Wednesday, 24 September 2008

New style book by Samata Angel


Style books are all the rage across the pond, but have yet to be fully exploited here in the UK. All this could be set to change this month when Black British fashion designer, Samata Angel, releases her uber stylish guide book 'Fashioning your life, A Clothing Designer's Guide. Volumes 1&2 are priced at £16.99 and can be purchased via www.samatasmuse  or lulu.com. The book is written to provide assistance to emerging fashion designers and features advice and tid bits from the likes of Nigel Barker from America's Next Top Model, Terry Mansfield, Chairman of Graduate Fashion Week, and celebrity stylist Nick Ede (Project Catwalk), as well as others.

So who exactly is Samata Angel? Born in Cambridge to Ghanaian parents, Samata set up her own clothing label in 2005 and has been capturing the attention of hard nosed fashion industry heads ever since. In 2006, she won 'Best Couture Line at the UK Urban Fashion Awards, followed by a nomination for the 'Exceptionally Creative Awards' at the British Female Inventors and Innovators Awards in 2007. Within the same year Samata made history by becoming the first black British female to display a collection during the Nolcha Fashion Week in New York. 

Angel is also an Ambassador for the Girls! Make your Mark, a national campaign which sets out to encourage young women to turn creative ideas into viable businesses AND she is currently nominated for Cosmopolitan's Fun, Fearless Female Awards 2008. Phew, what a woman, eh? All of this and she's a mere 25 years young... 

7 comments:

Millie said...

I love this girl! I heard about her through wikipedia! Keep it up with the hottest news as per usual....

VOD said...

Never heard of her due to being from the other side of the pond. It's good to see that she does things to promote success amongst black/brown girls. :)

Getty said...

Wow...she is definitely an achiever. I saw her on Concrete Loop a while ago...good for her!

Jusana said...

Saw the Concrete Loop post too, very proud of her.

Margie said...

I saw the dress she made for J.Lo it was hot! She is so talented and to do this by herself if amazing. At least when you have like a partner like D & G you can support each other but she is doing this alone....WOW!

Capucio said...

Hot

Jshine said...

She is a banger and certified hottie - plus mad props for the books

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