This year, Flaviana Matata has been called to appear in designer Mark Fast's London Fashion Week show. The former Miss Universe finalist from the Tanzanian town of Shinyanga says she never had dreams of being on the catwalk, "I wanted to do electrical engineering" she admits, "I loved science." While getting ready for a show, she checks her Twitter feed "I'm a Twitter addict." she confesses. "My parents have to hide my phone when I go home to see them. Continue reading the article here
I have got only one word for Miss Matata; WERK!
Via: Neal Mann/The Wall Street Journal
I have got the winners for day 3 of last week five days giveaways. Both winners were picked by Model Millen Magese herself. She was very touched by all the comments and decided to give away one of her fave perfumes, Chloé to the rest of the contestants. This means if you are among the nine contestants from the eleven who participated you will need to email me your contact information at email@example.com and I will make sure your perfume gets to you. So the winner for Candela NYC dress is Tikili and the second prize (Marciano bag) goes to Nimecosa. Congratulations to all the winners. Please don't forget to email me with your contacts information as soon as possible so that I start the mailing process right away.
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I hope y'all having fun with all the giveaways. So we are on day three of our five days giveaways and for today giveaways I have another sponsor, former Miss Tanzania 2001 and international model Millen Magese. Millen would love to give away two items, first is a brand new dress from Candela NYCsame as one seen on the picture. Y'all remember she wore the dress to the inaugural dinner for Tanzania Education Trust in New York city last month. Second item is a fabulous brand new bag (bottom picture) by Marciano retail for $ 225 USD. All you have to do is go to the comment section and tell Millen and the rest of the readers what inspires you when you read about her and how would you want to remember her when she is gone? Millen will personally read all the comments and she will choose the winners. The first winner gets the dress and second one gets the bag.
The winners will be announced on the anniversary day, May 8th. This is also open to everyone, worldwide. Here is a better picture of the bag from the site only in a different color.
Good luck Fashionistas!
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Charlotte Ronson Fall 2010 Jason Wu Fall 2010
As y'all know our girl, Tanzanian model and former Miss Universe Tanzania was signed by one of the biggest modelling agency here in New York, Next Models. She was signed just on time for New York Fashion Week Fall2010,perfect time for a new face. All I want to say about Flaviana is she is going to go far. I remember seeing her on the runway and she looked really stunning. For her first New York fashion week experience, she walked over five shows including Tory Butch and Jason Wu who has dressed the First Lady, Michelle Obama several times. Also if you get a chance go to Essence magazine website on Fashion and Beauty, you will notice they used her pictures twice . One of the photos is from Jason Wu runway show used for their "Essence It Girl" search, the search for the new model in which you also can apply if you think you have got what it takes to be model. Watch out for Flavvy guys, soon she will be walking for Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Versace. Doesn't she look stunning??Enjoy the photos!
Rachel Roy Fall 2010 Tory Burch Fall 2010
Suno FALL 2010 Tommy Hilifiger Fall 2010
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Congrats to Tanzanian model Flaviana Matata for being the new face at NEXT Models. I am hoping to see her on the runways of New York Fashion Week starting this Thursday. Flaviana who is currently signed with South African Ice Models is the second Tanzanian Model to be signed with major New Yorks modeling agencies. She will be joining Millen Magese also from Ice Model Management but now signed with Ford Model Management. We wish you all the best Flaviana...let the game begin! And thanks to Russel Simmons for his kind heart. Kila la heri Flaviana.
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Former Miss Universe Tanzania 2007, Miss Universe 2007 5th runner up, now a model in South Africa, Flaviana Matata is this week true definition of African beauty.
Read more about her on her wikipedia
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Designer Sherri Hill's website has a few scans of Tanzanian Model and Miss Universe Tanzania 2007 Falvian Matata . In case you have no idea who Sherri Hill is, she is a well know designer of prom and pageant evening dresses. According to her website ; Eight of the Top Ten Miss USA 2009 finishers were wearing a Sherri Hill gown including the winner, Kristen Dalton. Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson and Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry were all crowned in Sherri Hill gowns. MTV Video Jockey and Total Request Live host Susie Castillo also won the Miss USA crown wearing a Sherri Hill designed evening gown. Sherri Hill designs can be found on the red carpet as well.
Way to go Flavian!
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By the way Flavian is in New York for Life Project for Africa Gala to benefit Njia Health Center in Tanzania. If you are a Tanzanian live in the Tri-State area I urge you to come out and support this event. Tickets are selling so quick...Hurry.
Click here to purchase your ticket and learn more about the Project.
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Do you have more than just a pretty face and a model figure? Do you have drive, passion, and confidence ? If this is you then Tanzania weekly magazine, OK and Taji Liundi of U-MODO blog are looking for you. Casting will start November 7th in Dar-es-salaam location TBA at the end of the month. Visit U-MODO blog for more information. So if you live in Tanzania and think you have what it takes to become the next UNIQMODO here is your chance.
Check out Model Teddy Kalonga posing for Z-HOVAK lookbook, LA based designer. According to Z-HOVAK site , Their focus is on unique and loud pieces that are wearable everyday. They carry fierce mix of Men's and Women's clothing and fun accessories. Do it old school just like the old days when grandma made your mom her own custom apparel. Z-HOVAL follows that same tradition, just a girl and her sewing machine designing. Z-HOVAK designs individually designs each piece and hand crafts them with passion and love in beautiful pink castle. I must admit I am loving every aspect of it, and my girl TK looks really hot More pictures after the jump
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