Favourite books? I get through 30-40 books a year. Hard to choose but Paul Beatty’s White Boy Shuffle, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, John Kehoe’s Quantum Warrior, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Mo’ Meta Blues, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings, have all had an impact.
Favourite scent? Tom Ford’s Private Collection. I love to create my own combos out of the different fragrances. I am partial to anything oud.
Your favourite city and why? I love the spirit and energy of Paris but I would have to say Joburg is my favourite city. One can build a great life here if you consciously go out and craft it.
Top grooming products? Crème de la Mer, Bonafide Beards Beard Oil and Kiehl’s body moisturiser.
Favourite drink? Cognac or single-malt whisky.
Your style staples? I’ve always liked sneakers, shirts, jeans and blazers.
A style tip? Trust your gut. Deep down inside, you’ll know whether something works for you or not. If you feel good, the simplest thing will look good. And it isn’t about labels but rather about how you put things together.
Your success secret? Success is a shifting goalpost that you define for yourself. My secret is recognising and being grateful for what I have accomplished and not defining it according to how the world around me defines success.