Being in New York this time of year, I’m seeing snow literally for the second time in my life. I love it, I just really wish it wasn’t so cold! It’s around – 12 °C for my South African readers. I bought a cute fur headband from Macy’s + some leather gloves, they’ve helped a lot. Apparently Feb 15th was the coldest day in New York history in 20 years! Here are some photos from around Battery Park, Central Park, New York’s Theatre District + Jersey City.
I’ve never been a makeup expert. This changed a little when I got into the film industry 3 years ago. In such a space, us ladies always want to look our best! I’ve needed to learn some basics. Here are a few tips I can pass on to you. One thing I find amazing is the difference a bit of eye shadow can make. It’s crazy how you can make your eyes pop with a colour. These guidelines are great for when in the professional arena or for when you dress up to go out on the town.
Any shade actually works with brown. Lucky you!
+ Dark Greys / Ash (Smokey Eyes)
+ Dark Greens
Local make-up artists for your next special event
- Cape Town – http://corlemakeup.co.za/
- Cape Town – http://yolande.co.za/
- Johannesburg – http://www.erinsmylie.co.za/
- Johannesburg – http://www.wedding-makeup.co.za/
- Port Elizabeth – http://michellemarxmakeup.co.za/
- Port Elizabeth – http://www.makeupbyliz.co.za/
Local make-up schools and training institutes
- Cape Town & Johannesburg – http://www.kohlmakeup.co.za/index.html
- Johannesburg – http://www.facetoface.co.za/
- Durban, George, Cape Town, Johannesburg – http://makeupstars.co.za/#1
- Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town – http://www.saschoolofweddings.co.za/index.html
- Anywhere in SA through correspondence – http://www.collegesa.co.za/Beauty-Therapy-Courses.html
Here’s me trying something a little different during a shoot with Seagram Pearce in Cape Town!
Cover Photo: Death To The Stock Photo
I had a wonderful shoot this past week with Patrick Ryan Photography in Cape Town for Brooklyn Fashion Week & My Arts International in their collaboration to strengthen ties between South Africa and New York. This partnership is under the UN Millennium 2015 Program and sees a host of fashion-related events in both cities. I’m very proud to be the South African ambassador for this movement and to be working with them on organising the “Art Meets Fashion Event” in Johannesburg this year (the first of many events the two nations have partnered to do).
The event offers a platform for fashion designers and artists to showcase their work, trade and network. Taking place at Constitution Hill, The Star newspaper has taken the title sponsorship of the event in Johannesburg, officially making it “The Star Art Meets Fashion Joburg”. Shooting in Simonstown at the Old Navy Base, we were very pleased for Longstreet Fashion Store to come on board (stores in Cavendish, Tygervalley, V&A Waterfront) and supply the clothing for the shoot. Other events this year include:
Arts Meets Fashion, Johannesburg (Trade, Exhibitions, Arts Development Workshops)| 24 & 25 April 2014, Johannesburg
Arts Meets Fashion, Cape Town (Trade, Exhibitions, Arts Development Workshops) | 1 & 2 May 2014, Cape-Town
SA Lifestyle Expo “Taste of AfriKa” (incorporating Mandela day celebration) | 17 & 18 July 2014, New York
Hollywood Black Film Festival – Afrika (Film workshops, Screening, Talent scouting, Nomination for HBFF awards) | August 2014, South Africa (Venue TBC)
Arts Meets Fashion, New York | September 2014, New York
Fashion Week Brooklyn | October 2014, Brooklyn
Hollywood Black Film Festival | October 2014, Los Angeles