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True Love

True Love

August - September 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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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
R 52
R 253,50
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min

As it is now tradition, South Africans celebrate Women’s Month in August. Before COVID-19 wrecked our social calendars, we would gather in numbers in celebration of women who had made great strides in the quest for the realisation of women’s rights. In recent years, it has become increasingly clear how we need to celebrate each other as women now, and to not celebrate ourselves and other women only in August, but also throughout the year. Although it is already our mission here at TRUELOVE magazine to celebrate women, our August issue is always extra special because this is the time when women are officially celebrated by all. For the third time this year, we also proudly present to you our annual Prestige List (previously “The Class of … “ series). This…

1 min
leading ladies

DR COCEKA MFUNDISI When Dr Coceka Mfundisi (38) is not in her theatre scrubs saving lives, she is busy advocating for better healthcare for patients and improved working conditions for her colleagues in hospitals and clinics around South Africa. Coceka is a specialist neurosurgeon with a private practice based at Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital. After graduating from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, she completed training as a specialist neurosurgeon with the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. FARAI MUBAIWA Farai Mubaiwa (26) is a partner management lead at Youth Employment Service (YES) – a business-led NPO that works in partnership with government to initiate policy changes that promote job creation for the youth. Prior to YES, Farai served as a project manager at The Aurum Institute,…

2 min
fashion forecast

A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND Pandora Brilliance sees the launch of the label’s first ever lab-created diamonds. Going forward, the company will be using only lab-created diamonds, as opposed to mined ones. The aim behind this is to transform the market for diamond jewellery with affordable and sustainably created products. The collection is currently available only in the UK.Visit www.pandoragroup.com. DIESEL LAUNCHES THE DIESEL X DIESEL RANGE When creative director, Glenn Martens, arrived at Diesel, its founder Renzo Rosso was working on a unique, temporal take on fashion collaboration: past Diesel and present Diesel. Renzo was studying how to fuse the label’s heritage within the context of the year 2021. Glenn thought, what a better place to start? “I embraced this vision and I am proud to have worked alongside Renzo in amplifying what you…

1 min
best foot forward

TIPS: Strappy heels add glam that is just perfect for your outfit. You have the option of strapping them all the way up your leg, or just at the ankle, depending on the look you want to pull off. Heels in a colourful shade will always have winning results, so don’t be shy to invest in a rainbow collection. What’s a better combination than a fashion-forward shoe that’s also comfortable on the sole? The padded heel provides just that. Mule and flip- flop styles are proving to be the winners for the upcoming season. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STILLS Supplied STOCKISTS Cotton On (www.cottonon.com), H&M (086 069 0707), Mango(shop.mango.com), Steve Madden (stevemadden.co.za), Woolworths (www.woolworths.co.za), YDE ( www.yde.co.za )…

1 min
live in colour

TIPS: If you want your bag to be the highlight of your look, try pairing it with a neutral or dark-toned outfit. Colourful bags introduce a playful and lively aspect to your attire, so don’t be shy to go all the way with it. A vividly printed outfit accessorised with a brightly hued bag will give your overall look a fashion-forward appeal. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STILLSSupplied STOCKISTS Aldo (www.aldoshoes.co.za), Colette by Colette Hayman (011 880 2134),Cotton On (www.cottonon.com), Forever New(www.forevernew.co.za), Equilibrio (equilibrio.co.za), Mango (shop.mango.com), Poetry (www.poetrystores.co.za), YDE ( www.yde.co.za )…

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turn heads

TIPS: We are all more than ready to ditch the sweaters and get dressed up. Dramatic statement pieces provide the perfect addition to any look. Charmed and beaded accessories pair well with anything – from flowy dresses to simple jeans-and-tee combos. They carry a delicate feminine quality that is very alluring. If you really want to turn heads, then look no further than shoulder-grazing earrings. The bejewelled versions are exceptionally striking. Link chain, crushed metal and mixed metals continue to dominate as the accessories of choice, as showcased by international designers. We are sure to see the continued rise of this trend on our local scene. IMAGES Getty Images/Gallo Images STILLS Supplied STOCKISTS Colette by Colette Hayman (011 880 2134), Equilibrio (equilibrio.co.za), Forever New (www.forevernew.co.za),Foschini (0860 834 834), Lovisa (www.lovisajewellery.co.za), Pandora (www.pandorashop.co.za), Watch Republic (www.watchrepublic.co.za),…