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Halloween Edition – Harley Quinn x Sugar Candy Skull Princess

Halloween, one of my all-time favorite times of the year.  Any excuse to get dressed up is my idea of a good time. Ask any of my friends what I would say when asked for birthday party ideas – “Let’s do a theme and dress up” this is my response 99% of the time. I think this it has a lot to do with my days as a drama student. Being on stage every week brought out the performer in me, and this is something I have never lost. As a drama student, you can become someone new each week, you have the luxury of tapping into your creative side and thus creating a temporary world of purr blissful fantasy.

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Dress like a runway model this spring

It’s always hard trying to interrupt the runway trends when you’re not in the know and even harder trying to figure out how to incorporate these trends into your daily wardrobe especially when everything looks a bit outrageous. I love keeping up to date with my favourite designers and find it fun looking for these trends in clothing stores. Luckily for us, we have skilled fashion buyers to do this for us. They travel abroad, catch onto the latest trends and bring it back to our shores for all to wear.

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Slay – Violet & Yellow – Hair Shoot

Meeting the ever gorgeous Kimlyn Sisam was an honour, to say the least, and an even bigger honour was to pose alongside this beauty for our recent hair shoot. Kimlyn is a makeup and hair stylist and better known for her work on the Afternoon Express Show. This charming lady is known for having outrageously awesome hair and flawless makeup. You can catch her on the TKO show on Goodhope FM, Afternoon Express, and Top Billing. Or just follow her IG account for everyday makeup inspiration and videos – @kimlyn_makeuphair

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Unicorn Hair – Hair By Star Style – Look Post

I recently teamed up with Cape Town’s colour guru Tracey Serfontein also known for her Hair Studio – Hair by Star Style where she has done hair transformations for the likes of Lakota Da Silva, Tracy Rossiland & TK from Goodhope FM to name a few. Tracey has been in the industry for 10 years and having built up an impressive clientele as such, it gave someone like myself the confidence to put my full trust in her when wanting to experiment with my hair.

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This Springs MUST Haves – Girl on a budget

Spring is literally around the corner and the mere fact that there are only 4 months left of 2016 is daunting enough, now we need to stress about an entirely new wardrobe on top of that reality shock.

With the direction in which my life is going at the moment in terms of moving out, I am all about bargain buys and learning how to adjust my lifestyle and living on a budget. Hense I wanted to share my budget finds for this upcoming spring season.

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The Grunge – Look Post

Welcome to week three of my winter coat collaboration with Sport Unlimited. This is the final week and a bittersweet moment it is. I had so much fun shooting all three looks in different ways, yet I’m super sad it’s all over as we approach the end of our gloomy winter days.

This coat was such a vibe to shoot, especially when complemented with an all-black grunge outfit. Wearing all black is no issue for me, as 80% of my wardrobe consist of only black items, however, I like being able to break that contrast with a softer colour in order not to look faded out. Grey for me is the perfect colour when you want to dress an outfit down and appear more casual. It’s also the cosiest colour for winter and gives me that warm fuzzy feeling.

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All About Eve this winter – Look Post

I’m writing this post from the comfort of my bed today, not feeling that great and needed some alone time to reflect and rejuvenate before the busy month of July starts. Murphy’s Law however – that one day I take off I am stuck with a full house of people. Nothing ever seems to go according to plan these days, none the less I am willing to make today work and get on with what needs to be done. Work wise, this being our busiest time in the industry I will have very limited time to focus on my blog, however I have set some time aside and planned a few new shoots. Email me if there is anything in particular you would like me to chat about or any styles you would like me to try out.

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XOXO Gossip Girl – How to: Thigh Highs & Coats

I teamed up with Sport Unlimited this month to showcase a few of their winter coats. I am an avid believer in “The” winter coat and think every woman should own that one statement coat that can turn any outfit into looking like a million bucks. I won’t lie shooting this look with Tegan made me feel very fancy… You fancy huh?

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New Era for Athleisure

It’s a New Era for Athleisure and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and play around with a few of my favourite pieces.

I am all about comfort in my everyday life and having the versatility to play around with different brands and products that offer me just that, makes planning a photo shoot that much more exciting. Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to own my very own New York Yankees baseball cap, however, I have yet to find a colour and the correct fit to satisfy my particular needs. That was until I stumbled upon the New Era brand on Superbalist.com; my regular online shopping one stop.

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