Monday, November 6, 2017

#TheFamousWall - The Open Day

Welcome to The Famous Wall.  
If you're reading this you're one step closer to being invited to The Famous Wall Open Day.

An exclusive one day only event that will signal the launch of the venue that was previously strictly By Invite Only.

The Famous Wall is a venue used by photographer Lee Folkard.
You can follow The Famous Wall on instagram - 

How the Open Day will work?
You will have 3 ways to "enter" and show your interest in taking part.
Only a select few will be chosen and invited to take part in this Open Day.

Ways to Enter?
1. Upload a picture of yourself to IG using the #TheFamousWall and tagging @TheFamousWall
The caption should be along the lines of; I want to be invited to @TheFamousWall Open Day.

2. Send a picture of yourself to 082 49 58 613 - via Whatsapp
Please include your full name and age. Include a sign with #TheFamousWall on it.
See below for examples:

3. Upload a video to your IG Story of yourself saying why you want to be invited to The Famous Wall. Don't forget to #TheFamousWall and tag: @TheFamousWall so we can find your entry.

NB: To be selected you have to enter via one of these 3 entry points - You may enter via all 3 entry points to increase your chances of being selected. 

Those selected ... What happens next? 

The date of the Open Day is Saturday 18th November 2017.
You will be given a time slot on the day to arrive at the venue.
A makeup artist will be on hand to do your makeup and then your session will commence.
There will be a dress code which will be provided to those selected.

Further details will be given to those selected via the official invitation.

Your shoot will be done by Lee Folkard.
The makeup artist for the day will be the talented; Tayla Nixon James

Only open to people who will be in Durban on the 18th November 2017.
There is NO age limit. So any ages are welcome to enter.
You have to be able to make it to the venue at your given time slot time.
Any gender is also allowed to enter.
Closing Date: Saturday 11th of November 2017 (Although selection can be done prior to closing date - so it may be a good idea to enter sooner rather than later)

Good luck and Enjoy.

Side Note: To book a full session at The Famous Wall - Packages are now available for November 2017.
To get details and packages just whatsapp: 082 49 58 613

Friday, August 18, 2017

#ProjectScouted : Phase 6 : Brief

Designers: Wae West & Kattwalk Clothing

Photographers: TBA

Date: Sunday 20th August

Venue: Raffles Umhlanga Rooftop

Call Time: 08:00 AM Promptly for fittings

Makeup: Please arrive wearing NO MAKEUP with a well moisturized face. 
                       Makeup will be done by SOMA.

Hair: Hair not greasy. Not just washed. A day or two not washed. Hair will be done by,                Nic & Wells.

Procedure: subject to change*

Fittings - 08:00 AM
Hair and makeup: 9:00 - 13:00
Walk practice: 13:00 - 13:30
Change: 13:30 - 14:00
Showtime: 14:30
End: 15:00

Side Note: Have fun - take lots of pictures. 

NB:Notes from designers: 

On my side lee, please have the girls bring seamless underwear or gstrings in nude or white and black, if they have chicken fillet bras and strapless bras in black and nude as well. They need chunky heels, funky sneakers and interesting socks as well.  Chunky jewelry to accessorise with. Tell them to think of disco nights


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From my side if possible, please can the girls bring black pants, black bra, black or nude high heels and flats 😁😁 Thank you xx

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#ProjectScouted : Phase 4 : Brief

Theme: Pyjama Party Meets Freakshakes 

Photographers: Nilufer Yucel & Julian Carelsen

Date: Saturday 29th July

Venue: Pop Up Society : 132 Helen Joseph Road, Glenwood

Arrival Time: 7:00 AM (make your way to the first available makeup artist) 

Makeup: Please arrive wearing NO MAKEUP with a well moisturized face. 
              Makeup will be done by SOMA

Procedure: Get your makeup done as soon as a makeup artist becomes available. 

You will need to be photographed by both photographers before leaving! 

Side Note: Feel free to bring a prop.
Example: A teddybear, blanket, headphones or anything cute and soft that you'd keep on your bed. 

Dress Code: We are going with a FUN, CUTE & colorful theme. Capturing innocence & energy. 

Come wearing your cutest pyjamas. It doesn't matter whether they're long or short or even a onesie. 
The makeup is going to be pastel colors, so keep this in mind when choosing your pj's. 
You are allowed to wear bedroom slippers or cute socks. 
We are NOT wanting sexy. Cute NOT sexy.  


Have fun. Enjoy. Take lotsa pictures! When sharing use the hashtag : #ProjectScouted 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#ProjectScouted : Phase 3 : Brief

Photographers: Dalton Green & Gina Rego

Date: Sunday 23rd

VenueCounter Culture (Ballito)
            22 Sandra Road, Ballitoville

Arrival Time: 8:00 AM 

Procedure: Sign in (Please please sign in
                 Make your way to Gina for your headshot
                 Then to Dalton for your full length 

Side note: The Cafe will be running a special for us with #ProjectScouted: 
                 Egg & Bacon sandwich (burger bun) - R30.00
                 OR Scrambled Eggs on toast - R30.00

Weather prediction: Likely rain - shoot will commence as usual 

Dress Code:
                   We're wanting to express femininity in an edgy & attractive way. Women must come                             across as strong, independent and a little dangerous.
                    Check out: 

Makeup: suggestion : Edgy, with a subtle smokey eye

If you have any further questions- please ask your scouts! 
Thank you - see you Sunday. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

#ProjectScouted : Phase Two : Brief

Venue: La Vue (Wilsons Wharf)
Arrival Time: 15:00 promptly
The boat departs at 17:00 and returns to the port at 20:00
The boat is has a restaurant and bar available should you wish to purchase anything.

Times could be affected by weather.

Procedure: Sign in and head to the first photographer

Photographers: Jerome Govender & Jordan Milton

Dress Code: Denim & White

Makeup: Natural with a splash of red (The red is optional)

If you have any further questions - ladies please ask your scouts. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Project Scouted is Back!

Well after an almost 2 year hiatus, #ProjectScouted returns for its 3rd installment.

The scouting period is over and phase one and the launch takes place this Saturday.

Date: 8 July 2017
Venue: Kulture Nightclub 
Time: 10:30 AM
Duration: We expect the process to take no longer than 3 hours at most. 

Scouted girls to arrive at 10:30AM, ready to be photographed.

The dress code for phase one is: Dress to highlight your personality.
Anything goes. Whatever best gives us an indication of who you are.

NB: Girls under 18 must have a parent or guardian with them to sign in to the project. Only necessary for this initial phase.

Your scouts will be in attendance to help deliver instructions and answer any questions you may have.

A quick heads up - Phase Two will take place on July 16th. Details to follow.

Follow the project at:
Lee Folkard Photography

Follow our venue hosts here:
Kulture Nightclub

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The ultimate foodie experience: Come Wine With Us

More than simply a wine and food loving community that is informal, fun and unpretentious, Come Wine With Us is the ‘ultimate foodie experience’. It brings together wine estates, restaurants and patrons, with a shared passion for good food and wine – and those who love ‘the finer things in life’. Founded in 2012 by Sybil Doms, with her extensive background in food and wine, the company comes from humble beginnings. Five years ago, with Sybil having given up her freelance work, yet despising the permanent retail position she’d taken, she was desperate to get back into food and wine.

At the time, Sybil’s aunt asked for her advice. She sent Sybil six bottles of wine and asked for her ideas on what canapΓ©s she could serve with the wines. Sybil worked out the menu, invited some foodie friends around, they loved it… and Come Wine With Us was born. “This year, we have events in March in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and in May in Durban and Pretoria, plus more events throughout the year,” says Sybil.

The success of the business speaks for itself: it is a brilliant networking opportunity, with people who all share the same passion. “Many people religiously come to our events and today, the business is snowballing; people feel proud to associate with our brand, but mostly love to feel part of this passionate foodie community,” she says. Given the success – including a partnership with Zomato this year − Sybil has big plans for the company. In the near future, she would “like to align with other alcohol brands such as whiskey, vodca and brandy”.

Going forward, Sybil’s aim is to make CWWU a ‘Proudly South African community’ – and take it overseas. “South African wines definitely don’t have enough exposure overseas; our local wines are fighting for shelf space, as Italian, French and Spanish wines dominate the overseas market. I want to create an emotional experience for overseas wine lovers to fall in love with South African wine and ultimately, to explore the South African wine regions and boost local tourism,” she says. “It’s interesting to note that the overseas market – particularly wine brands in Napa Valley – have been (virtually) watching our events very closely and doing similar things overseas. Concludes Sybil: “I am flattered that they are taking inspiration from our events. We must be doing something right!” 

Come Wine With Us

Details of the upcoming Come Wine With Us event: click here

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Quote by Mark Zuckerberg

“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’… Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time. And that’s what this company is.”

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Quote by Pete Cashmore

“We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”

Friday, February 3, 2017

Quote by Marissa Mayer

“I always did something that I was a little not ready to do. I think that, that is how you grow. When there’s a moment of ‘Wow, I’m not so sure that I can do this, and you push through those moments, it’s then that you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that’s a sign that something really great is about to happen. You’re about to grow and learn a lot more about yourself.”