Part time visual content slayer, full-time goals.
Zimbabwean-born Kiwi, Nom Mpande, is the curator of The Good Eye* lifestyle blog. Unapologetic for one, she oozes confidence, intellect, depth and ambition with a remarkable eye for beauty. Whether she is travelling, showing off her latest outfit or decorating her showpiece cakes, you can't help but want to be part of her squad.
Queen? We think so too!
I think for a while now there was always this push for me to share with the world the things that I see through my ‘good eye’. I'd say it was my mother who has always encouraged this, hoping for me to be the next Patricia Bright or something haha. And then one day I just woke up and decided that instagram and snapchat just weren’t going to cut it anymore.
I love being behind or in-front my camera, a self proclaimed tech geek. So first and foremost I’m big
on photography. My niche? Definitely portraits. I try and concentrate on this field more than anything, especially during my travels. My main goal is to capture a life story in the features and expressions of a stranger’s face.
In a perfect world, you would find something you like, a talent of somewhat and stick to it. Unfortunately that's not exactly how it works for me. My father raised me to believe that I could be anything I wanted to be and I guess I took that literally. The word can’t, is seldom in my vocabulary. I thrive on educating myself about everything and anything. Guess this is how I randomly stumbled into decorating cakes! Here I am, a medical scientist, undertaking two Masters, part time blogger, part time photographer, part time cake decorator, full time car enthusiast! (laughs). It’s exhausting but I wouldn't have it any other way. I live in a self-built cocoon of my passion and interests.
Not quite sure where life is taking me but I know it's gonna be wonderful. I'm always looking for a new country with lots of culture to visit and on my list is Cuba, Mexico and Portugal to name a few. I can go from five star snob to slum dweller with ease because I want to experience it from every perspective.
My advice is build your self-awareness. if you know your weaknesses you can do everything to improve them and if you know your strengths, well, be damn unapologetic in their use.
It's no doubt that we'll be seeing more of this woman in the future. Keep an eye out world!