March 2017 Blog Posts (28)

Autumn skincare

With the change of season it might be a good idea to step up on skin hydration as the drier weather can be awful for your skin.

On the high-end scale, I’ve discovered two great products to add to my usual routine-

The first is the Exuviance Deep Hydration Treatment, which as the name suggests,…

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Added by paola chellew on March 29, 2017 at 11:50 — No Comments

A muscle car in a tailored suit

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I remember when Audi…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on March 28, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

La Traviata- The Ballet- at Joburg Theatre

One of South Africa’s major choreographers, Veronica Paeper, created La Traviata – The Ballet in Cape Town in 1990 and It returns to the stage with 10 performances by Joburg Ballet at the Joburg Theatre from 31 March to 9 April 2017.

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Added by paola chellew on March 27, 2017 at 10:40 — No Comments

Crabtree & Evelyn: A Scent for Every Room

Evoke a different personality in each room of your house to suit its unique purpose with The House of Fragrance collection. The range of eight fragrant candles sets the scene beautifully, conjuring a different mood for every…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on March 24, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Chocolate Factory Fantasy World at Southern Sun Cape Sun

Inspired by Easter and all things chocolate, four of Tsogo Sun’s Cape Town chefs share their recipes for a decadent five course chocolate brunch.

The menu starts with chocolate Mayan yoghurt, cinnabun melba toast, chocolate & hazelnut crumble, and fresh raspberries, created by Executive Chef of Southern Sun Cape Sun and former chocolatier,…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on March 24, 2017 at 16:33 — No Comments

Tsogo Sun’s Special Spots for Sundowners

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” said Roman playwright Plautus more than 2 000 years ago. Jo’burgers love to do just that – celebrate any and every occasion with something bubbly, a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail and scintillating company, somewhere special.

The combination of the perfect drinks offering and exceptional…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on March 24, 2017 at 11:33 — No Comments

Stanley Beer Yard & Corona Host The Busking & Jazz Sessions

The South African jazz scene grew in popularity through performances in nightclubs, and other major venues during the time of the 1950s. It forms a large part of South African culture, through…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on March 24, 2017 at 11:07 — No Comments

Team Dr Joseph - Hightech Natural Cosmetics

Team Dr Joseph are the innovators and leaders of high-tech natural cosmetics for more advanced and intensive results using natural plant ingredient complexes. These complexes are combined with the latest in skin care technology to improve the delivery of active ingredients on a cellular level.           

In addition to the ingredients and technology, the…

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Added by Elesha Stewart on March 24, 2017 at 10:54 — No Comments

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017

Fashion only goes in one direction - forward – and African Fashion International (AFI), owner and operator of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 (#MBFWCT17), is a firm believer in thinking that way too.

Fashion is a huge influential market and through its’ Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week properties, AFI’s aim, as it…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:52 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Cherrie Couture

 

“The joy of dressing is an art.” John Galliano

 

As a housewife with a passion for fashion for almost 30 years, Mariam Desai had always sewn her own dresses, with people stopping her in the street to compliment her; so after her children

had grown up, she decided to actively pursue this passion and share her vision. Starting with…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:51 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert:Chidinma Obairi

“Self-expression and identification solidifies style as a person.” Chidinma Obairi



Always clipping on the imaginary mood board in her head, Chidinma Obairi cannot remember a time that she wasn't designing. With her mother as her mentor, greatest style icon and inspiration, she has constantly motivated and supported the Chidinma Obairi brand vision, and…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:49 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Adama Paris

“Life isn't perfect but your outfit can be.”  Anonymous

 

The business of fashion is at the core of her brand, Adama Paris, which Senegalese fashion designer and entrepreneur, Adama Amanda Ndiaye, has created as her freedom of expression.

 

Falling in love with fashion in Paris, at an Yves Saint Laurent show, which she attended with…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:48 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: David Tlale



 “Life is our runway; let us celebrate it in style and elegance on a daily basis.” David Tlale



“All hail the King, David Tlale,” who has a passionate penchant for experiential design, ensuring that his audience always gets what they come for – an unforgettable experience - with a continuous re-invention of his Brand…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:43 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Leigh Schubert



“Lead, don’t follow.” Leigh Schubert



Fashion has always flowed through Leigh Schubert’s veins as she began designing clothes for her dolls at the tender age of six. She believes that fashion is a way to announce who you are to the world, and is the cover to your soul.



With her greatest challenge in the fashion industry being trying to please…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:39 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Beach Cult

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful.” Elsie de Wolf

 

With an aim to make everything around her beautiful, Joanna Hedley from Beach Cult loves to create, paint, design and surround herself with the creations of others. This passion for creation, paired with her love of travel and fashion, which she has had for as long as she can remember, has…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:38 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Craig Port

“I see you shiver with anticipation.” Rocky Horror Picture Show



In his black leather loafers and Armani jacket, it is hard to imagine Craig Port as the “beach bum” that he describes himself as; but his passion for the sea and coastal living has moulded his aesthetic as a fashion designer, and given his body of work a distinctive sense of…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:36 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Jenevieve Lyons

“God knew what he was doing when he created you.” Colombus Mara Zilwa



Jenevieve Lyons is on a mission to share parables through her pieces; and as a young South African designer, she sees fashion as a voice to portray her brand mission of realising cultural, social, political and environmental issues, within a fashion context; in order to educate and…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 23, 2017 at 17:35 — No Comments

Function over form

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It’s not very often these days that function is praised over form. It’s all about the way you look and the pretty things around us. Who cares if your diet isn’t healthy? The focus…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on March 22, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Gavin Rajah



“The sole reason for living is to love and be loved.” Anonymous



Falling in love with fashion as a child attending a theatre production, Gavin Rajah was fascinated by the elaborate costume changes and their ability to dramatically alter a person’s persona. Mesmerised by the masquerade of clothing; together with a passion for the palette of colour,…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 16, 2017 at 19:27 — No Comments

#MBFWCT17 Designer Alert: Lara Klawikowski

“Sometimes it’s good to get off the merry-go-round and get on the rollercoaster instead.” Anonymous

When Lara Klawikowski was a young girl, she recalls seeing a fashion piece on Jean Paul Gaultier on television, and remembers how much glamour and happiness lived in him and his work. This moment, paired with her well-dressed Russian grandmother,…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on March 16, 2017 at 19:25 — No Comments

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