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Meet Vanessa Chilimanzi Fashion and Beauty Blogger From Zimbabwe

Posted On : July 12, 2018

Oscar Alochi

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I’m Vanessa Chilimanzi, also known as Nessah or Mis_Nessah. I am a Fashion and Beauty Blogger (www.misnessah.com) based in Johannesburg but I am originally from Zimbabwe.

I have been blogging for almost 3 years now and it is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done. What is the primary focus of your blog? Fashion. Fashion that not only focuses on the outward appearance but the kind that inspires and encourages self love and acceptance. I try to help women from all walks of life realise that there is no need to break the bank in order to look good and conservative dressing is a thing to be proud of.

How would you describe your style?

Vanessa Chilimanzi : Simple. I really take the term, “less is more” literally when I put my looks together.

Name five beauty products you can’t live without?

  • Foundation (NYX Total Control Drop Foundation)
  • Mascara (Essence Extreme Volume & Curl)
  • Nude Lipstick (NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream-London)
  • Highlighter (Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit)
  • Makeup Remover (Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm)

What’s your Favorite fragrance?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  Black Opium by Yvest Saint Laurent

Best place to eat out in Zimbabwe?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  It’s embarrassing how I am out of touch but I think my favourite will always be the chicken place at Avondale Shopping Centre (I forgot the name).

What do you prefer Blog or YouTube?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  YouTube.

What’s your take on Kenya Fashion Industry?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  I will admit that I am not well informed on the Kenya Fashion Industry, however, I have come to realise that Kenyans are open to working with other Africans in getting Fashion to another level on the continent.

I have personally received so much love and acceptance from Kenyan bloggers and I appreciate it. It’s nice to know that fellow Africans in the fashion industry can support each other and cheer each other on. It says something about Kenyans.

How can you rate Africa fashion and what’s your reason?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  Wow! Over the years we have progressed as a continent and now with a significant number of our designers showcasing at international shows, Fashion Bloggers working with international brands we are certainly on the road to greater things in the Fashion Industry.

We are not yet at the top but we are working our way there.

Your Favorite travel destination?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  It’s between Paris and Milan. I can’t choose. I have never visited either but still they are the faves lol.

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever received?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  Less is always more! This is a fact of life.

What was your most exciting moment since being an influencer?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  The moment I received my first email to collaborate with a brand that I really love. I don’t think anything will ever top that.

Who takes your pics?

Vanessa Chilimanzi :  If not my photographer, it’s my blogger friends.

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