Marie Claire South Africa July 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.

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3 min
soul dressing

SINCE WE’RE DEDICATING a fashion editorial to the new generation of designers, I thought I’d share an adventure from my recent trip to India: finding a handmade dress I’ll cherish for as long as it lasts. It’s not my best dress by a long shot but it’s one of the few I’ve fallen in love with. As the light was fading on the last day of a three-week holiday, my friend Justine and I had to shop before we left Mumbai. (I know you know that feeling!) After popping in and out of a string of stores, I was determined to find Bungalow 8. A travel magazine sent us to an address near The Taj Mahal Palace hotel. We walked up and down the streets and avenues of decaying buildings looking for…

1 min
celeste lee arendse

As a relative veteran of the young South African fashion scene, Celeste Lee Arendse’s work has a strong voice and distinctive style. She hails from the small Western Cape town of Malmesbury and, after studying fashion design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and working with designer Malcolm Klûk, Celeste took the plunge and launched her own brand, Selfi, in 2009. ‘Selfi is about unlocking the dreamer inside and living by your own compass,’ Celeste says. ‘The clothes embody a sense of play with hints of sophistication.’ Her AW16 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg earned rave reviews with its cutout collage motifs and abstract layers of colour, including mahogany, chocolate browns, navy blue, sage and pearl. ‘The range has dreamlike qualities, while being classic and easily wearable,’ she says.…

1 min
what nokubonga loves all that glitters

Paging through the catwalk offerings of lesser-known designers always sparks a new kind of inspiration. The best part is taking in all the weird and wonderful points of view. Rick Owens was inspired by the famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, and covered his models’ faces in golden leaves to resemble sacred symbols or creatures not of this world. Some called it outrageous, and perhaps it was, but we are inspired. While it’s maybe not wearable in a literal sense, designers like Zac Posen proved that molten metal could be done at home with a smearing of slightly shimmery rust across the lids. Antonio Marras brought a more matte version to the party and smudged it all around the eyes. The trick to wearing metallic? Keeping the…

1 min
ten of the best

1 A little anti-ageing treat for SHINE your lips, DERMAQUEST LIP ENHANCER STEM CELL 3D R960 penetrates your lips’ cells to plump up and fill in fine lines. 2 The new PACO RABANNE BLACK XS EDP 50ML R960 with notes of citrus, vanilla and rum is the ideal winter scent. 3 The creamy texture of CHANEL SUBLIMAGE LA CRÉME R4 800 takes a while to rub in but once absorbed, it plumps up the skin without leaving any greasiness behind. 4 L’ORÉAL TRUE MATCH POWDER R200 has a fine texture that adapts and blends in with your skin tone for complete coverage without a cakey finish. 5 For on-the-go pampering, FILORGA HAND-ABSOLUTE R400 has a thick, creamy formula that seeps into your hands. 6 The OPI INFINITE SHINE 2 LACQUER R99 has a gel-like consistency…

1 min
new dimension

All eyes are on the new gradient lip trend. From being big in Asia, it made its way down the AW16 catwalks of Giorgio Armani, Wunderkind and Bottega Veneta. Show off your favourite lipstick shades subtly by blending them together in an ombréd effect. Prepare the lips with a balm for moisture, apply a thin layer of concealer across the lips for a blank canvas, and dab your colour on to the centre of the mouth. Smudge outwards, blot, and you’re ready to go. PHOTOGRAPHS IMAXTREE.COM, REX FEATURES, SUPPLIED…

1 min
not that kind of girl

Why do you think it’s important for black girls to tell their own stories in their own voice? Scheherazade: When you ask people to tell their story, you get really powerful images. When we asked girls in New York, Chicago and South Carolina to tell their own stories it turned out much more serious than the adults’ photography, as it’s girls defining girlhood. The images are in line with their stories of being pushed out of school, or exploring sexuality, sexual assault and sexual harassment, and also stories of joy and playfulness. What is the future of the Picturing Black Girlhood exhibition? I’m working on having the exhibition travel, and also on turning it into a digital catalogue. One of the things I got from the opening was experiencing how black…