I’ve been absolutely dying to blab about this amazing opportunity I got a few weeks ago to be part of a mini fashion spread for YOU magazine.  Yes, me!

Now in my house it’s actually referred to as Huisgenoot and one thing’s for sure, once you’ve made it into Huisgenoot, you’ve like made it in life. 😉  One step better could possibly be to have your wedding or family skandaal featured in it… hehe.

Me with Chu. Love this man!!! Seriously, he is the sweetest, loveliest person you’ll ever meet. AND he loves fashion. What more could you ask for?

Lovely Janine from Being Brazen hooked myself, Leigh from Lipgloss Is My Life, Clouds from And Lollipops, Kumari from StyleSociety and Carlinn from SuperficialGirls up with a chance to work witih a man who oozes style & all things fashionable, Chu Suwannapha.  Chu actually used to work for Fairlady magazine, but he’s recently decided to join the YOU family and I’m sure he’s going to shake things up in a very good way.  His first fashion feature was to take a humble grey T shirt & show you how to rock it in 5 different ways.  He decided to use us blogger ladies to play model for the day.  Yup, pro make-up, great fashion, lights, camera & action – that was all going to be for us.  Very very cool indeed.

Now 5 great looks don’t just come from nothing people, you gotta have lots and lots of options, paired with a mountain of accessories and shoes (glorious shoes!)… and that we certainly had:

But here is the true star of the show, the grey T from Trenery (R347) – I actually really liked that it had a cool white back, made it more than just your average T shirt:

The rest of my look consisted of a very cute & girly pink belted skirt from Rt at Mr Price (R89.99), a poloneck by Kelso at Edgars (R169.95) and a nude slingbag also from Mr Price (R69.99):

Oh and then let’s not forget the shoes, probably my favourite part of the look:

Boom! These beauties are from Rage and will cost you R309.

But before we got suited up (so to speak), we had to be made be-a-uti-full.  Make up artist (and I mean artist – this lady works wonders) Algria was there to put our faces on and I loved the final result:

Very fresh & natural, but with a little extra oomph.

Chu was up next to work his magic…

And then we were ready to roll.  In-house photographer Megan Miller made me feel totally at ease.  I’m really not that comfortable in front of the camera, but she made sure I had a lot of fun.

And now for the final result… drum roll please… oh by the way, this hit the shelves yesterday, so you can buy it already, just sayin’… it’s the 30 Aug edition…

Ta da! You have to flip to page 38. Not sure if it would be on the same page in Huisgenoot as well… must still check that.

So ja, that’s my little moment of fame.  A huge thanks to Chu, Algria & Megan for making me look fabulous daaahlings.  And also to YOU magazine for a fantastic experience.  Oh and then this one’s for my mom:  Kyk ma, ek is in Huisgenoot!!!  🙂

xxx