Maggie Smith has been announced as the Face of Africa Fashion Week London 2015. Maggie was the overwhelming favourite, chosen by the public on Africa Fashion Week London’s social media platforms and takes over the mantle held by Chi-Chi Nwuba, the winner of the title in 2014.
“Maggie is of Ugandan/Scottish heritage and with her beautiful personality and impressive work ethic; she is an excellent ambassador for African fashion and the perfect representative for Africa Fashion Week London,” the brand’s press release states.
Speaking about the title, Maggie said: “I’m so proud to be the Face of AFWL 2015. The journey so far has been very overwhelming & the support I’ve had so far is in incredible. I look forward to the rest of this experience & intend to enjoy every minute.”
For winning the award, Maggie’s had a photo shoot with renowned photographer, Gabor Szantai. She was styled by a top Paris stylist Crystal Deroche. She was styled by the top stylist, Sandra Webb who was provided by Motions – the official hair sponsor of AFWL 2015.
“Maggie was a pleasure to work with, she was a natural in front of the camera. She is a great example of the Motions woman, in she does not merely wear a hairstyle, she owns it, said Szantai.
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Makeup brand Fashion Fair’s artist Abby Hopkins enhanced Maggie’s striking looks to create an unforgettable day and a magical shoot.
“It was a pleasure working with Maggie who is a great representation of AFWL 2015. We used Premae Skincare to prep her skin before applying Fashion Fair make-up products and she looked wonderful,”Hopkins said about working with Maggie.
Speaking about why the award was organised, Ronke Ademiluyi, the founder of Africa Fashion Week London said, “It was to engage with our social media fans and a way of giving something back to them by getting them involved in the voting process a fun way of getting our ever growing supporters involved in AFWL.”
According to AFWL, attendants of the 2015 edition of the event in Europe with a focus on African and African inspired fashions, will have the opportunity to meet Maggie.
The Face of AFWL is the flagship competition, awarding the winner with the chance to work with and learn from industry professionals.
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