In his absentia, Reinhard Mahalie the winner of Favourite Stylist 2019 Simply You Lifestyle and Fashion Awards took to social media to express gratitude for his win.
The stylists took a trip down memory lane to when he came into the industry in 2015 and recalls how his brand was accepted, which build his journey to being one of the most awarded and nominated stylists in Namibia.
Reinhard Mahalie with his brand has so far styled the whos and whos of the industry including OMG, Dillish, Gazza and Golden Shiimi. He has so far been awarded ASFA Stylist of the Year 2016 Southern Africa (Uganda) and SYM Favourite Stylist 2019 (Namibia) and nominated ASFA Stylist of the Year Africa 2017 (Uganda), SYM Favourite Stylist 2017 (Namibia), Icons Fashion Awards Stylist of the Year Africa 2018 (Nigeria) and SYM Favourite Stylist 2018 (Namibia).
Here is his speech below: Besides still being Namibia’s first and only continental award winning stylist,winning this award is one of my best and most rewarding accomplishments within this five year span of fashion styling. _____________________________________________________________ Last night I became Namibia’s first most awarded & nominated fashion stylist in history. This was my 3rd consecutive nomination in this category.I want to humbly thank everyone that voted for me & my clients that allows myself and fashion designers to create unimaginable art with them. _____________________________________________________________ The entertainment industry and media welcomed me with open and warm “hugs”when I officially launched the “Reinhard Mahalie” (RM) brand on 27 April 2015. _____________________________________________________________ @simplyyoumagazinenam thank u for believing and consistently running with this initiative.Thank you to my family and friends for words of encouragement,continued support and love. _________________________________________________________ Everyone that has cross my life and brought about positive impact,this award is for all of you.Thank you Namibia and Africa at large for this moment. _____________________________________________________________ See my award show accolades below: Wins: ASFA Stylist of the Year 2016 Southern Africa (Uganda) SYM Favourite Stylist 2019 (Namibia) _____________________________________________________________ Nominations: ASFA Stylist of the Year Africa 2017 (Uganda) SYM Favourite Stylist 2017 (Namibia) Icons Fashion Awards Stylist of the Year Africa 2018 (Nigeria) SYM Favourite Stylist 2018 (Namibia) ____________________________________________________________ A wise man wise once said,dreams don’t have deadlines!Do not stop chasing your dreams. ____________________________________________________________ Yours in Slay Reinhard Mahalie #styledbyRM