So a few months ago I got an unexpected message from City Press Lifestyle writer Zama Nkosi to ask if I’d be interested in taking part in the City Press iMag, iStyle,  feature. Of course I was completely flattered and it took a moment to wonder if she was maybe asking the rugby playing Akona Ndungane and mistakenly sent me the message:) Turns out not to have been the case and I finally agreed. 
She then sent me a layout of a previos iStyle feature they’d done with some gorgeous shoe designer whose name I have since misplaced in my head. Her profile was so beautiful and interesting, glossy and delicious. I could not believe she thought me worthy of such.
The shoot happened on a sunny afternoon at 44 Stanley. I was extremely nervous! The brief was to bring an outfit and accessories that I loved and had a story to tell about myself. Not as easy as it would seem. At the time I was (and still am) going through a bit of a body confused stage. The stylist, Zama and Photographer were all really encouraging and friendly, which made the nervousness a little less paralysing. 
This was the final product. Some of my favourite items at that time. Featured in 22 July issue of City Press magazine. Princess for a day. 

 

Hopefully if you click on the image you can read the good bits.

Thank you to Maria McCloy for always having such beautiful goodies – the skirt and the earrings are from her Market on Main stall. 
Thank you Zama Nkosi for giving me the opportunity to be a princess for a day, and making my blabbering sound good from the interview. Please pass along my thanks to your team. 
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Maria McCloy – the vintage queen, African Print clutch bag maker, Accessory creator extraordinaire!
Here are my latest goodies from her incredible collection

Long wire earrings. I think they are from her Masai inspired range.  Loving these lately because they work so well with my coverall hairstyle.

The blue skirt from her R50 vintage box from a while ago – had to get it tailored to fit my newly slimmed waistline. I love the colour and the fact that it has pockets. Pockets are a girls best friend!

Again – do check her out every Sunday at the Market on Main at Arts on Main between 10am and 3pm. You will not be sorry.

See some more of her goodies on Facebook