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.
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.
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.
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).
Le Kap Lifestyle Fair, anticipated as a highlight of the ‘jet-set’ social calendar, makes its début in Johannesburg after being held successfully in Cape Town for the past three years.
The event will be hosted by Steyn City, the sprawling 2000-acre multi-billion Rand lifestyle resort, on the 10th of June 2017. “The exciting collaboration between Steyn City and Le Kap Magazine to host this sophisticated annual event is a powerful and unique social and corporate platform, which will attract both local and international captains of industry, celebrity and VIP guests to Steyn City” says Giuseppe Plumari, the CEO of Steyn City.
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 Tlale, Suzaan Heyns, Erre, Laduma Ngxokolo, Rahim Rawjee; editors Jenny Andrew, Sharon Becker, Jacquie Myburg, actress Terry Pheto. Performances from Louise Carver, Laurie 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.
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:
Musical performances by:
– Louise Carver
– Laurie Levine
– DJ Kimmy K
Venue: The Reserve, 54 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
I bought my very first copy of Cosmopolitan (South Africa) magazine in 1990. In fact, I still have the copy somewhere, and I’ve been a dedicated “Fun, Fearless Female” ever since.
So I was “over the moon” when I found out that the new reality show, “So Cosmo” will be on E! Entertainment very soon. The 20 minute preview special is currently on the DSTV loop, having started on 1 March.
Soweto Fashion Week (SFW) and sponsors look forward to another exciting autumn/winter season showcase. The phenomenal communal uplifting fashion week is scheduled to start on 25 to 28 May 2016 and Soweto Fashion Week will present the AW17 collections from existing and upcoming young talented designers.
This is hard to believe, but clothes can now be created on 3D printers. What next?
Attendants to the annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival will not only be experiencing a fabulously fashionable event including, awards, film screenings and workshops, but they will also be privy to an exclusive unveiling of a revolutionary 3-D printed clothing range from Modeclix. The dresses are created by Dr Shaun Borstrock from the University of Herfordshire in the UK in collaboration with Prof Mark Bloomfield from Electroboom and for the first time, offer a wearable 3-D printed clothing range. The Modeclix collection, featuring eight dresses and two headpieces, is a major breakthrough in 3-D printing and garment technology. Previous 3-D printed clothes were very structured and rigid this new range from Modeclix is uniquely customizable and flexible, mimicking the movement and drape of fabric.