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Hey lovers! My Wednesday morning started off on a great note as I prepared myself for a lovely mid day out with H&M, for the preview of their SS 19 Studio Collection. The venue for the preview was the ever so tranquil Beechwood Gardens, which I had never been to before. I had a bit of a last minute panic about what to wear, but having seen some of the local and international fashionistas posts sporting the current Studio Collection, I cooked up the perfect outfit for the day. I absolutely love how well the SA H&M team manages to get it right ALL the time. Their attention to detail and securing the perfect locations is everything. It allows us as the consumers to tap into the world and energy they have envisioned for each particular collection. It’s an entire EXPERIENCE! Inspired by “The Glam Explorer,” the H&M Studio collection…

Ninety percent of brain development happens before the age of five, yet more than two thirds of South African children under the age of five are still not receiving the crucial Early Childhood Development (ECD) education that could make or break their future potential. Their development – physical, cognitive and emotional – is compromised because they are not receiving the services and care needed at this very crucial time in their young lives. This is because the right stimulation and nutrition in the first five years of a child’s life directly impacts the development of neural pathways, which will later enable learning and the development of vital interpersonal skills. With this in mind, global skincare company NIVEA is offering hope for children in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal.  It has partnered with Thanda, a community-based organisation, to bring an innovative ECD Programme to children in this rural community. NIVEA provided…

It’s always encouraging to see that someone still sees value in doing the important work of building a nation of intelligent, business savvy youth. A week ago I came across a program which is doing exactly this! Yes, Instagram and all other social media platforms are in many ways a tool to reaching your desired audience – it’s not JUST Instagram. Having obtained a degree for a Bcom in Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management, it was a no brainer for me to want to enter into the world of entrepreneurship. However, it’s not as easy as it seems. There is a large gap which needs to be bridged after one studies and as one enters into the reality of what it actually takes to make it in such a cut throat environment. Now to introduce to you Threads, the Business of Fashion accelerator program, sponsored by Standard Bank in association with Mercedez-Benz. To…

Hey lovers, Once again, the Summer season is creeping up on us. With only one month to go, the chatter around summer bodies is growing louder and wider! We all know the saying which goes “Summer bodies are made in winter,” so I hope you’ve been sowing that seed you wish to reap the rewards for in summer!  However, I feel as though as society we’re slowly but surely moving away from working out for a certain season and are leaning more toward leading a healthy lifestyle all year round, and I’m pleased with this! Finding a work out routine which works uniquely for you is the best way to effectively see results, oh and of course help you keep up the consistency! And while others may prefer to go to a gym to work out, others- like myself- prefer work outs in the comfort of their own homes and…

It is so heart-warming and encouraging to see when corporates come together in support of a bigger picture. Nike and Totalsports have once again done just that with the Totalsports Women’s Race. The race is in support of the PinkDrive. The PinkDrive is a breast cancer community carer which works in many ways to help those affected by breast cancer, and more especially encourage early detection of breast cancer. “Early detection saves lives.” Many of us know of someone who either has breast cancer or is affected by breast cancer. To find out more about what PinkDrive is all about, click here. So I’ve decided to join in on the action and “run for life” for the very first time. I’ve had only 4 weeks to train and prepare for the 5km race. It’s been quite a challenge adjusting to the JHB air and getting a consistent routine going, but…

It’s 1:52 AM and I just can’t seem to get my body to shut down and rest. Oh well, I guess this is all for a reason – I mean, we haven’t had “Tenacious Talks” in a minute. I think this time is a particularly good time, having just passed Easter, to engage. Also, it’s quite an interesting and trying time in politics in our country. Let me tell you, I’m so exhausted. The energy has been so overwhelming and exhausting! No matter how much we may try to avoid or distance ourselves from the realities of what’s going on in our country, we simply can’t! During one of the most recent strikes in the country while driving myself to Steers for some junk to feel better, a journalist from the Daily News contacted me for my opinion on the military print possibly being ban from being worn by the…

One of the freshest styles to hit us for Summer/Spring has been that of Mesh clothing. From mesh swimwear, sweaters to mesh overlays on dresses. When styled right, mesh can allow you to create a variety of looks to match your personal style. And now, enter the Metallic Shimmer Mesh. I spotted this blue/purple metallic shimmer mesh tee while shopping at The Fix. What struck me most about the tee was the metallic effect, and how there were two color ways to the top making it quite eventful. The metallic element will give quite an edgy effect to ANY outfit. I personally decided to keep the undergarment quite simple and wore a black bandeau which I also purchased from The Fix. Alternatively, you can wear this tee with a simple bralette or even a bikini top. Well then, what about the winter season? No, we’re not chucking the mesh just…

Thursday 17 March I had the amazing opportunity to be one of the very first fashion addicts to get my fix from “The Fix “.  The new kid on the block under the Foschini group brings you a fresh urban look which houses a variety of fashion desirables for ladies. From shoes, bags to amazing pieces as well as jewellery to add an extra touch to your entire look. We visited The Fix at Canal Walk, Cape Town .Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed with drinks and real life mannequins which added such a unique and tangible experience to who “The Fix lady ” is. The ambiance was great as we had our VIP shopping experience with stolen dance moments in between thanks to the lovely jams being played by DJ TinyT. There were also pizza bites and sweet treats floating around, being served by ladies dressed by The Fix. Because no one wants…

Last night I attended the launch of #OTBGateway . The Out The Box theme aims to provide the consumers with an out of the box shopping experience . Upon arrival we were welcomed with cocktails as well as sushi from Cape Town fish market which flowed throughout the evening . ( Pic cred : Gateway Theatre of Shopping VIP ) Our host Zaba from East Coast radio welcomed us as well as the featured store tenants who gave us a deeper intell into what their brands are about . So, what it OTB about ? #OTBGateway pairs up brands which have varying product offerings . This exciting shopping experience aims to bring to you a closer look into the brands & their unique stories . Each month will see a new ” Out The Box ” theme which still holds relevance to the current trends and styles . The box which is located…

I was invited to an exclusive Instameet at Durban Theatre of Shopping alongside Durban’s very best influencers . Offering you the ultimate shopping , entertainment and dining experience , Gateway is the biggest shopping complex in the Southern Hemisphere . Our first stop was at So – Whipped , which offers an outdoor experience inside. Located near The Wavehouse , So – whipped aims to connect people over a cup of coffee.  Their coffee beans are purchased directly from farmers , thus supporting the local farming industry . That’s not the only thing which they serve , we were further treated to the most decedent sweet and savory treats in the perfect mini size. I was undoubtedly so so whipped! Our next stop was The Kase which is a Cellphone store offering such ” Unik ” Kases and cellphone accessories. We each got the lovely opportunity to customize our cellphone covers…