Taz is today’s featured blogger.
She writes over at Her Luxurious Africa about the beautiful luxe things she loves. She has a Masters in corporate law, an MBA and is a PhD candidate in luxury branding… so she knows her stuff and clearly has found an amazing way to juggle life/study/work – not to mention motherhood! I’m in awe!
I know two things for certain. Africa has great potential and my focus is on our potential and knowledge to create Made in Africa Luxury Brands. We have the resources and the artisanal know-how. We can make beautiful luxury products that compete on a global scale.
I know that getting an education has made the biggest difference in my world and has allowed me to have options and has opened many doors. I also know that the education that we get must be empowering and must allow us to follow our passions. While I studied law, I have not limited myself to the law; I am open to learning so much more and embracing so much more.
I love writing, sharing, teaching, learning and being part of a community. I love beautiful products and branding. I love that each day is an opportunity to start afresh. Each day is a chance for us to open ourselves to the world, represent our brands and each time we do that we can do it in a deliberately curated way to make sure we communicate who we are.
As a PhD student I am always studying. I chose to study a topic I am passionate about so it does not feel like a chore. I try to read everything I come across on luxury and branding. I love the following websites BoF – Business of Fashion and WWD – Women Wear Daily.
I have turned my car trips into a traveling library. I have a lot of audible books that I listen to on long work and leisure travels. I try to read books that are uplifting and that will leave me changed. A few of my favourite current reads:
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
- Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Lustre by Dana Thomas
- How to be Parisian: Wherever you are by Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Carolin de Maigret and Anne Berest.
- And anything by Maya Angelou, Mireille Guiliano, Regina Thomashauer and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
I want to impart knowledge on Her Luxurious Africa platform. The mission of this blog is to inspire you to find inspiration in your daily life to live your best life and curate this life deliberately daily. The blog aims to challenge readers to have an inspired life in their careers intellectual pursuits, styling beautiful homes and creating beautiful lives.
I do not shop a lot, my wardrobe is sparse. I focus on classic colours and cuts and I buy quality over quantity. On a leisurely weekend, my uniform number 1 is a Breton top, scarf, jeans, pumps and my uniform 2 is a fitted top and A-line skirt with heels. I do not like flats.
To share my passion for creating luxurious lives. I always try to create and leave people with positive and powerful impressions to be the best that they can be. I always need to be learning so I can teach. We always leave powerful impressions with people that we interact with and my greatest need is to help the continent develop especially in embracing our potential to create beautiful and truly luxurious products.