FABIANI SURPRISES MBFW GUESTS WITH THE REVEAL  OF THEIR WOMEN’S RANGE

FABIANI SURPRISES MBFW GUESTS WITH THE REVEAL OF THEIR WOMEN’S RANGE

An unsuspecting audience was blown away by a dramatic twist at the launch of the Fabiani SS17 collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg last night, as women stepped out onto the runway instead of men, marking the launch of Fabiani Womenswear. From intricate beadwork and high voltage metallics, to jacquard fabrics and bold silk chiffons complemented by statement make-up, the innovative new range of women’s clothing was received with an animated response from the audience. The collection reflects Fabiani’s unmistakably couture flavour, together with a graphic, tailored and feminine aesthetic, setting the pace for women’s fashion this season. The pioneer behind the revolutionary new collection for the iconic brand is none other than highly acclaimed local designer, Warrick Gautier. Based in Cape Town, Gautier is renowned for his work both locally and internationally, and his collaborations with brands such as Chloe and Louis Vuitton. Inspired by art and his French heritage, Warrick Gautier brings his signature tailored couture of African luxury to the Fabiani Women’s collection. “We were inspired by the need in the South African market for luxury African clothing tailored for powerful, successful, progressive and sophisticated women. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be collaborating with local design talent such Warrick, as a uniquely African aesthetic is central to this collection,” says Lyle Paul, Marketing Manager of Fabiani. In celebration of women’s month, the launch of Fabiani Womenswear marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the brand, established as an exclusively menswear label for nearly forty years. Fabiani Women launches in flagship stores from 19 October 2017....
CELEBRITIES POSE NUDE FOR CHARITY

CELEBRITIES POSE NUDE FOR CHARITY

Local celebrities bare all to raise awareness for their chosen charities in Marie Claire magazine’s 2017 ‘Naked’ issue, which is daring, provocative and body-positive. Nomzamo Mbatha looks stunning posing nude on the cover, for a worthy cause. “This year, the issue is concealed in an eye-catching gold bag – the process of unwrapping it to unveil the beautiful cover and what lies within the magazine is part of the delight. The intriguing and innovative visual appeal of this issue will disrupt the newsstands and is an inventive approach not seen before locally,” says Associated Media Group CEO, Julia Raphaely. “Previously the campaign was published in Marie Claire’s March editions, but this year we chose to roll it out in our July issue, to coincide with Mandela Day, because the message behind Mandela Day is simple: ‘everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better’,” says Raphaely. “This year Marie Claire took a slightly different approach to previous years – in the past, the entire campaign was dedicated to one charity, in 2017 our celebrities are each supporting a single charity or cause – something close to their heart, that they feel strongly about, whether it be education, LGBT rights, animal welfare or women’s rights,” comments Marie Claire Features Editor Lynette Botha. Other celebrities who bare all include DJ Fikile Moeti, radio host Thando Thabethe, TV star K Naomi Noinyane, actors Nicole Fortuin and Omuhle Gela, models Sanele Xaba and Rosette Ncwana, performer Moonchild Sanelly, radio and TV personality Bailey Schneider, chefs Giles Edwards, Ash Heeger and Eric Bulpitt, digital entrepreneur Yoliswa Mqoco, artist Lady...
FROM RUNWAY TO RAIL –  WOOLWORTHS EMPOWERS THE FUTURE OF SA FASHION

FROM RUNWAY TO RAIL – WOOLWORTHS EMPOWERS THE FUTURE OF SA FASHION

SA Fashion Week (SAFW) opened last night to a flurry of excitement, showcasing some of the most innovative and cutting-edge designs the South African fashion industry has to offer. Woolworths launched their 2017 ‘StyleBySA’ seasonal campaign by championing home-grown talent, featuring a capsule collection by eight local designers who are taking the fashion scene by storm, namely Rich Mnisi, Thebe Magugu, AKJP, Pichulik, Maria McCloy, Sol-Sol, Selfi and Young & Lazy.   From modern streetwear, to footwear and accessories inspired by the continent, the debut collaboration was met with an overwhelmingly positive response. In a first for SAFW, the collection was available online straight from the runway, resulting in a frenzy of online sales throughout the evening.   The significant partnership between Woolworths and SAFW has prioritised fast-tracking South Africa fashion from the runway to the rails. Charmaine Huet, Woolworths’ Group Director of Marketing and Sustainability, says, “As a passionately South African retailer we want to boost the visibility and viability of local designers. The quality of the work on show last night, and the response to it, is compelling proof of the incredible local talent the South African fashion industry has on offer.’’ Having pioneered the concept of local design collaborations with their Stoned Cherrie, Craig Native and Maya Prass collections over a decade ago, it’s another step forward for the passionately local retailer.   The StyleBySA capsule collection will be available exclusively online at www.woolworths.co.za while stocks last this week. The collection launches in selected Woolworths stores (Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape Town; Sandton City Shopping Centre, Johannesburg; Mall of Africa, Midrand; Menlyn Mall, Pretoria; Gateway Theatre...
Meet Your New Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters 👑

Meet Your New Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters 👑

On Sunday evening Demi-Leigh Nel Peters was crowned Miss South Africa 2017 along with 1st Princess, Adè van Heerden and 2nd Princess is Boipelo Mabe. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters won prizes worth over 2 million rands including a 1 million rand cash prize, a car and 28 bursaries for herself and her choice of students! Miss South Africa 2017 is from Sedgefield in the Western Cape is a 21-year-old final year B.Com business management and entrepreneurship student. She is also a part-time model at Boss Models and Vision Management.   She was the first girl in her high school to be chosen as head girl of both the school and its hostel. Demi-Leigh was also elected as the Deputy Junior Mayor of the George City Council in Grade 11. She makes handmade cards and does scrapbooking. She says her biggest motivator is her half-sister, who was born without a cerebellum and is completely disabled.   Looking forward to seeing her journey as Miss South Africa this year...
A Reason To Visit Sexpo SA This Weekend: Airvolution Body Art

A Reason To Visit Sexpo SA This Weekend: Airvolution Body Art

Last night my sister and I came across a really cool stall at the Sexpo SA, not only were the people there looking super cool and sexy because of their tattoos but there were really cool visuals.   We went there and at first glance we thought someone was getting a tattoo but there was no needle involved, they were using an airbrush! After speaking to these guys we found out they do air rush tattoos- They make whatever you want look like a real tattoo, advantage of this, it’s not permanent! They even do full body painting making it look like you’re wearing something tight when you’re actually naked. They also do graffiti and mural painting – they did that on Cassper Nyovest’s “I hope you bought it” music video.     These guys go by the name Airvolution. They offer Body Painting for: Promotions and Special Events Photoshoots Music Videos Film Sets Commercials Club Activations Corporate Events Human Statues painted and placed on podiums Airbrush Tattoo Parties Dancers or Models painted in the theme of your event ‘Live’ body painting at your event or exhibition stand Body Painting for Club Events and Festivals Body Painting for Fashion, Editorial, Film, TV and the Music Industry Body Painting for Printed Media and Advertisements Body Painting for Art Exhibition Work and Gallery Entries Collaborations with other artists Themed Makeup Artist for Fashion, Editorial, Film, TV and the Music Industry Prosthetic Make Up for Film and Movie sets     WHERE CAN BODYPAINTING BE USED? Promotions and Special Events Expo’s Club Events and Festivals Fashion, Editorial, Film, TV and the Music...
Steenberg Spa – Idyllic Place Of Rejuvenation In The Vineyards

Steenberg Spa – Idyllic Place Of Rejuvenation In The Vineyards

  Enhance your youthful radiance and reconnect with your inner voice in the tranquil surrounds of Steenberg Spa, a place of rejuvenation and utter relaxation amidst the vineyards. Nurturing and elegantly appointed to take you on a sensory journey of discovery, serenity and regeneration, Steenberg Spa offers a respite from the fast paced world. Every detail from the cool, calming palette of muted greys and luxuriously plush furnishings to world class skin and body products, is chosen with the utmost personal care, allowing you to unwind and transcend to a place of harmony and newfound energy. Four spacious, beautifully decorated treatment rooms including a couple’s room, offer bespoke experiences that will leave you feeling pampered and revitalised. A refreshing tea ceremony between treatments awaits in the calming relaxation room – a perfect opportunity for couples or friends to reconnect during a day at the spa. Highly skilled professional therapists use carefully sourced products tailor made to your specific needs ensuring the most beneficial results. Embracing a holistic approach, the Steenberg Spa aligns itself with partners upholding a similar philosophy. From globally acclaimed state-of-the-art, results driven QMS products to locally inspired Africology – all body treatments and skin products meet the highest standards of purity and naturally sourced ingredients. Grounded in the purifying essence of South African indigenous plants, known for their healing, detoxing and hydrating powers such as rooibos, aloe ferox and the immune boosting African potato, Africology products inspire a spa ritual of body scrubs, wraps, massages and pedicures using pure, natural ingredients with complementary aromas that evoke the true spirit of Africa. In addition to the wide...