Last week I got such a fun press pack from the fab folk over at TFG (The Foschini Group) to launch their new range of “designer” gift cards.
I usually don’t like giving gift cards, because I feel they are so “I have no idea what to get you”, and they are quite limited to the store. But these funky cards are so cool, I wouldn’t mind giving or receiving them.
Besides being totes cool the design of each card has been inspired by something South-African and utilizes elements of local language, street culture and graphical images.
There are three gift card designs to choose from; Female (for the girls), Male (For the Guys) and Romance (For Love), each one beautifully illustrated, you won’t even need a card to accompany your gift.
These gift cards are not only pretty, but they can be used at any of the 18 brands that are part of The Foschini Group. These brands include; @home, @homelivingpace, American Swiss, Charles & Keith, Donna-Claire, Duesouth, Exact!, Fabiani, Fashion Express, Foschini, G-star Raw, Hi, Luella, Markham, Mat & May, Sportscene, Sterns and Totalsports.
What is your opinion on gift cards?
I love getting the inside scoop on international fashion houses’ advertising campaigns, especially considering we’re a season behind in South Africa.
This little insight into what will be hot and happening for “our next season”, makes it so much easier to shop for your winter wardrobe right now! It’s like peering into a crystal globe of fashion trends. For the lucky ones however, these gorgeous accessories will soon be available the Cape Town and Joburg GUCCI store, so keep an eye out!
Models: Daria Stokous & Bastiaan Van Galen
Photographers: Mert and Marcus
Fashionistas get ready, because the theme for the 2013 Vodacom Durban July has been set! Grab those diaries and update your social calendar! It’s the fashion event of the year and it all happens this year on Saturday, 6 July 2013 at the Greyville racecourse in Durban!
Think fabulous luxury, grandeur and a return to classic race day elegance! This year’s theme “Posh? Oh My Gosh!” welcomes back the elegant roots of Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event.
Posh? Oh My Gosh! invites fans and fashionistas, as well as avid punters to go all out in sheer sophistication!
What to wear?
Well, award-winning Durban fashion designer, Terrence Bray is passionate about the theme direction, but warns against plans for extrovert race day outfits!
“This is not an evening occasion, so forget any gaudy, cheap, shiny fabrics,” he says. “This is about quality and class all the way!”
So what will you be wearing to this year’s Durban July?
Diane Kruger is one of my all time favourite movie stars! She epitomizes beauty and is a true reflection of old Hollywood glam!
It’s no wonder then that the House of CHANEL chose Kruger as the new face of CHANEL Beauty!
You may remember her before from Chanel’s ALLURE fragrance ad campaign back in 1996, then again for their Paris-Biarritz bag advertising campaign, which was shot by Karl Lagerfeld in 2007.
Now an ambassadress for CHANEL, the gorgeous DK will be the face of CHANEL Beauty, with a new advertising campaign that will be unveiled sometime this year!
I for one can’t wait for the campaign to launch. Every time I receive an email about something new from CHANEL beauty I am always excited!
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
Whether it’s Rocking the Daisies, Splashy Fen or you have higher dreams like Coachella, then here is the wardrobe for you. Topshop have just launched their collaborative collection with Kate Bosworth and it’s tipped to be the ultimate festival wardrobe.
The 16-piece collection features all the essentials to make your mark at a festival including shorts, dresses, waistcoats and shirts including this adorable two piece the actress rocked at this year’s Coachella. The collection marks the second time Kate has teamed up with the high street brand. The first was back in December when she starred in the brand’s Christmas campaign.
In addition to the clothes, a short film entitled The Road to Coachella- directed by Kate’s beau Michael Polish – will also be released guiding customers on the best way to wear the range.
An awesome, edgy trend that is hitting our shores is studs! A great thing about them, they can be added to any item of clothing and make the outfit edgy without being too rocker. This trend is definitely going to be one of the biggest for Winter 2013, designers from Burberry to Christian Louboutin are strutting studs down the runway. They add an instant pop of punk to any outfit and can toughen up even the prettiest lace dress in seconds.
These fashionable fashion bloggers show you how it’s done…
Shopping the trend is easy, with local retailers everywhere adding studs to their wares and, lucky for us, the prices range from budget to splurge!
- Studded Bowler from Mr Price at R149.99
- Vero Moda Prim-Stud Shoulder Blazer from Zando at R629
- Studded Slipper Cut Pump from Mr Price at R99.99
- Jo Borkett Studded Sweater from Style36 at R699
- Mid Calf Stud Lace Up Boot from Mr Price at R229.99
- Linx Long Sleeve Crew Top from Zando at R422
- Jo Borkett Gold Stud Belt from Style36 at R199
Are you a fan of studs? I sure am!
x Cam x
An edgy punk-rock look is always a trending style, no matter the season! All you really play with are the pieces in your look. One season studded flats may be all the rage – and the next it’s cropped graphic tanks and leather jackets.
Still not sure that you can pull this look off? Here is a little Rocker Chic outfit inspiration, from 2 of my favourite bloggers;
Walk In Wonderland blogger Sheryl Luke
Ring My Bell blogger, & Revenge actress, Ashley Madekwe.
I think a leather jacket is a great way to pull off this look. By simply adding a leather jacket to your jeans & t-shirt look, you can achieve this fabulous, timeless edge!
Here are a few leather & faux leather jackets for you to choose from:
1. Fred Tsuya via Zando, R2000
2. Foschini, R580
3. Mr Price, R169
4. Jorge. Via Zando, R1100
Such an amazing response to our giveaway! We love making people winners on StyleScoop, but we’re always saddened that we can’t make you all winners! Thanks to everyone who took part and a special thanks to the the die-hards who tweeted every day!
To be fair, I only included one entry per user. So, if you entered on both Facebook and Twitter, then you got two entires….
And the winner is…
Well done Bronwyn! You’ll be walking off a pair of Stylish Pomegranate RainFloe Boots in a size UK 6.
To claim your prize, please respond to my DM on twitter that you’ll receive shortly. Remember you only have 20 days to respond and claim our prize! Plus, the sooner you respond, the sooner we can get your prize sent off.
Can’t wait to see you rocking your Crocs!
It would be hard for us not to forgive you for cheating on fashion with furniture, after all SA’s most inspirational and innovative home and garden show is back!
Grand Designs Live returns to the Coca Cola Dome in Jozi on the 24th to the 26th May 2013. The show promises to inspire you with exciting ideas for every room in your home. It’s also the place to be and be seen, and your chance to interact with celebrities and experts, while you pick up sneaky tips and insider secrets to making your home more stylish.
You can look forward to a stellar lineup of experts who will be sharing ideas and techniques; from experts on African architecture to décor & design. Healthy and hassle free cooking suggestions, to a demo on how to make the most amazing cakes.
For the connoisseurs; expect wine trends and recommendations for collectors and appreciative drinkers as well as an introduction to a side of beer you probably never knew existed.
For the outdoorsy type; simple gardening tips and ideas to make your garden the envy of all your neighbours, to beautiful flowers and a chance to compete in a flower arranging challenge.
And not forgetting Top Billings’ hunky Aidan Bennets who will be there, sharing interior design ideas and innovations!
A weekend full of fun that you won’t want to miss! Come and enjoy the entertainment with live music and one of SA’s top comedians from 5pm on Friday the 24th May 2013.
WIN with StyleScoop! We’ve got x4 sets of Double Tickets To Give Away!
To enter, post a comment below and tell us if you could have an extreme makeover on one room in your house, which room would you choose and why?
You can also earn a bonus entry by saying hi to @StyleScoop as well as @GrandDesignsSA on Twitter and include the hashtag #GDL13 in your tweet.
- The prize excludes accommodation and flights to Johannesburg. Winners living outside of Jozi will need to make their own arrangements into the city.
- The competition closes at noon on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013. Winners will be notified by 5pm that day via the email address used to submit your comment or via Twitter. If submitting via email, please ensure you have submitted a legitimate email address so we can get in touch. Failure to respond by noon on the 23rd May will result in forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be selected.
For ticket bookings or more information, visit www.granddesignslive.co.za or call 011 835 1565. You can also keep up with them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GrandDesignsSA) and Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/GrandDesignsSA)
Tired Skin? No more thanks to Filorga Sleep-Recover Anti-Fatigue Night Balm. It’s everything your face wished for in a good night’s sleep, but in a jar (or rather, a bottle).
I’m a huge fan of anything that comes from the Filorga lab in France! I’ve been using their products since December last year and am proud to say that Filorga is my skin care of choice and the skin care brand that I currently use when I’m not reviewing other beauty products.
Sleep-Recover has been specially formulated to tackle the four telltale signs of tired skin. You know which signs I’m talking about; dark circles, puffiness, drawn features and a dull complexion.
The older you get, the less you seem to be able to sleep! However, without a good night’s rest, the results can take their toll on your face. There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep after-all!
Filorga Sleep-Recover contains silk tree extract which does wonders to waking up your skin. Lack of sleep increases internal toxins (glycotoxins) which interfere with the systems that are responsible for protecting and repairing the skin while you sleep. The silk tree extract helps to reduce these nasty toxins, and also helps to rebalance melatonin – the sleep hormone – in the skin.
Other ingredients inside Filorga Sleep-Recover;
- Horse chestnut extract which helps with circulation and works as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce puffy skin.
- Filorga’s patented Derm SRC restructuring complex, which helps to boost the production of pro collagen in your skin and reduce those nasty stress lines.
- Filorga’s NCTF forumula which is a vitamin and mineral enriched formula that is at the core of all their products. This formula helps to reactivate the production of the skin’s support fibres and prevents the signs of fatigue from getting too comfortable on your face.
This product works while you sleep. It is best used it at night, after cleansing and toning and before applying your night cream. It is not designed to replace your night cream, but rather compliment your Skincare regime.
It smells pleasant, as do all Filorga products and because it comes in a pump dispenser, there is no product wastage. The texture is light and absorbs quickly into the skin, and although it is a “balm” it doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your skin.
I use it before my Filorga Sleep-and-Peel (which I am using as a night cream) and definitely wake up with less of a pillow face. I usually have flushed cheeks in the morning and drawn eyes, but this product really seems to be tackling those issues.
I would definitely recommend it, especially if you’re not getting in at least eight hours sleep!
Price: R785 for a 50ml bottle
Get it: From Selected Edgars or Red Square Stores