Saturday, 6 December 2014

Of Fitness Shoots and Radio Shows and Friends

Happy December, friends!

Oh yesss holiday time is here (well, at least for me it is :P) and after a marathon 10 months at university in South Africa, I’m fortunate enough to be back home in Kenya with my family and friends. AND MY BED. Oh my goodness, the sleep I’ve been indulging in. That includes afternoon siestas. Mmmm.

But if you know anything about me, you know even in my most dormant state I’m still moving quite a bit on both the modeling and art/design fronts, so some exciting things may be coming up!

For now though, I’m keen to share with you my first fitness shoot (well, the closest one to fitness so far) for The Collectiive (not a typo) clothing, shot in October in Port Elizabeth by Viqta (remember him?). Ivha, a friend and fashion student asked me to take part in the shoot and co-ordinated the make-up and styling of 10(!) models over a couple of days.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

'Julie O for LHO'

Happy Sunday, friends!

I thought I'd say a quick hello and let you all know about (one of) my new ventures that's finally taking off: I'm the new Southern Africa-based correspondent for Love's Hangover Creations, a Kenyan-owned fashion store in Indianapolis, USA. Wut wuuut!

Yup, my first intro post went live this week (click image to go read it) on their blog and I'll be chatting about style and new products here and there, maybe a little PE and Nairobi street style too as well as doing shoots like this one for them in the coming months.

Very exciting stuff and I look forward to sharing everything as  go along with my new partners, but for now things will be a little more quiet in my busy uni exam period. Just weeks to go until absolute FREEDOM :D

Have a drink for me, lovers.


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Make-Up Demo with Smudge Make Up Academy

Hey hey, lovers!

Goodness, last ours of the weekend already but that means we’re an inch closer to the holidays too! (and my birthday, whut whuuut)

Well, the last week has also flown by! It’s hard to believe a whole week ago I was in a make-up chair being watched intently by a class keen to learn the basics of doing make-up on black skin. Yup, I was a demo model for a day when Cape Town-based Smudge Make-Up Academy came to Port Elizabeth to offer a 3-day course on everything from lips to lashes to contouring.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Mood Board: WOMAN.

Hey hey!

Happy October people. And happy birthday month to me :D (and to all other October babies!)

As much as I'm 6 weeks away from my portfolio exam for final year at architecture school (It's about to go DOWN), there are a few exciting things in store for myself professionally and potentially this blog for the coming months.

Until everything is settled and the ball is rolling though, I won't give away too much.
Suspense is YUMMY! ;P

What I can share with you though is some inspiration for a shoot I'm in the early stages of planning in conjunction with Love's Hangover, a Kenyan-owned store in Indiana, USA. The challenge is to create images of women's strength and relating it to water.
Painting of Yemaya, Yoruba goddess of the ocean

Sunday, 14 September 2014


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: a link to my online portfolio and more!

Happy browsing!