Sal Masekela

Sal Masekela is known for hosting the Daily Ten show on E! Entertainment Televion, along with Debbie Matenopoulos and Catt Sadler. Sal is also the owner of a production company called: Berkela Films, with movies like “Bra Boys” and “Switch”. In this interview Sal share with us some of his style secrets, his great sense of individuality, and his love for producing.

How would you describe your personal style?
I describe my personal style as sort of a hotch potch, part surfer part hip hop and part hipster.

What inspires your style?
My inspiration for my style comes across the board. A lot of it comes from my travels. Seeing how other people dress in other parts of the world is always really inspiring to me. You get to pick the best hats the best t-shirts and the best shoes. I’m also inspired by how I’m feeling over the course of a time period. In the summer time my whole style switches to “I wish I was at the beach”. I definitely don’t want to look too put together because then you like someone else did it for you and it’s not really you. There are a lot of people on television that are been told for so long what to wear and how they should look. They don’t really have a sense of self. Your sense of self reflect how you were you cloths. There are cloths that I won’t wear because I know me.

How do you go about picking an outfit for a red carpet event?
I have lots of friends who are designers and have their clothing lines. I try to support as many as these friends as I can. I just connect them with art. The last couple of years they really learned my style, what I will wear what I won’t wear. My friends do lots of different lines like Trovata, which is a line I’m really into right now. The girls at NLA T Shirts are really nice to me, Quiksilver, The Hundreds, and Lacoste. And for a red carpet I got to step it up a notch. When it comes to red carpet my first choice is usually Hugo Boss because I really like the way their suites fit me, and their cut. A lot of time when you get into the higher end they tend to dress for much narrower frames. It can get frustrating, because I can like an outfit a lot but it won’t necessarily fit me body type. I am a big fan of John Varvatos but I can only wear a handful of his cloths. Ben Sherman. And, I’m a big fan of Gucci shoes.

Did you ever have a fashion disaster?
The first weeks on “The Daily Ten’ were a ‘fashion disaster’. Because they didn’t really have an idea of what they are going to allow us to dress in. They knew they wanted us to dress less formal, but they didn’t realize that jeans and t-shirt would be ok. So I find myself wearing a lot of things that I would never wear. I remember this hideous wool light blue and brown sweater and I felt like I was the angry kid on the first day in school. That is as bad it has ever been for me. I always been adamant about what I wear to reflect who I really am, and this saves me from major fashion disasters. I don’t let people take chances on me.

Who are your favorite designers?
Marc Jacobs is incredible.

Where is your favorite place to shop?
I’m really easy when it comes to where I shop. I go the Trovata Store in Newport Beach and Fred Siegel. I go there because they sell Kiehl’s. It is pretty much all I put on my body. They also have great jeans, great designer T’s the kind I really like, deconstructed t-shirts that look just a bit worn and soft.

Who does your hair?
I have an amazing hair dresser by the name Andy Drew, he is my savior. He is a real artist in the way he does my hair.

What is your signature cologne?
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male.

What would be your ultimate stylish car?
Audi R8 in black. It was featured in the movie: Iron Man.

What is your favorite stylish drink?
Grey Goose and soda with a splash of cranberry please!

Which celebrities do you find most stylish?
Commen the rapper and Brad Pitt.

The city I love the most…
It is a toss-up between Vancouver and New York. I have to go with Vancouver as my first choice, and New York is second.

What one or two things some people may not know about you?
Singing. I got it from my dad. I grew up playing music my whole life from the time I was a little kid. And it is really what I thought I was going to do: be a musician like my dad. At a certain point I realized that these were hard footsteps to follow, and my music became surfing and snowboarding, and skate boarding.

What projects are you working on at the moment?
I own a production company called Berkela Films. Right now I have a movie out in the theatres which is a documentary called Bra Boys. I have another feature film that we shot in Whistler Vancouver. The movie is based on a snowboarding story and it is called: Switch. It is scheduled to be released next year. I really love producing, I love taking advantage of all the things that I had the privilege to paid to learn over the course of my ten year television career, and actually apply that to ideas that I’m really passionate about. I will be on The Daily Ten and with ESPN’s Winter X Games till at least year 2010. And hopefully, you will see me in films, and television, and acting. That is really my goal. I did forget to mention that I’m acting in the upcoming movie: Switch.

Style Interviews would like to thank Sal Masekela so much for sharing with us some of his style secrets. You can watch Sal every weekday on E! Channel’s: The Daily 10. The shows official website can be found at www.eonline.com/on/shows/daily10

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