For the month of MARCH aka international Women’s we put the focus on WOMEN IN BUSINESS & BEAUTY as MOLLBABE model & business woman Verona Moodley returns alongside Photographer Graham Charles from UR IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY and our MOLLMAGSA CEO Arne Schreuder.

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Photography by Graham Charles from UR IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY on

instagram | facebook as well as website

also on youtube & tiktok

Styling done by Natasha Lakay on facebook

Makeup done by Ashneya

Jewelry by Cactus Rose Collection on instagram & facebook

 

We bring BUSINESS & BEAUTY together today as one, as we talk about the SUCCESS STORY of Today’s Business Women in the world we live in these days, combining that with TRUE BEAUTY and also sublime Jewelry handcrafted and made HOMEGROWN from SOUTH AFRICA.

YES ladies and gents, the beautiful VERONA MOODLEY is back… The lady and woman that speaks all about WOMEN EMPOWERMENT in the Business & Beauty circles. As we focus this March month 2022 edition MOLLMAG SOUTH AFRICA on EMPOWERING THE BUSINESS WOMEN OF TODAY’S WORLD.

As Verona is the true embodiment of that STATEMENT, as she brings CLASS, BEAUTY, PROFESSIONALISM, A VISION AND BELIEVE that’s her own to the table today and for the future ahead… Verona believes that to be a successful business woman these days you have to be and we quote her by saying the following:

“Being a successful woman in business means having the courage to own who you are, why you are doing what you do and how you can apply your vision to positively impact the world.”

Let’s find out more as our CEO Arne Schreuder interview’s MOLLBABE model & business woman Verona Moodley & Photographer Graham Charles from UR IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY in today’s editorial – “EMPOWERING THE BUSINESS WOMEN OF TODAY.”

Warm welcome back Verona & Photographer Graham, congrats your newest model feature for our MOLLMAGSA MARCH 2022 edition how does it feel? 

MODEL VERONA MOODLEY – I’m so thrilled to be back for yet another sublime feature so thankful to everyone! 

GRAHAM FROM UR IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY – Hi Arne, thank you so much for this opportunity it was really great to be able to work with an awesome model like Verona. I’m really excited about this issue with a great photo shoot, honored to be featured once again. 

Being that this is the very first time working together on a project, tell us how did the planning & ideas for this shoot and editorial feature all flow and come together alongside our CEO Arne Schreuder? 

VERONA FROM A MODELING VIEW Well planned, well-orchestrated and on point! 

GRAHAM FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER’S VIEW – Our awesome meeting with you Arne & Verona for coffee was great, good starting point to plan ideas for the shoot. The 3 of us, Arne, Me & Verona had this IDEA & PLAN of giving this shoot that BUSINESS WOMEN LOOK, 

combined with the jewelry line aka CACTUS ROSE COLLECTION… business owned & of the beautiful Verona plus her business partners… bringing BEAUTY & BUSINESS TOGETHER!!  

Then also Verona had the great idea for the foil backdrop and an awesome wardrobe set for shoot. Setup for shoot, a mix of large window light and off camera flash diffused through shoot through umbrella. Having a mix between overcast & sunny moments.

What does the following mean in your own words… Describe to us “THE BUSINESS CLASS WOMAN OF TODAY”? 

VERONA FROM A MODELING VIEW Being a successful woman in business means having the courage to own who you are, why you are doing what you do and how you can apply your vision to positively impact the world. 

GRAHAM FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER’S VIEW – A woman who is professional, confident, strong willed & goal/career focused, Entrepreneurial spirit with those like Verona, driven to succeed. Able to balance family & career.

Verona you’re also a successful business woman yourself as you are the owner CEO of CACTUS ROSE JEWELRY AND HANDBAGS COLLECTION tell us a bit more about that journey, where did it all start to where you are now? 

We started during lockdown helping unemployed women sell their handbags on line. Two years down the line we are on Facebook & Instagram, 2 gift shops,

“One located in Gauteng and also one gift shop in Durban KZN.”

As a successful business woman, yourself VERONA, what would you say are the 5 factors to be SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS AS A WOMAN IN TODAY’S WORLD? 

  • A successful woman is confidently feminine and eager to learn and grow. 
  • Balance and perspective in all aspects of life. 
  • Strategic Focus! 
  • Leadership, 
  • Management, Planning.

Why the BRAND NAME / BUSINESS NAME aka Cactus Rose Collection, where does the name come from VERONA, please share with us? 

“Since it blooms in harsh conditions, cactus flowers also symbolize the power of enduring all things, no matter how hard they are.”

During lockdown / COVID-19 restriction how did your business cope / survive through the difficult times please share VERONA? 

  • Perseverance,  
  • Social media,  
  • And Word of Mouth.

FUN FACTS WITH MOLLBABE MODEL & BUSINESS WOMAN AKA VERONA MOODLEY MARCH 2022: 

HOW DO YOU COPE WITH GOING THROUGH A STRESSFULL DAY OR WEEK AT WORK? – Long walks, Exercise and long showers. 

HOBBIES WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX THE BEST WAY VERONA? – Listening to music! 

WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE AND STAND OUT FROM ALL THE REST VERONA DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS? – Spiritual, Calm & Empathetic. 

IN YOUR OWN WORDS HOW DO YOU SEE FASHION EVOLVING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY? – Fashion Technology is growing at a faster pace than ever. Robots that sew and cut fabric, AI algorithms that predict style trends, clothes to be worn in virtual reality as well!

FAVORITE MIX DRINK TO ENJOY WITH FRIENDS ON A NIGHT OUT WHAT WOULD IT BE FOR YOU VERONA? – Tequila! 

THE TECH GEEK IN US ALL… LOOKING TO THE FUTURE AHEAD, IF ANIMALS COULD TALK ONE DAY WHICH ANIMAL WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE AN INTERESTING COVERSATION WITH? – My dog Kooper!

LADIES LOVE TO SHOP… SHOPPING ONLINE WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE ITEM TO ORDER OR BUY VERONA? – Shoes!! 

FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS / PETS, INTRODUCE TO US YOUR #FURBABIES? – Kooper, my yorkie 

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE KID’S TV SHOW WAY BACK THEN WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER / TODLER FAVORITE SHOW TO WATCH? – Pumpkin Patch (giggles!) 

IF YOU SHOULD GIVE UP ONE SENSE WHICH, WOULD IT BE? – Smell.