Sunday, 14 September 2014

Updates

Happy Sunday, lovers!

Just a quickie to let you know about some navigational changes on the blog to make it a lot better for all of us ;)

1. I've added a contact page for absolutely any questions, suggestions, event invitations and collab ideas anyone may have and is too shy (or professional) to leave a comment out in public     ;)



And if you know me you know I dream in social media so hit me up on all my pages too.

2. Which brings me to social media links. Links to my personal twitter, instagram and pinterest for you and the blog's Facebook page. Don't be scurrred, stalkers (OF THE BLOG) welcome! :P



3. Some changes in the tabs bar above the posts too, leading you to my Fresh Faces competition (vote for me here: www.modelmanagement.com/contests/fresh-faces-2014-south-africa/contestant/116745/) a link to my online portfolio and more!



Happy browsing!
Bisoux,

J.
xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

September.

Hey hey!

HAPPY SPRING DAY, lovers! Well, if you're in the Southern hemisphere lol. I didn't really think that title through....

But it's back to work today and I don't know about you but I've been getting into a bit of a slump lately..could be the South African winter or the wierd time of year in between having steam left from the start and being excited for the end-year holidays. People kinda just feel...limp, you know?

Well, I had one of those weeks and surprise surprise, all around me was a ridiculous cold front from goodness knows where.
 
(stolen from a friend's Facebook page LOL!)

But I found a solution! Some visual inspiration from tumblr, pinterest and my favourite blogs. You could call it a little window-shopping. 
Because it's online. 
From the windows on my computer screen.

HA! :D

First up, World of Glamour SA

An online clothing and shoe store, website with fun interviews and beauty advice and a few Port Elizabeth-based events on the way. World of Glamour is back from hiatus and ready for action! Check out some of my fave pieces:

Point of Impact dress- got my eye on this one!!


'Forgive You Never' bikini in Green and Orange


Got me ready for summer!! Check them out here:

Next, They All Hate Us

All I can say about this site is; greatest mood-board there has ever been!! From street-style to fashion editorials and a little sparky humour, They All Hate Us makes me smile every day. I can barely keep up with the posts, I might just take a night soon to take it in with some vino in hand!



Literally so much yum I could hardly choose ones to show you! PLUS they've got a fashion and beauty shop on the website.


Also, as part of my other life..research for a Sophiatown-themed ball I'm helping plan for a uni society.

The swing capital of 1940's South Africa, this Johannesburg suburb was host to Mzansi's own Harlem Renaissance- music, dance, parties, tweed, hats, just general fabulous. If you can't find me at any point during this month look in vintage stores around Port Elizabeth, I'll be looking for my Miriam Makeba swag!


Miriam Makeba. Baaaabe!




Last but not least, I've decided to jump on the Gratitude Challenge bandwagon.

Perhaps a little late, but anyway. Every day as soon as I wake up, I plan on writing down one thing I'm generally grateful for and/or one thing I love about living in South Africa for the coming month. I feel good vibrations following me already ;)

One thing I'm most certainly grateful for is the long list of you all who have supported me and voted in the Fresh Faces modelling contest. THANK YOU so much!
There's still about a month to go so please vote every day and share the link as much as you can.


Seriously thank you a hundred times over. One love and if I can do anything to help make one of your dreams come true like you're helping me, tell me.

Bisoux,

J.
xx


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Mirror Series - Ep.4: TOWER @ the Radisson Blu

Oh hi!

Happy mid-week, lovers!

After an inspirational first trip to Durban, a short illness and a car dealership design, I have stalled and gotten distracted for too long. I must release this now ;) It's the second installment from my shoot with Tegan Smith Photography!!

*yaaaay*

This was actually such a great day, after getting suuuper excited and texting Tegan 'are we still on for this afternoon' the day before we had agreed to shoot (LOL) I got it together and we met at The Radisson Blu hotel here in PE the next afternoon as planned.

I honestly thought it would rain but we got up to the rooftop pool area and the light just wowed. Mother Nature was the star that day!

Having always intrigued by the glass balconied rooftop swimming pool/ Tabu bar at the Radisson, when I saw this editorial in a magazine (any guesses which one?) I knew it was meant to be! I had a new skirt from Becca at Young, Wild and Free to debut and a fantastic view of the PE beachfront so off we went.



Spread from 'The Tower' in Issue 08 of Gashette Magazine






One of my favourite shoots to date!

Check Tegan out here:
www.tegansmithphotography.com
Twitter- @TegzPhotography

And the Radisson Blu on twitter: @RadissonBluPE

And last but not least you know the drill! Drop me a vote for the #FreshFaces competition ;)
www.modelmanagement.com/contests/fresh-faces-2014-south-africa/contestant/116745/

Bisoux,
J.

xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

So This Happened..


Myself and bloggers Jerri Mokgofe (According to Jerri) and Carla (Style Diary) answered a few questions for a feature on South African (based) bloggers, click on the image to read about us!

Remember to keep voting for me to get to the Fresh Faces model competition in Barcelona this October :) Every little vote counts so thanks so much to those of you who have, please keep sharing and voting on as many days as you can!

http://www.modelmanagement.com/contests/fresh-faces-2014-south-africa/contestant/116745/

Bisoux,
J.

xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Mirror Series- Ep. 3: Athens (h0mage Magazine) with Tegan Smith

Hey hey!

Time for another Mirror Series post? I think so :D

This week's episode is brought to us by a digital magazine that I downloaded onto my iPad (once again, don't know how I ended up on it but thank my lucky stars I did) and fell in love....and then had my heart torn in two because THEY DON'T SEEM TO HAVE GONE PAST ISSUE 1.


Be that as it may, the first issue still rox my sox over and over. It seems like it was made exclusively for tablet devices, but check this link anyway to see what I'm talkin bout! (http://www.homage-magazine.com)
Interactive graphics, video-pages, links to behind-the-scene clips and interviews and sick editorials galore.

AND when I heard word that Tegan Smith, Cape Town-based photog extraordinaire was coming to Port Elizabeth, I knew it was meant to be. I've been a fan of hers for months now after first seeing her work on Aisha Baker's blog (Baked the Blog) who she's the official photographer for.
So I got in touch and told her about The Mirror Series and we made a plan to shoot one sunny (cold) afternoon! We shot 2 different looks, the first of which is inspired by this image from the editorial Athens in h0mage issue 1.


amirite??

I immediately thought of putting a tomboy twist on it with a pair of leopard sneakers I pretty much live in and making the setting something a little more modern and edgy.


But the fun didn't stop there :P
Such an amazing shoot and Tegan is an absolute inspiration to work with! Check her out here-

Twitter: @TegzPhotography

and you might already know what I'm going to say next...keep voting for me to go to the ModelManagement.com Fresh Faces final in Barcelona this October! You can cast one vote each and every day so bookmark it! Pretty please? :)








More from my shoot with Tegan next week!
Bisuox,
J.
xx