All images shot by Alexia Roussos @lexxiroussos
“Strong – I think that’s the word I ran with whilst putting together these looks. I really asked myself how do you put the word strong into clothes, I concentrated on a few things, clothes that would make an already strong person feel stronger, more confident, sexier.” Tutu Zondo on styling Niza Jay
Niza Jay stars in ‘Inxeba‘ a South African isiXhosa language movie that explores the conflict of traditional rites of manhood, when initiates “go to the mountain”, with awakening pride in gay identity. The movie is a love story that has never been told and just by existing, the movie, challenges South Africans and the stories we have chosen to tell to this point.
‘Inxeba‘, opens at theatres in South Africa on the 15th -21st of September for a week-long run in order to qualify for consideration for the Oscars.
“Shooting a male, for an all-female publication should’ve felt more challenging – but instead putting together and conceptualizing this shoot felt very natural.” Tutu Zondo
Read: Inxeba- A love letter
All images shot by Alexia Roussos @lexxiroussos for Black Girl. Fat Girl.