This is one of the most amazing collaborations I have done this year. This collaboration bought together some of Bloemfontein's small diamonds, to shine together in a locally diverse collaboration. The theme was organic and minimalistic; which allowed each brand/supplier to showcase their talents/ products.
Meet Mandie Niemann the photographer of the day.
“Photography is a love affair with life” Burk Uzzle
"I was raised in a small town in the Karoo and ever since I got my first camera at the age of 10 I just wanted to take photos.
I was not meant to be working in an office or for a boss, I want to come and go as I please and not abide by any office rules! Therefore, I am so very fortunate to be working from home and doing what I love.
Photographing people has always been so fascinating to me. Every event, shoot, wedding is different from the other and that’s what I love. It never gets boring!
As a mommy of 2 beautiful girls, a wife and a professional photographer, I love capturing those real moments, moments to remember for many years to come." Mandie
Mandie specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography. If you like what you see and you would like her to be part of your special event, here is her contact information:
Cell: 082 363 6427
Location: Mandie is based in Bloemfontein, South Africa, but she loves to travel
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
More of Mandie Niemann's work:
Location & Venue none other than the beautiful and historical Ramblers Club Bloemfontein.
Ramblers Club is one of the most historic buildings in Bloemfontein. It is the oldest sports club and former military hospital in the Free State. The main building was erected in 1896 and later extended in 1903. It was founded by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a military doctor.
The main hall is ideal for weddings, corporate events and private functions. Crystal chandeliers, high-detailed ceilings and the original carpentry finishing makes the space an elegant and sophisticated venue.
Welcoming guests into the main building we have created a separate space. Inspired by the original club décor, dark wood furniture and gold details make this lounge and bar area perfect for intimate private and corporate events.
The Ramblers lawn has hosted numerous historic sporting events. In 1891 South Africa played cricket against Australia on that very field and in 1903 the club hosted a soccer match between Corinthians and O.R.C.
Location: 52 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein, 9301
Cell: 079 4941 011
Modern and edgy props for the shoot supplied by Creative Edge.
Creative Edge specializes in the marketing and selling of exclusive furniture and hardware supplies for the kitchen and cupboard industry.
They provide interior design for all restaurants, contemporary homes and guesthouses.
You can find them at Reizis Square, Raymond Mhlaba St, Road, Bloemfontein, 9301, they open from 09:00-16:30, or contact them on Telephone: 051 011 7091 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture perfect nails and make-up done by Studio X
Tina Lee is the founder and owner of studio X. She is a super talented makeup and nail artist. Take a look at her work on Instagram @studio_X, Facebook @studioX.bfn or visit her studio in 75Q Dan Pienaar, Bloemfontein.
Her studio offers services such as:
Make-up has quickly become one of her favourite services to offer. "There's just something magical about being able to amplify and express a person's inner beauty" Tina.
"Nails are like built in accessories. I can say a lot about who you are and what you like" Tina. Which is why she loves creating uniquely hand-painted nail and nail art. Press-on nails is something she has recently started offering, to cater to ladies who would like a quick fix.
"Eyes are the window to the soul this couldn't be more ture during this mask season" Tina. This treatment is done by attaching individual false lashes to a natural lash, and of course is accompanied by a complimentary nap.
''Think of a lash lift as the lash extentions younger sister" Tina. This treatment gives a boost at the base of the lash making them appear longer. Perfect for someone who prefers a more natural look.
A brow lamination directs the brow hairs towards a more upward position, giving the illusion of a neater and fuller brow.
Leona Buys: Model for the collab
Leona was one of the models for the collab. She is a food blogger just like me but she is a woman with many talents. She is a health, food and nutrition enthusiast. Leona is a qualified Clinical Technologist, who specialised in dialysis for 4 years, now a medical representative for cardiovascular pharmaceutical.
"I am a mom to a princess, Abigail. If I am not on the road you will find me in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes.. Good food is my language!" Leona.
Please follow Leona @leona_saltandlight on Instagram
Hairstyling for Yena done by Nalane ea Afrika
"We exist to enhance and celebrate every African by using nature to unleash their God given beauty!" Nalane ea Afrika
Nalane ea Afrika is a black female owned company. Which was created by two sisters Mantshadi and Karabo Mokoena. Nalane ea Afrika is a hair care range for african hair, that is infused with a unique blend of indigenous African oils.
These oils nourish and strengthen hair leaving it moisturised, soft and easily manageable. These two sisters believe that hair is part of your heritage and that nature caters for all of our beauty needs.
Address: P,O Box 330 Halfway Gardens, Midrand
Phone: 081 572 6519
Meet Pitchov the videographer of the day
Watching this man work is so amazing. Pitchov is a talented videographer that specializes in filming.
He is also the co-founder of Your Super Power, which is a movement that seeks to highlight and celebrate the strength of young woman.
"Let's celebrate her, let's celebrate you!" Your Super Power.
Checkout the video he created for the Summer Collab
Clothing line for the shoot Mila+Kayla
One thing I love about this boutique is that it caters for all shapes and sizes of woman. It has a very vast style of clothing that will be very appetising to many types of women.
Mila+Kayla is a boutique based in Bloemfontein, Preller Square Shopping Centre.
"This store speaks to woman who appreciate quality boutique clothing and leather goods, and who love to express themselves in the dynamic fashion world. Colourful, classy and confident, the Mila+Kayla range will cover the most discerning sartorial tastes." Ronel Fourie
Hairstyling for Leona done by Kolor Studio
Kolor Studio is a hair and nail studio, they all about having fun, vibrant and exciting nails and hair.
"After celebrating 5 years, I am so proud, and honestly can say that it's been worth the climb. Our studio strives towards excellence, and truly creating a different experience for our clients. We create beautiful hair & beauty stories, that's our story to tell, so that you can feel and experience the tangible creativity in our studio. We love it, and it shows... Every Time." Kolor Studio
Earrings for the shoot (Auburn Koi) and creative director for the collab (Charne Roodt)
"The Cambridge dictionary states that creating is to make something new or invest something. I love that definition because you can take something old and recreate something from it or invent something entirely different" Charne
Charne and I go way back. We have worked together on so many projects. The one thing I know about Charne is that she is a very creative person. So, working with her on this collab was just such a honour.
As the creative director, Charne wanted the audience to look at the pictures and be able to relate to the environment, products and services that are showcased in the collab.
"Our cultural community is so diverse that we hope to showcase all talents that are found locally. We also hope to embrace beauty, in its purest form." Charne
Auburn Koi is a polymer clay accessory brand, which sells handcrafted jewelry pieces made from polymer clay. This brand was created by Charne. She has made such beautiful pieces that are featured in the collab but you can see more of her accessories on her Facebook or Instagram pages @Auburnkoi.
Illustration pictures provided by Hartslyne
Hartslyne is a digital illustration company.
"We design personalised illustrations like unique designs, portrait illustrations as well as star maps that show exactly how the stars aligned on that special date and place. It could be the night of your engagement, the exact moment your baby was born or even your first kiss." Hartslyne
Hartslyne is about personalised artwork and capturing moments in unique ways. Their illustrations can be printed, framed and they make the perfect gift.
"Our main goal is that all our illustrations find a perfect spot in any home." Hartslyne
Kitchen New Gym (Yena Mgobhozi) model for the collab
“I believe that developing recipes is the foundation of everything I do, professionally and personally.” Yena
Of course the line up would not be complete without me. For those who don't know who I am. My name is Yena, I am a recipe developer, food blogger, content creator as well as food entrepreneur.
I was so honored and thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Summer Collab 2020. I even got an opportunity to create two fantastic recipes. Both vegan, one a vanilla cupcake with a lemon icing and the second a chocolate cupcake with a chocolate icing. You can find the full recipes for the vegan cupcakes on my blog.
I truly hope you have enjoyed seeing our talents and what we have come up with. I also hope you have enjoyed looking at the final pictures and video of the Summer Collab 2020. Please take time from your busy day to follow, share and comment on the different suppliers/brands social media platforms.