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Tracy rocked my makeup look at a friends wedding this past weekend.

I love what I do and seeing that my clients are extremely happy with my work is just the absolute best feeling! One of my beautiful and loyal clients is a gorgeous boss lady by the name of Tracy-lee Rosslind. She needed her makeup done for a wedding and wanted to go full on glam for the day. I created this specific look on Tracy because she had the perfect canvas for it! I have very small eyelids so when I get the opportunity to work with a lot of eye space I take full advantage of that!

If you do have smaller lids like myself, have no fear, I have worked on many different eye shapes and I will always work on a look which is best suited to you and to bring out your best features.





MBFW’17 Media Launch


Who wasn’t at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Media Launch?! The launch was a success and brought together everybody who is anybody! I always love seeing so many familiar faces and my beautiful friends and clients!

Selfie with my other half, Liezel van der Westhuizen

I attended the event with my always beautiful bosslady Liezel van der Westhuizen whom I also dolled up for the evening. I styled her in a black bandage bralette and matching bandage skirt. Over this I styled her in a stunning olive green mesh top and an edgy black leather shoulder shawl by Erre, all of which can be found at The Bromwell based in Woodstock. For her makeup, I did my signature brow and went full on glamour on her eyes with a smokey glitter look and dramatic lashes. How gorgeous does she look??!!


Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week / @mbfashionweeksa

African Fashion International / @afi_sa

Shimmy Beach Club /  @shimmybeach

MBFW’17 Model Castings

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week returns to the Mother City!

(Watch this space for exclusive footage on the main event taking place on 23-25 March 2017! See you there!)



Check out Giraffe in the City to view full coverage on this occasion!

Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline\

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week / @mbfashionweeksa

African Fashion International / @afi_sa


High Tea? No no no, I’m more interested in Shimmy’s ‘High GnT’!

Today I styled Liezel in this Gorgeous blue and white pin stripe shirt dress with an off the shoulder detail and buttoned up features on sleeve and side seam. I got this quirky yet extremely chic creation from The Bromwell, which I do suggest you check out if you’re looking for timeless pieces to add to your wardrobe that are both classic and bold. I finished off this look with a pair of white sneakers and a lovely straw hat that I pulled from my closet.

For Liezel’s makeup, I went with chizzled cheekbones, a natural eye with long lush lashes, a bold brow and a dark statement lip. Liezel looked absolutely ravashing (as usual).

Remember to check out ‘Contact’ in the menu bar for more info on how you can book me to do your makeup.

The event itself was spectactular! I loved the overall mood that was created through the decor and the live performances and not to mention the location! Shimmy is such a beautiful venue located by the sea, which alone is already all you could ask for.

The layout of all the treats presented at the focal point of the room was absolutely devine! My eyes were at disbelief. If I had not been wearing my favourite false lashes by Eyelure, I would have probably quite literally had to rub my eyes to make sure I was seeing correctly. Unfortunately I had given up chocolate for Lent so I had to suck it up, deal with it in the best possible way I knew how…. I ate everything else!

What’s a High GnT without some refreshing non-alcoholic gin & tonic and I quote, is crafted with aromatic botanical extracts. It’s an elegant, sugar-free alternative to alcohol! So yummy! I recommend you go check them out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comment box below.




Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Shimmy Beach Club / @shimmybeach

The duchess / @drinktheduchess

Photographed by: Stacy-Robin / @stacy_robin



Thanks to my incredible boss Liezel van der Westhuizen, I am able to attend many fabulous events and on Tuesday we attended the Bokeh Fashion Film Festival Media Launch! Oh how I love my job!

I rarely wear heels as I lack the co-ordination skills needed for such an intricate device (shall we call it that?), so it was quite fun to get my heels out for this event and test the waters!

The Film

We got a sneak peak at what we can be expecting at this year’s Bokeh Fashion Film Festival and my oh my, our local talent here in South Africa is absolutely exceptional. I was blown away by each composition and by the standard of work. I love seeing local creatives raising the bar high and inspiring others in the industry to push boundaries and think ahead of what everyone else is doing.

Live art, fashion, film, beautiful people, fantastic goodie bags and ice-lollies? Now that’s my kind of event! Overall, the launch was amazing! I am so excited about this year’s talent and am looking forward to the main event. Will I see you there?!

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival Program 2017


Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival / @bokehfff

#bokehfff #bokehfff2017




The social scene was buzzing and everyone showed up dressed to impress. Many came out for this fashion affair and it was so great to see so many familiar faces. I love events like these that bring everyone together and also allows one to meet new people in the same industry and also allows for networking.


Trends that I picked up on include the idea of men dressed as women; layering of textures and bold statements, whether it be vibrant colours, mixures of prints or oversized pieces.

We saw designers Kim Gush; Alexandra BlancMerwe Mode and Martelle Ludik play on the idea of men dressed as women along with many other designers whose collections were made up of feminine pieces.

I absolutely loved how designers Jenevieve Lyons and Nicholas Coutts played around with their fabric choices and used different textures to create dimension and to create a contrasting effect.

My favourite trend that I picked up on was all the colour I was seeing on the runway! The designers whose collections had colourful and vibrant pieces I found stood out more compared to those who worked with darker shades.


Rich Mnisi

Nicholas Coutts

It’s a wrap!

Overall, SAMW A/W’17 was incredible. The designer’s had truly outdone themselves this time around! I could really appreciate their vision and how they had brought it all to life on the runway. I simply cannot wait to see how these looks are translated as we draw close to Autumn/Winter.


My only critiques would have to be the seating and ticket arrangements. Because there was no assigned seating, everyone stampeded into the venue to get the best available seats. This included front row! There were moments when I found elite individuals within the industry without a seat which made me personally feel both uncomfortable and embarrassed. During many of the shows I found myself sitting on the floor by the photographers because my front row seat was being occupied by others. I do hope that for SAMW S/S’17, that the event organizers bring back assigned seating and ushers to check tickets and guide guests to their assigned seats to avoid the chaos and to keep everything and everyone in order.


Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Simon Deiner / @sdrphoto

Lexus SA Menswear Week / @samenswearweek

Photographed by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo




The Venue

The rest of SAMW A/W’17 was held on location at The Palms in Woodstock. South African Menswear Week is often held at the Green Point Stadium so this new venue was certainly a breath of fresh air. The venue was very inviting and cosy compared to the huge facilities and cold concrete floors at the stadium. I must say, I sure missed the spacious areas and the cool atmosphere provided by those concrete floors when I stepped backstage. There was an overwhelming heat wave backstage and not much space to move around or work in. I take my hat off to the crew who managed to pull off their artistic visions in these not very ideal conditions.

The Fashion

When attending SAMW A/W’17 I’m always waiting in anticipation for 2 of my favourite designers Rich Mnisi and Tokyo James but found myself mesmerized by quite a few of the designers whom I feel created wearable art pieces. I was so amazed and impressed by our local menswear designers this year!








Special thanks:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Simon Deiner / @sdrphoto

Lexus SA Menswear Week / @samenswearweek

Photographed by: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo




As some of you may know, I work for a gorgeous pixie blonde, Liezel van der Westhuizen. One of the many perks of my job is that I get to socialize within Liezel’s social circle. I was so excited to find out that I would be meeting menswear designer Craig Jacobs, and would be assisting him the day before the show during fittings where needed alongside Liezel. I was able to put my designer hand at work and had the honour of helping maintain the quality and fit of the garments for the show.

The show took place offsite at Merchants on Long in lower long street. Invited guests arrived to an interesting and quaint venue where they began with the traditional pre-show socializing as the hype of SAMW A/W’17 started to kick in.

The collection was vibrant and consisted of a variety of African inspired prints pulled together with ‘sporty’ styling and dramatic eye makeup created by M.A.C Cosmetics which I found complimented the looks well. It was overall, a fun evening spent with amazing people. The venue ended up being a success as it was First Thursday and after the show guests could continue in the spirit of the day and walk around town exploring different social and art scenes in and around town.

Ended off the night at Tiger’s Milk in Long Street with a yummy BarOne milkshake and fabulous company!

Special thanks to:

Liezel van der Westhuizen / @liezelonline

Simon Deiner / @sdrphoto

Lexus SA Menswear Week / @samenswearweek

Craig Jacobs / @craigjacobs

Photographed by: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

Upside-down Inside-out

I was in complete awe on receiving a message from Tracy-Lee Rosslind via Instagram a couple of months ago as I truly admire her so much. I previously told myself “One day I will work with her!” but little did I know that that “One day” was fast approaching…

I love attending events within the industry such as fashion shows and collection launches, events that Tracy would often attend as well. At each event I would wander around the venue keeping a close lookout for her with my phone ready in hand. Why you might ask, “to take a selfie?” No, although those who know me well would know that the thought had definitely crossed my mind [laughs]… On my phone I had an image of an illustration that I had done of her which I wanted to show her since previous attempts via social media was unsuccessful. Sadly our paths never crossed despite being at the same place at the same time until I found myself staring at a message from hers truly Tracy-Lee Rosslind.

“Hi Stacy, my name is Tracy-Lee Rosslind. I am a stylist and TV presenter and I discovered one of your pieces online last night and fell in love.”

[attached photo of my design]

“I was hoping I could source this for Johannesburg Fashion Week…”

As you can imagine, I was absolutely ecstatic! I put together 2 looks for her, one being my leather 2-piece ensemble as requested by her and another look that I packed in as an extra. Both were ready for collection the next morning by Tracy herself.


She headed off to Johannesburg and my looks ended up being a success! I was keeping a close eye on her social media as I was eager to see what she looked like and how she had styled it.

She ended up wearing not only the leather ensemble but also the bodysuit which I packed in as a backup. It was a black silk corseted bodysuit with crochet bottoms and detailing. As expected from a true Stylist such as Tracy, she as always put her own spin on it and decided to wear my design inside out! The lining of my bodysuit was a bright floral print that only Tracy could pull off!



I feel so blessed knowing that Tracy, someone whom I admire, wore not 1 but 2 of my looks!

What ever happened to that illustration I had done of her you might ask? I sent it to her and it was up on her Instagram the next morning!

Illustration of Tracy-Lee Rosslind by Stacy-Robin

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