My name is Tracy-Leigh, brand name QueenB! I am a Swiss national, born and educated in South Africa and the founder of Cape Town Buzz.

While modelling back in the day, I worked and lived in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo and New York. My mother agent was Eileen Ford in New York City. But! I preferred living and working in Europe, it was much more of a vibe  back then and I was working for some of top couture and prêt-à-porter houses worldwide – Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Nina Ricci, Versace, Hanae Mori, Bill Blass, Calvin  Klein, to name a few. Europe was the place to be.

It was a thrilling time, the industry was abuzz with iconic fashion designers, star photographers who were shooting covers for Vogue, Elle, Harpers, Cosmo and of course the “Bible of fashion” Woman’s Wear Daily (also known as WWD).

The Fairchild Family Empire was a very powerful trade journal that could make or break a designer’s collection. It reported information on changing trends and breaking news. Everybody feared Mr John Fairchild, an instinctive genius, who was the driving force on fashion at WWD.

When I found the one, and got married to my devastatingly good looking Italian husband, we lived in London and moved between Italy, France and Switzerland. These early days of European life, education and culture formed an interesting part of my character.

I am now divorced, and live in Cape Town. I enjoy writing about buzz-worthy places that I find interesting in and around the Mother City and internationally. This is my personal inspiration and the driving force of Cape Town Buzz.

When I leave Hive HQ, I write about my experiences of places of interest, hype and fun. This is my buzz.

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