Nobuhle (short form: Buhle) Mkhize was born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Born in 1984, she studied psychology at a college in London which she supported financially from working as an au pair in Amsterdam (her first job). From there she moved to America where she also AU pair for a new family. This brought her close to wealthy people from there she made friends who loved her fashion sense and helped her open her own boutique.

Buhle run a fashion boutique called Lime Designs in Manhattan and also write for local fashion magazines. She has gone to the international level as she plays fashion police at high profile events like the Kentucky Derby, and gets the opportunity to dress high-profile clients like Bruno Mars for events like the Grammy Awards. Buhle have an image consulting business and do a regular style feature on Gagasi FM. She also run an online style and store page, Mad About Fashion.