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Vintage queen: an interview with Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

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Vintage queen: an interview with Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Vintage queen: an interview with Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

One autumn Sunday afternoon in a quest to rub shoulders with an enigmatic soul I commuted from my hood to Tembisa to go lure a lioness from her den.  My mission: to touch base with Dieketseng “Tsutsu” Magabane and learn more about this creative diva and where she gets her unique fashion sense and skill for styling. It is true that dynamite comes in small packages. Short and petite this sistah’s energy is palpable even on a day when most people are lazying around as I find her rounding-up a painting spree.

Tsutsu’s brainchild child, “Wonderment Garments” is a fashion and styling business specialising in vintage clothing. It was kick-started in March of 2012.  Her love for fashion is not a midnight fling. From her primary schools days where she became renowned for her quirky dress sense on Civvies days to 2011 where she opened a styling business with a close friend, this sistah has been embracing her passion for her art. It is her love for vintage that seems to run skin deep.  Vintage clothing is new or second hand garments originating from a certain era and are generally hard to find. Tsutsu finds her vintage clothes from her mother’s and granny’s closet, from other people’s granny’s (lol) and thrift shops. I marvel as she picks up a black and white pleat cashmere mini which she has basically bought for the price of rubber soled sandals! Vintage is truly priceless!  From her wardrobe she takes out a pencil skirt and shows me the button which is a replacement from the original one, “I am not afraid to style my clothes the way I want, I freestyle with clothes” she says quite candidly.

Her granny in her early twenties modelled for The Drum magazine now simply called Drum Magazine.  When she recounts the story of how her granny and her mother both inspired her fashion sense growing up I finally get it. Fashion must run in her blood! An engineering student and aspirant business woman, this creative artist is an anomaly with a vision who leads an expression-filled existence.  Check out Wonderment Garments Facebook group to find catalogue of clothing items on sale.

You may get more information and  pics from Facebook group (Wonderment Garments) :

https://www.facebook.com/#!/WondermentGarments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

Tsutsu of Wonderment Garments

You may get more information and  pics from Facebook group (Wonderment Garments) :

https://www.facebook.com/#!/WondermentGarments

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  • Im so filled with pride right now…a beautifully written article by a beautiful sistah about an equally beautiful soul. Its humbling to see young ladies going against all odds to achieve their dream. When the world is crumbling, their building it(one block at a time) with their talents. Loving the items…need to get myself sumin. Great job ladies.

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    Dynamite does come in small packages – so proud of u babes

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    Go for the jocular lioness!!!

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    WOW!!! Congrats Skattie!! Powerfull-Beautiful-Amazing-Inspiring 😀

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  • Im so filled with pride right now…a beautifully written article by a beautiful sistah about an equally beautiful soul. Its humbling to see young ladies going against all odds to achieve their dream. When the world is crumbling, their building it(one block at a time) with their talents. Loving the items…need to get myself sumin. Great job ladies.

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    Dynamite does come in small packages – so proud of u babes

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    Go for the jocular lioness!!!

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    WOW!!! Congrats Skattie!! Powerfull-Beautiful-Amazing-Inspiring 😀

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