Feature Image: Anke Gabler
Meet the German South African beauty whose crowned with a golden afro and armed with killer fashion instincts- Anke Gabler, who’s also recognised under the alias of @missankeg on the Instagram. This proud Jozi girl is no stranger to our television screens, large scale runways and local magazine covers and amongst an entire list of fabulous things.
We spent some time ‘chatting’ many weeks ago as best as we possibly could in the midst of tight schedules and life’s other pressing demands. Through all the chaos however, one thing that remains absolutely indisputable about the kind-hearted Anke, it’s that the world of fashion and Anke Gabler go together as well as sugar does with cake.
Now, if you’ve ever wanted to know more about the gorgeous cover girl who’s always on your tv screens, we’ve got you and ten insights that reveal so much more than her mysterious green eyes.
How old are you?
“I am 25”
Which city were you born in and where do you currently live?
“I was born and raised in Johannesburg and still live here- it’s home.”
What is your history in fashion?
“I am a creative, and I’ve always expressed myself through fashion. I got a BA degree in the science of fashion after high school, and it gave me the knowledge and tools to analyse fashion trends and create my own garments.”
As a fashion model, what are your go to looks for castings and shoot days?
“I have two different looks for a castings and shooting. For a casting I usually dress in a simple black outfit built from a pair of black skinny jeans and a plain figure hugging t-shirt. However, on shoot days, I prefer to dress in my gym clothes because they are comfortable but most importantly they are easier to get in and out of in between look changes and when there are lunch breaks.”
What’s your favourite throwback trend?
“I love how corduroy is creeping back, although I’ll admit I hated it as a child.”
Do you have a favourite accessory at the moment and if so what is it?
“I’ve never been a huge fan of accessories. But my favourite accessory and often a very underrated accessory is a belt. There are so many more options for belts other than the simple thin brown/black belt. Also it can do wonders for any woman’s waist.”
What is your favourite colour to wear now and every season?
“I love grey. It’s not too dark but has a very clean look to it.”
As a well travelled fashion girl, which country or city are you most inspired by?
“I love the romance of Italy and how it’s translated into their fashion.”
Jumpsuits, dresses or both?
“I’ll pick a dress, just because as a woman we all know the struggle of a jumpsuit when we go to the bathroom.”
What is your most memorable fashion moment?
“It’s not a personal one, but a memorable moment in fashion is when Rihanna arrived at the CFDA awards covered in 230 000 Swarovski crystals, oh and a thong.”