David & Radcliffe

Colour theory Part II

BeautyZainab Slemang
David & Radcliffe – Colour theory part II
David & Radcliffe – Colour theory part II
David & Radcliffe – Colour theory part II
David & Radcliffe – Colour theory part II

Venturing away from the comfort of black, white, grey and nude

If you've read the first part of my colour series (or seen any of my previous posts), you'll know that I tend to stick to neutral tones when it comes to dressing. It's not that I hate colour. Far from it actually: I can admire jewel tones on others (such as my mom who is much darker in skin tone and wears reds, purples, and bright blues and greens amazingly well) and I even own a few pieces in subdued hues as diverse as mint green, butter yellow and baby blue.

While this shoot definitely allowed me the opportunity to delve outside my comfort zone, I also decided to take the colour trend one step further. After all, go big or go home, right?

So for each of the four looks I styled, I also chose one beauty feature to play up: green hair, a cotton-candy pink pout, yellow nails and blue lashes. I've never had such a laugh, especially when the chalk I used on my hair started rubbing off on all my clothes — I'm so sorry leather jacket and white shirt! To add to it all, Bo Kaap being the hot tourist spot it is, I was asked whether I was taking a new pic for my Facebook profile and had to wait in line while a few bridesmaids in a wedding were having their photograph taken. I'm pretty sure I'm in more than just a few tourists' holiday pics too.

Image 1: Topshop jacket, Lovisa ear cuff, Staedtler Pastel Chalk

Image 2: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in 06 Woppin' Watermelon

Image 3: Diesel jacket, Vertigo shirt, Topshop jeans, Lovisa rings, Rimmel London 60 Seconds Super Shine by Rita Ora in Daisy Days nail varnish

Image 4: Inglot Colour Play Mascara in 03 Blue

Photography: Samantha Pinto