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True Love

True Love

May 2020

True Love is the iconic South African fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine for black women. It is the go-to handbook and style guide for women who believe that their magazine should be stylish and thought provoking. It challenges its readers with in depth, focusing on subjects that stimulate debate and discussion.

País:
South Africa
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Media 24 Ltd
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2 min.
mzansi

During the national lockdown, I received a concerned WhatsApp message from my mother alerting me that someone had forwarded her a link to the latest issue of TRUELOVE – for free. Yes, you just had to click on the link, and the issue was on your phone –bansela! A part of me was a little glad that more people would access the amazing work that the TRUELOVE team does, and maybe invest in upcoming issues. But, another part acknowledged the gravity of the situation. Downloading these free copies is illegal. By sending the links to the public, someone broke the law. Sharing them is also an offence. I would like to urge you to support us by educating all your friends who have unknowingly shared the PDFs, and by so…

2 min.
style news

HUSH PUPPIES We love brands and organisations that make a difference and send a positive message at the same time — and that’s what Hush Puppies® has always been about. Did you know that only 8% of public schools in South Africa have functional libraries? For this reason, Hush Puppies teamed up with the SHOUT Foundation, a philanthropic organisation founded by popular SA artists Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane, as well as Breadline Africa for its 2020 CSI project. The aim is to build libraries where learners can access books, and tackle childhood literacy. The first one opens on 23 April. SHINE THEBE, SHINE! Congratulations to designer Thebe Magugu for successfully staging his debut presentation at Paris Fashion Week, after scooping the prestigious LVMH prize last autumn. The Kimberley-born Thebe is the first…

4 min.
conscious stylista

Tell us more about yourself. My full name is Athi-Afikile Myataza, and I grew up in a small town called Alice in the Eastern Cape. I’m 33 years old, and my life has been defined by the pursuit of beauty, creativity and honesty. I was never one of those people who knew exactly who they wanted to be. I allowed life to unveil itself slowly to me — layer by layer. What is Athi all about? I’m currently an account director at one of the top black-owned agencies in the country – DNA Brand Architects. My career experience has solidified me in the PR and luxury fashion spaces, having worked as PR manager at L’Oréal South Africa and station publicist at YFM. In the publishing world, my experience includes Destiny magazine and contributing…

3 min.
beauty y news

GUCCI GUILTY It’s Gucci Guilty Love Edition for him and her – two limited-edition scents available exclusively at Edgars Beauty. It is another irresistible chapter in the Gucci Guilty story, and as it unfolds, we’re reminded that this is for eccentric lovers. It is for those who live life on their own terms, and who are bold enough to express connections in their own authentic ways. Gucci Guilty Love Edition Pour Homme, R1 240, commands the same attention as the individual who wears the fragrance. A new modern Aromatic Fougère spicy green scent, its striking spirit is characterised in vibrant cold spices, citrus and enigmatic masculine aromatic woods. Just as lovers define their own connection, Gucci Guilty Love Edition Pour Femme, R1 480, has a surprising combination of notes that instinctively…

1 min.
lip service

BEAUTY EDITOR’S TIP ONCE YOU’VE FOUND YOUR PERFECT SHADE OF RED, WINE OR PLUM, THE NEXT STEP WILL BE ENSURING THAT YOUR LIPSTICK STAYS IN PLACE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. A RED, OR DARK LIP COLOUR, WILL DRAW ATTENTION TO YOUR LIPS — ENSURE THAT THEY’RE SMOOTH AND NOT FLAKY. TO PREPARE YOUR LIPS, EXFOLIATE THEM WITH A SUGAR SCRUB TO REMOVE ANY DEAD SKIN CELLS. THEN, APPLY A LIP BALM TO MOISTURISE AND HYDRATE THEM. BEFORE APPLYING YOUR RED LIPSTICK, APPLY A LIP LINER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR LIPSTICK DOESN’T BLEED OR SMUDGE.…

1 min.
eye to eye

BEAUTY EDITOR’S TIP THERE ONCE WAS A TIME WHEN DEFINED AND SCULPTED BROWS WERE ALL THE RAGE. HOWEVER, THESE DAYS, BRUSHED-UP AND NATURAL-LOOKING EYEBROWS ARE IN VOGUE. TO JOIN IN ON THIS SIMPLE, NO-FUSS TREND, BEGIN BY BRUSHING YOUR EYEBROWS UP. THIS WILL HELP CREATE A PERFECT FOUNDATION FOR YOUR FACE BEAT, AS WELL AS HELP YOU NOTICE PARTS OF THE EYEBROW THAT NEED A BIT OF FILLING IN. USE YOUR PENCIL TO DRAW HAIR-LIKE SWIPES FROM THE BASE UP IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR NATURAL EYEBROW HAIR — REMEMBER TO ALWAYS START AT THE FRONT END OF YOUR BROWS. AFTER FILLING IN, BRUSH YOUR EYEBROWS TO BLEND IN THE PRODUCT, BUT ALSO ENSURING A FAR-FROM PERFECT AND MORE NATURAL LOOK. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images Instagram STILLS Supplied STOCKISTS Clicks (086 025…