Keke Motloung’s idea to launch her own brand, Dipo Kreations, commonly known as Keke Beads came about when she was under poet and musician Ntsiki Mazwai’s mentorship.
“While under Ntsiki’s mentorship for two years, I learnt how to make creative unique pieces. I told myself that one day I would own a jewellery brand,” she said.
Motloung says one of the most valuable lessons she learnt from Mazwai was to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to put a price on your work. “I learnt to always remain true to myself and not devalue myself and my craft,” she says.
While juggling a busy career in PR at DNA Brand Architects, she still manages to look sartorially sophisticated and effortlessly chic on a daily basis. We caught up with Athi as she revealed her style influences, her make-up faves and how she defines style.
How would you describe your style aesthetic?
Classics that are interesting, have a great fit, and will never go out of style. I love neutral colours.
Where did you get your sense of style?
My style just developed over the years, there have been different aesthetics that I played with before I eventually found my sweet spot!
Developer Martin Venter’s dream of his family being settled in a home in the Cape winelands was realised in 2001, when Val de Vie Estate came to life at the foot of the Berg River in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. This luxury family estate has since come to be known as the “Valley of Life”. Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, on the other hand, first saw the light of day in 1833. Polo, the Sport of Kings, has brought these world-renowned luxury brands together.
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