At Luxity, we’re all about supporting and celebrating empowered, stylish women. Since it’s Women’s Month we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to collaborate with some of our favourite independent and empowering ladies across South Africa!
We recently caught up with Melissa Magiera – one of South Africa’s hottest new modelling sensations. Making waves in the industry, Melissa won the title of Top Model South Africa 2018.
Having worked with top brands like Coco-Cola and Cell C – Melissa recently worked on a glamorous shoot with your one and only… Luxity!
August is an important month in South Africa. It is in this month that we discuss and place focus on this country’s women . We learn about their struggles, their empowering stories, and we celebrate women doing great things. In view of this, we wanted to find out more about Melissa and what this month means to her.
Chatting with Melissa Magiera…
Melissa believes that Women’s Month is a time for women to be celebrated! Celebrated for their hard work, accomplishments, strengths, and especially their differences. This month means a lot to her because she believes it acknowledges women in society and the vital role that they play.
She is of the opinion that Women’s Month should be focused on uplifting women – so they can inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Society should work hard towards providing women with equal rights and opportunities.
As a full-time model, Melissa knows that she needs to work hard to get to where she wants to be. She has clear goals set in sight for the next 2-5 years, and she’s determined to achieve them! She stays inspired as she’s passionate about doing what she loves. This provides her with the confidence that she needs to make it in the fashion world.
Becoming a role model…
Melissa hopes to become a role model for other girls as she tries to use her influence on social media in a positive light. Melissa comes from humble backgrounds and was raised in a single-parent household after her dad passed away when she was only 8. Her story is an inspiration for many and she wants other young girls to know that they too can achieve whatever they put their minds to!
“Women follow other women and if we can show each other how to be strong, confident, and powerful – we can make a difference”
She firmly believes that women need to pay each other more genuine compliments. According to her, compliments hold the power to uplift. Melissa is of the opinion that your struggles make you stronger. She believes that her struggles have allowed her to become empowered and achieve what she has.
When asked her what her dream luxury item is, and she mentioned a long list of Louis Vuitton handbags!
(Us too Melissa, us too)
We’ll be watching this power woman closely, and we can’t wait to see where her modelling journey takes her next!