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 Capitals – Paris. 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, COCOVITZ, Mater Mea, Elizabeth Ole and The fancy friend. The 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,