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Cocoa Bites: Lianne La Havas in ES Magazine

I almost always pick up ES magazine these days, as they seem to be making more of a concentrated effort to feature the social, racial and cultural diversity of London these days, opposed to focusing exclusively on A list actors and socialites as they’ve traditionally done. I wished I had picked it up last Friday, as I’ve just seen these pics of Lianne La Havas pop up on Facebook. She looks out of this world. The fifties throw back works in perfect synergy with her retro vibe. In the pic below she looks like her name is Hortense and she just stepped off the Empire Windrush . Her hair was done by Eugene Davis of Freelance The Workspace who is a dear friend of ours at Blackhair mags. Great work, Eugene!

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Women & Sports: Will The Gloss Wear Off?

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Perri Shakes-Drayton for Nike

With just over two months until London 2012,  it’s been exciting to witness the build up to the games unfold in the media. At the start of the year there was a gorgeous photoshoot and interview with Philip Idowu in ES magazine. In April, The Sunday Telegraph published a  DPS entitled ‘East Side Stories’ profiling the young talent who they predicted would shine at the games including 23-year-old 400M hurdler Perri Shakes-Drayton, 800M runner Marilyn Okoru, 17-year-old weightlifter Zoe Smith and 16-year-old judo player, Hayley Willis. It’s been particularly refreshing to see sport covered in the women’s consumer mag market, a sector that has traditionally ignored women in sport.

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