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From Cape to Ciaro and everywhere in-between there is a burst of creative potential on the fashion front. Michele-Lee Collins an international makeup artist explains that to prepare your skin for a big event, you have to start the day before, by giving attention to how much moisture and water went into your skin. Start from top to toe. Refresh your skin first. Don’t hold back on moisturizing your skin. It is important to add the SP factor. AFRICA IS NOW magazine invites you to take a trip with Palesa Pali Tembe, where she goes behind the scene to see how beauty and fashion meet with style in Africa. This all happens on the set of the fashion shoot done for AFRICA IS NOW online magazine’s editorial, that specifically combine fashion and skincare. AFRICA IS NOW introduces the fashion conscious South African men and woman to the exciting products and designers that are doing brilliant work and is accessible to all.
This exciting shoot was organised and styled by the Creative director of the Magazine, Chrisna de Bruyn. The designs were all sourced from Merchants on Long street. One of the designers of these amazing creations is Onesimo Bam from One I am. What inspires him to design particular outfits comes easily. He never plan ahead or think what he must do, no drawing board and rethinking for him. He allows his emotions and feelings of the moment to flow into his designs in a playful, fun way. His work shows his personality and joy that can be seen in every one of his garments. As can seen, he uses colours that can be seen in nature. The blue of the sky in contrast with the white of the clouds.
The models of the day was Aza Mhlana from My friend Ned and Vanessa from Ice Model Agency. The Photographer Kitso Kgori presented by Hero Creative Management make use of good lighting and angle to bring the best out of her models. The models must feel comfortable and know what they like and stand strong and speak up on their choices and how the Photographer wants them to pose and move. To be a top Photographer takes time and patience. Success doesn’t come easy.
PHOTOGRAPHER: KITSO KGORI @HEROCREATIVEMANAGEMENT
FASHION DIRECTOR: CHRISNA DE BRUYN @AFRICAISNOWMAGAZINE
FASHION TEAM: ONESIMO BAM & GAVIN MICKEY COLLINS @HEROCREATIVEMANAGEMENT
MAKE UP ARTIST: MICHELLE-LEE COLLINS @HEROCREATIVEMANAGEMENT
MODELS: VANESSA NGOLO @ICEMODELSCPT & AZA MHLANA @MYFRIENDNED @BOOMMODELS
SPONSOR BY AFRIDERM
TV PRESENTER: PALESA PALI TEMBE
AFTERNOON EXPRESS SHOW SABC 3
COMMUICATION SPECIALIST: SHARON WARROLL
FASHION BY MERCHANTS ON LONG
ONE I AM
HATS BY CRYSTAL BIRCH
TEXT BY CHRISTINE BARNARD
STUDIO: HERO CREATIVE MANAGEMENT