Fashion Avenue News Magazine Shoots SUPERMODEL Georgie Badiel for the Cover

Fashion Avenue News Editor-in-Chief, Sofia Davis is excited to be working with SuperModel Georgie again.  Sofia says “Georgie is professional, detailed orientated and on top of her game, she is confident in her performance”.  I love working with Models that are confident, I get goose bumps when they work for the camera.  Georgie is also a personal friend and calls the Editor in Chief “God Mother”.  I cherish the friendship I have with Georgie and always support any project she has.

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Designs by: Zang Toi

ABOUT THE SHOOT – International, Celebrity & Supermodel Photographer, Allison V. Brown will do the honors of shooting the SuperModel for the Cover.  He has shot many of the covers for the Global Luxury Brand, Fashion Avenue News, including SuperModel Alek Wek, Vivica Fox, Angela Robinson of the Tyler Perry TV Soap, The Harringtons, Germany’s next TopModel, to name a few.  Allison was also the Co-Producer and Photographer of the RECORD BREAKING ATTENDED Rocky Gathercole Fashion Week Show.

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Gown by: Zang Toi

ABOUT THE DESIGNERS:  Sofia asked long-time friend, and Couture King, Zang Toi to provide garments.  I love Zang Toi, not just for the beautiful garments he creates but for the person he is.  Zang Toi was one of the first Fashion Week Couture Designers to participate in Fashion on the Hudson.  Zang showed 10 garments and brought SuperModel Georgie with him to Harlem. What a grand time. He was also a celebrity judge at the $5,000 Fashion & Beauty Olympics, a Designer competition where the winner receives $5,000 CASH.  DaJon Johnson of VA, whom Sofia spotted at Circle of Sisters and fell in love with his long flowing gowns will also provide garments for the shoot.  Both designers can bring the shoot to the height of glamour Sofia is looking for.

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ABOUT THE MUA:  Sofia wanted a top of the line MUA that she felt confident could bring her inspiration to life, she tapped Jeffrey “PICASSO” Lindsey.  Sofia says “Picasso is a seasoned professional who is comfortable with his creativity”.  I put my vision in his hands and he works the magic.

ABOUT THE HAIR:  Sofia chose Avant Garde Hair Designer, The Baron Tyler to style the hair.  The Baron is skilled in Avant Garde Hair designer and can deliver just about anything Sofia can dream up.

ABOUT FAN:  Fashion Avenue News is a Global Luxury Brand, with sister publications; Model World Magazine and The Fashion Dynasty.  We are always looking to expand our brand and to develop collaborations with other fashion brands.

We are happy to announce that we have contact several professional modeling agencies and they have agreed to provide models for our upcoming shoots as well as our annual Fashion On The Hudson runway show.

Our team has just finished the 2017 calendar and will be shooting on a monthly basis.  We welcome independent, emerging and established models, MUAs, stylists, interns, hair designers, to attend our open house or visit our website to find out how to get involved/published.  We are looking to expand our dream team. (Designers can make a quarter deskside appointment by emailing SDavis@FashionAvenueNews.com)

ABOUT SUPERMODEL GEORGIE

Georgie Badiel is a Burkinabé model and activist living and working in New York City.  Badiel was Miss Africa 2004.

She is also an author and activist who has taken on the issue of the lack of potable drinking water in her West African homeland. Therein she runs the Georgie Badiel Foundation which is dedicated to raising funds to support the cause.  Now together with the children’s book author, Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde, she has co-created the book The Water Princess, a picture book which tells the story of her West African nation’s desperate need for aquifers through her life as a young girl who dreams of bringing clean water to her people. The book was published by Penguin Random House in 2016.

Chocolate skin model Georgie Badiel has been dubbed the Naomi Campbell twin, since they look so much alike, she is From Burkina Faso.  The Burkinabè people have been identified as “Land of upright people” or honest people.  She is best known for her legs and smile. She currently lives in New York City but has worked for agencies in Paris, Milan and London. New Madison in Paris, Elite in Milan and FM Agency in London.

Georgie gives back to her homeland with many different projects from building wells to building schools.

(some info obtained from intern)

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