Fairlady November 2019

FAIRLADY is a modern, glossy grown-up magazine that offers great stories and inspired solutions to the busy South African woman.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
R 68
R 357
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
finding hope...

Iwasn’t in South Africa when Uyinene Mrwetyana was so brutally raped and murdered. But when I heard about her death, my first thought was: it’s over. I don’t know how we ever come back from this – not only as women, but also as a country. How can it not be safe for a woman to go to the post office? How can we continue to live in a country where such a horrific thing could happen? And that’s pretty much how I felt right up to the point that I actually set foot in SA again. There was a man in the passport queue talking loudly on his cellphone – and then to the room in general – about how much he hated South Africa; how clever he was to…

1 min
what i’m loving this month...

FLEABAG I found the first season of Fleabag – unquestionably brilliant as it is – quite difficult to watch: kind of cringy in that uniquely Brit way. But the second season is really terrific: hilarious, smart and oddly moving. It also has one of the best descriptions of menopause I’ve ever heard (delivered by the marvellous Kristin Scott Thomas, in her wonderful cut-glass accent). DOCUMENTARY NOW! This rude series of mocumentaries pokes fun at serious doccies like the Chef’s Table series (which I love, by the way) and others. Their send-up of Jiro Dreams of Sushi (called Juan Likes Rice and Chicken) is hilarious. I also loved Waiting for the Artist (starring Cate Blanchett), which is a parody of The Artist is Present, a documentary about performance artist Marina Abramovic. No sacred cows…

3 min
you said wrote & tweeted

WINNING LETTER Generations Well done, Liesl! You nailed it in your article ‘Ugh, Millennials’ [August 2019]. You articulated the reality of a generation that my nieces are a part of, and explained the Xennial micro-generation perfectly. With two Gen Z children, the future is worrying, and the only thing one can do is encourage our babies as they grow up. I won’t allow my kids to live a life of anxiety. I say this as a ‘microgener’ full of wisdom, knowing what a fun childhood I was able to have – yet I’m also making the most of the global data network. Two for one, basically! This ‘new way’ calls for parents to use their Gen Xexperience to coach and mentor their children, who can bring about a tipping point for humanity, whether it’s…

1 min
this month’s fabulous prize

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4 min
stuff we love this month

LUXE LIVING I have a Cape Island diffuser on the chest of drawers near my front door, and it has been one of the best things I’ve ever bought. Every time I walk past I get a whiff of sun-warmed coconut and vanilla layered with tolu balsam and lime – and an instant mood boost. The best part is that Cape Island has brought out refills in glass bottles, so you can just fill up the pretty turquoise Clifton Beach diffuser and keep using the sticks, which are already saturated with the scent. The original 150ml diffuser was R395; the 200ml refill is R235; available from capeisland.co.za – Liesl SUN’S OUT, TOES OUT I’ve been trying to shop more sustainably, avoiding cheaply made fast-fashion fads. So when I went to the KZN Midlands earlier this…

7 min
graceful & frank

L’Oréal’s brand ambassadors each have their own passions, style and personality, but what they all have in common is their unique way of sharing a vision of beauty. Jane Fonda is no exception. Besides being an accomplished stage and screen actress, she’s also a bestselling author, a film and TV producer, and a fierce advocate for female empowerment and environmental issues. But Jane wasn’t always the strong, independent woman she is today. In the 2018 documentary about her life, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, the first four acts are named after three men: her father, Henry, and her three husbands: Roger, Tom and Ted. Act Five, however, is simply called ‘Jane’. ‘Up until my sixties I was, to a large extent, defined by the men in my life. I was brought up…