Featured - August 26, 2016
Crawford College Sandton
At home in the world of glamour, Eber Zietsman has gained enormous experience and exposure on both sides of the camera.
When she first moved to the United States, Eber worked as a model. However, she also gained a certification in cosmetology and learned how to apply makeup and special effects for film, fashion and TV, and was a sought after makeup artists at several New York fashion shows and film sets.
Eber, now based in New York, supplemented this qualification with a Bachelors of Science in Advertising and Marketing Communications (graduating cum laude and making the Dean’s List), and has since also gone on to earn a Harvard Leadership Certification.
Armed with both skills and knowledge, all the ingredients were in place for Eber to have a stellar career – and indeed, she does. Her work on set meant she was well placed to work for magazines, and she was hired as a stylist on some of the world’s top glossies, including Vogue and Vogue Nippon, W and Bride’s. She later earned an editorship at Vogue, and held a similar position at W.
Her move to the luxury goods industry came when she handled European and North American sales for a top fashion brand, before moving to Sephora, where her portfolio included marketing and events.
Eber became a member of the prestigious Estee Lauder Company, where she was in charge of the Bumble brand. She was also involved in the Look Good and Feel Good Campaign, NY Cares TWYLS programme and the Cew, and soon after L’Orêal utilised Eber knowledge of brands as a strategist and brand manager. Currently she is putting her knowledge to work at Shiseido, as a client and acquisitions manager.
Eber’s big heart is also evident. She is an active volunteer for a number of charities, focusing predominantly on medical issues.
She has had the privilege of meeting many inspiring people over the past few years – her husband to be, at the top of her list. Wedding bells are ringing for this beauty. In October, she will become Mrs Bodmer, to her lucky fiancé Jake Bodmer at an elegant affair in New York.
Eber’s enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious. There’s obviously no end to her creativity and out of the box thinking, undoubtedly, we will be hearing more of this gifted young lady.