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Model: Neelam Yacob

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Aelahn Collection

What you see is not only a collection and clothes. It is a vision, it is an aesthetic, it is a life. Aelahn life. Fashion is about expression, freedom and beauty, the real luxury is too feel free to be who you are and daring to be who you want to be: this luxury has no price.

Fashion designer : Ferozza_webster (instagram)

Model : Neeyacob ( instagram )

Model : @jesscairns (instagram)

Brand: Aelahn_ (instagram)

South Africa – Western Cape – Cape Town

The power of lingerie

Lingerie is very directly and strongly linked to a women’s intimacy. For centuries, men have always believed that lingerie was created with the objective of seduction. There is no question that this aim exists. However, by choosing to put on pretty, seductive underwear, all women develop a slightly self-centred, even narcissistic, behaviour and attitude. In fact, lingerie contributes to a woman’s sense of ease with her body and, in this way, she accepts and loves her body better, becoming more confident and showing real assurance. The reason for this is very simple. Surprisingly, even though nobody can see her underwear, it really accentuates a woman’s figure and can sometimes shape her body to satisfaction.

Lingerie has too often been treated as an element of seduction. Men themselves created this phenomenon: a woman clad only in her underwear seems infinitely more sensual and sexual than a woman entirely in the nude. One could associate underwear with high heels. The latter have an effect on how a woman walks, making her more attractive, seductive and provocative. When combined with stockings, high heels have a certain charge, and an undeniable fetishist quality, as much for women as for men.

The perception and appreciation of the female form has undergone many radical changes. We could compare, for example, our early 21st century perception, to the 1960s and 1970s. In the sixties, when a woman got married, and even more so when she became a mother, her body was no longer meant to be seductive. Today this attitude is completely outdated and obsolete. In fact, women feel the need to be attractive at all ages, both before and after marriage, and even during their later years. This can be illustrated by the fact that, these days, a grandmother can be a beautiful woman and wish to dress to her best advantage in alluring underwear which enhances her figure. This revolution in customs concerning underwear is linked directly to innovation and technical considerations in the design of undergarments, and is subject to historical events. The history of lingerie deserves to be studied here. Lingerie, as opposed to the world of fashion, is a state of mind. A woman can love lingerie and wish to enhance her figure from the age of 15 to 75! Ready-to-wear fashion is a completely different universe from that of underwear. Clothes are always aimed at a distinct age group: fashion for a 15 year old girl is different from that of a woman of 30. Underwear, meanwhile, is much more a question of attitude and how a woman feels: a larger woman can be happy with her body, accepting herself as she is, and wish to enhance her figure with beautiful underwear. So lingerie should meet all aspirations and suit every kind of woman.

Lingerie should be associated with pleasure for a woman. The element of seduction remains, especially with certain undergarments: some of them are fascinating and inevitably inspire attraction. Stockings and suspenders make a woman extremely attractive, even bewitching. Bustiers, waspies and brassieres can be worn under a transparent shirt. The effect of this is bound to be equivocal, ambivalent and extremely fascinating when seen by others, and very flattering for the woman dressed this way.

The essence and attitude of lingerie is all in suggestion. Three terms can be applied to lingerie today: elegance, seduction and comfort. These three ideas have to be combined when designing underwear, and any vulgarity has to be ruled out. To avoid this, underwear has to be humorous and fresh.

The world of lingerie affects everybody: women, who are wearing this underwear, as well as men, who believe women were wearing it merely to seduce them. The story of lingerie, as well as its history, deserves some attention

– The story of lingerie

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

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  • You are beautiful: whether you choose to believe it or not, it is your choice. if you think that you’re ugly, you will feel ugly, when the truth is, you’re not. don’t let anyone tell your otherwise.
  • You are not ugly: other peoples opinions on how you look, the way that you dress, etc should have no affect on you. you’re not ugly. you are unique and you are beautiful in your own way. don’t let the opinions of those who don’t matter to you personally, make you feel horrible about yourself.
  • Don’t self harm, you are lovely person. You have a heart, you care about other people. You know, we all push people away, especially when we need them the most. I know, I get it, I have been there. But that’s life and if they really cared as much about you as they said, then they would stay by your side no matter what. What will self harming solve? It will only cause you more physical pain. I get it, I get how self harming can release some sort of adrenaline rush and I get that after cutting for so long you can’t just stop, but please at least try. Please, just try. I get that cutting can release everything that you have inside you, it can release all the pain that you have been holding inside for so long. But you don’t need to go through anymore than you already have. You have to remember something here, there are people out there who are willing to help you, who will talk to you, who will guide you through this. You’re not alone out here. You need to look at yourself here, and think about how beautiful you are, I know, it’s hard to believe, but you are an amazing person, Whatever you want to do to yourself, don’t do it. You’re only hurting yourself more, and I can tell that you’re hurting enough as it is.
  • Never doubt yourself: You are who you are and you happen to be someone amazing, you are beautiful and you are handsome. Don’t let other peoples opinions doubt the decision that you made nor doubt the beauty that you hold.
  • Don’t listen to those people who try to bring you down: Because they don’t matter, and they never will. Not if they are trying to bring you down. It just shows how pathetic that they really are. Who are these people who don’t even matter, who are they to bring you down? Who are they to make you feel bad about yourself?  So why should their opinion on you, matter in any way? You just need to see that it doesn’t matter and don’t ever let the past break you, never let what you went through turn you into a weaker person, because you’re strong. You really are.
  • You are not worthless: I don’t need to know you personally to know that you are actually worth something. You are worth more than you think. Why do you feel the need to believe your own lies? You need to believe that you are worth it and you need to believe that you will get through this, the more you tell yourself that you aren’t worth it, you will start to feel like you’re not worth anything when the truth is you are worth everything.
  • We all make mistakes: We all live with regrets. But you know what? Learn from those mistakes, don’t well on them, don’t think back on them and wonder how you could have done it so much better. And throw away all those regrets that you now live with today. Why? Because life is too short to be living with regrets. You deserve the best, you deserve happiness. Everyone does. But just remember one thing. That your best, will always be good enough. Whether you choose to believe it or not, is your choice. But it is the truth.

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I am 21 years old, but I feel wise beyond my years. even as a kid I always felt different & constantly misunderstood. in effect, that led to me feeling like I didn’t fit in anywhere (sometimes I still feel that way, but I’m working on it).Growing up made me realise it’s actually the biggest blessing to know yourself. All of your strengths & weaknesses because some people never do, they just float through life, trying to gain acceptance in order to seek some sort of validation (but everything you require you already possess). anyway, my point is, it’s cool to be yourself. showing emotion doesn’t make you weak. wearing your heart on your sleeve doesn’t make you dumb either. the world needs more love & you shouldn’t feel pressure to change yourself for anyone/anything or let life turn you cold.

You are beautiful, each and every single one of you. Don’t you dare ever forget that. You are worth so much, don’t let a temporary feeling make you do something that you won’t have time to regret. You’re here for a reason. Treat your body with respect. Love yourself for who you really are. Keep on smiling, show the world how strong you are. Stay beautiful.

5 Favorites Makeup Products

I have always had a love for makeup, whether it was, Makeup has always been there for me as not only a way to cover but also as an art form. So today, I am going to list my 5 favorite makeup products.

Huda Beauty Highlighter Palette (Pink Sands)

Each highlighter palette comes with 4 shades. This is how it rolls;

– the first shade is to prep,

– the second one is to set,

– then comes the third step: sculpt

– ….and lastly flush- for that perfect finish.

The Pink Sands is for fair to medium skin tones.

Price: $57.00 USD

Urban decay NAKED2 Eyeshadow Palette

The palette: A dozen neutral eyeshadows with matte and shimmer finishes, plus a double-sided brush and sampler of four shadow primers.

Price: $54.00 USD

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation 120ml

A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers sheer buildable coverage and a satin finish. The moisturizing, long-wearing formula glides onto the face and body providing stay-true colour.

Price: $38.00 USD

MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF35

A lightweight, creamy, discreetly opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage for all skin blemishes. Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic.

Price: $21.00 USD

Maybelline Volum’ Express® The Colossal® WASHABLE MASCARA

Colossal lashes in just one go! The volume-plumping formula contains collagen and the Mega Brush instantly achieves 9X the volume, all without any clumps

Price: $7.77 USD

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9 holy grail beauty products from Makeup Artist, Hrush Achemyan

1- PETER THOMAS ROTH 24K GOLD HYDRA-GEL EYE PATCHES, £56.48

Beauty is all in the prep work, “I always start out a client’s makeup by applying the Peter Thomas Roth gold under eye patches” says Hrush. “They really help to freshen up the skin under the eyes, and that way you don’t need as much concealer.”

2- PNURSE JAMIE UPLIFT FACIAL MASSAGING BEAUTY ROLLER, £55.00

No, it’s not a sex toy. This somewhat scary-looking device is a actually a beauty tool covered in tourmaline stones. When rolled along the skin the stones stimulate blood flow and energise sluggish cells, no wonder Khloé Kardashian calls it her ‘magic wand of beauty’.Hrush explains “I like to use the Nurse Jamie skin roller before applying makeup. Everyone always thinks they need so much coverage but they don’t, if you freshen up the skin with the roller it’ll get the blood flowing to the surface, this revitalises the complexion and you won’t as much coverage.”

3- LA MER THE SOFT FLUID LONG WEAR FOUNDATION, £85.00

“I’m obsessed with La Mer’s foundation” says Hrush. “It has a sheer-to-matte finish that’s incredibly buildable, plus the coverage is insane. You can tailor the finish depending on how you apply it, a brush will give a dewier look, whilst a beauty blender will give a matte finish.

4- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK INSTANT ANTI-AGE THE ERASER EYE, £8.99

Finding an awesome concealer doesn’t have to be an expensive task…”Maybelline’s The Eraser Eye concealer, has such a cool applicator, it makes applying it just so easy. Plus the coverage is really good.”

5- TOM FORD SHADE & ILLUMINATE, £58.00

“Contour and highlight is the makeup step that makes the biggest difference, it’s the key to structuring your face” says Hrush. “I use the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate palette as it’s easy to blend and applies flawlessly.” says Hrush.

6- KKW BEAUTY POWDER CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT KIT IN MEDIUM, $52.00

“After I’ve contoured with Tom Ford’s Shade & Illuminate, I’ll set everything in place with the KKW Beauty Contour Kit in Medium. I’ll also use it to add bronze and highlight” explains Hrush.

7- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK VIVID MATTE LIQUID IN NUDE FLUSH, £7.99

“I think a light mauve is the most universally flattering lip colour. I actually really love the Maybelline Matte Liquid Lipstick, I feel like on my skin tone it looks mauvey, on a more tanned skin tone it looks like a deep nude, and then on a darker skin tone it looks like a true nude.” Says Hrush.

8- BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR GEL EYELINER, £19.00

Sick of your eyeliner sliding off? “Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner is my holy grail, it just glides on so easily and stays in place. I love it.” Says Hrush

9- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK GREAT LASH MASCARA, £4.99

“Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara is incredible. When i’m putting on false lashes I always use it because it separates and defines. It almost has a gel-like effect so when I put the lashes on it really hold on to them, without looking dry of flaking.” Explains Hrush.

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6 Beauty Tips from Kardashian’s Makeup Artist Hrush Achemyan

“When I started out as a makeup artist I think that I was very closed off to sharing and engaging, because I wanted to ‘keep my secrets’. But now I feel like I evolve every single month, my products change, my preferences change – although I do have some staple pieces that are my holy grail beauty items.

I find that sharing and educating others about how to make themselves beautiful is something that has completely changed for me, now I enjoy sharing the products and techniques that I’m using. I love sharing beauty knowledge and helping to educate people.”

My advice to others…

“If you’re a new makeup artist or you’re just starting out in the beauty industry I would say to you, never stop and never take no for an answer. I know that it sounds cliché, but if I had really listened to everyone in the beginning (I’ve been doing makeup for 12 years now) I would have stopped a long time ago. To be honest, I probably would have cried myself to sleep at night!

So I would say just ignore negativity. Obviously it’s important to listen and learn from constructive criticism, don’t just presume you’re the best at what you do, because there is always more to learn, but also, never give up.”

Hrush Achemyan interview – cosmopolitan

1. Brows come first

When your brows look good it doesn’t matter what else you have on your face. But if they’re off, they can be distracting. Even if I have no other makeup on my face, my brows will be done. I like to draw in the brows even before applying moisturizer because when eyebrows are damp, they don’t pick up the color as softly. I like to go for the wispy natural effect. I hate when people overdraw their brows. They can be big but they don’t have to be boomerangs on your face

2. Cocktail your sun protection

Definitely tone down the SPF in your moisturizer and foundation. When you’re under bright lights, you really don’t want too much SPF on your face because you get flashback and it makes you look white. You could end up looking like a ghost.

3. Layer highlighter under foundation

I like a light contour for the red carpet, but I love strobing because it really makes it look like your foundation is just skin. Strobing has been around forever, but I think it’s very pretty to have underneath foundation because it creates, like, an optical illusion. It shines through your foundation so you’re just glowing, and it can be convincing that you don’t even have foundation on.

4. Prep with milk of magnesia

The lights can literally melt your makeup off. You could go in one way and come out another. If you use milk of magnesia before applying anything to your face, it creates something like a plastic layer so the foundation never sinks into the skin. It basically coats the face. It makes sure your foundation stays on no matter what lighting you’re under.

5. Bronze is the new black (for eyes) 

I feel like bronzes are the best way to go because silvers can look too gloomy and too much black can make you look like a raccoon. You can turn out unpredictable in pictures. Bronzes and browns are your best insurance that you’ll look good in any light.

6. Invest in lip primer

Just like our face needs primer, I like to use a lip primer too. When our lips are primed, everything stays on way longer. So the lip is smooth I always do a lip scrub first, then ChapStick to make sure it’s moisturized. To finish I always go around the lip with a light translucent powder to stop the lipstick from getting leaky. And this is so important: I  always say drink out of a straw.

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Believe in your Dreams ( New model of Connecxion Media Company )

“Do not stop. Do not stop believing in yourself, in your dreams. Believe in everything you want even in times when you are uncertain of yourself. When you’re not sure if you can make it through but you know you still want it, whatever it may be, you need it. You need it so bad that suffering won’t even deter you. You are craving it, your goals, your dreams, your future. Don’t stop pulling through. We all fail, we all slip up, we all lay in the mud sometimes, we all think we’re are giving up by laying down and wishing we didn’t want it. But, no matter how hard we try, we still want it. That, that alone is what will give you it. The never ending image of that success and of that life that you could have. It is all you need. Do not stop. Do not let yourself down. If you can’t stop thinking about it, you will get up and you will try again. Just keep going.”

First work with Connecxion Media Company





Models: Neelam Yacob & Patrica Mucho 

Photographer: Twan Oluwafemi

Agency: Connexcion Media Company

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5 favourite beauty products – The Body Shop

Hey dolls today I’m going to talk about my favourite products from the Body Shop.I love this brand because everything is natural, they have amazing morals and ethics,their products are amazing. It’s you don’t often see multi-taking brands who make good make up, skincare, body care and hair care products but The Body Shop manage to do that, so today I’m going to show you my currently favourites products.

FUJI GREEN TEA™ BODY SCRUB – Price R190.00. Perfect for cleansing and exfoliating, the crisp and refreshing,helps to lift away dead skin cells and prepare skin for moisture.
  •  Lifts away dead skin cells
  •  Infused with replenishing green tea from Japan
  • For healthy looking skin
CAMOMILE SILKY CLEANSING OIL – PriceR175.0. This silky-soft cleanser will effortlessly remove make-up from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. It’s the ultimate time-saver.
  • Removes make-up
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers
  • Removes waterproof make-up
  • Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed
ALL-IN-ONE BB CREAM – Price R240.00. transforms from a white cream to suit your skin tone. Pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside. Just blend for a perfect match and an even, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one.
  • Adapts to your skin tone
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Even finish
  • 24-hour hydration
PEPPERMINT SMOOTHING PUMICE FOOT SCRUB – Price R110.00. The best foot scrub I have found so far. Texture could be a little less watery, but when you get used to it it is not difficult to use without wasting the product.
COCONUT BODY BUTTER – Price R170.00. This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil and has a totally tropical coconut scent.


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