Beneath Angel Wings, Introducing Malyka [Concepteur]

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Malyka, is an inspirational lifestyle brand that was formed by three former York University(Toronto, CA)students in 2004. This multi-cultural young collective -Momar Taal  from Gambia, Lavado Stubbs from Bahamas and Fahad Awadh from Tanzania had a strong desire to create a platform that was representative of their respective cultural background, views and  ideas. Notably, the brand has grown to represent various youth cultures and garnered a growing international following – North America, Europe, Africa and The Caribbean. Malyka clothing is  not only enriched with culture and tradition but exudes elements of pan-africanism, individuality, artistic expression and importantly freedom. Arguably, these individuals are at the forefront of  Afro-Caribbean designers who are brave enough  to make bold statements with their art. Enjoy, share and be inspired.

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Muse- Casablanca Revisited [Oeuvre Noir]

Photographed by Gary Corkell.

Photographed by Gary Corkell.

On Wednesday 30th of January 2013, MimosaLife and the Glasgow University Fashion society collaborated to present an ‘All White Themed Soiree’ called ‘Casablanca’ at the Mama San Room in Saint Judes Glasgow. This event was to celebrate Spring 2013’s muse colour. Guests were greeted and welcomed with a variety of classic cocktails, a 1950s jazz/blues band consisting of a saxophonist, guitarist and drum-kit. Later on in the evening the eclectic turntablist Jamie Morris of Codeine Drums spun a variety of records ranging from electronica,trap beats, hiphop and 90s rnb. The atmosphere was nothing sort of elegant and electric it proved to be a modern twist of a film noir classic. Notably, those in attendance at said event displayed great level of tastes in fashion, individual style and swagger which was refreshing. Here are some of our favourite moments and showcase of the muses of that evening.

To view the rest of the photos click here –Casablanca

'Fly Me to the Moon' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘Fly Me to the Moon’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'A work of art' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘A work of art’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'The Bowtie is a Timeless Accessory' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘The Bowtie is a Timeless Accessory’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'Amour' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘Amour’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.’ Photographed by Gary Corkell

'Chambre De Plaisir' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘Chambre De Plaisir’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'Encore' Photographed by Gary Corkell.

‘Encore’ Photographed by Gary Corkell.

'To love beauty is to love light' Photographed by Gary Corkell

‘To love beauty is to love light’ Photographed by Gary Corkell