Emmy Nominated Project Runway comes to Mzansi Magic

The fashion design reality show that kick started many a career, including that of Christian Siriano, is coming to South Africa! Mzansi Magic and Ndalo Pictures in association with 4th STREET Wines and production partners Rapid Blue, are proud to announce that a local version of Project Runway is about to grace South African television screens.

I recently attended the reveal event, where it was announced that the gorgeous, sassy and vibrant Lerato Kganyago will step into the role of the host for Project Runway South Africa.

In the weeks building up to this annoucement, like the layers of a Gert-Johan Coetzee couture gown, first the judges, then the mentor and now the host has finally been revealed.

Fearlessly high on trend, Kganyago is the go-getting former beauty queen, television talk show host, presenter, DJ, entrepreneur and actress who scooped this year’s SAFTA for Best TV Presenter and stole the hearts of everyone at Project Runway SA.

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Decorex Durban 2018

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Decorex Durban kicked off yesterday (21 March) at the Durban Exhibition Centre and runs until Sunday (25 March) and here’s 5 reasons why you don’t want to miss this year’s show.

1. More designers, more features: 17 of the region’s top interior and landscape designers in one space as well as an array of new and popular curated features which include:

Designer Spotlight

@home Trend Home presented by Decorex

Rooms to Grow

Franke Kitchen Trends Project

#withlovefromdecorex

Design Elements

Lighting Elements

Natural Elements

Landscaping feature

EGO Garden of the Future brought to you by Smith Power Equipment

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Newtown Junction’s Cape Malay Experience

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I am originally from Athlone in Cape Town, and grew up in a community where people of all faiths live, work, play and eat together. When I relocated to Johannesburg in 2003, some of that changed, and new opportunities and doors opened, but that is a blog post for another day. I was so glad to hear about the Newtown Junction Cape Malay Experience, which brings the vibrant and colourful history of the Cape to Jozi! Best of all, it is organised by my sister-in-law, and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Rayana Edwards, who is also the founder of Sari for Change.

Head on down to Newtown Junction in Johannesburg, that unique, lively, safe hub where people shop, eat, relax, linger and connect with others, on Sunday, October 4, for the first ever Cape Malay Market with a focus on the incredibly rich, vibrant history of the Cape Malay heritage.

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Five Fab Fashion Feeds

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We all need inspiration from the “inter-web” almost on a daily basis, so I have rounded up my “Five Fab Fashion Feeds” for you, in no particular order.

1. Refinery 29 www.refinery29.com

This website is a combination of fashion, lifestyle, beauty, breaking general news, entertainment and wellness. I subscribe to the daily newsletter, in order to keep up to date with the latest trends. The articles are short and sharp giving you all the info you need in 5 or 6 paragraphs. It is one of those sites where you click on one article, then you get distracted by another, and another, and before you know it, you’ve spent an hour on the site, sharing the articles on Pinterest and Facebook. Addictive reading indeed.

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Mzansi Life and Style Meets … Natalie Manko Bernariusz, Owner of Naturally Young Interiors

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This is the first post in my series called “Mzansi Life & Style Meets …”

As the name indicates, this series is about people I have met via friends, acquaintances, social media, traditional media and people that I have met on my journey of life thus far. These people are making big things happen, one step at a time, achieving their dreams and making it a reality. They are inspirational and aspirational, and in each blog post in this series, we learn more about what makes them tick.

Today we meet Natalie Manko Bernariusz, owner of Naturally Young Interiors.

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