I ask you how many awards ceremonies are there out there? I am sure you will say there are a few - which is true.
Besides the British Fashion Awards how many high class awards ceremonies are there that are specifically for the fashion industry, but more importantly that recognise up and coming designers, models and creatives that are either new or are established but have not been recognised by mainstream fashion either because they are different or don't come from a named background or have influential friends. NONE that I know of, so Fashions Finest decided that things must change and the everyday, hard working designer, creative or models should be recognised and show the world what they can do and what they have done.
Fashions Finest is pleased to announce that finally there is an awards ceremony for the everyday or culturally diverse designer, creative or model that has not yet been recognised by the mainstream fashion industry, regardless of whether you are White, Black, Asian or a high end luxury designer, urban, formal or casual wear designer these awards are for you.
Fashions Finest aims to redress this imbalance and through the Fashions Finest Awards, designers, creatives and models that work within the culturally diverse fashion industry will be acknowledged and recognised for their talent.
July 2011 will host the first ever annual Fashions Finest Awards, which will be a prestigious awards ceremony that would be truly appreciated by its recipients and would be recognised generally within the British fashion industry and internationally as a sign of true talent and professionalism.
How Will Nominees be selected?
Nominations will open from 1st January 2011. Individuals and companies can submit nominations for themselves or other individuals or companies that they feel are worthy of recognition and an award.
Nominee submissions close on 31st March 2011.
During the month of April an elite selection panel will decide upon the final nominees that will vye for a coveted FF Award. The panel of industry experts will include Fashion Editors, Designers and well known creatives who will decide upon a shortlist of 3 nominees in each of the 10 categories.
The FF Fashion Icon Award will be decided upon by text voting by members of the public.
The FF Hall of Fame Award will be decided upon by the editor of Fashions Finest.
On the 8th May at an exclusive Nominations party the 2011 FF Awards final nominees will be announced and the winners will be announced at the FF Awards ceremony in July 2011.
AWARD CATEGORIES & CRITERIA TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION
1. Graduate Designer of the Year
2. Emerging Designer of the Year
11. Fashions Finest Hall of Fame
This category will be decided upon by the editor of Fashions Finest whom will decide which individual or company should be elected into Fashions Finest Hall of Fame. This alongside Designer of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards.
The recipient of this award will be informed that they have won the award prior to the event.
Please read the selection criteria carefully and ensure that if you are submitting a nomination that you provide as much relevant information as possible.
The deadline to submit an application is 31st March 2011.
THIS MAY NOT BE DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO YOU AS YOU DO NOT FIT INTO ONE OF THE RELEVANT CATEGORIES, HOWEVER YOU MAY KNOW SOMEONE ELSE THAT DOES FIT THE CATEGORY SO PLEASE PASS IT ON!
Think of anyone you know that has worked hard but has not been recognised
We look forward to receiving your completed application.
If you would like to be a sponsor of the event please emails Fashions Finest firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book is entitled "ALMOST BRITISH" by Olivea M. Ebanks, it is a deep read and is over 420 pages long and has been endorsed by Doreen Lawrence OBE (The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust).
The book is about Olivea's rare story of victory. " This can't be happening! Not racism. Not in the 21st Century in England. and not in Her Majesty's Prison Service! But it was happening and Olivea had two options: she could either take the constant abuse , ignore the racial comments, and differential treatment in the hope that it would go away or she could stand up to her bullies. In 2008, Olivea chose bravely, and took the Prison Service and her colleagues to court for direct racial discrimination, harrassment and victimisation. She stood alone to represent herself in a 15 day hearing and won!"
It is a great read and I think Doreen Lawrence OBE surmises the book eloquently "I believe this book will bring attention to the racism and suffering of individuals and it will help to bring about change for the institution as a whole"
In this book you would discover the secrets of how to achieve and maintain beautiful healthy Afro hair and learn the proper techniques and methods to make you look and feel your best.
Learn what skin care and make-up brands work best with black skin as well as discovering natural alternatives for everyday beauty regimes. So natural or relaxed, grab a copy of this book and find out how to get the long hair you have always wanted.
This is a movie that ALL black women must watch, the issues and topics that it deals with are worthy of discussion and debate.
The synopsis of it is that black women believe that ALL black men are useless and they are not man enough for them and there are no good black men out there.
My question to you is the above true - DISCUSS.
Even though this is an American movie and gives an American perspective, I must say that working with women everyday I am here more and more black women that live in the Uk come up with the same excuses as being portrayed in this movie.
Ladies a few questions for you - is this the cause of the problems?
- Is it true that black women still have a problem with black men going out with white women?
- So if a man does not pay on a date is he useless?
- If he is married and lies to you about it, is he any different from men of other races, are you saying men of other races don't lie?
- Should black women disrespect and talk bad about a child's father in front of the child
- Is it right to take out her anger on her "male" children?
- Do your friends actually end up being the cause of the break up or trouble within your relationship because when you tell them about your relationship, they give you bad advice and tell you how you should tell him about himself?
- Is the black woman's mouth her worst enemy?
- Does having a child for a man mean that he is indebted to you for life & it should be thrown into his face all the time?
- Are men scared to come home because they know their woman is going to fight about something or the other?
- Why do women always pick the wrong time to pick a fight (e.g when men are sleeping or watching football)?
- Should women be proud that they consider themselves to be angry and aggressive?
- Does the relationship change once a man gets married?
- Statistics say that 90% of black children are raised in a one parent home, does that not mean their are more problems with black women then black men?
- Is being a strong black woman and the aim to no longer be submissive the real cause of problems in a relationship?
- The last and final question is - does money matter, if the man has money the relationship is more likely to last than if he doesn't?
I have sat as a panel member on relationship seminars and I have seen women aggresivley tell me about myself, when I give them the black man's perspective on being in a relationship with a black woman. I sometimes can feel the anger and the bitterness coming through when I say something which hits a raw nerve and all that anger comes flooding out. I don't scare easily but sometimes I have a vision that when these women are talking they don't see me they actually see there ex and they want to "kill him", and after having done it once I put 999 on speed dial just in case.
For some reason a lot of women still seem to be "bag ladies", this is where they bring their baggage from previous relationships to their new one and because of that when they do find a new and a good man they end up driving him away because they are making him pay for the man before the man before the man.
I am a black man that loves black women but even I, as cool as I think I am, do believe that a number of black women do have issues, are aggressive and do blame the black man for everything that is wrong in their life.
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Fashions Finest Awards – this is the event that everyone has been asking for and looking forward too. Fashions Finest Awards aims to redress the imbalance of small or medium size individuals or companies not being recognised by mainstream fashion either because they are different or not considered big enough or prestigious enough to be considered for a British Fashion Award. Through Fashions Finest Awards, designers, creatives and models that work within the culturally diverse fashion industry will be acknowledged and recognised for their talent. These awards are open to EVERYONE, of all nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, all genres of fashion, small and large. July 2011 will host the first ever annual Fashions Finest Awards, which will be a prestigious awards ceremony that would be truly appreciated by its invited guests, nominees, recipients and would be recognised generally within the British fashion industry and internationally as a sign of true talent and professionalism.
Charles Thompson, Sherry Dixon, Alexander Amosu, JLS, Rachael Williams, Yemi Oshunkoya, Eryca Freemantle, Deborah St Louis, Natalie Barrett, Naomi Campbell and the Sleek Sisters (based in Nigeria – ok on this one I will explain – they run the biggest Sleek franchise in the world and are such nice as people), My TMC Team (Tope, Amina, Claudia, Redz, Eva and Gregory).
- Alexander McQueen – British Fashion Designer
- Dennis Hooper – Actor
- Gary Coleman - Actor
- James MacArthur – Actor (Dan O in Hawaii five O)
- Lena Horne – Legendary Singer
- Teddy Pendergrass – Singer
- Tony Curtis - Actor
- Teena Marie - Singer