I’m Liezel Germanotta, a 28 year old junior creative film producer, natural haired girl, part-time stylist and the face behind fashion and beauty blog, SavvyandStyling. Born and bred in Mitchells Plain & currently residing in Scottsville, Kraaifontein for the past 18 years.
I’ve had a love for fashion since a very young age and I was always the “kid” who would dress differently from her peers. With my love for fashion & my ever changing style, I started my online platform as a blogger almost two and a half years ago. I use my online platform to promote local clothing and to show other women that you can look good, while on a budget.
My parent’s separated when I was 5 years old and my mother raised myself and my two siblings on her own (I still don’t know how she did it). Seeing my mother’s hustle and every single thing she did for us, I wanted to break the cycle and not be yet another kid from a “broken home”. I wanted to rise above that stupid stereotypical box many of us get put into. I wanted to make a difference in my life and I think being raised by a single mother motivated me to work even harder. I’ve been working since the age of 18 & I started at my current company as a receptionist and today I am a junior creative film producer.
With this said I want to motivate my peers and remind them that it’s not where you come from, but where you are going. A few weeks ago I got to live out one of my childhood dreams by being on national television. So anything is possible if you put your mind to it and always remember hard work does pay off.
So to end of always remember to never limit yourself & always try to be a better version of yourself each and every day.