MoiMooi Spa // Women’s Day

MoiMooi Spa spoilt ladies on Women’s day with a spa day that was full of fun, pampering and inspiration. I was invited to their event at their gorgeous spa in The Palms Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town. In the true spirit of girls having fun there were candy floss and popcorn stations, an inflatable photo booth and a decadent banquet of delicious snacks, sweets, drinks and entertainment that kept us busy until late afternoon. The day kicked off at 12pm with a yoga session in the next door segment of MoiMooi, followed by an inspirational talk by the amazingly talented Tarnia Arendse from Dark Rose Tattoo, who shared with us some of the challenges in her life that has ultimately resulted in her success and amazing resilient attitude, showing us how strong and amazing women can be and how we can all work together and support each other as women in challenging times. Sharing her experiences seemed to pull everyone closer. It reminded me that as women we have such amazing strength, resilience and empathy and I felt that this feeling and attitude was echoed throughout the day. A space was created where insights, stories and challenges were shared, helping to inspire and uplift each other and creating a true sense of how amazing women really are. During and after the talk ladies were busy getting manicures, pedicures and treatments.

We were treated to an amazing spread of food and a dress up photo booth which ended up being a great point of entertainment between a few sneaky pink drinks floating around. MoiMooi have some amazing monthly packages that are unparalleled: R699.00 a month for three treatments, R899.00 a month for five treatments and R999.00 a month for seven treatments.

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A N Y O N // Lucy’s Magazine

In a mix or print and colour, we had an inspiring day shooting this dynamic editorial for Lucy’s Magazine, that had a fusion feel. African met sporty with Masai print jumpsuits by Shakalulu, beautiful knits by Maxhosa by Laduma and Chuulap, and finished off with beautiful graphic earrings from Lorne. Anyon Marial showed us her magic and dynamism, adding a unique personality to every shot. For more check out starting on page 42 of Lucy’s Magazine Vol. 37.

 

Photographer: Jacobus Snyman

Stylist: Lyal Seba

Hair & Makeup: Richard Wilkinson

Model: Anyon Marial

 

URBAN LINES //

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With structural cityscape elements as our shoot backdrop, we woke up to a particularly misty morning in Greenpoint. After a bit of waiting around for the mist to lift we decided to start shooting with a white sky. After the initial weather hesitation everything seemed to fall nicely in sync, with even the unanticipated cloud cover from the foreshore working in our favour.

We took an all round minimalist approach to each element of the shoot. The styling consisted of contemporary clean cut lines and structured garments offset against textural stone and grey flyover walls and architecture. Neutral garment shades with accents of blush pink and metallics added a strong femininity to the story. Jen kept the hair beautifully loose and free flowing, with strong brows and a perfect highlighted complexion to enhance Jeanni’s natural beauty. Lesca matched all the looks perfectly to each location producing a beautiful end product.

And Voi la! View our full story in the latest issue of A Fashion Friend here.

Model: Jeanni // Boss

Photographer: Lesca Lea

Styling: Lyal Seba // Sixlove

Hair & Makeup: Jen Fechter // Gloss

SPRING TREND | SURFACE DETAIL ::

Whether you’re into it or not, this season is all over surface texture. Whether it’s Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere or Spring in the south, both seasons are displaying an equal obsession with an explosion of surface detailing. Gucci brought it in with retro glam appeal through their SS’16 campaign last year, and carried it through to their Garden capsule range with hypnotic snake and plant appliques. Zara is all over the badged and embroidered bombers for Spring, whilst H&M launched their Studio Autumn ’16 Collection that’s all about lavish beadwork, embroidery and grunge chained surfaces.

Not just restricted to denim jackets, bombers and jeans, the use of embroidery, fringes, badges, beadwork and brooches are also adorning handbags as a massive trend lead by the Gucci SS’16 collection into fall. Shoe and hat trends have followed suit. This tactile trend celebrates the melting point of subcultures and textures just in time for Spring festival season, in a true high street spirit.

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Above 2 images : Gucci Garden Capsule Collection ’16

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Zara Spring ’16

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Gucci Fall ’16 Collection

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H&M Studio A/W ’16 collection

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H&M Studio A/W ’16 collection

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Gucci Fall ’16 Collection

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Zara Spring ’16 patch bomber

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Gucci SS’16 Collection

Esprit #Imperfect SS’16 Campaign ::

I absolutely love the successful Esprit #Imperfect campaign that’s been going on for a few seasons. The campaign showcases quirky and unique models in fun poses being themselves. It celebrates that our imperfections are what actually make us cool, resulting in them not really being imperfections at all.

So I was very stoked to be asked to do the incidentals product styling off the back of this massive campaign setup. With music blasting, models dancing and acting crazy on different coloured sets and us shooting the catalogue products in the background, this was one of the most fun , energetic shoots of the season. Check out the Spring ’16 catalogue at http://www.esprit.com/imperfect/lookbook/.

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Accessorize SS’16 Campaign ::

Doing the prop styling for the Accessorize Spring Summer 2016 campaign was both challenging, inspiring and taught me that great teamwork is essential. From coordinating the painting and hauling of colour backdrops down narrow Campsbay location house stairs, to having floral & foliage walls made up, the end challenge was to fight against the howling south easter to pull off pristine campaign images. I don’t think we did too badly 😉

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Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen SS16 Lookbook

One of my favourite local design duos have produced yet another inspiring collection of fashion meets artistic print. Loving the beautifully shot black and white campaign but equally loving their beautiful prints in colour, so we’ve included a few images from their show this year at Fashion Week. Congrats to Keith Henning and Jody Paulsen who are currently in Dubai  for the Who Is On Next? scouting project launched by Vogue Italia, dedicated to discovering design talent from the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

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