About a few days ago, Angelique had a make up trial at Phoenix Cosmetics at lower Cuba for potential job opportunity. It was my short-lived modelling career helping her have a canvas to paint on. It was a night look in which she did a great job with! The product was also surprisingly great, light at the face. I like make up that doesn’t feel like it on me. I only do very, very light make up to reduce the bags under my eyes, accentuate the eyes and color the lips. I’m happy with natural blush since I do a lot of walking and the cold weather brings up the redness of my cheeks. But this look was ultimately impressive that we had to preserve it with a photoshoot later that day. Continue reading →
Clutters of bulky bags, brown boxes and white tables greeted me when I entered the back room of the City Gallery Wellington. It was 4.20 in the afternoon when I arrived in my patterned maxi skirt from Factorie, rainbow flipflops, Africa Fashion Festival New Zealand team shirt and white blazer. I thought I was late. But only two faces from the team welcomed me into a hurdle. Forty more minutes until we could transform the venue. So… Coffee. Continue reading →
So… poetry is something very foreign to me. I’ve read only those I am required to read in my years as a student. Therefore, this is something I have no idea where it came from. It started with 20 lists of facts about me on a social media tag and the idea that I wanted it to be all lies except the last. I originally wanted the end to be the clichéd “ooh but I just lied.” I wasn’t intending to write a poetry at all but I knew early on I wanted to play a little bit with language for every bullet point. At first I thought maybe I’ll tell all lies and confess to the readers at the very end, but the idea of mystery evoked within me so I played around a little bit more. This is my very first poetry. It’s not intended to be dark, just light and confessional. Hope you enjoy! It’s entitled Twenty. Continue reading →
Readings upon readings are now piling up ever more as the second semester of University starts. Still, there’s always time to get lost and take a break before going back to reality. Instead of writing about everything I read over the internet, instead piling them into a list will be much generous. Have fun and learn!
About four hours before the movie, I’m having my usual late breakfast convinced I will head home after my one hour class. An hour later, I am stranded in the school library listening to the aggressive drops of rain onto the roof of the library forcing me to wait til it mellows down a little. I have planned on not attending – I was already formulating an excuse as to why I couldn’t show up. But as the clock gradually move forward and the weather making me want to stay in the city a little longer, I find myself booking a seat at the movie showing of Half of a Yellow Sun as a fundraising event for the Africa Fashion Festival this year presented by ADJOAA Inc. Continue reading →
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