Press & Media

Kumari Govender is the quintessential fashionista. A Tastemaker, Curator of Style and the creative force behind the South African Fashion Brand, StyleSociety®.

Widely interviewed for her distinctive wardrobe statements, coveted for her canny ability to predict market trends and respected for the ease with which she can create brand interest through her thoughtfully vetted recommendations, Kumari is a one women army who has seduced a whole generation of style mavens with her piercing fashion insights, her insider style secrets and spot-on recommendations.

Uniquely positioned with years of experience behind her, Kumari has enjoyed a fashionable career as a stylist dressing everyone from size zero models to overworked mums. Kumari built up a sterling reputation for her StyleSociety® brand through her flawlessly executed style events and styling services across Cape Town.

Kumari Govender | Female Entrepreneur | BizBuzz Magazine


Premier Magazine January 2020 Kumari Govender


Premier Magazine – Haute Edit
Print Media: Premier Magazine – January 2019, featured Kumari Govender’s online store Haute Edit – created to serve design aficionados and style cognoscenti seeking distinctive one-of-a-kind pieces…View More




Kumari Govender Fair Lady magazine


Your Family Magazine – Mindfulness Journey
Print Media: Your Family Magazine – April 2019, featured Kumari Govender’s mindfulness journey in the latest April issue. ‘Mindfulness has given me peace of mind knowing that some things are beyond my control, so there’s no point in ruminating on the past or being preoccupied over “what could happen”….View More



#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion And Décor Trends That Are Here To Stay And Slay
Online Media: Bizcommunity.com – January 2019, Kumari shares her Top 6 fashion and décor trends for 2019 that are here to stay and slay. Trend meters are abuzz with the news that “goddess” is the new black. What can you expect from this twist? Flowy dresses, flats – fringed with feathers or just plain luxe with the bold logo of your favourite luxury brand and forgiving silhouettes will beckon you…View More


3 FUN FASHION TRENDS FOR 2019 - Bloss MagazineBloss Magazine – 3 Fun Fashion Trends for 2019
Online Media: Bloss Magazine – December 2018, Kumari shares 3 fun fashion trends for 2019. What Will Walk off Runways and Waltz into our Closets…View More



Kumari Govender BizBuzz MagazineBizBuzz Magazine Cover – Female Entrepreneur
Online Media: BizBuzz Magazine Cover – October 2018, 

“My authenticity has been fundamental to my entrepreneurial success. It is challenging to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Branding is a powerful currency especially now as we’ve moved into a digital era, so building brand equity is crucial.” Kumari Govender graced the cover of the October issue of BizBuzz Magazine sharing her entrepreneur journey among many other successful South African female entrepreneurs…View More




All4Women – Style Guide: The Office Party Edit
Online Media: All4Women.co.za – October 2018, Kumari shares her key to office party wear – simply finding the right balance between being both professional and stylish…View More



2OceansVibe Radio – On The Flipside With Kumari Govender Radio Media: 2OceansVibe October 2018, Kumari Govender’s #onTheFLIPSIDE interview with Nadia Hearn. Kumari shares her Style Tips for entrepreneurs on the go!…View More


Kumari Govender - MELA TV SHOOTHaute Edit Style Soirée – TV Shoot for Mela
TV Media: MELA Sabc 3 – December 2017, Haute Edit Pop Up Boutique & Style Soirée featured on Mela – South Africa’s Indian magazine tv show for those who boast an insatiable appetite for life…View More



Val de Vie Grapevine MagazineGrapevine Magazine – Business in the Winelands
Print Media: Grapevine Magazine – September 2017, Kumari Govender was featured in Val de Vie’s Grapevine Magazine. Find out more about Haute Edit, The Style Concierge and doing business in the winelands in this lovely feature.
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Essentials Magazine Kumari GovenderEssentials Magazine – All About Me
Print Media: Essentials Magazine – August 2017, Find out all about Kumari Govender’s fashion obsession, secret indulgences, love for art, history, architecture in the August issue.
“Eight years ago I did a career shift from corrosion engineering to fashion. I like to think that I had the best of both worlds – the whimsy of art and the ability to work with logic…”
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Kumari Govender Glamour Today I'm Wearing

Glamour Magazine Style Diarist
Online Media: Glamour Magazine – 2017, Glamour featured Kumari Govender as the Style Diarist and got an exclusive peek into her wardrobe over 10 days. Her bold silhouettes, use of colour and striking accessories are going to give you major #WardrobeGoals! – Glamour.co.za
Day 1  Day 2    Day 3 & 4   Day 5  Day 6  Day 7
Day 8, 9 & 10
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Online Media: Interview and Q&As
44Elements – 2016, 4Elements spent 5 Minutes with Kumari Govender getting to know her better…View More

Perkolate Magazine – 2016, Perkolate Magazine talks to Kumari Govender in the December issue…View More

LAILA + GRACE – 2016, LAILA + GRACE Up-Close Interview with Kumari Govender…View More




Niell Anthony, Private Chef captured by De Leça Media

Neill Anthony Private Chef TV Shoot
TV Media: Neill Anthony – Private Chef {Episode 12} – 2016, Kumari invites Neill into her beautiful home in the Paarl Winelands where they talk about her career, the passion that drives her and her love for food…View More


Hello Joburg Magazine

Haute Edit | Media Press Coverage
Online & Print Media: Fashion Media Coverage – 2016, HAUTE EDIT – my curation of Fashion, Collectable Ceramics, Homeware and Gifts from Africa grace the Fashion Pages…View More


Khuluma Magazine July 2016

Khuluma Magazine – Fashion Style Icon
Print Media: Khuluma Magazine – July 2016, Khuluma Magazine featured Kumari Govender as a Style Icon in their Fashion Pages for the July 2016 issue. That chill is only going to get sharper, and style mavens may as well start pondering the contents of their closets to create ensembles that stand out…
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Kumari Govender Your Family Magazine August 2015 - Fashion Career

Your Family Magazine – Fashion Career
Print Media: Your Family Magazine – July 2015, Your Family magazine’s lovely feature on Kumari Govender and other three women who left their nine-to-fives to pursue their dreams and be their own boss – and, they’re thriving…View More


Grazia Fashion Jury - Kumari Govender

Grazia Magazine – The Fashion Jury
Print Media: Grazia Magazine – June 2015, Grazia Magazine invited Kumari Govender to join their Fashion Jury, talking Victoria, Olivia, Poppy, Kim & Dakota.Winter Rule #1 : Thou shall not forget about style. Who broke the rule and who didn’t?…View More


Top Fashion Influencers South Africa - Kumari Govender

Top Fashion Influencers – South Africa
Online Media: Fashion Coverage – April 2015, TFI, a worldwide community profiling the most influential fashion personalities in Social Media, featured Kumari Govender as one of the Top Fashion Influencers in South Africa…View More


Kumari Govender - MELA TV SHOOT

StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique – TV Shoot for Mela
TV Media: MELA Sabc 2 – December 2014, MELA, The Indian Lifestyle and entertainment show on Sabc 2 featured Kumari Govender and her popular Pop up Boutiques that have been making waves in the Cape Town Fashion scene…View More


StyleSociety Pop up Boutique on EKSE CTVStyleSociety Pop Up Boutique – TV Coverage
TV Media: EKSE on CTV – December 2014, Cape Town TV EKSE Channel 263 covered StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique and our Fashion For Literacy campaign on the 29 November 2014 at the CTICC.
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StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique – Closet Chats
Video Online Media: Video Coverage – Closet Chats 2014, Kumari Govender hosted StyleSociety Pop up Boutique on the 29 November 2014 at the CTICC. Have a look at the video by Closet Chats…View More



StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique – Online Media Coverage
Online Media: Fashion Media Coverage – 2010 to 2014, Online media coverage and interviews for StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique…
Featured in Glamour Magazine, Elle South Africa, Cape Argus, iFashion.co.za among other sites
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StyleSociety Pop up Boutique

StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique – Blogger Coverage
Online Media: Blogger Coverage – 2010 to 2014, Since 2010, StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique has been widely attended by South African bloggers and influencers including Fashion Breed, SA Fashion Girl, Luxo and FashionJazz among others…View More



The ultimate, boutique style, pop up shopping #29Nov #CTICC

StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique
Print Media: Get It Magazine – 2011 to 2014, Get It – StyleSociety Pop Up Boutique. Add a much-needed dose of creativity to your shopping bag by attending the upcoming edition of StyleSociety Pop up Boutique! The event features a collective of trend-setting boutiques, local fashion and jewellery designers, coveted accessory brands with an incredible line up of designer bargains and new season wardrobe wows, handpicked by Kumari…View More




Fashion For Literacy

StyleSociety announces Fashion For Literacy
Charity Campaign: Fashion For Literacy – July 2014, The Fashion For Literacy initiative is the brainchild of StyleSociety™ founder and fashion enthusiast, Kumari Govender; and was inspired by Madiba’s 67 minutes. This simple, generous act of giving away 67 pairs of school shoes evolved into the idea of enticing shopping mavens – to shop with a heart…View More



FOSCHINI FASHION DESIGN AWARDSFoschini Fashion Design Awards 2014
Judge – Fashion Design Award: Foschini Fashion Design Awards – May 2014, Kumari was extremely honoured to have been invited to join the judging panel along with South Africa’s esteemed fashion industry experts for the Foschini Fashion Design Awards for 2013/2014… View More


ALIVESHOES | StyleSociety Limited Edition High Top Sneaker

Design Collaboration – StyleSociety Sneaker
Design Collaboration: AliveShoes – July 2013, Introducing a limited edition, unisex, sporty high top sneaker designed by Kumari Govender; perfectly handcrafted in Italy using the highest quality genuine leather. Designed for style mavens and fashion forward trendsetters… View More


Woman & Home South Africa | June 2013.

Woman & Home Magazine – New Directions
Print Media: Woman & Home Magazine – June 2013, Three women tell Tshego Letshiwit how they started unique Pop up ventures and made a success of them. Woman and Home magazine’s lovely feature on Kumari as she shares her success…View More



You Magazine August 2012 - Greys The Way

You Magazine – Greys The Way
Print Media: YOU Magazine – August 2012,

Fashion Director, Chu Suwannapha took one grey T-shirt and asked five popular fashion bloggers how they would wear it. Kumari Govender here featured with Karisa from MyLoveAffairWithCapeTown, Leigh from LipglossIsMyLife, Carlinn from SuperficialGirls and Clouds from AndLollipops
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Get it Cape Town - September 2011. Style Me Fabulous Workshop

Get It Magazine – Style Me Fabulous
Print Media: Get It Magazine – September 2011, Get Social – Style Me Fabulous.

Image Stylist, Kumari Govender in association with Elizabeth Arden and ghd hosted a morning of fashion, beauty and style at Kumari’s coveted Style Me Fabulous event.

Style mavens stepped out in LBD’s and their favourite heels embracing all things designer at this fashion inspired event. Guests were taken on a style journey that began with a delicious breakfast, styling tips and expert advice from ghd, Elizabeth Arden, Minx Nails, Violent Lips and concluded with an interactive one on one style session with style guru, Kumari… View More





Beeld Entertainment - Kumari Govender

Beeld – Keep your elbows off the table!
Print Media: BEELD Newspaper – January 2011, Etiquette remains a constant, playing an important yet evolving role in our rapidly changing world. Etiquette expert, Kumari offers some insight into the art of dining in the corporate world…View More



You Makeovers Issue One

You Makeovers Issue One
Print Media: YOU Makeovers Magazine – October 2010,
YOU Makeovers is a comprehensive fashion guide, packed with loads of expert styling tips and tricks that help readers transform their look with ease. Image Stylist, Kumari Govender was invited to style one of the readers for the launch issue of the magazine.
Kumari and her team worked their magic giving Karen a complete makeover for You Makeovers Issue One…
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Women24.com - Bridal Shoe Trends for 2010

Women24.com – Bridal Shoe Trends for 2010
Online Media: Women24.com – August 2010, Kumari talks Hottest Bridal Trends on Women24.com. Make your feet the focus with these delicate ruffles which create a feminine romantic look. Colourful heels are a huge trend with fashion forward brides…View More


Bridal Hair Accessories

Women24.com – Bridal Hair Accessories
Online Media: Women24.com – July 2010, Kumari talks Hottest Bridal Trends on Women24.com. For the romantic bride who loves flowers, lace, and delicate fabrics…View More


Hottest Bridal Trends 2010 -Kumari Govender

Hottest Bridal Trends for 2010
Online Media: Women24.com – July 2010, Kumari talks Hottest Bridal Trends on Women24.com. If you’re planning a spring/summer wedding this year, it’s the perfect time to visit some of the hottest bridal trends for 2010…
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KUMARIKumari Govender: The Brand
Press Release: Cape Town, South Africa – June 1, 2010, Unique to the world of luxury services, Kumari Govender is at the forefront of everything stylish. A creative head of the lifestyle brand that bears her name – a brand that includes style events…View More



Get Stylish Kumari Govender.

Get It Magazine – Get Stylish
Print Media: Get It Magazine – May 2010,
Are you feeling – just a little – as though you could do with a mini makeover? Perhaps you’d just like a suggestion about what in your closet still works for you and what doesn’t. Tyger Valley Mom and daughter Luana and Alicia van den Brink recently spend a morning with High Street image stylist, Kumari Govender. A mini makeover from head…View More




Kumari Luxury Boutique Newsletter

The Recessionista
Press Release: Cape Town, South Africa – May, 2010, All curled up with my latest Cosmo, reflecting on the sluggish economy and tightening credit, this fashionista is going into serious withdrawal. I’ve heard a stream of catchphrases that describe the state of our global economy and recently stumbled upon an entirely apt neologism for fashion: recessionista…View More



Real Simple Magazine - May 2009

Real Simple – Etiquette Expert on Small Talk
Print Media: Real Simple Magazine – May 2009, Etiquette expert, Kumari Govender, offers tactical tips and talking points that can help you survive awkward situations.
“Small Talk” : You’re on the plane with your book and iPod at the ready, but alas, sitting next to you is Chatty Cathy, dying to strike up a conversation. ‘ Here’s my advice on how to handle the situation when if it arises…View More




Real Simple - Life Saving Grace

Real Simple – Life Saving Grace
Print Media: Real Simple Magazine – April 2009, Etiquette expert, Kumari Govender, offers tactical tips and talking points that can help you survive awkward elevator rides, unwelcome romantic advances and other sticky social situations.
AWKWARD. The term is usually associated with your teenage years and its attendant growth spurts and shyness. But growing up doesn’t mean growing out of awkwardness…View More




Kumari Luxury Boutique

Image Styling Services
Press Release: Cape Town, South Africa – January 15, 2009, Celebrities have personal stylists and so can YOU! Get professional style advice in a friendly and affordable one-on-one session. Kumari and her team can help you create a whole new look…View More




Kumari Luxury Boutique

Kumari Luxury Boutique
Press Release: Cape Town, South Africa – January 5, 2009, Epitomising all that is Lavish and Luxe, Kumari Luxury Boutique is the latest addition to Cape Town’s fashion vibe. Showcasing local and international designer pieces at affordable prices…View More