!

Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian sunflower.

TROPICS ENTREPRENEURS

Barclay Paul Okari,  the 22 year-old Kenyan Entrepreneur.

Understanding the Aliko Dangote’s legacy and secrets behind his success.

LIFESTYLE

Destinations… LIMA, a mosaic of Peruvian smaller cities.

Luxurious Lifestyle… Hotel Cota dei Fiori in Italy.

 

To read the full issue online, please go to: Tropics Magazine (Issue 54) .

 

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Miss Zimbabwe in Shock Resignation

THE Miss Zimbabwe Trust confirmed Friday that reigning Miss Zimbabwe, Thabiso Phiri, had stepped down due to “peculiar and personal” reasons which were however not clarified.

Trust chairperson Mary Chiwenga said the reasons for the 22 year-old university law student’s resignation were “a prerequisite to both the Miss Zimbabwe and the Miss World pageants”.

Thabiso is understood to have volunteered the information which necessitated her stepping down to the Trust.

Chiwenga would not add further details saying Thabiso has asked for privacy.

In its statement, the Trust said: “Due to circumstances unforeseen at the time of the holding of the Miss Zimbabwe pageant on the 14th of June 2014 and which circumstances are peculiar and personal to the winner of the pageant Miss Thabiso Phiri, it has become imperative after her disclosure of the said circumstances that she steps down as Miss Zimbabwe.

“It must be emphasised that the decision by Miss Thabiso Phiri to step down is personal to her and no duress or undue influence has been brought to bear upon her in making this decision.

“While the Miss Zimbabwe Trust regrets this turn of events after putting so much resources into the event leading to her being chosen as Miss Zimbabwe, the circumstances leading to (Thabiso’s) stepping down are a prerequisite to both Miss Zimbabwe and Miss World pageants.

“Miss Zimbabwe Trust thanks Miss Thabiso Phiri for her voluntary disclosure of the said facts and circumstances.

“The trust is making all efforts at this time to make a natural replacement of Miss Thabiso Phiri who shall represent Zimbabwe in London at the Miss World pageant.

“Miss Phiri has asked for privacy at this time and hopefully this shall be observed by all and sundry in order for her dignity to be respected.”

Thabiso is likely to be replaced by first princess Tendai Hunda.

 

New Zimbabwe

PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND – A vibrant night of live music, fashion and poetry!

Awards-winning Model, Lisette Mibo, will be hosting the second edition of the “Passion for Motherland” event. Based in the United Kingdom, she had made it her mission, since last year, to introduce a brand new fundraising event in the UK bringing together an eclectic mixture of live music, poetry and fashion showcase for a deserving charitable cause.

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Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lisette Mibo has took it upon herself to change lives of children in her homeland for the better. The “Passion for Motherland” event is a platform created by young talented African women with the goal to bring like-minded individuals together to celebrate, network and discover new talents.

“It’s heartbreaking knowing that my beloved nation (DR Congo) knows very little stability with a low quality of living; including poor education system, poor health services and many more ills, despite the country being one of the countries in the world with the richest soil, not forgetting millions of children and their families whom are victims of ills brought by decades of war. As a result, I am determined to use my talent and any given platform to raise conscious awareness of the challenges facing my Country and one way I can achieve this, is to get my fellow industry connections to support peace and stability in my motherland by getting them involved at this upcoming event,” said Mibo.

The event will be  taking place on the 22nd of August 2014, at the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, London. Fashion designers from different backgrounds and cultures are expected to showcase their work throughout the night, raising funds for the humanitarian organisation “Menelik Education” where model Lisette Mibo serves as a Good-Will Ambassador.

Menelik Education was founded in 2006 by Dr. Theodore Menelik-Mfuni a Congolese citizen living and lecturing in Cambridge to help his motherland but also Cambridgeshire communities. Menelik Education is a community-based organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK, with the goal of spearheading community-driven development initiatives to empower those in need in the local villages. They achieve this by providing services and assistance for the right livelihood of various groups in need of support through programme such as education, capacity-building, organic farming projects, art and clay works, computer services, Eco-tourism & environmental protection, community managed microfinance, entrepreneurship development, orphans and vulnerable children support. For more info on the foundation, please visit: http://www.menelikeducation.info

 

SAVE THE DATE:

PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND

Join Lisette Mibo on: 22nd Aug 2014
Where: Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick London, E9 5JH.
Time: 7pm up to 10pm
Tickets: £10 in advance and £15 at the door
For additional information, kindly contact the organizers via email at  passionformotherland@gmail.com

 

 

Tropics Magazine presents “Passion For Motherland” 2014 hosted by Award-Winning Model Lisette Mibo !

Lisette Mibo - Model www.lisettemibo.com Team: Justine-Louise Photography Styled and directed by Madeleine Laini MUA: Karen Salandy
Lisette Mibo – Model
http://www.lisettemibo.com
Team:
Justine-Louise Photography
Styled and directed by Madeleine Laini
MUA: Karen Salandy

Join us on the 22nd Aug 2014 at the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, Hackney London, to celebrate a great night of fashion, live music and poetry!

PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND – a vibrant night of live music, fashion and poetry!

Lisette Mibo is an award winning Congolese model based in the United Kingdom and organiser to “Passion for Motherland”, a fundraising event bringing together an eclectic mixture of live music, poetry and fashion showcase for a deserving charitable cause. A platform created to bring like-minded individuals together to celebrate, network and discover new talent, at the same time to raise funds and awareness. For Mibo; it’s heartbreaking knowing that her beloved nation (DR Congo) knows very little stability with a low quality of living; including poor education system, poor health services and many more ills, despite the country being one of the countries in the world with the richest soil, not forgetting millions of children and their families whom are victims of ills brought by decades of war. As a result, she is determined to use her talent and any given platform to raise conscious awareness about the challenges facing her Country and one way she can achieve this, is to get her fellow industry connections to support peace and stability in her motherland by participating at this event.

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The event will take place on the 22nd of August 2014, at the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, London. Fashion designers from different backgrounds and cultures are to showcase their work throughout the night, raising funds for the organisation “Menelik Education” where model: Lisette Mibo serves as a Good-Will Ambassador.

Menelik Education was founded in 2006 by Dr Theodore Menelik-Mfuni a Congolese citizen living and lecturing in Cambridge to help his motherland but also Cambridgeshire communities. Menelik Education is a community-based organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the UK, with the goal of spearheading community-driven development initiatives to empower those in need in the local villages. They achieve this by providing services and assistance for the right livelihood of various groups in need of support through programme such as education, capacity-building, organic farming projects, art and clay works, computer services, Eco-tourism & environmental protection, community managed microfinance, entrepreneurship development, orphans and vulnerable children support.
For more info: http://www.menelikeducation.info

As well as entertainment on the night, light refreshments will also be served and guests will be invited to raise even more money through participation at the raffles and auctions that will be taking place throughout this eventful night.

Date: 22nd Aug 2014
Address: Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick London, E9 5JH.
Time: 7pm-10pm
Tickets: £10 in advance and £15 at the door
For more info, please contact us on passionformotherland@gmail.com

AFG brings their Fashion Africa Conference back to London for 2014 – Registration Open Now!

Are you are a fashion designer, student or fashion business who has set up your fashion business sourcing and/or producing in Africa and interested in sustainability and ethical business practice? Then don’t miss this conference. For the opportunity to listen to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London, together in one place then you cannot miss this event!
Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide brings our FASHION AFRICA Conference back to London this February.
This evening event will take place on Wednesday 26th February and will consist of a panel discussion with international industry leaders entitled Fashion Africa 2014. This yearly conference acts as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience.
Fashion Africa conferences are vehicles to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of fashion design from the African continent and gives design entrepreneurs the relevant tips, strategies, tools and resources to successfully prepare, build and grow your own African focused fashion business based on sustainable design practices and ethical working conditions.

This event will include 2 panel discussions with contribution from fashion
professionals and industry experts who will discuss and debate on the topics:

ETHICAL . FASHION . AFRICA
Themes include:
1)     Sustainable Fashion Made in Africa – Sourcing cotton and local fabrics, Fairtrade issues, local production, artisans. AFG African Cotton Campaign. How important is African craft to the luxury market and Africa’s fashion industry? What is the future of global textiles and Africa’s part it in? and more…
2)    The Future of African Fashion – the importance of Fashion shows, media, press and marketing to bring light to African fashion into the global fashion industry. Is it just a fad? Does African fashion get enough positive recognition? The importance of retail – selling and making availble African fashion and international retailers in Africa.
This must attend event will include guests from press, brands as well as industry influencers and insiders who all have a mutual interest, involvement and focus to elevate African textile trade, fashion design and production. This event is for those who want to be part of the wider solution in raising Africa as a leader not a follower in quality design and production.
The 2014 line up of panelists include:
Annegret  Affolderbach of Choolips
Daphne Kasambala of Sappelle online boutique
Helen Jennings of Arise and Kisua online store
Lisel Truscott of Textile Exchange
Mark Stephenson of Sandstorm Kenya
Paola Masperi of Mayamiko
Prama Bhardwaj of Sunflag/Mantisworld
SInem Bilen-Onabanjo of FAB Magazine
Tamsin Lejeune of Ethical Fashion Forum
Terence Sambo of One Nigerian Boy blog
And more…!
Africa Fashion Guide Founding Director, Jacqueline Shaw will also be presenting the relaunch of her coffee table book ‘Fashion Africa’ at the conference.
And tee-shirts from the African Fashion Guide African Cotton Campaign will be available to view and order on the day. (There is the opportunity to purchase these tees in advance along with your conference ticket – see ticket options for details of colours available)
To attend this event make sure you sign up quickly as space is limited!
DATE: Wednesday 26th February 2014 
TIME: 6.00pm – 8.30pm (doors open 5.45pm)
VENUE: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (Lower Ground Floor)  
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG
PRICE: £7.50 EARLY BOOKING FEE (full price £15 after Feb 14th)
BOOK FAST as places are strictly limited!
Please note: Seating is only available with ticketed entry, please register your space early to avoid disappointment.
About Africa Fashion Guide
Africa Fashion Guide is the brainchild of Jacqueline Shaw a professional fashion designer, a visionary and an eco-entrepreneur with a big heart for Africa, Fashion and International Development.
Jacqueline concepted then launched Africa Fashion Guide in 2011 with the focus to promote the African fashion and textile industry to the greater global textile industry. It is a one stop shop for fashion professionals, students, retailers, magazines, bloggers and all those interested in African fashion and textiles as a way to promote this industry and bring links between African designers, craftspeople, manufacturers and texile designers with UK and EU fashion design companies and consumer markets, as well as with retailers worldwide.
AfricaFashionGuide is an information based platform for birthed with the focus to create an awareness campaign that promotes the full supply chain of the African fashion and textile industry with an ethical perspective and create links with the greater global textile industry.
email:
events@africafashionguide.com for more information on the conference
infor@africafashionguide.com for general enquiries
connect with us on:
AfricaFashionGuide
A not-for-profit social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa’s fashion and textile industry.

Buy the book! ‘Fashion Africa’ from www.lulu.com/spotlight/Jacquita
Follow us at: www.twitter.com/AfricaFashGuide
Friend us at: www.facebook.com/AfricaFashionGuideblog
Like our page at: www.facebook.com/AfricaFashionGuide

Africa Fashion Guide is a proud member of the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Fellowship 500. This is a global network focusing on social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.

Fashion Designers and Craft makers (FDC) Young Designer Awards 2013

Saturday 26 October 2013, 5pm-9pm the FDC Young Designer Awards showcases some of the newest and the brightest British and International fashion designers at the Upscale, Pullman London Hotel St. Pancras 100 -110 Euston Road London England NW1 2AJ.

cad3028db129182da14f8d37919e6d59This prestigious gala show and award ceremony will be hosted by BBC Broadcast Journalist, Chaz Harrison and Laragh de Burgh, to an audience of fashionista’s & media and promises to be our most exciting awards yet.

The FDC Young Designer Awards will be an evening filled with music, live talent, a catwalk fashion show, singers and dancers. We will have entertainment from The Show Performance Company a world-class Can-Can troupe who caused a stir on The Alan Titchmarsh Show last week.

 

The full panel of judges this year are:

Laura Bartlett the founding Editor of Urban Coco international who was recently featured on the BBC TV show Dragons Den.

Rachel Johnson, Course Lead Fashion Design Level 3 Gloucestershire College.

Akosua Annobil is the CEO of Fire Media UK and is the founder of Overground online magazine.

Philippa Eyland Gentle, RCA trained Milliner and tutor at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts.

Sam Davis a Director, Producer, Consultant, Fashion & Lifestyle Editor & Stylist and Creative Director of Lokation.

Sarah Gresty is a practising knitwear designer, working for designers such as Kenzo, Chanel, Balenciaga and is the Pathway Leader for Fashion Knit on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins.

Theo Omambala top international model gracing the catwalks of renowned designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and Dolce Gabbana and Photographed by top photographer Nick Knight; is also the Founder/ Creative Director Theo’s Vision La Haute Culture.

 

Designers involved in this years awards and gala collections showcase are: Isaac Hall-Nixon, Kate Clark, Sumneema Rai, Karen Robins, Daisy Harris-Burland, KiKa Holanda, Lindsey Tait, Erwin Michalec, Szimonetta Szabó, Chanette Laing, Taslima Khan, Kevin Grove, Anoush Waddington, Tumisola Ladega, Abbie Miriam Ivy Smith, Tracey Cochrane, Rean Fisher, Melissa Anukem, Fayola Massiah, Barbara D’Altoe and Theresa Harnois.

 

The FDC Young Designer Awards is an exciting annual networking event that celebrates and rewards exceptional design talent, and identifies those who have the potential to break through the boundaries of creativity and become fashion leaders of the future. The awards is designed to raise awareness of multi-cultural cutting edge young designers, and is open to young people aged 9-25 years who have a passion for fashion, who have an ability to do intensive research and have a natural enthusiasm for the subject. Young fashion designers will be showing innovative garments inspired by the iconic Alexander McQueen. Radical Designers aged 21 years and over are also showcasing a collection. The prize for a winning Radical Designer is an opportunity to show a collection in Vancouver Fashion Week.

 

Joanna Marcella says, “The FDC Young Designer Awards promises to be truly diverse ceremony and an event not to be missed, not only will attendees be privileged to witness the collections of new up and coming designers of the future, winners will be selected for a chance to showcase in Fashion Designer Expo Florida, Maryland Fashion Week or Vancouver Fashion Week.”

 

We are raising funds for (ASSERT) Angelman Syndrome Support Education & Research Trusthttp://www.angelmanuk.org/

 

This cause is very close to Joanna’s heart; because her five year old grandson (Manasseh) has this condition, he was diagnosed with AS when he was three years old. Despite his condition Manasseh is always happy and always smiling; frequent smiling is a trait of this condition it is one the most common characteristic in children with Angelman Syndrome, they have the most infectious laughter and happy excitable demeanour

 

About Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder that manifests itself in the form of severe developmental and intellectual delay and is caused by the deletion or inactivation of genes on the chromosome 15 which is maternally inherited. This rare condition affects approximately 1 in 25,000 people and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 18 months and 6 years.

Irish actor Colin Farrell’s son has this condition and he is a passionate campaigner and supporter for finding a cure and raising awareness about Angelman Syndrome.

 

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Contact Joanna Marcella for more information and images.

Fashion Designers’ and Craft Makers Network
Young Designer Awards and Young Designer Show
Mob: +44 (0) 7940 647 102

Email: Joanna_marcella@hotmail.com

http://www.fdc-youngdesignerawards.com/

https://twitter.com/FDC_YDA

http://2013fdcyoungdesignerawards.eventbrite.com

 

General Ticket £15 + BF online, ticket at the door is £18. Doors Open: 4.45pm Dress Code: Smart

 

Tickets available here:

http://2013fdcyoungdesignerawards.eventbrite.com/

For more info email Joanna_marcella@hotmail.com or Tel: 07940 647 102.

 

Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both emerging and established designers. It is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 30 global fashion capitals.