All posts tagged: fashion

Humans of coffee: Bastiaan Roozendaal

Who is Bastiaan Roozendaal? I am 31 years old at the moment. I am a coffee lover, no I am not an expert. I am an entrepeneur, a father, a boyfriend and love to take on new things. I am from the Netherlands – no, I do not wear wooden shoes! What is your favorite childhood memory? That probably is the freedom you have as a kid. Not a care in the world only caring about that kickflip I need to land or the next fun thing I was going to do. I grew up in a small village with a lot of open land and farms, so that’s a lot of fun as a kid. If you could have a do-over in life, what would you do differently? My shool! I didn’t feel the urge to do my best in that time so I finished shool but I could have done so much more. What do you feel most proud of? My son, my grilfriend and my 2nd son that will come in July!! …

Humans of coffee: Jo-Ann Strauss

Who is Jo-Ann Strauss? I am a multi-faceted woman who is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up, but has no intention of growing up too quickly. I am a mom, a wife, a media entrepreneur and enjoy the absence of routine in my life. What is your best childhood memory? My baby brother (he is four years younger) and I riding our BMX bikes around the neighbourhood streets – we grew up in Blackheath in the Western Cape. He had a blue one and mine was red. We would ride through puddles in the gravel roads of our hood and splash each other wet much to our amusement and my mom’s consternation. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I would probably buy a few properties that I didn’t think I could afford back then. I look at how much I’ve learnt about the property market and realise how my gut instinct was often right and my fears sometimes …

Humans of coffee: Shashi Naidoo

Who is Shashi Naidoo? I love life, and with me, what you see is what you get. I’m a straightforward person and as open as a book. I live my life positively and love hard. However, I vigorously stand up for what I believe in and defend the ones I love. I’m a quirky social butterfly and a driven entrepreneur at the same time. I’m a  self-confessed shoe addict and fashion lover. I pride myself in, what I believe, is  a fabulous collection from all over the world – an investment piece here and a bargain find there, so to speak. I consider myself to be so blessed to have a job that allows me to travel and see the world. One of my greatest passions is interior decorating and if I wasn’t doing what I do now I would be following in the footsteps of my design icon, Kelly Hoppen. I actually did the interiors of my own home and its my pride and joy! When you’re my friend, you’re also my family. I …

Humans of coffee: Emma Lee

  Who is Emma Lee?  I’m disciplined in the art of results. As head designer in junior sportswear for a fast-fashion company based in San Francisco, Byer California. What is your best childhood memory?  The daily conversations with my mother after a long school day. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?  I actually don’t really have anything much that I would do differently in life, so far I’m pretty lucky and really grateful of what I have and given in my life. What do you feel most proud of? Having the luck and stamina to achieve and nourishing my role as head designer within my respected field. In constant revolving inspirations of fashion and its business’ challenges. If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be and why? Does a person consider as possessions? If it does… I guess I would only keep my parents and my husband… they’re the most supportive family in my life and I would take them everywhere I go. …

Humans of coffee: Karabo Mashishi

Who is Karabo Mashishi? I am a young creative person born and raised in Soweto. My environment has highly influenced the kind of person I am. I’m very passionate about style, motoring and design in that order. Apparently I’m a hipster but it’s just who I am. I’m a denimhead, that loves the artisanal movement that is growing in South Africa. What is your best childhood memory? It has be the inquisitive child I was, I remember asking my dad about cars and luckily for me he always knew the answers to the never ending questions. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I would probably put all my focus into design, clothing design to be specific. But I am a believer in things happening for a reason so my journey has taken this turn for a specific reason, i’ll find out in the end I guess. What do you feel most proud of? I’m proud of the Self-Discovery journey I’ve been on, I feel like I’ve …