Fashion is a drug my whole family is hooked on

So I was asked to do a photo story on something I am passionate about…Well, we all know fashion is something I love, so I thought why not write a fashion post about someone that’s got me hooked on this fashion drug. Yup! My mama. My fashion icon is no supermodel, she is flawed and she is what a heart in a shape of a human being looks like. My fashion icon is someone I call mom, the same woman that sits front row and screams at all my fashion shows. Defying the stereo type of aging, is what my mother does best, the pictures below represents a woman of a 21st century, a woman with class, style and a woman that knows, looking good is a form of good manners. Capturing my mother’s outfit of the day makes me happy, because she expresses herself through the clothes wrapped around her beautiful African skin and her confidence blossoms like the beautiful Jacaranda trees in spring. A woman with style in my eyes, will forever be young, I celebrate the beauty that is this woman. Style for me, is a permanent crown only a few are born with, so if you have it, embrace it no ​matter your age. Be authentic in how you dress, this world has got too many photo copies anyway. She taught me how to dress, but I make sure just like her I’m authentic in how I dress. Ok now let’s meet the style icon.

Beauty of photography

I am no photographer, but there are things that captivate my eye, here’s six things that I don’t mind capturing. 

If beauty had a colour, purple would best describe it
There’s beauty in architecture, especially if nature compliments it.
Street Art tells a 1000 stories #GodBlessAfrica
When faith is captured, my daily bread in one picture
Basketball is my favourite sport, because of my little brother.
Took a side profile of myself, When a stolen moment is captured

‘A writer that speaks through fashion and photography’


Naledi Mokgele is a final year media practitioner student, majoring in Journalism. She is more of a writer and a talker than a photographer, but believes a good piece is never complete unless accompanied by a well captured moment. But then again I know I am a professional selfie photographer, but lately my Photo Journalism journey has opened my eyes to a world that I have been so blind to, I mean only now I fully grasp the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

Even though I am starting to love taking pictures of everything but,  myself of course, talking however is what always brings the journalist in me to come alive. On a lighter note though, if I am not trying to find ways to improve my craft, like doing the experiential training I did at Jacaranda FM, I do a bit of modelling. 

Broadcast journalism and investigative journalism are my fields of interest. Oh by the way, do you know I have travelled to New York for modelling and acting, while still juggling school? Pretty awesome right? I know! Well, basically it is safe to say I am a girl that knows the sky is definitely not the limit and that is why I am always constantly trying to get my share of the big Apple. I know I was not born to just exist, I am here to leave a mark, even if it is my 1000 selfies, at least the world will still remember me. ​