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ZIPHORAH MASETHE

Ziphorah is our ELLE Drive con­trib­u­tor and IG­NI­TION TV’s pro­ducer and pre­sen­ter. In this is­sue, she takes a road trip to one of SA’s most ex­quis­ite des­ti­na­tions in a Ford Ecos­port (p128).

WHICH FIVE WORDS BEST DE­SCRIBE YOU?

Care­free, am­bivert, bub­bly, blessed, fun.

WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT?

So­cial me­dia. I check out peo­ple’s pro­files, sta­tuses and dra­mas till way past my bed­time.

YOUR BEAUTY REGIME?

I suf­fer from bouts of eczema, so I keep my face cleansed and mois­turised morn­ing and night. Lots of wa­ter helps too.

HID­DEN TAL­ENT?

Swim­ming. I re­ally could have been a pro­fes­sional in the sport.

CURE FOR OFF-DAYS?

Watch­ing a feel-good movie and eat­ing all my favourite things.

WHAT ARE YOU BINGE-WATCH­ING?

The River on DStv’s Mzansi Magic.

IN­TRO­VERT OR EXTROVERT?

Am­bivert! I can’t choose one, as it wouldn’t be com­pletely true.

FAVOURITE BOOK?

Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. GREAT­EST EXTRAVAGANCE? These days? Petrol.

AD­VICE YOU’D OF­FER YOUR 16-YEAR-OLD SELF?

‘You re­ally can be any­thing you want. You are enough.’

STEVE MARAIS

Com­mer­cial fashion and life­style pho­tog­ra­pher Steve Marais, who spear­headed the colour­ful fashion ed­i­to­rial Bright Young Things (p76) and the jew­ellery still life À la Carte (p84), con­stantly strives to in­ject a touch of hu­mour into his work.

WHICH FIVE WORDS BEST DE­SCRIBE YOU?

Cre­ative, pas­sion­ate, log­i­cal, mo­ti­vated, salty.

BEST CURE FOR OFF DAYS?

Hit­ting the beach or en­joy­ing na­ture as much as I can.

LAST THING YOU DO BE­FORE GO­ING TO BED?

Make sure my room’s as dark as pos­si­ble, fluff my seven pil­lows and po­si­tion them strate­gi­cally.

WHAT ARE YOU BINGEWATCHING?

The Good Wife (again). I like hear­ing fa­mil­iar voices while I work. Hon­estly, I’m such a dork!

GREAT­EST EXTRAVAGANCE?

My up­com­ing three-week hol­i­day in Sin­ga­pore, Thai­land, Viet­nam and the Mal­dives.

AD­VICE YOU’D OF­FER YOUR 16-YEAR-OLD SELF?

‘You’re des­tined for great­ness. Just be­lieve in your­self.’

WHAT’S ON RE­PEAT ON YOUR PLAYLIST?

Ev­ery­thing by LCD Soundsys­tem, Heavy by Pow­ers, Donny Benet, Ri­ton and Kah-Lo and Jack Lad­der.

TATENDA CHIDORO

Zim­bab­wean-born, South African-based pho­tog­ra­pher Tatenda de­scribes him­self as a calm, pa­tient, pos­i­tive and au­da­cious in­di­vid­ual. In this month’s is­sue, he shot the first win­ning col­lec­tion of Project Run­way SA by Kentse Masilo (p34).

HID­DEN TAL­ENT?

I make re­ally good pas­try and pasta from scratch. CURE FOR OFF-DAYS? I ap­proach each day with grat­i­tude.

LAST THING YOU DO BE­FORE GO­ING TO BED?

Talk to God.

LAST PER­SON YOU TEXTED?

My mom.

FAVOURITE BOOK?

Din­ner With Mu­gabe by Heidi Hol­land.

AD­VICE YOU’D OF­FER YOUR 16-YEAR-OLD SELF?

‘Get a life, Tatenda! Look up and dream big­ger. Stop walk­ing in other peo­ple’s shoes. The light in you is in­com­pa­ra­ble.’

AN­GELA CHIU

Globe-trot­ter and fashion mar­keter An­gela Chiu re­turns to her child­hood city, Hong Kong and re­dis­cov­ers her roots through the eyes of a tourist (p114).

WHICH WORDS BEST DE­SCRIBE YOU?

Open-minded, in­tu­itive, free-spir­ited.

BEAUTY REGIME?

Af­ter fail­ing to ad­here to a 10-step Korean skin­care regime, I re­alised I’m a sim­ple kind of gal. I wash, tone and mois­turise ev­ery day and night. I ex­fo­li­ate and mask once a week.

CURE FOR OFF-DAYS?

Truf­fle grilled cheese: it’s low-key and fancy at the same time. Pair it with a glass of Rosé or Prosecco to ban­ish me­nial is­sues.

LAST THING YOU DO BE­FORE GO­ING TO BED?

Check In­sta­gram. On a more spir­i­tual note, I also try to count my bless­ings.

TOP WELL­NESS TIP?

Have fun. Smell the flow­ers, get your nails done, go danc­ing or on a a trip. Life is short!

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