Karlien pulls a Marilyn Monroe in spicy, sexy shoot

Not everyone can wear a lace dress in combination with black boots. Yet Karlien van Jaarsveld did it and would have made Marilyn Monroe proud.

In a black-and-white video the African singer shared on TikTok, she poses for the camera during a recent shoot that promises shots of a strong, spunky woman with spunk — just like American actress and singer Monroe.

For the shoot, Karlien wore a long, flowy polkadot dress from Lizan Zondagh Couture, with contrasting bodice-like lines and high slits. She paired the dress with pointed black boots and glitzy earrings and seemed to enjoy the liberating feeling the dress brought as she twirled around with it as if no one (or anyone?) was watching.

She also wore a shorter bridal-inspired cropped dress, kissing and winking at the camera while feeling visibly sassy and sexy. The short A-line dress with lace detail and puffed shoulders was combined with cool black boots, which radiated a bit of rebelliousness. Oversized pearl earrings and her wavy blonde long bob completed the look, a perfect balance between rebel and royalty.

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The De Harte Venue’s backdrops and styling by The Love Knot added to the overall Marilyn Monroe vibe of the shoot, with the unique combination of rugged brick walls and feminine florals.

Lizan Zondagh said: “Our own Marilyn for a day. Thank you Karlien van Jaarsveld, it was a lot of fun!”

Photographer Renske de Klerk also added the video to her Instagram feed, saying: “Oh, what a morning! Oh Karlien van Jaarsveld, you’re just really insane! Thank you [for being] our Marilyn Monroe for today!”

Karlien visited Potchefstroom for a private party last weekend and it looks like the mood in the entertainment industry is starting to pick up again after the long, debilitating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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