This page is going to be put on pause for a little while. I have a lot of other ventures that are pulling me in a million directions, so for now, this blog is on pause. I am leaving it up, so all the archives will remain.
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Name // Anidea
Occupation: Life. I also teach English when I’m not too busy doing life.
Where are you from:
Originally from the most awesome city in the entire world Cape Town in South Africa. I am currently based in Luanda, Angola and travel between RSA (South Africa) and Angola.
Favorite photographer to work with: Hannes Erasmus
Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s)
1. Photographer Alistar, Durbanville, CPT, RSA
2. Photographer Antonio Serra, Tamboerskloof, CPT, RSA
3. Photographer Massalo Araujo, Luanda- Angola
4. Photographer Claire Thomson, Cape Town CBD RSA
5. Photographer Dion Tromp, Constantia CPT, RSA
How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography?
I’ve only been doing it for a year, I started in Sept 2012 and try to get on to projects that are different to the “norm”.
Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration?
I’m a huge Dolly Parton and Grace Jone fan, but in modern times I’m quite the fan of Lola Monroe, Nicolette Flanagan, Sabina Kelly (of course) and Angelique Noire. I don’t have any African/ local favorites as there aren’t any that’s why I look to foreign models for inspiration.
What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers?
I don’t have any specific brand or designer in mind, but anything off-key with unexpected twists like Ana Sousa. I always enjoy Dumond as well as Naughty Monkey’s collections. I mostly shop at second hand stores like 2nd Time Around in Sea Point, CPT in South Africa.
If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be?
Ryan Muirhead (https://www.facebook.com/ryanmuirheadphotography?fref=ts)
I don’t have much of a list. There are tonnes of photographers I would like to work with in Africa, but here the industry is pretty mainstream and not really a market for tattooed brown girls doing alternative. But I’m positive artist visions will grow.
What is your favorite color and why?
Pink.I’m not sure why, but every shade of the colour always catches my eye, but Ive restricted my adoration for the colour to only purchasing it in the nail polish form.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be?
Freddy Mercury. Both Fela and Femi Kuti. And Grace Jones, of course.
How did you get your model name?
I was chilling on Skype with a good friend and we were laughing and giggling about all the nonsense I commit myself to, in the name of art, and with every point he made about the modelling possibilities, social taboo barriers to break etc, I kept on saying “That sounds like an idea bru!” and “That’s an idea to consider”. When we came to naming the fictional character I said: “I’ll think of a few ideas for an idea of all these ideas”. I called him the following day and said that it should just be named “Anidea” because Anidea is the idea that all forms of modelling is possible and new ideas can erase the damning perception of Africa. We’re actually quite urban here. Well… most of the countries.
What is your favorite city to visit and why?
I’m a nomad. I enjoy all towns, villages and cities.
Do you have a favorite song or artist
and Jack Parow ft Francois Van Coke- Dans, Dans, Dans
It is no secret that I love makeup. I have tried various other subscription boxes, and after a couple of months, I ended up canceling, because I really don't want to spend month on samples. I mean, you can go to sephora and get free samples.
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Manna Sheer Glo Lotion
This is a liquid highlighter. It is soft pink and goes well with lots of skin tones. It is a BIG bottle so a will be around for a long time. A perfect addition to spring time makeup, if you like the dewey, shimmery look
Color Club Nail Polish Brrrrr Red
This is a wonderful deep dark red. I would say it would be a better color suited for fall, but that doesn't mean I won't use it now!
Be a Bombshell Eye Base in Undercover Lover
This is a great item to use as an eye primer OR simply as a cream eyeshadow. The color is a neutral shimmer tone, and gives a smooth surface to your eye lid. I love this color and this is the first time I have tried this brand.
DEX Crown Heights Lipstick ~ Crimson
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Full time college student/Server
18 When I got my 1st tattoo
Favorite/Featured tattoo is my black and grey dragon on my left forearm. The only color in this tattoo is the dragon's blue eye.
This tattoo was done by Cooper at Keepsake Tattoos in Arlington Virginia. The story behind it is that dragons were mythical creatures and the ones with blue eyes are said to be extremely rare. I wanted something different than what everyone else was getting as far as dragons go. I chose the location and have always loved black and grey work.
2) I have 8 other tattoos. A ghangi symbol for husband on the back of my neck in color. A ghangi symbol for summer on my right bicep. Above that tattoo I have a sun that is a little different and almost resembles the godsmack sun. On my right forearm I have an ambigram for life and death. When I look down at it I see it spelling out life, when everyone else looks they see it spelling out death. On my left shoulder blade I have a lion ripping it's way out of my skin. On my left bicep I have a white tiger head in some color. On the outside of my right forearm I have 1 inch letters in cursave spelling out an exes name, biggest mistake I have made lol. And lastly I have my initials that I drew up right above my left peck in red and black
3) I have plans for several more. I plan on turning my exes name on my forearm into a full chinese inspired theme with the biggest part being a koi swimming up my arm starting at my wrist.
4) My family and friends have been extremely receptive and positive to my tattoos, other than the obvious one of getting an exes name. I have never encountered any negativity involving my tattoos. I firmly believe that just being tattooed doesnt and shouldn't include us into any stereotype. A lot of the time we are misunderstood before anyone has the chance to get to know us. We are people just like everyone else.
5) The most interesting experience I had because of tattoos actually came after a job interview for a supervisor position. Of course I wore appropriate clothing in order to present myself in a better light, but after the interview I was asked if I had any tattoos. I told the guy that I had several but am able to cover them up, he asked to see them. After seeing them he said that they were pieces of art and needed to be displayed and that he would never make me cover them up for my position.
6) The only advice I can give for people thinking of getting a tattoo is do your research. Research the shop, the artist, and look at porfolios or other works from the artist you will be getting tattooed by. As tattoos have become more and more popular there have been several fly by night shops open all over the country. If you do your due deligence you can avoid getting tattooed from someone who doesn't use the proper safey requirements.
7) My least favorite part of any tattoo is the shading. Unlike the rest of the tattoo, the shading for me is the most annoying. The only thing I can say for those who are not tattooed is this, those of us who are tattooed are people just like everyone else. A lot of the times our tattoos tell a story and we display them just as a galleria does pieces of art. To us our tattoos are art and our bodies are the canvas. Do not let someone elses preconceived notion or idea judge us. Tattoos are not what they once were. They are growing in popularity and more and more people are getting them. Before you call us trashy or convicts do me one favor, get to know the person "behind" the ink.