News: THE ESSENTIALS: OCTOBER 2017

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 4 Oct 2017 - 9:51 am
  • THE ESSENTIALS: OCTOBER 2017

THE MUST HAVES!

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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Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: MONTBLANC LEGEND NIGHT

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 28 Sep 2017 - 8:24 am
  • MONTBLANC LEGEND NIGHT, 100ML EDP R1295, 50ML EDP R995, 30ML EDP R645, AVAILABLE AT EDGARS, REDSQUARE,

THE LEGEND CONTINUES…

Echoing a record of excellence, the third Montblanc Legend olfactory chapter now reveals an equally charismatic, but more mysterious and nocturnal fragrance. Its name is Montblanc Legend NIGHT – a magnetic woody and ultra-masculine scent.

The aromatic notes of Clary sage and peppermint, enhanced with cool cardamom and bergamot, set the fragrance’s fresh and lively tone. Counterbalanced in the middle with warm cedar wood and floral lavender and violet tones and a masculine base of Vetiver, Patchouli, Musk and velvety black Vanilla.

If you’re in the market for a sexy summer-nights scent – Montblanc Legend NIGHT eau d’ Parfum is the juice you’ve been waiting for.

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
  • THE WEEKND X H&M

'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.

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.

Fashion: SHOP THIS RIGHT NOW: UP TO 50% OFF. FROM DIESEL WITH LOVE.

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 25 Jul 2017 - 10:20 am
  • SHOP THIS RIGHT NOW: UP TO 50% OFF. FROM DIESEL WITH LOVE.
  • TRACK PANTS, WAS R 1,899 - NOW R 1,330
  • TRACK TOP, WAS 1,899 - NOW R 1,330
  • BOMBER, WAS 5,499 - NOW R 2,299
  • COLOUR KNIT, WAS R 2,399 - NOW R 1,199
  • JACKET, WAS R 4,499 - NOW R 2,199

MAKE LOVE NOT WALLS.

Sale season has struck again. By now you must have been confronted by just about every single shopping outlet offering the best deals. But the one we’ve been counting down for comes from our friends over at DIESEL who are slashing prices (Up to 50%) on some serious threads.

There’s a whole shop floor to go through, and we thought we’d save you some time. So, we carefully combed through every single product to find the best of the best. If previous sales are any indication, things will start to sell out any time now. Buy accordingly.

This offer is at up to 50% off from 19 July 2017 on selected items at Diesel Menlyn Park, Mall of Africa, Sandton, Eastgate, Gateway, Canal Walk and V&A stores. DIESEL Outlets are excluded from this promotion. While stocks last. Other exclusions may apply.

Grooming: COLD COMFORT: WINTER SKIN CARE

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 24 May 2017 - 8:27 pm

COLD COMFORT

Cold, windy and wet conditions outside and drying, heat indoors can make for brutal conditions. Your skin is often left dry, cracked and flaky, or painfully tight, splotchy and burning. The only defense is to keep your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible.

But that doesn’t just mean piling on the moisturiser – there are loads of serums and cleansers on the market designed to help protect your skin. Stock up on the right products for your skin type and get some cold comfort…

See the full ‘Winter Skin Care’ feature here. 

Fashion: K-WAY AW17: DOWN JACKETS

Written by | Found in: Fashion News Style | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • K-WAY AW17 CAMPAIGN
  • K-Way Men's Printed Drake Jacket, R1599.00 exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Combat the elements with the updated camo-print version of the original and ever-popular K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket.
    Shop now
  • K-Way Men's Drake Down Jacket, R1499.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    The Drake is everything you could ask of a down jacket. Wind proof, water repellent, lightweight (280g) and channel down design that boasts 650-fill power of cold banishing insulation.
    Shop now
  • 3. K-Way Men's Ashton Quilted Bomber Jacket, R1699.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    This technical down jacket is as fashionable as any other trendy bomber jacket. Only it’s a whole lot warmer.
    Shop now
  • K-Way Men’s Barnacle Hooded Down Jacket, R1899.00, exclusive to Cape Union Mart stores and online.
    Fashionable yet very technical this jacket is styled to tackle the elements head on. Literally. It features a rip-elastic hood ideal for keeping your neck and head warm on even the coldest day.
    Shop now

GETTING DOWN IN STYLE

Today’s more tailored fit and subtle finishes (think matte) transform the ordinary puffer jacket into a statement of personal style – a sharp, quilted jacket that can complement a pair of smart trousers or a suit just as well as your everyday jeans and sneakers.

Functionality has always driven puffer jackets and that practicality isn’t lost on these K-Way Down Jackets. Invest in any of these quality quilted jackets and you’ll find all the bells and whistles, like white duck down filling for warmth and breathability, wind-protection, water-repellent coating and enough pockets to hold all your stuff – whether you’re on your commute to the office or simply making a Sunday morning dash for coffee.

From military-inspired details, an array of colours and performance-minded materials, these down puffers are timeless, stylish, functional, and above all else – darn warm!

Our top picks…in no particular order.

Grooming: NEW FRAGRANCE: DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME

Written by | Found in: Grooming News | Posted on: 11 May 2017 - 7:47 am
  • DUNHILL DESIRE EXTREME 100ML EDT, R1195.00
    AVAILABLE AT TRUWORTHS, EDGARS, STUTTAFORDS, DIS-CHEM, CLICKS, RED SQUARE AND MARKHAM.

DESIRE EXTREME

Since 1893 dunhill has remained synonymous with masculine elegance. So it comes as no surprise that the latest fragrance from dunhill, DESIRE EXTREME, embodies exactly those tenets, masculine elegance.

Confident and undeniably masculine, this fragrance opens with dynamic fresh top notes of Bergamot, Blood Orange and Saffron with an herbaceous rush of Clary Sage and Cypress in the middle. The dry down exudes warm Amber Extreme and luxurious Leather and given extra depth by Vetiver and Patchouli. The result? A perfect elixir of masculine elegance.

If you’re already a dunhill fragrance devotee you’ll definitely want to add this one to your collection. Newcomers to the brand – start here, but make sure to familiarise yourself with its many successful predecessors.

News: PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND AW17

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 9 May 2017 - 10:25 am
  • PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND AW17

KNIT PICKING

If you’re planning to upgrade your winter knitwear selection look no further. Iconic knitwear specialist brand Pringle of Scotland offers a variety of styles, colours and yarns this winter – most significantly the ever-popular Merino Lambswool knitwear range in a smorgasbord of colour, style and pattern.

Classic designs, luxury fabrics and yarns such as 100% cashmere knitwear, wool blend melton coats and Japanese cotton shirts will ensure the perfect winter wardrobe is at hand in a palette of handsome colours.

See the Pringle of Scotland AW17 collection here.