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TOPSHOP Winter Campaign collection

Get ready South Africa,Topshop winter range will be hitting our shores.The range will be available from June to August.

Some of these items will not be available in South Africa,but on the fab side i’m loving the pieces in the collection.The collection is suited for a array of styles, from hippies to classics.

Let me know what you think of the collection?

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Me being me

This is for my Plus size Fashionistas- Captive8 Model Search 2014

Captive8 House of Fashion has announced its search for the Faces of Captive8 2014 campaign.

 Captive8.co.za is looking for 3 women to appear in their latest plus size fashion campaign. Potential candidates need to be between sizes 16 – 24; they will need to be at least 1.65m in height and be based in Cape Town.

Fresh faced looks and a zest for life are the key requirements – no professional modelling experience needed.

 Winners will be treated to a professional photo-shoot* and makeover along with a selection of outfits of their choosing.

 Charlene Le Roux, Eyewitness news reader and the current face of Captive8, says “I am incredibly proud to be the face of Captive8 and to have seen the real difference that the clothes have made in other women’s

lives – making them more confident by enabling them to look and feel beautiful. Like many voluptuous women, I had always struggled to find clothes to fit my shape with most items available in my size not fitting correctly,

which was extremely frustrating – there was many a time that I would end up just buying shoes instead! But with Captive8’s clothing I feel both comfortable and confident.”

 Charlene continues, “Captive8’s clothing embodies everything a woman wants to feel – confident, sassy and stylish. They enhance the best parts of your body.”

 Please send a full length photo along with 100 words about yourself and why you would like to be the newest face of Captive8 House of Fashion to info@captive8.co.za with the subject line “Faces of Captive8”.

Captive8 designs are 100% locally produced and perfect for the woman looking for specially designed figure enhancing styles for everyday wear and special occasions. To view our range please visit www.captive8.co.za

 *all images of the chosen winners will be the property of Captive8 to use in future marketing campaigns in print and online media.

Look Post - Libre

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Polar Neck Dress-

Milq and Honey http://www.milqandhoney.co.za/wp/

Heels-

Strut 24 http://www.strut24.co.za/p97012A-22/SHAKIRA—-Black.aspx

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Illustration of look-

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Photography by- Tamsyn Samuels 

http://tamsynsamuels.wordpress.com/

Competition- Win double tickets to the Womens Lifestyle Expo

1. Follow @WomensExpoSA  and @FashionistaCT on Twitter.

2.  Tweet me and Tell me what is the awesome things about being a woman.(For example-@WomensExpoSA  @FashionistaCT The awesome thing about being a women is that you can wear killer heels)

3. Competition closes the 8 April 2014, Winners will be announced on twitter. 

4.Good luck Fashionistas,blow me away,this is an expo you cant miss.

5.Any information email me at Fashionistactblog@gmail.com

For more on the Expo- womenslifestyleexpo.co.za

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INOAR Professional- Product Launch event

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Attended the Launch of the new Inoar professional products,  BB Cream Range and  alsothe Argan Oil Range.

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The event was held at one of my favourite hotels,The One and Only Hotel.The event had that atmosphere of  intrigue.It was a small group of very interesting women,from beauty editors to bloggers.

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The first product up,was the Argan oil.I have used this product and i must say the results are incredible.It gives your hair this fresh smell,it leaves your hair feeling soft and silky.Inoar professional Argan oil is a must have in your hair routine. 

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More on Argan oil: 

Argan Oil  Inoar Argan Oil smooths hair and prevents split ends. This is a non-oily hair oil that acts as a moisturizer. The hair absorbs the oil, keeping it healthy and shiny.  Inoar has been one of the very first companies who introduced the amazing properties of Argan oil to the Western world. It consists of 9% pure Argan.  Very Rich in Vitamins and anti-oxidants.  Restores shine and flexibility that hair lost caused to daily harmful agents.  Considered a natural and exceptional anti-ager – High lubricating capacity.  Promotes hair fibre renovation and can be used as:

• Heat protector

• Serum

• Moisture treatment that prevents dry out

• Add to colour – will leave the colour more vibrant.

This product is LIQUID GOLD and a MUST for everyone!! 

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I enjoyed the representatives of the Inoar professionals talks on the products.They were very helpful in answering questions on the products.This event was very intimate,i enjoy events like this because you get to know more and experience the products.

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The next product is the BB cream for hair,thats right for your hair.This product is for home use to keep your locks looking amazing as ever.

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More on the BB cream-

BB Cream stands for “Beauty Balm’ and is a product that treat, moisturize, and restore hair naturally. High percentages of natural emollients such as Sunflower, Sesame, Linseed, olive and Macadamia, the products act immediately. Rich in Omegas plus completely sulphate free! 
BB Cream Among the 9 benefits for your hair….Softness, Instant Shine, Brightness, Anti Frizz, Easy blow dry, Intense hydration, Corrects imperfections in hair shaft 
BB Cream Hair Trio | 500 ml Through its innovative and multifunctional combination of active ingredients, the BB Cream Hair Kit provides a reparative and nourishing action that brings hair back to a healthier state even after its first use. This powerful trio of shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in provides 9 benefits to the hair, leaving it strong and ultra-luxurious. In addition to being rich in Omega 6, 7, and 9, it is also pH balanced and Sodium Chloride free.
BB Cream Hair Mask | 500g Developed with a combination of potent active ingredients, following high quality standards, the INOAR BB Cream Mask is recommended for all hair types. It deeply penetrates the hair fibers, hydrates and replenishes damaged hair. This multipurpose deep conditioning mask provides instant shine and silkiness, aligns hair cuticles and tremendously reduces frizz.  
BB Cream Hair Oil | 70 ml The lightweight INOAR BB Cream Oil is suitable for all hair types. It provides intense nourishment, rapid absorption and incredible frizz control, leaving hair extremely soft with a luxuriously radiant finish.   

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Had a fabulous time at this event.There was another product launch from other company will post soon.

You can shop these Products at http://inoar.com/

Photography by: Tamsyn Samuels http://about.me/tamsyn.samuels

Unique adidas South Africa ZX Flux launch at AREA3 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, adidas South Africa officially launched its latest offering of high-end sneakers: ZX Flux.

 The global launch was celebrated locally at a bespoke event at AREA3 in Johannesburg where select media, key influencers as well as die-hard sneaker heads alike were invited to be a part of the greatly-anticipated release. 

Invitees were each sent personalised packs, either containing their very own pair of ZX Flux or an RFID tag, as well as their event invite and relevant product media content. Those that received the pre-activated tags brought these to the event where each person could swipe their tag to open a specific locker in which their pair of the newly-unveiled sneakers was waiting for them in their size.

 “We wanted a seeding mechanism that was as unique as the shoes it was created for. It was about capturing the attention of the people who treat sneaker collecting as a religion and being bold enough for them to give us their seal of approval,” adds Fabrizia Degli Esposti, Brand Marketing and PR Specialist for adidas Originals, South Africa

 In attendance on the night were a range of local influencers and media, including Don’t Look Down’s Tebogo Mogola, Gaschette Magazine’s Colin O’Mara Davies and Destiny Man’s Kojo Baffoe. A number of bloggers, photographers and creative media influencers were also in attendance, including the likes of Jerri Mokgofe, Anthony Bila and Between 10 and 5’s Uno de Waal.

 Guests in attendance at the unique event were treated to a minimalistic, yet contrasting black and white scene, stripped back to the essentials as inspired by the shoe itself. Whilst the DJ entertained those in attendance with an eclectically-balanced set, pioneering South African online radio station  Assembly Radio  broadcast live, streaming not only to a simultaneous launch event being held at Cape Town boutique outfitters Smith & Abrahams, but also to digital listeners and consumers across the country as well as worldwide so that they too could be involved on the night.

A massive interactive digital display was unveiled on the night. “Our aim was for sneaker heads to get a real kick out of seeing the new ZX Flux in its unique colourways, so we built a large 4mx3m interactive display that used motion tracking technology to translate the movement of people into colourful and creative reveals of the different colourways of the ZX Flux available in store,”explains Bradley Stern, Senior Brand Marketing Manager at adidas South Africa.

ZX Flux is now available at adidas Originals stores in Canal Walk and V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), Menlyn Park Shopping Centre (Pretoria) as well as at select Stuttafords, Sportscene, Studio88, Smith and Abrahams, X Trend, Soho and a store is good stores. 

One of my Favourite Brands- Anne Klein coming to South Africa

                    

AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 COLLECTION

The latest international brand to launch in South Africa

For over forty years, Anne Klein® has been synonymous with style and sophistication. The Autumn /Winter 2014 Collection is no different. Keeping with the sassiness that is Anne Klein®, the AW14 Collection offers a modern take on everyone’s favourite timeless trends.

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As a pioneer of classics, Anne encouraged women to mix and match for work, life and everything in between. She was an innovator of sophisticated, effortless dressing and created a brand that paved the landscape of American fashion. She embraced the brand’s modern style in its design approach and today Anne Klein® reflects the original brand ethos, “We make classics fashionable.”

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The Anne Klein® AW14 Collection features contemporary accessories from one of the most recognised and trendsetting designers in the world. Anne Klein® understands today’s fashion trends; offering both fashionable and functional handbags and purses for the modern woman on the move.

With Anne Klein® there is no compromising on style, comfort or functionality; handbags and purses are simply a perfect fit. The result is always a collection that delivers an exciting and fresh update, to the chic, effortless style Anne Klein® is internationally recognised for. 

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The elegant and modern Anne Klein® AW14 Collection is currently available in select Edgars stores only. The Leo Legacy Chain Tote, Jazzy Geos Dome Satchel and beautiful wrap–around purses and wrist purses are just some of the pieces South African fashionistas can look forward to seeing in the AW14 Collection. With such an exquisite range, the Anne Klein® handbag and purse line is sure to provide the perfect complement for whatever the occasion and setting.

ABOUT ANNE KLIEN®

Anne Klein was an American fashion designer and passionate creator of stylish classics, who founded her own women’s apparel fashion label in 1968.Today the brand, is globally recognised for providing sophisticated clothing, footwear and accessories for confident and modern young women who strive to make their mark on the world.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Go to: http://www.anneklein.com/

 Edgars Canal Walk: 021 529 1900 ; Edgars Centurion Mall: 012 663 1400; Edgars Clearwater Mall: 011 288 5000; Edgars Fourways Mall: 011 549 5200; Edgars Eastgate Mall:  011 621 2800; Edgars Eastrand Mall: 011 823 8700 ; Edgars Gateway: 031 566 4297; Edgars Greenstone Mall: (011) 452 3325; Edgars Kollonnade: 012 548 9712; Edgars Menlyn Mall: 012 369 8500 ; Edgars Sandton: 011 685 700; Edgars Westville: 031 275 8760 ; Edgars West Street (Durban): 031 305 

Fashion Throw Back- CHANEL 1991

The year 1991 is one of my favorite for Chanel.The trends in that  year has been carried on till this day.From classic silhouettes to bold statement jewelry.This is one of the best years in fashion.Let me know what you think?

Girls Night Out Look

Girls Just want to have fun.This makeup look is fierce, completing that killer outfit.The perfect look to rock with all your chicas.

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Catrice

Colour 310 Red My Lips

R59.95

Catrice

Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara 010 

R69.95

Catrice

Sun Glow Shimmering Bronzing Powder 010 Shimmering Bronze

R75.95

submit your looks Fashionistas!

MADISON BOUTIQUE

MADISON BOUTIQUE

International fashion hub in the heart of Constantia Village

 

Opened in 1997 by mother and daughter team; Sue and Debbie Goldstein, Madison Boutique has since blossomed into an exclusive shopping destination stocking an array of sought after international brands. This season, Madison Boutique is thrilled to introduce luxurious casualwear from Amsterdam based brand YAYA.

 

AROUND THE WORLD

Madison Boutique specialises in collections that boast superior quality fabrics and up-to-the minute styling. Buyer Debbie has developed a keen eye for lines that are sophisticated yet easy to wear and allow women to feel both comfortable and stylish. Whether it is jeans from Japan, everyday basics from Vienna, reversible swimwear from Columbia or edgy classics from Amsterdam, Debbie dedicates her time to sourcing unique collections in limited quantities for her discerning clients.

 

ABOVE AND BEYOND

The beauty of Madison Boutique is their business ethos of service and integrity. “We value each customer as if they are our most important client. I really feel that is what keeps them coming back for more,” explains Debbie.  The store has a warm and inviting ambience and clients are invited to relax with a frothy cappuccino whilst browsing at their leisure. No customer request is too great for Goldstein’s, who are known for making after-hours deliveries and miraculously sourcing in-demand pieces that have sold out.

 

Years of retail experience have enabled both Debbie and Sue to become highly in tune with their customers. Madison Boutique customers have a discerning eye for quality and style, and they appreciate edgy design that lives beyond trends. These women are not looking for

disposable fashion, but rather versatile, investment pieces that will last for many seasons to come.

 

MADISON MUST HAVES

This season Debbie has focused heavily on basics with carefully selected signature pieces to complete the look. A big question asked by many fashionable women is always, “What should I be buying this season?” According to Debbie, if you are going to purchase one investment piece this winter it should be one of the following items: a dip dyed or colour faded ombre knit, a classic denim shirt with lace inserts or interesting collar, subtle printed jeans, a practical parka or a tunic dress that can be layered.

 

INTRODUCING YAYA

This winter Debbie has added a new collection from Dutch brand YAYA. Understatedly cool and effortlessly glam, the YAYA Winter 2014 collection has three main themes entitled ‘On The Prairie’, ‘Road Trip’ and ‘Desert Rose’.

American outdoor life and vast natural plains of land inspire ‘On The Prairie’. Dusty pinks, charcoal grey and marshmallow tones with intricate details give the garments a feminine feel and fine ethnic embroidered knits and inside washed denims take centre stage. Bohemian and nonchalant, the ‘Road Trip’ features an array of denim pieces and casual tops. A dip dyed leather jacket and classic striped blouse make an appearance alongside girly embroidery and feather motifs. The colour palette is made up of salmon pink, fresh blue, apricot and natural tones. ’Desert Rose’ takes inspiration from the Moroccan dessert and its exotic culture. The pieces feature earthy tones and detailing such as beading, sequins and Aztec patterns. Flowing linen knits, boyfriend denims, jumpsuits and blouses in tawny orange, cognac and peach are complimented by lightweight scarves and embroided leather belts.

 

To shop the YAYA collection and browse an array of carefully curated Autumn/Winter 2014 product please visit Madison Boutique at the Constantia Courtyard centre adjacent to the Constantia Village shopping centre.

Madison Boutique Contact Details:

Debbie Goldstein – 021 794 4447

Debbie@madisonboutique.co.za

Instagram: @madisonboutique_ct

Website: http://www.madisonboutique.co.za

Shop 17, Constantia Courtyard, Constantia Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7806

Look Post: Regal Autumn

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Shop the look-

Heels: R 1,499.00

Strut24-http://www.strut24.co.za/pACG310804G/AYESHA.aspx 

Coat:

Milq and Honey-http://www.milqandhoney.co.za/wp/?page_id=2

Nails:

Milq and Honey Health and Beauty Spa

http://www.milqandhoney.co.za/wp/?page_id=40

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Look illustration-

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Photographer- 

http://instagram.com/tambles

Inspiration-

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