#8: Panashe Ndhlovu (styled by Panashe)
Second year fashion design student & stylist, Panashe Ndhlovu, checks in to tell us about 2000s chick flicks, the importance of eyeliner, fashion apps like Combyne, and more.
Panashe Ndhlovu is a 20 year old second year fashion design student, with the intention of making a career from styling. She started an Instagram styling portfolio, ‘styled by Panashe’, where she works with local photographers/models and styles them. She enjoys working with local creatives to construct a safe and fun environment for the creative scene in Cape Town – which is also a great way for herself and other creatives to network.
We welcome her to The FRM Newsletter to share what she’s been into recently!
Movies like Uptown Girls, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Wild Child, The Sweetest Thing, House Bunny are definitely comfort movies for a 00s baby. And although not made in the early 2000s, Gossip Girl, Big Bang Theory and Bojack horseman are also great shows to watch.
👢🖤 Platform boots, mini skirts & corsets
A must have in every girls and gay closet is platform boots! Pair this with a good black mini skirt + corset and you can make so many outfit combos.
🎵❤️🔥 Music that makes me feel like the main character
A girls best friend in music – Lana Del Rey, Melanie Martinez, Nicki Minaj and Mazzy Star. One specific song is ‘Say Yes to Heaven’ by Lana Del Rey and ‘Flowers in December’ by Mazzy Star.
🎧🎶 Headphones in!
A pair of headphones is essential for everyone because sometimes you just wannabe in your own little world and avoid unwanted conversations :)
Nachos especially from The Fat Cactus, greek salad and potatoes (in any form) and green smoothies is the way to go (not all in one meal of course). I would also recommend finding new places to try!
Thrifting online or vintage stores is definitely better that buying overpriced fast fashion clothing *cough* *cotton on* *cough*. If you live close to the CBD, I would recommend looking at stores in Observatory.
📱🧥 Fashion apps
Combyne is an app I have been using forever to create outfits with clothes I can never afford. It’s a great way to allude to your fashion fantasies. It’s also a great way to practice styling!
🍎🍇 A container of fruit per day
Have a container of any fruit per day, it’s just so good. I usual have at least 5 containers of fruit from Woolies every week. It also helps if you hate breakfast because it makes you 🤒.
Eyeliner is definitely the most important make-up equipment. You can just wear eyeliner and it would make the biggest difference to your appearance in a good way. Eyeliner and a good lip gloss is great if you aren’t a “big makeup wearer”. I love the essence Extreme Shine Volume Lipgloss and their Dip Eyeliner. And bonus point the Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara.