A painterly mood

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“In a painterly mood today. I never do portrait paints, so thought id challenge myself. Miss Mosh was my inspiration to try it out. ^_^

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Cuddle weather

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“Such beautiful rainy weather today ^_^ i wish i could cuddle in bed the whole day and admire it from the comfort of my blankets and heater. I love this little solar lamp, my mom gave it to me:)

If you’re in the Stellenbosch area you can go buy one directly from the Consol shop in Plankenberg.

Update time

So, except for the few small posts in April there’s a few bigger things I need to share.

Firstly at the end of Feb I left my job at the newspaper and have been interning at a great tech company since then. The amazing work environment has been doing me well 🙂 Other events of note were the Rae Morris workshop, Joyce’s wedding and AfrikaBurn. Keep reading..:)

The Rae Morris Workshop

At the start of April I experienced one of the highlights of my life. A Rae Morris makeup workshop!! I fangirled completely when I found out about her coming to SA. The first (and my fav) makeup book I bought is by her. which I’m very happy to say is now signed by the lady herself.

The workshop was held at the Kohl Makeup academy (thanks for organizing this Kohl! You guys are stars!) and it was great meeting all the wonderful artists that work there as well. Rae shared amazing tips and tricks not to mention entertaining behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her years as a celebrity makeup artist. She’s an incredible person, beautiful inside and out, I feel truly blessed that i could meet her.

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Rae Morris and I

An amazing TEDx talk by Victoria’s Secrets Angel, Cameron Russell

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TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 – Cameron Russell (Photo credit: theqspeaks)

If image and how it affects our world fascinates you, this is an excellent video to watch.

Cameron has been a model for 10 years including being known as a Victoria’s Secrets Angel.  Cameron approaches the theme of the conference, Be Fearless, by answering some of the most common questions she gets as a model with the inner thoughts she seldom expresses.

Halloween Cosplay Picnic – Cape Town

This was such a fun event! It was organised by Cosplay Cape Town.

Saturday morning was spent putting the last props together (aka trying to figure out how to get the horns to stay on). I didn’t really have time to create a costume for a known character so I had to settle for my own creation. The horns was something I tried making a few weeks ago due to a creative urge. (I love how they came out so much! can’t wait to use them for a shoot).

Also we got to take the adorable Aurora with us, she looked so cute as Reimu from Touhou.

When we arrived at Kirstenbosch gardens we didn’t see anyone else dressed up and I started feeling nervous. I’m fine with dressing up at night, but during the day can be quite intimidating. So we just kept walking and searching for the picnic. At the same time I was trying to keep my horns form falling off my head as the screws were pulling out of the styrofoam base. Next moment we turned a corner and there was the whole herd of cosplayers. And in typical comic fashion, that’s the moment my one horn decided to jump ship. 😛 Luckily I’d packed my screwdriver and it was a small enough thing to fix.

There were such amazing costumes!

Taken by Animated Meanderings

So this is what my fiance and I looked like for the picnic:

Tinkerbell photobomb!
Taken by Azadie Abrahams

Taken by Aluta Mlisana

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Cat as Ai (Hell Girl) – I just had to get a shot of her with my red glasses

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Leyla as Stocking (Panty, Stocking and Garter Belt)

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Aurora as Reimu (Touhou)

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Elza as the monk (Diablo3)

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Armand as Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler

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My fav photo of my horns for the day

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Just a quick shot after we got hom of the makeup with my cosplay

There were some amazing cosplayers, if you’d like to see more photos, you should check out the Cosplay Cape Town group.

New hairstyle

I almost forgot to upload this here. It’s been about a month since I got my new hair cut and I have Marie-Anne at Institute Aesthetic to thank for the amazing colour and cut job.

 

 

 

Also this is the makeup I had on the day I got my hair cut. The staff at Institute loved it and I was asked multiple times to close my eyes so people could see the colours ^_^