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46 Wow brows Your #1 face changer 56 Style legend Victoria Beckham 60 Sex life reset! Keep things hot forever 70 How to love your money 92 Karlie Kloss The supermodel everyone adores 43 Looks to love 36 Sexy lingerie 48 Big hair 84 Crisp whites 100 Dream LBDs

Fashion flash 26 Valentine’s girls Feminine or foxy, your date night is sorted 28 Wrist wrap Six fabulous reasons to put your hands in the air 30 Pinks for your purse Rock this feminine hue for way, way less 34 White trousers for your shape! We show you how to pull of this tricky trend with ease 36 Undercover Three sexy lingerie styles and their accents 38 Shop ZA Red-hot buys



Beauty flash 42 Love notes Meet the four most romantic fragrance ingredients 44 6 Fast date-night fixes 46 Your best brows ever There’s a good reason they’re an Instagram obsession: the correct brow shape just wows! 48 Body boost It’s thicker, stronger, healthier hair for the win! Your four-step plan is here

Entertainment 15 GLAMOURama DOs and DON’Ts, celeb news and new names 125 GLAMhappenings Inside the SA Style Awards, new ilms, great reads, hot dates and more

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YouYouYou 51 Hey, it’s OK… 52 Self & mind The number one work skill you need, plus six ways to own your anxiety right now 53 Food & coach What the experts eat, and “Whenever I feel sad I go shopping. How can I deal with

my emotions in a healthier way?” 54 Love & health How to have The Talk. And, “Must I wear SPF over my makeup or under it? Sipping a diet fizzy drink or sweet tea?” 55 Body & work What were we inking? Then, tips on how to beat the back-to-work blues

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56 Fashion force The rise of fashion icon Victoria Beckham 60 Is it time for a sex reset? Indulge in the mind games that bring that feeling back 64 Home is where your art is Let private art dealer and consultant Andi Potamkin upgrade your nest 66 The guys we’re loving now 70 How to love your money 74 “I wrote over 400 love letters to strangers.” By Hannah Brencher, a woman on a mission to bring the world more love 78 Inspiration right here A great reminder that whatever you have to give can make all the difference 116 The stressed woman’s guide to sleep Hello, beauty sleep!


Fashion 84 Minimal Clean cuts prove you don’t need to be OTT to stand out 92 Karlie can’t stop, won’t stop See what the model has planned! 100 Dark romance Sensual sheers in any colour as long as it’s black

Beauty 106 What’s your look? Model Kayla Scott rocks makeup for every vibe 112 California dreaming GLAMOUR beauty director Michelle Brownlee Smith visits Neutrogena in LA

Glam living 120 Food of love Celebrate true love with your galpals and Zola Nene

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all me sentimental, sappy and vulnerable to commercial manipulation, it won’t change a thing. Because even if it is sappy, sentimental and commercial, and even if there’s no reasonable explanation for how teddy bears got in on the act (I mean, why not tigers, elephants or unicorns for that matter?), Valentine’s is still one of my favourite things. The world can surely do with some encouragement to love, especially when it also includes encouragement to eat chocolate. And so, in support of Valentine’s, let’s begin this special issue with a few reminders of what the artist Pablo Picasso called “the greatest refreshment in life”. Kisses, roses and love to you as you –

Live the life. Fill it with GLAMOUR!

Pnina Fenster, editor


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Support South African artisans and enterprises! Keep an eye out for Shop ZA – it’s all about fabulous local creativity.

Look out for GLAMOUR Green. These eco-friendly buys help you to help Mother Earth when you go out and shop!

Cover photography: Steven Pan; Pnina Fenster photography: Sebastian Voigt; Hair and makeup: Bernice Dodd; Additional photography:

Month of lurv

Question of the month

Love is… The GLAMOUR team responds. Editor Pnina Fenster

… The most glorious drug ever and an addiction with only happy side effects. Deputy Editor and Beauty Director Michelle Brownlee Smith

… An action. Managing Editor Staci Lazarus

… Respect, patience, understanding and putting the needs of my husband, family and friends before my own. Art Director Stefania Origgi

… A Haddaway Eurodance hit: that timeless ’90s dance number – “Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more…” Senior Fashion Editor Chrisna de Bruyn

… My children. Senior Copy Editor Karen Tennent

… Going out of your way for the people (or furry people!) you care about. Special Projects and Events Manager Sarah Tuft

… My black labrador, Harry.

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… Something everyone needs. Features Writer Nandi Ndlovu

… The best thing you’ll ever feel. Editorial Executive Eva-Maria Shuman (JHB)

… A gift. Syndication and Editorial Assistant Micarla Lucas-Kadir

… Having your partner stand by you when you’re at your worst and saying that you’re beautiful even with mascara-stained tears running down your face. Fashion Assistant Mandy Nash

… Finally giving in to being called ‘babe’ and ‘honey’. Beauty Assistant Lesley Mathys

… Encompassed in the song ‘Jesus loves me’. Promotions Assistant Lauren Williams

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

Star letter We get tons of emails and letters each week. Here’s this month’s favourite.

– Monique Erasmus, via email

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My rainy Sunday afternoon with some @GLAMOUR_sa old copies and some good music. Coolest. – @mammy_modiba OMW! Yay! Find me (and my Afro) in the summer 2015/2016 issue of @GLAMOUR_sa Hair #Afroroyalty – @iamTwala Nomzamo here! Ready to #GLAMtakeover for the The Hunger Games world premiere #mockingjaypart2. – @NomzamoMbatha

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Emma Roberts cover photography: Steven Pan. Tweets and star letter edited for spelling and grammar.

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News, views and DOs and DON’Ts

February’s style DO It’s all about Daytime Shine

Photography: Citizen Couture

Singer Jillian Hervey of the band Lion Babe prowls the fashion jungle in a gleam-meets-street ensemble. Start with a molten metallic, like this pleated lamé Ralph Lauren skirt, then dial things down with a crop top, sneakers and a denim jacket (Jillian’s is Levi’s). Style gold!




DO tell! How would you do without your glam squad? Hairdressers and makeup artists used to work behind the scenes. Now they’ve achieved celebrity status. And with good reason.

“Coming up as a dancer, I can do a good hair and makeup job that can pass.” – Jenna Dewan Tatum

“You know, Beyoncé has a song called Flawless. Well, let’s just say I’m pretty flawed.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

DO know the value of Precious Makgaretsa The model and actress shares her love for the big screen as well as her plans for the new year. “Without the glam squad, I’d look like a little boy. I think you can google images of me at the airport and it’s all there.” – Iggy Azalea

“Real beauty is more than skin deep, however it’s very important to take care of yourself and make the best of your natural assets.” – Cara Frew

“I probably would have been naked. I couldn’t even do the bun.” – Sarah Hyland

“I’d be rocking my hair up in a bun, wearing my sneakers and yoga pants!” – Zoë Brown

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ith features like these, it’s easy to see why Precious Makgaretsa has been modelling since she was 18. Born and raised in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, she made it to the top 12 finalists for Miss SA Teen 2004, was a contestant on the third season of the 2007 reality TV show Revlon Supermodel, and appeared on Deal or No Deal in 2009. The 29 year old has always felt comfortable in front of the camera, so it’s no surprise that she picked up gigs for Levi’s, De Beers, Coca-Cola and Edgars, among others. From there, it was a natural progression to small acting jobs in Soul City and City Ses’la until she landed her first major role in SABC 1’s Tempy Pushas in 2013, followed by the feature film, Blitz Patrollie and then a lead part in SABC 2’s

political TV drama 90 Plein Street. As a model who comes from a family of seamstresses, fashion has always played a major role in her life (she made the dress pictured). “I love simple, timeless pieces, like my mother’s vintage clothes, which I finally get to wear!” she says. Her interest in style has also led to her training emerging models. “It’s very helpful: it opens their eyes and makes them less anxious,” she says. “I’ve trained about 40 so far; it’s fulfilling and gives me purpose.” And it doesn’t end there. “From modelling I grew into acting and voice-overs, and now I’m getting into directing and film-making,” Precious explains. Add a keen interest in scriptwriting and photography to the mix, and we reckon we’ll be seeing a lot more of this beauty in the future.


DO look for a voilette

Alicia Keys in Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2015 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball.

Vanessa Hudgens in Gigi Burris Millinery at the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit Gala.

Kendall Jenner at the 2015 Chanel Haute Couture spring/ summer show.

Madonna in a veiled Montera hat at the 2015 Grammy Music Awards.

DO applaud Cassper Nyovest The groundbreaking rapper is on the up and up and up.


his 25-year-old Mafikeng-born rapper may have been in the industry since he was 17, but SA really took notice with the 2013 release of his single Gusheshe featuring Okmalumkoolkat. The music video, which was directed by Cassper himself along with Nicky Campos, has racked up over 574 000 views on YouTube. In July 2014 with two hit singles down the line (Doc Shebeleza and Phumakim), Cassper released his debut album Tsholofelo – which he named after his sister. It hit number one on iTunes and went gold within two months. The success of Tsholofelo opened door after door for the young artist: Cassper started his own record label, Family

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Tree, and began performing across Africa, Gusheshe was used in a Sprite advert and DStv chose Doc Shebeleza for its marketing campaigns. Last year was an even better year for the rapper. He made history as the first local artist to sell out Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome on his own. He also released his second album, Refiloe, on the same day, and it went gold in just three hours. Romance was also part of the picture as Cassper got back together with his childhood sweetheart Boity Thulo, making them one of the hottest and most-talked about couples in SA. With a story, lyrics and beats that have the nation hooked, there’s no stopping this bright star!

Text: Nandi Ndlovu, Lexi Novak, Jeffrey Slonim; Photography: Michael Le Grange, Kat Grudko, Gallo Images/Getty Images

First, a quick French lesson: ‘voile’ means veil. And ‘voilette’? Mini veil. Why do you want to know this? Because designers, celebrities and street stylers are all embracing voilettes in a cool, irreverent way. The swath of netting looks best with loose hair or a basic ponytail or bun.

Anatomy of a

DO! Actress Amber Heard (aka Mrs Depp) is a living lesson in the art of sensual, cool and modern glamour.



What makes this special: the simple, body-skimming cut combined with the sexiness of an ultra-luxurious fabric.

When your body looks this great, you don’t need much by way of accessories, and Amber keeps things fresh with beachy hair, nude heels and a pop of lipstick. Then again, that’s one serious necklace – and we’re betting that it’s not made of glass!

2 The LBD will always have its place, but this orange hue is flattering and dramatic.


Rita Ora in Julien Macdonald. LEFT Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier.

Kim Kardashian West in Balmain.

DON’T you adore fringing? Not just for festivals, fringing makes for a glam evening look, too. Whether you’re going for an ’80s vibe, like Ellie Goulding, tasteful glitz, à la Kim Kardashian, or something way more outrageous (Ciara, we’re looking at you), trim is in.

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Georgia May Jagger in Roberto Cavalli.

Ellie Goulding in Marchesa.

TK Wonder in a Revolve Clothing skirt.

DO love a wizard of Oz Chris Hemsworth trades in his Thor costume and axe to captain Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea.


t’s a good thing that Chris Hemsworth, 32, does not get seasick. Star of The Avengers and middle brother of Luke and Liam spent two months sailing and learning to use harpoons for In the Heart of the Sea, a film based on the real-life events that inspired writer Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (Penguin, R134). Here, Chris, who’s moved back to Australia with his wife Elsa Pataky and their daughter and twin sons, talks about leaving his comfort zone. YOUR BOD IS DIFFERENT NOW FROM THE THOR WE KNOW Oh wow. To come of Thor, where I ate 1 6736 kJ a day, into this diet of fish and vegetables was a shock to my body. None of us had to act hungry or exhausted because we all felt it. YOUR WIFE ALSO ACTS. DO YOU SWAP WORK ADVICE? Absolutely. It’s when [Elsa] forgets she’s watching me on the screen that I know

I’ve succeeded. Someone who knows you better than anyone else was swept away in an illusion? That’s a nice trick to do! HAVE YOUR KIDS REGISTERED YOUR SUPERHERO STATUS? My daughter has. Once, her friend had a Spider Man costume, so she put on a Thor costume and wouldn’t take it of. Thankfully there weren’t paparazzi – imagine the headline: “Forces Child to Wear Thor Costume.” HOW WAS IT TO DO COMEDY ON THE MOVIES VACATION AND GHOSTBUSTERS? The thought of doing comedy always scared the heck out of me, but I’ve never had so much fun as I did on the Ghostbusters set. With Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, I was either laughing all the time or just trying to keep it together. You have to improve – completely roll the dice and take a risk, and the result can be fantastic.

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DO learn from the best Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey shares tips she’s learnt from famous faces. Angela Bassett Angela taught me an invaluable way to avoid ashiness: use a foundation with red undertones. She also taught me that less is best. If you overdo foundation on dark skin, it can look chalky. Black skin naturally hides a multitude of flaws that show on white skin (sun spots, broken capillaries), so you don’t need a lot of foundation.

Kate Winslet Kate would be a great makeup artist. The woman is incredibly precise. Years ago, she showed me how she covered a tiny indentation on the side of her nose with tinted pore-minimising cream. It was like putty – a thick, matte spackle. Everyone has tiny indentations, like scars or natural irregularities, and this trick has been handy.

Katheryn Winnick On Vikings, Katheryn isn’t allowed makeup. I’m talking nada. Zip! When she realised she would be barefaced, she scrubbed her lips with a spooley brush. It removed all of the dead skin and brought colour to her lips. It’s an excellent trick, but you can only do it to yourself. Exfoliating someone else’s lips is never a good idea!

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Valentine’s Day 2016 There’s more to love at SWAROVSKI.COM

Fashion Flash T-bar heels Tommy Hiliger at Stuttafords R2 000

Photography: Nadia von Scotti at One League Creative Management; Senior fashion editor: Chrisna de Bruyn

Block heels Forever New R799

Ankle-strap heels Ted Baker at Stuttafords R1 700

HOT METAL Step up and shine for Valentine’s month!

Metallic heels Kelso at Edgars R399

“You put high heels on and you change.” – Manolo Blahnik glamour


fashion flash valentine’s

Feminine or foxy, your Whether it’s a night out with the girls or a night

Tuxedo jacket Mango R1 199 Rose-goldlook watch Sissy Boy at CJR Gift Sales R1 795



Gaze through rosetinted glasses at fashion for the lady.

Rounded rings Miglio R184 (each)

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Tribal earrings Mimco at Woolworths R1 167

Laser-cut heels ZOOM R699

DIFFERENT Bejewelled clutch River Island R328

Shift dress Poetry R1 499

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date night,sorted! BUDGET

out to wow, we make sure that you look the part. Teardrop necklace Accessorize R149


Sheath dress AX Paris at R799 Diamanté-detail watch Fossil R2 999

INVESTMENT Lace-up heels Dolce Vita R465


Senior fashion editor: Chrisna de Bruyn; Fashion assistant: Mandy Nash; Photography: Alessandro Lucioni/, Daniele Obearrauch/; Fashion work experience: Victoria Lorenzo, Esperance Potgieter

Get set to seduce in femme-fatale pieces full of attitude.

Clover earrings Pandora R759

Embroidered clutch Blink Accessories R1 250



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Mixedmedia bracelet Joya R369

Wrist wrap

Six festival-fabulous reasons to put your hands in the air. Bead and fringe bracelet Accessorize R599

Beaded bracelet Colette by Colette Hayman R170 Tasselled bracelet Queen Magpie at Mungo & Jemima R595



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Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images; Stills photography: Mandy Nash; Fashion assistant: Mandy Nash

Charm bracelet Accessorize R299


Medallion bracelet C(inch) at R49


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Pinks for your purse We show you how to rock this feminine hue for way, way less. Photography Kope Figgins at One League Creative Management Fashion assistant Mandy Nash

LEFT Dress Project at Mr Price R140; earrings Lovisa R130 (for pack of two) ABOVE Jacket Babette R500; top Forever 21; trousers Zara R599; necklace Accessorize R329

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IT’S BIG STYLE, SMALL SPEND FOR THE LADY IN YOU! Feel feminine and look fresh with these six pocket-friendly ensembles.

Jacket Vintage In The City R280; blouse Second Time Around R350; earrings Lovisa R190; flower rings R129 (for pack of two) and rings R349 (for pack of four) all Accessorize

Dress Ruald Rheeder at YDE R499; earrings Glitterati R150; clutch Cotton On R129; sneakers Topshop R469

A long lace sheath in pale rose feels modern when it’s paired with trendy white sneakers.

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Hair and makeup: Natasha Papadopoulos at Supernova; Model: Coral at Ice Model Management; Fashion work experience: Esperance Potgieter, Akim Jardine

Give a pleated peach midiskirt a youthful feel by wearing it with a classic T-shirt and T-bar sandals.

ABOVE Shirtdress Glitterati R300; earrings Forever New R199; rings Accessorize R349 (for pack of four) RIGHT T-shirt Ruald Rheeder at YDE R299; skirt Good at Mungo & Jemima R580; earrings Babette R60; rings Accessorize R349 (for pack of four); sandals Forever 21 R499




fashion flash figure fixing

WHITE TROUSERS FOR YOUR SHAPE We show you how to pull off this tricky trend with ease. “My stomach is my biggest concern, which makes it tricky to wear skinny jeans – and I would have never thought that I could pull off a white pair! But, thanks to this ladylike peplum in pastel pink, I now see that I can conceal my middle and highlight my legs at the same time. “The colour palette of the entire ensemble really makes my skin tone pop, and I love how feminine I look. The ripped detailing on the jeans combined with the slip-on loafers makes everything feel more modern and youthful, and I can easily take this outfit from day to night. “This is something I could wear at work and weekends – double the sensational factor!” – STHOKOZILE NGCOBA, 20, MARKETING STUDENT

Skinny jeans Foschini R499


Distressed jeans Soobe at R325

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Top Forever 21 R329; jeans Forever New R799; necklace R499 and ring R349 both Accessorize; loafers Topshop R389

Edgy details like rips result in a youthful feel.

Photography: Sebastian Voigt; Hair and makeup: Cindy Horton using Dermalogica; Fashion assistant: Mandy Nash


fashion flash figure fixing Petite Tapered trousers Zara R659

Dungarees highlight long, lean frames.


“Being petite, I’m quite selfconscious about my short legs and my hips, and I have always worried that white trousers would highlight this – but not any more! “This high-waisted cut means that I can wear a loose top that covers my tummy and draws attention away from my hips. The trousers hug my figure in all the right places and the cropped cut combined with sneakers breaks up the look, making my legs appear longer. “Add vibrant red lipstick and a neutral watch, and this get-up is so me – effortless and cool. Watch out world, here I come!” – KIRSTY JARDINE, 22, DESIGNER

T-shirt Mango R599; dungarees Zara R659; sneakers Topshop R489

Athletic “Because I’m very tall, I feel as though my legs are always on show – and so are my calves, which I think are far too big! “That’s where these trendy dungarees come into the picture. They suit my long, slender frame perfectly at the same time as they conceal my legs, and I like the pairing of white and pale pink against my fair complexion. “This outfit is both super comfortable and super forgiving, it can be adapted to different seasons, and it makes me feel fresh and playful. As for the sneakers, they’re ideal for a tall woman like me!” – CHELSEA TURTON, 24, MARKETER FOR MORE FASHION TIPS FOR YOUR FIGURE, VISIT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

If you’re short, go for a calflength hem.

KIRSTY WEARS Dungaree dress Cotton On R399

Top Forever 21 R449; jeans Topshop R779; watch Lovisa R150; flatforms Call It Spring R499



fashion flash lingerie


Dramatic, classic and fresh lingerie styles with sexy accents. Bodysuit Woolworths R350

Bra Cotton On R249; knickers Foschini R150

Bra R999 and knickers R599 both Stella McCartney at


Bra Mr Price R60; knickers Foschini R150

Bra R1 214 and thong R618 both L’Agent by Agent Provocateur

Bra R260 and knickers R90 both Woolworths

Bra Bluebella at R499; knickers Mr Price R30


Buckled heels Charles & Keith R679

Thong Forever 21 R99 Embellished heels ZOOM R659

Strappy heels Madison R599

Versace Bright Crystal EDT 50ml R1 020

Roberto Cavalli Oud al Qasr EDP 75ml R1 500


Revlon Love Is On EDT 50ml R399

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Fashion assistant: Mandy Nash; Stills photography: Mandy Nash

Bra Mr Price R99

Bodysuit Woolworths R375

fashion flash homegrown ZIP IT Cosset your coins in a cute purse by Skinny laMinx (R110). Call 021 424 6290.

HEAD FOR STYLE You’ll look seriously fashion forward in this leather cap by Kingdom (R450). Call 060 430 4415.


The best part about this ring by Dear Rae (R385)? You can stack more on top of it. Visit

ELEGANT EARS Give your lobes some love with dangly earrings by Queen Magpie at Mungo & Jemima (R595). Call 021 424 5016.

KEY PURCHASE You won’t lose your keys again with this cute ellie key ring by Urbain Africa (R89). Call 021 447 6007.

PIN IT! This quirky brooch by Babette (R100) is a bargain. Call 021 424 4457.

DRESS UP It’s fresh, it’s fun and it will look great for years. Scarlet shift dress by Habits (R1 899). Call 021 671 7330.

FANCY FEET Embrace the androgynous trend with these leather brogues by Diamonde (R1 400). Call 083 681 3081.

FUNNY BUNNY A cool ceramic sculpture by Sootcookie at Kin (R685) is sure to make you smile. Visit

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Love notes

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inding your signature fragrance is like finding The One. You may have a type you keep going back to, but sometimes trying something new can totally bowl you over. Just like music, fragrances are composed of notes (scent ingredients) and we experience their unique compositions in different stages. The top note, also known as the first impression note, is the initial connection you get when you spray on the scent. Common top notes include citrus, green scents and fresh spices. The middle notes, also known as the heart, are rounded aromas that give the fragrance body and last for two to three hours. Then come the longest-lasting base notes that anchor the fragrance with warmth and depth. Base notes are generally made up of woods, vanilla and musks, and this is the scent that you pick up many hours later. Whichever scent you fall for, be ready for a beautiful adventure. “Fragrance should change your perception of the world – it should be exciting,” says expert Chandler Burr.





Perry’s Mad Potion EDP 50ml (R495) and [4] Lacoste Pour Elle Elegant EDT 90ml (R1 650).

MUSK Musk can be found in almost all fragrances. It resembles “human pheromones (which is the body odour we give off when our levels of attraction increase), but it’s still exciting, pure, delicate, gentle and an excellent base to combine with all kinds of chords,” says perfumer Ramon Monegal of Ramon Monegal Perfumes. To exude sexiness, we adore



ROSE Once considered the scent your granny would wear, rose notes are experiencing a revival. Rose is special as it “has the ability to calm, but at the same time, raise your spirits,” says Michael Marriott, a perfume expert and technical director and head rosarian for David Austin Roses. Rose is loved by the pros as it complements other ingredients. “It’s like a piece of clothing; you may have the same fabrics, but you don’t have the same style or cut,” says Francis Kurkdjian, Paris-based nose and creator of Christian Dior Eau Noire. Our favourites? [1] Armani Sì Rose EDT 100ml (R1 970) and [2] Clinique Beyond Rose EDP 100ml (R1 295).

Studies show that the smell of vanilla stirs up childhood memories of ice cream and baking, which makes it an element that most people enjoy. In perfumes, vanilla can be both simple and sexy. “Vanilla is also amazingly adaptable,” says Christine Nagel, master perfumer for Jo Malone London and creator of Giorgio Armani Sì. “When I want to highlight a vanilla note, I like to take the raw material, cut it, restructure it, texturise it and magnify one of its facets, depending on how I want to interpret it: fresh or sensual.” We adore the deliciousness of [3] Katy

[5] Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDP 100ml (R1 670) and [7] Mont Blanc Lady Emblem EDP 75ml (R1 095).



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Citrus is an incredible mood booster, capable of instantly lifting your spirits. “Dab it near your collarbone so that it comes up to your nose all the time, reassuring you, but not overwhelming people around you,” advises Lyn Harris of Miller Harris perfumers. For a burst of juicy refreshment TRY [6] Moschino Toy EDT 50ml (R960) and [8] DKNY Be Desired EDP 100ml (R1 295).



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“A pop of blush is the key to bringing back life into your skin,” says makeup pro Lee Pycroft. Choose a hue closest to your natural blush. TRY ck one Colour One Cream + Powder Blush Duo in Breath (R360).


Even longlasting formulas can dull during the day. Top up with a clear gloss. Lipstick can be fiddly if you’re applying it in dim light – but you can add gloss without a mirror. We like Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in 01 Pure Chic (R34.95). “Apply lip liner first if you’re wearing a statement lip. It helps keep colour in place for longer,” says Wendy.



Tone down oily areas

Glow is gorgeous, but an oil slick attracts attention for the wrong reasons. Pat on sheer powder foundation. You don’t have to be too precise, and there’s no worry of messy makeup fingers. Apply to the oily areas only. We adore Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Compact (R565).



Carry earbuds to correct smudgy eye makeup and liner

“An earbud can disguise mistakes,” says makeup artist Wendy Rowe. “If your makeup moves during the day, touch it up by rubbing a dry earbud along the excess liner.”

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Amp up faded lipstick

Erase spots instantly

You covered up spots before you left home, but they’ve come out to say hello. Match your concealer to your skin after you’ve done all of your makeup. Once you’ve applied bronzer, your usual cover-up may not be the right shade. TRY Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer (R69.95) for coverage and minimum blending while you’re on the go.


Get inventive with your phone

No mirror on hand? “You almost always have your phone! Simply turn the camera to face you and you have a mirror,” says Wendy. WE’VE GOT MORE BEAUTY FIXES AND INSPIRATION AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

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Your best brows ever

There’s a good reason they’re an Instagram obsession: the correct brow shape just wows! Our ultimate guide demystifies the process, here. rows are definitely having a moment,” says eyebrow expert Jimena Garcia. “Ten years ago, they were something to clean up. Now people realise what a difference they make.” Even subtle arch shaping can be instantly transformative, says Jimena. And while there’s no one perfect shape, Smashbox makeup artist Lori Taylor points out that “now more than ever, people are in tune with what’s most flattering on them.” If you’re stumped on what that shape is, consider an initial grooming, tweezing, waxing or threading session with a pro, suggests Benefit Cosmetics arch guy Jared Bailey. To help guide the way, we’ve enlisted the best brow whisperers we know.


Full brows fast




The pro shaping and makeup tricks on the next page can work magic. But if your brows are very thin, consider these steps.

Use a growth serum


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These boosters have been shown to speed up hair growth and help brows look fuller with about a month’s regular use. We love Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Serum (R820).



Tint ’em Eyebrow tinting in a salon or DIY lasts up to four weeks. It adds impact to your look (a really dark brown with blond hair, for example, can be striking, says Jimena), and can also cover greys. “A pigmented brow gel also helps to camouflage them,” Jimena says. Tint yours with Eylure Permanent Tint for Brows (R129.99).


[1] For thickness L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Plumper R139.95 [2] For a natural effect Clarins Eyebrow Pencil R255 [3] To shape and tame k|Up Perfect Eyebrows R280 [4] To hold unruly brows Rimmel Brow Way Brow Styling Gel R69.95 [5] For building texture Benefit Gimme w Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel R295 [6] For a defined arch Maybelline w York Browdrama Sculpting Brow Mascara R129.95 [7] For hair-like okes Eylure Double Ended Soft Tip Brow Ink Brow Liner R109


Text: Fiorella Valdesolo; Photography: Antonello Trio/; Gallo Images/Getty Images; Stills photography: Andre Wepener/Pixel Lounge

Thicker brows More people want bold brows like Cara Delevingne’s – uniformly full from end to end. If you’re not genetically blessed, some makeup trickery can go a long way.



Defined arches

Straight across

This Hollywood look is “the black dress of brows,” explains Jimena. The key to keeping the shape modern, as seen on Beyoncé, is to avoid pencilling it all in.

Eyebrow artist Soul Lee explains the sleek, sharp look: “Not everybody needs an arch,” she explains. “On a round or oval face, straight brows look younger.”

Get the shape

Get the shape

Get the shape

First thing: step away from the tweezers. Eyebrow artist Kristie Streicher won’t see new clients unless they’ve let their eyebrows grow for at least two months. Only pluck a few stray hairs to clean up.

Creating this arch requires precision; the natural peak should align with the outer white of your eye. (If you’re unsure, seek a pro for help.) Once you’ve got your shape, maintain the silhouette at home with tweezers; limit your plucking sessions to once a week.

To get the straight look (as on Rooney Mara, above), you have to let your arch hairs grow in, undoing any curve you’ve created manually, says Jimena. Be patient; this could take six to eight weeks. “Then you basically taper out the brow shape toward the end, creating the horizontal efect,” Jimena explains.

Fill them in Use your brows’ natural thickness at the inner corners as a guide for how wide you can make the whole brow. Start with a brow pencil that matches your natural colour. “Fill the centre of the brow lightly with a short back-and-forth motion; work outwards,” advises Maybelline New York brow artist Maribeth Madron. “Finish by pencilling in the inner corner.” Blend with a spooley brush, then apply brow powder in a slightly lighter colour, following the same pattern. Set with brow gel for hold.

Fill them in Build the arch with a soft wax-based pencil. “Add pigment to the top of the natural arch, fill in any holes, then add a bit to the outer upper half of the brow tail for lift,” says Maribeth. Don’t extend the tail too dramatically as this makes eyes look droopy. “Then add a few strokes at the lower inner corners. A bit of depth there will make the arch more pronounced.” Finally, go in with a pale matte shadow under and above the arch to further define its shape.

Fill them in As you wait for the hairs in your arch to grow back in, “a hard, waxy pencil is going to be your best friend,” says Lori. “This is how you really change the shape.” Draw short, hair-like strokes with the pencil under your arch to flatten it out. “Then brush your brows down and to the side with clear gel,” adds Jimena. “Using a gel is also a good way to train your brows into the intended direction.”

The new brow trends The ‘ombrow’ Stylist Corey Powell does a twist on brow tinting for her clients (Michelle Monaghan included). “The ombrow is a half shade lighter from the centre of the brow inside than on the outside, opening up the face.” WE’VE GOT SEVEN TIPS FOR GETTING BOLD BROWS AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

The shimmer brow Lori simply adores glossy eyebrows. For a wearable version of the Vaseline catwalk look, she likes pencils that give a soft, shimmery finish, like Smashbox Brow Tech Highlight Stick (R280).

The bleached look Brow bleaching doesn’t have to be extreme (Kim Kardashian West did a flattering version). Soul and Jimena often bleach clients’ brows two to three shades lighter to help soften angular features.



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Body boost It’s thicker, stronger, healthier hair for the win! Try our four-step plan.

1 START ON THE INSIDE A healthy diet strengthens hair. The star ingredient you want: vitamin H, also known as biotin. “It’s crucial for building protein, which hair is primarily made of,” says dermatologist Dr Francesca Fusco. Aim for 30 micrograms a day from foods like eggs, milk and nuts. And keep stress in check: it can destabilise your hormones, triggering effects that weaken hair over time, Dr Fusco explains.

2 FOCUS ON HAVING A HEALTHY SCALP Fuller hair starts at the roots. Keeping your scalp healthy promotes circulation to the follicles, so you can avoid thinning. Try a routine that mimics your skincare. Use an exfoliating hair scrub once a week, then cleanse with an oil-infused shampoo. We like [1] L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo (R119.95) – it’s gentle.

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3 BUILD MORE VOLUME The next generation of styling products do more than just provide you with a temporary boost. [2] Hask Mint Almond Oil Root Thickening Spray (R115.95) delivers a shot of vitaminrich herbs to plump your strand from root to tip. [3] Sebastian Thickery Foam (R395) gives amazing body that lasts all day, while [4] Doctor Duve Hair Serum With Growth Factors (R1 286) bulks up hair with polymers and proteins.

4 PUMP UP YOUR BLOWDRY The right blowdry can supersize your hair. Celeb stylist Sally Hershberger’s advice is to invest in a good hairdryer that won’t fry your strands, like [5] ghd Air Hairdryer (R1 599), and apply mousse for better grip. First use a paddle brush, like [6] Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Paddle Hair Brush (R360), working from the nape of your neck to the front to create movement. Finish with a round brush around the crown to add bounce, and lastly, spritz on a little dry shampoo to complete your look. Our favourite: [7] Girlz Only Dry Shampoo (R39.95). “This absorbs any oil so that your hair will stay clean and shiny,” Sally explains.











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mazing body: it’s what you want from head to toe, your hair included. As with any fitness goal, the right routine can take you there. Start with eating well and keeping your scalp healthy. Then look for volumising products and a blowdry that gives top results fast – just what you want from your workout.

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Your happiness prescription

Hey, it’s OK... … To think a bunless burger is an oxymoron. … To really regret that jumpsuit when you have to strip off in a club bathroom. Not so stylish now!

Text: Hanna Woodside; Photography: Horst Diekgerdes

… If there are animals with more Instagram followers than you.

… If the answer to “Still or sparkling water?” is always “Tap.” You’re thrifty, alright?

… If your favourite blusher is a small, cracked pile of dusty rubble that you should have replaced six months ago.


… To give your best death stare when a stranger tells you to “Smile, love.”

… If 99% of your lunch breaks involve queuing at the post office to return clothes you’ve bought online.

… If you’re the only person in your gym class who can’t hold a plank position for more than six seconds.

… If you can never remember which day your local restaurant runs a special, so you eat there twice a week.

Um, not OK… … To think that Valentine’s Day is only for people in relationships. Phone your galpals and share the love!



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The #1 work skill you need It’s public speaking – and help is here! those first 60 seconds,” says Bill McGowan, author of Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time (HarperCollins, R448). “Acting that portion will build confidence that will carry over into the rest of your presentation.”


“If it’s a small meeting, go early and greet people when they arrive,” advises performance coach Dr Nancy Cetlin. “If you see your talk as an extension of that conversation, you’ll use the same tone – you’ll be yourself, which is key.”

In studies involving karaoke, public speaking and maths performance, researchers saw that when participants thought of their nervousness as excitement, they performed better. “Just telling yourself, ‘Wow, I’m excited!’ can turn stress into something positive,” says study author Professor Alison Wood Brooks.



“Don’t just have an idea of what you’ll say; memorise

“If you start to stutter, stumble or speed-talk, don’t



acknowledge it,” says Dr Cetlin. “Pause, breathe out and focus for a second on the soles of your feet. Then think of what to say next.”

PAUSE. A LOT “Speaking slowly steadies your pace and smooths your delivery,” says speech therapist Lisa Wentz. “Pauses also help

the audience process the information, which will make them more attentive.”

FORGET PERFECTION “There’s no one right way to give a speech,” assures public speaking coach Matt Abrahams. “So give up on being perfect: your audience is there to learn, not to see a flawless performance.”

6 Ways to own your anxiety right now!






Sleep more This is not easy, given earlymorning starts, but do you know what would help? Going to bed earlier. Turn off your phone and start winding down at 9pm.

Breathe better Did you know that 80% of your body’s toxins are excreted through the breath? So if you start to freak out, take 10 deep breaths – filling up and emptying your lungs completely.

Jump into a tub “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them,” said writer Sylvia Plath. Add tea tree oil to amp up the relaxation factor.

Exercise Do something that increases your heart rate so that you release endorphins. These are the body’s happy chemicals, which combat stress. A walk will also do the trick.

Read something We’re not talking textbooks here – nothing worthy that you feel obliged to wade through. Pick up something else – anything to transport your mind miles away.

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6 Eat cake Nothing is the end of the world. It might feel like it when you’re working towards a big deadline, but it’ll soon be over. In the meantime, eat cake!


Text: Jennifer Breheny Wallace, Sophia Money-Coutts; Photography: Mark Cameron


ublic speaking may seem scary, but no highly placed woman got where she is without it. “It’s particularly important for young women, many of whom don’t speak up for fear of being tongue-tied or ignored,” says Kim Cole, cofounder of recruiting firm The Sales Zone. So, here are six quick tips to help you.

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


“Whenever I feel sad, I go shopping. How can I deal with my emotions in a cheaper, healthier way?”


What the experts eat Nutrition gurus share their go-to healthy staples.

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Fresh coconut By nutritionist Libby Limon “Coconut flesh is high in mediumchain triglycerides (healthy fats), which can boost athletic performance and metabolism. They also contain fibre to aid digestion and the fresh, unpasteurised coconut water inside is nature’s best source of electrolytes to rehydrate the body. Use it in salads, curries, desserts or smoothies.”

Cold-brew ginger tea By Madeleine Shaw, author of Get The Glow (Orion Publishing Group, R426) “Ginger is a brilliant detoxifier – it improves digestion and speeds up the movement of food through the intestines. Put half a lemon (finely sliced), 1 tsp honey, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper in a jar, add three ginger teabags and fill up with filtered water. Shake, store in the fridge overnight, then strain and drink first thing for a tasty, cleansing tonic.”

Matcha powder By Natasha Corrett, founder of Honestly Healthy Food “This tea has replaced my coffee fix in the morning. It has up to 15 times WE’VE GOT HEALTHY AND EASY RECIPES AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

more body-boosting antioxidants than normal green tea, and Buddhist monks drink it when meditating to increase alertness and concentration. I keep mine in the fridge so that it doesn’t oxidise, and stays fresh and nutrient-rich for longer.”

Beetroot By Kara Rosen of Plenish Cleanse “Beetroot is great for adding silkiness to smoothies and a rich density to sweet or savoury bakes. It’s a nutrition powerhouse, delivering heart-healthy antioxidants, folic acid and potent detoxifying properties. I love it most for juicing – juice with carrots, pomegranate juice and a little lime and ginger for an intense glassful.”

Choc-avocado fudge By Christian Coates, founder of Soulmate Food food service “This is one of my favourite healthy, sweet treats as it tastes so indulgent. Blend an avocado and banana in a bowl, then add to ½ tsp baking powder dissolved in 15ml water. Mix with coconut sugar, cacao powder and an egg, pipe onto baking parchment and bake for about 10 minutes. Cool, cut into chunks and store in the fridge.”

You have linked your need to shop with feeling sad. Well done! Identifying the trigger is an important first step. Now, focus on addressing your emotional issue. Every day, write down what makes you sad, then close your journal and put it away. This will help you leave those things behind. Another useful daily practice is to make a list of five things for which you are grateful. This will help you to focus on the good things in your life. Miserable people often hunch their shoulders and keep their gaze downcast. Just changing the way you hold yourself is a surprising way to lift your emotions. Raise your chin, square your shoulders and look up. Make a list of other activities you can do when you’re feeling sad, such as chatting to a friend, going for a walk or sitting in the sunshine. Try at least three different activities before you give in to the urge to shop. By being present with the way you feel and choosing other activities to get your mind off your sadness, you can soon put healthier habits in place. Your heart and wallet will thank you!

Ask us Have a question you’d like answered? Email Kirsten Long is a life coach for Coach 4 Life. Follow our GLAM coach on Twitter – @Coach4LifeKL – and view her useful eBook, Magic Motivation (R100), at



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How to have The Talk Get on the same page about life’s big issues with this advice.

1The money talk

Couples argue about money more than anything else. “You don’t want to get emotionally invested only to discover you’re financially incompatible,” explains Ann Wilson, author of The Wealth Chef (Hay House SA, R230). So, how do you find out? “Ask their advice. Try, ‘I want to save more: how do you do it?’” says Ann. “Then suggest a chat to discuss salaries, savings and debt.” If their reveal doesn’t set off alarm


2 The sex talk

Janelle, 34, thought her single days were wilder than her boyfriend’s, but when she opened up, he wasn’t threatened by her past. Regular check-ins are important, says Dr Logan Levkoff, a sex educator. But here you can be more subtle. “Ask a question like, ‘Would you ever do that thing we saw on Orange Is the New Black?’ A formal sit-down-and-talk meeting about your own sex life can become awkward and finger-pointy,” he adds.

“When you approach the subject, adopt your partner’s conversation style and tone, and they’ll be more receptive,” suggests Sophia Ledingham, author of The Date Night Manifesto (Troubador Publishing, R221). “If they’re measured, keep your voice calm and try, ‘I’ve been thinking about the benefits of us living together…’ If they’re emotional, say, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to live together?’”

living ‘Will we 3 The together talk marry?’ talk 4 The Couples who discuss living together have stronger marriages than those who fast-forward to room-mates.

“Few people pop the question out of the blue,” says psychologist Dr Galena Rhoades. “Most discuss it

first.” But for Ben, 31, what worked was keeping the conversation casual. “After three years, my girlfriend hadn’t mentioned marriage,” he recalls. “So during a holiday, I said, ‘People think we might get engaged on this trip.’ It started a discussion and four months later, we were!”

5 The kids talk

“Deciding whether to become parents needs many talks, but you can set the tone early with something like, ‘I’m destined to be an auntie more than a mom – you get the fun bits,’” says Sophia. As things get serious, be more direct.

Which is better? We asked the pros so you don’t have to!

Wearing SPF under or over your makeup? It depends on the type of sunscreen. Chemical ones (containing, say, Mexoryl or oxybenzone) react with skin to provide UV protection, says

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bells, move on to attitudes. Ask, ‘Would you have a joint bank account?’ But don’t overdo it. “The idea is to agree that money is important, and you want to help each other reach your financial goals.”

dermatologist Dr Rebecca Kazin. Apply them under foundation. Physical blockers (made with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) form a protective film, so UV rays bounce off skin. These go over makeup.

Sipping a diet fizzy drink or sweet tea? Dump the diet stuff. Studies have shown that drinking diet fizzy drinks has little effect on weight loss and they may actually increase the risk for

metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Ironically, fizzy diet drinks can also make you crave sweets. Sugary tea is high in empty kilojoules, but is fine to have as an occasional treat.


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here is this relationship going?” is one of the hardest things you can ask early on, but couples who discuss their future go on to have strong relationships. It’s important to discuss the awkward stuff too as the relationship grows, to check you’re still in sync. Here’s how to have those DefineThe-Relationship (DTR) chats, without ever actually saying, “We need to talk.”

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What were we inking? It seemed like a good idea at the time…

Text: Lisa Harvey, Jennifer Wallace; Photography: Rob Durand

“Travelling around India after university, my boyfriend and I decided to have tattoos so that we’d always remember being young and carefree. He sensibly chose his lower back to have his star sign. I had a large sun on the back of my neck, just below my hairline. Back home, I realised it was a mistake. Unless I wear a polo neck, which is not often, you can always see it. When I go to job interviews or have to do something professional, I spend ages twisting around to try to apply cover-up.” – Milly, 33

“I went back to Neil’s house after I met him in a bar. I really liked him – he was covered in tattoos, as you’d expect from a tattoo artist. He had a mini studio at home and, as I was admiring his sketches, he offered to give me a quick one. I blame the mojitos, but I agreed to a tiny star – and, wanting to be provocative, I said, ‘Do it on my butt.’ Cheeky Neil also tattooed his initials, ‘so I could always remember him.’ The letters are tiny, but I’ve walked around with the initials of a one-night stand on my butt for eight years!” – Kate, 28 “For my 21st birthday, I gave myself a gift; a bow tattoo on my bikini line. I thought it was cute, but it’s sparked awkward conversations with guys ever since: ‘What does it mean?’ and ‘Why there?’ Three years ago, when I met my husband, I didn’t warn him, and as he went down on me for the first time, he stopped. ‘Here we go,’ I thought, but he simply said, ‘Thanks for the gift’ and gave me one of the best orgasms I’ve had.” – Mandy, 30



Holiday’s over, now what? Here’s how to beat those back-to-work blues. Psychologists actually have a name for the sluggish malaise you feel the first Monday back after a killer holiday: PVS (post-vacation syndrome). The best way to prevent it? “Set yourself up for a successful return before you leave,” says Dr Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor of psychological and brain sciences. Here’s your easy plan.

WHILE YOU’RE AWAY Unplug 95% “Not everyone can unplug 100%, so I tell clients to go for 95%,” explains Dana Brownlee, a corporate trainer. “Working 5% on holiday is just enough to respond to emergencies or to keep big projects afloat,” Dana reveals. Scrap social media Or at least consider it, recommends Manisha Thakor of a wealth advisory

firm: “You want to experience your downtime, not document it,” she adds.

WHEN YOU GET BACK Limit meetings “Avoid them the first day back if humanly possible – it’ll give you time to address any urgent situations and calmly work through your holiday backlog,” says Manisha. Use your lunch break “Holidays get us outdoors and into the fresh air,” says Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success (St Martin’s Press, R475). “That first week, take lunch outside at least twice. It will help re-energise you.” Schedule catch-up time “Put four 30-minute blocks on your calendar over the first two days to return emails and calls,” advises Jessica Kennedy, a business ethics expert.



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Journalist Louise Gannon traces the rise and rise of the fashion icon, businesswoman and mother Eva Longoria describes as “loyal, giving and funny”.


hen I first met Victoria Beckham two decades ago, the world had never heard of the Spice Girls. She and her band mates stormed into my office at a UK TV network and gave a jaw-dropping rendition of ‘Wannabe’. Although not as bold as her Spice peers – everyone else jumped up on the desks – Victoria was the one who assured me they were going to make it. “We’re not going to stop ’til it happens,” she said. They became, of course, a global phenomenon. And the world got to know Posh Spice, a camera-ready superstar who married an equally famous and sexy Brit, David Beckham

After the Spice Girls –amicably – went their separate ways, Victoria had a brief solo music career but then she decided to devote most of her time to being a mom. Then in 2008, after working with a sunglasses company and a denim brand (and even modelling on a Milan runway), she made the bold decision to launch her own fashion line. Just your average career change? Hardly. The fashion world is not particularly kind to celebrities who decide they want to become designers. Victoria debuted her collection in the quietest, humblest way possible: in a small hotel room with intimate one-on-ones with the press, placing the emphasis on her clothes, not her


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“We’ve met with many celebs who aspire to get into fashion, but very few have been willing to commit the time and energy it takes,” says Jim Gold, president and chief merchandising officer of the Neiman Marcus Group. “Victoria was different. There are no shortcuts in this business, and she was willing to roll up her sleeves.” Her hard work and meticulous design have turned that first collection of 10 dresses into a fashion empire worth a reported R820 million. The silhouettes are so classic and flattering that just about every celeb in Hollywood – from Oprah Winfrey to Jennifer Lawrence – has a VB dress in her closet. The label’s won the respect of industry insiders too, and she’s been awarded multiple British Fashion Awards, including two for Designer Brand of the Year. Victoria’s gift is to make clothes that women want to wear. “Women respond to her clothes because she lives a life that they understand,” says friend and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. “She’s an incredibly busy woman, she’s the mother of four kids, she’s very much a partner to David, and the clothes recognise that. She’s making clothes for women who are working, travelling, balancing and juggling all sorts of things at the same time.”

She tries to teach her children, sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper, some of what she’s learnt: “Nothing ever came naturally to me,” Victoria says. “I was never the cleverest, never best at anything. But we always tell our children that if you work hard and believe in yourself, you can do what you want.”

Her words to live by:

“Work hard, stay focused, be appreciative and really, really go for it. I was told I couldn’t do lots of things, so if I can do it, you can.” And she’s also showing them that when you’re successful, you give back – period. In 2014, she became an international goodwill ambassadress for UNAIDS, and since then has helped to raise more than R57 million to benefit amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and mothers2mothers,

Victoria’s red-carpet evolution

2011 At the British Fashion 2012 At the Valentino: Awards in London. Master of Couture exhibition in London.

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which educates women in sub-Saharan Africa to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. “Motherhood puts us all on one level,” Victoria says. “I just felt this real pull to help.” She doesn’t simply lend her name or write a cheque: she’s visited clinics in SA and Ethiopia to meet women affected by the disease. “Victoria’s helping us reach those millions of people out there we cannot reach,” says executive director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé. “She’s a person of compassion, and she’s opening new doors.” Fellow Spice Girls band mate Melanie Brown (aka Mel B/Scary Spice) is not surprised in the least by her friend’s successes. “She’s broken the mould,” Melanie says. “And she’s the funniest, naughtiest, dirtiest pal to sit next to at dinner.” (Victoria herself admits: “I like to ring the tequila bell”.) Indeed, when I see Victoria these days, what strikes me is the newfound ease with which she juggles her many roles: businesswoman, wife, mother. But her mission, she says, has never really changed: “I did have to find myself and my confidence. And I want to make other women feel like the best version of themselves. That’s still the same message as the Spice Girls. It’s still Girl Power.”

Wearing her own designs.

2013 At the International Woolmark Prize Final in London.

2014 At the Met Ball in New York.

2015 At the amfAR Hong Kong Gala in Hong Kong.


Text: Louise Gannon; Photography: Tom Munro, Gallo Images/Getty Images; Styling: David Bradshaw. Victoria wears: dress Victoria Beckham; pumps Manolo Blahnik

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Is it time for a sex


Indulge in the mind games that bring that feeling back.


ex. When it’s good, it’s good. and when it’s great, it’s unforgettable. But annoyingly, the sex that often turns up in your most-played fantasies may not have been with the person you’re with. “Many women register ‘great sex’ as the first time that they had an orgasm, the first time that they pushed their boundaries or the times that they had

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sex with the first person they fell in love with,” explains Dr Tammy Nelson, a psychotherapist and author of The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity (New Harbinger Publications, R230). And even if your sexual fantasy does star your partner, it still may not be as amazing as you remember it being in the beginning.

That’s because, according to experts, sexual passion and arousal are prone to a phenomenon called “hedonic adaptation”, aka, feeling a bit businessas-usual between the sheets. The good news? By analysing your best-ever encounter, it’s possible to recreate that feeling. Here, readers share their hottest sex stories – with expert advice on how to top them tonight. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FANTASY? TWEET US AT @GLAMOUR_sa.

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More than just friends

“A close colleague had just broken up with his girlfriend and was in a bad way, so I agreed to go around to his flat and watch a movie. We weren’t each other’s type, but he was lonely, hot – and it happened. I soon learnt he had a huge penis and knew how to use it, but the reason it’s my go-to fantasy is because we could head straight to the action. I wasn’t worried about how I looked or whether he liked me. He and I both wanted sex, so I felt I could just let go and really appreciate every second.” – Allison, 27

Text: Anna Davies; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images,

TRY IT RIGHT NOW “The more comfortable you are, the better the sex,” says relationship psychologist Susan Quilliam. “There was a surprise element at play here, which boosted adrenaline, yet the sex was with someone familiar.” Whether it’s a romantic relationship or a hook-up with a friend, getting away from same-old sex is really important. To get the comfort and surprise factor in a long-term relationship, get creative and play around with timing: surprise your partner with oral sex just as they’re waking up – and, when they’re conscious, let them know that you’re happy for them to return the favour.

Putting on a show

“My best sex was with a hot Swiss guy I met at a bar, who was really good in bed. I knew that there wouldn’t be a relationship, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t have fun. He’d call every few weeks, whenever he was here for business, and always stayed in a fancy top-floor hotel suite. I loved heading there knowing that the next few hours would be just about sex. We’d do it standing up, against the windows. Normally, I’m pretty conservative, but I loved feeling like the femme fatale in this situation.” – Annie, 29

TRY IT RIGHT NOW When Dr Ogi Ogas, a cognitive neuroscientist and co-author of A Billion Wicked Thoughts (Plume Books, R281), analysed the online behaviour of more than 100 million people, he found that while male fantasies focused on orgasm, female fantasies centred on being the object of desire. “Top female fantasies include being watched, being worshipped and having sex with a stranger,” says Dr Ogas. The hotel room, the guy coming in just for the weekend – Annie’s experience ticks those boxes. Renting a hotel room isn’t always feasible, but role-playing (say, pretending you don’t know him at the bar) can be surprisingly hot. Not into acting? Opening the windows and imagining anyone can hear you moan can satisfy your inner exhibitionist.

Spanking-good fun


“I once had BDSM-style sex when I was at university. He and I always crossed paths in the corridors, but never got to know each other until a random night of drinking, when the chemistry between us was palpable. At one point, he asked me to go to the bar to get a round, and I jokingly said, ‘Yes, sir’, which led to our conversation taking a bit of a BDSM tone. Soon we were kissing, and at one point, I pulled away because I’m shy about PDA. He said he wanted to punish me, and I told him I wished he would. Back in his room, he spanked me as promised. It was sexy and I loved how I was able to be uninhibited enough to let him take control like that.” – Clodagh, 22

If you want to add BDSM-lite to the bedroom, have your partner ‘bind’ your wrists with a light scarf. “You know that you can break out, but you can appreciate the mental game,” says clinical sexologist Dr Charley Ferrer. And often, because this type of sex can be so intense in real life, foreplay is key. “The more planning involved, the better,” adds Dr Ferrer. Check out, a free website of erotic fantasy stories, and send him a link to the one that turns you on. A story can be a great icebreaker for discussing what does and doesn’t get you in the mood, plus you can use it as a springboard to discuss what would happen if both of you were the main characters.



glamour sex Say the magic words “My best sex ever was with my now-husband the night that he proposed. The entire day had been such a whirlwind, and I remember him collapsing into bed next to me and saying, ‘I love my almost-wife.’ It might sound silly, but hearing the word ‘wife’ turned me on like nothing else. Right after that, I climbed on top of him and ended up having the most intense orgasm of my life.” – Kate, 30

TRY IT RIGHT NOW “This situation was about Kate deeply surrendering into love, but the larger theme is that, for women especially, what they hear before and during sex is essential,” explains Dr Uta Demontis, a clinical sexologist. She recommends exploring aural pleasure by experimenting with erotic talk. Start by reading The Fine Art Of Erotic Talk (Random House Publishing, R200) by Bonnie Gabriel, or simply narrating what’s happening as you’re getting busy (‘you’re trailing your hands up my hips towards my breasts’) can be a huge turn-on.

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Oral examinations “Until I was 23, I’d never had an orgasm during sex. Then I started dating someone who once had me clear my Sunday so he could spend the entire afternoon performing oral sex on me. When he made it obvious that there was nothing he would rather be doing, I relaxed – and climaxed, twice. Seven years later, I still fantasise about a guy going down with his tongue the way that my ex did.” – Jenny, 30

TRY IT RIGHT NOW “An entire afternoon of all-about-you action should be a regular on the calendar,” says Dr Demontis. One study found that women are most likely to orgasm from a variety of sexual acts, including oral sex, than they are from just intercourse alone. “Some women have trouble finding the time they need, and deserve, for pleasure,” adds Dr Demontis. “Most men love to please women sexually, but may require direction.” One way to ask for it? Appeal to his competitive side. Say you think he can make you climax twice in an hour – and let him try to top it.

Three’s company

“I had a threesome in my 20s with my best friend and her boyfriend. We confessed at a party that it was on all of our sexual wish lists, so a few weeks later we gave it a go. I wouldn’t do it again – it ended up being a bit awkward afterwards – but I loved the feeling of hands and mouths all over my body. It was amazing to be kissing my friend as her man touched me, and I loved feeling him inside me as she was caressing my breasts.” – Jenny, 34

TRY IT RIGHT NOW According to a survey of more than 5 000 18-39 year olds around the world, nearly one in five has tried a threesome. But there’s a reason they haven’t replaced your Saturday date night: because even though they can be exciting, they get complicated. “A successful threesome requires a lot of communication, trust, understanding and emotional maturity,” explains Dr Demontis. “That said, the fantasy can be safely played out between two people.” Feathers can add additional sensations as your partner is penetrating you, or try the JimmyJane Hello Touch Wearable Vibrator (, R1 124), which slips onto a hand while each finger is covered with a vibrating pad that produces sensation. “Part of the appeal of a threesome is also the fact that you feel someone is watching; so doing it in front of a mirror or getting it on while porn is playing can produce a similar feeling.”

Wet and wild “I’d always wanted to have sex in the sea. My boyfriend had done it loads of times (show-off), but eventually indulged me on holiday in Croatia. We started by sunbathing in a private area, and I loved feeling him rub sun cream onto my breasts and down my back. When we got into the sea, he pulled me towards him and slipped inside me. Feeling weightless in the water, coupled with the fact that we were so close to climaxing, felt amazing.” – Isabel, 26

TRY IT RIGHT NOW “Sand, bacteria and condom breakdown are all good reasons not to try this out in real life,” says Dr Quilliam. Unless, of course, you’re in a committed relationship and using other forms of birth control. But the different sensations at play here can be recreated on dry land. “A warming or cooling lube used during foreplay creates a slippery sensation. If there’s room for two in the bath (avoid bubble baths or soaps as they can reduce condom efficacy), go on top while he uses the side of the tub to thrust; that combined with the weightless sensation in the water can make this feel more intense than it would be in bed.”

What’s underneath counts


“I always thought that novelty underwear was clichéd, but once on a date with my husband, I wore a pair of crotchless knickers that I’d been given at my hen party – mainly because I’d run out of clean panties. When I told him, his eyes lit up. He kept whispering in my ear about them: the fact that people could see them when my legs were slightly open, that he was going to follow me to the toilets and touch me right there. He didn’t, but as soon as we got home, almost as soon as he slid his fingers inside me, I came.” – Jane, 30

“Mentioning sexy underwear on a date with a long-term partner can refocus your brain from going through your to-do list or chatting about work together to thinking and talking about sex,” says Dr Quilliam. With crotchless knickers, the sensation of feeling air on a part of your body that’s usually kept under wraps can be sensuous. Going without knickers (and letting your partner know) can do the trick, too. But it’s all about the anticipation. “If you’re feeling brave, you could always send a close-up pic of a bit of lacy trim along with a message: ‘Can’t wait for you to get inside these later.’”





rt is the ultimate room changer, but let’s be honest – the art world isn’t always an inviting place. Consultant-curator Andi Potamkin, 26, wants to fix that. “You don’t need an exorbitant budget or a degree in art history to start collecting,” she assures.

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Andi herself doesn’t have a traditional arts background: she began by hosting exhibitions at a hair salon she’d opened with her fiancé. At first, most gallerists refused to loan art to her – except for one, Steven Kasher, who liked her spark and eventually offered her a job. Bam! Career changer.

Fast-forward to the launch of her art-advisory firm Le Mise. “I’m a matchmaker and treasure hunter,” she says. “I integrate art that reflects people into their homes.” Let Andi and her Pinterest-worthy penthouse inspire your own art goals and help you turn your pad into a personal art gallery. NOW FIND ART FOR YOUR NAILS AND HAIR AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Photography: James Ryang

And yes, you really do have art! Private art dealer and consultant Andi Potamkin shows you how to upgrade your nest in an instant.

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You can turn any image – a Polaroid, a child’s drawing or a page from a book – into art simply by framing it.

How to find art

Andi displays a stack of art books alongside a tall vase, a children’s xylophone and a mixed-media piece entitled Cuadro Guadalupe.

Andi prefers black, white and natural wood frames, which keep the focus on the art. She suggests framing contemporary works without a mat (so that the image goes all the way to the edge) and adding a mat to black-and-white photographs. Framing canvases is optional; Andi mounts hers with floating frames, which have a gap that makes the images seem suspended. If your art is standard size, you can find a frame at an art store or Mr Price Home; if you need a custom size, has good prices.

Before you invest in a piece, educate yourself.

“Look at books,” says Andi. “Go to art fairs and local galleries. If you trust your instincts, you’ll develop a point of view.” The internet (hello, Instagram!) can help, of course. “The web has made art accessible to everyone,” she says.

How to buy it

Set a budget you’re comfortable with, research the artist, and compare the price to similar works. “There’s always room to negotiate,” Andi says. “Many galleries will offer new buyers up to 10% off the asking price. As for what to commit to, Andi approaches collecting like romance. “It’s like saying, ‘I love you. I want to live with you.’ You have to want to wake up to a piece every morning.”

A chessboard doubles as a decorative table topper.

How to redefine it Think outside the box; art isn’t only paintings.

How to show it off

“Ordinary objects can be elevated to art in the right context,” she says. Andi turns fishbowls into terrariums filled with sand and succulents, and she hangs glasses from an inexpensive light fixture for a chandelier effect. The possibilities are endless. Nail up old records in a grid. Create a plate wall with antique china. Showcase a camera or a skateboard on a mantel.

1 Mix sizes and orientations. 2 If you’re nervous about damaging your walls, arrange everything on the floor until you’re happy with the formation before drilling any holes. 3 Next, hang your largest piece at eye level (use the free iHandy Level app or a traditional level to help get it straight).

Andi assembles works ‘gallery style’ on a prominent wall above her staircase. The key is not to focus on symmetry. To do it yourself, know these four tips. 4 Build around your largest piece of art, peppering colours and shapes evenly. And don’t stop with your lounge. “There’s something about having a piece by your bed,” Andi explains. “It’s just for you.” Remember, a beautiful vase with a bunch of flowers is also effective. glamour


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The guys we’re loving right now They’re hot, they’re happening – they’re the perfect eye candy for this Valentine’s month!

The music genius He rocks his own retro style and has collaborated with Kanye West and Lorde –Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae, 30, is changing the global music scene. Six years ago, Stromae’s ‘Alors on danse’ (‘Now we dance’) went viral. The singer, rapper, songwriter and producer’s track hit number one in 19 countries, Kanye West came calling, and his electrifying French house-meets-hip hop sound difused globally. But just as the buzz around him was starting to get louder, Stromae, otherwise known as Paul Van Haver, fell of the map. Three years later, his debut album Racine Carrée (Square Root) presented a mash-up of life lessons and lyrical experiments, from ‘Carmen’ – a modernisation of the Georges Bizet opera – to the haunting ‘Papaoutai’ (‘Papa, where are you?’), which became a worldwide phenomenon. In the latter, Stromae opens up about the pain of growing up without a father – his was killed in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. “That was definitely the hardest song to write,” Stromae reveals. In the accompanying music video, a young boy tries to communicate with his dad, who is portrayed as a mannequin played by Stromae. “I didn’t want the father to be absent,” he explains. “The doll, since it couldn’t move or respond, was the most interesting option.” And, since the video’s racked up more than 300 million views on YouTube, it’s clear plenty of others agree. “Being honest and spontaneous is important when making music,” Stromae explains. “But I’m also really logical when I compose.”


Text: Jessica Radloff; Photography: Ivan Ward Raik, Pamela Hanson, Giampaolo Sgura

The heart-throb of Blood & Oil Four years after Gossip Girl and Nate Archibald signed of, Chace Crawford is finally back on TV on a weekly basis in the Dallas-esque Blood & Oil. Co-star Don Johnson phoned him personally to pitch the job: “He called me out of the blue and said, ‘I just want to tell you that you need to do this show FOR MORE HOT MEN, DON’T MISS MAN CANDY MONDAY AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

and we’re going to have a blast!’” says Chase. “He didn’t have to do that, but he has such great energy.” GLAMOUR photographed Chace on his 30th birthday: “Yes, the big threeoh. I’m officially a grown-up – I can now own a nice watch and drink expensive booze,” he laughs. “That’s all you need.”



Shocking, sexy and suspenseful – those ingredients turned How to Get Away with Murder’s first season into a breakaway hit. Delivering the sexy: series standouts Charlie Weber, 37, top, and, from left, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, 27, Alfred Enoch, 27, and Matt McGorry, 29, who managed to captivate us even when on the wrong side of the law. As for working with the

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show’s lead, powerhouse Viola Davis? “Having gone toe to toe with [her] gave me an incredible amount of confidence,” says Charlie. Adds Billy, “Viola is the captain of our ship and makes the set a great place to be – she’s just cool people.” But working on the blockbuster show does bring a few nerves, admits Jack. “It’s hard to take your clothes of for 10 million people!”

Stromae wears: jersey Mosaert; trousers Gap; shoes Vivienne Westwood. Chace wears: jacket Acne Studios; jeans Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren. Charlie wears: suit Prada; shirt Brunello Cucinelli. Billy wears: suit and shirt both Dior Homme; sneakers Vans. Jack wears: suit Burberry London; shirt Lanvin; sneakers adidas Originals. Alfred wears: suit and shirt both Dior Homme; sneakers adidas Originals. Matt wears: suit Tom Ford; shirt Lanvin; sneakers adidas Originals. Ansel wears: jacket and trousers both Emporio Armani. Chace wears: jacket Acne Studios; jeans Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

The men of How to Get Away with Murder

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The breakout star of The Fault in Our Stars Ansel Elgort’s career is a “roller coaster that only goes up” to borrow from John Green, the author of the book that brought us Ansel’s breakout role in The Fault in Our Stars. Last year Ansel DJed as Ansolo at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, shot November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz, and teamed up with Shailene Woodley for Insurgent, the sequel to the sci-fi hit Divergent. It’s safe to say that Ansel’s life isn’t the same as it was when he shot Divergent in 2013, but he’s having a hard time grasping his newfound fame. “It doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t believe it, to be honest,” the 21 year old says of his online popularity. “You don’t let that stuf afect you. I was in a big movie and people know who I am. That’s a change, but it doesn’t change who I am.”




Stressed, confused or in a teeny bit of denial about money? Take control with our expert guide (no freak-out necessary!).


o you lie awake at 3am, mentally calculating how many years it will take to pay off your debts? Or just how you can make your last R100 stretch until payday? Well, here’s a newsflash: it really doesn’t have to be this way. Taking control of your finances might seem like a mammoth task – especially if it feels like your incoming money will never get close to your outgoings – but it’s easier than you might imagine (honestly!). “A little bit of effort now will produce big gains in the future. This means achieving all your hopes and dreams and living the life you want,” explains Lisa Conway-Hughes, a financial adviser specialising in women’s finances and founder of Not just that: you’ll feel calmer and happier, too. Sounds good, right? Then follow our expert guide to managing your money – and never be scared to open your bank statement again!

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3 Ways to seize control now CLEAR YOUR DEBTS


Clearing credit card debt is more urgent than having a savings pot. Credit cards mean paying 10-20% interest charges, whereas even the best savings account pays you just 2% interest. So, however heavy your money jar is getting, you’re losing money faster than you’re saving it.


Set up debit orders so monthly payments are made as soon as you get paid. “Prioritise debts according to which charges the highest rates,” advises Lisa. So, if your credit card charges 15% interest and your loan 7%, any spare cash at month end needs to go to your credit card.


Credit card bills out of control? “An interestfree card could save you as much as R250 a month on a R15 000 bill,” says Sarah Willingham, founder of Standard Bank currently has the longest 0% period at three months, and Absa Bank is offering 57 days.


Worried you won’t pay off your debt before the end of the 0% period? “Make yourself a payment plan,” says Sarah. “If you have R10 000 to pay off over 20 months, make sure you’re paying R500 a month.” Fallen behind? Move remaining debt to another 0% offer before the rates jump up.



“Once you’ve got those debts sorted, aim to save 30% or more of your salary,” recommends Lisa. So on an annual salary of R120 000 with a regular pay cheque of R10 000 a month, for example, in an ideal world you’d save R3 000 each month.


You can invest up to R30 000 in one tax year and R500 000 in total over your lifetime, tax-free. Since South Africans are among the world’s worst savers, this is an initiative of the National Treasury which was implemented on 1 March 2015 to help encourage people to save.


Some banks offer higher interest rates if you commit to saving on a monthly basis, so shop around. “Remember, you rarely earn good interest in a normal savings account, so save separately in a fixed deposit or money market account,” says Charné van der Walt, a tax planner.


“Higher interest rate accounts charge either entry or exit fees. Be prepared to move your savings if you can earn a better interest rate on it, but keep your eyes open for entry and exit fees so you don’t end up losing any money while moving it,” advises Charné.


Text: Marina Gask; Photography: Jonathan Taylor


We know, next summer’s holiday seems far enough away, never mind planning for retirement in 40 years or so time. But consider that the state old-age pension currently stands at a low R1 410 a month, and you’ll be more inclined to shift it up your to-do list.


“Contact HR and ask if you’re on your maximum contribution towards the company’s pension or provident fund. First, check how contributing this much will affect your salary in the bank, but know that this is a way to force yourself to save more money,” explains Charné.

Live by the 50/20/30 spending plan


Self-employed? See a financial adviser to find the best pension provider for you – try, which lets you search by location and speciality. “Charges vary, however most offer a free consultation to understand your needs,” recommends Sarah.


“Start small, perhaps 1% or 2% – whatever is affordable – and then try to increase this on a yearly basis, or every time you get a pay rise,” says Lucie Gee, pension consultant at Mattioli Woods investment company. “Even if it doesn’t seem like much, it will be growing over time.”

50% 20% 30%

Essentials (rent, bills, food and transport)

Lifestyle (shopping, restaurants and holidays)

Priorities (savings and debt repayment)



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How to spot a money leak One real bank statement + financial adviser Lisa Conway-Hughes = six common spending glitches – and how to fix them. Payday splurge A flurry of spending and lots of it. “Better to pace yourself and hold some back for the end of the month.”

GROSS INCOME The total amount of income from your salary before any payroll deductions, after which it’s net income. This info is needed for tax returns.

INSOLVENCY The inability of a debtor to pay their debt. Bankruptcy is when a court of law imposes legal orders to resolve your insolvency.


CREDIT RATING A measure of your ability to pay debts based on an analysis of your financial history. A bad one means you can’t get a mortgage or even a cell phone contract.

Multiple cash withdrawals A sign of impulsive spending. “Work out what you can afford, take it out on a Monday and make it last the week.”

EARNED INTEREST The payment you receive for allowing a financial institution or corporation to use the money in your bank account. The bit that makes ‘savings’ worthwhile.

Overdraft alert “If you’re regularly overdrawn, look for a bank that offers lower charges or renegotiate your overdraft. But also, be honest with yourself – was it the petrol bill that pushed you over or lunch?”

Caffeine top-ups Two coffees a day at R20 each adds up to a whopping R800 per month. “It may be time to ditch the takeaway and hit the office kitchen kettle.”

Food bills Are you eating what’s in your fridge? Studies show that almost 1/5 of food bought gets thrown away, so plan your meals in advance and look at exactly what food you threw away last week.

Holiday payments Big sporadic payments, like holidays, can put you in the red. “Instead of paying from your income and getting overdrawn, take the cost from savings.”

ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE (APR) APR allows you to evaluate the cost of a loan in terms of a percentage. If your loan has a 10% rate, you’ll pay R200 per R2 000 you borrow annually.

3 GOOD MONEY HABITS Readers share the changes that helped them turn it all around. “I’ve imposed a R300-a-week budget to spend on anything after the necessities. This includes a night out or restaurant meal. If I have a less social week, I can treat myself to a pair of shoes. It’s made a huge difference to my monthly expenses.” – Amy, 23


“I’ve started saving for a house deposit, so for any expenses I think can be avoided – takeaway coffee, taxis, drinks out, etc – I put the equivalent amount in an actual jar. Then I pay it into a savings account at the end of each month. It’s so satisfying watching it build up.” – Hannah, 26


“I downloaded the 22seven app, which links to your bank account and monitors and categorises my spending (bills, meals out, etc), allocating a budget for each. At first, it was a shock to see how frivolous my spending was. Now I manage my money better.” – Stefania, 29


FOR MORE MONEY ADVICE Advice on income protection, pensions and budgeting.

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“I wrote over 400 love letters to strangers.” Hannah Brencher, 27, is on a mission to bring the world more love. Just, you know, because. She shares why she’s making ‘nice’ cool again.

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rowing up, I loved writing letters. I had over 50 pen pals, girls my age, from all over the US, and I’d spend hours formulating my thoughts, putting ballpoint pen to pastel-coloured paper, telling them about my life in New Haven, Connecticut. I’d then fold the letter neatly into an envelope and post it with the prettiest stamp I could find. “Back then, I read Girls’ Life magazine, which had (and still has)

a pen-pal service that I was constantly signing up for. I remember that I’d end every single letter with advice, like ‘keep on smiling’ or ‘remember to laugh’. I suppose it’s always been in my nature to be empathetic. “Although I’d dreamt of becoming a writer, I moved to New York in 2010 after having graduated from university where I studied English, to volunteer with a programme that had me working as a liaison between the United Nations

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glamour self and a non-governmental organisation. I lived with three girls in a narrow flat in The Bronx, and with a R350a-week allowance, I couldn’t afford a cappuccino, let alone a cocktail. But I was determined to make the best of it. “On the subway, I liked to write in my notebook – a story that I’d been working on, or my thoughts on how I was feeling. Having not made any real friends yet, it was a distraction that kept my loneliness at bay. “Then one day, I noticed an older Hispanic woman sitting across from me. We couldn’t have been more different – me in my pencil skirt and heels and she in her workman’s clothes and red cap. She looked exhausted and on the verge of tears. Something inside me wanted to check if she was alright, but I couldn’t bring myself to ask. So I decided to write her a note. “I wanted to tell her that she matters, that she’s important and that, however terrible her day is, she needs to keep pressing on. I’d planned on putting the letter at her feet, but I was so immersed in writing it that I didn’t even notice her get up and exit the train. I was crushed. But then I remember thinking, ‘This letter could be for anybody.’ “At that moment, I decided that I would leave letters throughout the city to inspire people and offer them words of encouragement. It seemed like such a nice thing to do in a city full of people struggling to make their way. I also loved the fact that I could remain anonymous while telling people how brilliant they are – something I think we just don’t hear often enough. “Addressing each one, ‘If you find this letter, it’s for you’, I wanted to remind the recipients that they are loved, that they are valuable and that they were made for mighty things. Also, that they need to believe in themselves. “I wrote my first letter on the subway the next day, before ripping the page out of my notebook, folding it and dropping it behind my back. Then, when my stop arrived, I bolted out the door, hoping no one would call after me, saying I’d lost something. It was exhilarating, but I really hoped that what I’d done served a purpose. I thought that it might make someone’s

day. Because who, after all, doesn’t like to hear how marvellous they are? “From that day on, I started leaving letters (a dozen or more a week) all around the city – propped up at a sink in the bathroom at the United Nations, in my favourite book at the book shop, under a salt shaker in a café, wedged between two seats at the cinema. “I’d write on the train using my own feelings of loneliness as inspiration – explaining how I often struggled to find my way in a city where everyone seemed to know where they were going,

“On my blog, which I’d started in 2009, I wrote about what I was doing and offered to write a love letter to anyone who asked. Overnight I was bombarded with hundreds of requests after a friend reposted my offer on a site aimed at university students. “Within 10 months, I had written over 400 letters to strangers and went from having 250 to 20 000 followers on my blog. I couldn’t believe it. It made me realise how much we could all use a reminder now and again that we are braver than we think, and able to

“I wanted to remind the recipients that they are loved, that they are valuable, that they were made for mighty things, and that they need to believe in themselves.” and that I longed for a familiar face to tell me that I wasn’t alone in all of this. There was something cathartic about writing down how I felt, knowing that I’d never have to read those words again. I’d then end the letter by telling the reader to stop putting such high expectations on their shoulders and be healthy, because the world needs them. Afterwards, I’d feel much better – just like after having a good cry.

conquer anything we put our minds to. “Two years later, I started my site The World Needs More Love Letters ( – the first global letter-writing organisation – to give people a chance to request love letters not just for themselves, but for anyone they know, like a sister or son, who could use a bit of encouragement. I also post particularly moving requests for a two-week period and ask readers to



glamour self write their own letter offering support. The letters are then collected and a person might receive a bundle of 500 love letters out of the blue. “Last count, the website had generated over 80 000 love letters, which is truly amazing, and I get so emotional thinking about how far we’ve come and all that love being sent through the post. Although I have 10 women helping me now on a volunteer basis, I still write every letter that is requested from me. “Because the feedback had been so positive, I applied to give a TED Talk on the power of the handwritten letter, as TED was looking for ‘the next untold

“Something happens when you sit down and write – the letter just ends up meaning more. ” story’. After sending in a video, I was invited to audition and it was actually that audition tape that TED aired. The talk went viral and has 1.4 million views to date. I spoke about how, in today’s digital era, there’s something profoundly beautiful about holding a letter penned by someone in your hand. There is real intention behind what’s been written, and it feels much more personal compared to typed messages sent on the spur of the moment. Something happens when you sit down and take your stationery out and write – I’ve noticed it time and again – and the letter just ends up meaning more. “I’m working on putting together tools so that people worldwide can start their own More Love Letters movement by learning how to manage snail mail and host love-letter writing parties. If there’s anything I’ve learnt on this journey, it’s that the world really does need more love letters, and it’s never too late to let someone – anyone – know how unbelievably awesome you think they are.”

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My letter to you, the GLAMOUR reader


y friends and I always joke that a map is going to show up one day. Whenever we get disheartened or we don’t understand the curveball life is throwing us, we just say, “That map will show up any day now.” That all-knowing map that tells us where to go. Who to be. How to make it all happen. You see, I don’t have it all figured out. I’d be lying if I told you that I always know the direction I am heading in. I don’t think knowing everything – every little dotted line on this journey to get to some destination – can be the point. No matter who you are or where you’ve been, the point is that we keep on moving. We trudge and we run and we cheer each other on. As we figure this thing called life out together, here are a few things to keep in mind. Know how to celebrate the little victories on your own when it seems like the world hasn’t noticed a change or a shift or a new journey unfurling. Find people who celebrate the little

things, too. They are the keepers of this lifetime, the ones with victory running in their veins. Know when to quit. Know when to fight harder. Know how to push the boundaries. Know that boundaries are there to be pushed sometimes. Surround yourself with people who have fire in their eyes. Know how to look outside yourself and recognise how very, very tiny your feet are in comparison to the size of this world. You’re small stuff. So am I. We can still do great things though. Know that standing right here is no accident. You have some sort of mission, some sort of assignment. You add something of incredible importance to the people around you – even when you don’t always see it. Know that people like me are cheering for you. We might be an ocean apart or thousands of miles away or even right next door, but distance doesn’t change a thing. Just keep going. Just keep moving forward. You’re golden. And it really matters that you’re here.

“Her letter helped me focus!” Nicole, 28, from Minneapolis, explains the power of Hannah’s letters. “After a terrible break-up, I needed a fresh start, so I moved across the country. A series of unfortunate events then unravelled – a death in my family, emergency surgery which landed me in hospital for several days, and I lost my job. I felt like I was supposed to go back to the safety net of my family and friends at home, but there was a tiny voice inside telling me that I should stay. I’d been following Hannah on Twitter and reached out for one of her letters. She told me to keep going, and to ‘look around and remember to be where your feet are.’ That simple line helped me focus on the here and now instead of worrying about the future. I embraced the uncertainty and decided to stay. I’ve since found a new job, a great flat and have made amazing friends. That letter was a source of needed encouragement.”


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T “My days were spent digging through rubbish bins, begging for food and looking for handouts, with my siblings in tow.” Bulelwa Mandisa Hewitt is the co-founder of Umthombo Street Children and Surfers Not Street Children in Durban.

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he place I called home was the East London rubbish dump where my mother, brother, sister and I lived and scavenged for food. Like the other adults there, my mother and her boyfriend were alcoholics, and when I was nine, the abuse became so unbearable that I took my siblings to live on the city streets. We dug through rubbish bins and begged for food. At night, we slept on the beach or pavement, with cardboard as a blanket. “We’d been on the streets for eight months when I met Muntsu, the leader of a group of street kids. I don’t know why, but he took the three of us to the Daily Bread Child and Youth Care Centre, outside East London. We never saw him again, but his kindness meant we were clothed, schooled and fed, and for the first time in my life, I had a bed. “I left the centre when I turned 18, and I was staying with a friend in Mdantsane township when the man who later

became my husband, Tom Hewitt, came looking for me. Tom and I met when he volunteered at the Daily Bread Centre. Now he was working on a project for Durban street children and he wanted my help. At first, I was sceptical because I thought that I wasn’t qualified. But when I saw his passion, I agreed. “I’d never left East London, but in early 1998, I took a bus to Durban. What an experience! I thought we were in a new country when we stopped in Umtata. “We got a flat near the beachfront and I started going to meet street children, sharing my experiences and gaining their trust, so they would join our backto-school programme, which gave them uniforms and stationery and helped them return to the education system. A mobile clinic outside our offices also attended to their basic medical needs. “Four years later, we were registered as Umthombo Street Children and became a drop-in centre with meals and

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“I’M SO CERTAIN OF WHAT I WANT TO DO – AND THAT IS TO GIVE HOPE TO OTHERS.” programmes. And all the while, Tom and I grew closer. We got married in 2002. “I worked at Umthombo for 10 years, but the stress of reliving my own experiences got to me and I wanted to do a diferent type of work. That was when Surfers Not Street Children came about. “Tom was a keen surfer and wanted to give lessons to children at Umthombo, so they had the opportunity to become lifeguards or pro surfers. I got involved in mentoring 10 young ambassadors to travel around SA, introduce other kids to surfing and raise overall awareness of the plight of street children in SA. “The project is funded by donations from companies like Island Style, British Airways and O’Neill Surf Company, and it’s been so rewarding. One of our boys, 18-year-old Ntando Mbisi, represented SA at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in California and came 17 out of 106 top junior surfers. “When I look back and think about the harsh childhood that I survived, I’m so certain of what I want to do – and that is to give hope to others.” For more info, visit

“I’ll never stop fighting for my community.” Liezl Mathews is the founder of Little Angels Educare Centre in Hangberg, Western Cape.


ive years ago, my sister Rachel was diagnosed with cancer. Her son Cameron and her daughter Randy were drug addicts and couldn’t help her, so I quit my job to take care of her. “Six months after that, Rachel was on her deathbed. She made me promise that I would care for her two grandchildren and help Cameron and Randy get help. It was one of the saddest days of my life. “Addiction was not new to me. It had always been part of my community and my personal environment – I was six years old when my mother passed away and my father, who was a fisherman, fell into depression and turned to drugs to deal with the grief and the strain of raising eight children alone. “Growing up was tough. At 14, I was running the house and raising my siblings, and by the time I was in Grade

11, school had became unafordable and I was forced to quit to start working at a tuck shop and then at a fish factory in order to put food on the table. “It wasn’t long after my promise to my sister that my son Guillermo ran inside to tell me that a group of kids, including Rachel’s grandchildren, were playing with sugar sachets they’d found in our apartment block. I jumped up so fast that I spilled my cofee! The children weren’t playing with sugar – they were playing with crystal meth that a local drug dealer had hidden behind a bin. “My heart was beating like crazy. Here was the sign I could not ignore. I had to get the children into a safer space where they could learn, play and be cared for. My friend Jolene Julius agreed that we could use her backyard, and another friend donated a Wendy house to serve as our first classroom. “It wasn’t two months before we’d set up the Little Angels Centre for 12 children, all ranging from one to six years old. Three days after we opened, another five children joined the group, and within two months, we were looking after 54 kids. I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment when I looked outside and saw them all playing in the garden. “Word spread and volunteers joined us. Community members donated stationery, furniture, books, toys and food. Since the monthly government grant of R90 per child doesn’t cover what’s needed, we ran fundraisers like a high tea and annual debutantes ball.

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“In the four years since we started, Little Angels has grown to include 56 children and five teachers and helpers. Our aim is to give safety and love to these little ones who have already experienced so much abandonment and pain. “We run a full day of activities, including counselling, and we provide breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. I’ve also started working with a local rehab centre – Little Angels looks after the children of parents who seek treatment and I refer addicts I come across to the centre. I think that my sister would’ve been pleased to know that I honoured my promise to her: the first clients I sent there were my nephew and his girlfriend. “People ask how I manage the emotional demands of my work, and the answer is that I have a wonderful

“OUR AIM [AT LITTLE ANGELS] IS TO GIVE SAFETY AND LOVE TO THESE LITTLE ONES.” husband. Jacobus is a counsellor and pastor, and his love makes all the diference. He understands something that lies deep in my heart – that I’ll never stop fighting for our community.” For further information, visit

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“It’s amazing to see how much people will give for a good cause.” Taryn Sumpton is a founding member of Everybody Love Everybody, a Joburg organisation that raises money for charity through music events.


hree years ago, I received heartbreaking news: the St Janes De Chantal Orphanage, where my friend’s sister Tova had been adopted as a baby, was having such bad financial problems that the 25 children it housed were surviving on Rooibos tea and milk. “The orphanage was close to my heart and I couldn’t bear that the kids were starving so, along with seven friends, I decided to raise funds. Two people in our group, Mike Earp and Timothy Sammons, had just returned from Afrika Burn and inspired by that, they suggested hosting an event at Tim’s parents’ farm in Bela Bela. “None of us had ever organised a big event, but we called in our contacts and, three months later, Beats in the Bush was born, with 700 people camping

around the lodge and enjoying the pool, art pieces and brilliant music. “The R5 000 we raised was a third of the orphanage’s monthly running costs and their appreciation inspired us to do more. It was the start of our organisation, Everybody Love Everybody. “We followed Beats in the Bush with two smaller music events in Joburg, and the following year we held Frolic on the Farm, another festival in Bela Bela. “We were soon giving the orphanage ongoing support and ad-hoc donations, like paying to have their electricity reconnected when it was cut of. “In early 2014, we signed them up for a scheme that distributes sell-by-date food and began supporting The Baby House, a home for abandoned infants. “Since we all have full-time jobs, we work on our events after hours and have specific roles. I help with decor, waste management and staf and Tim, Mike, Guy and Jaco arrange sound equipment and DJs. It’s amazing to see how much people will give for a good cause. “Everybody Love Everybody has 3 000 likes on Facebook and event attendance has doubled, including people who fly in specially from Durban and Cape Town. The support from the music industry has been fantastic and last year, Pulse Radio rated Beats in the Bush as one of the world’s 10 best boutique music festivals. “I’m so proud of what we can ofer the community. You might think that the biggest beneficiaries are our charity causes, but I’ve learnt that being able to share help is priceless for me.” For more information, visit

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NICE GIRLS FINISH FIRST “There are worse things than being called sweet,” says /EVPMIµ-ǓQERMGIKMVP ERH-ǓZIIQFVEGIHMX¶ Dress Balmain; earrings JW Anderson; sneakers Céline (worn throughout)

She’s already conquered the modelling world, but Karlie Kloss has a lot more planned. There’s university. And a video channel. Oh, and teaching an entire generation of women to code.


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Walking the walk “In the past decade I’ve really found my voice, found my friends and found my life in fashion. I can’t wait to see what happens in another 10 years.”

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fashion international directions ost of the adjectives used for Karlie Kloss are standard supermodel descriptors: tall, toned, glamorous. But here’s one you may not expect: thrifty. In the early years of their friendship, when interviewer Derek Blasberg ran into teenaged Karlie on a flight from their hometown of St Louis to New York City, that’s exactly what they bonded over. How thrifty are we talking? Well, Karlie’s trick was to downgrade the first-class tickets that major fashion houses bought for her to economy class, saving the diference in airline credits so that she could bring her family along on what would become a dizzying career in fashion. And by 2012, she’d hoarded enough credit to hoard the entire Kloss clan to Denmark on an ancestral pilgramage. But Karlie has always been the sort of girl who thinks “family first” is a better motto than “first class”. Her ascent began at 13, when she walked in a St Louis charity fashion show and caught the eye of a local scout, who brought her to an agency in New York. That’s when her career took of in a way that can only be described as a fashion fairy tale: in September 2007, one month after her 15th birthday, she appeared in her first New York show, for Calvin Klein. The following spring, she walked on more than 31 runways in New York alone. Then came big breaks in campaigns for Christian Dior and Marc Jacobs, and a stint as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Today she has a muchcoveted gig as a face of L’Oréal Paris – and a spot on Forbes’ The World’s Highest-Paid Models list. And that’s just her day job. In 2012, Karlie founded a line of vegan, gluten-free baked goods that raises money for the Feed charity. In the summer of 2014, after taking a coding course (that’s right during the summer!), she established the Kode with Karlie scholarship, which aims to get young women involved in the world of technology. She’s launched her own YouTube channel, Klossy – and last year she headed back to the academic world as a university freshman at New York University. Derek and Karlie grew up in the same American suburban neighbourhood, and thanks to their shared references, a bigbrother-little-sister relationship developed after that aeroplane ride. (Derek’s mom tells him that he always asked for a little sister, but he had to wait until his 20s to get one!) It was a particularly proud big-brother moment when Karlie was accepted to NYU, Derek’s alma mater, so when they got together for this interview, he thought that he’d better take a peek at what university life is like for Karlie. That meant he woke up for an 8.15am Pilates class (her idea), and then they went to Ben’s Pizzeria near NYU’s Greenwich Village campus (his idea). “Cardio and carbs,” she joked. Listen in.

Derek Blasberg: My little sister is all grown-up and at university! Why did you decide to start studying now? Karlie Kloss I didn’t want to wait until I turned 30 to continue

learning and challenging myself in new ways. I’m 23 and at 96

an incredibly busy point in my career, but I hope it’s just the beginning. I want to do it all. My ambition is really just to study things that I’m curious about, like computer science, psychology and art history.

Did you ever take that BuzzFeed quiz I emailed you: “Are you more Cara Delevingne or Karlie Kloss?” Yep. And you’ll be relieved to know that I got Karlie Kloss.

Phew! I got Cara Delevingne. I am very confused how you got Cara. Should I be ofended?

According to BuzzFeed, “[Karlie Kloss] is as sweet as apple pie.” They say that you’re “an amazing friend and always put others before yourself.” Have you ever wanted to shake off that image of being fashion’s sweetest supermodel? There are worse things than being called sweet. And I think that the way that both you and I were raised was to be grateful to people. I’m a nice girl, and I’ve embraced it.

You do have a lot of friends. FYI: this is the moment when I ask about Taylor Swift. And there we go! Taylor and I met at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show two years ago. [Model] Lily Aldridge introduced us. She was like, “OK, you two are kindred spirits. How have my two nice American friends never met?” And that was it.

Would you say you were immediate BFFs? Our friendship is the same as yours and mine. Many of my closest friends are travelling all the time, so it takes constant efort on all ends to maintain close relationships.

Let’s talk about that ‘Bad Blood’ video. Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham and you: it was four minutes of major celebrity cameos. That couldn’t have been easy! But how often do you get to work with all of your best friends on such a fun project? I think that Taylor is the only person who could have pulled something like that of.

Like Taylor, you’re also becoming a role model for young girls. How does that feel? I’m still wrapping my head around it; I do feel a responsibility to be an example for young women in general. That’s what Kode with Karlie is all about: supporting girls to try coding even if they’re not interested in being programmers. If I can inspire one girl to try it, I’ll be happy.

How did growing up in a house full of Kloss women influence you? My three sisters and my mom and I are all very close. But we certainly had our moments. In the morning, when we were getting ready for school, it would be like World War Kloss. My poor father. We got him a male dog, Joe, just so that he wouldn’t feel so outnumbered!

How do you think your family shaped your character? This is something I don’t talk about often, but 19 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m proud to say that she is now 18 years cancer free.

Wow. She had four girls all under the age of six – and she was dealing with cancer? Watching her come out of that was one of the most inspiring things I’ll ever experience in life. That’s resilience. That’s strength. My mother is a huge source of inspiration for me.

Acting out “[For photographs], I rely on taking on a particular role, like an Oscar de la Renta society swan or a Diane von Furstenberg business lady. I feel more vulnerable when it’s just me up there.” Dress and necklace both Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane; earrings Annelise Michelson

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fashion international directions And she came with you to New York for your first summer there. Yes. All I knew about New York was what I’d learnt from Law & Order: SVU. So I was terrified! We moved into a flat above an Indian restaurant. It was surreal because even though I was young, I knew that it was my working that allowed us to rent an apartment and be able to go out for supper.

That’s a young age to start making real money. Were you proud at that point, or intimidated? I was proud. My only other job had been babysitting, and my going rate was R85 an hour. Suddenly I was able to take my whole family travelling. That was empowering.

I remember you doing schoolwork backstage at shows. I thought it was wonderful how you managed to exist in both the fashion world and the real world. It was a bizarre double life… but at school, no one really cared. It’s not like anyone in my high school was reading Vogue Italia.

What did you wear to your matric dance? I knew you were going to ask me that! Yes, I wore Dior couture. I probably peaked at my matric dance, and it’s all downhill from there. [Laughs] I should say, though, that I wouldn’t have considered myself a high-fashion high-schooler. I lived in a ballet bun and comfy clothes. I still opt for comfort, even today.

What would you say has changed about the business of fashion since you first started modelling?

Yes, and whatever she said worked. Christy is my hero – the first time I met her, I literally burst into tears.

Wait. What? You never told me that! She was being shot at Donna Karan’s studio, and Donna knew that I was a big fan so she invited me to the show. I had this involuntary physical reaction. I couldn’t help it.

I know that you two went to Haiti together, so she must have thought that you were totally bonkers. We went to Haiti with her non-profit organisation Every Mother Counts to look at the maternal health systems there and meet some of the mothers and children who benefit from Christy’s work. I learnt a lot.

I know that this isn’t your favourite topic, but what can we say about your love life? [Karlie is currently dating tech-investor Josh Kushner.] I tend to be very private about this because there are so many other parts of my life that people feel as though they can have an opinion about, be it my friendships or my body image.

How about I just ask: are you happy? I am. For me, it’s about finding someone who challenges you and makes you laugh. You want to surround yourself with people – both a partner and friends – who let you be yourself.

Social media. The fashion industry has had to become less elitist and much more accesible. When I started, only a few hundred people could see a fashion show live. Now, anyone with a computer and internet access can. It’s put a bigger spotlight on what we do.

Can we talk about your interest in tech?

Which, I think, has been good for the world of fashion as a whole, as well as for models.

My first question: what the heck is coding?

It’s been a great thing for my career, but also as an individual, because I get to show my personality.

Do you ever read the comments online? Do you get those nasty internet trolls? I read some of them, sure. The vast majority of comments are positive, but there are bullies out there. So I’ve learnt to ignore them. Because in my life, that’s just noise.

I always leave nice comments, sweetie. Yes! Although I remember that you once tweeted that my runway walk was like a drag queen.

Actually, what I tweeted was something like, “We all owe a great deal of gratitude to whatever drag queen taught Karlie Kloss how to walk like that on a runway.” I am going to find that tweet and frame it!

Everytime we’re at a party, I’m like, “Alright, everyone! We’re going to make Karlie walk for us!” I mean, left foot, right foot. That’s all I have to do.

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You’ve had a lot of support from female role models in this industry. Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns wrote a letter of recommendation for you for NYU.

You’ve played so many different characters over the years as a model. Is there a person in particular that’s easy for you to morph into? What’s funny is that I actually feel the most uncomfortable when I’m photographed as myself. I rely on taking on a particular role, like an Oscar de la Renta society swan or a Diane von Furstenberg business lady. I feel more vulnerable when it’s just me up there.

Yes! Computer science and programming were not classes ofered in my school, but I have always been fascinated by maths and science and how the tech industry is changing the world. I even started learning how to code. Ha! Coding is the way our world is built. Whether it’s software or the human body, everything is communicated in a code.

Was there an “Aha!” moment with coding? In 2014, I took a week-long summer class at the Flatiron School.

You spent a week of your summer at a coding school? That’s dedication. It is! And I’ve found tremendous value in having the ability to build code. So I started the Kode with Karlie scholarship because there aren’t many girls in that space. My sister works at a fashion-tech start-up in San Francisco, California – I think that there are very few female engineers at many companies. I was always planning to have a career in science, but the general statistics around women in maths and science aren’t very encouraging, which is why I think that it’s so important to get more girls interested in the field.

Where do you see yourself in another 10 years time? In a whole decade? That’s a scary thought! But in the past decade I’ve really found my voice, found my friends and found my life in fashion. And I can’t wait to see what happens in another 10 years.

Don’t forget your Midwest roots! I just bought that house next door to my aunt. So we’ll always have a place to go back to.

Because you know what they say: you can take the girl out of Missouri… … But not the Missouri out of the girl! 99

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DARK ROMANCE Sensual sheers in any colour as long as it’s black. Photography Justin Polkey Senior fashion editor Chrisna de Bruyn

OPPOSITE PAGE SHE WEARS Dress Gavin Rajah R9 500; earrings Forever 21 R50 HE WEARS Blazer Stuttafords R1 900; shirt R599 and bow tie R299 both Zara THIS PAGE SHE WEARS Dress KL没K CGDT R5 800; bodysuit Topshop R680; ring Accessorize R199 (for pack of ive); leather boots Aliverti R4 800 (worn throughout) HE WEARS T-shirt R149 and trousers R1 099 (worn throughout) both Topman; belt Cotton On R399 (worn throughout) 101

SHE WEARS Dress Zara R759 HE WEARS Blazer R1 699 and shirt R599 both Zara; brogues Trenery at Woolworths R899


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Dress Gavin Rajah R15 500; choker Call It Spring R129 (for pack of three)

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Dress MarethColleen R2 190

Hair and makeup: Alice Coloriti; Photographer’s assistant: Luke Stoffberg, Sherwin Liang; Models: Nina Milner at ICE Model Management, Eden Classens at BOSS Models; Fashion assistant: Mandy Nash; Fashion work experience: Esperance Potgieter, Victoria Lorenzo

SHE WEARS Dress KLûK CGDT R12 000; choker Call It Spring R149; rings Accessorize R199 (for pack of ive); faux-pearl ring R130 and blackstone ring R80 both Lovisa; rose-gold ring Mimco at Woolworths R299 HE WEARS Blazer Zara R1 699; T-shirt Topman R149


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Blush tones “Even when I’m inside my house not doing anything, I always want my hair to look perfect,” Kayla says. “I’ve just got into the Moroccanoil Treatment range, which leaves my hair so nourished.”

What’s your look? Go from day to night without losing your cool. Model of the moment Kayla Scott rocks makeup looks for every vibe. 


Winged eyes “I was teased for looking like a boy,” Kayla shares. “But since I’m tall and kind of awkward looking, some people said that I should model. One day I thought, ‘Why not? Let’s try and just see what happens.’ And, it happened.”

Goth lips “The pinks and the bright shades – those are great. But you walk into a room with black lipstick on and some minty fresh eyeshadow, you get noticed,” Kayla says.

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t was the military or the world of high fashion for US-born Kayla Scott. “When Ford Models called me, I thought it was a scam at first,” says Kayla, 20, who plays percussion, rocks “big shirts and sneakers” and is steadily joining the ranks of top models. One of her biggest supporters is the illustrious fashion photographer Steven Meisel, whose endorsement helped catapult the careers of bona fide supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. As one of Steven’s favourite new faces, Kayla comes to set with the quiet confidence and innate ability to chameleon her way through 12-hour photo shoots with the skill of a seasoned pro. It’s what’s helped her land dream jobs, like a front-andcentre spot alongside Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn in Balmain’s 2014 campaign. But her confidence was hard won. “I started skipping school a lot when I was younger,” she says. Kayla recalls being teased for her boyish look and long neck, both assets now as a burgeoning model. “I even tried to headbutt walls to see if it would make my neck shrink!” she says with her endearing smirk. “My mother made me feel more comfortable about it. She’d say, ‘You have to be who you are. People are going to accept you or they’re not.’ I was always scared of taking risks in case things wouldn’t work out,” Kayla explains. “Now I’m like, ‘Just go for it.’”

Happy neutrals “People in the fashion world seem to like the whole gaptoothed-smile thing,” Kayla notes. “I’m getting used to it now, but I’ve always been like, ‘No, I can’t smile. I want to have a stern face!’” SEE MORE NEW AND FRESH FACES IN FASHION AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.


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Blush tones

Winged eyes

“This subtle smoky eye with glowing skin and a pretty pout is really romantic,” says makeup pro Bernice Dodd. You want your face to look touchable with a medium-coverage foundation. TRY Inglot HD Perfect Coverup Foundation (R489). “A pop of blush applied just under and slightly onto the apples of your cheek feels fresh,” adds Bernice. We adore Tom Ford Cheek Color in Wicked (R625). For your lips, start with lip liner that matches your lip colour – it make the colour last longer. “A formula that keeps your lips moist is sexy,” adds Bernice.  TRY Essence Liquid Lipstick in 01 Ofen (R47.95).

Pink shadow is modern with great skin and a sexy feline flick. Enhance your complexion with Benefit The POREfessional (R245) and add a wash of shimmery Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Single in Cheeky (R30.95) to your lids. “Use washi tape (from craft shops) for the perfect flick,” says Bernice. “Stick a 1.5cm piece of tape from the outer corner of your eye towards the outer end of your brow. Use liquid liner to draw a line; go from the outer point to the centre of your eyelid along the lash line. Then draw from the inner eye to connect the lines.” We love Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner (R189).



Additional text: Michelle Brownlee Smith; Photography: Jason Kibbler; Stills photography: Condé Nast Digital Studio

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Goth lips A dramatic lip goes with great skin. TRY ck one Foundation Compact in Cappuccino (R420). Then, dab some silver shadow on your eyelids. We love Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono in Innocence (R485). “Use your finger to apply it onto the centre of your lid and smudge it out. Then add loads of mascara so the light shadow doesn’t make your eyes look too small,” advises Bernice. “To make your lipstick last, line your lips with a dark liner, then colour them in. Mattify the lip shade with a hit of dark eyeshadow on top. Keep the rest of your makeup simple,” Bernice adds. We like M·A·C Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick (R210).

Happy neutrals ON THE GO

The no-makeup look doesn’t mean zero-efort makeup. Create a lovely canvas with Clinique Superprimer (R395). “Then work with shadows and highlights,” recommends Bernice. “Subtly contour your cheekbones. Then define your brows.” Fake thick brows by filling yours with a shadow one shade lighter than your hair. Then draw on fine strokes with a pencil in a shade that matches your brows. We love Dolce & Gabbana Shaping Eyebrow Pencil in Stromboli (R400). Finally: add a nude lipstick. “Choose one close to your natural lip shade,” advises Bernice. Our fave: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate in 48 (R89.95). 111

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spend a lot of time convincing people that working on a glossy title is nothing like The Devil Wears Prada – it’s hard work with crushing deadlines. But when an invitation arrived to meet Jennifer Garner in Los Angeles, I had to eat my words. I was about to experience the glossy life of five-star treatment in the town celebrities call home. It’s also the birthplace of trusted beauty brand Neutrogena. Meet my whirlwind trip!

Day 1 SANTA MONICA, LA A dreamy mist hangs in the LA air when our plane lands, making me feel as if I’ve stepped onto a movie set. And the dreaminess continues at my hotel, Shutters on the Beach, which combines a laid-back feel with all the luxury you could ask for. Word is that Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Megan Fox have all stayed here. No wonder! Staying on the wide Santa Monica beachfront means that I can stroll along the pier and enjoy the promenade with its Rollerbladers, walkers, joggers and pram-pushing families. But I really feel that I’m in LA when I get to the famous Muscle Beach, which is made for fitness enthusiasts, right down to trapeze 112

ropes and ring swings for acrobats. I’m absorbing this unusual scene when two lifeguard vehicles (just like the ones out of Baywatch) zip past and I spot Elvis and Marilyn Monroe impersonators on Rollerblades taking selfies.  The first event of the visit is a cocktail reception where I get to meet members of the international Neutrogena team, many of whom have travelled here from Sydney, Singapore, London and New York. Also in attendance are beauty editors from Lebanon, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Europe. The look for the evening: casual-cool tousled locks, relaxed top knots, sparkly flats and trendy jackets.  Alicia Sontag and Michelle Freyre, the head honchos at Johnson & Johnson which owns Neutrogena, talk us through the brand’s history, starting in the 1950s when a clear, ambercoloured, non-alkaline pH soap bar made beauty waves because it left no residue on the skin. It still epitomises the company’s approach – to provide simple but highly effective products.

Day 2 IT’S JEN GARNER! Breakfast is our first chance to see Jennifer Garner – an amazing sight,

Michelle meets Neutrogena ambassadress Jennifer Garner.

from her bouncy hair to her nudetone shift dress, platform sandals and shimmering bracelets. And her skin isn’t the only radiant thing about her. She exudes warmth as she tells us that she lives close by: “It feels like I’m welcoming you into my home.” This being LA, the bus we take to the Neutrogena head office is a limousine version, complete with lush leather seats, charging portals and Wi-Fi. And then it’s time for the business of beauty, with a talk about the vital role of cleansing (read more about that in the sidebar) and moisturisation. We tour the pristine factory, wearing the requisite safety gear (and pristine is exactly what you want from a company that produces skincare). Then we head to our face-to-face interviews with Jennifer who, I am pleased to report, is relaxed, easy to talk to and happy to include personal anecdotes in her answers. (Don’t miss her essential beauty rules on the last page.)  During lunch, we are treated to an inspiring talk by Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund and one of Time magazine’s 30 Under 30 World Changers. A Pakistani activist who fights for the education of young girls, GET EXPERT SUNCARE TIPS FROM THE PROFESSIONALS AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Photography: Rochelle Rodin, Gallo Images/Getty Images; Stills photography: Condé Nast Digital Studio

It involved 25 hours of travel, but who would say no to a chance to meet Neutrogena’s experts and their ambassadress Jennifer Garner? Beauty director Michelle Brownlee Smith shares her experience – and the skin facts you need to know now.

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LEFT At the cocktail party, Michelle (middle) and Neutrogena’s Jennifer Zhu and Melissa Tyndale-Biscoe.

What’s the most important step in your beauty routine? Cleansing! If you only do one thing, make sure you’re cleansing well! “It’s much more than just removing the impurities on the surface,” says franchise R&D director at Neutrogena Keshan Gunasinghe. “It’s the foundation of your regime.” Three reasons to clean up your habits:


It’s the first beauty step

If you don’t cleanse well, the build-up of pollution and dirt causes irritation, inflammation and ageing. “Pollution particles are so small that they can penetrate your skin,” explains Keshan, “and the combination of pollution and sun damage creates oxidative damage, which compromises your skin’s moisture barrier and leads to dullness or excess sebum.”

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Inspiring activist Shiva Shahid and J&J’s Alicia Sontag; supper at celeb hangout Herringbone Restaurant; our home for the trip, Shutters on the Beach; morning yoga on Santa Monica beach. BELOW LA-style transport: a limo bus, complete with leather seats and free Wi-Fi.

Our base for day three, a home in Beverly Hills.


You need correct products


Seeing is not always believing

“The skin on your face is the thinnest on your body, so it requires specifically targeted products,” says Keshan. “Even if you only use a soap bar, make sure it’s one that’s formulated for your face. It’s important not to overcleanse as this can be dehydrating.” Use a R2-coin-sized blob of cleanser and lather it up between your hands before applying. We love Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash (R89.95)

“Your skin is like a swan on the lake,” explains Keshan. “What you see above the water is beautiful and elegant, but there’s furious paddling under the water. Similarly, a lot is happening under your skin. The acne you see today, for example, started developing six weeks ago. We have also discovered that acne sufferers have a weaker skin barrier, so the right combination of products is essential.” 113

beauty insider LEFT Strict safety standards apply for a tour of the plant. BELOW Michelle’s intent necklace displaying her word.

A-list beauty rules to live by

Jennifer Garner reveals her age with ease (43, if you were wondering) and shares her beauty secrets with us, here.

Get active Shiza is venerated as a mentor to Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and her message is to “look behind the stereotypes and truly connect, because that is when you find your purpose”. Then I sit down with Alicia, the acclaimed global president of beauty at J&J, to discuss future skincare developments. Health and wellbeing are increasingly linked to beauty, she says. As for our next beauty inspiration, that will come from the sophisticated regimes of Asian women. Also on the horizon: devices and light technologies that improve overall skin texture. Back at the hotel, I enjoy a manicure courtesy of The Glam App, the beauty world’s answer to Uber – how about ordering a beauty treatment instead of a taxi? Such an innovative idea!  Then we all head for drinks at the Mondrian hotel’s Sky Bar and Herringbone restaurant, favourite hang outs for Leo DiCaprio, Rachel Weisz and an assortment of rock stars.

Day 3 SKIN HEALTH AND PRODUCT KNOW-HOW It may be chilly, but in true Hollywood style, I do a morning yoga session on the beach. After, feeling calm and a bit starry, I join the group for a series of discussions, all held in a Beverly Hills 114

mansion that overlooks a glimmering pool and LA’s leafy skyline. On the agenda for the day: technology and skincare, sun protection and the latest products. I learn a great deal about skin research and how our brains read faces. It amazes me how a moisturiser that creates radiance can change the way people see you. Supper tonight is at the refined but cosy Malibu Farm Pier Cafe. Here we meet Chris Pan, founder of the MyIntent Project. Chris’ story is inspiring, too: he had a huge career at Facebook, but he burnt out, and in a quest for calm, he began holding get-togethers where his friends could put their word of intent onto a piece of jewellery. The aim was to start meaningful conversations, and fans soon included Justin Bieber (his word: ‘purpose’) and Kanye West (‘beautify’). I chose a necklace with the word ‘love’. Finally, to end an incredible two days of pleasure and learning, the whole group of top beauty editors and skincare experts join in a rousing chorus of “No wrinkles, no lines” to the tune of Bob Marley’s hit ‘No Woman No Cry’. We’re feeling inspired and these words become our mantra going forward – we’re imagining what can be possible with great products and habits!

“I try to work out every day, even if it’s only for 20 minutes. To stay motivated, I enlist the help of a friend or I promise myself that I’ll just do five minutes. Once I’ve started, I’ll always do a full workout.”

Stop worrying about looks “When I started out in this business, they wanted me to change my teeth and my nose. If I could say anything to my younger self, it would be: care less about your outer beauty and work to be beautiful from within.”

Embrace ageing “We have to chill out a little bit about ageing. You’ll either age or you’ll die! Place emphasis on your health and the anti-ageing benefits will follow.”

Focus on your beauty “Stop reflecting on how great you looked in the past or going forward to when you’re going to lose that weight. You’re beautiful where you are now.”

Wear sunscreen “I used to get two great tans every year. Then, in my 30s, I woke up with mottled skin. I wish I’d been more diligent with sunscreen. We need to take skin health seriously because sun-induced skin cancer is completely preventable.” FOR MORE BEAUTY TIPS BY JENNIFER GARNER, HEAD TO GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

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The stressed woman’s guide to great sleep S

urveys show that 57% of women have trouble falling asleep, and even more wake up feeling lousy. Even at home in our own beds, with the lights off and eye cream on, many of us are just too full of anxiety to sleep. “When someone is stressed, sleep is the first thing that gets impacted,” says Dr Robert Rosenberg, the medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center. “Stress can trigger inflammation,

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muscle aches, memory issues and fatigue, while skimping on sleep can lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and stress.” Losing 30 minutes of sleep a night can mess with your metabolism, but we’re not all doomed to a miserable life of anxiety, insomnia and elastic waistbands. With a few adjustments – like turning off your phone – you can decrease stress, increase sleep and slide into a leather skirt with ease.

health update It’s 3.17am. Again Now here’s what you’re going to do about it. Whatever you do, try not to stress out OK, if you do, remind yourself that everyone cycles through periods of deep and light sleep through the night, as often as every 90 minutes. “Instead of worrying, congratulate yourself for sleeping so normally, and let yourself drift off again,” says Dr Joyce Walsleben, an associate professor of medicine. And don’t look at the clock.

If that doesn’t work, get up and walk to another room “Tossing and turning makes your brain associate your bedroom with stress, making it harder to fall asleep,” says Dr Daniel A Barone, an assistant professor

of neurology. Go into the living room, sit on the couch, close your eyes and focus on breathing. And don’t freak out if you feel stressed. One way to do that: “Don’t block anxious thoughts; allow them to pass, and just stay connected to the feeling of each breath until you’re sleeping again,” Dr Barone suggests.

Don’t count sheep It’s an old wives’ tale that can actually keep you awake a bit longer, according to a study from Oxford University. Instead, picture yourself floating in the water of a tropical island. Study participants fell asleep 20 minutes faster than they normally did when they imagined relaxing scenes.

Bedroom basics

Here are the things you may be doing wrong. You keep the room warm It’s perfect – for a miserable night. A low core-body temperature induces sleep. That means that you should set the thermostat between 15 and 20ºC at night, recommends Dr Holly Phillips, author of The Exhaustion Breakthrough (Rodale Press, R432). In other words, brrr! equals zzz.

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You crack the window Actually, that may be fine and good, but unless you can crack the window without also cracking the curtains, you’re in trouble. “Your brain can detect light through your eyelids, and

even small amounts can signal to your brain that it’s time to wake up,” says Dr Rosenberg. To keep the room properly dark, install blackout curtains, keep your laptop in another room, move the night light to the hallway, and toss a scarf over any small, blinking lights.

You snuggle up with your pet Cats, dogs, hamsters (hey, to each their own) mess up your sleep more than you’d think, experts say, since they move around at night. Let Mr Grumbles sleep in the kitchen – you’ll notice how much more rested you feel after a few days of sleeping without him.

Watch your alcohol intake A couple of glasses of wine might help you fall asleep, but as the alcohol wears off (after four or five hours), it hinders REM sleep, the cycle that helps you process memories, emotions and logic. So you feel fried, if not hungover, the next day. You have three options here:


Have two drinks at supper, but “stop drinking two or four hours before bed,” advises Dr Joseph Ojile, the medical director and CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute.


Don’t drink at supper, but instead sip just one glass of wine up to an hour before bed, says Dr Ojile. Basically, you shouldn’t “have more than one drink in the two-hour window before going to sleep,” Dr Ojile says.


Find joy and fulfilment in sleepinducing chamomile tea.

Playing catch-up Sleeping late on Sunday morning might be affecting your thighs. Study participants who regularly stayed up or slept at least two hours later on weekends weighed more than those who slept the same amount but maintained a consistent schedule. Alternating sleep patterns may impair the body’s ability to metabolise fats and sugars, says Michael Parsons, a scientist at MRC Harwell, a geneticresearch firm in the UK. He advises stabilising the body’s clock by sticking to a regular eating schedule, too.

The best sleep apps There are almost 5 000 apps to help you sleep – but you really only need one. We suggest you pick from our three favourites. SLEEP TIME Put your phone on the bed and this app monitors your movements and wakes you up in the morning during your lightest sleep phase, which means less fatigue for you in the morning. Free on iOS and Android.

BEDDIT Fix the super-thin sensor strip to your mattress, install the app and go to sleep. The belt will track your movements, heart rate and breathing each night, as well as the time it takes for you to fall asleep. Free on iOS.

SLEEPRATE The app collects data from a heart-rate sensor, tracks your sleep and ambient noises, and uses an algorithm to analyse the data, giving you feedback. R1 375 for the app, sensor and assessment on iOS and Android.



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The number of minutes a deep-sleep cycle could last.


Cut out this list and tape it to your forehead. Or at least, put it on your mirror or next to your bed.

“Evidence indicates that an orgasm is a spinal reflex that sends input to the brain,” explains Dr Jim Pfaus, a professor of psychology and neuroscience. “The brain then causes the release of hormones, like serotonin,” he adds. So as far as sleep is concerned, sex is good, but good sex is great.


Do something mellow


“The parts of the brain that light up when you meditate are the same parts that are associated with happiness, which means that part of the brain can help you relax and ease into sleep, too,” says Dr Ojile. The goal is to distract yourself from anxious thoughts. (If that is easier said than done, try Headspace, a free phone app with easy meditations created by a former Buddhist monk.)

Even if that means baking cupcakes while wearing a face mask. According to experts, any low-energy activity that makes you happy is more likely to help you sleep than lying in a dark room trying not to check your phone.

If you believe that you slept poorly, you’ll feel tired all day, according to researchers. But the study also found that when participants were told they had above-average REM sleep – even though they didn’t – they performed better on cognitive tests and felt more awake than the below-average group. So, just like when you tell yourself the dressing room doesn’t have skinny mirrors or liquid kilojoules don’t count, the only way out of the cycle is to lie to yourself. Take the placebo, and chase it with a shot of espresso (as long as it’s before 2pm). Repeat after us: “I slept great! I slept great!”

5 Things to do tonight (and every night)

Wind down 2 hours before bed The blue light from your gadgets stops the production of melatonin in your brain (and is the worst thing for sleep short of an espresso), but research also found that people who checked their phones for work after 9pm had worse sleep and were less productive the next day. If you can’t wind down without tech, experts say TV is less terrible, as long as it’s not in your bedroom and you watch something dull. Or download an audiobook, switch your phone to airplane mode and listen with headphones until you doze off.

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Get rid of bad juju Mist a lavender spray, like Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Home Fragrance Spray (R320), on your sheets. Research shows that essential oils can ease anxiety and promote relaxation.

Write to-dos and to-don’ts Write down every worry that might prevent you from falling asleep, like sending out thank-you notes, says Dr Phillips. (If writing’s not your thing, dictate into your smartphone instead, but dim the backlight.) In the morning, revisit each point and ask yourself, ‘Will it affect anyone if I don’t do this task?’ “If the answer is no, move the task to your to-don’t list and forgive yourself for being human,” says Dr Phillips.

TAKE NOTE To fix your sleep issues, you need to figure out exactly what’s causing them. That’s why experts recommend keeping a sleep log. Every morning, jot down how you feel and how you slept. After three weeks, a pattern will emerge. WE’VE GOT MORE TIPS ON HOW TO SLEEP BETTER AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.


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Food of love Don’t have a Valentine? Celebrate true love by inviting your galpals for this dinner, courtesy of Zola Nene, chef and food stylist for SABC 3’s Expresso.


Caramelised onion, tomato and goat’s milk cheese tart I adore the combination of sweet caramelised red onion and tangy goat’s milk cheese. We used to make individual versions of this tart at the brasserie to serve as a starter; my version is a family-sized tart – it’s the way I like to serve it at home. What you’ll need FOR THE CARAMELISED ONION 30ml olive oil 6 red onions, sliced 30ml chopped fresh thyme 60ml brown sugar 60ml balsamic vinegar

FOR THE TART 400g roll ready-made all-butter puff pastry 1 large egg, beaten 200g goat’s milk cheese 250g cherry tomatoes, halved Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 30ml olive oil

The how-to First make the caramelised onion. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and gently sauté the onions and thyme until the onions are soft and beginning to caramelise. Add the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, reduce the heat and leave to simmer until all of the liquid has evaporated and the caramelised onions are a dark colour. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a 35 x 25cm baking tray with baking paper. Roll out the pastry to form a rectangle to fit the baking tray, and trim the edges to straighten.

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Extracted from Simply Delicious by Zola Nene (Struik Lifestyle, R250); Photography: © Penguin Random House South Africa (Pty) Ltd / Dawie Verwey

glamour living Cut away a 1cm border from each edge of the puff pastry rectangle and set aside. Place the pastry rectangle onto the lined baking tray and brush with some of the beaten egg. Position the strips you just cut from the pastry onto the edges of the puff pastry rectangle to give them height, and brush this border with the remaining beaten egg. Prick the pastry several times with a fork, and then bake for 25 minutes until lightly coloured and fully cooked through. Spread the caramelised onions over the pastry base and then gently crumble over the goat’s milk cheese. Arrange the cherry tomato halves, cut-side up, in a single, tightly packed layer on top of the cheese. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper, and then drizzle over the olive oil. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the tomatoes are warmed through and blistered.


Lamb kebabs Sunday nights in the small English town of Knutsford, where I lived for two years, were spent relaxing and letting one’s hair down. My friend Geraldine, or Gran as I call her, and I would have a few ciders at the pub before heading to the local kebab shop to indulge in lamb kebabs. What you’ll need


500g lamb leg, cubed 250ml Bulgarian yoghurt 15ml dried origanum 5ml salt 5ml freshly ground black pepper Juice and zest of 1 lemon 4 bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water 4 tortilla wraps 125ml shredded red cabbage 125ml grated carrot A handful of fresh cherry tomatoes, quartered

250ml Bulgarian yoghurt ½ cucumber, grated and squeezed to remove the water Juice and zest of 1 lime ½ clove garlic, grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

The how-to Mix the lamb, yoghurt, origanum, salt, black pepper, lemon juice and zest and leave to marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours,

preferably overnight. To make the tzatziki, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and keep in the fridge for later. When ready to cook, thread the lamb onto the four skewers and then chargrill on a hot griddle pan until the lamb is cooked on all sides. Soften the tortillas by gently heating them in a dry frying pan. Top each tortilla with shredded cabbage, grated carrot, some cherry tomatoes, a lamb kebab and a few spoonfuls of tzatziki.



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Peanut butter millionaires’ shortbread This recipe is a combination of two delicious sweet treats: peanut butter fudge and millionaires’ shortbread. I learnt how to make both fudge and shortbread during my home economics classes at school, so I figured why not put the two together to form a new and tasty cookie combination? This is for those days when your sweet-tooth cravings get the better of you. What you’ll need FOR THE SHORTBREAD 120g butter 60g castor sugar 170g cake flour, sifted

FOR THE TOPPING 60g butter 250g muscovado sugar 60ml milk 125g smooth peanut butter 150g icing sugar, sifted 100g dark chocolate, chopped

The how-to Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease and line a 20cm x 20cm square baking tin. To make the shortbread, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale. Then stir in the flour to form a soft dough. Press the dough into the prepared baking tin and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. To make the topping, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and milk and stir until the sugar has melted, then bring to the boil for 2-3 minutes, without stirring. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter.

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Find these recipes and more in Simply Delicious by Zola Nene (Struik Lifestyle, R250). On shelves February 2016.

Using a wooden spoon, beat in the icing sugar until the mixture is smooth. Pour the peanut-butter mixture onto the cooked shortbread in the tin, smooth the top with a spatula and leave to cool slightly, but don’t refrigerate. Slowly melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a glass bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.

Spread the melted chocolate, reserving about two tablespoons, over the peanut-butter layer and refrigerate until hard and set. Cut the biscuits into whatever shapes you desire with a sharp knife, and then drizzle over the reserved melted chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. FOR MORE RECIPES, CLICK ON THE ‘LIFESTYLE’ TAB AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

African dream Stunning natural beauty meets easy luxury at the magnificent Mopiri Camp.


re you looking for an incredible honeymoon, an amazing adventure, the thrill of big game viewing or the serenity of nature? You’ll find all of that – and more – at the glorious Mopiri Camp. Situated on the Weboro Lagoon in the world-famous Okavango Delta, Botswana, Mopiri Camp (meaning ‘little island’) combines the joy of being in the bush with the pleasure of 10 airy en-suite tents, chifon-draped fourposter beds, refreshing rain showers, sunset cruises on the camp’s double-storey barge,

winding boardwalks and outstanding food. Explore the Delta on guided walks, go boating from island to island, visit local villages, enjoy fishing or laze at the pool while you take in the stunning views. Then settle in for sundowners and a three-course dinner under a canopy of stars. A journey to the Okavango Delta is like no other, and what better way to experience it than at a luxury tented camp on the water’s edge? So, pack your camera and your best bush wardrobe and get set for the trip of a lifetime!

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Hot spots, good vibes, great books and movies

Ryk Neethling and Sahar Biniaz. Bubbly winners in the Grey Goose booth: (from left) John Jacob, Pnina Fenster, Sharon Becker, Ursula Chikane, Jodie Stinson Ennik, Bonang Matheba, Lalla Hirayama, Kamini Pather, Ryk Neethling and Basetsana Kumalo (seated).

Pnina Fenster and Jill Grogor.

SA Style Awards Celebrating the gorgeous, the glamorous and the glossy.


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Basetsana Kumalo and Ursula Chikane.

Lindiwe Suttle and Marius MuellerWesternhagen.

oburg’s chic Hyde Park Corner was A-list central when the prestigious SA Style Awards rolled out the red carpet to celebrate 19 years of honouring our country’s most striking, fabulous and fashionable personalities. And, to mark the occasion, the 2015 winners were chosen from previous roll calls, becoming not simply SA Style Awards winners (a grand honour in itself), but SA Style Icons. With fellow recipients like Basetsana Kumalo, Maira Koutsoudakis, Ryk Neethling, Lindiwe Suttle and Bonang Matheba, GLAMOUR editor Pnina Fenster was thrilled to receive a SA Style Icon 2015 award of her very own. And from cocktails and trophies in the mall’s swish Cortina Court to sensational food and starlit conversation on the famed deck of the Hyde Park Hotel, it was truly a night to remember.

Bonang Matheba


Maira Koutsoudakis

Lalla Hirayama

Andrew Chandler and Tamara Dey.



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Movies SECRET IN THEIR EYES Written and directed by The Hunger Games’ Billy Ray and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman, this thriller sees three tight-knit FBI agents hot on the heels of a killer. But things get personal when one of their own daughters becomes a victim, and a decade passes before a clue is found. An excellent film about bereavement and the price of revenge. ----

SUFFRAGETTE This timely period drama reveals the great debt we women owe to the courageous campaigners who fought for our right to vote. At the centre of the film, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) reluctantly joins the Suffragettes and the experience transforms her from an abused washerwoman to Edwardian activist. An emotional reminder of where we’ve come from and how far we still must go.

“We’ll get you a better outit, don’t you worry,” whispered Ben.





The dressmaker If you missed the book, here’s your chance to catch this tale of sweet and stylish revenge. Myrtle Dunnage (the everimpressive Kate Winslet) left the small town of Dungatar in the 1950s, heading for Europe’s fashion houses after rumours of a murder swirled about. Returning to clear her name, dazzle her judgemental detractors or perhaps win the dashing Teddy McSwiney (Liam Hemsworth), Myrtle transforms both the townspeople and their attitudes. Haute couture never looked so out of place as in this comedy drama. -----


“My mother is an actress, so it’s always been part of my life.” – Alicia Vikander

HOW TO BE SINGLE This bright, breezy distraction tracks the lives of a group of single New Yorkers as they negotiate the pleasures and pitfalls of love, from friends with benefits to BFFs. The stellar cast includes Dakota Johnson, Jake Lacy and Rebel Wilson, and it’s co-produced by Drew Barrymore. ---

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“It’s 12pm somewhere!” said Lindy.

“Maybe if we protest long enough, they’ll tell us we can ditch the hats!”

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS Based on ML Stedman’s novel, this moving drama is the tale of lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) who find a baby and a dead man in a boat that has run adrift. Struggling to conceive, Isabel keeps the child, but then they encounter the grieving Hannah Roennfeldt (Rachel Weisz).

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UNBREAKABLE In this 11th offering, the icon reflects on childhood, love and loss, with dance-pop, R&B, soul and electronic influences. KEY TRACK ‘Burnitup!’ feat Missy Elliott GET IT If you’re a fan ----

STRONG AS GLASS The songstress’ distinct voice is as smooth and strong as ever, and her duet with Eric Benét is heavenly. Expect a more energetic sound. KEY TRACK ‘Strong as glass’ GET IT For its slow jams ----



WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE This highly anticipated album, with its fun, spontaneous feel, was recorded in just six days and was announced on Drake’s Instagram only a day before its release. KEY TRACK ‘Jumpman’ GET IT For its fresh feel ---

WE THE GENERATION The drum and bass maestros live up to their previous multiplatinum hit Home with this collection of upbeat tracks and stellar collaborations. KEY TRACK ‘Bloodstream’ feat Ed Sheeran GET IT To kick-start your day -----

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Bloomsbury, R365) The author of the hit Eat, Pray, Love (Bloomsbury, R189) offers a charming blend of wisdom, warmth and wit in this paean to overcoming self-doubt, doing what feeds your soul and living a full, creative life. Part self-help guide and part memoir, it’s like having a generous-hearted cheerleader close to hand.

– JW Eagan

The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan (Dutton, R393) Corny as it may sound, you really will be thankful for this fascinating and engaging book in which author Janice Kaplan combines scientific and medical research with her personal experience of committing to a full year of appreciation. Beguiling, easy-toapply and life-changing inspiration.

Skin by Ilka Tampke (Hodder & Stoughton, R318) Set in Iron-Age Britain just before the Roman invasions, this novel blends history, romance and fantasy to breathtaking effect. At Skin’s core, the orphan Ailia develops from lowly kitchen servant to mystical traveller as she quests for identity, love and the redemption of her tribe. Gripping.





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[Season of love] The month of romance bring lots to do in your city.

Make a scene Sure the beach is amazing, but there is so much more to the vibrant city of Durban than the ocean. So whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local longing for an adventure, why not discover fascinating experiences and places with the help of Street Scene? Tailormake a day of pure pleasure with cycling, live music – or whatever else is on your bucket list. For more info, visit

Race day It’s J&B Met time, so place your bets on a day of dressing up, socialising and schmoozing. The Kenilworth Racecourse will be transformed into party central, with eye-catching fashion and fabulous entertainment. This year’s theme is ‘A rare blend’ and it all takes place on 30 January. For info, visit

MY HEART WILL GO ON You’ve seen the movie. You know the song. Now delve into the history of that fatal night in 1912 with ‘Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition’. It’s on at the V&A Waterfront until 6 March. Book your tickets via

GET SET! The Cape Town 10s is always a brilliant day out, but this year will be the irst time that three different sports – rugby, netball and beach volleyball – all come together. Not the sporty type? Just go for the vibe, food, drink and live music. On 4-6 February at Hamilton’s Rugby Club. Book your tickets via

THE WRITE STUFF Do you have a writing dream? Because whether you’re beginning or are completing your manuscript, the Cape Town Writer’s Retreat is exactly what the inspiration doctor ordered. On from 5-14 February, it will be led by The New York Times best-selling author, the wonderful Wendy Goldman Rohm. For more info, visit

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GO, GO, GO! It’s time to prove how it you really are at aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman, an affair which takes place in the beautiful Boscombe Mondi Forest on 6 February. This multisport event involves swimming, running and cycling. And when you’re done, you can reward yourself with something delicious from one of the food stalls – you deserve it! For more info, visit

Text: Staci Lazarus; Photography:, Rebellion & Johannesburg by Jessica Nupen: Photographer: Kopie

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Joburg Moving art Collaboration, this year’s theme for The Dance Umbrella, is the inspiration behind stunning works from both established and up-and-coming choreographers and dancers, including SA artists and performers from the DRC, Germany and Russia. From 24 February-6 March, it’s on at The Dance Space in Newtown. For more info, visit


MEMORY LANE Take a musical journey back in time to the days when Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons ruled the music world with hits like ‘Walk like a man’ and ‘Can’t take my eyes off of you’. Their tour ‘Bye Bye Baby’ is on from 10-28 February at The Joburg Theatre Complex. Book via

THE SOUND OF LOVE Enjoy great music and support a special soul on 20 January at Dozi’s Back to the Roots in Hartbeespoort. The line-up includes Jak de Priester and Zita Pretorius, and it’s all to raise funds for 19-monthold Logan Gene Muller who is battling with microcephaly. Book your tickets via

Nationwide Roxette on! Happy 30th birthday, Roxette! To mark this major milestone, Roxette is hitting stages once again with ‘XXX – The 30th Anniversary Tour’. Be part of the fun on 2 February at the Durban ICC and in PE on 5 February at the Nelson Mandela Bay Outerfields. Cape Town will rock on 7 February at the Grand Arena in Grand West. Book tickets via


KISS THE BRIDE! Find GLAMOUR Weddings in your March issue – it’s your total guide to all things bridal.

A LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE From movie-worthy meets to what you want in bed, we talk matters of the heart.

THE DIET DIARIES Healthy eating for women with real appetites, just like you.

LUXE FOR LESS Fashion buys your purse will like!

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[Love bites] Meet with the girls or romance your love.




12-14 Walnut Rd, Durban; 031 336 8166

Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff, 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Joburg; 011 481 6000

Ernie Els’ newest spot is nothing short of excellent – and a brilliant place to wine and dine with your love. We liked the slow roasted pumpkin soup (R46) and rolled pork belly and bacon (R55) to start, followed by one of Ernie’s favourites, the Big Easy Mother Of All Baked Potato (with duck confit, bacon and port salut, R85), or the seared Cape white salmon (R130). Don’t miss the Amarula crème brûlée (R55) for a delicious ending.

From the food and decor to the service, everything about Flames Restaurant screams date night! Try the ceviche (R120) for starters, followed by the roasted sea bass fillet with braised fennel, saffron risotto and roast-pepper salsa (R230), or ostrich sosatie skewers with foie gras, sautéed beans and rosemary sauce; R220) for mains. The popcorn crème brûlée (R70) is a sensational dessert.

WITH THE GIRLS CHARANGO 114 Bree St, CBD; 021 422 0757 Vibey, cool and eclectic, Charango is the ideal restaurant to frequent with your galpals. Sit against the beautiful mural of flying swans as you sample the delicious Nikkei (Peruvian and Japanese) fare. We suggest the prawn tostado (R65) and Charango New Style Ceviche (R70) to start, the BBQ pork belly (R135) and Churrasco sirloin (R150) for mains, and the Blonde Chocolate Pave (R60) for dessert. One thing’s for sure: you’re in for a fun, festive night with the girls!



Umdloti Centre, 1 South Beach Rd, Umdloti Beach; 031 568 2407

Strand Rd R44, Somerset West; 021 855 3218

Glorious sea views, refreshing cocktails and authentic Italian cuisine make for the perfect girls’ night out. Try the Olive Ripiene (deep-fried olives stuffed with ricotta; R59) and Zuppa di Granchio (crab soup; R89) to start, then move on to flavourful dishes like the Risotto di Mare (arborio rice, prawns, mussels, calamari, shrimps, Italian tomatoes and white wine; R169) or the Pollo e Gamberi (baby chicken half topped with grilled prawns; R219). Sweet tooth? Leave room for Mama’s homemade tiramisu (R64).

If you’re looking for somewhere special to gaze lovingly into your partner’s eyes – as well as at the Cape winelands – Equus is it. And since it’s a celebration, we recommend the fine dining menu by executive chef Hylton Espey for standout starters like roast guinea fowl breast (R110) and the Rockpool (cob, smoked mussels and pickled squid; R100), and great mains like coriander-cured venison with pap (R175) and Rooibos-smoked lamb with curried sweetbreads (R190). And as for the presentation? The dishes are as beautiful as the restaurant itself!

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WITH THE GIRLS MEDEO The Palazzo Hotel, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways; 011 510 3000

Warm and sophisticated, with a choice of the glam interior or airy terrace overlooking stunning gardens, Medeo is made for luxuriating in life’s pleasures, whether your pick is sumptuous breakfast, elegant lunch or fabulous dinner. The beautifully focused menu includes dishes like meltin-your-mouth prawn ravioli with pumpkin and lemon grass (R140), mushroom risotto with buffalo mozzarella (R125) and stellar rib eye steak (R190). If you want dessert (you will!), try the decadent chocolate tart (R75). It truly is a glorious place to be with whoever you love.


Text: Chelsea Foord Micklewood, Eva-Maria Schuman, Karen Tennent, Pnina Fenster; Photography: Micky Hoyle


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morning with meditation. It’s an excellent way to clear my mind, centre myself and to make sure that I’m focused on whatever I want to achieve for the day.

It’s time for my Switch Playground gym class with Steve Uria which I love as I’m constantly challenged and pushed to the next level. Being surrounded by positive energy and people also motivates me and raises my mood.

10am Coffee break! Today I’m meeting my friend Genna Galloway at Green Point’s vibey Shift Espresso Bar.

My life in a day

by Mila De Biaggi

1pm Nü Health Food Café is my number-one lunch spot because it has delicious raw food. I like going on my own with a book, or sometimes I visit Pinterest for inspiration.

4pm Here comes the personal training session with Gareth Corbett. My friend Thalia Burt joins me for this specialised and demanding regime.

Text: Staff; Photography: Li Wen Lon

The professional dancer shares her behind-the-curtain snaps. Capetonian Mila De Biaggi seems to have been born for the stage. She began classes in modern dance and ballet at the age of six and her childhood was filled with competitions and productions. The next logical move after that was studying at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts, and from there she spent a year at the renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel in 2011, graduating from their Dance Journey programme. Since then, the 24 year old has racked up a host of impressive stage credits. In 2012, she joined the Dirty Dancers troupe, touring SA and Asia. Then came a part in the acclaimed production of Sunset Boulevard, a role in Dirty Dancing in London’s prestigious West End, and a stint in South Korea’s International Touring Company’s Cats in 2014. She’s also performed at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York, at the UK Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Salisbury Arts Festival. But despite all of her huge successes, Mila remains grateful: “None of this would be possible without my family,” she says. “They’re the reason that I’m able to live my dream.”


5pm I love to connect with my family, and whether it’s on Skype when I’m on tour or in person, I always find time to check in with them.

6pm Tonight I’m adopting the iconic role of Cyd Charisse in Singin’ In The Rain – it’s a dream come true! I like to get to the theatre early to centre myself and get mentally and physically ready before the show with a routine that is a mix of ballet, Pilates and stretching.

8pm It’s almost show time! Before I go into hair and makeup, here I am rehearsing one of the dance numbers for Singin’ In The Rain with the rest of the cast. The stage is my home and I’m so grateful I get to do what I love and work with incredible people.






Relax and revive You’re highly driven to improve your finances this month and you’ll be working extra hard to make and save cash. You may also be juggling several careers at once, which suits you just fine. If you’re dating, you may question your relationship and become quite critical of your partner. If you’re single, you’ll be looking for a healthy relationship with someone who also values their own wellbeing. It’s important to make time for yourself at this juncture, so recharge your batteries by indulging in valuable me-time around 9-10 February.



Relish your money At this time, your career will involve communicating with people in government or in high positions. Money wise, your finances look excellent with your bank balance expanding, and you’ll want to spend money on travel or studying. If you’re coupled up, there may be much talk of commitment and marriage. Single? You’ll be attracting assertive or even aggressive people. Look to the weekend of 27-28 February for days and nights filled with passion. On a health note, watch out for urinary tract infections.


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YOUR YEAR AHEAD If you’re an Aquarian, like actress Jennifer Aniston (11 February 1969), you’re inventive and independent. This year brings work opportunities that will test your courage and creativity. You’ll feel especially strong in February and mentally alert in March. And here’s some great news: loads of money is coming your way! If you’re single, there are strong indications that you’ll have a secret admirer. Already in a relationship? Your partner will support you wonderfully this year.

YOUR MONTH AHEAD Work becomes fun You’ll love your work this month and there’ll be much idea sharing. Look to 20-21 February for your greatest inspiration. If you’re partnered up, your relationship will feel strong. Single? A transforming relationship is about to enter your life – one that demands quick wit and inner strength. Your nerves may be sensitive, so destress with exercise or time outside.

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Push harder Your money will mainly go towards your family and home, and you’ll want to upgrade your house – particularly the kitchen. At work, you’re dealing with a lot of male energy, which means competition and the need to push for your goals. Look to 11-12 February for heightened energy and drive. If you’re in a relationship, you may discuss marriage, and if you’re single, you’ll be longing for a serious commitment and will attract intense people. Your sexuality will be heightened, so be sure to have a check-up at the gynaecologist.



Explore and enjoy A new wardrobe or a new car will be high on your wish list this month: it’s a brilliant time for these buys, especially around 15-17 February, which is well starred for a major purchase. Work will be very enjoyable, with lots of research and presentations. You’ll want to expand your knowledge and will enjoy exploring different cultures in your city, and if you’re single, there are strong indications that you’ll meet a partner this way. If you’re involved, you and your person are likely to be travelling internationally together. Just watch your alcohol intake!



Start a new exercise regime today! Love is not all as it seems, and you may struggle to decipher your partner’s ever-changing moods. Be patient as they may be dealing with emotional burdens that are difficult to share. Single? You’ll have lots of fun attracting admirers at trendy spots and cultural gatherings. In terms of your career, work is good. You have a lot of professional authority and you’ll feel a strong desire to work in attractive surroundings. International connections will come into play and your money will flourish. Take care of your wellbeing with a good exercise regime; start this between 1-2 February.




Let passion ignite you Now is the time to reap the financial rewards of all of your hard work. At the same time, the stars indicate that you should save rather than spend until a few months time, when you’ll have even more money. There’s a lot happening at work and you’ll need to be flexible and able to cope with feeling slightly restricted. Hold on as this will change. Be passionate with your partner and do fun things together. Looking for a mate? Count on 25-26 February for romantic encounters. And have check-ups for the health of your heart and your eyes.



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

Spend time outdoors You are the hardest, most meticulous worker in the zodiac, and your bank balance will reflect this at this time. You’re extremely driven this month and if you work in sales, now is the opportunity to conquer. If you’re in a relationship, make sure that you spend time outdoors with your partner as this will be soothing for both of you. Single? The stars indicate a chance meeting with a handsome stranger anywhere near water, from the beach to an ice rink. This encounter may happen on 9-10 February.



Find love all around If you’re involved, your mate will be the centre of your universe this month. If you’re single, you’ll feel pressure to couple up. Switch your focus to feeling good about yourself instead – your self-esteem will benefit and you’ll be more likely to attract the right person when you feel positive about yourself. Partnerships will play a big role in your finances, and you’ll want to invest in your home. A good time for this will be 13-14 February. Your work will go well. Just remember that communication is key now, so choose your words wisely.



Have your passport handy Travel and foreign connections will be a big thing this month– you may travel with friends or in a group, your partner may whisk you away for a romantic trip, and you may gain financially from overseas investments. On the career front, you’ll want to stay in the background and may work from home. If you’re looking for a partner, attend cultural and food events as a philosophical and reserved type may catch your eye. If involved, your person will be attentive. Balance your energy – you need sleep and good nutrition.



Get ready to move Your intellect and your finances are connected this month, and you may be motivated to seek more lucrative employment. This could be related to publishing, media, fashion, food or health. If you feel stuck where you are, make a fresh start as the Universe will support you at this time. If you’re coupled up, your relationship will be very important to you and you’ll put energy into keeping the romance alive. If you’re single, expect interesting and intellectually stimulating dates, especially around 15-17 February.



Find time for rest This is the moment to look at your finances as the sooner you pay off your debts the happier you will feel. Your emotions will also be linked to your career, and the good news is that your energy and desire to succeed will be strong at this time. If you’re dating, you’ll feel deeply connected to your partner emotionally. Looking for a mate? Try online dating. You may also bump into a trendy, talkative person at a social gathering. Your one health warning is around your work-related stress levels. Watch your diet and exercise regime.

If he’s an Aquarian, like singer Justin Timberlake (31 January 1981), he’s logical, eccentric and rebellious. He can be emotionally distant at times, he makes friends easily and is great at setting and achieving goals. His ideal woman is clever, independent, friendly and never clingy – a best friend he can really talk to. Capricorns, Pisceans, Geminis and Librans are a good match. Arians and Sagittarians are fantastic. Leos will fascinate and frustrate him. Scorpios, Cancerians, Taureans and Virgos are not for him.

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glamour DOs and DON’Ts For a vintage vibe, DO try sultry velvet à la Khloé Kardashian.

DO play with texture like Naomie Harris. We really DO lust after your Zac Posen gown, Rita Ora!

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Gigi Hadid can DO no wrong in this creation by Diane von Furstenberg.

Extra curtain? Giant cake cover? We just DON’T understand.

Rihanna loves her Azzedine Alaïa dress. We DO, too!

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Denny Duquette, Grey’s Anatomy. With Izzie in her ballgown, this is the most aching of the Grey’s losses.


Stringer Bell, The Wire. He had a legit businessman inside him trying to get out, and he was Idris Elba.







Everyone we’ve ever loved, Game of Thrones. Think Khal Drogo, Eddard Stark, Ygritte, Jojen Reed…

Teri Bauer, 24. After “the longest day” of Jack’s life, Teri was brutally murdered and left dying in his arms.

Zoe Barnes, House of Cards. She wasn’t the most ethical reporter, but we like Kate Mara, so we sobbed.

Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley of Downton Abbey, who were killed off the day they each became parents.

Marissa Cooper, The OC. We didn’t know we cared until it was too late. Cue Imogen Heap’s ‘Hallelujah’ cover.

Mike Delfino, Desperate Housewives. Our love for him will be as everlasting as his own love for his wife and family.

And the one we’re hoping for


Finn Hudson, Glee. The news of Cory Monteith’s death in July 2013 left a trail of heartbroken followers.

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Nicholas Brody, Homeland. His hanging was a bold plot move that left us stunned, silent, shaken and sad.

Frank Delfino, How to Get Away with Murder. He’s condescending, he’s creepy, he strangled a pregnant university student and threw her in a water tank. Paging the karma police! WHICH TV DEATHS ARE YOU STILL CRYING OVER? TWEET US AT @GLAMOUR_sa.

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TV deaths we’re still crying over (And one we’re hoping for)


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