Ever wondered who the people are behind your favorite Mag? Well, don’t worry because we got you. Get to know the team behind GLAMOUR below:
I'm a 2-metre-tall string-bean of a human and all-round lover of style, beauty, fashion, music and art. No, I was never a basketball player. That would have made sense. Instead I gravitated towards gymnastics, which I outgrew the second my feet touched the ground when holding on to the high-bar, and Latin American dancing, which I won several awards for as a child. Today I'm still the first- and last-person throwing shapes on any dance floor, though my style has changed somewhat to resemble the movement of the inflatable noodle man you sometimes see flapping his arms outside a second-hand car dealership. I am the Group Fashion Director at Condé Nast, which makes me a stylist and visual creative who occasionally writes, takes photos and manages a small team of super talented fashion editors towards the unified goal of giving you the best fashion the country has to offer, pictured in the most exciting and cutting edge kind of way. I studied Film and Media production. I have always loved storytelling, wardrobe and set design. Over the years this passion evolved into what I do now. Fashion was the furthest thing from my mind when I was a student. In fact, I didn't like it at all. I was a barefoot, long-haired hippy who made his own clothes and dowsed himself in patchouli oil. My fashion awakening happened in South Korea when a friend of mine (a fashion designer) took me on a tour of her studio. Her business model was based on up-skilling women who escaped from abusive environments to teach them to become self-sufficient. This changed the way I thought about fashion and I've subsequently. I previously worked for GQ for 7 years before doing a 2-year sabbatical at Superbalist. This is now my 4th week in my new job as Group Fashion Director for GQ and Glamour.
The best part about my job is that it: First and most exciting thing has been watching my peers grow and transform into the most extraordinary and super successful human beings. And of course, seeing so many South African creatives receive international recognition for their work. This makes me realise that what we do in magazines, no matter how small our part may be in assisting creatives along their path towards finding their audience, is all very worthwhile and totally necessary. The second part, of course, is meeting extraordinary human beings who inspire me and then playing dress up with them. It's a lot of fun.
I'm a Jo’burg girl who moved to Cape Town 4 years ago to pursue my dreams in the Fashion industry, and I haven't looked back since. I'm GLAMOUR's Fashion Editor (As well as GQ's Fashion Editor) Wow, so much! Briefly, the Fashion Department conceptualizes and produces all the fashion pages you see in the magazine. Within that, there's a lot of admin, a lot of creativity, hard work, working with people across the board, managing a team and having a lot of fun while we do it! I studied Fashion at LISOF in Johannesburg, qualifying with a BA in Fashion Design, with distinction in Trend Analysis. I've been with GLAMOUR for the last year a half. The best part of my job includes being on set and shooting is where I'm happiest. Working with my team - creatives, bringing your talents together to produce pure magic is just the best. And seeing it come to life in the physical magazine is just the cherry on top.
I am a Fashion Assistant and received a Vogue Fashion Certificate at the Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design in London. I have been working at GLAMOUR since 2016 and the best part of my job is seeing the finished product/magazine after all the hard work.
I'm 28 and am the Group Managing and Syndication Editor at Condé Nast. I've always known that I wanted to work in the magazine industry, at GLAMOUR specifically. My big sister was a GLAMOUR consumer and I'd always borrow her issues and daydream about seeing my name on the masthead. I got my undergraduate degree in English and Linguistics and then went on to complete my Honors degree in Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape. I've been with Condé Nast for five years now and started out as the editorial intern. The thing I love most about this job is getting to interact and be involved with all the departments that make our brands a success, my colleagues - we work amazingly well together, forming networks with the Condé Nast titles around the globe and just seeing the physical product come together and to actually hold it in my hands.
I’m 26-year-old newish-Capetonian. I started my career in newspapers and gradually made the switch to the magazine industry – a move I haven’t regretted once. I studied Linguistics and Journalism at Stellenbosch University with the goal of one day becoming a magazine editor. I’m getting there, surely but slowly. In my spare time I am an avid pole dancer and enjoy a good hike when Cape Town's weather behaves itself. I am a Managing and Syndication Editor at GLAMOUR and have been here for 4 months. The best part of my job includes my colleagues, the incredible content, and meeting interesting people from all over the world. Definitely the amazing colleagues, incredible content, and meeting interesting people from all over the world.
Having worked in lifestyle publishing for eight years, I’ve dabbled in a bit of everything: project management, journalism, editing, digital, events, travel and content strategy. Before I started at GLAMOUR, I used to be the deputy editor of Runner’s World and have contributed towards numerous other magazines. I am a Senior Copy Editor and studied Communication Studies with Journalism Studies at Sheffield Hallam University in England. I have been with GLAMOUR Since April 2019. The best of my job is people. I owe many of my skills to the valuable lessons the people I work with have taught me. I'm also passionate about sharing inspirational women's stories honestly and sensitively, in a way that resonates with readers.
I am the Art Director for GLAMOUR; therefore, I am responsible for the look and feel of the brand. I studied Graphic Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and graduated in 2012. The first time around, I was at GLAMOUR for a year and a half. I then moved abroad for a year, and when I returned at the start of this year, I was thankfully asked back as a freelance and have been permanent again since September. What I enjoy about my job is that I get to collaborate with different departments, and therefore different points of view on a daily basis. As a creative, I can’t function doing the same old thing, so I thrive when interacting with multiple opinions and feedback. Also, seeing the end product is always a rush!
Like salt and pepper, I enjoy a combination of both the Arts and Music, and to me that's the best of both worlds, along with saying, I am a bit of a foodie (at least in my mind). After being with the company over 3 years, working under the incredible team and brand of GQ, I was privileged enough to join forces with the GLAMOUR team 9 months ago as their designer. I graduated at Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a Bachelors Degree of Technology in Graphic Design, 2013, and have never regretted my decision working in the field. Being with GLAMOUR has been quite an adjustment, but I enjoy the challenge which comes with it, the team has always been supportive of one another, and it’s always such a pleasure seeing the end results of each issue going out (even when most times, we forget which month we are actually in). A bunch of fun-loving, but mostly crazy people bringing you the next best thing.
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I am a lover of writing and creating stories since I was old enough to put crayon to paper. I graduated with a BA in Media & Writing and Film & TV Studies from the University of Cape Town. Then joined GLAMOUR 5 months ago with 6 years experience in the publishing industry that was primarily business orientated. For me the best part of working at GLAMOUR is having the freedom to create content around my own interests and learning new things about industries I was unfamiliar with before, such as fashion and beauty.
I'm a content producer for Glamour and my job entails interviewing people on various topics, attending events and writing features. I have a BA in Media and Writing from UCT and I’ve been at GLAMOUR for five months. I got introduced to the media industry eight years as an editorial intern at Reuters. I've also worked at eNCA and Caxton Magazines as a content producer and journalist. My love for words landed me in print because this is where I get to be creative, as I enjoy the process of crafting a story and seeing it come to life. What I love most about my job is telling stories that shape how women see and feel about themselves. I'm here for representation, inclusivity and black girl magic. What a time to be alive!
I run the beauty show ;) at GLAMOUR and studied Journalism and Media Communications. I have been with the mag for 2 and a half years. The best part of my job is being able to educate women from all walks of life about beauty from the inside out.