Advocates: Clayton Swanepoel | Simon and Mary

Written by | Found in: Advocates Fashion | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 1:22 pm
Clayton Swanepoel
Style Advocate since October 2013
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I’ll be honest, hats are not my thing. So when I first encountered Simon and Mary I was a little sceptical. I tried a few on and fell in love. They’re so well crafted that even my large head felt at home in one of these noggin covers.

With a background of 70 years millinery experience, these guys are making hats the way the original milliner extraordinaire, Simon Pozniak, did back in the 60s. They’re even using the same machinery.

Find them at various stockists from R500. 

Living: WOLF & MAIDEN | THE VALET

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Gentleman's hand-crafted from hand-machined solid brass and French Oak, R7 500, Wolf & Maiden
    Stockists Wolf & Maiden, Creative Studio, +27 79 088 8174, create@wolfandmaiden.com Unit AG16, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

A GENTLEMAN NEEDS A VALET

We’re talking the wooden clothing type. We’re hoping you’re the kind of guy that takes care of your clothes and a wooden valet helps you do just that.

The sturdy stand keeps clothes wrinkle free for those that like to prep the night before. It’s also the ideal way to air your clothes after a long day of wear before hanging them back up in your wardrobe.

It’s the perfect solution to keeping your clothes organised and your dry cleaning bills down. And of course they’re a manly addition to your bedroom – sort of Kennedyésque.

Fashion: LOUIS VUITTON | ICONOCLASTS #3 OF 6

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM
  • FOLLOW THE CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER @LOUISVUITTON_ZA #CELEBRATINGMONOGRAM

#3 CINDY SHERMAN | PORTABLE STUDIO

When Louis Vuitton suggested a trunk, I just said “Yes!” I’ve always wanted one! The trunk is very personal; I have handwritten labels for all of the compartments: fake eyeballs, fake teeth… Of course, anybody could put underwear or t-shirts inside instead. 

The colour scheme is inspired by my parrot- he’s this iridescent green and there are all of these other colors when he spreads his wings. I thought it would be great if the outside looked old and well-traveled, with all of these stickers on the Monogram. We used some of my images for the stickers. It was just so much fun! 

With LOUIS VUITTON, I talked about all of the other things inside the trunk that could be pulled out and used. It was then I said, “How about a camera bag?” I shoot backgrounds when I’m on the road – hence the separate messenger bag.

Grooming: BODY | MANSCAPING

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 24 Oct 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Platinum Wax ( back, sack, crack and down there) 60 min R 430, Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men (www.glasshousemen.com)

BEACH BUM

While we’re all for a bit of maintenance, waxing lyrical to your friends about your regular back, sack and crack wax isn’t! However, with summer here we’re hoping you’re planning a tidy-up. Heed the following. Trim your chest hair. No one wants to see a tuft of tresses leering out from your v-neck t-shirt. How short? Your call – but avoid pruning yourself into a prickly pear.

There are places that should glide  — namely, your back and shoulders. Get them waxed by a professional every six weeks or so. While a “little less lawn makes the tree look taller” it is imperative that it looks natural. Trimming your pubes into a triangle is a no-no.

Don’t forget about your butt. Most men’s rears aren’t exactly follicle free – make sure there isn’t a heap of hair lurking below the waistline.

Go bare down there? Never.

News: LOUIS VUITTON | CELEBRATING MONOGRAM

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 22 Oct 2014 - 9:00 am

LOUIS VUITTON CELEBRATING MONOGRAM CREATIVE STORY: KARL LAGERFELD BY COLIN DODGSON

Adhering to the Louis Vuitton values of innovation, collaboration and daring, a new generation of image-makers was also asked to contribute to the visualisation of #Celebrating Monogram.

See their take on Celebrating Monogram now on www.celebrating.monogram.lv. Here, Colin Dodgson interprets Karl Lagerfeld’s Punching Bag, Suitcase and Trunk.

News: Chanel No. 5 | Short Film

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 17 Oct 2014 - 11:43 am

THE ONE THAT I WANT

It’s a decade since Baz Lurhmann created a cinematic experience for Chanel No. 5 featuring Nicole Kidman. He’s back this time featuring new muse Gisele Bündchen. The Chanel No. 5 short film features the musical brilliance of new voice Lo-Fang with a cover of The One That I Want, from Grease The Musical. 

There’s nothing Greasy about this cinematic offering from the luxury fashion brand. It perfectly encapsulates who the Chanel woman is today. The film also has a cameo appearance from Luhrmann himself & Michiel Huisman, of Game of Thrones fame. 

 

eDition: Summer Denim eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition News | Posted on: 16 Oct 2014 - 11:34 am

NOW LIVE!

The Summer Denim eDition is now live at MrDoveton.com

A curation of on trend & classic denim pieces you need to know about PLUS you could win a bumper denim hamper worth R6 000! 

See the full story and entry details HERE

Living: LIVING | DARKHORSE

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 9 Oct 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Visit www.dark-horse.co.za to view further collections
  • Woven Rope Stool, R1 250, available at www.dark-horse.co.za
  • Woven Rope Stool, R1 250, available at www.dark-horse.co.za

THE WOVEN ROPE STOOL

The modern lines and framework, completed with woven rope seating, make the Dark Horse Rope Stool a stylish addition to any man’s home. Whether you’re looking for table seating, kitchen counter or bar stools, this elegant yet masculine design will enhance your space. Our favourite?  The “all-black “collection featured here. 

Dark Horse was founded by talented, local interior design and architecture duo, Lise du Plessis and Jarrad Nelson in 2011. See more of their work at www.dark-horse.co.za

Grooming: BEDROOM & BODY

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 9 Oct 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Photograph: Byron Keulemans | Model: Joe Weir
  • Keep your linen fresh. Hair products like waxes and gels can muck up your pillows. A spritz of pillow mist will do the trick.
    Relaxing Pillow Mist, 100ml, R310, L’OCCITANE Contains the essential oils of bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium.
    Shop now
  • Don't scent your nether regions. Good old-fashioned soap and water is just fine. You don't want your partner thinking you’re attempting to hide something.
    Aēsop Cleansing Slab, R290, LOADING BAY This low-foaming, vegetable-based soap, with just a hint of Tahitian Lime is non-drying, pH-balanced and free of synthetic fragrances.
  • Smelly feet, crusty calluses and ugly toenails are a big turn-off and not likely to inspire any footsie-footsie. Give your feet an overhaul regularly. Treat yourself to a professional peddie or give your feet an overhaul at home.
    Tweezerman Essential Grooming Kit R495, Dis-Chem Pharmacies Packed in a convenient, sturdy storage case, this kit provides head to toe grooming with it’s precise stainless steel tools. Executive Pedicure 60 min, R260, Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men www.glasshousemen.com
  • If your partner likes it a little rough they’re likely not referring to your hands. Make sure you keep your nails short and filed and your hands moisturised.
    Shea Butter Hand Cream, 150ml, R330, L’Occitane Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective care. Rapidly absorbed to leave no oily traces.
    Shop now
  • Bacne. We get that most men are prone to the odd zit or festering ingrown hair, but bacne can be a real passion killer. Exfoliate regularly and use grease-busting body washes
    Verbena Body Salt Scrub, 400g, R495, L’Occitane Salts from the Mediterranean Sea combined with extracts of verbena, orange, geranium and lemon tree in a luxurious exfoliating body scrub.
    Shop now

PILLOW TALK

Your hard work at the gym has paid off, you’ve mastered your charming smile, you’ve upped your style ante and finally you’ve plucked up the courage to seduce the hottie you’ve been pursuing for weeks. And while clothes may make the man and muscles the conqueror, good grooming makes the lover. So may we suggest you take note of the following grooming tips and make sure your pillow talk doesn’t turn into awkward small talk. 

Use this checklist and seduce with success. 

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. 

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
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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.