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True Love

October - November 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.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min

It is now 19 months since COVID-19 entered our lives. Since the first lockdown in March 2020, we have had 12 national state of disaster alert levels. Last year, we spent our December holidays under level one. By now, we have all buried a family member, a colleague or a neighbour who got sick and didn’t make it. Some of us have been sick and have been lucky enough to survive. During this time, the economy plummeted, people lost jobs, children were taken out of school, abuse levels soared, relationships were tested, families were broken, divorces were initiated, and an unprecedented number of teenagers fell pregnant; most were raped. We even had those horrific three days of rioting and looting when poverty-stricken citizens decided to basically destroy everything in sight while helping…

2 min
fashion round-up

FUSS-FREE SPLURGING Few things are more therapeutic than online shopping. Scrolling through endless options of items to choose from and then having them delivered to your door without having to stand in a single queue is definitely one of life’s little pleasures. Sector apparel has launched their online shopping platform The Drop. The site has the latest sport, street, fashion and footwear brands from the international market all available to you at the touch of a button. They offer quick delivery with free shipping on all orders over R500, with secure payment options and hassle-free returns. Visit www.thedrop.co.za to check out what they have to offer. FLORAL FANTASY B Blossom is the latest jewellery collection to be launched from luxury label Louis Vuitton. It highlights the monogram flower, which is distinctive to the…

1 min
feel the breeze

TIPS: Linen fibre is hollow and allows for more airflow, enabling your body to breathe and to perspire less. Its absorbent quality also means that it soaks in sweat quicker than most fabrics, helping to avoid any awkward wet spots. Contrary to popular belief, this fabric is not only reserved for casual and vacation attire: a linen item looks very chic when dressed up with heels and statement accessories. Steaming your linen as opposed to starching and ironing it will keep the fabric softer for longer. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STILLS Supplied STOCKISTS Edgars (087 820 8435), Equilibrio (www.equilibrio.co.za), H&M (0860 690 707), LeocéCouture (leocecouture.com), Mango (shop.mango.com), Woolworths (www.woolworths.co.za), Zara (www.zara.com)…

1 min
eyes on top

TIP: Pull off poolside chic with ease by rocking a lycra fabric bralette with casual pants and beach accessories. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STILLS Supplied STOCKISTS Birkenstock (021 461 7426), Cotton On (www.cottonon.com), Edgars (087 820 8435), Europa Art(www.europaart.co.za), Forever New (www.forevernew.co.za), Foschini (011 729 5007), H&M (0860 690 707), Legit (087 820 0745), Lovisa (www.lovisajewellery.co.za),Mango (shop.mango.com ), Mr Price (www.mrp.com), Watch Republic (021 418 0045), Woolworths and Witchery (www.woolworths.com), Zara (www.zara.com )…

1 min
swim good

TIPS: Much like the little black dress (LBD), the black bikini is striking. It also creates a great silhouette, and the one-piece style will conceal and flatter the stomach area. Up the girly ante in ruffle accents. These frills inject a soft femininity to swimwear. Sculpted underwire pieces work exactly like a regular bra. They lift and shape your bust for a more balanced look, so you won’t have to worry about constantly adjusting your piece to sit correctly. The keyhole is the new update in cut-out designs. These strategically placed openings are flirty and sexy. Asymmetrical silhouettes are a feast for the eyes. The design will elevate your swimsuit to new heights, while shaping your frame effortlessly. Pop on a pair of trendy bottoms to take your look from day to night with…

1 min
full bloom

TIPS: Florals stand out beautifully at an evening event. A printed slip dress or a striking mini frock, paired with strappy heels, will result in a chic yet feminine appearance. Invest in styles with ruffles or puffy sleeves, as well as strapless and smocked designs. Opt for dresses in lightweight fabrics such as cotton and satin. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STILLS Supplied STOCKISTS H&M (0860 690 707), Forever New(www.forevernew.co.za), Woolworths ( www.woolworths.co.za), Zara (www.zara.com )…