However fashion as I now have come to learn, is what I was born to do. Before I knew it people called in to have me style their music videos. I worked with various artists such as Sibongile Khumalo, Judith Sephuma, Umanji, Magic System a French based group. Les Nubians, Lucky Dube and my personal favorite Lady Smith Black Mabhazo to name but a few.

The spin off from this were television adverts, I too was able to feature in one a detergent ad for Surf. As anyone in the arts would know word gets around, I soon started working on magazine gigs. I styled for a few magazines then became a fashion stylist for Soul magazine.

I worked in several movies and soaps in their wardrobe departments. Until I landed a position as the Head of Wardrobe for television soap called Generations, the biggest television shows on South African television. During that time I learnt a lot about women and clothing and the type of message I wanted to send out. I was able to get a lot of feedback from the viewers and from that I made a decision that I would no longer make clothes for make belief but rather for real life women.

That is how Gugulam came to life. In 2008 I decide to set up my own lifestyle brand. In September 2009 we launched at Sanlam South African Fashion Week. Gugulam means my treasure; we believe that everything that comes out of Gugulam is a little piece of our treasure to you.

Look out for Gugulam as we turn our brand into the brand of choice for cultures the world over.