Monday, April 25, 2011

Design For Style 2011 Cape Town DEBUT

I have realised that I need someone to manage my blogspot account considering my busy schedule. This year has been about creating more shows for my company Design For Style and while I'm at it, you can also check out our DFS blog. We have had a show in Cape Town and also launched DFS successfully in Johannsburg (post to follow). Our Cape Town backdrop was the ethereal Misael Art Gallery on their closing night as an art gallery. The venue served as an inspiration to my production style and it will sadly be missed.
I decided to keep the floor minimal and bare continuing with an international trend in show production. We showcased the very talented pro*ZAK label by Zakirah Rabaney. Zakirah describes her style as a simple play on colour, shapes and angles. Her range was rather cheeky with a strong play on prints. Here are 6 of my favourite looks

After pro*ZAK we showcased two stylists who collect vintage clothing and add their personal touch to it. The label is called Thrift by Aqeelah Harron and Gabi Kannemeyer. It is by time that the Fashion Industry give props to stylists as they are constantly overlooked in the process of Fashion Production and Shoots. Have a look at what these extremely talented ladies are able to do with vintage clothing.

Thank you to everyone who has stayed loyal followers - with all the new changes in my life, my blog posts and blog itself will be revived. To another great year in FASHION!!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Belvedere Vodka Launch at 15 on Orange

The last project for Couture Concepts in 2010 was the amazing Belvedere Vodka Launch at the spectacular 15 on Orange venue in Cape Town. Guests were treated to amazing Belvedere cocktails and canapes. Graffiti artist Atang Tshikare produced an amazing mural while photographer Leah Hawker did a live photoshoot under the theme 'eyes wide shut'. Couture Concepts produced the finale fashion show with upcoming designers Milijo, IVNMC and Jessie Mckay. The show had raving reviews from Belvedere and the events organizers Vivid Luxury. Here are a few pics of this amazing event!

Belvedere Vodka Bar

Model strutting with a Belvedere drink

Model wearing IVNMC
As you can see the venue was lined with a white horse-shoe shaped carpet - challenging for a producer but we made it work. The models were doing various thing including straight fashion walks to entertaining the audience with their spunk and cheekiness.

Model wearing Milijo

Model poses with the Belvedere Intense Bottle wearing Jessie Mckay

our DJ and my music producer for the night.

the surprise finale confetti drop courtesy of IVNMC.

Thank you to the Couture Concepts team, Letlho Motaung and Ronel Stevens for assisting. Another thank you goes to the amazing Vivid team for allowing me the creative freedom and to Belvedere Vodka for the opportunity. For more pics on the event, please join the Facebook Group. To the next show, I say BRING IT ON!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Miss ISA (International Student Africa) 2010 crowns Connie Kalule

Miss ISA 2010
Connie Kalule

A few months ago Couture Concepts produced its first Beauty Pageant - a challenge but fortunately a huge success for both Couture and the man behind it all Mr Kofi Simpson. Miss ISA (International Student Africa) 2010 was held at the Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town (a must see venue for any big functions with more than 1000ppl). The evening was filled with amazing performers and the stars of the evening, 12 of the most confident and beautiful girls from CPUT, UCT and UWC. The night was taken by UCT's Connie Kalula who out shined all the other contestants with her beauty, poise and intellect. Well done Connie. Here is a montage on the evening...

The top 5 finalists

The Venue

Singing the Theme song for Miss ISA artist,
Teb ego

A group shot of the contestants being viewed by our judges:
Chad Saaiman, Sonia, Sive, Nolly Meje & Leo Large.


I decided to include a pic of myself at word:

One of the hosts, Hectic 99's Laurian.

Miss ISA is already planning for 2011 so to all aspiring beauty queens - you can enter soon!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DFS Premier Show Season 3

I was so keen to start producing Series3 for DFS on the 14th Oct. As the new Creative Director for the company- 

I was eager to please and do something different to the show.

Our venue (once again) was the beautiful and cultural Misael's Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town. Our designers were Jessie Mckay, Margot Molyneux and Seventies Eighties Store. Here is a sneak peak of the collection from these designers.

Margot Molyneux

Margot Molyneux
Margot Molyneux

Margot Molyneux

Margot Molyneux

Margot Molyneux
 Margot Molyneux is stocked by Mungo & Jemima [108 Long Street, Cape Town], Spoon [Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Road, Woodstock], Autum Fish [89 Sir Lowry Road]

Seventies Eighties Store

Seventies Eighties Store

Seventies Eighties Store

Seventies Eighties Store
Seventies/80’s by Dawie Kiakia is stocked in the Baobab Centre, Long Street, Cape Town

Jessie Mckay

Jessie Mckay

Jessie Mckay

Jessie Mckay
Jessie Mckay
Jessie Mckay
Jessie Mckay

Starting with Series 3, Design For Style Fashion shows will occur monthly. An exciting new feature to DFS is its partnership Collage - an exciting Fashion Boutique in Long Street. More info on this new development will follow soon. Couture Concepts is a post behind but the Miss ISA (International Student Africa) post will be put up shortly! The winner was featured in the DFS Premier Show - Connie Kalule - hope you can spot her :-)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Elle Photography Competition Final Round

The long awaited blog post is finally here. Photographer Freddie Child-Villiers recently entered his final round pictures into the Elle Competition. I was the stylist. Our shoot was set in a Houtbay township under the theme Ubami Basekasi. Ubomi meaning Soul and Basekasi which is Township. The pictures follow a typical day in the life of a girl living in the township. As she goes along her day, she still managers to stay stylish and glamorous. 

This was our final product:

I truly enjoyed working with Freddie because of his perfectionist qualities, creative contribution and all round interest in the shoot. He is truly an aspiring photographer that will do well within this industry. I look forward to collaborating on many more projects in the near future.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fashion Shoot with upcoming photographer Sivan Miller.

I recently did a shoot with up and coming photographer - Sivan Miller. Our location was the University of Cape Town and the photographs were in aid of both our portfolio's. I styled the model in signature Natalia Trisolino garments...

For more info on this talented photographer click here to have a look at his website!