So if you are following ELLE’s Style Reporter Trevor Stuurman on Twitter you will know that he was not just trending with 140 characters. On Tuesday night the 19-year-old took home the title of ELLE Style Reporter in association with BlackBerry®. He had challenge six on lock-down as he live blogged about ‘Swanky Shweshwe’ (see final challenge here). Here are two things you need to know about our Blog Party:

1. Our winner is very, very cool – and we mean it. Trevor is incredibly smart, talented, creative and well-grounded in his beliefs and upbringing. He is humble and this stands out. He knows where he comes from and knows exactly where he’s going. He dreams big, thinks big and does big. Now watch him go on!

2. Our Blog Party was one to remember. 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana got the crowd going at MOAD in Maboneng Precinct. DJ Zinhle was hot on the music – and we mean this too – Jackie doesn’t break it down on the dance floor for nothing! The crowd was amazing – fashion’s best were out to play, from top bloggers to designers, TV presenters and local celebs. The guests who turned up to support our finalists were equally as cool, which is why you should never miss the chance to attend an ELLE event!

This is a one-of-a-kind competition. Find out why by hitting the play button on ELLE TV here:

The ELLE team and party goers arrived on the red carpet safe and sound thanks to Zebra cabs. If you want to get anywhere in Jozi, this is how you get there on time and in style: get cabbing here.


The Blog Party was hot – no, literally. Jo’burg experienced a heatwave, as if this event needed any more heat. Guests kept cool with Brutal Fruit’s refreshing new flavours. Even our sips were stylish – Brutal Fruit looked to this season’s catwalks for inspiration for their latest flavour, Apple Ginger. Try it, it’s spicy ginger and goes down very well!

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Cool kids: snapped.

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Trevor Stuurman


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I see you!





Hot off the ELLEMAGAZINESA Instagram account!

Winner Trevor Stuurman with ELLE’s Refilwe Boikanyo


Print, pattern and the head piece!

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Jackie Burger and Jenna Robbertse (below left) and Zinhle rocking her Henry Holland at Mr Price tee.

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ELLE’s Poppy Evans and Jenna McArthur




3 Responses

  1. miedah

    I’m so proud of Trevor.He came up to me on day in Obs,with such grace and so well mannered asked if he could take a few picks of me.He is destined for greatness.God Bless Trevor. xxxxx

  2. FelicityElectricity

    Congratulations Kleva Trevor! I knew you were the one – Elle, you have proven your status as the top fashion publication by creating this amazing opportunity for such talented people. Well done to all the finalists – you are all so kickass funky and dedicated to fashion.

    Kleva Trevor I look forward to following your amazing career at Elle.

  3. Nokubong

    Such an AMAZING party! Congratulations to Trevor *my fav*. Thank you ELLE, unforgettable experience.


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