“You don’t learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.” -Shalom Harlow
For the love of Fashion
So I decided to turn this Month’s “Fashionista of the month” feature into an interview. Hope you will like it
ME:Who is Nomvula Mashiane?
NUNZO:A student; a daughter; a sister- she’s many things to many people! But most importantly, a lover of life, a bubbly human being and a child of God
ME:Congradulations on being our fashionasta of the month. So what is fashion to you?
NUNZO:Thank You! Fashion is a non verbal language; it’s a means of expression for me- you can say a lot about yourself through fashion without saying anything at all. I could describe it in many words, but the latter is that fashion is timeless.
ME: How would you discribe your personal style?
NUNZO:I’m a risk taker (especially for someone chubby) I can be sophisticated, chic and elegant; and be casual and simple at other times. I like exploring as many styles as possible
ME: I’m glad you mentioned your weight. Do u think fashion caters for skinny girls more than it does 4 curvy sisters?
NUNZO: Fashion caters different sizes in different ways- it would seem that sometimes, it caters mostly for skinny peopl, but ultimately, certain trends comes with risks- chubby/thick people consider comfort first before engaging in a certain trend- it all boils down to confidence.
ME:Who inspires you fashion-wise?
NUNZO:I’m inspired by a lot of people fashion wise- I even follow men’s fashion!
ME:Any fashion Icons?
NUNZO:Bonang Matheba, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian… Ironic that all the people I mentioned are not chubby right? That’s where the challenge lies!
ME:Favourite designers? (Both locally and internationally)
NUNZO:DFC and Gert Johan Coetzee locally; Vera Wang internationally
NUNZO: I’m a student, so I look for bargains! Mr Price, Legit, Meltz & Edgars- for now!
ME:Essential items for any girl in your opinion?
NUNZO:Lipgloss/ lip stuff, wet wipes/ pocket tissues, hand cream and shades!
ME:Thank you for your time. Any last words?
NUNZO:You have no excuse not to look fabulous- even a smile is a great accesory