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David Tlale – “Fashion is a Product, it says I’m Beautiful, Buy Me”

Thanks to ALL for helping with a #WickedSetUp and #WickedShoot it sure shows in the Video!



Being on Schedule to participate as Your own Brand in #NYFashionWeek, is like Winning a GOLD Medal at the Olympics, especially as it is the gateway to the fashion worlds biggest market.  Just under 2 years ago our very own #KingOfFashion – David Tlale – did just that!  Now if it was anybody else, they would have played it safe, but it wasn’t anybody else – it was David Tlale.  So what did he do, he dispensed with Styling the Models Hair and instead went for Head Pieces, Clean faces and Bold Lips, and it worked – the reviews were Stunning.


You can imagine then, how ecstatic we were when David Tlale accepted our invitation to participate in our inaugural FranklyWild PowerHalfHour FashionShow series.  In case you’re wondering what a PowerHalfHour is, it is a combination of a catwalk, an installation (Models act as Mannequins) and a Buyers Lounge – all in the space of half an hour!  If you’re still wondering, then it is best you pop down to Emperors Palace in Jozi this coming weekend (12th & 13th July) and see for yourself.  It is also the inaugural event for The East Rand Wedding Show so it is going to be a very exciting weekend indeed, especially for all those Brides-to-be that are joining us.

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To promote the event we asked David Tlale to pop into the Studio for a shoot.  Being the Gentleman he is, he did exactly that.  What we didn’t know is that he had just spent the week abroad, had spent the weekend in Cape Town, and was due to leave for the States the following day – but pop into the Studio he did!  When we asked him about the ‘jet lag’ he answered, “I don’t have time for it, when I’m tired I sleep”.  I suppose that is what sets David apart from the rest & why David is renowned for designing garments for Woman who want to make a statement #SexyPowerfulWoman #MakingAnEntrance #LoveDrama #HighFashion #ExcitingFabrics #CommandAttention


Knowing David, if you’re at the show, you may just get a chance to meet him!  So pop down and come and say Hi……! Tickets are available on Webtickets or at the Door.


Makeup was compliments of @KBeautySA #KardashianBeauty @SavannaJardine & Hair was by @Dr_Foil #HairGenius.  Thanks also to @ERWedding #TheEastRandWeddingShow for giving us an Event to Showcase our New #FranklyWild #PowerHalfHour #FashionShow Series, and of course @EmperorsPalace #YourPalaceOfDreams for the upcoming Venue.

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I have a Shot at the Title…!

Little did 13 young ladies realise a few weeks back, how talented and special they really are.


Something tells me that even now, some of them still may not realise it…maybe that’s a good thing, but over the next few weeks they are going to find out fast, just how hard you have to work to get that SHOT!  Few young ladies ever get to have a ‘Shot at the Title‘, but these young girls have certainly earned theirs!


We cast over 130 people to be in our maiden FranklyWild #PowerHalfHourFashionShow, something we conceptualised just a few months ago, this coming July at the East Rand Wedding Show at Emperors Palace; featuring two of the countries hottest designers and the industry’s leading Bridal supplier.


On Monday we took the top 30 girls from the original casting, gave them some time to prepare, and then chose the final 13.  I know it was nerve racking for some, but the truth of it is, that it was actually a really good opportunity.  It was a real life experience for the girls, and as we all know experience equals success.  At the very least all the girls that attended got to experience a professional industry casting, and for the talented 13 they get to taste a little more.


We’re shooting with them in the Studio today, so let’s take a look at some of the results.  Some of them might just have a Shot At The Title…!

Makeup by @KBeautySA #KardashianBeautySA, Hair by @Dr_Foil #DrFoilHairGenius, Styling by #JacelynAtVanita, Outfits by #PronoviasMTM & #VanitaLingerie














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Highlights from FranklyWild Fashion Show Oakfield Farm Bridal Expo #SS2014

Highlights from the @_FranklyWild #FashionShow…!

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Catch the Ultimate in Bridal-Expo’s in Gauteng this month! 18/19 Jan 2014

The Ultimate in Bridal-Expo’s this month!  18/19 Jan 2014 in Gauteng

Well, that is a pretty bold statement if you look at the title of this Blog – I mean the word ULTIMATE tells me that it is going to be the Best of the Best of the Best..!

But folks, it is.

South Africa’s TOP Bridal Exhibition is about to unfold in just over 1 week’s time.  Ok, so I’ve made another sweeping statement using the word ‘Top’.  Let’s face it; you have to be confident to use those 2 powerful words when you talk about something.  Why don’t you come on down and see if I’m wrong.  On the 18th and 19th of January – yes just a few days time – the Ultimate in Bridal-Expo’s is going to unfold.


South Africa’s biggest and best outdoor @BridalExpoSA #SS2014 is taking place @Oakfield_Farm once again, and with the #FashionShow getting a #MakeOver it promises to be the best ever.


So those of you that have already been to a FranklyWild #FashionShow will know that they never disappoint and always have something #Spectacular & #Innovative on offer.  Well Yes, you’ve guessed it – @_FranklyWild is doing the #SS2014 #FashionShow @Oakfield_Farm’s @BridalExpoSA.  You may already know @_FranklyWild …


The Wild1 with Chu Suwannapha @safashionweek #AW2014…

The Wild1 with Chu Suwannapha @safashionweek #AW2014…


It is going to be different, it is going to be special and it is going to entertain!  But perhaps more importantly, it is going to showcase the best of #Gauteng’s #BridalCouture.  If you’re a serious Bride, and you’re looking for the #Best of what’s on offer then you should get down to @Oakfield_Farm’s @BridalExpoSA 18/19Jan2014.  It is the ULTIMATE Bridal Expo in SA with the TOP Exhibitors showcasing the BEST of the BEST for the Bride and Groom in 2014!










Nobody can say it better than #Michelle, or plan it better than #Siann so in their words, this is what it is going to be all about!

“Every bride deserves to fulfill her dream. Oakfield Farm Wedding Venue is renowned for slick co-ordination. Our two Bridal Expos held in January & July each year continue to celebrate their uniqueness – upholding both an easy-going vibe enhanced by the exceptional quality of exhibitors; the elegant grandeur of its existence and of course the proficiency of Oakfield’s friendly staff members.

Couples get to meet SA’s leading wedding specialists in the beautiful and romantic gardens of this sought after wedding venue. 

Add to that, no expo is complete without great food and entertainment. And great food can only be “GREAT” if there is no compromise on ingredients. Visitors can choose to enjoy their food by either -bringing their own ground blanket and choosing a spot on the grounds – or sitting at tables in the gardens & listening to great live entertainment. 

With over 120 Wedding Specialists to choose from, a spectacular FREE @_FranklyWild FASHION SHOW @ 4pm, GREAT Food, Live entertainment & OVER R125’000 in Prizes to be WON at the Fashion Show each day, this bridal event is guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired & ready to plan your PERFECT day!”


So, it is starting to make sense now, right!  Outdoor Bridal Expo, Great Food – bring your own if you like & enjoy it in the awesome surroundings of @Oakfield_Farm – a FREE Wedding, YES Free Wedding (Venue, Food, Photies, MU, Hair, and, and, and…) to be given-away daily at the #FashionShow, an #Astonishing Hair-Show demonstration by one of SA’s #TopStylists @Dr_Foil, #BreathTaking #BridalCouture to be showcased at the #FashionShow, and a real-live #Celebrity performing at the @_FranklyWild #FashionShow – this celebrity recently performed at the 94.7 Highveld Stereo Jo’burg Day in front of over 30’000 cheering fans!  Oh, and of course it is a @_FranklyWild #FashionShow!


I guess you’re now starting to understand what licences me to use those bold adjectives!  This truly is the #ULTIMATE #TOP @BridalExpoSA.  If your date is drawing nearer, or you’re just thinking about it, come to @Oakfield_Farm and say Hi to us at the Show…!


Go to the BridalExpo website and follow the links to get your webticket (or you can buy it at the gate on the day!), and read about what you can expect at South Africa’s Ultimate Bridal Expo!


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No WOMAN should be without HIM..!

So WHO is he, and what does he do?

Walking towards us with purpose, we couldn’t help but take to him immediately.  With a smile that engulfs you, an empowering green jacket and matching shoes, and a massive personality – he steamed over and introduced himself.  We loved him instantly…!


We met at a ‘brief’ for a show we had been invited to Produce.  Few people take us by surprise, but here is a man with a purpose that is born from experience, expertise and existentialism.  Our first impression was confirmed, as exuding self-confidence in Styling Woman’s Hair for over 30 years (for Caucasian, and 15 years for Ethnic Woman), we couldn’t believe the growing repertoire this Man was presenting to us.


Now why we were drooling, as ‘the gentleman in question’ continued to discuss his background, is that we’ve been looking for an awesome Stylist to work with us on Fashion Shows and Events that we Produce.  Not only does ‘he’ have this remarkable way of making Woman feel awesome every time he is around them, but he is also a Professional Hair Stylist, Make-Up Artist, Dance Instructor, Dad and regularly performs on stage!  You might ask yourself why we need this kind of experience at FranklyWild?




It’s important because to get the best out of the Shows we Produce & Choreograph, we need the assistance of a specialist who knows what is HOT and what is NOT!


And of course we need a specialist to get the best out of our Models and show them, whilst he is styling them, how they can add awesome shine to their Hair.  We need someone with years of experience building their confidence in that brief time he is preparing them for our Shows, to ensure we get the best from them during our Shows!


I’d like to introduce you to our new Stylist Dr Foil, a friend, a mentor, a listener and most certainly a Shoulder to Cry on.  He once told me “a Stylist is the new B.F.F, unlike other friends, we can make all the pain go away by making ‘You’ look fabulous…And unlike a therapist, we have no problem telling it like it is.”


Dr Foil is an incredibly talented Stylist.  Not only does he make miracles happen everyday in his salon, but also Dr Foil has been preparing ‘want-to-be pageant girls’ for almost 20 years.  “It is all about Protein Treatment for Body, Moisture Treatment for Bounce, and letting Your Hair Shine.”  When a Man can spend an hour with a Woman and make her look incredible then it is hard to offer her a better ‘pick-me-up’.



If you have a question for Dr Foil, please use this Blog to ask it…!


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