Ladies, I urge you to head to your local newsagents and pick up the latest copy of Blackhair which hit the shelves today. On the cover you’ll find the stunning new faces model Paula Almeida, who hails from Brazil but is now based in the UK. The image was part of a shoot produced by MIZANI which showcases the latest Autumn/Winter hair trends (this year it’s all about dual textures, ladies) with all styling performed by the current L’Oreal Mizani Afro Catwalk Look Award Winner – Iwona Szerugu. Elsewhere in the mag you’ll find interviews with Paula Patton, Beverley Knight and trend forecasts on hair, fashion and beauty to carry us through to spring.
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Greetings and salutations my dear friends. Happy September! I absolutely LOVE the month of September, it’s fast surpassing June and July as my favourite time of year. We’re always treated to days of unexpected sunshine (can I get an Amen for the soaring temperatures in London last weekend?), it’s back to school time so everything feels sparkly and new, and the rails of new Autumn/Winter fashions tend to soften the blow of the impending season of gloom. Speaking of brand spanking new, check out the cover for the next issue of my other lil baby – Blackhair magazine. Isn’t it gawjus? Gracing the front cover is the adorable, Sherene McNichol whose hair was styled by Erika Selvaggio, the recently crowned MIZANI Colour Trophy Look Award Winner. See below for images from the rest of our winner’s shoot with Erika, and do ensure you pick up a copy of the mag on Thursday when it comes out.
Hair by Josh Hair & Beauty www.joshhairandbeauty.co.uk
I was really going to try and slide up in here 9 months after my last post acting all cool and nonchalant as if I’d never been away. But then I reconsidered thinking that would be just plain rude. In all honesty, I had only intended to take a brief hiatus of maybe 4 weeks or so, but then the weeks rolled into months and here we are nearly a year later. So the 411 is this. I’ve landed an editor position at Blackhair magazine and the job has been pretty much all-encompassing but in a totally good way. When I initially started I thought I’d give myself a couple of weeks to settle in and dedicate my time and energy and into building the brand, but it’s proven to be a tough juggling act. If you are not familiar with the mag, we are a bi-monthly glossy magazine which focuses on haircare for black women primarily, but also feature other elements such as beauty, fashion and lifestyle. So far, I’m 5 issues in and can truly say that I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved with the help of my talented team and contributors. Look out for us on the newsstands and let me know what you think.
So essentially, that’s what I’ve been up to. Along with the usual stuff like being a mama to my adorable little munchkin who is six years old now and is showing so much personality, talent and sensitivity that he often brings a tear to the eye of me and Rich.
Anyhow, back to Cocoa Diaries. I’ve missed it so much but for some reason with my new routine I’ve found it virtually impossible to find the time to get back on it. But you know what has brought me back? I’ve received so much positive response and questions about when I’ll be back that it’s been truly humbling *cue Cher’s Oscar speech voice* awww, you really, really like me! Nah in all seriousness, I’m pretty chuffed as I never thought that anyone cared really, with the exception of my fellow bloggers such as Miss Madnews and Ondolady (shout out to my ladeeeez) who urged me to pull my finger out and get back on the blogging horse..
And in all honesty, I don’t even know where to go from here. I’m simply going to go with the flow and hope that this post here will spur me on to updating regularly and making the effort.
Ciao for now.