Christelle Kédi is a Beffta nominated, ethical make-up and fashion stylist born and raised in Paris. After training at University of the Arts, she started in 2007, a London-based consultancy specialized in make up & fashion guidance for media industry. Christelle mainly focus on Afro aesthetics and has worked with National Geographic Green, The Voice, FAB magazine, New African Woman UK, Ninety Nine to name a few. Delivering talks and trainings about her core subjects: colours, photography, identity, arts and styling, has lead Christelle to create the AFAC (African Fashion & Arts Centre) a training institute for beauty professionals willing to develop their skills within African beauty knowledge, she strongly believes that aesthetics standards should always reflect a mental and psychological reality of a community, for instance: “straightening Afro hair, is a choice often reflecting an admitted or not, desire to look like others (communities)”.
Hi Christelle. Thanks for the compliments but Im afraid my websites are out of date already. I now have 8 more African designs and a ton of stuff to add about our fashion shows, etc.
African women are my inspiration.
Hi Christelle, last November we launched 'tartans for Africa' in a show featuring African models wearing outfits designed and made by African women in textiles designed in the colours of their countries. We have been asked to repeat the show in San Francisco and Cape Town next year.
The fashion element of tartans for Africa is the flagship in a project that currently involves 22 African countries creating awareness and helping ngo's to fund humanitarian projects. Working with World Women Trade Fair we help to establish womens co-operatives and create local employment.
Thought you might be interested to learn about my newly launched ethical accessories co. NV London Calcutta.
Pls visit our site www.NVLondonCalcutta.com to view the Collection & learn more.
Please let me know if you would like to learn more about us, or use any of your bags for styling projects.