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True Love

True Love

March 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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
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1 min.
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EDITOR Mbali Soga DEPUTY EDITOR Kemong Mopedi PRODUCTION MANAGER Khathu Thusi 011 713 9736 FASHION AND BEAUTY BEAUTY EDITOR Palesa Vilakazi JUNIOR FASHION EDITOR Tsakane Ndlovu ART SENIOR DESIGNER Given Zondi SENIOR DESIGNER Ntokozo Brian Mahlaba PHOTO RETOUCHER Jermain Hendricks CREATIVE CONSULTANT Sihle Madlala FEATURES AND LIFESTYLE COPY EDITOR Vida Li Sik JOURNALIST Sisonke Labase FOOD EDITOR Tumelo Mushi-Sebopa EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Audrey Maloka, Zizipho Mqingwana, Lineo Leteba, Keletso Sekere ONLINE DIGITAL EDITOR Buhle Mbete ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT (JHB, CT & KZN) Yasmeen Adams 011 713 9549 PUBLISHING PUBLISHER Nikki Ruttimann CIRCULATION MANAGER Riaan Weyers 021 503 7179 PRODUCT MANAGER Janine Snyman 011 713 9918 BRAND COORDINATOR Andile Nkosi OFFICE ASSISTANT Thabile Mphuthi CEO: MEDIA24 Ishmet Davidson CEO: PRINT MEDIA: Rika Swart GM: MEDIA24 LIFESTYLE Minette Ferreira GM: MEDIA24 MONTHLIES Nerisa Coetzee HEAD OF FINANCE: MEDIA24 LIFESTYLE Jameelah Conway…

2 min.
#moreforless

The highlight of putting this issue together had to be meeting our cover star, Masasa Mbangeni. Most of the team expected a no-nonsense, serious woman mirrored from the really intense characters she plays on TV. Instead, the woman we met was a breath of fresh air — comfortable in her own skin and radiating positivity. We watched as she owned her space, nonchalantly dancing around like a fairy as the photographer snapped away. I’m inquisitive by nature, so I found myself asking about the reason behind her contagious glow – the man she so openly loves on social media. And boy, did she share! I literally had to sit down on the studio floor to take in her love story. Before wrapping up, she shared how everything that’s happening in…

2 min.
style news

ORIGINALS GO THEIR OWN WAY Coach has launched a campaign starring award-winning actress, singer and producer Jennifer Lopez as the new face of the brand — as well as actor and producer Michael B. Jordan as the global face of Coach Menswear. The campaign tells the story of authentic self-expression through the lens of its powerful cast. It’s emphasised by the inspiring stories of Lopez and Jordan, both known as courageously independent individuals who have paved new paths while staying true to themselves. The movement advocates for doing things your own way and expressing yourself through purpose and style. This campaign defs deserves a standing ovation! LEVI’S GOES BIG! FOR WINTER 2020, LEVI’S® EMBRACES THE “BIGGER IS BETTER” 1980S ETHOS WITH A BRAND NEW FIT FOR WOMEN – THE LEVI’S® BALLOON. WITH A…

1 min.
bargain buys

SISONKE LABASE, JOURNALIST "MY BARGAIN FASHION BUY IS A THRIFT FIND – A LOVELY VINTAGE BLOUSE THAT I BOUGHT FOR R10 TWO YEARS AGO. IT’S MY FEEL- GOOD AND DRESS-UP TOP." PALESA VILAKAZI, BEAUTY EDITOR "MY INEXPENSIVE FASHION ITEM IS MY DENIM JACKET. I'VE HAD IT FOR OVER THREE YEARS AND I LOVE ITS VERSATILITY. I CAN PAIR IT WITH ANYTHING – FROM SKIRTS TO TROUSERS. I WEAR IT AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. MBALI SOGA, EDITOR "I’M OBSESSED WITH BASIC WHITE TEES! BUT, OF COURSE, THEY LOSE THEIR CRISPNESS AND WHITENESS AFTER A COUPLE OF WASHES, SO I CONSTANTLY NEED TO BUY NEW ONES. THEY'RE GREAT FOR WORK AND PLAY!" KHATHU THUSI, PRODUCTION MANAGER "A MR PRICE BLACK CARDIGAN. I’VE HAD IT FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. I WEAR IT LITERALLY EVERY WEEK, LOL! NOT EXAGGERATING!" KEMONG…

2 min.
beauty news

A NEW ERA Iconic skincare brand Garnier has officially announced actress Natasha Thahane as their South African brand ambassador. Natasha has proven herself to be a formidable force in the TV industry, playing lead roles on shows such as The Queen and Skeem Saam. She has proven that age is nothing but a number as she continues to pursue her dreams with confidence. Garnier has revamped their Even Tone Skincare range with a fresh face and is extremely excited to have Natasha represent them in their campaigns. MASK ON Enjoy a daily facial in the comfort of your own home with Bramley’s new Even Tone 3-in-1 Mask, R25,99. Designed to deeply cleanse the skin, fight blemishes and control shine, all whilst promoting an even-toned skin, the multi-purpose product acts as a facial cleanser,…

2 min.
serving face

SCARLET.HILL BUTTERSCOTCH BB CREAM R69,99 For a lightweight, medium coverage and natural-looking finish, choose from scarlet.hill’s collection of six BB creams. The range delivers a smooth and even tone, and keeps blemishes and spots covered, giving you a flawless skin. YARDLEY STAYFAST FOUNDATION R169,95 This ultra-light formula from Yardley offers 24-hour wear, oil and shine control, no smudging and SPF20 protection. Ingredients include vitamin E and amino acids to hydrate, moisturise and nourish your skin. REVLON PHOTOREADY CANDID ANTIPOLLUTION FOUNDATION R149,99 Go for Revlon’s skin-enhancing foundation with a flawless and natural finish. It has a creamy smooth texture that feels like a moisturiser, blending invisibly to even out skin tone. SORBET BARE FACED LIQUID FOUNDATION R91 It glides effortlessly onto skin to create instant perfection and controls shine all day long. Look like a bare-faced beauty with…