A different breed of entertainer has emerged on the scene and they are using their innate social abilities coupled with model looks to leap into business opportunities that were once reserved for TV personalities.
Strong jaw lines, piercing eyes, and intellect are now winning characteristics of the modern girl. Turning the business of partying into a successful career is the new order of the day and Tshepi Vundla is one of the stunners leading the pack.
When did you see that being a “socialite” could possibly be a lucrative career?
I’ve never considered myself a socialite but it’s pretty cool that I can get paid to dress up & mingle with friends & rub shoulders with some people I admire in the industry. I am a stylist and run my own business before being a “Socialite”, but I don’t see anything wrong with being labeled a socialite, if it means I can diversify my revenue and continue to do what I love.
In a buzzing industry like the one you’re in, laden with amazing talent, how do you think one can stay fresh and current?
To stay fresh & current one needs to experiment, have fun with fashion & your hair. Most people are chasing the same title of “IT” girl and the same jobs as you, so staying on top of your game and constantly reinventing yourself is very important if you want to stand out from the rest. Most importantly, do things for yourself & no one else. Have fun.
We’ve recently seen that you are working on The Road Mzansi, it this your main focus right now? What can we expect from you next?
This year I was appointed as one of the wardrobe specialists on The Road on Mzansi Magic, and my life has never been the same. Being part of such a huge production is something I don’t take lightly. It’s such a good foundation and my company, Twelve12, can only grown in leaps and bounds from this experience. My main focus right now is to finish the 1st season of The Road on Mzansi Magic in April 2016, and also growing my company Twelve12 (fashion styling, personal shopping & wardrobe organizing). I’ve got a couple of projects lined up with some of my favourite brands Brutal Fruit and Rimmel London which you can look forward to. Other than that, you can stay tuned to see what I’m working on next.
What steps do you go through to get ready for a party?
When getting ready my steps include putting my Party playlist on, I look at my wardrobe to pick out an outfit whilst having a bubble bath running for me. I love a bath accompanied with some champagne or a Brutal Fruit & I’m ready to get my night started. Having brands interested in you also means that you have to invest a lot of resources and time into the process of getting ready for a night out.
What’s your secret to partying?
Getting more out of my party is very simple for me. Look good, killer heels have never killed anyone, always have your squad in tow, make sure you don’t run out of drinks and dance the night away! Oh and don’t be late for work (laughs).
Interview / Article by Star Khulu | Styled by Lesego Kgosimolao for FearLes Afrika | Makeup by Vuyo Varoyi | Hair styled by Candi & Co | Shot at
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