Madame Zingara, was a resturant that burned down a few years ago, an recently Mojolenas opned with a unique fusion of the innovative a la carte menu and the enchanting bohemian delight of the original Madame Zingara, combined with a dash of the glitter & stardust of the Theatre of Dreams.
We happened to be there on the launch party in Cape Town-in the Founders Garden in an antique mirror tent and really got our feet on the dance floor when the amazing Step Sisters had their show with old Motown and disco glam, fabulous costumes, snappy synchronised choreography and extensive repertoire of legendary songs.
-Mojolenas is a venue for all occasions and a nightly celebration of decadent dining and breath-taking entertainment in true Zingara style. A unique supper club and your home from home.
This story was a must have one-when going to Africa, you can not go there for the first time and not do a Safari shoot. The Aguilla-farm was unfortunately flooded because of the bad weather just before we came, so no cheetahs, elephant babies or lions for us. Instead we went to the Animal Park, near the hospital in Cape Town, where there are a selection of zebras and springboks and such running "wild" in this big park on the hillside.
I did not want a typical safari shoot, hands on with hats, shorts and guns-instead I wanted to have animal prints in all the frames, and mix this with some more preppy items, and keep it feminine and sophisticated.
With natural makeupm with hints of shimmer, and long wavy hair-she looked very strong and beautiful, this coming ss 2009 Ralph Lauren is all about Safari-but also with a more glamorous touch. Like every summer almost-there is always room for Safari inspired outfits, like silk jumpsuits in earth colors or that little beige shorts, and long floaty dresses in the evening ligth.
This story is basically your summer essentials styled in a fun and colorful way. Sequins, stars, hearts and bright colors gives that perfect look for summer cool. For this story I got some of my inspiration from Mathew Williamsons ss2009 looks, with colors, prints & smokey eyes.
Here we are shooting in the streets of beautiful Camps Bay-and the wind is crazy, but I dont think it shows-and as they say down here-the weather and wind is so unpredictable, that you even can get four seasons in one day.
Photo: Ragnar Styling & makeup: Jeanette Model: Lauren Hair: Richard Producer: Emma :)
In this little special shop in Long st, they had a few vintage and some new clothes made by local designers. The shop it self smelled of strawberry and it was all pink, and covered in tear sheets and collages from NY based teen-magazine Nylon (New York-London).
Skirt/Acne Top/H&M Cardigan/H&M Comme des Garcons Sandals/La Prairie des Paris
This fashion story is all about simple clothes in pale colors mixed with darks. Its masculine and casual wear with some interesting cuts or detailing. Silver accessorize with graphic shapes-mixed with coral lips, all fresh and simple but yet glamorous -inspired by Proenza Schouler ss2009 show, but without the Jerry Hall hair. A fashion spread in British Harpers Bazaar-with shapes and graphic lines, inspired this story. Photographer: Ragnar Styling & Makeup: Jeanette Hair: Richard Model: Maryke Photos below by Jeanette
This is our firststory for HENNE-very light, soft,and feminine with bikinis and white summer dresses. Sparkling jewelry and golden hair-with bronze eyes and nude lips-just like on Donna Karans ss2009 show. I also found inspiration for this shoot from Camilla Åkrans beautiful beach story in an old issue of Numero.
Photographer: Ragnar Styling & Makeup: Jeanette Hair: Richard Model: Maaz Photos above by Jeanette
The film and fashion crowds have an ongoing love affair with oh-so photogenic Cape Town-so here I am working in this beautiful city to make 5 fashion storys for HENNE Magazine.
With its jaw-dropping location at the base of one of the worlds most spectacular mountains, miles of Atlantic coast and acres of verdant winelands-it is possible to fall for Cape Town for it looks alone. Table Mountain, Lions Head, the Waterfront, Camps Bay, Atlantic Dunes and Paal Rock are some of the places to see and also the locations of some of our fashion storys.
I have already seen this film a few times-but it was so perfect to watch it on the plane-to get in the right mode-for my first visit to Africa. Not Kenya though- but South Africa and Cape town to be more precise.
If you still havent seen this great classic movie-produced and directed by Sydney Pollack and starring one of my favorite on screen couples-Merryl Streep and Robert Redford (1985) you have been missing out! I just love this film, the story, the scenery, the photography, the costumes-it is just breathtaking!!! Its a beautiful and sad story based on the memoir of danish author Karen Blixen " Out of Africa" published in 1937 under the pseudonym Isak Dinens. Portraing the life and love of Baroness Karen von Blixen-set in the in the beautiful backdrop of Kenya, then East Africa also giving a vivid snapshot of African colonial life in the last decades of the British Empire.