Pauline Long is An Entrepreneur in Every Sense of The Word
The Fabulous Pauline Long spotted in her collection
When one meets Pauline Long, you can immediately tell you are sitting with a woman filled with wisdom, inspiration and an open heart. Pauline is an Entrepreneur, fashion designer, presenter and philanthropist. She is the CEO and Founder of BEFFTA, the biggest black awards ceremony (BEFFTA Awards) that gives back to the community by honouring and rewarding Black personalities within the entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts in UK, USA, Canada, Caribbean and Africa.
Pauline has been honoured with a variety of national and international awards such as, ‘the Most Innovative Kenyan in the UK Award 2008-2009, Entrepreneurship/Innovation Award from The African Achievers Awards, Gab Award for Excellence for Community Service, Ken-Brit Entrepreneurship Award, Women in Enterprise Community Personality Award,’ just to name a few. Pauline is also popularly known as the Founder/CEO of the two most prestigious African Pageants; Miss East Africa UK Beauty Pageant and MR East Africa UK Beauty Pageant as well co-founder member of Miss West Africa.
Pauline Long is the Ambassador and Face of UK Kenyan Achievers Awards (UKAA) and Africa International Achievers Awards (AFIA) and also the Ambassador of Girl Child Network Worldwide, a charity that empowers girls worldwide and founded by CNN hero Betty Makoni. She is also a fashion designer with a label called Pauline Long Collection. She was inspired to start her label by her mother who has been a designer for just over four decades. Her label is very diverse, designing elegant dresses for women of every shape and size. She loves vibrant colours using in particular the African print which she designs both in the elegant range and chic range. She also designs in plain colours, her designs are bespoke.
Pauline is also a well-known and regular panellist, columnist, guest speaker, analyst for or a number of events reputable media networks such as the BBC, Ben TV, Voice of Africa Radio, Afro News Newspaper and many others.
For her daytime job, Pauline Long runs their family owned business, which is one of the largest and most economical Film / TV
studios, home of mainstream music videos, feature films and commercials (East End Studios) - http://www.eastendstudios.co.uk
Photographer – Eric Jorrin
Dresses by Pauline Long Collection
MUA – Stedman Pearson
Hair – Verona White
Style Assistant – Sophie LaToya