I met the lovely Tony Gum at a recent event and after visiting her blog knew I needed to feature her in my blogger interview series.
Tony has been blogging for the past 3 years – since she was 15! She writes about her love of local fashion and features stunning photos and videos of her life in Cape Town.
“I style them then I shoot them, but generally, I inspire the youth to develop with what they have.”
Read on to find out more about this up-and-coming young fashion blogger…
I know that life does not always conveniently give you lemons to make lemonade or some yummy beverage along those lines. It sometimes tends to give you something unexpected which you can’t really make something yummy out of… Bummer.
Surrounding myself with those whom I care for most is the what puts me in a really good space. Family, friends and God.
If it’s not the pan African gazette, Chimurenga Chronic or an intensely descriptive novel such as The Chronicles of Narnia, it’s a memoir slash autobiography; and lately, I’ve been rereading my brother’s story: Umlungu: The Sakhu Story (mostly because I miss him). He shares his story on a life-changing skin disease and how he and his family came to deal with it. “Umlungu” meaning ‘white man’.
I’d like to (I want to) inspire others to be resourceful with what they have. But a pair of Roshes would be great too.
Lately, my faux Nixon watch, my oversized high waisted mom jeans (which fit perfectly as boyfriend jeans) and my trusty old boots have become a somewhat uniform to my day-to-day life.
Comfort is key and my thrifted jeans do justice. The crisp, cold days in Cape Town never seem to get better but my babies have not yet failed me. A classic Nixon watch is the aim, but for now, the fake one will do.
I need to be content with what I have been blessed with.
Coming to that realization that I am okay with who I am and what I am has been one the greatest experiences in my life.
Images: Tony Gum