Favourite Looks From The Dressed To Give Fashion Show

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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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Johannesburg Good Food and Wine Show 2016

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It is next stop Johannesburg for the revitalised Good Food & Wine Show, which will be bringing a menu bursting with delicious offerings and innovative experiences to the Ticketpro Dome from Friday, 29 to Sunday, 31 July 2016.

“Our aim this year, with revamping the Show’s look and feel, is to provide a more interactive, informative and entertaining offering packed with a profusion of immersive experiences to enjoy and trends to uncover,” says Maria Chieppa, Managing Director of Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa – new owners of the show. “We struck gold with this recipe in Cape Town and will be dishing up more of the same at the Johannesburg show.”

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Get ready for ULTRA SA 2016

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ULTRA South Africa takes place next weekend. This is what you can look forward to….

First up, and accompanying OWSLA boss Skrillex and Billboard chart topper Zedd on headline duties across both events, will be two of the biggest names in dance music and long time Ultra stalwarts, Tiësto and Afrojack.

The man behind mega hits including Red Lights and Wasted, Tiësto will be making his return to ULTRA South Africa™, as he prepares to blow the roof off Cape Town’s Ostrich Farm and Johannesburg’s Nasrec Showgrounds. Fellow countryman, Afrojack, will also be returning to Africa’s biggest electronic music event, following a pair of historic performances back in February 2014 and has already rocked ULTRA crowds in Argentina, Croatia, Japan and Miami in 2015.

Support will come from EDM heavyweight and ‘King of the Chipotle Gang’ Carnage (fresh off the back of his debut studio album Papi Gordo), established LA based-producer Mr. Carmack, who will be making his first ever ULTRA appearance, and local heroes Goldfish and TiMO ODV. In addition, 5FM residents and local heroes, Fresh and Euphonik, will be showcasing their talents across both cities on the Main Stage.

The Johannesburg edition of ULTRA South Africa™ will feature three running stages across both days. Alongside the Main Stage, there will be a Soul Candi Live Stage on the Friday, before transforming into the RESISTANCE® Stage on the Saturday. Starting from inside a vinyl store in 2001, Soul Candi have gone on to establish themselves as the leading voice in the South African house music scene and have been responsible for breaking out a whole host of local superstars including Crazy White Boy and the aforementioned Fresh and Euphonik. Johannesburg will also see the debut of a third stage in the form of the 5FM Live Loud Stage, which will play host to the station’s best DJs and South Africa’s best club acts throughout the two days.

Capetonians will have two stages on-site at ULTRA South Africa™ and the set-up will follow a similar program to that of Johannesburg, with the Main Stage complemented by a one-off stage hosted by Strange Loving on day one before evolving into the RESISTANCE® Stage for the final day. Strange Loving’s reputation has grown immeasurably over the last few years, having thrown some of the most exciting parties South Africa has ever seen, with the likes of David August, Soul Clap and Marek Hemmann amongst those to have come down to South Africa to perform.

Brand new for ULTRA South Africa™ in 2016, the Cape Town edition will be offering its fans the chance to camp at the picturesque West Coast Ostrich Ranch across the two days. For more information and to book online, head to heartbreakmotel.co.za

Follow ULTRA SA on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates on artists, tickets and camping, and for those that haven’t yet, relive the breath-taking thrills of ULTRA South Africa™ by watching the stunning 2015 Official Aftermovie.

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Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition and Giveaway

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It seems like everyone has seen, or at least, heard about the 1997 Titanic movie, (and I have a VHS copy to prove just how much I loved it, yes, VHS!) but what do you really know about what happened on that fateful night in 1912?

Well, now you can gain more insight by visiting “Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition” currently on at The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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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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TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures Exhibition

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I was recently invited to the “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” exhibition, which is currently on at the newly re-vamped Silverstar Casino, in Muldersdrift, Mogale City (the old Krugersdorp). I was beyond excited to see this exhibition, which has already been seen by over five million people worldwide! I was blown away by the exquisite multimedia displays and the amazing information told over the hand-held audio guides.

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