Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oh Hell Zululand has it's own Calendar girls and they grannys to top!

Well done girls I just love your confidence
who says Zululanders are no fun?
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The Zululand Calendar Girls
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When five Zululand friends decided to model for a calendar as a favour for a photographer, they had no idea that their project would turn into a fund-raiser for a local charity. It inadvertently turned out to be a replay of the hit movie ‘Calender Girls’. Earlier this month long-time friends Alice Meintjes, Dee Herbert, Ricky Bell, Marlene Lonsberg and Linda Melvill agreed to a photo shoot for women over forty as a favour to photographic student, Taitum de Villiers. ‘We had a blast and the shoot was a great success,’ said Meintjes of the experience. ‘When the photographs were due to be delivered to us in the form of a risque calendar, we were arranging our team for the CANSA Relay for Life fund-raiser and decided - on the spur of the moment - to sell copies of the calendar for CANSA,’ said Meintjes. The portraits are beautifully shot and a tribute to real women, with no Photoshopping or airbrushing.
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‘Three of the five women photographed are grandmothers,’ said a delighted Meintjes. And though the movie ‘Calendar Girls’ is currently again being shown on television, Meintjes admits that she only saw the movie two weeks after the decision to make the calendar was made. ‘This was a totally uninspired decision that we made on the spur of the moment. We wanted to put our memories to good use,’ she said.
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Well done girls from the Pessimist Incarnate I think it's a great thing you girls have done and I love the fact that you are Zululanders. Go girls hope it's a great success and man I wish my granny looked half as good as you Lady's do!
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Anyone interested in ordering the calendar is asked to call Meintjes on 082 3017239 or email alicem@wpd.co.za