Fashion blogger Aqeelah Harron-Ally is one of South Africa's first fashion bloggers who has genuinely stood the test of time. What started as a simple blog in 2010, Fashion Breed has grown its audience to 49 000 and counting. Then in 2016, Aqeelah introduced her followers to her Youtube channel 'Cover, Girl' where she also uploads fashion and beauty tutorials.
Lauren Beukes is arguably fast becoming South Africa's first lady in fiction with an incredible string of successes since her debut novel Moxyland appeared in 2008. The former freelance journalist has since then delved even deeper into the psyche of the supernatural. I had the privilege to speak to Lauren about her ideas, time travel and the magic of fiction.
Undoubtedly one of South Africa's most recognized names in fashion, David Tlale has carved out a place for himself in world fashion since launching his brand fifteen years ago. With his designs having graced the catwalks of New York and Paris, David has proven his understanding and passion for fabric and flair.
Bringing her own style and flair to the world of fashion design, Suzaan Heyns has created a unique brand that is draws more from structure than fashion. With the arts and architecture in particular playing a big role in Suzaan's designs, her work is a process of construction for three dimensional movable forms.
Up-and-coming fashion designer Ntando Ngwenya is starting to make a name for himself in the South African fashion industry. For the past eighteen months he has been working under the guidance of David Tlale as part of The Intern challenge and emerged as the overall winner.
When it comes to the fashion industry, Karla Bosch seems to be doing it all. From fashion editor, stylist, brand ambassador to blogger, Karla is in the unique position of discovering some of the country's most exciting new talent. I wanted to find out more about the life of a fashion editor and sat down with Karla for a quick interview.
Director, animator, designer and musician Louis Minnaar has been hard at work creating some of South Africa's most unique sounds and visuals. Not only is this visual artist a member of the electro band Bittereinder, he also performs alongside his sister Magdalene in the duo MiNNAAR.
ith over twenty-five years experience in the world of interior design, Marcia Margolius has established herself as a definitive source of industry know-how. Having her finger firmly on the pulse of what is happening locally and internationally, Marcia spearheads the successful annual Décor and Design Buyer's Guide, now in it's 20th edition.
It might be biased of me to call Louise Prinsloo the Enid Blyton of Afrikaans ghost stories, but then again, it might not. The audience is perhaps a tad smaller, but the adventures of the three mystery-solving friends are as big as anything the Famous Five could get up to.