Born in Edinburgh British Supermodel Eunice Olumide has worked throughout the world including UK, U.S.A, Africa, Japan, France, Italy, Holland, Spain Germany and the UAE. She has appeared in both national and international campaigns, fashion weeks and editorials from WAD, ID Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Oyster, Paper Cut, New York Magazine, to Vogue, Italian Vogue, Bahrain Confidential, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, and many more. Walking for designer’s including Mulberry, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, and Harris Tweed.
Much of her career has been spent fund raising for charities including Children’s Hospice Scotland, Climate Revolution, Fuel Poverty Action, The Well Foundation and The Columbus Hospice, as well as working with big brands such as TOMS, The Body Shop & Vivienne Westwood. She is currently the Ambassador for FAD, Best Beginnings, Graduate Fashion Week, AAI, Zero Waste Scotland and Fashion Targets, joining the ranks of Kate Moss, Edith Bowman, Twiggy, Alan Carr and Sharon and Kelly Osborne.
She is quoted as a ‘philanthropist’ running youth groups and classes throughout the UK. In 2018 she released her best selling book ‘How To Get into Fashion’ which highlights her work in preventing exploitation, sustainability and diversity in the Fashion industry. In August 2019 she has been selected to show at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
This Brit Supermodel, has grown as a talented actress with a sell out show at The Stand during the Edinburgh Fringe(2016), the Apollo NYC (2016) and five star review for her solo production Metamorph (2017) at The Traverse Theatre. Over the last few years she starred in The Chicken Trial at the Pleasance courtyard and BAFTA nominate Middleman (2016), comedy After Louise (2018), alongside award winning Greg Wise, One Sweet Oblivious Antidote (2018) with Lenny Henry, with further cameo appearances in Ab Fab The Movie 2016, Starwar’s Rogue One (2016), The Last Jedi (2017). This year she landed a major role with urban music mogul ‘Stormzy’ in Malorie Blackmans ‘Nought & Crosses’, available imminently on BBC (2019). She is also a regular contributor on BBC and SKY TV and a celebrated public speaker, hosting a variety of events from London Fashion Week to Cannes Film Festival.
Curator supermodel Eunice Olumide has selected some of the UK’s most pioneering talent to bring a distinctive and unique element to The Olumide Gallery collection. The outcome is an intriguing and insightful exploration of the reality of life, the street and subculture; seen through the eyes of their creators that straddle both past and present. The gallery launched at The Groucho Club Soho in London. Artists include Richard Wilson (Slip Stream, Heathrow Airport for The Queen), Nick Walker, The Conner Brothers, Robbi Walters, and various other significant Blue Chip Artists. With exhibitions alongside powerhouse Vivienne Westwood in aid of Fuel Poverty Action; dealing with socio-economic issues through inspiring prints, paintings and neon. In March 2019 Olumide Galleries produced a major public exhibition hosted by Schroder’s Investment Bank in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Eunice explains: “The Olumide Gallery represents the most innovative and cutting edge talent of our time – at the heart of our work is equality and revolution. Visitors to the gallery will see the reality of life, the street and real people through the eyes of the artists”
In November 2017 Eunice Olumide was awarded an MBE as part of the Queens Honors for services to Broadcasting, Charity and Arts. Other MBE Awards go to Ed Sheeran and Erin O’Connor. In 2018 she obtained the prestigious title of V & A Design Champion for her incredible contribution towards Design and Production. A permanent gallery has been installed at the National Museum of Scotland on her life and work to date.