Glam­our’s Most Glam­ourous Meet the 10 win­ners of this year’s awards

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Meet the 10 di­verse women whose style, al­lure and unique­ness are fi­ness­ing the fash­ion game. Their ap­proach is a tes­ta­ment that clothes are more than just ma­te­rial ob­jects; they are a means to ex­press your mood, cre­ativ­ity and lived ex­pe­ri­ences, while pro­vid­ing the free­dom to show off the many lay­ers of who you are.

AMANDA DU- PONT BRID­GET PICK­ER­ING NH­LANHLA NCIZA ROLAND A MARAIS DR NANDIPHA SEKELENI SARAH LANGA MACKAY MAN­THE RIBANE YAS­MIN FURMIE RENEÉ DE WIT NABI­LAH KARIEM PECK

“I love fash­ion be­cause I can ex­press my­self through cer­tain looks. I also love the idea of con­stantly rein­vent­ing my­self and grow­ing – fash­ion helps me show that aes­thet­i­cally. My shoe col­lec­tion can tell you ex­actly who I am: a revo­lu­tion­ary woman who can’t be put into a box, cat­e­gory or style.”

AMANDA DU- PONT AC­TRESS

“My mother was in­cred­i­bly glam­orous and I def­i­nitely in­her­ited her sense of style and con­fi­dence. Un­for­tu­nately, I lost her to breast can­cer, and when the dreaded time came for us to go through her wardrobe, what should have been a tear-filled oc­ca­sion was ac­tu­ally hugely cathar­tic and joy­ous. Her in­cred­i­ble wardrobe stood tes­ta­ment to her colour­ful life, and the many amaz­ing mem­o­ries that show­cased her fab­u­lous style and love of fash­ion.”

BRID­GET PICK­ER­ING FASH­ION DE­SIGNER

“Fash­ion is the big­gest form of self ex­pres­sion and the most valu­able tool to rein­vent your­self. The style icons who have been most in­flu­en­tial to me are Brenda Fassie and Jackie Kennedy Onas­sis. They were al­ways ahead of their time fash­ion wise, and didn’t fol­low but set trends.”

NH­LANHLA NCIZA MU­SI­CIAN, DE­SIGNER

“When it comes to style, it’s im­por­tant to be your­self and not let any­one else dic­tate the way you choose to dress or be­have. I bought a vin­tage em­broi­dered belt in Is­tan­bul, Turkey, dur­ing my hon­ey­moon and I think it best rep­re­sents who I am. It’s colour­ful, well-made and play­ful but also so­phis­ti­cated and sen­ti­men­tal – that’s how I would like for some­one to de­scribe me, too.”

ROLANDA MARAI S AC­TRESS

“For me, cloth­ing is a form of art. I fell in love with fash­ion be­cause it af­forded me the abil­ity to ex­plore my cre­ative side. With cloth­ing, you’re able to re­veal more about who you are. I en­joy us­ing fash­ion to con­ceal and re­veal lay­ers of my per­son­al­ity.”

DR NANDIPHA SEKELENI MED­I­CAL DOC­TOR

SARAH LANGA MACKAY FASH­ION BLOG­GER

“As a young girl, I loved the feel­ing of cre­at­ing looks and styling pieces. I al­ways used to dress up for my fam­ily and make out­fits out of left-over ma­te­rial to model for my mother and her guests. Clothes al­ways made me happy and con­fi­dent, even as a child. I al­ways treated my body as a can­vas and fash­ion pieces as my pas­tels to cre­ate art that was unique and ex­pressed the best ver­sion of my­self.”

MAN­THE RIBANE MULTI DIS­CI­PLINARY ARTIST

“I fell in love with fash­ion be­cause of the way it made me feel, and to see how the peo­ple around me truly ad­mired my style. Fash­ion paved new and amaz­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for my ca­reer. My granny loved to dress up, and I would look at her and how her sense of style would trans­form her mood. When you’re sad and life gets hec­tic, de­sign and fash­ion can be heal­ing.”

“Fash­ion is the­atre. The cre­ation of an image con­veys the very per­sona that de­fines me. My style con­veys the strong woman I am: the non­apol­o­gist, the bound­ary breaker, the rad­i­cal, the per­son strad­dling the mas­cu­line/fem­i­nine spec­trum as well as the young/ma­ture spec­trum. My style is of­ten com­posed of lay­ers that, on the sur­face, may seem to be con­trast­ing and con­flict­ing, but it por­trays the non­con­ven­tional per­son I am. It de­fies age bound­aries and tra­di­tion, and is meant to shake up the con­ser­va­tive ways we ex­pect women of a par­tic­u­lar age to dress. All in all, my style chal­lenges ex­pec­ta­tions.”

YAS­MIN FURMIE BUSI­NESS­WOMAN, STYLIST

RENEÉ DE WIT MAKEUP ARTIST

“I’ve never re­ally had a sig­na­ture style, as I’m al­ways chang­ing my look to suit my day. I’m ei­ther in mommy mode, makeup artist mode or dressed up for an event. My per­son­al­ity is very out­go­ing, but my dress sense doesn’t re­ally re­flect that at all, be­cause I gen­er­ally opt for neu­tral tones. I love clean lines and tai­lored cloth­ing, think a slightly padded shoul­der and high-waisted trousers. But I al­ways start with what bag I’m go­ing to wear, then I choose an out­fit to match it.”

“Most of the time, I’m just ex­press­ing my­self, but I guess the mes­sage I con­vey with my style is that mod­esty is not as re­strain­ing as peo­ple might think, and that you can still ex­press your­self and look on point, while main­tain­ing that mod­esty. I’ve al­ways been in love with fash­ion, I think it’s in­her­ent in me. I come from quite a fash­ion­able fam­ily, even my great grand­mother was known for her fash­ion sense.”

NABI­LAH KARIEM PE CK FASH­ION DE­SIGNER, STYLIST

In as­so­ci­a­tion with

Dress R11 900 and scarf R4 500 both KLÛK CGDT; jacket R2 499 and sneak­ers R1 599 both adi­das; necklace Con­voy R2 250

Blazer R5 300 and trousers R3 500 both Ruff Tung; heels Brid­get’s own ➻

Dress W35T R6 800; cape Erre R12 000; ear­ring Con­voy R980; cuff R1 290 and ring R3 290 both Folli Fol­lie; heels nh­lanhla’s own

Dress R5 900 and ki­mono R5 500 both W35T; ear­ring R550 and cuff R695 both Dor & Kie; ring and heels all Rolanda’s own ➻

Dress Gert-jo­han Coet­zee Price on re­quest; ring and heels all nandipha’s own

Dress Gert-jo­han Coet­zee Price on re­quest; ear­ring Kirsten Goss R1 890; cuff sarah’s own ➻

Top Black Cof­fee R4 200; skirt R6 980 and jacket R28 000 both Clive Run­dle; ear­rings Dor & Kie R545; stock­ings Man­the’s own; heels Aldo R1 299

Dress Black Cof­fee R6 500; ear­rings, ring (on right hand), cuff and heels all yas­min’s own; ring (on left hand) Dor & Kie R580 ➻

Jump­suit Gal­luziegini Price on re­quest; ki­mono KLÛK CGDT Price on re­quest; hat Ida El­sje for Gavin Ra­jah R8 999; ear­ring, ring (on left hand) and ring (on right hand) all Reneé’s own; gold necklace Amy scheep­ers R1 600; maroonnecklace Dor & Kie R585

Dress Gal­luzziegini Price on re­quest; sash KLÛK CGDT Price on re­quest; ear­ring (worn as brooch) Ida El­sje for Gavin Ra­jah R4 999; ring Kirsten Goss R1 790

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