Archive for March, 2010

Half Japanese, half German-American, Tina Chow started modeling as a teen but never reached the influential status of models today. After moving to New York in the early seventies she began hanging with Warhol and his circle. Her unique looks and simple style resonate with me personally, a simple white t-shirt with black Kenzo trousers […]

For the last two days I’ve been in Soweto doing makeup on a shoot for one of South Africa’s latest and most exciting design offerings; Kepi. His clothes are bright, exuberant and epitomize the soul of Soweto and the people who live there. The shoot was shot by Jonathan Van Zeller and you can see […]

I am woeful. Desperately sad, and I’ll explain why. I was on a job yesterday and thought to myself, “Wow you have amazing products in your kit, but your daily makeup is so boring!” After realising that I had slipped into an existential makeup funk, this morning while getting ready I decided to drag myself […]

I absolutely love wearing individual lashes. They may seem like a mission for a night out or an event but once you get the hang of them they really do become the most wonderful accessory to any look. When doing up models and actresses, I almost exclusively use individual lashes, and in nearly all my […]

Pretty eyes


How awesome are these? I love tortoise shell, I think it’s so chic. Norma Kamali cat-eye sunglasses, $250, available at

Ok maybe I wouldn’t die without them, but I sure as hell would be a lot sadder and less groomed. So here goes, in no particular order: Cetaphil cleanser Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (A powder enzyme exfoliant that is brilliant and really gentle on skin) Bioderma Atoderm PO Zinc Moisturiser Chanel Vitalumiere Fluid Foundation MAC Eyeshadow […]

Bargain buys!


Hi everyone! Today I went into the local drugstore (Dischem for all you South Africans) in order to get myself some supplies for a TV shoot I’m booked on tomorrow. This usually involves a very boring outing where I stock up on things like makeup removing wipes, cotton wool etc. That was until I went […]