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The Funky Bunch

Posted in Essence of Ebony Contest 2012, Uncategorized on January 8, 2012 by maddivamotives

The openning show was off to a bumpy start however, our 17 Miss EOE 2012 Contestants weathered the storm and got down with the funky styles of the 70’s.

One of the funky bunch  Ngozi Faith

Ngozi Faith’s look is inspired by Diana Ross’s looks in the movie Mahogany. Ngozi said she chose this particular film because “Her looks were well streamlined and way before their time.”

The wide brim hat is a perfect example of the one worn in the film “Mahogany”, and feels like it jumps from directly off the screen.  The well-structured jacket is a modern spin on the jack Diana wore with the hat in the film. For a splash of color in an otherwise neutral ensemble, Ngozi added a bright colored boot.

Ngozi’s look is comprised of pieces from over 10 places, including well known brands such as Purple Moon, R.icielli, Zaara, Fir&MNA, Amacci, Tiny Bird, and Vive9.

Hot on the heels was Slowly Bury

Slowly went a bit outside the box on her inspiration choice when chose Slyvester. For those who don’t know, Sylvester James, better known as Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer, and a drag performer. Sylvester was sometimes known as the “Queen of Disco,” and known for songs such as “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”, “Dance (Disco Heat)” and “Do You Wanna Funk”.

Slowly’s look captures the over all essence of Fabulousness that followed Slyvester when he was alive. The animal prints, shiny high waist pants, and fan are all touches of the time period and Sylvester’s personal style while holding a touch of glamour.

Slowly’s look is pulled from Iconic, Uzuri, Meghindo, and 24 shoes among others.

Bring the funk was Lieffiie Ruby

Lieffie Ruby explains her choice to mimic 70’s icon Pam Grier, “ Styling [ as Grier] is a tribute to the power, beauty, and style that Miss Grier exuded during the 70s and demonstrates how the looks Pam Grier helped make popular then still look good today.

Lieffie dons hot mini pants that show off ample thigh, a feather halter that just barely qualifies as a top, tall and sexy metallic boots, and of course and Grier-esq afro.

Lieffie shopped this look at DeeTaleZ, Ladies Who Lunch, Bax, MrS, and Glow studio.

The next challenge is all about the accessories.  Can they take the same dress and make it unique to their individual style?  The Only way to know is to be there.

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Essence of Ebony 2012!!

Posted in Essence of Ebony Contest 2012 on March 7, 2011 by aphroditebrianna

Welcome to Miss Essence of Ebony 2012.  I am writing the first blog for our exciting contest from the brand new EoE Headquarters and from my office I can see the portrait of Imani Enzo the beautiful winner of Miss Essence of Ebony 2011.  Just imagine, next year that could be your portrait!

The beautiful Imani Enzo winner of the 2011 contest

Although this is most definitely a beauty pageant, here at EoE we hope that it is much more than that.  The aim of the contest is to promote is to promote awareness of Ebony models in the fashion industry.  The prizes on offer importantly include training scholarships, but we also aspire to provide on-going help, support and advice throughout the contest.

Is this a contest for well- known and experienced models?  Yes!  Is this a contest for someone with no modeling experience at all?  Yes!  We had both categories in our final ten in 2011, and during the next few weeks some of last year’s contestants will be sharing their experiences with us.

What do you need to do to be involved? Pay us a visit at EoE HQ, have a look round.  Take a peek in my office, check my on-line status on my board and feel free to ping me if you have any questions.  In the entrance foyer as you land there is a reception desk.  Just click on the ball there to get all the details you need to enter the contest.

The first part of the contest is the picture submission.  Participants should submit their best HEADSHOT – One (1) Photo Only – Photographs need to be full permission ( COPY, MOD AND
TRANSFER and 512×512 or greater) and MUST be renamed YOUR NAME – EOE Contest 2012.  No MORPH PICTURES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  By submitting pictures you grant permission for them to be
used on our winner board.  The SKIN you submit with your photo can not be changed once you are chosen to compete.

Once you have done that, drop it in the box at reception, and who knows… that picture smiling down at me… could be you!!!