The Royal Wedding on E!

I remember my first Royal Wedding… it was the 29th of July 1981 and I was in Sub B (now known as Grade 2). Lady Diana Spencer was marrying Prince Charles., and the world was mesmerised. (Insert record needle scratching sound here!) But we all know how that turned out, so on to new memories.

Memories that will be made on Saturday, 19 May 2018, when Princess Diana’s youngest son, Prince Harry, marries Meghan Markle. And you can watch the whole event live, from the comfort of your living room, on E! (DSTV channel 124). Continue reading

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Incredible India at Mall of Africa

Back by popular demand, and celebrating its 2nd year at Mall of Africa, ‘Incredible India’ returns to Johannesburg from April 27 to May 7, 2018.  The event promises to be an extravaganza of authentic Indian lifestyle, fashion, culture and cuisine as local and international exhibitors display their wares and delight your senses.

Incredible India has become an annual event that South African and African Indian communities have come to look forward to at Mall of Africa. It is a lifestyle, food and cultural experience with exhibitors boasting the very best in international Indian clothing, cosmetic jewellery, silk carpets, homeware and more.

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Pandora’s New Shine Range

We all need a bit of sparkle in our lives, and I got to experience a bit of bling at the launch of Pandora’s new Shine range. In my opinion, Pandora is somewhere in the middle range – it is much more expensive than fashion jewellery stores like Lovisa and Collette Hayman, but way less than stores like Sterns and American Swiss, so it fills a niche market.

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Bride & Co with EuroSuit – New 2018 Collection

Bride & Co along with Eurosuit recently launched their 2018 Collection, at the hip Mesh Club in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It’s not everyday that one gets to see exquisite wedding dresses up close and personal, so it was a rare opportunity to touch and feel the gowns.

It was a good idea to have @Tali_Babes (the character from Showmax’s “Tali’s Wedding Diary”) as the “virtual host” to introduce the evening. I say virtual because Tali was on a video recording, who welcomed guests before the welcome drinks.

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Embrace Your Natural Hair at #ClicksCurls JHB

 

I recently had my hair highlighted, after researching and being inspired by Pinterest boards, featuring the luscious hombre locks of Jessica Alba. I really love her style, both her dress sense and her hair styles. With screen shots in hand, I headed off to my sister-in-law (@hairbyshafia) who is also my award winning hair stylist.

Here are the results, some subtle blonde highlights…

In the hot seat …

 

Voila!

With curly, highlighted hair, the #ClicksCurl JHB event is just the ticket to get the products I need to take care of my new colour.

I had my hair cut and coloured for a work awards event. Tsholo is my colleague.

Clicks, South Africa’s leading beauty retailer, is excited to present #ClicksCurls JHB at The Galleria, Sandton, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018 – an expo dedicated entirely to waves, curls and coils!

Hosted by Enhle Mbali and Siv Ngesi, #ClicksCurls JHB will feature the best of local and international natural hair brands, such as Shea Moisture, Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils, Cantu, AfroBotanics, TRESemme, and Carols Daughter, to name a few. Expect live hair demos, industry experts, music, food for sale and lots of curl conversations with your favourite naturalistas.

The first 700 tickets sold will receive a goodie bag valued at R1000 – a curly-girl’s dream come true.

Venue: The Galleria, Sandton. Doors open at 9:00. Tickets are available at R120 each. Children under 12 are free. Visit www.webtickets.co.za.

Join the conversation @Clicks_SA #ClicksCurls #Clickshairconvo.

The Body Shop – Play for Peace Project

I first encountered The Body Shop back in 1995 when I traveled overseas for the first time. I visited my aunt in Hamburg, Germany and there was a huge Body Shop in the train station. It was like being a kid in a candy shop, having heard about all the products, but not having access to any of it, now I finally could savour the delicious selections of body and beauty products. But for the past few years, South Africans have had access to the wonderful ranges that the Body Shop has to offer.

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How Do I Look? South Africa on E! Entertainment Television

Hosts of How Do I Look? SA – Kat Sinivasan and Roxy Burger

I’ve always loved a good make-over show, so I was delighted to hear that E! Entertainment’s local version of “How Do I Look?” will be starting this week on DSTV channel 124.

I attended the launch event last week at the Diamond Walk in Sandton City. The trend these days, it seems, it so have launches along side expensive boutiques in the walkway of malls, with the chairs and screens erected, plus a lounge vibe created with luxurious couches and bubbly.

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Skip Fashion Exchange

I grew up with “hand me downs” and wearing some of my mother’s and grandmother’s clothing, bringing an authentic realness to the term “vintage”.

In fact, I still wear one or two items of clothing that belonged to my late mother, and to me, it is still stylish to this day. I’ve also swapped clothing with friends, and find nothing wrong with wearing “previously owned” clothing, as long as it is in good shape.

Enter the Skip Fashion Exchange, which takes swapping clothing to a new level. I attended the launch the other evening, at Sandton City Mall, in Johannesburg, and was eager to see what I could swap for my Mango pleated colourful skirt. (Pity that I forgot to take a photo of this skirt before I handed it in).

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Studio MoMa Beauty Salon Review

It’s not everyday that an independent nail bar / beauty salon opens up, especially when it opens in a location that is not a mall or shopping centre. But this is the case with the newly opened luxury beauty salon called Studio MoMa. It is situated in the BDO Building in Parktown, Johannesburg. I was treated to a manicure and a chance to see what else the nail bar, soon to be full salon, had up its sleeve.

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Favourite Looks From The Dressed To Give Fashion Show

Photo credit: Mishkah Roman-Cassiem

I recently attended the Dressed To Give Fashion Show sponsored by Luminance. Here are my favourite looks from the event and some notes on what went down…

  • Dressed To Give was a charity fashion show with proceeds going to women & children in risk and the Lupus Foundation, sponsored by Luminance.
  • The fashion show was produced by international producer Jan Malan.
  • Guests included CEO of Luminance Dr Judy Dlamini, President of WIZO Foundation Helen Maisel Trisk, Founder of SA Fashion Week Lucilla Booyzen, designers David TlaleSuzaan HeynsErreLaduma NgxokoloRahim Rawjee; editors Jenny AndrewSharon BeckerJacquie Myburg, actress Terry Pheto. Performances from Louise CarverLaurie Levine & DJ Kimmy K
  • Caster Semenya walked the runway in Row-G
  • David Tlale showed exclusive pieces from his collection
  • MaXhosa by Laduma debuted his latest collection
  • Suzann Heyns collaborated with Franz Grabe to bring the Tree Of Life theme across in the opening scene.

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