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Interview with model Lee-Ann Roberts

„South African fashion will always be slightly behind as it follows European trends“

(Autor/ Editor: Ghassan Abid)

Deutsche Interview-Zusammenfassung:

Lee-Ann Roberts zählt zu den erfolgreichsten Models in Südafrika. Sie hat es auf das renommierte FHM Magazin geschafft – ein Traum vieler Models. Als stolze Südafrikanerin aus Durban erläutert sie, dass sie vom Modelscout Leon Cloete aus Johannesburg/Pretoria endeckt wurde. Genauso wie Jo-Ann Strauss vertritt Lee-Ann Roberts den Standpunkt, dass die südafrikanische Modebranche national und global betrachtet relativ unbedeutend ist. Vielmehr folgt die südafrikanische Szene den Trends Europa´s. Auch hinkt Südafrika bedingt durch die umgekehrte Jahreszeit zwischen Nord- und Südhalbkugel den europäischen Modeideen hinterher. Gleichzeitig untermauert sie, dass ein Model für diesen Job folgende Eigenschaften aufbringen sollte: Leidenschaft, Selbstbewusststein und Enthusiasmus. Deutschland wird Lee-Ann Roberts in diesem Jahr das erste Mal besuchen. Sie schätzt die Professionalität und Höflichkeit deutscher Kunden; und vor allem die trendige deutsche (Damen-)Oberbekleidung.

© Lee-Ann Roberts, a proud east coast model from Durban (Picture source:

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: We would like to welcome on „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“, the German Gateway to South Africa, Lee-Ann Roberts, model from Durban. Ms. Roberts, according to your website you are „a proud east coast girl“. What is South Africa standing for?

Answer: I am a proud East Coast girl indeed. I am from a small town Durban in South Africa, living along the sea side while growing up you cant get better than that. When i ask myself that question the first word that comes to mind is unity, how ever I love my country and I am proudly South African. Die Cape Town Fashion Week (CTFW) bewertet das Model als die kreativste Modeveranstaltung im Lande.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You have been discovered by Leon Cloete, a model scout from Johannesburg, who is known in South African media as „the Guy with the Eye“. When it happened and what was your first impression of this really unique situation?

Answer: Leon and I started speaking in about 2008, I flew up to Johannesburg to meet him and then things started happening from there. After that I went to Johannesburg for his Model Events at FTV where I was meant to be the draw card for the event at the time, was so much fun and so very new for me.

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2010sdafrika-editorial staff: In an interview with us from March 2011, your model colleague Jo-Ann Strauss commented the fashion scene in South Africa. She said, that fashion in South Africa is still taking „a small role but it’s growing.“ Are you in the same opinion, that South African fashion is still relatively trivial in national and global view?

Answer: I definitely agree with Jo-Ann, South African fashion will always be slightly behind as it follows European trends and we are a season behind.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Which fashion week is in South Africa the most important one and why?

Answer: I would say Cape Town Fashion Week (CTFW) as its the more creative hub of South Africa.

© Lee-Ann worked for the famous magazine FHM South Africa (Picture source:

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You have been worked for/ with several influential clients like FHM Magazine, Elle or Nokia. Which characteristics is representing your profession as model?

Answer: With my bubbly personality, confidence and enthusiasm I am able to interact with the clients to get my job done to the best I can with everyone being happy in the end.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Have you been already in Germany and which perception do you have from German fashion as well as German culture?

Answer: Unfortunately I have not been to Germany. It is definitely a country I would like to visit this year. I have worked for German clients and the garments are always trendy and the clients are always friendly and professional.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Which personal dreams would you like to realize?

Answer: I have been lucky enough to realize some dreams last year and I am very grateful and fortunate. I do have allot more dreams and goals on my list. My main dream is to carry on working hard, being successful, happy and make my mark in this world, as they say we all are here to do something.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Lee-Ann Roberts, model from the east coast of South Africa, thank you very much for this interesting interview!

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Fashion and Lifestyle Column by Sam Pegg

Fashion and Lifestyle Column by Sam Pegg

Homeless Party in Camps Bay

Each month, Sam from Cape Town will let us participate in her life and South African lifestyle.
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December/ January Edition, Part IV:

Well my gorgeous daaaaahlings in the snow………happy 2011……

I have been parting up a storm, in a tea cup, really …….feeding the homeless and working ……um ….on my tan!!!!!Hahahahahahahahahahaaa…..oh I do love the holidays!!

Ok …news…..There have been the most insane parties in our little ‘Cap’…..the rich and famous have uses our lovely ‘bay ‘to play in, for their breather ,from the skiing and snow……not to mention our yummy rich and famous locals and yes, a few flameless… [Can’t have it all so pretty…….. all the time]… have thrown a bit of a party.

Ok the news update…the MYLIFE CHRISTMAS PARTY was amazing we managed to have the best party in the wonderful Camps Bay, madenscove area…. 150 homeless children, caregivers and youths had a barbeque, were entertained and swam in a beautiful environment….then took home a Christmas package that was filled with food and toiletries and and and……yeah it was way cool…..


© MYLIFE christmas party , Madenscove , Camps Bay

© 25 th December homeless feeding program, MYLIFE

So much so the Christmas spirit was continued on Christmas day ….we fed 250 homeless in the city centre…..lunch and a little present and a lot of hugs and love……this is the part of my job as a councillor, I do love ….if anyone would like to support my very special organisation pls go onto and donate!!!! I would really appreciate all donations…and a whole lot of mwahs sent your way……

And I have found a new little bar that I quite enjoy….away from the hustle and bustle in Sunset beach area [hotttttttt kite surfers….oh yummmmmmmm] Southpole…..uber cheap cocktails and great live music on a Sunday night ….fun…..

Oh ja….the wheel of excellence in the waterfront is amazing…..ok so I went on the day that the south easter was blowing…..and I thought our little bubble would , well ….blow away , like a bad woody Allen movie….can’t remember the name …..When he was in the bubble suit…aaaaany way….. Great way to look at the mother city


© the 'girls' at the paaaarty!!

Season is in full swing with shoots , still and movie , on nearly every beach and street corner….so pretties…..pull in ….there is $$$$$$$$ to be made …………chatzes

Voila la news

I love you all more than all the world…..God bless you and keep you

Love always, Sam Pegg

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Glamour, Celebs and MylifE

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November Edition, Part III:

Well is getting hot in the mother city and the glamsters are hot to trot!!!!

Starting off with the ever popular little black book…now this is THE list to be on this season…..daaaaarling Marina Nestel and her fab, hot, crew are just THE party organisers of note….and hold the key to the best kept party list in Cape Town…..the ever fabulaaaas One & Only group, in conjunction with, the little black book, Fabiani, Chivas Regal and Callahan put on ‘the fashion party of the year’……but truth be told…..I have a feeling there will be maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany more…… it was just too much fun for there not to be!!!!!

© red carpet @ one & only fabiani chivas party by 'the little black book''

….AND SPOTTED THERE WERE………., Anna Field [pushing daises fame] and Raoul Bova [Under The Tuscan Sun], Chef Nobu Matsuhisa [flew in from NYC just for the party!!!!!]….and MOI!!!!!…………..Your pulse into the Mother City, Cape Town, hot or …sooooooooooooo not!!!! And let’s just say……JA…..

This the season to be jolly so my darling friend Amanda De WAAL and I´m doing a Christmas drives for the children of the NGO ORG. this org helps street children with life skills and opportunity…..pls go onto their site and see if your heart feels warmed to this cause and DONATE!!!!

Pls….your Euros, no matter how small, can make a huge difference to these children’s lives……I am a patron to them and have been told that there Christmas wish is to be in the countryside and have a little quiet……can you imagine…….so my darling friend , Tony Martin[ Oscar winner , wig master of the famed movie from Mike Leigh , Topsy Turvy] and his husband ,Rosh have offered their west coastal farm, Nirvana , to host this amazing lunch/braai/barque…….and let me tell you …there are Michelin chefs that have come out of the mylife headquarters so…… doll……………I will be eating …..Well…. like the princess I think I am, really………. and now looking to get the busses and food and and and to be sponsored and placed into the best, evaaa ‘Christmas wish list’ that these wonderful children and youths deserve……imagine to have been born into the unfortunate geography, the streets of Cape Town, as your beginning in life……… these brave little warriors that survive through heinous crimes committed unto them each and every day of their life……..

© PICTURES of success stories from MYLIFE ORG


‘’come my babies of this mother city , ‘’mommy’s going to get you a day off from all this ……mommy is going to do her hardest to let you just , exhale ………….and take in the daisies……….. Even if it is just for one day’’…… Tanie Sam and Amanda

Oh and the best place for me at the moment ……. the beach grand in Granger Bay……filet , the best fries…….and the grand bubbly….hmmmmm……I do love my life….huuuuuu!

© the beach grand


Love always, Sam Pegg

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