Last month In-spire LS Magazine was asked to become one of the media partners for the phenomenal beauty pageant Miss USSR 2017. Having competed in a number of pageants myself; I believed it would be a great opportunity to provide coverage and highlight the positive aspects of the pageant scene. Many people deem these form of competitions as being a negative representation of women as they’re being celebrated for their beauty. However, over the years these competitions have acted as a positive platform where talented women have the opportunity to speak on freely on causes they feel passionate about, demonstrate their individual talents and at the same time show of their unique beauty; all while representing their country.
Anne-Marie is one of the pre-legends of the scene. She’s a local girl from Essex who went to drama school and loved to perform Motown classics. Her backing singer is her best friend and her sister; which makes for a very interesting and engaging performance; as both women know exactly what they’re aiming to do and how they’re going to perform it.
“For more than forty years that I have been making clothes, I have never thought about fashion” Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons
Last Monday, the biggest stars of fashion, music and modelling descended on New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 69th annual Met Gala.
The Met Gala is one of the most highly anticipated nights in the fashion calendar. This year the theme was “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-between”; hosted by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. Although some preferred to opt for somewhat safer representations of the avant garde theme, many celebrities rose to the occasion with a range of conceptual looks.
Recording Artist/Musician/Songwriter Marcus Samuel returns with another surefire anthem for the summer thereafter the glowing success of previous single “Loud” with much awaited brand new single entitled “My Generation” featuring Gen and Lewis Planter; the laid-back, Caribbean-influenced “My Generation” has garnered close to 7,700 views on YouTube since its release.
Kid Ink, rapper and producer made a special guest appearance at Club 195, in Epping on 16 April. The L.A. performer, is best known for his A-list of collaborations with the likes of R&B’s Chris Brown and Usher, girl group Fifth Harmony, and Hip-Hop rappers Meek Mill and Wale.
Grand Final : Saturday 22nd April 2017
Miss USSR UK is celebrating its 5th Birthday and In-spire LS Magazine are one of their MEDIA PARTNERS! As the one & only international beauty contest amongst ladies from post- USSR countries competing in the UK, Miss USSR is set to bigger and better than any other year.