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February 84 In the red

On the cover 18 25 Style goals 22 Lust-inducing lingerie & heels 50 Gwen Stefani “Why should there be limits put on women?” 60 Money advice you can really, really use 74 The true beauty of Sharon-Rose Khumalo “Straight, gay or intersex, it’s what we do with our lives that counts” Oh, you sexy thing! 18 Back-to-work looks 24 Fashion tips from Michael Kors 84 Red-hot designers WIN! R70 398’s spa treatments and watches 30 One of 10 Henry London hampers worth R3 500 each 82 One of 62 Mangwanani African Spa massage treats worth up to R4 399 each

Fashion flash 18 Back-to-work upgrades 22 Little black numbers Up your bedroom game 24 Have fun with fashion By designer Michael Kors 26 Velvet underground 28 Ring a ding ding 29 5 Lingerie tips for a sexy Valentine’s By Janine Greyling

Beauty flash 32 Glow on Get luminous skin 33 Your most googled summer body issues 34 Petal power Heady florals 36 Boost your cleanse 38 4 New cuts we love A-list ’dos 40 Tie it on and go! Endlessly chic and versatile ribbons

YouYouYou 45 Hey, it’s OK… 46 Health & life 5 Ways to go coconuts. And, “I lent money to a friend a few months ago.

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74 “Proud to be an intersex female” Sharon-Rose Khumalo shares her story. 78 Feminism 101 and the nine circles of hell for women who don’t help other women 110 What to know for abs of steel 120 SA Style Awards

84 In the red These designers have a crush on you 94 The light touch Dreamy ruffles, lace and tulle

Beauty 102 4 Ways to wow 106 Sugar, sleep, sex and your skin

Glam living 112 That’s amore Easy Italian


11 GLAMOURama DOs and DON’Ts, style icons, cool ink and hot DJs 116 GLAMguide Movies, music, spots and ‘The women who made me’

102 4 Ways to wow

I don’t know how to ask her for the cash without seeming rude. What should I do?” 47 Work What I learnt at Google 48 Self Calm down about my being single, please 49 Love Am I less of a feminist if the guy pays on a date? Plus, how to buy a great (noncheesy) Valentine’s day gift

Features 50 “Why should there be limits on women?” Gwen Stefani talks music, fashion and her new man 56 Men we love 60 Make 2017 your year of financial fitness 62 What men want 66 Worry? We’re done with you! 70 How we met…

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Men we love

Ed’s letter / Love yourself

confidential Literary love lines to delight your heart and soul.

Love to love


n the night after my first real kiss, I ran to the mirror, sure that this thrilling new experience must show on my face. And there it was, or so I was convinced: an otherworldly glow, as if a light had been switched on inside me. Turns out science backs up those adolescent instincts. Love really can do wonders for the complexion. It also bolsters the immune system, increases longevity, reduces stress and floods our systems with energising, happiness-producing dopamine, making it the very best drug on the planet. So please regard this Valentine-themed issue as encouragement to celebrate the love in your life, whether it involves a grand romance, your dearest friends, family members or animals. The effects really will show in your life and on your face as you –

Pnina Fenster, editor

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Question of the month

Who’s your secret crush?(Not a secret any more!) The GLAMOUR team responds. Editor Pnina Fenster

… Stylish, strange, talented, vampy… Eva Green, let me count the ways! Deputy Editor and Beauty Director Michelle Brownlee Smith

… Our art director Ziyaad had me at the first swirl. Art Director Ziyaad Bassier

… Does a neighbour’s cat count? I play it cool when she purrs past, but secretly, I’d love to smother her with cuddles!  Fashion Director Chrisna de Bruyn

… River Phoenix was, and remains, the most beautiful, flawless human being. Senior Copy Editor Karen Tennent

… Taye Diggs. Whether he’s an islander in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, a doctor in Private Practice or a cross-dresser in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, I’m happy as long as he takes his shirt off! Special Projects and Events Manager Sarah Tuft

… Zac Efron, because I love him.

Syndication Executive Lesley Mathys

… Kanye West. The proposal, his cool style and the way he always has Kim Kardashian West’s back… he just gets it right all the time. Designer Zulpha Meyers

… The multitalented Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino. Promotions Assistant Lauren Williams

… Ian Somerhalder. He uses his fame to educate people on the environment and animals, and he’s major eye candy. Junior Copy Editor Tumi Moletsane

… Freddie Prinze Jr. Especially I Know What You Did Last Summer Freddie. Beauty Assistant Yolisa Mjamba

… I believe that Raj, from The Big Bang Theory, and I are kindred spirits. Fashion Assistant Tania Durand

… Theo James from the Divergent series. He has the most kissable lips besides my husband’s!

Editorial Manager Megan Playton

… Our art director Ziyaad stole my heart after an evening of staring into his soulful brown eyes at a team dinner, but I suspect Michelle got to him first!

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… Ryan Gosling, of course. He has great biceps, dresses brilliantly and can knit. Features Writer and Editorial Co-ordinator Nandi Ndlovu

Online Content Producer Bernd Fischer

… I’ve had a crush on Danilo Acquisto since we met two years ago. He’s funny, handsome, fashionable – and Italian.

… Zachary Quinto. And it’s not just his perfect eyebrows.

Editorial Executive Eva-Maria Shuman (JHB)

… Keith Urban. I love his highlights.

GLAMOUR work experience Tina Tshangela … Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo (played by Jason Momoa) will always have a special place in my heart.

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We love to receive your emails and letters. Here’s this month’s favourite. The October issue of GLAMOUR really inspired me! For the longest time, I believed that the only way to be successful was to follow in my parents’ footsteps by pursuing a traditional career. But the feature on the winners of GLAMOUR Women of the Year 2016 showed me that success springs from passion. From the chef to the artist and style icon, these courageous women are breaking moulds and making their own marks, and I’ve been inspired to make a mark of my own by pursuing my writing dream, no matter the outcome. Watch this space! And thank you, GLAMOUR, for another motivational issue.

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News, views and DOs and DON’Ts

February’s style DO Photography: Patrick Demarchelier

It’s all about Daytime Luxe Forget that old adage that sequins can only be pulled off at night – this cool ensemble worn by model Hailey Baldwin proves that fashion is all about breaking the rules. Case in point: a Valentino party frock paired with sneakers, socks and a Current/Elliott denim jacket. The finishing touch? A retro choker. Love!

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Anatomy of a


DOs and DON’Ts of mint green

When wearing such a pale hue, you need to pay attention to your underwear. A visible panty line and bra straps would ruin the clean lines of Ashley’s Cushnie et Ochs dress.

Leïla Bekhti

Be in mint condition this season in pastel green, like actress Ashley Madekwe.

A matching shirt and trousers DO feel cohesive.

Charlotte Groeneveld

Pulling off this length is tricky, as it can often look frumpy. The key is to pair it with heels to elongate your legs and improve your posture.

Our favourite parts of this ensemble? The dramatic draped sleeve and sexy plunging neckline.

Keep things simple with minimal accessories, natural makeup and slicked-back hair. Ashley���s defined brows, smoky eyes and sweep of bronzer seal the deal.

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DO float through summer in layered ruffles.

DON’T forget your silhouette.


Donatella Versace and Naomi Campbell at the amfAR Paris 2016 dinner.

DO take note As the chief designer of Versace, Donatella Versace’s fashion tips are invaluable.

DO swoon over the world’s number one DJ At just 20, DJ Martin Garrix is dominating the EDM scene, one festival stage at a time. Growing up in Amstelveen, Netherlands, Martin Garrix (aka Martijn Garritsen) was a musical child, having learnt how to play the guitar at just eight years old. But his interests quickly shifted after being wowed by DJ Tiësto’s performance at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. In fact, Martin was so inspired by Tiësto’s WE’VE GOT PLENTY MORE MEN TO SWOON OVER AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

track ‘Traffic’ that it prompted him to teach himself to compose music. In 2012, he was signed to Spinnin’ Records while studying at the production school Herman Brood Academie in Utrecht. Following his graduation, Martin started ghost-writing tracks for artists like Avicii and Shermanology. It was his solo release, ‘Animals’, that launched Martin’s international DJ career. Since then, he’s performed at Ultra Music Festival in Europe and Miami and has collaborated with the likes of Usher, Ed Sheeran and DJs Afrojack, Hardwell and Dillon Francis. Last year, he started his own record label, STMPD RCRDS, and was ranked the number one DJ in the world by DJ Magazine. Catch him on the decks at Ultra South Africa this month.

Fashion is all about happiness It’s fun and it’s important, but it’s not medicine. The suit doesn’t represent the businessman any more Nor does a loud shirt represent the rock star. The same man can now wear both. A woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. The biggest fashion mistakes are cheap suits, shoes and shirts. Spend your money on good items. Sexy will never go out of fashion.

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DO get inkspiration

Roxy Burger An anemone on her inner arm.

Rharha Nembhard and Petite Noir.

DON’T you love a power couple?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Relationship goals, here.


rom Kim and Kanye’s showstopping red-carpet game to the Gigaba’s round-the-clock perfection, these dynamic duos prove that you can’t be a true power partnership if you’re not both pulling your weight in the style stakes. Whose look do you like best?

Kelly Khumalo A heart on her chest.

DJ Zinhle A flower on her forearm.

David and Victoria Beckham.

Malusi and Norma Gigaba.

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Danine Naidoo A medley on her arm.

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Thinking of getting inked? Turn to these SA celebs for ideas.

DO get to know media and style icon Azania Mosaka Learn about the radio presenter with over a decade of broadcast experience. You may have recognised Azania Mosaka, 39, when she was awarded an SA Style Award last year for Most Stylish Media Personality, and we’re not surprised – the Soweto-born media star has been in the business since she was 19, co-hosting the youth talk show The Joint. After graduating with a BCom degree from Wits University in 2000, the travel bug bit and Azania moved to London for three years. On her return to SA, she started presenting on music shows Bassiq and Backstage Live, which ignited her passion for music and inspired Azania to transition from TV to radio.

She excelled as a producer for Metro FM’s show The Ride with Glen Lewis, which led to Azania getting much-needed experience presenting her own show, Midnight Oasis, on the graveyard shift. The hard work paid off and she quickly moved to prime-time slots on Metro FM’s Route 326, The Sound of Breakfast and Total Bliss, and then Power Lunch on Power FM. As well as being an avid music lover, Azania is also a whizz in the kitchen and had her own show, Cooking with Azania, on SABC 3 in 2012. Listen out for her on Radio 702 from 1-3pm.

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From the boardroom to the bedroom, we’ve got amazing trends for every occasion. “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles glamour 17

Back-to-work The 10 pieces you need to climb the career ladder in style. Patterned pencil skirts Form fitting and feminine, the skirt first designed by Christian Dior in the 1950s is still a stunner.

Polka-dot blouse Country Road at Woolworths R699

Silk blouse H&M R399

Textured pencil skirt Mango R399

Fold-over pencil skirt Loin Cloth and Ashes R1 249


Slit pencil skirt Peg at R220


Tulip pencil skirt David Tlale R840

Floral blouse Zara R1 299

Pyjama blouses The pared-down way to get in on the pyjama suit trend.

Masculine watches Classic arm candy that ticks all the boxes. Your grandpa would approve.

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Daily Friday R399

Olivia Burton R2 399

Daniel Wellington R3 999

Fossil R2 799

Fashion flash / Work it!

upgrades Cherry blossom trousers Zara R629

Geometric trousers The Fix R260

Rain or shine, day or night, dress or trousers, boardroom or bar, you’ll be able to rock this versatile buy anytime, anywhere.


Modal trench coat Mango R1 249

Snakeskin loafers

Wide-legged trousers Replay R3 500

For the working woman on the go, we adore these comfy (and exotic!) heel alternatives.

Caramel-trim loafers H&M R199



Fashion assistant: Tania Durand; Photography: Daniele Oberrauch/, Andrea Adriani/; Fashion work experience: Tina Tshangela

Cigarette trousers Woolworths R499

The trench coat

Embellished loafers Mimco at Woolworths R999

Print trousers Make a statement in loud, look-at-me trousers. Pair with a blouse in a neutral hue to avoid looking OTT.

Two-tone loafers Madison at R349

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Fashion flash / Work it!


Skater dress Tally Weijl R329 Boho jacket Foschini R399

The LBD Slimming, ladylike and sophisticated, a great LBD is every woman’s BFF. Waterfall jacket Mango R999

Red heels


Want to know the secret to power dressing? You’re looking at it.

Zip-up jacket Truworths R925

Cropped jackets Point-toe heels Sissy Boy R649

T-bar heels Madison at & Threads R799

You can still look hot when there’s a chill in the air, with these.


Structured bags Large enough to stash your lunch, chic enough to wear with anything.

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Zip-detail bag Accessorize R1 499

Multi-strap bag Dolce Vita at R499

Turn-lock bag Foschini R499


Little black Up your bedroom game with racy additions

Tasselled bra and knickers both Women’Secret price on request

Strappy bra Tally Weijl R279; boyshorts Wonderbra R119

Satin bra R249 and knickers R99 both H&M



Cap-sleeve bodysuit H&M R349

Fringed heels Tally Weijl R599

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Lasercut heels Woolworths R799

Underwire bodysuit Wonderbra R480

Velvet heels Mango R999

Lace slip Mr Price R130

Lace-up heels Madison R799


Fashion flash / Va va voom


Now add these

that are sure to leave him breathless.

Fashion assistant: Tania Durand; Photography:; Fashion work experience: Tina Tshangela

Studded mask R374

Satin bra R399 and Brazilians R249 both Mango

Sheer bralet R100 and Brazilians R50 both Mr Price

Balconette bralette R380 and G-string R110 both Wonderbra

SHOPZA Embroidered corset R620

Fringe whip R264

Fluffy handcuffs R399 Nipple pasties R589 Padded bodysuit Woolworths R450

Caged heels Truworths R625

Cotton slip Lila Rose at R499

Ankle-strap heels Madison R799

Foam bodysuit Mango R649

Buckled heels Kurt Geiger R2 495 Feather paddle R365

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Have fun with fashion Lighten up in the style stakes, says designer Michael Kors. eronika Heilbrunner is seated in the front row of the Michael Kors Spring 2017 show, and she is dressed just as you would expect at New York Fashion Week – in sequinned trousers. Sequins for day? Why not? In Michael’s world, daytime style can mean cropped denim strewn with crystals and feathers, or the athlesuire shape of a zip-up hoodie in tweed with a matching skirt. “Brocade to the office, sweatshirts at night – I don’t think my customers pay attention to time of day,” he says.

“The right thing can make you feel like you’re winking at people.” It’s a great comment on how women are dressing now and on the ethos of Michael’s show: fashion classics elevated. And that elevation is achieved via textures and fabrics that epitomise fun and frivolity, such as ostrich feathers and sequins. For within the witticisms and quick quips lies a designer who devotes season after season to exploring how women want to dress – as themselves, but better. “Look at Jackie Kennedy – people say she was so consistent, but she actually went through lots of changes in how

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Model wears: Studded shortsleeved crewneck sweater, polka dot cady pleated trouser, dax sunglasses and skinny belt all MICHAEL Michael Kors


Text: Zara Wong; Photography: Supplied by Michael Kors, Jason Schmidt, Gallo Images/Getty Images,

Fashion flash / Update she dressed, changing proportions and lengths, always clean lines and never a lot of print or pattern,” Michael says. And he’s cracked the code of how to identify a sense of style along with the functional element. “When I’m in the airport and I see so many women deciding to carry a Michael Kors handbag on the plane, that meant that the bag made her outfit look great, but was also practical.” So does he approach his fans? “Yeah, I’m a New Yorker!” the designer exclaims. “I’ve had women lift their jackets, show me their jeans and say, ‘Sign my butt!’” But what Michael would like to remind us is that we should have fun with fashion. “I feel like we’ve forgotten the words charming and flirty,” he says. “You put something on and the right thing can make you feel like you’re winking at people, but at the same time it’s a mainstay of your closet that puts a smile on your face. Fashion has become a bit serious. The world is a complicated place, and I think we can bring a little joy to people getting dressed. Why not have fun?” Find all things Michael Kors at his store in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.

Inspired A-listers From the runway to the red carpet.

Kate Hudson at the 2016 God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards dinner.

Zendaya at the 2016 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

Facts and figures See what goes into making the runway looks straight from the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2017 show.

400 Man hours

are required to create the layered, mixed shape with floral sequins and beads applied by hand on this stretch tulle dress.

950 Man hours

are required to handembroider thousands of flowers, created using beads and sequins in the Zardozi technique.

Over 4 000 Swarovski crystals

and multiple sizes of paillettes are used to create the floral design.

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Fashion flash / Trends

Velvet underground The best way to crush it in this season’s must-have fabric. Tasselled dress Zara R629

Bow earrings H&M R80

Twist headband American Apparel at R59


Crop top H&M R629 Ruched clutch Foschini R220

Straight-leg trousers Zara R299 Loose-fit trousers H&M R899

Lace-detail slip dress Mr Price R100

Flowy top Mango R649

Block heels Foschini R650

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Ankle boots Daisy Street at R999


Fashion assistant: Tania Durand; Photography: Armando Grillo/

Cocktail slip dress Boohoo at R599

Fashion flash / Jewellery Rose gold black diamond ring American Swiss R39 999

Sterling silver heart ring Thomas Sabo R2 225

White gold solitaire diamond ring Galaxy & Co R5 999

White gold square diamond ring NWJ R21 619

Rose gold pink diamond ring American Swiss R6 999


Burnish silver prong Swarovski crystal ring Miglio R249

Rose gold cushion cut diamond ring Shimansky price on request

Platinum pavé diamond ring R60 000*

Rose gold halo diamond ring American Swiss R29 999

Sterling silver diamond ring Thomas Sabo R5 975

Stackable yellow gold diamond ring Kirsten Goss R10 390

White gold yellow diamond ring Shimansky price on request

Ring a ding ding Say “I do” to these dazzling engagement rings.

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Fashion assistant: Tania Durand; Photography: Derek Kettela. *Prices listed may vary from those in store.

White gold diamond protea ring Ida Elsje R16 000

Rose gold crossover diamond ring Wolf Brothers R24 999

Fashion flash / Designer crush


a 3 Choose fabulous fabric

5 Coordination: Nandi Ndlovu; Text: Staff; Photography: Kassandra de Araujo

Lingerie tips for a sexy Valentine’s

by Janine Greyling

The founder and designer of Just Say Maybe reveals what you need to know for the month of love, and beyond.


Dress for your shape

Sexy lingerie is a great confidence booster when you make the most of your body. If you’re an hourglass shape, emphasise your waist with a corset and low-rise knickers with galloon lace trim that sits just on your waist.

Or try a lace push-up bra underneath a camisole to enhance your bust and give you more shape. Pear? I recommend a black high-cut thong with a white lace front camisole. Bikini briefs, high cuts and G-strings also help make your legs look leaner and longer.


For athletic frames, go for lace-trimmed mesh knickers with a T-back paired with a camisole. A corset in dove grey or white can enhance your bust, make your waist look smaller and create the illusion of curves.

2 Experiment

Haven’t worn sexy lingerie before? Start with bottoms that have a ribbon at the back for a slightly cheeky vibe. If it’s not your first time, go for a high-cut thong with playful straps at the back. Never underestimate white. It enhances a design and creates curves. Wear on big dates or to re-enact your wedding night. For special occasions, red hues are passionate, and black is alluring and slimming.

The more natural and soft the fabric, the better. Bon Bon is incredibly soft with a lot of stretch, so it fits tightly and highlights desired areas. Galloon lace has scalloped edges with intricate designs that evoke sensuality and passion. Silk is known for its luxurious quality and flowing effect, and is ideal for sleepwear. Cotton works best for basics, offers maximum comfort and is non-allergenic. To test the quality of a fabric, pull on it and let it go. A good fabric will settle back into its original state, while a bad one will leave behind wrinkles and sag.

4 Be trendy

Animal prints, like leopard, zebra and tiger, in shades of blue and indigo are a hit. Florals in bold contrasting colours, like yellow and purple, have become trendy. Lace remains a popular fabric. And TV shows also inspire trends – Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones has become an icon whose costumes have encouraged the increase in satin bustiers and corset sales.

5Handle with care

Hand-washing is best, and avoid the dryer. But if you must use a machine, select the hand-wash setting. And when travelling, pack your delicates in a cotton or satin lingerie bag to avoid damage from hooks, zips and spills.

For more info, visit, or email

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Chicmove How to fall in love with your ponytail? Put a ribbon on it!

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Beauty flash / Complexion perfection

Got your highlighting stick in Pearl (for light skin tones) or Bronze (for deeper complexions)? Now learn how to use it!

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Mask Moisturiser

Hydration is key to luminosity. Want to look like you had a 12hour nap? Choose moisturiser and eye cream spiked with powerful humectants, like butylene glycol, glycerine and hyaluronic acid.


Sure, anytime you mist water onto your skin, you’ll look dewy. But the best facial mists contain hydrating glycerine and amino acids. Spritz, wait 10 minutes and apply your foundation for a dewy finish.

Oils make moisturiser work even better since their main talent is holding in water. Massage two drops of face oil over your moisturiser – use circular motions for a minute to rev circulation and rosiness.

Dermactin-TS Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask R35

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel R139.95

Dermalogica Age Smart Antioxidant Hydramist R740

Environ Hydrating Oil Capsules R551

Where do I apply it?

Can I use both shades?

After your foundation, draw stripes where you want your features to pop: the brow bone, upper cheekbones, along the bridge of your nose (not the tip or it’ll look oily), on your Cupid’s bow and in the inner corner of your eyes. Blend well with your fingertips until it leaves a pretty sheen.

If you have dark skin, the Pearl shade may look too ashy. But if you have pale skin, you can use the Bronze stick, too. Apply Pearl where you want to highlight and Bronze along your hairline, below your cheekbones and along your jawline. The result? Subtle contouring and a gorgeous glow.


Text: Staff; Sidebar text: Luzanne Möller; Photography: Matteo Valle/; Stills photography: Andre Wepener/Pixel Lounge

How to use your FREE highlighter

One of the quickest ways to get radiance is a sheet mask, which seals more moisture into your skin than a regular mask can, says dermatologist Dr Jeannette Graf. Translation: you’ll look glowier for longer.



Glow on

In the pursuit of luminous skin? All you need are a few tricks, a little highlighter, and bam!

Beauty flash / Fast fixes

Text: Maureen Choi; Photography: Damon Fourie at Supernova Creative Management

Your most googled summer body issues

Practical solutions to solve your biggest warm-weather concerns – in a hurry!

About pedicures

About acne

About tanning

How to give yourself a pedicure First remove rough spots on your feet, says manicurist Deborah Lippmann. Use the [1] Tweezerman Step-Two-It Foot File (R300). Clip your nails straight across and buff the edges, then apply cuticle oil, like [2] Artistic Revive Nail & Cuticle Oil (R210), and follow with foot cream. Swipe each nail with remover before applying a base coat, polish and top coat. TRY [3] Essie Grow Faster Base Coat Build + Protect (R149.95). How to fix a broken toenail Use nail glue to paste a piece of a teabag on the tear (both on top and underneath). File until smooth and apply a top coat.

How to get rid of acne overnight Ice the spot, says dermo Dr Sonia Batra, then apply a 2% salicylic acid gel, like [4] Eucerin Dermo Purifyer (R189.99). Add hydrocortisone cream (from pharmacies) and leave it alone. Or TRY [5] Dermalex Repair Acne Cream (R361.95). Then, cover redness with a concealer, like [6] Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer (R350). How to get rid of acne scars If it’s dark, use an exfoliating treatment with glycolic acid or vitamin C daily for a month. If your scar is raised or indented, a dermo could zap it away with a Fraxel laser (R1 500 per session).

How to apply self tan Exfoliate! Especially your knees and ankles. We like [7] Woolworths Cashmere Exfoliating Body Scrub (R65). Dry, then apply bronzer in sections. Blend well at your wrists and ankles, but dilute the tan over your joints. TRY [8] Caribbean Tan Self Tan Bronzing Mousse (R99.95). How long does a spray tan last? Between five and 10 days. For longlasting colour, exfoliate the day before applying the tan and avoid hot showers after. Also: moisturise! We adore [9] Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser (R89.99).


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Beauty flash / Fragrance

Petal power

[1] SEXY AND ENTICING DKNY Be Tempted EDP 100ml R1 290 [2] FRESH AND FLIRTY Lanvin Éclat de Fleurs EDP 100ml R1 295 [3] VIBRANT AND ALLURING Missoni EDP 100ml R1 475 [4] POWERFULLY PASSIONATE Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming EDP 100ml R2 200 [5] INTOXICATING AND ELEGANT Van Cleef & Arpels So First EDP 100ml R1 415 [6] HOT AND SPICY Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria EDP 100ml R1 490 [7] SWEETLY SOPHISTICATED Guerlain Paris La Petite Robe Noire EDT 30ml R1 180 [8] DELICIOUSLY DARING Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic EDP 80ml R1 385

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Photography: Andre Wepener/Pixel Lounge



Remove makeup with an oil-based cleanser. Oil attracts oil.

Boost your cleanse Find your dream cleanser to suit your skin type. Then add a couple of tweaks to your routine to make your skin really sparkle. FIND THREE REASONS TO CLEANSE WITH OIL AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Beauty flash / Clean up

1 Use a cloth

Skin-loving cleansers

“A flannel cloth holds heat better than a muslin one, so it makes for better exfoliation and a deep clean, removing all product from your skin,” explains makeup artist Arabella Preston.


2 Move downwards

“Always remove your cleanser in cross-hatched, downward strokes with your cloth, making sure you support the skin with the other hand,” says facialist Emma Hardie. “This helps stimulate the drainage of toxins and fluids at the lower layers of your skin, reducing puffiness.”

3 Leave it on

“For a deep cleanse, leave your cleanser on as a mask while you bath, or press a hot cloth over the cleanser on your face to ‘steam in’,” advises facialist Sarah Chapman. “Just remember to wash your cloths regularly – they can be a breeding ground for bacteria.”

Text: Grace Timothy; Photography: Matan Hakimi; Stylist: Tchesmeni Leonard; Hair: Tsuyoshi Harada; Makeup: Rie Tsukui; Videographer: Maya Luski; Model: Leila Nda at Women Management

4 Be more thorough

The brightener Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Smoothing Cleanser R395

The oil wonder

The makeup buster

Givenchy Clean It Silky Divine Cleansing Oil R600

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water In Oil R89.95

The sensitive solution Bioderma Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel R209

“There is a patch under the chin that often gets missed and can therefore be blackhead prone,” says Sarah. “Also pay careful attention to the sides of the nose, as well as behind the ears, to avoid blackheads and dead-cell build-up.”


5 Double your efforts

“One of the main things that people tend to forget is to remove makeup before cleansing,” says Dr Tom Mammone, executive director of skin physiology and pharmacology for Clinique Research & Development Worldwide. “Not removing makeup before cleansing would be like showering with your clothes on,” he says. “Either pre-cleanse with an oil or sweep clean with micellar water before cleansing,” suggests Sarah.

The time saver The remover Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm R795

The luminiser Matis Radiant Cleansing Water R430

6 Personalise

“Customise your regular cleansers to accommodate the subtle changes in your skin,” says Sarah. If your pores are getting a little blocked, add an exfoliating enzyme to your routine to help decongest. “For extra brightening, add a vitamin C serum,” says Sarah. Dry? Add an oil or switch to a balm cleanser.

Clinique PepStart 2-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser R295

The spoil La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water R1 360

The purifyer Clarins Extra-Comfort AntiPollution Cleansing Cream R380

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Beauty flash / Star tresses Long to bob Use Gigi Hadid as inspiration for your new style. “This bob is less about structure and more about undone ends, which is much more of the moment,” says hair pro Ollie Blackaby. But what about those between-washes days when you’re reliant on a top knot? “Try a messy half-up, half-down style,” says Ollie.

Long to mid length When you have long hair, a cut can seem scary, but going mid length the way Bonang Matheba has can freshen up your look. “This hair is one length,” reveals hair guru Luke Hersheson. “Ask for it to be cut with a razor, so that the ends aren’t blunt. Invisible layers need to be added to get movement.” And you can still style it up: “Try The Pun – half ponytail, half bun that sits lower on the neck.”

4 New cuts we love

For subtle switch-ups and revamps, take inspiration from these A-list ’dos. Christina Milian upped the ante on her lob by taking off another few centimetres. But does this mean you can’t do updos? “No, try a half halo braid,” advises stylist Marc Trinder. “French plait the hair on the left away from the temple, adding in extra strands as you plait. Secure with a small elastic band at the end of the plait behind the ear, and tong a messy wave through the back.”

A bold fringe “A fringe is a great way to update your look without the commitment of a short haircut,” says hair expert Jonathan Soons. “It works best on medium-to-thick locks, but if your hair is thinner, try a choppier fringe that frames your face.” Just like Halle Berry’s.

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Text: Grace Timothy, Staff; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images

Lob to short

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Beauty flash / Hair


Try a side ponytail

Temper potential schoolgirlishness by keeping your texture mussed up, as seen on our model, left. Before rough-drying, spritz a volumising mousse, like Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse (R360), from roots to ends. Pull all of your hair over one shoulder and secure it about 6cm from the ends with a clear hair elastic. Tie the ribbon around the elastic – and don’t do a good job. You want languid loops and long, uneven ends (a super-casual bow).


Loop your ends

For this fun chignon alternative below, apply a blowdry cream, like [2] Biosense Create Smooth (R150), to damp hair to tame any frizz. Blowdry your hair straight for a smooth and sophisticated look, then secure your dry hair into a low pony, divide the tail in half and twist the sections around each other like a rope. Loop and pull the ends halfway through the elastic so a few centimetres peek out on top, and knot a ribbon around the base.

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News, views and DOs and DON’Ts

Hey, it’s OK… … To act like you don’t know someone is taking a photo of you. #toocooltocare is the new pout.

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… If you can’t wear off-theshoulder tops because they never stay up. … If you change into your PJs as soon as you get home from work. … If you do laps of your lounge so that your Pokémon GO egg will hatch faster. TWEET US YOUR OWN HEY, IT’S OK… MOMENTS AT @GLAMOUR_sa.

… If your bank account is still recovering from wedding season.

… If you simply can’t throw out your favourite bra, even if it’s fraying and the underwire has started poking through. … If you freak out internally when someone asks you, “So, seeing anyone yet?” … If you have strong opinions about Game of Thrones even though you’ve only watched one episode. … If you blame traffic for being late when it was really the liquid eyeliner’s fault (and well worth it). glamour 45

All about you Life

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


“I lent money to a friend a few months ago, and she still hasn’t paid me back. I don’t know how to ask her for the cash without seeming rude. What should I do?”

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

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Cook with the oil

This kitchen essential has a subtle aroma of virgin oil which makes it great for tropical dishes and sautéing light ingredients, like seafood or veggies. It can also be used for baking. Just like butter, coconut oil is solid at room temperature and liquid when warm, so try it in place of some of the butter in cake recipes to lighten them up and add a nutty flavour.


Factor in flakes

Think of coconut flakes as your new nut. Toast them, then add to granola, or sprinkle over yoghurt or grains for a tasty finish. But do use unsweetened flakes – the sweetened stuff is a sugar bomb!


Milk it

We’ve long been using coconut milk in curries, but recently we’ve found it indispensable at breakfast as a creamy addition to coffee, oats or smoothies in place of milk or yoghurt.


Sweeten up

Sugar made from the coconut palm is less refined than white sugar, so it retains a good amount of potassium and iron. And it’s a blessing for any baker interested in alternative sugars as it’s an equal substitute for white sugar. Find it in some supermarkets and at natural food stores, like Wellness Warehouse.


Add water

Surely you got the memo that coconut water is hydrating? But it’s good for more than just replacing lost potassium after a workout. Coconut water can lend a hint of flavour to food: add a splash to a poaching liquid – again, go tropical and add lemongrass and lime – for chicken or a firm white fish, like cod. Louisa Shafia is the author of the e-book Lucid Food (Potter/TenSpeed/ Harmony; R313) and The New Persian Kitchen (Random House; R396). SEE OUR EIGHT COCONUT BEAUTY MUST-HAVES AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Text: Louisa Shafia, Staff; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images

Lending money to a friend seems like a good idea at the time, but when that cash isn’t repaid, it can lead to resentment. So don’t worry about coming across as rude – she is being rude by not paying back what she borrowed! Deal with this sooner rather than later, and write down what you want to say before contacting her. Don’t be accusatory, and talk about your feelings to lessen the chances of her getting defensive. Try saying, “I’m upset because I haven’t received the money I lent you.” Now be quiet! Don’t weaken your statement by apologising or defending yourself. When she has responded, ask her to agree on a date for repayment. Follow up with a message confirming your agreement, so it is in writing. When someone asks you for money in the future, say you’ll think about it, but don’t immediately reach for your purse – especially if your finances don’t allow it.

All about you Work

What I learnt at Google Want to boost your work life? Author, comedienne and former Googler Sarah Cooper can help. et’s face it, Google is one of the world’s best firms to work for. From high-tech nap pods, free meals and laundry services to massage credits and access to groundbreaking lectures, it’s a fun and superproductive workplace. During my four years there as a user experience designer, I learnt loads – above all else, how to be myself and get ahead. I left last year and those lessons have stuck with me – and you don’t have to work at the Googleplex for them to help you, too.

Text: Sarah Cooper; Photography: Jonathan Taylor


Show people who you are

The Google recruitment process is intense and includes having your phone screened, a take-home project, two days of interviews and a presentation. At one stage, I sat in a conference room with five equally nervous strangers. So, I announced I’d be presenting my design portfolio as an interpretive dance. It was a silly joke, but it broke the tension and, more importantly, I was being myself. Being comfortable in your own skin shows confidence and leadership potential.


Schedule me-time during your day

We could block off between 30 minutes and two hours in our work calendars for personal time as needed. Google trusts employees to do this whenever it feels best for them. The aim was

to prevent back-to-back meetings – and this made a big impression on me. I still schedule time for a walk or meditation, knowing it will make me more productive.


Go at your own pace

A few weeks in, I was working one-on-one with a product manager. He asked me to look up something on my laptop, but I clearly wasn’t speedy enough, as he took my laptop and did it himself. I quickly realised that Google moves at an incredibly fast pace and I felt pressure to share an instant opinion on design or strategic direction. However, my knee-jerk reaction often differed from the (better) opinion I later had. Taking time to consider all the options gives you a greater chance of making the right decision from the start. In short: don’t be afraid to say, “I need some time to think about that.”



The best leaders are often the best listeners I worked with brilliant leaders during my time at Google, but there was one person in particular who I really admired. When he was in a meeting, decisions were made faster and, best of all, we had fun. But it wasn’t

that he had the best ideas – he just did an amazing job of listening to what everyone was saying, and making connections to bring us closer to our goal. Being a great leader isn’t always about talking non-stop and wowing with your creativity – sometimes, it’s about exposing the creativity in your team.

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All about you

Calm down about my being single, please Comedienne Corinne Fisher is tired of all your outdated pity.


skipped work the day after I got dumped because I felt physically ill from the ordeal. A day later, I was fine, if a little prone to crying. Sure, I was sad, but I wasn’t really worried about my future: I would heal and be just fine. And I was. But the world didn’t seem to think so. Little

did I know that I was about to enter four years of real-life quarantine because I had been infected with a dreadful ailment – singledom! And you’d think it was contagious. For countless suppers, weddings and holidays to follow, I would be seated in life’s equivalent of the sick patient waiting area

at the doctor’s office. My acupuncturist even told me I probably wouldn’t feel truly OK again until I found someone new. Things looked bleak, even in the opinion of medical professionals. Despite this, I flew solo for four great years. I learnt to ignore the looks, comments and OTT sympathy. It wasn’t until I met my now boyfriend, James, that I got infuriated all over again. I updated my relationship status and kudos poured in: “You deserve it!” “Good for you, it’s brutal out there!” It was as if I’d kicked meth or got my degree.

a comedy partner, signed to the biggest talent agency in the world, appeared on TV multiple times, got out of debt, lost weight, became a happier person… I even gave a TED Talk. As a single woman, I became a better version of me. And it was the first time in my life that I knew exactly what I wanted to contribute to the world. I was more emotionally whole than ever before. And I was whole, solo! I was succeeding so much that when I met James, I was kind of annoyed. Why did the Universe send me someone so wonderful in the middle of my career winning streak? I’m certainly not hoping James dumps me, but the facts about single life should not be classified any longer. I suppose the reason for all the shade is that as long as we keep straight, single women questioning their value, men will always

“The truth is, being single isn’t better or worse than being in a relationship. It’s just different.” For weeks, I was showered with praise and well wishes. Just like that, I wasn’t a mutt in the shelter any longer. OK, world. We’re in the year 2017 here. It’s crazy to still live in a culture that sees less value in a single woman’s contributions than in those of women who have sexual and emotional teammates. Yes, a relationship can be beautiful, with moments that take your breath away, but guess what? So can single life. In the years I spent single, I achieved more than I had in my entire adult life up until that point. I started an acclaimed podcast with

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be a hot commodity and the family unit will remain safe. But the truth is this: being single isn’t better or worse than being in a relationship. It’s just different. I love James and I’m grateful that someone came into my life who is dry-witted, unapologetically himself and able to recognise that the fast-food chain with the best Diet Coke is definitely McDonald’s, but every now and then, I reflect on that time I went to the movies to see Spring Breakers alone on a Friday night. It was great – both my elbows had armrests. DON’T MISS THE 10 PROS OF BEING SINGLE AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Text: Corinne Fisher; Photography: Nadia von Scotti at One League Creative Management


All about you


Pay it forward

Who should pick up the cheque? What we think, here.

“The concept of a man paying is tied up in the idea that he’s a provider, and part of feminism is that women aren’t trapped in traditional gender roles. But why is it a problem? Once you settle down, you’ll have to contribute financially, plus the gender pay gap is a strong reason for him to pay. Some men subsidise women’s lesser pay and higher expenses – it’s not that strange.” – Heather Boushey, economist

Text: Staff; Sidebar text: Danielle Pergament; Photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images

Am I less of a feminist if the guy pays on a date? Test the waters

Give him a heads-up

“A lot of guys try to be good feminists by not insisting on paying, and others don’t like the idea of women going on dates just for a free meal, so they split the bill. Also, know that most guys feel entitled to another date if they pay. You can be a feminist and want to be taken care of, too.” – Amy Van Doran, matchmaker

“[Wanting him to pay] makes you a person with standards. But say something before, like, ‘When I go out with someone, it’s nice for them to pay.’ Empowerment can come from confidently broaching subjects like this so that your date knows what matters to you.” – Danielle Henderson, writer

All’s fair in love and war “Whoever makes the most money should pay – so you should both bring your tax returns. Joking aside, it’s not really important to me; I don’t mind paying at all. I’m from the

Midwest, US, where it’s a guy’s job to court a woman. It shows that I can take care of you. Still, if a woman told me, ‘I want to split it with you – that’s my cause,’ I would admire it 100%.” – Lamorne Morris, actor

How to buy a great (non-cheesy) Valentine’s Day gift Use insider knowledge If they love sweets, assemble a box of childhood favourites. And there’s also something romantic about giving their favourite book with a note about why you love them.

Give an experience If your beau likes food, find a cooking class you can take together. Is your significant other into vintage cars? Rent one for a day and go on a mini road trip.


Not-so cliché romantic gestures.

Play tourist Treat your city as if you’re a tourist and do that thing you’ve been saying you really should do. Be it a romantic boat ride around the harbour or a scenic walking tour.

Remember your friends Valentine’s isn’t all about your partner – this is when you can give something to a friend that would seem too personal on any other day. Splurge on a great body lotion or bath gel.

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glamour Goddess

“Why should there be limits

onwomen?” wen Stefani has been making music nce 1987, way k when she was a teenage mall in California who cided to start a ska nd, No Doubt, ith her brother ric. Gwen led the group to pop glory and then carved out her own career as a solo artist, selling more than 30 million albums combined. The Grammy winner also branched out into fashion, glamming up wardrobes with her LAMB clothing line. And yet even with her incredible success, Gwen, like all of us, doubts her ability at times. The star recalls that when she began advising singers on The Voice in season seven, “I had to talk about my story and try to convince people how good I am. And I was like, Wait a minute – yeah, I did that, I did that, I did that. Wow! It gave me all this confidence. It helped me write again, helped me recognise my gift.”

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That confidence boost kicked off a series of new milestones for Gwen: there’s her third solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like, her first in a decade, not to mention her first to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. She wrote it in the wake of her divorce from husband Gavin Rossdale,

“I needed to tour for my own triumph! To be like Rocky at the top of the steps.” transforming heartbreak into a set of pulsating, dance-your-butt-off pop songs. Armed with those hits, Gwen went out last July on her first major tour in years, with her three boys – Kingston, 10, Zuma, eight and Apollo, two – joining on the road. Meanwhile, she oversaw the expansion of her fashion empire into two new eyewear collections and a line of high-end kids’ clothes. And as the world knows, she also found a new love: country music singer and The Voice coach Blake Shelton. In May,

the two performed their country song, ‘Go ahead and break my heart’ – Gwen’s first foray into the genre – prompting fans to beg for an album of duets. But the best thing about Gwen Stefani is that she does her own thing – always, every year, every decade. She has thumbed her nose at societal restrictions placed on women (lamenting, “I’ve had it up to here!” in the 1995 song ‘Just a girl’). She has championed eccentricity with her let-your-freak-flag-fly fashions. And by writing uncompromising music, including her heartrending new songs, she’s shown us how to summon strength through self-expression. “Sometimes to be woken up again in life, you need to go through some really hard times,” she says. “I feel like I got woken up this year.” GLAMOUR Your new album debuted at number one, your fashion line is expanding and your work on The Voice introduced you to a whole new audience and a new love. Are we missing anything? GWEN I got to go on tour! I never thought that would happen again. É

Gwen wears: Jacket Alix of Bohemia; blouse Kate Moss for Equipment; skirt Alexander McQueen; fishnets Falke

Gwen Stefani has had a lot of big years. But with a chart-topping or solo tour through North America, an expanding fashion w love, the 47 year old is outdoing even herself in 2017.

Why not? Being a mom – I think I overdid it. The timeline’s crazy: I got pregnant with Kingston, my oldest, on tour for Love. Angel. Music. Baby. I stayed on tour ’til I was four and a half months, gave birth, went into the studio, made The Sweet Escape and went back on tour when he was eight months. When I got home, I got pregnant with Zuma. Went on tour with No Doubt when he was four months and when I got home, I felt bad. There were too many plates spinning. Then you had your third son, Apollo. How did touring come to feel manageable again? I needed to tour for my own triumph! To be like Rocky at the top of the steps, like, “I just did three shows in a row. I’m that mentally healthy, physically healthy, strong and I can do it with three boys on a tour bus!” And I did it! Is life on the road still as fun for you as it was starting out? Yeah. And it’s amazing with the boys. I thought they’d want to go off and, you know, go to Disney World. But they all wanted to be at the venue, working. Zuma literally worked every night: he had a light, and he walked me on and off the stage, and opened the curtain when I’d run back to change outfits. Speaking of outfit changes, let’s talk about LAMB. How did you first get into fashion? It’s in my blood! My mom was always making me clothes. We’d go to the fabric store, pick out patterns and it was a creative process. I heard that word a lot growing up: creative. You should have seen my room. It was a pigsty with a sewing machine. I would get stuff and then I would alter it. My mom would help me. But growing up in Orange County, I didn’t know anything about fashion. I just knew about it through music, how ska bands dressed. In No Doubt, you had a tomboyish look, and you poked fun at gender restrictions in songs like ‘Just a girl’. It seems like part of the subtext of how you dressed was rejecting how a woman ‘should’ present herself to the world. People tell me, “You’re such a punk rebel,” but I wasn’t that growing up.

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I was actually a super-sheltered, conservative girl. Now, there was probably a bit of me that was like, “Why do I have to be like that?” Because when you discover your sexuality – when you’re little – you don’t notice it. Then suddenly you’re walking down the street and you’re whistled at. And you’re like, “Oh, I have this power I didn’t know about.” And you also discover you’re kind of prey, and you’re like, “Wait, that’s confusing”, so I wrote ‘Just a girl’. I think that song is still relevant. There are limits put on women, but why should there be? Zooming out, when you take stock of the past year, how do you place it within the course of your life?

“People tell me, ‘You’re such a punk rebel,’ but I wasn’t that growing up. I was actually a super-sheltered, conservative girl.” Mind-blowing. I don’t understand my journey. It’s so crazy. But one thing I learnt is, that’s what life is. We all have to go through hard times. Tragedies. Those are given to us to see what we’re going to do with them. How can we give back? How can we improve when we have these challenges? In reading what you’ve said about your divorce, you used the word ‘embarrassed’ a lot. Why did shame enter into the equation for you? I don’t think you’ll talk to one person who didn’t make it in a marriage who’s not going to feel that way. The intention of being married is the vow, right? You want to put everything into it to make it a success. And all I had to look at was the huge success of my parents: they just had their 50th anniversary. I had to work really hard at marriage, like everybody, but ours was extra hard, when you add that we’re from different countries, both are in music, and celebs. [Marriage]

was the one thing I didn’t want to fail at. People can say whatever they want about me, and I don’t get too affected. But I didn’t want them to think I was a failure. There’s nothing odd about that. You’ve referred to that period as several months of hell and torture. [Laughs] But you know what? I’m in a different place now, that is the past for me. I’m in such a new place. It’s all about the future for me. Not really just the future – but the moment right now. You’ve said that the process of writing the new album saved your life. How did it save you? It released me from that feeling of hopelessness. When I was in the studio for This Is What the Truth Feels Like, it was like, I need to be here right now. This is the only place I feel good. It doesn’t matter what comes out of this as far as my career – this isn’t about a hit. It’s about saving my life. And it was interesting, because I know you’re going to ask me about Blake, but finding somebody who was going through the exact same experience?(Blake divorced country singer Miranda Lambert in July 2015) That was an inspiration. He was a friend to me when I needed a friend. An unexpected gift. And that became an inspiration in the songwriting. Your relationship seems like an ‘opposites attract’ situation. You’re pop, he’s country. You have a fashion empire, he has a ranch. It’s like a rom-com premise. It’s definitely two different cultures. But there are many similarities in things that we love and our morals. It’s really fun when you can learn about so many new things and share those differences. Do you ever think about your legacy? The mark you’ll leave? No. When I think of a legacy, I think of the legacy of being a mom. When you’re a parent, you’re just like, “Gosh, I hope they like me when they grow up. I hope that I did a good job. I hope they’re gonna be happy.” The moment you get pregnant, you’re tortured by the fear of not doing it well. But I feel at peace with that right now. I’m trying to be present, not thinking and worrying about the past or the future. That’s such a waste of time, you know? SEE GWEN’S BEST RED-CARPET LOOKS AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Text: Jonah Weiner; Photography: Miguel Reveriego; Additional photography: Gallo Images/Getty Images. Gwen wears: Blouse Safiyaa; trousers, belt and heels all Alexandre Vauthier; fishnets Falke

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2015 In G-Star RAW in LA.

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Kagiso Rabada Kagiso Rabada may be a mere 21 years old, but the 2016 South African Cricketer of the Year brings more to the table (or field) than just his pretty looks. Kagiso first garnered attention at the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup when he was just 16. And thanks to his stellar performance, he helped play a crucial role in SA’s victory. Fast forward two years and Kagiso became the first cricket player to walk away with six awards at the 2016 South African Cricket Awards. But despite the accolades, what really attracts us to the Joburg native is his reputation for being so down to earth. Be sure to keep your eyes on this gent.

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Complied by: Bernd Fischer; Text: Staff; Photography: Teri Roberts, Fred Goudon, Kavish Rajpaul, Jason Bell, Greg Williams


The model

Willy Monfret Killer abs aside, this gorgeous French Afro-Caribbean model has a showy portfolio that includes playing Nicki Minaj’s main love interest in her ‘Right thru me’ music video. Not bad for the 34-year-old Léonard de Vinci School of Management graduate who almost made a full-time career as an athlete running for the French National Team. When Willy isn’t being studious, gracing magazine covers like GQ or modelling for major brands like Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Calvin Klein, he can be found DJing in some of the world’s most exotic locations (we hear he spends a lot of time in SA). He definitely has that je ne sais quoi! É

Men / Heart-throbs

The musicians

The Weeknd

We wouldn’t mind a weekend getaway with this Candian singersongwriter, who has been active in the music industry since 2010. Citing icons Prince and Michael Jackson as his major influences, The Weeknd (aka Abel Makkonnen Tesfaye) says the latter inspired him to pursue a singing career. We can’t fault his taste, but it was only with the release of the 26 year old’s second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, that people started to pay attention – including model Bella Hadid, whom he dated for over a year. The album was his first number one on the US Billboard 200, winning him a 2015 American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and

placing him in the 2017 Guinness World Records for Most Streamed Album on Spotify in One Year. As for his hit singles ‘The hills’ and ‘Can’t feel my face’, they reached number one on charts worldwide and held simultaneous top three positions on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, making The Weeknd the first ever artist to achieve this. He further cemented his place among the bests last year when he won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance and for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and his song ‘Earned it’ was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in Fifty Shades of Grey. More like 50 shades of hot!

Kyle Deutsch Who doesn’t love a musician, especially one whose looks match his sultry voice? We first noticed Kyle Deutsch when he reached the top five on season 10 of Idols SA, and the 27 year old has since collaborated with SA artists Cassper Nyovest, DJ Capital and Aeon Wolf, as well as producers Sketchy Bongo and Ganja Beatz. The Durban native continues to climb the ranks thanks to his distinct fusion of pop, R&B, hip hop and house, with his songs ‘My world’ with DJ Qness and ‘Back to the beach’ with fellow Idols contestant Shekhinah Donnel topping local radio charts. At the end of 2016, Kyle and Shekhinah walked away with an MTV Africa Music Award in the Best Pop & Alternative category, and Kyle continues to perform at sold-out events around the country. Did we mention that he’s also a chiropractor, models in local ad campaigns and plays beach soccer for SA? Tick, tick and tick.

Men / Heart-throbs

John Boyega Those lips, those eyes, that cleft chin – it’s no wonder that this 24-year-old actor is making women swoon the world over. And he’s been around longer than you may realise: born in the UK to Nigerian parents, John (aka John Adedayo Adegboyega) was already gaining prominence in 2011 for his role in the sci-fi film Attack the Block. He seems to have a thing for outer space, getting his big break in 2015 when he was cast as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making him the first black actor to play one of the franchise’s leads. John’s performance received critical acclaim, with the film breaking box office records and thrusting him into the spotlight. Not one to rest on his laurels, the next year John co-founded the production company Upper Room Productions with British talent agent Femi Oguns, and will be starring in its first film project – a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s blockbuster Pacific Rim (set for release in 2018). We certainly don’t mind seeing more of this dreamboat, especially in 3D!

The actors

Benedict Cumberbatch If a British accent makes your pulse quicken, then this Doctor Strange star is for you. Benedict started his acting career in the early 2000s on the British theatre scene before making his way onto the screen with small TV and film gigs. But it was only in 2010 that the world took notice of the English actor, when he played the lead in the TV series Sherlock, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novels. Since then, he has been racking up the accolades, being awarded an Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy for FOR MORE HEART-THROBS, SEE MAN CANDY MONDAY AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Sherlock in 2014 and a Best Actor Oscar nomination the year after for the movie The Imitation Game. And it doesn’t end there: the 40 year old has received multiple nominations from every major academy, including the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the BAFTAs. Even the Queen thinks he’s cool – he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2015 for his contributions to the arts and his ongoing charity work. A hottie with a heart? Yes please!

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Make 2017 your year @7]?2?4:2=]E?6DDô Prepare to exorcise debt, get a handle on your 31C81>4655<7B51D12?EDI?EBV>1>35CG9D8 help from Fairy Godmother Donna McCallum. Have you returned from a great festive season with a credit card hangover and the determination to get a grip on your finances? Then you’ve come to the right place! In this GLAMOUR exclusive, life coach Donna McCallum, aka the fabulous Fairy Godmother, shares lessons from her Money Magic programme, which has helped thousands of clients shift from debt and scarcity into financial security and freedom. Read on for amazing tips – and more on Money Magic.

Measure what you do with your money What is the first thing a trainer does when you start a fitness programme? They take your measurements. And it’s just the same with money. Do you really know where your cash goes at the end of the month or do you regularly have more month than money? Many people believe the solution to their financial problems is more money, but the true solution is to manage what you have and that starts with learning where your cash goes. Exercise Start a money diary or download a money tracker app on your phone, and note every single thing you spend on. At the end of the month, review your list: the key to becoming wealthy is being able to manage your finances, and seeing where cash goes will help you spend and save better. This exercise isn’t meant to constrain you, but when you notice that you’re spending R500 on coffee, for example, you’ll be able to make better choices. It’s easy to underestimate how much you spend on day-to-day things, so you need to keep track and to tweak your lifestyle accordingly.

Got debt? Pay off more than the minimum Debt feels as heavy and horrible as unwanted kilos, and South Africans are the world’s biggest borrowers, with 86% of us in debt. The solution: commit to paying off more than the minimum amount. Not only will the debt disappear sooner, but you will also save yourself masses in interest fees. Exercise Imagine you have a R6 600 debt at a 16% interest rate. Paying off the minimum balance (2%) will get you out of this debt in 30 years and you’ll have paid R13 000 in interest payments. Double the minimum payment and you would be out of this debt in two years and seven months, and you would have only paid R1 351 in interest! If you can’t double the payment, increase it in any way you can – even if it’s just by a few rands, paying more than the minimum amount will make a huge difference to your finances. When money comes in that you weren’t expecting, use 30% for debt repayment, 30% for savings, 30% on yourself and donate 10%. You’ve paid towards your debt, saved and given money away, so you’ll feel amazing when you spend the extra 30% on that pair of shoes you love.

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Cut up those cards If you were on a diet, you wouldn’t keep sweets in your house, and the same principle applies to debt. Having store and credit cards means you regularly face the temptation of swiping, and will live with the debt consequences later. Exercise Cutting up your cards is the best solution, but if that feels too drastic, leave them at home and only take cash when you’re shopping. Or put your card in a can, fill it with water and put it in the freezer. You can defrost it for emergencies, but this will take time so you won’t be able to just grab it impulsively.

“Many people believe the solution to their financial problems is more money, but the true solution is to manage what you have.” Start saving Saving is the only way to create true financial fitness and, just like exercise, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. It doesn’t matter how much you can save – just start the habit! Exercise Open a 32-day notice or money market account and set up an automatic monthly transfer. The beauty of a 32-day notice account is that you have to give 32 days notice before the bank will give you access, which prevents you from robbing your savings. A money market account is like a savings account except you get a better interest rate. If you can, increase the amount you save every three months by 10%. It may seem impossible, but you will be surprised at what you can do if you commit to this. If you want to gain the habit of spending after saving, your new savings account will be the key. Another fun way to save: get a piggy bank and empty your wallet into it once a week. At the end of the month, put that money into your savings. WE HAVE EVEN MORE AMAZING SAVING TIPS AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Money / Expert advice Get a money mentor If you want to get your body into shape, you educate yourself and you consult a pro. Ditto with finance. Most of us lack real education about money and have inherited false, limiting beliefs about wealth, like “You have to have money to make money.” Break that pattern by educating yourself and consulting the pros in order to make 2017 the year when you learn about money. To begin with, books are a great resource, and two excellent ones are The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason (Penguin Putnam Inc; R160) and The Road to Wealth Revised by Suze Orman (Riverhead Books; R397). You can also watch free videos on the Fairy Godmother’s YouTube channel to help get this area of your life on track. Exercise Keep a money journal and make notes for future reference. It also helps to have a money buddy, so find a friend who also wants to learn about finances or shift debt, and set monthly money dates to support each other and follow up on progress. Finally, find someone in your life who understands money and has built wealth, and ask them to be your money mentor. The aim is to get direction and education from somebody who has already done what you want to do. Ask if you can meet once a month to share what you’re learning and to learn from them. It’s all about guidance.

Coordination: Nandi Ndlovu; Text: Staff; Photography: Nadia von Scotti at One League Creative Management

Money Magic seminars If you’d like to learn more and continue on the road to financial fitness, join Donna McCallum at her national Money Magic seminars, which are designed to provide you with practical tips for handling money stress and anxiety, and to help you turn your financial situation around. Donna has spent the past 11 years helping people in SA, UK, Germany and the US achieve their financial goals, so this is your chance. For more info, visit

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Meet the guys!

Gareth, 34

Art director at GQ magazine

Fashion Socks with heels Gareth “Yes. That looks cool.” Paul “Yes. It’s doable.” Kevin “Definitely not! You’re basically wearing Crocs.” Alton “I’m not sure; part of me likes it and the other part doesn’t.” Wesley “I’m not amped – it’s weird.” YES 2 NO 3

Slip dresses

Paul, 27

Associate editor at GQ magazine

Gareth “Yes, that’s hot. I like that.” Paul “Definitely yes.” Kevin “I really like this dress if it’s on the right girl.” Alton “It’s too plain and too loose. It looks like conservative lingerie.” Wesley “Oh yes.” YES 4 NO 1

Animal print

Kevin, 25

Personal trainer at Virgin Active

Alton, 31

Advocate and Private Law lecturer

Wesley, 30

IT infrastructure analyst at Investec Asset Management

Gareth “No, it’s just not my flavour.” Paul “It’s OK, but it takes pulling off.” Kevin “It’s all right, but it can come off a little tacky, like Snooki from Jersey Shore.” Alton “Oh yes, I like animal print.” Wesley “Not doing it for me. I’m an animal lover.” YES 3 NO 2

Statement chokers Gareth “Yes, I like that.” Paul “Not a fan. It looks tacky, especially when it’s not styled right.” Kevin “There are so many memes about girls who wear these, but yes, I like them.” Alton “I say no to this. Women often wear them

on odd and sometimes inappropriate occasions – and with the wrong outfit.” Wesley “That’s quite cool.” YES 3 NO 2

Power suit Gareth “I like that.” Paul “Yes. Hell, yes.” Kevin “It may be fashionable, but I don’t think it’s attractive.” Alton “This looks great! It’s more suited to winter and I imagine it on a woman who works in the corporate world. Even better if she has short hair.” Wesley “Very Hillary Clinton, but not for me!” YES 3 NO 2

Slip dresses.

Beauty Brightly coloured hair Gareth “No, it’s too much.” Paul “No. I’ve always been a fan of classic beauty, so I prefer natural hair shades.” Kevin “This looks cool.” Alton “I love lighter tones, but anything too bright can look conspicuous.” Wesley “I like this effect if it’s done well.” YES 3 NO 2

Dark lipstick Gareth “No, too Goth for me.” Paul “No thank you!” Kevin “Nah! It makes me think that the girl likes to stand out from the crowd. I don’t find it attractive.” Alton “Beautiful! I like it.” Wesley “I’m going to have to say no. It’s a little too extreme.” YES 1 NO 4

Long, pointed nails Gareth “Pointed nails, no. Groomed nails, yes.” É

Power suit. Dark lipstick.

Trends / Fashion insights Paul “Not at all. I like women who are active. Longnails would imply a degree of vanity and fussiness that would lead me to believe she’s not open to getting her hands dirty.” Kevin “Long nails are kind of cool, but it wouldn’t bother me either way.” Alton “No, I don’t like long nails.” Wesley “Not hot.” YES 1 NO 4 Long pointy nails.

Bright nail polish Gareth “Yes. I like it when a women takes care of her hands.” Paul “I like it! It shows more personality.” Kevin “It’s cute when women match their nails with their outfits.” Alton “Yes, it’s lovely.” Wesley “As long as it’s not in neon colours it looks cute. It shows that she takes care of her appearance.” YES 5 NO 0

Glitter lips Gareth “Too much.” Paul “Never – not even on model Gigi Hadid.” Kevin “Unless you’re a dancer or something, it’s not a great look.” Alton “I like it.” Wesley “That’s a no from me.” YES 1 NO 4

Quick-fire Long or short hair Gareth “Long.” Paul “Long.” Kevin “Long.” Alton “Long.” Wesley “Long.” LONG 5 SHORT 0

Matte or glossy lips Gareth “That’s a toss up. I like glossy.”

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Paul “Matte.” Kevin “Definitely matte.” Alton “Matte.” Wesley “Definitely matte.” MATTE 4 GLOSSY 1

Red or nude lips Gareth “Nude looks nice.” Paul “Red.” Kevin “Nude. Red is nice if it’s being worn for an occasion.” Alton “Nude.” Wesley “Nude – I’m always after a more natural look.” RED 1 NUDE 4

Liquid liner or bare lids

Glitter lips.

Gareth “I like the liner. It brings out the eyes nicely.” Paul “I prefer a bare lid, but perhaps I’m not seeing the major difference.” Kevin “No liquid liner.” Alton “I prefer the bare eye.” Wesley “The liquid liner is sexier.” LIQUID LINER 2 BARE LIDS 3

Straight or wavy hair Gareth “I like the natural wavy look.” Paul “Wavy.” Kevin “I like straight hair.” Alton “I don’t mind.” Wesley “Definitely like hair with a wave in it.” STRAIGHT 1 WAVY 4

Bright nail polish.

Brightly coloured hair.


Self / Mental health

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We’re done with you! It’s zapping our energy and beating up our self-esteem. Well, enough is enough. Here, the experts take on your top concerns.


hat are you worried about right now? That your salary is too low? That you might get caught up in a terrorist attack? We know, because we asked over 1 000 GLAMOUR readers to answer a worry survey. It seems we are a generation of mega worriers. So, what’s causing it? Negative headlines and creeping loneliness, according to psychologist Dr Richard Gilpin, author of Mindfulness for Unravelling Anxiety (The Ivy Press; R183). “We are bombarded with stories of war and destruction. In addition, eroded traditional community structures leave people feeling isolated and alienated.” The good news? We’re in this together – and here, our team of experts show you how to calm that inner voice. SEE WHAT WE ALL WORRY ABOUT (AND HOW TO STOP) AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

“I’m in my 30s and have hardly any savings” Money worries were cited by 54% of you. This will surprise no one, given that one bedroom apartments now seem to cost around as much as luxury yachts on the French Riviera. “I’m embarrassed I’m still flat-sharing, but I can’t afford a bond, because the market is so high. I feel like it’s all too late for me,” says Anjali, 33. OK, so there’s no overnight solution for rising house prices, but with 66% of money worriers citing lack of savings as their biggest headache (strike that – migraine), there is something you can do to act as an instant painkiller: “Tracking your expenses will give you a level of control and empowerment over your goals around money, and reclaiming one’s own power is essential for any type of anxiety,” advises psychotherapist Samantha Carbon. “Review your expenses with someone you trust and set yourself one goal – for example, saving a set amount for Christmas.” Nicky Lidbetter, CEO of Anxiety UK, a charity that supports those affected by anxiety disorders, agrees: “One of the best things you can do is make sure you are proactive.”

“Am I ever going to make it at work?” A staggering 44% of you are losing sleep over your career; worrying your salary is too low, about job security or if you’re in the wrong profession. The biggest work issue? Lack of opportunities. It’s as if we’re all Alice in Wonderland, with our professional aspirations growing (not least because everyone tells us they should) while the door of opportunity seems to shrink as we get closer to it. For Gillian, 31, career progress versus having a family is the demon on her shoulder:

“No women in my large company have achieved career success as working moms. I wonder if it can be done.” Samantha advises making yourself your own role model: “Our perceptions are heavily influenced by what others say, but it’s important to ditch comparisons and to see yourself as an individual,” she explains. “Empower yourself by using your position as a platform for learning new skills to add to your CV, and consider taking on new projects outside your job. This will give you a level of empowerment as well as a sense of moving forward.” É

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“I feel self-conscious all the time”

“I’m petrified of terrorism”

We don’t think there’s a woman alive who can’t identify with this feeling – and 63% of those with appearance anxiety put it down to feeling overweight, followed by 62% not feeling pretty enough. “Everyone I work with is gorgeous, fashionable and slim, and I feel like a moose next to them. I’m obsessed with my diet, clothes and makeup. It’s horrible,” admits Amy, 27. Could our social media habits be to blame? The uncontoured cheekbones of the real world never quite measure up to the art-directed, filtered feeds of Planet Instagram. Scientists have found a direct correlation between social media use and low self-esteem. Next time you find yourself being self-critical, stop and ask yourself: would you treat a friend like this? Tell yourself what you’d say to them on a down day. “By doing this, you’re replacing the running commentary of self-judgement with positive thinking,” reveals Samantha.

“Whenever my train judders because of a delay, I panic that this is it, and I scour the carriage for warning signs,” admits Eliza, 26. And she’s not alone. The threat of terrorism is an anxiety for 83% of the 47% of you who cited global issues as a major worry. “In times of fear, individuals often regress to the coping strategies that they developed in early childhood,”

says Samantha. “But what you need are mature ways of coping, by paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.” Samantha recommends this three-minute breathing technique to stop your thoughts from spiralling out of control: First, quietly observe the different noises, sighs and sensations you notice around you. Then, gently narrow your focus to the sensations in your own body, moment by moment.

Over 40% of you are worrying about your health – specifically, that constant feeling you’re lifting dumb-bells with your eyelids. “I’m in a constant state of wired exhaustion,” says Aoife, 34, who, like 56% of health worriers, feels tired all the time. Exhaustion has many causes, but one of the most common is burnout – and in our modern 24/7 culture, it’s not surprising. Our minds are all over the place, which can be tiring. “Put your needs first and pay attention to what is zapping your energy,” recommends Samantha. That could be anything from pushing back and saying no at work to addressing a relationship worry or even going offline after 9pm. Identifying your key ‘zapper’ isn’t always easy, but there is one plate you can deal with right now – the plate you eat off. “Yes, we’ve all heard it before, but you need to pay attention to your diet and fuel your body with decent meals,” advises Samantha.

And now for the 5 niggles 5





Your family

Your relationships

Your social life

Your sex life

Your fertility



“On my social feeds, all I see are people out with friends, partying. I need a bigger social circle to make me feel like a real person.” – Kirsty, 22

“I have a low sex drive, and I spend a lot of time googling ‘Am I normal?’” – Rachel, 34

“I’m 32, and I don’t feel anywhere near ready to have a family.” – Eva, 32

“Libido can fluctuate for may reasons – hormones, illness, fatigue, medications and more,” says Jo, which is interesting as 55% of readers in this category worry their sex drive is out of sync with their partner’s. “But if you really have a permanently low sex drive, then open up about it. It’s better to be honest when a partner may feel rejected.”

We’re bombarded by messages that you must pop out kids while you’re young. However, according to statistics, the number of women giving birth over 40 has more than trebled since 1981. Fertility expert Dr Geetha Venkat advises going for a fertility check-up. “This enables you to make back-up plans, such as freezing your eggs.”


“I constantly worry about the health of my ageing parents and whether I see them enough.” – Agnieszka, 29

“This is perfectly normal (57% of family anxiety relates to your parents’ health), and your feelings will be less troubling if you learn not to fight them,” says Samantha. “Recognise your own limits.” How can you realistically help? And the most important thing, whether you live down the road or on another continent, is to communicate.

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“I worry no one will love me and that I’m not worthy of a relationship.” – Hannah, 36

“In this swipe left/right world, there are some flighty people out there who never try to see beyond first contact,” says behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings. The trick is to depersonalise rejection to preserve your self-esteem. “That’s easiest to do when you surround yourself with people who love you for who you are.”


It’s hard to admit to loneliness, but 78% of this group feel lonely or worry they don’t have enough friends. “Social media has a way of making most of us feel inadequate,” says Jo. “I take it with a pinch of salt – often, people’s need to brag about their fabulous life is to convince themselves that they are happy.”

Text: Robyn Wilder; Photography: Kope|Figgins at One League Creative Management; Illustrations: Rebecca Strickson, Zulpha Meyers

“I go on health kick after health kick”

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Make worry work for you “Not all worry is equal,” says psychotherapist Philippa Perry, author of How To Stay Sane (Picador; R264). “There are the worries that give us a kick up the butt and lead to planning, action and acceptance of the things we can’t control. And then there are the unhelpful whirling sentences in our heads that start with the ‘what ifs’. But if we think of all worries as stimuli for learning and growth, we are more likely to embrace new challenges.” Next time you find yourself tensing up, stressing out or feeling down, see it as an alarm bell; a catalyst for change. Take a step back, a deep breath and ask yourself what’s really wrong. Then break the problem down into tiny manageable pieces so that you can work out your worries, rather than letting them wear you down. And try a mindfulness meditation process, like this one from Acknowledge your anxious thoughts Don’t try to ignore them. Simply observe them as an outsider, without reacting or judging. Let your worries go When you don’t try to control them, they pass. It’s only when you engage that you get stuck. Focus on the present Concentrate on the way your body feels, the rhythm of your breathing, your ever-changing emotions and the thoughts that drift across your mind. If you get fixated on a particular thought, bring your attention back to the present moment. At first, you’ll find that your mind keeps wandering back to your worries, but don’t give up. Each time you get your focus back to the present, you’re reinforcing a new mental habit.




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How we met...

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“It felt like we had always known each other.” Michelle, 33, and Rory Ramsay, 36 “I was five years old when I was invited to be a flower girl at the wedding of a couple who went to the same church as my grandparents. I took my role very seriously and walked dutifully down the aisle, all dressed up in pink and purple bows, and holding the hand of an eightyear-old boy called Rory, who was just as excited in his shiny grey suit. “Twenty-seven years later, my uncle, who is a doctor, asked if he could introduce me to one of his patients, as he believed we would get

“I knew then and there that this was the man I was going to marry.” Lee-Jane, 34, and Roger Hendricks, 34 “It was three years ago, and I had invited Roger to hang out with me and a group of friends. He hadn’t arrived, so I decided to find out where he was. I was looking for a quiet area where I could phone when I saw him walking towards me. He pulled me into his arms and we shared our first kiss, and it’s no exaggeration to say that the emotional connection was so strong that I knew then and there that this was the man I was going to marry. FIND MORE INSPIRING LOVE STORIES AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

on well. After being single for many years, I felt quite nervous about dating, but I recognised Rory’s name from all those years ago and was curious to connect with him. We chatted on the phone a couple of times, as Rory was travelling abroad, and then arranged to meet for coffee when he got back. “I will never forget Rory’s warmth at that first date. My nerves simply vanished the minute I walked in and he gave me a hug to say hello. I felt this sense of familiarity that was amazing, as if we had always known each other. We were close from the very beginning onwards. “By our second date, a week later, we both knew that this was it and not even a year had passed before we were happily engaged. “As for that wedding when we had first met as children, the memory was in the air on our wedding day. ‘Look at how Rory is smiling at you,’ said my dad, as he walked me down the aisle. And it was true: Rory was beaming as he had when he was eight years old.”

“It was not an out-of-the-blue thing, however. You see, Roger and I had met as kids 34 years before and we were such good little friends then that my sisters used to tease us about liking each other – much to my annoyance! “When I was five, my father was called into the ministry and we moved to KwaZulu-Natal. I never got a chance to say goodbye to Roger and we lost touch and forgot about each other until my family moved back to Cape Town seven years later. Even then, the timing wasn’t right and for years, our interactions were no more than a quick hello. “In 2013, my cousin Cindy, who is also connected to Roger, hosted a night of Christmas carols. Sure that he had a girlfriend, I kept a respectable distance, but just as I was leaving, he pulled me aside and said he was single. “I fell in love with Roger because he is the most caring, patient and loving man I’ve known. The decades in which the odds seemed to be against us were just the build-up to that first kiss when everything was perfect.”

“He told me, ‘I’ll either talk you into hating me or loving me.’” Faith Raubenheimer, 25, and Blake Sarembock, 26 “In 2012, my friend Lorien Jarzebowski and I went to a Beartrap trance party in the Western Cape. Blake was there with a friend who knew Lorien and the four of us chatted for a while, but I didn’t pay much attention; I was only interested in getting to the dance floor! “A good few hours later, I found myself wandering through the freezing night, looking for Lorien who had the car keys – and all of my warm clothes locked in the boot of her car. I had forgotten Blake’s name, but I spotted him sleeping in the back of his bakkie between a mountain of very inviting pillows, and I told myself that I had two choices: to freeze my butt off in the cold or to climb in the bakkie and cuddle up to an almost-stranger. I chose the second option. “When Blake woke up, he was thoroughly confused, but I assured him that I’d only used him for warmth and we went back to the dance floor. “I really thought this was the end of it, but I was wrong. Blake got my number from Lorien and he pretty much stalked me for five months after that. He was absolutely relentless in his courtship, always going out of his way to make me smile. And so, he become my best friend before we had even started a romance. He told me, ‘I’ll either talk you into hating me or loving me.’ And I ended up loving him, of course!” É

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Jessica Kramer, 26, and Sam Harman, 26 “When I moved to Cape Town in 2014, I joined an online dating site in the hopes of meeting interesting people. Hardly a week had passed and I was over the idea. But a few of months later, I logged into my account to deactivate it and I saw a message in my inbox from a girl called Sam. She was living in Hong Kong and wanted to get together when she came to Cape Town for a holiday. I responded and we went from chatting

The universe was trying to bring us together and it finally succeeded.” Zoë Charles, 27, and Olwethu Ntshona, 30 “I used to be the anchor of The Today Show on Bay TV and one of our segments focused on entrepreneurs, one of whom was Olwethu, who ran an entertainment and management company. I was so involved in the job of interviewing him that I didn’t even notice what a handsome guy he was. “Five years later, I moved to Cape Town for work. A week after arriving, a friend and I went to a party where

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I got rather intoxicated. I was looking for a phone charger when I spotted a guy sitting quietly at the back of the room, like a wallflower. He handed me his charger and I dropped my phone about three times, trying to plug it in. “A few minutes later, he looked at me and said, ‘I know you.’ I rolled my eyes and thought, ‘I haven’t heard that line before.’ But he reminded me of our interview. It was Olwethu and I was at his ex-girlfriend’s farewell party! They had recently split up because she was relocating to Joburg. “We got talking and it turned out he was also living in Cape Town now. At the end of the evening, he walked me to the train station like a true gentleman. I took his number and called him the next day. “Our first date, a week later, was a picnic at the Arderne Gardens, and it was the start of two wonderful years of getting to know each other. Amazingly, we discovered that there had been many serendipitous moments when we were at the same event at the same time. The universe was trying to bring us together and it finally succeeded.”

Our favourite movie meet cutes

Romeo + Juliet Baz Luhrmann’s modern take on Shakespeare’s classic sees Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet (Claire Danes) lock eyes for the first time through a fish tank. It’s more romantic than it sounds.

Jumping the Broom Sabrina (Paula Patton) is tired of falling for the wrong guys and she asks God to send her a good man. Distracted while driving, she knocks Jason (Laz Alonso) over and goes on to fall in love with him.

Hitch Sara (Eva Mendes) is enjoying a Martini at a bar while waiting for a friend. Hitch (Will Smith) is about to hit on her when he sees another guy swooping in to chat her up. He ‘saves’ her from the stranger and gets his chance. Slick!

Bridesmaids Annie (Kristen Wiig) meets Officer Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd) when he pulls her over for dodgy driving. He lets her off with a warning, but they soon cross paths again and romance ensues.

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“We fell in love with each other before she had even landed in the city.”

on the site to talking on WhatsApp and then to daily Skype calls. We had a huge amount in common and there was an instant connection between us. The fact that she was so far removed from everything around me also gave me the courage to be myself in a way I had never been able to before. We fell in love with each other before she had even landed in the city. “The day before Sam was due to arrive, I saw several missed calls on my phone and when I phoned her back, she said, ‘I’m standing outside your front door. Please come and get me!’ I was taken by surprise and charmed. “Sam spent three weeks in Cape Town and during that time, we spoke frankly about our feelings and about the possibility of her moving to SA. The connection was undeniable – it felt as if our lives had lined up to our meeting. Three months later she was back and we moved in together. We’ve been inseparable ever since and in April 2015, I proposed to her with my grandmother’s wedding ring.”

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haron-Rose Khumalo was just six years old when a TV broadcast of the Miss SA pageant inspired the thought, “I want to be on that stage one day!” Nineteen years later, she was, indeed, on that stage. But it wasn’t only her dream that came true, for she has used her platform to bring awareness to the cause of intersex women. Read on to learn more.

The early years “Growing up in Mamelodi, Pretoria, I didn’t feel different from the other girls. But by the time I’d reached high school it was clear that I was not the same as the rest. At the very least, I was a late bloomer; my friends had started their periods by Grade 10, but not me. “I began to question why my period hadn’t come yet, but my mother, who is a nurse, explained that I needed to be a certain weight. I had never weighed more than 50kg and at 1.72m tall, my BMI was a low 16 even though I was healthy, so I simply attributed the delay in getting my periods to being skinny, and that put my mind at ease. “By the time I was 21, however, nothing had changed. It was all very well to be more focused on my studies in biological sciences at the University of Pretoria than on dating and the prospect of children, but I realised that I had to find out exactly what was going on with my body.

The diagnosis “I wasn’t nervous about my first visit to the doctor. I was just eager to find out what was wrong. So when he sat me down and explained that he couldn’t see my uterus or ovaries on the ultrasound scan, it took a good few moments to fully understand what he was telling me. Why was I missing these very important organs? I had arrived expecting a simple prognosis and easy advice, like a directive to gain weight. Now I was dealing with a blow that made me feel as if the rug had been pulled out from under my feet. “I went back to my mom’s work feeling numb with shock . All I could think of was getting to my room, so I could lie on my bed and cry. How was I supposed to lead a normal life after receiving this devastating news? Most

women think about having kids at some point and expect it to happen naturally. Now I was questioning whether I would be able to conceive at all. “A week after that first visit to the doctor, I went for blood and genetic tests. My testosterone levels were very high and the final diagnosis was Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS). This meant that unlike the vast majority of women who have XX chromosomes, I had XY chromosomes – the same as a man – at the same time as I was clearly a woman. I was one in approximately 20 000 people who are what is known as an ‘intersex female’ (a condition that later gained a lot of airtime thanks to the Olympic athlete Caster Semenya).

Textbook to reality “I was incredibly fortunate to have such wonderful parents. They came with me to the doctor to hear the news and their reaction was heartfelt: I would always be their child, they said, and they would accept me for whoever I wanted to be. “My studies in genetics made a big difference when it came to understanding the terms the doctors used, but it was also a strange position to find myself in. In all the time of reading textbooks about CAIS for my degree, I had never once imagined that I could be one of the case studies. “Despite my parent’s tolerance and love, I struggled to accept myself. Who exactly was I? And why had I gone to the doctor in the first place? I had never questioned my sexuality in the past, but now I was faced with the question of how I would define my gender. “It took a long time to see that the diagnosis didn’t change anything about the kind of person I wanted to be. And since being a woman was the only normal I’d ever known, I chose to

identify as an intersex female. Thanks to my doctor, I also discovered great support groups and it gave me hope and a sense of belonging to be with people who were in my position. “Then there was my friend Carol Jones, who provided another turning point. Carol’s knowledge of biology was rather limited, so her first reaction when I confided in her was to exclaim, ‘No, that’s just not possible!’ But when I explained exactly what it meant to be an intersex female, she simply replied, ‘This doesn’t change anything about you. You’re still the same person.’ It was such a comfort to hear her say that. “Happily, my life went back to normal, and in June 2013, I joined the Team Matric programme, which involved tutoring Grade 11 and 12

“I had arrived expecting a simple prognosis and easy advice. Now I was dealing with a blow that made me feel as if the rug had been pulled out from under my feet.” students in Mamelodi. I loved what we were doing and it inspired a desire to do something on a larger scale. And that is when my childhood dream of entering Miss SA came into the picture.

Myth busting “Finally feeling confident in myself as an intersex female, I entered the pageant in 2014, and when I didn’t make it to the top 24, I tried again in 2015. I was over the moon when I got the email saying I’d made it to the top 24 and then from there, to make the final 12. As for my worries about how the judges would react when I told them I was intersex, it turned out that there was really no need for concern. Nobody made a big deal of it at all. “The Miss SA pageant gala event took place in March 2016 at Carnival City Casino in Gauteng and there É

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“Being a person of substance has nothing to do with being straight, gay, lesbian, transgender or intersex. The most important issue for us human beings is what we do with our lives.” dispel myths and to share facts. After all, being a person of substance has nothing to do with being straight, gay, lesbian, transgender or intersex. The most important issue for us human beings is what we do with our lives. “Despite my initial reaction to my diagnosis, I don’t want to be any different to the way I am. Being an intersex female is challenging at times, but confidence comes with time. I’m inspired by other black women who are making strides in their fields, like Thuli Madonsela. Becoming self-aware and loving yourself is an ongoing process.” If you or someone you know is dealing with issues relating to gender, visit or call 021 790 3635.

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At age two and a half, in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

With Miss SA 2014 Rolene Strauss at the Cell C CEO Awards.

On graduation day with her parents.

With Miss SA 2015 Liesl Laurie and children from the Thuthuzela Care Centre.

Teaching a Grade R class on Mandela Day.

At the Modder en Bloed premiere at The Zone @ Rosebank.

In her first ensemble during the Miss SA pageant.

Coordination: Nandi Ndlovu; Text: Staff; Photography: Jaco Bothma/Empire Photography

I was on the stage, reminding myself to really enjoy this moment that I had wanted so much as a little girl. When my name was announced in the final top five, I felt the glimmer of hope, and I couldn’t help being disappointed when I didn’t win the crown. But I quickly remembered what an achievement it had been to have set my mind on something and to have followed it through to the end. “Being in the pageant also encouraged me to raise awareness about what it is to be an intersex female. There is very limited understanding of the condition, even among my own friends, so I started the blog, Unravelling (sheactuallywritesblog.wordpress. com). My aim with Unravelling is to

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Feminism 101 and the nine circles of hell for women who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help other women How to Win at Feminism, a new book from the writers of Reductress, is a humorous guide to feminism in the age of BeyoncĂŠ (and Donald Trump).

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ince 2013, the Reductress blog, known as ‘The Onion for women’, has gained a huge following for the way in which it tackles how the media speaks to and about women. In this exclusive extract from their first book, How to Win at Feminism, writers Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo imagine a series of hilarious ‘punishments’ for women who don’t support each other.

The nine circles of hell for women who don’t help other women Taylor Swift once said, “Katie Couric once said, ‘Madeleine Albright once said, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”’” According to many theologians, she’s correct. There are nine circles of hell specifically designed for women who make social or professional faux pas. Save yourself from eternal punishment by reading this list.

First circle Women who don’t participate in group texts This is Limbo, for women like you who leave everyone hanging. You were specially selected for a hilarious thread about something that pertains to all of you (usually something craycray an ex-friend posted on Facebook). You were called upon, and you failed to answer that call. You’ll spend forevermore asking strangers if you can borrow their charger. Notable residents Estelle Getty and most succubae

Second circle Women who post hideous pictures of other women on social media You’re a hot girl with a brand new iPhone, an itchy trigger finger

and no sense of other people’s vanity whatsoever. Even if your friend just went through a breakup and needs all the reboundattracting pics she can get, you’d still post a shot of her mid-yawn, with the caption, “I love my beautiful friend!!!” Your punishment is having large-scale portraits of your weird elbow skin posted online every hour on the hour. Notable residents Cleopatra and your Aunt Jill

Third circle Women who bring chips to a potluck First of all, potluck means cooking. If they wanted to throw a party where everyone bought 7-Eleven chips at the last minute, they’d have called it a ‘Let’s All Give Up’ party. Plus, all those who made salsa, hummus or artichoke dip are already bringing chips, so there’ll be lots of crunchy waist-killers left over to tempt your host. This is a crime punishable by an eternity of trying to quietly chew something crunchy in a crowded lecture hall. Notable residents Mary Todd Lincoln and that girl Jess from work

Fourth circle Women who never have cash Unless you have an ATM phobia, there’s no excuse

for not having at least R20 on you, especially when you know it’s brunch o’clock. Your snivelling pleas of “Can I just EFT you?” and “They take cards, right?” have echoed in businesses everywhere, from scoop shops to Moroccan rug markets. Until the end of time, you’ll be forced to split R350 restaurant checks between eight different credit cards. And yes, they’re all travel cards. Burn, wench! Notable residents Joan of Arc

Fifth circle Women who play-slap your shoulder way too hard Ugh, we get it, you’re a brassy gal who loves a good laugh. That doesn’t

Sixth circle Women who cancel at the last minute There is no girls’ night you won’t skip, no baby shower you won’t ‘forget’ about and no wingman duty you won’t weasel your way out of. Everything you type into your phone auto corrects to “OMG totally forgot, so sorry to back out!!!” Prisoners of this sorry place are doomed to wait at a wine bar alone until the universe folds in upon itself. Notable residents Helen of Troy, Nefertiti, Mary Queen of Scots and pretty much all queens

Seventh circle Women who only carry applicatorfree tampons Your friend asked if you had a tampon she could

“Taylor Swift once said, ‘Katie Couric once said, “Madeleine Albright once said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”’” give you license to ruin trivia night by dislocating the heck out of someone’s shoulder. This circle of hell is full of broads like you, who can’t accurately express their laughter without assaulting someone. You’ll spend eternity trying to push a boulder up a mountain while TVs everywhere play your least-favourite episode of Roseanne. Notable residents ‘Unsinkable’ Molly Brown

use, not, “Hey, do you have a fun excuse for me to finger myself in this bar?” Her polite, confused smile clearly means, “I’m now going to shove a wad of toilet paper in my underwear. Thanks for nothing,” but still, you give her a smug “You’re welcome.” Your unrepentant earthfriendliness will have you spending the afterlife with bloody fingernails. Notable residents

and Gertrude Stein

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Hot topic / Feminism Eighth circle Women who claim to be ‘still full’

Marie Antoinette and that girl Becca from camp

Ninth circle Women who say ‘Awww!’ at you Your friend mentions something slightly vulnerable, like she is thinking about signing up for A non-garbage person would say “Cool!” but you slither into the conversation with the most condescending sound ever: “Awwwwwwww!” In just one syllable, you have declared: ‘I am better than you.’ Your punishment is to be an adult baby, forever and ever. Notable residents Your cousin Nina and Marilyn Monroe For more from Beth and Sarah, see How to Win at Feminism (Jonathan Ball Publishers; R379). Available nationwide.

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The ‘Is it feminist?’ chart in the book lists all sorts of things, including books, movies and ‘fatfree popcorn’. So here’s a cultural question: Is Bryce Dallas Howard keeping her heels on throughout Jurassic World feminist or not?

Meet the writers Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo talk feminism, running in heels and being a woman in the Trump era.

What do you mean when you say that the media has ‘co-opted’ feminism?

although they never actually figured out what it means.  

Sarah Advertisers and marketers have co-opted messages from marginalised groups in a range of ways in order to sell products. Empowerment feminism and body positivity is used to sell us lotion or soap or something like that. You could argue that the word ‘feminism’ is thrown around too easily, and that this takes away from the core message behind the ideology. Beth We’re happy that more people are talking about feminism and using the word, but it’s frustrating to see surface-level understanding where people are not actually championing the causes and rights we desire as feminists.

What is your reaction when a female celebrity calls herself a feminist and gets criticised for not being feminist enough?

Why do you think that is?

Why are some women afraid to label themselves as feminists?

Beth I think at a certain point feminism just became a little more popular and people latched on to it because they want to do the cool thing,

Sarah Women are often labelled feminist just because they’re doing something powerful in the world. We do have to call people out when they do wrong, but it’s a tricky subject right now because we can’t seem to find mutual agreements on the tenets of feminism. Beth I think it’s fine for people to criticise, but I get frustrated when people call it out as though it’s intentional, because I think a lot of times it’s just an oversight on their part.  

Beth Because we get so much hate for it. Sarah We’ve got a bad rap!

Sarah Heels are, at least in our book, the most feminist thing you can wear because they’re so empowering. Beth It’s all relative to what you think the state of the world is right now. Sarah If you want to wear a bikini in the apocalypse, just do you! Beth If I had a dinosaur chasing me, I might take off the heels. Sarah Yeah, but that’s just your opinion. Beth I guess I’m just not feminist enough.  

What does Donald Trump’s presidency mean for women? Beth We were very upset that he won the election, but I think everyone in our community is more determined than ever to fight this force of hate. Sarah I think we’re seeing a trend in the world that’s leaning towards xenophobia, isolationism and nationalism. It’s scary beyond the US and Donald Trump is just one part of it all. I hope that 20 years from now we’ll be like, “Boy, that was a weird blip on the radar and I’m glad we’re not there anymore.” READ ABOUT KIM K’S VIEWS ON FEMINISM AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Extracted from How to Win at Feminism (Jonathan Ball Publishers; R379) by Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo; Text: Bernd Fischer; Illustration: Steve Dressler

Look, we all do adorable things so that guys will have sex with us. We sing beautiful songs, volunteer with the elderly and even bleach our buttholes. But it’s too low of a blow to start rhapsodising about your “huge lunch”. That stuff is in the past. We are at a braai right now, and it is time to dine. No woman can compete for D with a girl who’s painfully nibbling the corner of a watermelon wedge. You’re doomed to be in a long line for plastic cutlery for all time. Notable residents

They think we’re still burning bras or something, when in reality, I never owned a bra to begin with. But I guess feminism does need a facelift in a way.  

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Fashion / Lookbook Dress YDE R1 099; earrings Anna Rosholt R480; rings Colette by Colette Hayman R115 (for pack of eight); heels Woolworths R399

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Dress Godiva at R639; earrings H&M R99; heels Louis Vuitton R14 400

Hair and makeup: Tina Hoffmann at One League Creative Management; Photographerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant: Talita Snow; Model: Giannina Oteto at Fusion Model Management; Fashion Assistant: Tania Durand; Fashion work experience: Tina Tshangela and Jean Baard. With special thanks to Liezl Kotze Floral Art for creating our beautiful floral backdrops. For more info, email

Fashion / Lookbook

Dress Ruff Tung R1 300; hoops R115 and rings R115 (for pack of eight) all Colette by Colette Hayman; heels Call It Spring R699

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OPPOSITE PAGE Top Mango R699; suspended trousers Merwe R1 450; ï¬&#x201A;ats Witchery at Woolworths R999

Fashion / Trends

THIS PAGE Dress Bo and Luca R12 500

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LEFT Dress Second Time Around R540 RIGHT Custom-made dress Merwe price on request; knickers Nette Rose R299

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Fashion / Trends

Blouse H&M R629; skirt Nicci Boutique R1 199; hat Witchery at Woolworths R499; brooch Mystic Rose R180

Dress Second Time Around R540

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Dress Stefania Morland R12 000; heels Mimco at Woolworths R1 499


Fashion / Trends

Hair and makeup: Mary Gouveia using Schwarzkopf and ghd; Manicure: Saskia at M¡A¡C; Models: Alex, Emma and Ella at BOSS Models, Amy at Outlaws; Fashion work experience: Anneqah Ganief, Melanie Gardiner

Custom-made dress Merwe price on request; knickers Nette Rose R299

Fashion / Trends

Bodysuit Dark Paradise R350; skirt ChloĂŠ at Afraid of Mice R950; cuff Mimco at Woolworths R799

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4 Ways to


Presenting: feminine, flirty looks! Seduce with bold lips, attract with pretty eyes, impress with radiant skin and stun with amped-up brows. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how.

Beauty / Romantic makeup


For a natural and fresh finish, dab on cream blush and blend with your fingertips. É

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Bright lips

Romantic eyes

You want a standout shade that will capture his attention and keep it, and the key is prepping your lips first. Why? Because dry lips don’t look very attractive (or kissable!), and they also don’t hold pigment well. Here’s how best to go bold. Step 1 Apply a layer of lip balm and let it sink in before slicking on your lipstick as you normally would, straight from the tube. Step 2 Place a tissue over your lips. Sweep a small brush in translucent powder and tap it over the tissue to absorb oil and set your lippie. Step 3 Dab another coat of colour onto your lips with your finger in a press-and-roll motion. “The colour will stick to your lips more,” says makeup artist Deanna Melluso.

Replace the classic smoky with a feminine pink hue and he’ll be staring into your eyes all night! Not sure how to apply it without looking like you have pink eye? Read on. Step 1 Prime your eyelid with an eyeshadow primer to prevent fade. Step 2 Wet your brush to amp up the eyeshadow colour, then apply it to your upper eyelid and only up to the crease. Avoid shimmer shadows as they can look outdated. Step 3 If you’re still afraid of pinks, frame your eyes with black liner. The black gives your look a solid foundation on which you can build – plus, it works on everyone! Step 4 Add two coats of mascara and a flush of pink on your cheeks. Finally, dab on pink gloss to end.





[1] Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Graffiti Pop R295 [2] Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Définition in 385 Le Violet R399 [3] Chanel Rouge Allure in 175 Ardente R610

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[1] Revlon PhotoReady Primer & Shadow in Watercolors R239 [2] Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer R300 [3] Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara R550

Text: Michelle Brownlee Smith, Staff; Photography and styling: Eniko Szucs; Makeup: Victor Noble using M∙A∙C Cosmetics; Hair: Kiyo Igarashi using Oribe; Manicurist: Ami Vega at See Management using Chanel; Model: Sharam Diniz at ONE Management; Stills photography: Condé Nast Digital Studio

Beauty / Romantic makeup



Radiant skin

Full brows

Glowing skin exudes health and youthfulness. Get luminosity and a flawless finish without appearing too made up, like this. Step 1 Exfoliate in the morning and massage in a few drops of face oil. Wait a few minutes, then add primer. Step 2 Grab a liquid foundation and a damp sponge, and apply a light layer of foundation over your face. Remember that foundation is meant to even out your complexion, not conceal anything. Step 3 Conceal. “If you apply concealer first, you see so many flaws and think you have to put it everywhere,” said makeup artist Hung Vanngo. “That’s when it becomes thick.” Instead, conceal after and dab powder on the T-zone.

Thick brows are in, and it’s easy to perfect yours with these top tips. Step 1 If you have patchy brows, “Apply powder with short, feathery strokes of an angled brush,” says eyebrow stylist Kristie Streicher. Step 2 If you have archless brows, pluck a few hairs under them to create the illusion of lift, trace a line of powder along the top of the tail and carefully blend. Then brush on a clear gel in upward strokes. Step 3 If you have sparse brows, apply a growth serum. Fill out the shape with powder and set with gel. Or, try transplants. David Gershowitz from Medical Hair Restoration Centre in Cape Town explains, “We take healthy scalp follicles and place them in your brows for thickness.”





[1] Clinique Smart Treatment Oil R695 [2] Environ Even More Hydra+ Foundation in 4 R440 [3] Maybelline New York Baby Skin Pore Minimizer R84.95



3-IN-1 KIT

3 2

[1] Eylure Brow Palette Brow Trio in Brown R163 [2] Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer R395 [3] L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Maker R159.95

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Beauty / Skin

Sugar, sleep, sex and yourskin The real deal on what makes you dull.

You say “When I stay away

from sugar, my skin is normal; not too dry, not too oily. But if I eat sweets or chocolate multiple days in a row, my face looks lacklustre and breakouts begin, especially on my cheeks and my chin.” – Sally, 20

The experts say This is a real phenomenon. “If you have adult acne or the bumpy kind of rosacea, sugar is one of the first things I’d suggest you cut out,” says dermatologist Dr Elizabeth Tanzi. But it’s not actually the sugar that’s triggering inflammation; all carbohydrates, from a biscuit to a grape, do this. After a few weeks of a low-carb, low-sugar diet, your skin


Sleep You say “I resigned from

my job a few years ago and adopted a regular midday nap policy – I slept anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, with seven to nine hours of sleep at night. I also started doing yoga and eating more organically, and saw a noticeable difference in my skin after about two months. It was like I was ageing backwards. Here’s the problem; I’ve gone back to work, and though I’ve kept up the healthy eating and yoga, I get only six hours of sleep a night and don’t nap. Now I’m breaking out again. It’s all about the sleep!” – Karina, 34

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should be significantly clearer, adds Dr Tanzi. Sugar may have some specific effects: high quantities enact a grim process called glycation, in which sugar molecules attach to collagen, leading to stiffening, cracks and wrinkles over time, says dermo Dr Joshua Zeichner. Keep your sweet intake to a minimum and use skin products that repair collagen. TRY L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Serum (R1 025).

How soon until you see a change A few weeks if you’re sugar sensitive and rosacea-prone; longer if it’s the general glycation you’re trying to target.

The experts say If you’re awake when you shouldn’t be, your cortisol levels stay high, explains Dr Zeichner, resulting in more dark circles and puffiness in the short term, and more wrinkles in the long. But naps aren’t the only solution: an ironclad bedtime and a solid seven hours of sleep are. Use ingredients like retinol and peptides at night – they’re best able to stimulate collagen while your skin is at rest. We like Environ Intensive Retinol 1 (R354).

How soon until you see a change After just one good night’s rest.



You say “I know I’m truly stressed when this recurring cystic pimple appears on the right side of my chin – always after an extremely anxiety-filled couple of days. I’ve tried spot treatments, but it’s there until things calm down.” – Brooke, 26

The experts say The stress-skin connection is real. “When you’re stressed, your body goes into fightor-flight mode and starts pumping steroid-based stress hormones like cortisol,” says dermatologist Dr Ranella Hirsch. Over time, that process lowers the body’s ability to keep skin issues, like Brooke’s recurring breakouts, at bay. “The stress isn’t the underlying cause of her breakouts,” Dr Hirsch explains, “but it is the little thing pushing her skin over the edge.” Stress can also trigger eczema, psoriasis or rosacea flares, adds Dr Zeichner. Small anxiety-erasing tactics are helpful, but “I try hard not to do that party line of ‘Oh, yes, just do yoga,’” Dr Hirsch says. “For some women, [reducing stress means] getting a pedicure, going hiking or having a date night.” How soon until you see a change Weeks to months, says Dr Zeichner. “Stress can be a tricky one to bring down, but the efforts are worth it.” É

Text: Cristina Mueller; Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg



Beauty / Skin


Smog You say “Growing up in

a small town with two traffic lights and tons of trees, I didn’t hear the word pollution too often. Since moving to a big city six years ago, I’ll often see clouds of brown air settle between the buildings (humid, stagnant air retains more pollution, I’ve learnt). My skin has definitely got more sensitive, but whenever I leave town, it’s calmer and clearer overnight.” – Kate, 28

The experts say Studies show that long-term pollution exposure does cause free-radical damage on the skin, the same way UV rays do, says Dr Zeichner .“It breaks down collagen and can lead to wrinkling, premature ageing and dark spots.” And pollution isn’t limited to big cities: “It’s generated by machinery and farmyard chemicals, too,” reveals dermatologist Dr Ava Shamban. “It’s pretty hard to escape.” Get an oscillating cleansing brush or mechanical exfoliating cleanser to gently scrub off any invisible toxic gunk. Apply moisturiser to act as a barrier and always use sunscreen. We like Nivea Perfect & Radiant 3-In-1 Mattifying Cleanser (R89.99).

How soon until you see a change It could take months or even longer. “Avoid pollution and take the right steps to silently invest in your skin,” assures Dr Tanzi.

PS Does having sex really make your skin look younger?


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Yes, says Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr Harold Lancer, “Just about all the structures of the skin benefit from sexual intimacy.” Number one, sex and orgasm increase blood flow – so all organs get a flood of oxygen, including the skin. Two, sex stimulates oestrogen, thus maintaining hydration and increasing lymphatic drainage, which is good for your skin. Third, it stimulates testosterone production, which can slow wrinkling. Want a natural boost? TRY Maca Root from health shops (from R175).


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What to know for abs of steel

ome women seem to rock major ab definition after just a few weeks of clean eating and amped-up workouts. For others, it feels like it would take months of perfectly portioned meals, marathon workouts and a nonexistent social life to get to #AbsGoals territory. The truth is that our genetics plays the biggest role in our six-pack potential. But regardless of the raw materials heredity hands you, there are variables you can control to maximise your core strength. One key: a resistance training programme that works all of your muscles, not just your midsection. “You can’t spotreduce, but you can shape your abs and obliques with targeted training the same way you can increase definition in your biceps or glutes,” says trainer Hannah Davis. As a bonus, resistance exercises improve your posture and boost your performance in every athletic move. Find the key components to a solid core, including diet, cardio and adequate sleep, here.

Text: Cindy Kuzma; Sidebar text: Hannah Davis; Photography: Sam Kweskin

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

Health / Tone up Core values These are the key variables in the great abs equation, plus tips on how to make them add up in your favour.

matters, says professor of exercise physiology Dr Michelle Olson. Think high fibre, lots of protein and healthy fats.



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

The more muscle you have, the more kilojoules you zap all day. The best way to build lean tissue is with a full-body strength programme at least two days a week, says Hannah. Add core moves, like those below, to that foundation.

Diet When it comes to factors you can control, what you eat really

Cardio Steady-state activities keep weight in check, but high-intensity intervals are crucial. According to a study done by The Journal

of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, when two of four weekly cardio workouts were HIIT (high-intensity interval training) routines and included strength training, exercisers decreased both total and visceral fat – the kind deep inside the gut – faster.

Sleep Adequate rest doesn’t just give you the energy you need to crush workouts, it also reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which has been linked to belly fat accumulation. A study found that skimping on sleep may also cause us to pick foods that trigger weight gain.

Sculpting your abs requires firing up every inch of your midsection, from the top of your rectus abdominis (six-pack muscles) to your obliques. This routine challenges them all in three moves. Don’t rush! Slow, controlled movements ensure your core muscles do the work, not gravity or momentum.

Your trainer Hannah Davis (pictured). You’ll need Gliding disks. DO Three sets of each move up to five times per week. You can do the routine before or after cardio, but if you’re strength training, do these moves last.


Works abs, obliques and hip flexors

2 Slider pike

3 Reverse crunch

Sit on floor with knees bent, feet lifted, hands behind head. Keep chest up and back straight as you lean back to engage abs. Twist to bring right elbow to left knee, straightening right leg. Repeat on opposite side for one rep. Do 10-15 reps.

Start in a high plank with feet together, a gliding disk under each. Use abs to lift hips, bringing feet as close as possible to hands without bending knees (as shown). Slowly slide back to start for one rep. Do 10-15 reps.

The abs workout


Works shoulders, abs and hip flexors

Works abs and hip flexors

Lie face up, hands at sides on floor, palms down. Push palms into floor as you slowly raise straightened legs to ceiling, lifting lower back off floor one vertebra at a time (as shown). Lower legs slowly to 3cm off the floor for one rep. Do 10-15 reps.

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GlamLiving “There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.” – Elisha Cuthbert


Caprese salad What you’ll need 5 ripe and firm tomatoes Salt 2 x 500g tubs buffalo mozzarella Extra-virgin olive oil Sprigs of basil, for garnish

The how-to Cut the tomatoes into 1cm slices, salt them and leave to let excess water drain off for five minutes. Cut the mozzarella into 1cm slices while you wait for the tomatoes to drain. Alternate the tomato and mozzarella slices on the plate and dress with a drizzle of olive oil and a few basil leaves. Serve cold.

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Food / Italian SERVES 4

Fried seafood What you’ll need 1ℓ peanut oil 8 prawns 4 scampi 200g fresh anchovies 3 squid 300g flour Salt 2 lemons, cut into wedges

The how-to Heat the peanut oil in a pot on the stove. Clean the prawns by removing their heads and shells, leaving the tails. Then devein with a sharp knife by making a small cut on the upper part of the flesh and pulling out the vein. Clean and devein the scampi, and gut the anchovies by cutting them in half and removing the bones. Try to leave the tail. Clean the squid and cut into 1cm rings, leaving the curls. Drench everything in flour and strain to remove any excess. Fry immediately in very hot peanut oil for a few minutes until golden and crunchy, then drain on roller towel. Season with salt and serve with lemon wedges.


Tomato spaghetti What you’ll need Salt 800g tomatoes 3 cloves garlic, unpeeled Extra-virgin olive oil Bunch of fresh basil 350g spaghetti Grated Parmesan

The how-to Bring a pot of slightly salted water to the boil, score the tomatoes with two small cuts shaped like an X and scald them for 30 seconds. Take the tomatoes out with a skimmer if you want to use the water for your pasta, then cut them in half, remove FIND MORE AMAZING MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

the seeds and break them slightly with your hands. In a large pan, brown three small cloves of garlic, with the peel on, in a little olive oil, then add the tomatoes and cook on a low heat for around 15 minutes. Add a bunch of basil, washed and dried – tear it a little with your hands if you prefer. Cook the sauce for another few minutes and turn the heat off. Purée the tomatoes and basil (remove the garlic cloves first) in a food mill or blender. Boil the spaghetti in salted water, drain when al dente and put back into the pan. Add the tomato sauce, mix and serve with olive oil, basil leaves and grated Parmesan. É

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Food / Italian SERVES 12

What you’ll need 300g soft flour, plus a bit more Salt 85g sugar 150g butter, plus a bit more 1 egg 1kg Golden Delicious apples 80g breadcrumbs 50g raisins 1 lemon 25g pine nuts 1 egg yolk Ground cinnamon 1 egg yolk, whisked Icing sugar

The how-to Knead the flour with a pinch of salt, 10g sugar, 50g soft cut butter, the egg and a drop of warm water. Work the dough until smooth and elastic. Allow to rest in a warm place for at least 30 minutes. Peel and slice the apples, melt 50g butter and fry the


Paciugo genovese What you’ll need 250g strawberry ice cream 250g chocolate ice cream 250g vanilla ice cream Blueberries, diced Strawberries, diced Peaches, diced 32 glazed Amarena cherries 4 Amaretti biscuits 120g fresh cream, whipped Wafer biscuits

The how-to Put 2-3 scoops of ice cream, alternating each flavour, into four fairly tall and spacious glasses. Add two generous tablespoons of diced

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blueberries, strawberries and peaches atop the ice cream, then add 2-3 Amarena cherries with a little of their syrup. Finally sprinkle crumbled Amaretti biscuits into each glass. Repeat all of the steps and add a further two scoops of ice cream, diced fruit and Amarena cherries. Pour the cream into a pastry bag and top each glass with a generous swirl of cream and the remaining Amarena cherries to decorate. Serve with wafer biscuits. You can also substitute the fruit for canned whipped cream depending on your personal taste and the season.

breadcrumbs. Soak the raisins in water for 10 minutes and grate the lemon zest. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a floured tea towel. Gently stretch the dough and work it with your hands, using your fists to spread it in all directions into a broad sheet, which should be almost transparent. Brush the pastry sheet with 50g melted butter and place on top the fried breadcrumbs, apple slices, raisins, pine nuts, lemon zest, remaining sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and a few small knobs of butter. Fold the edges of the dough onto the filling, in order to contain it. Roll the strudel with the help of a tea towel, laying it on a greased plate covered with baking paper. Brush with the whisked egg yolk and bake in the oven at 190°C for approximately one hour. Serve warm or cold, dusted with icing sugar to taste. Extracted from La Cucina Italiana. Text: Staff; Photography: Riccardo Lettieri; Photo editor: Elena Villa

Apple strudel

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Hot spots, good vibes, great books, movies and TV series


/ TV

Live by Night

-see must

Based on Dennis Lehane’s novel, this dark crime drama set in Boston, US, during the Prohibition era, centres around a range of characters in the world of organised crime. Mobster Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) lives the high life of a bootlegger and outlaw, sleeping with Emma (Sienna Miller) – his rival’s mistress – and working with gunrunner Graciella (Zoe Saldana). It’s more than the usual gambling, speakeasy shoot ’em up, as the cinematography is exquisite and the 1920s era is wonderfully evoked. -----

Big Little Lies Season one Adapted by David E Kelley from Liane Moriarty’s novel, this series follows a group of mothers – Celeste (Nicole Kidman), Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) – as their apparently perfect lives take a dark turn.

Loving Based on the true story of Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and his wife Mildred (Ruth Negga) who were forced to leave Virginia after they married in 1958. The couple’s decade-long fight against the town’s anti-miscegenation laws makes for a moving film about two ordinary people whose love inspired extraordinary change. -----

Table 19 After being dumped by her boyfriend and losing her place as maid of honour, Eloise (Anna Kendrick) finds herself at that wedding reception table: the pathetic one near the bathrooms. Seated with a mishmash of wouldn’t-matter-if-theyweren’t-there guests, she finds that being an outcast brings its own rewards.

Taboo Season one Gritty, tense and dramatic, Taboo follows the exploits of adventurer James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy) as he builds a shipping empire in the early 1800s. With tons of dark magic, secrets and a whole lot of murder, it’s an exhilarating ride.


Fifty Shades Darker


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Twin Peaks Season one Deep breaths: Twin Peaks is back! Mark Frost and David Lynch, who created the cult original, return to the creepy town 25 years on. Expect pretty people, mysteries and paranoiainducing supernatural occurrences.

Text: Staff

Get ready for more smouldering glances in the second instalment of the sexy spectacle that is the Fifty Shades trilogy. Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) must wrestle with his inner demons to win back Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). Throw in a murder plot and some de rigueur sex scenes, and you have an adequate… um, romance.

Guide / Time out /Rocks

/Reads The owl always hunts at night by Samuel Bjork (Transworld

Music reviews compiled by: Nandi Ndlovu; Text: Staff; Book reviews: Pnina Fenster, Karen Tennent

-hear must

GoodLuck The Nature Within

Solange Knowles A Seat at the Table

The only way to experience this electronic group is in the flesh. Described by the band as “the soundtrack to summer” and, after doing the rounds on the festival circuit, it won’t disappoint. With collabs from Boris Smith and Kyle Watson, you’ll be dancing the night away to this feel-good album. Key track ‘Thinking about you’ Get it For its summer feel

Eight years in the making, A Seat at the Table is Solange’s first Billboard 200 number one album. Featuring collaborations from Lil Wayne, The-Dream and Kelela, the album has a psychedelic soul, funk and contemporary R&B sound that touches on issues of empowerment, identity and grief. Key track ‘Rise’ Get it For its honesty



Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker

Michael Bublé Nobody But Me

The iconic singer-songwriter has been hailed as a sage and mystic, and his final album, produced by his son Adam and released three weeks before his death at the age of 82, is a sombre and spiritual masterpiece. A must for lovers of poetry and acoustic styles. Key track ‘Travelling light’ Get it For the memory

The Canadian singer knows how to deliver a cover and on his seventh album they range from The Beach Boys to Nina Simone. The album also features original songs, like ‘Someday’ with Meghan Trainor. It’s classic Michael meets modern pop hits with plenty of romance. Key track ‘Someday’ ft Meghan Trainor Get it If you’re a fan



Publishers; R313) This engrossing thriller revolves around the murder of a teenage orphan whose corpse is found arranged on a bed of feathers. Now detectives Mia Kruger and Holger Munch must work with speed and insight to decode clues, like a video of the victim being held in a cage, to stop the killer from striking again. Excellently written and constructed, this book will leave you breathless.

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks (Little, Brown Book Group; R302) The bestselling author of The Notebook can be relied on to tug at emotions when it comes to the territory that has become his stock in trade: love in all its forms. The central character, Russell Green, is left to parent his six-year-old daughter after his wife leaves him. From the tenderness between lovers to the bond from parent to child, Two by Two explores the ways of the heart and the price we’re prepared to pay to follow it.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Penguin; R385) Ambition, race and secrets are favourite -read t themes with Zadie s u m Smith and in this taut novel, she uses dance to explore identity, starting with a fateful ballet class where two girls become friends. The action after that spans the UK, Africa, Paris and New York, with a rich cast of characters, from sex tourists to a mixedrace gay couple. A powerful and beautiful read.

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Guide / Head out

Live it up! Reasons to go out, have fun and make memories.

/Cape Town Seasons of love The Tony award-winning musical RENT returns to the stage at the Artscape Theatre Centre, with great direction by Byron Bure. Love, loyalty and loss are the big themes here, as seven young artists fight the odds to pursue their dreams. Take in this celebration of friendship and creativity from 16-25 February. Tickets are R295 via

/Joburg Running man Are you ready to rock and… run? Then make your way to The Music Run by Old Mutual, a 5km race that’s taken place in over 15 cities worldwide and has been dubbed “The world’s loudest running course”. Work your way across five music-themed zones as over 120 speakers pump out killer tunes. And don’t miss the after-party at Riversands Farm Village on 4 February. Tickets are R220 via


Side-splitting fun

With great range of exhibitors and splendid collectibles on display, the annual Cape Town SAADA Expo is a great way to enjoy historic art and design. Plus, there is a chance of winning a two-night stay at Tintswalo Atlantic boutique hotel. On from 17-19 February at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront. For info, visit

After a stunning 947 performances of Defending the Caveman, comedian Alan Committie is taking a fresh look at relationships in the hilarious Love Factually. The show is sure to have you laughing (and wincing with recognition) as it explores everything from online dating to kids. On from 1 February-12 March at the Pieter Toerien Main Theatre, Montecasino. Book via

Men in blue Work of art Explore the extraordinary at the Cape Town Art Fair, an annual showcase for sensational SA talent as well as creative achievers from across Africa. It’s a great source of inspiration, discovery and delight as well as a buzzing social scene, so put on something eye-catching and head to the CTICC from 17-19 February. For info, visit

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Known for their wild creativity and inventiveness, the international performance art company The Blue Man Group have delighted audiences from New York to Berlin, and now they’re bringing their unique showmanship to SA from 7 February-5 March at Montecasino’s Teatro Theatre. Don’t miss this blend of comedy and theatrics. Book via FOR EVEN MORE EVENTS, CHECK OUT GLAMOUR GUIDES AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

Compiled by: Megan Playton; Text: Staff; Photography:, Gallo Images/Getty Images, Dean Chalkley, Matteo Scarpellini/

Hot ticket

Head for the hills Escape the urban hustle and bustle for the inviting atmosphere and sensational surroundings of the Botha’s Hill Artisanal Arts & Crafts Market. Held every Sunday, it features delicious food, fun fashion and handcrafted decor finds. At the corner of Old Main Road and Rob Roy Crescent, Botha’s Hill. Entrance is free. For info, visit

In next month’s issue

Vintage vibe

/Durban Waterworks Ever since its inception in 1951, the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon has attracted masses of competitors and spectators alike as Africa’s biggest canoeing event. This year promises between 1 600 and 2 000 paddlers, plus loads of fun for the crowds who cheer on the pros as they battle their way down the uMsindusi River in Pietermaritzburg. It all happens from 16-18 February. For info, visit

Get ready for a treasure hunt of note at the Umhlanga Antiques and Collectables Fair. Whether your passion is crystal and silverware or costume jewellery, you’re sure to find masses of temptation! On 19 February at the Umhlanga Centre. Entry is free; for info, call 031 562 8420.

Fashion forward Turn the world into your runway with new trends at every price point.

/Nationwide Party on If you’re an electronic dance music fan, Ultra SA is for you. As one of the world’s largest EDM festivals, it boasts great stage designs, brilliant production value, awesome merchandise and legendary DJ David Guetta and EDM heavyweight Martin Garrix as this year’s headline acts. It’s sure to be wild! At Cape Town Stadium on 24 February and Joburg’s Nasrec Expo Centre on 25 February. Tickets start at R750 and are available via

Beautiful prospects Want the inside track on gorgeous skin, anti-ageing updates and new hair looks? Our beauty director is in!

Kids, yes or no? There’s definitely no ‘right’ answer. GLAMOUR readers share how they made their choices.

Dating diary From awkward bar chats to Harry Potter lookalikes, one women shares what she learnt from going on 100 (yes, 100!) dates.

SA Style Awards / Fashion honours

FROM LEFT Maira Koutsoudakis, Vicky Crease and Pnina Fenster all in Gavin Rajah, Didi Mogashoa in Marianne Fassler and Olive Hamilton Russell in Tory Burch.

Tamara Dey in David Tlale.

Amanda du-Pont in Anel Botha.

So styling Here’s what the shiny set wore to the SA Style Awards 2016. oburg’s slick and chic Hyde Park Corner was the place to be when the SA Style Awards 2016 rolled out the red carpet and Grey Goose cocktails in honour of the year’s 11 winners in categories ranging from innovation to the arts and philanthropy. Actress Nomzamo Mbatha, T presenter Azania Mosaka, radio personality and actress Taryn Louch, rapper Riky Rick and charity dynam Carolyn Steyn were just some of the recipients of this cove prize. And that’s to say nothing of the guests who brought their absolute A-game to the affair. (Hair salons and nail b in the area were booked up for days before the event!) Spotted in the crowd: plenty of metallics, a huge variety of neutral and white dresses, from old Hollywood diva designs to lace and gypsy ruffles, and a resurgence of class black, whether it came in the form of neo-punk tulle or body-hugging floor-length sequins. As for the men, they looked fabulous, too, with brocade, velvet and African prints all vying for attention.

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Kefilwe Mabote in Quiteria & George.

Nicky van der Walt in Frank Bespoke and LeeAnne Liebenberg in Warrick Gautier.


Rharha Nembhard and Petite Noir both in Row-G.

Carolyn Steyn in Spero Villioti and Michael de Pinna in Armani.

Sinazo Yolwa in Pallu. Nomzamo Mbatha in Vanessa Gounden.

Jill Grogor in David Tlale shirt, Lanvin skirt and Allana Finley in Afrodesiac.

Riky Rick in Tom Ford.

Ayanda Nhlapo in Hauz of Lenzeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Text: Staff; Photography: Cindy Ellis

Terry Pheto in Jacques LaGrange Couture. DJ Kimmy K in Marti Milner.

Basetsana Kumalo in Urban Zulu.

Melinda Bam in Anel Botha.

Michael Stuart Boyd Wilson in Tiger of Sweden and Taryn Louch in Caileigh Davis.

Guide / Inspiration me that you must never go to bed with a dirty kitchen. Through her constant nagging, I became very domesticated and I am grateful for those lessons!

June van Merch Actress

“The women who made me”

by Dann-Jacques Mouton The star of the Oscar-nominated V<=Noem My Skollie pays homage D?D85<5149>7<1495C9>89C<965

My life partner has shown me that I mustn’t be scared to dream big. She motivates me to manage my life better, and has taught me that you have to make yourself happy and love yourself no matter what, and to stay true to who you are and what you believe in. With Mercedes, I’ve learnt to enjoy life – and all that comes with it. I continue to live like this every day.

Jennie Reznek Theatre teacher

on my dreams. Growing up, she would stress that if you’re going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all. That’s always stuck with me.

Francis Peterson Aunt

Elfilina Mouton Mother My mom gives me the strength to never give up

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My auntie Francis is very strict, especially when it comes to having a clean house. She insisted that everything should be spotless by 10am if visitors were arriving, and taught

Zenneline Louw Sister Zenneline always set a good example to me, even when we were children. She encourages me to persist and never give up, whatever the obstacles.

Jennie trained me as a theatre performer at the Magnet Theatre drama school in Cape Town. She always told me to trust in my abilities, while simultaneously being able to give constructive criticism, which helped me become a better actor. Under her mentorship, I became more disciplined and diligent, with a better work ethic. This, in turn, increased my confidence in my acting abilities, and now I really love the work I do. WHICH AMAZING WOMEN INSPIRE YOU DAILY? TWEET US AT @GLAMOUR_sa.

Compiled by: Megan Playton; Text: Staff; Photography: Shaun Smith/Studióski

Mercedes de Bruyn Partner

When I worked with June in the theatre production Die Rolbalspeler, I was inspired by what she has achieved as a coloured actress in SA. Her perseverance and dedication to her craft made me want to work harder at becoming a brilliant actor, and for that, I salute her.

Guide / Dine out Spots

One for the girls Celebrate Valentine’s with the people you love the most – your BFFs!

/Durban Counter Culture 22 Sandra Rd, Ballito; 032 586 0926 Trendy decor combines with surfboards, bikes and clothing, and a US-influenced menu at this place inspired by today’s coffee culture. We liked the condensed milk pork tacos (R56) with a side of tater tots and Sriracha mayo (R30), and don’t forget to visit their brew bar for an Areopress coffee (R28).

Text: Chelsea Micklewood, Eva-Maria Shuman, Karen Tennent; Photography: Tsogo Sun

The Chefs’ Table 1 Chartwell Dr, Protea Mall, Umhlanga; 031 001 0200 Watch master chefs at work in the openplan kitchen while you indulge in gourmet eats, like pink lamb rump with peas, olives, polenta and jus (R210), and baked chocolate mousse with passion fruit and white chocolate and caramel sauce (R79).

Vigour & Verve 63 Snell Parade, Elangeni & Maharani hotel, North Beach; 031 362 1300 With its beachfront location, modern surrounds and wholesome meals, Vigour & Verve is perfect for a morning with the girls. Get the V&V omelette with biltong, Peppadews, cheddar and avo (R60), the Full House Breakfast Buffet (R160 p/person) or indulge in the decadent cakes on offer.

/Cape Town The Mess

/Joburg Nice on 4th 37 4th Ave, Parkhurst; 011 788 6286 Quaint, cosy and great for a champagne brunch, Nice is a homely and inviting breakfast spot. The tasty Half and Half (a half basket with one poached egg and mascarpone crumpets; R69) is the ideal combination of sweet and savoury, and their cake slices (from R35) are amazing!

Villa 47: Locanda Workshop 55 55 7th Ave, Parktown North; 011 422 6252 Do ladies’ night the right way at this chic haunt with its lengthy list of champagnes and cocktails, we love the French 75 (gin, lemon, sugar and Le Lude MCC Champagne; R150). Order meals from the restaurant at the bar, like lamb shoulder croquettes, seafood gnocchi and chicken liver parfait (R210 for three dishes).

Eatery JHB 110 Victoria Ave, Parkmore; 011 783 1570 Expect edgy industrial details and a casual ambience at this vibrant hangout filled with young professionals. You’re in for a small a la carte menu, with delicious offerings like grilled fennel and Parmesan salad with lemon herb vinaigrette (R55) and grilled yellowtail with muhammara, chickpeas, kale chips and minted yoghurt (R155).


15 Napier St, The Rockwell All Suite Hotel, Green Point; 021 418 3910 For excellent service and a fabulous time in a cool setting, grab your galpals and head to The Mess. Sharing is the name of the game, so order for the table and dig into tuna ceviche (R89), aubergine melanzane (R80) and yoghurt and thyme flatbread (R18) with pickled Goat’s cheese and nut dukkha (R29) or confit duck rillette and pickled beetroot (R45).

47 Bree St, CBD; 021 418 2740 Situated in the heart of vibey Bree St, Villa 47 is a sophisticated and atmospheric eatery with a contagious Italian energy. We loved the romantic lighting and swish interior almost as much as the moreish dishes. Try the beef carpaccio to start (R80), kingklip and roast veg (R175) for mains and trio of sorbet (R55) to end.

Asoka 68 Kloof St, Gardens; 021 422 0909 Dine under a dreamy skylight to groovy jazz at this hip restaurant renowned for its leafy decor, sensual feel and stellar menu. Try a bit of everything with sharing plates like goat’s cheese croquettes (R55), pan-fried tiger prawns (R120), duck spring rolls (R95) and truffled teriyaki beef (R115). And don’t miss the fruity Komodo Dragon cocktail (SKYY Infusions Raspberry Vodka, Cointreau, berries, mango, lemon and syrup, topped with apple mint foam; R65).

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Pisces 19 FEB-20 MAR

Taurus 20 APR-20 MAY

Reap the rewards Be wary of how you spend your money, especially on luxuries, and try to avoid shopping malls around 3-4 February. Your intellect will stand you in good stead at work, as you take charge and hold more authority over what you do. Love wise, you’ve hit a stage in your life where you’re seeking a fairy-tale romance with many laughs and great sex. You and your partner will benefit from more quality time spent together sharing your fantasies and role playing in the bedroom. Don’t like working out on your own? Then join a fitness class.

Prepare to be seduced Financially, you’ll receive help from big corporations. The best times to ask for a loan is 3-4 and 19-20 February. Work will keep you busy with old projects that need to be finished so that a new phase can begin. It’s a wonderful month for love, and there’s a high probability that you’ll meet someone through friends, so don’t turn down any invitations. Relationship wise, romance abounds with good food, love-making and time spent together in the company of friends. You’re prone to migraines, so drink lots of water to alleviate this.

Aries 21 MAR-19 APR

Gemini 21 MAY-20 JUN

Rise up at work Your dreams of doing big things will finally become real. Put your plans into action the best way you know how and go for gold. Try taking extra courses to help amplify your earnings. Your relationship is looking spicy, with sexually charged nights ahead with your partner around 16-18 February. Single? You’re oozing sex appeal and will possibly attract an easy-going Libran. Your nerves may take strain this month – destress through exercise and by incorporating vitamin B-rich foods into your diet, like liver and tuna.

Learn through love The opportunity for joint projects and partnerships within the family may arise, and these will serve you well financially near 14-15 February. Look into the food industry for this. If you’re in a relationship, talks of marriage or a long-term commitment may occur. Singletons, you’ll meet someone who shares the same interests and values as you in an educational setting, like a foreign language course. For health reasons, make sure you take calcium supplements to strengthen your bones, and vitamin D to boost energy levels.

20 JAN-18 FEB

YOUR YEAR AHEAD Like actress Emma Roberts (10 February 1991), you’re eccentric, brainy and charitable. This is a successful year for work, where you’ll be proactive and take the necessary steps to make things happen. Money will easily materialise, and with it comes the respect of colleagues. Partnered up? Get ready for romance and sensual moments under the sheets. If there’s been a breakup, it’s time to start afresh. Watch out for an office romance around March. The foods you eat affect your skin, so adopt a cleansing routine and incorporate more fruits and nuts into your diet. YOUR MONTH AHEAD It gets better with time The more altruistic you are with your finances, the better you’ll feel. Helping those in need will fill a void and create happiness for them and you, too. You’ll have a lot of fun and be given more creative freedom to implement new ideas at work. A fated relationship will begin around 11-13 February. In a relationship? Your partner will take control of many situations and sort them out, helping you in the process. Your one health warning: your cycle may cause intense cramps – seek a doctor’s attention if the pain persists. 124 glamour

Cancer 21 JUN-22 JUL Family and business intertwine There could be an opening to combine finances with your romantic partner and invest in a business opportunity that could expand your cash flow. If you’re single, keep your heart open to the chance of meeting a foreign individual who enjoys travel and adventure. If you’re already taken, you and your loved one may form a deeper commitment to each other. Life is fast and furious, but you need to slow down the pace a bit. Rather put all that energy into a sport to improve your physical strength and to counter all the comfort food you’ve been enjoying. Your body and mind will thank you for this.

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Leo 23 JUL-22 AUG

Scorpio 23 OCT-21 NOV

Focus on your health A windfall means it’s time to have fun with your money, so enjoy it! You’ll be dealing with a big audience at work and need to instil a sense of self-confidence, which shouldn’t prove a problem for a brave Leo like you. This is a great time for travel with your significant other. Looking for love? A partner from the past may come knocking at your door, or you may meet someone through family friends or acquaintances. Your health and wellbeing shows many ups and downs, so relieve any tension with regular cardiovascular workouts.

Relationships take centre stage You’re highly motivated to seek more lucrative employment, and the fields of writing, publishing, news media and advertising will grab your attention. In a relationship? Expect smooth conversations and fun times with your partner. Unattached? There’ll be increased romantic and sexual activity with a Piscean or Taurean near 26-27 February. On the health front, avoid burn out by adding swimming to your regular exercise routine. Even dips in the ocean will refresh your mind, body and soul.

Virgo 23 AUG-22 SEP

Sagittarius 22 NOV-21 DEC

Let others in This month, your money is dependent on partnerships of all types, from corporate to personal. You have a highly introverted nature, but you need to allow other people into your life for financial and business growth. Take note of the people you meet; there’s no such thing as a coincidence. If attached, expect romantic nights with your love. If single, you’ll meet someone special, at a bar or even online if you’re more open-minded and less fussy. Your health looks good, so keep up with your routine to stay fit, active and happy.

Career changes may occur It’s time to show the world how powerful you are and not be afraid to admit to how much you earn – own it, and allow your finances to release your inhibitions. If you’re in a relationship, you need to make time for intimacy and special nights with your significant other on 3-4, 10-11 and 16-17 February. Looking for a mate? An older individual with an aptitude for business is headed your way. When working out, try not to strain yourself beyond your physical level as it could have serious consequences on your body later on.

Libra 23 SEP-22 OCT

Capricorn 22 DEC-19 JAN

Healthy = happy There is a male influence tied to your earnings this month, and it may be a male boss or work associate. You’ll need to play your cards right with him around 14-15 and 19-20 February for that increase of financial capital. If unattached, an action-driven Aries with a lot ambition will sweep you off your feet. If involved, you’re set for sizzling nights and weekends doing fun, physical activities together. Balance overindulgence by staying active to keep fit so you won’t have to worry about counting the kilojoules.

Release your inhibitions A fatherly figure will give you financial aid of some sort, so don’t be afraid to ask for help and allow yourself to receive this much-needed support, which will benefit yourself and your work. Single? There are definite sparks within the workplace with Cancerians, Librans and Pisceans. Partnered up? Learn to overlook imperfections in your mate. Your dental health might encounter some problems – make an appointment with the dentist for a check-up. Your skin is extra vulnerable, so remember to apply sunscreen at all times.

If he’s an Aquarian, like musician The Weeknd (16 February 1990), he’s unique, intelligent, practical and somewhat emotionally detached. You’ll notice him by his dreamy eyes, ability to attract friends easily and ‘interesting’ fashion sense. He likes women who are intelligent, refined and independent. Librans and Geminis will be his perfect matches, while Capricorns and Pisceans make for great friends. There’ll be a mutual attraction with Leos, as these two signs excite and complement each other’s differences. There won’t be much understanding with overemotional Cancerians and deep-feeling Scorpios. Taureans will frustrate him, as they are too grounded, and Virgos are far too detailoriented for his liking. Dynamic Arians and generous Sagittarians will perfectly suit his individualistic and friendly nature.

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Ways to sabotage a



Put your phone on loud and send a signal for someone to call you at the “If anyone knows of any just cause or impediment” bit.

ecru. And make sure that the bride sees you in all your glory.


Alternatively, wear a squeaky leather suit and get obscenely amorous with your new partner during the quiet parts of the service.


Bring a screaming toddler, despite the ‘no kids’ policy.


Tell the best man that people are betting he can’t down three double whiskies before his speech.


Get with the groom’s mother…

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… Or with the bride’s father. Or the groom’s father. Or both… at the same time, if they’re game.


Tell everyone you meet how lucky it is that you’re “just about” over that horrendously contagious sickness and diarrhoea bug after planting a big kiss on their lips and taking a swig of their champagne.


Make a massive fuss about not being seated close enough to the bride (“My BFF!”) at supper. Then get blindingly, weepy drunk.


Bribe the DJ to play ‘The Chicken Song’. Twice.


Talk loudly and incessantly about how different it is to the groom’s ex’s wedding last year, which was also much more expensive.

Ask your male 12 plus one to wear a kilt with

(“hilariously”) nothing on underneath, and insist he proves it throughout the day.

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Make the flower girls and pageboy cry, then blame the groom.

Take the bride’s frail grandmother for an enthusiastic spin on the dance floor, wheelchair and all. SEE OUR LIST OF WHAT NOT TO SAY IN A WEDDING TOAST AT GLAMOUR.CO.ZA.

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