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The pull of the slit

  Why this fashion detail is beloved by both men and women.     It’s like a game of peek-a-boo, which might be why men find it irresistible. (For it has been said that men are just big babies – got it?)   Lately, there …

How to wear high heels

Before you get a headache trying to solve the puzzle from the title, I hasten to reassure you: on your feet, as per usual.   The problem is, your feet might not agree. Let me put that more precisely: your feet definitely do not agree. (I know. I …

Film and fashion

  The list of films that influenced what appeared on runways, in glossy magazines and in the streets is practically endless. Some films have inspired entire collections; others added a look, a garment, or an accessory to the contemporary fashion …

2015 in Marsala

This deep brown-red colour is not to everybody’s taste, but it is actually very versatile.   Some call it elegant and classy. Others have only one word for it: yuck.   However, let’s not dismiss out of hand the colour Pantone people …

What (not) to wear this summer

You are forgiven if you felt somewhat at a loss while observing all the diverse, sometimes even contradictory styles touted as in by different authorities on what to wear. Luckily, you have me to help you navigate safely amid the hazards of summer fashion …

Embrace the bodycon

It’s hot, and it’s controversial. There’s even controversy about the very term. According to some, it stands for body-conscious; according to others, for body-contoured. The cynics maintain it is short for body condom, adding that body-conscious is just …

Win a Soviet Tote bag valued at R449. We have a winner

Congratulations to Vuvu Shilwane who is the lucky winner of a Soviet Tote valued at R449 proudly sponsored by:                   Competition now …

Women’s top 5 trends for autumn/winter 2014

Autumn/winter 2014 trends are bound to accommodate everyone, such is the variety of "in" designs. Bold colours and prints add versatility to the usual monotonous colour palette of past …

Dressing up your bridesmaids

The big day is fast approaching and I know you’re super busy getting yourself organised. You've chosen your dress, your venue, your photographers. You've looked into caterers, designed an invitation, chosen your décor.   Now what about your …

What do your clothes say?

The only purpose of clothes is to cover us up and keep us warm?   Wrong… What we wear is a clear reflection of who we are. It is a conscious choice that speaks volumes about how we want to be seen. Our clothes express our desire to convince, to …