“A Night of Fashion for Ghana” presented by The Belinda Baidoo Foundation and The Witness HOPE Organization featured Incredible designs from The DPiper Twins and Belindabeedagel to Raise Money for Charity

5 Jul

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“A Night of Fashion for Ghana” presented by The Belinda Baidoo Foundation and

 The Witness HOPE Organization featured Incredible designs from The DPiper Twins and Belindabeedagel to Raise Money for Charity

 

NEW YORK, NY—July 2nd, 2013—The Belinda Baidoo Foundation and Witness HOPE organization held their Charity fashion show at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine on June 24th 2013, to raise money for Ghanaian children. While The Belinda Baidoo Foundation raised money for the Ohemaa Healthcare Orphanage, which will give them additional funds to put towards clothes, food and books for their orphans; the Witness HOPE organization plans on helping child athletes have the equipment and tools they need to perform both in their sports and the classroom.

The fashion show featured stunning designs by NY’s top Ghanaian designers, The DPiper Twins, and guests were treated to a sneak peek preview of their highly anticipated fall 2014 collection. Their new pieces included elements never seen before on the DPiper twins runway, like embossed leather and shining colored sequins juxtaposed with ‘see thru’ mesh. The twins also incorporated elements that their fans know and love, like vibrant African wax print in fun and flirty silhouettes and new renditions of their smash hit the “Shanti” top. Belinda also showed her line, Belindabeedagel, with great pieces for both men and women in traditional African wax print cloth and designs.

Distinguished guests in attendance were US senator Bill Perkins and his wife, Miss Tanzania and model Millen Magese, fashion stylist Rosemary Kokuhilwa, selected Miss Ghana USA contestants and top model Flaviana Matata. All in all guests were treated to a killer fashion show, delicious drinks sponsored by Clyde Frazier’s, and music by prominent New York DJ, Kris Graham.

About The Belinda Baidoo Foundation

Ghanaian Supermodel, Belinda Baidoo was born on the 16th of January in Accra, Ghana, daughter of Joseph Baidoo and Agnes Baako Manni. She had her secondary school education at Emit Commercial Institute in Accra, Ghana.

Belinda Baidoo first came on the scene after winning Top Model of Afrique in 1998 in Ghana-Accra, a program which took place at the DUBIOS Center. She then went on to sign a top New York agency Q Model Management.

Belinda has been seen on billboard advertisements in New York’s famous Times Square along with international fashion magazine spreads & advertisements. She has been the face of major international companies such as: L’Oreal, Nike, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Clairol, African Pride, Mizani, Victoria Secret, Donna Karen, Marc Jacbos, MAC Cosmetics, Target, Clinique, Guinness, and Motorola along with international publications such as Vogue, Essence, Cosmopolitan, just to name a few.

While working internationally at a successful modeling career; Belinda established her own modeling agency in Ghana dubbed B2Models, where she continues to mentor and develop Ghana’s international models of the future.

With Ghana’s fashion industry getting global exposure as a leader in Ghana’s future economic development; Belinda took it upon herself with her many years of international exposure and expertise in fashion to add her voice and vision to the mix. She is passionate about promoting Made In Ghana brands globally with her home based Boutique called Beedagel in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. Beedagel is located at the haughtily emerging shopping area of Osu, where she carries a global fusion of local and international brands. Belinda also launched her Beedagel by Belinda Baidoo label to offer her international and local customers a taste of her global African style using local fabrications and silhouettes all made in Ghana, West Africa.

Belinda’s passion to help people led to her philanthropic endeavors with the Belinda Baidoo Foundation. The Belinda Baidoo Foundation’s main goal is to help people from all walks of life to achieve their dreams through grants and mentorship. As a happy go lucky person, it is of great importance to Belinda to see others happy and to offer others opportunities to achieve their dreams no matter their circumstances.http://www.belindabaidoo.com

 

About Ohemaa’s Healthcare Orphange

Ohemaa’s Healthcare Orphange (OHO) is an institution committed to addressing the healthcare needs of the poor and the deprived, as well as man power development among the youth within the regions of Ghana and beyond. This is accomplished by providing resources and human services, while guiding the youth in the development of their personal growth potential by enlisting in active participation through inter personal skill and professional abilities to become a positive social force in a technological interdependent society. In partnership with other schools, colleges, universities, business, private and public organizations, OHO seeks to tackle the day to day socio-economic, cultural, environmental and global challenges of the youth through education, human resource development and research. Our professional membership is made up of experts and academicians from cross sections of colleges and universities in Ghana, America and Canada. http://www.ohemaahealthcare.org/

 

About The Witness HOPE Organization

The Witness Hope Organization was founded on April 1st 2010 by Nicholas M. Frimpong. Nick was born and raised in Ghana, West-Africa. From elementary through secondary school, he was heavily engaged and awarded in a variety of sports. His inspiration to help others stems from his experiences growing-up in Ghana. The purpose of W.HOPE is to provide numerous educational and vital issue sessions, which will impact the augmentation and development of athletes at the individual, campus and professional levels worldwide. The organizations core values are Achievement, Leadership, Teamwork, Excellence, Attitude, Education and Service. www.witnesshope.org.

 

About The DPiper Twins

Since the start of their fashion and accessory line (formally known as Kastle Designs and Treasure Chest and re-launching in 2013 as the DPipertwins), the DPiper twins have been blazing the fashion trail with features in WWD, The Daily News, League Magazine, Vogue Japan, Today’s Black Woman Style Report, Amsterdam Newspaper and The New York Daily Newspaper. They have also made appearances on the Rachael Ray Show, NBC’s Today Show, and the hit show Gossip Girl to name a few. Showing at fashion weeks all over the world, including New York Fashion Week, Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Glitz Africa Fashion week in Ghana, and Caribbean International Fashion Week; their talent has been recognized on a wide array of media platforms both in NY and abroad. Also, celebrities such as Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, Bianca Golden from ANTM, Ramona Rizzo, Nausheen Shah, Towanda Braxton and much more have been spotted wearing their designs. http://www.dpipertwins.com

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Press Contact:

Noelle Bonner

#:925-705-5109

E: noelle@nbcommunications.u

 

 

Designs by the DPiper Twins

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Belindabeedagel Designs

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The Belinda Baidoo Foundation and Witness HOPE organization Present “A Night of Fashion for Ghana”

14 Jun

BBWH Flyer

The Belinda Baidoo Foundation and Witness HOPE organization Present
“A Night of Fashion for Ghana”
A Benefit to Support Ghana’s Youth, from June 24th from
7-10pm at
Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine

NEW YORK—June 10th, 2013—The Belinda Baidoo Foundation and Witness Hope organization will have an event on June 24th, 2013 at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine(485 10th Ave NYC) from 7-10pm, for an evening of charity and fashion to raise money to benefit the Ohemaa’s Health Care Orphanage via the Belinda Baidoo Foundation and the Witness Hope organization.
This year, the two organizations have partnered to raise money for Ghanaian youth through a fashion show featuring designs from Belinda Baidoo and popular up and coming Ghanaian NY designers, the DPiper Twins. The show will feature some of Africa’s TOP models, highlight videos describing each of the organizations and the work they’re doing in Ghana, a one hour open bar from 7pm to 8pm sponsored by Clyde Frazier and a live auction of beautiful designs from both Belinda and the DPiper Twins. Also, 10% percent of the money spent on food throughout the night will be donated by Clyde Frazier’s to both charities! Tickets are available at: http://fashionforghana.eventbrite.com.
Members of the press are permitted to attend the event at no charge, though a donation of any amount is suggested. Please contact noelle@nbcommunications.us for more details.

ABOUT Ohemaa’s Healthcare Orphange
Ohemaa’s Healthcare Orphange (OHO) is an institution committed to addressing the healthcare needs of the poor and the deprived, as well as man power development among the youth within the regions of Ghana and beyond. This is accomplished by providing resources and human services, while guiding the youth in the development of their personal growth potential by enlisting in active participation through inter personal skill and professional abilities to become a positive social force in a technological interdependent society. In partnership with other schools, colleges, universities, business, private and public organizations, OHO seeks to tackle the day to day socio-economic, cultural, environmental and global challenges of the youth through education, human resource development and research. Our professional membership is made up of experts and academicians from cross sections of colleges and universities in Ghana, America and Canada. http://www.ohemaahealthcare.org/

ABOUT WITNESS HOPE
Witness Hope Organization was founded on April 1st 2010 by Nicholas M. Frimpong. Nick was born and raised in Ghana, West-Africa. From elementary through secondary school, he was heavily engaged and awarded in a variety of sports. His inspiration to help others stems from his experiences growing-up in Ghana. The purpose of W.HOPE is to provide numerous educational and vital issue sessions, which will impact the augmentation and development of athletes at the individual, campus and professional levels worldwide. The organizations core values are Achievement, Leadership, Teamwork, Excellence, Attitude, Education and Service. www.witnesshope.org.
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Press Contact:
Noelle Bonner
#:925-705-5109
E: noelle@nbcommunications.us

Favorites from CANNES!

20 May

Cara Delevigne in Burberry

 

The Cannes Film Festival red carpet is even better than the Oscars…Why? Because the red carpet spans multiple days, you get to see stunning starlets from film industries all over the world, designers and jewelers get their time to shine and did I mention the red carpet spans multiple days??!?… Where the nostalgia of “fashion meets movies” comes to life, couture frocks leave their respective design houses to adorn the worlds most talented thespians, models and artists as they make way down the expansive red carpet!

Fan Bingbing in Ulyana Sergeenko

Zhang Yuqi in Ulyana Sergeenko couture

Cindy Crawford in Roberto Cavalli…This woman doesnt age!

Zhang Yuqi in Monique L’huillier

 

Sonam Kapoor in Dolce and Gabbana

 

Solange Knowles in Stephane Rolland

Liya Kebede in Alberta Ferreti

Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab

 

Tanya D. (model)

Relapse Magazine Party

10 May

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending a Relapse Magazine Party, celebrating the Virgin Issue, in conjunction with MC2 Modeling Agency. The magazine was launched in January 2012, with the aim of re-defining the relationship between publications and its readers. With high art fashion photography, and “provocative culture journalism” the magazine prides itself on maintaining a pulse on NYC’s cultural curators.

What was the partly like though? It was packed with gorgeous models, fashion industry scenesters, stylists, photographers, and the usual all around artists. With great complimentary cocktails courtesy of double cross vodka, and all the hits provided by DJ Vikas, the whole crowd cheered, mingled and danced to the release of the latest issue of the magazine!


 Me and my good friend Kira who’s a stylist at Piperlime!

Gorgeous model Ebonee from MC2

I wore a Rachel by Rachel Roy leather jacket, an urban outfitters black tank, BCBG scarf, members only leggings and a BCBG fur clutch!

Agi and Sam: The New Standard in English Style

9 May

 

English menswear brand, Agi and Sam, is the epitome of “cool kid” hipster, meets private school prepster, meets “old man SWAG.” Agi and Sam have a truly special combination. So much so, that the British Fashion Council has selected the brand to travel with the exclusive London Showrooms trunk show, which features the hottest design talent from London, showcasing their clothes to the top buyers and press around the world.

So what does the Agi and Sam man look like for Fall? From bright alternating pictoral prints on pants, jackets and collars,  to differing the fabric on the bodice of a jacket from the sleeves, or a 3 button style jacket, without any buttons at all; Agi and Sam are pushing the boundaries of menswear in a young and fresh way! My favorite pieces though, are the bright three piece suits, reminiscent of 70′s English Rocks heyday.  The suits just seem to have a young Mick Jagger written all over them!

Already selling in exclusive stores like Harvey Nichols and Liberty in the UK, and online hot spots like The Corner, the brand is well on its way!


For more on the brand, visit their website at http://www.agiandsam.com