Archive | January, 2013

Hublot Novelties at Geneva fair 2013 with the Bangs,the Fusions and the Classics

21 Jan

The Zebra Bang

Hublot zebra 3Following the success of the leopard Bang and the Boa Bang, Hublot Swiss watch makers have continued the call of the jungle. The Zebra bang now the sexiest cool of them all is highly fashionable with its print to dip its hooves.

With small sutle accents, the Zebra Bang has the features that gets you wanting it all: 41mm diameter, 48 topazes and baguette-cut spirels, showcased with its Zebra print dial by eight small bezel-set diamond banged to capture the light day or night. Armed with an automatic mechanical chronograph movement for the connoisseurs. It is finished with a strap made from Zebra print calfskin leather sewn onto Black rubber which makes it both comfortable and flexible. This has not just set the hearts of fashionistas aflutters but it is practically water tight to the depth of 100metres. Limited edition with just 250 pieces for its 3 designs.

The Classic Fusion Chrono Aero: From the Aero Bang Classics.

hublot 2The Aero Bang classics are carefully made to provide greater assurance against counterfeiting. No wonder they have remained one of Hublot’s best sellers since 2007. This machine  model – The calssic fussion Aero features with a diametre of 45mm with gentle more rounded lines, two push buttons on either side of the crown, two counters at 3 o’clock and 9o’clock and a date window at 6o’clock and is available in 2 versions. :Titanium and King gold. It is finished with Black alligator strap stitched into Black rubber for comfort, flexibility and exceptional durability. It has a 42 hour power reserve and water resistance to 50 metres.


The Big Bang Ferrari

Hublot ferrari 1The hublot first year collaboration with Ferrari is coming to an end banged with success both commercially and promotionally. With the first big bangs in titanuim and magic gold famously scratch resistant with 18k gold invented by Hublot and over 130 events respectively. This has been a success that is warmly welcomed by both Jean -Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and Ricardo Guadalupe, the CEO of Hublot.

The Classic fusion extra thin skeleton Black ceramic.

Hublot skeleton all blackThe Black ceramic has become one of Hublot’s major bestsellers. An extra thin skeleton watch whose design has been refined while retaining the dynamic and modern codes immediately recognisable as Hublot watch. ith 45mm diametre, equipped with Hub1300, a Hublot’s new classic movement , entirely developed and designed in he brand’s manufacture at Nyon. It is fabulously comprised of 130 components at just 2.90mm thickness. The watch as always is durable, flexible comfortable and practical on an everyday level. Has a 90 hours power reserve and water resistant at 50metres.

Last but not in anyway the least at the 2013 Geneva fair is:

The Classic Fusion Skeleton Turbillion Black Ceramic.

hublot skeleton all black 2Featuring an all black design in line with Hublot’s graphic codes. A Hublot’s new arrival for the start of 2013. Sleek snd contemporary yet with a satin finish, polished with Black ceramic case. It benefits from its 120 hour power reserve, water tight to 30 metres. Again limited edition with just 99 pieces numbered .

Completely made with the principle of tradition and modern fusion with outstanding craftsmanship and 21st century creative vision in watch making that is Hublot Swiss watch making. The BANG!

Brides of Culture is back! This season at the luxurious Hilton Canary Wharf and it’s free!!!

14 Jan

boc_landscape_b[1] In its 8th instalment of unique free multicultural Bridal exhibition and this time, at a prime location in the middle of one of world’s busiest commercial district with perfect transportation links to the rest of the city. This season’s event is not the one to be missed. It has promised to be the best and largest ever. Over 1,200 brides and grooms are expected to attend.50 exhibitors are also expected with the exclusive ask the expert by the award winning Cedar events and the TV regular, Elizabeth’s cake Emporium.

Brides of Culture was founded in 2009 by Abi Laditan and Kemi Osinloye, to provide useful tips, information and advice, as well as details of local and regional vendors to meet the wedding needs of a diverse mix of brides and grooms; from across Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. Their passion and energy has led to the BOC exhibition becoming one of the most highly anticipated cross-cultural wedding exhibitions in London and the UK. The last exhibition held in September 2012 drew in nearly 800 attendees and 35 major wedding suppliers.
According to the last census (2001), with a total of 1,148,738, the largest ethnic minorities in Britain are those categorised as Black or Black British, with the next largest being Indians (1,053,411). Overall, ethnic minority groups represent just fewer than 6 per cent of the population of Great Britain, with over 235,000 weddings occurring each year.
BOC is available for any bride-to-be who lives and is planning to get married in the UK, providing them with any help we can to make their day a special one. There are currently many resources available to those planning a wedding in the UK, but very few for those planning one with a cultural twist. This is the area where BoC is invaluable in providing solutions to regular issues and problems that are common in ethnic minority weddings, but may not be so common in mainstream ones.

C.Hub magazine is happy to associate with BOC as we continue to broadcast the best of the ethnic people. As always we do everything in our power to make sure that these events and occasions are brought to you on time. And we heavily encourage you to attend this event to discover the diversity in the multicultural weddings.

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Free January event by Women4Africa, The African People’s Advocacy and UCL.

11 Jan

africa (1)Free January  event by ‘The African Peoples Advocacy’, ‘Women4Africa’ and ‘University College London’.   The event takes place on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 from 6.30pm-9.00pm and speakers on the day are: Eric Chinje – Director for Strategic Communications at ‘Mo Ibrahim Foundation’ Sam Onigbanjo – Founder ‘Women4Africa’ Samara Hammond – CEO AMREF UK Chantal Aboa – Founder African Peoples Advocacy Sorious Samura – Award winning Filmmaker and JournalisAll details can be found on the attached flyer.   You are all invited. Come and learn something for yourself and network with those who matter. 

Africa Fashion week London opens her first concession boutique in Lagos Nigeria.

10 Jan

AFWL2012-bebegrafiti-023-Simon-KlyneThe end of 2012 saw AFWL extend its vision for African fashion designers and lovers of African designs in Lagos. With their first concession boutique studio 29 now open.

The opening event saw a host of  members of the press, celebrities, fashion editors, bloggers and fashion lovers and buyers witness the unveiling of the first of its chain boutiques to open this year – 2013.

“Realizing that a lot emerging fashion designers that showcased at AFWL do not have a shop or stockist to stock their garments, so as a team, we came up with the idea to provide them with a showroom and a retail space where they can stock their brands and sell them as well”, says Ronke Ademiluyi of studio 29.

Speaking also, Sinem of S Two PR, the publicist for AFWL and Studio 29,  she says “We do not want studio 29 to be just a retail space but a one stop shop for designers . Stocking here will not only get you retail space but also PR services from AFWL PR team. This is a venue for meetings, fitting, photo shoots and press days”.Studio 29 1

Currently in stock at studio 29 are designs from acclaimed global names including, Adebayo Jones, AsakeOge, Violet Couture, Bebegrafitti, Sally Intiego just to mention a few. Studio 29 continues to accept requests from designers who are interested for it’s February launch.

Studio 29 is owned and managed by Ronke Ademiluyi the founder of AFWL who has had over 12years experience in fashion retail with her established label Rukkies.

Africa fashion week last year saw over 20,000 visitors at London spital fields Market. Preparations for this years events have also began. More info is on AFWL website.


Picture credits: Suby Sinem .

A fracking new word; whatever that means.

8 Jan
Image courtesy of Wikipeadia.

Image courtesy of Wikipeadia.

Every now and then we are bombarded with another word either the real word or coined from. Usually it’s the media that gets us into the hype of a whole new word.

Fracking is not a new word though but it still sounds so new and strange. Personally, I didn’t know the meaning or from where it was coined from. Thankfully my mum who is a freak when it comes to words and meaning will not let it go just like that. We began to search both the web and the dictionary.

What the hell is fracking?

Well curiously we decided to go on the street. London street to be precise. Randomly, we asked both men and women, young and old, lay and educated. Of the 100 people we asked only 5 truly were familiar with the word. 25 of the 100 said they have heard of the word but never bothered to check or pay attention.30 have heard of it tried to check but could not remember what they read  While  a number as large as 40 out of the 100 said they had no clue what fracking was and has never hear of it.

Isn’t this enough to say this is a whole new word from the media. If there is anything you have to learn this new year, why not make it fracking.

To save you time, fracking is a horizontal form of drilling used by Oil industries to extract oil from the earth surface. This medium has sparked a lot of debate as to the environmental effect of fracking to the earth. Most worry about earthquake while others worry about its effect on the global change. A thing to truly worry about. However some  capitalists have insisted on it’s useful benefit to the oil industry and to man. How it would make oil more available and less expensive. Weather or not any of the above are true we are yet to find out.

But for me, the important thing is to get creative with these words when they begin to fill up into our ‘audiometer’. For me and my friends we decided to make the word more relevant than harming the world at least potentially. ‘So whatever fracking it is the word to you. Don’t let any fracking get in your way this new year. I see fracking becoming another ‘F’ word on the street soonest.

If you are still that curious, you may like to check Fracking out here


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