Grooming: GET GROOMED: SPRING CLEAN

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 13 Sep 2017 - 9:37 pm
  • GET GROOMED: SPRING CLEAN

SPRING CLEAN

As the weather shifts from cold winter temperatures to sunnier spring days it’s time to slough away winter grime and prep skin for the coming summer months.

Here’s how…

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Fashion: THE ESSENTIALS: SEPTEMBER ’17

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 8 Sep 2017 - 10:28 am
  • THE ESSENTIALS: SEPTEMBER '17

THE MUST HAVE!

From revisiting fashion hits of eras past to the latest innovations this month’s ESSENTIALS is full of stylish stuff you need to know about.

Here’s everything you need to build a more stylish you this month.

See the full feature here. 

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Fashion: FIRST LOOK: THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES SECOND COLLECTION WITH H&M

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 7 Sep 2017 - 12:51 pm
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'SELECTED BY THE WEEKND'

Yesterday The Weeknd announced via Instagram that he has once again collaborated with H&M on an exclusive collection. The singer described his previous H&M collection as “every piece being effortless and fresh” – and it looks like this collection will be no different.

So far, we know that the collection will feature a few XO-branded pieces such as sweatshirts, hoodies, a baseball jacket and a bomber jacket. There will also be non-branded pieces that are selected by The Weeknd as part of his campaign.

‘Selected by The Weeknd’ is an 18-piece collection of men’s wardrobe essentials that will launch in selected H&M stores worldwide from the 28th September 2017.

Follow H&M SA on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated.

Grooming: GET GROOMED: ALL ABOUT EYES

Written by | Found in: Grooming | Posted on: 8 Aug 2017 - 7:55 am
  • GET GROOMED: ALL ABOUT EYES

ALL ABOUT EYES!

If you’re already moisturizing your face, adding a different hydrating agent under your eyes might seem superfluous.

But if you’ve ever used an eye product, whether after a big night out or just a late haul at the office, you probably already know they have their purposes – specifically, in terms of making you look less dogtired. But, with all sorts of formulations (gels, serums, creams, balm), it’s hard to figure out which one to use right?

Wrong. It’s quite simple – the one for you depends on your age, skin type and final goal.

See the full feature here.

Living: NEWS | 100% DESIGN SOUTH ARICA 2017

Written by | Found in: Living News | Posted on: 4 Aug 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • 100% DESIGN SOUTH ARICA 2017

DON'T MISS THIS!

From being a fledging show in 2014, 100% Design South Africa has matured into Africa’s premier exhibition and sourcing platform for high-end contemporary design.

100% Design South Africa is set to shake up Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng alongside Decorex Joburg from 9-13 August 2017. With big hitters such as Gregor Jenkin, Dokter and Misses, David Krynauw, James Mudge and Source IBA on the bill, alongside major design brands such as Crema Design, MONN and ErgoForm, 100% Design South Africa will be a show without equal in 2017.

To this end, 100% Design South Africa 2017 boasts two Dedicated trade-focused days, and is open to stimulate and inspire the broader public on 9, 12 and 13 August 2017.

For more information, visit: www.100percentdesign.co.za and follow 100% Design South Africa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Living: SAMSONITE | LITE-CUBE DLX

Written by | Found in: Living News Style | Posted on: 2 Aug 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Samsonite Lite-Cube DLX 55cm Spinner, R8999.95, Samsonite

THE SAMSONITE LITE-CUBE DLX 55CM SPINNER

When it comes to a carry-on, what you choose to carry can be the difference between a great trip and a horrible travel experience. The luxurious Samsonite Lite-Cube DLX 55cm Spinner is what you need get you to your destination in un-fussed style.

This new luxury version of the popular Samsonite classic Lite-Cube, is a rich, deluxe suitcase, achieved through the use of sophisticated leather detail and a 
premium colour palette of metalized aluminium Curv and ‘toffee’ colour accents for a timeless, classic look.

Deluxe touch-points, a full option interior organisation system and leather soft-touch handles coupled with the benefit of suitcase
 strength at a very low weight, the Samsonite Lite-Cube DLX 
offers a highly stylish and effortless travel experience.

Stand a chance to WIN the luxurious Samsonite Lite-Cube DLX 55cm Spinner worth R 8 995 here.

eDition: DIESEL ON TIME HYBRID SMARTWATCH

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Style | Posted on: 21 Jul 2017 - 11:50 am
  • DIESEL ON SMART WATCH, R7 599, DIESEL AT WATCH REPUBLIC

DIESEL ON!

2017 is set to be a big year for smartwatches. Android Wear 2.0 has finally landed, we’re expecting to see even more hybrid smartwatches – watches that blur traditional designs with contemporary fitness tracking and notification tech – and you can bet your money we’ll be seeing follow-ups.

Add some high-tech style with signature Diesel attitude to your wardrobe with the Diesel On Time hybrid smartwatch. The device itself is typically Diesel – bulky and industrial while still offering a stylish build. In terms of smarts, the On watches come with basic activity tracking and notifications, while the two ‘pushers’ on either side of the crown can be assigned to specific tasks.

Whether you’re style obsessed or want something that’s good at tracking your steps without hammering the battery, this is the one.

See the full ’17 Watch eDition here. 

eDition: THE WATCH EDITION

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 6 Jul 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • THE WATCH EDITION '17

THE WATCH EDITION

With everyone connected at the hip to a smartphone these days you always know the time – with or without a wristwatch. While the traditional timekeeper may no longer be needed to track the hours and the minutes it certainly hasn’t lost its relevance in a mans wardrobe.

A watch wields a significant amount of power in a small package. It doesn’t just tell the time, it says a lot about the person wearing it. No matter what watch you wear, you’re making a statement about who you are and what’s important to you.

We collaborated with Watch Republic, Sterns and Nixon to bring you an updated selection of the best contemporary styles. Whether your horological requirements extend to Smart innovation, understated elegance or mod and trendy – we’ve got you and your wrist covered.

Fashion: THE MID-BLUE SUIT: SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style Uncategorized | Posted on: 24 Feb 2017 - 8:28 am
  • SLIM FIT JACKET R1099.95, SHIRT R249.95, TIE R149.95, SLIM FIT PANTS R449.95 AND BROGUE SHOES R799.00, ALL SIGNATURE AT EDGARS

START WITH MID BLUE

If you’re venturing into the suit terrain for the first time consider starting with one in a mid blue. It’s not as formal as black and transitions easily from day to night. Dressed up or down it’s the go-to suit for any occasion.

But even the world’s most expensive suits look bad if they don’t fit well. Unless you’re born with the genes of a suit model, the very first thing you should do is have your suit properly fitted by a tailor. For a small outlay you’ll look like a million bucks.

See the full Back to Work eDition here. 

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: BVLGARI POUR HOMME ATLANTIQVE

Written by | Found in: Grooming Uncategorized | Posted on: 23 Feb 2017 - 8:24 am
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS
    PHOTO: MODEL JUSTICE JOSLIN PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHEL SEDAN
  • BVLGARI, AQUA POUR HOMME ATLANTIQUE, 50ML EDT R 1 060 AND 100ML EDT R 1 480 AVAILABLE AT SELECTED RETAILERS

ESSENCE OF THE OCEAN

Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve is a new version of the popular masculine aquatic fragrance from Bvlgari, Aqua Pour Homme and created by the same master perfumer and famous “nose” Jacques Cavallier.

We have no doubt just like its predecessor Aqva Pour Homme, Atlantiqve is set to score high in the popularity stakes.

It’s a refreshing and energetic “aquatic” fragrance inspired by the strength of the Atlantic Ocean. Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon and a “vital water” accord give it fresh zesty top notes. At its heart a “sea amber” note developed by Jacques Cavallier evokes the depths of the ocean and woody vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli give the blend masculine appeal.

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.

Advocates: Bonafide Beards Grooming

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 3 Dec 2014 - 9:49 am
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Clayton Swanepoel
Style Advocate since October 2013
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It’s no secret that beards are pretty hip right now. Maintaining and looking after the fuzz, however, has taken a backseat with many faux-hipsters. Don’t be that guy. Bonafide Beards are the only proudly South African beard grooming range that’ll help you tame that facial hair while keeping your manhood intact. Super affordable and possibly the best beard grooming products I’ve encountered, Bonafide Beards are a must-have for anyone serious about their facial follicles. Get the Beard Grooming Startup Pack for R450.