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Mom's a preschool teacher. When she phones me our convos go like this: “Anja, ek wou –“ “KNIP NET DIE PRENTJIE UIT!” “-hoor hoe dit gaan?”

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20 Feb

Downtown Scene

Last weekend I asked photographer, Andy Pearce, to meet me at Beijing Opera for a photoshoot. I felt really hip about my location choice until I arrived there and realised that what I thought was Beijing Opera, was in fact a place called San Julian. I'm just going to be honest here: I am not familiar with either of these places, because I am eternally uncool. Anyway, it turned out to be an awesome location and the perfect place to achieve my favourite aesthetic of all time, the I-look-like-I'm-in-America-but-I'm-actually-not. Gotta fake it, 'til you make it - right? When I first started doing fashion posts back in the day, I would've NEVER felt comfortable enough to shoot with a guy. But after shooting with Vaughn Wright,...
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8 Feb

I don’t give a glam

This dress has been in my closet for a year, worn only once to a wedding. Everyday when I opened my closet, I'd look at it and think: I need to find an opportunity to wear this again. But why should some big event happen for me to wear my nice dresses? I've always made the mistake of "saving" my clothes for special events, and then waiting so long that a whole season would pass. So here I am wearing one of my prettiest dresses for no other reason than to feel beautiful. If you're a clothes saver like me - I hope this inspires you to wear that dress at the back of your closet. You can even wear it when you...
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20 Dec

Salt Air Swimwear

I haven’t done a lookpost since July, but last week I was gifted this beautiful bikini and I really wanted to share it with you guys. I’m really fussy when it comes to bikinis, my check list includes: Zero nip slip in waves No butt crack Stretchy material Must have cups (Because my chest is flatter than the Karoo) No weird straps that’ll cause tan lines I have to live with until July I met with Brittany from Salt Air last week to discuss her range and to chat about her beautiful rescue dog, Ollie. (When do I ever miss an opportunity to talk about dogs?) She's got a big love for animals, and that why 5% of proceeds from all purchases go to...
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23 Mar

Monochrome

Even though I have been ranting about motorists, posting about my new MAC lipstick and giving career advice – I have been very quiet in terms of fashion posts. The reason for this is that I decided to do quality over quantity. I have never really classified myself as a fashion blogger, as my blog has too many themes to truly stick to one. But as my blog’s name states: I love a bit of glitz in my life. This year I decided to revamp my blog and relook the way I approach fashion posts. As a result I have teamed up with some talented photographers, such as Zel Archer and Grethe Rosseaux and now Vaughn Wright. Even though Vaughn and I work...
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28 Feb

Woodlands

Most of the shoots I have done until now have been quite light and airy, so when photographer Grethe Rosseaux and I were brainstorming for this one, I told her I'd like to do something darker. We got make-up artist, Sam Ellenberger, on-board and headed to Paarl Mountain for our shoot. The light in the forest had other ideas, however. Beautiful sunbeams shot through the trees, bathing us in soft light. We decided to go with it, and Sam used more earthy make-up shades for the earlier shots. As the sun set and the woods got a bit darker, so did my make-up. I am beyond pleased with the result of this shoot, and I can't thank Grethe, Sam and her husband, Bruce, enough...
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