I started a journey of self discovery and self love
My body has always been an issue for me, I remember when the Fat -Attack was first introduced, on my lunch break I went to buy a pack this was in 2004. I came back with my package all excited and my manger, who was a white male took and washed it down the sink and gave me a lecture of my life.I still did not understand why would he throw the only thing that could make me look good, make me acceptable in society. I was a size 40 then and I have been fluctuating from size 40 to 44, but since 2012 I have managed to stay at a size 40.
A month ago my manager got us to go on a Healthy Living Lifestyle, who is a black female.
Which was not necessarily a diet but watching what we put in our mouth. To encourage a healthy living lifestyle amongst ourselves to encourage us to take walks and exercise not for weight loss but to be healthy. We all got motivated, started a whatsaap group where we would shared images of our meals and show off our curves. We had a group leader, who sent us our weekly eating plan, who bought our breakfast and lunch, who motivated us every day.
I met Semole Mooka while I was doing a job for one of my clients, after the interview I had a chat with Semole who is a fashion designer for plus size women about my project Chubby Vogue Divas, who was delighted to come on board.Thank you Semole for dressing my Divas. Your Support has been amazing. Your garments do justice to the Full Figured Divas.
Akhona Hailele – Lights
Nqobile Zungu – Lights
Smangele Hegeni – Organiser
Lebo Mtshiswa – Wardrobe and Make up
Zandile Makhubo – Coordinator and Make up
Lynne Carrol – assistant
Thank you for a wonderful 5 days of hard work full of laughter and love.
I know I can be hectic at times but you guys support me throughout.
Chubby Vogue Divas would not be without your ongoing support.
I’m speechless for the support from the models who came through and gave it their best in the beautiful clothes. The confidence you posses is amazing.The four days were full of fun and laughter.
You all rocked the shoot.
Behind the Scenes
The Shoot took place at Club Inc in Braamfontein.
We started shooting on:
Friday 8am to 7pm right up-to Monday 8am to 7pm.
camera used: Canon 60D