#CoveredIsCool: The Big Reveal – My Final Look

Drum roll please……

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A special thank you once again to all the sponsors involved and especially Jared and Zuki for making me feel so comfortable during the photoshoot even while dislocating hips and shoulders ūüôā

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It really was a special day that I hope I  to have many more of with these phenomenal women.

If you missed the behind the scenes action you can catch up here .

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If you would like to see how the other beautiful ladies looked in the single shots of their final looks ( and trust me you do!), head over to their blog using the links below.

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Also show some love for the sponsors

XXX Viveshni

#CoveredIsCool – Behind The Scenes

There are times in life when you know that you know that you are a part of something amazing, creating memories that will stay with you for many years to come. I was privileged to be a part of a blogger collaboration, spear headed and envisioned by Faeema, the fresh and always on trend voice and beautiful face behind The Sparkling Labyrinth¬†and¬†Jane ¬†Kilian ,the ass shaper and dream maker that is GI Jane, personal trainer and fitness expert, and also the entrepreneurial brain behind It’s A Bling Thing & Mielie Meisie.

The aim of the¬†colab was to do a photo shoot to highlight that fact that in modern society less is not always more and that regardless of age, culture or race, covering up and displaying some modesty can in fact be cool. The other bloggers involved beside Faeema, Jane and myself were¬†Inge Loker (The creator and sharer of the most delicious recipes on her blog Snap, Sizzle & Cook, and also the coolest pastor’s wife and mother I have ever met), and last but not least Mbali Ndlovu (A ball of energy and joy that can light up a room, and who is of course the voice of the blog Ms.MB)

Fashion bloggers we are not, but the amazing team that Faeema and Jane put together really did make us feel right at home in the fashion blogosphere.¬†All egos were left at the door, though to be honest I don’t think that anyone had any diva qualities to begin with, and we spent the morning transforming to embody the concept of covered is cool. In society today people are quick to judge that which they do not fully understand and being covered is is misconceived as¬†being oppressed. In my mind¬†it is really an expression of a female empowerment and ¬†her choice not to expose every single inch of her body a la Kardashian. Personally I was excited to try a hijabi¬†and I have often admired Muslim ladies and the different simple and elaborate ways that they are able to style a scarf. I loved wearing the scarf and I think that all the ladies looked amazing in their different styles. In the end I simply felt beautiful and confident.

The amazing team of sponsors included;

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  • Wardrobe Styling by Jane and Faeema

I’m excited to share my final look tomorrow as well as the links to the other bloggers who share their own experience and final looks on their blogs.

xxx Viveshni

Up, Up and Away… The Media Launch- Madame Macaron at The Dirty Fork

There are times in your life that things seem to fall into place and the signs are all around you, nudging you into new and amazing directions. This year has been one of those times for me. I sometimes, in my rare times of quietness, sit back and marvel at everything that has happened. Building a business is much like a stream etching its way through a mountain until it can become a strong flowing river. It requires patience and perseverance and hard work and there are points where it seems like you will never get there, but little by little you work through it and come out wiser and stronger. I went through a great many rough spots where I felt like throwing in the towel but standing at the front of the kitchen at my very own launch made me so grateful that I stuck it out.

Months of planning finally came to fruition this past Thursday at the official launch of my classes at The Dirty Fork Studio. Thank you to media that attended. I had an amazing, fun time with all of you.

A special thank you to Nadine from The Candy Buffet Company as well for setting up the most adorable candy cart to display all my goodies and to Chef Jacqui Brown for envisioning and creating a venue like the Dirty Fork Kitchen where people can share their passion for food.

A final thank you to my family, who have gone wife-less and mother-less for many days and nights while I toiled away. It is only the beginning of my journey and there is still a long road ahead but I am thankful everyday for such an amazing support system. I love you guys!

The class information and dates have been published here so go to book and I will see you there!

Here are some of the 500+ photos that Justin took on the night…

All set…

During The Class…

Afterward…

Photos From Social Media

Here are 2 of the lovely write ups by Nicola Meyer ( RunOn Coffee) and Inge Loker ( Snap,Sizzle and Cook) about their experience at the Media Launch for the Macaron Classes

xxx Viveshni