iamthenublack: Funeka Ngwevela

introduce yourself

My name is Funeka Ngwevela; I’m a 22yr old model and aspiring stylist from Johannesburg (South Africa). Second hand and vintage shops are the best things that have happened to my wardrobe. I love the 1920s and 1960s era. I am also into high fashion photography.

fav lyric from a song

I really love the sounds of the Parlotones. They’re a local band (South Africa). One of their songs I like the most is ‘perfect place’

“Tiny buttercup, won’t you take my hand?

Tiny buttercup, when you’re feeling sad

Life doesn’t go according to plan

Close our eyes, take each other’s hands

In a world filled with shades of grey

We’ll color it up and escape

To our perfect place.”

who and what inspires you?

My late grandmother had so much style and grace. I feel that I take after her cause nobody else in my family has/had an eye for good things such as fashion. I sometimes refer to the pictures for inspiration 🙂

icons past & present

Audrey Hepburn, Grace Jones, and Catherine Baba (a stylist from Paris) her work is inspiring. I would love to be where she is one day.

the nublack philosophy/mantra according to Funeka Ngwevela

With ambition, hard work, sheer determination and most importantly self-belief we can achieve anything. We should always strive to be different and make a mark in whatever way we can.

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