Blog2019-07-19T00:44:12+00:00

Bali braids VS. African Braiding technique

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I've had African X-pression braids done for most of my life, from the kids bob style with beads, to fishtail braids. I've had thin twists, box braids in all lengths and sizes, colourful braids, and crochet. The list of African hairstyles is endless! I thought I'd [...]

How to design your own logo and save on startup costs

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If you're a DIY person when it comes to building your brand, or need to find an affordable designer, this post is for you! Getting artwork done shouldn't be the the biggest stress when starting or growing your business. There are plenty of tools out there, but for a [...]

DIY hand-painted Cajon Drum | Music meets Art

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I am currently enjoying learning more about music and the different types of instruments out there. A lot of people were not given the opportunity to learn how to play any musical instrument when growing up, and it's something that's been sitting on my bucket list for ages. [...]

Are you a DIY Bride? Here’s how to do your own wedding flowers.

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It wasn't until my own wedding that I realised how important and significant the bouquet is. See, I had a micro-wedding, which meant there wasn't much excessive planning. I literally thought I'd just grab a nice [...]

Gift someone a LoveBook for any occasion

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Stuck on gift ideas? Try LoveBook I'm no pro but I'm a real sucker for expressing love, giving gifts, planning surprises, and all that feel good kind of stuff. Recently, we received our LoveBook and because I love it so much I thought I'd do a recommendation post. A LoveBook [...]

How to register a domain name and WordPress hosting (2019)

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This is a simple 5 step guide for someone who has never had or created a website, and is recommended for Bloggers and Small Businesses who need a quick website on a budget. Most people avoid this because they think it's just an unnecessary expense especially with a small [...]

How my dream wedding dress was made in under a month!

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For our micro-Registry Wedding, I wore a unique dress hand-made by KudaRachel. She posted a lovely thread on her Facebook page describing the design process, which I thought I'd share as an intro to her work: The design process: How did a simple [...]

Ruva – The life of a SongBird | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 In its sixth season, the popular reality TV show The Voice Australia saw international voices battle it out in search of Australia’s best voice. Amongst the talented finalists was Ruva, a proud member of the Zimbabwean community who was born in Australia. Ruva told [...]

Busi O | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 It is not always easy achieving a healthy balance between life and work. Juggling a hectic family life and keeping up with a demanding workload requires exceptional organisational skills, patience, tenacity and above all a passion for the industry. Busi Oyewopo embodies these concepts [...]

Without Imani, victory is not possible | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 Imani means faith. Imani is beauty. Imani means sexy. Imani means badass. Imani means love. Imani means the best way of doing things. Imani means courageous. Imani is the missing link between who we are and the best that we can be. Many people [...]

MISS BY JESSICA BRATICH | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 MISS BY JESSICA BRATICH: A youth accessories label catering to girls from toddler to tween age. When Jessica Bratich, a Perth based designer specialising in accessories, reached out to FOAA looking for an African model for her new range of kids handbags, little did [...]

BEYA Model Academy: “Be Yourself” | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 BEYA was founded by Astrid Tshidibu in 2017. Face of Africa Australia has watched Astrid’s career grow and acknowledges her contribution to the modelling industry and celebrates her new Modelling Academy. BEYA targets mostly young adults of any ethnicity and culture who have a [...]

Ayor Makur: The Untold Story | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 Ayor Makur has been in the modelling industry for 8 years and is one of Western Australia’s household names when it comes to catwalk diversity. She discovered her talent on the runway at the age of 19. Modelling has proved beyond doubt for Ayor, [...]

Culture meets Couture with Wanita KaNgcobo: First International Brand to showcase in FOAA | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 The name 'Wanita KaNgcobo' is of the head designer's name - Ms. Wandile Mandy Wanita Ngcobo. The name 'Wanita' means 'woman' in Malaysian, and 'KaNgcobo' is from the young designer's surname Ngcobo. The brand is designed for a woman who likes being in the [...]

Button Brothers | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2 Button Brothers duo Marvin Holder and Palmer Mutandwa were at the height of Melbourne society when they noticed something was amiss. Menswear was undervalued in the Australian market and they decided to rectify the lack of creativity and knowledge. Founded in 2013, Button Brothers [...]

Taking a Creative Direction with Ntombi Moyo | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Originally published in FOAA Mag Issue 2   Ntombi Moyo is a Creative Director and Stylist - one of the most overlooked and underestimated services you need when building a personal brand. With everyone starting to work on their online presence, people like Ntombi are there to ensure you have the [...]

The Year of Milestones | FOAA 2017 Portfolio

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Letter from the Editor Originally published on https://www.faceofafricaaustralia.com.au/ Writing and editing FOAA articles brings new revelations each year, through the people involved and in each individual piece. It always gives me great satisfaction to see the humans behind the features and temporarily feel involved in the various work they do. [...]

Spring cleaning for a fresh start!

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“Hi, I’m Skye, and I’m a new beginnings addict!” Swanston Street, Melbourne I think I subconsciously have a routine of auditing my lifestyle, re-evaluating choices, and clearing out the clutter. This usually comes at the beginning of the year, on my birthday, and change of season (mostly after [...]

How to build profitable Instagram accounts

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For business owners & influencers Have you started using Instagram with a purpose other than increasing followers and likes? Instagram is awesome for sharing eye-catching images and building a juicy company aesthetic, but it’s not great for driving traffic. In fact, it’s really bad at that. But last year, Instagram [...]

The realities of entrepreneurship – feat. Farah Fortune

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Career Muse: Farah Fortune I was recently reflecting on my career - past and future goals and for some reason Farah Fortune kept popping into my head. Farah is a South African entrepreneur and Publicist extraordinaire. She’s the Founder of African Star Communications (ASC) and built her business not by [...]

Lessons from outside my comfort zone…

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"A brand new me!" 2015 was the most challenging, yet life-changing year of my life! I moved to an entirely different continent, had to un-learn so many things, and somehow "find myself" through that process. Part of doing that meant participating in new things, such as the Miss Africa Perth [...]

30 before 30 list – achieved and completed!

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Sakhile 3.0 is now in business! I've always been one to fearlessly pursue happiness - or whatever sets my soul on fire, but equally also feel like I haven't done enough. Like most people, I didn't want to turn 30 still feeling like I've been living under a rock so [...]

Targeted Marketing: Understanding Your Ideal Client

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There’s no point in doing a whole heap of marketing and expelling a lot of energy, time and money before being very clear on who exactly you want to target. Today we look at your ideal client or an ideal problem that you are trying to solve, or specific solution [...]

Failing to plan is planning to fail

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In my previous blog post on marketing to build relationships, the key message was on building and following a marketing strategy. By now everyone should know that to attract and engage social media followers and ideally convert them into customers, you’ll need to carefully map out a clear social media strategy. [...]

Smart businesses use Relationship-based marketing in their strategy

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My blogs will be on my own experiences with modern marketing in practice. Just to kick off with a brief introduction, I have been pursuing an online marketing career since 2010, which is the year I completed my Bachelors Degree. It’s also the year I discovered and began blogging. From [...]

Afternoon tea with Hon.Mark McGowan MLA, Leader of Opposition

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The Miss Africa girls were invited earlier this week to have afternoon tea at Parliament House, Perth with Hon.Mark McGowan MLA, Leader of Opposition. In a speech that afternoon, Wendy Ruwiza said: "I never once in my life imagined that I would be standing here and speaking to you all, [...]

Restyle Runway Participant in 2015

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The Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Restyle is a popular photo-a-day style challenge running for 21 days this August, featuring 21 of WA’s finest fashion personalities as they follow daily style prompts with outfits sourced from local charity shops. Running from Monday 10th August to Monday 31st August, this year’s [...]