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Sept On the cover 28 27 New season trends 66 Minnie! Her most fun interview ever 80 “Do you people ever eat?” And six more questions you get asked when you work at a fashion glossy 84 Drop-everything read “I’ve cried from pain and from fear, but also from love” The stunt star who went to hell and back 88 How to shop like a fashion editor 119 Your holiday body starts right here! What to do now to be bikini-hot later WIN! R60 000 in skincare! 118 One of 12 Beaucience Natural hampers worth R5 000 each

Fashion flash 28 The hit parade Fresh and fashionable trends to try now 36 Spring fashion Your cheat sheet to the new-seasons fashion names to know 40 5 Ways to dress glamorously By Charlotte Resnekov

Beauty flash 46 The return of makeup that’s just pretty 48 Should I start using eye cream? The experts weigh in 50 Your best accessory By celebrity dentist Dr Norman Cahi 52 6 Great ways to use your GLAMOUR nail gift 54 Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour workout

YouYouYou 57 Hey, it’s OK… 58 Money & life Let’s talk about our money, honey. Also, “All my friends are getting engaged; how

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do I handle it when I’m asked when I’m getting married?” 60 Love & body My first kiss went a little like this. Plus, ‘Roll with it’ by trainer Lauren Roxburgh 62 Self & health Overthink everything? And, how to stay sniffle-free 64 Relationships & body Keeping secrets from your love. Then, the DOs of coconut water


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66 Major Minnie TV presenter, actress and SA’s most followed celeb on Instagram, Minnie Dlamini is a media powerhouse 72 Are you having social sex? The new online trend that’s NSFW 76 Resting Bitch Face, what’s the deal? And do you have it? 80 7 Questions you always get asked when you work at a fashion magazine 82 My matric dance SA personalities take a trip down memory lane. Cue the “Awww!” 84 “Film stunts are safe. Usually” By Olivia Jackson 88 How to shop like a pro A failsafe guide to enjoying shopping – and making your money stretch even further

Fashion 96 Rodeo queen Get set for new frontiers with fringe details, suede and cowgirl-inspired accessories 106 Bright prospects Express your complex, beautiful self with a mix of prints, textures and hues

Beauty 114 Pump up the volume Volumised hair by celebrity stylist Chris Naselli 119 Your summer body countdown Get gorgeous by holiday time with these beauty, exercise and diet tips

Glam living 129 Cheers! Raise your glass to these easy cocktails to impress

WIN!The cover look 134 My favourite room By TV and radio presenter Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp

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Live the life. Fill it with GLAMOUR!

Pnina Fenster, editor

Social media Minnie: Art director Ziyaad Bassier photographs the team as they photograph Minnie Dlamini!

Insanely beautiful, insanely high! Go to GLAMOUR for Minnie ’s tips for walking in heels.

At our reader event: Deputy editor Michelle Brownlee Smith and Chris Naselli talk tresses. Shootin’ in the rain: Don’t be fooled by the sunshiny smiles on our ‘Bright prospects’ shoot!

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Early to bed, supper on a tray is not what you’d expect a glossy magazine editor to do on a Friday night, but it’s exactly what I was doing when the Instagram post appeared on my phone – the image you’ll see on the bottom right of this page. “Whaaaat? Sleeping?” I messaged immediately. “Get back to work!” Actually, no. The truth is that I fell even more in love with our GLAMOUR team. And the pics here will give you an idea of why: seven shoots, two events, a mini-catwalk show, a TV crew, and what felt like 900 dresses on the rails in a matter of weeks, and they still manage to be witty and photogenic! What better way to be inspired to –


Question of the month

What did you wear to your matric dance? The GLAMOUR team responds. Editor Pnina Fenster

Features Writer Nandi Ndlovu

… A cream gypsy dress – very Boho. It must have been the start of something. My date belongs to the past, but I still love Boho gypsy dresses.

… A traditional beaded Xhosa outfit in red and black. I wanted to represent SA at my US international school.

Deputy Editor and Beauty Director Michelle Brownlee Smith

Editorial Executive Eva-Maria Shuman (JHB)

… Buttercup-yellow satin with a corset top and daring side slit.

Sales Representative Italy Angelo Careddu (Oberon Media)

Junior Fashion Editor Mandy Nash

Business Development Director Abigail Jacobs


… I couldn’t go – bronchitis!

… My long, blue velvet dress with a low back was a classic. I loved it then and would still wear it now.  

Senior Syndication and Editorial Executive Micarla Lucas-Kadir

… I wore a dark maroon fit-and-flare gown with a sweetheart neckline that was dotted with Swarovski crystals – I had to add that touch of bling! Art Director Ziyaad Bassier

… Being tall and gangly, I was sadly swallowed by a too-big suit, which I jazzed up with a satin tie that matched my date’s equally awful purple outfit. Fashion Director Chrisna de Bruyn

… A black cocktail dress and peep-toe heels, while my date and I hung out of a Jeep like Tarzan and Jane for our grand arrival. Beauty Assistant Lesley Mathys

… Inspired by something Teri Hatcher wore, I chose a floaty, yellow chiffon and satin minidress. Thanks Teri!

… A slinky black number that showed off my figure. I still adore black! Senior Copy Editor Karen Tennent

… My boyfriend’s mom, a talented dressmaker, made my fitted, pewter gown with floral embroidery. I’d wear it again, especially because it reminds me of her and she has since passed away. Special Projects and Events Manager Sarah Tuft

… My aunt made my outift and I still wear it: a sophisticated nude dress with a black bow and matching jacket. Junior Designer Sam O’Dowd

… Pink isn’t usually my colour, but this was the night when I broke out of my usual all-black look with a pink dress featuring a sweetheart neckline, corset back and flower detail on the left hip.

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It’s all about you – your opinions, your style… tell us everything!

Star letter We get so many emails and letters each week. Here’s this month’s pick.

SHORT ’N TWEET @GLAMOUR_sa Thank you @GLAMOUR_sa for tickets to the @weddingexposa CT. My friend, a brideto-be, and I had a wonderful time! – @natsay_maria

When things were going south with my boyfriend of five years (now my ex), my mom advised me to do a pro-con list to help me decide whether I should end the relationship or try to make it work. I followed her advice, took up the challenge, wrote a list and finally decided to say goodbye to him. So when I came across the feature ‘The pro-con love list’ (June ’16), all I could say was, “Mama really does know best!” Then again, we all need advice that helps us figure out exactly what we want and inspiration that makes sure that we don’t settle for anything less.

SO chuffed with my first *official* media review! Thanks @GLAMOUR_sa! Book review: Umbilicus by Paula Gruben – @PaulaGruben


Mel has won a Sknlogic hamper worth R2 500. Send a letter, email or GLAMOUR-to-go pic to glamour, or GLAMOUR Mailbag, PO Box 16414, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8018 to win, too.

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I won the #GLAMWOTY Readers’ Choice award! Thank you for voting and thank you @GLAMOUR_sa! – @KaminiPather The roses amongst the thorns – the @GLAMOUR_sa team came to join the party #GQMINI. – @GQdotcoza



Congratulations to Zandri De Villiers pictured at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. She’s won a Wet n Wild makeup hamper worth R2 432! Send us a photo of yourself with a recent copy of GLAMOUR in an exciting spot and you could win, too.

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Yes please! From

Just got my June issue and found special free goodies. Perfect for my birthday month. Thank you! @GLAMOUR_sa – @Kea_Mooka Tea. @GLAMOUR_sa. Nap. – @Elle_est_L The @GLAMOUR_sa article, ‘9 TV women we never want to see again’, is literally what I have BEEN saying! – @Judscrazii

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– Mel Deshinel, via email




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REBORN BEAUTIFUL Vitamin A is an essential skin nutrient that has to be replenished every day for skin to appear healthier and more resilient. But when you combine vitamin A with other essential skin nutrients like antioxidants and peptides, that’s when you begin to see – and feel – beautiful skin through science.

How A-listers get their bikini bodies Our easy guide to celebrity fitness routines and exercise hacks.

More Minnie! Get even more of our gorgeous cover star with a behind-the-scenes video of our shoot, plus her personal anecdotes, career advice and more.

What’s on Trends, celebs and epic fashion – it’s all one click away!

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein.

Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.

Your matric dance dress inspiration Check out our gallery of red-carpet gowns for absolutely glorious ideas.


Kourtney Kardashian.

Iconic magazine movie moments Rambi Sechoaro in Orli Rusin.

Joan Smalls in Altuzarra.


“That will be all” and other great moments in movies about making it in the world of glossy magazines.


Photography: Jonathan Taylor, Gallo Images/Getty Images

News, views and DOs and DON’Ts

September’s style DO Photography: Ben Toms

It’s all about The ’70s If you like retro, you’ll love this funky trend being embraced by designers like Alberta Ferretti and Rebecca Minkoff. For a Pam Grier-inspired look, a bold coat and bell bottoms (we adore these striped Chloé ones worn by actress Amandla Stenberg) will make a groovy addition to your closet.



Lindsay Lohan in Fendi.

Neelam Gill in Tory Burch. Kerry Washington in Stella McCartney.

Beyoncé in her ‘Hold up’ video wearing the yellow Roberto Cavalli dress that started it all.

DO let the sunshine in When life gives you lemons, wear them from head to toe.

Lizzy Caplan in Roksanda.

Lupita Nyong’o in Narciso Rodriguez.

Blake Lively in Jenny Packham.

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Mari Agory in Christian Siriano.


DO love our It-girl Starring in the hit films Straight Outta Compton and X-Men: Apocalypse, actress Alexandra Shipp, 25, is on a roll. She may be a natural beauty, but for Alexandra Shipp, it’s tenacity that really counts. “Growing up in a family of athletes, they were always like, ‘Alex, choose a sport.’ I tried every one and they were all bad,” she reveals. “I wanted to act. I loved everything about the theatre.” At just 17, Alex’s first big screen role was in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. “When I got that, I was like, ‘Mom, I’ve got to stay in Los Angeles,’ and then I didn’t work for five years. I was a pet groomer, a live-in nanny, whatever I could to do to pay rent.” After wowing audiences as Aaliyah in the 2014 TV biopic about the late R&B superstar, she moved on to Straight Outta Compton, playing Ice Cube’s wife Kim Woodruff. “It was such a fun work environment. Kim and Cube were there, and we would listen to NWA (Ice Cube’s former rap group) in between takes. One day, Dr Dre came to the set, and I lost it. He’s a very handsome man.” This year, she stars in X-Men: Apocalypse as the superheroine Storm, a weather-controlling mutant previously played by Halle Berry. “People aren’t going to see Alex. They’re going to see something completely new.” And when she needed to shed her gorgeous locks for the role? “I told my friends, ‘Be at my house on Saturday night at midnight.’ I bought vodka, set up a camera, and filmed them shaving my head.” We think that Halle would approve!

Mini tattoos: DO or DON’T? Pint-sized masterpieces are cropping up on celebs everywhere.

Lea Michele There are two musical notes from Queen’s ‘Bohemian rhapsody’ on the Glee star’s shoulder.

Cara Delevingne The model’s first tattoo was of a lion’s face on her index finger. She now has over 20!


Rihanna An index finger tattoo so famous that it has been copied by Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen.

Jessica Alba Padma, the Sanskrit word for lotus and Hindu symbol of spirituality, is tattooed on the actress’ wrist.



glamourama DOs and DON’Ts of white shoes

Anatomy of a



Actress Naomie Harris is strong and sophisticated in this graphic two-piece with white-hot accessories.

A sleeveless jacket is a great warm-weather alternative to a long trench, and Naomie’s plunging neckline breaks up the look while providing just the right amount of sex appeal.


DO pair white heels with more white and nudes.

Cigarette trousers that hit above the ankle are trendy as well as leg-lengthening. White sneakers DO go with everything these days.

The final touch? Natural makeup, relaxed hair and luminous skin.

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A pattern this busy doesn’t need much more: we love Naomie’s sleek box clutch, pointtoe heels and simple diamond studs.

Careful, you DON’T want to resemble a hooker!


DO clutch a Petite Malle

Grasped by some of the hottest A-listers, Louis Vuitton’s little trunk has been a trendy and elegant addition to many a red-carpet ensemble.

LV’s latest trunks fit right in the palm of your hand.


hen French fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière made his debut as Louis Vuitton creative director, there was huge anticipation: what would be his It-piece? The answer was the Petite Malle (small trunk), a compact clutch inspired by the iconic Louis Vuitton trunks of yesteryear, particularly those custom-made for wealthy banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn, all of which featured his insignia of three white crosses. Constructed from luxury Epi leather or crocodile skin lined with lambskin and fitted with traditional brass hardware, the Petite Malle is a fresh and dainty version of the originals, measuring just 18cm across, 12cm high and 4cm deep. And when Nicolas sent his new creations down the runway, Russian model Natalia Vodianova sat front row at the show, proudly displaying her own monogrammed version. As the partner of Antoine Arnault (son of Bernard Arnault, chairman of the company behind Louis Vuitton, LVMH), it was a befitting add-on. The fashion world was smitten, with Jennifer Connelly, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander among the first to get their hands on a trunk – and just like that, the Petite Malle became the must-have bag overnight.

Alicia Vikander at this year’s Film Critics Association Awards.

Karlie Kloss at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Michelle Williams at this year’s Tony Awards.

Louis Vuitton trunks through history First created in 1858, the French design house’s signature trunks are timeless.

1858 The zinc and leather Malle Cabine (cabin trunk), created by Louis Vuitton.

1904 The rare copper trunk, made as a special-order piece.

1929 A custom-made trunk for banker Albert Kahn, with his white cross insignia.

2014 The Petite Malle 2014, designed by Nicolas Ghesquière.

2016 The Petite Malle 2016, previewed at the Louis Vuitton Cruise show.

DO get to know Yeezy’s boys Meet the cool, young stars who are kicking it with Kanye West.

Kanye West at the Yeezy Season 3 show at this year’s New York Fashion Week.

DO embrace athleisure Fashion insiders outline their golden rules for rocking the cool sport-inspired trend. “I love vintage Champion and adidas hoodies paired with maxiskirts or jeans. Depending on the season, add heels or boots to complete the outfit.” – Laura Ferrara, stylist

DO up your leggingsas-trousers game

“If I’m going anywhere in leggings, besides the gym, I tie a flannel shirt around my waist or throw on a longline trench coat.” – Simone Kitchens, associate beauty director at GLAMOUR US

love them with romantic or very chic dresses.” – Veronika Heilbrunner, creative director at


DO get creative

“Loads of people wear sport bras as crop tops, which I think looks so good, especially with high-waisted trousers.” – Laurel Pantin, editorial director at

Actor Jaden Smith

Instagram and street-style star Michael Hope

Musician Young Thug

Model and stylist Luka Sabbat

Designer Austin Butts

Musician A$AP Rocky


DO mix and match

f a team is as strong as their weakest link, then Kanye West’s crew of musicians, fine artists, social media moguls and teen style stars are unbeatable. They’re breaking boundaries, jump-starting trends (wearing Kanye’s Yeezy line or their own designs) and giving Kanye unlimited access to fresh ideas and upcoming trends in the fashion world. Talk about brotastic!

DON’T abandon your signature style

“Gym pieces are usually more colourful than what I would gravitate towards, so I like my athleisure looks to mimic how I normally dress: dark colours, graphic shapes and great fabric.” – Candice Huffine, model

DO swap your heels for sneakers

“I wear my sneakers everywhere, and I particularly

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Text: Ella Alexander, Krista Smith, Staff, Sue Williamson; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images, Alessia Gammarota/, Vincenzo Grillo/, Daniele Oberrauch/


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What to wear now

Everything you need for the new season in one handy lookbook.

“I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw glamour


The hit parade Ready for a fresh and fashionable new season? Start right here!




From sandals to wedges, brogues to stilettos, shoes are all tied up this season. Lasercut heels ZOOM R799



Look for details like embroidery, exotic prints and silk or denim ďŹ nishes. Panelled jacket Mr Price R230; plain jacket Cotton On R699; silk jacket Zara R1 699

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Originally the domain of royalty, needlework is making a comeback with modern inuences and fresh designs. Aztec coat Mango R1 599; tribal coat Truworths R775

fashion ash trends




The ’90s throwback combines with the military trend, and the result is pieces like this patched bomber jacket (Zara R1 299) and ripped jeans (Mr Price R249).



Pair with cool sneakers, edgy biker boots or a delicate sandal. Kate Moss would approve. Lace trim slip dress Forever New R1 199; layered lace slip dress H&M R749



Literally and metaphorically the biggest jewellery trend. Iridescent earrings Colette by Colette Hayman R220; Boho earrings Edit at R89; tasselled earrings Pichulik at R179; oversized disc hoops Mimco at Woolworths R699



Inspired by the stars of the ’40s, these ladylike blouses are delightfully retro. Classic pussy-bow blouse Witchery at Woolworths R699; buttonup pussy-bow blouse Mr Price R120; print pussy-bow blouse Zara R629


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Light, airy and feminine, prairie dresses are all over the runways, with Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Simone Rocha taking the lead. Edge yours up with chunky boots, big jewellery and a leather satchel. Highnecked dress AX Paris at R699; lace dress H&M R1 499

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The ’90s isn’t done with us yet, and the emphasis is on the neck. Lace dress Karen Millen (price on request); bow top Zara R629; gathered bodysuit top H&M R349

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A Spanish-inspired trend that’s all about volume. Balance out a ruffled blouse with cigarette trousers, or cinch in a frilly dress with a wide belt. Pom-pom dress Catwalk 88 at R499; high-necked blouse H&M R499

T-SHIRTS UNDER SPAGHETTI STRAPS Kylie Jenner introduced this look to a generation too young to remember it the first time around. Layered dress Mr Price R120; two-in-one top Zara R829



Junior fashion editor: Mandy Nash; Photography:, Alessandro Lucioni/, Daniele Oberrauch/; Fashion work experience: Tania Durand

Cross your palm – and while you’re at it, your body, feet and more. Mirrored Aviators Witchery at Woolworths R599; zip-up purse Mimco at Woolworths R1 499; flatforms Rubi at Cotton On R499



Step out in this cowgirl fave. Leather boots Harley Davidson at Tread+Miller R2 399; short boots Urbanart at R879



fashion flash trends



Personalising your handbag is so hot right now. Fluffball charm H&M R129; wide tasselled charm Nila Anthony at R249; two-tone layered charm Witchery at Woolworths R199




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Be it bold and geometric (Fashion Express R120), loud and statement (Mr Price R50) or hipster and patterned (Levi’s R450), let your tee do the talking.


Figure fixers! Top Zara R479; dress River Island R479; espadrilles Fashion Express R200






fashion flash trends






Brights are up to the minute! Rubber-strapped watch Fashion Express R90; embellished watch Dior at Picot & Moss R68 000

Swing into the ’60s with suede pieces. Pinafore Foschini R499; shirtdress Zara R759; skirt Fashion Express R180

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A Japanese-inspired trend that incorporates animal faces and child-like touches. Sling bag Nila Anthony at R569

Big buckles and metallic studs take the wooden heel out of clog territory. Buckled sandals Zara R1 399; embellished heels ZOOM at R799; peep-toe heels Foschini R550




New York, September 2016. Lexi & Roos #mangogirls



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Spring fashion The names to know

The hottest fashion show


One of the season’s most talked about shows didn’t even happen during fashion week: last year’s Burberry star-studded ‘London in Los Angeles’ fete featured British celebs like Cara Delevingne. Naomi Campbell and James Corden strutted down the runway, while the First Battalion Grenadier Guards marched alongside them, paying homage to the brand’s British heritage. Feeling inspired? Go browse Burberry’s new addition, the ‘scarf bar’, on their site, where you can customise your own version of the classic check.

Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images,, Simon Deiner/SDR, Kope Figgins at One League Creative Management, Lebo Lukewarm

From the freshest SA denim label to the coolest street-style star, this is your new-season cheat sheet.

fashion flash read

The streetstyle star

Lulama Wolf Mlambo Blogger, style icon, model, influencer – the list goes on! Lulama, 21, has a strong sense of individuality that comes through in her mix of tailored classics coupled with on-trend items. Having collaborated with and top SA photographers Paul Samuels and Lebo Lukewarm, her following of 55 4000 on Instagram (@lulamawolf) is a testament to the fact that she’s got it going on in a major way.

The new icon

Amal Clooney at the Hail, Caesar! premiere wearing Giambattista Valli.

Amal Clooney

Bella Hadid walking for Diane von Furstenberg at New York Fashion Week this year.

A high-profile wedding (we hear that she married an actor?) thrust Amal into the fashion eye, but she stayed there because of her sophisticated ensembles that give major wardrobe envy! Equal parts Jackie O polish and Angelina Jolie cool, the human rights lawyer always looks on point. And that sentence alone is proof that this is a great time to be a woman. With clients like Julian Assange (founder of the non-profit WikiLeaks) and the government of Armenia, Amal has beauty, brains and impeccable style.

The breakout model

Bella Hadid Last season was big sister Gigi’s reign – now Bella, 19, is popping up everywhere. She recently walked in Givenchy’s spring 2017 menswear show in front of fashion’s elite. We love that she’s got curves, too. KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH SA’S COOLEST FASHIONISTAS AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.



The freshest denim label


AfrikanSwiss Founded by Tshepo Mohlala, Vusi Dunisa and Thato Mafubelu, AfrikanSwiss is one of SA’s first premium denim labels. The brand specialises in jeans and shirts, fusing African textiles with intricately detailed buttons, pockets and belts. Each collection features personal touches embracing and celebrating African aesthetics; their 2015 show was inspired by the ‘Masai biker’ and this year’s runway celebrated SA’s Khoisan heritage. Visit their Joburg store or go to their site,, to find your fit.

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele.

The designer shake-ups

Names to know Need a crash course in fashion musical chairs? With so many creative directors coming and going, it’s hard to keep up. Here we go: there’s Alessandro Michele at Gucci, Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta, John Galliano at Maison Margiela, Guillaume Henry at Nina Ricci, Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior and Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski at Hermès.

The coolest jewels

Pichulik Worn by the likes of actress Terry Pheto, businesswoman Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe and New York streetstyle stars Urban Bush Babes and featured in both Spanish and British Vogue, Pichulik pieces are handcrafted in Cape Town and inspired by traditional African jewellery. Created by KatherineMary Pichulik, the brand was named one of the top 10 African labels in Vogue Italia’s ‘Scouting For Africa’ project – talk about an international seal of approval!

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The African inspiration

Destiny Moon Prints The talent behind this brand is Ursula Ntsubane, who began making Africanprint clothing for herself with no thought of a career in fashion. Her creations caught the attention of friends, family, and soon after, Bonang Matheba – who reached out on Twitter – wore one of her dresses to a wedding, which led to over 500 requests for the exact dress. Her fans also include presenter Lorna Maseko.

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A long scarf in wispy chiffon for summer and a wool blend for winter Let it float loosely over a T-shirt, jersey or jacket.


Wrap one around your neck and wear with a sleeveless cotton T-shirt and shorts, or with a fitted shirt and highwaisted flared trousers.

A full, floaty skirt Go for a solid colour or sheer animal print, and style it with a fitted jacket or layer with a loose jersey, opaque tights and chic ankle boots.

Simple, well-cut crêpe or wool-blend dresses Try a knee-length bodyfitting dress, minidress or an ankle-grazing soft cotton piece. Pair with statement jewellery, like drop earrings, a vintage brooch or an African-inspired necklace.

A crisp white shirt Fitted or loose, pleated or plain, this staple is understated and classy when combined with leather skinnies or jodhpur trousers and heeled ankle boots. It can also be worn under a jacket, with an A-line skirt.

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Add sparkle

When it comes to looking glam, the rule is go bold or go home! Jewellery is a style game changer, so add drama to simple outfits with a range of rings on several fingers, hammered silver bracelets on both wrists or striking ear cuffs.

your best 3 Put foot forward

Let your feet do the talking with strappy block heels, wedge sneakers or calf-high leather boots (great with a calf-length dress or panelled

pencil skirt). Soft suede shoes with an ankle strap and chunky heel look great in any colour and work well with shift dresses and skirts, and it’s hard to resist the allure of a classic peep-toe pump in black or beige – it goes with everything.

with 4 Experiment luxe colours

Rich hues, like midnight blue, amber, deep crimson, bronze and cinnamon, sound and look luxurious, and they’re elegant, warm and versatile. And black, white, cream and neutrals are basics that never date.

5 Channel an icon

When in doubt, I look to my favourite quotes from Coco Chanel for inspiration: “A girl must be two things: classy and fabulous” and “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”.


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Pretty cool New season trend alert! Makeup goes irresistibly girlie.

“You can still be strong and be feminine.” – Shannon Tweed glamour


The glowy bronze


You know the contour palette that you bought, but aren’t quite sure how to use? Apply the deepest shade to recreate this ethereal look. Start with a light layer of foundation and then sweep the bronze colour onto your cheeks, temples and upper eyelids, diffusing the shade towards the crease of your eye. We love Benefit Dew The Hoola Soft-Matte Liquid Bronzer For Face (R445). “You’re emphasising the eye, but in a really soft way,” explains James. Complete the effect by brushing up your brows with clear eyebrow gel, then adding black mascara and a touch of toffee-toned lipstick. “You want to have something going on with your eyes, your lips and your cheeks,” James recommends. “When you’re doing subtle makeup, all of the details are really important.”

Every iteration of blue eye makeup – from punk and statement to barely there – made an appearance during spring fashion week, but the one we’re most into is the mermaidesque smoky eye at Diane von Furstenberg. How to make it work on you? Pick one shade of shadow, whether it’s ice blue or aqua, and “leave some skin showing underneath,” suggests makeup pro James Kaliardos. Not ready for a full-on blue eye? Use a bright eyeliner on your waterline instead. We like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Abyss (R215).


Pop of colour


The return of makeup that’s just Some days you want edgy. Some days you want sexy. But you always want to look good. These spring trends are gorgeously feminine.

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Glitter effects We adore a little bit of sparkle everywhere. For a subtle look, dust Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Eye Shadow Single in Brass (R34.95) on your eyelids. Another genius idea: crystallised lashes. Use a liquid glitter eyeliner to paint just the lash tips. Or, mix a few drops of water with eyelash glue, gently dot the mix on lash ends with a craft brush, then follow with a dusting of loose glitter, says Sir John.


Gilded lids Metallics in gold, silver and bronze “are flattering on everyone,” explains makeup artist Sir John. “It’s a Game of Thrones feel, but glamorous and beautiful.” First, find your most flattering metallic. A simple rule: “If you’re fair, go silver, and for warmer and dark skin tones, gold,” advises pro Nick Barose. Then layer it. “Swipe a darker, non-metallic eyeshadow shade across the lid and in the crease to define and create depth, then use a flat brush to top with a metallic hue, focusing on the centre so that it catches the light. We adore Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono in Bronze (R485).

Double rose At shows like Lanvin and Dolce & Gabbana, models proved that rosy lids can be just as flattering as pink lipstick. The key to wearing them together: “It’s all about gorgeous, creamy skin,” says makeup pro Romy Soleimani. First, start with a great moisturiser, and instead of a full face of foundation, use concealer only around your nose and eyes to cover spots. Then mix a nude pink lipstick with concealer, and use your ring finger to press it onto your lids, patting extra onto your lips for a stain. To intensify the look, switch to a powder shadow, like Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette in No 9 Love (R890). Finish with black mascara.

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Should I start using eye cream? The experts say the sooner the better – here’s why. You haven’t got crow’s feet yet, so you don’t need an eye cream, right? Wrong. “It’s best to start a skincare regime (including eye cream) in your 20s as prevention, then move to an anti-ageing regime in your 30s,” says eye surgeon Sabrina Shah-Desai. Eyes are one of the first places to show signs of ageing, but whatever you want to combat, these products promise to deliver.



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“Use serums around the eye to boost radiance. They instantly brighten up your skin and work to minimise any undereye pigmentation,” Nichola adds.

“A combination of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants such as vitamins C and B3 will target the area. With regular use, you will experience long-term results,” explains Sabrina.

“Creams enriched with vitamin C, retinols and growth factors encourage thickening of collagen in an area where skin is delicate and thin,” dermatologist Dr Annie Chiu says.

“Utilising ‘smart’ technology with a cocktail of ingredients like plum and algae extracts will help diminish lines, lift and smooth,” says Clinique’s Dr Tom Mammone.

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How to apply eye cream Know these expert tips to get the most out of your eye cream.


“Use your eye cream twice a day, every day,” says Dr Mammone. The skin around the eye area is very delicate, and needs all the TLC it can get.


“Put a pea-sized amount onto your ring finger and gently tap from your cheekbone in towards your eye to massage it into your skin,” advises Nichola.


“Avoid unnecessary tugging, especially when removing makeup,” adds Dr Mammone. This strains the thin skin around the eye.


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Your best accessory Yes, it’s your smile! So we got celebrity dentist Dr Norman Cahi to answer your questions.

on how skew your teeth are). Invisalign aligners, made of removable, clear plastic, straighten teeth without brackets or wires. They are changed every two weeks until the job is done (R90 000).

you fix my 1 “Can skew teeth?” do I get 2 “How bright teeth?” You have plenty of options: Cosmetic contouring is when dental tools are used for minor issues, like smoothing rough edges (cost dependent on needs). Composite bonding involves the application of tooth-coloured plastic and glass resin, which is then cured with LED light to fill cavities or chips (R800+ dependent on needs). Porcelain crowns are like gloves, which are fitted over decayed and spaced out teeth over two appointments. They’re made of nonallergenic, biocompatible materials, but you could experience sensitivity as your tooth is reshaped first to fit the crown (R4 000-R9 000 per tooth). Braces are metal frames installed to straighten teeth. They also strengthen gums. You need to wear braces for 18 months-3 years, and may feel discomfort at first. (About R25 000 depending

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Your smile kit

Cut out smoking and black coffee, as these can cause discolouration, and use whitening strips for a quick and easy way to brighten your teeth at home. For factors like genetics, age, illness and some medications, seek professional help regarding treatments.

“My teeth need 3 professional whitening. What

Must-have teeth tools. Keep ’em clean Using small, circular motions, brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush, like [1] Violife Slim Sonic The Stylish Toothbrush (R299).


should I do?”

Try Zoom Plus Accelerate, in which gel is applied to teeth and the effects accelerated with LED light. It takes two hours and can only be done by a professional. You’ll see instant results, and should maintain them with brushing, flossing and touch-ups. (Between R4 000-R5 500) Find a practitioner via


For more information, contact Dr Cahi at or call 011 305 9300.


Rinse right A mouth wash helps clean your palate and reaches areas your toothbrush can’t. TRY [2] Plus White Oral Rinse Xtra Whitening (R39.95). Shine on! A home treatment, like [3] White Glo Bright Nights Dissolving Whitening Films (R149.95), can lift some stains. Simply place on teeth after brushing and wait for it to dissolve. And avoid sugary, starchy foods, as they cause an acidic reaction on plaque, which can damage teeth.

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our smile tells the world who you are,” says Dr Norman Cahi, the go-to guy for stars like Sophie Ndaba. More of his expertise, here.

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6 Great ways to use your GLAMOUR nail gift! Get creative with your free GLAMOUR gift and these cool designs by nail art pro Chi Chi Xu.


Step 1 Apply two coats of GLAMOUR blush pink polish. Leave to dry completely. Step 2 Dip your brush in the GLAMOUR magenta nail polish, then paint slightly curved stripes, beginning at the sides of your nail and moving to the middle.

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3 2 1

Start thick and end with a thin tip. Let it dry. Step 3 Apply a top coat.


Step 1 Apply two coats of blush pink nail polish, and leave to dry completely. Step 2 Using your dotting tool (or the end of a bobby pin) and the magenta nail polish, make five circles close to one another. Step 3 Dip your dotting tool in the blush pink polish and dot the middle of the five magenta circles. Let it dry. Step 4 Apply a top coat.


Step 1 Apply two coats of blush pink nail polish. Leave to dry completely. Step 2 Dip your brush in the magenta nail polish and paint a horizontal line in each corner of your nail and one in the centre of your nail. Step 3 Paint vertical lines

across the horizontal lines to form crosses. Let it dry. Step 4 Apply a top coat.


Step 1 Apply two coats of GLAMOUR nude nail polish and leave to dry completely. Step 2 Paint three vertical lines in GLAMOUR red nail polish on each nail. Try to space them evenly. Step 3 Paint V-shaped lines on each side of the centre line, pointing downwards. Step 4 Paint V-shaped lines on each of the two remaining lines, facing upwards. Let them dry. Step 5 Apply a top coat.


Step 1 Paint two coats of nude nail polish and leave

to dry completely. Step 2 Take a dotting tool or bobby pin, dip it in the red nail polish and dot on your nail trying not to put the dots too close to one another. Let them dry. Step 3 Apply a top coat.


Step 1 Apply two coats of nude nail polish. Leave to dry completely. Step 2 Paint two thick horizontal lines of nail polish on a makeup sponge, one nude and one red. Step 3 Dab the sponge on your nail until the two colours have blended. Step 4 Apply a top coat before the polish dries, as this smooths out the colours and ensures an even blend.


Text: Staff; Photography: Andre Wepener/Pixel Lounge


er work has appeared on the Gavin Rajah ramp, in a Jimmy Nevis music video and on the hands of celebs like Lily Allen. So we are thrilled that nail guru Chi Chi Xu is guiding you through these brilliant ways to use this month’s nail polish gift. All you need to do is follow her easy how-tos here to get these expressive looks. Want something more challenging? Then head to to find more elaborate designs, including Aztec prints and lace.




Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour workout You have enough hours in the day as Beyoncé, and now you have the exclusive workout she relies on to keep in shape.

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eyoncé makes a lot of things look effortless. But the two-hour performances that she does night after night are anything but easy (and workouts are one thing that even the richest and most influential woman can’t delegate!). So before setting off on her Formation World Tour, Beyoncé turned to her trainer Marco Borges to build endurance. “We focused on speed, power, strength, balance and flexibility – five things that create optimum performance,” explains Marco, who’s worked as an exercise physiologist for over 20 years and is one of the most sought-after fitness and plantbased nutrition experts in the US. Try these moves – Beyoncé’s moves, to be exact – and you’ll get a power boost, too. Do the full routine three times a week to see (and feel) results in six weeks.

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1To up your energy

Beyoncé gets tough by boxing and swinging big, weighted ropes. “You run out of gas fast; by pushing through [that fatigue], you develop a ton of endurance,” reveals Marco. For an equipment-free option, try explosive push-ups. Get in a push-up position with your feet together and your legs straight behind you, bend your elbows, and lower your chest all the way down to the floor. Press back up, pushing off your hands at the top to ‘pop’ 1cm above the ground. Do four sets of 8-10 reps.

2 To run faster

“Sprints are ideal for building stamina and explosiveness, which Beyoncé needs to move across the stage,” explains Marco, who has her alternate a one-minute sprint with two minutes of brisk walking for 30 minutes in total.

3To build your strength One of Marco’s favourite moves is the kettlebell squat-and-press. “This exercise hits all the major muscles. If you did nothing else [but this squat-and-press], you’d still get a great workout,” he says. SEE WHAT OTHER CELEBRITIES DO TO STAY IN SHAPE AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Stand with your feet shoulderwidth apart, holding a 2kg dumb-bell (or a 2ℓ fabric softener bottle) at your chest, with your elbows tucked in at your sides. Squat until your elbows touch your knees. Drive your hips forward to stand, lifting the weight overhead. Do four sets of 15 reps.

Body Bey-autiful! The star gives her fans a look into her healthy lifestyle via Instagram.

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Wondered how Beyoncé pulls off that tricky choreography in sky-high heels? She does exercises for balance. Try her single-leg step-ups: step up onto a sturdy chair or bench with your right foot, bring your left knee up to your chest, and return to the start. Do four sets of 15 reps, switch sides and repeat.

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of US First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to help curb childhood obesity.

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“I get Beyoncé to stretch at the end of every workout,” reveals Marco. “It’s key for range of motion and helps prevent possible injuries.” Grab a towel and lie on your back on the floor. Bend and lift your right leg, looping the towel over the arch of your foot. Straighten your leg, gently pulling the towel down with both hands. Hold the towel with your right hand and drop your leg out to the right. Switch to your left hand and bring your leg across to the left. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat with the other leg.

Enjoying a Protein Powder shake while training for her Formation World Tour.

What Beyoncé eats in a day to stay slim Marco makes sure his fitness queen gets plenty of plant-based protein, like a smoothie made with pea protein powder, almond milk, frozen fruit and spinach. “It helps her muscles recover,” he explains. The rest of her diet is mostly plant-based, too – lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and wholegrains. She steers clear of unhealthy fats, added sugar and processed foods as much as she can. Says Marco: “It’s about staying as close to nature as possible.” You don’t have to go vegan: lean protein (like chicken or fish) works, too.

Playing in the sunshine and showing off her fantastic figure and amazing flexibility.

Following Marco’s plant-based eating plan with a mushroom soup starter and a green juice.



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… To ask that hot guy at the festival, “Please can I sit on your shoulders?” #anyexcuse. … To google “Can you die from a hangover?” the morning after a big night out. … If your favourite position in bed is lying by the plug socket, so you can play on your phone while it’s charging. … To only shave the parts of your legs exposed by your cool ripped jeans. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! TWEET US YOUR OWN HEY, IT’S OK… MOMENTS AT @GLAMOUR_sa.

… If one of life’s biggest questions is still “Will I need a jacket?”

… To think you’re a legal expert after watching every episode of Suits and The Good Wife.

… If you’ve always claimed to hate chart music, but you can’t help being a Belieber.

… To run out of a Spinning class with an “urgent call” just so that you can collapse in the locker room.

… To wish that “I don’t want to” was a perfectly acceptable excuse to turn down plans.

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Our coach is right here! Life coach Kirsten Long advises on love, work and more.



Let’s talk about our money, honey Want to invest in your relationship’s future? Shake off any awkwardness and learn to talk good cents.


oney. It’s a loaded topic. Discussing it, however, is a necessary evil, especially if you’re committed to your relationship, because it really affects everything. So you need to learn to do money together. Start here.

Determine what’s worth it to both of you It’s exciting to figure out the fun stuff you want to spend on together. You won’t see eye to eye on everything, but if you really love each other, chances are you see the world in a similar way and share some fiscal ideas. Understanding each other’s financial values can help you get to know each other on a deeper level, too.

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Confront your differences So your significant other is a saver, or doesn’t earn a lot. Or maybe one of you spends recklessly. The important thing to consider is where it all comes from. So talk about it. Because once you’re in a committed relationship, it’s helpful to know if you’re both looking at money through the same lens: as a vehicle for fun or a means for the future. Disagreeing about money doesn’t have to be contentious, but unresolved issues can fester and implode.

Deal with splitsies If you think going Dutch is unromantic, take turns paying. Sure, it shakes out to be the same

amount of money spent, but one of you is treating the other and there’s some chivalry involved. If you’re married or have been together for a long time, it’s OK to keep it informal, as in, whoever has the cash covers the bill. And if you’ve decided that saving is a collective goal, dating on a budget can actually be a lot more romantic and creative.

Remember: money isn’t everything It can be a game changer when you find out that you’re with someone who makes (or comes from) significantly more or less than you, but know that it really, truly shouldn’t matter. Try to see beyond the bank. If everything else is good, life together can be quite rich.

It’s good that you’re comfortable with your position in life, as it shows secure self-worth and a healthy outlook. Generally, other people make comments like that with good intent: they want you to know that they care. These comments can come across as judgemental and interfering, but know that they’re based on one person’s set of beliefs. It says more about them than it does about you. Develop a strategy to handle these comments, like deflecting the question back at them. “Why do you ask?” often leaves people flabbergasted. Don’t attack them or be rude as this can lead to arguments and resentment. Rather keep it lighthearted and humorous if possible. Make a list of responses so if you do get asked, you have an answer. Try “When I’m asked” or “Weddings are pricey – can you loan me R50k?” Be warned. If you do get married, the next question will be, “When are you going to have a baby?” At least then you will have had practice answering inappropriate questions!

Ask us Have a question you’d like answered? Email Kirsten Long is a life coach for Coach 4 Life. Follow Kirsten on Twitter via @Coach4LifeKL. For steady, structured, self-paced personal development, join a Coaching Culture Club today. For more info, visit


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“All my friends are getting engaged and I’m still single, which I don’t mind, but how do I handle it when I’m asked when I’m getting married?”

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My first kiss went a little like this GLAMOUR readers share their smooch stories, the good and the bad!

Prince Charming and Cinderella in Cinderella.

“I was 10 years old and I was visiting my uncle when one of his friends arrived with his son. I’d met the boy twice before and I was madly in love. Off we went to play house, with him as my husband, and as husbands do, he announced that he was leaving for ‘work’. Then he kissed me. I was so happy that I ran away and sat on the swing, beaming like a clown.” – Matty Maivha, 24

Ariel and Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.

“His name was Thomas, I was in Grade 7, and it happened during a holiday in Mauritius, at a braai where the kids were in the garage, playing spin-the-bottle. It felt very exciting, but with time I realised that it was really quite an average experience.” – Niquita Hulbert, 26

Tramp and Lady in The Lady and the Tramp.

Body Roll with it Ready for the next retro trend? Foam rollers (we mean the exercise, not the hair kind) are having a moment again. Lauren Roxburgh, author of Taller, Slimmer, Younger (Ebury

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Publishing; R300), suggests using them for stretching among other things. To do this, simply lie down and place a roller under your thighs, back or waist – any painful area that needs help. Apply pressure by pushing down as you roll over the foam, and do it a few times

to encourage circulation and to work out the knots and muscle tightness caused by stress or exercise. A few rounds of this, and you’ll soon feel better, move easier and stand taller. Get your foam roller from Sportsmans Warehouse or Mr Price Sport for R300.

“My first kiss, at 13 years old, was not at all what I had expected. The two of us had no idea what we were doing, and whatever it was that we did do was terrible. My favourite kiss though? Now that is another story altogether. I was 19 and it felt as if my feet were lifting off the ground – magical!” – Precious Makgaretsa, 29 “I was in primary school and the boy smoked, so the only thing I remember about that first kiss is that his breath smelled awful. I waited a long time before I kissed another boy after that. I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice.” – Tania Durand, 34 “I believe that when you find The One, nothing and nobody else before that matters. I will never forget the first time that I kissed my husband: I was 20 and we were in his kitchen on Valentine’s Day. It felt amazing, like melting, and I finally understood the term ‘weak at the knees’.” – Kendal Gazal, 24

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“I remember my first kiss very clearly: I was five years old and it happened in crèche. A little boy who had a crush on me said he would marry me one day and gave me a ring from a lucky packet. And then he kissed me on the lips. Pretty romantic, I would say!” – Lorinda Voges, 36

Our favourite Disney kisses

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Overthink everything?

Kick the habit with these three tried-and-tested therapy techniques. Hamster-wheel thinking hits us all. The good news? Research has found that overthinkers are more creative, with stronger imaginations. But when you’re stuck in a loop, it’s exhausting and unhelpful. And “overthinking doesn’t equate to insight or deliver solutions,” says Dr Alice Boyes. Time to switch up your mindset.

THE ‘THREE QUESTIONS’ TECHNIQUE You need to confront your housemate about cleaning, but then think: what if she says this, or does that? What was a niggle becomes a day-long conversation – with yourself. “It’s natural to want to anticipate outcomes, but you need to structure your thinking, so it doesn’t drag on,” says Dr Boyes, author of The Anxiety Toolkit (Little, Brown Book Group; R382). Limit yourself to these three questions: what’s the

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best outcome? What’s the worst outcome? And what’s the most realistic outcome? “This cognitive therapy technique helps you balance options swiftly,” explains Dr Boyes. “Overthinkers underestimate their ability to deal with problems. Considering the worst outcome makes you see how you’d cope if it did happen.”

THE ‘MORNING PAGES’ “At the start of the day, take a notepad and, without stopping, write down everything that’s in your

“Often, we overthink because we want a ‘perfect’ solution,” says Dr Boyes. “But while we contemplate the ‘best’ thing to do, we do nothing, and the issue grows bigger in our heads, which leads to another level of angst because we’re not doing anything.” To snap out of it, think of the two easiest actions that will make a difference to your dilemma, and that you can execute by the end of the day. Then do them. So if you’re agonising over a work presentation, book the meeting room and make a title slide. “It won’t solve the issue, but you’ve got out of your head and done something. Action breeds more action,” she adds.

STOP OVERANALYSING “Overthinkers overload themselves with information for decisions that don’t require it,” says Annabel. “Practise making small spur-of-the-moment choices, like just showing up for supper instead of checking the menu online.”


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head,” advises life coach Annabel Gledden. “What you write doesn’t have to make sense – just get your thoughts out, from the insane to the serious.” This method is popular with business execs and productivity experts for decluttering the mind at the start of the day. “Research has shown the effectiveness of externalising thoughts through journaling,” says Annabel. “This stops persistent thoughts taking hold by processing them physically. Try it for three days to notice a difference.”

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Keeping secrets

Big or small, they can affect your relationship – but telling all isn’t always the answer.


Tell the truth early on Try: “In the spirit of full disclosure… [insert secret here].” Whether it’s about your money or your ex, be transparent from the start – not on the first date, but certainly before you’re ‘official’. It will help weed out partners who can’t handle your truth and prevent any future sense of betrayal on their end. Just remember, this works both ways: he or she is going to have a past, too.

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Forget the small stuff You have a hot date and a huge pimple? Cancel and blame work. You had bad takeout and your stomach is churning? Tell your crush not to come over because your parents stopped by. It’s OK to occasionally fib over innocuous matters, things that – if you got caught – would make most people laugh, and to keep that secret to yourself. Just don’t do this too often, because at some point, your cover might get blown.

Take time with big stuff We all have things that are hard enough to admit to ourselves, let alone someone we feel vulnerable around. They may be secrets of the past, like debt and family history, or secrets of the present, like sexual mishaps and work troubles. This can have big

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consequences, and while it’s easy to say the truth shall set you free, it may also cause permanent damage. First, weigh the pros and cons with someone who isn’t your partner, like a therapist. They should know the full story and have your best intentions in mind. Consider their advice, then proceed carefully.

Be the real you In order to have a deep, emotional connection with someone, you have to peel back those layers – even the imperfect ones. We all have dreams unfulfilled and fears unspoken. You don’t have to tell the world these things, but telling someone you love, or might be falling in love with, can only bring you closer. And keeping too many secrets can infringe on the beauty of truly letting someone in.

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e all know that a relationship can’t exist without honesty, but make no mistake: there will be secrets. From small ones – like that overpriced lotion you buy – to big ones – like money, sex and family stuff. And while it’s easy to say all secrets are bad, that’s really not fair. Secrets are nuanced. Certain life experiences can (and should) exist forever within the most confidential files of our hearts, with no harm done as they belong to you alone. Others should be shared, because telling your partner something intimate can engender trust and closeness. How to handle the things we’re afraid to say out loud is best evaluated on a case-by-case basis: here are ideas for working it through.




TV presenter, actress, media icon, brand ambassadress and SA’s most followed Instagram star, Minnie Dlamini is a powerhouse – and she’s not done yet.

t’s no secret that Minnie Dlamini adores handbags and shoes (for more on that, keep reading). But those designer totes and heels may need to move over to make space for the trophies and awards that keep rolling in for the 26 year old. In the past three years alone, Minnie’s awards have included: GLAMOUR Women of the Year 2013 Readers’ Choice, Sunday Times Generation Next Coolest Female 2013-2015, YOU Spectacular’s Sexiest Woman 2016 and honorary recognition at the KZN Young Achievers Awards. To crown it all, she hit social media gold as Instagram’s most followed SA celeb (@minniedlamini) with 1.1 million followers. The former pageant queen turned actress, model and MC was studying drama, film and media at the University of Cape Town when she got her first break: winning the 2010 presenter search for the SABC 1 music show LIVE . “My parents were absolutely devastated when I auditioned for the show. They thought I would ruin my life,” she smiles. “My mother even phoned to scold me when she saw me on TV. But after giving me a long speech, she voted for me anyway!” A presenter gig on the lifestyle show Mzansi Insider was next, followed by acting roles in hit shows like The Wild and Rockville, as well as a guest appearance on the SA TV classic

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Generations. And just in case that wasn’t enough, she decided to add her love of sport to the mix, joining the charismatic Thomas Mlambo on Soccerzone in 2013. So, what’s next for this sparkling media icon? “I’m hosting Troprika Island of Treasure: Seychelles, so I’ll be spending a month on the island for the shoot.” (Look out for the show, which airs in April next year.) She has also been made an ambassadress for BMW, a role that involves driving her very own new electric BMW i8. “I’m looking forward

“I’ve even turned my second bedroom into a closet to store all my handbags.” to saving money on petrol. Plus, it’s ecofriendly,” she says. As a former film student, Minnie is also looking forward to getting behind the camera. “Producing is my first love, and I’m developing content for new TV shows with my company Beautiful Day Productions,” she explains. “And, of course, I would love to get back into acting if the right role comes along.” With so much talent packed into our 1.6m cover star, we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. In the meantime, we sat down with Minnie to talk love, career and tracksuits.

GLAMOUR Your job looks glamorous and exciting – what do you love the most about it? MINNIE The fact that it’s not a regular ‘9-5’ job; no two days are the same, so it always stays fun and fresh.

And hate? Having to deal with tabloids spreading lies just to make sales.

Are there annoying questions that reporters constantly ask you? Yes, it’s always, “Who are you dating?” “Are you fighting with…?” and “Are those your real boobs?”

Before you step out the house, what three items do you always put in your bag? A cute pair of navy and silver Jimmy Choo sunglasses, my cellphone charger and a power bank, because my phone is my life! I don’t like to wear makeup if I’m not working, so I keep a little emergency kit in my handbag for those times when something unexpected pops up: powder, lipsticks, mascara, eyeliner and blush.

What’s your beauty routine? I pay extra attention to my skin, which means drinking masses of water. And I’m diligent about my regimen with cleansing, exfoliating and toning, and have a chemical peel once or twice a month. I swear by DCT lip protectant to hydrate my lips, and I love Woolworths hand cream.

Love wise, do you have any requirements in a relationship? Honesty, passion and a sense of humour are a must. Communication is also key; GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF OUR COVER SHOOT AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

glamour goddess Minnie wears: Dress Basix Black Label at Callaghan; earrings Philippa Green

“I would love to get back into acting if the right role comes along.�

“Producing is my first love, and I’m developing content for new TV shows.”

Dress Gavin Rajah; earrings and cuffs both Philippa Green; heels Minnie’s own

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glamour goddess and I mean between the two of you. When friends or family get involved, it’s almost always a disaster.

Dress Gavin Rajah; earrings and cuff both Philippa Green; ring Ida Elsje

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Shoes and bags. I swipe my credit card with my eyes closed! I’ve even turned my second bedroom into a closet to store all my handbags. My favourite is a navy blue Azzedine Alaïa tote. You can’t get it in SA, so I love knowing that no one else has it! I’m a sucker for Christian Louboutin shoes; I have 50 pairs (excluding the ones already stored in Durban). I have to tell myself, “No more, Minnie!” But I’m waiting for summer so I can finally wear a new pair of Givenchy super-high strappy sandals.

What’s your favourite pair of shoes? My Christian Louboutin So Kate point-toe pumps (which I have in 10 different colours), brown buckled Burberry pumps and all my adidas and Nike sneakers.

What’s your go-to travel outfit? I love tracksuits by Nike, adidas or Superdry in grey. They’re stylish, comfy and perfect for travel. When I was in Los Angeles, I got my hands on one from Beyoncé’s Topshop line, Ivy Park – it looks great and was more affordable than the popular brands.

What’s on your closet wishlist? At last month’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Joburg, I collaborated with Tayla Shan Nguskos, one of AFI’s 2016 Fastrack designers. We decided to go with a tennis-inspired collection, as it’s one of my favourite sports. It features long floaty dresses, shorts and pleated skirts with white and gold detailing. I can’t wait to wear the collection throughout summer!

You always look amazing at events, but do you have any fashion mistakes? My worst moment was at my first Vodacom Durban July in 2011. I wore a satin multicoloured dress with the most exaggerated rear end. I ended up looking like a national flag-inspired hot-air balloon. I’m glad there are no pictures!

Do you have a destination you love to escape to? I get the most love from my parents, so naturally Durban is my place of solace. My brothers Khosini and Maphe and I really enjoy spending time at home.

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Minnie’s BFF spills the beans Azola Mona, 25, and Minnie have been friends for eight years. Here, a little insight from Ms Dlamini’s bestie.

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Minnie loves meat. I mean, she’ll get up at 2am and cook herself a steak. Sport presenting is more than her job. Minnie really enjoys sport; she played rugby, netball, hockey and tennis in school. She does her own makeup for Soccerzone, because she knows what makes her look and feel good. Her great relationship with her dad has influenced her taste in men. She looks for a guy just like him.

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You’ve seen the looks, now hear what Minnie has to say about them.

2014 “I chose this Asanda Madyibi gown when the Metro FM Awards were held in Durban for the first time as I wanted an African-inspired look.”

2016 “I wore this bikini from Topshop for a press shoot for Tropika Island of Treasure. I’ve been working out to get toned and fit for the show.”

2012 “This is my favourite fashion moment because I finally took my style into my own hands and expressed myself.”

2015 “I felt like a princess in this whimsical GertJohan Coetzee dress at the PSL Awards.”

2014 “This was my first time working with David Tlale and he styled my entire look. I was so tired of wearing long dresses to the Vodacom Durban July.”

2016 “After seeing the torn jeans trend on blogs, I took this H&M pair and ripped them myself.”

2016 “I wanted to go short and sexy at the YOU Spectacular Awards, so Asanda Madyibi and I created this hand-beaded mini.”

Are you having ‘social sex’? There’s a new online trend that’s definitely NSFW. Sex blogger Nixalina Watson reports.

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here I am, tumbling through my Twitter feed on my boring train commute, when staring back at me are my friend’s voluptuous breasts for all to see, accompanied by the hashtag #sexselfie. Bending my phone forwards so the suited man next to me doesn’t think that I’m a perv, I quickly scroll to remove her nipples from my screen. And I haven’t even had my morning coffee yet. Welcome to the social sex movement. Before I begin, I feel compelled to tell you that I watch porn. Yes, and I love it. There is, in my humble opinion, no shame in watching porn when you are horny and want to climax. That said, it’s important to remember that porn isn’t real-life sex. Porn is fantasy. It’s a bit like Harry Potter. I often watch footage and think, ‘Surely that’s impossible?’

Making love, not porn Social sex, on the other hand, is real sex filmed by Mr and Mrs Smith (or just Miss Smith), then uploaded to social media platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr and Snapchat. The act you are watching is as honest as your own last bedroom session, messy hair and all.

Social media has not only changed the way that we use the internet; it now commands it. So it makes perfect sense that our sex lives would follow suit. Leading this movement is, (MLNP), which was launched ahead of the curve in 2012 by Cindy Gallop and now boasts 400 000 global subscribers and an archive of over 500 videos. What a woman! Cindy may be a tech start-up founder but, more importantly, she’s a woman daring to delve where others have so far feared to tread: “I’m the only TED speaker to utter the words ‘cum on my face’ on stage,” she says. This is someone I can get on board with! Cindy created MLNP and coined the phrase ‘social sex’ as a platform that was designed to break up the influx of unrealistic porn footage on the internet. The issue isn’t porn, she explains. “The issue is a lack of open, healthy conversation around sex.” So don’t get confused – this movement is pro porn and pro sex. It’s not about sitting around discussing how demeaning porn is over tea and custard creams. In the name of research, I signed up to to get a glimpse of the good

stuff. I watched a video of a couple in Amsterdam, sitting on a sunny verge looking glorious and happy. I then got to check out stills from their hotel romp. How did I feel? I wanted to watch the whole thing!

Up close and very personal But what made it more special is that I actually had a chance to experience their relationship, and who they are, before I enjoyed their physical intimacy. is one of many Tumblr blogs dedicated to the sharing of real sex footage, too. From

a regular follower. “When I watch these couples, I feel more connected. I couldn’t go back to watching fake sex scenes any more.” Also pushing real sex over porn is, which delivers helpful masturbation ‘how-to’ videos and discussion forums. Sex education the modern way, it’s all anybody can discuss right now. Especially after actress and feminist Emma Watson admitted to being a paid subscriber. You can literally practise giving orgasms via an app. All the things nobody talked about previously

“Don’t get confused – this movement is pro porn and pro sex. It’s not about sitting around discussing how demeaning porn is over tea and custard creams.” threesomes to self love, you name it, you can watch it, and each post can be shared and ‘liked’. Real-sex Tumblr hits the nail on the head with its home page intro: “I’m tired of all the produced, unrealistic porn here on Tumblr and all over the internet,” it reads. This page gets up to 100 000 notes per post. “Knowing porn is manufactured just doesn’t do it for me,” says Craig, 35,

are all the things everyone is talking about now, and we’re using our feeds to spread the word. I think that social sex is happening for the same reason social media happened. Real people sharing real stories is empowering (and reassuring when it comes to sex, which has been taboo since time began). “It enhances their sexual sense of self,”

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Total exposure So, would I share sex footage of myself? I am as open as a 7-Eleven and am very much pro sexual

Happy (and not so happy) endings As with all new territory, there are positives and there are negatives. One not so fun fact is that these relationships, where couples share their sex footage, may not last. Yes, they’re in the throes of passion and love right now, but things can always steer down split valley, and no one, and I mean no one, wants to know what their lovers’ ex looks like in bed. “It’s absolutely fine to be anonymous,” assures Cindy of MLNP. “Plus, you can only access and watch the videos on the site. If

“The sooner we drop the prudish mindset towards sex, the sooner we’ll have a more liberated society and better sexeducated younger generations.” discussion. Position advice? Just holler. Sex-toy issue? Drop me a line. Everything is on my blog. But I still cringe knowing that my dad tuned into the radio show where I discussed sexual acts live on the air for an hour. And seeing my breasts on his Twitter feed would make for one very awkward Sunday lunch. Of course, not everyone is up for online exposure, and that’s totally fine. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, but it’s not something that I’d do with my husband,” says my friend Stephanie, 28, who feels that it’s an overshare. Even so, the fact that it is happening sends a powerful message.

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circumstances change, the footage can be removed and isn’t downloadable anywhere else on the net.” Whatever your opinion, there’s no denying that the sooner we drop the traditional prudish mindset towards sex, the sooner we’ll have a more liberated society and better sex-educated younger generations. Life is too short to live without full self-expression. I’m not saying you have to dash to your bedroom and get busy with your smartphone camera. But I will be taking a moment to salute the women of this bold movement, which is paving the way for the sexual online revolution.

Hacked! The most famous nude photo leaks Imagine the horror of waking up to images of your private parts splattered across the internet. That’s what happened to these poor unsuspecting celebs, who’ll probably think twice before sending a nude again. • In 2010, hacker Chris Chaney managed to get into the email accounts of numerous A-listers including Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Renee Olstead. After that, a slew of nude photos of other prominent celebs, like Christina Hendricks, started appearing online. • In September 2014, a massive Apple iCloud hack – dubbed “The Fappening”– resulted in hundreds of nude pictures being systematically stolen from private accounts and uploaded online. Over 50 celebs were affected, including Kim Kardashian West, Gabrielle Union and Jennifer Lawrence, making it the most significant nude Hollywood photo scandal ever. It also raised pertinent questions about online privacy.

Other notable leaks • Between 2007 and 2014, Vanessa Hudgens had nude photos leaked three times in three different years, stripping her of her sweet Disney image. • In 2010, Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams accidentally tweeted a picture showing her breasts to her followers. Oops! • After their breakup in 2013, there were rumours that Chris Brown leaked a naked photo of Rihanna with her pierced breast on display. RiRi later released a statement saying that she was embarrassed and hurt by the invasion of privacy, especially considering she had already had images of her bruised face go viral in 2011 after an alleged assault by Chris.

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says Cindy of her users. “It makes them feel more aware of themselves as sexual beings.” One female MLNP star agrees: “I’m in my 30s and I’ve only just come to terms with my sexuality. I’m now getting over my shame about it.” Real sex, real moans, real nipples and real blabs. You get the… jizz. It’s a celebration of being human and everything that comes with it – that will always get my vote.



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Resting Bitch Face, what’s the deal? It’s offensive and ridiculous and seems to have found a permanent place in how we judge one another. We investigate the ‘condition’ that’s commonly used to refer to women: Resting Bitch Face (RBF).

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e’re only saying this once: Resting Bitch Face. Given the intrinsic misogyny of the term, and the fact that it’s most often used to describe women, we’ll call it RBF from now on. Not perfect, but less offensive. In case you’re not familiar with the idea, RBF is that subtle look of derision, disapproval or superiority that we all recognise when we see it. Both the name, and the concept, have caught on like an Adele single. Celebrities like Anna Kendrick, Anna Paquin and other stars joked about having one, and a big slice of the Instagram universe scrolled through their posts and wondered aloud if they, too, might have it (and whether it could be “cured” with surgery, injections or lasers). Then it became a sport to spot it in others. But despite its roots in humour, RBF seems to have become just another reason to be mean about how other people look – and insecure about ourselves.

Looking down (on others) Enter Dr Jason Rogers, a behavioural neuroscientist and senior consultant for Noldus Consulting, one of the companies behind a software called FaceReader. Jason was at a school cross-country event talking to another parent who was lamenting the trials and tribulations of raising a teenager. “To add insult to injury,” Dr Rogers recalls the mother saying, “she’s throwing shade at me all day with her RBF.” The next day, while on a run himself, Dr Rogers had a eureka moment: “What if I could use FaceReader to identify RBF?” FaceReader maps the 500 points on the face that generate what Dr Rogers calls “action units”. It’s all based on pioneering research begun in the 1950s by Dr Paul Ekman, who theorised that facial expressions were universal and unconscious – and that they could be measured. He developed a system to codify six “universal expressions” (sadness, SEE OUR GALLERY OF CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE RBF AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

happiness, fear, disgust, surprise and anger) as they manifest on the human face. And, using a slightly different algorithm, FaceReader does the same thing. The software is typically used in advertising or consumer testing, where it picks out fleeting, almost imperceptible reactions in subjects. (A recent study used a similar technology to identify a universal “not face”, an expression of negative emotion that is consistent across cultures and languages. Dr Lora Becker, an associate professor of psychology, uses FaceReader in her own research. “You can pick up people’s reactions that they don’t even have the words to explain,”

“Despite its roots in humour, RBF seems to have become another reason to be mean about others’ looks – and insecure about our own.” Dr Becker says, “because it goes into microexpressions that we don’t have control over. It reads subtleties that we can’t always perceive visually.” Now armed with this powerful tool, Dr Rogers scoured the internet for images of the people who were described as having RBF, including Kristen Stewart, Victoria Beckham, January Jones, Anna Kendrick, Queen Elizabeth and Kanye West. Then he ran them through the FaceReader programme. Although this wasn’t exactly a rigorous scientific study (the sample was small and obviously subjective), a pattern emerged. The faces associated with RBF registered “subtle traces of contempt”, says Dr Rogers. “There’s an air of superiority or judgement conveyed. It’s nothing overt, but the software, as well as the viewer, picks up on it.”

How it’s perceived Some behaviourists theorise that RBF may be a sign of introversion or social anxiety, but in general, people with RBF may not be in the least bit introverted, anxious or contemptuous. They may be feeling perfectly happy. Or they may be feeling nothing at all. To be clear: an obvious snarl of derision or smirk of sarcasm isn’t RBF. RBF is when you think that someone’s sneering at you, but they’re not. Which may explain why those who believe that they have it, or have been accused of having it, often feel misunderstood. “Emotion generates from the limbic system, which is an older part of the brain,” explains Dr Becker. “Even though we might not have words for certain feelings, they still affect our interaction.” In this wordless matrix of communication, messages are sent and received at lightning speed. Our cerebral cortex is convinced it has registered bitchiness, and our limbic system is off and running with the idea nanoseconds before we discover that we actually like the person with the downward-turned mouth. Dr Rogers’ little experiment clearly hit a chord. After he and his colleague Dr Abbe Macbeth blogged about the results, the company’s website received more traffic in 48 hours than it had in the entire previous 12 months combined.

Defining RBF So, what are the telltale physical signs of RBF? “Most of them cluster around the mouth,” explains Dr Rogers “and they have a lot to do with asymmetry.” Is one corner slightly upturned or down? Is the dimple area elevated on only one side? Eyebrows also play a role, especially if one is more arched than the other. A slight squint or narrowing of the eyes is sometimes added to the mix. Dr Rogers stresses that these signs are very subtle. Comedian Stephen Colbert theatrically arching one brow for comic effect is not RBF.



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“It’s almost certainly healthier to rally against appearance sexism than to worry about or try to ‘correct’ RBF.”

RBF: an owner’s manual The cultural saturation of RBF is not lost on those celebrities who supposedly have it. Whether they embrace it (with tongue in cheek) or reject it altogether, they deserve to have their say.

Anna Paquin “[RBF] basically means that if you’re caught off guard and aren’t smiling, you look like a giant bitch. Apparently that’s how I come across. I’m really happy [in reality]; my life’s good. My husband has the exact opposite – Happy Resting Face – which is kind of annoying.”

It’s just too obvious. All of which means that trying to use surgery or injections to combat RBF is a bit like using a chainsaw to trim a hangnail.

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Anna Kendrick “Is there a filter on Instagram that fixes Resting Bitch Face? Asking for a friend.”

Kristen Stewart “The whole smiling thing is weird because I actually smile a lot. I literally want to be like, ‘Dude, you would think I was cool if you got to know me.’”

Victoria Beckham “I kind of created this character [for] the Spice Girls. I didn’t smile very much; it was quite pouty… I look at the pictures and think, ‘Oh wow, you look so grumpy.’ The ironic thing is that I’m actually not. I have a very British, tongue-in-cheek sense of humour.”

Kanye West We can’t talk about RBF without mentioning Kanye West. He has long been the only male we associate with the term. Not even marrying the love of his life Kim Kardashian and having two children, North and Saint, can keep him from looking so crabby.

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Though Dr Rogers recorded RBF in male faces, the stigma generally attaches to women. “What this comes down to is cultural norms and social expectations about women and their role,” he explains. Women are expected to appear friendly, cheerful and approachable. And if they don’t, they may have to pay a familiar price: “You look prettier when you smile.” “You’ll catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” “Cheer up, baby.” These types of patronising comments are pretty exclusively directed at women. And even if, as Dr Rogers points out, smiling has been shown to improve the mood of people around us, there can also be an element of submission to it. What’s more, some women – including some beautiful and famous ones – may smile less frequently because they are selfconscious about their teeth or don’t like the way that their eyes squint up or their nose flares. Unlike actual scowling, the absence of a smile isn’t a reliable indication of somebody’s mood. So perhaps behavioural research into RBF will help bring attention to what is still a glaring double standard. It’s almost certainly healthier to rally against appearance sexism than to worry about or try to “correct” RBF. It’s not a deformity. In other words, bitch is in the eye of the beholder.

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Don’t believe everything you see in The Devil Wears Prada!

7 Questions you always get asked when you work at a fashion magazine Including: “Do you ever eat?” GLAMOUR US fashion director Jane Keltner de Valle and our very own features writer Nandi Ndlovu have all the answers.

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member of GLAMOUR walks into a party, is introduced to a stranger, and an interrogation ensues. (What bag to buy? Is a certain fashion designer nice?) Generally speaking, people tend to be curious when they find out you work at a fashion magazine. And we’re not complaining. In fact, we’re flattered. Coming up: honest answers to the questions we hear most frequently.

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“Do you get 1 “Do you wear the latest trends every day?” 2 stuff for free?” Jane Alas: fiction. The Nandi Before starting my internship at GLAMOUR SA, I had my outfit planned and neatly laid out the night before (over-the-knee flat boots, a floral printed skirt, black polo neck and black coat). Fast forward three years and those days are history. My morning routine involves staring into the dark abyss that is my wardrobe and hoping something will materialise. I live in Cape Town’s CBD and walk to work, so I’m never in heels. I do, however, dress up for events, and that’s when my stilettos come out to play. But I must give credit to the members of the team whose fashionable finds I always admire: our editor loves a good pair of heels, and black is the unofficial uniform in the fashion department.

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Jane When people ask this, they’re actually asking a bigger question: what’s in now? Skinny jeans or flares? Long skirts or short? And the answer is all of the above. (Even within the span of Louis Vuitton’s 12-minute spring show, skirt lengths fluctuated from ultra short to long.) As fashion journalist Lynn Yaeger tells me, “In this culture, there’s a larger desire not to be bossed around.” Besides, not every style looks good on every woman. “Don’t feel that you have to like everything,” she recommends. “A lot of things don’t look good on anybody.” My personal favourite skirt length right now is the midi: it creates a long, lean line and is super versatile. But that’s not to say that I don’t mix in a mini or pencil skirt every so often. Some sage words of advice: shop from the gut. “That thing that makes your heart leap before you even try it on?” asks Lynn. “That’s the thing that you should buy, not the other thing that you want because it looks good on someone else.”

Nandi We often have deliveries of cake, chocolate and other treats, which we welcome with delight, especially when we are on deadline or dealing with changes that can occur at a drop of a hat. Most days I bring a packed lunch, as it’s cheaper than ordering in, but sometimes I forget to eat simply because I don’t have the time. Then comes evening when I’m attending an event, and the first thing thrust into my hand is a glass of bubbly. While I’m mingling, I always scour the venue for waiters, but when I finally spot one, they’re usually carrying a tray of tiny, insubstantial canapés. Perhaps they also think that people who work in the fashion industry don’t ever eat!

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Jane Sometimes there’s a sane answer to that question, like exquisite hand beading that drives up a dress’ price, or fair-wage practices at an ethical company. But sometimes there isn’t: “Retailers have trained customers to wait for sales,” explains fashion director and senior vice president of Neiman Marcus Ken Downing, so some designers do mark-ups in anticipation of those slashings. Frustrating! My personal philosophy is to pay more for a few special pieces that really last instead of buying a disposable wardrobe each season. That said, plenty of mid-range brands hit a sweet spot between price and quality.

fashion designers a nightmare to 6 “Are work with like you see on TV shows?”

Nandi There are rumours of difficult designers and diva behaviour, and this surely exists – as with any industry. But personally, I’ve encountered so little of this that it hardly registers. We feature a local designer every month, which means interviewing established and upcoming talents, and as a general rule, they are not a fraction as fearsome as they are in the movies! What is true is that fashion is fast-paced, demanding and not nearly as easy as people imagine. And designers are super busy and under a lot of pressure, from working on collections to dressing celebs and attending to private clients (don’t get me started on fashion week). When tempers start to fray, it helps if there is an assistant or PR manager to keep things calm and professional. SEE OUR LIST OF THE BEST MAGAZINE MOVIE MOMENTS AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

less glamorous reality is that samples are used for shoots and returned immediately afterwards. (There are generally just one or two sample sets to be shared by every magazine and website on Earth.) No, we shop.

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Jane Yes! I take pride in wearing my clothes: it means I’ve made a smart buy and shows ingenuity. Many women stand with me on this. “I always wear buttondown shirts, whether they’re in fashion or not,” says Sarah Rutson of Net-a-Porter. “They’re workhorse pieces.” For easiest rewearing, go for neutral buys that can be remixed in many ways, like knitted tops, button-down shirts and plain skirts.





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My matric dance

SA personalities take a trip down memory lane. Cue the “Awww!” Roxy Burger TV presenter

“I went to my matric dance with Neil Shraga, who later became my husband – although at the time, we were like Ross and Rachel on Friends… on again, off again! The event was held at Joburg’s Turffontein Racecourse after exams at the end of the year, but I was so busy with my work as a KTV presenter that I didn’t have time to have a gown made; I just bought a floral cocktail dress and great heels. As head girl, I had the honour of making a speech, and I had an amazing time all round, enjoying one last party as a matric group before we all went off into the adult world.”

Zoë Brown

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Chef and food stylist “Much to my parents’ distress and stress, I had two dresses made for the occasion: a purple number that I hated, and then this peacock-blue gown, which I wore to the dance! I truly loved myself that night and thought that everything – my hair, shoes and makeup – looked amazing. My friend Phumlani was my date, and he wore a cream suit and cornrows – talk about a throwback! But the best part of it all was the after-party at a club in George. We thought that we were so cool clubbing the night away!”

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“It was thanks to financial help from generous friends that I got to wear this purple and turquoise dress by designer Madelaine Clarke to my 2008 matric dance at Kingsway High School in Amanzimtoti, KwaZuluNatal. As for the accessories, that’s where I got to apply my DIY skills: I had my heels professionally spraypainted purple, and then I added turquoise diamantés and beads to the ankle straps. My clutch was made from a cereal box folded into a rectangle, glued in place and covered in the same fabric as my dress, with more diamanté embellishments. I also didn’t have to worry about a date, as Quintin had asked me to be his partner way back when we were in grade 9. It was a really fun night because we all stayed in the moment, and enjoyed it for what it was.” NOW TAG US IN PICTURES OF YOUR MATRIC DANCE AT @GLAMOUR_sa.

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“Arriving at the Clarendon Girls High School dance in East London, Eastern Cape was magical – it felt like a mini SAMA ceremony, right down to the professional photographers. My designer dress cost R1 500 (quite a lot in 2004!), but curiously, I only wore it again once during my gap year. The last-minute addition to my look was my date. I don’t remember his name, but I do remember that he was an absolute gent who went to my brother’s school, and we had a lot of fun!”

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“My nude and chocolate brown chiffon dress was thanks to having a mom who’s a fashion designer (lucky me!), and the Sergio Rossi shoes were found during a family holiday in Italy. The dance was held in the hall of Cape Town’s St Cyprian’s School, and it was the perfect excuse to get my hair and makeup done professionally. My date, Craig, was an old friend, and it was wonderful to see everyone I knew beautifully dressed up and celebrating the 10 years we had shared together.”

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Hayley Owen

Text: Nandi Ndlovu; Photography: Supplied


“Dances at my school, St Stithians Girls’ College in Randburg, were my favourite, and I loved my matric farewell, especially getting dolled up in a dress made by my mom’s friend. I gave her lots of magazine cuttings as references, and it was great, but my stiff updo, on the other hand, was not! My date was my boyfriend at the time, Gareth, and as deputy head girl, we had to open the dance floor – he couldn’t relax until that was over! The best part was going over the night’s details with all of my friends the next morning.”

“For me, the most important part of my matric farewell was the gown. I’d seen the back of a dress in a magazine and that was what I wanted – even though I had no idea what the front looked like and I knew my dad would disapprove of so much skin on show. As you can imagine, my dressmaker had quite a challenge on her hands, and, boy, did she remind me of it, complaining at every fitting! On the night, I snuck past my dad, wearing a faux-fur coat, then it was off to the City Hall in East London, Eastern Cape! My late boyfriend, Durelle Lawrence, was my date, and it was awesome to spend the time with my cousin Sharief and closest friends.”



“Film stunts are safe. Usually”

Hollywood stuntwoman Olivia Jackson, 34, was a kick-ass go-to for stars like Charlize Theron. Then the unthinkable happened.


remember everything about the lead-up to the stunt. The director calling, “Action!” Twisting the motorbike’s throttle and feeling its power as it shot towards the camera. Then my memories cut, and I’m grateful my mind is protecting me from the moment of impact. I have enough reminders of what happened. The scar curving from my brow, around my eye to my left ear. My paralysed left arm. The simple stunt for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter had gone so wrong. It was the first day on set: I was there as Milla Jovovich’s stunt double and had to drive a bike in a straight line while an oncoming camera on the arm of a crane would lift up and over me.

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I did exactly that, but the camera did not. The arm failed to clear and collided with my upper body and head. The shot required no helmet: my face was degloved (when skin is torn from the underlying structures), the artery in my neck severed and I woke from a coma two weeks later.

The damage When my sister visited me in hospital, she saw my teeth where my cheeks used to be. Morphine numbed the

pain of my shattered shoulder blade, severed crown, collapsed lung, brain bleed and broken clavicle, ribs and vertebrae. But it gave me such horrific hallucinations about motorbike crashes that it was a relief to wake up to reality. My husband David’s face showed only compassion: he hid his worry, knowing I needed him to be strong. But I still cried when I saw him. They were tears of gratitude because I knew, even while woozy with morphine, that he loved me.

“The shot required no helmet: my face was degloved, the artery in my neck severed and I woke from a coma two weeks later.”

glamour real life All my life I was used to being pretty and strong and able to do whatever I wanted, so I felt scared David would be embarrassed of me. Now the kick-boxing model-turnedstuntwoman he married was scarred. The surgeons spent five hours operating on my face while I was still in a coma. A plate was made that mirrored my remaining cheekbone, and they used tweezers to put the pieces of my eye socket back together. When I saw my face for the first time, four weeks later, I was stunned. There were no bandages, just hundreds of stitches and staples. Lacerations criss-crossed my face, my entire right cheek was scraped away, the left-hand side was swollen and my whole face looked askew. I felt devastated and scared I would never look normal again. I just had to believe it would get better, and it did.

“My injuries may sound depressing, but I’m not depressed. And I’m not bitter or angry.”

Behind the scenes as Milla Jovovich’s stunt double on the set of Resident Evil. ABOVE On her wedding day in Cape Town with husband David. BELOW Recovering in hospital with David at her side. After the accident, he flew straight from a film set in Malta, where he was stunt-doubling for Michael Fassbender, to Olivia in Joburg.

On set as Charlize Theron’s stunt double on Mad Max: Fury Road.

The road to recovery It was strange learning to walk again: it was as if my body had completely forgotten how to do it and I battled to keep upright, as my neck was pushed over to one side. David had to hold me up on my wobbly legs, and just shuffling to my hospital room door and back was painful and left me breathless. It felt alien – I was used to martial arts and running half marathons. Training taught me to push through the pain, so each day I tried to take two more steps. The weight of my arm weighed me down. David said that even when I was still comatose, I pointed to my left arm as if to tell him that it wasn’t working. That really upset him. My family knew my arm was paralysed, but didn’t have the heart to tell me. So I had no bombshell news, just a gradual realisation. FOR MORE BREAKING CELEBRITY NEWS, HEAD TO GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

After her paralysed left arm was amputated in June this year.

Throughout all the specialists’ tests, there hadn’t been a single movement. My optimism ebbed away, so by the time doctors confirmed the paralysis, I’d already come to terms with it. I thought of the amazing Paralympians, and of Bethany Hamilton – the pro surfer who had her arm bitten off by a shark in 2003, but relearned to surf. They became my new role models. Humour has always helped in every situation, and David and I have had lots of lighter moments

throughout my recovery. If I think too far into the future, I get upset, so I try to just enjoy each day as much as I can. The left side of my forehead is paralysed, so my left eyebrow doesn’t lift. It really cracks him up if I pretend to be surprised and suddenly pull only my right eyebrow up high. And making him laugh makes me laugh, too. We married in May 2015 on a beach near my home in Cape Town. I wanted to wear dungarees, but my family put their foot down. So instead I wore flipflops and a white flowing slip dress.



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So when the accident happened last October, I was a happy newlywed enjoying my job. I’d spent 15 years as a martial arts fighter in Thailand, and also modelled before joining the stunt industry. A fellow professional cast me as an actress in one of his films. I had to do my own stunts, so a good teacher trained me for weeks. It took off from there. That’s the hardest thing to cope with now. I pushed myself hard on little films, earned my way on to bigger ones and then the best films. Then boom. It’s all gone.

My new appearance I look so different now. I’m used to being muscular and strong, but all of my muscle had atrophied. Once the doctors had ensured that I was both physically and mentally prepared, my paralysed left arm was amputated. Some of my stunt colleagues put me in touch with people who make bionic arms. Maybe I’ll get one, or maybe I’ll just rock my stump. Every day David tells me that I am beautiful. My injuries may sound depressing, but I’m not depressed. And I’m not

jumps. These days, I celebrate goals like feeding, showering or dressing myself. Baby steps, but still progress. Being Buddhist has helped ease my recovery, and I’ve learnt to take things as they are. I don’t stress too much about my face as I understand if something can’t be changed, there’s no use in worrying about it. And if it can be changed, then there’s no use worrying because it will change.

“We are all stronger than we know. If we believe in ourselves, we can do anything we want.” If I was asked a year ago how I’d react if I lost my arm, I’d have answered, “Wail, scream, cry.” But we are all stronger than we know. If we believe in ourselves, we can do anything we want. I have shed loads of tears. Some in pain, some in fear, but many more of happiness because I realise how much I love David and my family and how lucky I am to have them. I haven’t yet chosen a new path, but whatever I decide to do next, I know it’ll be brilliant. I’m positive I will find new goals to work towards. I always do.

The United49 campaign Set up by Reel Action Guardians, a non-profit organisation which helps stunt performers who’ve suffered a lifechanging injury, this campaign hopes to create awareness and offer support and financial aid to improve Olivia’s life. “This was one of the first things I saw when I switched on my phone, weeks after the accident. It was flooded with pictures and really helped pick me up. They used my motocross number, 49, and it’s ‘united’ because it brings together the acting and stunt community,” explains Olivia. Below are some of the celebs who support the United49 campaign.

Chris Hemsworth

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Elizabeth Olsen

Daniel Radcliffe

Star Wars crew

Text: Julie McCaffrey; Photography: Supplied by Olivia’s Instagram (@olivia_stunts)

bitter or angry. Learning to sit up and walk again was so hard, my mind was wholly focused on regaining strength – I don’t have the time or headspace to feel down. At first I missed my old face, and now I’m amazed by my new one. The scars have healed so well and even the big one is fading. Doctors told my family I might not have any use of the left-hand side of my face, and it would hang down. They also said I was possibly brain damaged and wouldn’t recognise anyone or know what was going on. So I’m very grateful for what I do have and try not to yearn for what I don’t. Usually doing stunts on film is safe, thanks to the protocols in place and rehearsal time, but if I’d moved 2cm to the left on that bike, I’d have died. The support from the stunt and film community has given me a huge lift. Milla Jovovich wrote a caring message and asked to visit, but I hope she understands I just wanted to be with family. Charlize Theron, who I worked closely with on Mad Max: Fury Road, sent beautiful flowers. People who had similar accidents emailed me and it’s inspiring to see how they came through it. I felt the whole world willing me to get better. Now I need something fresh to focus on. I’ve always liked working towards mammoth challenges, like mastering new stunt skills, learning new sports or practising motocross

“At first I missed my old face, and now I’m amazed by my new one.”

How to shop like a pro A failsafe guide to enjoying shopping – and making your money stretch even further. Streamline your shop Check your wardrobe before going clothes shopping Ask yourself, ‘What do I really need? What do I have that serves a similar purpose?’ To help gauge what’s already in your closet, never layer multiple items on hangers. When other clothes are piled up on top, it’s too easy to forget what exists beneath and can lead to unnecessary spending.

Be realistic about what you wear It’s OK to have eight variations on a navy jersey if you wear them all, but there’s little point in getting a cherry red jersey if you won’t ever wear it.

Always look at the care label Will you dry-clean an inexpensive top, or will you risk hand-washing or machine-washing it on a cold cycle? Consider these factors before buying.

Navigating a large store

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Go with an agenda and set a time frame of when to leave. Never amble: it sucks energy. Ask for directions. Don’t waste time by assuming or guessing where you’re going. Use personal shopping services, like getting your bra fitted by an expert. They’re both complimentary and helpful. Do visit the brands you love, but also keep an eye out for new names and labels.

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Always check the price tag before trying something on. If it’s over budget and you love it, consider what you can save on in order to buy it. If you vow not to buy anything again for a while, set a time period and stick to it. If you can help it, never queue for a changing room. Instead, find another one, even if it’s in a different department. Take a bottle of water in your handbag. Dehydration equals rushed shopping.

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glamour insider Your changing-room game plan

Always wear well-fitting underwear when you shop. It’s the foundation of everything. Clothes will never look good if your underpinnings are wrong.


Always take two sizes to try on because a) it’s a nuisance to have to dress again and go back to the shop floor to select another size, and b) you may prefer the fit of the one you weren’t expecting. (This is especially true when shopping for jeans.) Sit down in the piece you’re trying on. Is it comfortable, does it pinch/ride up/flatter?

Bra H&M R229


Buying basics Remember the joy factor Consider cost-per-wear, but don’t underestimate cost-per-feeling of joy. If something makes you happy, buy it.

Don’t fall for ‘It’ pieces It may look fabulous in the store, among the rails of more ‘It’ things and in the company of a convincing sales assistant, but in the cold light of day, is it actually going to be something you will reach for from your wardrobe? And can you name three situations when and where you would wear it?

During sale time, never buy something that’s too small assuming you’ll slim into it But do buy a size too big: a tailor can easily nip and tuck where required – even move shoulder lines. But be realistic about what’s achievable. Avoid overly complicated designs and prints.

Get to know store managers

Text: Sarah Harris; Illustrations: Gatto Bravo

They are the first to know when there will be new deliveries and promotions, so make friends with them.

Knickers H&M R99

4 Online shopping tips

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Sign up to your favourite brands so that you get an instant alert when new collections arrive on their website. Always check what the piece is made out of and notes on how the style fits (check to see what size the model pictured wears) to avoid unwelcome surprises upon delivery. Browse other websites for the item you are thinking of buying. Many will offer different angles and videos showing it in a new light. If you are disappointed when you open the box, return it. Websites have a return policy for this reason.



4 Work bags under R1 000

Structured bag H&M R599

Woven bag Mango R949

Multistrap bag Witchery at Woolworths R899

Two-tone bag Call It Spring at R499

glamour insider Spend smart Never pay a lot for a white T-shirt For this basic item, it’s always better to spend less and replenish more frequently (whites never stay white for long – you’re not buying this piece for longevity).

Don’t be afraid of buying a dream gown on sale at a time when you have no occasion to wear it This category can be reduced up to 70% at the end of a season, so it’s a smart time to buy. It’s far worse to spend a lot more on a panic buy; better to have it ready in your wardrobe before the invitation arrives. Just avoid prints; they have a shelf life.

Start making a list and keep a running total of every buy The escalating numbers may make you think twice about something that isn’t essential to your wardrobe.

Edit your wardrobe every six months and resell pieces of value not worn over the past year Put these funds into a new bank account and aim to limit new buys using only this account. Think of it as recycling.

Pay with cash, not credit cards You’ll find notes are harder to part with compared to passing over the plastic.

Avoid shopping on a whim – this leads to mistakes. But if you see a piece that won’t date (like gingham), don’t think twice.

5 Perfect shoe tips

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New-season shoes are a smart way to update your wardrobe. Wear shoes inside for at least 30-45 minutes before wearing them outside. Walk on different surfaces at home, from carpet to harder flooring such as wood or

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marble (but be careful not to scratch the soles. If in doubt, lightly cover them with masking tape). If they feel unbearable or cause blisters, return them. Never buy shoes thinking they’ll stretch. Always take brandnew pointed-toe

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shoes to a cobbler to fix a metal plate under the toe. They will last exponentially longer. When it comes to daily shoe choices, check the weather. Don’t wear leather-soled shoes in the rain; wet pavements will destroy them instantly.


Collared shirt Mango R599

WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016 It’s one of SA’s most prestigious and coveted awards – a grand celebration of woman power in fields ranging from charity to the arts, media to business. So don’t miss our October issue announcement of the GLAMOUR Women of the Year 2016 winners. Nine awesome achievers who make us proud to be female!


Photography: Ross Garrett, Steve Tanchel, Richard Keppel-Smith, Aubrey Johnson, Andile Mthembu, Denzil Jacobs

Life, love and style inspiration!


Photography: Katinka Bester at Hero Creative Management, Kope Figgins at One League Creative Management



Fashion, beauty, the works

’Tis the season for love, so start your spring with a style affair: African prints, cool cowgirl looks and body-affirming beauty. glamour


Get set for new frontiers with fringe details, suede and cowgirl-inspired accessories.


Photography Katinka Bester at Hero Creative Management Fashion director Chrisna de Bruyn

fashion trends OPPOSITE PAGE Halter-neck top H&M R2 299; skirt Warrick Gautier R4 500; cowboy hat Stetson at Trail Saddles R2 930; cuff R599 and boots R28 700 both Louis Vuitton THIS PAGE Dress River Island R2 799; cowboy hat Stetson at Trail Saddles R3 746; cuff Rags & Lace R2 228; ring Smith at Mungo & Jemima


THIS PAGE Gilet R949 and crop top R179 both Forever 21; shorts KLรปK CGDT R2 200; cowboy hat Stetson at Trail Saddles R3 018; necklace R599, bag R1 199 and boots R3 799 all H&M; ring Lulu Belle R185 OPPOSITE PAGE Blouse Stefania Morland R2 549; skirt Forever 21 R600; cowboy hat Studio W at Woolworths R299; cuff Rags & Lace R599; rings Tessa Design at YDE R150 (for pack of three); boots Harley Davidson at Old Khaki R2 399


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Blouse R1 499 and boots R2 299 (ankle boot version available in stores) both H&M; leggings Mr Price R120; cowboy hat Stetson at Trail Saddles R2 233; ring Smith at Mungo & Jemima R440


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THIS PAGE Dress GalluzzieGini R7 000; belt Glitterati R250; cuff Mimco at Woolworths R699; ring Tessa Design at YDE R199; boots Rubi at Cotton On R400 OPPOSITE PAGE Kimono Lulu Belle R3 250; bodysuit Topshop R429; boots H&M R2 299 (ankle boot version sold in stores)



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THIS PAGE Top Forever 21 R679; trousers Glitterati R400; cowboy hat Second Time Around R800; necklace Babette Clothing R200; ring Lulu Belle R185; boots Mimco at Woolworths R2 299

Hair and makeup: Nandi Kai at Supernova Creative Management; Photographer’s assistants: Hilton Boucher, Sello Mautjana; Model: Lauren Buys at Vision Models; Fashion work experience: Niquita Hulbert, Tania Durand, Monique Klomp

OPPOSITE PAGE Jacket R1 899 and dress R699 both Mango; boots Topshop R799

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Bright prospects Express your complex, beautiful self with a mix of prints, textures and hues. Photography Kope Figgins at One League Creative Management Fashion director Chrisna de Bruyn

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Jacket Wewe at YDE R1 260; top Sindiso Khumalo R1 825; skirt Banana Republic at Stuttafords R1 300; pith helmet Ledikana R800; sneakers Le Coq Sportif at A Store R1 200 Jacket Craig Port at YDE R460; crop top R500 and tracksuit bottoms R1 000 both adidas; scarf Lulu Belle R325; ip-ops Havaianas R200 Tracksuit top Stella McCartney for adidas R1 000; skirt Wewe at YDE R1 200; tights R700 and sneakers R2 500 both adidas; plate necklace Ida Elsje R3 500


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Silk dress AKJP R4 180; moonbag Topshop R400; sneakers Puma R2 900

fashion lookbook LEFT Jacket R730, skirt R530 and sneakers R800 all Zara; cap (worn at waist) Babatunde at Merchants on Long R300; moonbag Topshop R400; watch Pressroom R500 RIGHT Jacket R1 900 and crop top R450 both adidas; skirt Selfie R880; beret Ledikana R280; sneakers Puma R2 000


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Top R630 and skirt R630 both Zara; jacket (worn around waist) Craig Port at YDE R460; beret Ledikana R600; earrings Ida Elsje R3 500; sneakers adidas R2 400 Cropped jersey R2 150 and knitted skirt R1 590 both MaXhosa by Laduma at Merchants on Long; backpack Cotton On R400; sneakers Puma R2 800 Hoodie R1 900 and hat R1 200 both H&M; maxidress adidas R1 150; sneakers Puma R2 000 Shirtdress Selfie R920; sunglasses Dolce & Gabbana R1 885; bag AKJP R2 480; sneakers adidas R2 500


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Jacket R3 500 and sneakers R2 400 both adidas; knitted dress GUESS R1 200; headscarf Lulu Belle R325


Hair and makeup: Shahnaz Cola-Wrensch at Supernova Creative Management; Photographer’s assistant: Herman Jordaan; Videographer: Alistair Blair; Models: Maryse Kyelem at Outlaws, Tshepiso Ralehlathe at Ice Models, Lebo at Max Models, Nyamuoch Girwath at Twenty Model Management; Fashion work experience: Niquita Hulbert, Tania Durand

Velvet dress H&M R1 500; jacket (worn around waist) By Wewe at MeMeMe R1 299; earrings Babette R220

Oversized curls “Start by conditioning before you shampoo to amp up limp locks,” says Chris. TRY TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume PreWash Conditioner (R96.99) and Shampoo (R96.99). After washing, apply a mousse, like TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse (R79.99), to damp hair – focus on the roots for extra lift – before blowdrying. “Create ringlets with a curling iron and clip in place until hair has cooled,” explains Chris. “Once you’ve done your whole head, release the clips and run your fingers through to loosen the curls.”

Pump up the volume New York celebrity stylist Chris Naselli shows you how to create amped-up styles using the new TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume range.


hris Naselli is no stranger to fashion week and Hollywood red carpets. At the forefront of fresh looks and A-list styles, he’s created noteworthy ’dos for stars like Alicia Vikander, Katie Holmes and Mindy Kaling. So we listened up when he told us that tress trends are following the fashion trend for volume. “Hair is fuller and 114

reaching new heights, too,” says Chris. The good news is that you can rock the look even if you have fine, limp hair. The secret to creating volume? It all starts in the shower. Rich formulations and thick shampoos and conditioners can weigh down your locks, reveals Chris. So, to get fullness, try conditioning before you wash.

“Instead of the wash, rinse and repeat method, use a reverse system wash, with specially formulated products to avoid hair damage, where you start with the conditioner to create fullness, followed by shampoo. It’s a great way to achieve volume and still experience smoothness,” explains Cassandra Taylor, product development manager at Unilever SA.

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The statement ponytail Root lifting is important for this look. After shampooing, blot hair with a towel and apply mousse when it’s still damp. Flip your head over and blast with a hairdryer, concentrating on the roots. “Tease the hair from the hairline to the crown, then pull it into a ponytail and secure with a coated band,” advises Chris. “Gently smooth over with a comb before taking a section of hair and wrapping it around the elastic. Pin in place.” Comb the ends for smooth, touchable lengths.


Text: Michelle Brownlee Smith; Photography: Il Retallack at Hero Creative Management; Beauty assistant: Lesley Mathys; Fashion director: Chrisna de Bruyn; Photographer’s assistant: Caitlin Dobson; Models: Julia T at FanJam, Jodi at BOSS Models, Letshego at Faith Models, Candice at Vision Management; Fashion work experience: Tania Durand. Clothing GalluzzieGini and Gavin Rajah (worn throughout).

The full faux bob The correct haircut helps create volume, and long layers can add to the impression of fullness. For this style, Chris blowdried the hair with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximiser (R85.99) before parting it to the side. “Curl 2cm sections with a curling iron,” he says. “When the whole head is done, tuck the back section underneath to create height and pin securely. Then allow the layers of curls to fall freely around the face. Don’t try for symmetry; cool and casual looks more modern.”

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The wow updo This French twist to the max is for shoulder-length locks or longer. “Begin by cutting a hair doughnut into a long, sausage-like shape, and set aside for use later. Now make a deep side parting and pull the hair sleekly to one side,” says Chris. “Roll your hair around the doughnut until it sits closely on the side of your head. Hold it tight to keep the sleekness, and pin in place,” adds Chris. Apply a little mousse to tame flyaways and spray a strong-hold hairspray from 20cm away to hold in place.


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Power up your diet

Abs lab

There’s a science to strong, sexy abs. Here’s what you need to know.

How to boost energy and burn more fat.


Clear out processed snacks: store-bought pastries and chips, packaged diet food, soft drinks (including diet) and anything with high-fructose corn syrup.

Tone-up tip Replace sugar with natural sweeteners, like coconut crystals, Stevia, honey and maple syrup.


Aim for four to five servings of protein a day. It stabilises blood sugar levels and keeps hunger at bay. Vegetarian? Eggs, Greek yoghurt, quinoa, tofu, tempeh, legumes, chia and hemp seeds, spirulina, and almond, coconut and soy milks all pack protein.

Unsaturated fats in avocado, salmon and olive oil keep your mind sharp, your skin young, your energy high and your heart healthy. Limit saturated fats and avoid trans fats altogether, which are commonly found in pre-packaged foods.

Tone-up tip Pick a soft, low-fat cottage cheese, which is lower in saturated fat.


Dehydration can slow down your metabolism. Work out how much water you should drink with this formula: 35ml for every kilogram you weigh. So if you weigh 68kg, drink just over 2ℓ water a day.

Tone-up tip Eat a proteinrich snack within 30 minutes of a workout to recover faster.

Tone-up tip Rehydrate




Go for nutritious grains, like wholegrain oats, quinoa, amaranth, millet, brown rice and barley, and low-GI carbs, like sweet potatoes, fruit and non-starchy vegetables.

post-workout with coconut water to replace electrolytes.


Tone-up tip Eating low-GI

Make it part of every meal. Fibre keeps your blood sugar levels stable, ensures your digestion runs smoothly, and can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and other illnesses.

carbs three hours before a workout can help burn 55% more fat during exercise.

Tone-up tip Snack on raw fruits and veggies. The raw-food glow is for real!

Some women seem to rock major ab definition after just a few weeks of clean eating and amped workouts. For others, it feels like it would take months of perfect portions, marathons and a non-existent social life to get to #AbGoals territory. Below are the key variables in the great abs equation, plus how best to work yours.

Genetics DNA determines where you store body fat and plays a role in how quickly you reduce it. “Your testosterone levels also makes a difference,” says physiologist Dr John Porcari. “The higher your level, the more easily you build muscle everywhere, including your core.”

Strength The more muscle you have, the more kilojoules you zap all day. The best way to build lean tissue is with a full-body strength programme done at least two days a week. Add core moves to that foundation to really sculpt your midsection.

Cardio A cardio routine that uses steady, continuous movements helps keep weight in check – but highintensity intervals (HIIT) are crucial. These include alternating between intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. Studies found that exercisers decreased fat faster when two of their four weekly cardio workouts were HIIT routines. Also, all cardio sessions included strength training.

Sleep Adequate rest gives you the energy you need for workouts and reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which has been linked to stomach-fat accumulation. Skimping on sleep may also cause us to pick foods that trigger weight gain.

TIP! Say sayonara to salt. It causes your body to re tain water, which can lead to a puf fy face and bloated belly.

Pro protectors These deos do more than just make you smell great. They protect your clothes and offer lasting protection! Dove Invisible Dry AntiPerspirant Spray R31.99

Mitchum Advanced 48HR Protection R55.95 Shield MotionSense Fresh Confidence Spray R28.99 Nivea Anti-Perspirant Invisible For Black & White R28.95

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Kerry’s staylean routine

Try this mat workout by her trainer Julie Turner. Do three sets of each move two to three times a week.  Standing jumps Stand with feet hip-width apart. Gently bend knees, then lift your heels. Straighten legs and lower your heels. Now add a jump after straightening legs; land softly. Jump for 60 seconds, then rest for 60 seconds for one set.

Arm circles Tie a resistance band to a door handle and place a mat on the floor. Lie face-up, head under the handle. Raise legs; bend 90 degrees. Reach back and grab band in each hand, then pull the ends out to sides so your arms make a ‘T’. Circle arms forward 10 times, then backward 10 times for one set.

Leg springs Lie face-up with the centre of a resistance band under the arches of your feet. Cross it over the tops of your feet and hold one end in each hand. Raise straightened legs 60cm off the floor and pull arms close to your sides. Open legs out to sides; pause, then press together for one rep; do 10. Repeat, changing leg position so heels touch end to end forming a ‘T’ for one set.


Rita’s quick body workout

“Rita is incredibly motivated,” says her trainer Nora Alihajdaraj. She’s also a very busy woman, which is why Nora developed this simple routine for her. Squats Three sets of 10 reps “Squats work a huge chunk of the body, but mostly the quads and glutes,” says Nora. “I joke with Rita and say, ‘Bum to the grass!’ I want her thighs parallel to the ground, and then for her to go even lower.”

Plank Three sets, one minute per set “You shouldn’t see a curve on your lower or upper back: it needs to be straight like a table, with your hips parallel to the ground,” explains Nora. “Be sure to squeeze your butt – it’s part of your core, too!”

Burpees Three sets of two minutes; do as many as you can in each “Do these with intensity and speed,” says Nora. “Once you’ve mastered the move, add a push-up after you kick your legs out.”

Push-ups Three sets of 15 reps “The narrower your arms are positioned, the more emphasis is on your triceps,” reveals Nora. “The wider they are, the more the emphasis is on your chest and anterior deltoids.”

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Smooth out your legs You can’t cure cellulite, but you can treat it, like this.

1 Hydrate


H2O helps treat cellulite. Get it by eating watermelon.

Why it works Drinking water busts bloat and flushes away excess salt. But Dr Howard Murad, a dermatologist and author of The Cellulite Solution (St Martin’s Griffin; R360), sees water-rich foods as a more potent way to diminish dimples. His top pick? Watermelon. It’s about 90% water, with only 192kJ per cup. It also delivers vitamins A and C; two essential antioxidants that help maintain skin’s thickness. By fighting off free radicals (damaging molecules generated by exposure to sunlight and air pollution), these antioxidants prevent the breakdown of collagen, and preserve elastin stores, which act as your skin’s natural filler. When the dermis of the skin is thicker, it conceals lumps better.

a cream with high levels of caffeine or aminophylline and theophylline, two of caffeine’s chemical cousins. These eliminate water in the connective tissue, making cellulite less noticeable. Exfoliate with a loofah or body scrub before applying caffeinated cream, and work it in well. “Friction warms the skin, making it more receptive,” recommends dermo Dr Ranella Hirsch. Also smart: curb your salt intake. L’Oréal scientists had test subjects apply caffeinated cellulite cream to one leg for a month and follow an eating plan that limited excess salt. After four weeks, the cream-treated leg had fewer dimples, but cellulite on both legs improved, a clue that diet has a small but definite role.

SWEATY SOLUTION 3 THE Exercise Do cardio to reduce cellulite. Your secret weapon: lunges.

Why it works Lunges build

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lean muscles in celluliteprone butts and thighs. To maximise the effects, don’t let your knees go past your toes, press the heel of your front foot into the floor and squeeze your glutes throughout, recommends personal trainer Liz DiAlto. Her routine: three sets of 12-20 lunges on each leg, three to four times a week. You’ll see improvements in as little as one month.

Shape shifters


To conceal lumps and bumps, create a believable DIY glow with these tips.

Why it works “Exfoliate with a gentle body scrub,” advises Jimmy Coco, the ‘tan man’ for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. With a self-tanning spray, mist into the sink first to assess how quickly the product comes out. And whichever formula you choose, make sure to apply it in a circular motion to avoid streaks.

TIP! Avoid suntanning for two weeks after a laser treatment. Your skin is fragile and needs sun protection.

A stimulant-laced cream can tighten skin for hours.

Why it works Look for


What to know about laser hair removal


You’ll need several sessions

“Hair grows in different stages, so you’ll need six to 10 sessions,” says Carmen Ross, manager at Cape Town’s Luxe Laser Studio. “After that, your hair won’t grow back.” An extra bonus: no more of the dark shadow

you get with shaving, as the root of the follicle is destroyed. 


The new techniques are incredible

“Previously, laser didn’t suit dark skin tones, and blonde or grey hairs. But we’re seeing amazing results with new technologies,” says Carmen.


It can be pain free

Trust us, we tried it! “The Soprano Ice is the RollsRoyce of laser machines,” says Carmen. “It cools the area while it works to keep skin comfortable.” It’s quick, too: a half-leg session takes 40 minutes, while underarms can take only 15 minutes.

Clarins Body Shaping Cream R550 Elancyl Cellu Slim Night R495 Bionike Defence Body Anticellulite R295 Optiphi Body Curve Cellulite Therapy R690


Kate’s earlymorning moves In her book Pretty Happy (HarperCollins; R479), Kate shares her energising routine. Easy stretch Stand as you breathe deeply. Stretch arms over head. Grab left wrist and lean to the right. Repeat on opposite side. 

Leg warm-up Start in a squat. Bend at waist, bringing torso to thighs. Return to start. Do four reps. Lie down and stretch arms over head. 

Leg stretch Sit on a mat and place a yoga strap around one foot, opposite foot flat on floor. Pull strap to gently stretch straightened leg, keeping knee slightly bent. Let straight leg fall to one side, stretching inner thigh, then let it fall to the side, stretching the band. Switch legs; repeat. 

Roller Lie face up on a foam roller that is perpendicular to your body. Roll up and down spine from shoulders to middle of back. 

Gentle spine twist Lie on your back, shoulders flat. Bring one knee across your body. Stretch arms out to each side. Switch sides; repeat.

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Sun saviours

Be sun smart You are now entering the no-burn zone: find genius new SPF formulas and excellent tips that let you have fun in the sun, safely. In a recent poll, 75% of respondents said they always (or almost always) wear SPF outdoors. Bravo! Now, let’s make that a good habit. Sunscreens, skin soothers and tweaks to your routine can take your sun protection to the next level. They’re simple shifts, but the pay off is major: nothing less than healthy, gorgeous skin for life.

Increase your SPF A higher SPF is a safety net if you skimp on the amount you need, and dermatologist Dr Joshua Zeichner notes

that we typically apply half as much sunscreen as we should, meaning only half the protection. Choose a broadspectrum sunscreen with at least SPF30, and use about a shot glass-full for your face and body per application. Don’t forget to reapply every two hours for it to be effective.

Think beyond just ultraviolet rays “We used to ignore infrared radiation (IR), but now we know how it adds to photo-ageing,” says dermatologist Dr Melissa Levin. Use a sunscreen which

contains antioxidants for extra protection against freeradical damage.

Familiarise yourself with the ingredients “Some chemical sunscreens progressively break down in sunlight,” explains dermatologist Dr Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas. So after two hours, your SPF30 could be down to a measly 15. Her advice? Look for products that contain mexoryl or helioplex, which remain more stable over longer periods of sun exposure.

TIP! Worried that staying out of the sun means you’ll miss out on vitamin D (which is essential for good bone health)? Don’t risk it through sun exposure - simply add foods like salmon and tuna, which are both great sources of the nutrient, say the experts.

Sexy soles

Heliocare Advanced Gel SPF50 R453 Coverderm Filteray Face SPF40 R419 Vichy Idéal Soleil SPF50 R280

Follow this four-step guide to get your feet into shape.


In a large basin, combine two cups warm water with one cup full cream milk, a few drops of hydrating coconut oil, plus an essential oil, like calming lavender or energising grapefruit. Soak feet for five to seven minutes.


Next, buff away rough skin. Try this DIY scrub: ¼ cup kosher salt 1 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp olive oil 3 drops peppermint oil ½ tsp fresh rosemary Mix ingredients to form

a paste. Work into your feet, then rinse with water.


Now focus on toning and refreshing your feet with a hydrating face mask – it works on feet, too! Wrap them up in a warm towel for

a few seconds, then apply the mask and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.


Seal in the moisture with a body cream. Apply a thick layer, then slip on cotton socks to absorb overnight.

Foot favourites


Theravine Luxurious Foot Lotion R201 Woolworths Love your Feet Invigorating Foot Scrub R75 Avon Foot Works 3-In-1 Oil R64.90 Skin Republic Foot Peel R109.99


Start your holiday prep now Get your skin, hair and nails in shape for that summer bikini – one day at a time. Start waxing “If you don’t wax regularly, book at least three weeks before your holiday so all the hairs are at the same stage of growth,” says Lisa PotterDixon, head makeup artist at Benefit Cosmetics. Prefer a cool removal cream? TRY Mandy’s Simply Smooth Hair Removal Cream (R79.95).


Treat your tresses “If your hair is damaged, have a trim,” says celebrity hairdresser James Galvin. Then use a treatment range that targets damage for six weeks, so your hair is stronger come sunnier days.


Save your skin “It’s time to reinforce the dermis so it’s structurally able to resist aggressive UV rays, which can lead to wrinkles,” says skincare professional Isabelle Benoit. TRY L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Advanced Correcting Serum (R124.95).


Brush up “Body brushing removes dead skin cells, improves circulation and tackles ingrown hairs,”

advises wax expert Sandra Lugay. TRY Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush (R560).


Get a mani-pedi “A professional manicure and pedicure at this stage sets you up for a season of great nails,” explains nail expert Trish Lomax. “At home, follow up with weekly hand and foot scrubs and nightly moisturising, and apply nail and cuticle oil twice daily.” TRY Avon Foot Works Clay Mask (R61.90).


Boost your complexion “Exfoliate dead cells with a combination of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) and salicylic acid,” says Isabelle. “Rather do this now than when the sun is stronger to prevent the risk of inflammation and dark spots” on your face. TRY Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant (R890).


Stay sun-free “With a month to go, avoid excess time in the sun and sunbeds, as any UV exposure before having a wax can lead to added skin sensitivity,” explains Sandra.



Test it out “Do patch tests to see how many layers of self-tanner best suits you,” suggests tan expert James Read. “Take a picture in natural light to judge the final result.” We adore Tan Organic Self-Tan (R599).


Nourish now Give your skin some nourishment with a multi-purpose oil.


Sort your brows “Have your brows tinted and waxed three days before your trip, so that there’s no irritation when you’re in the sun,” advises Lisa. Groom them with Benefit Brow Zings Shaping Kit (R445).


Smooth things out “Book a wax 48 hours before you leave,” says Sandra. “Wax takes to the hairs better when the skin isn’t moisturised; so avoid any products that may cause a barrier to the wax on the scheduled day.”

Touch up your nails and tan A longlasting gel mani and pedi is great, but remember that nails grow faster in hot weather. You may need your nails filled after a week and a half instead of the usual two. New self-tanners make it easier to get a glow: there’s no fragrant smell and they absorb faster. Apply with a mitt after you’ve had your nails done, and wash it off as late as you can the following day to help it last longer.

HOLIDAY TIME! Now you’re bikini ready for the pool or beach. And if you’re headed to a destination that requires a flight or long distance, “hours of travel can dehydrate your skin,” reveals consultant dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall. “Treat it with a hydrating mask and apply a soothing moisturiser.” TRY Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturising Mask (R249.95). For extra freshness, regularly spritz your skin with a hydrating mist.

TIP! Apply a body oil after a shower while your skin is damp for quick absorption.

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Gary Rom Silk Force Treatment R1 295 Nivea Firming Body Oil R109.99 Sorbet Sensual Luxurious Oil Polish Up Salt Scrub R44.95 Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil R1 095


Text: Molly Knight, Eviana Hartman, Madeline Mesle, Katie Dickens, Joanne Chen, Sam Kweskin, Grace Timothy, Leigh Belz, Staff; Photography: Bjarne Jonasson, Matt Irwin, Jason Kibbler, David Slijper; Stills photography: Andre Wepener/Pixel Lounge


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Gwyneth’s arm and abs faves

Tracy Anderson, who trains the star, shares two of her top moves. V-punch   Stand with your feet just wider than hip-width apart, a 1kg weight in each hand at your hips. Punch right arm all the way up, with palm facing front. Do four times. Repeat with palm facing back. Complete three times. Switch sides; repeat.

Walking plank  Start in a high plank. Imagine your feet pointed to six on a clock face. Keep your body straight as you rotate counterclockwise slowly until feet are at three o’clock. Move back to six. Rotate clockwise to nine and back for one rep. Do three to five reps. Break, then repeat.

For every woman there’s Vitabiotics

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Glam Living “A cocktail done right can really show your guests that you care.” – Danny Meyer


Three easy and flavourful cocktails that will impress so much that you’ll want to make them again and again.

Raise a glass Who better than 2015’s US Bartender of the Year, Ivy Mix, to provide her three favourite cocktail recipes? “I like how vibrant these drinks are,” Ivy says of her pick. “They’re perfect for a party and celebrate the good, the fun and the alive.” Now it’s time to test your mixology mettle – flair bartending moves, optional!


Text: Kristin Canning, Jose Cuervo; Photography: Johnny Miller

Serves 1 In a blender, whip 30ml Jose Especial Gold Tequila, 90ml Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix and ½ cup crushed ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a sprig of mint, an orchid and a slice of lime.


RIGHT ALARM Serves 1 In a shaker, muddle 3 or 4 raspberries. Add 30ml pisco, 30ml Aperol, 10ml lemon juice and 15ml simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil until sugar is dissolved). Shake and strain into a wine glass with ice. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with fresh raspberries.

DIABLADA PIÑA Serves 1 Slice 2 jalapeño chillies and soak in a 750ml bottle of tequila for 10 minutes. Discard the chillies. Shake 45ml infused tequila, 7.5ml green Chartreuse, 10ml lemon juice and 10ml pineapple syrup (equal parts sugar and pineapple juice brought to a boil until sugar is dissolved). Serve in a shallow glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.



Hot spots, good vibes, great books and movies

Movies NINE LIVES Absentee dad and errant husband Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) finds himself turned into a cat when he buys a last-minute gift for his daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman) at Purrkins, a karma-inducing pet shop run by Felix Grant (Christopher Walken). Starring Jennifer Garner as Tom’s wife Lara, this fun ride is about making time for what counts. ---

BAD MOMS Trust the directors of The Hangover to come up with a star-studded comedy about good moms gone bad. Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) have all been pushed one cake sale too far. Now they’re taking on the opposition in the form of oh-so-perfect PTA maven Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate). It’s liberation suburbanstyle, with outrageous consequences.

“I’d be so much happier in a dress,” mumbled Jeremy.


“Always have a back-up plan.” – Mila Kunis


Bridget Jones’s Baby She’s baaaack! And this time around, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is unexpectedly expecting – and isn’t sure whether the dad is Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) or her ex Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Emma Thompson plays her ob-gyn Dr Rawling, so you can expect plenty of British banter as Bridget muddles her way towards motherhood in the sweet third movie in this franchise. -----

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CELL Based on Stephen King’s 2006 sci-fi novel, Cell is a thrilling adaptation in which a cell phone virus turns users into zombies. In the midst of chaos, Clay Riddell (John Cusack) teams up with Tom McCourt (Samuel L Jackson) and Alice Maxwell (Isabelle Fuhrman) to find his missing son.

“Girls just wanna have… vodka!” sang Talia and Kimberley.


DON’T BREATHE If you needed money to help you and your sister leave an abusive home, would you break into an old blind man’s house (Stephen Lang) to steal $7 million? Rocky, (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) do, but they soon discover that it’s actually a serial killer’s abode. ----

‘Ew! Does my nose really look like that in profile?’ thought Jen.

Text: Jacqui Thompson; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images



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Music reviews: Nandi Ndlovu; Book reviews: Michelle Brownlee Smith, Pnina Fenster, Karen Tennent





LET THE NIGHT IN (DELUXE EDITION) This SA band released a deluxe edition of their sixth studio album to coincide with their European tour, and this updated version features four new songs and a beautiful live, unplugged rendition of ‘Let the night in’. We like that their local sound is being globally loved. KEY TRACK ‘Let the night in’ GET IT To support SA ----

THANK YOU The second album from this breakout star comes with an image revamp as she steps away from the ’50s and ’60s style of her debut, with influences ranging from Bruno Mars and Aretha Franklin to Caribbean rhythms. Happily, her message of female power is still very much present. KEY TRACK ‘No’ GET IT For her flawless voice ---

“There is no better adviser than a good book.”

– Dr Debasish Mridha



WRITTEN IN SCARS This is not the first album from the husky-voiced singer, but it is his first with a major label, coinciding with sold-out shows in the UK and Ireland. Expect great lyrics (he has a passion for poetry), and collabs with famed songwriter Matty Benbrook and singer Sia. A great blend of acoustic, folk and pop rock. KEY TRACK ‘Tie me down’ GET IT To unwind ----

THE GETAWAY The Chili Peppers are back after a five-year break, and for the first time in 25 years, their regular producer Rick Rubin has been replaced with Grammy award-winner Danger Mouse, injecting a fresh take on those familiar guitar rifts. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis says the lyrics were inspired by a twoyear relationship that fell apart. KEY TRACK ‘The getaway’ GET IT If you’re a fan -----


The People We Were Before by Annabelle Thorpe (Quercus; R373) Miro seems to have redeemed his traumatic past when he marries his childhood sweetheart and they have a child together. But clouds are gathering over his homeland of Yugoslavia, and a single decision destroys everything he has built, leading him into a landscape of wartime terror in which love and friendships are torn apart. A tragic read with descriptions that make every moment feel shockingly real.

Look at Me by Sarah Duguid (Tinder Press; R382) Lizzy, a struggling, 20-something actress, her alternative therapist brother Ig, and their Bohemian father Julian share a home in London and a profound grief, as nothing has been the same since the death of Margaret, the wife and mother who held them all together. Then Lizzy discovers she has a half-sister, the result of one of her father’s affairs, and so begins a creepy family drama in which memory, desire and disaster collide.

Degas’ Dust by Carnie Matisonn (Tafelberg; R287) Part-biography, part-treasure hunt, Degas’ Dust chronicles Joburg-born musician, pilot and businessman Carnie Matisonn’s search for his grand-uncle Karnielsohn’s art collection, including a portrait by Edgar Degas, which was stolen by the Nazis during WWII. Compelling, moving and amusing all in one, this book expertly encompasses several worlds, moving from the Second World War to Apartheid SA, and encompassing antiSemitism, sanctions busting, and more. A brilliant read.



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[Let loose] Blow off some steam at these delightful affairs.

Packed lunch Located in the picturesque hills of the KZN Midlands, Swissland Cheese Farm opens its gates once a month for garden picnics and live music. Bring the kids, pick the perfect spot on the rolling lawns and enjoy the relaxed vibe on 4 September. For info, visit

Cape Town Spring break The charming town of Botrivier plays host to the annual Bot River Spring Weekend on 2-4 September. It’s your chance to enjoy wine tastings, live music, great food and more at 11 local wine farms. Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at Goedvertrouw Wine Estate, then move on to activities like a sausage-making course at Luddite Wine Farm and a guided fynbos hike at Paardenkloof Estate. If you love wine, excellent cuisine and a happy ambience, visit POP THE CORK Toast the arrival of the new season and celebrate Heritage Day with fabulous wine and food pairings at the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, happening on 24-25 September. The weekend pass (R140) will give you access to all the participating wine farms, a complimentary tasting glass and a free wine tasting. Book tickets via

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MEN ARE FROM WHERE? PAGE TURNER Book lover alert! The brilliant Open Book Festival brings together writers from around the world, including Nigerian-American Nnedi Okorafor and New Yorker Nadia Hashimi, as well as established and emerging SA talents. On 7-11 September at The Fugard Theatre, The Book Lounge and the District Six Museum. For tickets and info, email

The talented Tim Plewman is back with Defending the Caveman, his wry look at women, men and the strange but true misunderstandings between us. One of the longest-running solo comedy shows in SA theatre history and a regular hit at the National Arts Festival, it’s a great and thought-provoking night out, so take your galpals, your guy, your mom, dad, and anyone else in need of wit, wisdom and entertainment. On 7-17 September at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Book tickets via

HAPPY HOUR SA’s unique varietal is being celebrated at Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap on 24 September, not only will you be able to sip on the original coffeechocolate pinotage straight from the barrel, and taste delectable food, but the entertainment is going to be a hit, too, with headline acts like hip-hop star Toya Delazy and indie group Edisontide. Tickets are R370, book via



And… Action!

Now in its fifth year the Jozi Film Festival showcases local and international filmmakers and encompasses a wide range of subjects and stories. The movies will be screened from 15-18 September at great venues around the city including The Bioscope Independent Cinema. The festival will also offer Q&A sessions with the filmmakers as well as workshops. For more info visit SOOTHING SOUNDS

Text: Staci Lazarus; Photography:, Retha Ferguson, Gallo Images/Getty Images, Paris Brummer, Matteo Scarpellini/

STAND UP One of SA’s top comedians, Marc Lottering tackles topics ranging from daily irritations to funerals in Hashtag Lottering. On until 17 September at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Tickets are R70 per person, book via

Irish charm meets Irish melody as the singing sensation Celtic Woman return to our shores with their Destiny tour. With nine albums, eight DVDs and more than eight million sales to their name, they are the only all-female act to achieve multiplatinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. So book fast (they sell out!), and get ready for romance and rhythm at Teatro, Montecasino on 17 September and Big Top Arena, Carnival City on 18 September. Book tickets via

Nationwide Street smarts Enjoy fantastic flavours and a great atmosphere at the Street Food Festival ZA. Inspired by similar events in London, Atlanta and Geneva, it takes place on 28 August at The Cosmopolitan in Joburg’s Maboneng, and on 4 September at Side Street Studios in Cape Town’s Woodstock. Booking is essential and tickets are R50 each via FOR EVEN MORE EVENTS, CHECK OUT GLAMOUR GUIDES AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

GOOD JEANS From denim trends and updates to the classics every stylish wardrobe needs.

BEAUTY ROOM Sexy lashes, radiant skin, major hair, the trick to getting Adele’s eyeliner look, and more! The pros are sharing their secrets.

SEXUAL HEALING Hot times coming up! Ask these sex questions to get closer and steamier than ever.


Icons, inspirers, generous spirits and soul sisters. Meet the nine extraordinary women who have won this year’s prestigious awards.

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“The walls are covered in family portraits, which include all of our children and our wedding day.”

“This is my old piano from Joburg, which I’ve passed on to my stepdaughter Leila.”

“The cowhide rug was a gift from a friend. It looks great and is so practical as it traps dust.”

“I learnt to play acoustic guitar in 2001, but I didn’t like it, so Ian has his electric ones instead.”

My favourite room


he Cape Town home that Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp shares with her husband Ian and their 15-month-old daughter Esther Beth is just like its owners: warm, relaxed and inviting. “My home is a pure expression of who I am, and it’s the place where I’m happiest,” Elana explains. “We’re always hosting dinner parties, which inevitably end with our guests singing and dancing in the music room.” So it’s no surprise that this joyous space is her favourite room in the house, with its photo frame-filled

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cream walls, minimal decor and array of gleaming musical instruments. “I love this room so much because I hate talking about myself, but music is universal – I could talk about it all day!” Elana grew up in Cape Town playing the piano and organ at her local church, and ever since then, instruments have always reminded her of her childhood. “Having such a room at home means I can indulge in my passion for music. I learnt to play the accordion because my father never wanted me to touch his, and as a result, I now have a collection of my own! The white one on the floor

is from Ian’s late uncle Ben. It’s so loud that it could probably lead an army.” In the centre of Elana’s music room is her baby grand piano, which is “smaller than a normal baby grand because the house I lived in previously wasn’t as big,” she explains. “It’s also digital because I bang pianos so badly that they’re always out of tune!” The concertina Elana’s holding was given to her by Ian as a Christmas gift last year. “I asked for one instead of jewellery because I knew he’d have to really search for it. He eventually found this Italian one in Pretoria,” she says. FIND MORE CELEBRITY ROOMS TO INSPIRE AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Text: Staff; Photography: Karl Rogers

TV and radio presenter Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp shares her harmonious space.

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[Beautiful dining]

Gorgeous food meets gorgeous decor.

Cape Town

Text: Chelsea Foord Mickelwood, Eva-Maria Shuman, Karen Tennent; Photography: Micky Hoyle

MULBERRY & PRINCE 12 Pepper St, CBD; 021 422 3301 From the copper tables and white screed floors to the artwork by Kurt Pio, Mulberry & Prince deserves the hype it’s attracted. Co-owners and chefs Cornel Mostert and Cynthia Rivera are superbly creative, and the New York-style experience involves flavoursome dishes, like kohirabi, persimmon, hazelnut and mint salad (R75), ricotta dumplings (with shimeji and grana padano; R115) and buttermilk panna cotta (with hibiscus vinegar; R55).



36 Saxon Rd, The Saxon Hotel, Sandhurst; 011 292 6000

54 Lighthouse Rd, Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga; 031 561 2211

Talent runs in chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ family: his wife, Sandalene worked on the decor for this new eatery, with its concrete walls, turquoise and brass details and green vistas. Revel in the opulent intimacy with the seven-course tasting menu, which features dishes like smoked scallops and pork belly (R1 300 p/person).

An airy atmosphere is the order of the day at this luxurious eatery with its plush seating, stunning sea views and fusion of classic and contemporary cuisine. To start, tuck into the salmon roulade (R135), then move on to the line fish fillet with chive beurre blanc sauce (R180).




Cuban inspiration makes for a great time, whether you sit indoors or outside at this casually elegant spot, with its glass lanterns, mirrored walls and crisp white linen. Try the duck spring rolls (R60) followed by the prime grain-fed beef fillet with café de Paris butter (R170).

38 4th Ave, Parkhurst; 011 447 0710

Chef James Diack called in his mom Janet when it came to Coobs’ decor, and the result is bright paintings, furniture made of wood from the family farm and a funky Karoo meets Joburg feel. The great bistro-style menu features offerings like beef carpaccio (R80), slow-braised lamb (R140) and chocolate trio dessert (R70).

16 Loop St, CBD; 021 418 6304


For Giulio’s stunning interior, owner Giulio Loreggian’s collaboration with designer Michael Chandler resulted in imaginative elements, like retro leather-backed stools, metallic wild foliage and a dry macaroni chandelier. Go for the tasty offerings, like La Bianca (eggs florentine with salmon, spinach, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce; R75) and Panino di carne (rosemarycrusted fillet steak on ciabatta; R65).

Cnr William Nicol & Ballyclare Dr, Bryanston shopping centre; 011 463 0207


LITTLE HAVANA 16 Chartwell Dr, Granada Square, Umhlanga Rocks; 031 561 7589

7 Weltevreden St, Gardens; 021 286 0187

The old Leinster Hall has been restored to its former glory and reopened as The Stack, courtesy of interior guru Sarah Ord and hotelier Nigel Pace. The upstairs members’ lounge is bold and eclectic, while the downstairs dining room is swish and sophisticated, with plum chairs and moody lighting. We liked the Saldanha Big Bay oysters (R22 each), beef bourguignon (R150) and classic crème brûlée (R65).


THE GRILL ROOM 2 Lighthouse Rd, The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks; 031 514 5000

Glittering chandeliers and an elegant blue and white theme make for a sensual, celebratory time at this renowned hotel restaurant. The whiskey prawns (R290) are a wonderful main, and we loved the traditional crêpe Suzette (French crêpes drizzled with a rich caramelised sugar, butter and orange juice sauce; R120) flambéed at our table for dessert.

Imagine a large private dining room complete with white linen, a vertical garden and walls painted with vine leaves, and you’ll have an idea of the fresh and tranquil ambience here. The outside area is just as relaxed, with wooden cladding and benches. We recommend the spiced duck breast (R162) and berry pavlova (R60).



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elaxed style and a happy mood were the order of the evening at our GLAMOUR and TRESemmé reader event in Cape Town. The star of the show: New York stylist and TRESemmé brand ambassador Chris Naselli sharing hair techniques he’s used on the likes of Alicia Vikander, Emma Roberts, Mindy Kaling and Helen Mirren. Add models in glorious GalluzzieGini creations, DJ Chris Jack on the decks, on-the-spot manicures, a Pose4Print photobooth, fabulous food and goodie bags packed with the entire new TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume range, and it’s fair to say that we went big with this one!

LEFT Parmesan and rocket risotto by Dish Food & Social Catering. ABOVE Pravda Vodka cocktails.

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GLAMOUR editor Pnina Fenster chats to hair guru Chris Naselli.

The catwalk set-up at our venue for the evening, East City Studios, Cape Town.

LEFT GLAMOUR beauty director Michelle Brownlee Smith talking trends. BELOW Unilever’s Nelly Yimbo and Cassandra Taylor explain the science behind TRESemmé’s range.

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Civil rights activist and US labour leader Dolores is a mentor of mine. She introduced me to farm workers’ rights and taught me that in a world where there is so much attention on what we eat, there isn’t enough interest in the people who pick our food.

by Eva Longoria

We asked the actress and activist who has influenced her life.

Associate justice of the US Supreme Court

I’ve interviewed Sonia and have got to know her, and she’s a great dame – vibrant, full of life and so proud to be Latina.

LUCILLE BALL Actress and producer

The star of I Love Lucy, Lucille was a pioneer: the first woman to head a TV

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I spent nearly a decade with them [on Desperate Housewives]. Just watching Felicity act was a privilege, and Marcia taught me how to be a kind human being. I am the producer-actordirector I am today because I got to work with them.

Suffragist and women’s rights activist

I get so upset about women who don’t vote, because of what activists like Susan went through. I respect what they did, so I vote.

HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE My philanthropic spirit comes from my experience with my sister Elizabeth, and her special needs; Holly’s comes from her autistic son Rodney Jackson (RJ). What she’s done for the autism community is so honourable.



studio, and she created the rerun [with her husband Desi Arnaz]. She was an executive, a producer, a wife and a mother, and she balanced it all so well.

Actress and philanthropist

Activist and lawyer

We met through the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She believes women can have it all, just not at the same time. She taught me to prioritise what’s important at this moment in my life.


Actress and singer She was the Elizabeth Taylor of the golden era of Mexican cinema, and she was very proud of her heritage. Start with her 1946 film Enamorada (A Woman In Love).

MAYA ANGELOU Poet and civil rights activist

To quote her, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” So I try to make the people I interact with feel amazing. WHICH AMAZING WOMEN INSPIRE YOU DAILY? TWEET US AT @GLAMOUR_sa.

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Get set for good karma If you need to borrow money from a credited money-lending institution, this is the time to do it. You could also gain from international investments this month. The best days to make the most of your finances are 20-21 September. You’re inspired at work and set to lead others in group projects. If you’re involved, there may be a sudden split, but there is a strong chance of getting back together again once the smoke has cleared. If you’re single, it’s time take action and cultivate a positive attitude towards love.



Expect to be emotional You like the finer things in life, but remember not to spend carelessly at this time. Look out for emotional outbursts on your part at work, especially around 23-24 September, when you may feel angry about being told what to do. Create clear boundaries with your colleagues so you are sure of respect, and know that this is just a phase and it will pass. Love looks fantastic. If you’re unattached, you could meet someone who likes to live large. If you’re in a relationship, expect beautiful conversations and deep connections.


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YOUR YEAR AHEAD If you’re a Virgo, like actress Cameron Diaz (30 August 1972), you’re analytical and diligent, and this is the year to really bring those qualities to your career, as your work will be a source of an abundance of money and a potential romance, too. In fact, your finances look better all round, as does your attitude to life. On the love front, be prepared to open up emotionally in your relationship. Also, September is the best month to re-evaluate your health and your diet. YOUR MONTH AHEAD Your hard work will be rewarded This is a very special month for you: you’ll be feeling especially inspired in your career, and you’ll reap the karmic, financial and professional rewards for all your hard work up until now. A promotion may also be coming your way; look to 8-9 September to make this happen. An ex-lover may return to your life, or you may feel a mysterious past-life connection with someone special. Remember to stay hydrated to fend off the possibility of migraines.

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Put good times to good use This is a huge moment for your career and a great time in which to promote your ideas, connect with the public, sign documents and make critical life decisions. So immerse yourself in this positive energy while you have it. This is also an opportune moment for financial decisions, especially around 19-20 September. You’ll be spending lots of time at home with your partner, and things will become emotional – in a good way. Single? You’ll soon attract someone with a care-giving nature. Watch your diet for digestive problems.



Stand up for yourself It’s time for an electrifying change at home, as your inner wild animal is about to be released. This may also mean fights with your loved ones; just know that if this does occur, it’s only because you’re standing your ground. Singletons, get set to meet someone athletic and innovative – the kind of person who likes to make the first move. Keep a handle on your money and put in extra hours at work, as checking details will calm you and give you a greater sense of control. A good time for this will be 12-14 September.



Enjoy yourself Good news for your career: it’s looking steady and strong. The same applies to your finances, as your bank balance is expanding. You and your partner may both be feeling a little shy in your new relationship, but it’ll progress naturally into something more physical; look to 5-7 September for the wheels to start turning. Looking for a mate? Work, the gym, food stores, restaurants or online are the best places to find them, but they may be quite reserved and tend to hide behind a computer screen. Health warning: take care of your ankles as they’re at their most vulnerable this month.



Love takes centre stage You may be prone to impulse buying and comfort eating. Make an effort to be disciplined and rather put your energy into interactions with your colleagues, employees and clients, especially around 3-4 and 30 September, which will be an apt period for this. On the love front, this is an exceptionally powerful month for those who are single; you are starred to attract someone via your work. Involved? Expect to be very busy with your lover. But watch out for stomach problems caused by poor eating habits.



Text: Leigh Goldberg; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images

Go for it! You’re giving everything you have to your career goals this month, and the Universe is supporting you in this, so don’t hold back from putting in that extra work, especially around 1-2 and 28-29 September. A marriage proposal or deeper commitment is on the cards and if you’re single, it’s highly possible that you’ll meet the intense, sexy and energetic person of your dreams – quite possibly someone with a penchant for wearing lots of black. If you’re able, invest in property or save your money for lessons in a spiritual practice.



Great changes lie ahead You’ll experience a huge emotional shift around 24 September, when intense energy forces you to take things more seriously. There’s big transformation in your work life, too, so go with the flow, don’t be afraid of change and hold your vision as you’ll attract money this month – you just need to make the right connections. If you’re single, you’ll attract a tall, ambitious individual. Partnered up? Foreign travels will deepen your romance. And while change is on the horizon, how about looking for benefits in exercise, too?



It’s all about women Whatever your line of work, it will be affecting women on a large scale this month, so get set for female influences. Money will come and go in spontaneous bursts; save where you can. You’re set to meet someone special who is charming, good-looking and intellectually stimulating. If you’re coupled up, spend time together in the outdoors. You’re naturally energetic and this is a good time to start an exercise regimen to avoid a little weight gain. And look forward to 23 September when life becomes easier to handle.



Shake up your routine You’re craving a career change and you may encounter eccentric people at work who inspire this. Go with your gut and don’t fear surprises that may be part of this month’s journey. If you’re involved, your relationship may feel hard at first, but remember that your partner helps you grow: 23-25 September are ideal dates for nurturing and loving times, or as a period in which to reassess the relationship altogether. Single? Make an effort to chat to a stranger; this may create unexpected chemistry and lead to something special.


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Things go your way Your hard work really pays off this month, as money pours down on you and you have plenty of opportunities for networking. In fact, you’ll be socialising a lot within your career and may attend a conference or give speeches to large groups. You’ll feel very impulsive about love and crave adventures with your partner. If you’re unattached, try to mingle with people from different cultures; a sexy foreigner may be on the cards. Look to 8-9 September for this chance meeting. It’s also a brilliant time to assess your health and eating plan.

If he’s a Virgo, like Tyler Perry (13 September 1969), he’s a hardworking perfectionist who can be neurotic and romantic at the same time. His ideal mate is humble and kind. Capricorns, Taureans, Scorpios and Cancerians make excellent matches. There’ll be mutual attraction with Pisceans, but also frustration. Leos and Librans make for best friends, but Arians and Sagittarians are too fiery for him. He’ll have a lot in common with Geminis, but will find Aquarians too emotionally detached for his needs.

Email for your personal reading by our fabulous GLAMOURscope writer Leigh Goldberg. GET YOUR DAILY HOROSCOPE UPDATE FROM LEIGH AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.


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“Of course. I was dying to learn French and heard about an amazing academy. I met an old man on a plane who knew somebody who went there. It was serendipitous.” – Blake Lively

“I don’t talk to strangers and I only take private planes. So it cannot happen to me.” – Karl Lagerfeld

Do you talk to people on planes?

“I generally travel really late at night, so I use that time to sleep or catch up on emails and work. I’m not rude if somebody greets me, but I like to keep to myself.” – Lorna Maseko

Text: Jeffrey Slonim, Staff; Photography: Gallo Images/ Getty Images, Fairchild Archive, Capacity Relations

With your seat belt securely fastened, it can be hard to avoid being – or having – a captive audience. We asked stars whether they chat in-flight.

“I talk to people all the time, whether they want me to or not.” – Rosario Dawson

“I happily greet those around me, but I prefer to relax or to focus on the meeting or job I’m flying to. I also like to use the time to get admin done.” – Dineo Moeketsi


“Yes, I do – and I talk to myself on planes.” – Kristen Wiig

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Anxieties our parents never had to worry about Break out this list the next time you hear, “When I was your age…”. The fear of being shamed for your love of pumpkin spice lattes, the feeling of sheepskin Ugg boots on your feet, and your devotion to ceramic hair straighteners. Basically, everything that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.


Millennial identity crisis

Your office doesn’t have table tennis, you don’t freelance on the side, and you don’t practise meditation or yoga with your co-workers at lunch. What kind of hip millennial are you?

3 On-demandinduced lameness

Mr Delivery, OrderIn and have made your life easier. So much so that you now live life from a small corner couch. You have a sneaking feeling that this is not good.

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‘struggle 4 The is real’ struggle

Is your struggle real enough? Does your struggle make you sound privileged? When does flaunting your first world problems stop being funny and start being just plain obnoxious?


Fear of social media features

It’s New Year’s Eve, and the absence of a Braamfontein location tag is a sad reminder that you’re at home eating Chinese takeaways with that pigeon that frequents your windowsill.


Tinder trepidation

Do your matches know you pay over R100 a month for premium subscription? Will repetitive left-swiping cause tendinitis? Is anybody else concerned that the millions of men on Tinder don’t seem to be enough?

7 The Cara complex You and your tweezers were once friends, but now you’re having trouble with growing out what you’re sure could be big, gorgeous brows like Cara Delevingne.

8 Wellness woes

Today it’s the Master Cleanse detox and yesterday it was all about the Paleo Diet. The world of health is overwhelming for a girl who only just learnt that chocolate-covered raisins are not superfoods.

9 Squad anxiety

You were clearly not part of the 0.01% of celebrities invited to participate in Taylor Swift’s ‘The 1989 World Tour’, and every time you and your friends posed for a group photo, you looked like a waitress at a roadside fast-food restaurant. Excuse me while I go catch up on 10 seasons of Friends – by myself. READ OUR TOP TIPS FOR A STRESSFREE LIFE AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

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