How Ayanda Thabethe’s Hollywood costume got Kim Kardashian’s attention

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Ayanda Thabethe's creative costume idea was a hit with fans and celebs alike (Photo: Supplied)
Ayanda Thabethe's creative costume idea was a hit with fans and celebs alike (Photo: Supplied)

Halloween plaudits don’t come any bigger than this!

Ayanda Thabethe stole the local Halloween show with her collab with local fashion brand Cinnel. She recreated Kim Kardashian West’s KKW fragrance line photoshoot, where she channelled all three Kardashian sisters by dressing up as Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.

Her posts tagged the Kardashians and soon enough, Ayanda got the nod of approval from Kim K herself, a moment Ayanda says she will “cherish forever”.

“OMG THE BEST!!!!!!!” Kim tweeted when she reposted Ayanda’s pics.

The reality star and makeup mogul slid into Ayanda’s DMs where she wrote, “OMG Love this! Thank you so much for sending. You look amazing.”

Ayanda was thrilled, of course, and thanked her fans for helping her get Kim’s attention by reposting and tagging her pics.

“I’m so elated at the response that @kimkardashian gracefully gave me, the help from you guys in helping me reach her, and the overall love for this #halloween series!!! It’s insane. Thank you for the love!! I’m beaming!!!!!” These Mzansi celebs have also kept up with the Kardashians.

Jo-Ann Strauss 

In celebration of Kim Kardashian West's 40th birthday, Jo-Ann revealed a post from her archives showing her meeting the star. 

Bonang Matheba

Queen B hosted Kim and Khloé at a media lunch on their first visit to South Africa in December 2010.

Gert-Johan Coetzee 

Designer Gert-Johan has dressed local and international celebrities, including Kourtney. She graced the People’s Choice Awards’ red carpet wearing a strapless piece by Gert.

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