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Zimbabwean fashionist gone global

by Oliver Mngate
17 Jan 2014 at 12:46hrs | Views
Ella Bvumbe  (born February 17, 1991 in Harare) owner of (HouseOfElla  Ltd) an online boutique for  women's wear specialising in Celebrity Fashion *Celebrity Bodycon Dresses* at the age of 22.

An only child to her mother and father, when she was 2 years old Ella lost her father (Charles Bvumbe). Ella's father had 13 children, making Ella the youngest of all his children.  

Losing her father at 2 had a strong impact is her life considering she was the only child for her mother.  Ella's mother worked extremely hard to support Ella throughout her childhood, she was very lucky to have family members to help her raise Ella whiles she worked an 8am â€" 8pm job in Zimbabwe. 

Ella attended Blackstone Primary school in Zimbabwe and was transferred to a boarding school in Bindura (Shashi View Primary School) .

Ella's dream was to become a midwife and after finishing her GCSE at (The Ravenscroft School) in Barnet, she went on to study Child Care Level 3 (DIPLOMA) at (Barnet College). During her studies her mum was diagnosed with cancer, it was a very devastating moment for her and it was hard for her to take on the news. 

She had to now balance her studies and look for a job to support herself and her mother. She started out as a sales adviser and later on trained as a financial adviser. Her experiences fueled her desire to start her own fashion business. When her mother's health improved, she decided to take the plunge and start her business. She worked extremely hard even though she was going through tough times with her mum battling cancer. Her mum fought through cancer and she is now healthy and well. Ella developed skills during her times working with leading companies like Phones4u, Money Shop and Cash Generators to start as a sales consultant and ending up being the youngest Manager for Cash Generators .

She decided to start her own Business in May 2013. Ella's Boutique was nominated Best Online Store by (simplesit.com). Lookfab4less Boutique website which has recently rebranded to (HouseOfElla Fashions) launched on the 15th of June 2013 it has over 80,000 views. Ella has worked extremely hard to launch her new website which lunched in November 2013 designed by John Smarts. She also involves herself promoting different kind of events within the Zimbabwean Community (Yoira Ngoma) was her most recent one which was a success throughout her community. Ella has featured in music videos such has; Fitted (John Smarts ft Jusa ) and Too much for money (Aj Tipsy ) some of the top Zimbabwean music artists .  Ella enjoys taking part in a lot of events within her community to improve her knowledge behind her business.

On the 7th of September she took part in Miss Zimbabwe UK 2013, coming the 2nd Princess. The Miss Zimbabwe UK 2013 interview was broadcasted on Vox Africa TV Channel.  

Her passion is to inspire young people to become whatever they dream of becoming no matter the circumstances, her phrase of encouragement is (if l can do it, you can do it too) a positive role model at a young age.

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