Marie Claire South Africa June 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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creative crush

This month, we’re celebrating denim and design. More than that, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the best creative talent currently out there, from our cover star, Terry Pheto, who thrives in front of and behind the camera, to our June issue collaborator, the incredible illustrator Karabo Poppy, and art-world legend Yayoi Kusama (read her life story on page 122). In light of this, we asked the team to tell us about some of the artists who are currently on their radar… (You’ll also notice a few QR codes placed throughout this issue; see below how to make use of them.) Edwain Steenkamp, Features Writer ‘I have been a huge fan of Lina Iris Viktor for years now. The British-Liberian conceptual and fine artist brings together different disciplines to create breathtaking…

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LETTER OF THE MONTH Your April ‘Badass’ issue was really inspirational. These women will become motivation for me to pursue my own dreams. I’ve battled with many insecurities, especially because I haven’t always had the resources to do what I want. But now I know there are no excuses NOT to fight for your dreams. I loved the fashion pages and I want to plan a trip to Seychelles, thanks to the travel feature. – Lusanda Moloi, Eastern Cape The author of each month’s winning letter receives a year’s subscription to Marie Claire. Send your letters to abigail@assocmedia.co.za or tweet us @MarieClaireSA COVER STAR Go behind the scenes of our cover shoot with Terry Pheto and get to know her better in our raw, real interview. YOUTH DAY SPECIAL You tell us what it means to…

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ARGENTINA AND POLAND Fight for reproductive rights continues CLANDESTINE ABORTIONS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF MATERNAL DEATH IN ARGENTINA. Despite the fact that estimates for these abortions are as high as 520 000 per year, the government has yet to sign progressive legislation allowing women to choose to legally and safely terminate a pregnancy. In Poland, the government and Catholic Church are trying to push through a ‘Stop Abortion’ bill, which will crack down even harder on the already strict abortion laws in the country. Thousands of pro-choice activists in both countries are renewing their efforts to push their governments to make reproductive rights a priority. SOMALIA First women’s soccer club The sight of a woman playing sport in Somalia is still highly unusual and, in many parts of society, frowned upon. But this hasn’t…

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sister   act

Jota-Kena is a local, ethical fashion brand run by sisters Tanith and Keziah Swinford. The Cape Town design house was established out of the sisters’ shared desire to build a modern-day family brand that is sustainable in its manufacturing and intentional in its design. Why choose denim for their first bespoke range? ‘Denim is such a versatile and durable fabric, it aligns perfectly with our desire to create pieces that transcend a single fashion season. Another consideration of our design expression was to explore embroidery, which works really well with denim,’ say Tanith and Keziah. Jota-Kena also draws inspiration from the ’70s – not only in terms of silhouettes, colours and design elements, but because they see that decade as the birth of individualism as a social outlook. The sisters describe the bespoke…

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let’s twist again

GET THE LOOK The ‘pony twist’ is an easy-to-achieve, sports-luxe-esque updo. If you have fine hair, you need to create texture at the roots to achieve the illusion of thickness. To do this, apply an egg-sized dollop of mousse to damp hair, then rough-dry it, separating your locks with your fingers. Tong random sections to give your hair movement and texture, before pulling the lengths into a loose pony. Twist the hair back on itself then pin it into place, with the ends hanging freely, to complete the look. PONY-UP FOR THESE PRODUCTS…

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culture club

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE MICROBIOME The top layer of your skin is made up of healthy bacteria, or microbes. Collectively, they’re known as the microbiome, which exists to fight infection, boost immunity, prevent environmental damage and keep skin plump and dewy. Unfortunately, this healthy little ecosystem is vulnerable to stress, pollution and excessive cleansing, all of which create an imbalance of bacteria that can trigger skin disorders including sensitivity, acne and rosacea. The latest trend in skincare is formulas that include probiotics, nutrients that foster the repopulation of good bacteria. TRY THIS The way you cleanse your skin is an important factor in ensuring the maintenance of a healthy microbial environment. ESSE Cream Cleanser R425 gently removes impurities without stripping the natural lipid barrier of the skin or disrupting its microbes. Bonus:…