Audrey Alexandra Brown is a British Actress, Screenwriter, Novelist, Editor, Journalist, Fashion Stylist and PR & Brand Consultant – “The Uk’s first multifaceted female Mogul.”
This is my story…
Born in Kingston, Jamaica in the 80’s I was surrounded by the richness of the culture. The ‘yardie’ life was infectious, even among the political upheaval, civil unrest and economic downturns, life was glorious.
My Grandfather was a leading figure in Jamaica and my fathers sisters, my aunts were the epitome of ‘Posh’ – they would stride the sidewalks of Patrick City in the basking sunshine with their umbrellas and heels, even just to visit the local food store. I clearly inherited their eloquence and love of being ‘posh’, as I too am never without my stilettos, even to the corner shop.
The food, the fashion, the music and the ‘patois’ was imprinted in my being forever. I left Jamaica aged six bound for the ‘promise land’ England. This blog is my ‘redemption song’, thus the ‘Brown’ legacy continues and here it is born: ‘Posh Yardie’
My first ‘Big Story’ was about the delectable Queen B Beyonce. At just 22 years old during the first year of my degree course, I stumbled upon a story from a contact, wrote it, approached Heat magazine, The Mirror and The New York Times. The Mirror offered me a five figure sum for the story. However, due to my high moral ground I declined the Mirror’s offer and the story has never been published.
As a Music, Fashion and Entertainment Journalist I have interviewed a vast array of celebrities from Trey Songz, Toni Braxton, Shontelle, Fat Joe, Errol Douglas and The Fugees to name a few. I have also worked at BBC Worldwide, Choice 107.1 FM and as an Entertainment Writer for the UK’s Lime magazine. As a Journalist, one of the perks of the job is meeting such celebrities and sometimes gaining insightful information or gossip that might not be published for various reasons. So as this is my blog, I will endeavour to bring you the juicy bits that the mainstream media might leave out.
I have worked with and alongside a variety of London’s best Fashion designers such as the lovely Hannah Marshall, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff, Christopher Raeburn, Eun Jeong, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou and Louise Gray. If you don’t already know about theses designers you soon will! Thus, having been around these designers and others over the years, including attending London Fashion Week ,various Catwalk shows and working in renowned establishments such as ICM Models, the London College of Fashion, Net-A-Porter.Com, London Denim, Issey Miyake and The Centre for fashion Enterprise – I have developed a keen eye for all things fabulous, on trend and fashionable. I will bring you a variety of fashion picks and bargains along the way to keep you looking fashionably fabulous, without leaving your purse fashionably empty!
Also, a topic which always needs much deliberation and attention, sex and relationships. Yes, we all want it, more so when we’re not getting it, if we are getting it, we’re not sure we’re getting it right, or we’re totally abstaining from it -Whatever! I’ll grab the bull by the balls (no pun intended) and talk about it, help you with it (not literally, mind), rather direct you in the right direction, whether it be a book, a website or a man – Whatever!
So, here it is re-born: ‘Posh Yardie’- All a woman needs in life!
Welcome to Posh Yardie the preliminary re-launch of my earlier blog: Music Fashion and Sex in the City
The new website: http://www.poshyardie.com is presently under construction. Therefore, until then, you can all get ‘The Jam’ here. x
All views and articles are my very own and any images posted are my own or are already ‘out there’ in the public domain. x
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