Ilvy Njiokiktjien Staunton Legend Fashion AmbassadorStaunton Legend Lady’s ambassador is Photographer Ilvy Njiokiktjien.

Ilvy is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist. She is known for her acclaimed photo documentary Born Free, where she has documented the challenges and opportunities of youth in South Africa over a period of 10 years.  For Born Free she was recently awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2019.


As a documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Der Spiegel, NRC Handelsblad, Telegraph Magazine and Stern, among others, and was exhibited at Visa pour l’Image in 2012.


Ilvy’s work takes her around the world, from downtown New York to South Africa’s rugged townships. Her photography gear is her most important, and heavy, travel companion. There is little room for clothes in her backpack and she needs to make practical choices in her wardrobe. This makes Ilvy the perfect Ambassador for Staunton Legend “One Suitcase Wardrobe” philosophy. By combining Staunton Legend items in her suitcase, she can pack light and functional while being sophisticated and stylish. For every occasion, from photoshoot to social event.