Marie Claire South Africa September 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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16,33 kr.(Inkl. moms)

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2 min
a sense of contradictions

If you, like me, have found current affairs hard to handle, what with the world going to hell in a Trump-sized bucket, you’ll agree that spring could not have come sooner. And if, like me, you could do with a mood enhancer, we hope you’ll find joy in this special fashion issue jam-packed with the new season’s trends. We’ve crafted this issue knowing that you’re discerning buyers. I have carefully read the results of our online fashion survey (thank you for participating). You want information you can trust. You want to know what’s out there, what’s coming up and where to find it before making decisions on what to buy and how to wear it. We are here to help you. Fashion director, Kelly Fung, and her team spend their…

1 min
culture shock

Berlin, Germany’s creative hub, is where I drew my inspiration from this month. Though the city has a dark history, the effervescent pops of colour make for a reassuring contrast. Perhaps the bright urban lights inspired the scribbles of blue across the eyes at Phillip Lim, Hugo Boss and Byblos? The punchy orange lips at Kenzo reminded me of street artist Thierry Noir, and I also tried aqua shades, reminiscent of the sculptures above the Brandenburg Gate. The Berlin underground culture combines elements of grunge with a pared-down style – Paul Smith showcased a less intimidating grunge with a smudged smoky line hugging the lash lines while Blumarine splattered flecks of black on lids for that couldn’tcare-less appeal. @ntnt9 @londam_holland_ WIN NOKUBONGA’S CHOICE OF PRODUCTS ON THIS PAGE ON MARIECLAIRE.CO.ZA PHOTOGRAPHS JUDD VAN RENSBURG,…

1 min
ten of the best

1 The serum-like formula of ENVIRON COLOSTRUM GEL R285 soothes sun damage and is perfect for sensitive skin. 2 An investment eye cream, DIOR ONE ESSENTIAL EYE SERUM R1 120 contains hibiscus extract known for assisting in cellular regeneration. 3 TOM FORD SOLEIL BLANC EDP 50ML R2 695 is deliciously summery and has a sweet, sultry jasmine scent that lasts all day long. 4 OPTIPHI CLASSIC HYDRATION TINT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 R750 is adaptive to tone, so accurate coverage for light, medium or dark skin tones is only one application away. 5 BIO-THERAPEUTIC BT-SONIC FACIAL CLEANSING SYSTEM R2 499 has a triangular silicone brush that effortlessly reaches those tricky corners around the nose. 6 ESTÉE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT MICRO CLEANSING BALM R795 is the perfect addition for fans of the Advanced Night range –…

1 min
a stranger at the table

People with albinism in Africa face many challenges – being prized and hunted for their body parts, and fear and ridicule from people who don’t understand the condition. Ugandan photographer Sarah Waiswa set out to document this plight in a surreal way, using a model with albinism with striking purple braids. Her photo series ‘Stranger in a Familiar Land’ was awarded the prestigious Discovery prize at this year’s Rencontres d’Arles, an annual photography festival in France. The arresting visual essay, which highlights the persecution of people with albinism in sub-Saharan Africa, features portraits of Florence Kisombe against the backdrop of the Kibera slums in Nairobi, where Sarah is based. With an academic background in sociology and psychology, the emerging photographer’s portraits, fashion shoots and reportage works explore tradition and identity within Africa,…

1 min
sinking in

After decades of oppression under a military junta, Chin ethnic minorities are in danger of losing their centuries-old traditions. Seoul-based photographer Dylan Goldby is hoping to change that with his upcoming book of striking portraits, Hmäe Sün Näe Ti Cengkhü Nu . Dylan was struck by the distinctive facial tattoos of the Lai Tu Chin tribe women, done to mark a girl’s coming of age and as a symbol of beauty. Much of Lai Tu Chin culture has been lost and outlawed, with younger women no longer getting the tattoos that mark them as part of the tribe. Since the Chin have no written history or legal protection, these women are some of the last links to the tribe’s identity.…

1 min
sex dolls tend to more than just lonely hearts

Chinese men are embracing life-sized dolls for more than their sexual needs. Wi Xingliang, an expert in the sex doll industry, says there are more than 50 types of dolls available, which can be customised with different eye and hair colours, figures and even skin texture. The men give their dolls names and personalities, but it’s not all creepy sex games. Song Bo, one of China’s most well-known doll enthusiasts, got his first doll after being diagnosed with a cyst in his head. Not wanting to get married or have children with his potentially fatal health diagnosis, he got a doll to keep as his daughter. Stockbroker Zhang Fan, 36, bought a doll to be ‘the female version’ of himself, while 58-year-old Li Chen (left) says his keeps him ‘youthful…