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I love being a stylist, granted I don’t get to be one all the time but when I do it’s an absolute blast. I enjoy the thrill of getting to pick out the key looks for a shoot and feel the success of doing a good job when the images come out great. Also, one of the best parts about being a blogger is getting to share all of the shoots I’ve assisted in as a stylist, like an online portfolio.
When Nadine from nvd.com contacted me to style for her, I knew it was going to be great. She loves unique quirky fashion and it can be clearly seen in the work that she shoots. For this Bo-Kaap shoot, we decided to play with colour and retro style. A combination of colour, prints and accessories meant that each look was different and playful.
Our model, Catherine Groenewald was a natural and so was her gorgeous red hair! I love her effortless beauty and her ability to smile but also smize. (Search Tyra Banks if you don’t know what I mean). The makeup look was understated with a bold lip that featured a gold stripe running through the lip, thanks to our MUA Kristina Oleinik from makeitbright.co.za.
The end result
This shoot will give you so much style inspo, if I do say so myself! But honestly aside from being the stylist on the shoot, I can honestly say that I would wear all these looks. I’m happy with the colour combinations and I’m happy with the way they come across on camera. We had such an amazing backdrop to work with, if you’re in the Cape and looking for a gorgeous shoot location – this is it. The Bo-Kaap is home to many wonderful Cape residents and we’re grateful that like many others, we were able to shoot among their homes.
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If you’re ever looking for a stylist, please contact me! Leave me a comment or see my contact page, I’d love for you to get in touch. (I’m available weekends and weekdays after 17h00). You’ll find many other photoshoots that I’ve been a stylist for right here on my blog. Just click here.
Please be sure to let me know what you think of this shoot? Your comments are always welcome on all of my posts and I’d love to hear your opinion!
Side note: I’ve been doing a 31 Day style challenge on insta so go ahead and check that out if you’re keen! I hope you enjoyed this random Tuesday post, I’ll be doing more of these in future.
Thanks, VB xx