May 2017



Nedbank signed up as the banking partner for the Design Indaba held in Cape Town earlier this year. Arguably the pre-eminent global design, creativity and innovation conference and expo in the world, the Design Indaba epitomises what it means to be at the cutting edge of innovation – not innovation merely for the sake of […] Read more

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Rolex Empire

A WAY WITH WORDS Creator Hans Wilsdorf strived to fi nd a name that could be easily pronounced in any language. He believed that the word Rolex is how a watch would sound when it was being wound. ELEMENTAL PROTECTION The hermetically sealed Oyster case made Rolex the fi rst waterproof and dustproof watch in […] Read more

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Prom Homecoming Dresses

As more and more designers blur the distinction between male and female, and both the big and small screens make room for gender-bending artists, Ntombenhle Shezi ponders whether gender ambiguity is just a trend Art has always provided a platform for subversiveness. Today, the catwalk – the showcase for a specific kind of art – […] Read more

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Spring 2017 Fashion Jean

Jeans. The first thing that comes to mind when I hear this piece of clothing mentioned is that everyone I know owns at least one pair. My mother loves her Ronald Sassoon skinnies, my grandmother wears her Daniel Hechter straight-legs on casual days, my father has his Hugo Boss favourites, and my niece and nephew […] Read more

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Womens Formal Evening Gowns

As the temperature is cooling down, our footwear is moving up – the classic calf boot has been given a season update with a new shape, heel and feel. Put your best foot forward with these tips SHOW SOME SKIN Boots may be synonymous with winter but that doesn’t mean we have to cover up […] Read more

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Top Prom Dress From Ideas

THE PERFECTFIT The aim of the game when incorporating the tall boot into your wardrobe is how the top part of the boot fits around the upper calf area. This season it’s not about having the perfect fit but rather having some room to move around the top, which means the lower leg will look […] Read more

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Valentino Autumn/Winter 2017

NEW HEIGHTS It’s not the mid-length, nor the knee-high or the thigh-high – the new height is somewhere between those of the boots of the past. Not ending on the calf or going above the knee, the new boot sits somewhere in between – always covering the biggest area of the calf muscle. Heel height […] Read more

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Nicole Newman

The internship – the infamous feature of the tough fashion industry – is all work and no pay. Nicole Newman asks if it’s worth it will never forget the day I received the phone call from Tarryn Oppel, then ELLE’s Fashion Editor, saying that I had been successful in my interview and they would love […] Read more