My first year at varsity was the worst! I didn’t attend Orientation week so I didn’t know what getting into university meant. I basically winged my first year. I didn’t know how important tests were or how I had to attend 80% of my classes! I didn’t know what ODS (Office of the Dean of Students) was. It was hard but nonetheless I managed to push through. My main point is, if I could turn back time, I would have prevented a lot of things from happening.
In this edition we speak fashion, fashion and more fashion. We explore the difference between style and fashion, the body standards in fashion and we catch up with a few industry players.
Gracing our cover this month is the talented fashion designer who has showcased internationally, representing our culture in his execution. Deon Mathias aka Deon Angelo is shot by Tuva Wolf Studios for our June cover.
Every time someone meets me for the first time (without having known me off social media already), they are always almost shocked that I am not as fashionable as they imagined the “editor” of Monochrome Magazine would be. Someone once actually said “I thought you’d be like a Leah Misika.”
Summer bodies are made in winter. That’s what they said. This is why we dedicated our May issue to reminding us of what we should be getting up to this winter, which is getting/staying fit.
Being a mother is considered one of the most rewarding full-time jobs one can ever “sign up” for. For others, it happens completely planned and anticipated, for others it happens unexpectedly and for others, life hands them the job. Regardless of how you come to experience it, one thing for sure is that it’s a blessing to be part of the journey of raising and shaping another person’s life. But make no mistake; it is also one of the most taxing jobs. Every woman is genetically designed to conceive and give birth but not every woman can be a mother. So one must never underestimate the sacrifice anyone makes when they embark on this journey.
We dedicated the month of March to Feminism.
If you are planning a wedding or would just like to see other beautiful Namibian love stories then the Namibia Wedding Magazine is what you need to be reading. Their 7th edition is currently out in selected stores, we caught up with the two power women behind it.
Sundays have become such an exciting day for me to look forward to. Instead of sleeping in, I wake up and try to use the day to its fullest potential. Finding inspiration, exploring my surroundings, getting new perspective on things around me.
Taking the DJ scene by storm is the coolest pair of female Djs, who go by the name of “Afroberries”. First ladies of the decks if you will.
We caught up with the duo, Dj Alba and Dj Maggz, to find out a little more about how it all started and what we can expect from them this year.