Deer Oh Deer (@deerohdeerltd ) at Spitalfields Market!

The First Lady are avid supporters of British brand Deer Oh Deer their collections are always fly fusing vintage with with contemporary cool.  You can purchase yours online here, but if you want some face to face action with the brains behind the brand I suggest you get down to Spitalfields market on Friday 18th or 25th May or Friday 1st June 2012.  

Deer Oh Deer is known to sell out quickly so do not sleep on this one!  

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Keep up to date with all things Deer Oh Deer by following them on twitter!

Fashion Courses by Denise Brown (@styledbydeniseb)

Do you have an interest in fashion but lack the technical knowledge to get started?  Do you just fancy the idea of learning how to sew?  Look no further.  Hot fashion stylist (and former London College of Fashion student) Denise Brown will be delivering some courses that will furnish you with what you need to get started.  Denise will be delivering a range of course starting with garment construction.  Please find the details of the course in the flyer below.  The courses have various start dates so please contact Denise for information: fashionchangedmylife@gmail.com

 

Denise has an extensive fashion styling portfolio with work published in print and online, she is also the fashion editor of Flavour magazine.

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The Wonderful World of @RosesGabor Mix Tape is HERE!

Roses Gabor, The lady with the dulcet tone

Photography: Kevin Morosky

Mixed by MARTELO

Artwork by Lee Glasspool

 

The Wonderful World of Roses Gabor Vol. 1 —->> DOWNLOAD!

TRACKLIST:

Roses Gabor x Mac Band – Stupid Roses Are Red feat. The MC Campbell Bros **

Roses Gabor x Dizzee Rascal – Loco Freestyle **

Brey – Zylo

Dead Prez – Radio Frequency

J2K feat. Roses Gabor x Offshore – Dont Let Go Of The Pacer **

Gorillaz – DARE feat. Roses Gabor

Roses Gabor x Funkin Matt – Zee Freestyle **

Roses Gabor x Dr. Gonzo feat. Hudson Mohawke & Carli – Fat Lady Loves Hummus Freestyle **

Greenmoney – Into You (French Fries Remix) feat. Roses Gabor

Boddika – Breezin

TWR72 – Paradox

Roses Gabor feat. Kaigama – See Me Inna

Dr. Gonzo – That Laughin Track feat. Style of Eye & Carli

Roses Gabor – Luvsick

Redlight – Stupid (Instrumental)

SBTRKT – Pharaohs feat. Roses Gabor

The Phantom – Voyeur

Roses Gabor feat DSV & Theophilus London – Kisses

Instra:Mental – Vicodin

Ty x Starkey – Heart Is A Miracle feat. Roses Gabor (Martelo ReThink) **

Roses Gabor – Mo1

Hudson Mohawke – All Your Love

Swindle – Spend Is Dough feat. Roses Gabor

Roses Gabor – Rosie’s Advantage (Freestlye Vibe/Interlude)

Roses Gabor – Spanish Inquisition feat. Jammer

**additional production by Martelo

Women in Business Conference

Are you an entrepreneur who:

  • Is looking to take your business to the next level and achieve more?
  • Is facing challenges accessing capital to become more profitable?
  • Wants to accelerate your brand to stratospheric levels?
  • Is looking for proven tools and strategies to achieve maximum success?

Well look no further, it’s time to jumpstart your business success in 2012 by attending the Women in Business Conference and Expo taking place on Thursday 19th January 2012 at London Met, 84 Moorgate between 9:30am – 4:00pm

The National Black Women’s Network in partnership with Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, London Metropolitan University and GV Media is pleased to bring you an exciting line up of powerful and inspirational speakers and the brightest minds to inform, motivate and empower you to achieve success against the odds in an ever changing economic climate under the Let’s Talk Business banner.

Why Attend

This not to be missed all day conference is aimed at savvy women who are interested or involved in promoting business and features:-

  • Informative, educational expert sessions
  • Entrepreneurial success stories
  • Meet the Banker opportunities
  • Motivating speakers
  • Networking Luncheon

The Women in Business Conference will feature a keynote presentation from Baroness Wheatcroft of Blackheath (former editor in chief of Wall Street Journal Europe and editor Sunday Telegraph) and a panel discussion formed by accomplished and talented women from the business and political community; who will share their advice, strategies and recommendations on a variety of topics vital to women entrepreneurs and future leaders. You will be inspired by their stories and hopefully spurred on to create success on your own terms.

Our interactive workshop session covers social media, leadership, presentation skills, branding, marketing, personal and professional development.

There’s no doubt about it, the Women in Business conference offers a valuable opportunity to focus on growing your business and connecting leading members of the business community with savvy entrepreneurs, students, staff and alumni of London Metropolitan University.

And that’s not all.

This event provides ample opportunities to connect on a deeper level with both other attendees and speakers with the potential for future joint ventures and valuable business relationships.

Confirmed Speakers include Baroness Wheatcroft of BlackheathDeb Leary OBE, CEO, Forensic Pathways Ltd; Cathy Walker. Head of Public Sector Marketing, Fujitsu Services; Sheila Elliott FCCA, MBA, LPNLP; Director BSS Group; Turly Humphries, CEO, Circle Sports; Sonia Brown MBE (founder NBWN and Sistatalk) and Jenny McDowell,  Manager, Business Networks External Affairs, Lloyds Banking Group – Commercial.

Confirmed Workshops include Innovative Approaches to Improve Your Bottom Line with Lloyds TSB Bank Plc; Women on the Move:  Passion Meeting Reality; Re energise Your Social Media Campaign to build Your Business; Superstar Strategies to Put Your Personal & Business Brand in the Spotlight Recognising Opportunities for Young Women in Business. Additional speakers will be confirmed soon, so stay tuned for further details.

Register

Don’t delay – register now at www.nbwn.eventbrite.com for this vital education and empowerment conference and join in the success!   It’s time to change the way that women do business.

Here’s to your success in 2012.

Self promotion essential or vulgar what do you think?

 

I read this article on women and self promotion on the Mail Online and had to share.  Please read and comment below, we are interested to hear your view on this topic.  We have met a number of women who vary from being self promotion guru’s to those that think self promotion is vulgar.  You can read the article here.


The First Lady Meets…Rococo Chichi Skin Care

Where does the name Rococo Chichi come from (it’s very cute)?

We wanted to have name that reminded people of decadence, and the rococo era was decadence itself and the “chichi” in French refers to luxury, over the top etc. So we put both words together and liked it and the more we said the more we liked so we kept it.

Rococo Chichi is natural skin care using whipped shea butter, could you tell us how you came up with the idea and why?

I started making the whipped Shea butters for myself, as I have very dry skin and I had also decided to wear my hair natural, the more I investigated on how to care for my skin and hair, Shea butter seemed to always be advised.  I started experimenting for myself and the results on my skin and hair were amazing, so I gave some to friends and family and the feedback was incredible. People used to tell me all the time “you should sell these”, so I did!

 

What sets you apart from other natural skin care brands?

What sets us apart is the texture of our butters, they are 100% natural and handmade; they contain no chemicals, preservatives, additives or perfume.

We also ensure that the raw Shea butter we use has been certified organic by the Soil Association and certified Fairtrade by the Fairtrade labelling organization (FLO).

Which is your favourite Rococo Chichi product why?

I love all the butters I make and I use them on a daily basis, but I have to say that the Vanilla Whipped Shea Body Butter always put a smile on my face, because it always makes me think of cake!

 

What are you doing to keep your products relevant in this poor economic climate?

We believe that our products offer value for money and our products are 100% Natural and are always going to be better for moisturising skin and hair compared to many very well know products that are priced at the same level.

What have been your biggest challenges and how have you overcome them?  (I imagine that skin care can be quite tricky.)

Spreading the word about RococoChichi is the biggest challenge, we believe we have a great product so letting people know about it is key. I have a scientific research background so preparing skincare is less daunting than people might think.

Where can we find you?

Website: www.rococochichi.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rococochichi/138074086223483

http://www.facebook.com/RococoChichi

Twitter: @rococochichi

With Rococo Chichi’s range of whipped shea butter for your skin and hair there is no need to have dry skin this winter.  The products look luxurious, shea butter is wonderful for any skin type and the packaging looks great which means equals useful Christmas presents and if you don’t celebrate Christmas they are great New Year presents, or just darn good daily skin care products!

Tickets £5.00: http://thefirstladychristmasfayre.eventbrite.com/
Under 16′s free

The First Lady Meets…Sascha Hurrell “Queen Edgina”

Sascha Hurrell – Digital Artist and founder of Queen Edgina

Your artwork is very cool, why did you choose digital art? 

While at university I experimented with combining digital imagery and painting. I find that it provides a lot more flexibility and can be adapted to any size or format. This especially works well when exhibiting at events and producing commissions.

What inspires your work?

Architecture is the central theme of my art so I take photographs of buildings, which display an interesting feature or facade. When taking the photograph I always have in mind what shapes, textures and colours will compliment the image. An essential element to my artwork is vintage fabrics. I love the history behind them, and often rummage around vintage shops to find an unusual design.

Describe your style…

I’d like to think my images are quirky and individual. Juxtaposing strong colours and textures is a key element and is often the most interesting and creative part of the process.

In addition to your art do you have other employment? If yes how do you juggle the two and everyday life?

I currently have full-time employment in London and manage Queen Edgina Designs in my spare time. I find making deadlines helps a great deal, as well as writing lots of lists! Most importantly I love being creative, which is what inspires me to continue designing.

What are your plans for 2012?

My plan is to continue building my portfolio and expand commission work. Researching the market, making contacts and attending fairs will be essential in progressing the business. My new collection of prints inspired by a recent visit to Valencia will also be available.

If you could collaborate with any artist who would it be and why?

I have great respect for the artist Howard Hodgkin. His incredible use of colour and shape really inspires me to be bold with my own work.

Where can we find you?

Website: www.queenedgina.com

Sacha’s work is very cool, her cards and prints would look at home on any mantlepiece.  I like the way she merges the old with the new and her experimentation with texture giving flat images a 3d feel.  Remember card is for life, not just for Christmas.

Tickets £5.00: http://thefirstladychristmasfayre.eventbrite.com/
Under 16′s free