Nomalanga is steadily making her mark in the entertainment industry. Originally from the KwaZulu-Natal south coast city of Port Shepstone, the 22-year-old All Access presenter and Gagasi FM radio personality says she has a love for the fashion vanguard and she maintains a chic and cool style.
My style is very much street style. It’s retro, sometimes sexy and pretty, but most of the time it’s chic. It’s unique to me, I always dress for me.
I love my personal style. I always try to make [sure] authenticity, originality and comfortability are prevalent in my style.
The one accessory I can’t live without is my hair, that’s my signature look. I got the wig from O’Naturals wigs and I love it! I feel like it’s an extension of my character and personality; people can tell a lot about me from the way I choose to wear my hair.
My hair is a reference point for me. Sometimes when I see an outfit I think of how it would be enhanced by my hair. I generally love afros – in all sizes, shapes and form – I don’t find [them] limiting at all.
I draw inspiration from the internet. I love it because it allows us to think for ourselves. There is a variety of blogs, sites and celebrities you can draw inspiration from. I also love Solange, Erykah Badu and Oroma Elewa. I draw inspiration from brands like Balmain, Marc Jacobs – I like how they play around with textures and fabrics.
Before buying an item, I access its versatility. The item has to be versatile because I don’t buy a lot. I can buy an expensive pair of shoes because I can do a lot with it. The price also plays a factor in whether I buy [an item] or not. Lastly, does the item resonate with me? I always make sure the clothes I buy are a reflection of me.
Three items every woman should have are:
- A crisp white shirt
- A good pair of jeans – you can do so much with jeans
- A plain white T-shirt