We have conversations about everything. We laugh at inside jokes. We can't get enough of each other. He becomes my muse. I feel like a muse. I feel like Edie rambling around Andy's Factory. I'm inhaling on cigarettes and tripping over soup cans. My eyes are painted black and I laugh as my long earrings routinely cause trouble by getting themselves caught in clothing. A silver crucifix is stuck in his sweater. If you turn it upside down, it matches the tattoo on his chest. Scratch that, it's tossed onto my night-stand.
Photos by Bryn De Kocks
I see your pain, lover, I see you cannot speak. When you try to breathe, lover, I see your muscles creak.
Heavy is the head that discards halos. Heavy is the burden on your back. Heavy are your secrets, lover. I slowly watch you crack.
Softy stroke my arm now. Grab my wrist on repeat. He's hiding his tears but still bleeding on the sheets.
Where to go from here, lover? I know just what you'll do. Find fresh eyes to cast aside when they get to see, too.
With Simone Munnik of RawExplosions.com
Photographs by Tegan Smith Photography
Make Up by Kirsten Cooper
T-Shirt & choker - Amazon.com
Shorts - Unif
Bag - Chanel
Boots - Zigi New York
Hair Colour by Verushka at Scar
All the creepy kids come out to play. Trick or treat, it's Halloween so let's break some hearts. Pink hair everywhere. Spiked crowns and sharp boots. She's a sugar skull queen, a vixen underneath all that sweet. I'm one of several Harleys at the party, looking for trouble in my smudged lipstick. Think you can take us? We like our boys with tattoos but hey, maybe a blue-eyed guy with a naughty smile will do.
I'll go out and find myself in a stranger's sailor hat, talking to someone whose fake mustache keeps getting stuck to the bottom of his shoe. I'll knock my knee on the table and catch sight of blood mingling with my fishnet stockings while Sandy and Danny kiss in the corner. Scooby and Velma are showing everyone photos of the dog they're adopting next week. A pregnant Alice In Wonderland catches up with her skeleton friend. Kesha's Die Young blasts in the background and the bar is packed with witches and vampires trying to get a drink. Killer clowns run around scaring people and all of the Ninja Turtles are dancing.
It's time to dress up and be someone else for a second, or maybe it's the most yourself you get to be all year. Fashion is fun and life is a party. You're all invited.
I finally got to meet Simone, a beautiful blogger I've been stalking on Snapchat. Don't you just love the internet? It brings together like-minded girls with a penchant for crazy hair and a passion for being creative. Simone is effortlessly cool and funny. I felt instantly comfortable in her presence and I'm so grateful to her because she helped me get inspired again. I was so excited by her idea for a collab and I'm really happy with how it turned out. We got a whole lot of stares and scored many smiles on the way to the shoot. It makes me wish Halloween happened more often. Check on Simone's blog, RawExplosions.com and follow her on Instagram @simonemunnik. Thanks to all the amazing girl crushes I got to work with on this shoot!
I was so happy to be a part of this fun shoot! The Limited Edition Manic Panic Jem and The Holograms Collection is available for purchase exclusively with the South African Manic Panic distributor, Anona Miss Beauty Emporium. You can purchase these dyes now at http://www.anonamiss.co.za/products/.
Individual Amplified Formula - R285
Complete Set of 4 Amplified Formula - R1000
*Pink & Orange glows under UV light
I had the pleasure of working with some amazing creatives ahead of the release of the Limited Edition Manic Panic Jem and the Holograms Collection which became available in South Africa this month through AnonaMiss Beauty Emporium. I LOVE crazy hair because it makes me feel more 'me' and that feeling has a ripple effect on everything.
SJ Van Zyl, the creative genius behind Pixelicious Design & Photography, got a team together to transform a couple of girls into band members from the famous 80s animated series, Jem and the Holograms. Needless to say, this fun opportunity was totally up my alley. SJ found me through Scar and then my trusted hairdresser Verushka, used the new Manic Panic dyes to make some magic.
I've really got to give it to SJ, not only did he photograph and edit the shoot but his supreme make up artistry got me looking "Truly Outrageous!". He's my favourite make up artist I've ever worked with because he's exceptionally talented and a joy to collaborate with.
Most of these beautiful behind the scenes photos were taken by make up artist, Tanya Viljoen. Check back soon for the final results of the shoot and details on how to get your hands on these kick ass hair dyes.
Special thanks to SJ, Tanya, Delin Naude, Gabbi from AnonaMiss Beauty Emporium, Redrum Culture Club, Von Fersen Stylist and Verushka.