Inspired by a Tretchikoff painting, these portraits are done by Cape Town photographer Paul Cocks styled by Kate Desmarais who fashioned head-wraps out of clothing. 

Model: Nargis Musawwir from Base

Hair & Makeup: Marieke Sixx

Studio and lighting: Pro Rental Cape Town

Emma Watson named Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.

Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, the accomplished actress, humanitarian, and recent graduate of Ivy League institution, Brown University, will dedicate her efforts as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador towards the empowerment of young women and will serve as an advocate for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality.

“We are thrilled and honored to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of UN Women,” stated Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women. “The engagement of young people is critical for the advancement of gender equality in the 21st century, and I am convinced that Emma’s intellect and passion will enable UN Women’s messages to reach the hearts and minds of young people globally,” added Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka.


Close-up (top) from-  Hearken, 36” x 40”, oil and varnish on canvas, 2013, by Samantha Keely Smith.

Zoom in on the full painting here:


Chloe Moretz by Fabrice Dall’Anese