About Me

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017

From Johannesburg, South Africa. Living in Paris. 

 

Fashion | Lifestyle| Travel | Inspiration
Digital Influencer |Blogger | Writer | Photographer | Creative Director | Motivational Speaker|

 

The face behind Fashion Pastry
 

Affectionately referred to as the “Black Anna Wintour” by her friends, Teekay (her “fame name“, which is a also a remix on her initials), is the the talented creative behind Fashion Pastry.

 

South African by birth, she moved to France at nineteen to pursue her studies in  Auditing and Chartered Accountancy only to end up building a career in Corporate Finance which means she’s also perfectly fluent in both French and English.

 

Having spent the better half of the last 11 years out of South Africa, she realizes the competitive edge of living and working in one of the world’s biggest and sought-after CapitalsParis. I guess this is where her fashion and lifestyle influences began.

 

Teekay runs her blog like a true professional – the way she would an important business deal or a strategic financial move. She takes us on a captivating and awe-inspiring journey of Paris through her Editorial looks – a vertiginous journey through a world of high-end fashion and jaw-dropping bargain deals. Teekay wears multiple hats : stylist, influencer, creative director, media designer, content contributor, photographer, and most recently : mentor via her motivational posts, in the hopes of lending her business knowledge, corporate-world experiences and entrepreneurial skills to aspiring bloggers, young entrepreneurs and businesses.

 

Though her style choices draw their inspiration from her South African roots : structured & bold, colorful & fun, she has truly mastered the effortlessly chic french savoir-faire embodying both european elegance and luxurious style. She tastefully mixes high-end pieces with bargain or vintage treasures to create her signature Paris-chic, prêt-à-porter allure. 

 

A perfectionist by nature and multidimensional in talents, Teekay’s finesse and innate eye for detail is highly sought after as they come in very handy when making style associations, creating content or editorial photography. Though she occasionally scouts the latest fashion & lifestyle trends as a blogger, she understands the importance of consistency, staying relevant and being real to her public, all the while growing as a blogger. Subsequently, she feels strongly about being authentic as a blogger but also and as a person, staying humble regardless of the milestones or achievements and embracing her flaws the same way she embraces life.

 

About the blog

 

Founded in December 2013 by Teekay, Fashion Pastry sets out to become one of the top influential blogs in Paris and South Africa, and a creative reference worldwide thanks to it’s growing international reach.

 

But why Fashion Pastry ? Simply because French pastries and the European style sense and way of life have always been an important source of inspiration to her, helping her define her place in the social media world. Through Teekay’s vivd imagination and contagious joie de vivre, Fashion Pastry takes us on a delicious journey that mixes eclectic style, gastronomy  and travel with a lot of humility and dexterity.

 

Fashion Pastry truly stands out from the crowd by focusing on editorial-quality posts, with subjects covering fashion, travel, flatlays, food photography, Parisian architecture, and “must-do” eateries within the fashion capital. Her work has been featured in Mon Instant – My Moment, COCOVITZMater Mea, Elizabeth Ole and The fancy friendThe editorial style shots are made possible thanks to her partner in crime (and “beau” as he calls him) Nanamybrass, whose self-taught photography skills and romantically artistic eye clearly know how to bring out the best in Teekay, making this duo “promising social media magnets“. 

 

You will often find her trotting the globe with “HIM” (Nanamy), documenting and sharing her passion for travel, culture and a #alifewelllived” with her over fifty thousand loyal readers, creating  a unique window for them into her inspiringly colorful, accessibly-luxurious and beautiful world of endless possibilities.

 

Her motto in life :

 

Live beautifully – a beautiful life does not just happen, it is built on prayer, humility, sacrifice and hard work.

Dream passionately – with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, ALL things are attainable.

Love abundantly –  it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action that counts.

 

Welcome to Fashion Pastry,

 

Teekay xx

 

Comments

  1. Marion

    27 December 2013 at 12:46 PM Reply

    Hi Teekay !

    I’m in love with your presentation, because it is totally you, and because I agree just SO MUCH with everything you said ! I never follow any trend, (I would hate seeing every girl wearing the same things as me), and I believe that even with average brands like “Les P’tites Bombes”, “Zara”, “Morgan”, etc., you can style in a chic way, or a classy yet comfy way, … We are the ones who can rock it, so let’s play !

    Anyway, I’m so glad I could learn a bit more about you, and your blog is so much like you : simple at first, but yet very detailed, classic and yet colorful. I like it !

    I wish you the best, and I am sure that one way or another, you will be able to live from your passion, because your work is THAT great !

    Love you beautiful soul,

    Marion.

    1. teekay original

      4 January 2014 at 6:17 PM Reply

      Dear Marion,
      Thank you so much for being an active supporter of my fashion incentive from the very start. Your encouragement on Instagram & Facebook (where this journey began) have brought me added confidence to pursue this project til the end.

      You are an absolutely incredible person : understanding, sensitive to others needs, supportive, funny, friendly & extremely generous with yourself and your time.

      I truely wish to meet you oneday so that we can really get to know eachother, and who knows where this adventure will take us? It would be a blessing to have you around when that time comes!

      All my love & respectful wishes

      Teekay
      xoxo

  2. Nomiletakahhohho@gmail.com

    31 December 2013 at 3:08 PM Reply

    you are just awesome, beautiful style i have ever seen,everyhing is just so lovely

    1. teekay original

      4 January 2014 at 6:13 PM Reply

      Thank you very much love. I’m so flattered right now. I’m happy that my work finds satisfaction & grace in your eyes.
      Teekay
      xoxo

  3. Philippe MARTIN

    5 January 2014 at 6:04 PM Reply

    Bravo Teekay.
    Je suis émerveillé par la qualité de ton site.
    Tu deviens de plus en plus “pro”. Je suis que les rubriques (encore non remplies à ce jour) vont l’être car tu as de la matière pour les voyages, les bons petits plats et bien d’autres choses.

    1. teekay original

      9 January 2014 at 7:06 PM Reply

      Merci beaucoup Philippe!!

      Petit à petit les rêves prennent forme et les projets s’envolent. Et Demain nous réservera peut-être bien d’autres surprises..les promesses d’une réussite, de l’accomplissement de soi et la réalisation des nos rêves.

      En tout cas, je mettrai tout mon énergie pour continuer à partager avec vous le plus longtemps possible ce qui me rend le plus heureuse.

      Bisxx

  4. Errol

    24 February 2014 at 1:54 AM Reply

    Love the bio. I am happy to have encountered you two on IG. And imagine, if I didn’t take my mentor’s advice about signing on. Fashion brings together people from all walks of life. I must say, this journey is one worth taking. It’s a pleasure being part of this blog and IG experience.

  5. JustPorsh

    9 July 2014 at 6:57 PM Reply

    You can simply amazing!
    Love your blog. (Love your Instagram page more, lol)

    xoxo
    Portia

  6. Morgan

    19 July 2014 at 2:33 PM Reply

    HI! I found your blog through Instagram and I love your pictures of Paris life and your travels. Now that I read that you have a full time finance job, I love your blog even more (I am a full time accountant). How do you find the time to take so many beautiful pictures and post on your blog?

  7. Anonymous

    13 August 2015 at 1:18 PM Reply

    hi cozzy i see that you rocking the world and i love your style.

    1. Teekay

      26 August 2015 at 11:41 PM Reply

      Thank you! xxx

  8. Midah Masemola

    17 January 2016 at 7:32 AM Reply

    I’m always in awe when I lay my eyes on everything that you share. Stay amazing and a beautiful soul that you are. And guess what, I’m adopting your life motto! ❣

    Bless!
    Midah Masemola (RSA)

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