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Friday, May 4, 2012

Backstage at SAFashion week Day1



Day 1 at SAFashion week was a bustling frenzy of swinging cameras, raging hair dryers and pretty faces waiting to be transformed for the runway.
As the little photographer that I am, I had to dodge elbows belonging to hair dressers, flying clothing rails and producers in their sweet, conservative black dresses running up and down with their flapping schedules making sure not a detail was missed.


            


I caught up with Jodie Enik of the Lampost agency who was getting her amazing ruby colored hair styled for the glittering after party held at one of Johannesburg's trendy roof top venues, Randlords.




I pleasantly bumped into one of my varsity class mate's,  actress Hayley Owen who was one of the many celebrity faces from the m-net drama series 'The wild' that were asked to model for the opening night.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

SAFashion week March 2012 - Gideon




Gideon in an interview with an  online site neofundi - Fashion is an instrument of communication, not only for the wearer but also the designer’s mindset " 














Monday, April 23, 2012

Read my lips studio - Americana


Here is a little peek inside my studio walls. I could not resist buying a red lipped mirror made out of shiny red mosaic. 

Model: Cheri Steenkamp



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Red lipped and long black wavy hair


One of my latest shoots with Cheri Steenkamp who is an aspiring model and actress. This girl has an amazing look! watch this space. I will be posting more shots from this shoot. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

SAFashion week - The fittings with TWO


The ladies of the label TWO are known for their simplicity, soft and comfy fabrics that remain classic and easy to wear. I get a sense that their clothing and style fit into almost any part of your life wether it be going to work, a yoga class or even a night out. I think I relate to the TWO brand because I have a sister myself, whome I work with creatively in music and video production. 



Sometimes it's all about the shoes, and at TWO's fittings there were boxes of glittering heels lining up to fit the perfect pair of feet. 




 

One of the colour choices in the collection was a surprising mix of a neon yellow/green, that strangely reminded me of a packet of sour sweets. The bright colour either stood alone or was overlayed with a soft sheer and dark grey fabric softening the brightness, creating an interesting colour combination.


under-construction


















Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SAFashion week 29March-1April 2012 - The fittings - Urban Goddess



One of my favourite people who I met at this years first SAFashion week was the beautiful and petite Ramona Afonso from Urban goddess. As a young wife and mother she runs her own successful business and truly has a passion for fashion. Durring the fittings she really took as much time as she could to ensure that each model had the perfect cut garment to suite their body shape.
Ramona Afonso
Urban Goddess cater for a very modern, career driven woman who also enjoys looking sexy. One of my fashion loves at the moment is the exposed zipper which was a big feature in the collection as well as other interesting textures such as leather and studded detailing on sleeves and pleated vests. Colour blocking and strong shapes seemed to be a key style in the Urban Goddess range, which for me is a great choice for this corporate yet fashionable brand, showing off a woman who is in control both fashionably and career wise.  

The colour palet consists of a unique mix of mustards, black, chocolate browns, shades of grey and off white, sometimes adding a pop of aqua blue.





Friday, April 6, 2012

SAFashion week - The fittings - Hermanna Rush


The first fitting session I attended was for Hermanna Rush, Two and Urban Goddess. An interesting process of styling, pinning and fitting the right garment on the right body shapes.


www.hermannarush.com


Leather shorts by Eponymous
Leather skirts by Eponymous

Hermanna Rush introduced feminin fabrics, neutral colour palets mixed with some striking prints and edged up  with some leather from Cape town based leather specialists 'Eponymous' who were excited and happy to collaborate with Hermanna Rush.
Beautiful work !






Sunday, March 25, 2012

PIn-up with a touch of Rock-a-Billy inspiration

Sheldeen Cameron: Television producer

The pin-up style will always give me a feeling of being a glamorous fem fatale. One of my closest friends Sheldeen Cameron, was the first model to pose for my pin-up and Rock-a-Billy inspired fashion project, which will become a series of carefully selected woman who have the right curves, attitude and confidence to pull off this ultra feminine and ultra sexy look.