Friday, June 23, 2006

Meet our lifestyle columnist Fon Browndy

Its not everyday you meet a fun interesting bubbly individual like Fon Browndy, our social life columnist.

So who is Fon?

Fon is a Cambridge graduate who studied Anthropology. As well as having brains she has an exceptionally witty writing style set to keep you wanted to read more.

Below is just a sample of one of her fun witty articles.

To Islington and Beyond...

Those of you who know me well will be astonished to hear that this weekend I ventured out of the Goth, Emo and Punk filled streets of Camden Town and hopped over to Angel for a slice of Islington life.

Following our journey through the filthy and strangely empty streets of Chapel Market after dark, we managed to make it passed the guerrillas on the door of an interesting establishment called 'Elbow Rooms'. The cheerful £2 entrance fee and warm greeting from the second row of guerrillas marked the beginning of our initiation into a whole new world...

A world where 'classy' is defined by a bar illuminated with lilac lamps and quirky bar staff. Seating areas littered with rectangular mirrors and navy blue tiles. A world where women are not afraid to display their love handles and stretch marks and men not ashamed to rock their scuffed, dated Gucci loafers and checked Next shirts! A world wear tarts, Chavs and serious RnB and Hip Hop fans dance and sweat side by side… This place truly is amazing!

Reflectively I find it amusing how every now and again something or someone will come along and completely change your opinions and/or perception of reality, for example the similarities between Elbow Rooms and Bada Bing... yeah that strip club from the Sopranos is really quite striking. I was half expecting topless women to arrive in their clear heels and layers of unflattering make-up at any moment! The amount of non-shalont young guns asserting their prowess way passed their bed times made me wonder why the legal drinking age in this country is still 18?

Elbow Rooms is a pleasantly spacious meat market – great for entertaining guests! However handing over £8 for use of the pool table for an hour and £5.40 for a double Vodka lime and lemonade to the nice but somewhat over-enthusiastic barman (who incidentally closely resembled Clark Kent) did leave us feeling a little cheated, considering liquor in run down Camden pubs is a little cheaper, as are the pool games.

However, despite this rather harsh critique, the music was excellent and so was the atmosphere. The DJ's lively, commercial beats more than compensated for our financial losses. The night ended with a bad rendition of Pussy Cat Dolls "Dontcha", me pole dancing round a pool cue and an estranged American girl stripping for kicks…

And you thought Camden was bad?

Don't miss her coloumn in La Geneve North Magazine

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Meet Adre, our fashion writer...

Forget Susanna and Trinny, meet Adre King our spectacular fashion feature writer bringing you great advice and information on shopping and more.
Adre is fascinated by the whole fashion industry and what it has to offer.
Don't miss her fantastic shopping article spread and her "North London Best Buys" shopping page.

So what does Adre do when she's not writing for La Geneve North magazine?

She runs her own personal fashion consultancy business (K&G image Consultancy) which helps women identify what suits and is comfortable for them. Her fantastic workshops not only style individuals aesthetically, but also empowers them through style.

Experience it for yourself, read Adre's article

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Friday, June 02, 2006

Our first magazine photo shoot...

Theme: Tropical elegance

Today was a long yet exciting day. Our first magazine photo shoot meant not much sleep and plenty of preparation.
The Editor was up at 6am ensuring everything was ready and organised for our 9am photo shoot take off.

The location was a stylish Islington (Angel) apartment where the Editor and Make-up Artist Katherine, stayed for the night.
By 9am everything was ready and the photographer Pete Joyce and his assistant Clare Joyce had arrived and started setting up.

Models Sharika, Dominique and Laura had also arrived and were waiting patiently to get their hair and make-up done.

Whilst the photographer continued to set up his equipment, the models one by one got their make-up done by Katherine Anasa using some fantastic products from Mary-K cosmetics.The hair was styled elegantly by Latifah Jolie- who previously worked at Toni and Guy.

The models wore the modern, sophisticated elegant dresses by UK designer Simone Williams and great footwear from Terra Plana (an ecko friendly brand) and a selection of vintage shoes from Jenn’s Boutique.
Adre Willemse , our fashion writer also popped by to see how the shoot was going and Ronke- Simone William’s business partner, also popped by to observe the shoot.

After a long tiring day we ended the shoot by stuffing our faces with a selection of pizzas.

The photographers Pete and Clare Joyce did a fantastic job and we achieved some amazing results.

All the models looked fab and were great fun to work with! One more shoot to go and were done...

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