Mpumi Ngwenya-Tshabangu.
Mpumi Ngwenya-Tshabangu.
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Essential beauty potions? A good sheet mask is a definite biweekly must. I’m also obsessed with the Capture Youth Glow Booster age-delay illuminating serum from Dior. I can’t go on without it, and my Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Lastly, the best investment anyone can make for their skin is collagen. I’m currently taking the Motherkind version and good old 1,000mg vitamin C.

Favourite perfume? It really depends on the occasion. My top everyday perfume is Ex Nihilo’s Sweet Morphine and my holiday choice is Givenchy L’Interdit. The floral notes are perfect for that.

Building everyone should visit before they die? The Palatine Chapel in Palermo, Sicily. The patterns inside this sanctuary are breathtaking and you can even spot one or two of your favourite Dolce & Gabbana Sicily collection prints, which are inspired by the beautiful city.

Sweet Morphine by Ex Nihilo.
Sweet Morphine by Ex Nihilo.
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Essential tech? My Macbook Pro. My whole life is on there — from my clothing store to my writing, designs, and brand ideas. It’s one piece of equipment that services all the work I do.

Best place to eat out? I found an absolute gem last year, Les Créatifs in Bryanston. The menu changes every month so currently everything is my favourite.

Dream purchase? A Lamborghini Urus in black. It’s such a beautiful car.

Currently reading? We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

All-time favourite luxury brand? I have a few, but if I had to pick, it would be Chanel. Every collection is timeless. Not a lot of brands have been able to produce chic items so consistently.

Design inspiration? I’m fortunate to be in the advertising industry as a creative director. I draw a lot of my inspiration from other creatives around me, where I grew up, our beautiful country — which has allowed me to tell authentic stories in the work I create.

Listening to? Andrea Bocelli and then Beyoncé and then Andrea Bocelli again. Weird, I know!

Artists you’ve got your eye on? Zwelethu Machepha and Fhatuwani Mukheli.

Ideal way to spend a Sunday morning? Breakfast with my husband. No phones, just us, food, and some mimosas.

Mpumi Ngwenya-Tshabangu is currently listening to Beyoncé.
Mpumi Ngwenya-Tshabangu is currently listening to Beyoncé.
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Book you’d take to a desert island? Art: The Definitive Visual Guide by Andrew Graham-Dixon. I could never get tired of looking at art.

Series you’ve been bingeing? I’ve just finished Fargo, which was beautifully shot and directed.

Your fashion icon? Donyale Luna. She was also the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue in 1966.

Donyale Luna on the cover of British Vogue in 1966.
Donyale Luna on the cover of British Vogue in 1966.
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When travel resumes as normal, where would you immediately book a ticket to? If the F1 calendar resumed it would be whichever city that’s in first. If not, we would head to the Bahamas — our trip there was cancelled because of Covid-19.

Next on your list of must-have items? A black calfskin Dior tote. I have the blue Oblique Embroidery tote — it’s my everyday bag. It’s been the second-most convenient bag I’ve bought to date; it’s even taken over the Louis Vuitton Neverfull’s place.

First thing that goes in your grocery cart? Crème fraiche.

Favourite city in the world? Johannesburg! It’s a melting pot of creativity, luxury, and culture.

An indulgence you would never forgo? A monthly spa day and high tea for myself, alone. It really helps me realign.

 From the July issue of Wanted 2020.

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