Sydney Davy in Akina Swimwear

Sydney Davy, one of Joburg’s new go to women when it comes to fashion, is seen in Akina Label, another local swimwear label that is pushing international standards right here in SA. Shot at Orlando East swimming pools by Andrew Berry, Sydney is seen in an Akina bikini styled in three different ways, showing off the versatility of a good bikini. Credits Photographer: Andrew Berry Model: Sydney Davy Swimwear: Akina Label Read more

Nike x We-are-awesome Collaborate for ‘Out of Many, I Am 1’

We-are-awesome teamed up with Nike Africa to produce a celebration of creative women in South Africa. The video explores three women’s lives; delving into their experiences as not only as women but as creatives in Africa. Each of these trailblazers have faced similar challenges and hurdles, overcoming them to rise to the top in their respective fields. The video features Tarryn Alberts aka BOOM BOOM, professional dancer and choreographer; Loot Love, one of the country’s biggest and most influential personalities; and Karabo ‘Poppy’ Moletsane, a hugely talented illustrator on the cusp of major breakout. Read more

Melanin Overdose

As the month of May ends, and the appreciation and consequential criticisms of Africa Day draw to a close, we’re proud to present an everyday celebration of black skin by Bianca Koyabe. Photographed by We-are-awesome’s Andrew Berry, ‘Melanin Overdose’ is an exploration of self-worth, acceptance and melanin glorification – recognising the beauty of the skin we’re born with, and learning to love it. Berry photographed six women of colour in the nude – secure, alone in their skin, and united in a shared confirmation of their worth and esteem for one another. Shot simply against a maroon backdrop, the piece is an act of empowerment,... Read more

Andrew Berry Shoots Famke Jewellery

One of our very favourite local jewellery studios Famke has taken to the gold mine dumps for their latest Andrew Berry-shot lookbook. Famke’s delicate, geometric-inspired pieces worn on the beautiful, Ugandan born model, reflecting the brilliant landscape and contrasting its rugged presence. Shop the pieces online or at the V&A’s Watershed. Photography – Andrew Berry Wardrobe / Styling – Kyla Rorke Read more

Gold Mine Dumps II by Andrew Berry.

The second instalment of Andrew Berry‘s series on girls and gold mine dumps, two of the very beautiful sides of Johannesburg, sees Bianca Koyabe being featured amongst the mine dumps just off Booysens road. Style by Mira Leibowitz, Bianca wears boy’s briefs with an array of jackets. Credits Photography: Andrew Berry Model: Bianca Koyabe Styling: Mira Leibowitz Hair and Make Up: Danit Gordon Shot on Fujifilm. Read more

New EP. Go Barefoot – Routes.

Last week saw the release of Joburg locals, Go Barefoot, release their 6-track EP. With two tracks recorded at High Seas in the first week of December 2014 with Adrian Erasmus and Jacques Du Plessis as engineers and producers, and the rest done at Openroom, the fresh EP is smooth, tight and injected with life. This year the band’s expected to launch remixes from Vox Portent, Yo Grapes, Nudisto and Rhepuls, and show face in cities all of the country. The Routes we take, and the roots where we come from. Go Barefoot’s first EP of exploring styles we’ve grown... Read more

Yaya by Andrew Berry.

‎Ayanda Yaya Nhlapo is a young designer with a lot of talent, she recently won the SABC3 young designers award and is the owner of Roc Soquet Couture. Not only is she very talented and rather humble about it all, she is also extremely photogenic, so we spent some time with her in studio, styled in her own creations… Read more

Fashion Feature: The Ribane Siblings.

We spent the afternoon with possibly the best dressed siblings in Joburg the other day, and here are some of the photos we took together. Tebogo, Kay-Kay and Manthe know exactly how to take anything and make it look good. Tebogo Ribane Wearing a white Classic dress, Powder Purple classic Hat ,with her white hair;) Fairy white shoes Made by Dear Ribane Kay-Kay Ribane Blue Kagola Hat, Gold Framed rounded nerds, white long sleeve shirt, Jean shirt (worn backwards), white shorts, Silky socks ,and Nike Lunarlon. Manthe Ribane White polo neck shirt, white pleather top from Dear Ribane, High waisted... Read more

Update: Andrew Berry.

We-are-awesome’s Andrew Berry recently did a photographic project with Roxanne Robinson of Sunday Times Fashion Weekly. Check out the images below… Leopard print top, stylists own; pleated skirt, Akedo; flatforms, Topshop; boater hat, stylists own Dress: Take Care; shirt: Tommy Hilfiger; socks and shoes: stylists own. Top, Tommy Hilfiger; parka: stylists own; trousers: Céline; flatforms: Topshop; sunglasses: Ray Ban Shirt: Jo Borkett; top: Anmari Honiball at Egality; skirt: stylists own; sunglasses: Zara Cover Image Outfit Details: polo neck: stylists own; Kenzo dress: Catheryne Gaeyla; socks: stylists own; shoes: Robyn&Roxanne Credits Photographer: Andrew Berry Stylist: Roxanne Robinson Hair and makeup: Kelli... Read more

Update: Andrew Berry.

I hardly ever post my own photography on We-are-awesome, but here is a shoot I did with Leigh Peinke, both her and the model, Luandré, are amazing to work with. Clothing by the lovely girls from AKEDO and L.A.N.D. Credits Stylist – Leigh Peinke Hair – Alek Daray Make-up – Tiffany Wilson Model – Luandré Vermaak Clothing designers – Eleni Labrou (AKEDO) and Jessica Sutherland (L.A.N.D) Read more

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