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Ralph Lauren Receives An Honorary Knighthood From The United Kingdom

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After 50 years in business and countless accolades, Ralph Lauren has just received the most prestigious yet. Announced today, Lauren has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a title bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II. Lauren becomes the first American fashion designer to be recognized by the Her Majesty with an honorary knighthood and joins the ranks of fellow Americans, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Angela Ahrendts.

There are few as deserving of the honorary title as Mr. Lauren, who with his life and career in fashion epitomizes not only the American Dream, but an international success story. Born in 1939 in the Bronx, Lauren first studied business at Baruch College and then joined the U.S. Army before establishing his fashion company in 1967. At the start, he sold just ties to Bloomingdale’s, but quickly expanded into menswear and tailoring, with womenswear collections following. In 1972, he revolutionized ideas of casual wear and branding with his polo shirt, which featured a logo above the left breast. When he offered it in 17 color ways, you could say history was made.

But he didn’t stop there. In the decades since, Lauren has been the official outfitter of the United States Olympic teams, of the US Open, and of Wimbledon for decades counting. He’s dressed movie stars on the red carpet and in films like The Great Gatsby and Annie Hall. During Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, he was her clothier of choice. Clinton, plus many more A-listers besides, turned up at his Fall 2018 anniversary show, held at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain. Homages have been paid in the streets and in the skatepark, most recently via a collaboration with the British skate brand Palace. But perhaps nowhere is Lauren more celebrated than within the fashion world itself. At the 2018 CFDA Awards, Lauren received the first-ever Members Salute, where designers from Donna Karan to Alexander Wang explained the influence Lauren’s brand had on their lives and careers.

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Source: Vogue.com

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Ghanaian Visual Artist Prince Gyasi For Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019

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Ghanaian visual artiste Prince Gyasi after making waves for his apple commissioned project is set to exhibit his work in South Africa.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.

Prince Gyasi in 2018 signed a partnership deal with Nil Gallery Paris to exhibit his works worldwide.

Prince Gyasi X Nil Gallery Paris have taken part in the Seattle Art fair, Texas Contemporary Art fair and Pulse Contemporary Art Miami Art Basel.

He was named top 3 artists by Artsy from the Seattle Art Fair in August and He was mentioned by Vanity Fair (magazine) as one of the top 9 visual artists to follow in 2018.

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Glam Africa Magazine Release Kupe Boys Shoot for Valentine’s Day.

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Ladies this Valentine’s Day, Glam Africa Magazine are bringing you something special… exclusive images from their shoot with the Kupe Boys!

Video of Kupe Boys:

In Glam Africa’s latest edition ‘Think Smart’ they meet with the 4 heart throbs to talk about their new found fame and how life has been for them since they blew up on social media. In this issue Teddy, Yoyo, Jimmy and Habi tell all from love lives to pet peeves.

These four close friends from France had the whole internet going Kupe crazy after they created an Instagram video of them dancing to popular Afrobeats song ‘Kupe’ created by artist A-Star with their Kupe Challenge video. This viral video has crossed from Instagram to Twitter, landed on Snapchat and even on Facebook. They travelled to the UK; so it was only right that Glam Africa sat down with them to figure out who are the Kupe boys and why are they so popular.
The guys share whose idea it was to take part in the dance challenge and how it all started. Glam Africa also found out what the French hunks get up to when they’re not dancing on instagram. Find out more about your #MCM in this exclusive interview. To read the feature, grab a copy of Glam Africa magazine at www.glamafrica.com/magazine
Watch the behind the scenes video on Glam Africa Mag’s Youtube channel now, the full interview will be available next week!

Follow Glam Africa on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube @GLAMAFRICAMAG

//CREDITS//
STYLIST: Ihunna Eberendu (@ihunamata)
GROOMER: Tracy Grabs (@tray_grabs)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Arron Dunworth (@arrondunworth)
OFFICIAL PAGES: @habituetoi @teddy.ovo @jimseuh @yo4real

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Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9hisatgbjmztiur/AAAab1A6ocDGKfMp75dluQtGa?dl=0
Please mention that this is the lifestyle cover shoot taken from @GlamAfricaMag Think Smart Edition which explores new and unconventional success methods in Global Africa @glamafricamag #GlamAfricaThinkSmart #kupeboyz #kupeboys #kupechallenge

STYLIST: @ihunamata
GROOMER: @tray_grabs
PHOTOGRAPHER: @arrondunworth
KUPE BOYS: @habituetoi @teddy.ovo @jimseuh @yo4real

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Dad Sneakers (Trends)

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Clunky dad sneakers started showing up on the feet of It girls like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in 2016, and now, thanks to the popularity of Balenciaga’s sold-out Triple S sneakers, it’s a full-blown frenzy. The indomitable dad sneaker or “ugly sneaker” trend took hold of everyone’s wardrobes in 2018 and can be traced back to the release of Balenciaga’s triple S trainers.

While at first a selected few owned the coveted style from the luxury house, it wasn’t long before other retailers released their own iterations in every color under the rainbow. These chunky sole footwear outshone every other shoe.

There’ve been a quite a number of celebrities like Rita Ora, Khalid, Marc Jacobs, Kim Kardashian rocked these sneakers in style.

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Surprising Benefits Of Ginger.

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Ginger root has been used by cultures across the globe for thousands of years in everything from cooking, medicine, and even as an aphrodisiac. As it turns out, it’s also one of nature’s best beauty gifts.

Ginger contains around 40 antioxidant compounds that protect against aging. It improves the appearance of your skin by removing the toxins and stimulating the circulation, resulting in the delivery of more nutrients to the skin.

Treatment of dandruff
Ginger has antiseptic properties that can help in getting rid of dandruff. Mix two tablespoons of freshly grated ginger with three tablespoons of sesame or olive oil and a dash of lemon juice to the mixture. Massage your scalp with it and rinse it off in 15-30 minutes. Do this thrice a week to get a dandruff-free scalp.

Anti-ageing benefits
Ginger comes with 40 antioxidant compounds that protect against ageing. It improves the appearance of the skin by removing harmful toxins and stimulation circulation that ensures in delivering more nutrients to the skin. These antioxidants prevent damage from free radicals and helps in preserving the youthful appearance of the skin.

For radiant skin
You can use ginger for skin glowing.. Cover your face with freshly cut slices of ginger to give your skin an instant glow. Ginger works like a natural toner. It works hard to cleanse and purify, giving you gorgeous, radiant, toned skin.

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