Award winning media personality Relebogile Mabotja talks love on Valentine's Day.
We all need Erre to breathe. But whilst that is the case, we all need love to live. We can all share a good story of a bad Valentine… But we won’t. We will share the love we do have. In all forms and feelings and expressions.
Love of Love
The idea of love and love itself can be worlds apart. Whilst one can be the hope for fantasies in real life, the other can be the reality of pleasant surprises in the ugliest of moments where love is not pretty. It just is. Beautifully real it is.
Love of Self
The hardest and deepest of them all. For some it’s spoken words not actually felt. For others it’s thoughts not actually expressed. The most important love of all that really dictates the love of all else and all others.
Love of Beard
What is it about hair? Or anything that grows from us and is constantly felt and desired? What is it about it wanting to be caressed? To be groomed and stroked... Be it on the face, on the head or down below, these natural extensions of self are expression…
Love of Pink
Underneath the tones and palettes of skin and colours, we find we are all pink inside. No matter who we are. No matter how we are. No matter where we are. We are all pink. We are all same and we are all love.
Love of Joy
Whilst chasing happiness in the midst of pain, exhaustion, hopelessness, despair and general adulting, we delight in the moments of utter joy. Even better when they are spent with the one you adore….
Love of Skin
How great it is to find oneself in the freedom of one’s own skin. The few moments untouched and unphased by shame and cold. Whilst exposed to the dangers of the world and of the heart, our very first outfit in this world remains one of our greatest physical fascinations. Your outer shell and protector yet soft, sensitive, intense and beautiful. You learn to love it with its evolving stages and learn to love it even more when touched, kissed, caressed and worshipped. But mostly you love it when it’s yours next to mine...
Photographer: Francois Pistorius
Relebogile love interest: Ofentse Boloko
Make-Up: Anna Lorraine Gwiba
Creative Direction: Carina Louw and Natasha Jaume
Assistant: Obakeng Mogafe
Location: Milner Fashion House