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Bridal Shoot Modelling


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Behind-The-Scenes Bridal ShootsI modelled at Brenaissance wine estate this past weekend for a bridal editorial with photographer Veronique Millswedding gown designer Elizabeth Stockenstrom + Bijoux JewelleryBrenaissance is any bridal couple’s dream venue. The Bridal suite is beautifully decorated. There’s a white glass fronted chapel that overlooks the vineyards. The venue is a blank canvas and it’s got all the amenities needed for an amazing wedding! If you feel like relaxing at the restaurant on a saturday, they’ve launched their new picnic menu. They also have a brand new wine tasting deck. They offer the most delicious wine paring pizza + lovely cheese cake to top it all off. The shoot was so much fun! I’m confident the images will be pretty awesome. Read more on an article I wrote for aspiring models on how to make magic in front of the camera. I’ve also got more photos of behind-the-scenes on my instagram @misstamikajade.

+ Photography – Veronique Photography

+ Hair – Huidrie Marais

+ Models – Chanel Wessels, Tamika Doubell, Anesia Joseph

+ Make-up – Pipa Cross

+ Venue – Brenaissance Wine Estate

+ Dresses – Elizabeth Stockenstrom

+ Jewellery & Hair pieces – Marnell Nortje {Bijoux Jewellery}

Tamika Doubell Bridal

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South African Interviews

Inspired By: Mi Casa


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For my readers who don’t know, Mi Casa is a South African band. They’re most well-known for their hit song “Jika”. They were recently down in Cape Town for a performance at the Cape Town Convention Centre. One of my business partners was managing them on the evening + he took me backstage to meet them, right before they performed for the president! Pretty cool, huh? It makes me proudly South African to see such brilliant talent + especially to see how they’re conquering the global music scene. Kinda like another South African duo – you may know them – Die Antwoord. See my photos with them here. Mi Casa is my “Inspired By” spotlight this month – see last month’s inspiration, Victor Matom.

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South Africa, South African Interviews

John Kani’s Message


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me + John Kani
me + John Kani

Recently, Tony award-winning South African actor, director and playwright John Kani spoke at Forum in Port Elizabeth. I was blown away with his passion, peace and positive attitude. You could hear a pin drop in the room while he spoke – addressing some of the city’s most successful businessmen.  Here was his message:

+ We need to grasp the magnitude of what we achieved with ending Apartheid and avoiding a civil war in South Africa all those years ago

+ We need to recognize the power of Ubuntu – the African concept of community; “I am because you are”. This deals with the empowerment that comes with unity and working together

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South African Interviews

Helen Mirren Leaves Cape Town


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Helen Mirren in Cape Town

DAME Helen Mirren looked every inch the Hollywood star as she arrived at the airport in Cape Town to catch her flight home.

As she strolled through the terminal with her husband, Taylor Hackford, by her side, the 69-year-old looked cool, calm and collected in a pair of dark shades and matching attire.

The “RED 2” star, who has been in South Africa promoting her latest film “Eye In The Sky”, had certainly dressed comfortably for the flight but still managed to look good.

Grinning and waving at photographers, Dame Helen wore a pair of cropped black leggings with a matching cardigan and ballet pumps.

She carried a lilac coat and a pink scarf over her arm, as well as a tan coloured handbag as she made her way through security.

Her husband pulled along just one suitcase and also looked rather happy as they prepared to board their flight.Far from being a diva, Dame Helen was more than happy to sign autographs for those who recognised her and also appeared to have a lengthy conversation with the woman who checked them in.Dame Helen hit the headlines last week when it was revealed that she had hired a buxom blonde body double half her age to do her movie stunts.Her body double for her latest movie is a super-fit, six pack-sporting blonde, called Fleur van Eeden.Speaking to The Mirror, Fleur said: “It’s amazing to be playing her body double when I’m 40 years younger than her. But Helen looks fantastic.

“No way does she look her age – she looks amazing. I want to look like that when I’m 69.”

Reblogged from express.co.uk

Helen Mirren in Cape Town

Creative Inspiration

The White Fashion Trend + How To Wear It


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pure white fashion trend ss14White fashion looks for hot weather

Here’s what the celebrities wore this Summer. I love white. It’s classic and timeless. The “Racey Lacey” fashion trend for SS14 caught my attention!

Racey Lacey Fashion Trend SS14: Oscar de la Renta, Isabel Marant, Nina Ricci
Racey Lacey Fashion Trend SS14:
Oscar de la Renta, Isabel Marant, Nina Ricci

For those of us who can’t afford designer outfits, here are some fashion ideas for wearing white and tips on how to rock a white outfit:

1. Less is more

Less accessories, less necklaces, less rings… less! Part of the reason these looks are winners is because they are minimal. If you want to accessorize, think of one or things in a colour that compliments white.

+Gold

+Black

+Nude

2. Toned legs look great in shorts
Crochet-Cotton-Shorts-6009184291673- woolies R450
Country Road Crochet Cotton Shorts, Woolworths R450
3. Lace dresses are pretty + classy
Lace-Shift-Dress-6009182927390-R399
Country Road Lace Dress, Woolworths R399
4. Big jerseys are stylish + relaxed
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Country Road Knitted Jersey, Woolworths R699
5. Pants are smart + sexy
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Studio.W Sheen Rayon Pants, Woolworths R799
6. White, black or nude heels go well
Studio.W Stilettos, R799
Studio.W Stilettos, R799
Studio.W Stilettos, R899
Studio.W Stilettos, R899
Aldo Black Krushonu Heels, R1 399
Nine West Black Krushonu Heels, R1 199
7. Have fun with it

More Topshop white trends here + here

Top Shop,
Topshop, R479
Brand Promos

Lady Gaga and Belvedere Vodka Celebrate ARTPOP Album Launch at Annabel’s in London


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On Friday, 6th December, Lady Gaga and Belvedere Vodka returned to Annabel’s for an intimate performance of songs from the Grammy® Award-winning artist’s new album “ARTPOP”, released in November. In 2011, the music and fashion icon held a similar private performance to launch “Born This Way”and both Belvedere Vodka and Annabel’s were thrilled to welcome her back.

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