Marie Claire South Africa May 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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2 min
doing it our way

THE AMERICAN ELECTION has made me fear that president Barack Obama’s legacy will be trumped. It’s unlikely, though. Anyway, there’s only so much value you can get from worrying about people like Donald Trump taking over the world. But even if you are concerned about what comes next, don’t miss what Obama is doing with the last months of his term: very meaningful stuff for women. There are two things especially, which struck me as incredibly powerful. Early this year, he signed a bill into law that approves equal-pay legislation. He said it would ‘send a clear message that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody’ ‘We’re talking about folks doing the same job but being paid different,’ the president said in a White House speech. ‘What kind…

2 min
rock steady

Local spotlight Atiyah Patel (below) was discovered in 2011 when she was asked to showcase at the Design Indaba. She launched Efflairesce three years later, with the range influenced by the natural world and her Indian heritage. Atiyah explores patterns and floral design by using filigree and fine work techniques. How did start your own jewellery line? After I studied jewellery design, my sister and I decided to start a business of our own. I design and she looks after the business side. Favourite piece from your range? The Effervescence ring from the Luxury range. Jewellery every woman should invest in? A pendant. It could be a diamond, a disc or a beautiful stone. Then also a pair of stud earrings – either pearls, diamonds or gold. What’s next? We are working on a bridal…

1 min
what kelly loves superbly subdued

I am sure you will agree it’s been a busy year. It seems like just the other day I was heading back to work, and now we’re staring at May. When life is running at constant fast-forward, I find myself turning toward the uncluttered and uncomplicated. In other words, I simplify. I loved the fresh-faced, minimal-effort looks at Giambattista Valli that comprised only positively flawless skin. BCBG and Boss also showed that less is more with beauty looks so subtle it was as if the models weren’t wearing any make-up. Of course, it’s never nothing – it’s a slick of tinted moisturiser, a dab of taupe shadow and maybe a bit of mascara. I love to mix a pink lipstick with a touch of lip balm, pressing it into my…

1 min
this month what we got up to

HAIR SCENTS ON OUR WISH LIST HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAVOURITE SCENT LINGERING LONGER? Spritz on the matching hair mist. Chanel and Narciso Rodriguez have just launched their most popular fragrances as lightweight hair mists to delicately scent your hair and leave a soft trail of perfume in your wake. THE ANATOMY OF DOLCE & GABBANA THE ONE ROYAL NIGHTS •This traditionally male fragrance also works for women as it settles into a sweet, fruity scent after the initial spicy notes. •The fragrance pays homage to the Middle East with ingredients such as amber and cardamom, and to Africa with wild pear wood. •The dark amber bottle is pure luxe with its accents of gold. GAME CHANGERS MATTE LIP LACQUERS Love matte lips but hate the drying effect? Enter liquid lipsticks – they pack a solid colour punch,…

2 min
the truth about pores

Pores are the tiny openings of hair follicles all over your skin. Each one contains a sebaceous gland, which excretes sebum (oil) to the surface of the skin to provide natural moisture. Pores can’t open or close and your pore size is genetically determined, so it can’t be changed. The pores on your nose and forehead are also naturally larger than on the rest of your body, which is why they seem more noticeable. While you can’t shrink your pore size, it is possible to improve its appearance, says Pascal Piedimonte, international training manager for French skincare brand Bioderma. ‘Imagine pores like a tube,’ he says. ‘If you put more liquid in this tube, there will be extensions in the diameter of the pore. For people who produce an excess amount…

1 min
n?roli & orchid?e the absolute feminity

L’OCCITANE (pronounced Lox-ee-tahn) was founded by Olivier Baussan in Provence, the South of France in 1976. A tantalising and lovely fragrance, Néroli & Orchidée Eau De Toilette blends the scents of two precious white flowers in beautiful harmony.A heart of radiant neroli essence from the Mediterranean is blended with caressing white orchid absolute from Madagascar. Inspired by the famous art de vivre of Provence, L’OCCITANE products are rich in active natural ingredients and beautifully scented essential oils. In the 16 Century, glove makers used flowers from Grasse to perfume leather. Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette is part of La Collection de Grasse, named after the Mediterranean city of Grasse in Provence - A muse of true fragrances. L’Occitane draws inspiration from the perfumers and noses who have helped shape the world’s Perfume Capital…