Decorex Cape Town

As the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design, Cape Town’s creative spirit is being internationally acknowledged for its uniquely African essence that boasts a global appeal. This year’s Decorex Cape Town, fittingly themed ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’, will showcase the wealth of this city’s design talent at this unmissable exhibition.

“Cape Town is synonymous with high-end design, yet there is no one style that signifies this city,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “It’s a beautiful fusion of diverse cultures and influences that represent this continent, ever-changing to reflect the incoming trends. Visitors to Decorex Cape Town will get to witness the expression of the city’s most dynamic designers as they craft some inspired installations for the show.”

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Top 10 BOKEH Emerging Creative Talent Finalists Announced 

The top 10 Bokeh Emerging Creative Talent finalists were announced at the glamourous “Bokeh on Tour” events in Johannesburg and Durban recently.

Over 40 film entries were received from aspirant South African film creatives under the theme “The City Superhero”. The top 10 will go on to compete for the grand prize of R50 000 which will be announced at the sixth edition of the prestigious Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival later this year.

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Women’s Health Live Festival

October was the start of my return to gym! The long time wasted gym membership debit orders that go off on the 1st of each month, into the gym abyss, has come to an end! Let me back track a little … towards the end of 2015, I needed an operation which, after 3 weeks out of hospital, led to a blood clot, which led to a pulmonary embolism in my lungs, which almost killed me. It took about 2 years to feel like my usual self, although my left leg and foot will never be the same again. Hence, I did not feel healthy enough to venture into a gym. Thank the powers that be, that now I can at least walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes at a brisk level 5! Slowly but surely, I am getting there, literally one step at a time.

Since I am finally on a path to fitness, I am delighted to tell you that on the 10th and 11th of November 2018, Women’s Health (WH) magazine are launching the first ever Women’s Health Live Festival – a weekend of wellness.

It will be held at The Wanderers Sports Club in Johannesburg. Think of it as a Coachella of Wellness – three stages (entitled Trends, Fitness and Inspiration) supported by amazing speakers, fascinating panel conversations and interviews led by the WH editors chatting to cover stars, celebrities, fit family, social influencers and experts who will be sharing stories, experiences, expertise and knowledge.

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The Style Stable at Gateway Theatre of Shopping – Vodacom Durban July

Tatum Keshwar – The face of the Gateway Fashion Preview and Concert

Timeless, understated and classic are definitive descriptors when it comes to  Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event – the Vodacom Durban July, established in 1897, and Durban’s most stylish pre-race day fashion event is taking place at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on the 30th of June. Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show and Concert is the ultimate pre-race day fashion event – not to be missed.

Leading up to this event, an immersive installation The Style Stable  – can be found at Gateway (opposite Circus Circus). The Style Stable will be open to patrons from 15 – 30 June to promote Gateway Theatre of Shopping as the ultimate fashion destination in Kwazulu-Natal, especially when it comes to race day fashion. The Style Stable will encapsulate the essence of all things equestrian.

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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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Decorex Durban 2018

Image credits: Decorex SA

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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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.

Christmas at Sandton City

If you are like me, and you don’t have plans to leave Johannesburg or South Africa for the festive season, then best you check out what you can do in Jozi while everyone else is soaking up the sun on some island somewhere.

If you’re stuck here, then you may as well enjoy it – less traffic, more parking spots and better service at restaurants, not to mention all the festive fun that Sandton  City is offering.

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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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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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