I fell in love with fashion and acting at such a young age because it was my way to escape reality, create a new one.
I think what was always a deep source of confidence for me (especially because I was bullied) was the fact that I never really cared about what people had to say about my clothes or style. It was my armour that made me feel almost protected because it was the one aspect of my being I had complete faith in. So when people are a little negative or feel my looks are to extra it's okay, I am.
To me being able to dress up in different styles and ways gave voice to the many aspects that make up Tracy-Lee. From boardroom chic to ballet princess.I started modelling at the age of nine and was contracted to not cut or change my hair for 8 years. Needless to say this drove me crazy.
One day my family went to visit our good friend SA stage actress and singer Sophia foster. She took me into her closet and showed me all her costumes and wigs. It was the first time I had seen so many incredible wigs and I was hooked. I think Aunty Sophia could tell I was in love, she asked what my dream haircut was and I said immediately a page cut with a fringe, and just like that, I got my first wig at age 11.
From that moment I used wigs to slip in and out of the various characters I would play when dressing up. Earlier this year I was introduced to Isis Hair Africa by Modest Fashion Blogger Saarah Jasmin (See crediting doesn't kill) and have been working with them ever since. I absolutely love the quality of not only their lace wigs but their general service. They have a wide variety from mermaid coloured hair to natural fierce cuts and colours.