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NATASHA DUPREEZ

 

SOUTH AFRICA & AUSTRALIA ~ AGE 51

South Africa
South Africa via stock photo
Australia with kangaroo
Australia via stock photo

I hope you packed snacks for this installment of She’s Got Style because we will be cyber traveling to not one but two countries today!

Meet the stylish, professional photographer, Natasha Dupreez, who was born and raised in South Africa. Natasha and her family moved to Australia eight years ago, and she is in the process of starting up her photography business once again, this time with a focus on the over 40 woman.

woman in jeans and sweater

FCO50: Describe your personal style.

NATASHA: I am drawn to classic, chic, elegant, casual, trendy and sometimes a touch of bohemian styles and so I would have to say that these most probably also describe my own style perfectly. Comfort is key though! If it pulls, squeezes pinch or does anything other than being comfortable then I won’t wear it.

woman in vest and denim

I’m not the biggest dress lover. I do have a couple for summer, but always seem to feel more comfy in jeans and stylish shorts. I’m also not a huge lover of stilettos … can’t walk in them and am to scared I’ll break a leg, so I’ll opt for anything with wedges or beautiful flats. In winter I looove boots … long ones, short ones, ones with wedge heels and definitely my Hunter boots.

woman in sweater

FCO50: You have showcased so many of this season’s spring/summer hottest trends. What’s your tip to keeping your looks updated?

NATASHA: I love browsing through Instagram & Pinterest to see what is new and trendy. I do love trends, but mostly will change it to fit me, my style and personality. I like buying one or two trendy pieces, but I won’t buy anything that does not shout “me” even though it’s the newest must have-piece. If I know I won’t wear it the next year then I would rather leave it and purchase something classic with a touch of trendiness.

When I go shopping, I normally know exactly what I’m looking for. I go shopping with a plan … that way I know I won’t buy just for the sake of having something new. Shops are filled with new ‘have to have” pieces and so it can be difficult to look past that and only focus on what you really want and need. Although “need” is very dangerous word, because we always need the newest fashions 😉

woman in polka dot blouse

But all jokes aside, it is the best idea to go and shop with a definite item and plan in mind. I also find that it is also very important to know the contents of my wardrobe. If I go shopping for something new, I normally know the different options I would have within my own wardrobe to pair with the new piece. So definitely have a plan, don’t buy just because it’s trendy and make sure it suits you and your style.

woman in pants and jackets

FCO50: We love the jackets you wear and how they elevate your outfits. Is there a trick to pairing the perfect jacket with your look?

NATASHA: Although I have a couple of vibrant coloured jackets, I tend to keep my jackets in basic toned-down colours. I mostly have classic jackets and some of them I’ve bought over fifteen years ago if not longer. They are the type of jackets that never go out of style or fashion. You can pair them with most outfits and fashion trends and it will always add a touch of style and class to your look.

woman in hat and tee shirt

My biggest jacket love is the cape jacket. This is such a versatile jacket since it can be dressed up or down and it can be worn on cooler summer nights and colder winter days. I love pairing these jackets with jeans and a t-shirt or shirt. It always adds a touch of style to a very casual look.

woman in poncho and jeans

FCO50: It’s date night. What are you wearing?

NATASHA: Date nights for us is normally a very casual outing to one of our favourite spots at one of the harbours next to the ocean. We enjoy the scenic drive there and back and we love having a drink and some snacks watching the sun set over the ocean. So mostly my outfits for such an outing will be smart casual.

woman in jacket and jeans

FCO50: What is the one anti-aging product that you can’t live without?

NATASHA: Last year I discovered rose hip oil and honestly I can see the difference. I can’t see myself ever getting Botox or fillers, and so I started reading up on creams and facial products to see what will help with softening wrinkles. I’ve been using rose hip oil under all my creams and I love it. My skin feels super soft and the appearance of wrinkles are definitely softer on the eye.

I like buying one or two trendy pieces, but I won’t buy anything that does not shout “me” even though it’s the newest must have-piece. Natasha

NATASHA IN HER OWN WORDS

I am Natasha, a born and bread South African girl living now living in Perth Australia.  I am the mother of two fantastic adult children and wife to the best husband ever. We will be married thirty years this December. I started out as a teacher, then became a mom (best job in the world).

I have been a professional photographer for over twenty-five years and had my own very successful photography business in South Africa. I started off in the film days!

Since our move to Australia, I have not gotten back into full time photography. I needed the break and decided to get my creative juices flowing by styling and planning different themed styled photo sessions. I really love this type of photography. I am planning on getting back into photography as a business within the next couple of months. I want to focus on photographing couples and  women over forty. I find that most older couples and women over forty forget the importance of having beautiful portraiture.

Last year I decided to showcase my fashion taste and style on Instagram. I find Instablogging super fun. I’m a picture person and so Instagram definitely suits my taste. It’s easy for your followers to see what you are wearing in an instant.

My photography Facebook page: Natasha Dupreez Photography

My photography Instagram profile: Natasha Dupreez Photography

My instagram blogging profile: Natasha Dupreez

Thank you, dear Natasha, for sharing your inspirational style and tips with our FCO50 tribe. You represent not one but two countries with effortless ease.

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Keep those bags packed, my darlings. Until our next fashion stop, enjoy your own fashion journey.

XO, Jone’t 

Jonet
Blogger, Editor at Fabulously Chic Over 50
Jonet Wooten is a 55 year old former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest and greatest in Fashion, Beauty and Travel, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING blog. Creator of the popular global fashion series She's Got Style.
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12 Comments on Photography, Style & the South African Fashionista

    • Jonet
      June 21, 2017 at 11:07 am (4 months ago)

      Me too, Brooke. Thanks for your comment. Xo Jonet

      Reply
    • Natasha Du Preez
      July 10, 2017 at 5:29 am (3 months ago)

      Oh thank you Brooke, I feel honoured to receive such a beautiful compliment!

      Reply
      • Jonet
        July 10, 2017 at 7:56 am (3 months ago)

        Brooke is so right, you are stunning! Xo Jonet

        Reply
  1. dan
    June 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm (4 months ago)

    Natasha looks so glamorous in her cape jacket! She is stylish and very pretty…and I am sure that she is also a good photographer!

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    • Jonet
      June 21, 2017 at 7:27 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much for your comment. Natasha is indeed very glamorous and a great photographer. Xo Jonet

      Reply
    • Natasha Du Preez
      July 10, 2017 at 5:29 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you so much Dan, such a great compliment! And thank you dear Jonet, you are such a beautiful and kind person.

      Reply
      • Jonet
        July 10, 2017 at 7:56 am (3 months ago)

        Thank YOU, dear Natasha, for sharing your inspirational style and fashion tips with our tribe! Xo Jonet

        Reply
  2. Shauna
    June 19, 2017 at 9:15 am (4 months ago)

    Can’t wait to check out your FB photography page! I always am looking for new and inspirational pages to follow… Thanks for sharing!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    Reply
    • Jonet
      June 19, 2017 at 10:09 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Shauna, you will be sooo impressed with her photography. She’s brilliant and stylish too. Thanks for your comment. Xo Jonet

      Reply
    • Natasha Du Preez
      July 10, 2017 at 5:28 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you so much Shauna for such a beautiful compliment! Truly appreciated 🙂

      Reply
      • Jonet
        July 10, 2017 at 7:54 am (3 months ago)

        I must agree with Shauna! Xo Jonet

        Reply

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