Em Models’s Mmina Gaebonwe presented the first ever Models and Creatives Workshop. The Johannesburg based model hosted the event to create a platform where models, photographers, media and other creatives in the industry could interact and discuss ways to grow the industry.


The host, Mmina Gaebonwe

The day`s programme constituted of interactive talks from models based both in Botswana and South Africa and various creatives based in Botswana.

South African based model Jessica imparted knowledge to the attendees about the trials and tribulations of being a working model.



Thapelo Letsebe shared his story on being a creative (fashion blogger and stylist) in Botswana and highlighted the importance of perseverance, especially in our slowly growing fashion and creative industry.



Thapelo Letsebe

Gwen Isaacs spoke about her craft as a makeup artist and how she used her passion and skills to start her own business and launch The Lush Lifestyle located at Masa Square.

Gwen Isaacs

Gwen Isaacs

The day was not all talks by invited industry experts, guests had time to mingled, share experiences, network, had nibbles, sundowner-cocktails and of course took a selfie or too. I must add that the attendees brought their style a-game.


Miss Botswana 2015 princess and model, Peggy looking elegant in sequin, minimal accessories and simple and neat hairstyle.

Designer,Chandida with 2 guests dorning her designs

Designer,Chandida with 2 guests dorning her designs

They definetly caught our eye

They definetly caught our eye


Pristine photographer, One, always finds her way to the front of the lens, working this little black number.


Letsema, our make up artist was also there. She worked her magic on the host’s face for the event. Ever so daring fashion statements.

After lunch we were treated to a fashion show by Alice and Theresa Jonas whose garments graced the runway as soft Sunday ballads serenated us. The designer duo also dressed the host, Minna for all her multiple outfits of the day.


4936The designers

Alice and Theresa

Alice and Theresa

Nomuzi, from South Africa performed for the guests and the dj ensured there was no dull moment.



...with the host

…with the host

DjAll in all it was a great Sunday afternoon overlooking Gabs from our venue Sky lounge. A relaxed Sunday filled with advice, fashion and modelling tips, encouragement, good music and of course networking.

Pristine team with the host. Myself,Tumie andphotographer One

Pristine team with the host. Myself, Tumie and photographer One

4762Hope to see you all at next year`s event.

Yours in Fashion

Tumie Nthutang

Photos by: One Motlhabane