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Cocoa Live: So Solid Crew


Asher D (Ashley Walters) and Megaman warm things up nicely

The only people who were left disappointed at So Solid’s reunion tour which took place at the IndigO2 in Greenwich last week, were the police force who were out in their droves for what reason I don’t know (maybe they were expecting, gangs, grenades, guns – who knows). But what actually took place was a night of great vibes, unity, boundless energy and a trip down memory lane reminding us of a time when we were pre mortgage, pre kids, pre responsible jobs , and life was a whole lot more simpler.

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Beyond The Catwalk: Naomi, Leomie & Jourdan Make Moves


Like her or loathe her, you can’t deny that Tyra Banks has been pretty instrumental in changing our perception of the modern day model. Before Ms Banks unleashed her ANTM franchise across the globe, many of us perceived models as nothing  more than vapid clothes horses whose generous supply of good looks was levelled out by lack of intelligence, and a personality deficit. But as dramatic and OTT Tyra has proven to be over the years, she’s also one smart cookie. America’s Next Top Model is the most popular fashion themed reality show, which is currently shown in over 120 countries and has been adapted nationally in numerous countries including Romania, Russia, Peru and France.

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Shaking A Leg At Shaka Zulu

Me and my girls striking a pose

I had a fantastic birthday weekend ladies and gents. As mentioned in my last post, I was really up for celebrating this year and after weeks of indecision and copious emails between me and my mates, I decided to settle on a night out at one of London’s swankiest venues – Shaka Zulu Bar & Restaurant. Quick back story: Although Shaka Zulu opened a few years ago, I only visited for the first time a few weeks ago while on a photo shoot for work…Talk about love at first sight.

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Sunday Afternoon Fun: Hackney Weekend

Jay Z and Rihanna at the Hackney Weekend

I’m officially a festival head. Throughout the years I’ve never understood the appeal, but after Prince stole my soul  last year on a balmy night in Kent, I’m happy to  admit that I’m a full convert. This summer is especially exciting for festival lovers. Literally every weekend there’s an event scheduled to happen, the established, high profile ones such as V Festival and Wireless, competing against some of the newer ones.

One of the most hotly anticipated festivals was Hackney Weekend which took place at the weekend. The event was designed to give local residents a chance to celebrate the imminent Olympic Games, as well as provide outreach initiatives such as  Project Hackney, which encourages young Hackney residents to use creativity as a tool to express the challenges they face in their lives.

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