Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday Mooiness

On Monday I was featured on mycitybynight.co.za as their 'Monday Mooiness'. They asked me some questions and the pictures provided where all taken by the talented Cape Town photographer Torne Velk. Check out her work here!

Picture taken by: Torne Velk; Hair and Make-up by: Roxanne Simpson.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Supper Club

Happy Sunday to everyone! 
Best day of the week in my opinion :) Time for chilling, family and good food.

So, on Friday I had my first night outing without my parents since the accident and was super excited! A group of us were going to have dinner some where but then our one friend, Gal, offered his apartment as I'd be more comfortable in case I got tired or what. Anyways, we had a little Shabbat dinner, of which was my first. Very cool! Was so nice to be around friends and people with such a positive and vibrant energy, and was very sad to have to leave early :( (back brace and all haha) Anyways, considering I have so much free time on my hands, everyone has encouraged me to blog more which would make sense but I was saying that I have been self-conscious to do outfit posts as I'm in a back brace and they said I should just write about whatever and that the brace really isn't a problem. So here we are :)

Cooking - oh yeah! Chef Aurora & Gal
All sitting around an absolute feast!
Love these ladies! (Jess, Kirsty, Kayla, Me & my sister - see her blog at cleopatramarco.blogspot.com)
Breaking the bread


Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Nikita is my re-united obsession! It's an American TV series that I have watched before and now I have just finished re-watching it for the second time (season 1 and 2).. Yes, due to the fact I'm wearing a back brace I have acquired much more free time on my hands! Mostly because I have a girl crush on the lead actress, Maggie Q, known as Nikita in the series. She is quite a mixture of nationalities, as am I, her father being Irish and Polish and her mother being Vietnamese. A few interesting facts about her include, that she's a vegan, does a series of various martial arts, yoga and lives in Hong Kong. If you look on youtube, there is 'A day in the life of Maggie Q' which is really interesting! She's very funny and seems like such a kind, humble person. Other then that, she also has an insane body (from all the yoga, martial arts and vegan diet) and great style.

For Nikita (as are the two images below)

With her co-actors from Nikita, Michael & Alex.
Looking fabulous on the Red Carpet (as below)


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Teni Panosian: Beauty Blogger

Good morning!

So.. Having broken ribs and spinal injuries I can't exactly do much :( (Yesterday I went to the hospital for a check and it was literally like an exciting outing. Ha) so you can imagine.. But small price to pay considering! So I've been literally sitting at home and bonding with the family and when they aren't here, bonding with me. Finding things to do.. So I'm going to blog :)

Found this beauty blog which has helped keep me entertained and I really recommend it for those of you who are interested in make up or the sort. It's called Miss Maven by Teni Panosian or her official site is tenipanosian.com and she also has a YouTube chanel in which she does make up editorials. She is so damn pretty! Shes also an actress, been in a few feature films as well as many commercials. So if you ever need make up tips or beauty advice - this is the blog to visit. I always say never trust a hair dresser with unattractive hair and just like that saying goes so it does for Teni. She's always got perfectly applies make up so there you have it.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Panda Beanies

Morning sunshines :)

The other day my mom and sis went shopping (I had to stay at home - cant leave yet) :( but they came with presents! Eep! My sis got us matching Panda beanies. And my mom got me a black studded fringed handbag to replace the one I oh so loved that got stolen. Yay. So I'm a spoilt girl. Today my bestie who moved to Johannesburg, Jo, is coming down. Cannot wait - such a beautiful and positive person!anyways will keep this short and sweet, everyone have a fabulous weekend! Be safe on the roads (they're wet) and keep warm.

Ps: New article about the accident on You Magazine's website: http://you.co.za/i-feel-blessed-to-be-alive/


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Preview of Lazuli Winter Collection Campaign

On Saturday I shot for Lazuli Clothing. Insane South African brand and am on love with their Winter collection!

First pic - campaign material
Second pic - behind the scenes make up

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Natasha G Designs

Preview of the shoot I did for Natasha G Designs jewellery line! Absolutely incredible range! Was a very interesting shoot as we had to be up at about 3am in order to catch the sunrise after we'd done make up etc!

Friday, March 15, 2013

The New Pope

I just found this post I saw on facebook hilarious!

"The Pope, wearing a fabulous vintage chiffon-lined Dior gold lame gown over a silk Vera Wang empire waist tulle cocktail dress, accessorized with a three-foot House of Whoville hat and the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz, on his way to tell us it's Wrong to be Gay".
And not to offend anyone but this is why I found it bizarre when people are so pushy with religion. If yu are religious and follow a specific religion, good for you! But if its about imposing your beliefs on others and preaching that we should not use contraceptives when poverty is such a huge epidemic in the world today - rather don't. I'm not very religious per se, but I do follow tradition and am more so a spiritual person. Each to their own - but watch what you say whilst wearing Dior and Vera Wang in the same outfit ;)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fitspire me

Changing my body lifestyle - new mottos: health and fitness :) Realised how bad it was the other day when I was panting by the time I got to the top of one flight of stairs! hahahaha. So.. Exercise is on the books

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I joined SHAWCO at UCT an organization involved in various projects to help various underprivileged communities. I joined the project called Masizame in Hout Bay. I chose this project as I live in Hout Bay which means a lot to me and am so happy to be helping even if it is a small contribution! We tutor grade 6's maths - times tables at the moment. I'm tutoring a beautiful girl called Mamelo and a hilarious little boy called Edwin - all very cute. I can't get involved as much as I'd like to due to my busy days with varsity work and external work too :/ I tutor once a week and really encourage everyone and anyone to join - fun and very rewarding! Have a beautiful week A x

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Torné Velk Photography 2013

2013 means a new year which means new ideas, goals and dreams. What do you aim to achieve this year?

-I aim to make mistakes and to learn from them as I feel that’s the best way to learn. I’m traveling to Bali in June and would love to shoot a few girls there. I want to shoot more ‘intense’ themed stuff and meet new people to work with.

What are the biggest lessons you have learnt over the past few years as a fashion photographer?

- To never say too much as the industry in Cape Town is so small, and to always be aware of whats new regarding fashion. Also the model is the most important aspect of a photo, not the clothes or make up.  

What has been the greatest experience for you and is there a job in particular that has highlighted this?

- The greatest experience has been my entire journey over the last 2 years of development and learning. I’ve met some amazing people and met some of my good friends through my passion. Each shoot is a great experience for me.  

What is your favourite subject matter, style and theme?

- My favourite thing to achieve from my photos is an edgy feel and style. I would like to develop more on a darker more attitude style.  

You are 18 now. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

- Wow, I would hope to have travelled and shot in places like Milan , London and new York. I would also love to have shot certain international models and icons.  

What inspires your work the most at this current stage in your life?

- Many blogs and magazines as well as of course many photographers such as Lara Jade and Chris heads!

WOW - What talent
A x

Friday, February 8, 2013

So... I realize I have not posted in who knows how long...:/ (and I realize I have said that about a million times) VERY uncool. And I know this is the weirdest time to start posting again (4am on a friday night) but.. due to the fact that I have stopped drinking as of Sunday 3rd of Feb I am currently buzzing from the after effects of Redbull. haha. Went out with my girlfriend and fellow blogger in fact to Club 31 - was pretty insane! Anyways, I am quite enjoying the sober life (not that I was an alcoholic or anything) and YES you can go to places like Tiger (gross) or Caprice or any other place for that matter mingling with crazy drunk people, stay sober and have fun. You do not fade 'early' as many people have warned me, or have less fun or party less hard. I infact have more energy, do not end up doing embarassing stuff and do not have to lie around the next day nursing a hangover. haha. Anyways not trying to preach here ;)

So... I'm back and going to be better on the current updates with the blog! Soon to come.. Interview with Miss Torné Velk - fashion photographer! And more...

A x x
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