Celeste Voges is an upcoming model from Durban living in Johannesburg. This photo popped up on her Twitter feed in November 2012. David Tlale who shares a birthday with my ex-girlfriend on 29 January was hired to designed accessories for Legit, a retail outlet under the Edcon Group. Something that’s not clear is whether she modelled on the ramp for any of Tlale’s fashion shows. She certainly has the height for it at 1.75m tall.
Even though it’s “old news” in the fashion industry, it came back to me recently when I saw the poster in a store in Uitenhage of all places. I met Celeste about a year ago at Nino’s Rosebank. She was interested in working as a part-time photographer for this blog. We never got around to formalising the agreement and remained in touch.
You must have a look at her portfolio on the Ice Models website. Celeste Voges calls herself a photographer, model, poet, romantic, purist, alien on her Twitter bio. She lives up to this by posting sometimes cryptic and never boring updates. I often wonder whether they come from her own creative imagination or whether she samples from the greats in history like Lord Byron, Alfred Lord Tennyson or perhaps Alexander Pope.
Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.) This is an important video for many reasons because she’s ultimately talking about self esteem. As a TED Fellow I’m very passionate about the variety of people they have featured on their stage. Please take a moment to look at more of the over 1,000 free TED Talks on their website.
Popular radio and television personality Bonang Matheba is excited at having made it into the list of Forbes Magazine’s 13 most influential artists in Africa and has promised to work harder to make her star shine brighter.
Of the 13, DJ Sbu, Trevor Noah and Matheba are the only South Africans who made the list. Other celebrities to make the list are Serge Ibaka, a Congolese basketball player who plays in the American National Basketball Association, Julius Onah, a Nigerian filmmaker, and Ajak Deng, a model from Sudan.
“I’m so honoured to have made the Forbes list. It was amazing,” Matheba said. “I never thought I’d ever make it to a Forbes list and being the only South African female to have made the list and to be among greats like Trevor Noah and DJ Sbu is an honour.
“Making the list contributes to a great start to the new year. Who knows what else is in store for the rest of the year?”
Matheba said she thought her work ethic and consistency had helped her earn a coveted spot on the list.
“There is also the fact that I am able to bounce back from hardships and tend to kick butt, so no one can tell me anything about attitude,” she said.
Noah made waves in the Unites States last year when he made appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the first South African comedian to do so.
DJ Sbu, real name Sibusiso Leope, has helped launch the music careers of artists such as Zahara and the late Brown Dash through the TS Records label.
Source: Nomaswazi Nkosi / Sowetan via I-Net Bridge
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