Pearl Modiadie on her career & evolving style


Zaziwa and Metro FM’s Pearl Modiadie has stayed on top of her game. She opens up about work and shares beauty tips. Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.54.01 PM How has the experience on Zaziwa been so far? Zaziwa has been an incredible part of my career. It’s fulfilling to see an idea coming to life and having people enjoy the final product on TV. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows behind the scenes, all in the name of producing a quality TV show. As a team we’ve grown from strength to strength over the years and the number of viewers has now reached four million! One of the highlights includes the wonderful guests who open their hearts to millions of South Africans every week. Who have been some of your favourite guests? Everyone brings with a different vibe and energy. Everyone’s story is unique which makes it incredibly difficult to have favourites. What I enjoy the most, however, are people who are honest and open about who they really are outside of what they do for a living. I appreciate having those kinds of connections on the show. Besides Zaziwa, what else are you working on? I’m the associate producer for the programme, and I cohost a lunchtime show with Amon Mokoena on Metro FM. Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.54.38 PM Let’s talk style and beauty. Please describe your style now vs back then when you were on Sisterhood. Back then I loved anything and everything that screamed punk rock. I wore a lot of black and enjoyed jeans and t-shirts (which I still do, I just dress them up now). Now I dress like a lady. I love in dresses, pencil skirts and suits, or skinny jeans paired with shirts and heels. I do, however, have days that call for sneakers and a cap. I’m very versatile when it comes to style. The only difference is that I now have a stylist who helps me put together my looks. It also all depends on what the occasion calls for. What are your style tips for the winter season?

  • Firstly, keep warm!;
  • Understand your body type so you’re able to wear clothes that fit you properly. A bad fit can ruin a perfectly good outfit;
  • Don’t change your style to accommodate fashion trends – they come and go; and
  • Invest in a good warm coat, boots, scarves, gloves and leggings.
And beauty tips? The cold weather often leaves our skin dry, so invest in a good long-lasting face and body moisturiser. It’s great to switch up your make-up during this season – a great foundation with a bit more moisture will leave you with a good summer glow in winter! The 3-step regime – wash, tone and moisturise – rule still applies in winter.
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