Marie Claire South Africa April 2016

Marie Claire South Africa is an iconic, trendsetting title for discerning, fashion-conscious women. It's a brand of depth and substance and offers a journalistic angle on issues not covered by other fashion magazines. Marie Claire is for multifaceted women with a shared mind-set: they are curious about the world and empathize with other women, and their interests range from social issues to fashion trends. The brand provides content not found anywhere else in South Africa: dynamic, picture-led reportage, real women’s stories, critical reporting and sophisticated fashion and beauty across age categories. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

South Africa
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
Back issues only
16,33 kr.(Inkl. moms)

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2 min
a stroke of serendipity

THAT DAKOTA JOHNSON, who so strikingly resembles Charlotte Gainsbourg, is on our cover is delightfully serendipitous. This wasn’t a deliberate choice, made to fit in with the fashion and beauty trends of the moment. You have to believe me, even though I’ve only been in my new editor’s chair for 30 seconds. It happened by chance, and she works so beautifully for this issue. Apart from her achievements as an actor and model, Charlotte – and Dakota by aesthetic association – is a product of a 60s French It couple: style icon Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. Serge was France’s rock star, their David Bowie, Mick Jagger and John Lennon. Like his contemporaries’, his was a substance-fuelled life. With Jane he raised hell when in 1969 they released a duet with…

1 min
beauty insider

On a bright summer’s day in November last year, Katy’s Palace Bar in Sandton was transformed into a beauty haven for the eagerly awaited Associated Media Publishing Beauty Insider event. Guests were invited to experiment with the latest beauty products, and each of the first 500 attendees received a goodie bag full of treats. They were then able to try out samples from our sponsors and had the opportunity to have their skin analysed by Nimue Skin Technology. Workshops were hosted by Leigh Toselli, editor of Beauty At Every Age , and Eunice Bredenkamp,national educator at Nimue Skin Technology, while DJs Half ’n Half and Travis Campbell created an entertaining atmosphere. A special thank you to Nimue Skin Technology for making Beauty Insider such a memorable occasion.…

1 min
what kelly loves starry nights

As we dive into the cold months, I turn to beauty to rebel against the grey of winter. This month, there was no messing around. Flecks of milkyway sparkle had me abuzz and I couldn’t wait to try out a more grown-up version. If you’re over 30, there’s even more reason for you to read on because elegant and sophisticated looks were seen all over the AW2016 runways, from Temperley to Carolina Herrera, proving that glitter can work past the teenage years. A delicate application along the lash line and a slick of mascara will give you a playful luminosity; larger flecks of sparkle will give you a sequinned eye with a rock‘n’roll feel. Or do as the House of Herrera did and let the sparkle move past your lids…

2 min
looking stressed

1. CHANGE YOUR CLEANSER AND SWEAR BY A SERUM Ever noticed sudden breakouts when you’ve been on the go for longer than normal? Tired, overstressed skin will produce more sebum, hence the zit-brigade. Choose a non-foaming cleanser with salicyclic acid, which works as an anti-inflammatory and penetrates pores to exfoliate both the surface of the skin and beneath it. Follow this with a serum that helps increase cell replenishment and boost collagen. 1. ELIZABETH ARDEN FLAWLESS FUTURE CAPLET SERUM R685 2. RESTORE YOUR SKIN’S MOISTURE BALANCE Travel, an unhealthy diet, lack of sleep and overworked skin can lead to dryness and dehydration. Plump up that complexion with a moisturiser that contains hyaluronic acid, the magic ingredient that has the ability to retain moisture. Look for products that say ‘hydrating’ or ‘nourishing’ and apply twice…

2 min
the big sting

There is a misconception that sensitive skin is a skin type, when in fact it’s a skin condition that any skin type can suffer from. According to Dr Claire Jamieson of Ordinary Skincare, ‘Almost 50% of people say they have sensitive skin. Skin is sensitive to heat, light, cold and chemicals, with some people being more sensitive to these triggers than others. Dry skin is more sensitive because the nerve endings become exposed due to dermatitis, allergic reactions or simply cracked skin.’ There are two types of skin sensitivity, depending on what causes it: your genes or the environment. Sarah Davies of Bio-Therapeutic Cosmetics Suppliers in Cape Town says, ‘When you’re born with sensitive skin, it is often caused by a defect in the skin’s outer layer, which reduces the skin’s…

5 min
peep show

How are fashion and underwear related? They are closely connected – with one always shaped by the other. Notions of the ideal body change continually, and always have. The element that rarely changes throughout history is the reliance on underwear to help create fashionable shapes. Expecting a woman to be able to naturally embody the fashionable form is a modern concept. If you wanted the round hips and protruding bottom of the 1880s, you wore a bustle. Through the garments on display in the exhibition we seek to explore different design ideas and innovations, and the myriad of social, sexual and gender identities they in turn represent. What’s the best thing you learned during the curation process? Learning about Roxey Ann Caplin (1793-1888) was a highlight. She invented and patented ‘hygienic’ corsets, which…