Being Budget Smart in 2020

Heading to University in 2020? Here’s your guide to stretching your budget a little further. It’s easy to neglect your finances when there are so many other challenges to meet and adjustments…

Designing a Dream – Career as a Designer

With matric farewell fever in the air, we set out to see exactly what it takes to become a successful designer. Mariska Pfahl is a 27-year-old designer with her own studio, Mariska…

Career Choices: Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary

Life is not all glitz and glam, but working among shiny new cars all day might just be a silver lining. Maruleen Do Amaral is a successful F&I Business Manager at Daytona in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, and we asked her what her secret to success is.

Dorm Room Decor #101

It’s a universal fact that students never have any money, but that does not mean…

Girl Power

Stand up for yourself. Believe in yourself. Trust your gut feeling. And most of all look after yourself. You can’t help others if you are not strong enough yourself.

Do you Trust Trusts?

People have very mixed feelings about trusts. Some are skeptical due to not being clued-up…

Michélle du Plessis

Michélle du Plessis

Success Editor

Michélle, a former beauty queen and model, is a lawyer and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa as well as a Solicitor in England and Wales. She specializes in International Law, with specific reference to International Divorces and Family Law as well as Business Law. Michélle also holds an MSc in Business Administration with a Major in Business Development and Promotion from the Lucerne School of Business Switzerland.
Michele believes that success starts within yourself, with a positive attitude, assertion and mindset. A growth mindset, instead of a fixed mindset, does wonders! The glass is never half empty, but always being filled! As a keen traveler, Michélle travels regularly throughout Europe and America for both business and pleasure! Her motto, Carpe Diem (Seize the day), she lives out every day. Success is not who you are, but what you make of every opportunity!

Chantel van den Berg

Chantel van den Berg

BLOSS Youth Success Editor

Chantel Van Den Berg is an enthusiastic entrepreneur from the Vaal Triangle. Her main focus is corporate compliance and labour relations. Working as a consultant, auditor and trainer she strives to not only educate employees but to uplift and upskill all areas of their lives. Chantel has been climbing the corporate ladder for 10 years. She firmly believes that with hard work and dedication you can reach any dream no matter what life throws at you and part of becoming successful in life is learning how to roll with the punches. She has 2 beautiful children and has mastered the art of being a successful businesswoman while being a mom and wife.

BLOSS is an international media platform for South African women who live all over the world in the age group, 20 – 35 years. We integrate print and technology through innovative and exciting ways to keep things fresh, modern and interactive.