A day in the life of Khanyi Dhlomo

I whizzed through lunch time traffic, ran up the infamous Jammie stairs and caught a great sight of the astute and graceful media, manufacturing and property mogul. (I MEAN GIIRRRRRRLLLL). Donning a draped, bottle green dress- she exuded confidence and so much poise.

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Khanyi and the InvestSoc.UCT committee

The purpose of her talk was unfolding “A day in the Life of Khanyi.”

She shared her life story from her (hard to believe) tomboy days to being the face of Thandi magazine at the age of 16. Her journey then saw her host the 8pm news and also during that time, she was Fashion and Beauty Assistant for True Love magazine.  Because she is amazing, she became editor of the magazine for eight years before jetting off to the UK to do her MBA at Harvard. (Shine!)

Here are the nine points she nailed down and elaborated on during her talk (all of which were supported by quotes- as she does):

  1. Be clear and specific about what you want.
  2. Take the road less travelled. Look for chances and opportunities. There are no wrong turns.
  3. Shift from “What do I get?” to “What do I give?”
  4. Know the power of focus. Choose one focus, master and give your 100% to it.
  5. Embrace failure. It’s an opportunity to be and do better. We are meant to grow.
  6. Prioritize to find balance. ‘Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”
  7. Know and embrace your power. Negotiate for what you are worth.
  8. Master yourself, master your thoughts. Autosuggest and affirm yourself with your beliefs.
  9. Choose to be positive. Soldier on, regardless.

She touched on Luminance, Destiny, travel, mentorship, money, intelligent investments and habits. Folks, you just had to be there!

Thanks to the UCT InvestSoc group, I finally had the pleasure of “meeting” my #CareerCrush, Khanyi Dhlomo.

Now, I’m about to SLAY.

#Womandla

Kluk and CGDT’s SHAMELESS collection debuted in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth-Club 100 for ladies recently hosted internationally acclaimed design duo Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriёl du Toit for the first time at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

The fresh-off –the-designers’-table collection, “Shameless,” debuted in PE briefly before being launched nationally. Their fashion is all about experience, exclusivity, luxury, and detail, pret-a-porter, bridal, couture and homeware.

Klûk and Du Toit said the friendliness and hospitality of PE’s people was unrivaled. They mentioned the beauty of the city and the richness of the old buildings and architecture seen in and around the city.

Du Toit said that they would definitely like to see more of PE in the near future and take on trunk shows and pop-up events.
The event was well attended, with optimum security, great networking and not to mention the amazing sushi.
See some of the attendees and garments below!

 

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CGDT, Michelle Brown (of Club 100), Kluk and I, ofcourse.

We hope the duo will keep their promise and possibly change the face of fashion in the city!

Nelson Mandela Bay Club 100 to host Klûk CGDT

Club 100 for ladies will be hosting internationally acclaimed design duo Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriёl du Toit for the first time in Port Elizabeth. Malcolm and Christiaan’s collection will be on display on Tuesday, 24 June 2014.

The trunk show is set to start at 18:00 and will be hosted at The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan  Art Museum, St. Georges Park where their fashion items and art are ingeniously paired.

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Local models have been screened and selected to showcase the garments.

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Klûk and CGDT will be available to host private fittings of the trunk show.

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To secure your booking for this exclusive event, please contact Karin at  Karin@readymix.co.za or call her on 082 807 7325.

Tickets are R250,00 including a serving of sushi and sweet buffet.

A cash bar will be available.

Don’t delay. Limited tickets are available.

 

Photo Credit: http://klukcgdt.com/ready_to_wear_season/necesscity/ 

A figurative meaning to MONOCHROME

A figurative meaning to MONOCHROME

My life in black and white. This choice of words is an obvious pun.
This is the South Africa I dream of! Where black and white only matters in clothing and style 🙂