Marie Claire South Africa July 2015

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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1 min
what we got up to

CATWALK STAKEOUT DUAL PURPOSE This winter, try 2-in-1 products. On the catwalk, artists used lip tints as highlighters and cheek colours, which will save time and reduce the number of products you need. We love these new balms from Black Up for their multipurpose quality. You can use them as a regular balm or combine them with lipstick to make a lip stain. It can also be used to create a tinted eyelid gloss. THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER HEARD During winter, the dry air affects my lips. My mother taught me to exfoliate regularly and so I use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently buff off any rough, dry skin. This keeps my lips smooth so that the products I use can penetrate better. After exfoliating, I use a hydrating lip balm. I can’t…

2 min
on the beauty desk

florals A crisp and fresh fragrance for every day, the new Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc collection from L’Occitane is reminiscent of a dewy floral garden. The scent celebrates the flower of Provence, the iris, with a mixture of berry, citrus and woody base notes. As a light perfume, it works perfectly when layered with a warmer scent for the winter months. CASHMERE COMFORT Essie is nailing the matte trend this month with its new Cashmere Matte Collection*. Soft, classic shades include flushed pink, nude and cool blue, and with names like Wrap Me Up and Coat Couture, it’s the perfect range for winter months. California COOL Smashbox’s new range of bronzers and dual crayons will keep your skin glowing throughout the winter months. The lip and cheek sticks have a creamy formula to blend…

6 min
breaking out with balmain

YOU CAN TELL a lot about a fashion designer from the clothes they create. The wispy, romantic ones are sunny. The more challenging types, with their three-legged trousers and fondness for noir, usually have the disposition to match. Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing is known for sequins, leather and short, short dresses, and – no surprise – he’s the life and soul of the party. In April, Olivier, 29, hit the dance floor at posh London haunt Annabel’s, with model Jourdan Dunn and pop star Ellie Goulding, in celebration of the label’s first UK store – its second flagship store in the world after Paris. Even better, he put it all on Instagram so we could join in, too. Just four years since he took up the reigns as creative director for the…

5 min
‘he spoke french. i spoke english. google to the rescue’

‘YOU MET, AND THEN?’ people say when they ask how my husband, Nico, and I got together. ‘And then,’ Nico says, somewhat embarrassed, ‘Google Translate.’ We met in 2010 at a hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where I was reporting on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that year. He, a UN peacekeeper from France who spoke practically no English, and I, an American with equal amounts of French, communicated with a lot of pantomime. But once we’d started ‘talking’, we stuck close by each other. We kissed that night. I woke the next morning to an email. ‘Hey Miss!’ Nico’s words, suddenly prolific, greeted me. ‘How are you? For me, it was a magic evening, magic moment, magic woman.’ Google’s translations are not perfect. In that first missive, Nico complimented me heartily on my…

8 min
the women who put rapists behind bars

THE PETITE WOMAN with perfectly braided hair and manicured nails sits in the bustling tavern in Ivory Park in Johannesburg late at night when her phone rings. It’s carefully set out on the table, alongside a swollen purse and car keys; bait to lure the target in. When she answers, she can hear her wailing newborn on the other end. Torn between her relentless hunt for a serial rapist and her children at home, Sergeant Nomsa Masuku turns to her male partner and calls it quits for the night. For four years, Nomsa was on the trail of Albert Morake. She was based at the Tembisa police station when she established a link between a number of cases – all with the same modus operandi and the same suspect’s DNA. Nomsa…

2 min
back to your roots

01 Pamper party Do a hair treatment at least once every two weeks to restore your hair’s health. This provides the deep conditioning and scalp nourishment that normal shampooing and conditioning cannot. 02 Retaining moisture Condition your hair regularly to maintain a smooth and healthy appearance. When hair is not conditioned, the cuticle (outer shaft) becomes exposed and weak, reducing moisture and product retention ability. 03 Youthful treatment This serum from Kérastase is the answer to our prayers – it protects and prolongs the life of the hair’s melanocytes (the cells that produce hair pigment), slowing down the process of going grey. Included on the ingredients list is stemoxydine, which aids with the loss of hair density. Keep this one close. 04 Silky smooth Try hair oils as an alternative to a hair mask. Apply the oil…