06 May Your girl Bonang Matheba for AFF!
I finally got to officially meet the lovely Bonang Matheba a couple of weeks ago when I styled a shoot with her alongside photographer Waldo Pretorius and make up artist Larienne Vos for A Fashion Friend. Shot right at the top of Yeoville outside the historic Westminster Mansion with clothes, shoes and accessories from Maria McCloy, Forever New, Guess, Lalalux, Steve Madden, Lovisa, Punk and Ivy, Rayne, Edgars and Egality, the day was loads of fun as we made Bonang climb walls, jump around, play with a concertina in the middle of the street and lie on the floor and stroke a gold dog statue.
The idea was to shoot Bonang like she has never been shot before, colloquial, quirky and light; because we normally see her all glammed up and looking flawless. This is not to say she doesn’t look flawless in this shoot. The point is, the team at A Fashion Friend wanted to give the interview a really different spirit and have people feel like they are getting to know Ms Bonang Matheba better.