Fashion: PUMA | SOPHIA CHANG

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 22 Sep 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Track Top, R2 299, SOPHIA CHANG X PUMA, AVAILABLE AT PUMA SELECT STORES & X-TREND, REPUBLIK, DIP STORE, QUEENS, BRANDS UNLIMITED, SHELFLIFE, LOST PROPERTY
    Visit PUMASELECT.CO.ZA or follow @PUMASouthAfrica to join the PUMA SELECT conversation.

A DAMN DECENT JACKET!

A recent collaboration between New York illustrator Sophia Chang and PUMA has given the famous T7 Track Jacket a makeover, and we’re sure you’ll agree this colab has created a damn decent jacket.

Combining vintage PUMA classics and Chang’s quirky, urban-street inspired signature illustrations inspired by Brooklyn to create an ultra-modern hybrid collection, PUMA has yet again nailed the fusion of sport, art and fashion.

Click HERE to see more from the Sophia Chang X PUMA collection

Fashion: LYLE & SCOTT | 140 SERIES

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 19 Sep 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • 1912 – Chantelle dos Santos
    The 140 masterpieces will take pride of place in Gallery MOMO, on 9th of October 2014. The proud new owners of the artworks will then finally take their piece of history home.
  • 1890 - Jacques du Toit
    The 140 masterpieces will take pride of place in Gallery MOMO, on 9th of October 2014. The proud new owners of the artworks will then finally take their piece of history home.
  • 1925 – Nicola Spurdle
    The 140 masterpieces will take pride of place in Gallery MOMO, on 9th of October 2014. The proud new owners of the artworks will then finally take their piece of history home.
  • 1951 – Christopher Roberts
    The 140 masterpieces will take pride of place in Gallery MOMO, on 9th of October 2014. The proud new owners of the artworks will then finally take their piece of history home.
  • 1955 – Margie Backhouse
    The 140 masterpieces will take pride of place in Gallery MOMO, on 9th of October 2014. The proud new owners of the artworks will then finally take their piece of history home.

TIME TO BID!

To commemorate 140 years of Scottish heritage, artists and fashion enthusiasts were commissioned by Lyle & Scott to create an original masterpiece for The 140 Series. Each creative involved in the submission phases created a unique artwork that represented their chosen year between 1874 and 2014. The 140 pieces of artwork are being used to construct a timeline that represents Lyle & Scott’s innovation since 1874.

The 140 artworks are now available to view at the Lyle & Scott SA website. Viewers can bid on any artwork of their choice, all of which will have a reserve of R200. Winning bidders will receive an invite to attend the gala event as part of the celebrations.

START BIDDING NOW! www.lyleandscott.co.za

eDition: Skagen | eDition #5

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 19 Sep 2014 - 1:18 pm

EBB & FLOW

The seaside village of Skagen in Denmark attracts many with its simple and peaceful way of life. It is no surprise then that Skagen, a contemporary lifestyle brand, is rooted in simplicity. Combining the inspiration of timeless Danish craftsmanship with thoughtful innovation, Skagen creates High-Quality products that are both functional and elegant.

See the Skagen story, Ebb & Flow, here. 

Fashion: TOPMAN | GIVEAWAY

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 16 Sep 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Follow TOPMAN South Africa Twitter: @Topman_SA Instagram: topmansouthafrica
    Floral Shirt, R529, Khaki Shorts, R399, Avery Shoes, R799, Socks, R59, Bag, R549 all available at TOPMAN

SHORT LIST!

The sun is out and its time for shorts and short sleeves. So we popped into TOPMAN recently to look for the perfect summer outfit. This pair of cuffed, khaki shorts and floral shirt are exactly what a hot day calls for – and to add a funky edge we paired it with suede brogues and spotted socks. Grab a backpack, head out into the country and enjoy the sunshine.

To share some summer love TOPMAN & MrDoveton.com are giving away a R1000 TOPMAN gift voucher to one lucky reader!

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @MrDoveton AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN!

T&C’s apply. Entries close 5 October.

Grooming: EUCERIN | BODY ODOUR

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 12 Sep 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Eucerin Antiperspirant Intensive (72-Hour Protection) R99.99, Clicks
    Clinically proven to offer 91% sweat reduction for 72 hours for people with a predisposition to heavy sweating and hyperhidrosis. A pump spray applicator makes it really easy to spritz your feet too.
  • Eucerin Antiperspirant Strong Roll-On (48-hour protection) R79.99, Clicks
    Strong on protection, gentle on skin and clinically proven to reduce sweat by up to 48% offering long lasting protection against perspiration and body odour.

HEAVY SWEATING PETTING

Even in the throes of wild passion there is nothing fun about heavy sweating – no one really wants to sniff a miff pit or suck a sweaty toe. While we all physically need to perspire, excessive sweating can be embarrassing and to say the least altogether unpleasant.

With all the so-called remedies and numerous antiperspirants on the market for excessive sweating, it’s hard to know where to start and what to do if you find yourself in a sticky situation. We’ve made it easy for you – here are 2 products that will keep your pits and bits dry and fresh!

Fashion: Watches | Storage

Written by | Found in: Fashion Living Style | Posted on: 10 Sep 2014 - 8:55 am
  • The Fossil Estate 10-piece Leather Watch Box, R2 599, Fossil Stores
  • The Fossil Estate 10-piece Leather Watch Box, R2 599, Fossil Stores

TIME & PLACE

For the watch enthusiast the art of creating an impressive wristwatch collection can become an obsession, and understandably so. Whether you’re collecting stylish watches for fun or are looking to make watch collecting an investment hobby, you will need to house your collection in a suitably protective environment.

For the modern gentleman and timepiece connoisseur, a vintage inspired leather watch-box is not only a functional solution but a stylish addition to any man’s dresser.

Grooming: SKINCARE | SUMMER PREP

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 8 Sep 2014 - 9:00 am
  • AESOP GERANIUM LEAF BODY SCRUB, 170ML, R440,
    This herbaceous stimulating gel-based exfoliants blend of Pumice and Bamboo Stem sloughs away dead surface cells while botanical oils purify and calm your skin.
    Shop now
  • ALMOND SHOWER OIL, 250ML,R295, L’OCCITANE
    This shower oil transforms, when in contact with water, into foam that cleanses the body. Enriched with almond oil, it respects the hydrolipidic film and leaves a subtle scent of fresh almond.
    Shop now
  • VERBENA BODY LOTION, 250ml, R370, LÓCCITANE
    Enriched with organic Verbena extract and grape seed oil, this lotion gently moisturises, nourishes and softens the skin, leaving it fragranced with an uplifting zesty aroma.
    Shop now
  • KIEHL’S GENTLE EXFOLIATING CORIANDER BODY SCRUB, 200ML, R375, EDGARS
    A creamy and highly effective body scrub that gently, yet effectively exfoliates to remove dead surface skin cells without over-drying.

BARE NECESSITIES

When warm weather hits you want to strip down to the bare minimum. And we’re guessing that doesn’t always stop at boardies. May we suggest that before you dare to bare your extremities to anyone that you slough a little of winters nasties away?

Dry skin and rough patches are not only unsightly they also jeopardize a good tan. (Yes, we used the tan word – we’re assuming you will achieve your tan sensibly and with the use of ample dollops of SPF. Right?) Try these refreshing products to take your skin out of hibernation and avoid some of summer’s bummers.

Advocates: Rusty Beukes | Jeff Koons

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 28 Aug 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995–98. Oil on canvas; 111 3⁄8 × 131 in. (282.9 × 332.7cm). Private collection. © Jeff Koons
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
Read bio here
View all posts here

Regarded as one of the most influential and controversial artists of the postwar era, Jeff Koons, is having his first major museum presentation in New York at the Whitney Museum of Art. His elevation of kitsch and the appropriation of tacky images and objects culled from popular culture contributed to his unexpected and swift rise to the top of the art world. He is also the 1st artist to almost fill the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building.

If you happen to find yourself in New York, this is an exhibition you should definitely pay a visit, if not, see more of his work HERE. 

Advocates: PIERS BUCKLE | FEE BROTHERS

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • fee brothers bitters available from tops at spar
Piers Buckle - Creative Director
Style Advocate since November 2013
Read bio here
View all posts here

As winter draws its sorry ass to a close I look forward to summer. As does my liver, pummelled for the bulk of the citrus season with my favourite posprandial tipple – the old fashioned.
Recipes vary but the usual suspects are Bourbon, brown sugar, orange peel, ice and bitters. The bourbon is easy – Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve or Knob Creek but rather than reaching for the ‘go to’ Angostura try Fee Brothers.

I discovered it at an upstate New York distillery, but couldn’t find it in SA. As luck would have it I recently spotted it in Spar liquor store. It’ll work with your drink not against it. Trust me. Try it.

eDition: Time Traveller

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 12 Aug 2014 - 8:45 am

Men are scared of bags. We think of them as feminine – preferring to cram our pockets full of stuff.  But any man of fashion knows that bags have become a necessary tool and style accessory. Bags are no longer seen as solely a woman’s item, men’s bags are masculine, attractive and ideal additions to any contemporary wardrobe. And the watch you wear says much about the man you are. Need it match the bag you carry? Hell no!

See the full story here!

Living: Pot Plants

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 30 May 2014 - 2:06 pm

WHAT'S POTTING?

It’s a pot. A pot for plants. A pot for flowers. A lightweight, flexible and user-friendly pot. It’s also a weightless and portable bag that follows you everywhere: inside the house, outside on the terrace, the balcony or in the garden.

It’s a new generation of flexible plant containers. Its double-walled geotextile fabric, 100% recyclable, maintains the necessary balance between air, soil and water. Frost and sun resistant, BACSAC® suits all environments.

It’s also a manly alternative to terracotta. Now get potting.