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Actor Nick Mutuma expecting child with hot fashion designer?

Nick Mutuma with his girlfriend [Photo: Courtesy]Actor Nick Mutuma will soon be a father, Heads Up can reveal. The actor is expecting his first child with his on-and-off fashion designer girlfriend Bridget Shighadi. “Yes Bridget is pregnant with Nick’s child. However, they want to keep the story under wraps,” said the source. When Heads Up reached out to the actor he did not confirm or deny the story. “My focus is on family and work and I would like to keep my life private, he said. Bridget on the other hand said, “I really value my privacy.” It is rumoured that the two jetted to Miami, Florida where they spent their Christmas holidays. A few years ago Nick was rumoured to be dating sassy model Tanasha Oketch, but he never spoke about it. In an interview with Let’s Talk, he said he does not post pictures of his girlfriend anymore is because of negative stories. I used to be one of those guys, if I was dating someone, I didn’t really see any problem putting them on social media, becaus..

The Week in African American Art: Designer Gail Anderson Recognized by Cooper Hewitt, Artist...

Gail Anderson of New York received the Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. | Photo by Declan Van Welie; Paris-based Kapwani Kiwanga won the first Frieze Artist Award in New York. | Photo by Bertille-Chérot The following review of the past week or so presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture: NEWS The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and Los Angeles County Museum of Art have joined forces to establish the LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History, which combines academic training and real-world work experience. The three-year program is designed to “advance the careers of a new generation of curators, directors and other museum professionals who are committed to disrupting and diversifying the field.” The Pulitzer Prize board and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are investigating sexual misconducted charges against author Junot Diaz. A professor at MIT, who won the Pulitzer Pri..

Hubert de Givenchy, iconic fashion designer, is dead at 91

Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy designed the famous black dress Hepburn wore in the opening scenes of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The designer set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress. His longtime partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday. "It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died," it said in a statement to AFP. It was Givenchy's 40-year friendship with Hepburn, who he met on the set of the Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning comedy "Sabrina" in 1953, that helped make him a fashion legend. The narrow-collared suits ..

Internationally known fashion designer to establish fashion school in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - International fashion designer Naeem Khan has stepped forward to work with Miami-Dade Public Schools to create a new fashion school in South Florida. Khan is best known for his innovative designs, couture clothing and dressing Hollywood’s biggest stars like Beyonce and even former First Lady Michelle Obama. Now, he’s bring his talents to the Magic City. He’s working alongside Miami-Dade County Schools to create a new fashion school. “Miami-Dade Public Schools have been incredible with the vision,” Khan said, “so when I first had this idea of building the school, obviously Miami-Dade was the first choice.” Students can expect to learn everything they need to know to make it in the fashion industry. “When you create a space like what we are trying to create in Miami, it’s where you will learn all the aspects of fashion,” Khan said. Khan believes that this school will help train a whole new generation to become designers and entrepreneurs while also revitalizing the fashion..

Looking for an architecture job in Chicago? Here are 7 great opportunities to consider

A historically important architecture hub, Chicago has served as the home to influencers such as William Le Baron Jenney, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies. The city has defined architectural language through the Chicago School, International, and Prairie School styles—setting the standard for tall, modern buildings. This week we have gathered up some exciting opportunities on Archinect Jobs located in the Windy City. You can also follow the latest Chicago-area opportunities anytime! Scroll down and search for your next position: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has two active listings for an Architect and a Junior Architect. Al Wasl Plaza by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.The firm is seeking Architects at varying levels of experience from 2 to 5 years and 1 to 3 years. Both positions value sustainable/high-performance project experience with knowledge of environmental simulation analysis tools and digit..

Junior Designer – Berkley

Company: Penguin Random House LLC Requisition ID: 19797 Penguin Random House is seeking a well-organized Junior Designer to join our Berkley team. Supporting the Senior Art Director, this role will work on all stages of the book cover creation process from conception through design and proofing. This is a fantastic opportunity to tackle a wide range of responsibilities and create book covers for a variety of bestselling commercial fiction titles. Specific responsibilities include: * Managing and designing multiple cover projects by researching new ideas and trends, designing title fonts, and choosing color schemes. * Setting up templates, designing layouts, routing materials within deadlines, gathering files for the printer, marking-up for the Production department, and checking color before final proofing. * Preparing jacket, back cover, and original cover mechanicals from creation to final production. * Archiving completed jobs to the server. * Assisting the Senior Art Director wit..

Wendell Castle, Father of American Art Furniture, Dies at 85

Just four months ago, recalls R & Company co-founder Evan Snyderman, an 85-year-old Wendell Castle sat on the concrete floor of his Scottsville, New York studio, chisel in hand, carving away at his latest creation. "That’s what makes him a true artist," Snyderman says of the prolific woodworker, designer, and sculptor who died Saturday evening at his home outside of Rochester. "He’s always on to the next thing; he’s more interested in the future than the past." At the beginning of his 60-year career, "artist" was not a word used to describe the makers of chairs and tables. But Castle, who was born in Emporia, Kansas in 1932, studied industrial design and sculpture at the University of Kansas, and moved to New York in the early 1960s, where he became an Artist in Residence and professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and set up a studio in nearby Scottsville, has spent a lifetime earning the title, filling countless notebooks, galleries, and museums with an endless stream of ideas..

Weiss/Manfredi, Oppenheim Architecture + Design Win 2018 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of its 2018 National Design Awards. The 19th annual awards program celebrates achievements in multiple creative categories, including architecture, communication, and fashion design. New York-based firm Weiss/Manfredi, whose “co-location” facility for the new Cornell Tech campus opened last year, won the Architecture Design award, while Miami-based practice Oppenheim Architecture, which recently worked with Brazilian architect Arthur Casas on the Emiliano hotel in Rio de Janeiro, won the Interior Design award. “We are honored to receive this recognition, and to be included in this incredible list of recipients,” said Weiss/Manfredi founding partners Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi in a statement. “We’re inspired by Cooper Hewitt’s mission to illuminate the far-reaching impact of design excellence and innovation across all disciplines.” This year’s honorees also include New York-based designer Gail Anderson, who wo..

Savannah College of Art and Design Presents SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase 2018

Eminent Chinese Couturiere Guo Pei joined 350 industry guests and Hong Kong style icons to celebrate SCAD's latestfashion program HONG KONG, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) fashion student designs graced the runway at the fourth annual SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase, Jan. 11, 2018. The show, curated by Michael Fink, Dean of the SCAD School of Fashion, spotlighted the designs of 25 senior fashion students and recently graduated alumni from many countries. The event, held at the university's historic North Kowloon campus, hosted special guests; renowned Chinese couturiere Guo Pei, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau and VIP industry representatives, in recognition of SCAD students' technical and conceptual achievement in fashion. Guo Pei's world-renowned designs are currently being exhibited at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, Georgia and the Pei Ling Chan Gallery in Savannah, Georgi..

Goldberg Merges Art & Home Design

Marilyn Huberman Goldberg and Reggie. Marilyn Huberman Goldberg is a first-generation American with French heritage. Her roots have greatly influenced her taste in fine arts and real estate. Named after Marilyn Monroe, she graduated from Boston University’s School of Fine and Applied Arts, followed by the New York School of Interior Design. Goldberg has merged her expertise in the arts with a passion for property investment. She curates exquisite experiences that begin at the front door of each home, guiding clientele through the halls to greet the likes of Van Gogh, Warhol, and Picasso. She then extends such brilliance to customer service, providing clients with her in-depth knowledge of the surrounding area based off their individual tastes. In a nutshell, Goldberg is a five-star luxury concierge of the Hamptons. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am an art historian, curator, and designer of all things, from residential to commercial and interior design. I see a space, or ima..

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