The grooming staples you are never without are…The most important one is self love. When you look good, smell good and think smart, you do good. People will always treat you the same way you treat yourself.

Manthe Ribane (right)
Image: SA Style Awards Manthe Ribane (right)

Your all-time favourite gadget? I was never a gadget person. I preferred music and my father had a vinyl player that was really fascinating.

The single object you would never part with? My siblings, my life. I also thank God for technology: I’m addicted to my phone and laptop.

Your favourite drink? Water. It brings life into our lives. 

The restaurant you frequent most often? I love home cooked food but when we spoil ourselves, Fair Lawns Boutique Hotel and Spa gives an amazing spoiling session.

Your personal style inspirations? I'm inspired by world queens. They carry so much integrity and dignity through the way hide their bodies. I'm gradually gravitating towards that direction with my style.

Elie Saab Le Parfum
Elie Saab Le Parfum

The last thing you bought and loved? I love smelling good. I bought Elie Saab Le Parfum. It smells powerful and I feel powerful wearing it. I mostly wear it when I go to a business meeting or meet and greet events.

BulBul 'Pebble' watch
BulBul 'Pebble' watch

Your favourite timepiece and why? BulBul Watches from Denmark. I love the simple detailing — they are simply perfect.

An unforgettable place you’ve travelled to in the past year? Budapest. Everything was perfect, including the food. Also my second home, London. I stayed at the Cafe Royal Hotel around the corner from Dover Street Market — it was blissful.

The book on your bedside table? A dictionary, a notebook and an addictive book I got in Las Vegas: It's not how good you are but it's how good you want to be, by Paul Arden. I love his writing, he is very concentrated.

The last meal that truly impressed you? Dinner at Life for the SA Style Awards. I'm a vegetarian and I was beyond impressed and pleased with the catering.

The last music you downloaded? My younger brother’s mix soundcloud.com/thefijis/dear. He is everything.

The thing you are eyeing next? Owning a concept store. To create a new world of innovation. To create an orphanage for the homeless. And to own a proper car!

The one thing you will always find in your fridge? Fruit, vegetables and cheese.

The best gifts you’ve received? The gift of life. Being able to live my dreams is also the best gift of all.

'Blue Roses' by Edward Meadham at Dover Street Market, London
'Blue Roses' by Edward Meadham at Dover Street Market, London

The place that inspires you and why? Dover Street Market. It helped me to understand my purpose and also to know that it is possible. And not forgetting Sparrow Rainbow Village orphanage for people with HIV Aids. They inspire me to appreciate what I have and to live life.

Nirox Sculpture Park and artists' residency
Nirox Sculpture Park and artists' residency

A recent special find? The Keyes Art Mile and Nirox Sculpture Park that is not far from where I live.

NIKE INTERNATIONAL signature track-inspired jacket, updated for cold-weather
NIKE INTERNATIONAL signature track-inspired jacket, updated for cold-weather

The last item you added to your wardrobe? New range from Nike International Collection. I'm part of the Nike South Africa influential team.

Your favourite country? South Africa is my favorite country. I know it sounds weird but I've travelled a lot and there's no place like home.

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