Portraits

instagirl : Urban élan

Katya who lives on a farm and is surrounded by nature everyday chose to break free from her everyday life for her Instagirl session and showcase some Urban élan. Upon meeting Katya for the first time during our consultation session I could sense that even at age 17, this girl knows her own mind and has a clear idea of who she is and what she wants from life.

For the first look, we wanted to create an outfit showcasing an effortless sense of style relative to the trends of the moment while focusing on Katya’s natural beauty and not distract too much who she is as a person.  An easy from farm to city kind of style. The gold bodysuit added a bit of glamour to the boyfriend cut jeans and sensible wedges.

Marnel Toerien‘s subtle and elegant nude & glowy beauty look suited perfectly with Katya’s natural colouring and just highlighted her natural beauty.

“glitter is the new black ” 

While everything in fashion trends is screaming glitter at the moment; I didn’t want to completely move away from the style staple LBD that every city girl should own.  Pairing this bold black sequin shift dress with a black ankle boot is very much on trend of what we will be seeing for evening looks this Autumn. Katya just absolutely exuded confidence and élan in this outfit.

Keeping with showcasing Katya’s natural beauty, Marnel turned her beauty look into an evening glamour fest by darkening the eye and adding a pop of colour with a striking red lip .

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”
Gwyneth Paltrow

Who Made It Happen

Styling The Bridal lookbook

Make Up & Hair by Marnel Toerien

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