Kele Mogotsi: NEW YORK STYLE

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KM: Classy casual with edge.
ME: What’s your take on fashion trends and which one has been your favourite in the past 2 years?
KM: I’m all for trends as long as you don’t get so lost in them you lose your individuality. I think trends should enhance your personality, not define it. My favourite of seasons past: colour blocking (I love).
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ME: Do you believe personal style has a place / plays a role in your work (acting) ? If yes, how?
KM: Absolutely. I approach every character like I’m meeting a real, live person with a mind, personality and yes, style too. Style helps shape the character in my mind, helps me with my choices when I play them. It’s about, quite literally, getting into their shoes.
ME: What is that one particular trend / piece of clothing that you wish you could wear but feel you can’t?
KM: I really can’t pull off super short anything, unless at the beach. I have pretty long legs so on me it really just borders on ….!! 😉
ME: What fashion / style advice has carried you through the years?
KM: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory” – Coco Chanel.
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ME: Do you have an No Nonsense Item? If yes, do tell. (Defined here)
KM: Actually, my vintage leather jacket and/or my classic blazer because they complete almost any look. A floral floaty dress in spring, or the casual pair of jeans with a white t-shirt look etc. Yes, pretty much just anything.
ME: Any style icons? What do you admire about them?
KM: Tom Ford. He’s timeless yet current. Kerry Washington, because she always manages to keep her red-carpet looks sophisticated, feminine and glamorous.
ME: Thanks Kele, and all the best with your current and future projects.

Watch out for Kele’s upcoming project entitled ‘Casting Calls’, which is currently in pre-production. It’s a new web series she’s producing as well as featuring in. How Exciting!

Credits  Designer: Kim Mesches  Photography: Shanise Gibson  Styling: Symona Serna & Briann Alexis

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