Friday, 30 November 2007

Support CatWalk the World - Fashion for Food

Congratulations to 'CatWalk the World' who won an award in Paris at the 21st annual World Quality Commitment Awards in the Humanitarian Category. An international campaign created by Mr Femi Amure (United Nations World Food Programme), Mr Matthew Mensah (CEO of CatWALK the World) and Mr Obaro Ibru (Chairman of CatWALK the World), with a mission to raise Funds and Awareness for Stop Child Hunger through high profile fashion shows around the world with the biggest and most respected designers and entertainment artists.

The team was recently in London to participate in the Kulture2Couture show in the grand Victoria & Albert Museum. The workshops held across two days, explaining 'how the global fascination in fashion and design can be harnessed to raise awareness and funds for the humanitarian initiatives aimed at alleviating hunger' were inspirational and very well received.

Please show your support and help to make a difference by donating on UN WFPs website or Please note, CatWalk the World organise the Campaigns but do not accept any donations directly. ALL donations have to go to UN WFP directly and during events any one interested can donate to the UN WFP staff who will give you a receipt.

December 2007: CatWALK THE WORLD will Partner with Mozambique Fashion week for an Awareness programme
March 2008: CatWALK THE WORLD will be hosting a Charity event in Los Angeles. Future shows will be held in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe among many others.

For more information on the catWalk the World - Fashion for Food Campaign, please visit where you can view videos and pictures of recent shows.

[We have to drop a line on the K2C show itself. It was absolutely incredible, and continues to improve year by year demanding and capturing the respect and recognition it deserves from the fashion industry.]

Friday, 12 October 2007

Hot Event - Shemelis Desta's Ethiopian Archive 13 Sep-11 Nov 2007

From Emperor to Military Dictator: Shemelis Desta's Ethiopian Archive (1963-1982) at The Photographer's Gallery. (FREE EXHIBITION)

From the early 60’s until deposition Desta was Haile Selassie’s, Emperor of Ethiopia 1930 – 1974, official court photographer. During this time he took photographs of State leaders, including a youthful Queen Elizabeth II, paying their respects. Following the infamous 1974 military coup and subsequent deposition of the Emperor, Desta continued to record government activity under the rule of the military dictator, Mengistu Haile Mariam. Desta captured the colourful pageantry of state military processions as well as a state visit from Fidel Castro.

This exhibition celebrates the discovery of a monumental archive whilst telling the story of two amazing eras from a country renowned for its rich culture, tradition and history.
The Photographer's Gallery presents a selection of images from the archive of the Ethiopian court photographer, Shemelis Desta. Click here to download Exhibition Notes for schools and families.More

For Directions & other info

All images © Shemelis Desta / Courtesy Autograph ABP

Hot Events - Black History Month

Yes! It is that time of the year, time to look back and reflect on our history, time to see what what we can learn from our history, and most certainly time to appreciate the journey that has brought us to where we are today and perhaps reflect on the future. BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Please see below for a list of events lined up to broaden our knowledge, entertain and inspire us...

1) Starlight Cinema: Celebrating Sidney Poitier Every Wednesday throughout Black History Month (FREE) Celebrate London Borough of Tower Hamlets Black History Month with the finest films of Sidney Poitier. One of Hollywood's most beloved and talented actors, Poitier's prolific career includes groundbreaking performances and politically charged roles. Admire his critically acclaimed performance as the handsome suitor in "Guess who's Coming to Dinner?" or as Virgil Tibbs, police detective, in "In the Heat of the Night. " Every Wednesday in October will offer the opportunity to relax under the stars in the East Wintergarden and enjoy a meal and a movie. Doors 7:00pm, screenings start 7:30pm East Wintergarden, Bank Street, Canary Wharf Admission Free.

African Film Festival, 11 October 2007 to 14 October 2007
A season celebrating FESPACO, Africa's biggest film festival (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) with film screenings, Q&A's with directors and live storytelling. Institut Francais, 17 Queensbury Place, South Kensington SW7 2DT. Telephone 020 7073 1350.

3) Celebrating Africa, 14 October 2007 (FREE) Enjoy showcase performances by African cultural groups and artists from Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, a film screening of `The Story of Saharawis', toy-making workshops and African inspired T-shirt printing. Plus film and a round table discussion on children and modern day slavery. In collaboration with Celebrating Africa. Suitable for families.
Free event no booking required - just turn up 12pm to 5.30pm Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL.

4) Film screening: `Guilty or Innocent of Using the N Word', Wednesday 17 October 2007 (FREE)This award winning documentary explores questions and issues around the derogatory 'N' word. It breaks down the word chronologically from its first use in history up to Hip-Hop's influence on its acceptance and commercialisation. The film will be introduced by the director Bhavna Malkani and followed by a Q&A session. Central Library, Lecture Theatre, Phillimore WalkW8 7RX.

5) Black Music: the Mission and the Message – Free concerts at City Hall
A series of intimate concerts exploring the historical development, contribution and impact of various genres of black music: rap, reggae, jazz, gospel, spoken word. Friday 1 October (Launch)Thursday 7 October (Gospel)Wednesday 13 October (Jazz Fusion)Thursday 21 October (Reggae)Time: 6 - 9.30pmPlace: City Hall

6) Emergence-See! Featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song, Daniel Beaty portrays an amazing cast of over 40 characters who collide in an urgent, witty and moving exploration of what it means to be free.Written and performed by Daniel Beaty @ RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, STUDIO 2, Crisp RoadHammersmith London W6 9RL. Emergence-See! will run at Riverside Studios from October 10 - November 2.

Winners 2... The Rise & Rise of Black British Entrepreneurs 30 Oct:The British Library on Oct 30, will mark Black History Month by hosting a celebration of the contribution of Black British ENtrepreneurs in the UK today. Guest speakers will include: Kanya King, founder of the MOBO awards; Levi Roots, singer and creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce; Dutton Adebayo journalist and founder of The XPress 'best-selling' book publishers; and Sam Gyimah, serial entrepreneur and former winner of the CBI Real Business Entrepreneur of the Future award. "The event will be an opportunity for you to field questions to the panel, network, make contacts ...and share / gain inspiration".

For other events -

Dbanj - Loke

Dbanj is the Hot Artist rocking our office stereo this month. We cant get enough of this one!! But the songs have split hot babes as we cannot agree on what song should be at the top of the list.

Well I'm writing this blog today and my top three choices are:

Top 3 tracks

  1. Tono sibe

  2. Loke

  3. Why Me

I cannot even begin to start writing the lyrics to Tono Sibe cause I don't have a clue what he is singing about but I love it, the song is seriously addictive.

Dbanj was nominated for Best African act, at the MOBOs this year but lost to stiff competitor 2face Idibia. We reckon he can grab the title off 2face next year if he keeps this up. So our msg to you DBanj is 'Stay HOT with the music!'

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Show Your Support

Think Pink: October is national awareness month for Breasts Cancer
Many shops have collaborated and come up with limited products to support the campaign.
So this October, when you hit the stores Think Pink!! Pink is the colour used for breast cancer logo, and thankfully many women today see the logo and know what the pink ribbon stands for.
Items purchased form this selection will provide donations from as little as 10% to certain companies donating as much as 100% of the proceeds to Foundation's of Women's Cancer Research Fund. The proceeds will support innovative research, education, and outreach directed at the development of more effective approaches to early diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer and all women's cancers.
Show your support and start shopping now we have listed a few links to take you right there


Friday, 5 October 2007

Evening treats

We recommend you spoil yourself with a Dvd and some fancy desert. If your too lazy to whip up one just stick indulge yourself with ice cream, lost to choose from out there personal favorite 'Haagen-dazs' cookies n cream!

Dvd choices
  1. Spider man III
  2. 300
  3. Little miss sunshine


Hot Scent

For the hottest and spiciest, Bvlgari's Omnia is the must have scent...for instant foxiness spray this woody and spicy scent that will leave you feeling sultry, sexy and walking like a star hmmmmm and smelling like Heaven...Let this be your signature scent!

Omnia is an intensely oriental fragrance which contains precious oriental spicy notes, such as saffron, ginger, black peppercorn and cardamom. These are the notes which give Omnia an intense, rich and seductive flavour.

This is truly HotBabes favourite perfume, and we share with you nothing but the best!

The perfect gift for friend or partner... or to treat oneself {wink}

It can be found at any store, check the beautiful packaging ( no of course we don't keep the box)

Friday, 7 September 2007

Something for the Weekend, Part II - Tights

Tights!!! Currently the hot hot hot way to stand out from the crowd. Thankfully you cannot will not and should not be missed with the mass-market array of bold head turning tights out there at the moment.

Tights in every variation and textured, paired off with equally exquisite footwear will give you the look everyone is going for.

From eye-popping neon colours to earthy and swampy colours, there's something for every fashionista. This look is best for those eager to turn heads and stop the traffic.
Hot, Style tip for the week
Pair of tights of your choice with a nice baby doll dress, add a pair of killer hills, preferably matching your tights...Very Chic!

Have fun guys with online shopping @ and

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Olu Maintain - 2nd Chance/ Ft Kani

Mr. Olu Maintain Nigerian music talent is responsible for the anthem of this summer 'Yahoozee'. His Track has been leading the radio charts for several weeks now and I have to say we are not sick of him yet, so come on, Yahoo, oh oh, Yahoozee...

Actually saw him Olu perform brilliantly to Yahoozee this summer at a wedding and have to say he was absolutely fantastic.

But its not all about yahoozee, our favorite track off the album and we hope will be the follow up track to the summer hit, off his album Maintain Reloaded, is a personal favorite of ours, track 2 called '2nd Chance'. Featuring Kani, we can't get enough of this track and we demand radio djs to pick up on this one, cause the artist done a good job on this track also.

Next thing now is for Mr Olu to produce music videos hat will accompany these track.
It has come to our knowledge that, Olu Maintain, has signed a three-year contract with Kennis music. Gr8 Job. we look forward to your feature albums
best of luck
Hot babes..

Top 3 tacks
  1. 2nd Chance/ ft Kani
  2. Phoneversation
  3. Yahoozee

Halle (8x)
Eti ri mi otojo meta, ope foluwa moti pada o (2x)
Many many many say
Many say
Many many many say
Olu don retire
Olu no de come back
Won ni does it really matter if i sing yahoozee
Won does it really mater if i san fatima
Won ni does it really matter if i found a wifey
Ogbeni o korin moNa u make me still dey 2day baba i am shouting halle (2x)

Halle halle halle ee
Halleluyahhhhhhhhh (2x)
Becoz we day go high (4x)
Till we reach d sky.

Web link

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Viva La 'ot Glam!

This year's prize for the hottest eyeshadows must go to M.A.C! This year's collection includes Flashtronics, Rushmetal, Painterly, In 3D, and last but not least HotBabes personal favourite C-Shock. Colours are rich, exotic, orgasmic....ooh la la!
Skin is is sexy and futuristic with Flashtronics, "Colour and light fused to perfection".

Lips are luscious and kissable in 3D dimension, "Innovative combo-blend of extreme pearl and multi-reflective shine".

Eyes are the ultimate wow factorain with Painterly! "Incredible colour, texture and longwear finish of new Paint Pot Eyeshadow".

Feel the rush with with M.A.C.'s incredible Rushmetal lipstick, "The Alchemy of gold transormed as eight new Pigments radiate the power of thos key element".

Top on HotBabes must have are C Shock! This is not for the faint hearted. This is for the bold and brazen! "A collection of high-energy, shade powerful Lipsticks, Lipgelees and Eye Shadows! If colour is your thing, don't be shy...C Shock it!"

Something for the Weekend....

Colours, Its all about Colours, We tell Thee...
The high streets have gone all 'United Colors' on us!

Bring some colour into you wardrobe this autumn, 'monochromatic' is the word. Purple which is one of our favorite colours, appears to be amassive hit this season but it doesn't just stop there, nah ah, we have the red/pinks, the Turquoise/Blues and also the Yellow/Orange

We know a girl's gonna look fab in these, but if these colours are not to your taste the Greys, Khakis and Browns are other hot alternatives.

Take it right down to your tights and shoes check out these fabulous pair of Satin-and-patent-leather shoes, by Christian Louboutin.

Check out what our celebrity girlfriends are wearing these days, some might say too bold but if they can pull off these colours why can't we??? i mean there are a whole range of different skin tones out there we can compare ourselves with and blessed are they for their many many many many mistakes which we shall not repeat. Oh Ooooh!

We already know belts are going to be big for autumn 07, so why not pick up a belted purple dress? 2 in one combo and you are well and truly sorted...

Friday, 31 August 2007

The Little Black Book of Style

Elle magazine Fashion Director Nina Garcia, has come up with every girl fashion Bible, with the contribution of designers such as Donatella Versace, Zac Posen, John Galliano to mention only a few...

Nina Garcia has plenty to keep her busy—a new baby, Project Runway, and her latest venture, The Little Black Book of Style.

"It took much longer than expected because I had a baby in between!"

When asked what was the number one universal style rule all women should follow? she replied There are no rules! she hopes women will learn from her book to be comfortable and confident in their style.

“The Little Black Book of Style,” hitting shelves on Tuesday

Monday, 27 August 2007

'If I Knew You Were Coming I'd have Baked a Cake!'

Courtesy of Martha Stewart living, The last of the summer cake recipe we can all try and recreate at home, fingers crossed it will look just as good!

Peaches-and-Cream Ice Cream Cake
For layers with a colorful contrast, use two different varieties of peach sorbet.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups cake flour, not self-rising
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup buttermilk
Vegetable-oil cooking spray
1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 1/2 pounds ripe peaches, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 1/4 cups)
2 pints peach sorbet, slightly softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-by-12-inch cake pan, and line with parchment paper. Butter parchment; set aside. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside.

Put butter and 3/4 cup sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Mix in egg yolks. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Transfer batter to a medium bowl; set aside.

Put egg whites into the clean bowl of mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; beat on medium-high speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/3 cup sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Gently fold half of egg-white mixture into batter with a rubber spatula. Fold in remaining egg white mixture. Transfer to prepared pan.

Bake until light golden and a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool a wire rack 15 minutes. Invert onto rack; remove parchment. Let cool completely. Trim cake to 10 by 5 inches. Cake can be refrigerated, wrapped in plastic, up to 1 day.

Coat a 10-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking cooking spray; line with parchment, allowing a 1-inch overhang on long sides. Coat parchment with cooking spray. Line with plastic wrap, allowing a 3-inch overhang.

Stir ice cream and peaches in a medium bowl; spread into prepared pan. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Spread 1 pint sorbet over ice cream; freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Spread with remaining pint sorbet; top with cake.

Cover with plastic overhang. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours or up to 4 days.

To loosen cake from pan, wrap a damp, hot towel around pan. Lift out. Serve immediately.

Thanks Martha

Monday, 2 July 2007

"iPhone" - New Toy in Town!

Get ready to Queue ladies & gents...iPhone has arrived!!

Who's ready for the newest and hottest gadget in town? Its sexy, its slick and a roaring 10 on the "You Gotta Have It Top 10 List", HotBabes are pleased to announce the "iPHONE" Ooooooh Yeah!

Friday saw the release of this little beauty in the US...hmmm HotBabes need to touch base with somebody in the USofA...

According to Apple "iPhone introduces an entirely new user interface based on a revolutionary multi-touch display and pioneering new software that allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers. iPhone
combines three products into one small and lightweight handheld device—a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod®, and the Internet in your pocket with best-ever applications on a mobile phone for email, web browsing and maps. iPhone ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, which completely redefines what users can do on their mobile phones."
Just one more thing you need to know....the price is absolutely delightful! A mere $499 (US) for 4GB model and $599 (US) for 8GB model. But if that doesn't have you hooked then please check for more info.
But of course there is a catch! Phone is available for sale in the USofA and on-line. The catch is that the phone can only be purchased with a contract with AT&T who are the exclusive carrier.

Free Credit Card for HotBabes anyone?

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

"Looking So Hot!'

Say it! Philosophy. This products is truly amazing! After being fully engrossed in another episode of Oprah's Favorite Things... You know the one? Well that's when we discovered this delightful product.

We didn't exactly go out there and buy it immediately, no not until a good friend of ours recommended it to us.

It was one of those occasions, a typical girly night out, talking about randoms over dinner, complimenting each other, you know how it goes... Wondering whats Hot and whats not. This particular friend of ours skin is glowing and absolutely radiant so we ask what she uses and she tells us Philosoply! She then gives us an insight into the product and claims the whole procedure isn't time consuming at all and that it's as easy as A,B, C.

As Much as we are Hot(sigh), we don't particularly use time consuming things... Its all Natural you see!

Anyways, Ok, so we had to try it out for ourselves. As they say, "Seeing is believing" right?

Guys!! This product is Hot Hot Hot and will not let you down, we promise!

Philosophy beliefs

"the best foundation you will ever own is your own radiant complexion—and thanks to their next-generation skincare collection, wearing makeup is an option instead of a requirement. With years of medical research under their beauty-full belt, the line has created skincare treatments—comparable to those found in top plastic surgery and dermatology practices—that reveal radiantly clear, beautifully bright, and impeccably smooth skin."

Try this one out guys!

Hot Cocktails for the Summer

Summers here! There is nothing girly about making Fabulous cocktails at home for your friends before you head into town on a night out. Believe us when we say, it is very easy - just chuck in a bunch of ingredients, Shake Shake Shake.... And Tah Dah Cocktails, Done! Right, lets get you started with some Hot recipes, our favorites courtesy of Martha Stewart Living.

Makes 1 cocktail
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) citrus-flavored vodka
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) raspberry-flavored vodka
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Chambord
1 tablespoon freshly

Serves 6
1 cup granulated sugar
1 whole vanilla bean, halved and scraped
5 stalks rhubarb,
4 coarsely chopped,
1 cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
4 ounces brandy
1 bottle sparkling rose
1 cup red wine
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
2 limes, juiced

3 tablespoons grenadine
3 tablespoons Cointreau
2 tablespoons brandy
1 3/4 cups champagne
Raspberries, apples, or other seasonal fruit

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Chic Soirée!

Hakkasan! The Sexiest Restaurant/Bar in town, has been ranked 19th of the 50 Best Restaurants in the world. Ensconced in a basement on an unassuming blink-and-you'll-miss-it side-street, Hakkasan is the capital's most glamorous, must-visit Chinese restaurant.

The outside does not at all prepare you for the vibrant, stunning atmosphere and chic décor that awaits you on the inside. Once you descend the stairs, you’ll walk into a large dining room divided up into discrete areas by oriental screens of geometric design... Oh! So cosy and sexy, best make sure you're all glammed so you can pose...The lighting is what you might call "nightclub subdued", in an exquisite midnight blue... which is extremely flattering.... At the far side, the stained oak bar decked out with colourful backlit panels, flickering candles and richly embroidered oriental fabrics with an extensive and complex cocktail list is the perfect place to start a HotBabes weekend...flirt and flutter your eyelashes all the way to heaven!

Be it drinks or dinner, we promise Hakkasan will deliver un Soirée Vraiment Chic!

Hakkasan, 8 Hanway Place, W1T 1HD (nearest tube Tottenham Court Rd)

Monday, 18 June 2007

'Read All About It'

Vanity Fair magazine has come up with the best magazine covers we've seen in awhile. For their July 2007 issue cover, they have photographed faces of very famous people in America and the only thing these people have in common with each other is their passion for Africa.

Photography was done by the best of course and a regular photographer for Vanity Fair magazines, Annie Leibovitz.

With a selection of 20 different covers to choose from, this issue is a dedication to Africa and Africans.
Guest Editor and activist Bono, from U2, is Pictured on the magazine cover we have choosen for our blog. Bono's inspiration is to show people the adventures of Africa.

The issue sheds light on Africa's unique economic and cultural diversity.

It's content is a compilation of story telling and film productions in the making by Danny Glover; Exquisite and amazing photography shots which brings out the beauty in every single subject; Exclusive interviews such as Madonna's trips to Malawi; Miracle drugs for aids; Geography and Music.

Quote from Bono
"To change the world we need consumer power; idealists and activists alone will not get the job done." "(Red) is a gateway drug into a bigger movement."

Red Products.

Remember the clothings sold at Gap: the red iPod etc.. The idea behind Red Products was quite simple. Basically participating companies, which so far include American Express, Apple, Armani, Gap, Motorola, and Converse (a subsidiary of Nike), sell (Red)-branded products and 40% of the gross profits from the sale goes to providing free ARVs to Africans with Aids. Isn't that fantastic!

God Bless you Bono!

Go pick one up if you haven't already, they've been on the magazine racks for over a week now, so 3 more weeks to go. Please Show Your Support!


Monday, 11 June 2007

Bam-Bou Restaurant [Impress Your Date]

This beautiful sophisticated but down to earth restaurant is located at No. 1 Percy Street (behind Goodge Street Station, previously home to the legendary White Tower), an elegant Georgian town-house, furnished throughout in French-Vietnamese style. Two handsome dining rooms, three private rooms and a top-floor cocktail bar create a four-storey hideaway haven.Head Chef Gary Lee, previously of The Ivy, Le Caprice and Lola’s, has designed the restaurant’s South-East Asian influenced menu, naturally fusing ingredients from Thailand, China and Vietnam.

The unique settings, ambiance, food and attentive staff make it the ideal place to treat that special someone or for a first date!

Price is an absolute bargain!

We guarantee, your date will be so impressed he/she will be snogging you for life :)

We Pomise!

Visit Bam-Bou at

Thursday, 7 June 2007


Whats 'Hot' to Wear this Weekend

General weather for
Africa: Keeping it real at an average of 31C
USA: Is split with average temperature of 28C
UK: Sunny intervals top temperature 26C

'HotBabes' say, go metallic, white and cream. Get your hands on any of these colours and we are telling you, you will be 'HOT HOT HOT'!

Combine your look with a lot of accessories, Sunglasses, Head scarfs, Belts. There's loads to choose from out there, just hit the high streets and you will be spoilt for choices.

Ladies, this weekend try wearing a metallic bikini under an open white top, a perfect look for sultry summer evenings.
Dudes, Well what can we say, keep your tops off, for those who cant carry off the look, try white and white. Accessorising with nice sunglasses metallic belt and leather flip flops, don't forget the tooth pick in the mouth, maybe a scarf round the neck. Only kidding but if you like that look, hey, what ever you fancy....

It doesn't hurt to spray a bit of aftershave, we do love it when a man walk past and u get a smell of that strong Masculinity. Grrr...

And ladies, we are like rose petals we should always leave a sweet smell behind...

Stick to our choices, and we are telling you, you will be killing them this weekend with your fabulous style, courtesy of HotBabesOn'A'mission...