Marie Claire South Africa March 2018

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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the team that makes it happen…

In celebration of our first-ever Image Makers issue, some of the Marie Claire team – the behind-the-scenes superstars who consistently bring you the content you love in print and online – share insight about what it’s really like to work on an international fashion magazine… WE ASKED: 1. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF WHAT YOU DO? 2. WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT WORKING IN THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY? 3. WHAT DO YOU STRIVE TO DELIVER TO THE MARIE CLAIRE AUDIENCE? Fatiema Johnson Art editor 1. Getting to work with the best of the best in the industry. 2. It is NOT like Ugly Betty. It’s not only launches and parties and designer clothes. We have hectic deadlines and demanding schedules. 3. To make sure every page is the perfect marriage between words and pictures. Edwain Steenkamp Features writer 1. Meeting and talking to…

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marieclaire .co.za

LETTER OF THE MONTH Dear Marie Claire In January, while on a family holiday, I asked my kids about their dreams for the future. Without hesitation, my eight-year-old daughter said, ‘I want to invent a device-free world.’ I was very surprised by this, as they love playing on their iPad. I asked her why. She looked at me and said, ‘Mom, most of the time you type, type, type and press enter when we speak to you. I want you to listen to me and I just want to have fun.’ Wow, that hit home hard! I recalled the question ‘Do your virtual connections take precedence over real ones?’ in the article ‘Tech, your sex life and you’ in the Marie Claire Jan/Feb 2018 issue. These days, it’s not only our…

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akashinga the brave ones

A group of women calling themselves Akashinga (‘the brave ones’) are protecting Zimbabwe’s wildlife from poachers. Trained by Damien Mander, the founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, these women were once among the most vulnerable in Zimbabwean society: single mothers, sex workers and victims of physical and sexual abuse. Now they are equipped with skills in conservation, crime prevention and first aid. More than just uplifting these women, the initiative will have a positive impact on Zimbabwe’s endangered species for generations to come. A similar women-driven project, The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, is under way in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. IAPF NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER PROVES POLITICS AND MOTHERHOOD ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE Jacinda Adern, who became the prime minister of New Zealand in October last year after a fiercely fought campaign, surprised…

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the autumn edit

1 BLANK CANVAS White-out your accessories for an instant refresh. 2 RED HOT Heat things up in show-stopping reds. 3 OUT IN SPACE Combine high-shine finishes, robot detailing and futuristic sunglasses for a space-age look. 4 DON’T BE SQUARE From sunglasses and earrings to belts and bags, adding circle details will keep you in the style loop. 5 PRINTS, PLEASE This time around, we’re looking to vintage wallpaper with contrasting colours for our print-spiration. 6 CITY SLICKER Shiny, black leather adds instant edge to your streetwear. 7 STRING THEORY Your granny’s pearls are back. Stick to tradition with a string around your neck, or add pearl details to your jackets and shoes. 8 SQUARE DANCE Blunt toes are winning the shoe game. 9 CONNECT THE DOTS Polka dots get an update. Think Yayoi Kusama meets your favourite ’90s pinafore. 10 PLASTIC FANTASTIC Keep the rain off with vinyl coats…

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it’s a stylist’s world

How can you elevate a look for a night out? OM Play with different pieces; for example pair a simple pencil dress with an ostrich-feather jacket and a sequin clutch bag. DB I always turn to accessories to elevate a look. For a night out, I suggest statement earrings, a clutch or a gorgeous pair of shoes. Much depends on what you will be doing and with whom you will be doing it. For a dinner date, a simple yet elegant dress with dainty accessories and shoes and a statement clutch is your best bet. No matter what, your look should always showcase your personality, so choose something that reflects who you are. What’s the best way to prepare for a red-carpet event? GK If you don’t have access to high-end brands such as…

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past, present future

THE RULES OF FASHION ARE UP TO US. THE CLOTHES WE WEAR ARE IN FACT OUR COSTUMES The Louis Vuitton Spring 2018 collection reflects a journey between the past and the present; it’s about anachronisms – a dialogue of wardrobes transcending time. The show took place in the very heart of Paris, at The Louvre. A former royal palace, the museum has a palpable sense of history. During a visit to the Met Museum in New York, Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiè re was inspired by the notion of perennial style while looking at 18th-century French aristocratic garments. That era’s influence can be seen in the many Baroque and Rococo elements in the collection, including an abundance of embroidery on full-sleeve muskateer shirts and coats, threaded with lurex brocade. The…