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Monday, September 29, 2008

Not just a photographer; Interview with Kareen Ajani

Kareem Ajani is not just a talented, pleasantly humble fashion photographer, he is also a visionary. Perhaps his modest personality and amazing work ethic come from growing up in loving family with three siblings. Passionate about his work,Kareem shoots with a Canon 5D and notes the vibrant David La Chappelle as his favorite photographer.

fashionMOVEMENTZ' Nike Onile got to chat with Kareem recently.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Fairy-tale Inspiration for Dark Fall Fashion

By Jacquie Burton

There is a fairy-tale quality to this season’s goth trend. Instead of looking to the runways, I found inspiration from the beautiful and haunting illustrations that are the work of English artist Arthur Rackham. I remember finding books, cards, and posters of Rackham's fairy illustrations around the house when I was a little girl and immediately falling in love them. It's like I wanted to be one of the whimsical little fairies in the magical drawings. Throughout my life, Rackham's fairy-tale illustrations have brought me comfort and memories of childhood innocence.

They now give me something else: fashion inspiration. As I’m sure you’ll agree, the black lips seen this year at Prada are a tad morbid for real life. I’d rather lighten up my look with fairy-tale innocence. This effectively keeps the theme of old-age darkness while not looking too severe.

Givenchy Fall 08

Moving on a Budget

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Jacquie’s Tried and True Guide to Value Village

As we’ve all heard, times are tough. Seriously, we get it. The economy is shaky, we have to save our money, and we can no longer afford gas. Is anyone else sick of hearing this dreary news? It’s putting a serious damper on my shopping mood.
I’m here to tell you that a drab economy does not have to equal a drab wardrobe! Have you ever wondered how to get quantity and quality without jeopardizing your style? Ever wanted to find something you’re sure no one else will be wearing? Follow me for an exciting thrift hunt at the thrift department store that’s number one in my heart, Value Village.

I must warn you, true thrift hunting is not for the faint of heart. To shop successfully, you must follow a few rules:

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Monday, September 22, 2008

The Clothing Show: WIN FREE TICKETS with fashionMOVEMENTZ!

The Clothing Show presents an evolution in fashion this Fall 2008! From loincloth and petticoat to punky prints and organic bamboo, fashion and art have inspired ideas and launched new trends throughout time. This FALL, The Clothing Show continues to celebrate the evolving spirit of fashion with over 300 independent designers, retailers and vintage collectors to shop from – all in one weekend!

Shop from over 300 of the most inspiring New Label, Vintage, Streetwear and Independent designers of clothing and accessories!

New MEN’s & ECO sections!
RUNWAY Fashion Show Friday & Saturday!
LOULOU Magazine Fashion Photography Contest (see website for entry;
Century of Fashion Exhibit
Best Dressed Vintage Competition
2000 linear ft. of local art exhibition
Win a $1000 shopping spree!

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Interview: Kim "Blackspanese" Goodman

Recording Artist, Makeup/Hair Artist, Fashion Stylist

Kim Goodman AKA Blackspanese is one multi-talented, albeit busy woman. Kim is already an established Pro in the Makeup and Fashion world, but she’s got other things on her plate. Blackspanese (coined from her Jamaican/Chinese/Puerto Rican heritage) is a talented musician with an album set to be released in 2009.

Kim actually got her start in the beauty biz by perfecting her friend’s eyebrows, of all things. In high-school she was the go to gal for the perfect tweeze. After graduating from The Marvel School of Makeup Art, Kim’s career took off. She’s worked with Canadian Director Bruce Macdonald, Recording Artist Kardinal Offishall, Project Runway Canada contestant Kendra Francis, and mega cosmetic lines such as MAC and L’Oreal .
fashionMOVEMENTZ’s Nike Onile caught up with the Toronto native for a chat about her successes and goals.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

fashionMOVEMENTZ: Back to Fall - Old Navy’s Fall Fashion Preview

This is why I love the fall: the layering, the rich colours, the jackets, the scarves, the boots, and cooled-off comfortable weather. My excitement for fall fashion has been able to take some of the edge off the end-of-summer-blues. This year, I had the privilege of attending Old Navy’s Fall Fashion Preview event at the Eaton’s Center .

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