Saturday, June 22, 2013

Caution All Odds

With each and every season things have to leave the surrounding and enter either a bad space or good space. You have to start at some point, perhaps A then B eventually you get to Z. Whats that saying again, " If you are meant for greatness, hardships are a nothing and you will prevail. Determination conquers all".

A King In The Midst

Lunathi is a 19 year old, aspiring model, hockey playing, creative, dancer, BA Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management student at NMMU, who is a health freak, as his friends say, from King Williams Town, currently residing in Port Elizabeth.

'I'm creative, I've always had a thing for being different and thinking out of the box has been the story of my life. My style is inspired by a number of things... I get it from the trends on the runways around the world, my state of mind and anything and everything else that looks good. I believe in Simplicity and being effortless".

Who is your style icon?
I don't really have a style icon. My style is inspired by the likes of Chris Brown, Kanye West and whoever understands the "Science Of Style".

"The trends that I'm accustomed to at the moment would have to be denim, shirts, the color black, which in my opinion is quite timeless, and some prints here and there. I should also add I'm liking these Givenchy inspired long tops and T's.Oh and I dare not forget knitwear".

Aspirations Of A Classy Model

What motivates you to be a model?
Well one of the reasons is because as a creative soul, I don't see myself in an office job. I live for unique experiences where I can represent creativity and artistic expression. Another reason is because I have been encouraged by a lot of people to pursue the career because of my height and after consideration over the years, I've taken a liking to it, especially since I like being well dressed and being on stage.

What have you done so far to get into the modeling industry?
Well, appoint from the occasional photo shoots, I've been selected to model at some local events and went on to be an ambassador for a local clothing brand. Last year I thought I'd join an agency, but I realized that the contract would limit me in so many ways. I didn't sign, but definitely looking to signing one in the future. "Oh and apparently I take good pictures".

What kind of modeling do you specialize in? (Photography or Runway)
At the moment I don't specialize in any type. I've done them both and I would definitely like to keep it that way in the future. They're both exciting.

Is it something you see yourself doing in the next two years to come?
Its definitely something I see myself doing in the years to come. In the next 2 years? That's still not definite, as I'm still pursuing a degree, but should everything go as planned then I'll gladly do it.

Who inspires you?
The Carters, Johnny Depp, Chris Brown & Dr Maya Angelou

Advice to ambitious souls!
Don't be afraid of success. You find that we like to sell ourselves short because we are busy comparing ourselves to others thinking we are not good enough. We are all not perfect and the sooner you will achieve self-fulfillment. So work hard and hold yourself in the highest of standards.. It is possible.

For More Information About Lunathi :
Facebook : Lunathi Eli Bongco
Facebook Page : Leslie R Photography - Amid Incandescent
Twitter : @luj3r
Tumblr :

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Don't Killa My Vibe-a : Lebo Otukile


Fragile as they may come, things don't always look as they seem. Lebo portrays that mystical creature that withholds power but wouldn't show it. Green with envy you'd loathe the vanity but all that he shows is no interest.

(1) Who is Lebo?
Lebo is a young, driven, creative, futuristic guy who lives his life via his God given gift of entertainment in arts. I present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world, YET lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will and a persistent drive.

(2) When did you realize that you had fashion sense?
Ever since I was a kid, I always loved Tupac and Snoop Dogg's fashion sense, loved the whole gangsta look... When I joined Vintage in 2012, I realized that every member in the family had their own style and character. And I had to find myself in the fashion world... It took a while yet the answer was starring at me the whole time, I just couldn't see it in the mirror, but my reflection sure did see it when it looked at me. Lebo loves gangsta and retro fashion, inspired by Tupac and Snoop, that's who I am in the fashion world. That's when I got to grow into the gangsta character and started finding other characters in the mirror.

(3) What makes an outfit?

(4) Who are your influences (icon)?
TUPAC MAKAVELI and Mother Monster Lady Gaga.

(5) When did you realize that you are a dancer?
I grew up dancing, performed at most of my primary school's events. But started taking dancing seriously when I got to high school. And in Grade 10 that's when I knew that my career after school is in entertainment.

(6) How has working for Vintage cru inspire you?
I can say working for V.I.N.T.A.G.E has made me the person that I've always dreamt of being. Today I can look into the mirror and not judge myself, or say that I'm doing something wrong. I can proudly say V.I.N.T.A.G.E has made me find me. And I can proudly say "I'm doing me", you may call it DIY.

(7) Where do you see yourself in the next 3years?
In the next 3 years I see myself working hard with V.I.N.T.A.G.E to make it an international brand in entertainment,fashion and arts. Or even bigger things, We might think we have great plans for V.I.N.T.A.G.E, just to find that God has GREATER plans for us.

(8) What's your favorite thing about your style and vintage?
My favorite thing about my style is that I feel free and I know I'm on the right track cause I'm doing me. Favorite thing about V.I.N.T.A.G.E is that we're doing things that people don't do, we do things that people are afraid to do, we're not afraid to try new things, we inspire, we dream and MOST IMPORTANTLY we live our dreams.

(9) Are you a trend setter and/or what are your favorite trends (accustomed to)?
Trend setting. Hahaha "If somethings been done before, DO NOT DO IT" - V.I.N.T.A.G.E.

(10) Favorite items in your closet
I love my meggings and over-sized t-shirts.

(11) Any advice for people who want to be in your line of work and a few tips on fashion
If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough. Stick to the V.I.N.T.A.G.E rules of fashion.

For More Info About Lebo :
Twitter : @Fakamatah
Facebook : Lebohang Otukile
Tumblr :

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Hair Article : Geometrical Shapes

Leeche Janecke is a perfect example of hair art pop. Change every now and then, color splashes here and there and boom a fresh new style.

FREE COLOR [You Dont Need To Be Me.]

What makes you change your hair color?
I guess changing my hair color comes with style, change as well. So in order to go through a complete metamorphosis of self, coloring my hair meant a different look all in all.

How often do you do it?
It's not really a set time between changes but if I feel like a color has run its course then I definitely change it. Never longer than 6 months though.

Who does your hair?
I only trust one person with my hair. I call her my Tina Knowles and thats my mother. She's been my hairstylist since the day I was born. She makes my visions come to life.

What do people say when they see you with a different hair dye?
People are very inquisitive. They are always asking questions and I do get the random gobsmacked stares, but as long as I'm comfortable portraying myself in that light, thats really all that matters.

Surely you have a few tips to give to people that will improve their chances of looking like you or similar to you : Enlighten them. 

I think I say this often enough. Don't be a deliberate copy cat if you may call it that. If you are inspired by me, it should mean you are inspired by my choices and what my approach is to how I maintain and go about my image. So be YOU, cause thats WHO I AM. You don't need to be me. Find yourself and thats the first step to creating a look that works for you.

For More Information About Lee : 
Twitter : @Litchi_Ninjaa_ / @vintage_cru
Facebook : Lee'che Rudeboy Janecke