Thursday, 23 December 2010

Xavi player of the world

Cover for January 2011 of World Soccer MagazineBritish sport magazine World Sport has named FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernàndez as the player of the year 2010. World Soccer magazine's readers gave Xavi 25.8% of the vote, fellow Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi who won the award last year came second.


Xavi is also nominated with teams mates Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year 2011.











The World Soccer magazine readers named Barcelona FC third best team in the world behind last years Champions League winners Inter Milan.
Best team was named Spain World Cup Squid which included both Xavi and Iniesta with six other Barça footballers.
Including Carlos Puyol, Gerard Pique, David Villa, Victor Valdes. Sergio Busquests and Perdo Rodrigues.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Visca Barça

If pictures speak thousands words, what does this image of Barça baby  say to you? 
Visca Barça 

Monday, 13 December 2010

Samira Hashi crowned Miss Fashion 4 Africa 2010

Saturday 11th/12/2010 in London Samira Hashi was crowned Miss Fashion 4 Africa. The young  Londoner who has been building impressive portfolio. Took the first prize for Somalia. Ghana and Nigeria took second and third places.

Samira has  walked the the London Fashion Week for the past two years. She has also appeared in Professor Green Doritos music video.
Zedeye  Tribal Romance S/S 2011
Congratulation Samira you deserved it.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Barça thriump in El Clasico

There are few games in the world of football that get people as excited as match between eternal enemies L'eguip blaugrana and Los Blancos.El Clasico is also battle of will between two of best players in the world Messi and Ronaldo.

It was also battle of wills between Pep Guordiola and
 ''The special one'' Jose Mourinho  who used to work for Barcelona back in the 90's as translator. Every coach has krypton and Jose's it is Nou Camp where he has never won since he became a coach. Monday's El Clasico was as usual a interesting game. There was twelve yellow cards and one red card. Then there was that push from Ronaldo gave to Pep(tsk tsk) 

Then there was that red cards worthy behaviour from Sergio Ramos (He got the only red in the match).


Later Sergio Ramos said "I talked by phone with Puyol and Xavi yesterday. I admitted I as wrong and I apologized."






 Even though Messi is without a doubt in a league of his own, his imitation of Gillian McKeith's fainting was even for Barça fan a shameful.Barcelona v Real Madrid: breathless brilliance of El Clasico leaves our domestic drudgery in the shade

In the end it was the Catalan giants that came on top.
Beating Real 5-0.

Xavi. He's not all bad, y'knowXavier Hernandez (Xavi) scored the first goal of the game in less than ten minutes. David Villa followed with two goals.
followed by 
Pedro

and Jeffren Suerez.

Real can get their revenge in March when the teams meet again, this time Barça will pay a visit to Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Jose Mourinho described the 5-0 thrashing by Barcelona as worst defeat of his career, he continued to  that the game was  "a loss, not a humiliation." 
"Every game has it's own history. What happened against Barcelona isn't final." Barça beat Real last year 6-2 and they got the same result back in 1994 when they won 5-0

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Waris and Liya for H&M

Retired model, award winning international best selling author and UN ambassador Waris Dirie appears in this year's Swedish fashion house H&M's Christmas holiday campaign with Ethiopian model Liya Kebede.
Waris spoke about the campaign
''This summer, I received an invitation from H&M to do a photo shoot together with my friend Liya Kebede, who plays me in the movie Desert Flower.

I have often said that I would never be a fashion model again, except for a special purpose or great idea. But this shoot was not for a normal campaign: the campaign does not simply show models, but people who have a special connection or relationship to each other: close friends, siblings, parents and their children. Liya and I are connected through our common origins in East Africa, we both fight for women’s rights and female health through our own organisations, and we worked on the movie “Desert Flower” together.
We had a lot of fun shooting this campaign in the Milk Studios in New York City with photographer Daniel Jackson. You can see more pictures from this shoot on the H&M website and in H&M stores across the world.
I will invest my fee in a Waris Dirie Foundation project in Africa that I will present in January 2011.
LOVE,
Waris ''

Monday, 15 November 2010

Shakira, Foxy Brown and Lisa Left Eye Lopes for Calvin Klein


Before Lil Kim became a star in Europe and decade before Nicky Minaj Foxy Brown was the who was making waves in Europe.
She was even called by German Bravo music magazine back in 1997 'Das Schwarze Madonna' which means the black Madonna. 


In 1999 Foxy fronted Calvin Klein Jeans campaign. 
 Now Foxy is more known for her feuds with Lil Kim and Jail sentences. She had so much potential they say

Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes 2000
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes was the face of TLC. The late rapper was about to break out, when she was killed in car accident in Honduras 2002.
In 2000 Lisa had number 1 hit single 'Never be the same again' with Melanie C of Spice Girls fame.
Shakira 2000
















Before she became global superstar and blonde. Shakira was huge star in the Latin world and the Middle East. The Lebanese-Colombian was the body of Calvin Klein jeans campaign in 2000.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Bojan& Pique and Barca

If the rumours are true and the baby of Barcelona FC Bojan Krkic wants to leave Barcelona (why).
I don't understand personally why anyone would want to leave Barcelona FC.
Leaving Barca means leaving behind one of the best team in the world. Bojan you would only downgrade.

Bojan who plays for Spain Under-21 international, said he is unsure if he would be playing for  Barcelona at  next season.

The 20year old Catalan has only started three matches this season for the Catalan giants. And because of that, perhaps the rumours have been rift of him wanting to leave Barca. It's been rumoured that Bojan is favouring Arsenal =) (yay) and Manchester United =(.
The player's agent, Zoran Vekic, told Footmercato.net:
"Bojan is a Barcelona player and will not be leaving over the winter
"He is happy with his current situation, but we will re-evaluate the situation once the season is over."
Bojan made his Barcelona FC debut aged Seventeen back in September 2007 under Frank Rijkaard. 

Bojan has since then become best buddies with with fellow Catalan and Barca footballer Gerard Pique. The two have the biggest bromance in football (the two bff's even have facebook page with same name) 
If Bojan joins Arsenal, he can become bff with Cesc Fabregas Pique's other bff.
Would Pique be happy about that though?  Either way Bojan stay in Barca.

The Chandler's

Ever since the Somali pirates seized British couple Rachel and Paul Chandler of the coast of Seychelles Island just hundreds of nautical miles off the from Somali shores. The British Somali community have been fighting for the release of the couple. Setting up Facebook pages one of them is  'Somali's for the freedom of Chandler's' and campaigning for the couple.
After 13months of captivity the couple have been released. The ransom money of 1million dollars have been paid by numerous ''people''.
Half by the Somali community in Britain.

Now the question  is with the pirates receiving ransom money, would this mean now Somali-British people are ideal future targets for the pirates from now on?

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

New eye candy for the autumm

Shopping for the autumm weather
check these boots by Giussepe Zanotti
and this lovely Rick Owens Wool Sparta coat


















DRKSHDW by Rick Owens black stretch-denim straight leg jeans would so perfect with that coat. With white tank top underneath Rick Owens Lilies black wool and angora-blend sheer twist-front top would finish the look.





















The perfect bag for this get up would be Miu Miu's Paloma leather messenger bag.