If you know me well, then you will know that I’m very passionate about everything Journalism and media-anything related. In news journalism, there is the great Debora Patta. In entertainment reporting, Jeannie D, takes the crown. In magazine journalism – notably fashion – there really is only one woman who stands out for me and that is the editor of Elle South Africa, Jackie Burger.
Jackie is to Elle basically what Karl Lagerfeld is to Chanel – instrumental and iconic. I can’t think of Elle without thinking of Jackie, vice versa too.
I’ve seen Jackie at an event and noticed that she has an air and grace that is hard to put into words and best seen in person. I can’t quite grasp the fact that I have not met her yet nor made an attempt to. It’s pitiful really and something I should be ashamed of. In a perfect world, I’d sprinkle gold sparkles around and throw handfuls of confetti at Jackie if I ever did see her – my friend, Samantha, feels that would be very appropriate… Seriously, she does.
The first sentence I’d utter to her would probably be “Can I please have a moment to compose myself because your outfit looks magnificent” – she never gets a look wrong!
I have so many questions I’d love to ask her; what is your favourite fragrance; who inspired you as a kid; do you think fashion is shifting and receiving more respect by the average person on the street. Sigh. One day, right?
I love her classic and timeless style mixed with her own unique personality. I can only imagine that her closet is one wonderful space of beautiful clothing and exquisite pieces
I have such admiration and respect for Jackie. I doubt she even knows of me but I would love for her to know that I hold her in such high regard.