imisred.com – BEHIND THE SCENES
I had this wonderful opportunity of styling MisRed aka Samantha Mussa from ZiFM Stereo for her brand new website. It had been a project in the works for a while now, with the emphasis on Glamour! Which was her idea, not mine. Naturally “Glamourize” is a theme I like to adopt, whether day or night so it was pretty natural for me to bring my A-game to her shoots.
The whole idea was to highlight her brand as a radio host, television presenter and Master of Ceremony, all while focusing on her charisma and character. During the shoots I had the honour of working with Mr. Mutasa of Tswatography; if you don’t know, Mr. Mutasa is one of the few re-owned photographers in Zimbabwe, especially of our time and it was such a learning experience to work with that level of perfectionism. A couple of other shoots came from Tinashe Njagu of Tnash Photography who was Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2013 Photographer of the year, and recently I had the honour of meeting Denzel from Shabach Media.
I loved working on the shoots and being in the company of people who inspire my world. Not only that but I had the creative freedom to experiment with looks from Samantha’s closet and local designers whom we sourced merchandise for clothing and jewellery. My mission was to bring out the best in Samantha, so it was even more exciting to work with someone who enjoys her body and embraces her curves. The amount of work that goes into a photo shoot requires a whole team and that team could not have been more complete without the artistry of Gamu Manyika of Make Up by Gamu. I am not a make-up guru because I honestly dabble in clothes, shoes and jewellery, but her skills have given me a new appreciation for beautification. I would recommend a make-up session with Gamu on any given day.
With that said, check out the brand new www.imisred.com, with all its Glamouro-sity and dive into local production!
Tnash Photography and team
Tswatography and team
Shabach Media and team
Chic Street Newlands
Dee Kaw Zee jewellery (situated at M’Cheno 34 Van Praagh, Milton Park, Harare)
Models Tichaona Maruziva and Mildred Chakwenya
Goddess by Fatima Jeradi
Haus of Stone by Danayi Chapfika
Make Up by Gamu Manyika
Videographer – Thembi Zulu
Signature Toscie Styling (STS) is a full styling and co-ordination package based in Harare, to get in touch please email email@example.com for more information.