Featured Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (33)

David Gillson - Davines New Colour

"Soft and pastel is the trend on Pure Colour" says Angelo Seminara artistic director at Davines 

"The softest hue which is so modern "…


Added by David Gillson on December 31, 2013 at 17:35 — No Comments

The Sportsmen We Love

And love to look at!  It’s a feast for the eyes when looking at these pics of our favourite sportsmen, world-wide.  It takes serious dedication for an athlete to become a professional and more often than not, with it comes a man with serious good looks and just about the perfect body.…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 31, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Unconventional Design – Qbic London City Hotel

I remember a time in my life that I wanted to persue a career in design, be it fashion or interior but the world at that stage was not an oyster and the possibility of making good money in a career like this in South Africa at least, was a gamble.


Today, countless people, almost every second person I meet in actual fact, is in some or other…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 30, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Preview -Mac Collection

 Put a splash of Colour in your step this Summer with these Fabulous Flats from Mac Collection. It’s all about Bold Colour Blocking, with Two-tone Accents to turn heads this Season. The Gold detailing adorning the strap adds a glint of glamour to these Fun Flats filled with Festive Chic Cheer.

© Taryn Louch…


Added by Preview on December 29, 2013 at 19:55 — No Comments

Preparation is Key

Come January, we’re all in need of a serious cleanse due to the fact that we may have over-indulged, just a liiiiitle bit over the feastive season.  Now before you have a semi-heart attack…I’m not suggesting that you go on an extreme no carb, only cabbage soup diet in Jan…I’m merely suggesting that you be clever this year and start ahead of the New Year and all it’s crazy resolutions…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 29, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments


When it comes to being a true “Fashionista,” the word, accessory is synonymous with style.  No real person of style will ever be caught dead without carrying at least one new on trend item on themselves.


We look to Streetstyle for inspiration on the latest clutches, bags and shoes seen worn during Spring 2014 Fashion Week, held in New York.


All we can say is…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 28, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Jenni Kayne and Her d’orsay Flats

Jenni Kayne, known for her signature d’orsay flats, renouned for the ultimate in comfort, has just brought out a new range in a variety of colours and exotic prints, including splashes of metallic lustre in comfy heels.


Choose from colour-blocked…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 27, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

NARS – Guy Bourdin

For those of you whom aren’t familiar with NARS, it’s a cosmetic line launched by Francois Nars in 1994 at Barneys, New York, whom is a perfectionist at heart and became frustrated with the limited offerings of make-up colours on offer. 


He launched a collection of 12 lipsticks and had an overwhelming demand which inspired him to create a full line of cosmetics, enabliling…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 26, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Retailers Holiday Campaigns, Game On!

A bitter pill to swallow when thinking of the holiday season here in SA is that everything goes up in price tremendously.  We take our hard earned money we make throughout the year and end up paying prices for things of the same calibre as we would for luxury goods.  We do it anyway because it’s the one time of the year we allow ourselves to “indulge” and spoil our loved…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 25, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Apparel to Make History

What do you get when you put Alchemist and Fashion in the same sentence?  Clothes that change colour according to the climate of course….


Alchemist, Lauren Bowker has embedded ink that changes colour depending on different climatic conditions into a feathered garment using a pollution-absorbent ink called PdCl2, which changes colour from yellow to black in dirty…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 24, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Festive High-Tea at Luminance

There’s always a feast to be had at Luminance, a feast of high-end designer apparel, grandiose accessories, homeware and even that to satisfy your palette at the Assouline Library Coffee Bar and with the Festive Season upon us, the luxury department store’s shop-front windows which are ever-changing, adds a feast of colour to the eyes.


To kick off the Festive…


Added by alexandra avgitidis on December 23, 2013 at 18:26 — No Comments

Chanel,Featuring Kirsten Stewart

The beautiful 23 year old brunette, Kirsten Stewart, known mostly for her role as heroine in Twilight, will star in Chanel’s new Métiers d’Art campaign (meaning crafts), Paris-Dallas 2013-2014 collection.


The campaign, shot by no other than Mr. Karl Lagerfeld himself who also directed the short film,…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 23, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments


Step out in these womanly Wedges to wow! Italian Fashion Label Ice Iceberg’s philosophy is reflected in the Femininity of the Footwear, and these Pairs are Pretty in Patent hues of Dusty Pink and Bold Black, providing a neutral platform upon which to build your Ensemble. The Mother of Pearl detailing adds a soft touch, allowing you to put your Finest most Feminine foot…


Added by Preview on December 23, 2013 at 17:38 — No Comments

The Peugeot RCZ - Le French Bombshell

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Let me begin by saying I like French cars. They offer the quirk, where the Japanese bring practical reliability, and the Germans strategically serve…


Added by Daniel Calbacho on December 23, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Simplistic Design by Trine Kjaer

If you’re looking to add natural pieces of furniture to your home, look no further than

Danish born designer, Trine Kjaer who specializes in furniture and spatial design with natural elements in it.  She draws inspiration from natural forms and clean shapes with every piece having its own story.


Trine believes that good design can do…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 23, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Here it is!

The new Dossier can be read right here and now: click here:


Added by Mia@Dossier on December 21, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Parisian Macaroon Trees

In keeping with everything Christmassy, we had to share this unique masterpiece created by Parisian macaroon maker Ladurée that will be on display from early in December in the hotel lobby at InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel for the sixth edition of the ‘Fashion Christmas Trees,…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 21, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Viktor & Rolf’s Grey, Felt Boutique

We know this brand really well in SA for their luxury perfumes but internationally, they’re just as well-known as a Fashion House and have just opened their first flagship boutique in Paris, on Rue Saint-Honoré, just a stone's throw from the famous “Place Vendôme.”


The opening coincided with their 20th anniversary and saw the unveiling of a…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 20, 2013 at 9:41 — No Comments

Building a Green Christmas

Instead of a “White Christmas,” think of going “Green” by being environmentally friendly and building your very own Christmas tree out of objects from your own back yard or recycle by using discarded objects found in your home.


Re-usable Christmas trees have never been so stylish and makes for a fun family project but if you’re not so keen on doing the whole DIY…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 20, 2013 at 8:28 — No Comments

Decorative Control: Wallpaper Trends

If you’re looking for a creative project this December, how about looking to your walls for inspiration and finding a new way to express yourself.  Wallpaper customization has become a hot new trend and allows you to personalize your space and manipulate details of art to coordinate with your home.


Go to outlets that sell wallpaper for inspiration and ask…


Added by Elesha Stewart on December 19, 2013 at 10:34 — No Comments

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