Marie Claire South Africa June 2017

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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2 min
the time is now

Oh, how I love the phrase ‘it’s never too late’. It’s the most hopeful, comforting thought I know. ‘Doing’ is what makes the ‘now’ so important. Our cover star, the famous, ever-gorgeous and talented Julia Roberts, knows that it’s never too late to make a difference. She recently travelled to Kenya with world adventurer, Bear Grylls for a Red Nose Day charity campaign for Bear’s NBC television programme Running Wild. We have the full story about their trip and the campaign online. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you would know that we’re experiencing some not-so-minor climate issues. As I write this, it’s hot when it’s supposed to be cold. The dams are drying out when they should be filling up. And I’m…

2 min
inspired by nature

When did you know that you wanted to be a designer? When I was young, I looked up to my stylish gran and mother. My sense of design wasn’t well regarded by the traditional Afrikaans schools that I attended. But being different to those around me encouraged me to become even ‘weirder’ and to see things around me not as objects but as sources of inspiration – the greatest of which still comes from nature, which I think is the best design ever. What is your design aesthetic? My friend Frederika nailed it when she described my work as: ‘designs that reconcile concept and the avant-garde with wearability, assimilating the fashionable masses to thought-out clothing and deliberate living.’ What is the most challenging part of the design process for you? Accepting that each look and…

2 min
ten of the best

1 The SMASHBOX L.A. LIGHTS BLUSH & HIGHLIGHT PALETTE PACIFIC COAST PINK R500 has two pink shades of blush and a perfectly matched highlighter to add definition to the cheekbones. Found inside the packaging is the #SHAPEMATTERS lookbook with advice for all skin types. 2 MAC BRONZING POWDER R400 enhances skin tone with a natural sheen for a long-lasting, sun-kissed glow. 3 ELIZABETH ARDEN BEAUTIFUL COLOUR BRONZING DUO R465 has two shades that suit a variety of skin tones. Use individually to create a barely-there glow, or combine the shades for a striking look. 4 LANCÔME BELLE DE TEINT R599 is infused with skincare ingredients such as rose-petal powder, which boosts your complexion for fresh-looking skin. It can also be used on the body for a bronze shine. 5 URBAN DECAY AFTERGLOW LONGWEAR BLUSH…

2 min
spot on

NOMPHELO GANTSHO Dermatologist ‘Adult acne affects up to 15% of women. It can be inflammatory (red with pimples) or comedonal (whiteheads and blackheads, called comedones). Inflammatory lesions are common on the jawline and neck, but may occur on the face, neck, chest or back too, and often result in scarring. Inflammatory adult acne is caused by hormonal changes and stress, while comedonal acne is attributed to environmental factors such as oily face creams and smoking; dietary factors, for example eating too many refined carbs, are also often to blame. Keep blemishes at bay by using a non-comedogenic, anti-acne cleanser every day. Exfoliating twice weekly will also help, but your best bet is to speak to a dermatologist.’ KIM HOFMANN Dietitian ‘The biggest dietary culprits for adult acne are foods with a high glycaemic index, such…

1 min
beauty in the ordinary

‘There is undeniable energy brewing in my generation. There is so much potential to realise, both in my peers and in Africa as a whole,’ Girma Berta told Marie Claire. Before becoming a photographer, he worked as a graphic designer and later decided to photograph everyday life in his home town of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Girma captures a unique perspective of this vibrant city and it has inspired his latest series of work, Moving Shadows II. This series is characterised by solitary figures set against a background of bright colours. We asked Girma about these two figures with the green backdrop: ‘I remember taking that photo in the afternoon, the time when children leave school for the day. The young girl is wearing her school uniform and they are about…

6 min
will truth survive?

YES REFILWE MOLOTO, INVESTMENT STRATEGIST There’s a common saying in finance that ‘the market is always right, until it’s wrong’, and the months leading up to the 2007/8 financial crisis were proof: the harder the upswing (astronomical rises in prices), the harsher the snapback. The market is a metaphor for a collection of perspectives that reflect our beliefs until the truth arrives – and the truth has a wonderful knack of showing up. Always. However there is no such thing as true, perfect information. So investors can’t take market prices at face value; they are forced to do more investigative work. Similarly, the democratisation of media has flattened the playing field, flooding it with chance-takers who float anywhere between random rumour reporting and deliberate deceit. Creative licence is hardly a new concept…