Bushwalk with ELLE Netherlands

May 10, 2017

Back in January I booked a job with ELLE Netherlands which we shot just outside of Cape Town by an adorable little cabin down by a lake.

I love being part of the ELLE family, no matter where I go in the world I tend to book an ELLE editorial/cover – from ELLE Uk to ELLE Russia – and it feels a total honour. Plus the ladies who work for ELLE are always such sweethearts and an absolute dream to work with! (I swear it’s part of their job description to be such hunnies.)

If you feel like a peek here’s a little behind the scenes video shot by Laurens Hulshof.

The styling of the story focused on safari chic, roughed up headbands, dainty gold jewels and a collection of earthy hues and subtle prints. Sandra kept the hair and make-up on the natural side of things with no foundation and just a slight addition of bronzer and tasseled hair a.k.a Miss Kate Moss.

If there’s just one item I could keep from this shoot it would definitely go to the Celine dress below. The most incredible fit with beautiful cut-out back details.

Have a beautiful day my lovelies and remember to smile 🙂

photography: Carmen Kemmink
styling: Esther Coppoolse
hair & make-up: Sandra Govers
models: Emma Jane Menteath from M4 Models & Caitlin Lamb from Ice Models.

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WILD with French Gala

July 14, 2016

There’s nothing that quite compares to taking a walk on the wild side… and I literally mean “the wild side”.

I’ve had some pretty interesting shoots as a model over the past seven years but working with wild animals always tops the list. Riding Zebra’s, racing cheetahs, catching the breeze with eagles, walking with elephants and hanging out with Lions.

There’s a level of respect that you develop and knowledge that you gain when working in such close proximity to such powerful creatures and you realise how volatile our world truly is and the importance of preserving what and who we’ve been blessed with to share our incredible planet.

We tend to take a lot of things in our life for granted and it’s for that very reason that I have always kept a gratitude diary where every couple of days or so I write down a few things that I am grateful for. Be it the dinner my mother prepared for me or the fact that I have running water when I turn on the taps.

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.


WILD // French Gala
Photographer: Adrian Nakic
Stylist: Charla Carter
H&M: June Sawyer
Model: Me, Outlaws Models

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