I've got a slight taste of what it's like to work in the magazine industry. I recently produced the cover for a photography assignment, the amount of work and time that goes into these little glossy books is mind blowing, let alone they compiled and printed in under 30 days. The time pressure must be the most challenging part of working in this cut throat industry. But what i admire is the power held by the worlds most influential fashion editors. What many people fail to understand is that even though major creative talents like Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta may own the couture runways, but the only way these designers became fashion influences of the trickle down theory, worth billions depended on a few powerful fashion editors. This is beginning to slightly change with the emergence of bloggers and social networks. However until today Anna Wintour chief editor of vogue, Glenda Beily for Harper's Bazaar, Grace Coddington creative director of Vogue and Fashion Director Alexandra White who turned W into a must read still dictate which designers would be fashion influences having their garments ripped off and mass produced and those who would stay stagnate.
There's nothing more flattering in a beauty shoot then the famous 'red' lip and winged black liner. So when putting together my ideas for this beauty series I just couldn't resist. Since this was my first beauty shoot, I thought i'd play it safe, but hopefully in the future ill get a bit gutsy and go all gaga... But I must admit I always preferred the more slick, conservative, chic and polished look which is kind of what I was going with for this particular shoot. I always plan to do a behind the scenes video for you guys, but it never seems to happen things always seem to get a little too hectic on set - hopefully next time ill remember to grab someone to be a videographer :)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend- I'm going to be studying :( so wish me luck!
I recently had to do a magazine editorial spread for a photography assignment. And decided to choose the theme 'modern myth' and incorporate it with cerolization which is a cultural blur in society. All the pictures were taken at Moyo restaurant in Melrose Arch and we were on set for approximately 9 hours that day. But it was all worth it! I am truly satisfied with the outcome and enjoyed every moment of working on this from the planning right up to the editing. There's always that sense of accomplishment when seeing your ideas and thoughts come to life, speaking of bringing my ideas to life... a special thanks to Juta Camacho, Khatija Ahmed and Zakkiyya Obaray you guys made an amazing team.
On another note as i was flipping through a magazine, I realised how much effort goes into the little book which we usually take 5 minutes to go through...
This past Friday was nothing short of hectic! Actually the whole of 2013 seems to be turning out to be quite busy, but in a good way, there's something about constantly having something to do that makes me happy. Fortunately in-between classes and getting a mothers day gift I had time to take random pictures of what I wore. I love the fact that I can run in these heels and comfortably wear them for the entire day.
Hi guys :)
Pictured below is my 'little black dress' - A must in every girls wardrobe. I love wearing it on days when I know ill be going out at night, but too lazy to do an outfit change. At night I usually pair it with heels and a bit more jewellery. I decided to go for these snake skin leggings yesterday as it is more playful than classic and elegant.
So now that i'm finally on holiday I got a chance to get out and take some pictures. So this is what I wore yesterday. I was feeling really relaxed and wanted to go for something casual and comfy. These wedge sneakers are perfect for these autumn winterish days- only they a huge effort to put on and take off but i still love them, they super comfy and give me that extra bit of height.
To a weekend in my new wedge sneakers- hope you are going to enjoy your weekend as much i'm going to mine :)
The Coachella music festival brings the most fashion forward people out to play. Many attending totally transform they everyday sophisticated looks and still manage to make a major style statement, while remaining casual, comfy and soaking up the desert sun.
Here are some of my favorite looks :)
It feels like ages since the last time I blogged, but anyway here are some pretty colourful make-up pictures I recently took at my friend Khatija's make-up studio for a photography environmental portraiture assignment. For some odd reason the pictures are appearing much darker once uploaded online, but ill hopefully figure it out before my next post. Which will be soon i promise, since ill be on holiday :)
This Human Rights Day look post was photographed by Hajira.
Hope you all had a fun and relaxing public holiday and a lovely weekend :)
Last week i did a photo shoot of Rehmi at the Greonkloof nature reserve, the shoot was inspired by Ashley Lebdev and her dreamlike nature images- i'll let the pictures speak for themselves. It was a scorching hot day and fortunately, Rehmi looked fresh until the last shot.
These days I have been working on a lot of photography shoots, and always looking for new and exciting faces, so if you looking to build up your model portfolio email me a head shot of yourself with 'model casting' in the subject line.
Press 'PLAY' to watch the behind the scenes video : )