Ed’s let­ter

True Love - - Contents - @Tru­elove Mag­a­zine Tru­elove Mag Mbali Soga Ed­i­tor Tru­elove Mag­a­zine

Win­ter fashion can be so much fun. There are many lay­ers to work with, al­low­ing you to hide that ex­tra bulge in el­e­gant style. This is­sue is jam-packed with af­ford­able wardrobe must-haves. Do check out the swoon-wor­thy fea­ture that por­trays classic leather as the hottest fab­ric to wear right now (page 60). We have bor­rowed-from-the-boys in­spi­ra­tion for days when your closet is not that in­spir­ing, and the most In­sta­gram-able items, in­clud­ing berets, mi­cro sun­nies and day­time metallics. You don’t have to be a fashion fundi to ace this sea­son’s looks – two or­di­nary women (who are just like you and me) show us how to nail the lay­er­ing trend in our ‘Who Wore It Best?’ fea­ture (page 66). I did say this is­sue is jam-packed, right? We ap­plaud modern black dads who are de­fy­ing the stereo­type of ‘ab­sent fa­thers’. Read­ing through this fea­ture on page 52, I re­alised that a fa­ther can still be ab­sent, whether he’s in a re­la­tion­ship with the mother or not. The whole point of fa­ther­hood is not only about pro­vid­ing chil­dren with the ma­te­rial stuff – it’s also about set­ting an ex­am­ple and step­ping in to do things that are often con­sid­ered the mother’s job. Be­ing a dad means en­rich­ing a child’s life with pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ences and won­der­ful mem­o­ries. I had a sit-down with Bo­nang Matheba, aka Moghel, to dis­cover what drives and keeps her go­ing dur­ing the most test­ing of times. What I came out with were 31 lessons that she’d love you to know about build­ing your per­sonal brand, mak­ing ca­reer moves and love, of course. Judg­ing by the out­come, I can safely say that the me­dia dar­ling is def­i­nitely on a quest to find her authen­tic self – a self that looks in­ward for in­spi­ra­tion and is solid enough to with­stand chal­lenges. Bo­nang is a force.

We fea­ture other black women with in­spir­ing sto­ries – from Cordius Shelembe (page 56), who sur­vived a near-fa­tal car ac­ci­dent and lived on to fight to get her life back (she now even heads up two successful com­pa­nies!), to Dr Same Md­luli who cu­rates the Stan­dard Bank Art Gallery at just 33 years old (page 52).

To you, the val­ued reader, thank you so much for the con­tin­ued sup­port and for all the feed­back. Let’s chat fur­ther: email me at ed­i­tor@tru­elove.co.za. Happy Youth Month!

We ap­plaud modern black dads who are de­fy­ing the stereo­type of ‘ab­sent fa­thers’

Ev­ery­one de­serves a sock boot this win­ter. I’m ob­sessed with this Gian­vito Rossi beauty.

M.I.A is com­ing to SA! I can’t wait for the doc­cie and con­cert!

Leather to die for!

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