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True Love

True Love

April - May 2021
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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 36,80
R 214,50
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.

When last did you get a chance to start anew and rebrand yourself ? Would you like to do a life reboot? A clean slate; new beginnings? I think most of us have felt this way at some point in our lives. Just a chance to wipe the slate clean of all the stuff we really didn’t opt in on, you know? Unfortunately, it is not that simple. If you want to reboot your life, you need to put in the work. So, where do you start? This issue is themed “A New You”. We unpack aspects of what it might take for you to start a new life as your new self; starting with finances. It is amazing how much our relationship with money impacts all areas of our…

1 min.
a few of my favourite things

A NIGHT OF LOVE Our partnership with Ferrari, YouTube sensations and real-life lovebirds, Okay Wasabi and Sasha, was such a creative outlet for me and the fashion team! We loved playing with the new, very sexy, Ferrari Roma. BATHU SNEAKERS! I totally love how Theo Baloyi built a brand from nothing, and now he is one of SA’s most admired fashion innovators with Bathu shoes. We love this Somizi-inspired drop, especially. OLD MEETS NEW Japanese whiskey is the buzz in the alcoholic beverages scenes and I’m always eager to try new styles of whisky, so this Japanese Suntory is a must-have treat for those days when you want to ‘treat’ your palate with something unusual or to just show off to friends. BASHA TLHAPANE-TAYLOR Basha Tlhapane-Taylor is definitely a woman on the move. My first encounter with…

2 min.
fashion buzz

A BIT OF SPARKLE A beautiful piece of jewellery holds a special place in every woman’s heart and wardrobe. Businesswoman and content creator, Mbali Sebapu, recently launched her jewellery line, Angela Jewellery, which offers carefully crafted modern pieces.Visit www.angelasa.com. SWEET DREAMS WITH NAHLA SLEEPWEAR Nahla is a chic, premium, African sleepwear brand that blends elegance and good tailoring. The line includes elegant sensual satin sets and beautifully tailored linen lounge sets, all piped with seshoeshoe fabric. Nahla offers peaceful sleep, so if you’re suffering from insomnia, say goodbye to restless nights and hello to lalaland. Visit nahlasleepwear.co.za. NAOMI OSAKA JOINS LOUIS VUITTON If there is anyone taking up space right now, it definitely has to be 23-year-old tennis champion, Noami Osaka. This girl is on fire! She is now part of the Louis Vuitton family…

1 min.

THE ANKLE One thing about an ankle boot is that it’s a great item to have in your wardrobe – it’s very comfortable and will always bring out the best in your outfit. To spice things up this season, get yourself a printed pair and just play dress up. HIGHER AND HIGHER Boots are your comfort zone in the cold weather – you can’t go wrong with knee-high boots. They are a great pair to own and easy to style from daytime to night-time. SNOW-WHITE White boots aren’t different from any other shoes you own. Feel free to pair them with anything in your wardrobe – be it your black pleated skirt or skinny jeans. Now, go on and be stylish. IMAGES Getty Images STILLS Supplied STOCKISTS H&M (0860 690 707), Mango (www.shop.mango.co.za), Steve Madden (011…

3 min.
walking his journey

Theo Baloyi is now a household name, but where does he hail from? Tell us a bit about your background. I was born and raised in Phake, Hammaskraal, by my parents and later moved to Alexandra while furthering my studies in Accounting. I was fortunate enough to join PwC South Africa, where I served two years here at home and another three years in the Middle East, before taking a hard but fulfilling decision to fully focus on my business, founding Bathu. I’m a down-to-earth and ambitious guy who is always striving to do better than the previous day. I am rooted in the ekasi lifestyle. How did your Bathu journey start, and did you always envision yourself as an entrepreneur? The journey started about five years ago at a Dubai airport. I…

1 min.
beauty update

EMBR ACING YOUR NATUR AL HAIR Are you a naturalista interested in a refresher on basics? Then THE BIG SOUTH AFRICAN HAIR BOOK is a must-read for you. In this book, journalist Janine Jellars takes us on a fun, natural hair journey. The book is filled with tried-and-tested tips and haircare testimonials from hair gurus. Reasonably priced at R208, the book is a celebration of the #naturalhair community. AU NATURALE Sensual You is an anti-ageing body-care creation by obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Karabo Tlale. The product range consists of body scrub (R189), body butter (R289), tissue oil (R229) and anti-cellulite firming gel (R30), specifically made to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. A NEW CHAPTER OF FEMININITY A floral fragrance created for the open-minded woman who is ready to broaden her horizons. GIORGIO ARMANI MY WAY,…