Interview: Tweed, Director, Native Spirit Film Festival

With the Native Spirit Film Festival in full swing, I catch up with the Festival’s Director, Tweed, to learn more about the annual event and why it’s so important to the Indigenous communities it represents.  Tweed, thank you so much for speaking with me today, how long have you been directing the Native Spirit Film […]

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NATIVE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL 2021 

The UK’s only annual Film Festival dedicated to Indigenous cinema arts raises its curtains as the 15th Annual Native Spirit Film Festival 2021 (#NSFF2021) officially launches in London – offering an interesting mix of online and in-person screenings as well as music, dance and creative activities.  The #NSFF2021, which this year, runs from 12 October […]

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UK Asian Film Festival returns For 23rd Edition to spread message of hope

The UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF), the world’s longest running South Asian film festival outside India, is set to celebrate its 23rd birthday in its usual style as Covid restrictions ease across the country. The festival will launch on 26th May at the renown BFI Southbank with fantastic hybrid programme that will run at venues […]

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Hair Care Brand, Vatika UK, Celebrates Real Women, Gender Fluidity And Inclusivity

Vatika UK, experts in South Asian hair and members of the Dabur Group, a world-leading ayurvedic and natural products company founded over 135 years ago, have launched their Stronger Roots campaign – celebrating real women and individuals through the challenges they have overcome and the empowerment they have felt through their hair. The Stronger Roots campaign marks a game-changing […]

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Interview: Pritt

Dubbed by BBC Asia Network as a Future Sound 2021, we caught up with Pritt, the talented Tamil beauty creating RnB fusion, soul music straight out of South London.  Pritt thanks so much for interviewing with us, and congratulations on being featured by BBC Asian Network as Future Sound 2021, that’s huge! How does it feel? […]

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Review: Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector

If you read my post about ‘things I wish I knew when I started my curly hair journey’ you’ll know that I once dyed my hair blond. In one sitting. From dark brown to blond. It took around 8 hours (insert expression of devastation from Brad Mondo).  I went blond whilst freelancing away from home […]

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Review: YOGA JEANS®

Review by Parveen Devi – I wanted to see for myself if what the brand claimed was true – jeans so comfy you can do yoga in them? Skeptical. The team over at Yoga Jeans sent me a pair to test for myself, and this is my 100% honest review Jeans have been a firm […]

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Interview: Cedric Dumornay – Actor

Cedric Dumornay

It’s an exciting time for up-and-coming actor, Cedric Dumornay. We caught up with him to talk about the highs and lows of working in the film industry.

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Interview: Marko Mitanovski

London-based Serbian designer Marko Mitanovski showcased a sculptural and theatrical presentation for his AW/15 collection at London Fashion Week. His designs have been worn by likes of Lady Gaga, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Katie Melua and Paloma Faith, to name a few. He has also featured in: Dazed, Vogue.co.uk, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Grazia, L’Officiel, Cosmopolitan, Vision, Time […]

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Mayamiko Designed: REBIRTH collection

Mayamiko REJUVENATE

We love the luxurious feel of the limited edition #REBIRTH collection by a Mayamiko Designed. Made with 100 per cent wool and cotton fabrics that have been up-cycled from a high-end mill in Italy, you’re certainly going to feel warm and on-trend over the cooler months. The collection is called #REBIRTH because the collection gives […]

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Interview: Vanya Taylor

All About She Vanya Taylor

Following All About She’s incredibly successful year and the release of their debut EP ‘Go Slow’, we sit down with the talented trio’s lead singer, Vanya Taylor, for a spot of girl talk. You’ve had a busy year with your band All About She, what can we expect over the coming year? 2014 was a […]

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Interview: Underated London

Underated London

Underated London is a premium fashion brand that aims to encapsulate art and fashion into wearable high fashion pieces. The monochrome colour scheme is bought to life with splashes of colour and print, with the mixture of texture and aesthetics giving the brand a premium quality with a classic style. Interview and photos by: Parveen […]

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Interview: Christopher Beales for Le Photographe

Ditzy blog interview with Christopher Beales

The SS/15 collection for Le Photographe was themed around the biblical narrative of the ‘garden of temptation’. Aesthetically the collection created depth and interest through contrast of heavy beading and tailored shapes. Lightness and structure were key elements to each design, to build contemporary yet progressive silhouettes. Tailored jackets were seen with oversized shoulders, pencil […]

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Interview: Dora Abodi

Dora Abodi SS/15 Ditzyblog interview

The futuristic tribal style of Dora Abodi’s SS/15 collection wowed at LFW. The collection aimed to fuse classical art with ritualistic concepts and modern technological aesthetics. The designer’s Transylvanian roots were encompassed through the dark romanticism narrative evident throughout. The stand out colour palette included; metallic royal blue, antique gold, champagne silver and transparent black. Fabrics […]

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Interview: Bernard Chandran

Bernard Chandran SS/15 Ditzyblog interview

Bernard Chandran’s  SS/15 collection ‘Venus in the Daytime’ wowed at day 2 of LFW and was designed for the ‘Urban Goddess’ – which has been greatly inspired by the classic technique of Madam Gres. Chandran used very simple cotton fabrics and turned them into beautifully ‘Greek Goddessesque’ pieces using plenty of draping and flat pleating. […]

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Jamie Wei Huang SS/15

amie Wei Huang LFW SS/15 Ditzyblog

Parveen Devi speaks with Jamie Wei Huang after her SS/15 collection showcase at LFW 2014.   Jamie Wei’s SS/15 collection was showcased on Day 1 at LFW this year. The concept of the collection drew on metaphysics and the human existence within urban society. Jamie mixed casual elements alongside luxurious and modern designs to further […]

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Merit Award winner Gyo Yuni Kimchoe

Merit Award winner Gyo Yuni Kimchoe

Parveen Devi reports on Gyo Yuni Kimchoe, Fashion Scout’s Merit Award winner for SS/15. Photo by: Kris Mitchell | Hair by: TONI&GUY Fresh into fashion, the ready-to-wear powerhouse of Gyo Kim and his partner, Yuni Choe, Fashion Scout’s Merit Award winner for SS/15, excelled today for day two of London Fashion Week. On winning the […]

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Review: Late Night with Laura Mvula

Parveen Devi Review. BBC Proms Lare Late Night With Laura Mvula

Parveen Devi reviews BBC Proms ‘Late Night with Laura Mvula’ Photo credit: Mark Allan/BBC Stage-side, the Metropole Orkest were sat perfectly poised to the left with the choir to the right. The subtle lighting and iconic setting amped up the anticipation levels as the hordes waited intently for the classically trained singer, pianist and composer […]

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Canvas Bar: Review

Canvas Bar Review

Parveen Devi headed down to the Press Launch of Canvas Bar, the newest watering hole in east London. Writing for House of Papillion, she gives us the lo-down on everything, from the yummiest cocktails, decor, music and artwork. Including an exclusive interview with Director, Eli Azimii. On the new cocktails served at Canvas Bar, Eli […]

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Sneak Peak: Vonne Couture “Sheer Fantasy” Bridal Couture Collection

Inspired by mythical Grecian goddesses, Yvonne Nwosu, creative director of Vonne Couture, has designed a bold bridal couture collection. The “Sheer Fantasy” collection was first showcased at the Ghana Fashion Show and Design Week. This, in turn, bought interest from Vogue Italia who quoted: “Vonne Couture kept a strong cobalt blue and Champagne palette, seductive […]

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Interview: Crama

Parveen Devi interview with Crama Crama is an emerging men’s, streetwear brand that oozes comfortability, style and artistic flair. Parveen Devi speaks to the brand designers to discuss all things Crama. Today I am joined by Craig and Jay, the designers of the Crama, thank’s for coming to see me today, its great to have […]

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Interview: Paola Masperi, Mayamiko Designed

Parveen Devi interviews Paola Masperi, founder of the Mayamiko Trust and Mayamiko Designed, to discuss the latest collection, ethical and ethnic fashion and future endeavours.   The Mayamiko Trust was set up in 2008, following your time travelling in Africa. Through setting up the trust you were able to provide support and training to women […]

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Oscars 2014

We checked out the best dressed A-listers to grace the red carpet for The Oscars 2014. Keep reading for our top 10 best dressed. Cate Blanchett wore a beautiful nude Armani gown with Chopard drop earrings. The beading and appliqué detail was stunning and set off her amazing Hollywood hair and minimal but flawless makeup […]

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Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge – London Fashion Week 2013

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 The Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge held this year at London’s luxurious Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, is a prestigious event that challenges the most elite group of international designers to compete for a designer marketing package worth over $10,000 USD. This exclusive opportunity allows the winner to showcase at a major Fashion Week show either in […]

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Fast Food Fashion: Love or Loathe?

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Fashion trends are constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries of the norm, often these boundary pushing trends are short lived, hence the word ‘trend’, but sometimes, just sometimes, trends are relived and reinvented year after year and become a classic staple in the wardrobes of the most style savvy women….and their daughters. Incorporating everyday objects into […]

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Interview: Nikita Karizma

Nikita Karizma is a prime example of what hard work, individuality and passion can create, after graduating with a 1st class degree from the London College of Fashion in 2011 Nikita immediately caught the attention of the fashion industry, In fact her graduate collection ‘Campaign Against Abuse’ was so successful in its individuality that it […]

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