Fashion: PUMA X SWASH LONDON COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 28 Aug 2015 - 7:38 am
  • PUMAxSWASH, Performance Jacket, R1699
    The PUMA X SWASH London collection is available at PUMA Select stores.

THE PERFORMANCE JACKET

East London based label Swash London has teamed up with Puma for an eclectic collection packed with detailed prints. The apparel range takes inspiration from the Swash print archives alongside vintage sports and military wear, transferred to classic and reinvented Puma items.

Inspired by a 50s-era military parka from the SWASH archive, the PUMA X SWASH performance jacket matches one of their bold, animal-packed patterns with the best of PUMA’s technical innovation – fully covered seams, an elongated body with a detachable gilet, waterproof zippers, adjustable sleeve cuffs, a hidden drawcord, zip pockets, and PUMA x SWASH branding.

The PUMA X SWASH London collection is available at PUMA Select stores. Follow PUMA here.

Grooming: FRAGRANCES | DOLCE & GABBANA POUR HOMME

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 26 Aug 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme 75ml EDT, R930 and 125ml EDT, R1285, Red Sqaure
    Photographer: Sebastien Rohner

A TRUE CLASSIC

Sexy yet casual, clean yet complex and as distinctive as the label on the bottle – Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme remains a viable option for any man looking for a cologne with the paradoxical ability to be both relaxed and sophisticated which stems from an intriguing blend of fresh and masculine scents like bergamot, lavender, sandalwood, and tobacco.

From this intricate layering of contrasting aromas, Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme comes across as a casual fragrance that still conveys the sexiness of the D&G brand.

Launched in 1994 this particular fragrance has stood the test of time. And it shows no signs of stopping!

News: BEN SHERMAN SS15

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 24 Aug 2015 - 9:21 am
  • The Ben Sherman SS 15 Collection will be available in Sandton City, Rosebank Mall, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre and at the V&A Waterfront.

BACK TO BASICS

The Ben Sherman SS15 Collection sees the British paying homage to their heritage and returning to the place where it all began – the iconic Brighton Pier. The Brighton area holds a great deal of significance to the brand as it was here where Ben Sherman was born and also the location of the first ever factory for Ben Sherman.

As always, the Button Up concept remains a key signature with the brand throughout the years – a deliberate choice that exudes ‘Britishness’

Follow Ben Sherman on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated.

Grooming: BEDROOM AND BODY

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 20 Aug 2015 - 9:26 am
  • PHOTOGRAPH: BYRON KEULEMANS | MODEL: JOE WEIR

PILLOW TALK


If tenacious stink is an issue for you, try an antibacterial soap–body odor can be a product of bacterial growth on the skin. And skip the Indian buffet at lunch–odors from onions, garlic, curry, and spicy foods are excreted in sweat glands. Finally, do the laundry. Bacteria from sweat can cling to fabrics; the heat from your body acts like a plug-in scented warmer, but in this case it activates offending odors.

News: DECODED BY DIESEL

Written by | Found in: News Style | Posted on: 19 Aug 2015 - 8:46 am
  • DIESEL DECODED AW15 CAMPAIGN
  • DIESEL DECODED AW15 CAMPAIGN
  • DIESEL DECODED AW15 CAMPAIGN

THIS IS THE DIESEL AW15 CAMPAIGN

The new Diesel AW15 campaign titled ‘Decoded’ is a no-nonsense, straightforward, genuine and transparent campaign. The campaign combines real and raw images with direct and obvious headlines – but of course – in the coolest way possible.

Shot by Richard Burbridge, styled by Nicola Formichetti, and featuring some of the coolest kids around like pro skater Ben Nordberg, this is not your run-of-the-mill campaign that aims to entice with encrypted messages. We approve!

Fashion: PUMA X SWASH LONDON COLLECTION

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 17 Aug 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • PUMA x SWASH, Blaze of Glory, R2 299
    The PUMA X SWASH London collection is available at PUMA Select stores.

THE BLAZE OF GLORY

SWASH brings their signature aesthetic to one of Puma’s most popular silhouettes. The London based brand employed a series of detailed prints to bump up the visual impact of the PUMA Blaze Of Glory kicks.

The 90’s retro runner gets dressed up in eccentric and cutting-edge drawings featuring different animals. The shoes are built with premium synthetic leather on the toe cap and ankle collar, while minor hints of colour accents cover the Blaze of Glory’s liner. SWASH branding is seen on the insole and it features a SWASH London lace lock.

The PUMA X SWASH London collection is available at PUMA Select stores. Follow PUMA here.

Living: 5FIVE

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 22 Jul 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Image credit: VISI
    Shop AO35, 1st Floor, The Palms Centre 145 Sir Lowry Rd Woodstock

5FIVE OPENS IN CT

Gauteng’s little secret has now become Cape Town’s with the addition of 5FIVE to the mise en scene of décor stores in Woodstock.

5FIVE is a stylish collaboration between décor stalwarts including Julian Décor, Sasi Wallpaper, Bosco Timber Flooring, Sisal and Jute Flooring and Lamps on Line. You’ll find everything from natural fibered and timber flooring to décor accessories, lamps, furniture, Smink dinnerware, wallpaper and art in collaboration with Arteye Gallery.

If you’re spending the wintery weekends decorating your home, make sure 5FIVE is on your list of stores to visit.

5FIVE will service both the trade and public directly. Contact: info@5five.co.za

eDition: eDition #7 brought to you by Fossil

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 22 Jun 2015 - 8:50 am
  • eDition #7 brought to you by Fossil
    Model: David Dally @ Full Cirlce | Photographer: Luke Kuisis

While the watch you wear may well be a practical tool it is equally a symbol of your taste. To ensure making the “right” statement we’ve collaborated with Fossil – the brand that always succeeds in combining authentic vintage style with contemporary culture and creativity. The Fossil eDition showcases a selection of both functional and handsome timepieces that’ll have all your horological and style needs covered.

 

See the full story here.

Fashion: NEWS | STUDIO DYLAN THOMAZ

Written by | Found in: Fashion Living News Style | Posted on: 8 May 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Studio Dylan Thomaz
    STUDIO DYLAN THOMAZ practices the art of curation as well as consulting to various clients in the design and interiors industry. Address: 142 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

STUDIO DYLAN THOMAZ

Studio Dylan Thomaz has opened in Cape Town and the result is a striking manifestation of Thomaz’s passion for well-curated and inspiring spaces. At the space, situated in the heart of the city, Thomaz collaborates with artists and designers to co-develop a range of pieces inspired by their work.

Launching with a joint collaboration with esteemed artist Kurt Pio, the “Black on White” exhibition comprises of a series of abstracts designed by Pio with textiles curated by Dylan Thomaz. Pio will present a series of 7 abstract works, complimented by a range of limited edition scatter cushions curated by Thomaz.

A welcome and stylish addition to the streets of Cape Town!

‘Black on White’ runs to 29 May 2015 – don’t miss it.

 

 

Grooming: FRAGRANCES | BOSS BOTTLED INTENSE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 4 May 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Boss Bottled Intense 50ml EDT, RSP R840 and100ml EDT, RSP R1120
    Available at selected Edgars, Red Square, Truworths and Stuttafords

BOSS BOTTLED GETS INTENSE

17 years ago men everywhere started wearing Boss Bottled. We’re guessing they’re all grown up now and luckily, so has our favourite Boss fragrance.

Brand new in 2015, Boss Bottled INTENSE is a refined, shall we say slightly grown-up, interpretation of the original Boss Bottled of 98.

The fragrance, still luxurious and manly, is less sweet than the original – woodier and spicier, with a higher concentration of scented oils, clove and cinnamon.

If you loved it then, you’ll love it now. And if you haven’t yet tried either – well, let’s just say you’re losing out.

eDition: Skagen

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 14 Apr 2015 - 7:39 am
  • Alwyn du Preez at Fusion photographed by Luke Kuisis

A SIMPLER TIME FOR MEN'S WATCHES

After a decade of macho supremacy, chunky, feature–packed sports watches and complicated wrist “clocks” are being put aside in favour of slimmer, sleeker styles as more men strap on clean timepieces that conjure the classics.

To simplify the transition for you, we showcase a selection of the finest timepieces by Danish brand SKAGEN – a contemporary lifestyle brand rooted in simplicity. Combining the inspiration of timeless Danish craftsmanship with thoughtful innovation, SKAGEN creates high-quality products that are both functional and elegant, whilst echoing the simplicity and tranquility of the seaside village of Skagen.

See the full Skagen eDition here.

Advocates: Peter’s Fashion Campaign Mash Ups

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 6 Feb 2015 - 9:22 am
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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During his spare time Cape Town based Art Director, Peter Georgiades, artistically re-works fashion campaign images into unusual and creatively pleasing artworks.  And I am obsessed. It started as a time-filler and has become a fixation. Here’s a quick look at some highlights from Peter’s Behance. Enjoy and follow him on Instagram here.