Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle
Lisette Mibo, model with a purpose
Lisette Mibo is an African origin model with her cut in a short style: therefore the hairstylist came up with the perfect idea of styling her with a virgin-indian natural lace-wig to give her that beautiful romantic valentine look.
We featured you a year ago in the Promota, what has been your success since then?
Since the last time I got featured in The Promota magazine, I have continued to work hard and I am proud to share how my journey has been like. Since then, I have been discovered by different people and cultures. To keep it short, I have had the pleasure of travelling to Congo (Brazzaville) to model for the 'Congo Fashion Week' 2012. Talking about achievements, I am the proud winner of the 2012 Beffta 'Best Female Model of The Year' Award and yet that is not all… There is still so much more to discover about me and I hope you keep following me on social media in order to find out about my next ventures as they happen.
What is the best make-up tip for women to have your look?
Well, it all depends on the occasion. For everyday look, I like to keep it very casual. Wearing a slight touch of foundation, throwing in some powder or primer, using the perfect eyeliner and finishing the touches with lip gloss (nude or pink coloured) and am ready to go!
However, for special occasions such as attending a fashion event or a party, I usually go for the Hollywood glamour look of soft-smokey eyes with red lipstick (matt or glossed) and voila!
We are seeing a lot of African fashion shows in London. have these helped you as African talented model to get work or get recognised by the mainstream?
Yes, there are many African fashion shows that are attracting very positive press coverage around the world, and thanks to social media, all the positive impact is ‘going viral’. Let's take, for instance, fashion and lifestyle events that are happening throughout the year in London and I will name the one that has moved me the most, Africa Fashion Week London. I can say the organizers have given it their all. I have personally had the pleasure of taking part in the last two seasons (2011 and 2012) and this has been an eye-opening experience for me and other models. I definitely am moved by the professionalism and devotion of the organizers. The show has been successful and anyone who worked with them from the top to the bottom can testify. Need I say more?
Well, I can only encourage those who support emerging talents and thank you very much to Uk BBC, China BBC etc. for spreading the word about the minority. As we say in Africa, "A single stick may smoke, but it will not burn." We all need each other to go far.