Marie Claire South Africa March 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.

South Africa
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
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16,33 kr.(Inkl. moms)

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2 min
inside this issue… meet the young sa women shaking up our world

I AM AN ADVOCATE of the highly curated Twitter feed. I follow 598 people – a finely honed group of feminists, techies, editors, politicians, designers, newsmakers – and Kim Kardashian West. My Twitter lists, curated feeds and newsletters delivered daily to my inbox help to keep me sane in an increasingly cacophonous world. But in neatly trimming the edges of my social mediascape to my own specs, what voices am I cutting out? While reading ‘What the Qur’an Really Says About Women’ (p50), I was reminded that while there are spaces where we get to curate the voices we hear, in some contexts voices have been entirely silenced. The writer of this must-read article asks an Islamic sheik why Muslim men treat women so badly. His response is that they are…

4 min
fashion insider designer burnout

SINCE THE ADVENT OF FASHION, it has been compared to a wheel. It’s always been a form of commercially-driven creative expression defined by rapid movement. Wheels, like seasons and trends, are always ‘turning’. Critical analysis of consumption patterns has increased, particularly now as insiders have been reaching for the ‘pause button’ in the face of the onslaught of six seasons instead of three, with ready-to-wear, pre-fall, resort or cruise shows being added to the calendar. This is obviously a condition that has taken hold at the higher echelons of the fashion system yet we have all felt its effects; this constant stream of high fashion has sped up the cycles in every high-street fashion chain. The designers burdened with dreaming up all the new concepts, prints, colour palettes and inspiration for…

1 min
this month kelly loves

I am inspired by soft, neutral shades this month – they are romantic, flattering and never over the top. I’m looking for a pared-down, polished look, with make-up in tones of dusty rose, blush pink and seashell. Adding a bit of shimmer or a gloss finish creates dimension and prevents the look from appearing flat. Use a gloss on the eyelids and lips, or highlighter on the cheekbones. Flushed pink cheeks are reminiscent of youth – and my response to the contouring craze. Simply smile and tap the apples of the cheeks with a dusting of your shade of pink. For fair skins, choose a baby pink and labels that say ‘sheer’ or ‘satin finish’ so you don’t overdose on colour. Medium and olive-toned skins look great in peach shades,…

1 min
lip service

LIPS START TO SHOW THE CHANGES OF AGE FROM THE EARLY 40s WHY DO LIPS LOSE FULLNESS? Like the rest of the face, lips start to show changes due to ageing from the early 40s. ‘Lips lose volume due to dehydration and atrophy of the subcutaneous tissue,’ says Dr Jennifer Irvine from The Aesthetics Centre in Johannesburg. ‘They also start losing fullness due to the loss of underlying bone and dental support.’ As with the rest of your skin, with age, you produce less collagen. This also causes your lips to lose their youthful fullness, says Faye Mehl of SkinPhD cosmeceutical skincare products. ‘The appeal of plump lips is caused by collagen, and ageing is caused by the slow breakdown of cellular processes. Lips have a very transparent, thin outermost layer, which barely…

1 min
mastering the art of make-up

The Marie Claire beauty desk was abuzz as we got ready for our first ever beauty masterclass with much-loved brand Bobbi Brown. Why did we choose to partner with them? Well, Bobbi Brown’s beauty philosophy is simply, ‘just be you’. And we agree. We welcomed our readers and Bobbi Brown fans with champagne to sessions at Morrells Boutique Estate in Johannesburg and Casa Labia in Cape Town, where we spent hours playing with make-up, talking about personal style and mastering the perfect beauty look. NOKUBONGA’S MUST-HAVES FOR THE PERFECT PARTY LOOK 1. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick I can’t get enough of this product. Whether you want to simply highlight or add a healthy glow to the face, this one does it all. 2. Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lipstick in Old Hollywood This lipstick looks great…

5 min
the secret love stories of nigeria

Are people surprised that such devoutly religious women are writing novels about love and romance? Many are – as I was when I first learned about this! That’s part of what’s great about it, that it has the power to challenge people’s misconceptions. How often do you learn something about this world you truly had no sense of? To me, that’s what this job is about. The writers have to register with the morality police before they can start working. How much influence do the police have on their work? The hisbah [the Islamic morality police] is very haphazard. A few years ago, the state governor of Kano, where most of the writers live, publicly burned books and said that romance novels were immoral. After that, the novels became less racy and the…