With Ntombi Moyo
Stylist / Creative Director
A chat with one of our favourite stylist, Ntombi Moyo.
q: Who is Ntombi Moyo?
A: Ntombi Moyo is still becoming but definitely moulding into a woman that establishes her own lane and sticks to her own devices. She loves to create in peace and bring joy to others through collaborations and encounters. A quiet but loud individual. Ntombi is passionate about representation, womanhood and fashion.
q: What came first for you? Fashion, styling or creative direction and how do you blend the three together?
A: I would say the love for fashion came first. It progressed to styling because I wanted to see how particular fashion pieces looked on particular people. Creative direction then became necesarry because the entire look is affected by the hair and makeup styles, the photography or cinematography approaches too. It is now all inclusive and each component needs the other.
q: What have been some of the highlights of your career so far?
A: A massive highlight for my career is branching out from creating under a fashion photography studio (which produces amazing work) but to be able to work soley for myself and retain the credits to my work, build a name for myself and control the direction of my creative energy has been truly liberating.
q: Who would you most like to collaborate with and why?
A: There are so many people I would love to collaborate with. From fashion photographers, models, hair and makeup artists, fashion labels to artists. If I had to pick, I would love to style Slick Woods!
q: How important do you think it is to have a business-related degree to achieve success in your field?
A: I have a degree in Business Management which I rely on throughout my daily business decisions. It has been immensely beneficial for me. I feel that it enables me to perform more roles for myself that I would potentially have needed to hire someone else for their insight or general consultation/advice. That said, I do also know of many successful business owners who do not have academic degrees.
q: What's the best business advice you have ever been given and how have you applied it to your career?
A: The best business advice I have been given is to get a good tax system in place early. I have an amazing lady who specialises in doing taxes for creatives and makes the whole process easy for me.
q: Fast forward to 5 years from now, where are we likely to find you and what will you be doing?
A: I would love to own a fashion magazine and have a production company with all-inclusive services of styling, photography, cinematography and HMU.