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

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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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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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Embrace Your Natural Hair With Clicks

The hair care industry worldwide is an enormous business. From products, hair stylists to appliances and hair pieces, it seems like a niche market can be found anywhere in the world, because we all need to wash our hair, right?

Usually,  I leave my semi-curly hair to its own devices on the weekends, and blow it out for work on week days. Either way, my products keep changing as I experiment with what works best – a hair brand slut, of sorts.

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Dressed To Give – Charity Fashion Show

In what has been dubbed as the “fashion event of the year,” Luminance has partnered with WIZO and the Lupus Foundation to ensure that you are “Dressed to Give”’ for charity on Sunday, 26 March 2017, at The Reserve in Illovo, Johannesburg. Be sure not to miss out on the ultimate fashion experience produced by industry legend Jan Malan, including outstanding artists such as Laurie Levine, Louise Carver and DJ Kimmy K. 

There will be complimentary cocktails from Grey Goose, and gorgeous models touting the latest wares of renowned international and local designers for men and women. You will also get exclusive views of major designs right off  the catwalks of Cape Town Fashion Week.

LUMINANCE is a South African luxury multi-brand chain of stores which offer a world class shopping experience with an African appeal that inspires its customers to Live Life Beautifully. Funds raised from the LUMINANCE Fashion Show will benefit women and children at risk, as well as the LUPUS FOUNDATION SA.

The fashion show will include local talents:

ERRE

David Tlale

MaXhosa by Laduma

– Row-G

Suzaan Heyns

Thula Sindi

…and more.

Musical performances by:

Louise Carver

– Laurie Levine

– DJ Kimmy K

Details:

Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017
Time: 17h00 till 20h00

Venue: The Reserve, 54 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg

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Ponds Institute pop-up experience at Sandton City

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Pond’s Perfect Colour Complex Brand Ambassador Ayanda Thabethe

I grew up knowing Pond’s because my grandmother used Pond’s Vanishing Cream everyday, so I was keen to learn more about the brand’s history when I was invited to the opening of the Pond’s Institute pop-up experience at Sandton City as well as the launch of their revolutionary New Pond’s Pimple Clear.

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Terracotta Army at Silverstar Casino

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For those who may not know this bit of info about my ancestry, I am one eighth Chinese. How I came to that calculation is a post for another day, but suffice to say, my great grandfather was born in the then Canton province of southern China. (It is now called Guangdong – former official name was Kwangtung). So, anything relating to China is usually of interest to me, and hence, I was keen to go see the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China: The Exhibition.

Now, I’ve seen bits and pieces of the what is known as the Terracotta Army either in the movies or documentaries over the years, but I never really knew what they were all about – until now. Thanks to this exhibition that is currently on at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp (now called Mogale City) in Johannesburg.

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