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Fashion is an ever-evolving art, with trends that come and go, but one trend that’s making a lasting impression in 2024 is the sheer skirt. What was once reserved for evening wear has now transcended its boundaries, becoming a bold choice for various occasions. From resort getaways to casual lunch dates, the sheer skirt is taking the fashion world by storm, and its popularity is only on the rise. One of the fascinating aspects of the sheer skirt trend is its ability to strike a balance between feminine and masculine styles. Fashion enthusiasts are experimenting with different ways to showcase their individuality and this trend allows for a unique expression of personal style and the freedom to explore the spectrum of gender-neutral fashion. Leading fashion houses like Givenchy, Chanel, and Prada have embraced the sheer skirt trend, providing inspiration for fashion enthusiasts worldwide. These designers have demonstrated diverse approaches to…

I had the pleasure of attending the official launch event for The Rabanne H&M Collection. Held at Circa Gallery, the venue was the perfect place to celebrate this one of a kind collaboration. Rabanne H&M flirts with fantasy, dances through decades and dreams about the future. Bringing together the carefree exuberance of the 1970s, the optimistic futurism of Rabanne and a touch of retro-inflected romance, the collection channels a modern vision of approachable opulence, joy and confidence. The announcement of Rabanne H&M during Paris Fashion Week marked the end of months of eager speculation and anticipation. The revelation took place during a star-studded party at club Silencio. Pop icon Robyn kicked off the evening with an exclusive performance, while DJ and producer Peggy Gou kept the crowd dancing. The event provided an electrifying first glimpse of the collection, with special guests such as Cher, Elle Fanning, Peggy Gou, Robyn, Irina…

Introducing this year’s iteration of the Brooklyn Mall Face of Fashion search, the exclusive competition in South Africa dedicated to discovering new models, Lucilla Booyzen, the director of South African Fashion Week (SAFW), emphasizes that top models possess an undeniable “IT factor.” This factor enables the camera or the runway to capture a distinctive spirit that radiates and illuminates the world. I believe this is a great opportunity for aspiring models who want to establish a career in modeling, sharpen their model etiquette by working with one of the best modeling agencies in the country, as well as explore the opportunity of strutting the runway at SAFW. Since its establishment in 2019, the competition, which garnered an unprecedented seven hundred online entries in 2022, has propelled exceptional new talents into the spotlight, both locally and internationally. It is a quality that can make a brand come alive or inspire a…

With a boost of energy helping us all kickstart the new year, H&M Move is launching a new collection empowering everyone to get moving — whether you walk, run, roll, skip, jump, bend or stretch. Dropping worldwide on Thursday, January 12, the new Empower Collection includes fashionable and functional movewear for women, men, and kids. The collection features a variety of seamless products, from jumpsuits to tights, bras and tees, to give our movers extra support and comfort. Contrasting power knit structures with pops of orange and cobalt blue bring fashionable touches to this functional collection. The collection is made with DryMove™; a material that pulls moisture away from the skin to keep our movers dry and comfortable. To celebrate the launch, H&M Move has brought together Global Brand Movers Jane Fonda, Zlatan Ibrahimović and JaQuel Knight, who all share H&M Move’s mission of getting the world moving. When it…

It’s that time of the year again where one thing’s for sure – we’re all trying to get in as much sun kisses as we can! For me, this meant making a short left home to Durban. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only the time of year which determines which skincare routine to follow, whether you’ll be spending your time along the coast or more inland is just as valid a reason to switch up on the products you use. Durban is quite humid all year round, but more especially now that it’s Summer. As a result, I navigate most of my days make up free and desire that ultimate coastal skin glow! The Fenty Skin Travel-Size Start’rs set has been my ultimate go to while in Durban. I loved how perfectly they fit into my vanity case and how the 3 step set made for an easy to…

H&M South Africa is celebrating curves with the launch of five new styles and shades added to its popular Curvy Fit Denim collection. The collection is designed with less gaping at the waist and more room through the hip and thigh. The design aims to offer customers a comfortable fit that will hug their bodies and inspire them to celebrate their curves. The denim in the collection is made using more sustainably sourced materials like BCI cotton (BCI-Better Cotton Initiative), recycled cotton, and recycled polyester. “We are excited to add more styles to The Curvy Fit Denim range, following the success and demand when we first introduced this product to our South African customers. With the latest campaign, we want to continue to encourage our customers to own and flaunt their curves and their style the best way they can “ says Caroline Nelson, H&M South Africa Country Manager. The…

GUESS has successfully launched 50% Eco with the goal of getting to 100% sustainable and Eco by 2025. There are two types of Eco which people talk about. One is BCI which can be seen in quite a few local South African retailers. The other is True Organic, which is what GUESS uses. Although it comes at a premium, sustainable yarns, ethical labor force, renewable energy sources are the way forward in order to work towards reaching the global initiatives around sustainable fashion. https://youtu.be/Q6e5maqiEmw There are three processes that the GUESS denims have to go through to be considered ECO. Three Eco ProductionAt least One Eco wash methodThey need to contain a fabrication which is at least 25% Eco contribution The Eco wash method that Guess uses is the Ozone and Eflow technologies. This method uses a reduced amount of water during the denim-wash process and contributes to the 50%…

It’s official! H&M has dropped a brand new activewear collection and I’m so thrilled to be part of the squad. Look, it’s #morethanjustactivewear and there is something for everyone! Comfort meets practicality and style with this collection sporting supportive sports bras, comfy hoodies, seamless leggings and more. In case you haven’t popped into your nearest H&M store to check out the new activewear collection, check out the Youtube video linked below which will be a look see/try-on-haul vibe into how the pieces look and how you can play around with the combos. https://youtu.be/VGm8brSDxWQ I love shooting campaigns that speak to everything I’m about. Inclusivity, style and comfort are what spoke to me with this one. I have no doubt you’ll love what you see, especially when you feel this material on your skin. Long story short, we made magic with the incredible squad which includes Lechelle Aldridge, Simhle Plaatjies and…

Hey lovers, I had the lovely opportunity of being invited to the Haus of Strauss Africa, the pinnacle expression of the Levi’s brand. This is where all the boundary pushing takes place, experimenting and customization of one of one’s. It’s a space you enter by invitation only, open to creatives that are fashion forward, think interestingly and doing interesting things with their work or their communities. A space which exists to create energy within the music, art, and entertainment industries https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ1MIzFMHx5/?utm_medium=copy_link There are only four Haus of Strauss in the world, with the very first ever being established in Los Angeles about 8 years ago. Haus of Strauss then made its way to London, followed by another in Tokyo in early 2019, and lastly, our very own Haus of Strauss Africa in Johannesburg was opened in October 2019. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ1CqgBMBNV/?utm_medium=copy_link Haus of Strauss Africa aims to cater to the entire African…

PUMA and Nomzamo Mbatha have done it again, dropping the second capsule of the Shandu Collection. An ode to her lineage, her Shandu Clan and to her grandmother. The 14 piece collection is designed around her love for travel, which she now gives us a glimpse of through her new Instagram page @thislittlelife. It’s also designed to facilitate for her moves as an activist and of course the bright and beautiful African summer. In this blog post I’ve decided to do things differently and take you through the PUMA Nomzamo Mbatha Shandu Collection in her own words. You can catch the full conversation between PUMA ambassador and collaborator Nomzamo Mbatha and guest host Anelisa Mangcu on the PUMA Select Stories which I’ve linked HERE. Nomzamo on what inspired the collection: Travel wear is constantly a thing for me. Like, what’s most comfortable and what do I want to look good…