Forever Fierce with Puma

I recently did a shoot with Mister Smith while I was in Dubai, and the theme was FOREVER FIERCE with Puma.

I was lucky enough to be dressed by PUMA in their incredible new Swan Pack range.

I love the whole message that PUMA is portraying of #DoYou.

It is so important to be you and follow through with whatever that means to you. I think these days we often find ourselves worrying what other people think of us, instead of following our hearts and what makes us happy.

Stop worrying about the person next to you on the treadmill, focus on your own workout.
Stop worrying about how you measure up to them physically.
Stop worrying about how much more money your friend has.
Stop worrying about the Instagram model you follow.

Worry about you.

Do You.

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If I was worried about what people thought, I wouldn’t have done a shoot. I wouldn’t have dyed my hair purple. I wouldn’t do a lot of things. But, we need to stay true to ourselves in everything that we do. We need to remember that hashtag and take it with us every day!

To follow Mister Smith and his incredible work you should follow him on Instagram and stalk him on Facebook.

Check out his new website as well and be sure to contact him for any work you need done!

 

The PUMA Swan Pack is available in store now! You need to be quick as it is selling out as fast as you can imagine. To find your closest store visit their website.

Follow PUMA on Instagram and visit their Facebook page as well.

 

What do you think of my FIERCE look?

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Love Local – So Whipped

We Love Local, and we support local so we thought we would share some of our favourite local Durban people and products!

 

Today we are sharing a local gem, So Whipped. We chatted to owner Candice Courtney about her delicious business.

 

Tell us a bit about your background in Durban
Durban born and bred babeeee!!! I love my city, love the people! Grew up in Durban North but Durban is so ‘small’ or people are very friendly so you get to know a lot of people from all over Durban. Its the best place in the world!

 

When did you start your business/craft/brand?
I started So whipped in 2009 in my home baking for friends, it soon grew and we were asked to open at Gateway.

 

Tell us about your business/craft/brand
We are a local, small business, artisan bakery & cafe. We specialize in baked goods, desserts, fantastic coffee, wedding cakes & The home of the WOAHNUT! We try our best to be responsible with regards to the environment & be socially responsible as well. Our Cafe design is 95% made up of recycled, reclaimed, reused, or green. The only things we couldn’t reclaim was our signage and our water tap.

We do our best to train up previously disadvantaged staff by growing them through the business. i.e. we will hire an unskilled person who has a std 7 pass, they first become cleaners, then they work their was through the ranks and are trained to bake, make coffee, do stocktake etc etc.

 

What is your favourite thing about your business/craft/brand?
I LOVE people!!! Also being able to be creative with flavors and design.

 

What would you like people to know about your business/craft/brand?
We make flipping awesome coffee & cake.

 

What do you love about living and working in Durban?
The beach, the people, my family & the culture.

 

How can people support you? 
They can share this post, follow us on social media and come visit us at our Gateway Store.

 

Where can they stalk you on social media?
They can have a stalk here:
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
www.SoWhipped.co.za

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 Have you been to So Whipped yet? What is your favourite item? (Their cronut is AMAZING)
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Mermaids in Dubai

I am currently in Dubai and I’m living my best active life, as usual. What is making it even more active, is this set of the new Mermaids and Unicorns active range!

The lovely Mermicorns gifted me this amazing crop top and legging set and it is SO comfy. I was going to say that it is so cute, but I thought that was shallow and I should lead with something with more substance 😉

But really how well does it match my hair?

This crop top is so comfortable, so cute and it gives you the support you need. It isn’t too low cut (which I have found with so many brands) and it nice having a matching set!

Also this view, can we talk about this view? I am so lucky to be staying at such a beautiful hotel. This is the Sofitel Downtown, and it is exquisite. I plan to lay by the pool for a few hours this week, that is for sure!

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Mermaids and Unicorns in Dubai

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These haven’t launched yet (lucky me I know), but keep your eyes on their Facebook Page to see when they drop!

If you haven’t visited their website yet, you really should! These will be under MU Active, and the other fun leggings I wear daily are under Leggings.

 

What do you think of the colours I chose?

 

With love from Dubai

xoxo

 

Follow me on Instagram to watch my instagram stories every day in Dubai!

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New Year New Studio

New Year is all about new beginnings and a fresh start. Everyone is so worried about new year, new me and I’m over here having a new studio rather!

I knew last year I wanted a change to the white wall on the one side of my studio, but I didn’t know what. I was following Shaun Oakley on instagram, aka Damn Vandal, and always loved his work! After seeing some of his latest projects I decided to email him and get a quote! I knew I wanted a floral design and set off finding the perfect one.

The rest is history! I am so so so happy with how it came out and it just makes the space so much happier. Even my clients now train facing the wall! They all love it 🙂

Check out the before and after below!

Graffiti

Plain white and boring!

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Definitely needed a boost!

 

 

Graffiti

That door though!

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Check out the time-lapse of him starting the mural:

What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?

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Getting sporty with Dominique Mann

Dominique Mann is a South African athlete with more talent than should be legal for one person. She’s a South African champion and World Champion in Aerobic Gymnastics. I’ve seen her training and she is not only fit, strong, and flexible but determined as well!

Let’s get sporty with Dominique mann

 

What is your chosen sport?
I do Aerobic Gymnastics and I am part of the National Team.

 

What does eating for your sport look like?
I have to think about everything I put into my mouth. Don’t get me wrong, if I am craving chocolate or a delicious piece of cake, I will enjoy it, but then I have to adjust the rest of my eating plan for the day to account for my lack of self control. I follow a low carb, high protein diet. Aerobic Gymnastics is a high cardio sport, so it’s important for me to eat my daily carbohydrate before my toughest session of the day.

 

What does a typical day look like for you?
Crazy and very active! My day is broken up into three parts. The first part is a typical gymnastics session in a gymnasium with my amazing coach Alta Lategan and my two training partners/brothers Wilson Mafona and Happy Ledebwa. This is where we do all our routine training, fine tuning and reputation. The second part is cross training on an athletics track, this is where I do all my fitness training. The third and final part is done in a gym with my personal trainer, this is where I do all of my weight training.

 

What would you like people to know about you?
I am very serious and proud of my sport that I have worked hard to make my career. I have the most unbelievable team of people behind me to make all the magic happen and I get the most amazing support from my family and Fiancé. I’m also proudly sponsored by the best brand Mr Price Sport. Aerobic Gymnastics has taken me to the most incredible countries to compete against the best of the best.

 

What would you like people to know about your sport and training?
Being a high level Aerobic Gymnast, or any sport for that matter is a full time job. It’s long grueling hours of training and physically and mentally taxing at times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s an honor to wear the Green and Gold colors on my back.

 

Are you a full time athlete or part time?
I am a full time athlete.

 

Favourite workout song?
At the moment it’s The Greatest by Sia, I can train like a champion to that song haha, love it.

 

Favourite exercise and why?
My favorite cardio is running, its a great full body cardio workout that leaves me always feeling satisfied. My favorite exercise is squats, every girl loves firm gluteus;)

 

Favourite part of your sport and competing?
I love the preseason training program. It’s high in fitness, and I LOVE fitness, but I have so admit that I am a very competitive person and the feeling of putting on my leotard and taking the floor excites me most. I perform well under pressure.

 

Favourite quote/advice?
Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.

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