Interview with Ngugi Vere

Interview with Ngugi Vere

The INECTO team was out at Soweto Fashion Week and got a chance to chat to its Creative Director, Ngugi Vere who chatted about his role at Soweto Fashion Week and a little bit more about his journey in fashion. Who is Ngugi? Ngugi Vere, aka Velly, is a young creative entrepreneur from Zimbabwe who has a creative flair in fashion, acting and design. Two things that describe me are God and Fashion. Basically, I’m not me without God. Tell us more about your background and love for fashion? I have no fashion education but my love for fashion started at the age of 5. I used to choose my own clothes when I went shopping with my late mum, and I would style myself for school. Since primary school everyone has said I’m the best dressed anywhere, at any time. I moved from Zimbabwe to SA in search of greener pastures. These didn’t come as green as expected as I was jobless for two to three years. Where did your fashion career begin? During my time in SA when I was hunting for greener pastures I met a man called Max Moyo, who is a motivational speaker and now my life coach. We did a purpose assessment and we discovered I’m passionate about fashion and creativity, but we didn’t know what I should be since I had no fashion educational background. Well, I tried to get an internship from local fashion gurus but none of them were willing to hire me. So I started teaching myself through the internet and began my own creative shoots and blogging. One...
Punk Your Haircut!

Punk Your Haircut!

I may not be a hairstylist or an expert but I know that a person is defined by their sense of style or hairstyle. Nothing makes a woman look good more than a brand spanking new haircut that really works with her personality. Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Do I agree with that? Hell yeah! A classy haircut transforms the simplest female into a glamorous lady. In the past two years we’ve seen women like Chrisette Michelle, Nandi Mngoma and Lupita Ny’ongo changing haircuts and adding colour to their hair.  My little secret to a good haircut is adding colour to your hair. There is nothing as beautiful as a woman who uses hair colour that complements her skin. If you know me personally you’ll know that I’m a vivacious person who can gladly say that my cherry red hair says it all. Having virgin hair is not only refreshing, but it also allows a person to play around with colours. I can have blonde hair today and in a week or two decide to go blue black without having to worry that much. Depending on your skin tone, I always suggest that light skinned women use Inecto Better Blonde and the darker ladies use Inecto Cherry Red. Wondering why you should choose Inecto Cherry Red? Well, I read an article on Cosmopolitan magazine where a psychologist said that the colour red stimulates decision making skills. I hope you ladies won’t have a problem choosing a haircut. What might be difficult is choosing which Inecto colour to use....