Sprinkling of Style

Being in front of the camera – attempting fashion blogging..

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I don’t like being in front of the camera, it feels so weird.

That’s why I applaud models!

Being able to move in a way.. to strike that pose.. to always look so-damn-gorgeous.. regardless of what they are doing..

Le sigh.

WILL NEVER HAPPEN WITH ME.

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Then there are the fashion bloggers… how do they do it without feeling so weird about taking photos of themselves? How do they know how to pose? How do they make it look as though they aren’t posing? WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THEIR HANDS??

So natural.. and of course it helps that they are all so damn gorgeous! That is why I would be the worst fashion blogger EVER.. because I wouldn’t know how to pose with my outfits! So the whole thing would look awkward and weird!

Anyway… having said all that, I had such a good laugh taking photos with the gorgeous Vanessa of Vangoh Creative … one afternoon in front of white picket fences.. there is just something so nostalgic about white picket fences.

She forced me in front of the cameras..

and hey for all to share look at my awkwardness..

She did a great job with the photos though.. I don’t know how I did taking photos of her..

I’ll let you be the judge.

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Vanessa wears:

Zara blazer

Zara leggings

White top from Lexi and Roy Subiaco

Shoes: Vangoh Shoes

 

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The whole time she was taking photos of me all I can think of Tara Banks and America’s Next Top Model and to not have fish eyes or look like a fish .. so of course I had to throw a face in!

I’m wearing:

Country Road Leopard Print Silk shirt

Pleather Shorts from Zara that I bought while I was in San Francisco

Shoes from Vangoh Shoes

Belt from Cue

Lovisa ring

So what do you think of the “fashion” shoot haha… it was way too much fun despite the neighbours.. walkers.. and traffic thinking we were cray cray.. which we probably were.. but MEH all for the name of fashion and fun right?

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Red Hot Spatula Cooking School

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I love the idea of going to cooking school, simply because I am not so confident with my cooking skills, and I’m definitely not a big fan of cooking. There’s just too much pressure and stress involved – is it going to taste good? is it going to be edible? am I going to have to throw it out? – that alone is enough to put me off cooking and to top it off my kitchen doesn’t exactly have all the tools I need to make the cooking process easier.

So when I heard that Red Hot Spatula had opened up a cooking school in the Swan Valley and Yelp was giving me a chance to check it out (thanks to the fact that they have kindly given me an Elite status! – which really is just you posting reviews on yelp, making friends and just being an active member of the community) I put my hands up! Hello new skills!

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Red Hot Spatula has been around for a while. They do a lot of food catering for different events throughout Perth and have been present in a few food markets across Perth. They also sell their in-house made pastes to add to your cooking. I first heard about them back last year when I went to a charity fashion show for the David Wirrapunda Foundation  - Divine Dreaming Charity. The company is run by a mother daughter team, who are both passionate about using fresh produce (most of which they grow in their own backyards) and providing authentic Asian dishes and flavours – no fusion here.

Their passion has lead them to open up a cooking school to pass on their knowledge about sourcing the best Asian ingredients, what the elements of different Asian ingredients are – for example Cambodian dishes are known to have the flavours of kaffir limes, lemongrass and galangal. And they of course teach you how to cook traditional dishes and how to cook and use the ingredients.

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On this particular night we were treated to a cooking demonstration and lessons from Yvonne and her mum on the art of cooking Cambodian cuisine, something that I have never tried before. We watched her talk and teach and cook her way through 3 courses. It was all very interactive we were allowed to approach the table touch and smell the ingredients (that were for display and not to be used for cooking the meals). We were then able to sample everything.

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The pair were so knowledgeable and really demonstrated how easy it was to use fresh ingredients (including how to make your own curry paste). It was interesting and they make it look so easy!

To top it off I got to try a cuisine I have never tried before – Cambodian!

It definitely inspired me to have a crack at cooking. So I was ever so grateful for having copies of the recipes she was cooking given to me. It was in such detailed steps as well! Great for a beginner!

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Can’t wait to test it out! and Can’t wait to keep an eye on the cooking to school to see what else is on offer in the future.

For details on the cooking school check out: Red Hot Spatula Cooking School Here

 

Please note that this was hosted by Yelp for its Yelp Elite Members, which I was very grateful for being invited too. Check out Yelp – a community to discover the places and events in your city. For details about Yelp Elite check it out here.

 

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Happy 5th bday to Sprinkling of Spice

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Recently THIS blog..Sprinkling of Spice.. humble little space of mine celebrated its 5th birthday!

A milestone to say the least. What better way to do that than to have a party!

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With the help of Vangoh Shoes, who provided a venue, nibbles and free flowing champagne… Sprinkling of Spice  hosted an epic shoe party for its readers a couple of weeks back!

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Vangoh  shoes also kindly gave 2 gift cards away to 2 of my readers.

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So I like to say a big thank you for your support and here is to another 5 years!

 

All photos (except minons) in this post are thanks to Vangoh Creative