Hello everyone. I have often been contacted by teens who wish to become models and of course, become famous. The reality is there is a big difference between being and impactor and being an influencer. I want to develop women who impact their peers, community and societies.
On Saturday 15 February I will have an introduction and information session for my leadership school.
If you have a teen between 14 and 19 years and you wish to develop her etiquette, leadership and life skills, bring her along.
Miss SA has faced many mixed reviews regarding her national costume she wore at the Miss Universe pageant. On Saturday the 30th of November, I tried to clarify misconceptions and translate the concept and message behind her national costume.
To raise awareness of the hightened genderbased violence in SA, Zozi urged SA men to write letters of love to SA women to affirm and remind them of their worth. More than 2000 men responded and Zozi incorporated these letters in her costume.
It was meaningful, had a strong message and she carried it gracefully. We are so proud of our ‘African queen’ who is now the ‘Queen of the Universe’ too!
I am privileged to lecture at the top private fashion school in the country and what a pleasure to experience the rewards of their hard work. I was extremely humbled to be a part of such a phenominal team and proud of our talented students!
I have a passion for community and youth. The past Thursday, I had the pleasure of judging at a high school very close to my heart. You may remember that this was the very school who hosted my teen event, as well as my Mrs South Africa fundraiser.For the second consecutive time I judged with Ross van Eersveldt and the beautiful Tanya Wolmarans – Mrs Western Cape joined us.Kim Davids took the Miss Parow high crown, while Marlon Wolfaardt came out tops as Mr Parow High.Mr and Miss Parow High 2018 took a bow with grace and set such a high standard for all to follow.What a beautiful display of talent, confidence and character.Good luck to our winners. You truly deserved it!I cannot wait for next year to start the finishing school here!
I recently interviewed directors Ross and Rory Millam who runs the most renowned technical dressmaker forms in the Southern hemisphere. I was keen to determine how this company manages to thrive after 30 years!
I recently caught up with talented designer Sindi Serape, who is taking SA by storm! Do you know that he was one of my students when I used to lecture? Superproud!
Catch the story below:
The African Fashion International (AFI) named young designer Sindisile Mbobo as the winner of the 2019 Fastrack programme at the recent Cape Town Fashion Week 2019.
The Fastrack programme is currently in its eighth year, and has seen the likes of Hugo Fleur, Thebe Magugu and Rich Mnisi compete on the platform. As winner of the AFI Fastrack award Sindi Serape will have access to Fashion Week runways in South Africa and Morocco and receives a R50,000 cash prize to start his business.
We were interested in determining what drives and inspires him.
Did you catch my feature in the Northern Bulletin paper? Mika and I discussed my ‘Teen Event’ – an event aimed at developing well groomed, confident, well rounded teens.
Parents and aspiring models often approach me in the hope to assit them to join a lucrative agency, so I decided to start a school where they can have the freedom to grow, find themselves, build confidence and most importantly, make a difference in their community. I don’t develop influencers, I develop impactors.