I consider myself to be a positively structured critic when it comes to personal style. Creating a new look for someone that makes them look and feel their absolute best has become a true obsession.
In the words of portrait photographer Sue Bryce: “Beauty is not a competition. All women want, is it to be the best version of themselves.” AMEN!
Growing up with two older sisters (who to this day puts me through the ringer at times) and adding my mom to the nuthouse voicing your opinion was a bit of a difficult task, so making notes or holding a lighter – yes, the person literally holding the lighter is free to speak first, made the decision to start a blog ,as a new venture, completely straightforward.
I am a self taught hair stylist and makeup artist with a few events under my belt, I myself still find inspiration from amazing people in these specific fields,I look at Make up artist’s like Kimlyn Sisam and Carmen Du Toit (aka Carmensita), for my inspiration as well. Regardless of that, first and foremost, I am what you can call a fashion baby – with 4 year of experience I am still a newby:
I studied Fashion merchandising and retail with Intec before moving to the Design Academy of Fashion, in Woodstock, where I studied Fashion Styling. I have since had amazing opportunities working with a few familiar faces in the, local and international, entertainment industry.
In 2013, I styled dutch TV-presenter Wilfred Genee and his wife, dutch Author, Lili Pirayesh Genee for a year while living in Holland. When I returned to the beautiful South Africa I started another journey with SABC.
In 2016 I started as a wardrobe stylist for the Weekend Edition on 3 (every Saturday and Sunday morning 06.30 – 09.00) here I styled the likes of Phat Joe and Khanyi Mbau. After that I moved on to the Expresso Breakfast show (Monday – Friday 06.00 – 09.00) dressing my TV-family: Katlego Maboe, Graeme Richards, Ewan Stydon, Zoe Brown, Leigh-Anne Williams and Elana Africa under the supervision of our head of wardrobe at the time, Maria Kroes.
All this led me to this new chapter: you.
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