Wednesday 3 April 2013

Kelly Fung x South African Fashion Magazine IT Chirl x According To Jerri

The baseline story between me and Miss Thang Kelly Fung over here is: it all started with a pair of fierce vintage pants. Let me veer your mind back in the right track, I am not talking about this new-school-dirty-down-town-junk-out-of-dumpsters these kids on the streets be wearing and be looking raggedy all in the name of ‘vintage’ child-phuleaze. I am talking about a pair of HarvĂ© Benard high-waisted linen, slacks with a carrot leg cut that sits on my body like Benard Holtzman hand stictched them on me himself. O’ wait for it... they came in a perfect size 6. Carrort-stick much! They are the most MAJ pants ever but you simply cannot function in them. To give you an idea wearing them involves - not eating a thing a night before the day you intend to wear them, no eating or drinking is involved whilst wearing them and definitely no sitting and minimal breathing is involved. Death By: HarvĂ© Benard x Kelly Fung anyone?

She is not trendy, she is fashionable don’t get it twisted. She is The Only Kelly in Johannesburg. We love her, we cherish her, we love her work! She is on THE LIST. Let’s find out what Miss Thang is about...

1. You are respectable lady who is brilliant at what she does and you always boh-ring-it chirl.
Why thank you, thank you very much. 

2. How would you describe yourself in one word

3. What is it that you do and why?
I am the Junior Fashion Editor at Marie Claire Magazine South Africa. Because we should probably spend our days doing what you love, that's why.  

4. You are a biggest inspiration to someone reading this; may you please share with them a few words of wisdom they will forever cherish, and ignite their will power to keep on keeping on:
Whatever you do, leave your own mark on it. No matter how small.

6. Your STRICTLY two favourite South African bloggers?
According To (YOU) Jerri, duh.
Thithi Nteta (she is just generally the coolest chica around)

7. Give me names of the three unsung heroes of South Africa’s fashion, style and trends playground – fresh faces, underdogs and preferably people I don’t know.
This industry is still small, so few have had their songs unsung.

8. Which country or city in the world do you think would allow you to be truly YOU?
I think Johannesburg, South Africa allows me to be who I want to be already. Except when those pesky people ask me: "Where are you from? Where are your parents from?" - My absolute worst. We are a community of such diverse cultures and there is room for anybody to figure out who they want to be or where they want to be. Lucky.

9. What do you spend most of your money on?
Shoes, magazines and coffee in that exact order. 

10. What keeps you visiting a website or a blog of choice?
Good, relevant, visually appealing content.  

12. The most unglamorous thing about fashion is?
Packing boxes, sweaty models, taping shoes, shouting at interns, the list goes on. 

13. List misconceptions that people often have about you
People use the word "cute" around me often. I'm not. I prefer "manly" and "rugged". People also immediately associate working in fashion with being trendy, I'm not trendy. 

14. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Audrey Tautou, she is all things wonderful and I like her a lot 

15. What are your views on people who do not like to pay for others knowledge and skills on an area of their speciality?
I don't think much of them. They should be ashamed of themselves.  

16. When do you stop doing things for free and start talking money?
When you've formed necessary relationships, gained adequate experience and established yourself. When relevant people know your name and when you need to start restocking your fridge. 

17. South African bloggers; what is it that they doing completely wrong?
They are not pushing themselves far enough. They are showing too many "What I'm wearing today" posts and not enough originality. There may also be too much ego and signs of self-importance, which is not necessary


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