Fashion 101 with Liezel van der Westhuizen

Posted July 16, 2015 by in Fashion News

Liezel van der Westhuizen does Cape Town Chic!

Woman Online Magazine chats to the Mother City’s favourite it-girl about the hottest trends, New York Fashion Week and her latest obsession: Iggy Azalea’s shoe collaboration with Steve Madden.

Describe your style in 5 words: Colourful, bold, glamorous, fresh feminine

Who are your celeb style icons? Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Zoe Saldana, Lilly Collins.

How do you decide on what to wear for an event? I love dressing up for any event, I always look at the invite and then I get creative with trying to find a suitable outfit.


What is the one fashion trend you will never wear and why? I would never wear Yoga pants! With my long legs, I look terrible in them. (We agree to disagree! We wish we had her super toned legs.)

Must-have fashion item for winter? Any form of knitted thing. I love seeing items made of various wool. Hendrik Vermeulen showed off his designs made with Baby Mohair and Merino Wool at New York and Milan Fashion Week earlier this year.

Favourite fashion designers? Thula Sindi, Simon Rademan, David Thale, Hendrik Vermeulen,Gavin Rajah.

Your body looks amazing! How do you stay so fit and fabulous? I train at The Concept Studio in Cape Town, a high altitude cycling studio which allows me to train at 2900m above sea level without having to leave Capetown.

What is a typical day like in your life? It starts with an early morning swim before heading to KFM and then every day varies between photo shoots and Motivational Talks. Every second day I film a video for my Vlog.

Check out Liezel’s vlog:

Liezel-van-der-westhuizen-womanonlinePlease share one of your beauty secrets with us! I use a brand called DMK , I discovered it on a trip to New York last year and totally fell
inlove with it. I love DMK Foundation, it gives fantastic cover and it lasts all day.

Style motto? Be yourself and add your own flair to any fashion trend.

What do you do in your spare time – which is probably very limited? I love baking and spend free time baking for friends and family

Your favourite colours to wear right now? Cypress green / Gold or Mauve

Which celebrity closet would you love to have? Lady Gaga

Favourite item in your fashion closet! My Steve Madden –Iggy Azalea Colbolt Blue and White heels.




When eating out:
•           Craft Burger Bar
•           Breinassance
•           Butcher Shop
•           La Moette
•           Society Bistro

For the best coffee:
•           Deluxe
•           Truth
•           Bootleggers
•           Haas
•           Motherland


Click here to follow Liezel V on Twitter.

About the Author

Annette de Wet
Annette de Wet

Fashion & Beauty Editor. Just married. Loving the Capetonian lifestyle!


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