Sunday, October 2, 2011

Exploring the World through the Eyes of Local Children

Luxor Couture was able to be a sponsor for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta during their Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge (KKCC).   The  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta  hosted its 19th annual Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

KKCC is a year long cultural program sponsored by the Atlanta Kiwanis Club, which challenges Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Club members to explore a particular country, its geography, culture, dress and activities. Of course Luxor Couture was willing to lend a helping hand when it came to Egypt. 

KKCC enables Club members to display their cultural knowledge, art and performance skills and interactive talents while embracing the different countries and cultures of our world. The all-day event allows the kids to develop and advance cooperation and teamwork skills; develop oral, written, communication and research skills; and to instill in Boys & Girls Club members the importance of diversity and tolerance.

Several Clubs participated in the program this year, each representing a different country. Members from each Club participated in the contest by presenting what they learned about their country through creative displays, performances and interactive projects.

•This year’s winner: (EGYPT )



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Latest Collection at Luxor Couture: Oshun Honey

Oshun Honey is the newest arrival to the Luxor Couture collection .   The essence of this collection is the Goddess Oshun, which is symbolic of the Peacock feather.  This collection was designed with the goddess in mind;   it is sure to leave you feeling like pure royalty, and perhaps make you taste like honey.

Oshun or Ochun (pronounced O’shuun); a Yoruba goddess who reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth, & diplomacy.

She is revered as being beneficent, generous and kind. Oshun is associated with the color yellow, brass, honey, peacock feathers and anything of beauty. This is where the Oshun Peacock Feather originates. With its beautiful resonance of colors and delight. The way it shimmers and catches the eye with its magnificent beauty.  When adorned with these beautiful feathers and their irresistible softness, it’s as if you’ve been wrapped inside a cocoon of honey.

The Goddess Oshun vibrates with beauty and awe just as Luxor Couture brings you the most beautiful treasures on this side of the world.  Luxor Couture embodies the Oshun Peacock feather in the most beautiful arrangements of earrings.  With its serene design of beauty and  perfection, one would feel as if they are Oshun embracing their feminine divinity at its height.  As you marvel at your appearance with these exquisite earrings, you too may begin to strut like the peacock when displaying its beautiful feathers.  But don’t be ashamed, everyone deserves to feel like a goddess strutting their stuff as they exude love and beauty dropping bits of honey along the way.  Luxor Couture is definitely here to awaken your inner Goddess!!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Luxor Couture

 Naptural Roots Magazine Photoshoot  2010

I was very excited to open my email one day and have Mahogany Boisseau, the spokes person for Naptural Roots Magazine contact me about being apart of their next issue.  I couldn't believe it.  I was suggested to them by Tawhida Tupak-el, a radio host on WRFG. Of course I would do it....who wouldn't.  Contracts were signed and I was on my way.  But hold up-I had to go into work that day.  Hummmmm- I suddenly felt a cold coming on. I felt very comfortable on the set, because I knew most of the people there-the potographer (TT Coles), the stylist (Jamila Crawford), the caterers ( Feed the People) and some of the models.  It seems to be a small world.  Well, I didn't get to take alot of behind the scence shots, because of contractual agreements, but here is  a short video from the photographer TT Coles. Hope you enjoy.

LeAnne (Naptuarl Roots Magazine) and I (Luxor Couture)
To order Naptural Roots Magazine Calendar featuring Luxor Couture

Slick & Rose Videoshoot for PoP Fresh

Slick and Rose is an Atlanta-based duo that has gained national and international attention.  their style is a blend of Pop, Rock, New Wave, Jazz and Hip-Hop.  I was honored when they ask me to be apart of their styling team on their latest video POP FRESH.  Take a  looksy : )

October Rose

Nikki Slick

Runway Scene
Red Carpet Scene

The Lovely Jamila Crawford (Stylist and Model)
Job Well Done!!!

On Set with Sepsenahki Aahkhu
Sepsenahki Aahkhu
wearing Luxor Couture

 I was intived to adorn  singer and songwriter Sepsenahki Aahkhu for the making of  her latest video "Searching'. This was my first time working with green screen.   Green screen technology is the basis of the effects seen in everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to the weather forecast. The idea is simple. If you shoot a video with a single coloured backdrop (blue or green is often used) , studio technology allows you to make that color transparent - replacing it with any other video clip, graphic or still image.  So, I have no ideas what the video will look like, but I know it will be great.  I really love what I do.

My set up

Getting Camara ready!! Make Up artist (MUA) Folami
Checking things out!

Showing off the Luxor Couture

Lights, Camara, Action

MUA Folami doing touch ups

Getting ready for next scene

Sepsenahki Aahkhu  and  I

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