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Marie Claire South Africa

Marie Claire South Africa May 2018

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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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
Frequency:
Back issues only
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in this issue

2 min.
a cause for collaboration

Anew season, no matter the weather, is exciting. In terms of fashion and beauty, it’s the birth of new trends, the celebration of looks from yesteryear and, most importantly, a great excuse to detox and restock your wardrobe and beauty collection. Over the last decade in particular, followers of the fashion and beauty worlds have railed against what is expected, and instead have broken boundaries and challenged the norm. Individuality is at the forefront of today’s aesthetic, while trends remain the foundation for creativity and interpretation. Each new season, Marie Claire brings you the latest trend reports, edits of the best and boldest runway looks, and guidelines for how to wear what. The rest is up to you, the reader – the inspired inspirer. You see, it’s a team effort. So it’s only…

1 min.
marie claire.co.za

LETTER OF THE MONTH I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2017, and had my mastectomy done on 12 February this year. While recovering, the day after the operation, I paged through the Jan/Feb issue of Marie Claire, and was greatly surprised to find the article on 3D breast prosthesis, and the wonderful work that’s being done by Nneile Nkholise to benefit underprivileged women who cannot afford breast reconstruction. I applaud Marie Claire for promoting awareness, not only of breast cancer, but also of the consequences – both physical and psychological – of losing a or both breast/s. There really is hope of regaining one’s dignity again. Thanks must go to the author of the piece for writing such an insightful and informative article on an especially sensitive topic. –…

2 min.
the virgin conflict

Since International Women’s Day in March, activists have renewed their efforts to stop the Indonesian government forcing women to prove their virginity before joining the country’s armed forces. It was reported by Human Rights Watch in Indonesia that since the ’60s, women wanting to enlist have been undergoing traumatic virginity tests, including the barbaric (and scientifically inaccurate) ‘two-finger test’ to determine whether or not a woman’s hymen is intact. INDIA On track for empowerment At first sight, Gandhinagar Station in Rajasthan doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. Except for one thing: it’s the only interstate train station in India staffed solely by women, from conductors and ticket sellers to the station master herself. That’s quite significant in this conservative country, where, in some rural areas, women are still seldom seen outdoors. Today, India…

1 min.
a mother’s love

Poetry’s collection of gifts speaks to every type of woman. For the homemaker, there are beautiful frames and luxurious throws. The hostess won’t be able to get enough of the hand-painted teacups and beautiful glassware. The trendsetter won’t go unnoticed with her pick of genuine leather bags, silk scarves and fine jewellery. And for the woman who simply deserves to be pampered, Poetry’s bath and body collection will have her relaxed and rejuvenated in no time. From beautiful crockery and tasty confectionary to luxurious accessories and genuine leather goods, you can be sure to find that something special from any Poetry store that will show her how much you really care. She’s done so much for you and for those around her; it’s time to treat her and let her…

1 min.
glazed over

Forget finicky contouring and sculpted features using a litany of products. This new trend is pared-down and bare. Skin glazing focuses on showing off healthy skin, rather than covering up imperfections, by substituting make-up for layered skincare. The result is a glossy, glass-like finish. HERE’S HOW TO DO IT: 1 Prep your skin by double cleansing. Use [1] DERMALOGICA Precleanse Balm R660. Massage it into the skin to dissolve surface residue. Follow with DERMALOGICA Special Cleansing Gel R850, which will remove any lingering impurities without stripping or drying the skin. 2 The next non-negotiable step involves seven layers of toner. Try Korean brand [2] KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner R420. Using your fingers, pat on the first layer. Then massage the product gently into your skin and wait until it’s dry. Repeat this…

1 min.
subzero

NUXE Crème Fraîche de Beauté 48HR Moisturising Cream R445 has anti-pollution properties that protect the skin from harmful toxins. The light texture is absorbed rapidly, providing instant moisture and 48-hour protection. CLARINS SOS Hydra Face Mask R515 is a gel-cream face mask with Bryophyllum pinnatum (‘leaf of life’) extract, which quenches the skin and helps maintain its ideal moisture level. L’OCCITANE Body Fabulous Oil R475 is made with lipid-replenishing shea oil to hydrate, soften and prevent dryness. DERMALOGICA Barrier Defense Booster R1 220 relieves dryness and reinforces the skin’s protective barrier against environmental factors. LAMELLE Dermaheal Ultra Renewal Cream R1 620 is formulated with a lipid recovery base that has natural moisturi sing factors and a 24-hour moisture-lock system to sufficiently soothe dry skin.…