From this month onwards, kontraPLAN will regularly bring you new, interesting monthly columns by Emmanuel Ray, the winner of this year’s prestigious Fashion Icon of the Year award at Fashions Finest Awards in the United Kingdom.
The season’s proving to be much busier for me than last year. I’ve enjoyed taking long breaks between my work schedule but this time I got carried away in a whirlwind of parties, premiers, wining and dining and of course, romance. The romance, needless to add, was short lived as usual. Is it me, or...
London Burlesque Week kicked off in sensational style on board HMS President on the Thames near London’s Victoria Embankment.
As Samar tossed back her silky black hair and refreshed her lipstick, I sipped my margarita and gave her honest answers to her complicated questions. Samar Sadullah is one of the most talented journalists I have met in London and this was her third feature on me, so I consider myself lucky.
Hair stylist Adriano Spinosa at Twenty8 Hair & Beauty Soho, looked happy with his handiwork. This time, I had a variation of the classic page boy cut, with more volume and a spot of backcombing.
Scantily clad models sashayed down the catwalk at designer Danish Wakeel’s couture lingerie fashion show while I leaned against a cute Mancunian student named Bobby, who had come to London for fashion week.
Friends Re United Tons of silver dust fell from the heavens above, coating every umbrella, hairdo and flyer boy in Soho with a misty sheen as I hurried into Poland street and stepped into the fabulous UKAI Restaurant.
I forayed into the festive season by attending the Muscle Help Foundation’s charity fund raiser, hosted by TV presenter Lorraine Kelly at the Royal Automobile Club in London Pall Mall. Dating expert Hayley Felton introduced me to Michael McGrath, who set up the foundation and is the only disabled person to have reached both North...
The long Indian summers provided the perfect backdrop for the Sketchbook Magazine party and art exhibition in London’s Carnaby Street. Hosted by bubbly Bahraini belle Wafa Alobaidat, the magazine’s editor, the party drew in a staggering number of students most of whom had exhibited their illustrations and paintings at the event.
London Fashion Week effortlessly breezed in like a gossamer scarf flapping in the wintery wind.