Fashion: MBFWCT | Fabiani | Fabiani Café

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 30 Jul 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • The Fabiani Collection is exclusively available at Fabiani stores.
    Photo: SDR Photography

Fabiani Spring/Summer 2015

The Spring/Summer collection, Fabiani Café presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town is all things we’ve come to expect from the brand: easy to wear yet tailored & a touch of quirkiness.

The collection boasts a relaxed silhouette pairing suit jackets with slim shorts and sneakers. Narrow legged trousers allow for a glimpse of ankle & with a nod to nonchalant styling the top buckle on the burnished monk strap shoes is left unfastened. True to Fabiani’s ethos – it’s all in the detail!

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Fashion: MBFWCT | Craig Port | The Great British Summer

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 29 Jul 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Craig Port clothing is available exclusively at YDE
    Photo: SDR Photography

Craig Port Spring/Summer 2015

The Great British Summer is the latest collection presented by talented local designer Craig Port at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. After returning from a recent trip to London, Craig Port was inspired to create a collection paying homage to the illustrious London summer season.

Each outfit is succinctly British, with Port’s own spin on the classic look. Tailoring infused with a myriad of pastel shades set the tone for this collection which explores a fusion of contemporary lines with the nostalgia of days gone by.

Congratulations Craig!

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Fashion: Shopping Spree

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 25 Jul 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Shop this entire selection online at www.spree.co.za while stocks last
  • BellField, Devnet Jacket, R1 299, available at www.spree.co.za
  • BellField, Pistol Jeans, R799, available at www.spree.co.za
  • BellField, Sibley Bag, R749, available at www.spree.co.za
  • Coxx, Colin Shoes, R1 299, available at www.spree.co.za
  • BellField, Buff Scarf, R290, available at www.spree.co.za

SHOP TALK

A palette of dark colours needn’t be dull. In fact it’s bang on trend. The key to wearing this trend successfully is to mix items of different texture – this will ensure the look is still interesting. Don’t be afraid to accessorise your greys with dark brown – it’s perfectly acceptable despite what you may have been told by traditionalists.

Wear a tailored tweed jacket with jeans and lace up brogues for casual elegance and if you’re in the mood – add a splash of colour with a scarf.

Shop this selection online at www.spree.co.za and embrace winter’s grey days in style.

Grooming: Hair

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 18 Jul 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • See our selection of products for great hair

BAD HAIR DAY?

Your hair is your crowning glory, your mane to fame. And now would be the time to toss the luminous gel you wore in high school. The way you style your hair will say a lot about your sense of fashion and personality. But knowing just which product is best for your hair type and desired style can be overwhelming.

Read more on hair care in the Grooming eDition

Grooming: Skincare

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 16 Jul 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • A selection of skincare products good for men in their late 20's & 30's

SKINCARE DURING YOUR LATE 20's & 30's

In terms of skin health this is the most crucial time. Your lifestyles are at their most demanding and the excesses of your teenage years are beginning to show. Forty is fast becoming a reality rather than a far off dream. It’s all about prevention now. It’s much easier to use the right products in your twenties and thirties to slow down ageing than it is to rectify the damage at forty. Use products that are hydrating and packed with ingredients that help repair your skin and keep it healthy.

Style: Skincare | Exfoliation

Written by | Found in: Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 10 Jul 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Exfoliation - the process of scrubbing off dead skin cells to reveal and expose "younger," fresher skin.
  • ELEMIS ENERGISING SKIN SCRUB, 75ML, R545, STUTTAFORDS
    Marine Phytoplankton particles, Hops and Laurel in a Vitamin E-rich base, rapidly resurface and polish the skin helping to prevent in-grown hairs and blemishes.
  • DERMALOGICA DAILY MICROFOLIANT, 75G, R850, DERMALOGICA
    gentle enough to use daily, it’s a unique rice-based powder formula that activates upon contact with water releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells leaving your skin looking brighter.
  • CLARINS MEN EXFOLIATING CLEANSER 2-IN-1, 125ML, R270, EDGARS
    Deep-cleansing micro-beads gently remove embedded sweat, oil and dead surface skin cells lifting hair follicles for a smooth shave

GET GREAT SKIN - EXFOLIATE!

We’re assuming you’re not that guy who washes his face with bar soap, right? A man’s skin has large pores, whiskers and produces more sweat – put these factors together and you create a nasty dirt trap. Enter: Exfoliation – the process of scrubbing off dead skin cells to reveal and expose “younger,” fresher skin. This shedding process unclogs pores, keeps skin clean and helps reduce acne breakouts.

But remember this is skincare is not carpentry. Be gentle – you’re not sand-papering; products with rough granular particles are not necessarily better. How often? Depends on your skin type and the product you’re using.

eDition: The Grooming eDition | Now Live!

Written by | Found in: eDition News | Posted on: 8 Jul 2014 - 10:51 am

SANCTUARY OF MANHOOD

Whether you’re a duck-whistling lumberjack, a flat-capped hipster, zit-busting teenager or clutching at your metrosexual prettiness – a few minutes in the bathroom is all you need. The key is finding the right products and creating your own sanctuary of manhood.

Read more here: The Grooming eDition

eDition: Vintage | Outjie

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 30 Jun 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Louren Groenewald at Ice Model Management | Photograph Luke Kuisis

Much can be said of the age-old adage “one man’s junk is another man’s gold”. We rummaged through thrift shop bins, our grandfathers cupboards and happily idled away hours in vintage stores. The result? Some prized pieces – long forgotten. With a little bit of TLC we revived some real gems and put together a story reminiscent of eras past.  May we suggest that before you next bust your bank balance at the malls why not spend some time bargain hunting. Not only are all things heritage and vintage a big trend right now – it’s also a nice way to save some pennies and while away a rainy day.

See the full story here: OUTJIE

Advocates: Rusty Beukes | Fashionable Selby

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 19 Jun 2014 - 11:50 am
Rusty Beukes
Style Advocate since April 2014
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After his first two books, Todd Selby returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the who’s who in the fashion industry. Each chapter features photographs on the individual subject and will be accompanied by handwritten captions, illustrations and a Q&A. Featuring creatives such as Nicola Formichetti and Dries Van Noten. Fashionable Selby makes for the perfect gift.

Advocates: Willem Minnaar | Veltwerk

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 4 Jun 2014 - 11:39 am
Willem Minnaar
Style Advocate since January 2014
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I am obsessed with luggage. Always have been. Which also makes me extremely picky. But when I spotted VELTWERK I must admit I couldn’t quite contain my excitement. The collection has everything I look for: functional and durable with contemporary aesthetic.

VELTWERK is range of handcrafted backpacks, laptop/iPad sleeves, satchels and lifestyle accessories designed with the discerning urban commuter in mind. Produced from locally sourced, vegetable-dyed leather and imported luxury felt, VELTWERK strive to use the best materials available from organic and natural fibers.

Each bag in the VELTWERK range tells a story and has been named after a famous field worker. Nice touch. My favourite? All of them!

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.

Living: Bathroom

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 8 May 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash R510, Coriander Seed Body Cleanser, 500ml R595 and Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, R440 all Aesop at Loading Bay
    Suds and Scrubs to keep you looking and feeling great.
    Shop now
  • Vetiveria Citrata scented candle R450, Wild Olive at Africandy.com
    Uplifting fragrances can improve an environment. “Brand” your space with a candle that smells of Vetiver and Citrus; it's light, energising and manly.
    Shop now
  • Klifhanger Shelf, R1 999 (per shelf) available at Stable.org
    This oak and iron shelving system, designed by Mr.Fox, is a stylish alternative to those tacky frosted-glass-faux-chrome ones you get at bathroom bargain stores.
    Shop now
  • Ceramic and Cork Containers by Laurie Wiid van Heerden of Wiid Design. (Made to order)
    Stash all your unsightly grooming paraphernalia like nail scissors, razor blades, ear buds etc in stylish containers.

SOFT-SOAP YOUR BATHROOM

A man’s bathroom says a great deal about his approach to life — organised or messy, minimal or obsessive. Yet many men ignore the bathroom, considering it a necessary evil rather than a sanctuary of manhood. In doing so, we deprive ourselves of some of life’s small pleasures and the opportunity to start – or end – the day on a good note. Here are a few manly additions to keep your bathroom looking and smelling great!