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Blackhair – December/January 13 Issue

If you live in the UK  by now you would’ve probably seen the stunning new cover of Blackhair magazine featuring the gorgeous, uber cool Shingai Shoniwa from the Noisettes. I’m not one to blow my own trumpet but it has to be said – I’m so darn proud of this cover. Shot in the opulent surroundings of Shaka Zulu restaurant in Camden, London, this  cover is the delectable fruit of one arduous labour consisting of numerous calls, emails, last minute cancellations and an extremely short time frame to make. ish. happen.

But thankfully Shingai brought her A+ game  and nailed the cover within the first ten minutes. Shout outs to my amazing team at BH and the awesome, first class glam squad which included: Joseph Sinclair (photography) Erica Matthews (stylist) Jayne Williams (make up artist) and Charlotte Mensah (hairstylist). The elaborate heart shaped hair piece was created by Mario Dionisi. In addition to Shingai you’ll also find interviews with Chrisette Michele, Dorothy Koomson, an Autumn/Winter trend report and a round-up of our favourite black cast Christmas films. The issue is out on sale now at WH Smiths and all good newsagents.

After Shaka Zulu, we stepped outside into Camden market for an impromptu shoot




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Shingai Shoniwa Covers ES Magazine: F.I.Y.A.H!

Credit: ES Magazine

Seeing the gorgeous visage of Shingai Shoniwa on the front of ES Magazine yesterday, was a welcome distraction from the commuting madness I’ve had to endure during the Olympic Games. The weekly freebie mag have been killing it in the cover stakes this year, and this issue is no exception.

Miss Shoniwa and her musical partner Dan Smith are back with a new Noisettes album called ‘Contact’ which is scheduled for release on August 27th. This opulent photoshoot took place at a hotel in Wimbledon and the subsequent interview focused mainly on the complicated relationship between the two (apparently Dan had a big crush on the gregarious front woman). See full interview here 

Sidenote: I LOVE what they’ve done to Shingai’s hair. I’m not sure if it’s a blow out followed by a twist out, or if extensions. Yasmina Bentaieb is credited as the hairstylist. Will definitely be checking her out. 

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