Jackie Burger is the epitome of inspiring. Generous of spirit, she has a captivating grace and energy. As the former editor of Elle magazine in SA, she knows a thing or two about style and creating an empowering environment for women. Her new solo venture, Salon 58, will be just that, motivated by the essence of Coco Chanel, with her maverick outlook and conviction.

Jackie Burger
Jackie Burger
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Jackie Burger will host live-content magazines with curated elements that aim to bring women together in an environment that cultivates collaboration. Each month, Salon 58, inspired by 17th-century Parisian salons, will host various brands and speakers that encourage women to find their authentic signature selves. You don’t get more authentic than Burger’s own sense of style. 

Her fashion education was trying on vintage jackets and shirts and discovering the joys of men’s brogues, weighted textiles and slow-perfected tailoring without any of the short cuts. An incidental shopper with a curious nature, she always keeps an eye out for special finds although more often than not, they find her.


A Mille Collines trench coat discovered at African Fashion Week. It has just the right hint of safari with its generous pockets and ticks her love for detail with its suggestions of metallic. The 1970s vintage silk skirt was remade to update the cut and its metallic threading brings the rest of her classic outfi t together. The leather belt was a find from Paris and is the perfect example of how simple luxuries and versatile lines make all the difference.

The Lanvin shoes found her and were a gift. The Louis Vuitton bag is an understated staple. Burger believes you should never compromise on quality when it comes to basics like bags, shoes and sunglasses. A lover of subtle highlights and strong items made with care, Burger accessorised the ensemble with a Pichulik cuff and Celine sunglasses.


I enjoy good restaurants with a view, seasonal produce and great wines, such as the restaurant at Waterkloof. I also love botanical gardens with tearooms: The Company’s Garden in Cape Town; Stellenbosch Botanical Garden and Vergelegen Estate.


The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolengi and Sami Tamimi. salon58.co.za.

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