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January On the cover 44 Joan Smalls Supermodel, super attitude 56 Nomzamo Mbatha Style story 64 Sex adventures Threesome etiquette. The rules for romping 68 Ashley Graham Plus-size confidence 106 The clear skin diet 20 Hot trends 80 Edgy metallics 90 Sexy swimsuits 98 Glittery makeup 102 Cool plaits WIN! R49 705’s designer handbags 78 One of three Kat van Duinen clutches worth up to R23 905 each
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YouYouYou 37 Hey, it’s OK… 38 Sex “So, is he good in bed?” 40 Body & life Morning tune up. Plus, “My partner is very antisocial. How can I work around this with so many social gatherings coming up?” 41 Love & health “I knew it was over when…” Also, which is better: taking cold meds or toughing it out? 42 Self How to sort out your life
Features 44 Jump for Joan Supermodel Joan Smalls goes for what she wants and gets it 50 Inside the minds of men 52 Am I an alcoholic? 56 My style file By actress Nomzamo Mbatha 60 7 Major things to know about love and dating By pros Ali Murray and Caroline Vermaak 64 The etiquette of the threesome 68 Curvalicious Meet Ashley Graham, the face – and body – of a beauty revolution 72 Your life in stars! Your 2017 astrology guide 106 The clear skin diet 122 The DOs and DON’Ts of 2016
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Beauty 98 Sparkles ﬂy Shine bright with the glitter beauty trend 102 Upgrade your plait By Laura Arnesen and Marie Wivel
13 GLAMOURama DOs and DON’Ts, hot actors and lust-worthy style 114 GLAMguide Fabulous events, great TV series, top reads and ‘The women who made me’
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What fashion item could you wear all year? The GLAMOUR team responds. firstname.lastname@example.org
… Big gold hoop earrings bought as a birthday gift to myself a few years ago. Love that luxe-hippie vibe! Deputy Editor and Beauty Director Michelle Brownlee Smith email@example.com
… Flats. With so many gorgeous options, I can glam up without heels. Art Director Ziyaad Bassier firstname.lastname@example.org
… The perfect jeans. Once you find the right fit, colour and style, they’re the only thing to wear every season.
comfortable that I could (and have) wear them to climb a mountain. Features Writer Nandi Ndlovu email@example.com
… High-waisted black skinnies, because they’re flattering and black is my favourite colour. Editorial Executive Eva-Maria Shuman (JHB) firstname.lastname@example.org
… A tan handbag from Urban Africa. It goes with everything! Syndication Executive Lesley Mathys email@example.com
… I’m just discovering the wonderful world of sneakers. Whatever the weather, they’re perfect. Show me a pair of adidas and I’m in love! Designer Zulpha Meyers firstname.lastname@example.org
… My Casio Databank watches are classic and complement all my outfits. Fashion Director Chrisna de Bruyn email@example.com
… My white adidas sneakers. They’re the perfect kicks for when I’m on my feet all day sourcing for a shoot. Senior Copy Editor Karen Tennent firstname.lastname@example.org
… A comfortable bra. My bra is always the first thing I take off when I get home, and at least with a comfortable one, I can almost forget that I’m wearing it… almost. Special Projects and Events Manager Sarah Tuft email@example.com
… My black leather jacket can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Editorial Manager Megan Playton firstname.lastname@example.org
… Simple white Tomy takkies are the fashion equivalent of a hug from my mom: they feel like home. Online Content Producer and Social Media Executive Danica van der Veen email@example.com
… Versatile chunky boots add an edge to everything. Plus, they’re so
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… My skinny jeans, because they really can be worn with anything. Junior Copy Editor Tumi Moletsane email@example.com
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It’s a new year GLAMOUR-to-go bonanza, with these six awesome and exotic picks! Esmerelda Basson at the Bob Marley Mausoleum in Jamaica.
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Ruth Hope on Lake Malawi in Tanzania.
Nicoleen Meeding at the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Liezel Johannes on the James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay near Phuket, Thailand.
Noeleen Naidoo in Zanzibar.
We’re celebrating the beginning of 2017 with a GLAMOUR-to-go bonus! These six readers each win a SKNLogic skincare hamper worth R1 000 for their winning photographs submitted during the past year. Congratulations, ladies! Enter to win by sending your GLAMOUR-to-go picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or GLAMOUR Mailbag, PO Box 16414, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8018.
Looking back at where it all started and looking at how far we still need to go. Thank you @GLAMOUR_sa for the encouragement #GLAMWOTY16. – @SimplyPalesa I’m featured in November’s @GLAMOUR_sa! So proud to be representing @MillsandBoon #amwriting #romance – @ThereseBeharrie Slim Sonic was included in @GLAMOUR_sa’s smile kit, featuring their must-have teeth tools! Remember to keep ’em clean! – @slimsonicSA I’m talking romance, favourite love stories, real-life couples and relationship lessons in the @GLAMOUR_sa November edition. – @JossWoodbooks @jaggerkhalifa Great article in @GLAMOUR_sa (thanks for supporting local artists, you rock). – @sampegg Gorgeous bridal accessories for anyone saying “I do” anytime soon via @GLAMOUR_sa. – @GoBeautySA
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News, views and DOs and DON’Ts
January’s style DO It’s all about Cartoon Prints
Photography: Derek Kettela
Proof that it’s never too late to have a happy childhood, cartoon prints are quirky, exuberant and a whole lot of fun – who doesn’t want that? For inspiration, look to this witty Moschino one piece, as worn by Victoria’s Secret Angel Chanel Iman. Pow, wow, blam or what?
DO adapt Brilliant novel-tomovie adaptations out this year.
Inferno Tom Hanks is back as the famous symbologist, and this time around, Felicity Jones is his leading lady.
2009 In Jason Wu at the Obama Home States Inaugural Ball.
2011 In Alexander McQueen as the Obamas host Chinese President Hu Jintao.
The Dark Tower Based on the series by Stephen King, Idris Elba stars in this fantasy which was ﬁlmed in Cape Town.
There’s a lot we’ll miss once Michelle Obama leaves the White House – including her style.
A Dog’s Purpose A comedy-drama about a dog who ﬁnds his purpose by showing humans how to laugh and love.
2011 In Vera Wang at the Kennedy Center Honors reception.
2015 In Preen arriving in London.
2016 In Atelier Versace at her last state dinner.
Fifty Shades Darker In the second instalment, Christian’s past threatens to destroy his rekindled romance with Anastasia.
Text: Staff; Compiled by: Nandi Ndlovu; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images, Paul David
DO honour the US First Lady
DO meet Ana de Armas This Cuban beauty is on the rise. Age 28. Home town Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba. Growing up “My childhood memories are amazing. I had freedom in every way.” Stamp of success After attending Cuba’s National Theatre School, Ana appeared in three Cuban-Spanish co-productions. “I had a dual passport because my grandparents were Spanish – it was the only way I had to get out.” Right hook Director Jonathan Jakubowicz picked Ana to play the girlfriend of Roberto Durán (Édgar Ramírez) in the
biopic Hands of Stone. Moving to LA “It was hard. I had a career in Spain and you have to forget your ego. I was a nobody again.” Nobody no more Look out for her in the comedy War Dogs. “It sounds like I only play wives and girlfriends, but they don’t wait at home. I wear the pants.” Next up The Blade Runner reboot, starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. “It’s hard to explain to my parents what’s going on. You can’t compare Hollywood with Cuba. I didn’t even know that I could dream this.”
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Glamourama DOs and DON’Ts of floral prints
Anatomy of a
How to rock retro courtesy of model Hailey Baldwin.
We love the print on Hailey’s
White sneakers with a ﬂoral frock are a modern DO.
satin dress by Coach. And her leather belt cinched at the waist gives shape to the soft silhouette.
Suede peep toes with a wooden heel give the Lisa Hahnbück
ensemble a cool update (and make Hailey’s legs look amazing!), and the style and colour of the belt pulls the outﬁt together.
DO pair a statement dress with neutral accessories.
A busy print requires minimal jewellery.
A fringe and loose curls add to the ’70s vibe, and light makeup (think just a and highlighter) is all that’s needed for the ﬁnal touches. 16 glamour
little blush, gloss, mascara DON’T channel Bowie.
DO get dancing SA DJ TINY T shares her summer playlist. ‘Yeah, I said it’ by Rihanna Chilled, but still something you can bounce to, ‘Yeah, I said it’ is one of my bests from ANTI. ‘Do you mind’ by DJ Khaled ft Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Future, August Alsina, Rick Ross and Jeremih Some of my favourite artists on a song that gets everyone dancing. ‘Warm it up’ by Craig David The dancehall/reggaeton/ Latin feel stood out for me on his Following My Intuition album.
DON’T you love this leading man? 8B9C 1ð81 9C 851D9>7 E@ the stage and your screen.
ctor, model and TV presenter, Chris Jaftha is charismatic, charming and incredibly comfortable in front of the camera – and the more we see of him, the better! After graduating from Joburg’s National School of the Arts, the 32 year old did volunteer work for the non-proﬁt organisation Youth for Christ. For two and a half years, he travelled through Africa, Europe and FIND EVEN MORE SIZZLING MAN CANDY AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.
the US raising money for HIV/AIDS orphanages through theatre, and in 2005, he moved to LA to study at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting. On his return to SA in 2007, he bagged the lead in SA’s longest running musical African Footprint, and he’s been in demand ever since, with roles in Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Mamma Mia! and Aladdin. He’s also sizzled on screen in Isidingo, High Rollers and Roer Jou Voete, and as a Top Billing presenter. So don’t miss the chance to see Chris on stage right now, as he reprises his role as Bernardo in West Side Story at the Mandela Theatre in Joburg from 24 January 2017. Hot? You bet!
‘Islappy slap’ by Crazy White Boy ft Nonku Phiri Crazy White Boy is always innovative with their DJ sets and productions, and this is one of summer’s biggest tracks. ‘Jealous’ by Aluna George This is easy to incorporate into opening sets and it’s the most played song on my list right now. I love the chilled house vibe. ‘Champion lover’ by Nina Sky (Tony Romera remix) It’s been ages since I heard anything by US duo Nina Sky, and this remix by Tony Romera is a turn-it-up hit that reminds me that they’re also great DJs.
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New year, new you! We’ve got everything you need for a beautiful 2017. “Every day is a fashion show and the world is the runway.” – Coco Chanel glamour 19
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Carry-alls to go with pretty much everything!
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Slouchy tote Cape Union Mart R499
5 Holiday must-packs
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Trim and shave
Nivea 3-In-1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes R49.99
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Fluid R230
Schick Hydro Silk Essie Gel Couture TrimStyle Razor R129.95 in First View R169.95
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Budge-proof mascara Bourjois Volume Reveal Waterproof Mascara R179.95
Fashion+Beauty / Dress up
4 Hot tropics
Exotic prints amp up simple cuts.
Holiday romance coming up!
Carolina Herrera Herrera Tuberose EDP 100ml R3 350
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil EDP 50ml R2 695
Racer-back dress Poetry R799
Halter-neck dress H&M R899
Alexander McQueen McQueen Eau de Parfum EDP 50ml R1 535
V-neck dress G Couture at Zando.co.za R799
Wrap dress Mango R1 449
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Stella McCartney Pop EDP 50ml R1 105
Prada Milano EDP 50ml R1 455
Fashion+Beauty / Skin secrets
4 Ways to
Short on sleep? Wake up your face with these invigorating tips from beauty guru Bobbi Brown.
If I look tired, I hydrate with coconut water or vegetable juice. Then I layer on serum and lotion while my face is still damp: this helps seal in moisture, blurs fine lines and creates a smooth base for makeup.
When your skin looks dry, avoid anything powdery or matte. Swap foundation for tinted moisturiser and use a cream blush.
Erase dark circles
Concealer lightens skin, but a corrector, applied first under your eyes, will neutralise discolouration. Pink formulas correct blue and purple tones; use peach for brown or grey tones. Blend just a dab from the inner corner of your eye, then apply concealer.
That ivory eyeshadow you normally apply below your brows? Rather brush it just below the inner corners of your eyes to look more awake.
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Fashion+Beauty / Play time
6 Boho playsuits The flirty alternative to a dress or shorts.
Scoopneck playsuit Mango R749
Tasselled playsuit Mango R799
Off-theshoulder playsuit Mango R799
Long-sleeved playsuit Ax Paris at Zando.co.za R699
Tie-top playsuit H&M R329
Multicoloured playsuit Sissy Boy R599
8 Round sunglasses Keep your eyes on this retro trend. Classic
Lentes & Marcos at Takealot.com R499
Vogue at Spree.co.za R1 090
Ray-Ban at Spree.co.za R2 090
White BUDGET BUY
Colette by Colette Hayman R250
Ray-Ban at Spree.co.za R2 059
3 Cool compacts When you lower your shades, make sure your peepers pop with these!
1 Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel R560 2 Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Precious Embroidery R995 3 Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics R850
Fashion+Beauty / Head trip Beautiful and simple
5 Easy summer hairstyles!
Add a headband
Pin your ponytail
Try six plaits
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Bejewelled hoops Colette by Colette Hayman R115
Tiered earrings Foschini R150
Chain earrings Style Republic at Spree.co.za R79
â€™dos for all hair types, textures and lengths.
Tie your hair high
Braid up to your bun
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Beaded earrings Colette by Colette Hayman R200
Interlocking hoops Kirsten Goss R2 090
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3 Flush finds
Highlight and blush with these palettes.
1 Catrice Multi Matt Blush in Love, Rosie! R79.95 2 Smashbox LA Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in Culver City Coral R350 3 L’Oréal Paris Blush Sculpt JO4PGU Sand Ambre R199.95
5 New liner tricks
L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim R154.95
Try these creative alternatives to the cat eye.
Thickly line your lower lashes with a coloured pencil. “Use a soft liquid liner brush to make it transparent, or a strong brush to make it more opaque,” says the pro behind this look Tom Pecheux.
Start at the inner corner of your eye and raise your line to just below your brows. When you get to the edge, create two large wings. Dot the points as a guide, then clean with makeup remover.
At Piccione, models rocked their liner above their shadow, adding bold definition to the eye crease. Draw your lines first, then use a deeply pigmented cream shadow to fill in the colour.
The negative-space trend has landed right above the eye. Prime first with a primer or concealer. Find the centre of your lid and follow the contour of your eye, stopping just past the outer corner.
Makeup pro Peter Philips explains, “If I’d done the whole line, it would look too elegant and lose that punk effect. The broken line adds edge.” Use a felt-tip pen liner for a more precise application.
6 Bare-shoulder buys Flash some skin this season without looking too revealing.
Loose top Country Road at Woolworths R1 199
Long-sleeved top Day Birger et Mikkelsen R3 199
Lacetrim top Woolworths R325
Crop top The Fix R150
Rufï¬‚ed top Zara R339
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Tasselled heels Madison at Spree.co.za R799
Embellished heels Zara R1 399
Floral heels & Threads R749
Faux-snakeskin heels H&M R399
Cut-out heels Kurt Geiger R1 995
Lace-up heels Tosoni R1 695
Platform heels Mimco at Woolworths R1 299
Strappy heels Charles and Keith R949
Single-strap heels Country Road at Woolworths R1 399
Buckled heels Rubi at Cotton On R699
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5 Ways to make a statement this party season
And when it comes to casual events, a shirtdress in crisp cotton is a great go-to. Fun prints and patch embroidery are also very popular at the moment.
3 Man up
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Occasion dressing is much more relaxed than it used to be, with lots of knee-length and mid-calf alternatives to the traditional full-length gown. A modern lifestyle means having clothes that are current and versatile, not sitting gathering dust. Fabric is key, so try embroidered lace or brocade, as well as details like sequins and prints, and when in doubt, go for metallics. And don’t worry about being perfectly coordinated – a fabulous shoe with a bag that doesn’t match, and a little shrug in feathers or velvet, will stand out from the crowd.
2 Do a dress
Dresses are having a big moment, and we love a long-sleeved maxi T-shirt, a belted dress with a full skirt in beaded and embroidered tulle and a simple, sequinned minidress, which is great for cocktail parties – you just need a clutch, bold jewellery and heels.
If you want to make a real statement, ditch the dress and go for a tuxedo. The classic is a fitted tux with cropped skinny-leg trousers, and we adore this femme-fatale look with scraped-back hair and killer heels (it doesn’t need jewellery). You could also try a tux-style jumpsuit or a summer-perfect playsuit.
4 Step out
There are two main heel styles this summer: the razor-sharp stiletto and the block. Whichever one you choose, look for quirky details, like metallic finishes, floral prints and geometric patterns. Dress them down with a white T-shirt, metallic skirt and denim jacket, or dress them up with a sequinned frock.
5 Add these
The latest runway trend is the tiara, which is quite the statement maker, but also really playful. If this doesn’t work for you, accessorise with big cocktail rings and a structured clutch that features lots of embellishment, colour or patterns. A pair of strappy heels will make your legs look great, and don’t wear a big bag with an evening dress – it looks like you plan on spending the night away!
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Hey, it’s OK… … To buy a new jumpsuit and then buy the playsuit version of it two weeks later – Cape Town weather is way too unpredictable.
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… If you still haven’t mastered the ﬁne art of contouring, and only associate ‘baking’ with the kitchen. … To miss your pink Motorola flip phone you had back in the day #sassy. … To read the drinks menu before the food menu. If they don’t do cocktails, then this isn’t the restaurant for you. TWEET US YOUR OWN HEY, IT’S OK… MOMENTS AT @GLAMOUR_sa.
… If you never message that guy you matched with on Tinder. Sometimes, a girl just wants to know if a guy will swipe right for her. … To Snapchat every song at the Beyoncé concert. You just don’t want your friends to miss out on her slay. So considerate. … If you ﬁnd it annoying when someone says, “I’ll give it 110%.” Maths, people! … To accept you’ll never get your head around the latest Instagram timeline. Chronology is the order of life. … If you have an extra meal on the side when going out for tapas with your friends. Anything on a sharing plate is just a snack. glamour 37
All about you too. It might surprise you to see what happens when you open up and let them in – after all, your elders have years of experience from both good and bad relationships. My mom, for instance, has always been a champion of me sowing my wild oats. “Why be with someone who’s not great when you can have a great life all to yourself?” she once told me. Just be prepared: if you confide in your parents, you have to listen respectfully to their opinions (it’s only fair).
“So, is he good in bed?” Some people want to know everything, but you shouldn’t broadcast it all, says writer Jen Doll. ecently, I met up with a friend for supper and, after a few minutes, she leant across the table and said, “So, tell me about this guy you’re dating!” I’d been wanting to spill some details since we sat down, but I wasn’t sure I was ready to go there. How much should I actually reveal? In the era of Instagram and Snapchat, when sharing so much about our personal lives is considered normal, it’s tempting to expose everything, right down to the last whispered secret. Still, you want some parts of the relationship to be special and private just for
the two of you, not fodder for friends, family and your social feed. In the end, finding that sweet spot is the key to strengthening your bond with your partner as well as your inner circle.
Go deep with your friends Chances are, you have long, meaningful conversations with your friends. That’s what they’re there for, right? In fact, research has found that talking things over with trusted confidantes helps build friendships. The one thing to keep in mind: every discussion is different. I have one friend I talk openly with about my sex
life; she doesn’t judge, and I return the favour. My married pals often reflect wisely on whether someone has long-term potential. Either way, take turns listening to each other, but note that it’s best to draw the line at actual therapy. (I got the hint when one friend asked me, “Have you spoken to someone, like a professional, about this?”)
Talk (some) stuff out with family There was a time you’d rather stay grounded forever than delve into your love life with your parents. But you’ve grown a bit, and Mom and Dad have evolved,
Sure, it’s cute to post a photo of you two feeding goats at the country cottage you visited, or tweet about the 5km you ran. But unless you’re aiming to be the next #FollowMeTo duo and (professionally) photograph every life experience you have as a couple, you don’t want those shared selfies to get in the way of enjoying actual moments together. You’re building memories, not an Instagram-worthy photo album for others to like. What matters most is that you like the stuff you’re doing together.
Keep a few things private Inside jokes, secret confessions, late-night pillow talk: those moments are sacred – they heighten your bond, build trust and highlight why you’re together in the first place. After all, love isn’t about what others witness. So every once in a while, remind yourselves of that in a way that only the two of you can see. FIND 25 AMAZING SEX FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.
Text: Jen Doll; Photography: Szymon Brzoska/IMAXtree.com
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“A cluttered handbag shows a fear of being caught short,” reveals Vicky. “But it’s liberating to carry less.” First, tip the contents of your handbag onto a tray. “Next, get rid of everything you can – there are few things you won’t be able to source on the go if you really need them.” Then, get organised with pouches. “Pop all of your tech stuff, like cables and chargers, in one colourful pouch, and your makeup and stationery in others. It saves all of that endless rifling and valuable minutes hundreds of times a day,” advises Vicky.
“Too many of us finish the day having crossed only a handful of things off our to-do list, which makes us feel like a failure,” says nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver. “It’s also human nature to procrastinate and avoid the most important and daunting tasks.” Step one: “Number your list according to priority,” Dr Weaver says. Step two: make the tasks specific. Instead of ‘reply to emails’, write ‘reply to X, Y and Z.’ Finally, give each point a time frame – eg: ‘by 3pm’. “This way, you have a clear action plan, not a swamp of never-ending tasks,” explains Dr Weaver.
How to sort out your life These four little tweaks will change your world forever. ver feel as though life has got on top of you? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. A recent Forbes survey found that nearly 20% of women under 35 feel “chronically overwhelmed”. And it’s because we sweat the small stuff. “We’re just starting to recognise the positive impact organisation has on mental wellbeing,” says decluttering expert Vicky Silverthorn. “Start small, and you’ll get the headspace to make bigger life changes.” Try this.
Totally confused about your #lifegoals? Welcome to our world. When our minds are clogged up with conflicting ideas about our future, this leads to “decision paralysis”, explains psychologist Maurits Kalff. “To clearly visualise our future, we need to declutter our minds of assumptions about what a successful life entails – and others’ plans for us.” Few of us are motivated by ‘extrinsic’ factors, such as a high salary, our mom’s desire for grandchildren or wanting to impress an ex, but our ego and sense of obligation still distract us from what we really want in life. Instead, focus on ‘intrinsic’ motivations: your desire to help others, your love of travel or maybe your passion for justice. “When you tap into what’s important to you, those big life decisions become easier to make,” says Maurits.
Do you often spend too much time with the wrong people (eg: your colleagues) and then feel too tired or busy to see the family and friends you really value? “One of the greatest sources of social stress is that sense of obligation: ‘I don’t want to do this, but I must,’” says chartered clinical psychologist Kathleen Cox. “Depriving yourself of choices is very disempowering.” Make a list of five people you want to prioritise seeing this month and save them as ‘Favourites’ in your phone contact list. Get in touch with them over the weekend and arrange time together over the next four weeks. Kathleen’s golden rule after that? “Don’t say goodbye without putting the next meet-up date together in your diaries.” SEE TIPS ON HOW TO LIVE A STRESSFREE LIFE AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.
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All about you Love
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Why she was right It exposed what Geetaâ€™s future could hold. â€œHe had the potential to chip away at her self-esteem long term,â€? explains psychologist Emma Kenny. â€œLooking after the health of your partner is important, and sometimes challenging conversations are necessary, but this exchange doesnâ€™t fit into those progressive categories â€“ he took a moment where she felt great, and used it to cut her down.â€?
â€œâ€Ś I felt nothingâ€? â€œWeâ€™d been together for six years. On the last night of our holiday, he kissed me, and I felt nothing. Not anger, not sadness, just no spark. Weâ€™d become friends.â€? â€“ Louisa, 27
Text: Laura Potter; Sidebar text: Staff; Photography: Neil Kirk
Why she was right Friendship within relationships is good, but â€œfeeling â€˜nothingâ€™ isnâ€™t friendship,â€? says dating coach Jo Hemmings. Friends get us excited, they make us laugh. â€œThere was no passion left for Louisa and, most importantly, no desire to resurrect it.â€?
â€œâ€Ś I liked someone elseâ€? â€œWeâ€™d been together for two years, and Rob was convinced weâ€™d get married, but I wasnâ€™t sure. Then Alex walked into a lecture and I immediately wanted to date him. I realised I wasnâ€™t invested in Rob.â€? â€“ Sara, 25
Why she was right â€œAlex was the catalyst who enabled Sara to recognise the mismatched goals between her and Rob,â€? says Emma. â€œThose feelings were an emotional prompt.â€? Being attracted to other people can highlight whatâ€™s missing in a relationship.
â€œâ€Ś He didnâ€™t come homeâ€? â€œHe said he was too drunk and stayed at a colleagueâ€™s house. Later, I saw messages synced to his iPad asking a friend to lie for him. Suddenly, previous lies came into focus.â€? â€“ Lauren, 28
Why she was right â€œShe was in denial until this point,â€? says Jo. â€œThe messages reveal heâ€™d been manipulative and unfaithful â€“ so the trust was shot. Itâ€™s hard to get that back.â€?
â€œâ€Ś He totally overreactedâ€? â€œI was with friends when I got a barrage of messages: â€˜Whatâ€™s your stuff doing everywhere?â€™ I replied, â€˜Iâ€™ll tidy when I get home.â€™ Heâ€™d thrown my things out and was furious.â€? â€“ Sophie, 31
Why she was right â€œHe chucked her things without allowing her to rectify the problem,â€? says psychologist Sam Owen. Being that controlling, aggressive and unpleasant about something minor was a red flag. â€œHe may have gone on to be domineering in other aspects of their relationship.â€?
Health Which is betterâ€Ś We asked the pros so that you donâ€™t have to! Taking cold meds or toughing it out? Treat what ails you. â€œThereâ€™s nothing wrong with minimising symptoms so you can keep functioning,â€? advises Dr Holly Phillips, author of The
Exhaustion Breakthrough, (Rodale Press; R491). Studies show that sleep deprivation suppresses immunity, so taking medication at night to alleviate coughing or a stuffy nose can help you rest. Dr
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In any relationship, there are bound to be differences, so remember that being antisocial does not mean that there is something wrong with your partner. They may not be aware of the underlying causes of their behaviour (like lack of conﬁdence, anxiety or shyness), so when dealing with this, make sure your partner knows that you accept them as they are. If your partner’s antisocial behaviour is out of character, there may be deeper issues they need to address with a professional. Likewise, if your relationship is showing signs of stress because of these antisocial tendencies, see a counsellor together. Once you have assessed the situation and feel that the two of you can handle it together, take action. Communication is key! Make sure your partner feels heard, and then come up with a strategy as a team. For example, suggest that when you go to a social gathering, you also make time to rest afterwards. Being proactive and ﬁguring out a way to support each other over the festive season will strengthen your bond.
Ask us Have a question you’d like answered? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 coachingcultureclubs.com.
1 Warm up
Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms down. Bend at waist and walk hands out into a plank. Raise right foot and plant it just outside right hand. Pause, then return to plank; repeat with left foot for one rep. Do six reps. Time: two minutes
For 20 seconds, jog in
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In and out
Stand with feet together, arms down. Jump feet apart wider than hips, turning toes out 45 degrees. Bend knees and lower butt to just above knee height. Driving from heels, jump back to start, but raise straightened arms to shoulder height, palms facing backwards. Go for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds and repeat. Time: two minutes
Start in plank, shoulders over wrists. Keep arms still, jump feet forward to land outside palms. Jump back into plank. Do 10.
Flier Lie face down, arms stretched in front of you. Lift right arm and left leg, hold a few seconds. Lower and repeat on opposite side for one rep. Do 10 reps. Do as many of these two moves as you can for three minutes. Time: three minutes
Drink loads of water and make healthy food choices when you can. Every bit helps!
Start on hands and knees, with knees below hips and hands wider than shoulders. Straighten knees and lift butt into Downward Dog. Take three small steps forward (right hand, left foot; left hand, right foot; etc.), then three steps back. Continue for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. Do three times, trying to go faster.
Squat hop Stand with feet just wider than hips. Squat until butt is just above knees. Press through heels and jump while raising arms; thrust down as you land. Continue for 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. Time: three minutes FIND THE SIGNS THAT YOU’RE DATING AN ANTISOCIAL GUY AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.
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ou don’t reach Joan Smalls’ levels of supermodeldom by just showing up and hoping for the best. Actually, the Joan Smalls way is to set goals – big goals – and go for them. “Even when I was hearing no, no, no… I wanted to prove them wrong,” the 28 year old recalls of her early modelling days, when she felt stuck doing catalogues. “I was maybe 20, 21, and really frustrated with how things were going. I knew something required a change.” So the Puerto Rico-born Joan sat down and wrote a detailed and fairly ambitious to-do list: get shot by Mario Testino, walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and be Estée Lauder’s first Latina spokeswoman. Check. Check. Check. And on her CV since then? She’s played muse to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, become a regular in the Balmain army and made a particularly badass cameo in Beyoncé’s ‘Yoncé’ video. How exactly does she make all of that happen? Joan gives the backstory on her goals strategy.
GLAMOUR You’re a doer. How did you jump-start your career? JOAN Initially, that meant finding a new agent; I needed someone
who believed in me like I believed in myself. I had a game plan: make sure to get an exclusive. Shoot with this photographer. Go to events. Be social. But also being black and Hispanic, you have so much to prove to yourself and your family and everybody back home. I wanted to prove to people that it doesn’t matter if you come from a small little island, you can still make it in this industry.
“Being black and Hispanic, I wanted to prove to people that it doesn’t matter if you come from a small little island, you can still make it in this industry.” Did you always feel confident, or did that come later? Back home, I had always been comfortable around people. I was the troublemaker, always being funny – that’s just who I am. I’m Latina; I’ve always had that extra little flavour. But when I came to New York, it became about being
comfortable with myself in a place where I didn’t know many people, and that was the big challenge. Ultimately, my personality helped me build relationships with the people I was working with, and I was able to stand out.
You’ve become pretty good at lining up your career goals and making them happen. Were there any you knew to pull the plug on early? I remember one. When I first started out, I wanted to be the face of a box of hair colour. I thought that would be so cool. That kind of phased out.
Staying focused has clearly paid off. Models.com ranks you as one of the Money Girls (one of the industry’s highest earners). What feels most important to you now? Breaking barriers when it comes to modelling. I think that there’s only so much runway I can do, there are only so many covers I can do – which I love – but it’s also about doing things that haven’t been done.
Like what? I’d like to see more beauty campaigns for girls who are mixed Latina and black. And if I’m in them, that’s great, but overall, there’s a scarcity there. Companies need to be more mindful of the world we live in and who their consumer is. É
Joan wears: Coat Ellery; jersey Marni; trousers Isabel Marant; earring Efva Attling; booties Michael Kors Collection
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“This industry is very unpredictable. You don’t know what’s next, what your next job is. When my path wasn’t going where I wanted, it required a change. Something had to happen.”
It’s like, come on, guys. You’ve seen me enough, or just double-check. It goes back to that whole thing of, “Oh, we all look alike.” And Lais, she’s beautiful, she’s a friend and I’m really honoured to have been compared to her, but she should have her own image. At a certain point, it starts getting to me.
When things like that happen, do you go directly to social media? What’s your outlet? I have two older sisters. They know everything. Same with my mom. When the Maxim thing happened, I was with them in Puerto Rico, and we sat and talked through how I should respond. They’re my biggest cheerleaders. Say I don’t get a job, they’re like, “Joan, just continue on.” They taught me to believe in myself, to always kick butt and take names. “Be that Joanji that we know,” they say.
You’re clearly proud of your heritage, but you’ve talked about growing up and not fitting into the physical ideal in Puerto Rico. So you wished that you were curvier? Of course. Everyone does, especially when you’re younger and guys don’t like you because you’re flat-chested and have skinny legs. I would double up my socks so that my calves looked bigger! But during my early high school years, my attitude changed. I was like, it is what it is.
But in the fashion world, isn’t everyone on a diet? I don’t diet. I’m Puerto Rican! You can never take away my rice, pork and beans. Plus, I love to cook. I’m one of those people who stays in the kitchen, standing while everything is cooking, checking on everything. I got that from my grandmother. So yeah, I’m still going to indulge. I just do the extra 10 minutes at the gym. I’ve been boxing since varsity.
What about beauty? What’s your off-duty routine? When I’m back in Puerto Rico, I let my hair be wild and curly. I’ll leave conditioner in it and let it air-dry. But I always do my brows – I have a little scar on my left eyebrow, so I always fill them in with a pencil. And I put on lots of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum (R765). I even use it on my lips.
So what’s next – future goals? Real estate fascinates me. I bought an apartment in Brooklyn a year ago and turned it into a models’ apartment. I wanted to create a place where new models would feel comfortable: it has a gym, a doorman and there’s not, like, 10 of them in two bedrooms. My boyfriend [Modellounge founder Bernard Smith] and I are always
“My personality helped me build relationships with the people I was working with. I was able to stand out.” thinking up ways to tie fashion with other worlds. You’ll see celebrities doing certain things, and we’re like, “Why aren’t models doing it? Let’s pitch that idea!” That’s how I became W Hotels’ first global fashion innovator (creating design, event and travel product ideas and brand partnerships). Bernard is someone I can bounce ideas off.
Joan by numbers
Age when she was discovered and signed to Elite Model Management in 2007.
Her height, making her taller than Naomi Campbell (1.75m).
Amount of years she’s been with Estée Lauder as the first Latina signed to a worldwide campaign for the brand.
Her ranking in 2013 on Forbes magazine’s ‘World’s Highest Paid Models’ list.
234k Twitter followers.
Do you need that in a partner? Yes. But I also need someone who can dance. I can’t take someone with two left feet. And they need a sense of humour. If I mess with somebody, it’s because I love them, but you need to be able to throw jokes at me, too. We’re always being stupid with each other. But most importantly, they need to be ambitious. I need someone who always wants more out of life. Like me – I’m just that way.
Music videos she’s starred in, for Ricky Martin, A$AP Rocky and Beyoncé.
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Joan wears: Turtleneck Peter Pilotto; earring Efva Attling
Speaking of being mindful, you called out Maxim on Snapchat when they mistakenly put your name on a photo of Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro. You told them, “Get your sh-t together.”
Rise and shine
“As soon as I wake up and my feet touch the floor, I say thank you. I try to say as many thank yous as I can throughout the day. If you’re thankful and mindful, things continue to come to you.”
glamour Goddess Super(model) style Proof that Joan stuns both on and off the runway.
2011 At Marina Abramovic’s ‘The Artist is Present’ Show.
2015 At the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
2016 In Givenchy at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
2015 In Givenchy at amfAR’s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala with Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner.
2016 In Marc Jacobs at the Marc Jacobs spring 2016 show.
2015 In Givenchy at the Tony Awards.
2016 In Balmain at the Met Ball.
Text: Simone Kitchens; Photography: Carter Smith, Gallo Images/Getty Images
2014 In Balmain at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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Men / What they really think
Inside the minds We polled 1 000 guys to ask a few key questions. The results are in!
Bikini, one piece or thong, and other beach questions
Men talk profile pics and dating sites
Wonder what’s going on behind his sunglasses? Try this for an idea. When you see a woman in a swimsuit, you think:
Sexy! ................................... 75% I wish I looked as good half naked as she does ........... 13% She could work on [insert body part here] ................ 12% Which swimsuit is sexiest?
A sporty two piece ........ 48% A string bikini ................. 39% A one piece ......................... 8% A tankini ............................. 5% What body part do you notice most in a swimsuit?
Her breasts ...................... 36% Her butt ............................ 29% Her legs .............................. 15% Her abs ............................... 12% Other .................................... 8% What makes a woman stand out at the beach?
An amazing body ........... 55% Total confidence ............. 41% A really cool swimsuit .... 4%
Trend time! Hot or not:
Ruffles on a swimsuit? Hot ...................................... 17% Not ...................................... 83% Cut-outs or extra straps? Hot ..................................... 44% Not ..................................... 56% Mismatched tops and bottoms? Hot ..................................... 38% Not ...................................... 62% Which trend should end?
Retro, high-waisted bottoms ............................ 42% Thongs .............................. 27% Weird cut-outs ................ 26% Other .................................... 5% Do you check out other women at the beach when you’re with your partner?
Yes! Who can resist? ..... 52% I can’t help but look, but I swear, I’m not fantasising about them ....................... 34% What other women? ...... 14%
Amazingly, every man we polled had tried online dating – so what goes through a guy’s mind when he sees your profile? Take a look. Which of these (you can pick more than one) would keep you from looking at a woman’s profile?
If I can tell by the thumbnail photo that I’m not attracted to her .................................. 65% She lives far away ........... 49% She’s totally outside my age range .................................. 40% Actually, I’ll click on pretty much anything .................. 8% What type of message from a prospective date are you most likely to respond to?
Something personalised, like, “I also love cats!” ... 65% Something straightforward, like, “Hi there. How’s your week?” ............................... 21% Something flirty, like “Hey, sexy, you look like you’d be a lot fun.” .......................... 14%
Which of the following makes you most likely to message someone?
I like her profile answers ...... ............................................. 54% She looks fun in her photos ................................ 27% She looks good in her photos ................................ 19% Now, let’s talk about the photos on her dating profile. Pictures with other guys: DO or DON’T?
DO It makes her look desirable ............................ 21%
DON’T Who is that dude? Did she date him? ........... 79% How about posting bikini or cleavage pics?
DO Yes, please! ............. 57% DON’T It seems kind of desperate .......................... 43%
OK, now pick your swimsuit favourite
of men … lots of group photos?
DO It gives me a sense of who she surrounds herself with .................................... 39% DON’T How am I supposed to figure out which one is her? ..................................... 61% … and shots of her doing the duck face?
DO It’s hot! ....................... 8% DON’T Why do girls do that? ............................. 92%
Text: Ashley Edwards Walker, Logan Sykes, Gena Kaufman; Photography: JP Fourie
What’s your number-one pet peeve when reading a woman’s profile?
Photos that don’t show what she looks like ................... 30% Misspellings and bad grammar .......................... 28% Negativity (“I’m so tired of all the jerks”) ................... 17% Generic descriptions (“I want a guy who makes me laugh”) ......................... 11% Lengthy answers .............. 8% When you’re serious about someone, you…
Put my online dating accounts on hold, but don’t delete them ...................... 72% Delete my accounts ....... 18% Keep them active – it’s harmless ........................... 10% Do you feel like you have a better chance of meeting a woman online than in real life?
Yes ...................................... 43% Online is harder! ............ 13% I’m undecided ................. 44% Why so many yeses?
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Am I an alcoholic? Writer Anna Davies was that girl. The one who wakes up in strange places, with strange men – and with only a vague recollection of the night before. But the way she got everything under control may surprise you.
here’s a list I keep on my hard drive: “Things I’ve regretted doing while drunk.” I’ve broken five iPhones and damaged two friendships. Once, I woke up from a blackout naked and in a van, with an unknown man on top of me. The therapist I began seeing after that asked if I had an alcohol problem. “How much did you drink?” she asked. “Three
or four vodka sodas?” I shrugged. Whatever I’d had wasn’t wildly out of sync with what everyone else was drinking. “But you could buy a penthouse for that money!” she said. No, I couldn’t. I rarely paid for my drinks. Alcohol was everywhere, from first dates to work events. In fact, the alcohol I had bought was gathering dust on top of my fridge. My therapist said she couldn’t see me unless I joined a 12-step programme. So I left therapy
and, over the next four years, my regrets list got longer. I saw more therapists, all of whom also suggested I try a 12-step programme. Each time, the decision was easy: quit therapy, keep drinking. Until I was 28, and I showed up drunk to a date. We talked and ordered pizza. I was two slices in when he said it wasn’t good. He was right, but I lashed out at him, calling him ridiculous for complaining. I stormed away, hoping that he’d follow me. He didn’t.
Report / Addiction In terms of my list, that night was minor – and that was terrifying. I went to my first 12-step meeting the next day.
“My name is Anna and…” The 12-step programme has been the predominant therapy for alcoholism for 60 years, and grew out of the practices of the Oxford Group, a religious society which believed that self-improvement came from prayer, meditation and admitting your wrongs. Bill Wilson, a stockbroker struggling with alcohol addiction, popularised the concept with leaderless meetings and, in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was born. As the decades progressed, 12-step programmes evolved to address other issues, and their popularity grew. Celebs like Lindsay Lohan revealed their own experiences with AA, and 12 step-inspired scenes became plot points in movies like Rachel Getting Married. Because of these glimpses into what really goes on ‘in the rooms’, I assumed AA would be dingy and dramatic. While some stereotypes were scarily accurate – yes, I did say, “My name is Anna and I’m an alcoholic” – others weren’t. The majority of attendees weren’t strung out and sad: they were confident, brilliant and vibrant. Many, recognising me as new, offered me their phone numbers, and the message was clear: stick with us, kid; you’ll be OK. And for 67 days (trust me, I counted), I was. Then I slipped. It started with drinking at a friend’s wedding and continued when I got home. For the
next three years, I occasionally went to meetings, but my programme sponsor didn’t like that I still went to bars with friends, even if I only ordered a soft drink. So I stopped going to meetings and went to happy hours instead. There I felt guilty after one drink, and that led to a screw-it-all mentality that sent me back to the bar. Ironically, labelling myself an alcoholic made me stop trying to cut back. What was the point? I’d have to give it all up eventually. Then I started seeing a new therapist. “I guess I’m an alcoholic, right?” I asked. “Maybe,” she said.
“Once, I woke up from a blackout naked and in a van, with an unknown man on top of me.” What defines ‘alcoholism’? From the birth of AA until the ’90s, alcoholism was seen as a severe and progressive disease that required abstinence to manage. But at the start of the 21st century, researchers found that alcohol dependence actually exists on a spectrum that runs from mild to severe. “Someone who can’t make it through the day without drinking is different from someone who bingedrinks at parties, who is different from someone who drinks a glass of wine a night,” says Professor Mary Ellen
Barnes of Your Empowering Solutions, an alcoholism treatment programme. Currently, a woman must exhibit at least two of 11 possible criteria – like drinking more than intended, and failing to stop drinking – within a 12-month period to be diagnosed as an alcoholic. Drinkers who meet six or more criteria are diagnosed with ‘severe’ alcohol-use disorder, which is what most of us think of as alcoholism. Today, more women are drinking more alcohol more frequently, but only 9% of women who drink excessively (defined as eight or more drinks a week, or four or more on a single occasion) would qualify as having severe alcohol-use disorder. “The most common form of alcohol-use disorder is mild to moderate, and doesn’t involve major life disruptions, like DUIs or job losses,” says addiction psychiatrist Dr Mark Willenbring. “About 75% of people with alcohol-use disorder have a single episode that lasts around three or four years and never comes back.” For most of them, recovery happens without formal treatment, as most resources target severe cases and have rigid rules like abstinence, which can discourage sufferers at the mild end of the spectrum from participating. Adds Dr Willenbring, “It’s important to distinguish between AA, which is an association of people supporting one another, and abstinence treatments, which are provided by professionals.” That’s not to say that AA isn’t useful. People with severe addictions need É
Ladies who really knocked back the bottle on screen.
How to Be Single
The Girl on the Train
Rebel Wilson plays Dakota Johnson’s coworker – a party animal who knows how to get free drinks and more than one shot.
Kerry Washington’s character Olivia Pope is known for her affinity for drinking wine – sometimes straight out of the bottle.
Emily Blunt portrays alcoholic Rachel Watson. And yes, she is disguising her vodka by drinking it through a sippy cup.
Report / Addiction
New forms of treatment To help people with mild to moderate alcohol-use disorder, experts are turning to science-driven strategies that don’t depend solely on abstinence – like moderation management, antirelapse medications and counselling. The goal of these isn’t to stop drinking, but “to minimise the frequency, severity and length of relapses,” says Dr Willenbring. “We teach people how to recognise and deal with highrisk situations, and how to manage recurrences of problem drinking.” Working through my own issues with alcohol required a concrete plan
“I still like drinking, but I also like waking up in the morning and flipping through my Instagram feed without regret.” and a lot of soul searching. My new therapist suggested I try moderation – one drink at weekend events, none during the week – as we untangled my emotions. I hoped these more sober habits would make my entire life fall into place: I’d never procrastinate at work! No more fights with friends! But I still found myself doing those things – only now, I couldn’t blame alcohol; I had to examine the deeper anxieties that fuelled these actions. It was tough. One technique for dealing with alcohol issues involves having patients evaluate their drinking habits by doing a cost-benefit analysis, says psychologist Professor Carrie Wilkens. “Write down how you think alcohol helps your life,” she explains. “Then list how it impedes you. Ask yourself: what pulls you back to drinking even though the consequences upset you? Understanding these ‘benefits’ can
show you what you need to change about yourself or your life in order to be less reliant on alcohol.” When I tried this, I discovered that in my early 20s, I saw my drinking as helping more than harming me. It made me fun – and often went unnoticed. But as I got older, things started to shift. For one, the van incident had seriously shaken my sense of safety. My friends started settling into relationships and stopped hitting happy hours every evening. Physically and psychologically, I was no longer able to bounce back easily from a night out. And mounting anxieties in my personal life meant that when I did get drunk, I became weepy and paranoid. Fun? Not so much. I needed help.
Drinking… within reason And that’s one thing all experts agree on: women like me do need help. If you’re worried about your drinking, you shouldn’t wait to ‘outgrow’ your behaviour. Taking action, whether it’s planning for the next time you go out or getting counselling, is essential. The latter helped me immensely. I still see a therapist and have a new list: “Fun things that happened when I wasn’t drunk.” The more I add to it, the easier it is to turn down a drink. I still like drinking, but I also like waking up in the morning and going to the gym, or at least flipping through my Instagram feed without regret. I haven’t been drunk in two years. Even though I never felt at home at the 12-step programme, I’ve found sharing my story helpful. I want people to know that I’ve struggled and that I have a complicated relationship with alcohol that I’ll always need to assess. Case in point: recently, a guy invited me over. We’d had a few drinks on our first date, but none on the next three. As he grabbed a bottle of wine, I shook my head, then nervously told him everything: my regrets list, my stint with sobriety and my therapists’ advice. “So, um, what do you think?” I asked nervously, my voice trailing off. “I like you. All of you,” he said. “And I’m glad you trusted me with this.” The best part? The next morning, I remembered our conversation.
Are you ‘overdrinking’? Ask yourself this:
Can you cut out alcohol on your own?
Try a month of abstinence. During that time, pay attention to any feelings, positive or negative, that bubble up, and assess whether you can cope with them without a drink.
Can you have fun without drinking?
Can you stick to a one-drink plan?
It’s a red flag if you only enjoy the evening after several glasses of vino. See if you can have as much fun doing an alternate activity, like hiking.
One drink is less than today’s supersize glasses might trick you into believing. A serving is 148ml of wine, 355ml of beer or 44ml of 80-proof alcohol.
If you answered “no” to any of these questions: Your drinking may be cause for concern. Your doctor, a therapist or resources at the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence can help you determine the best plan of action. Visit sancanational.info.
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abstinence, and for them, AA can be “lifesaving”, says Dr Willenbring. But some experts estimate that only 30% of people who’ve gone to AA once continue attending meetings for at least a year.
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Style / SA exclusive
“For a touch of glamour and opulence, I added this layered piece by Keke Beads.”
My style file by
into her wardrobe and talks style icons, tips and mistakes. É
omzamo Mbatha has been a vision on the red carpet since her acting career started on IsiBaya three years ago. And we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s hard to believe this 26 year old felt like an ugly duckling growing up in KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal. The stylish swan is now a Puma ambassadress, face of Neutrogena SA and winner of a coveted SA Style Award. Her dramatic fashion, here.
My style I love that feeling of knowing that every element of my outﬁt is in the right place, so I can ﬂoat through a room without looking like I’ve tried too hard. A woman can bring an ensemble to life through her personality, attitude and posture.
My style icons Kate Hudson, Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez and Lupita Nyong’o are effortlessly chic, and their looks are always memorable. Kate is a dream on the red carpet and epitomises Hollywood glamour, which means that she can wear a ﬁtted dress with cut-outs without looking trashy. Jennifer just glows and I would love to know what she eats, because
that radiance deﬁnitely comes from the inside. From a simple look with minimal makeup and lipgloss to full-on drama, her ability to transform herself is incredible. Zendaya sometimes makes style mistakes, but she’s young and I like how she constantly reinvents herself, changing up her hair and looks. And Lupita is fashion forward and daring. Locally, Asanda Sizani is my style icon because of the way that she pulls off clothes and brings beautiful character to whatever she wears.
My biggest fashion hits I loved the mustard three-piece suit I wore to the 2015 SA Style Awards designed by Khosi Nkosi. It consisted
of a crop top, high-waisted trousers and a cape, and was so different from the usual red-carpet dresses. It had presence and made me feel regal! I also loved the yellow print gown by Rich Factory that I wore to last year’s Cannes Film Festival – it was a real standout piece, especially at a European event.
My biggest fashion mistake Deﬁnitely my outﬁt for the premiere of Tell Me Sweet Something in 2015. It had been a very long week and I didn’t get to do any ﬁttings with the designer. The result was a dress that was too tight, transparent and so short that I had to yank down the hem to stop it riding up every time I took a step. I went into total meltdown mode and cried all the way to the premiere. But there was no option once I arrived and saw the cameras: I had to hold back the tears and put on a big smile. People told me that I looked great, but I couldn’t wait to get home, put on my dressing gown and go to sleep.
Nomzamo picks her favourite looks Bold, bright and beautiful!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 world premiere 2015 Donald Sutherland was bowled over by this Ryan Keys gown.
SA Style Awards 2015 My favourite part of this Khosi Nkosi look was the dramatic cape.
Cannes Film Festival 2016 The Ndebele choker, print and colour of this Rich Factory dress really stood out.
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Style / SA exclusive My biggest beauty mistake I don’t want to fault any of my previous hairstyles because they were part of growing up, but I will admit to an awful Mohawk when I was 19. It was big, curly, braided on the sides and dyed blonde with a streak of black in the middle. I mean, who does that? I deﬁnitely wouldn’t repeat it!
My top beauty products
Coordination: Eva-Maria Shuman; Compiled by: Nandi Ndlovu; Text: Staff; Photography: Darren Gwynn
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer (R149.95) is incredible for tackling blemishes and creating a glow. Neutrogena sunscreen is nongreasy, so it doesn’t cause breakouts, and I love Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub (R99.95), which smells amazing. I’m a huge fan of M·A·C, especially the Zac Posen Limited Edition and the deep purple M·A·C Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in High Drama (R300), which complements my skin tone. My other favourites are
GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards 2016 I loved the oversized sleeve on this Rich Factory dress.
L’Oréal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara (R229.95), because every woman should have ﬂirty lashes, and Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish in Sweet Dream (R180). And when it comes to lip balm, I keep it simple with Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm (R48.95).
My go-to travel outfit A long, ﬂowy dress in cotton or a knit and sneakers. Puma Creepers are always my ﬁrst choice because they’re stylish and comfy! I also like Puma suede classics because they come in cool colours, and both are great for walking – you need to wear sneakers when travelling in Europe. A small cross-body bag is great for essentials like my phone, camera, lipgloss, cash and cards. The closer to the body it is, the safer.
My best date-night outfit I like to pair a short turtleneck silk shirtdress in emerald green with a deep plum lipstick and gold strappy heels.
Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016 The designer who was supposed to dress me didn’t pitch, so I wore this C/Meo Collective dress. I arrived at the Polo feeling awful, but I ended up winning Best Dressed Female! A few months later, Jennifer Lopez wore the same dress.
Fenty X Puma Joburg launch 2016 I saw this at New York Fashion Week and wanted it immediately!
My favourite shoes I spotted a pair of polka-dot Dolce & Gabbana heels on someone else, and my partner picked up on it and bought them for me as a birthday gift. I also adore my black ASOS courts with heels in a green marble ﬁnish, and my timeless Jeffrey Campbells, which I wear when I’m having an ugly day and need a conﬁdence boost.
The best style tip I’ve received If you have sex appeal, don’t dress sexily – which means, keep away from clothes that are overly tight or show too much skin. Exposed legs, breasts and butt, coupled with big hair and red lips – it all ends up overshadowing the woman. Of course, I’ve made mistakes – during my ﬁrst year at university, I went to clubs showing off lots of skin and wearing crop tops with shorts. It’s a stage many young women go through, but I’m glad that I got it out of my system. Call it a coming of age!
SA Style Awards 2016 I love the message and beauty of this dress from Vanessa Gounden’s breast cancer awareness exhibition ‘A Stitch In Time’. The stitching reminded me of my Xhosa heritage and inspired the headwrap.
7 love and dating Major things to know about
We asked the experts! Ali Murray and Caroline Vermaak share their wisdom, so you can gain the lessons without the painful learning. ating can be daunting, and relationships take time, effort and trust. But whether you’ve just met or have been together for years, it’s important to keep the spark alive. So we called in the pros. Renowned relationship consultant and author Ali Murray and personal wealth planner Caroline Vermaak have spent two decades counselling people on love, life and money. Here’s what they want you to know.
1 About that first date
Enjoy the experience and stay safe with these tips:
Tell someone where you’re going Whether you’re headed to a café or
are meeting a Tinder crush in Rome, if anything goes wrong, you want your friends or family to know where you are. Don’t put it all out there! Save ultra-sexy clothes for dates down the track. Be cautious Even if you hit it off like champions, keep your guard up until you’ve spent more time together. Choose public places Date rapists are patient and assaults don’t always occur on the first date, so stay in public places until you know this person well. Be independent Drive yourself or take a taxi. Stay sober! Alcohol and drugs cloud your judgement, so have one drink, max. It’s crucial to be clear-headed when you get to know someone.
Meet in the day or early evening, and make it three hours, maximum Have fun, then excuse yourself. Make your boundaries clear If your date crosses these in any way, say so, and leave if things don’t change.
Trust your instincts You have them for a reason!
How to handle sex nerves when 2you’re feeling shy Many women are self-conscious, especially when the time comes to get naked, so you’re not alone if you’re shy. Do this to go from reserved to red hot. Dress the part Sexy lingerie is great for self-esteem. A lacy nightie builds anticipation, pretty bras and knickers boost confidence, fishnet stockings hide cellulite and corsets make your waist look tiny and enhance curves.
Don those heels It’s a rare man who doesn’t love a woman in heels, especially when those heels go with sexy lingerie! Turn down the lights Drape a pink or red scarf over the lampshade, install dimmers, use low-wattage bulbs in yellow or red or go for that ultimate flatterer – candlelight. Let yourself have fun Remember that he may be nervous, too, so allow yourself the pleasure and smile, because a smile is always sexy.
3 Dates from hell
Do you spot your date here? Then find someone else who’s worthy of you! The commitment-phobe If he can’t commit to a braai, he’s not about to commit to a relationship, whether the reason is that he’s just not into you, he’s too insecure to make decisions or he’s worried about being monogamous. The socialiser He’s gregarious and fun, but almost always surrounded by friends, which means he’s protected from making an intimate connection. The egotist It’s natural to talk about yourself at the start of a relationship, but this character never stops because he believes that life is all about him. The volatile one One minute he’s loving, the next he’s silent and moody or having a tantrum. Don’t be fooled into worrying about what you’ve done wrong. It’s not you, it’s him. The party boy Like the socialiser, the party boy is often surrounded by people, and going out matters most to him. If he’s still hanging out at clubs every weekend, he needs to grow up. The emo kid Dating this type is so draining that you’ll soon be miserable. We’re talking depressed, bleak and able to see the negative in everything .
money question 4 The you need to ask Ask yourself this: If you had enough money, would you still be with your partner? Is he a means to an end or the person you want to be with for the next 20 years? If he’s a short-term solution, back off and put your energy into becoming financially independent so that you don’t compromise yourself – and someone else. É
Relationtips / Pro advice
A partner who cares about you should want you to be well on all levels
Relationtips / Pro advice to give 5 How a sexy dance
the fire 7 Keep burning
Want to keep the sexiness alive in your relationship? Try these ideas. 1 Mail a surprise invitation to your partner, specifying date, time, place and dress code, and take him out for a romantic dinner. 2 At the end of the day, greet him at the door wearing only a faux-fur coat or a tie and heels, or lingerie like a G-string and nipple caps. 3 Have a hot tub evening with sparkling wine and bubble bath.
6 How to set the scene for a sensual massage Apply this advice for a beautiful and memorable time together.
Texture and colour Add throws, drapes or cushions in cotton, silk or satin.
Keep away from florals, pinks and blues, and choose rich hues like deep red, black, burgundy and violet. These fabrics are also wonderful to use in a sensual massage: stroke a piece of velvet, fur, a silk scarf or a feather over your partner’s naked body. Lighting Alter the mood with coloured light bulbs or candles. Scents Enhance the ambience with incense, aromatherapy oils or candles. Sounds Soothing music allows you both to feel relaxed and receptive. Warmth Watch the room temperature so your partner stays warm. Find the right oil Musk and sandalwood are very sensual. Get comfortable Do the massage on two duvets folded and doubled on the floor. Take off your jewellery Also check that your fingernails are filed.
4 Create a sensual space with delicious drinks and sexy music, lighting and scents, then give him a body or head massage, or a foot rub. Follow this with a great dinner and then serve yourself for dessert! 5 Make a list of sultry pleasures and let him choose the one he wants. 6 Discuss his fantasies and fulfil one fantasy a week. 7 Share some gentle domination. Blindfold him and feed him delicious flavours. Then lead him into the bathroom, where you’ve run a bubble
bath. Wash him from top to toe with fragrant soap, take him to the bedroom and make love while he’s still blindfolded. 8 Book a hotel room – and your partner – for an hour. Don some lingerie and give him a massage. Get more love and dating advice from Ali Murray in Relationship Enrichment Guide for Women (AMRC Consultancy; R199). For info, visit alimurray.co.za or call 083 408 4061.
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Drive your mate wild with desire in a few simple moves. Choose your outfit Start with a sexy G-string or hot pants, a pretty bra or corset, suspenders and stockings, and killer heels. If you prefer to be simple, just wear your man’s white shirt, a tie and heels. Spritz on perfume your partner loves and do your hair and makeup. And, of course, we’re presuming you had a leg and bikini wax beforehand! Work out your routine Decide on your moves (use our list below) and practise walking confidently, using your hands to draw attention to a body part and gyrating your hips. Accessorise These give you something to do, and if you’re nervous, it’s easier to take off a tie in a sexy way than to fumble with shirt buttons! Try a hat, fluffy handcuffs, a long string of pearls, a feather boa or a garter. Set the scene Dim the lights, set out a chair for your partner and put on your song. Choose a slow number – you don’t want him jiving in his seat! And now, action! Stride in to the room like a professional and maintain eye contact. Slowly take off one of your accessories, then work it with the moves you’ve practised. Slowly remove your top, skirt, bra, knickers, stockings and finally your heels. Relax and have fun A partner who loves you will be thrilled that you’ve tried something different, and may even give you a seductive striptease of their own in the future!
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The etiquette of the
threesome More may be merrier, but group sex isnâ€™t a free-for-all. As with everything in life, there are rules to be followed.
Sex / MĂŠnage Ă trois
hreesomes are always surprisingly noisy,â€? explains a young woman with experience in this field. â€œWhich can be off-putting at first, but then you get used to it.â€? Noisy? â€œYou know, bits slapping against other bits. In a threesome, there are more bits than usual. And the moaning! Thereâ€™s lots of moaning because people feel like they should do it like theyâ€™ve seen in a film.â€? Itâ€™s a useful insight, and timely, because the threesome is enjoying a glorious resurgence. In fact, one is probably happening near you right now. Of course, we are not so naive as to imagine that threeway frolics havenâ€™t been going on since we were wearing revealing fur pelts and rollicking around on cave floors, but the new millennium trend for more-harder-faster does seem to have resulted in increased naughtiness and boundary-pushing. Plus, in this age of the self-confessional and the selfie, people are just more willing to spill. Threesomes may have been happening before; we were just less likely to know about them. So, chances are, whoever you are and wherever you live, youâ€™ve thought about it. And then youâ€™ve thought, â€˜Who with? How do I ask them? Who starts? And isnâ€™t kissing one person while fiddling with another person like trying to pat your head while rubbing your tummy?â€™ Stop right there. You canâ€™t be uptight about a threesome. Itâ€™s not a military manoeuvre. The key is spontaneity. You might have tumbled into bed with two friends after a birthday party
because you were too drunk to go home, and then hands wandered. You might have been on a villa holiday in Capri, Italy, and found it impossible to pick between two fellow guests. You might even have kicked off proceedings as a pair, and then kindly invited the third person into the fray when they accidentally stumbled into the room looking for their coat. In sex, as in life, generosity and manners are important â€“ particularly in a threesome. Itâ€™s like talking to people on either side of you at a dinner party; you must share your attention equally and not allow anyone to feel left out. A successful threesome is where everyone hasâ€Ś ahemâ€Ś arrived, at least once, although it doesnâ€™t have to be together. Much depends on the threesomeâ€™s constituent parts. If you are the sole man with two women, and one of them is your girlfriend, do not spend too much time on the other womanâ€™s breasts because theyâ€™re a novelty. If you are the sole woman with two men, make sure you have an energy drink on hand. Or you may be one of three men or three women, in which case, crack on and we applaud your equal-opportunities policy. The threesome is, above all, terrifically inclusive. â€œI loved the fact that we were all giving mutual handjobs,â€? says one woman who recently ended up in a threesome with another woman and a mutual male friend at a country club dinner party. â€œIt was hysterical.â€? So, too, are the names of several key threesome positions: Bobbing for Apples, Daisy Chain or Doggie Bowl. They sound like a laugh, donâ€™t they? Because thatâ€™s ultimately what the threesome should be all about.
Where to head for a threesome GOOD PLACES Ibiza, Spain Mandatory School reunion Everyoneâ€™s feeling so nostalgic and carefree. Fancy dress party Inhibitions are generally lower. Masked balls are especially good and animal onesies go down well. Wedding reception Locate the singles table, enlist recruits and occupy that monotonous gap between church and dinner.
BAD PLACES The car Very few cars are roomy enough for threesomes without risking the kind of bruises that raise questions. Yachting holidays Yes, youâ€™re feeling all windswept and bouncy, but if it all goes wrong, how do you escape? Sutherland house parties Too chilly to be naked in the coldest town in SA. And finallyâ€Ś Any gathering at which more than two members of your family will be present.
How to stop your partner asking for one If youâ€™re bored of them going on about having a threesome with your BFF, just try this: â€œWhat a great idea! Iâ€™ve always had a crush on your friend Hector. Would he be up for it?â€?
A highly scientific survey of threesomes
Of GLAMOUR readers have had a threesome.
The average length of a threesome is 1 hour, 19 minutes.
Of people felt left out at some point during a threesome.
Owners of Spaniels are the most likely to have a threesome, followed by Jack Russells. And black Labrador owners are the least likely.
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Sex / Ménage à trois Three – not as much fun as it sounds
or a moment, I felt like porn actor Ron Jeremy. There I was, propped up on a sunlounger, hands behind my head, while two girls grappled to open my shorts. Could this be happening? I was seeing double, but we’d only had three aperitifs each. So I did the maths: one of me, two of them, four breasts – yup, this was a result. I am the emperor! But, instead of diving in, they started kissing. Each other. Oh yes, we’re all flexisexual now. But hang on, one of them was supposed to be my girlfriend. We took it upstairs and things seemed to pick up. There was undressing, grinding and even a toe in my eye. After a while, I felt an aching in my jaw. While
I was busy down there, I had this feeling that the real fun was up there. No matter what I did, they only had hands for each other, and soon I was left on the sidelines. I’m not the sensitive sort, but even I know when my gropes aren’t welcome. It was like being an extra on a film set, all dressed up with nowhere to go. Not sexy. Quite lonely, in fact. I noticed a copy of Horse & Hound and remember thinking that their dressage report seemed interesting. That was when I knew this wasn’t for me. I turned to the dressage and left them to it; they didn’t even notice. So don’t be fooled into thinking more is always better. When it comes to sex, one’s fine, two is better, but three? It’s the loneliest number.
The best threesomes in film
12 Rules for threesomes
Grooming Same rules, but the stakes are doubled. Make sure you are tidy Inside and out. You don’t want to have to phone two people afterwards to tell them to make an appointment at the clinic, do you? If you’re at someone’s house you must invite the host, too. It’s rude not to. Suddenly too chicken? Back out when everyone’s still fully clothed. Don’t wait until you see the goods on offer and then scarper. That’s poor form. Don’t feel obliged to hang about afterwards. Threesomes are the only time it’s acceptable to get up and leave without a post-sex cuddle. When you next see the participants, look them in the eye and act insouciant. This is just so normal for you, right? If you’re grown-up enough to do a threesome, you’re grown-up enough to face any consequences if word gets out. Be proud. You’re instantly a more interesting dinner guest. A threesome involves three people, a foursome is a Scottish folk dance and five and beyond is an orgy. If you’re in a relationship, raise the topic within the first six months, before things get too serious. After that, try asking for one as part of a Christmas or birthday gift. If you need help finding willing participants, try the threesome app Feeld Dating (free on iOS and Android). Don’t allow it to happen more than once with the same people, otherwise it becomes a thing. Don’t ever mistake a threesome for romance.
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It’s hard to tell whether Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is more into himself or the two female prostitutes in this scene, because he largely spends it flexing his biceps and looking at himself in the mirror.
Brandon Sullivan (Michael Fassbender) is a sex addict pumping his way through this film. The soft-focus threesome scene goes on for several minutes, with nipples, tongues and butts all over the place.
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Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon), a wayward high school teacher, has a threesome with manipulative students Kelly (Denise Richards) and Suzie (Neve Campbell).
“I think we should get naked,” says Hansel (Owen Wilson). So he, Derek (Ben Stiller) and Matilda (Christine Taylor) do just that to twanging groove music.
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Curvalicious Ashley Graham has become the face – and body – of a beauty revolution. And she’s only getting started.
n a world in which selfacceptance seems rare, model Ashley Graham, 28, happily embraces the obvious: She. Is. Gorgeous. “I love my hourglass figure,” she says. “You can be sexy and feel good in your skin, no matter what size you are.” Ashley’s breakout came when she was Sports Illustrated’s first-ever size 18 cover star in February, closely followed by a screen-melting role in DNCE’s ‘Toothbrush’ video. She has over 2.7 million Instagram followers, is the face of H&M Studio and a judge on America’s Next Top Model. But the Ashley effect is most pronounced in everyday places: women sit up taller when she’s around. They want to talk to her. Often, they walk away beaming.
“You can be sexy and feel good in your skin, no matter what size you are.” The Nebraska native has built her career around self-love affirmations (“My thighs are so sexy, they can’t stop rubbing each other,” she tweets) and the gospel of #BeautyBeyondSize. She prefers the term curvasexalicious to plus-size (“We don’t say, ‘My skinny friend.’ Why do big girls have a label?”).
Her proclamations reflect warmth, hard-won self-acceptance and passion to change how we see ourselves – and have catapulted her onto the front lines of a growing body-positivity movement. She proudly flaunts socalled flaws, cellulite and all, and is rebranding what it means to be sexy based on one quality: confidence. Ashley didn’t start off expecting to reshape the conversation around women’s bodies, though, and her success astounds her. But it took 16 years of hustling while agents urged her to stay in the plus-size lane, rather than aim for high fashion or Hollywood. She was scouted at a mall at age 12, already 175cm tall and a size 14. “The agency didn’t say plus-size, but it was automatic because plus starts at size 10.” That’s not to say she was insecure about the term. “Confidence starts at home,” she says, “and something my mother never did was look in the mirror and say she was ugly or fat.” But Ashley wasn’t immune to teenage struggles. “I always felt second best because I was never the prettiest, skinniest, fastest or smartest (I have dyslexia). Then, all of a sudden, people were like, ‘You’re gorgeous.’” Within a few years, she was flying around the world for gigs, then returning to her mother, Linda’s, “chore-oriented” home. She credits her family for her level head. When photographers on set would fawn over her, her reaction wasn’t, “Wow, I’m so pretty!” she says. “It was more like, ‘Cool! What is this world?’”
At 17, she signed with Wilhelmina Models and moved alone to New York City. She soon discovered the industry’s uglier aspects and, after one agent waved cash in her face and said, “You can make a lot more of this if you lose more,” her body image took a dive. She tried every possible diet, but none stuck. Her confidence and sense of control over her body plummeted.
“Confidence starts at home, and something my mother never did was look in the mirror and say she was ugly or fat.” “I went from a size 14 to a size 20,” Ashley says, “It was a dark place.” She couldn’t see herself as beautiful at size 20, but more than that, “It was the way I was treating my body. I didn’t understand the health aspect.” The former school basketball and volleyball player stopped exercising, losing her tone. Within a year of moving to New York, “I looked at myself in the mirror and said, ‘I hate you. You’re so gross.’” Her crumbling self-esteem propelled her through toxic romances. “I dated all the wrong men. I thought I could feel appreciated through guys.” When one boyfriend dumped her, “He said, É
Ashley’s best healthy habits She partners up “My best friend, Rachel, and I encourage each other at the gym,” says Ashley. “When we want to stop, but can’t yet, we just start screaming ‘Beyoncé!’ at each other. We’re like, ‘Beyoncé! Roar!’”
She stays focused “If I work out my thighs and butt, I feel accomplished. I do one-leg bridges and jump squats. I love my thighs – they’re so strong, I could kill you with them!”
She keeps her workouts fresh “I have to change it up; I get obsessed, and then I’m done. Right now, I’m into boxing,” she says. “Mixed martial artist, Ronda Rousey, has really inspired me.”
She eats well “I can’t diet. I can only be like, ‘This food doesn’t work for me; don’t overeat it.’ I also try not to reward myself with food. To treat myself, I get a massage or a handbag.”
‘I’m afraid you’re going to be as fat as my mom.’” The remark, she says, “was the start of how I began to look at my body and relate it to men. Like, I’m not pretty or skinny enough for men.” At her lowest point, she called her mom in tears, planning to quit modelling and move home. “She said, ‘No. You’re there for a purpose. You are bold, brilliant and beautiful. You have to work through this.’” Only after hitting emotional rock bottom did she begin to build herself back up. “I remember looking in the mirror, crying and just saying, ‘I love you.’” From then on, she made a conscious effort to speak to herself positively.
“I’m trying to change how women think about themselves.” “We’ve been taught to say negative things to ourselves, to say ‘Sorry’ if someone bumps into us. I decided to break that cycle. It wasn’t overnight.” While her motivation to love herself at any size was pure, it also became pragmatic: she started seeing selfapproval as key to success. “If I didn’t appreciate my body as my moneymaker, I wasn’t going to make any money.”
At 21, determined to change her relationships, she chose abstinence. “I was looking for love in the wrong places. I wanted to make sure I dated in a logical, not lustful, way.” She also saw that health was part of reclaiming her body: “I know working out releases endorphins and makes me feel good.” Ashley has been working up a sweat ever since, exercising three times a week and boxing. Her commitment, “helps to shatter notions that thin is the only way you can be athletic.” Still, she doesn’t torture herself if she misses a workout. As for food, she loves salads and green juice – just as much as she likes macaroni and cheese.
A+ beauty Ashley shows that confidence is the best asset.
At the premiere of Orange Is the New Black.
In Bao Tranchi at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
In BCBG Max Azria At the Christian Siriano x Lane Bryant meet and greet.
Presenting Ashley Graham Lingerie for Addition Elle.
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“I’m never going to conform to what anybody wants. This is my body; I’m happy in it.” heavy – a “promoter of obesity” who should “stop making fat cool; you’re going to kill somebody,” as some comments go. Or she gets trolled for being too thin: “You want to conform to Hollywood.” But she has had plenty of practice holding her head high. “I’ve always had to prove myself more than the girl next to me because I’ve always been bigger, bustier and louder. My laugh is outrageous. I learnt to think, ‘Your confidence has to walk into the room before you do.’” Ashley’s message to the world is this: “I’m trying to change how women think about themselves. Some people just don’t get it. I’ve been denied jobs because I was too big; I’ve also been denied jobs because I was too small. At the end of the day, I’m never going to conform to what anybody wants. This is my body; I’m happy in it,” Ashley smiles. “And nobody – nobody – has control over my body but me.”
Four truths about dressing your shape By fashion features editor at US GLAMOUR Lauren Chan.
Forget what you think you know – the old rules don’t exist. If you’re above a size 16, you’ve most likely been advised to cover your arms, avoid horizontal stripes, blend in by wearing black – the list of nauseating commands goes on and on. Because of those conventions, plus-size labels often play it safe, but we’re over that. Instead, embrace ‘rule-breaking’ pieces, like sleeveless jumpsuits, floral rompers and sequinned skirts. Risk taking pays off!
Proportion is everything. Want longer-looking legs? Grab a high-waisted skirt. Trying to appear taller? Reach for an elongating duster vest. Into defining your waist? A cropped jacket works. And wide-legged trousers help balance out wider hips. So now you know!
Good fit is all in the details. There are tricks that make clothes easier to wear if you’re a size 16 or above, so look for these details wherever you shop: waistbands with hidden elastic to accommodate different waist shapes, button-down shirt fronts that are sewn together to avoid gaping on larger chests, and ‘pencil’ skirts that actually have a slight A-line for extra mobility when you walk.
Most importantly, women’s opinions matter. Thanks to social media, brands are better in tune with what their customers want to see on shelves. Why not tell them what you love and hate? Use your voice; smart designers will listen.
ASHLEY GRAHAM LINGERIE COLLECTION
Text: Suzanne Zuckerman, Staff; Photography: Patrick Demarchelier, Gallo Images/Getty Images
One source of fitspo is her husband, cinematographer Justin Ervin, who often hits the gym with her. They met in the lift at church and despite instant chemistry, she kept her pledge. “I said, ‘I’m not having sex until I’m married.’ He replied, ‘Great! Let’s not.’” Seven years later, “We have this amazing marriage,” she says. “He’s allowed me to thrive. We’re invested in each other’s growth. Every business decision I’ve made, he’s made with me.” And the business of being Ashley Graham is booming. She’s launched a lingerie collection, done stints on Good Morning America, The Talk and E!’s Oscars red carpet, stars in workout videos and plans to write a book about fitness and beauty. Of course, every empire has its dissenters. With shocking regularity, she gets slammed online for being too
Your life in stars!
Get ready for a new year of love, discovery and growth with this 2017 guide by our fabulous GLAMOUR astrologer Leigh Goldberg. 20 JANUARY-18 FEBRUARY Like singer Alicia Keys (25 January 1981), you’re eccentric and innovative. Karma takes over in love, and special relationships will develop. You’ll have a lot of energy for work, and international opportunities will come into the picture – look forward to the progress! Love You’ll be responsible in love this year, and able to spot problems early and handle them maturely. Strong karmic forces and synchronicity will lead you to your mate. Best love month February Soulmate Your main attractions this year will be an analytical Virgo, ambitious Capricorn, philosophical Sagittarian, charming Libran and fascinating Piscean.
Capricorn 22 DECEMBER-19 JANUARY Like singer Meghan Trainor (22 December 1993), you’re ambitious and practical. Your work, money and love life are strong, but stop taking life seriously and live a little! Love If you’re single, you’ll be happy to know that many admirers are in store for you this year. Just take off your rose-tinted glasses and apply caution. Involved? Now is the time to start heating things up in the bedroom. Best love month March
Work The stars indicate that you’ll be highly efficient and energetic towards work projects, and many of them will be done at home. Intuition and empathy will be key, and if you’re in a career such as psychology or social work, you will be extremely busy. Best work month August
Money Those offshore investments you made in the past will finally pay off, especially those relating to property. Best money month January Health It’s crucial to keep hydrated and get lots of rest. Best health month February
Soulmate Romantic Pisceans feature strongly in 2017, as do Scorpios, but beware of their power games. You’ll also attract an older authority figure with a Capricorn nature. Work In order to gain respect from your peers, you must show your discipline and enthusiasm for work. There is also a chance of a hot romance with a colleague. Best work months January, December
Money Money comes easily, and you’ll want to upgrade your lifestyle, but be sure to save for any charity projects. Best money month May Health Take special care of your skin and teeth this year, and visit your gynaecologist for regular check-ups. Best health months February, September
Astro guide / 2017 21 MARCH-19 APRIL Like reality star Kourtney Kardashian (18 April 1979), you’re spontaneous and a natural-born leader. This is the year to completely commit to yourself, your career, finances and romance. Love Balance is crucial this year. Love wise, you and your partner both want to know where you stand. If you’re single and looking for total romance, there may be lessons in love as you’ll attract the opposite of what you want. Use this to establish exactly what you do need. Best love month November
19 FEBRUARY-20 MARCH Like singer Rihanna (20 February 1988), you’re imaginative and compassionate. In this year of hard work and courage, you need to step up and take charge. Love Positive developments and sexy times are heading your way, and you’ll become more mature about love. Partnered up? Your relationship will grow. If you’re single, love will find you as long as you literally step out and put yourself in a position to attract it. Best love month March
Soulmate You’ll encounter strong Libran energy or a partner who teaches you the importance of relationships. A fellow Arian may grab your attention and an earthy Taurean will become a close friend. Work Your dedication to your career brings a dramatic change and will see you travelling internationally. Use this period to make connections and nurture your professional development. Follow your dreams and commit to stepping outside your comfort zone for positive changes. Best work month February
Money This is the year for your finances to flourish, as you’re well-starred to earn well and will have time to focus on your money. It will be key to find a financial advisor and save, as you’ll feel tempted to impulse buy. Be especially careful with money decisions around 7 February-10 June. Best money month July Health Challenge yourself to get fitter and healthier.
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year, challenging you where your soul needs it. Get ready for a wild ride with an energetic Arian, a close friendship with an Aquarian and an attraction to a Libran.
Text: Staff; Illustrations: David Wright, Merlin Enabnit
Work This will be an interesting year if you work in education, travel or media. You’ll break away from your co-workers and become an authority in your field – accept this position with grace. If past problems surface, it’s only because they were undefeated challenges, and although you’re in for hard work, you’ll see magnificent results. Best work months January, September
Money Financial independence will be your goal, and property will be a huge factor in this, whether it’s your home or your workspace. Beware of impulse buys and get a financial advisor to help get your money in order. Best money month May Health Take good care of your feet, as they are prone to injuries. It’s time to make exercise a priority and avoid returning to old, bad habits, like comfort eating. Best health months March, April
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20 APRIL-20 MAY Like actress Jessica Alba (28 April 1981), you’re determined and reliable. This is a spectacular year for new beginnings – financially and intellectually. Step out of your comfort zone as good things are coming! Love Involved? Marriage will be a great topic of conversation between you and your partner, and if you’re unattached, old dating habits will be replaced with a new attitude to life that will lead to lasting love. Best love month June Soulmate You’re set to attract a Taurean, Capricorn or Piscean this year. A Taurean will enhance your self-confidence and help you financially, and you may buy property together. A Capricorn will come via international travel and studies, and a Piscean through your friends. Be open to all possibilities. Work You’ll be motivated and driven in 2017, as you see that you need to use your unique talents to become independent. Travel, media and other people’s money will help you get where you want to be. Best work months February, March
Money This is an important year for your dreams and goals, and money will flow freely. Be open to trying new things to reap the rewards you richly deserve. Best money months June, August Health You have a naturally strong constitution, and the only thing to be aware of on the health front will be to stretch properly when you exercise. Best health months September, October
Gemini 21 MAY-20 JUNE Like supermodel Naomi Campbell (22 May 1970), you’re bright and adaptable. This is your year for finding creative inspiration and deep meaning in your work, as well as bonding intensely with your partner. Love Fun times lie ahead for those in relationships, and children and commitment will be discussed in depth with your significant other. If you’re seeking love, you’ll attract someone who has children of their own, and the strongest chance of meeting them will be through friends. Best love months February, July Soulmate A range of mates will enter your life in 2017. The standouts: a charming Gemini, worldly Sagittarian, feisty Arian or sociable Libran. Taureans may pop up, but these encounters will likely lead to friendships. Whoever you choose must stimulate and excite you. Work You have a lot to offer in the workplace, but the important thing for your freedom of expression is to dig deep emotionally to understand what gives your life the greatest meaning and what will attract a career that helps many people. Your best fields for 2017 include teaching, fashion design, illustration and music. Best work months June, August Money Self-expression and creativity will bring you abundance, but it will be crucial to take breaks so that you can recharge and be inspired with more ideas for wealth. Best money months May, July Health Combine exercise with socialising this year by working out with friends or a personal trainer. Best health month September
Astro guide / 2017 21 JUNE-22 JULY Like actress Margot Robbie (2 July 1990), you’re protective and sympathetic. This year will take your love life and approach to relationships to a new level of commitment. You’ll find financial abundance and happiness at work as you apply your passion to what you do. Love This is a year of break up or make up, and if it’s a make up, you may very well be walking down the aisle. Seeking love? You’re in for many lessons about love as well as the likelihood that your old patterns will shift when you meet someone special both with authority and power. Best love month August Soulmate You’ll have deep connections with Scorpios and Pisceans in 2017, and a down-to-Earth Capricorn is set to shake up your world and open your eyes to a very different way of being. Philosophical Sagittarians also offer a profound perspective on life. Work Your career may bring you into the public eye, and you can expect to be travelling extensively as your business takes you into international territory. Keep people in your circle informed about developments in your job, as this may support your progress in practical ways. Best work months June, August
Money Trust your intuition and you’ll attract money easily in 2017. Look to the beauty industry and anything related to aesthetics for this abundance of wealth. Best money months June, July Health Take more time to relax, meditate and connect. Best health months January, April
23 JULY-22 AUGUST Like reality star Kylie Jenner (10 August 1997), you’re artistic, enthusiastic and generous. This year you’ll connect profoundly with friends and colleagues, and love will take you on a sexy and romantic rollercoaster ride. Love Love is at the centre of your world, and an old flame may return to your life. You’ll need to be in the right place at the right time to attract romance, and this year you’ll learn to accept love for how it makes you feel, rather than for its appearances. Best love months October
Soulmate Through 2017, there will be many people who will have a great impact on your life: challenging Aquarians, tender Pisceans, dreamy Librans, brainy Geminis and loud and proud Leos. Work Your career will find you in the media world – PR, marketing or advertising – and the written word will be a highlight for you. A lot of this work will involve the arts, beauty and feminine energy. Best work month June
Money Business partnerships, especially with other women, will help you increase your income, and you’ll use your womanly charm and amazing connections to access greater wealth. Best money month May Health Your body requires plenty of cardio and a programme for heart-healthy eating. And do book an appointment with your optometrist. Best health month August É
23 SEPTEMBER-22 OCTOBER Like actress Dakota Johnson (4 October 1989), you’re sociable and charming. This is a year to mingle and enjoy love that sweeps you off your feet. Put yourself first at work and be proactive at all times. Love Singletons, you’ll meet someone through your social circle, so get out as much as you can, embracing your femininity and showing off those curves! If you’re partnered up, you and your significant other will have lots of fun together spending time with groups of people. Best love month January Soulmate Arians ignite your inner fire and
Virgo 23 AUGUST-22 SEPTEMBER Like singer Beyoncé (4 September 1981), you’re shy, analytical and diligent. This year is about putting energy into your work and building your finances through careful planning. Expect a shift in love. Love Even if your partner is very different to you, this is the year to accept them for who they are and doing so will also help you face your self-doubt issues. Unattached? The phrase ‘opposites attract’ will apply, so get set to see that love has no boundaries. The person you may be drawn to might not be perfect, but they will love you completely. Best love months March, November
Aquarians challenge you intellectually. Virgos will be an unexpected choice for a mate, but will also make great friends. Give lots of attention to generous and flashy Leos, brainy Geminis and interesting Sagittarians.
Work Give yourself time to perfect your craft and put in extra effort, for this will serve you well. Follow your intuition, knowing that the more you give to yourself, the more you’ll be able to give to your work life. Best work month September
Money Set your intentions for the year and channel energy into the steps you need to take for material success. Your money will go into big projects that affect the community around you and nourish your soul. Best money month June Health Watch out for lower back or kidney pain, and see your gynaecologist for regular check-ups. Best health months October, November
Soulmate Expect an interesting 2017, as you won’t attract your obvious choices. A dreamy Piscean will step into the picture, and Librans may challenge and confuse you. Cancerians will give you the attention that you crave and a fellow Virgo will understand you. Work It’ll be crucial to take a nurturing attitude into your workplace, and you’ll be drawn to careers like nursery school teaching, finance, food and anything where you can work from home or nurture others. Best work months January, September
Money Study financial contracts carefully, as you are warned against duplicitous people. On a lighter note, you’ll happily spend on fun and international travel. Best money month April Health A recurring injury from the past manifests and will need attention. Take care of your ankles by always warming up before exercise, and learn to release tension. Best health month September 76 glamour
Astro guide / 2017 22 NOVEMBER-21 DECEMBER Like model Chrissy Teigen (30 November 1985), you’re optimistic, independent and honest. This is the year to get smart with your cash, attract exciting adventures in love and master your work by incorporating the masculine and feminine aspects of your personality. Love If single, you’ll meet someone through travel or study, and this person could be foreign, speak many languages or travel a lot internationally. If you’re in a relationship, expect a deeper and richer love life that will involve travelling together and much emotional growth. Best love months October, November, December
Scorpio 23 OCTOBER-21 NOVEMBER Like singer Ciara (25 October 1985), you’re seductive and fiery. You’re in for a year of appreciation, financial success and satisfaction at work. Your love life will be sensual, and if you’re single now, it may not be for much longer. Love This is a year for planning a wedding or deepening your commitment. Single? You can expect great romantic possibilities, many of which will begin as friendships. There will be strong sexual energy all year round. Best love months March, July, November, December
Soulmate Look out for an entertaining and chatty Gemini, a fascinating Sagittarian, charming Libran or sexy Scorpio this year. And have fun! Work Your feminine and masculine aspects will come into play, as you’ll need to be tough and rational in professional partnerships, but delicate when dealing with aspects of your job that appeal to women. You may also team up with friends to create beautiful projects together. Best work month June
Money Your money is very safe and secure this year, and your finances will expand. You may also gain financially through your partner. Best money months January, October Health Take care when working with scissors, knives or blades, as you’re prone to accidents. Best health months September, October
Soulmate Strong and stubborn Taureans take your sex life to a new level. Librans are best friends who will analyse the situation before getting close. Fellow Scorpios bring deep discussions, strong emotions and sexy exploration. Work What a fantastic work year! Careers that will appeal to you include finance, visual arts, beauty, design, gardening and catering. By the end of the year, you’ll look back with a great feeling of satisfaction. Best work months September, October
Money There is a complete change or an opportunity for change in your finances this year via business or large financial institutions. International trade could see you sitting pretty by the end of 2017, so breath easy. Best money months March, April Health Headaches may plague you and you’ll also need to watch your alcohol intake. See your gynaecologist regularly and make sure you get enough sleep. Best health month November
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Upgrade your plait Whether itâ€™s a tricky zipper or delicate waterfall, braided styles are fresher and cooler. Here, Instagram sensations turned authors Laura Arnesen and Marie Wivel show three great â€™dos to try now.
Beauty / Hair Step by step
Brush your hair straight back. Take a big section and divide into an upper and lower part.
Tie each section into two ponytails that sit just below each other.
Divide the upper ponytail in half and pull the lower ponytail through the middle of the strands.
Take the two parts and add hair from the sides. Keep assembling until you have one thick strand.
Repeat steps three to five until you reach the neck and all hair has been added.
Continue all the way down without adding hair. No need for an elastic at each section â€“ it will hold.
Elastic braid The technique for this is quite different from the traditional pull-through braid method because you use multiple hair elastics to give it its shape. The braid holds beautifully and can keep for up to two days. The braiding itself takes a bit longer, but becomes easier once you get the hang of it.
Level Medium Youâ€™ll need Small elastic bands, hair clamp Time 10 minutes
Pin the single ponytail to your head with a hair clamp (as shown) or else get your model to hold it down.
Pull on the outside of the braid to make it look bigger. This will also help conceal all of the elastic bands inside. Ă‰
Step by step
Looped waterfall braid This is probably one of the prettiest braids ever. The small loops and knots make this style unique, and give it a romantic and whimsical feel. Although the technique is challenging to grasp, the results are absolutely worth it.
Brush your hair into a middle parting. From your temple, take a small strand of hair.
Twist the strand around your index and middle finger (as shown) and ask your model to hold the end.
With your free hand, take a small strand of hair from the parting and place it between your fingers.
Twist the strand once so it’s looped inwards (as shown) and ask who you’re styling to hold it tightly.
Loop once again using your index and middle fingers, and repeat all the way around the head.
Once you’ve made the last loop on the other side, secure with bobby pins and spritz with hairspray.
Thread the new strand halfway through the loop – this is the next loop.
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Level Difficult You’ll need Bobby pins, hairspray Time 10 minutes
Beauty / Hair Step by step
Brush your hair straight back. Take the top section of hair and divide it in half.
Take a strand from the right of the section, cross it over the right half and under the left.
Take a strand from the far left side and cross it under the strand, over the left and under the right. Have your model hold it.
Zipper braid The technique used in this braid may seem difficult and confusing at first, but you’ll find that it’s not so tricky once you’ve done it a few times. It’s a super-cool look that will get you many admiring glances.
Level Difficult You’ll need Elastic band, bobby pins Time 10-15 minutes
Add the strand your model is holding to the section closest to it.
Continue steps three to seven all the way down to the neck or until there is no more hair to add. Tie.
Take a small strand of hair and wrap it around the elastic so that it covers it. Fasten the strand with a few bobby pins.
Danish teens Laura Kristine Arnesen and Marie Moesgaard Wivel became an Instagram sensation in 2013. In their second book, Favourite Braids (Tafelberg Publishers; R180), the authors take their plaiting skills to the next level and show off their easy, heat-free curling techniques and tricks, three of which are featured here.
The clear skin diet
Text: Alexandra Engler; Photography: Alessandro Zeno/IMAXtree.com, istockphoto.com
Can we eat our way to glowing complexions? With growing evidence supporting a food-skin connection, Alexandra Engler digs in.
Health / Live clean ’m at my most confident on a great-skin day: fresh-faced, smooth and spotless. On one of those days, you could probably persuade me to do anything – even challenge Kanye West to a rap battle. My problem is, those days are few and far between. I got my first fully-fledged breakout at 14; fast forward a decade, and the acne is still there. To clear it up, I have done what most of us do: attack it. Acne scars not fading? Schedule a peel. Clogged pores? Pile on a mask. Feel a cystic zit coming on? Get a cortisone shot. I’ve tried everything short of Roaccutane. I often saw temporary improvements, but my acne came back. And for years, I’ve wondered, ‘When will I grow out of this like everyone said I would?’
Finding the food connection During those years, I never thought to look at my diet. I had no reason to: dermatologists and aestheticians consistently said my breakouts were unrelated to what I ate. And for more than three decades, that’s been the conventional wisdom. “When I was trained, my textbooks said diet had no effect on skin,” says dermatologist Dr Whitney Bowe. “But my patients were saying something else.” It wasn’t until the past decade when new studies emerged showing a link between certain foods and acne that many dermatologists started talking about diet. “At first, drawing a connection was very controversial,” Dr Bowe explains, “but eventually, the idea started to be embraced.”
Researchers have now zeroed in on what many believe are the two main culprits: dairy and foods with a high glycaemic load (think baked potatoes, white bread, pizza – anything that I label delicious). These foods trigger a cascade of hormonal responses. The main culprit is insulin-like growth factor 1, which “increases oil production, makes the cells around your pores stickier and spurs inflammation,” explains Dr Bowe. Hormones create a fertile environment for acne growth, but inflammation comes first. “It’s the match that sparks the fire in any kind of acne, from blackheads to pimples.”
“Believe me, there were times when I questioned the worth of this plan: I had a few, ‘But what is life without cheese?’ moments.” I had tried nearly everything, aside from changing my diet. What did I have to lose except cheese – and, I hoped, breakouts? Using guidelines from Dr Bowe and other experts, I outlined my new diet. Dairy and high-glycaemic foods were out. I also removed coffee and soy, as suggested by aesthetician Kimberly Yap Tan’s holistic approach to treating acne. Finally, I added as many inflammation fighters as I could, like probiotics, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. I would give it
three months to notice a difference, as recommended by the experts. Skin, do you see what I would do for you?
The regimen I was intimidated by my long list of dos and don’ts, but I was assured it wouldn’t be as hard as I thought. “It’s just making healthier choices. You’ll feel better, and if that improves your skin, great,” explains Jennifer Burris, a registered dietitian and co-author of a review linking dairy and highglycaemic foods to higher rates of acne. Plus, I picked a great time to try this out: almost everyone I knew was on some sort of #CleanEats kick: Paleo! Vegan! Locavore! My clear-skin diet was totally on trend. From the first day, I ran to the mirror every morning, expecting glowing results, but seeing more or less the same pre-diet skin. Everyone said the changes would come slowly, but you can’t blame me for wanting a little immediate gratification, especially since I was doing pretty well at avoiding ‘forbidden’ foods. Like on day six, when my roommate baked chocolate chip biscuits and the smell wafted through our apartment, I reached for an apple. And I never caved on coffee, even after severe withdrawal headaches and nausea. (At one point, I even googled “No coffee, dying?”)
Adapting my life But my new meals helped make up for all that had been lost. I was equal parts experimental chef, amateur dietitian and skin guru. I learnt how to bake a perfectly seasoned salmon for omega-3s. I snacked É
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on juicy, organic blueberries for antioxidants and almonds for zinc. I topped tangy kale salads with pickled beetroot for probiotics, and I built meals around whole, unprocessed grains like quinoa, so I could still eat carbs while keeping my blood sugar steady. I swapped skim for almond milk, started going vegan when I ate out, and acquired an impressive collection of butter alternatives for cooking and baking – oils, avocados, almond butter. And with the kind of willpower usually reserved for a 6am CrossFit class, I even started sipping organic chai as a substitute for my treasured coffee. After a few weeks, I was feeling better, but I still (still!) didn’t have the skin to show for it. I wanted people to praise my complexion instantaneously, but instead, I got dubious looks and questions about whether it was all worth it. Believe me, there were times when I questioned the worth of this plan, too: I had a few, “But what is life without cheese?” moments.
“I would never use diet as monotherapy, because there are a lot of other factors that contribute to acne besides diet,” explains dermatologist Dr Eric Schweiger. And the experts I spoke to shared similar views: for most people, the best way to address acne is a combination of diet, treatments and lifestyle – things like getting to the gym to reduce stress and sleeping enough, which I often struggled with. But as the weeks went on, my skin finally began to respond to what I was doing. (I patted myself on the back for
“I was disappointed in myself for going off course, but a little part of me was relieved, too: I’d finally found the missing piece to my clear-skin puzzle.”
Sticking to it My scepticism wasn’t necessarily misplaced. “I would love to be able to say, ‘Eat this and don’t eat that and you’ll have clear skin.’ Unfortunately, it’s not that simple,” reveals dermatologist Dr William Rietkerk, who co-authored the review with Jennifer Burris. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the connection, including whether diet causes acne or simply aggravates it, the severity that food may induce, and all the foods that may (or may not) be triggers.
all those times I declined slap chips.) By midday, when I’m usually at peak shine, my skin was looking more dewy, less like reflective gear. My eyes weren’t as puffy in the mornings, since I wasn’t eating inflammatory foods – not part of the original agenda, but a welcome side effect. I still didn’t have the spotless skin I’d set out for, but Kimberly assured me that everything was right on schedule: “It takes one to three months for acne to form, so you’ll
see the best results after you stop creating new acne,” she said. Sure enough, at my two-month mark, swollen, red pimples simply stopped popping up. When I washed my face, it felt smoother; clogs in my pores had all but disappeared. Some discolouration from past spots lingered, but they would fade in time. Finally, results! One night, I went out for a drink without makeup – something I had never done, since I was self-conscious about my complexion. As I laughed and ordered the first round, the most amazing thing happened: nothing. I had been waiting for something climactic, like I would run into Chris Hemsworth who would be so moved by my glowy skin that he’d be blinded by my radiance. In reality, my waitI-think-this-worked moment was far simpler. It was just having a night out with friends, and instead of stressing about my skin, I was able to enjoy the moment. I had the complexion I’d always hoped for, a decade in waiting.
Falling off the wagon A week later, brimming with clean pores and confidence, I went to visit my family for a holiday, and fell off the wagon (more like cartwheeled off) for a few days where dairy products were concerned. I brought two fresh zits home with me, and as I studied them in the mirror, it felt like the first time that I broke out all those years ago. I was disappointed in myself for going off course, but a little part of me was relieved, too: I’d finally found the missing piece to my clear-skin puzzle. After my setback, I had to readjust
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Omega-3 fatty acids
Found in pickles, kombucha and sauerkraut, they may help reduce inflammation by encouraging healthy bacteria to grow in your gut.
Acne sufferers tend to have fewer of these complexion boosters, explains Dr Bowe. Snack on berries and dark greens to get your fill.
Inflammation-fighting foods, like salmon and walnuts, have a higher ratio of omega-3s (the good fats!) than omega6s, reveals Dr Rietkerk.
Health / Live clean “Learning how your skin responds to what you eat can be deeply empowering.” to my eating regimen all over again, and in time, my skin rewarded me by clearing up once more. But I also decided to give myself a break – both for that trip and in the future. I’ll still be diligent about my new lifestyle, but with a little wiggle room for chocolate cake on my birthday and a slice of late-night pizza with friends. These can – and, in my case, probably will – trigger a breakout, but at least I’m aware of the culprits. Once my experiment ended, that was the takeaway: learning how your skin responds to what you eat can be deeply empowering. I realised how little I had known about my own and, worse, how frequently I had viewed it as the enemy – something to prod, pick and scrutinise. Now I know how my complexion reacts, good or bad. Because part of feeling comfortable in your skin is understanding it.
Eating dairy is double trouble for your skin. Not only does most dairy cause hormone production on its own, but it’s also full of the same acnecausing hormones from cows, explains Dr Bowe. Cutting it out will help prevent ﬂare-ups.
Low levels of this essential mineral have been connected to more severe acne, says Dr Rietkerk. Chew cashews and almonds to up your intake.
The oil of the moment could be a pore clogger. Consider swapping it for sunflowerseed oil if you see breakouts around your mouth.
One study showed that this ingredient could lead to acne. Dr Bowe has seen improvement when patients eliminate bars that contain it.
“These raise blood sugar,” reveals Jennifer. That causes hormone levels to rise. Stick to whole, high-fibre foods instead, like fresh veggies.
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“Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen – a happily ever after to supper.” – Terri Guillemets
Vanilla panna cotta with berry jelly What you’ll need FOR THE BERRY JELLY 400g mixed fresh berries 60ml xylitol 100ml water 2.5ml cracked black pepper 15ml powdered gelatine
The how-to Combine all of the ingredients except the gelatine in a small saucepan. Crush the berries with a fork and bring to the boil. Boil for five minutes. Set aside to cool to just warm, then sprinkle the gelatine powder onto the berry mixture and stir well. Strain through a sieve into a pouring jug and pour onto the set panna cotta. Chill until the jelly is set.
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FOR THE PANNA COTTA 250ml plain double cream yoghurt 250ml cream 90ml xylitol 5ml vanilla extract Pinch of salt 200ml full cream milk 20ml powdered gelatine
The how-to Combine the yoghurt, cream, xylitol, vanilla extract and salt. Stir until well combined. Heat the milk until warm (not boiling). Add the gelatine and combine well, then add to the cream and yoghurt mixture and combine well. Strain through a fine sieve into a pouring jug. Divide equally into six glasses. Chill in the freezer until set, then add the berry jelly on top and garnish with a berry.
Food / Low carb SERVES 6
Creamy ice cream What you’ll need 500ml full cream milk 250ml double cream 5ml vanilla extract powder 4 egg yolks 120ml xylitol
The how-to On the stove top, pour the milk, cream and vanilla extract into a saucepan, heating slowly and stirring continuously until the milk and cream begin to steam. Reduce the heat to the lowest temperature. Whisk the egg yolks together in a glass bowl until smooth. Add the xylitol and whisk until pale yellow and fluffy. Remove the milk from the heat and slowly pour it into the egg mixture, whisking continuously so as not to scramble the eggs. Return the saucepan to the stove and maintain at a low heat. Pour the mixture into the saucepan from the bowl. Continue to heat (don’t boil), stirring continuously until it coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove the mixture from the stove, pour into a steel bowl and allow to cool to room temperature, stirring every 10 minutes. Then refrigerate overnight (or for at least six hours). Never put the hot mixture straight into the fridge. Remove the chilled mixture from the fridge and place into an ice cream maker. Then scoop the ice cream into a freezer-proof container with a lid, and freeze for 90 minutes to two hours.
Variations CHOCOLATE Add 250ml sieved cocoa powder and 200g chopped dark chocolate into the steaming milk, and stir until blended. Pass through a sieve if necessary. Then add the chocolate milk to the egg mixture and return to the heat. You can adjust the cocoa and chocolate to your preferred taste. CARAMEL SAUCE Melt 30g butter on a low heat in a pan until light brown. Add 30g cream, 1 tsp xylitol and a pinch of salt, and continue to stir on a low heat until the sauce has thickened to a caramel (about 1-2 minutes). É
Food / Low carb SERVES 6-8
Light and fluffy chocolate mousse 400ml coconut cream 50g cocoa powder 50g xylitol 10ml vanilla extract 50g dark chocolate 30g butter 5 egg whites GARNISH VARIATIONS Fresh berries Whipped coconut cream Crumbled chocolate brownies
The how-to Whisk together the coconut cream, cocoa powder, xylitol and vanilla extract. On the stove, melt
the dark chocolate and butter together. Pour the chocolate into the cream mixture and stir well. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture a spoonful at a time to keep the mixture light and fluffy. Don’t stir. Spoon the mousse into serving glasses or keep in a large bowl and set in the fridge for 20 minutes. Serve chilled with fresh berries or whipped coconut cream or crumbled chocolate brownies.
Baked vanilla custard What you’ll need
500ml cream 40g xylitol 5ml vanilla extract 5 egg yolks
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The how-to Preheat the oven to 160ºC and prepare a bain-marie (or use a roasting pan with tinfoil over the top). You will need six ramekins. Heat the cream, xylitol and vanilla extract until very hot, but not yet boiling. In a separate bowl, heat the egg yolks. Slowly pour the hot liquid over the yolks, whisking constantly. Divide the mixture between the six ramekins. Place into a roasting pan and pour boiling water into half the depth of the dish. Bake covered for an hour.
the vanilla and 25ml cream. Replace with 25ml espresso made with coffee powder or in a coffee machine. CHOCOLATE Along with the vanilla, add 25ml cocoa powder to the cream mixture. Alternatively, add 50g melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder.
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When a spacecraft transporting 5 000 sleeping passengers to a colony planet malfunctions, Aurora Dunn (Jennifer Lawrence) and Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) are awakened 90 years too early. They soon realise that they and everyone else on board are in great danger, and as they struggle to ﬁnd a solution, the two fall in love. Directed by Morten Tyldum, Passengers expertly combines mindblowing sci-ﬁ with an out-of-thisworld romance in this futuristic space drama that will sweep you off your feet. -----
Better Late Than Never Season one Four senior celebrities – actors Henry Winkler and William Shatner, footballer Terry Bradshaw and boxer George Foreman – and comedian Jeff Dye travel through Asia experiencing the culture, cuisine and so much more.
Collateral Beauty Howard Inlet (Will Smith) is an advertising executive whose heartbroken response to the death of his daughter is to write letters to three mysterious entities Love, Time and Death. Included in the cast is Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet and Naomie Harris, making this David Frankeldirected drama a thought-provoking must. ----
Why Him? In this ‘meet the parents’ comedy, Laird Mayhew (James Franco) is a brash billionaire with just one thing standing between him and his girlfriend Stephanie Fleming (Zoey Deutch) – her father, Ned (Bryan Cranston). It has a few hilarious gags, but we’ve seen the ‘overprotective father’ storyline one too many times.
MacGyver Season one Former special forces operative Angus ‘Mac’ MacGyver (Lucas Till) is recruited into a clandestine organisation in the US government where he embarks on high-risk missions with the help of CIA agents.
When Lee Chandler’s (Casey Afﬂeck) brother dies, Lee is made the sole guardian of his resentful 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges) and is forced to return to his childhood home where he must face his troubled past and estranged wife Randi (Michelle Williams). A poignant drama that explores the power of redemption and guilt. ----
The Great Indoors Season one Jack Gordon’s (Joel McHale) globetrotting days come to an end when he is assigned to teach a group of eager millennials about the world of adventure reporting – if he doesn’t hit them with their selﬁe sticks ﬁrst.
Manchester by the Sea
Guide / Time out /Rocks
/Reads Our Fathers by Karin Brynard
Music reviews compiled by: Nandi Ndlovu; Text: Staff; Book reviews: Pnina Fenster, Karen Tennent
Bastille Wild World
Lady Gaga Joanne
With their ﬁrst album, Bad Blood, receiving platinum status, it’s no surprise that Bastille’s latest offering hit number one on the iTunes charts. Jam-packed with 19 stellar tracks which showcase the band’s unique sound, Wild World will take you on an enthralling journey of love, heartbreak, joy and sadness. Key track ‘Fake it’ Get it Because it may be their last
Lady Gaga won a Golden Globe for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel, is starring in a remake of A Star Is Born and is still churning out superb music. Produced by Mark Ronson, Joanne is the star’s ﬁfth album and features her characteristic strong vocals and lyrics, plus a great country sound. Key track ‘Million reasons’ Get it Because it’s Gaga
Mac Miller The Divine Feminine
The Last Shadow Puppets Everything You’ve Come To Expect
We have a soft spot for the US rapper and producer since he performed at this year’s Rocking the Daisies, and Mac Miller’s latest contribution doesn’t disappoint. You’re in for smooth, laidback R&B combined with jazzy beats, plus contributions from Ariana Grande, CeeLo Green and Kendrick Lamar. Key track ‘We’ ft CeeLo Green Get it For lounging ----
It’s been eight years since The Last Shadow Puppets’ ﬁrst album, The Age of the Understatement, and the British band is blowing us away with their fusion of ’70s soft rock, cinematic pop, sweet tones and a hint of soul on this, their latest hit. Key track ‘Bad habits’ Get it For its psychedelic vibe ---
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(Penguin; R250) One of SA’s bestselling and admired crime -read t s u m writers shows off her award-winning style in a plot that races between a Stellenbosch murder and a kidnapping in Soweto. At the centre of it all, Inspector Albertus Beeslaar is reluctantly drawn into an investigation that reveals the dark underbelly of the Cape Winelands. This is the second of Karin Brynard’s novels to be translated into English from Afrikaans, and we can’t wait for the third.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (Little, Brown Book Group; R283) When Lucy Hutton’s publishing house merges with a rival group, she is forced to spend every day in a tiny chrome ofﬁce with her co-worker, nemesis and master of mind games Joshua Templeman. Despite his good looks and charm, Lucy ﬁnds Joshua repulsive and cold. But will a perfectly innocent elevator ride turn her hate into love, or will Lucy lose the biggest game of all? A lighthearted and sultry romcom.
The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan (Hodder & Stoughton; R368) It’s 1939 and Will and his sister are evacuated to a farm in Cornwall to live out their childhood protected from the ravages of war. But when Will and the farmer’s daughter Maggie fall in love, the consequences are more severe than either could have imagined. Prepare to shed some tears.
Guide / Head out
Get happy! Start the new year with these awesome events.
/Cape Town Party on Do you love EDM and natural beauty? Then the Rezonance New Year’s Eve Festival is for you. This four-day camping experience at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve features two stages and more than 150 SA and international EDM acts, plus full bathroom facilities and the chance to hike, tan and swim in fresh water dams, all with the Langeberg mountains as your backdrop. On from 30 December-2 January. Tickets are R620 from quicket.co.za. For more info, visit rezonancefestival.com.
/Joburg Feel the romance The Fugard Theatre’s West Side Story was such a hit in Cape Town that it’s coming to The Mandela at Joburg Theatre from 24 January5 March. Starring Jonathan Roxmouth as Tony and Lynelle Kenned as Maria, it’s moving, magical and not to be missed. Tickets start at R190; book via computicket.com.
Mumm’s the word The Sun Met, celebrated with GH Mumm is set to be a fabulously fashionable horse-racing affair, with a raft of A-list attendees, plenty of photo opportunities and an atmosphere as sparkling as the champagne. So make sure you’re at Kenilworth Racecourse on 28 January. For info, visit sunmet.co.za.
Place your bets For great horse racing, socialising and style, don your ﬁnest blue and white ensemble and head for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. From 6-7 January at Kenilworth Racecourse. Tickets start at R350 from computicket.com.
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World of wonder How about a three-day New Year’s extravaganza at one of the Seven Wonders of the World? That’s what’s on offer at the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival from 29-31 December. With a choice of party options and acts like LCNVL, Sketchy Bongo, The Kiffness and GoodLuck, it’s sure to be brilliant. Tickets start at R927 and are available at webtickets.co.za.
Join the revolution The theme for 2016’s Revolution New Year’s Eve Festival is unity, so join Joburg’s underground dance music community to share an epic open-air celebration. At Hornbill Lodge, Magaliesburg, from 31 December-2 January. For info, visit facebook.com/RevolutionNYE. FOR EVEN MORE EVENTS, CHECK OUT GLAMOUR GUIDES AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.
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In next month’s issue /Nationwide Glorious food SA cuisine is among the best in the world, and Tsogo Sun has devised a way to celebrate our talented chefs: visit any of the hotel group’s restaurants in Joburg, Durban or Cape Town for the Tsogo Sun Tasting Table of Festive Feasts, which showcases signature dishes like exotic mushroom ravioli and Midlands duck breast. From R6 000 p/person. Book at tsogosun.com.
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Have a blast Dancing in the new year? We love that! Catch headline acts Cassper Nyovest and internationally acclaimed DJ Black Coffee rocking out alongside a stellar line-up of SA house and hip-hop stars at Fact Durban Rocks New Year’s Eve at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium on 31 December. Tickets are R250-R1 800 from computicket.com.
Share the love Inspiring real-life romances Valentine’s recipes for your mate, your date or your best girls Lust-inducing lingerie and heels
Money advice you can really, really use Easy, understandable and totally doable ways to beat debt, save and make friends with money.
Ring in the new year in opulent Indian-inspired style at The Oyster Box hotel with their A Night at the Taj Mahal New Year’s Eve buffet dinner. Splendid fashion is a must, so air out that sari, don those jewels and prepare for amazing food, drink and dancing on 31 December. Tickets cost R2 500 and bookings can be made by calling 031 514 5000.
Powered by Gagasi FM and MTV Base, The Grand Finale is back for its third year – and it promises to be louder and more fun than ever! Gather a bunch of friends and celebrate the biggest night of the year with 20 exciting SA hip-hop acts at Kings Park Stadium on 31 December. Tickets are R295R2 850 from computicket.com.
Beauty to the max A-list haircuts, dreamy makeup, sexy scents and what to eat, do and avoid for great skin… gorgeous, here you come!
How to stop worrying and calm the heck down!
Guide / Inspiration
Mimi Coertse Opera singer
“The women who made me”
by Evita Bezuidenhout
Still known as one of the best sopranos, Mimi befriended me when we were both young and ambitious. She was invited to perform in Vienna, Austria, and asked me to accompany her. It was the first time I’d ever left SA and I was shocked to see that the world was not flat. I was also surprised by how many different languages, cultures and colours were allowed to merge and form a civilisation. I didn’t stay long because no one spoke Afrikaans and I preferred Pretoria. I love Mimi and thank her for showing me the grass may be greener on the other side, but it still tastes the same as the green grass of home.
The tannie and political activist shares the women who have helped her become a household name. Ossewania Kakebenia Poggenpoel Mother I never knew my father, so my mother was the centre of my life. She was strict and didn’t laugh often, unless someone slipped in the street and fell. As an organist of the Dutch Reformed Church in Bethlehem, Orange Free State, she ensured the music at home was always spirited and gentle. Mama taught me to cook and that nothing must
ever go to waste, from potato skins to rub on a dry heel to a nearly-rotten tomato to take the sting out of an insect bite. She’s now 107 years old. Maybe Mama will live forever – maybe she’s a vampire!
Sarah Bruwer High school teacher I was teased because I had bad hair, buck teeth and freckles, but Mrs Bruwer was always kind to me and helped me with my lisp and stutter.
Margaret Thatcher Former UK prime minister She inspired a generation to the extent that the present prime minister of the UK,
Theresa May, looks like Mrs Thatcher’s daughter! I admire her independence and the way she managed an all-male cabinet and led a government while being a mother and wife. Then there’s her slogan: “Hypocrisy is the Vaseline of political intercourse.” They don’t make them like her any more.
Betsie Verwoerd Wife of Hendrik Verwoerd The wife of the “Architect of Apartheid” Hendrik Verwoerd, Betsie kept a low profile, but like the other wives of National Party leaders, she stopped her husband from acting too crazy. If left to their own devices, the power and glory of the job could have gone to their heads, and where would we have been today? Betsie was a calming presence and always added koeksisters to Dokter’s teatime tray. The sugar had a wonderful effect on any doubts or fears. Oom Hendrik went through his life with the shine of syrup on his lips and a comforting touch of stickiness on his fingers – until parliamentary messenger Dimitri Tsafendas stabbed him to death in the House of Assembly with my favourite fruit knife, but that’s another story.
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I couldn’t finish a sentence because I always got stuck on the Ps and Fs. It also meant spitting all over the person in front of me. Thanks to her, that doesn’t happen any more, although in the political world of today, a little spit could go a long way.
Guide / Dine out Spots
Chic picnics Roll out your blankets at these laidback spots.
/Durban Makaranga Garden Lodge 1A Igwababa Rd, Kloof; 031 764 6616 Enchanting botanical gardens make Makaranga a must for young and old. Pack your own basket with goodies from the restaurant deli, or select one of their off-the-shelf hampers, like the Breakfast Basket (R290 per couple) which is packed with bacon, scrambled eggs, tomato and rocket wraps, fruit salad, mufﬁns, tea or coffee and fruit juice.
Text: Chelsea Micklewood, Eva-Maria Shuman, Karen Tennent; Photography: Jason van der Merwe
Dial-a-Picnic dialapicnic.co.za; 082 790 6611 Whether it’s a romantic set-up or family gathering, Dial-a-Picnic have decadent offerings for every occasion. We like the Standard Picnic (R195 p/p), which includes breads, pâte and dips, sticky drumsticks, a veg tartlet, potato salad, cheese and fruit platter, salami roll-up and brownies. Also available in Cape Town and Joburg.
Rain Farm Game & Lodge 9 Esenembe Rd, Umhlali; 032 815 1050 A quick drive up the KZN North Coast takes you to this awesome private reserve for a charming game drive followed by a range of gourmet picnics. We recommend the Express Picnic (R299 p/couple) with fresh breads, cheese platters, cold meats, chocolate brownies and soft drinks.
Picnics in the Sky
150 Commissioner St, CBD; 011 614 0163 Ever wanted to picnic in the sky? Then head to the top of the Carlton Centre for a special Sunday lunch. Fill your basket with a selection of delicacies from Market on Main (for an additional cost), then take in the outstanding views of the Joburg skyline (R250 p/p).
Intersection R45 and R310, Groot Drakenstein; 021 874 1021 You’re in for a gourmet picnic of epic proportions at the award-winning Allée Bleue. Expect inventive dishes comprising of ingredients grown on the estate, like braised beef wraps with sour ﬁg salsa and wasabi tzatziki, micro herb salad, bobotie pies and Melba toast with smokedolive tapenade (R195 p/p).
Budmarsh Country Lodge T1 Magalies Meander Rd, Magaliesburg; 011 728 1800 Enjoy a secluded picnic overlooking the scenic Magaliesburg mountains on the lawns of Budmarsh. Keep an eye out for local bird life as you enjoy cheeses, seasonal fruit, scones, cold meats and salads (R500 p/couple).
Lethabo Estate 25 Jukskeidrif Rd, Lanseria; 087 151 1817 From sharing a hamper alongside a private riverbank to sampling tasty eats in a rose petal-scattered Bedouin tent, choose from three romantic picnic experiences at this picturesque estate. All picnics offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and halaal options, with moreish fare like seasonal salads, roast beef, kingklip skewers and chocolate mousse (from R500 p/couple).
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The Rumbullion The Roundhouse, Round House Rd, Camps Bay; 021 438 4347 Located at the foot of Table Mountain, The Rumbullion boasts relaxed dining in a sensational setting. Customise your picnic by selecting from an array of morsels, like West Coast oysters (R25 each), cheeses (R90) and avo, feta and bacon pizza (R115).
Simon’s Restaurant Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia; 021 794 1143 For beautiful views and amazing wine, this is the place. Unwind on lush lawns and indulge in a basket of local cheeses, chicken salad, cold meats, potato salad and chocolate brownies (R380 p/couple).
Aquarius 20 JAN-18 FEB
Aries 21 MAR-19 APR
Open yourself up to love Financial partnerships from the past and dealings with men are your strong themes for this month. You may find that your energy is scattered, so deal with your money in baby steps and try to get organised in general. Your career may benefit from support that comes from your father or a father figure, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. When it comes to relationships or finding new love, you may feel stuck in limbo, but this will pass around 2 January, and you’ll find it easier to look for or discuss romance around 2-5 January.
Be proactive Turn your attention to upgrading your lifestyle, including enriching your work days through rewarding friendships with your colleagues. You may also enter beneficial business partnerships. If you’re single and you have a crush on a friend, let them know about it, especially around 11-12 January, when things will feel softer and people more receptive. And if you’re in a relationship, get set for a happy, harmonious month of romance. Your fitness routine may have slipped a little, so find a gym buddy and get active!
Pisces 19 FEB-20 MAR
Taurus 20 APR-20 MAY
Feed your soul Leave your credit cards at home, as you’ll be exceptionally tempted by impulse buys at this time! This is also the moment to make clear decisions about your career, so search for work opportunities that feed both your mind and spirit. There may be international travel connected to your job, around 22-24 January. If you’re involved, focus on finding balance and objectivity in your relationship. Single? You’re well starred for a new love with someone charming and very romantic. Another positive: your health looks good, too.
Expect exciting work Put aside funds for motor and tech repairs, as there could be hitches with your car or computer. You may also spend on international travel – do this after 8 January if you can. There are major happenings in your career, with a possible promotion and work that connects with the public or the environment. If you’re seeing someone, share an adventure, such as a holiday or even learning a new language together. If you’re single, you may meet someone via your travels, or attract a foreigner or someone with a philosophical nature.
22 DEC-19 JAN
YOUR YEAR AHEAD If you’re a Capricorn, like actress Nina Dobrev (9 January 1989), you’re ambitious, practical and disciplined, and this promises to be a successful year for your career, ﬁnances and love life, so stop taking life so seriously! You may have recently gone through a breakup, in which case fresh starts are promised and there is a good chance of a hot romance at work. If you’re partnered up, you’re in for good times together, especially around March. Your cycle may be problematic, so see your doctor, but outside of that, it’s going to be a healthy year for you. YOUR MONTH AHEAD Say yes to change There may be an opportunity for you to expand your money, and you’ll be feeling particularly driven and passionate at work. There also could be changes in your career – get ready to say yes! You may ﬁnd a new relationship through work or, if you’re in a relationship, your partner will get involved in your career. Get set for lots of sexual energy in your love life this month and express yourself in the bedroom, especially around 20-21 January. Your only health warning is your hands: take care of them! 120 glamour
Gemini 21 MAY-20 JUN Put passion first You’ll be spending on your family and your home this month, and when it comes to your career, you’ll have many job choices and offers. Marriage is on your mind, and your partner may raise the bar in your relationship by committing on a deeper level. Go with it! Single? You are starred to attract an interesting personality with a deep soul, so look out for a Sagittarius or someone with Sagittarian qualities: a spiritual person who loves travel and reading. A good time for your first meeting will be around 13-14 January. Your only health warning at this time: watch your caffeine consumption.
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Cancer 21 JUN-22 JUL
Libra 23 SEP-22 OCT
Seize opportunities There are new projects at work and fresh opportunities for making money, so grab them! You may also find yourself in a position of responsibility in your career. On the romance front, communication with your partner will improve after 9 January, so sort out differences then and keep important conversations for this time. If you’re single, this may be the month when an introduction made by a family member leads to love. Health wise, tackle any holiday weight gain by swimming or attending dance or yoga classes.
Prepare for a month of fun Fun, fun, fun – that’s what you’re craving this month, and you deserve it. So spend a little extra on your holiday, share special times with friends and make beautiful memories, all in the knowledge that your career will be bringing you a year of great happiness once you get back to it. If you’re single, expect a sexy, athletic person to step into the picture – they may very well be an Aries. Already in a relationship? This is an excellent time to find a new fitness regimen to do together. And look to 7-8 January for sensual times!
Leo 23 JUL-22 AUG
Scorpio 23 OCT-21 NOV
Team up You’re partnering up this month, and your significant other may help you financially, which could lead to profitable change. Partnerships will also set the tone for your career – look to 17-19 January for meetings with possible new work contacts. Single? An old flame may contact you and you may reignite this love from the past. If you’re in a relationship, there will be trips to the sea, lots of digital communication and time spent together with siblings. Note that you may have some trouble sleeping, so drink chamomile tea.
Get financially savvy Seek money advice and plan your finances for the upcoming year, as there is potential for a lot of growth. When it comes to your career, you may find yourself with two options and the possibility of tackling both; concentrate on these around 25-26 January. If you live with a partner, you may find yourself feeling emotionally detached at times. Counteract this by making extra effort and showing your appreciation. If you’re single, your father or a father figure may introduce you to someone intelligent, worldly and mature.
Virgo 23 AUG-22 SEP
Sagittarius 22 NOV-21 DEC
Major success ahead! Everything is going well in your career and you may be given more responsibilities. On the money front, your finances are in great shape and you may inherit money. If you’re involved, your sex life will be especially nurturing, so set aside time to get up close and personal with your partner, especially around 20-21 January. If you’re single, get out there and be prepared to meet someone who brings a little chaos into your usually ordered life. Your health looks good and the only areas of possible concern are your feet.
Dream big Commit to your goals and dreams, and begin this year by focusing on yourself. International travel and connecting with foreign people for both work and pleasure are highly likely at this time, and this will suit your open-minded and curious nature. Leave major money decisions until 10-31 January. On the love front, your partner will help you deal with your self-confidence, making you feel valued at all times. Looking for love? You may meet someone tall, elegant and powerful. Your health note: watch your alcohol intake!
If he’s a Capricorn, like singer Zayn Malik (12 January 1993), his career is his biggest priority, and he is grounded, practical, determined, hard working and ambitious, with a bold, authoritative manner and a strong, no-nonsense attitude. His ideal woman is nurturing, organised, generous with her time and emotions, well groomed and a caring homemaker. Taureans and Virgos make for wonderful matches, he’ll have deep friendships with Sagittarians and Aquarians, and there will be great mutual attraction with Cancerians. Pisceans and Scorpios will connect naturally with his sexual side, making for a beautiful bond, but don’t expect much understanding with impulsive Arians or Geminis, whose moods will confuse him. There may be a lot of competition with Leos, and a Libran’s charm will be lost on him.
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The big DOs and From the scandals to the hook-ups and trendsetters, 2016 was a big year.
Georgia May Jagger Fiery red.
Hot new â€™DOs For hairspiration, consi these A-list looks. anna Lupita Nyongâ€™o
6 Icons you DO need to remember
Some of the greats we sadly lost in 2016. David Gest
First platinum, then rose gold.
Braids and a fringe.
DOs and DON’Ts / Special
DON’Ts of 2016 Olivia Palermo
DO repeat-wear These fashion trends made such an impact on us that we’ll definitely rock them again in 2017. É
Here are the high (and low!) lights.
Sparkly slips Chanel Iman
Compiled by: Nandi Ndlovu; Text: Staff; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images, Tyme Photography
DO get an earful Love them or hate them, these albums were some of the most highlyanticipated releases of the year.
RHCP – The Getaway
DON’T you like a scandal?
#LochteGate D bag of the year goes to US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. During the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Ryan claimed that he and three other US swimmers were robbed at gunpoint by armed men posing as police. It turns out that the crew had urinated outside a petrol station bathroom and vandalised a framed poster. The “armed robbers” were in fact security guards who apprehended them.
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna She was Kim Kardashian West’s BFF, has a child with Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Tyga and is now engaged to and gave birth to Rob Kardashian’s baby. Needless to say, Blac Chyna has caused quite a stir among the KardashianJenner clan, but that hasn’t stopped her and Rob from jumping on the reality-TV bandwagon with their own show Rob & Chyna – or Rob’s family members from making cameos.
Kim K’s robbery
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Rihanna – Anti
Kim Kardashian West went off the grid for a month, while recovering from the trauma of being gagged and robbed in her hotel in Paris. It was reported that two men entered her room while she was dressed only in a robe. They taped her mouth and locked her in the bathroom, leaving with millions of dollars’ worth of jewellery. She arrived in New York a few hours later without her wedding ring.
Kanye made his models DO what? The controversy around the rapper. Drake – Views
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 fashion show was hot – for all the wrong reasons. Located on Roosevelt Island, guests had to sit in New York traffic for over an hour before arriving to blazing heat and models fainting from standing in the sun. Some eventually sat down in defeat.
DOs and DON’Ts / Special We DON’T know what happened
DO be in the know
Although we weren’t surprised by some, (Taylor Swift has broken up again? Shocker.) other Hollywood splits seemed to come out of nowhere (like Brangelina, sob!). We hope the grass is greener on the other side.
These headline news stories reverberated around the world.
#FeesMustFall SA university student protests over fees began in 2015 and became a 2016 flashpoint with violent clashes and calls for free education. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga
Brexit On 23 June, 52% of UK citizens voted to exit the European Union, with considerable consequences for the world economy. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Gcina Lukhele and Lorna Maseko
Trump vs Hillary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duked it out for US presidency amid an ocean of memes, vows and hate speech. We all know who won. Khanya Mkangisa and Matli Mohapeloa
Thuli Madonsela Da LES and Aurea Alexander
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
After seven years in office, the internationally revered public protector left the post she had served with such incredible courage. Along with millions of South Africans, we’ll miss her!
DOs and DON’Ts / Special We DO adore an award ceremony The hilarious co-hosts, the shiny trophies, the heartfelt speeches, the prerequisite tears… who doesn’t love an awards show? And this year, Hollywood made history (and we’re not just talking about you, Leo).
Babies are a DO The latest celeb tots to coo over.
Blac Chyna and daughter Dream e of Thrones received 12 awards, bringing its total Emmy o 38 – the most of any fictional series, surpassing Frasier.
Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna
After five nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar for Best Actor in The Revenant.
Drake professed his love for Rihanna at the MTV VMAs.
Black Coffee became the first SA artist to win a BET Award in the Best International Act: Africa category.
Kim Kardashian West and son Saint
DO celebrate young love With no shortage of breakups, it’s great to see that romance is alive with these new couples.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Lupita Nyong’o and Mobolaji Dawodu
Katlego Maboe and Monique Muller
Jhené Aiko and Big Sean
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