Full name: Mathapelo Pitse
Likes: I love to travel, love dogs, I am a big foodie, I have a major interest in fashion and design
Dislikes: I am a procrastinator and I am a bit emotional and can get impatient at times.
Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Mathapelo Pitse, I am Founder & CEO of J’adore D’amour. A Luxury women’s shoe brand established in 2017 for audacious women who love to consistently step in style & conquer the world in timeless & trendy heels.
I have 13 years corporate & luxury retail experience, with an entrepreneurial passion for the fashion footwear industry. I hope to pave the way for female excellence in the footwear industry, one stiletto at a time.
Please share with us an experience that almost destroyed you, an experience that almost cost you your life, however you decided to go out there and Fetch Your Life
I always try to live my life in a positive light and stay happy. I have realized that I have never really encountered life threatening experiences, however I am a very sensitive person so when relationships end in my life, they tend to traumatize me because I am a woman who loves whole heartedly and who wears her heart on her sleeve… So I have learned in life if something doesn’t go well, it’s just the universe giving you a sign that, it just not meant to be for you and better opportunities are around the corner.
How has this experience impacted your life?
I used to feel so shattered when relationships ended because I thought I wasn’t good enough however as I get older, I realized that it is part of the circle of the life and there is more to be grateful for. Always learn from you past experiences or mistakes both good and bad.
Do you think that had it not been for this experience you would have become the person you are
I definitely think I had to go through these experiences in order to learn to control my emotions, accept other people’s thinking process and appreciate life as an all.
What advise do you have for someone that has been through the same experience?
Take it with a pinch of salt, pick yourself up, motivate yourself and never lose your worth.
What does women Empowerment mean to you?
By educating women and affording them better opportunities, you ensure a nation which will flourish because instinctively women are nurturing and love to grow things. Whatever opportunity they are offered, they make the most out of it.
Tell us about your Business/Projects
I own a luxury women’s shoe brand called J’adore D’amour. Our products are available on our website, Zando and Takealot. We specialize in women’s dress shoes.
What inspired you to start your Business/Projects?
The need or urge to live a fully authentic and happy life. Following my passion and having a feeling of being content with my life.
What are some of your achievements?
Being brave and jumping into the entrepreneurial world of business. My Brand is my greatest joy, and having had achieved this, if fulfilling.
What should we expect from you in 2021?
I am looking forward to the growth of my business particularly in these challenging times, as well as going into other business ventures which I am currently researching. My long-term goal is to venture into business which feed my happiness and creative aspirations.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
I would like to be remembered for encouraging more start-up businesses to give back to society. Build brands with a purpose, bigger than the owner’s vision, which encourage sustainability.
Business website: www.jadoredamour.com
Photographer: Jabu Nkosi