Fauziah Nakiboneka is a lead actress with local theatre outfit; The Ebonies. She is cautious about her beauty, fashion and style and shares her secrets.
What is your favourite fashion label?
I cannot say I am enslaved to one particular fashion label. I buy any label as long as I have fallen in love with something. Somehow, I find myself having quite a collection of Louis Vuitton stuff.
What can’t you do without?
I cannot do without my phone, and if leave it behind, I have to find a way to get it. Otherwise I feel lost. With my phone, I have the world in my palms.
What can’t you get enough of?
I cannot get enough of perfumes I keep wanting more and more. Luckily, I keep getting them as gifts from friends so I hardly buy any .
When was the last time you cleaned out your wardrobe and what did you get rid of?
I clean out my wardrobe often and I get rid of clothes I take long to wear. I am not a hoarder because I hate clutter. Having heaps of unwanted clothes bothers me a lot.
The only clothes that I keep are stage costumes because I get to use them over and over again. The last time I cleaned up was when I had some shoes and clothes I needed to give away.
Where do you buy your clothes from?
We usually travel every year so I get to buy clothes during that period. In addition to that, I also get to buy some here. I even have suppliers here from our fashion houses.
If I need African designs, especially kitenge, I have a designer called Betty Namakula who tailors for me what I want.
I do not want to limit myself when it comes to fashion because style and trends keep evolving.
What is the most expensive thing you have bought, and at how much?
There is a shoe I bought about seven years ago at Shs150, 000 but up to now I keep wondering how I made such a decision. But good enough it was a worth it because up to now it is is still one of the cutest pair of heels on my shoe rack.
What compliments your appearance and body, and why?
I love trousers so much because I feel comfortable in them. I also like some fitting dresses as well as a nice pair of sneakers. However, I try to balance it up because I am lady-like.
What has been your worst buy and what do you regret about that particular buy?
My worst buy is a pair of lemon green shoes that is too tight. I wore them once and up to now, that pair is stuck on my rack. I cannot even give it away because it is so terrible.
What fashion and style tip do you have for women?
My fashion tip to the ladies is to be true to yourself. What looks good on others does not necessarily look good on you. And do not be limited by fashion labels. Try out different things as long as they look good on you.
What fashion mistake have you made and how did it come about?
I keep making fashion mistakes all the time because I do not want to be enslaved. I wear what makes me happy. I am not a fashion expert that whatever I wear makes a statement.
What would you say is your beauty secret?
My beauty secret is to try and keep healthy. I exercise, keep smiling, avoid stressful situations and take lots of fruits and vegetables. I avoid bleaching products on my skin as they accelerate aging. I drink lots of water.
“Be true to yourself. What looks good on others does not necessarily look good on you. And do not be limited by fashion labels. Try out different things as long as they look good on you.”