Marie Claire South Africa June 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.

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4 min
the fashionable traveller

FASHION’S MOVE INTO hotels has been decisive. Everyone from the Ferrettis to the Ferragamos is indulging in this form of brand extension. Giorgio Armani has hotels in Milan and Dubai. Bulgari has boltholes in Milan and Bali, and has set its sights on Shanghai, Beijing and Dubai. Palazzo Versace is the glitziest hotel on the Gold Coast and its sister in Dubai is under construction. Maison Moschino, a fashionista favourite, is housed in a former Milan train station. Christian Lacroix has scattered stardust over three Parisian hotels; Louis Vuitton has Cheval Blanc in Courchevel; Karl Lagerfeld designed a suite at Berlin’s Schlosshotel Im Grunewald; Ralph Lauren has styled rooms at Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel and Villas; and Silvia Tcherassi has worked her magic on a colonial mansion in Colombia’s Cartagena.…

10 min
the swift effect

After production meetings for her 1989 World Tour, which kicked off in Tokyo in May, she fretted about the set list, sight lines and how to get her piano to the right part of the stage at the right time. ‘I worry about everything all the time,’ she says with a grin. ‘We could do our entire interview me telling you how many things I’ve worried about since breakfast. “The Neuroses of Taylor Swift” is probably going to be the article headline.’ Most pop stars of Taylor’s stature pay other people to worry about these things. And while her production meeting indicates that she has no shortage of people looking out for her, she remains hands-on with every aspect of her career. But then the one thing she doesn’t need to…

1 min
designer dossier henriette botha

IT STARTS WITH CHOOSING A THEME. We work on a new collection at least every six months. Even though I usually have an idea of the direction I want to go in, I hone my research – which involves a lot of reading and finding new techniques to play with and develop – before the product development begins. Once the initial stages are complete, we spend about a month on product development from which a collection plan is born and a final colour palette is decided on. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHERE INSPIRATION CAN BE DRAWN FROM. Nature; different cultures, like the Ndebele tribe; a good story; an instant in time. I do a lot of reading, finding images and exploring cities and I believe my main inspiration will always…

1 min
3 travel apps to take on the road

For all the naysayers who don’t believe that you can perfectly hone your packing skills, meet Packing Pro. All you need to do is tell the app where you’re going and for how long, and it will suggest a complete list of what you might need, divided into different lists from essentials (like passport and currency), to clothes, gadgets and more. R37 on iOS Every road trip needs a soundtrack, and MixRadio offers just that. Start with the Play Me function for a mix of songs based on the music you love. Use the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down functions to refine the playlist from there. Free on Windows Phone If you’re overwhelmed by the stack of ticket printouts, reservations and official documents you carry with you when travelling, download TripIt. Send…

1 min
get the look braided up

01 Hair oil For a smoother braid and to prevent flyaways, rub some hair oil or serum on your hands before braiding to coat the strands. 02 Shampoo Keep your scalp clear by using a shampoo and conditioner for dry scalp or dandruff. Use a scalp mask or oil for deeper treatment and hydration. 03 Hold spray Finish off the braid with a spritz of light-hold spray or shine spray for extra lustre, and tame the edges with hair gel or serum. 04 Hair balm Always use hair products that help hydrate your locks. Having nourished hair helps keep split ends at bay, giving you a sleeker braid. NEVER BRAID HAIR TOO TIGHTLY. LOOSEN THE BRAID SLIGHTLY WHEN COMPLETE TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE ON YOUR SCALP…

7 min
ivanka trump brains trumping beauty

TO SAY IVANKA TRUMP was born with a silver spoon in her mouth would be an understatement. A 24-carat gold, diamond-encrusted ladle would be more apt. Which is what makes this 33-year-old entrepreneur, businesswoman, former model, wife and mother of two – and number 33 on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list in 2014 – that much more interesting. Her father is business mogul, hotelier and investor Donald Trump, with a reported net worth of $4 billion (about R47 billion) in 2014 and her mother, Ivana Trump, is a former athlete, model and now socialite. Ivanka could easily have sat back and lived a life of luxury. But she chose to carve her own way, even if she did start out with an advantageous last name. Born and raised (for the most part)…