Fans of big cats are in for a treat at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill this week as the British artist Karen Cotton displays a selection of Tiger etchings inspired by her travels across India.
The exhibition has been organised in support of the Wildlife Protection Society of India, whose field teams gather real-time information on wildlife crimes to assist government enforcement agencies.
Karen, based in London, belongs to the Cotton family which has served in India throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. “My etchings are drawn from memory of the trips I took to India in the early 2000s. The tigers made a lasting impression on me, they are amazing animals which are in serious danger and which need our support”.
This very special exhibition of limited edition prints and etchings runs at the Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London W11 2AY until 10th November 2018.
Exploring the 50 shades of desire at the London Fashion Week tonight in Buddha Bar!
With the dance show in ‘50 Shades Of Grey’, and many other colours, we are opening the fashion show of the glamorous Nina Naustdal couture spring summer collection! Here is a teaser to my somewhat philosophical story about the variety of shades of desire 😉
We are blessed to perform in Kremlin this weekend, representing France at the World Dance Championship!
Moscow has always been the city of extremes, where nothing is in moderation! 🙂
It’s also a magnet for the elite, that can afford quite a lavish life style despite the overall economy slowdown worldwide.
Recently plunging oil price or economic crisis??? Which crisis?
I see numerous luxury cars parked by the Stoleshnikov mews that is notoriously seducing any strolling fashionista with its chic window-shops.
Nevertheless, I turn my back to the exclusive boutiques, resisting even a tiny fashion temptation and I put on my hat of the dance champion! 😉
Few steps from the Stoleshnikov pereulok, the sumptuous halls of the Aurora Hotel on Petrovka street,
where we stay, are welcoming us with the opulent design of the Tsarist Russia.
No time to procrastinate in the swanky hotel lounges, – we register by the delegation of the World Dance Council and get ourselves ready for the mission!
It’s nothing less, but the World Dance Championship and our anticipation is on the rise! 😉
I want to know your opinion, which dress should I wear as a host at the Kaoska Fashion Show this season!
London based luxury evening wear designer Nico Didonna is styling me for this occasion with the elegant evening dresses from his latest collection and I would like to know your opinion on the dress you like most! Just post your comments below with your choice of the dress:
- Sparkle (Midnight dream)
- Royal Blue
- Cream & Roses
The Fashion show will take place on the 24th of September 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Door opens at 6pm, 6.45pm- chat show with designers that I am going to host, followed by the fashion show.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kaoska-fashion-show-2016-tickets-26979540532Nico Didonna: http://www.nicodidonna.com/
Kaoska is celebrating Fashion this season and invites you to join our event on Saturday 24 September 2016 at the Double Tree by Hilton London-Marble Arch Hotel.
Great opportunity to learn about new fashion trends, get inspired and network with the industry professionals and our celebrity guests.
I am delighted to be the host again of this fantastic show, that brings together established and emerging designers, extravagant fashionistas and individuals with a passion for fashion and style. It is a true celebration of creative minds and you are welcome to be part of it!
To give you an insight, I have selected few highlights from last year’s event:
A retrospective review of last year’s Kaoska Fashion Show raising funds for Variety – The Children’s Charity! Featuring aspiring and established designers Nico Didonna, Joe Alvarez, Stowers Bespoke, Aftershock and Marria Roslova. Kaoska unites talented people across the wide spectrum of the fashion industry. Presented by Diana Ellis Jones. Filmed at the London Hilton Marble Arch on 24 Sept 2015 by EquityProductions.com.
CEO of Kaoska Fashion House – Nomy Khan
Event Coordinator – Jay Hofman and his team of Haus of Hofman
Event Team – Kat Craiceva, Anna Victoria N, Amy Armstrong, Beverley Williams, Kasia Byszkiewicz, Anna Nedza, Karl William Lund
Choreographer – Barbod Mayriz and Evrin Bashak
Hair & Make-Up – Shannen Eghbali , Reeta Arora and her team of Reets Academy
DJ – Vita Deejay
Singer – Stanley Volk
Photographers – Joshy Daniels Jones, Christian Jibril, Chima Luke Okafor, Steve Taylor, Mansour Ali
PR – David Jones (Thirty30media) and Elise C Quevedo
Sponsors – Double Tree Hilton Hotel Marble Arch, DrinksMotion, Alchemedia, OrangeTree Wine, WildCat Energy Drinks, Greenginger Living, Pedini London, Equity Productions, Mayfair New Media, Lisser Moi, Reeta Hair and Make Up Academy
Variety – The Children’s Charity was represented by Malcolm Brenner
Models: Dagmara Džurbová, Roma Hayden, Noah, Edris Noori, Nejc Jus, Dianita de la Cruz, Roopa Bhudia, Paige Eliae Vashtina, Ioana Ap, Osamudiame Joanette, Maria Dymer, Shola Nikitta, Leya Laska, Kainos Alex La, Aramatou Toure
Dear friends, thank you so very much for your birthday wishes, beautiful cards, flowers, presents and even poems! What a joyous surprise! You have really made my day very special and I am very grateful to each of you!
I have been very quiet recently and it’s all because all great things in life come through the hard work and lots of determination. So, I have been working abroad on one of the TV projects and when its up and running, it will make me feel very proud. Meanwhile, I keep on grooving! 😉 My latest groovy moment was when modeling for one of the bridal shows and here is a little glimpse of it. I spent my birthday in an innocent, pure and festive manner, just as you can see on the picture! 😉
An Interview with Jay Hofman…
… on Kaoska, the Modern Vintage Show and Haus of Hofman…
Jay comments on a fantastic Spring Summer 2016 collection from Kaoska Fashion show, his own venture “Haus of Hofman” and a new exciting show taking place tomorrow at the Conway Hall, Holborn.
“I won’t kill, cause I love you!”
Forget any of my shows you have seen so far…this time we are playing with the Devil!
This Saturday, on the 12th of December, I will be performing to the songs of the multitalented artist Jay Hofman, who is launching his remarkable new album ‘Modern Vintage’.
My unconventional dance interpretation of Jay’s latest song… “I won’t kill” was created in the spirit of the “Twilight” saga. The story unravels around a couple torn apart by the death of a fiancée, who was lured into the kingdom of darkness.
Just before the funeral, at the moment of the final separation, he pleads for her not to leave him. Eventually, she is resurrected…alas as a Vampire.
…Alarming thoughts are haunting him…will she be the same again? …or is she lost forever?
Driven by her love, she persuades him to drop his guard, promising not to harm him. … But can she possibly resist her Vampire instincts?
To watch this performance live on stage, come and join us on Saturday, the 12th of December, 8pm, Conway Hall, Holborn station, London.
Dance with me and Frank Sinatra at the Savoy tonight! We have put together a smooth swagger dance show to pay tribute to the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra and support a good cause.
To celebrate Sinatra’s 100th birthday, we are inviting you to immerse into the world of the flirty up-beat rhythms of our Latin dance show to the cool yet sentimental Frank Sinatra’s tunes.
We are delighted to have a chance to pay tribute to this great Maestro and also to support ‘Variety’ – the Children’s Charity.
So much looking forward to make the most out of our performing skills (and the dancing champion title!) to raise awareness about helping disadvantaged children. Join us today and enjoy fantastic live music, our dance show, generous raffle prices and gourmet cuisine at the Savoy.
Frank Sinatra Celebration Dinner will be held on Monday, November 30, from 7p.m. at the Savoy Hotel in London.