• Opinion

    How the #Jetloveyourself campaign can change the world

    Ever had that nightmare – the one where you rock up somewhere with everyone you know, only to realise you’re in your underwear, or worse, naked? Well, this nightmare came true for me – except that it turned out not to be such a nightmare after all. The response to the #JetLoveYourself campaign has been overwhelming, and I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am to be a part of it. Showing how women of all different shapes, sizes and skin tones can be beautiful in a large-scale media campaign is a giant leap for South African media, and one that I hope paves the way for many more…

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    5 reasons I’m excited for Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells – and a ticket giveaway!

    For me, 2015 has been The Year of the Pinup. From my very first pinup shoot with Grinkie Girls, to being a vintage witch for Halloween and even my Rockabilly birthday bash, this year has been a journey of falling in love with a whole new subculture that deeply resonates within me. So when I heard about the Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells Rockabilly Lifestyle Festival some months ago, I was quick to jump on board. Now in its third year, the Dusty Rebels entertainment lineup is looking more fabulous than ever before, I’m so excited to attend this weekend. Take a look at what I’m most looking forward to below,…

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    My Rockabilly Birthday Bash

    A couple weeks ago I celebrated my 30th birthday, and in true Meg fashion threw a big themed party. While I’m the furtherest thing from a ‘party-party’ girl (you’d be hard-pressed to find me up past midnight and I drink less alcohol than a mormon), I do have a soft spot for themed bashes. Previous jaunts include Daydreams and Nightmares, Addams Family, Halloween and a Chap Olympiad, and after each one, I’ve said ‘never again!’. Not because they weren’t a complete blast, but gosh they’re a lot of work. This one was no different. The goals for my parties are usually: dressing up (like I need an excuse) to get…

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    My 30th Birthday wishlist

    It’s my big 3-0 this week, and up until a few days ago, all I could come up with when people asked me what I wanted for my birthday was rechargeable batteries (for my electric toothbrush!) and a converter plug for my Macbook. Despite my mewls that all I want is my loved-ones to be together, and truly that I don’t expect anything on the gift front, my lamentations have been poo-pooed and I was told to go sit in the corner and think about what I really wanted. As the gears started churning, it occurred to me that this would be a fun blog post to write, and although…

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    Dear Fat People – a response to Nicole Arbour’s fatshaming rant

    Over the past couple days social media has been abuzz over a video by someone called Nicole Arbour, who is apparently a comedienne. I hadn’t heard of her before this, but that’s not surprising – I’m not so down with the ‘hip’ and the ‘cool’. In her video Nicole addresses fat people, saying that fat shaming is something that fat people made up. She goes on to say that it’s actually a brilliant idea – “Fat shaming. Yes. That’s fucking brilliant. Shame people who have bad habits until they stop.” Her can watch her full video here: It’s taken me a little while to digest this video. On first pass –…