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Mandela dies

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 8.50pm at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, surrounded by his wife, Graça Machel and members of his family. Zuma said Mandela would have a state funeral and that flags would fly half-mast from December 6 until after the funeral. Zuma called on South Africans to "recall the values for which Madiba fought". Long illness
Mandela was hospitalised on June 8 with a recurring lung infection. Initial reports from the Presidency suggested Mandela was stable, although his condition was serious. But on June 23, the Presidency announced that Mandela's condition had deteriorated and he was critical. Court affidavits soon confirmed that the former statesman was on an assisted-breathing, life support machine. More reports emerged about Mandela in the days that followed…

Kardashian Christmas


The Kardashian Christmas Card Is Here--See the Stunning Holiday Family Pic! The Kardashian-Jenner crew has released their annual Christmas card! On tonight's special episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians: a Very Merry Christmas, the E! stars revealed their highly anticipated holiday card. And we have to say, it is stunning! So, what did the family have in store this year? An intricate, high-fashion photo in which Kim Kardashian, KhloéKardashian Odom, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Bruce Jenner all strike poses in a ransacked, carnival-like room of sorts filled with dollar bills, a sparkling gold money sign, mannequins and photos of the family members, among many other things. The whole family is dressed in black, with Kim standing on a staircase in a cleavage baring, body-hugging dress, while Khloé lounges on a chair in a sparkly black dress with Kourtney's son Mason draped in front of her.  Kourtney, meanwhile, is standing near Khloé, hold…

candice for woolworths


We selected Candice Swanepoel to represent the brand because she’s a South African model who has attained worldwide success, being most well-known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her look, attitude, and achievements were well aligned with those of the RE: brand,’ said a spokesperson for Woolworths. ‘Far from being “just a pretty face”, she encapsulates the spirit of modern rebellion and the vibrant optimism of our time.’ The new campaign shows Candice modelling the RE: Festival Collection. The denim items illustrate a return to authentic indigo/blue denim and a washed ‘worn & torn’ aesthetic with denim-on-denim outfitting a key look. The new slim ‘boyfriend’ jeans makes an appearance and we see lots of laundered and bleached garments as well as hammered fabrics for an aged appearance. Bleached pastels, blues and white are key colour combinations with a black ‘glam’ element introduced for holiday dress-up. Think embellished pleather shorts and biker jackets. Miss Swanepoel was sp…

Christmas Beauty: 2013 Gift Guide



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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have confirmed their engagement.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have confirmed their engagement.

The rapper proposed in front of their friends and family at the AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, on Monday night.
The reality TV star posted a photograph on Instagram of her diamond ring in front of a screen at the stadium that said "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!"
Kardashian's publicist in America, Ina Treciokas, confirmed that the couple were engaged.
Kim Kardashian's engagement ring West proposed on his fiancee's 33rd birthday. Earlier in the evening he had attended the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills.
She gave birth to their first child, a daughter named North West, in June.
The Kardashian family has a number of reality shows on the E! television channel and, after first saying it didn't have cameras at the stadium, the network has now confirmed that it did capture the moment on film.
Kim Kardashian's sister Khloe said on Twitter: "Tears of JOY!!!!!!! Wow…








Attire october 2013 cover


welcoming spring.....

Round up of 5 key looks to keep for spring

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Revenge Wears Prada, The Sequel To The Devil Wears Prada!

events 27/07/2013



AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON Africa Fashion Week turned London’s coolest of cool Truman Brewery in Brick Lane into a fashion ode to our continent last weekend. The shows celebrated London’s diverse African heritage through fashion interpreting various ethnic textile traditions into contemporary designs.

Thula Sindi
Proudly representing South Africa is Thula Sindi, who stuck to his familiar feminine styling. With florals, metallics and lace embellishment against ladylike pleats and sheer tulle, Sindi stays current but true to his signature style. There is also a continuation from his last collection at MBFWJ Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 with the use of finely pleated ribbon and structured hips.
Tumisola Ladega
This collection of beautiful monochromatic African prints showed thoughtful design detail and some of the best tailoring at African Fashion Week London. This is really impressive when you find out the designer is only 14 years old! Tumisola Ladega is a Nigerian-born Londoner who has kn…

Vuitton Celebrates Its Muses

From Kate To Sofia: Vuitton Celebrates Its Muses LOUIS VUITTON will celebrate six of its timeless muses with a new interactive exhibition opening in Tokyo this month.
The showcase will pay homage to six women who "move frontiers" - namely Kate Moss, Sofia Coppola, Catherine Deneuve, novelist Françoise Sagan, architect Charlotte Perriand and, perhaps more unexpectedly, nineteenth-century French Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo. The display will be held in luxury hotel Tokyo Station for three weeks.
Although little is known yet about what will go on show at the exhibition, visitors will be asked to wear masks with polarised lenses and white screen technology - WWD reports. 

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Rihanna shows off a skimpy bejewelled

AUGUST 5 - Rihanna shows off a skimpy bejewelled outfit as she enjoys herself at the Kadooment carnival in Barbados.

Kim Kardashian Makes First Post-Baby Appearance on Kris Jenner's Talk Show

Kim Kardashian Makes First Post-Baby Appearance on Kris Jenner's Talk Show Lovely to see you, Kim Kardashian! On Friday, the new mom made her first post-baby public appearance on mom Kris Jenner's talk show. Kris, joined by cohost Sean "Diddy" Combs for the day, had no idea North West's mom was planning to surprise her on air.
"Hi, Mom! I just wanted to say hi," Kim said, joining the duo via satellite. "I'm sorry I couldn't be there…I'm loving life a little bit too much right now!" And while she understandably has her hands pretty full these days, Kim would never miss mom's show. "I watch you every single day," she said. "You are so amazing. You really are born to do this. I just wanted to say I love you, and have an amazing show." Although Kris was too moved at the moment to chat, she did talk earlier in the show about how Kim's shedding those pregnancy pounds.
Telling Diddy he was "reading way t…

CARA DELEVINGNE gets close to the insanely talented Pharrell Williams

CARA DELEVINGNE gets close to the insanely talented Pharrell Williams in Vogue's September issue, and now you can join them both on the shoot with a clip from our behind-the-scenes film shot exclusively for the iPad.

Watch Delevingne giggle goofily as Pharrell smoothly compliments her on her "depth" and "spirit", then see the pair wrap their arms around one another, dance and pose as David Bailey snaps away.

"David Bailey's faces and sounds - he makes some pretty wild faces," said Pharrell of working with the legendary photographer. "He's a genius, but that's his work isn't it?"

See more behind-the-scenes action from the shoot in the September issue iPad app available later today from iTunes. The film is cut to Happy, a Pharrell song from the Despicable Me film soundtrack. Download the whole album from iTunes now.



Letter from S*

Letter from   S*

Fashion shoots are about how clothes are styled, but in our own way we all take part in a similar activity every morning when we get dressed. By choosing how to put our look together each day, most of us are also deciding what message we want to give out about ourselves Do you make your decision on the basis of your diary for the day? On the influence of a film you've just seen? Or on the excitement of a new purchase? We all confront the business of dressing in different ways and it's interesting to  hear how others do it.
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Project Runway

Should This Advert Have Been Banned? AN advert promoting the twelfth series of Project Runway, starring Heidi Klum, has been banned in Los Angeles - because it features nude models. The image depicts Klum dressed in full Marie Antoinette-style regalia and perched on a throne - with presenter Tim Gunn beside her - while a group of naked male and female models gather at her feet.
"Project Runway designers! We need clothing for these people! Fast!" Klum Tweeted. "Season 12 starts July 18th on Lifetime TV."
The poster has been deemed too risqué to go on public display in LA - with reports suggesting that underwear will be digitally added to the models before it can be unveiled on city billboards. However, it seems that New York has opted to run the advert as it is. what do u think?



Vodacom Durban July

High fashion at the Vodacom Durban July THE "Posh? Oh My Gosh!" theme for this year's Vodacom Durban July was interpreted in many different ways by the fashion-conscious.
The Greyville Racecourse was transformed into a runway 06/07/2013 as an endless stream of invited guests used the country's biggest horse racing event as a fashion parade.
Businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo made a grand entrance on the arm of husband Romeo, and there was a mini stampede as groupies of all sorts clamoured to have their pictures taken with her.
Kumalo kept it safe in a Gavin Rajah creation in her favourite colours - black and white - accessorised with a glittering obi belt.
Jessica Motaung, the first lady of Kaizer Chiefs, put together an outfit with a modern African twist coupled with knots and animal print, and paired her burnt orange Kenzo wrap dress with oversized Victoria Beckham sunnies.
"That's the Posh of my outfit," she said. "For me, this year's theme represents…

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds’ Fashion Marriage

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds’ Fashion Marriage

BLAKE LIVELY gives fashion advice to Ryan Reynolds every time he gets dressed, apparently. The pair got married in September 2012 at an intimate ceremony in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and as a result he can barely put a sartorial step out place. "I would never walk out of the house without her approval," Reynolds told ExtraTV. Lively has great credentials to be her husband's unofficial stylist - a frequent sighting on our weekly Best Dressed lists, she is known for her glamorous, feminine red carpet choices and rarely gets it wrong. Dresses are her signature - either floor-length or super-short - mostly teamed with a pair of towering Louboutins. What better accessory could there be than a well-dressed Ryan Reynolds? Lively definitely has her priorities in check. 

Easy as 1-2-3: Getting to Know Your CC Creams

Easy as 1-2-3: Getting to Know Your CC Creams
First there were BB creams, and now there are CC creams. I make sense of the alphabet soup behind the latest makeup with a look at the new color-correcting skincare you really need.

CC Creams
BB creams—aka beauty balms—have proven a godsend for women who crave skincare that does it all; they moisturize, prime, cover, treat, and block the sun's harmful rays. But for those who want advanced, easier-to-blend coverage for uneven skin tones, it's all about the new CC creams. The nonoily, multitasking tinted moisturizers here promise nourished, naturally (wink, wink) gorgeous complexions sans splotches. Pick one up fast, because, yes, DD creams are on their way.

This moisture-rich formula guarantees lightweight, natural-looking coverage, with SPF protection to boot.

Amore Pacific
Enjoy all the benefits of a CC cream in a handy compact, which offers SPF 50 protection and color-correcting coverage
on the go.

Olay This tinted moisturiz…