I was lucky enough to assist Gaschette stylist Jessica Lupton on her latest shoot for VOILA! Magazine, featuring Miss South Africa Melinda Bam. My three favourite shots.
Jumpsuit, Avant Apparel; Sequinned, Jacket Rayne, White Gold Cross, Jewel Africa
Sheer top with fringing, Rayne; 14 carat Yellow Diamond Bracelet, Browns; Scarf and Ring, Jewel Africa
Gold jacket with faux fur trim, Thula Sindi; Earrings and Necklace, Tinsel.
Here are a few behind the scenes shots of the amazing team who made this cover possible.
The team all huddled around our current Miss SA; Photographer Steve Marais atop a table, in vintage dalmation print stylist Jessica Lupton, make-up artist Stefanie Payendee touching up the glossy red pouting and at the back is hair stylist Laura Kingma- acting as photographer's assistant.
VOILA!'s Deputy Editor Kyle Boschoff samples some Clive Rundle fur (faux of course).
Melinda's glamous golden tresses were perfected by hair genius Laura of One League Artists. Here Laura makes absolutely certain that not one strand of hair is out of place. I have to admit, learning how to achieve that old Hollywood wave has become one of my life goals recently.
Some Thomas Sabo pendants that couldn't be used, but which I adore! Please note that hand models were Dave, Thiao and Sifiso courtsey of KMS Model Management.