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Hello Ladies!

cover: Photographer: Seppi Hochfellner Stylist: Claudia Loureiro Hair & make up: Sjani Grobbelaar IMAGE: shutterstock

Summer is here and what an awesome time to celebrate who you are by staying totally LEGiT. We’ve got you covered in the style department with a variety of on trend pieces. From jumpsuits to crop tops, daring denims, accessories, summer sandals, dresses - you name it, we’ve got it.

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We’ve had the most amazing time putting this issue together working with some wonderful fashion inspired people from all over Africa who know exactly what they are about. From young talented fashion bloggers and streetstyle photographers from Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, to inspirational designers and illustrators from Ghana, their work will leave you beaming with pride. Africa is definitely where it’s at! And who best to represent what it means to be young, determined and African than our new summer Ambassador Nandi Mngoma. If anyone knows what it means to be comfortable in your own skin and express it well, it’s her. And as if her new Nandi x LEGiT range is not stylish enough one of our favourite African designers David Tlale created some beautiful head dresses to compliment the pieces. Be sure to check out Nandi’s new music video “In my skin” on our website www.legit.co.za where she rocks her fabulous LEGiT range.

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Nandi MNGOMA

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Nandi Nandi Mngoma Mngoma has has been been making making some some exciting exciting moves moves lately, lately, from from releasing releasing new new music, music, to to presenting presenting and and looking looking stunning stunning at at all all the the hottest hottest events. events. This This summer summer she's she's adding adding another another notch notch to to her her impressive impressive belt: belt: LEGiT LEGiT summer summer 2014 2014 brand brand ambassador! ambassador!

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The range has a lot of African influence, and ties in with Nandi’s strong African roots. “My range is me, you, it’s everyone, especially for the

African continent. It’s our story of being African, modern Africans – it’s all about our story, with all the different influences.”

“I feel it’s a great representation of where we should be, style wise -

embracing the roots and elements that make us African, and at the same time going forward and being modern and incorporating growth, which I think is a beautiful marriage.”

Nandi x LEGiT is classy, fun and a little daring – just like her! “Your mom will love it, your grandmother will love it and your partner too! It makes

Women who

you’re not.”

inspire Nandi

h e r p e r s o n a l s t y l e

I love women who

you feel beautiful without screaming insecurity or trying to be something

Nandi has great personal style - her signature turban is both classy and

bold. She always looks well put-together, without trying too hard. “I love

representing who I am – it’s Afrocentric, it’s chic, it’s daring and quirky at times.”

are in different fields, and who always do more in their careers. They excite me.

Like every true fashionista, Nandi doesn’t only shop at one store, or limit

herself in terms of fashion. She admits to being adventurous when she shops, and says she loves finding different items. “Don’t limit yourself – be adventurous! That is my ultimate style secret.”

h e r m u s i c

With more than 69 000 views, her music video for ‘Good Times’, which she

dropped early last year, is doing extremely well. She recently released her new single, ‘In My Skin’ but the talented songstress couldn’t be humbler. “I’m in awe of my fans. Having a crowd sing a song with you is incredible

– that someone took the time to listen to it and learn it and sing it out! My fans humble me.”

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One day Nandi hopes to collaborate with the likes of Angelique Kidjo, but says she also loves Dade and Beyoncé. “Beyoncé’s been tapping into African markets and I think she’d be fascinated by the different sound we have here.”

On the local scene she admits she’s collaborated with everyone she’s ever wanted to work with. And although there were a few glitches arranging the

collaboration with Zakes Bantwini, when it finally happened she says she loved working with him. “I’m really glad I’ve been able to do it.”

Working with Kent was also great, and she says she loves the way his music

brings everyone together. “Kent is the guy who crosses all cultural groups – they all love his music. And he’s the most humble human being!”

B e s t a d v i c e r e c e i v e d

Nandi says her parents taught her to always live out her life. “I think we

tend to forget that we only have this one life. We take it for granted, so do everything to the best of your ability.”

Another big thing that she’s learnt is to never be judgemental. “We can’t judge anyone, we’re all sinners.”

H e r a d v i c e t o y o u

She believes that if you work hard, things will happen. “You just need to have patience and faith. Sometimes things aren’t meant to be, and at the time it doesn’t make sense. Then, later, you’ll see it happened for a reason.”

Hugh Masekela Lucky Dube Miriam Makeba Lebo Mathosa

She stresses that the most important thing is to have faith and believe in

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crazy things, like stab someone in the back to get ahead. I feel they do that

Marvin Gaye

timing. “I feel there are so many people who lose their morals and do crazy,

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because they don’t trust that God has this, and that there’s a plan,” she says.

Jamiroquai

“I’m going to pretend it’s all rosy. Life is unfair; sometimes people get

Stevie Wonder

things and you feel, ‘that’s not right, that should be me’ – but put the work in and just trust in it.”

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“You just need to relax, have patience and faith. Sometimes things aren’t meant to be, and at the time it doesn’t even make sense. Then, later, you’ll look back and see that it happened for a reason.”


behind the scenes

“you are too LEGiT to quit! Remember that no one has ever not failed in this

“I love all things African and Afrocentric so I feel like that was a great representation – and it was just a whole lot of fun!”

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life – keep on keeping on and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t.”


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treat your feet to the best of both worlds Into the wild

birky-style sandals

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S imply stylish No longer only reserved for comfort, but also stylish, these white numbers will give your laid-back look that extra oomph!

Blast from the past! Birky-style sandals are back, and looking better than ever! Team them with any summer outfit - they're super versatile. 8

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For the more daring sista, this animal-print version will be the perfect addition to your wild wardrobe!


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Palm trees, sunkissed skin and laid-back days. Channel the island life with the smart tropical trend‌

smart tropical maxi dress

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fashion black and gold earrings

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white shirt

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Monochrome No two colours have a better relationship than black and white. You can wear these statement combos absolutely anywhere – work, school or a night out with the ladies!

monochrome dress

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gold tassELLED necklace gold hoop necklace

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Monochrome sling bag

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jumpsuit

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sequinNed tropical dress

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black & white strapped sandals

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tropical-print crop top

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Rock your denims – skinny, boyfriend or high-waisted – with a fierce “Don’t tell me what to wear attitude!

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boyfriend jeans

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push-up jeans

birky-style sandals

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white peplum crop top

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polka dot box crop

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hot trend Show off your summer body with a crop top & denims – make it your look.

joggers

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R79.99 dungarees

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high waisted jeans

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white court heels

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black loafers

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lycra

No matter what you’re looking for, LEGiT’s got you covered. Panties Panties

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two-pack panties

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two-pack bras

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two-pack panties

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bra

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bra

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beauty

find your foundation Picking the perfect shade for your skin can be difficult, but these tips will help you! Rock up with a clean face

When testing out shades, it’s best to show up at the cosmetics counter with a clean, fresh face. That way, you can test shades without them clashing with your current foundation.

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Test is best

You can’t judge a book by its colour, nor can you choose a foundation. Test the colour on your jawline before buying it. Don’t just assume it’s the right shade!

Natural

Check the colour when it’s dry. Some foundations have a tendency to go orange when they’re dry – make sure it blends well with your skin tone when it’s dry. Foundation stick

R34.99

If it disappears, it's the right shade

When testing foundations, the one that ‘disappears’ on your skin is the right shade for you.

Check it in bright daylight

If it’s still invisible in daylight, congratulations – you’ve found the perfect shade!

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Tan

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Wait for it to dry


fashion

get shaded

Throw shade with these statement sunnies! Summer is just so much more fun with stylish eyewear.

sunglasses

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African fashion is on the rise. And we are excited by all the fashion-inspired people on the continent. We bring you some of our favourites from Ghana, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.

NAMIBIA

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No Filter!

We asked Namibian photographer Luis Maruwasa to take pictures of the most stylish sistas on the streets of Windhoek and tell us what stood out the most for him about each of the girls.

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Dorianna

The short hairstyle, in a county where the weave is the order of the day, stands out. It is brave and comes out looking simply gorgeous.

The part-shaven head works very well for her. It brings out her jawline, gives her serious attitude and makes a statement. Her style is toned down but cool.

Precious This self-confessed Rihanna fashion fan has taken her idol’s lessons to heart and emulated the style well. She seems very street chic.

Ndapewshali Her short hair is just wonderful. The shorts and dark floral shirt form a clean silhouette. It’s casual, but could also work well for a meeting.

Rosalia She looks very sporty, but it’s not overdone. Her look matches the start of spring. The balance of colours works well – I love the impact of this look.

Atwelukye My main reasons for shooting her were the black studded boots and her energy. She is full of laughter and joy, and that is an attractive outfit in its own right!

More about the photographer AFRICA

NAMIBIA street style

Luis Maruwasa is captivated by the power of light and shadow, and The ability of images to crystallize the moment in so many different ways, conveying emotion and stories that excite and shock. He spends his time trying to figure out how to capture and bring to life images of people, their things and their world.

Lorran Her intense personality and presence, and her relaxed sense of style drew me to her.


Why we love it!

Sisters Sekayi and Tukiya Fundafunda are the ladies of MaFashio a fashion blog that's taken Zambia by storm. We asked the fashionistas to photograph stylish ladies on the streets of Lusaka and tell us about their favourite looks.

Sophila Kii: Love the bandana headtie – it adds a cool factor to anything you wear. Kahyi: Combining a classic style with a trendy look is a great way to do fashion. Love her polkadot crop top!

KII Kii: This widebrimmed hat is one of my favourite things this year. It’s a great way to “trend up” an outfit, and also cover up a bad hair day! Kahyi: I’m so taken by her little denim wrap skirt.

AFRICA

Z AMBIA street style

MU Kii: I was drawn to her Jeffrey Campbell booties, and the way they were paired with a somewhat unlikely outfit. Kahyi: Again, accessories add so much to this outfit. I love the beaded hand piece – a connected bracelet and ring. And orange is fresh off the runway!

Christina Kii: I’m very much into the faux leather trend right now, and I like the way she effortlessly incorporated the skater skirt into this look. Kahyi: It’s all about great accessories for me. The gloves, ear and neck pieces just take this look to the next level.

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Kii: I have recently become a big fan of the plaid trend, so I really love this skirt. Kahyi: Love this sheer floral blouse and the oversize clutch – it’s small enough to carry around, but big enough for a little more than the “essentials”.

Kii: Great hat – keeps the Zambian sun off your face and allows you to look fabulous doing it. Kahyi: I like the simplicity of this look, bringing together your basic pieces in a great way. Check out her gladiator-style bangle.

Cathy Kii: Her Chitenge skater skirt is a great way to wear African and be fun and flirty at the same time. Love it! Kahyi: Love the mixed prints, and that Blonde Mohawk makes this whole look that much more fashion forward.

More about MaFashio

Mafashio celebrates individualism and showcases everyday people and their style. Mafashio is a colloquial zambian term, used to refer to a style of dress that’s edgy or even considered over the top.

Chanda Kii: I love the way she mixed prints in this outfit and the way it screams spring/summer! Kahyi: I love how she threw a vintage-style bag into this very trendy outfit.


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Kutowa Designs In the Zambian tribe of Tumbuka, ‘kutowa’ means to be so bright and beautiful that you dazzle. This is how designer Towani Clarke of Kutowa Designs, an Afro-chic clothing and accessories label, would like you to feel when you wear the brand. Fusing Western designs with African fabric, Kutowa creates contemporary apparel suitable for both work and play. Towani is making huge strides in the Zambian fashion scene. For more info: www.kutowa.com

towani clarke

Zambia's fashion scene is steadily on the rise. Designers are making their mark, with fashion showcases and store openings happening more and more frequently. Here are some of our favourite fashion experiences Zambia has to offer. WORD ON THE STREET: lusaka look out, you too will have a legit store soon, just like ndola

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fashion finds

Fashion Fridays Do you love all things fashion, and want to be in the know when it comes to Zambia’s fashion community? Fashion Fridays could be just the thing for you. Mingle with designers, models, photographers and fashion lovers on the first Friday of every month at some of Lusaka’s best venues. The Zambia Fashion Council has put together these networking sessions to harness, unite and grow the local Zambian fashion community – and that includes you! For more info: www.facebook.com/zambiafashioncouncil

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Fashion Forward

Botswana stand up! We caught up with some stylish ladies on the streets of Gaborone and asked them to tell us the one piece they would save from their fashionable wardrobes if they were forced to choose.

Tumelo

Thuto

My nude ALDO handbag.

Randy

Nollie

My navy blue leather jacket from Zara.

My tribal-print blazer.

AFRICA

botswana street style

Manno

My highwaisted denims.

Tigele

My leather jacket.

Gosego My Zara Basics boyfriend blazer.

All of my shoes!

Tegen My ASOS jelly shoes.

More about the photographer Uyapo Ketogetswe is a 22-year-old rising fashion photographer based in Gaborone, Botswana. The bright young talent, with an eagle eye for detail, certainly knows a thing or two about fashion.


ghana

Celebrating

Papa Oppong

22-year-old fashion design student Papa Oppong is taking the Ghanaian fashion scene by storm. It’s not just his clothing that has tongues wagging – his illustrations have also won international recognition. Celebs like Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and Amber Rose have retweeted and responded to his posts on his illustrations on social media. Although only in his third year of study, Oppong has already collaborated with brands like Swarovski Ghana. We look forward to what this young fashionista’s future holds.

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KIKI Clothing

Duaba Serwa

by Titi Ademola

makes ghana proud

KIKI Clothing has Ghana and Nigeria written all over it. That’s thanks to creative director and founder Titi Ademola, who puts her cultural heritage first. Inspired by daily occurrences, Ademola translates all her experiences into her designs. With all products proudly made in Ghana, what’s not to love about this brand?

Duaba Serwa is a growing fashion brand that’s all about bold, effortless beauty. The brand’s signature is its luxurious pieces for the woman who prefers understatement to flamboyant extravagance. Duaba Serwa has won several awards and shown at different fashion weeks in Africa, including the Mercedes AFRICA Benz Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg. Keep an eye out for some of their fabulous designs.

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fashion

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No travel bag is complete without a bold slogan tee!

statement t-shirt

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lace sneakers

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black satchel

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statement t-shirt

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black loafers

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gold hoop earrings

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stud earring pack

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"Accessories are the exclamation point of a woman." Michael Kors

brown cork platform sandals

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black & brown platform sandals

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gold earrings

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5 6 black strapped sandals

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animal-print sandals

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t r i b a l

f u s i o n

fashion

The trendiest accessory combo: urban meets traditional wooden hoop earrings

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chunky tribal necklace

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animal-print bracelet pack

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toned

down

Every fashionista needs a few neutrals in her wardrobe. Use them to tone down a bold outfit, or add a touch of sophistic ation! They look stunning either way.

1 tote bag

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white sandals

R 1 1 9.99

peep-toe ankle boot

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white & gold sandals

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sunglasses

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Word on the street is that silver is a must-have this summer! Simple, yet stylish – it's the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

silver & gold necklace

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silver beaded bracelet pack

s i lv e r

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screen silver heart pendant necklace

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s i g n at u r e

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style

Stay on trend this summer with this tropical look wide-rimmed sunglasses

“ this summer is all about being bold. and at least one tropical item is a must.�

R59.99 tropical-print dress

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black tasselled bag

R 1 29.99 gold bangles

Black & White strapped sandals

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concert

tribal earrings

R29.99 denim waistcoat

COOL

Dance to your favourite music with this rocking look!

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cateye sunglasses

R59.99 monochrome sling bag

cut-out black heels

faux leather shorts

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R 1 89.99

chunky bracelet

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In the season of giving we have put together some of our favourite things to create our perfect festive wishlist to give to you! Win awesome prizes everyday from the 1st -15th December!

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behind the scenes

A first for Legit Featuring LEGiT clothing in a music video is a first for the brand and the speed dating concept worked perfectly in flaunting the Nandi x LEGiT range.

view nandi’s video “IN MY SKIN” on legit.co.za and go to legit.mobi to listen to the song

“Collaborating with Nandi for the Summer collection has been an amazing journey. Nandi’s character played a major role into building this range.” – David Tlale

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