Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle
In My Closet With Maggie Sarai
Maggie Sarai is a model from London. Born in Nigeria, Maggie and her family moved to London when she was a young child. ‘I began modelling when a friend of mine who studies fashion wanted me to model her designs for a project. I put the photos online and got a great response!’
‘Growing up I wasn’t the fittest of my friends and that affected my confidence in a negative way. Getting involved in modelling made me pay attention to my body- I wanted to get into shape, eat healthier and exercise’
She went on to study Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths University of London- renowned for its art department. In 2010 Maggie was encouraged by a friend to enter Top Model of Colour, where she came 2nd runner up beating hundreds of hopefuls. This opened the way to her walking at London Fashion Week shows, Africa Fashion Week London, and appeared on Fashion TV S/s ‘11 Beachwear show.
‘I’ve been fortunate to have worked with such amazing and talented people- models, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and stylists. It’s been an incredible journey so far!’
Two years on, Maggie has featured in Oh Yes! Magazine, Black Hair Magazine and Pride Magazine. Most recently Maggie was casted by London College of Fashion and the British Fashion Council to model their catwalk shows in April this year.
This month she fronts the campaign for the hotly anticipated fashion event Fashion Mist, being held at Russell Hotel on Saturday May 26th. 10 designers will be featured in the show including Chemphe Bea, a design label which Maggie is the face of.
‘I’m overwhelmed by all the support and encouragement that I’ve received from family and friends. I never imagined that I would achieve any of this. I feel truly blessed.
‘Dream car: Volkswagen Beetle.
Favorite film: Crash. Favourite musician- D’banj.
Favorite high street shop: H&M/ Bershka.
Birthday wish list: Mulberry Del Ray bag and
Convertible white Volkswagen Beetle 2011
- Chemphe Bea,
- Maureen Amooti and
- Iconicity Fashion
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