Emelie Sandi is Full of Wonder

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I must confess I am in love with Emelie Sandi. Sandi’s voice on every track that I have heard her on thus far is simply infectious, angelic and catchy. So, I thought it only best to share my favourite Emelie Sandi songs with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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The 2013 Vogue Festival

If you have ever dreamed of asking Victoria Beckham or Alexa Chung for style tips, you now have the chance to do so at the Vogue Festival 2013. On the 27th and 28th of April at London’s Southbank Centre the worlds leading designers, celebrities, models, photographers, and fashion editors will be giving you the opportunity to gain a unique insight into their work and lives through interviews, panel discussions and talks.

Famous faces such as Cara Delevingne, Anna Dello Russo, Alber Elbaz, Livia Firth, David Gandy, Anya Hindmarch, Christopher Kane, Michael Kors, Yasmin Le Bon, Natalie Massenet, Tamara Mellon, Mario Testino, Donatella Versace, Paul Smith and so much more will be giving you the secrets to their success.

Check out the links below to get your tickets A.S.A.P!

Vogue Magazine

http://www.vogue.co.uk/special-events/vogue-festival-2013

Soutbank Centre Ticket Bookings

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/the-vogue-festival-2013/productions

 

You can also have a read at http://www.poshyardie.com/2013/04/22/the-2013-vogue-festival/

Posh Yardie Moves To Poshyardie.com

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Ladies & Gentlemen of the Posh Fraternity, as we are fast approaching the new year of 2013, it is certainly time for a change and a new style to accompany our growth here at Posh Yardie. The new site is now at Poshyardie.com and as of today, there will no longer be any further posts on this page. So it only leaves me to say a massive thank you to all 12,000 of  you around the globe that have visited Posh Yardie since the launch in May 2012 and especially to those who have emailed your views or commented on posts. I look forward to having you all join us as we launch the new, bigger and better Posh Yardie blog!

Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU & see you soon x

Posh Yardie x

The American Music Awards 2012

The 40th Anniversary of  the American Music Awards kicked off at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles last night with an opening  performance by Usher, who in my opinion should have just mimed throughout his entire set – As his vocals were totally off point when he did actually sing some parts.  Artists such as Justin Bieber Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Pink, Kesha, Carrie Underwood, The Wanted and the legend that is Stevie Wonder also performed on the night. Award winners such as the Queen B – Beyonce and Katy Perry did not bother to attend to collect their awards or possibly had more pressing engagements to attend.

The fashion on the night was certainly a mixture of great hits and even greater misses. It amazes me that these artists and celebrities have access to the best stylists and designer clothes in the world, yet some, such as Nicki Minaj can pull off the bride of Chucky look so effortlessly. Have a look at the gallery below and see for yourselves who executed the rocky horror show look the best! Might I add that the handsome Chris Brown who also performed alongside Swizz Beatz and Ludacris appears to be fronting his own ad campaign for the hungry – As he arrived on the red carpet looking very gaunt and somewhat skeletal like. Maybe this is a new trend I am presently unaware of, but it definitely is not a look worth imitating. Enjoy!

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The American Music Awards 2012  Winners

Artist of the year: Justin Bieber

New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry

Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber

Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5

Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, Believe

Country female artist: Taylor Swift

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum

Country album: Carrie Underwood, Blown Away

Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B male artist: Usher

Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, Talk That Talk

Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park

Adult contemporary artist: Adele

Latin artist: Shakira

Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac

Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta

All images courtesy of ABC.com

Rihanna To Perform At Westfield Stratford City

Global superstar Rihanna will make an appearance at Westfield Stratford City on Monday 19th November to launch her new album Unapologetic, perform her new single Diamonds and also switch on the Christmas lights at 5pm on the day.

Rhianna is expected to take the stage in Cherry Park within Westfield Stratford to perform in presence of an expected 20,000 fans.
Young Ambassadors from Westfield’s Christmas charity partner, Save the Children will also be at the event to countdown to the switch-on of the centre’s Christmas lights.

Reportedly, audiences are in for a show-stopping display of pyrotechnics and lasers to mark the finale of the countdown and the start of  Rihanna’s performance of Diamonds from  her new album, which is launching in the UK on the same day.

The icing on the proverbial ‘cake, cake cake’, is that Westfield are giving 30 lucky winners the chance to meet Rihanna herself and watch her performance from a special winners area. To enter for a chance to win visit Westfield’s facebook page to enter – www.facebook.com/westfieldstratfordcity.

Hope your luck is in and you get a bite of the cake folks!

Afridiziak’s Gifts & Occasions Winter Fair 2012

‘Tis the the season to be jolly’, is once again upon us, and there is so much to look forward to. For most people, top of the list is seeing friends and family, the never-ending hope that it snows on Christmas Day, the turkey with all the trimmings to feed more guests than are actually present on the day, and lest we forget the copious amounts of alcohol and the Eastender’s  Christmas special.  However, if you are a big kid at heart, by far the best part has to be the presents and the anticipation that comes from ripping off the shining wrapping paper to be greeted with – a fluffy pair of slippers from Primark.  Yes, one always needs one, but after decades of the same, a change is necessary. Cue the third annual Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions Winter Fair 2012 which gives you the well needed opportunity to give yourself and loved one’s cultural gifts that have that special je ne sais quoi,  that you will never find on the high street.

Take a peek at the event details below and prepare yourself for the most unique and spectacular event of the year, taking place at The Drum in Birmingham on Saturday the 1st December and at the Electric Social in London on Saturday the 8th December. Costing a mere £3 entry fee, not only will you get the chance to win prizes, grab a goodie bag and devour delicious rum cake whilst you browse, the event will also raise funds for the Sickle Cell Society.

The Afridiziak Gifts and Occassions event is definitely one for the diary that you do not want to miss, especially as previous years have seen famous faces such as singer Shingai Shoniwa from the band the Noisettes in attendance. So what could be better than celeb spotting, gift shopping and rum cake eating all under one roof?

The best picks on the days include:

  • Retailers selling culturally inspired gifts for men, women, and children including hair and beauty products, books, toys, educational gifts, paintings, jewellery, accessories, bags, clothing, gifts for the home, cultural cuisine, and greeting cards too
  • The first 50 shoppers will receive a complimentary goodie bag
  •  Sample some Afridiziak rum cake as you browse the stalls and take in the vibes
  •  Blaze It Up Entertainment spinning an eclectic mix of tunes to keep you feeling festive
  • [Birmingham] A special solo performance from Abigail Kelly – Soprano
  • [Birmingham]  A workshop on The art of Head Wrapping by Sister E
  • [London] Gospel Essence Choir are back again this year
  • Raffle prizes galore – we are raising funds for the Sickle Cell Society
  • Images captured by Mellz Photography
  • Food will be on sale at both venues

BIRMINGHAM: FIRST ANNUAL AFRIDIZIAK GIFTS & OCCASIONS WINTER FAIR 2012

DATE: Saturday 1 December 2012

TIME: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

TICKETS: £3 includes £1 charitable donation to the Sickle Cell Society | Payable on the door | Under 16s are free

VENUE: The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU | www.the-drum.org.uk

LONDON: THIRD ANNUAL AFRIDIZIAK GIFTS & OCCASIONS WINTER FAIR 2012

DATE: Saturday 8 December 2012

TIME: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

ENTRY: £3 includes £1 charitable donation to the Sickle Cell Society | Payable on the door | Under 16s are free

VENUE: Electric Social, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, London SW2 5SP | www.electricsocial.com

For more details on the event have a look at the Afridiziak website via the link below.

www.afridiziakGO.com/winter2012

Colourful People Art by Ambersley

‘Exhale’ by Marisa Ambersley

The great philosopher Aristotle once said “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”, and never has a truer word been more apt to describe the art that is created by the young and exceptionally talented 27 year-old Marisa Ambersley from East London.

Ambersely is an offspring of Carribean parents, born in London and raised for most of her childhood in Brooklyn and Chicago in the USA. The artist was inspired by the colour and energy of the diverse communities she grew up in and such was the influence of these varying cosmopolitan cities, that  from a young age Ambersley channelled her yearning for self expression and creativity through drawing and painting.

‘See’ By Marisa Ambersley

However, after studying Art and Media in college, Ambersley went on to pursue a degree in Journalism to further her interest in creativity and media communications at the University of the Arts London. After developing her career in media, Ambersley found herself being led back to her true passion of artistic expression, and as a renewed artist she has created a spellbinding collection entitled Colourful People.

‘Believe’ by Marisa Ambersley

Ambersley was influenced heavily by her interest in modern culture, people and public art, which has taken her to many parts of the world including East Africa, Asia, North America and the Caribbean, to explore the cultural artistic differences in communities. These experiences have shaped Ambersley’s perceptions of modern art and expressionism.

‘Love’ Part 2 by Marisa Ambersley

‘Love’ Part 2 by Marisa Ambersley

Ambersley will be exhibiting, Colourful People, at the Lounge Bar in  Brixton South London,  from 9th October-11th November 2012. Showcasing her original abstract portraits where expression and emotion is at its core. The ‘eyes’ of the portraits represent the depth, truth and soul of the various characters, acting as the focal point of her paintings. Each portrait carries a different meaning, expression, action or emotion, for example Love, Believe, See, Play, Focus, and Exhale.

Ambersley’s artistic approach is a bold, colourful, and meaningful depiction of humanity, offering depth and exploration of the modern multicultural world we live in.

For more images of Ambersley’s artwork, have a look at the artist’s website here http://marisaambersley.artweb.com/

Colourful People Exhibition

Dates:

9th October-11th November

Address:
Lounge Bar

58 Atlantic Road

Brixton, London.

SW9 8PY

Website:
http://www.loungebrixton.com/