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True Love

True Love

June- July 2021

True Love is the iconic South African fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine for black women. It is the go-to handbook and style guide for women who believe that their magazine should be stylish and thought provoking. It challenges its readers with in depth, focusing on subjects that stimulate debate and discussion.

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Land:
South Africa
Sprog:
English
Udgiver:
Media 24 Ltd
Frekvens:
Monthly
28,55 kr.(Inkl. moms)
139,20 kr.(Inkl. moms)
6 Udgivelser

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2 min
hello!

Welcome to our Black Excellence-themed issue. Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Michelle Obama, Shonda Rhimes, Basetsana Kumalo, Connie Ferguson and Mamokgethi Phakeng – these are just some of the women who set the popular culture on a daily basis. They are the most quoted locally and internationally. An alien, looking in from space and seeing their influence, can be misled into believing that Black women run the world. We, on the ground, however, know that this is simply not true – far from it. Black women are still the most oppressed humans on earth. In every setting, in every culture, and on every continent. We bear the brunt of prejudice. Even when the law says it on our side, it is mostly men who interpret it and make rulings. It is…

2 min
fashion forecast

SIKO REPUBLIK Siko Republik is a proudly South African athleisure brand which caters for African women of all body shapes. The clothes are available in varying sizes from XS to XXXL. The brand’s signature African-print detailing creatively fuses a homegrown feel with an urban touch. The items, priced from R420, are not just reserved for the gym and can be styled to create trendy street looks. Visit www.sikorepublik.co.za. Step in Love Aldo never disappoints when it comes to delivering high-fashion shoes, handbags and accessories. Their new collection, called Step in Love, aims to promote one’s ability to express their true self through fashion. Their offerings of vibrant bags and accessories are sure to brighten up even the cloudiest of winter days. For more info, visit www.aldoshoes.co.za. IT’S COOL TO BE KIND Investing in environmentally friendly…

1 min
pretty frocks

TIPS: Long-sleeve dresses with ruched or pleated detailing will elevate your look to a whole new level of chic. To create more drama, add a belt and cinch your dress at the waist. This will help accentuate your body if you’re wearing a loosely fitted dress. Knee-high boots worn with a midi dress will add a feminine and polished finish to your outfit. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STIILS Supplied STOCKISTS Equilibrio (equilibrio.co.za), Mango (shop.mango.com),Tommy Hilfiger (011 883 2573), Woolworths (www.woolworths.com), Zara (www.zara.com)…

1 min
take cover

There’s nothing quite like a statement cover-up to complete a winter wardrobe. The classic variants will never lose their appeal but this season, we see a few new additions, such as the cosy oversized quilted coat and the Matrix-inspired leather coat. Choose your favourite from this selection. TIPS: Exaggerated lapels, embellished sleeves, and broad-shouldered silhouettes bring design updates to coats. Printed and textured jackets will introduce life into even the most basic outfit. Radiate maximum boss energy in a leather cover-up. It’s chic and sophisticated, and the floor-length version will pull off a confident fashion-forward look that’s unmatched. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STIILS Supplied STOCKISTS Cotton On (011 883 1207), Equilibrio (equilibrio.co.za), Forever New (011 883 4585), H&M (0860 690 707),Mango (shop.mango.com), Mr Price (080 021 2535), Poetry (www.poetrystores.co.za), Woolworths (www.woolworths.com), Zara (www.zara.com)…

1 min
comfy but chic

As we continue to spend more time at home, upscaling loungewear has become a way of life. It involves pairing comfy basics with formal and statement pieces to create stylish outfits for meetings both on and offline. Investing in key styles and making them part of your capsule collection will help you master the luxe loungewear trend. TIPS: Throwing a tailored blazer over a simple tank top will instantly result in a more dressed-up feel. You can also put a luxe spin in your loungewear closet by investing in kimonos and elegant pyjama sets. Linen and knitted pants are a great alternative to track pants, and provide just the same amount of comfort. Soft cottons, knits, linen and fleece are all fabrics used to create these pieces. Scarves and attractive hair accessories are…

3 min
designed for greatness

Briefly tell us about yourself. I am a young Xhosa man who was born in the Eastern Cape. I grew up in a household full of strong, independent women who have been a great force in my life. I also lived with my cousins, whom I see as my blood siblings – we are all cut from the same cloth. What inspired your love of fashion and your dream of becoming a fashion designer? To be honest, it was The Bold and the Beautiful. Aside from the risqué storylines of Brooke, Taylor and Ridge, it was the moments of the effervescent flair of fashion in this daytime soapie that had me at “Hello”. It was always a sublime spectacle. What is your design aesthetic and where do you get your inspiration? Our label, Lukhanyo Mdingi, is…