Posts tagged ‘Project Runway’

February 17, 2014

Michele Jodhan and Anya Ayoung-Chee – Mother and Daughter Part 1

First dual interview ever on One on One but they are, after all, as one.

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March 9, 2012

Anya Ayoung-Chee Interview March 2012

Interview with fashion designer, T&T Tourism Ambassador, Blackberry spokesperson and winner of Project Runway Season 9 – Anya Ayoung-Chee. This interview was recorded and aired today on ieTV Channel 1, Trinidad.

December 16, 2011

Anya Ayoung-Chee throws her weight against hate.

The petition to demand the Trinidad Express apologize for running an offensive advert that, among other things, described LGBT  people as ‘broken’  has been slowly picking up speed thanks to social networking and ActUp.org which posted an article but the pace was infuriating. Yes, the signatures tripled in two days but to have a mere 600 signatures for a subject that affects the  lives of so many people was disturbing to me. I am not broken and I will scream it out to the world

Sign the petition here.

Read the ActUp article here.

This evening the wonderful Anya Ayoung-Chee ( winner of Project Runway season 9 in case you haven’t been following this blog) came on board this evening via Twitter and Facebook. It was interesting that I was being treated to an early birthday dinner this evening and my friend Peter asked why I hadn’t encouraged Anya to join the fight. I didn’t have an answer- it was such an obvious thing – and then – as if to  admonish my sorry ass – she tweeted the ActUp post on Twitter followed by a post on Facebook to sign the petition – synchronicity.

The results have been extraordinary and the petition signatures have accelerated. Poor Anya, who is such a sweet person, has had to endure a fair number of hater comments on FB and even personal  attacks for her posts but she stands up for what is  right and we all need to be proud of her. This might be the pivotal moment in this campaign. A small battle but a significant one  for the LGBT community in T&T.

On another front,  a newspaper response is being arranged for the ignorant and cowardly bullies. Copy is being done by a Trinidadian living in the US with great credentials and the funding is being arranged as we speak.  The bigots may have achieved exactly the opposite of what they planned.

So on behalf of all the young lives that have been insulted by this ad  – a giant video bitchslap  to the evil people who posted  it  – from just a few of the wonderful and most definitely not broken people out there like me.

 

And finally, as posted before – for all the  LGBT kids who were driven to suicide because of the hate of people like the ones who posted that advertisement.  Never forget!

November 17, 2011

DeFosto pays musical tribute to Anya Ayoung-Chee

Via  Anya’s Facebook  Page.

The Original DeFosto himself….

November 12, 2011

@Anyaderogue with her mom and brothers this morning.

@Anyaderogue with her mom and brothers this morning.

November 2, 2011

Interview with Michele Jodhan on November 1, 2011

Interview with the lovely Michele Jodhan, Director of the TallMan Foundation and mother of Project Runway Season Nine winner, Anya Ayoung Chee.  Interview aired November 2, 2011 on ieTV, Channel 1, Trinidad.

November 1, 2011

Interview with T&T fashion designer Meiling.

Meiling is likely Trinidad & Tobago’s most respected fashion designer  and also the mentor of Project Runway Season 9 winner Anya Ayoung Chee.  Meiling speaks about Anya and the road she has traveled  to reach this happy point in her life.

Interview aired October 31, 2011 on ieTV 1, Trinidad.

October 30, 2011

News segments on Anya Ayoung Chee

A special feature – Anya in the Spotlight – that aired on ieTV Channel 1 in Trinidad on October 30, 2011.

And the Acting Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Winston Dookeran also paid glowing tribute to Anya at a Divali function held by the Congress of the People on Saturday night.

Both segments were written and voiced by Melissa Wong

October 28, 2011

YouTube videos of Anya Ayoung-Chee

Great music by Keshav Singh.

October 28, 2011

Project Runway Finale

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Project Runway Set, a set on Flickr.

Some shots ( most duplicates of my previous post) from last night’s Project Runway Party at the delightful Carlton Savannah. It was such a great time and a lovely bunch of people. Glad Anya won so I didn’t have to throw myself off the rooftop in true drama queen fashion.

Here is her family reacting right after. Amazingly even her family did not know the result ahead of time.

And this was Anya speaking via Skype from NYC just before the win.