Okay so the last 2 weeks have been manic.
I drove back from my hometown Port Elizabeth in that time and seem to have been running around since then!
Something I went to last weekend which was a cool event here in Cape Town was called the J & B Met.
It’s a horse-racing event where gambling and fashion meet, basically
There are hundreds of people who attend, to show off innovative garments and to place bets on the horses.
My uncle Pierre Strydom was one of the jockeys.
He did very well on the day – he placed in three races and and had one win.
The horse he rides is ‘Gimmethegreenlight’ – number 15 – and he came 3rd in the main race!! So I was VERRRY proud!
It was a super day!
My outifit was given to me by the very popular Longstreet Fashion Boutique
And let me tell you, walking around in those heels was another story! (the price us girls pay…… )
It was a lot of fun!
We arrived after lunch and left at about 7pm.
I made a few bets (it pays to have an uncle in the know) and won! so I walked away with a smile on my face ~
On the work front, lately I’ve been getting bookings for my hands and feet.
Hands – fine.
Feet – awkward.
My modelling agent sent me an e-mail requesting pictures of my feet for a job not so long ago.
There really is no flattering way to photograph one’s feet I don’t think, unless there’s a fine pair of heels on them.
Having done a job already for feet, I can see how it could be ok! (good shoes mandatory)
We’ll see how this one pans out – hope I get to wear some nice shoes like the ones here in this picture!
Hands are a bit better.
I’m doing a job for a SKYY Vodka application on the iPAD where my hands (and voice) will be used for the tuturiol of their new ‘Mix-a-cocktail’ application. Hmmm, sounds fun!
As for my voice, I recently did a radio advert for Axe Deodrant.
I love voice-over work – you sit in a cool booth that’s sound proof and read out the script you’re given.
I had a good laugh at this one because the script was quite steamy and actually saying the lines in my sexiest voice – as they wanted – was totally embarrassing.
The sound engineer kept screaming “I didn’t write this! I swear!”
It was for Axe Deodrant Uruguay so thank goodness my friends won’t have to hear me say that on the radio here:)
One of the lines was;
“Can you imagine how sweaty we could get?”
Ummmm….I will say no more!!!
As you may or may not know, the Axe campaign is “It Will Make Angels Fall”
I read somewhere that this commercial was banned in many countries (including South Africa) because Christians were offended at its satirical nature.
They said that angels aren’t depicted in the Bible as scantily dressed or even female for that matter.
One male Christian viewer wrote in that he was upset by “the suggestion that God’s messengers could literally fall for a man on the basis of his shop-bought fragrance.”
Because of this, the country’s Advertising Standards Authority moved to ban the ad on the presumption that other viewers would also be offended.
“The problem is not so much that angels are used in the commercial, but rather that the angels are seen to forfeit, or perhaps forego their heavenly status for mortal desires,” the ASA ruled.
“This is something that would likely offend Christians in the same manner as it offended the complainant.”
On the acting scene, I’m shooting a commercial Monday for the very popular Thorpe Park, U.K.
It’s regarded as being amongst the Top 6 amusement / theme parks in the U.K.
It’s the nation’s ‘Thrill Capital’ with over 30 extreme rides & attractions.
My last experience of a theme park was in Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City.
I remember going on the ‘Golden Loop’ and I was terrified!
I’m doing this shoot in a bikini, so here’s putting all the Quality Streets I have stashed in my kitchen — AWAY!!!
Think of me this weekend as I rediscover the glories of the Virgin Active’s ‘Stepper’
Oh, and just to let you know, the research on my next blog article – “Where to get a good glass of champagne in Cape Town” – is going very well
Until next week,