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Model Citizen

Jeremy-MeeksA few weeks back a lot of the women on the internet were going all googly-eyed over Jeremy Meeks for apparently being the hottest fellon in the world after his mugshot was posted on the police station’s Facebook page following his arrest and it went viral. He was even known as “Hot Mugshot Guy” and trended on Twitter. In the past few days he has reportedly been offered a $30,000 (US Dollars not Zim Dollars) modelling contract. This does seem to be a matter of debate with no actual clarification from whom the modelling contract was offered, but even so its got chins wagging and I cant stop shaking my head. A lot of ladies are eagerly hoping this is in fact true in the hopes of doing what? Looking at headshots of Jeremy without a prison jumpsuit? Le sigh.

Well, that is suprising. Or is it? The internet seems to have a habit of making people famous that do not deserve the fame. Can we kindly cast a blind eye to someone that has committed a crime and get on with our lives? – rather than saying “Hey Mr. Meeks, you’re a naughty boy for commiting *insert whatever crime he was arrested for here* but because the general population of women on the intenet think you’re attractive we would like to use you to sell some products!”. Pfft.  The answer seems to be no.Jeremy Meeks Gucci Inspiration

Jeremy Meeks DG InspirationWill this silliness ever stop?

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Gaga for Versace

I had to take a double take when casting my eye upon the latest Spring/Summer 2014 images for Versace featuring Lady Gaga. I initially thought I was looking at a younger Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga, looks different than normal, although poor soul, she rarely looks normal. I actually quite like her appearance in the campaign, its refreshing, feminine, no weird or wacky pieces to look silly; and for a person who is not too fond (to say the least) of her or her general style, that is saying A LOT. Wearing minimal makeup and sporting Donatella’s sleek blonde tresses and wearing beautiful gowns she looks almost like a young Donatella has been cloned and is reliving the glory days of her youth. LADY GAGA FOR VERSACE (1)

Dontatella and Lady Gaga seem to be good friends…

“I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA.”

Well, Gaga certainly seems to be Donatella’s doppelganger, not too sure about family, but who knows the plot may thicken!

The images were lensed by Mert and Marcus at the location in London and so far only these two have been released.LADY GAGA FOR VERSACE (2)

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5 Minutes With Shajar Khan – Miss International SA 2013

I was lucky enough to get to interview the equally classy and fabulous Shajar Khan – Miss International SA 2013.

Hi Shajar, for those of you that don’t know you, could you give me a brief introduction of whom you are and where you’re from?

  • I am 22 years of age and the current Miss International South Africa 2013; I have represented South Africa at the Miss International 2013 pageant, which took place in Chicago, 23 – 27 July 2013. I am from the city of Gold, Johannesburg and I am a student at the University of Johannesburg where I completed psychology in 2012, and I am currently completing a Human Resource Management degree. Presently I am employed at Media 24 – On the Dot, and I am the Co-Owner and Founder of Paper Dolls – Modeling and Finishing School. In addition to being a succesful business owener, I am a model, TV presenter and celebrity writer for ZAlebs. I am also a proud ambassador of help2read, Khayalitsha Cookies, and Ralo Cosmetics.

What prompted you to get involved with pageants and was being Miss International SA one of your goals?

  • I started modelling at the age of 13, and developed a passion for pageantry; it has always been a goal of mine to represent South Africa on an international level. My first title – which was the Miss India Gauteng 2011, allowed me to represent Gauteng at the Miss India South Africa 2011, where I placed in the top 5 and was crowned The Avant Garde Face/Most Beautiful Face of Miss India SA 2011. In 2012 I was crowned Miss Impressions and went on to be an ambassador for impressions magazine, I then competed in the Miss India SA International 2012 and was crowned poise model of the year. Upon entering Miss International South Africa 2013, I sought to be an ambassador, someone who can make a difference in the world, and more importantly our country.


How do you think wearing the crown has impacted your life?

  • My Swarovski crystal crown that I left Chicago with, reassured me that an International woman knows that no amount of diamonds defines her, you have to see past the sparkles and into her heart. I believe the title itself has impacted my life, not only is it an honour, I am able to uplift many young girls around me, and set an example for them. The title has given me an opportunity to promote my platform on a larger scale and be heard.

What advice could you give to anyone that wishes to explore the pageant world?

  • Pageantry teaches the same values that any sport does, the only difference is that we do it in heels 🙂 , I would recommend it to any young aspiring girl. Being the co-owner of Paper Dolls: which is modelling and finishing School, we train students on pageantry, self confidence, life coaching, modelling and deportment, I can say without a doubt that pageantry helps build confidence, adds value to one’s life, and teaches girls about having beauty with a purpose.

With regards to your personal project, who are you raising awareness and funds for and why is to so close to your heart?

  • My platform is to create public awareness of illiteracy among underprivileged and orphaned youth, and the impact thereof on themselves and the community. My platform embodies “pro-literacy”.

I’m passionate about youth development and education. I love working with organizations which promote literacy among young children and teens. I intend on starting my NGO in order to continue and uplift underprivileged homes and townships to raise funds for books, and educational material. As well as ensuring distribution of books in local schools, and in communities across the country.

What attracted you to becoming the brand ambassador for Ralo Cosmetics and what does your role involve?

  • I am a lover of fashion and makeup. When I was approached by the owner of Ralo Cosmetics, and asked to become an ambassador, I took on the opportunity. I know that a brand ambassador is meant to embody the brand in appearance, demeanour, values and ethics. I felt that this would be perfect for me, as I use Ralo cosmetics on a daily basis, and it describes my personal style, from there bright colours to the variety of accessories, it matched the image that I like to uphold.
  • As any brand ambassador would say, being an ambassador for a brand is about marketing that brand to the best of your ability. Being someone that many young girls look up to, having the right image is important. I love sharing make up tips and ideas, I am a qualified makeup artist, and I always use Ralo on my clients, I highly recommend the cosmetics as it is affordable and have great quality.

For a new Ralo Cosmetics customer, what product do you recommend to get ‘hooked’ on the brand?

  • Ralo has such a wide range of products it is so difficult to choose just one product, however, the magic lipstick is my favourite product, it’s subtle and yet it still makes all the difference. I gym, straight after work and replying a bright colour lipstick isn’t the best thing to do before a gym session, the magic lipstick, moisturises my lips and stays on throughout my workout, the best part is that when it is applied it changes colour to suit your skin tone.

 


Do you have any beauty tips or tricks that you would like to share with our readers?

  • Most definitely, this might sound cliché however every young lady and women  should invest in a good skincare range, and remember to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water.

If you had to choose one: good hair day and no makeup or bad hair day and perfect makeup?

  • This seems like choosing between the lesser evil, lol! I would choose a bad hair day and perfect make up. I think hair can always be passed as a “messy look” or it can be pulled off to make it seem as if you are trying to do something different. People interact with you on constant basis and face to face interaction happens every day so having perfect makeup and a flawless face, always gives a good impression and gives you confidence.

What summer trends are you most looking forward to wearing – be it hair, makeup, fashion etc.?

  • I hardly follow fashion trends, as it always fades, having a unique style I love keeping my image “classy and fabulous” this summer, shorts are making a comeback, orange is the new black. Pastel colours paired with printed tops and skirts.

Thank you so much for taking the time to communicate with me Shajar. You are truly a role model and inspiration for women everywhere.

We are behind you all the way! All the best with the rest of your reign as Miss International SA, I am sure you will continue to make a difference!

Follow Shajar on Twitter here!

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Golden Gucci Resort 2014 Campaign

Gucci Resort 01

It feels like only a few weeks ago I was browsing through the countless amounts of Fall/Winter 2013 campaigns but time has passed far too quickly this year and bam we are being bombarded left, right and centre with 2014 campaigns!Gucci Resort 02Gucci Resort 03

Gucci has model Andrea Diaconu, who stands out for her poise, for the new Resort 2014 campaigns, the resort campaign is true elegance with golden skin reflective of the beautiful backdrop of the reddish-gold sunset. The pictures have a distinctive feel that they could be quite vintage, but they also bring some modern feeling to them too. I am still not loving slicked back hairstyles, especially with such feminine designs but it seems like they are here to stay for a while. Gucci Resort 04

Everything about the clothing pieces to the pair of gold ankle straps and the metallic clutch in silver translate to luxury and high style, enforcing Gucci is a true Italian brand.

Do you love it too?

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Tyra Banks as Other Super Models

A few days ago, Tyra tweeted some professional pictures of herself portraying Cara Delevinge, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss.

She described this venture on her Twitter feed as:

“I’ve put my own spin on #NYFW with a  tribute to some of the fiercest #SuperModels ever. Unretouched. Real. Raw.”

Mainly, these looks I believe were achieved with makeup, lots of it – its all the eyebrows – look closer!

TYRA/CINDY CRAWFORD

Tyra Cindy

Tyra Cindy Crawford

As soon as these pictures hit the internet the trolls went on a ‘is this racist/not racist’ tangent, I believe we need to admire her bravery for attempting these. Respect for the fact that these people, fall into the same category as her – SUPER MODELS. I do not believe they were executed excellently but rather they sort of do the trick.  I am also not sure whether it was a good idea but its the thought that counts, right?

CARA DELEVINGE BY TYRA BANKS Tyra Cara

Tyra Cara Delevigne

To recreate these looks has taken not only talent from a makeup artistry front but rather that from a photographic perspective, the lighting is overall these 3 images not done too badly… apart from the Kate Moss “The Grudge” look a like picture (but let’s be honest the source and inspiration of this picture was from Kate’s heroin chic phase anyway – so bravo Tyra & Co??).

TYRA DOES “HEROIN CHIC”

Tyra KateTyra Kate Moss

The press release gives the feeling that these 3 images are part of a 15 image series… I’m very curious to see the others and I will be sure to share these with you.

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