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Photograph Tesh Fashion editor Laura Ferrara Hair Adir Abergel/Starworks Artists Make-up Jillian Dempsey/ The Wall Group Dress Emilio Pucci

31 MC’S MAKE-UP SPECIAL All things beauty! 42 REPORTAGE Nightmare in the forest The awful truth in Nigeria 48 CELEBRITY Girl on the edge Kristen Stewart 52 SEX REPORT Social media: perfect for p*rn? 60 LOCAL REPORT What is Black Twitter? 62 WIN! Pandora jewellery 63 FASHION 34 hottest winterwear looks

REGULARS 6 8 106 113 120 128

ED’S LETTER LETTERS MARIE CARES HOROSCOPES STOCKISTS THIS MUCH I KNOW Pharrell Williams

TRENDBOOK

11 FASHION Wooden accessories, velvet and suede, leather, chains, and Aspasia loves 24 BEAUTY Products, budget, news, and how-to

FEATURES

39 BULLETIN Where girls rule; caught in the act (of eating); chastity-vow ceremonies 51 MY WORLD Vanessa Gounden 54 VOX POP What I love about my friend 56 FASHION REPORT Turning fashion inside out 59 YOUR STORY ‘I went to aco-ed naked yoga class’ 124 LIFE STORY Maya Angelou Author, activist, inspiration, legend

FASHION & BEAUTY

63 HELLRAISER Neo-punk raves on 72 XXL Size does matter 80 FASHION 101 Ways to dazzle and shine 86 HOW TO WEAR volume 93 BEAUTY New colour ways 99 BEAUTY DIARY DIY hair colouring 101 BEAUTY FIXES 102 FEATURE The cult fragrance turns 20: CK One 105 BODY POLITICS Breast-feeding in public; Zumba; micro-needling

DOWNTIME

107 FOOD Café 1999 114 TRAVEL New York PLUS 48 Hours in Lapland 118 AGENDA Places to go, things to do, people to meet

Mathahle Stofile, beauty editor

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‘Justin McGee’s gorgeous photos in the CK One story blew me away – perfectly capturing the edgy, punk attitude and adventurous spirit of the iconic fragrance.’ Ziyaad Bassier, promotions designer

‘This month’s life story on Maya Angelou and her lifelong love of poetry reminded me how important and deep-reaching the power of the written word can be.’

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‘I loved working on our make-up special. I’m a skincare fanatic who also loves make-up, and it was so exciting to show all that’s new in colour and how to wear it.’

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Tammy Bailey, acting managing editor

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■ WHAT I AM READING Frances Corner is Head of London College of Fashion. Unsurprisingly, given her obvious allegiance to the cause, she has penned a book called ‘Why Fashion Matters’. It is practically a call to arms – a vivid compendium of facts, figures (3-trillion-dollar business anyone?) and vignettes marshalled into a glamorous package to make her point: ignore fashion at your peril. ■ THIS MONTH GO TO page 12 to see what inspired me in the fashion wardrobe.

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I live with a dog. All right – my dog. If we started this note from his perspective, it would read a little differently. Anyway, I live with Rex Phillips. That is his name. It is a suitable appellation. Everyone agrees that when at rest he has a most royal demeanour. He sits with his small fox terrier paws elegantly crossed, head erect, eyes making only the barest of contact. You never look a prince in the eye. Don’t you know the first thing about etiquette? Rex is a prince among men. In his mind at least. The only trouble with his regal bearing is that I fear it does not accord with his place in the world. He is after all a dog. A fact that seems to mystify him somewhat. Sadly, we are not as one, Rex Phillips and I. Recently, I have been attempting to halt diplomatic relations with his highness. What meagre communion and meeting of minds we might have shared has come abruptly to a halt.You might call it a standoff. Everyone else in the household maintains that they love the Canis Rexus but, as I am always at pains to point out, I am the only one who regularly succumbs to his silent doggy pressures. What is a prince if not a subtle communicator of his will to power? Perhaps he is too subtle, as I am the only one who ever really gives in to that dogged will. And his entire Machiavellian will is bent toward this single thought: ‘When will my stupid subject take me for my damn walk?’ Every time I venture into my walk-in wardrobe (you can see where he might have developed the association) and rifle around for a bit (often aimlessly, because it can be a tricky thing, getting dressed) Rex positions himself outside the door and begins to sigh. It starts patiently but with an undertow of exasperation: ‘Will you get a move on…’ and builds up to a climax of irritation laced with despair: ‘For goodness’ sake woman, what can be taking you so long? Put your walking shoes on already and let’s go!’ You can tell he thinks fur is a far superior solution to the perennial problem of the elements in relation to bare skin. He is also impervious to the import of a stiletto – the mere fact that I have spent time in the walk-in wardrobe implies a walk. Duggh!

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But lately I am totally ignoring him. Our standoff is the result of years of angst, a couple of falls (mine), some near misses, one vomit (his) and several very tender muscles. Also my knee is now playing up. No, I am not an old crock of a dog walker/runner. Rex has simply broken me. As soon as he gets the leash/ harness/choke chain – I have tried every permutation – about his neck, he transmogrifies into Thor the Avenger. Nothing regal about him now. He is just some crazed highwayman cutting the coach off at the pass. Rex the beast: a solid ball of fur and teeth and spittle pulling for all its worth and attacking everything that moves. Well, almost everything. Inexplicably he positively ignores the toy poodle on Saxonwold Drive. He literally looks the other way. But for the rest he behaves like those little Gremlins from outer space and my childhood – evil, malcontent little buggers with murder in their eyes. I used mace on him once. My man was in his ‘You will carry mace for protection’ phase. He was not necessarily thinking of Rex at the time. But Rex had turned into the abominable monster outside Woolies and all that the mace did was cause him a moment of delight. ‘Yes! Now this is more like it – burning pepper spray introduced into the maelstrom of battle – nice one, lady!’ It’s like a particularly hardcore chapter in The Hunger Games. Rex is going to take out the neighbourhood; it’s a life and death battle of wills in the leafy suburbs; do not be fooled, people. And the minute we get home? Prince Charles could take some coaching from this fellow. Instant poise. Somebody told me about a dog whisperer. Apparently you call the lady on the phone and she tunes in to your animal there and then. Your creature promptly explains via the ethernet what is going on and she then reports back to you. The person who told me about that whisperer is now feeding her prince free-range chicken and veg every morning and night, and considering a name change. Apparently he is not happy with ‘Leo’. I am so not calling her. I already know what’s going on in Rex’s canine brain. I am not his bitch; I don’t care what he tells the lady on the phone.

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WORDS ASPASIA KARRAS PRODUCTION SAHIL HARILAL PRODUCTION ASSISTANT DONNA RAUTENBACH ASPASIA’S PORTRAIT JUSTIN McGEE PHOTOGRAPHS ANDRE WEPENER/PIXEL LOUNGE, REX FEATURES AND IMAXTREE.COM SEE STOCKISTS PAGE

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mc TRENDS Right The creations of Fifties designers Charles and Ray Eames – like their chairs and the witty ‘hang it all’ – have always charmed me.

Audrey Hepburn The movie Sabrina is enchanting – Hepburn plays a chauffeur’s daughter who’s transformed into a sophisticated Parisienne belle.

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NN14 CUIR NUANCE NOIR BAG, R42 500, LOUIS VUITTON.

THERE’S ONE THING THAT STOOD OUT ON THE SEASON’S CATWALKS: THE TIMELESS STYLE OF BLACK LEATHER PATENT COURTS WITH ANKLE STRAP, R549, ZOOM.

OVERSIZED T-SHIRT, R4599, G-STAR.

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COUNTRY ROAD SKIRT WITH ASYMMETRICAL FRONT PLEAT, R999, WOOLWORTHS.

TWO-TONE ANKLE BOOTS, R4 999, TIGER OF SWEDEN.

COUNTRY ROAD WAIST BELT, R499, WOOLWORTHS.

CHANEL SUNGLASSES, R5500, EXTREME EYEWEAR.

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DOCTOR’S BAG, R350, MANGO. AUGUST 2014

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1. Mix your metallic piece with classic, toned-down colours and matt textures for an interesting balance. 2. If a gold jacket isn’t for you, work some lustrous textures in to your choice of accessories. A metallic silver clutch is just the right amount of shine. 3. If you’re feeling brave, mix your metals, but remember

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CHLOÉ SPECTACLES, R3799, MOSCON OPTICS.

CUTOUT WHITE BAG, R150, MR PRICE.

ANKLE BOOTS WITH LEATHER INSERT, R360, IDENTITY.

LEATHER CLUTCH, R7650, HUGO BOSS.

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ANKLESTRAP COURTS, R759, ZARA.

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DAKS

TWOTONE DRESS, R1 000, MANGO.

BLAZER, R900, MANGO.

MULBERRY

FORMAL SHIRT, R3895, EMPORIO ARMANI.

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2. bolD Silver curb linK iD bracelet, R1 989, nWJ JeWellery. 3. bolD Silver curb linK bracelet, R4 615, nWJ JeWellery. 4. leather bracelet With chain Detail, R260, teSSa DeSign. 5. chain linK bangle, R130, 4Flavour at yDe.

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TWO-TONE WOODEN BANGLE, R420 (SET OF 3), IRACEMA BOUTIQUE.

WOODEN CARVED ROSE RING, R460, BLACK BETTY DESIGN.

BAGUE SILVANIA WOODEN RING, R3 700, LOUIS VUITTON.

ROCIO WOODEN BAG, R6 595, TIK LEE.

BARRETTE SILVANIA WOODEN HAIR CLIP, R5 050, LOUIS VUITTON.

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ODYSSEY CLASSIC WATCH, R1 350, WEWOOD. SIRIO, R5 500, EXTREME EYEWEAR.

DIESEL, R2 699, MOSCON OPTICS.

DATE CLASSIC WATCH, R1 350, WEWOOD.

MARC JACOBS, R3 385, SAFILO.

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VELVET TROUSERS, R1 150, IRACEMA BOUTIQUE.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN BAG, R22 700, LUMINANCE.

SIGNATURE LOOKS

VELVET

RAFAELA PUMPS, R1 250, CINNAMON.

VS SUEDE VELVET AND SUEDE ARE MAJOR PLAYERS THIS

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SWAROVSKI GLASSES, R3 550, SDM EYEWEAR.

CROPPED JACKET, R3 500, JATINE.

OVERSIZED BAG, R6 499, TIGER OF SWEDEN. DAKS

ANA SRDIC SKIRT, R10 500, THAT’S IT!

ANKLE BOOTS WITH ZIP DETAIL, R499, ZOOM.

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BALENCIAGA SUEDE DRESS, R20 000, LUMINANCE.

LUCKY/AUG14

Available at the following flagship stores: Pavilion Mall Westville, Shop No: 274A, Eastgate Shop No: U46, Centurion Mall Shop No: 211A and selected Edgars stores

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TREND ALERT Natural hair

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Flowing, natural hairdos were all the rage on the Autumn/Winter 2014 catwalks. Get yours in great shape too, especially in these harsh months, with a shampoo and conditioner enriched with nourishing oils. We like the Gosh Argan Oil range, with alightweight, non-greasy formula that gives hair long-lasting moisture and shine. A few drops of its Moroccan Hair Oil on damp hair will help repair and tame unmanageable frizz too.

Summer’s early It might be winter here but the northern hemisphere is enjoying summer’s sunshine… We thought we’d get a preview by sampling Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique Summer Eau de Toilette. It’ll be on shelves for a limited time only from August, so get yours quickly.

CLASSIQUE SUMMER EDT, 100ML, R770.

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DOVE INVISIBLE DRY ROLLON ANTIPERSPIRANT DEODORANT, 50ML, R18. DOVE MEN+CARE INVISIBLE DRY ROLLON ANTIPERSPIRANT, 50ML, R18.

WHAT WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH…

Good to go This month sees the launch of Dove’s Invisible Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant (in roll-on and aerosol versions), tested on 100 fabric colours, including black and white. It retains Dove’s unique onequarter moisturising cream to give you smooth underarms, and you can wear it with any colour – it won’t leave any of those irritating and embarrassing white marks on your clothes.

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DOVE INVISIBLE DRY AEROSOL ANTI-PERSPIRANT DEODORANT, 150ML, R25. DOVE MEN+CARE INVISIBLE DRY AEROSOL ANTIPERSPIRANT DEODORANT, 150ML, R25.

2014 marks 20 years of freedom and democracy as well as the 20th birthday of Dermalogica in South Africa. We salute this cult skin-care brand, which launched as a small company in 1994 and has become one of the most trusted names in the beauty industry today.

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Korres wishlist If you’re as devoted a beauty fan as we are, you’ll love the Korres range (available at Edgars stores). Using only natural ingredients, the products smell and feel wonderful and cover everything from hair and make-up to skin and sun care. Our favourites are the Korres Wild Rose Foundation SPF15 and the delicious Korres Lip Butter.

WORDS KELLY FUNG PHOTOGRAPHS IMAXTREE.COM AND SUPPLIED

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Dark marks, fine lines and wrinkles are all signs of ageing. Prevent the signs of ageing before they start to appear.

START USING POND’S AGE MIRACLE TODAY

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DARK AND LOVELY AMLA LEGEND OIL OF 7 WONDERS, 125ML, R50.

AFRICAN HAIR CAN BE DRY AND BRITTLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE COLDER MONTHS. AVOID HAIRSTYLES, LIKE TIGHT PONYTAILS OR BRAIDS, WHICH CAN ADD STRAIN TO THE HAIRLINE. WRAP HAIR IN A SATIN SCARF BEFORE BED TO HELP AVOID BREAKAGE.

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JOHN FRIEDA FULL REPAIR REPAIRING OIL ELIXIR, 100ML, R110. INOAR ARGAN OIL TREATMENT OIL, 60ML, R434.

MOROCCANOIL RESTORATIVE HAIR MASK, 500ML, R445. MOTIONS CPR TREATMENT CONDITIONER, 250G, R55.

KÉRASTASE DENSIFIQUE REGENERATING MASQUE, 200ML, R405.

HAIR MASKS CAN RANGE FROM RESTORATIVE TO DEEPLY HYDRATING – THE ULTIMATE ‘HAIR SPA’. APPLY A MASK ONCE A WEEK TO REPAIR DAMAGED HAIR, HYDRATE BRITTLE ENDS AND ADD SHINE.

IN THE DEPTHS OF WINTER WE LONG TO GIVE NEW LIFE TO DAMAGED LOCKS OR EVEN TRY A DIFFERENT SHADE. USE THIS DOWNTIME TO LEARN SOME USEFUL TIPS ON HOW TO TREAT HAIR AT HOME AND BOOST ITS LUSTROUS LOOK

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EUCERIN DERMO CAPILLAIRE CALMING UREA SCALP TREATMENT, 100ML, R110.

WORDS NOKUBONGA THUSI PRODUCTION MATHAHLE STOFILE AND NOKUBONGA THUSI PHOTOGRAPHS SUPPLIED AND IMAXTREE.COM

KÉRASTASE REFLECTION BAIN CHROMA CAPTIVE SHAMPOO, 250ML, R255.

MOROCCANOIL TREATMENT, 100ML, R450.

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CREIGHTONS ARGAN SMOOTH DEEP MOISTURE CONDITIONER, 250ML, R50.

NATURAL OIL TREATMENTS ARE BEST FOR MAINTAINING THE LUSTRE OF YOUR HAIR. USE MOROCCAN, COCONUT, ARGAN OR JOJOBA OIL ON HAIR AND SCALP FOR DEEP CONDITIONING AND MASSAGE.

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CHANGING YOUR COLOUR WITH THE SEASON? ALWAYS USE A CONDITIONER TO SEAL IN YOUR CHOSEN SHADE WHILE NOURISHING HAIR THAT CAN BECOME DRY FROM OVERCOLOURING.

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DR MIRACLE’S DEEP CONDITIONER, 177ML, R75.

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I absolutely love and recommend the L’Oréal Absolut Repair Cellular (for very damaged hair) range’. With its advanced technology, using lactic acid, it rebuilds the follicle and transforms hair from the inside. I recommend this range to achieve soft and shiny hair. It includes a shampoo, conditioner, cleansing balm, thermo repairing milk as well as ablow-dry spray for home care.

REDKEN COLOR EXTEND TOTAL RECHARGE, 150ML, R387.

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL ABSOLUTE REPAIR CELLULAR SHAMPOO, 250ML, R191. L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL ABSOLUTE REPAIR RINSE OUT CONDITIONER, 150ML, R218. L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL ABSOLUTE REPAIR MASQUE, 200ML, R250.

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BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT TREATMENT, FROM R1 150 TO R3 000 DEPENDING ON HAIR LENGTH, TERENZO HAIRDRESSING INTERNATIONAL.

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FIVE HAIR EXPERTS SHARE THEIR TOP PRODUCTS FOR GETTING HAIR TO LOOK AND FEEL ITS BEST

Marayka My pick to get hair looking sleek is a Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment. Perfect for dehydrated, frizzy and rebellious hair in winter, this treatment will become your best friend, improving on shine and lasting approximately 12 weeks. The deep conditioning mask works as an intense reconstructor, smoothing and strengthening your hair, infusing moisture and promoting shine. With its UVA and UVB protectors it will benefit any type of hair!

From left The Terenzo Hairdressing International team (from left to right): Deon, Raeesa, Bernadette, Marayka and Werner.

My favourite product for hair replenishment would be the Redken Colour Extend Total Recharge: it provides unsurpassed colour protection and retention with micro net and UV filters that lock in your chosen shade and lock out colour-fading aggressors. The formula detangles hair and also repels UVA and UVB rays and other environmental stressors to optimise colour durability, retention and radiance. REDKEN EXTREME CAT PROTEIN, 150ML, R330.

Raeesa A true miracle in a bottle; Cat Extreme Protein gives your hair new life with its intense repair treatment that packs protein and ceramides into distressed locks. A weekly spritz onto damp hair will restore shine and resurface the cuticle for stronger and healthier hair. Irecommend using this product before and after chemical treatments.

Deon Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense is my pick for a top product; it is a concentrated, leave-in silicone-free hair oil for coarse and dry hair. This product makes hair three times stronger and protects it from damage and breakage, while also leaving hair with double the amount of shine. With natural ingredients like olive, jojoba, coconut and sunflower seed oils, it’s perfect for these harsh winter months. REDKEN DIAMOND OIL SHATTERPROOF SHINE INTENSE, 100ML, R515. marieclaire.co.za

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Create a perfect canvas with this lightweight option. The primer smooths skin and evens the tone. The colourcorrecting pigments neutralise redness and blotches, and diffuse light to help minimise any flaws. revlon phoToready Color CorreCTing primer in 002, 27ml, R210.

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We like the incredible texture of this primer. you’ll need only the tiniest amount, as the product spreads quickly and lightly over skin. once applied after moisturising, it creates a taut, invisible veil that leaves skin firmer, smoother and ideally primed for a perfectly ribe!a suMbasriecclaireto.coou.zr smooth complexion. sensai smooThing WaTer make-up base, 30ml, R575.

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fight pesky blotches and skin that tends to go red with this colour-balancing primer. it will even out skin tone quickly and easily before you apply your foundation.

Go beyond Black and White WEAR YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR WITH CONFIDENCE

• 48 hour anti-perspirant protection • ¼ moisturising cream • Alcohol free

Go on… Live Life In Full Colour!

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Source: Dove Colour Poll. A research survey of 2000 women from the UK, Australia and Brazil © 2013. *Consumer testing completed on aerosol.

With the caring benefit of ¼ moisturising cream and 48 hour protection, Dove invisible dry deodorant is tested on 100 colours*, giving you the opportunity to be your most beautiful, confident and carefree self in whichever colour you choose.

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REVITALIFT MAGIC BLUR IS L’ORÉAL PARIS’ FIRST INSTANT SKIN SMOOTHING CARE, A DAILY PRODUCT RANGE THAT BLURS IMPERFECTIONS, PORES AND SMOOTHS LINES IN SECONDS AND ALSO PROVIDES ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS OVER TIME

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LONG-TERM ANTI-AGEING ACTION*

A powerful combination of wrinkle fighting Pro-Retinol A and Dermalift for amazing anti-ageing effectiveness over time. ✽ Skin feels firmer and more toned ✽ Makes skin look younger

The Revitalift Magic Blur Anti-Ageing Moisturiser texture is a fresh-feeling emulsion that is lightweight, soft and velvety. It contains a combination of blurring agents made up of powders to optically smooth, fill in and even out the skin’s surface. Skin is left feeling soft and translucent without any clogging.

THE SCIENCE OF INSTANT OPTIBLUR TECHNOLOGY

INSTANT EFFECTS

A combination of light-reflecting silicone elastomers, silica and skin-smoothing polymers fused in avelvety-soft skintransforming solution.

1. Blurs pores instantly 2. Blurs imperfections instantly 3. Smoothes lines instantly 4. Blurs wrinkles and lines instantly 5. Moisturises well 6. Skin looks more even 7. Skin feels smoother 8. Perfect matt finish

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There are many factors that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles. As we get older, our skin naturally becomes dryer and less elastic, causing more pronounced lines. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can rapidly produce fine lines as they break down collagen and elastin fibres, while smoking and stress can also play their part in speeding up the ageing process. While it isn’t possible to reverse the damage, it is important to use the correct products to ensure your skin is hydrated and looking its best. Now you can blur out imperfections with the new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Magic Blur Instant Skin Smoother, a revolutionised skin-care product that goes beyond classic anti-ageing care. For the first time, micro-blurring technology is combined with advanced anti-ageing properties including Pro-Retinol A for an immediate Photoshop effect and long-lasting efficacy. In a recent evaluation of over 100 women, 70 per cent saw an immediate difference after three weeks of use. Magic Blur goes one step further than primers and anti-wrinkle creams, offering a new skin-care solution that instantly and naturally corrects the skin’s imperfections. For further information contact the L’Oréal Consumer Care Line on 0860-102-491 or [emailprotected]

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CLEANSING TREAT serums A serum contains smaller molecules than a moisturiser does, penetrating deeper to hydrate and plump the skin to give a younger, healthier and more radiant appearance. Apply a layer on cleansed skin before you use moisturiser.

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1. LE BLANC DE CHANEL MULTI-USE SHEER ILLUMINATING BASE, 30ML, R595. 2. MAC PREP + PRIME NATURAL RADIANCE ILLUMINATING BASE IN RADIANT PINK, 50ML, R380. 3. DERMALOGICA PRECLEANSE, 150ML, R520. 4. ENVIRON IONZYME C-QUENCE EYE GEL, 10ML, R299. 5. SHISEIDO BENEFIANCE WRINKLE RESIST 24 INTENSIVE EYE CONTOUR CREAM, 15ML, R860. 6. SISLEY PARIS ‘SUPREMŸA AT NIGHT’ SUPREME ANTI-AGING EYE SERUM, 15ML, R2 398. 7. ESTÉE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR EYE SERUM, 15ML, R585. 8. GUERLAIN SUPER AQUA-EYE SERUM, 15ML, R1275. 9. POND’S GOLD RADIANCE PRECIOUS YOUTH SERUM, 30ML, R215. 10. EUCERIN SUN PROTECTION FACIAL TINTED CREAM SPF 50+, 50ML, R170. 11. NIVEA CELLULAR ANTI-AGE SKIN REJUVENATION CONCENTRATED SKINREFINING SERUM, 40ML, R180. 12. CHANEL LE LIFT FIRMING ANTI-WRINKLE DAY/NIGHT CREAM, 50G, R1660. 13. ESTÉE LAUDER ADVANCED TIME ZONE AGE REVERSING LINE/WRINKLES HYDRATING GEL OIL-FREE, 50ML, R565.

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If you have fine lines around the eye area or your eyes are showing signs of fatigue, apply a dab of eye serum before your foundation to brighten up the eye area and ‘fill’ the lines a little.

PROTECT sun care

Many sunscreens have launched with a tint and these dual products are ideal if you want less coverage. If you plan on wearing foundation over your sunscreen, go for anon-tinted option.

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HYDRATE moisture A good, firming moisturiser that provides plenty of hydration is ideal for more mature skin types, infusing skin with moisture while giving it alifting effect. This acts as abarrier for skin and creates a smooth canvas for make-up.

skin prepping BEFORE APPLYING MAKE-UP

MAKE-UP IS THE FUN PART OF GETTING READY, BUT ENSURE YOU GIVE YOUR SKIN LOTS OF TLC FIRST…

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with drier skin than ever before. As a result, my lines and wrinkles are obvious, making it tricky to find a foundation that doesn’t accentuate the creases. Is there a particular consistency I should use? Perhaps an application method I could learn? A: Firstly, choose a liquid, cream or mineral formula, as powders and matt consistencies make lines more visible. Secondly, always apply an eye cream and a primer before your foundation to prep the skin and fill the lines a little. Lastly, use a quality foundation brush to make sure the product is evenly applied and blended for a flawless finish.

tone. Can I get away with applying foundation only on the needed parts and not all over my face to achieve a natural finish? A: You don’t have to wear your foundation as a mask. Use a foundation brush to apply coverage just where it’s required and then blend. Having said that, the best solution would be to treat pigmentation by using a daily serum to address the problem long-term. We are particularly impressed with Elemis Advanced Brightening Eventone Serum (R1 275). Clinique’s Even Better Foundation (R375) acts as both a coverage and pigmentation treatment.

complexion and often find that many brands have the correct-looking shade for my skin, but as soon as I apply it I find that the undertone is not the right match. Help! A: This is a problem because many foundations are not tested on South African skin tones. We’ve found that Black Up always delivers when it comes to darker shades – they offer a wide range with different undertones that suit various complexions. Ask for a sample at the counter to try at home over a few days and always test your foundation in different lighting conditions.

especially in summer when I don’t want to wear too much coverage. Unfortunately, I do require more cover-up as I don’t have the healthiestlooking skin. Is there a foundation you can recommend that is as lightweight as a BB cream but provides more coverage? A: We know what you mean! We have found that Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Make-up SPF 15 (R345) is so light it feels like second skin. You can build it up as much as you desire, so how much coverage you get totally depends on you. The range also offers a great selection of shades.

this mean I should stick to powder foundation rather than cream or liquid? A: Not necessarily. It is good to get your oil under control but you don’t want your skin to appear flat by going overboard with a matt look. If you enjoy a liquid consistency then there are definitely options for you out there. We love Estée Lauder’s Invisible Fluid Makeup (R435) with its ‘see no make-up, feel no make-up’ promise. If powder works best for your skin’s oil control, Clinique’s wonderfully smooth-textured Clarifying Powder Makeup (R350) comes in a compact and is brilliant for oily, acne-prone skin. marieclaire.co.za

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A tinted or clear gloss is a practical and still very popular look. We also love lip paints and lip lacquers, which have a more intense than normal gloss. They also tend to be longer-lasting.

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A fun and oh-so-easy way to wear lips for any season is with lip crayons and pencils. They are particularly long-lasting and easy to apply, come in various shades that don’t have ahigh shine but are super-moisturising, plus they’re cute and convenient.

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Punk came and went – and has come right back again. Eyes are very intense with lashings of mascara and carefully applied eyeliner that works its way across the eyelid, extending to a definitive wingtip at the end of the eye line. All you need is the attitude.

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What would fashion be without a little eccentricity? Vivienne Westwood sent her models down the runway with faces painted in delightfully abstract shapes. Eyes were enhanced and framed with a thin black line to outline and reshape them.

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Step out of your comfort zone alittle and try red eye shadow. Play with various hues, from copper and rust to red velvet. Make the trend more wearable by anchoring it with black or brown liner across the upper eyelid.

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Take another look at the smoky eye and turn what you know upside down. Focus on the lower lash line, as seen at Roberto Cavalli, where make-up artists created asmoky look, smudging and blending dark tones along the bottom lash.

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OUR SPOTLIGHT TURNS ON ALL THE ESSENTIAL TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CREATE IRRESISTIBLE…

Use a white liner to create adifferent dimension. Usually applied in the waterline of the lower lash line to make eyes appear bigger and brighter, this season, make-up artists are replacing black liner along the upper lash line.

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Notice where you naturally blush or glow? This is where you should apply your product. As arule of thumb, apply your blush in a crescent from the apple of the cheeks to the temples. For bronzers, focus on areas that naturally hit the light, like the nose, cheekbones and jaw line. And remember to blend, blend, blend!

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Hair consultation with Dr. Klenk

Don’t panic about hair loss Ever since Dr. Kurt Wolff Research discovered the benefits of the active ingredient caffeine, the topic of female hair loss has been widely discussed. We talked to German caffeine expert Dr. A. Klenk. Why does hair loss in women often start after menopause? Dr. Klenk: Before menopause, hair roots are protected by high levels of female hormones (estrogen). After menopause, estrogen levels will decline and Dr. A. Klenk, head the impact of of the laboratory male hor mones of Dr. Kurt Wolff Research, is one (testosterone) will of the leading ex- increase. The conperts in his field. sequences: Hair grows thinner and falls out prematurely, the scalp becomes more visible and the hairline recedes. These undesirable symptoms are typical in women over the age of 40 and are a cause for concern. What can a caffeine shampoo do against hair loss? Dr. Klenk: It contains an active ingredient complex that protects the hair roots from premature exhaustion of hair growth – called phyto-caffeine. This has been developed by Dr. Kurt Wolff Research in collaboration with German dermatological clinics.

Can you explain this? Dr. Klenk: During hair washing, this phyto-caffeine penetrates the hair follicle very quickly (120 seconds of residence time) to reach the hair root, where its protective effect unfolds.*

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ing or combing – it is not too late. However, it is easier for your hair roots to cope with the problem if you start protective action early. By menopause at the latest, protection from hair loss should be a part of the daily hair care routine.

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After menopause the bodily constitution changes and hair deteriorates. Thin hair and hair loss are often the consequence.

Does this work? Dr. Klenk: Yes, caffeine is a highly effective substance. In Plantur 39, caffeine is dosed to protect the hair roots from premature exhaustion when applied on a daily basis. This has been proven by scientific studies. When should you begin using Plantur 39? Dr. Klenk: If you notice that you are losing more hair than usual – on your pillow, during hair wash-

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awlynnong is a small agrarian village in India’s North-eastern Meghalaya state, consisting of just 95 dwellings. The village is anomalous in many auspicious respects: the literacy rate is

100 per cent, and it’s also known as one of the cleanest and most ecofriendly villages in India – volunteers sweep the streets several times aday, and litter is collected into bamboo bins and then buried in a pit and turned into compost. >>

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Left and right One of the young Indian girls in Karolin Klüppel’s ‘Mädchenland’ series; an unusual form of adornment.

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THE (ANTI) SOCIAL APP The first app especially developed to help avoid people, Cloak will keep you away from exes, co-workers and chatty acquaintances

In this era of social media and GPS, we’ve been granted every imaginable technical innovation for tracking each other down: we constantly know where people are living, travelling, planning to go, or currently ‘checking in.’ All this information appeals to our innate human impulse to connect with one another, but what about our other innate human impulse: wanting to avoid one another at all costs? At last, the hermit in each of us is being explicitly catered for. Cloak, a new smartphone app (which dubs itself, perfectly, as ‘Incognito mode for real life’), links to your Instagram and Foursquare accounts, and exposes the location of your acquaintances on a map, so you never need to run into anyone again! Unless you want to, of course, in which case you can make abeeline for them and perhaps find, to your horror, that their little avatar starts making a swift getaway.

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>> Mawlynnong, whose residents are members of the Khasi tribe, also operates as a matrilineal society, where women carry the family name and property is passed to the youngest daughter, as opposed to the eldest son (the traditional route elsewhere). German photographer

Karolin Klüppel spent six months in the village, and produced the photo essay ‘Mädchenland’ (or ‘Kingdom of Girls’). Klüppel’s languid, poetic touch makes the village feel like a different universe; the portraits abound with a delicate moodiness, and a feeling of magic.

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eaded to visit her grandparents one afternoon, journalist Sophie Wilkinson tucked into a salad on her commute. She saw a man near her pulling out his phone. ‘Something about it made me think he’d taken a picture,’ she later wrote in The Debrief. ‘I’ve known about the Facebook group Women Who Eat On Tubes [WWEOT] for a while … I knew I’d end up on the page.’ And so it was, complete with admonishing comments: ‘I would like the name of her finishing school. Fail.’

The WWEOT group was created by film-maker Tony Burke in 2011. Initially just another odd pinboard on the internet, the group gained traction this year, with its numbers swelling to over 20 000 (the page was briefly deleted, and returned as a closed group).WWEOT encourages people to photograph women having a bite on the Underground. The natural assumption was that this was a kind of shaming, but Burke insists that isn’t so, that the project is more anthropological, and no less than ‘art.’ He claims that the choice to single out women was mere ‘coincidence.’ ‘If it was called “People Who Eat On Tubes”, it wouldn’t be the same.’ It certainly wouldn’t, and one reason is the long history of intense scrutiny about the way women consume food, and the notion that being a light eater (or a noneater), is more ‘ladylike’. A Burke-backlash quickly formed, with a protest picnic held on the Circle Line. A retaliatory Facebook group was also started, called: ‘Women Who Eat Wherever the F*** They Want.’

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ex isn’t usually a favourite topic between parents and their children, but at one event it’s front of mind. Purity Balls, most common in the American South, feature a ceremony in which young girls promise their fathers that they’ll remain chaste until marriage. The vows are sometimes accompanied by a ring.The connotations can feel a bit iffy, and for the most part the tradition has been reported on with discomfort.‘Purity Balls Still The Creepiest Sh*t Ever,’ read a headline in Jezebel, describing them as ‘the nuttery that is having a fake teenage wedding with your dad’, and lamenting (rightly) that the emphasis on virginity is placed on young women, never young men, and that awoman’s ‘worth’ is too often associated with her sex life.

For the ‘Purity’ series, photographer david Magnusson documented the balls in Louisiana, Colorado and Arizona (the project has since been turned into a book). ‘When I first heard about the Purity Balls I imagined angry American fathers terrified of anything that might hurt their daughters or their honour,’ he wrote. But: ‘The more I learnt, the more I was surprised that I had been so quick to judge people I knew so little about.’ The final portraits are both serene and unsettling; a conflict and multiplicity he was eager to capture.‘Iwanted to create portraits so beautiful that the girls and their fathers could be proud,’ he wrote. ‘Someone from a different background might see an entirely different story in the very same photographs.’ davidmagnusson.se

Fathers and daughters in the US share a‘vowof-chastity ceremony’ in david Magnusson’s series,‘Purity’, now published as a book of the same name.

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he border between Spain and Morocco represents many other borders too: not least the line between the economic prosperity of Europe and the poverty in North Africa. For some, this border is more permeable than for others. In the regions immediately surrounding Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the North African coast, Moroccan citizens are permitted to cross the border without visas, and everything that can be physically carried over is not subjected to import duty. Since the border closed over two decades ago, women in the region have been earning a meagre wage carting bundles across the border, making use of the tax loophole surrounding ‘personal baggage’. (They’re sometimes referred to as ‘mule women’.)

recently, the work has become all the more ruthless: with increasing unemployment, the competition has become ferocious and the bundles ever bigger. Many more men are competing. The average package now weighs about 72kg, and they can be as heavy as 100kg. Injuries are frequent, and the pay is paltry: between €3 (about r45) and €10 (r150) a trip.There’s debate about how to change the practice: banning it might be even more detrimental for the women who turn to the work as a last resort. But the need for regulation and assistance is also urgent. ‘If you come here every day, you begin to think that what you see is normal,’ Arturo Ortega, an officer with the Guardia Civil at the border, told The New York Times.‘But it isn’t normal.’

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Top row, left to right Moda, one of the schoolgirls kidnapped on 14 April in Nigeria; public schools in Maiduguri have closed, so girls have to attend Islamic religious schools; Naomi, mother of one of the abductees; girls in class. Second row, left to right Strict Islamic education; Mainok village after a Boko Haram attack. Bottom row, left to right Security on the road to Chibok; a rural roadblock; a young vigilante guards the entrance to Maiduguri.

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weat mingles with the tears running down worried faces. Under a scorching sun, people are gathering around the governor of Chibok, a small town in north-eastern Nigeria. It was here, on 14 April, among these houses made of sheet metal and red dirt, that fundamentalist sect Boko Haram kidnapped 219 schoolgirls. Just before midnight, uniformed men burst into the Chibok boarding school and captured the final-year students, who had stayed on for the holidays to revise for their exams. ‘My daughter Saratou managed to phone us during the attack,’ says Anetou, her voice and body quivering. ‘She told us that the other girls were in a vehicle headed towards the forest. She was terrified and asked us to pray for her.’ Saratou and her classmates were due to take their final exams, the equivalent of the baccalauréat [matric], just a few days later. In this poor Nigerian region, where two thirds of girls their age can’t even read, it was to be a victory in the face of a seemingly predetermined fate. Since the tragedy, Anetou has been tormenting herself: what if she had been wrong to want abetter life for her daughter? ‘All my life, I worked hard in the fields so that she wouldn’t have to. I wanted to give her a future, and now she’s gone.’ Crushed by grief, the mothers of Chibok feel a desperate combination of guilt and helplessness. (About 10 of them, at the end of their tether, have had to be hospitalised.) One mother, Saraya, says she prays to God, even in her sleep, and that she is fasting so that her voice may ‘reach heaven quicker’. Yana shows a big suitcase where she has

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carefully placed the belongings of her stolen daughter, Rifkatu. She says she avoids opening it, for fear of collapsing. Kolo has a ritual: she rubs her face on her daughter’s school uniform, and the rustle of the fabric, like a magic shell, sounds like her life used to be, when her daughter came back for the holidays and they would rise at dawn to pray together. Since the night of the kidnapping, the families of the missing girls have been living in a state of anxiety and suspense. And now the governor, this important, welldressed man, has driven all the way down along dirt road to announce the imminent arrival – more than six weeks after the raid – of a committee from Abuja, the nation’s capital. His visit has been cancelled several times for security reasons. Officials don’t like to come to this volatile region, which has been placed under a state of emergency, and where Boko Haram has been increasing its attacks over the past few months: more than 2000 civilians killed since the beginning of 2014; dozens of villages burned to the ground; thousands of people displaced. Despite the colossal budget allocated to defence, the north of the

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country is drowning in chaos. So much so that many in the region wonder who profits by this strategy: ‘Soldiers deployed in state of emergency zones receive a much larger pay, not to mention their officers. Why would they go and risk their life in the bush to end the situation?’ asks Asabé Kwabula, the Chibok high-school principal. Oddly enough, while the long road that leads to the north is peppered with roadblocks and heavily armed soldiers, no security force is present in the small town – even though the Sambisa forest, Boko Haram’s base, where the schoolgirls are most likely held prisoners, is only a few kilometres away. The Chibok townsfolk have taken their security into their own hands – arming themselves with bows and arrows, sticks and old rifles. They have no military training, but adorn themselves with amulets that they believe will render them impervious to bullets… Security in this region has been problematic for a long time, especially for young girls. ‘We’ve been documenting these kidnapping cases for over a year in the country’s north-east,’ reports Maosi Segun from the Human Rights Watch. ‘Even though the parents rarely lodge a formal complaint, for fear of dishonour, we know that the very few girls who manage to escape, or are freed by the army, come back pregnant or with a young child in tow.’ Segun explains the background to the conflict. ‘It all started last May, when the wives and children of Boko Haram leaders were captured and jailed without trial. As revenge, Boko Haram kidnapped the wives of police officers. Since then, it’s been an endless cycle of reprisal and retaliation.’ Not for nothing, then, are the current negotiations focusing on an exchange between the schoolgirls and a handful of prisoners, among whom is the wife of sect leader Abubakar Shekau. Since the broadcast of the video in which he threatened to marry the girls off to his fighters, the question of rape has been on everyone’s mind.

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In its war on education, Boko Haram has already won the first round

But the topic is taboo in Chibok. ‘We don’t talk about that here. It’s to preserve the dignity of the girls and their families,’ asserts Kwabula, who is working tirelessly to gather a team of doctors and psychologists to care for the girls if they are freed. An optimist from necessity, this mother of eight allows herself to consider only a happy ending to the ordeal – even though she knows that nothing will ever be the same. How many parents will take the risk of sending their daughters to school again? Since the high school was attacked – it was the only high school in the area – all the primary and secondary schools have been shut down. She calculates quickly: if there are about 60 pupils per class and some 120 classes per school, it means almost 15000 pupils have seen their education cut short. In its war on education, Boko Haram has already won the first round. Its name literally means ‘Western education is a sin’ in the Haoussa language and perfectly sums up the

programme of this movement, founded in 2002 by a radical imam named Mohamed Yousuf. After some madrassas (Islamic colleges) accused of spreading extremist ideas were shut down, its members retaliated by burning down more than 800 schools in the Borno state (where Chibok is located) and in the neighbouring Yobe state, where Abubakar Shekau comes from. Fatima was the headmistress of a middle school inside Maiduguri, Borno’s capital. Telling her story is still hard for her. She trembles as she describes the day in May 2013, when armed men burst into her school and shot her twice in the back. Having spent 40 days in hospital, atraumatised Fatima still wants to carry on her ‘mission’. But her school, like another nearby, where four teachers were savagely killed, won’t reopen. According to UNICEF, Nigeria has the highest percentage of unschooled children in the world – 10 million, 60 per cent of whom live in the north. In

Top row, left to right A photo of abductee Rifkatu when she was a child; security check points on the Chibok road; the few girls who escaped prepare for their exams under guard; the road to Chibok looks deceptively calm; Saratou, who was also kidnapped. Second row, left to right A vigilante on guard; prayers for the girls’ return; vigilantes carry spears and shotguns. Bottom Mothers of the girls gather in Chibok.

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Maiduguri, a city of some three million inhabitants, the public schools have been closed for several months because of security concerns. Families who can afford it are sending their children to private establishments protected by armed guards. The others have to make do with the local religious schools where Arabic and the Quran are almost exclusively taught. And where girls are required to wear a hijab. Another victory for the unyielding enemies of non-religious education… The Chibok kidnapping has also highlighted other dire conditions in the north – local authorities have, for example, long neglected the supply of security, water and electricity as well as access to healthcare and education. This hidden side of the Nigerian reality is very different to the official success story of the country, which has become the leading economy of the African continent. The capital’s elite have been using the tragedy to rally public opinion against President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, which they accuse of doing nothing to save the schoolgirls and instead doing everything it can to suppress the ‘Bring Back our Girls’ movement, which

reportage mc Top row, left to right Margaret, kidnapped on 14April; Salome’s mother waits for news; meeting the Abuja delegation; Naomi, another abducted schoolgirl. Second row, left to right Naomi’s mother Kolo and sister Martha; a‘Bring Back our Girls’ protest in Abuja. Bottom row, left to right Vigilantes place their faith in charms as well as guns; education basics in Maiduguri; learning at a religious school; Yana keeps vigil in her daughter’s bedroom.

has been widely publicised on social networks everywhere. Backwater Chibok has suddenly become the focus of international attention. Its inhabitants don’t have TV, but they have heard of the global push to free their daughters. They give thanks, but wonder why, if all these important people are looking into it, are they still without news? After waiting for hours, the Chibok townsfolk watch a helicopter land among the ruins of the school, with the

Abuja committee on board. Some 40 minutes later, it leaves again. ‘They swore they would get our daughters back. They promised, but they didn’t say when,’ reports one father. The governor’s SUV storms away to Maiduguri, with three silhouettes huddling in the back. Dina, Kumé and Awa are among the 50-odd schoolgirls who managed to escape the kidnappers on the night of the raid. Kumé was the first to jump out of the truck that was taking them to the bush. She says it wasn’t courage but a cool-headed decision: ‘Iwould rather have died than find myself in their hands.’ Today, the Chibok escapees go to a heavily guarded school in Maiduguri to take their exams. They talk about their future, wanting to become lawyers, doctors or soldiers. But they know that when they get their results, they won’t have the heart to celebrate. For, in the forest, their other classmates will never get to graduate.

They wonder why, if all these important people are looking into it, are they still without news?

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risten Stewart lights a Camel filter, slides open the glass doors beyond which her dogs, Cole, Bernie and Bear, are whimpering and scratching, and she sits, twitching her feet in a vain attempt to burn off excess energy. She has powered a multibillion-dollar movie franchise, and will power as many more as she chooses. It unspools from her – manic, kinetic, romantic energy; an intense desire to do more and act more and write more. This is how she lives, exploring who she is at any given moment by making herself feel unsafe.The choices she makes, the projects she takes on, are based on what frightens her. ‘Dude, I have no idea what I’m doing, and that’s kind of how I love it,’ Stewart says. ‘I had no idea The Twilight Saga was going to be huge. Certain movies I’ve done that I thought were going to be amazing did nothing. So it’s fun not having so much control. It’s kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants lifestyle – it’s fun, but it’s scary as f***. If it’s not scary, it’s usually – you kind of have to step back and go, “You’re probably making this decision because it’s right on paper.” But unless you get that irking fear, it’s not right.’ She’s perched on a sofa in her tiled living room with dazzling views of Los Angeles. She’s dressed more like a skater character from an Avril Lavigne video than one of the highest paid actresses in the world (reportedly earning

$22-million – about R220-million – in the year ending June 2013) – blue Vans, hoodie, white T-shirt, khakis, dog tag necklace, hornrimmed glasses, baseball cap emblazoned with ‘Mercenaries.’ After moving out of the Los Feliz house she shared with Robert Pattinson in 2012, she looked at four houses before deciding on this one in agated enclave, which doesn’t feel lived in so much as inhabited. There’s mission-style furniture, TV still not hooked up to cable, bookcases crammed with books – John Steinbeck (her favourite author, though her favourite book is Cormac McCarthy's On the Road), Sylvia Plath – and a small sculpture that reads ‘F***.’ It’s a 23-yearold’s crash pad. It’s not a style statement; she’s just passing through: ‘I don’t really feel like I need to be stuck to a place, necessarily.’ Though she has been acting since she was nine years old, it was her emergence as Bella in Twilight (the first of The Twilight Saga series) at 17 that propelled her into the stratosphere. No other actress so young has been the anchor of a mega-blockbuster movie franchise (Angelina Jolie was 26 when she did Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; Jennifer Lawrence was 21 in The Hunger Games). Stewart’s performance was so effortless and natural that, when she made it big-time in 2008 with the first in the vampireromance fantasy series, it seemed as if she had always been here. And in a sense, she had. She so perfectly represented every teen-girl quirk and mannerism – the snort when she means ‘no,’ the resigned shrug and stare into her

dinner plate when she wants to change the subject – and reflected them back onto her source material and audience of young females. Five Twilight films and 26 movies in total later, she finds herself in the coveted position of being able to choose her film projects – and fashion houses. Since 2012, she has been the face of Balenciaga’s Florabotanica, and most recently of the brand’s new spicy floral perfume, Rosabotanica. In December, she was also announced as the new face of Chanel’s Pre-Fall collection, with the ad campaign launching in May. ‘I did a photo shoot with Bruce Weber when I was 14 for Interview magazine. I met Nicolas Ghesquière [Balenciaga’s then creative director, now at Louis Vuitton]. I was blown away – fashion became less superficial in my eyes, though it wasn’t my thing. A couple of years later, he called me up. He had stuck out [to me] as an artist. Fashion has the best and worst people. The gems stick out. He was a designer I wanted to be around. He was so creative. If I have to walk red carpets, if I have to be in fashion, then I want to be with him.’ But those feel like safe choices – fronting fashion labels is what starlets do now, as much a part of the business as enduring press junkets and swanning down red carpets. Does Stewart want to create another mega-franchise, building 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, in which she played the title lead heroine, into another juggernaut? Or strike out into the unknown, as she has done with riskier fare like

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The Runaways (2010), On the Road (2012) and Camp X-Ray (which premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival), in which she plays a soldier at Guantanamo Bay detention camp who develops an unlikely friendship with a detainee? While a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel is far off, ‘it’s not where Ithrive,’ she says.‘I really like being thrown into the unknown and then finding my way. I don’t want to show someone something. I want people to watch me find something.’

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amp X-Ray director Peter Sattler was impressed Stewart took on the film.‘This is a minimalist role, a very internal performance,’ he says. ‘What she responded to was choosing a role unlike anything she’s done before. She needs to find new territory, she needs to be hanging off a ledge. It takes a lot of courage to say,“I don’t care what people expect of me or what they think about me doing this role.” It’s about how she wants to define herself, not how other people want to define her. She wants to grow, that’s what she’s about right now. She is incredibly creative – she totally needs to direct a movie, write a book and start a band.’ Juliette Binoche, Stewart’s co-star in the drama Sils Maria (scheduled for release this year), calls her ‘a soul explorer. She knows she wants to take risks and doesn’t always know where it is going to take her. She has genius, and that makes her shy sometimes. Acting is about fire, and Kristen has a lot in her. Her need to know and explore is as high as her passion. She likes to be in dangerous places and see if she can survive.’ Stewart laments that she doesn’t come across many projects that ‘really get me going,’ part of the reason she didn’t work for most of 2013. Instead, she took road trips with her friends to New Orleans and Nashville, worked on her poetry and played guitar, and reconnected with the posse of Valley girls she used to hang with at the AMC Promenade in Woodland Hills, California, back in middle school. She is fiercely proud of her Valley upbringing. Her tight-knit family, which includes three brothers and industry parents (father John Stewart is a stage manager; mother Jules Mann Stewart is a script supervisor), is still from that ‘other America,’ as she considers the Valley, ‘riding bikes on flat streets … it’s hot as f*** and the air sucks.’

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Her break up with Pattinson in 2012 may also have instigated her year of partial exile. During long road trips she ruminated over life and how perhaps the biggest mistake you can make is to try to control your own heart. ‘You don’t know who you will fall in love with.You just don’t. You don’t control it. Some people have certain things, like, “That’s what I’m going for,” and I have a subjective version of that. I don’t pressure myself… If you fall in love with someone, you want to own them – but really, why would you want that? You want them to be what you love. I’m much too young to even have an answer for that question.’ On a road trip through Texas a year ago with a friend, Stewart wrote a poem. She often writes intense little verses or strings of words and this poem, written after the Twilight films had officially ended, is typically raw and candid. Before she reads it to me, she says, ‘Oh, my God, it’s so embarrassing. I can’t believe I’m doing this.’

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Her poetry, she says, comes from the same place as her acting. ‘I like being able to hit on something, like, “There it is.” I don’t want to sound so f***ing utterly pretentious … but after I write something, I go,“Holy f***, that’s crazy.” It’s the same thing with acting: If I do a good scene, I’m always like, “Whoa, that’s really dope.”’ A few old friends from the 818 [California area] have dropped by. They are talking about their book club – they just finished Bret Easton Ellis’s Less Than Zero and are now on Henry Miller’s Sexus. Stewart has been an avid reader since she was a kid reading scripts. Her one regret is forgoing a college

missed something. ‘There will always be stories to tell, and there will always be this drive in me to seek them out.’ She’s already on deck for Equals, a film adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, opposite Nicholas Hoult. And soon she’ll start shooting American Ultra, an action-comedy that reunites her with Adventureland (2009) costar Jesse Eisenberg. ‘She’s actively unpretentious,’ says Eisenberg. ‘She is in a system that is doing everything in its power to make her arrogant and overly guarded. And she fights against that, to her credit. She couldn’t be more accessible and socially generous and caring of other people. She’s easy to have a rapport with because her first priority is not her own vanity or reputation.’ Stewart lights another cigarette, and I’m reminded of something she said earlier: ‘I have an embarrassing incapability, seriously, of summoning fake energy.’ And that’s what is required of her, she explains, whenever she

From left to right Stewart (left) with Jodie Foster in breakthrough movie Panic Room, 2002; as mountain climbing fanatic in Catch That Kid, 2004; In the Land of Women, 2007, playing angsty teen Lucy; in horror movie The Messengers, 2007; reprising her best-known role as Bella in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2009; as vocalist Joan Jett with fellow bandmate Currie (Dakota Fanning) in The Runaways, 2010; with Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman, 2012.

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education. ‘The biggest struggle I’ve ever had has been about not going to school and working instead. I was worried about turning down specific individual experiences. Like each movie was, "F***, I have to do that movie." I just did a movie with Tim Blake Nelson [the recently wrapped Anesthesia] and he is brilliant. I play this character who is getting her Master’s degree in philosophy at Columbia [University], and I think I’m smart, but I’m definitely not book smart in that way.’ Only in the past year has Stewart become confident that, even if she doesn’t work for a year, she won’t be forgotten or feel that she

does media to promote her projects.‘I’m just not very good on TV, and it’s not my main goal in life to get good at it. People are like, “She just can’t handle” – for lack of a better word –“the spotlight.” No, actually, I can’t, and that is totally who I am. I love being an actor, but I’m the last person to want to have a birthday party. I don’t try to force it … or fabricate this personality … so I totally agree when people say I’m, like, the most awkward person.’ Stewart has reconciled that with her desire to be true to her poetic self. ‘If you’re operating from a genuine place, you can’t really regret anything.’

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Pictured Vanessa Gounden at home, with some of her favourite art and fashion pieces collected from South Africa and abroad.

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was a free-spirited child: living each day with abandon and a huge sense of curiosity. I grew up on a smallholding where my family had lived for generations; we supplied roses to district florists. I was surrounded by a big family, which gave me support and confidence, but also encouraged a healthy competitiveness. I was a tomboy, always aiming to experience everything first-hand, whether riding a bicycle around for hours or selling cans to make some extra pocket money. My entrepreneurial skills developed early because I was constantly looking for opportunities. I knew I wanted success, but not just materialistically: I wanted to break the mould. My family was forcibly removed from their land and their livelihood when I was young. Seeing my parents and grandparents live through that experience helped spark my political consciousness. I am drawn towards style, so fashion was always on the cards for me. From a young age I had an eye for detail. I loved dressing up. I find creative endeavours rewarding, which is how I came to establish my fashion brand, VanessaG London. Style should reflect the inner beauty of a woman. Women

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must have a sense of confidence, elegance and pizzazz. Coco Chanel is a muse because she had the foresight to see how women’s lives were changing and how their style needed to change with them. I think of fashion as art, and I bring that perspective to Vanessa G London. Fashion and music are my two passions. Fashion is food for the soul, like music: if I listen to bruce Springsteen or Queen I feel the embrace of an old world. I am something of a rock ’n’ roller, but I’d describe my personal style as conservative with glamorous and classical touches. being by myself for a little while during the day is important – that ‘me-time’ to reflect, listen to music or just catch up on the news. It’s how I keep my finger on the pulse of what’s happening, which in turn has carried my business and my brand. I’m driven. I’d like to go into an early retirement, but my personality won’t allow it. In the next few years, I wish for my life, my family and my business to grow. I love beauty, art and travel. I encourage women to travel because it opens the mind to opportunities. I want women in South Africa to start prioritising what’s important: from moments of personal greatness to family and making headway in their careers. nothing comes without hard work, commitment and dedication. I do what’s necessary, and challenge what’s impossible. My favourite quote of nelson Mandela’s is: ‘It seems impossible until it’s done.’ don’t stop dreaming big, and as I learnt as a young woman from a farm near Queensborough: always have flair.

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DIY p*rn BUSINESS

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ’EM, JOIN ’EM: SOCIAL MEDIA ARE CREATING A BRAND-NEW WAY TO BE A p*rn STAR WORDS ANNA HArtForD

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his is not instagRam. it’s p*rn,’ a caps-lock message reads on the homepage of p*rnstagram. a disclaimer blocks your illicit view: are you over 18? (the same disclaimer applies to reading further here: this piece is about p*rnography, and it’s explicit.) agreeing with one click, you are quickly presented with a million dicks. lady that i am, i’m not sure i have the vocabulary necessary to describe everything i then saw. safe to say there were more iced buns and cream pies than a confectionery factory, more bell-ends than a christmas parade, and more back doors than all of Broadway. the glamorous ladies of MC carried on their business around me, while i leaned covertly over my computer, watching gyrating giFs and perpetual loops of penetration uploaded by (generous?) strangers the world over. i can’t help worrying what the it guy thinks on days like this. p*rnstagram joins a new generation of p*rn-centred social media spin-offs: among many others there’s Flucker, pinsex and

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F***book. the layout and features of these sites are similar to their inexplicit predecessors: you can Friend on F***book, Follow on pinsex, and apply all the nifty filters on p*rnstagram (why not see whether double penetration looks moodier in low-Fi?). traditional social media sites are also being increasingly used to upload and share p*rn, even when it’s technically prohibited. By now it’s well documented that whenever an innovation arises, the first off-label use we put it to is sex. technology is quickly transformed to the hardcore: if you build it, they will cum. this ‘p*rnography problem’ was apparent to the founders of today’s mega social media sites: Facebook, twitter, instagram and Youtube. hence the ‘terms and conditions’ that try and guard against explicit material, and the ability to ‘report’ user content in what is inevitably a losing battle to control the decency of content. Facebook and instagram both ban nudity, while other sites try to undermine efforts to find and share obscene material – removing search results for

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terms like #nsFW, #sex, #p*rn. of course, it’s always possible to come up with clandestine search terms (#pu55y, for instance) to circumvent these efforts, especially on less regulated services like tumblr or Vine (which shares ‘micro-videos’). ‘When powerful companies do their best to block a lot of p*rn, in my opinion, they’re inviting their users to find another place to share it,’ christian thorn, the founder of pinsex (for ‘your daily dose of sexpiration’), told Salon. in developing the site, thorn wanted to steer away from the usual seedy connotations of a p*rn interface.‘We don’t wanna make it look like a typical p*rn site … we tried to make it softer, easy, simple.’ the internet has overhauled countless industries, and p*rn is chief among them. p*rn used to be an expensive habit and a profitable business. You’d have to go out to a specialised p*rn cinema (if such things were legal), or buy expensive p*rn magazines or videos and later DVDs from adult World. the first challenge to the p*rn industry came with copyright violation. Youp*rn or p*rntube distributed professional p*rn films easily and for free – and they cut straight to the crucial action. With less sales revenue, the traditional p*rn industry became decidedly less lucrative for all involved.though the internet also provided a few alternative ways to make a living through sex: people pay for live webcam or ‘camming’ sessions, and there’s a tipping practice on chaturbate (probably less ‘chat’ and more ‘urbate’). in fact, as fees for p*rn stars continue their decline, some performers are taking their careers into their own hands online.‘the same company that used to pay my rate is now trying to get me to do a scene for Us$600 (about R6 000),’ p*rn star courtney cummz complained to The Daily Beast. ‘i’m like “have you lost your mind?” i can sit at home and do cam shows for five hours or so, and make that much money and not have to have sex with this guy who’s a $200 (about R2 000) performer.’ the copyright battle was fought and largely lost for professional p*rn, but the next battle might be even more lethal. how can you charge for something that so many people are happy to give away for free? the fascinating thing about social p*rn is precisely that it isn’t monetised, nor is it professional. more and more p*rn is being made and distributed not by the p*rn industry, but by any person with genitals and a smartphone, sharing footage of their bodies and sex lives the same way they’d share footage of their meals and holidays (with the crucial difference that most social p*rn users operate with pseudonyms). Forget food p*rn and lifestyle p*rn: this is p*rn p*rn. the crucial question remains: if not for money, why would people want to do this? in some respects, given the general trajectory of things, it feels somewhat inevitable.the internet has a pacific ocean of sex and an atlantic ocean of social networking: somewhere the two vast oceans were going to meet.‘a few years ago nobody would have predicted that people would take pictures of their food and put them on Facebook… people would have said,“Who is interested in what i had for lunch today?”’ thorn said, this time to The Guardian.

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More and more p*rn is being made and distributed … by any person with genitals and a smartphone

i’m not entirely sure what he’s getting at, but i think it’s this: if you ever worried, ‘Who is interested in my vagin*?’ we now have an answer: plenty of people! they’d love to see it. they may well like it, share it, Repost it, pin it; they may Follow you to see what it gets up to next.We seem to have no boundaries any more and a constant need for approval, and if that applies to every other area of our lives, why not sex too? a Reddit user, ‘Jess’, explained to The Kernel that she’d uploaded p*rnographic pictures of herself to feel better after a friend insulted her body. ‘i’d like to do it again,’ she said. ‘people on Reddit said i have to show more flesh to make my posts successful, though. i’ll probably do it when i need a pick-me-up.’ While some social p*rn users are content creators, many are just curators: finding videos that appeal to a particular taste, aesthetic or fetish, and sharing them with a network of followers. Both kinds of users have a shared agenda: finding p*rn and interacting with a community of p*rn consumers. as ever, we have to wonder whether this is the beginning of the p*rnpocalypse. Will we all be consumed in flames, with nothing left to vouch for our civilisation except the infinite thrusting of a million sex videos on Vine? the overwhelming amount of hardcore and often aggressive p*rn available does and should raise concerns: to the extent that p*rn is problematic (a debate that’s not the focus of this piece), the more of it that’s easily available, the bigger the problem. as p*rn mates happily with social media, their kinky love child will be all but omnipresent: it’s getting harder to avoid seeing p*rn yourself, let alone keeping it from children and adolescents.this is especially worrying when p*rn perpetuates demeaning attitudes towards the participants, makes sex objects of women, or creates false expectations and impossible standards for an ‘exciting’ sex life or a desirable physique. having said all that, there is also some hope that social p*rn might be one way to tackle the exhausting narrow-mindedness of commercial p*rn and the pretend-sex it has created.amateur p*rn is for the most part more realistic than the co*cks and choreography churned out by the p*rn industry.perhaps it would do p*rn consumers good to get their kicks from something that actually approximates a real couple, enjoying sex with each other, instead of paid p*rn stars in an unconvincing performance of pleasure, in between a crew shaving them and rubbing them with baby oil. (there might also be less concern about exploitation, when people are sharing p*rn voluntarily, instead of under economic duress.) as such, the boon in DiY p*rn has been lauded as a potential ‘democratisation’, especially if it attracts more female perspectives that will perhaps diversify the prevailing ideas about sex, sexuality, beauty, nudity and erotica. ‘i don’t think it’s surprising that in some of these more social spaces – where p*rn is consumed,uploaded,distributed,commented on – we are beginning to see discussions about the alternative politics of p*rnography,’ sharif mowlabocus, a media lecturer at the University of sussex, told The Guardian. such discussions might be the first recalcitrant wave turning the tide on the often degrading representations of sex we’ve come to expect from p*rn. But these changes will only happen if the mindsets that produce them also change.‘those same types of sociality are still being used to uphold some very misogynist views,’ mowlabocus added. ‘We need more than a technological platform to make those ideological shifts.’

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...her sense of mischief

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noBUntU MQULWanaMhLaMBi, 31

‘Any moment with Ayanda holds potential for a good laugh. She’s sassy. She says the things that most of us are thinking but wouldn’t dare say. Sitting next to her at a dinner party means serious chuckling, as with the reruns in my head on the drive home. vibrancy surrounds her like a bright, glowing light. I think it has to do with her being so comfortable in her own skin.’

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noBUntU cOAT, peNcIL SkIRT WITh ZIp, BOTh TOpShOp; veST, STYLIST’S OWN; NeckLAce, ZARA.

FROM WISDOM, WIT AND GENEROSITY TO THEIR MOVIESTAR LOOKS, THERE ARE MANY REASONS WE LOVE OUR CLOSEST FRIENDS. WE ASKED EIGHT WOMEN FOR THEIRS

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…her fearlessness

Sa’diyah SaMrod, 28 attORney

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…her generosity

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‘Sa’diyah devotes an extraordinary amount of time and attention to her friends. her caring nature is truly unparalleled. I once phoned her when I was having a really

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bad day and she slipped away from work to bring me a cute teddy bear and the yummiest cupcake. She treats me like family and I know that she will always care for me. Sa’diyah loves unconditionally. her generosity and selflessness have taught me that the act of giving itself is rewarding.’

sa’diyah JUMp SUIT, ZARA; NeckLAce, egALITY.

‘Ananda confronts her challenges and fears. She is not afraid to ask for help when she needs it because she recognises her ability to be vulnerable as a sign of strength, not weakness. She acknowledges and tackles her fears, and then moves on. I admire that she believes ignorance is not bliss, but self-destructive. She is a fine example of strength, determination and optimism.’

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…her hotness

jeanne-marie dReSS, ZARA; NeckLAce, ANd BOOTS, heR OWN.

Jeanne-Marie Van rooyen, 39

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‘Jeanine looks a little like Angeline Jolie, which has its perks. When we were younger we were always escorted to the front of the queue at clubs and got the best service in restaurants. We met when we were 12, living on neighbouring farms. Now, going into our 40s, she’s even more beautiful than she was back then. Yet she manages to remain humble. She knows me inside out; that helps to keep you honest with others, and more importantly with yourself.’

...her creative spirit

ayanda dyaSi, 29 attORney ayanda TWeed cOAT, edgARS; ShIRT, TOpShOp; LeATheR SkIRT, FRee 2BU AT edgARS; gOLd NeckLAce WITh peARLS, TOpShOp.

jeanine dReSS, LeATheR JOggeRS, BOTh ZARA; NeckLAce, egALITY; ShOeS, heR OWN.

‘NoBuntu doesn’t need anyone to put their stamp of approval on her. She does what she jeanne-marie believes in and she’s fearless when it comes & jeanine to pursuing what she wants. She isn't afraid to speak her truth. She is a laid-back free spirit. When we met seven years ago Iwas fascinated because she doesn’t participate in Jo’burg’s rat race. It made her different from everyone else I knew; that attracted me to her.’

...her spontaneity

…her optimism

Jeanine ViLJoen, 38 adveRtising sales executive

‘The glass is consistently half full for Jeanne-Marie. She’s always willing to give people a chance. She’ll see right through me; she can tell when there’s something I’m keeping from her.’

roShni BoSMan, 27 OccupatiOnal theRapist

‘One Friday after work we were chatting about what we were keen to do that weekend. Randomly, Whitney decided we should go somewhere out of Jo’burg. We laughed at the idea, then stared at each other and shouted: ‘Why not?!’ We packed a bag, made bookings at a B&B, and off we went. With Whitney, achilled afternoon can turn into an unplanned and fantastic road trip.’

whitney BLAckANd-WhITe pRINTed SkIRT ANd TOp, BOTh ZARA; ShOeS, heR OWN. roshni TARTAN JAckeT ANd ShORTS, BOTh ZARA; veST, STYLIST’S OWN; NeckLAce, egALITY; BOOTS, heR OWN.

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…her ambition

Whitney JacoBS, 26 MaRketing OfficeR

‘Roshni is futurefocused. She understands that the best things in life aren’t always easy; she’s willing to work hard and make sacrifices to attain her goals. She still keeps up with the latest celeb gossip – a trait that I find surprisingly informative and a little scary!’

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This page Fashion Revolution Day posters photographed by Kieron O’Connor.

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fashion e d i s in t t u o Can we think fashion differently? the Fashion Revolution has staRted… words EmiliE GAmbAdE

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he collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, last year left graphic images of horror as 1 130 garment factory workers were trapped and killed under the rubble. Images of faces, bodies, arms holding each other in one last embrace, covered with dust and debris, splattered screens around the world and tinted with blood the ‘Made in Bangladesh’ labels that hang at the back of most fastfashion and large retailers’ garments. It wasn’t the first time that fashion was behind a tragic disaster: a factory fire destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York in 1911 and trapped 146, mostly women. Maddeningly, many of them jumped through the windows to their death, because the company’s owners had locked all the safety exits to prevent theft by the workers.

The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire is still commemorated as one of the deadliest events in New York City before 9/11. In 2012, the fire that destroyed the Tazreen Fashion factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 117 people, and the ones that ravaged two Pakistani garment factories in Karachi and Lahore, killing at least 257 people, are constant reminders that fashion’s currency trades sometimes in human lives. Yet, although the disturbing images of bodies crushed by concrete and a mass of fabrics in Dhaka shocked the world, and while the unbearable stories of sweatshops have been told many times over, the majority of us will keep buying garments because of an attractive price tag or some eye-catching aesthetics rather than because they are made locally and ethically.

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Left Students form a ‘fashmob’ on Oxford Street on Fashion Revolution Day.

Left at least 80 people were killed and 600 injured in 2013 when a building in Savar on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka collapsed in 2013. Below The interior of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, gutted by a fire on 15 March 1911 that killed 146 workers.

The call to buy affordable clothes is often stronger than the call to ethicality, and closing your eyes to one garment’s journey to the rails and the shelves seems easier and more comfortable than refusing to buy something produced in a sweatshop in asia. Carry Somers, founder of the Fashion Revolution campaign which aimed to raise awareness on the true cost of fashion, explains: ‘In the days following the Rana Plaza disaster, it became clear that several brands did not know whether or not they had been manufacturing there,’ adding: ‘Recent australian fashion reports found that 61 per cent of brands did not know where their garments were made and 93 per cent didn’t know where the raw materials came from.’ The domination of fast-fashion, with major retail stores Zara, gap and Mango populating malls around the world or its local equivalent, Mr Price, has speeded up the pace at which we consume fashion. In an interview with the Daily Maverick at the time of the launch of Zara in South africa in October 2012, Spree.co.za fashion director Chris viljoen noted, ‘They want you to come to the store and want [a garment] because it might not be there tomorrow; they make alot of ranges that are very short; they design and produce eight for every store; if you go to the store and if you don’t buy it now, it might not be there tomorrow; they are creating a bunch of fashion agnets around the world who need to go to the store and get their “fix” now; if you love those trousers, you need to buy them now because tomorrow they will be gone.’

‘In the days following the Rana Plaza disaster, it became clear that several brands did not know whether or not they had been manufacturing there’ Short ranges, updated regularly, require shorter production processes and that’s what garment factories in Bangladesh, Pakistan or China offer. But not all of them do it ethically and the poor working conditions in the factories can lead to terrible consequences. Since Rana Plaza, a new agreement has been created to improve working conditions. The Bangladesh Safety accord on Fire and Building Safety (Bangladeshaccord.org) is ‘an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces’; but only 150 retailers from 20 countries (mostly from europe), have signed it; Walmart and gap have refused, preferring a less stringent agreement also signed by 27 american brands; for the rest of the factories, it is left up to the brands’ goodwill and conscience, and that has not, more often than not, been good enough. More than ever, it seemed urgent to change the narrative and on 24 april, the

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a series shot by uK photographer Trevor Leighton for Fashion Revolution Day included celebs and fashionistas such as (clockwise from left) Baroness Lola Young; Caryn Franklin; and Melanie Rickey and Mary Portas.

Below Sushil, a garment worker who makes clothing for YesOuiCare, a French/Indian brand; Yan Wang, a worker at Ragtime Clothing; a worker in Swaziland.

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coordinator Tammy Nicol explains that ‘many industry players were hesitant to jump on board’ but she is confident that the movement will grow stronger in the years to come. Interestingly, despite a lack of general awareness of the public, South african designers are working hard at producing their ranges locally. Kim and Natalie ellis, two sisters who founded The Joinery, a boho fashion brand mainly produced by certified Fair Trade sewing co-operatives in Cape Town townships, or Maxhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo, a line of knitwear based on xhosa designs manufactured in Port elizabeth are a few examples of the efforts designers put into keeping the production local. Yet, producing locally only works if consumers also buy locally. While some brands are explicit about where they produce their collections, others make sure that the origin of the garments remains unclear.‘The marketing teams focus more on sales than on educating consumers, and a number of companies simply cut off the “Made in India”, or “-China” [labels] and replace it with their own “designer brand” label’, says Nicol. There is no doubt that it will require more than just one day of revolution to change the way we think and consume fashion. But it’s a start and one that has ignited a much-needed debate around the global supply chain. It is also up to us individually to make sure that we change the way we buy clothes. as Jim Morrison once said: ‘There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level.’

‘The marketing teams focus more on sales than on educating consumers, and a number of companies simply cut off the “Made in India”, or “-China” [labels] and replace it with their own “designer brand” label’

Fashion Revolution Day did just that: launched a year after Rana Plaza, it asked the question ‘Who made your clothes?’ and aimed it at celebrating fashion as a force for good while sparking conversations around the global fashion supply chain. The brainchild of Carry Somers, the designer behind ethical fashion brand Pachacuti, the campaign for ‘ethical and sustainable fashion’ trended worldwide on Twitter with the hashtag #insideout. The idea was to ask celebrities – top model Christy Turlington, american actress amber valletta and French singer Zaz were among the active supporters – and other people around the world to turn their clothes inside out so that labels would appear and let their [dirty] secrets out. Thanks to local teams spread out across the world, the Fashion Revolution movement praised a different way of thinking and consuming fashion. In Kenya, the country coordinators organised a spoken word and poetry competition on the subject ‘Who made your clothes?’ In Barcelona, Spain, 2 000 people gathered around an outdoor catwalk while the team in germany produced a music video on the same theme. In South africa, the campaign didn’t go much further than an interview on Safm but that’s not to say that it didn’t prompt some conversations. South africa’s

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right Belgian fashion designer Bruno Pieters launched his honest brand in 2012, which has a 100 per cent transparent supply chain.

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or years, i’d been searching for an exercise regime that suited me. gym memberships were paid for but left unused, and swimming costumes languished in my wardrobe with the tag still attached. eventually, a neurological disorder forced me to get more serious about my health and an experimental visit to a yoga class convinced me i’d found my fitness home. Within months, i’d noticed an improvement in my wellbeing and was able to cut down on the medication i was taking. over time, i’ve remained an eager yoga nut but have been inconsistent in its practice. i knew i needed to get excited again about going to yoga regularly. By chance, an article in a sunday newspaper on naked yoga caught my eye. it sounded radical in the hippest – and hippiest – sense of the word. (the ancient practice of nagna yoga has been around for aeons and became popular again in the ’60s.) i agonised about whether i could do aclass in the buff and it was only when i found out that i was heading to london on an extended trip for work, and a world-famous naked yoga class runs in that city, that i felt the decision had been made. Before attending the class, i had the idea that it would be full of ‘earthy’ women, which soothed my nerves somewhat. But when i arrived, any such reassurance was quickly dispelled, as male after male arrived. initially they were clothed, as we all were, but instructions were quite clear as to when to lose the garments (before you enter the studio) and i gulped to think of all the penises on display. While i’d love to say i was nonchalant as i took my place on my mat, i was really taken aback at seeing all these naked bodies standing around. the regulars didn’t seem to be fazed at all, but one other young woman and i were clearly new to this class. We gave ourselves away by staring at a spot on the floor and looking anywhere but at our fellow yoga lovers. as the class began, i found a little courage to look up from the floor and focus on the teacher’s instructions. doing so naturally brought others in the class into view. We were standing in a horseshoe shape and were fairly close to each other. i’d be lying if i said that ididn’t glance at other people’s genitals. the whole history of feminism was chronicled in varying ‘lady gardens’. and of course there were the male bits and pieces, manifested

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in every shape and size. What was more startling was to see women’s bodies naked in this relaxed environment, rather than draped over a car or wrapped around a beer bottle, or however else advertising uses the (near) naked female form to sell products. this class struck me as one of the only places where naked male and female bodies have an equal status. We’re used to seeing women cavorting almost or fully in the nude in pop culture, but the naked male is still rare in the mainstream.

as i attended more classes, i began to take it all in my stride. i’m hesitant to describe the experience as spiritual, since what is spiritual for one person is not for another, and it’s become a hackneyed term to describe anything that’s vaguely alternative. But i’d describe the process as very natural. partly because the class is conducted with people in their most basic covering, but also because of the gentle way the class unfolds. a yoga class is not the likely place

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the curiosity, however, quickly wore off. in fact, i was astounded by just how quickly. By the second or third pose, it became much more interesting to see a contour created by alimb as it stretched beyond its usual comfort zone than to think about naked bums. and by the fifth pose, i felt relaxed about all of us being naked together. (i was relieved, though, that the teacher removed some of the more explicit poses from the series we practised, in order to retain a little modesty. there are some things that you just don’t want to see.)

for people’s aggression to come to the fore, but doing it naked eliminates all aspects of human nature that are hard and cynical. i was reminded how beautiful our bodies are and how seldom we are loving and kind towards them. mine is entering its mid-thirties and shows signs of the sedentary desk job i have. i can be critical of t! its foibles, but looking at it stretch eye tWw u try o ld ou ed yoga and pose while naked gave me s a nask? tweet u a a sense of compassion that clas rieclaire_s a @m ihaven’t felt for a long time.

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lack Twitter. What is it exactly? To put it simply, it consists of black users of the Twitter platform who discuss issues according to their own interests. Of course, it’s a little more complex than that, as Soraya Nadia McDonald details for The Washington Post in her article, ‘Black Twitter: A virtual community ready to hashtag out a response to cultural issues’. She explains, ‘Black Twitter is part cultural force, cudgel, entertainment and refuge. It is its own society within Twitter, replete with inside jokes, slang and rules, centered on the interests of

sly manner.) No bumbling politician will be left unchallenged. It’s a space of activism, accountability and education but, sometimes, ignorance too. One of the clearest examples of its effective online activism was in 2013, when people in the US rallied together to kill a book deal for a juror in trial of white insurance underwriter George Zimmerman. (He’d been acquitted of the murder of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.) Instances like this point to a virtual community that reflects the complexities of real life largely impacted by race. South African tweeter Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM), who has amassed

a powerful group of influential users (bloggers, celebrities, feminists and comedians) who start many of the conversations that trend for hours or days – stories centred around childhood, education and upbringing. Youth radio station YFM has even capitalised on this kind of traction and has a weekly feature called ‘Tweleb On Air’, where they invite whoever they consider to be a prominent tweeter to talk about a certain issue. When the on-air conversation is then reflected on Twitter, the topic inevitably goes viral. Mhlungu says,‘Some people have also come to identify with Black Twitter because there are certain experiences that are common

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FIERCE, FUNNY, ASSERTIVE AND LARGELY INSCRUTABLE, A WHOLE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL VOICES OF OUR TIME. DOES IT EVEN EXIST? WORDS SIBONGILE MAFU young blacks online.’ In the US, no cultural news story is legitimate without a quote or ahashtag from Black Twitter. In South Africa, it’s also become the way in which many stories on pop culture are covered in the media, sometimes even becoming the story itself. Kind of like hankering after the attention of the cool kid in class, editors ask, ‘Yes, but what did Black Twitter say about it?’ With that label, it becomes a glorious mix of things that make the Twitter experience richer, funnier and more worthwhile for many people. No good story will go unchecked. No tea will remain unspilt when someone shares a juicy piece of gossip. No bad outfit will go unshaded. (To ‘shade’ is to throw criticism at someone in a generally disrespectful and

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some 5 000 followers, has mixed feelings about it, and feels that labelling it ‘Black’ is simplistic, as though the black experience were hom*ogeneous. ‘On one level, this idea that black people need to have their own Twitter is deeply offensive. You’re reinforcing the idea that black isn’t “mainstream” or “normal”, so here’s your special black space… Black Twitter is often just a lazy way of pathologising black people and their “quirky” Twitter activity.’ One could say even writing about it is just another way of ‘trying to make sense’ of the black experience – which is not and never has been one thing. But in deconstructing Black Twitter to understand its peculiarities, it seems to be an experience often led by

among black people… [Those experiences have] created an online community that people feel a part of.’ Many of these experiences involve race. South African black people recently rallied around the hashtag #whiteschools, discussing some of the racist behaviour they were subjected to when they attended former Model C schools, like having to wear their hair a certain way and not being allowed to speak their home languages. Apart from sharing common ground, other idiosyncrasies include not just what people speak about but also the way they speak about it. When you’re limited to 140 characters, a photograph can be a more eloquent representation of how you feel.

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Black Twitter sometimes prefers to voice its disdain, amusem*nt, sadness and disgust visually, through memes and GIFs. Memes of a dancing Jacob Zuma, a weeping Gordon Igesund or awine-glass-holding dog make their way onto your timeline to succinctly portray how someone feels about an issue that day or about their mood in general. But if Black Twitter, and its different way of engaging about things, does exist, Mhlungu finds it more problematic to accept that Twitter is a colour-defined space. She says, ‘Ihave many issues with special places and things for special bodies.’ But it’s the idea that this is a place where black stories can

One example involves local rapper KO of Teargas. Recent photographs showed him to have shed weight and some sectors of Black Twitter speculated he was HIV-positive. As the topic trended for hours while people noted his weight loss and weighed in on his health, KO took to Instagram and Twitter to squash the rumours, posting snaps of getting tested and receiving a negative result. In South Arica, which has the largest number of new HIV infections worldwide, it was painful to observe the ridiculing of someone to the point where he had to ‘prove’ his status to avoid being stigmatised. This was Black Twitter showing its uglier side.

Top 10 tea spillers, shade throwers and truth preachers on Black Twitter TEA SPILLERS:

@MsLeloB AKA The Face of Gossip Site @JustCuriousZA will be sure to let you know your business before you know your business. @ImKhweziN AKA Mr Sunday World and Sunday Sun will trawl through the ugly parts of the newspaper to let you know what celebs and wannabe celebs are up to. @Cleo04patra AKA You Must See Her Favorites – her Favourites read like an archive of shame as she meticulously curates the good and bad bits of Twitter.

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be told and recorded openly by the people who live them that is perhaps what makes it so appealing. When the news of Solange and Jay Z’s elevator altercation post-Met Gala broke, with obligatory TMZ footage, it became one of the most discussed stories on Black Twitter this year. Next to Barack and Michelle, the Knowles-Carters are pretty much always topical in this space. Accompanying memes and jokes as well as discussions about the double standards that surround violence all epitomised the roller-coaster that is Black Twitter. It challenges you, educates you, makes you laugh, engages with you and, sometimes, equally, can be ignorant and overstep the mark.

But the incident also revealed how it’s often the most vibrant of places to be online. And because it’s sometimes the messiest, most entertaining space on Twitter, many Black Twitter users often jokingly say, ‘Let me go to #WhiteTwitter’ when they want to escape the noise. The running joke is that White Twitter is often considered the quieter, more orderly neighbourhood of social media. But if a divided Twitter does in fact exist, writer Sipho Hlongwane (@comradesipho) humorously notes his disdain: ‘I have fought against #WhiteTwitter domination, I have fought against #BlackTwitter domination…’ –and that probably sums it up. The space is for everyone to use and engage with freely. Itis the ultimate democracy.

@GugsM AKA The Meme Queen will let you know how she feels about something with a just a photograph. Her cellphone must have extra memory for the library of memes she possesses. @MvelaseP AKA The Quiet Assassin will drop in and out of your timeline with the most subtle shade – it might take you a moment to realise their nuances. @Mpum_Mpum AKA Ms Tell It Like It Is has no filter and has no problem calling out nonsense when she sees it. @OlebogengKG AKA The Know-It-All Law Student had to create a second Twitter account because @BadvocateK was just too ungovernable, but always genuine.

TRUTH PREACHERS:

@NovaHerself AKA Tweeted Word, a talented writer and poet who just gets it and isn’t afraid to school those in need of some education. @khanyisile AKA Silent Retweeter brings some of the spiciest things into your newsfeed via retweets but also shares great, quirky articles that will make you think. @noksangoma AKA Gogo – she’s young and wise and very clued up on social issues. Tackles them with sensitivity, humour and knowledge.

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gold slogan dress, R2 500, democratic republic; shirt with leather collar, R950, augustine; suede thigh-high boots, R7 699, tiger of sweden; oversized tartan scarf, R299, short-spike necklace, R259, multi-chain tartan spike necklace, R299, all zara.

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layer TarTan, leaTher, sTuds and chains To rock your inner rebel

this season, punk returns with a post-mod energy spike

PRODUCTION Kelly Fung PhOTOgRaPhs Steve tanchel

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silver-studded biker jacket, R135 000, burberry brit; witchery biker leggings, R1 199, woolworths; vaudou gunmetal necklace with gems, R9 000, appartement À louer at catheryne gaeyla.

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glitter tartan dress, R5 800, bantu tulle skirt, R3 500, both made to order at marianne fassler; throw, stylist’s own; patent belt, R1 200, democratic republic; combat boots, R5 199, tiger of sweden; short spike necklace, R259, multi-chain tartan spike necklace, R299, both zara.

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faux-fur blackand-grey jacket, R2 799, cult collective; black ruched sweater, R695, akedo; sheer tulle skirt, R3 500, marianne fassler; pvc neon mini chain bag, R2 500, dvf at luminance; short chain necklace, R259, zara.

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waistcoat with pin-and-chain detail, R4 699, tiger of sweden; slogan vest, R699, religion; cuff earrings, R40, mr price; silverand-gold spike necklaces, R7 500 each, studio 8.

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vest with eyelet detail, R759, zara; tartan skirt with zips, R400, nameless at stylemology; suede trousers, R10999, diesel; mini handbag with chain, R21200, ermanno scervino at catheryne gaeyla; ankle boots, R1 399, zara; woven beaded necklace, R4100, maria calderara at catheryne gaeyla; leather cuff, R5500, lost & found at studio8; spike cuff bracelet, R4700, multi-chain bracelet, R3200, both monica at catheryne gaeyla.

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Production assistants nikki sherman and nothemba mkhondo PhotograPher’s assistant chris bezuidenhout hair saadique ryklief Make-uP lesley whitby using mac and dermalogica see stockists Page

cropped faux-fur jacket, R3 270, cult collective; bra, stylist’s own; leather culottes, R14 999, damir doma at studio8; knitted clutch bag with mouth detail, R680, adriaan kuiters; cuff earrings, R40, mr price.

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google-eye bomber jacket, R12 000, suzaan heyns; tartan skirt, R550, misshapes; studded waist belt, R559, zara; striped tights, R795, wolford.

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SLeeveLeSS coAt, R2 350, kLûk/cGdt; cropped top, R559, zArA; Skinny-fit trouSerS, R3 599, tiGer of Sweden; prAdA GLASSeS, R2720, extreme eyeweAr.

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knitted coAt, R1799, zArA; BALLin StiLettoS, R7590, preview; mAriA cALderArA prAyer BeAdS, R6600, cAtheryne GAeyLA.

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Structured top, R980, Jenevieve LyonS; Grey Shirt, R3299, tiGer of Sweden; d-exterior Skirt, R3295, tik Lee.

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overSized knit, R980, AdriAAn kuiterS + Jodi pAuLSen; dAmir domA LeAther cuLotteS, R14999, Studio 8; cASAdei StiLettoS, R12900, preview.

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cArven JAcket, R9 195, cALLAGhAn; victoriA BeckhAm textured dreSS, R18999, Studio 8.

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neoprene JAcket, R2 199, neoprene Skirt, R1 100, Both tSotetSi kL; mmQ LeAther wAiSt BeLt, R3 395, tik Lee; GiAnvito roSSi StiLettoS, R11 990, preview.

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Production assistants JeSSicA coLLinS And SAhiL hAriLAL PhotograPher’s assistant kAtinkA BeSter hair JohAni neL/SupernovA creAtive mAnAGement Make-uP LindA o’conneLL/GLoSS ArtiSt mAnAGement uSinG mAyBeLLine ny Model mArihenny/viSion modeLS see stockists Page

Annette GÖrtz Sheer JAcket, R7500, thAt’S it!; Jump Suit, R11 850, emporio ArmAni; SockS, StyLiSt’S own; Studio poLLini BroGueS, R6 495, cALLAGhAn.

overSized cropped top, R559, zArA; white Shirt, R2250, kLûk/cGdt; Skirt with peArL detAiL, R3950, democrAtic repuBLic; SockS, R35, wooLworthS; Simone rochA BroGueS, R15 999, Studio 8.

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FASHION GETS HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR, BYZANTINE EMBELLISHMENT AND HIGH SHINE

PRODUCTION anDREa aLBERtYn PHOTOGRAPHS RiCaRDo siMaL

country road SHirt, r999, country road Skirt, r849, botH woolwortHS; earringS, r2 950, lulu belle; bracelet, r350, glitterati; ring, r550, lulu belle.

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fashion mc 1. She wearS Jacket, r250, Second time around; Hanky Panky bralette, r705, inner SecretS lingerie; VelVet bandeau, r55, truwortHS; earringS, r210, lulu belle. he wearS Jacket, r2 699, g-Star; necklace, r175, loViSa. 2. She wearS dreSS, r650, Second time around; SockS, r59, toPSHoP; SHoeS, r380, truwortHS; earringS, r2950, lulu belle. he wearS Suit, r11999, tiger of Sweden; Polo neck, r379, Zara; SockS, r80 (Pack of 3), woolwortHS; SHoeS, r749, toPman. 3. Jacket, r300, glitterati; toP, r439, Zara; Skirt, r1 690, VeSSelina PentcHeVa; broocH, r700, lulu belle.

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She wearS Jacket, r1 199, Zara; Polo neck, r380, truwortHS; country road Skirt, r649, woolwortHS; earringS, r2 600, lulu belle. he wearS Jacket, r2 599, toPman; trouSerS, r2 299, tiger of Sweden.

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PhotograPher’s assistant luke Houba Production assistant SaHil Harilal hair mary gouVeia uSing ScHwarZkoPf Make-uP algria ferreira Models yemi/boSS modelS and JoHanneS/ice modelS see stockists Page

dreSS, r1 450, afraid of mice; SockS, r59, toPSHoP; SHoeS, r380,truwortHS; Scarf, r199, Queue; earringS, r2 600, bracelet, r250, botH lulu belle.

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1 1. She wearS Suit Jacket, r1 399, mango; Hanky Panky bralette, r705, inner SecretS lingerie; earringS, r210, lulu belle. he wearS Suit, r9 995, Hugo boSS; trenery JerSey, r899, woolwortHS. 2. Jacket, r350, Second time around; dreSS, r1 850, afraid of mice. 3. he wearS cult 11 ad Jacket, r1 499, cult collectiVe; trouSerS, r2 299, tiger of Sweden; SockS, r80 (Pack of 3) woolwortHS; SHoeS, r749, toPSHoP. She wearS t-SHirt, r349, mango; briefS, r150 (Set of 2), woolwortHS; SockS, r59, toPSHoP; mimco SHoeS, r1 299, woolwortHS; turban, r399, Zara; necklace, r499, acceSSoriZe; bracelet, r2 850, lulu belle.

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Cropped trim the look top and bottom to give the traditional trouser suit a chic edge.

Suit Jacket, R769, Suit trouSerS, R769, Both topShop; ankletS, R80 (Set of 3), WoolWorthS; BootS, R360, identity.

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Contrasted avoid all-over volume with subtle details, like pleats to offset rounded shapes, and unexpected details, like this contrast collar.

volume

how to wear the trend

Six chic wayS to wear generouS proportionS with creative flair

production sahil harilal photographs frank ellis

Jacket, R1 599, zara; trenery top, R499, WoolWorthS; romaine Skirt, R1200, pringle.

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Balance the silhouette: mix a generous top with afeminine pleated skirt.

Sheer inSert top, R439, zara; Witchery trumpet Skirt, R845, WoolWorthS.

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wide-leg

Set the volume trend with low-waisted, wide-leg pants. exaggerate the look with a structured-shoulder jacket.

textured Jacket, R5 599, tiger of SWeden; trouSerS, R7 450, emporio armani; leather courtS, R1 695, San marina.

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a squared-off longer jacket makes a great volume partner: wear it with sky-high shorts or skirt and sneakers.

trenery Jacket, R3299, WoolWorthS; textured knit, R1499, yaya; Skort, R549, SiSSy Boy; ankletS, R80 (Set of 3), WoolWorthS; SneakerS, R799, zoom.

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PhotograPher’s assistant Bryan vilJoen hair and Make-UP cindy horton uSing dermalogica Model dana/viSion modelS see stockists Page

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cropped JerSey, R399, zara; Shirt, R1 069, g-Star.

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volume comes in many forms! match an oversized white shirt with a wellchosen separate to fit the trend.

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We invited readers to join us for a stylish soirée as We honoured Women Who embody the spirit of a modern muse and exemplify the essence of MC’s philosophy, ‘think smart, look amazing’

Inspired by your votes online, we selected nine women who embodied the essence of modern thinkers. We featured these women in our May issue and celebrated them along with MC editor Aspasia Karras and Estée Lauder in a stellar setting on 14 May at the 03 Desmond rooftop venue, Jo’burg. Guests were welcomed with Steenberg MCC and snacked on delectable treats while browsing images and learning the inspirational stories of our featured muses. Estée Lauder also provided guests with make-up touchups. Aspasia spoke on what it means to be a modern day muse and Kerry Evans from Estée Lauder gave guests the background on the Modern Muse fragrance campaign. Entertainment included a performance from aptly named string quartet The Muses, fusing classical instruments with contemporary music. To top off the evening, guests received a Modern Muse scent as a gift.

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Above, clockwise from top right Jena Dover; Estée Lauder Companies’ Sue Fox (left) with Carol Ann Benn; an MC reader receiving a make-up touch-up from Estée Lauder National Make-up Artist Chris Williams; Steenberg MCC; floral décor; MC’s Aspasia Karras and Romy Heldsinger; (from left to right) Kitty Phetla, Carol Ann Benn, Lulu Ndevu, Marianne Fassler, Jena Dover, Aspasia Karras, Kerry Evans and Kgomotso Mosiane. Clockwise from right Suzaan Heyns; guests view portraits of the muses; Marianne Fassler (left) chats to MC fashion director Sharon Becker;MC beauty editor Mathahle Stofile talks to the crowd; Hasmita Nair sampling the fragrance; Tamara Dey; string quartet The Muses; Modern Muse.

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Jersey, R2 240; sonia netherlands white-bead necklace, R2900, sonia netherlands grey-bead necklace, R2900, both that’s it!

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keep It tonal

‘one colour says it all,’ says algria. work the same tones from the lips to the cheeks for a colour boost with this minimalist look. choose a red with orange undertones for the lips and extend the hues to the apples of the cheeks. keep the skin clean, matt and even-toned and leave the eyes bare.

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Blocked off

Opposite page contrast a usually toned-down winter look with flashes of colour; electric blues, deep reds and yellows form the staple palette here. go for a colour block eye by washing the entire eyelid with a bold shade. add definition to the eye by creating statement brows; groomed and strongly shaped.

waterfall Jersey, R1 530; cylindrical cream necklace, R7 800, multi-strand necklace, R7 000, large-disk necklace, R6 700, small-disk necklace, R4 300, all maria calderara at catheryne gaeyla.

Beauty mc

Make-up supreMo algria Ferreira shares her ingenious tips on colour ways introducing the brightest palettes for the winter season

words kelly fung production sharon Becker photographs Marguerite oelofse/ supernova creative ManageMent

cardigan, R1 950; twisted egg-shell necklace, R525, Piece; geometric Plastic necklace, R299, Zara; button necklace, R525, Piece.

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PhOtOgraPher’s assistant herman Jordan hair mary gouveia using schwarZkoPf Make-uP algria ferreira MOdel marihenny/vision models PrOductiOn assistant sahil harilal all knitwear maxhosa by laduma at merchants on long, 021-422-2828

use a white or silver liner on the upper lash line to give the eyes a new dimension. extend the liner right to the inner corners of the eye, if you dare, and slick on mascara for definition.

Jersey, R1 530; circular necklace, R425, Piece; carmella metal necklace, R7 900, luminance.

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MAYBELLINE COLORSHOW CRAYON KHÔL, R35 EACH.

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1. Most hair dye kits come with a tube of deep conditioner. Use this right after you rinse out the dye, then do a deep-conditioning treatment at least once a week after that. It will help preserve colour and shine. 2. If you wish to preview your desired colour before applying it completely to your hair, do a hair-strand test first. Cut a small piece of your hair, apply the hair colour mixture to it, rinse the strand and dry it before assessing the colour.

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PEOPLE OF THE WORLD REJOICE! THERE’S A SOLUTION TO THE EXCESS BAGGAGE YOU HAVE BEEN CARRYING UNDER YOUR EYES WORDS NIKKI SHERMAN

IF YOU AREN’T QUITE READY FOR THIS PROCEDURE, HERE IS MY WINNING TRIED-AND-TESTED EYE-CARE COMBINATION:

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aving inherited blemish-free skin from my mother, I also have, thanks to my father’s genes, puffy dark circles under my eyes – my ‘genetic heirlooms’, as Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller blog calls them. These monsters are amplified by sinus problems and various allergies, and my daily struggle to conceal them involves a combination of eye cream, colour corrector and concealer. (Iknow the consultant at the Bobbi Brown counter very well.) The eye area is largely unforgiving and for many years there have been few non-invasive treatment options. Until now. Welcome, carboxytherapy. WHAT IS CARBOXYTHERAPY? Carboxytherapy, also known as ‘miracle gas’, is a non-invasive treatment that can be used to combat cellulite, stretch marks, scarring, eye bags and dark circles. It involves injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide into the affected area, which the body then reads as a deficiency in oxygen. This causes the tiny capillaries under the skin to open in

order to increase blood flow, and encourage the dispersion of oxygen and nutrients to the area. Four to six treatments are usually recommended, with fillers an option to combat possible volume loss and puffiness. WHY CARBOXYTHERAPY WORKS Dr Maureen Allem, from Skin Renewal in Parkhurst, explains that when we breathe, oxygen is dispersed through our bodies, but as we age, the oxygen levels in our skin fall, resulting in a decrease in elasticity and collagen production, making skin more susceptible to ageing and discoloration. WHAT TO EXPECT You’ll feel a small pinch followed by a warm sensation as the air leaves the needle filling the injected region with gas. This minor discomfort around each eye lasts two to four minutes. The best part of the process was the five-minute face and head massage afterwards. The whole fuss-free session lasted about 10 minutes, and I applied my make-up and returned to work immediately.

1. SHISEIDO SHEER EYE ZONE CORRECTOR, R395. 2. DERMALOGICA TOTAL EYE CARE SPF 15, R650. 3. BOBBI BROWN CREAMY CONCEALER KIT, R355.

RESULTS After just two treatments I saw a noticeable difference. The dark circles appeared to be much lighter and I wasn’t reaching for the concealer as often as before. As carboxytherapy is a cumulative process, the bags became less visible as time went on. To combat the puffiness of the area, Dr Allem decided to inject a little Restylane filler – and the result was instantaneous. AVERAGE COST Carboxytherapy costs R4 000 (R1 000 per session). The Restylane filler costs R3 200 for one full injection. Skinrenewal.co.za; 011-447-9731

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Q: what was your first experience with ck one? A: my older sister wears it. Q: who’s hot today? A: sa designer adriaan kuiters and Us musician Toro Y moi.

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Q: how do you feel about sharing your fragrance? A: i love unisex fragrances – and scent is never the same on everyone’s skin.

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Q: do you think ck one is agreat scent 20 years on? A: it’s retained its simplicity and is still very natural, very cool.

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Q: what does being in your 20s mean to you? A: it’s a chance to live life to the fullest! whatever you do, do it big, go crazy; don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

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Q: what do you think is cool about ck one? A: what calvin klein has done will never go out of style. Q: where do you see yourself 20 years from now? A: hopefully, living in an apartment in new York, working for a fashion mag.

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Q: how do you feel about aunisex fragrance? A: i think it’s great – it’s nice to share something. Q: is ck one still a cool scent after 20 years? A: i think it may be even cooler! The ck brand is so strong and is definitely going in the right direction.

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Q: what does being in your 20s mean to you? A: exploring, being adventurous, going on ajourney of self-discovery.

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Q: what do you think is cool today? A: people who accept who they are and don’t try too hard to be different: that’s when natural cool happens.

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Keen to spice up your fitness routine? If you haven’t tried Virgin Active’s popular Zumba Step exercise class, it’s time to shake off that sluggish feeling after a day spent at your desk with this fun group session. Zumba Step is an hour-long full-body cardio workout that borrows moves and music from a range of popular dances including salsa, flamenco and hip-hop. We visited a Virgin Active gym to experience Zumba Step’s diverse mix of traditional fitness, dance and

It may be second nature to many women, something that has been sustaining life for thousands of years, but just in case we needed confirmation – many countries have legislation stating that mothers may breastfeed their baby in public without being discriminated against or harassed. While there ‘When Nurture Calls’ ads. is no law against the practice in South Africa, sentiment against it phrases like ‘Table for two’ and ‘Private exists. Recently, an education activist, dr dining’. The tag line states simply that Nomalanga Mkhize, experienced shaming a‘baby should never be nurtured where from an attendant during a flight while nature calls’ and I completely agree. she was breastfeeding. She was Instead of retreating to a loo, some asked if she wouldn’t prefer to women would rather attempt to silence cover up. She has since told a hungry baby than sit in a public space ! te i online magazine The Con that for afew minutes of feeding time. s h r lt hea ou k she is spurred to action – to one mother in the uK was asked onthtilyps, chec For m s s t fitne ur site a a encourage a stronger public- to leave a sports store when she began and o ut o ire.co.z cla breastfeeding lobby. breastfeeding her child. A photo of Marie In Texas, a state bill aims another was posted on Facebook with to give a mother the right to the label ‘tramp’. It prompted her to start take legal action against anyone who an international movement called ‘Free discriminates against her as a result of to Feed’. her breastfeeding in public. To support Public breastfeeding is seen as the bill, two graphic-art students at the shameful because breasts are sexual university of North Texas have launched organs. Cleavage, okay; a bare breast a campaign called ‘When Nurture Calls’. feeding a child? Er, no. What many The mock ads show young mothers people see, and react to, is a sexual being forced to breastfeed their babies in dirty – overlooking a woman’s wider roles as public toilets, each image captioned with mother and nurturer.

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step aerobics moves. Each upbeat tune had a different routine to keep things interesting – some were fast, others slower and focused on stretching. Even beginners will find the dance steps easy to follow – wall mirrors also help to keep you on track if you’re feeling a little uncoordinated. Zumba Step is targeted at people who don’t wish to take their fitness regime too seriously and are game for having some fun while shaping up. Virginactive.co.za

Beauty therapist Helene Bramwell from The Mask answers your beauty questions. E-mail your query to marieclaire@ assocmedia.co.za

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Q: What is micro-needling and how can it improve my skin? A: Micro-needling for skin rejuvenation isgaining popularity – it requires minimal downtime and brings fast, visible results. These include skin refinement, reduction in wrinkle depth and ‘crepiness’, and, over time, increased skin hydration. It’s also used to combat acne scars and uneven skin tone and texture. The technique involves ‘rolling’ over locally anaesthetised skin with fine sharp needles to target ageing skin tissue. Intensity and duration may vary from short, gentle treatments to a more intensive stimulation. I recommend that you get professional advice. Q: What are peptides? A: Peptides – protein fragments that can penetrate the skin’s protective barrier – are the skin’s building blocks. Copper peptides were the first generation to be recognised for use in skin care, known for their woundhealing ability. Now the next-generation peptides include neuropeptides, for reducing facial expression lines, and carrier peptides, which deliver important trace elements to help boost ‘in-cell’ chemical processes.

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One year ago, in our August 2013 issue, in association with Swimming South Africa (SwimSA) and Citadel, MC launched the Get The Girls To Gold campaign, which aims to see eight promising young female swimmers through to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With the support of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, a former Olympic swimmer, and donations from MC readers, the campaign will inspire swimmers at regional and provincial level as well as encourage the development of communitylevel swimming programmes. More than raising funds, the cause aims to equip these talented young women for life at the top of their fields – preparing each for a holistic journey to success.

MC, Citadel and SwimSA hosted 20 young swimmers (the ‘Rio eight’ plus a group of development swimmers and divers) for an afternoon of fun and inspiration, held at the Citadel head office in Johannesburg. The girls were welcomed by MC editor Aspasia Karras before settling in for informative talks from inspiring speakers. Owner-designer of Loincloth & Ashes Anisa Mpungwe, swimming coach and fitness instructor Feroza Mohamed, media personality Fikile Moeti and presenter, fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur Stacey Holland spoke to the girls about their own journeys to success, their challenges and what helped them persevere, as well as how they deal with life in the public eye. After a short break, with refreshments from Tashas, Kerry King, an advisory partner at Citadel, gave the girls an introduction into financial planning. MC beauty editor Mathahle Stofile ended the day with a talk about grooming.

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Right, clockwise from top Stacey Holland chats to the girls; aspiring swimmers page through Marie Claire; Fikile Moeti shares the stage with MC editor Aspasia Karras; goodie bags for all; Aspasia with Anisa Mpungwe; MC beauty editor Mathahle Stofile. Left, from top The ‘Rio eight’; treats from Tashas; two of the swimmers; beauty gifts.

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How to donate EFT An account within the Citadel Philanthropy Foundation (CPF) was created for the benefit of SwimSA, managed by Citadel (Citadel.co.za). Readers and corporations are encouraged to donate funds to the foundation at their discretion. ACCOUNT NAME: Citadel Philanthopy Foundation Trust BANK: Nedbank Current Account BRANCH CODE: 14974500 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1051928125

SMS NOW YOU CAN ALSO SMS THE WORD ‘SWIM’ TO 38021 (R10/SMS) TO DONATE TO THE GET THE GIRLS TO GOLD CAMPAIGN.

tax certificate can be requested for donations of R1 000 or more by e-mailing [emailprotected]. ■ Donations are anonymous, but if you would like to contact us or have any queries with regards to your donation or the campaign in general, e-mail us at [emailprotected] with the subject line ‘Get the Girls To Gold’. ■ Citadel Investment Services (Proprietary) Limited (registration number 1996/006847/07) t/a Citadel Wealth Management is an authorised financial services provider. The Citadel Philanthropy Foundation is a registered charitable trust (registration number IT45/2013) and public benefit organisation (PBO registration number 930 042 339).■ BulkSMS.com has kindly offered to waive network-operator fees and administration fees to ensure the full amount is donated in support of the Get the Girls To Gold campaign.

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PHOTOGRAPHS KIRSTEN HO AND TSHEPISO SEBYENG/UMUZI PHOTO CLUB

TO SUPPORT THE SWIMMERS ON THEIR ROAD TO THE RIO 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS, WE HOSTED A DAY OF MOTIVATION AND ENCOURAGMENT WITH SOME OF THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN WE KNOW WORDS SARAH KOOPMAN

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t this page, right the welcoming interior of durban’s café 1999. Below banana split à la owner-chef Marcelle roberts. opposite sesame seared tuna with rice noodle salad.

he year 1999 was a good one for dining out in durban. it was the year that the café bearing the tag of its ‘birth’ was opened by entrepreneur andre schubert and, within two years, it had become well patronised by businesspeople and foodies in the area. it had also attracted the culinary talents of Marcelle roberts, who’d worked abroad and at tala Private game reserve in south africa, and came to café 1999 as head chef in 2001. here she met sean, ‘a naughty, energetic waiter who swept me off my feet and is now my dear husband and father of our two boys’. after buying the place from andre in 2004, the couple expanded the café’s reach: sean opened unity, a craft-beer bar, and that brewing company, a microbrewery; Marcelle continues to focus on fabulous food; and much-admired manager Mo therese is responsible for ‘wooing guests’ with his incredible wine and food knowledge.

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this page, above rustic beetroot tart with goat’s cheese medallions. left Marcelle roberts. opposite, top décor elements have been chosen for their contemporary appeal and funchic factor. Bottom crispy polenta fingers with gorgonzola sauce.

MC: What’s the café’s ethos? Marcelle: the concept is based on sharing. Platters can be made up from all the tapas-style dishes in the titbits section. the ‘bigbits’ section offers main course-sized dishes but they’re also available in small helpings, so customers can enjoy a mix of different flavours. MC: and the style of food? Marcelle: it started out as a chiefly Mediterranean restaurant, but over the years my love for asian cuisine has found its way onto the menu. We run daily specials and a firm favourite is sesame-crusted seared tuna, which can be served in any number of ways. all our desserts are home-made and itry and source the best and most local ingredients that i can. our most popular dish is a little creation made of calamata olives, stuffed with ricotta, crumbed, deep-fried and served with chilli and herb mayo. it’s wonderful – slightly salty and perfect to start the evening off. if i took it off the menu, we would certainly lose a few fans. although our focus is on a small, select wine list, Mo has been known to rustle up a few special co*cktails when asked. he’s incredibly knowledgeable about wine. in fact, all our waiters are well trained and can ‘walk’ each patron through our special wines that are not on the list. MC: Who comes? Marcelle: We entertain all sorts of people, from businessmen at lunchtime to the arty theatre crowd; from couples to families celebrating birthdays. We aim for a laid-back ambience but it’s by no means slack! the music can range from easy jazz to deep house on a friday night when it gets really busy. there’s something for everyone here…

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on the menu Rustic beetRoot taRt with goat’s cheese Medallions • 8–10 baby beetroot • 2T balsamic vinegar • 3T olive oil • A handful of dried or fresh thyme • Salt and pepper ■ Parboil the beetroot until slightly soft. Peel and cut into halves or quarters. Place in a roasting tray and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper. roast at 180˚c until caramelised and soft in the centre. For the goat’s cheese medallions • 100g soft goat’s cheese, cut into 1cm medallions • 60ml flour • 1 egg • 100ml breadcrumbs • 1T coarse black pepper ■ coat the medallions in flour, dip them into the egg, and then roll them in the breadcrumbs and pepper. ■ shallow-fry until golden, then set aside. For the onion marmalade • 3 onions, peeled and thinly sliced • A little olive oil • 125ml sugar • 100ml red wine vinegar • 30ml balsamic vinegar • 1 bay leaf • Salt and pepper ■ sauté the onions in olive oil until soft, add the sugar and caramelise for a few minutes. add the vinegars andbay leaf and reduce until onions are translucent and consistency is syrupy. set aside. to assemBle ■ roll out 1 sheet puff pastry and cut into squares.sprinkle with 2t grated Parmesan and top with beetroot mixture. bake at 200˚c until the pastry is golden and crisp. ■ Place on a serving dish and top with a generous spoonful of onion marmalade and a goat’s cheese medallion, scatter over a handful of rocket, and drizzle with (bought or home-made) basil pesto. serves 4

cRispy polenta fingeRs with goRgonzola sauce • 500ml water • 500ml milk • Salt • 180g polenta •50g butter, cubed • 120ml Parmesan, grated •125ml flour • 2 whole eggs • 250ml breadcrumbs ■ heat the water, milk and a sprinkling of salt in a pot. as the mixture starts to boil, pour the polenta in a steady stream into the mixture. reduce the heat to medium and whisk constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. add the butter and cook, still stirring, for another 2 minutes. Mix in the Parmesan, season and pour into an oiled loaf tin. leave to set, preferably overnight. ■ unmould and cut into fingers. roll the fingers in flour, then in the beaten egg and finally in the breadcrumbs. ■ deep-fry until golden. serve hot with gorgonzola sauce.

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gorgonzola sauce • 200ml cream • 1T Dolce Latte Gorgonzola •Freshly ground black pepper to taste • 2 spring onions, chopped ■ bring the cream and gorgonzola to a boil and reduce until it coats the back of a spoon. season with black pepper and spring onions. (add more gorgonzola if you prefer a stronger flavour.) Serves 6

sesaMe seaRed tuna with Rice noodle salad • 120ml olive oil • 1T lime juice • 1T ginger, grated •1T coriander, chopped • 80ml black and white sesame seeds • 800g sashimi-quality tuna ■ Mix all the ingredients together except for the sesame seeds and tuna. ■ Marinate the tuna in the mixture for 30 minutes, roll it in the sesame seeds, and then set aside. For the rice noodle salad • 250g rice noodles • A few ribbons of carrot and cucumber •1t each of mint, basil, coriander and spring onion •1T sesame oil • 2T cashew nuts, toasted and chopped For the salad dressing • 125ml rice vinegar • 1T palm sugar • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped • 1T fish sauce • 1T soy sauce • 1T lime juice ■ Warm the vinegar and palm sugar. once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. adjust seasoning to taste. For the WasaBi mayo • 125ml home-made mayo • 2T wasabi ■ Mix mayo and wasabi until well combined. For the sWeet soy dressing ■ Mix together 120ml light soy sauce with 80ml sweet chilli sauce and 1cm grated fresh ginger. to assemBle ■ toss all the ingredients for the rice noodle salad together with the salad dressing (reserve a little for drizzling). ■ heat a little oil in a heavy-based or griddle pan until smoking hot and sear the tuna for about a minute. ■ divide the salad onto 4 plates. slice the tuna and arrange slices next to the salad. ■ dot wasabi mayo on each plate and dress the tuna with the sweet soy dressing and remaining salad dressing. serves 4

shot on location at cafÉ 1999, 117 vause road, berea, durban, cafe1999.co.za

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HOROSCOPES mc virgo (24 AUG – 23 SEP)

Do you have to put up with things you do not like? Only up to a point. You have the power – and the opportunity – to bring about change now. But do you secretly prefer things the way they are? Do you fear that, if you turn everything upside down, you’ll end up worse off? Don’t be reckless, but do be ready to trust the good idea that is emerging. There is asolution to your current difficulty. You are smart enough to find it. Call MTN 083-9008536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

that’s because ‘to forget’ is simply optional. We may think we have no choice about whether or not to keep something in our memory. Some ideas slip like sand through our fingers, others stick like treacle to our feet. There is a mistake that you can avoid making in August. There is now a chance for you to be spiritually generous and it’s a chance that you really ought to take. As for what needs to be forgotten, well, forget it! Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

AUGUST

LEO (24 JUL – 23 AUG) This month, you feel you need to know the

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answer to a crucial question. Actually, though, you already have this. It is just that you dare not yet trust your own judgment. You keep wondering whether there is more to find out. Soon, you’ll discover that there is nothing else to discover! Then it will become clear that you already know all you need to know. And then you will be able to act on this information. You need less than you think. You already have more than you realise – as August will prove. Lose your worries. Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

JONATHAN CAINER’S MONTHLY FORECAST

libra (24 SEP – 23 OCT)

What will you concentrate on this month? The long list of things you cannot, dare not, must not do? Or the possibilities, the hopes, the opportunities facing you? In reality, things aren’t quite so simple – big issues keep arising. Still, you have the freedom to make a choice. You can dwell on your frustrations or make the most of what’s good. Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

scorpio (24 OCT – 22 NOV)

With Mars in your sign this month, you face a situation that seems to be ‘no laughing matter.’ But still, there’s something amusing about it and it will do no harm to acknowledge the comedy within a set of circ*mstances. The more respect you give to a potential problem, the more you may somehow imbue it with a power it need not have. Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

sagittarius (23 NOV – 21 DEC)

‘To err is human; to forgive, divine.’ Notice how poet Alexander Pope did not comment upon the nature of ‘forgetting’. Perhaps

capricorn (22 DEC – 20 JAN)

You really don’t need a ball and chain in order to feel weighed down at every step. It is enough just to imagine the existence of such an impediment – or to fear its appearance. If you get yourself into an anxious or inhibited frame of mind, you can be restricted even without a physical shackle. Now, what’s really stopping you from claiming your freedom in August? It’s time to start thinking differently. Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

aquarius (21 JAN – 19 FEB)

There are some forces that we cannot ignore, control or predict. How, then, do we protect ourselves from their impact? First, we must envisage every possible problem and do what we can to avoid it. Then, before we drive ourselves into a frenzy of anxiety, we must decide that having duly worried, we should worry no more and may as well relax. Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

pisces (20 FEB – 20 MAR)

‘Good times. These are the good times. Leave your cares behind.These are the good

times...’ Remember Chic? That was their song. Not quite a lyrical masterpiece. But apparently the musical riff is one of the most sampled pieces in musical history. And your month ahead? Ah yes. Good times. You may have a thousand reasons to worry, but you have something in your life that’s wonderful. There truly are good times ahead for you. Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

aries (21 MAR – 20 APR)

August will bring you deep experiences. What does ‘deep’ mean? Complicated? Multifaceted? Mysterious? Will you discover, this month, that there’s more to you (and life) than you knew? Yes, but your biggest discovery will be the depth of your sincerity. When you mean something, you won’t merely mean it, you will really mean it. The same will be true of what you feel. You may have a profound reaction to an intense situation – and that’s appropriate and nothing to fear. Call MTN 083-9008536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

taurus (21 APR – 21 MAY)

People born under your sign are often accused of being a little too cautious, serious or responsible. But those who know you know how playful and adventurous you can be. They also know how honourable you are. It is this determination to be fair, even when you’re having fun, or to be wise, even when you are being silly, that sometimes gets misunderstood or causes problems. Your sense of justice will pay dividends this month. Call MTN 083-9008536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

gemini (22 MAY – 22 JUN)

‘A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.’ So sang Mary Poppins in the classic Disney film of the same name and who wants to argue? This month brings you first the sweetener and then the pill. Will it be abitter one? Yes, if you swallow it without the context of the sugar coating. August offers you agenuine remedy. Itwill work swiftly to fix your problem with no unpleasant side effects. The only thing that’s not so great is that you may not initially like the taste. Call MTN 083-900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

cancer (23 JUN – 23 JUL)

They say,‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’ I’m not sure. What is the road to heaven paved with – bad intentions? It is possibly true that the road to hell is often mistakenly taken by those who seek ashort cut to heaven. It is sometimes through the quest for something incredible that we end up getting into asituation that seems bad. Be cautious, but don’t be fearful. Call MTN 083900-8536 or Vodacom 079-008-4034.

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NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT, THIS MOST FAMOUS CITY, WHICH HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, IS A DEEPLY PERSONAL STATE OF MIND

Kelly in front of New York street art by Bradley Theodore.

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MY BIG APPLE by Kelly Fung

Every time I visit New York City, I find something new and fascinating waiting to be discovered. I’m a non-tourist traveller, meaning that I delight in discovering what the locals do and I avoid most areas recommended by guidebooks. For the best experiences, I seek out the in-between places, wander down the side roads and try to make myself as much a ‘native New Yorker’ as possible. It comes with its own mind-set, and very quickly becomes a whole new (temporary, sadly) way of life… MUST-DO The beauty of New York is that you can’t predict what you’ll end up doing. One thing is for sure: the city is overflowing with things to see and places to visit. Be hyper-alert for the concerts, shows and music performances happening all around the city. Befriend a musicloving local, follow a gig guide, check out posters – do whatever it takes to get in the know about

what’s on. I always look forward to hustling my way onto guest lists; last time, I found myself at the Brooklyn Bowl celebrating Christmas at an intimate party with The Roots. I know, I’m bragging, but how could I not, when the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Reggie Watts and Mozaic Flow performed for us in one giant jam session? An unforgettable experience, if you ask me. INSIDER TIPS Throughout the city you can stumble across a hidden bar or an exclusive club. Get to know the latest speakeasys – like Blind Barber, a chilled-out co*cktail bar tucked away behind a barbershop on the lower East Side; passers-by would never know it’s there. Blindbarber.com A cornerstone of New York food culture is Katz’s Diner, a deli that’s been around since 1888. The food is famous, particularly its giant pastrami sandwiches. The place itself looks like a movie set from the ’70s and the walls are covered

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from floor to ceiling in photographs of every famous face you can think of. Nothing fancy, not at all pretentious, it attracts locals and visitors. Katzsdelicatessen.com WHERE TO STAY If your budget allows, stay at Langham Place, a wonderful balance of modern luxury and generous oldschool hospitality. It’s known for its excellent co*cktail bar, the Measure Lounge, and is ideally situated on Fifth Avenue, so shopping is right at your door. The thing about staying in mid-town is that you’re in the heart of Manhattan and can easily get to just about anywhere. Newyork.langhamplacehotels.com WHERE TO SHOP For a mix of cool labels and ‘It’ designers like Krisvanassche, Simonn, Gareth Pugh and Jeremy Scott, head to ODD BOUTIQUE. Odd-style.com ASSEMBLY NEW YORK is one of my top fashion spots, even though it’s a little pricey.

It houses lesser known but no less brilliant designers – and offers an amazing shoe selection. Assemblynewyork.com WHERE TO EAT There are thousands of dining options in this city. Here are just three of the spots I’d go back to: BAOHAUS, Eddie Huang’s cult spot is tiny – a graffiti-covered hole-in-the-wall. Try one of his inexplicably delicious Baos (buns). Baohausnyc.com Headed by chef/co-owner April Bloomfield, THE SPOTTED PIG is a firm favourite with the locals. Enjoy seasonal British and Italian ingredients and don’t ignore the impressive burgers. Thespottedpig.com MY NEIGHBOURHOOD Everyone has their favourite area of New York. Mine is Lower East Manhattan, a slightly gritty and ‘street cool’ area that was once overcrowded and slum-like. Here, you’ll find small

boutiques and coffee bars. Ilove the area’s unpretentious feel, with traces of its oldtime toughness but with the infusion of new galleries, eateries and bars.

Travel essentials ■ COMFORTABLE SNEAKERS Even in the cold, you won’t be able to resist exploring the city on foot, so you’ll need uber-comfortable shoes. (New Yorkers know this: heels are carried in bags, and Nike FlyKnits are on the feet.) ■ A WARM JACKET Let’s not mess around here: New York gets seriously cold. ■ A HANDY SUBWAY MAP Download a good map app on your smartphone to help you navigate the often confusing subway system. The city that never sleeps? Oh yeah. I could go on. But best you pick a date, pack a bag, and discover it for yourself.

Above left to right Scenes from Kelly’s Big Apple experience.

NEW YORK GROOVE

PHOTOGRAPHS KELLY FUNG AND IMAXTREE.COM

by Mathahle Stofile

My most recent New York visit took place in late April – my first trip there in spring! On this occasion, instead of following a tight schedule, I had a little extra time, so I could simply admire it all at leisure and open myself up to whatever happened. I was extremely fortunate to stay at The Surrey Hotel in Manhattan, where my first treat was to see a William Kentridge installation in the lobby (New York loves this South African artist). My next exciting moment happened in the hotel’s famous Michelin-starred restaurant, Café Boulud, not only because the food was as delicious as I’d expected but because I spotted Woody Allen dining with Tommy Hilfiger just a few tables away! Also fabulous for a foodie like me was to have dinner at Nobu, where a group of us

devoured course after course of the most delicious Japanese cuisine imaginable. And then a beauty highlight: being pampered at the famous, newly relocated Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, where I had a sublime facial followed by a mani-pedi. I love Harlem, the district at the northern end of NYC. I always go to El Paso for amazing Mexican food and, this time, Istopped off at the famous Red Rooster (rumoured to be one of Barack Obama’s favourite eateries) for alittle soul food. If you get the chance, visit the Apollo Theater for Amateur Night, when wannabe stand-up comedians do their thing. Another highlight was attending the 90th anniversary of the birth of late author James Baldwin at the New York Live Art Festival in Chelsea. I listened to some readings of the legend’s work at the session entitled ‘James Baldwin, This Time!’ I felt like a true local.

MATHAHLE’S TOP SPOTS Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Reddoorspas.com El Paso Restaurant, Elpasony.com Nobu, Noburestaurants.com Red Rooster, Redroosterharlem.com The Surrey Hotel, Thesurrey.com

How to get there BA operates double daily services from Jo’burg to London’s Terminal 5, of which five a week are A380s. Nine services are Boeing 747400s. BA also flies directly from Cape Town to London 10 times a week using a combination of Boeing 747-400s and Boeing 777s. BA flies 70 times a week from Heathrow to New York’s JFK airport. There are also flights from London ! City to JFK, via Ireland, where RoSreIpTicEs OU it For mw York, vis.z passengers can complete US a of Neclaire.co ie Mar immigration formalities. BA.com

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uKsi (Lapp for 1): The Lappish drum as played by the grandson of the last shaman to herd thousands of reindeer in the Lapp forests. He sang a ‘hoik’ – aplaintive dirge, in this instance composed by his grandfather, who incidentally refused to convert to Christianity, as his pagan ways seemed to be serving him very well, given the size of the herd.

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KaKsi (2): An otherworldly sleigh ride helmed by 30 huskies who instantly transported me to snowqueen status.

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Kalome (3): A nuzzle with a rather grumpy teenage reindeer whose horns had recently fallen off (apparently this happens once a year and causes some despair in the young reindeer soul). I also confess to eating some bits of reindeer cousins; there is a deep love for Rudolph in all his forms in Lapland.

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ould you like to go to Lapland?’ is not a question that is oft pitched in one’s direction. ‘Isn’t it where Father Christmas lives?’ is probably the usual response to this unusual question, followed by a resounding,‘Yes, absolutely.’ For a girl raised in the balmy climes of Johannesburg – barring one or two ridiculous cold snaps – my visual reference chart was working overtime in Kittila, Lapland, which is an hour’s flight from Helsinki in the northern part of Finland. I now have snow in all its white iterations firmly embedded in my optic cable. And on my Nokia Lumia, where I have filed away for future delight the sights and sounds of this place, in numerical order…

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Kusi (Lapp for 6 and doubles as the word for Christmas tree):Many fine energetic and icy activities, including some daredevil ice-kart racing, snowshoe walking, a snow safari…

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Visi (5): An arctic fox napping in the daytime.

Nelia (4): We sat in a traditional Lapp teepee watching as two ladies cooked up a reindeer stew storm in the fireplace, adorned in traditional garb and plying us with a brew that they called beer but that tasted like a mystifying cider. Iam more delighted by the Finnish salmon-eating habits.

uKsameN (7): Cross-country skiing, although I have a reminder of that experience in the form of a tender coccyx. But there was also the singular delight of a surprise lesson from the national Olympic cross-country coach. He spottedme bravely attempting to manoeuvre along the tracks and promptly jumped off his own track, to the slight eye roll of his wife who must be used to this sort of thing. He then demonstrated the techniques that resulted in the tender bum.

seiKsameN (8 – and the full extent of the numbers I can remember off by heart): Much mulled berry-wine drinking, before and after the ubiquitous sauna-and-ice-swimming combo. I fear I must confess to being but a mere dipper of the foot in the ice. I may have taken to the icy landscape with alacrity but some traditions I’m happy to leave to the Finns.

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WE’RE INVITING OUR FAVOURITE STYLISH, IN-THE-KNOW, GOTO PEOPLE TO COMPILE THE AGENDA EVERY MONTH AND SPILL THEIR LIFESTYLE SECRETS. IN THIS ISSUE, MEET BEAUTY ENTHUSIAST AND CREATOR OF MALÉE NATURAL SCIENCE,

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was born in Nigeria, grew up in London, and am living in Johannesburg, so I’ve been exposed to numerous people from equally varied backgrounds. I’m a self-proclaimed ‘third-culture kid’. Diverse origins find their home in me. I feel torn between my two homes: bustling, cosmopolitan London – which is a melting pot for everyone from around the globe – and the smaller extract represented by Parkhurst, Johannesburg. With a Masters in International Business from Grenoble École de Management, I founded Malée Natural Science, which is a premium bath and body-care brand inspired by nature. We use only natural active ingredients and unique scents that evoke the African landscape. Our products have earned the ‘Proudly South African’ stamp as we create, source and produce them locally. One of my biggest passions is travelling and I’m grateful that my way of life has lent itself to this love. New experiences invigorate me as they encourage me to challenge myself and my perception of the world. Beauty inspires me – it’s one of the reasons Imoved into the industry. I see it in Mother Nature’s hand, in untainted scents

and in landscapes. I see it illustrated in design, the composition of art, the make-up of people, fragrances, intricately compiled music or delicately designed food. Ilove all things beautiful.

ZEZE’S BEAUTY BASICS

Does your skin seem to never get enough moisture in winter? Here’s how to send dry skin on its way: Exfoliate once a week to rid your skin of the dead cells left on the surface after cell renewal. These act as a barrier preventing the nourishment of the products you use from working their magic. Follow up with a deep hydrating moisturiser (a butter or body crème or a lotion high in oils). I recommend Malée’s hydrating body scrub. It’s a salt and sugar scrub with five oils. You exfoliate without losing moisture. You can also choose between Malée’s Hydrating Body Crème or Whipped Body Butter. Go for something with an energising scent in the morning to put a pep in your step and something more lée 3 Mance To win cie ed S calming in the l ra Natupers valu, visit ham 5 each .za. evening to give you at R6e9claire.co arestful night. Mari

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FESTIVALS, SHOWS AND EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR

COMEDY:

MASS HYSTERIA, presented by Nando’s, is a stand-up comedy tour geared at shining a light on politics. The comedians will include John Vlismas (Public Attacker), Tumi Morake (Minister of Hormones, Carbohydrates and Calmettes), Joey Rasdien (Minister of Haircare, Skincare and Aponea) and Nik Rabinowitz (Minister of Mental Health, Sunday Lunch and Personal Hygiene). JOHANNESBURG: The Teatro at Montecasino, 6 to 9 August 2014. PORT ELIZABETH: Boardwalk International Convention Centre, 16 August 2014. CAPE TOWN: Artscape Theatre, 12 to 13 September 2014. TICKETS FROM COMPUTICKET Computicket.com

THEATRE:

I HAVE LIFE – ALISON’S JOURNEY: The brutal gang rape and attempted murder of Alison Botha in1994 made a huge impact on South Africans: her story, a poignant portrayal of one woman’s will to survive, was written as a book by Marianne Thamm, and has now been adapted for stage by Maralin Vanrenen. JOHANNESBURG: Auto & General Theatre on the Square, 6 to 30 August 2014. Tickets from The Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Theatreonthesquare.co.za

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OPPIKOPPI This year marks the n n ri te p s s li To t put a when tha ze’s step ym,visit 20th anniversary of Ze at the g o.za. the country’s most she’srieclaire.c Ma renowned rock festival, held in Northam in the North West. Themed as ‘The Odyssey’, its line-up includes Toya Delazy, Jack Parow, Lilly Million, The Kiffness, Shadowclub and Beast. 7 to 9 August 2014. Facebook.com/oppikoppifestival

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IKA AFRHER A N UT ELA TO P ABOT AS HAT K A M JEC W SPE KA D E WEREDENW PROER AN M TH G O E N K B I R N MA T F AT INE RN CRE A WHE LEASS OF WINE S CE NA PRO ELA Tell us how you got into making wine. I’ve always wanted to do two things, make wine and play golf. I recently took up golf, playing with some pros – and that left wine. I bumped into winemaker Rudi von Waltsleben at a concert on the farm D’Aria, and convinced him I would make a great winemaker. He started working with me in 2011, and in 2012 we harvested for a Shiraz that is now called Elana, or Elana Wine. Why Shiraz? I’m doing a tasting course, trying different wines to keep my palate busy. The only thing I was able to taste and judge was a Shiraz. It’s also my favourite. From TV to wine and other projects, what have you learnt through your multifaceted career? I don’t give up any one project for another – I just add

on! Through the winemaking process I learnt patience. It’s really hard thinking as an apprentice for ayear. Life teaches you quickly that there is so much more to learn than what you find in textbooks and from people. I learnt from the soil, the berries and wine itself. What did you enjoy most? Meeting people and working with people who have a simple approach, understand the earth and rely on the weather and G-d to do what they do best. It was an amazing process to see how one can make juice from grapes – and eventually have it taste good! Do you feel that there is a little of yourself in the wine? Iwas hands-on along the way, but the wine decides what it wants to be. Elana wine is a taste for the special things in life. Elanaafrika.com

WINING & DINING IMPECCABLE SERVICE AND A WARM ATMOSPHERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE EXTRAS THAT CAN TURN A GOOD MEAL INTO A GREAT ONE

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THE MOST HOTLY ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE MOMENT, FROM THREE SUPERSTAR AUTHORS CELEBRITY MEMOIR:

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Lena Dunham Like her character Hannah Horvath (‘I think that I may be the voice of my generation. Or at least a voice. Of a generation’), the Girls star and creator has a penchant for memoir writing. Her debut, which earned her a massive $3,7-million advance (about R37-million), offers Dunham’s wry advice and insights on intimacy, friendship, creepy bosses and fad diets.

INTERNATIONAL SENSATION: THOMAS MAXWELL BISTRO

(Parkmore, Jo’burg) – I’ve been married for two-and-a-half years and this is my special date night place. It’s intimate and the food is always amazing. Thomasmaxwell.co.za DW ELEVEN-13 (Dunkeld, Jo’burg) – For gourmets with ataste for delicious French cuisine, this is an ideal dining spot.Dw11-13.co.za KLOOF STREET HOUSE

(CBD, Cape Town) – Here is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. You’ve probably walked right past it without realising that aglamorous restaurant with wraparound enclosed

veranda lurks beyond the leafy entrance. On Sundays it hosts live jazz sessions fromnoon to 4pm.Kloofstreethouse.co.za LA PARADA (Cape Town) – This bustling tapas restaurant spills onto the pavements of hip Bree Street (its equally popular sister restaurant is located in Kalk Bay). It’s a good choice for drinks and dinner, with a cool atmosphere and delectable, small-bites food. 021-426-0330 BLUEBERRY CAFÉ (Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands) – It’s the perfect weekend brunch spot… It’s set on a farm, is familyfriendly and has a cute shop to boot. Blueberrycafe.co.za

ADULTERY: A NOVEL by Paulo Coelho The celebrated Brazilian author’s latest book focuses on the crisis, and allure, of infidelity. A woman in her thirties, who seemingly has everything she could desire (a loving husband, sweet children and arewarding career), still finds her life an exhausting performance of contentment. That is, until an ex-boyfriend from her adolescence enters the scene…

LOCAL GOLDEN GIRL:

BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes The Zoo City and Shining Girls author sets her latest novel in Detroit, US. Relationships are unravelling in the midst of harrowing murders, and Detective Gabrielle Versado is struggling to balance her teenage daughter’s troubles with her own demanding work – she’s on a murder case in which a half-boy, half-deer was found. It’s the first of a string of bodies.

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MOOD MOVIES THE LOCAL NOIR… COLD HARBOUR This South African take on the film noir is set in Cape Town. The cast includes Tony Kgoroge and Fana Mokoena, Chinese actress Yu Nan (The Expendables) and Freshlyground’s Zolani Mahola in her debut acting role. It’s a crime thriller about a Khayelitsha policeman and a struggle comrade, involving an abalonesmuggling scheme and a triad murder. See it at the Durban International Film Festival and subsequent screenings nationwide. Durbanfilmfest.co.za THE REDEMPTION TALE… BEGIN AGAIN Washed-up music producer Dan (Mark Ruffalo) hooks up with brokenhearted Greta (Keira Knightley) whose high school sweetheart and song-writing partner Dave (Adam Levine) has stepped out on her. Both lost souls, and music talents, Dan and Greta get to collaborating: both in their music, and their healing. THE KINKY ONE… ADULT WORLD Fresh out of university, Amy (Emma Roberts) wants to be a worldrenowned poet, and she believes she has the talent to make it happen. But instead of gracing the bestseller list, she finds herself working at an Adult World owned by an elderly couple. She bides her time by ingratiating herself with a reclusive, ageing poet, Rat Billings (John Cusack), hoping that he’ll mentor her rise up the literary ranks and away from the sex toys. THE FEEL-GOOD ONE… WISH I WAS HERE At 35, actor-dad Aiden Bloom (Zach Braff) is grappling with his identity. He looks for purpose in home-schooling his children, only to find that the lessons they teach him are much more valuable than the ones he’s trying to instill in them.

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BABYLONSTOREN: PRIVATE HAMMAM WATER RITUAL The quintessential experience at Babylonstoren’s Garden Spa takes place in a mosaic-tiled room filled with the sounds of running water and warmed by the hot steam. Our therapist used the superb Africology olive soap – made with olive oil produced from trees on the farm – during the cleansing wash, vigorous exfoliation and dynamic flexing (to stretch the body), which leave you feeling relaxed with impossibly smooth skin. Babylonstoren.com RADISSON BLU HOTEL WATERFRONT: AMANI JOURNEY Located inside the chic Radisson Blu Hotel in Cape Town, you’ll find the Amani African Spa. Its unique Amani Journey begins with a whole-body sugar polish scrub to boost circulation, followed by a strong rinse of water. Next up is the ‘Caldarium’ – a steam cocoon to detoxify your body with organic therapeutic mud. Then follows the ‘Kneipp’, alternating hot and cold therapy for feet, and a sauna. Finish with an energising shower. Amanispas.co.za BASTIEN GONZALEZ AT ONE&ONLY SPA, CAPE TOWN The priority of most manicures and pedicures is an aesthetic one, but Parisian podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez – ‘the Messiah of the Naked Foot’ – took adifferent approach, marrying wellness with beauty. The result is the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studios by Bastien Gonzalez, which have made their way around the world. All the therapists are trained, and studio equipment supplied, by Gonzalez himself. Capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com

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How does one get the balance right with make-up and clothing? If you have an eye for colour, you can always see what works with what. Make-up doesn’t have to match the outfit and in most cases it shouldn’t. It’s there to complete the look and so should never outshine the clothing. What’s the essential make-up item? That’s a tough one but I’d say lip gloss. Mascara is a close runner-up. These items have multiple functions: mascara can be used to brush and darken your eyebrows while lip gloss, used correctly, can even enhance cheek colour. What’s a make-up no-no? Unruly, ungroomed eyebrows.You can have a face that is ‘made up’ to perfection, but if the brows are not highlighted or groomed, the look is unfinished. Getting your brows done professionally is an inexpensive and quick way to have a mini-makeover. The beauty and fashion industries are known for their relentless and sometimes unrealistic standards. What’s your take? As women,

we are surrounded by images of beauty that do not reflect who we are, what we are or even sometimes who we want to be. Once you define what beauty means to you, you can identify what you find beautiful about yourself. There’s no pressure to look out for just one thing. I love that we get to redefine our sense of our own beauty over time. What’s the essence of beauty to you? Real beauty is not a look you put on every morning and take off every night.You don’t need to be stick-thin, have never-ending legs and wear so much make-up that it drips off your face. Beauty is a feeling. You simply have to think it and believe it.

#sitspo – Forget #fitspo! Women who are comfortable with their armjiggle, and prefer the lift to the stairs, are advocating for sitspo: the lifestyle of the sedentary. Perfect for midwinter. Sports luxe – You don’t have to break a sweat to rock oversized sports shirts paired with tight bottoms, wedge hi-top trainers or track shorts. With sportswear making a mark on the runway, you too can turn activewear into stylish gear. Multicoloured hair – Pinks, greens and purples are now for everyone, not just rebellious teens orgrandmothers with bad rinses.

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f you ever heard Maya Angelou’s voice, you’d never forget it. The deep, rich timbre of her deliberate pronunciations has mesmerised world leaders and bartenders alike. Nelson Mandela remembered it well. In a transcript of a conversation with his biographer, Richard Stengel, Mandela recounted watching her read ‘On The Pulse Of Morning’ at Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. ‘After reciting that poem,’ he said, ‘you remember, Clinton embraced her, kissed her.’ It was a moment for the history books: she was only the second poet, and certainly the first black woman, in US history to read at an inauguration. Mandela, who read her books while imprisoned, went on to recite her poem ‘Still I Rise’ a year later at his own inauguration.The last poem that Angelou ever published was ‘His Day Is Done’, a tribute to Mandela that was circulated in 15 languages. A friend of civil rights activists and presidents, it was no surprise that two of America’s most powerful women, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, spoke at Angelou’s private memorial service in North Carolina on 7 June. Obama called Angelou her ‘shero’ (a term Angelou herself often used); Winfrey said she was her ‘spiritual queen mother’ and ‘the greatest woman I have ever known’. Thousands came to celebrate the life of a woman who once described herself as

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‘a too big Negro girl with nappy black hair, too big feet and a gap between her teeth that would hold a number two pencil’ and set out to inspire black women around the world with her writing, then everyone else too. Angelou wrote a prolific amount: poems, essays, seven autobiographies and several cookbooks; she also wrote scripts and songs (country music was her favourite), and had a range of cards and gifts with Hallmark, something her long-term editor had balked at. Angelou had insisted. ‘If I’m America’s poet, or one of them, then I want to be in people’s hands,’ she told USA Today. ‘All people’s hands, people who would never buy a book.’ She said she did most of her writing in hotel rooms, accompanied by a bottle of sherry, a pack of playing cards and a Bible. Among an endless stream of awards, she won three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album, and was honoured by 71 universities around the world. Despite graduating at high school level, her preferred title was Dr Angelou. While she said that her greatest achievement in life was her son (born to her at 17, his father was unnamed), the award she valued most was from the University of Arkansas, because her greatgrandmother had worked the nearby land as a slave many decades before. In 2010, aged 83, she received the highest award an American civilian can receive: the Presidential

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life story mc Maya Angelou in an interview with The Washington Post in 1974. Opposite Angelou arriving at Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball in Santa Barbara in 2005, held to honour 25 remarkable AfricanAmerican women.

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MAYA ANGELOU AND HER INFLUENTIAL FRIENDS Medal of Freedom, from President Obama. In the outpouring of tributes she’s been called a ‘hopemonger’, ‘truthteller’, ‘Renaissance woman’,‘titan’ and ‘America’s great warrior’, to name a few. ‘[Her] words [were] so powerful,’ said Michelle Obama at the memorial, ‘that they carried alittle black girl from the South Side of Chicago to the White House.’ But for five years, Angelou had no words at all. From the age of seven, she was ‘consciously mute’ after being raped by her mother’s boyfriend while staying with them in St Louis (she’d been living with her grandmother since she was three). Being made to speak at his trial and then hearing the news of his murder days later, suspected to be at the hands of her uncles, the trauma increased. ‘In my child’s mind I thought my voice had killed him,’ she said. And so she stopped using it. Both Angelou, who was born Marguerite Johnson, and her beloved brother Bailey (he was responsible for her nickname Maya), were sent back to live with Grandmother Henderson. Known to them as Momma, she was the owner of the general food store in the segregated town of Stamp, Arkansas, and a pillar of the community. Some of her darker childhood memories included hiding her uncle from the Ku Klux Klan in the potato bin in the store and being refused medical assistance by the local white dentist. But Momma kept her on a steady path: many years later, in an Oprah interview, Angelou said,‘I can almost hear her voice saying,“Now sister. You know what’s right. Just do right.”’ Amidst her enduring silence, something extraordinary happened. Not only did Angelou form a strong bond with her lifelong love, poetry, but she also developed an incredible memory. ‘I seem to be able to direct the brain… I say remember this, remember that. And it’s caught!’ Angelou, who went on to be fluent in many languages, told the Smithsonian. Her poetry tastes included Shakespearean sonnets and poems by Edgar Allan Poe and Paul Laurence Dunbar. She was tempted back to speech by a woman in her community, who said true poetry lovers spoke it. ‘[She said] you must feel it come across your tongue, through your teeth, over your lips,’ said Angelou.‘One day I went under the [store] where I lived, and I tried poetry. And Ihad a voice.’

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‘Baby, I’ve been thinking and now I’m sure,’ Angelou’s mother told her. ‘You’re the greatest woman I’ve ever met’

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Clockwise from above Dancing with US ‘people’s poet’ LeRoi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) in New York in 1991; with singeractress Barbra Streisand, 1993; at a ceremony honouring Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Washington, 2008; receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2010; with newly inaugurated President Bill Clinton in 1993, applauded by Vice-President Al Gore (right).

lmost 30 years later, she would use a line of Dunbar’s poetry for the title of her best-selling autobiography about her childhood years, which ended with the birth of her only child, Guy, when she was 17. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings was an important book for its time, published in 1969, just after the heyday of the Civil Rights Movement. Here was an AfricanAmerican woman laying out the memories of her Southern childhood for the world to see.The presentation of rape, teenage pregnancy, violence and racial abuse caused some libraries and schools to ban it (there have been 39 challenges or bans since 1983), while others, such as the US poet James

FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM At her memorial, former President Bill Angelou ‘proved how dumb racism is’. the most revered civil rights activists: Although both died before they were 40, MALCOLM X (died 1964) The activist: Malcolm X travelled to Ghana while Angelou and her son were living there and she became close friends with him.‘Our people need you,’ he told her.‘You have seen Africa. Bring it home and teach our people about the homeland.’ She returned to the US in 1965 to help build his Organization of Afro-American Unity. He was shot dead before she had the chance. The man: On meeting him, she said,‘I had never been so affected by a human presence.’ She wrote about him in The Heart Of A Woman and All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes. Did you know? Once asked if there was something important that people should know about MalcolmX, she said,‘He had an incredible sense of humour; they should know that about Martin [Luther King Jr] too.’

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‘If I’m asked, “Can you do this?” I think, if I don’t do it, it’ll be 10 years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, yes, yes, when do you want it?’

Clinton said that through her life’s work, She spoke at the funerals of two of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. they touched her life in different ways. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR (died 1968) The leader: ‘I join with millions of black people the world over in saying,“You are our leader”,’ wrote Angelou to Martin Luther King Jr in 1961. She was devastated when the man famous for his belief in non-violent protest was assassinated on 4 April 1968. His legacy: ‘The gift [he] gave the world is hope,’ she said.‘Hope that we will come through this.’ Shortly after his death she started work on I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.‘That book saved my life. While I was writing it, I thought about his ability to forgive and I began to forgive others and myself.’ Did you know? Oprah Winfrey’s last conversation with Angelou was about the film Selma, which Winfrey is producing, on King’s civil rights campaign.‘Baby, I want you to do it and to take it,’ Angelou said.‘Take it all the way.’

Bertolino argued, ‘We should all read it, especially our children.’ Since her teenage years, Angelou had had a feeling that somewhere ahead of her lay greatness. A defining moment was a conversation with her mother, who she called a ‘piss-poor mother of small children, agreat mother of young adults’ – the feisty, gun-loving Vivian Baxter, a sometime nurse (who delivered Angelou’s son). At 22, ‘when life had kicked me down and made me call it Charlie’, Vivian told her, ‘Baby, I’ve been thinking and now I’m sure.You’re the greatest woman I’ve ever met.’ Angelou said, ‘She freed me. To say I may have something in me that will be of value. That’s love.’ Caged Bird brought her fame but Angelou experienced a variety of professions beyond writer. ‘If I’m asked, “Can you do this?” Ithink, if I don’t do it, it’ll be 10 years before another black woman is asked to do it. And Isay, yes, yes, when do you want it?’ she told the Smithsonian. She’d been a street-car conductor (the first African-American in San Francisco in that job), been a cook in a burger joint and restaurant, sung in a nightclub, released a calypso album and even worked as a paint stripper for a mechanic. In the years to come, she would also become a Tony-nominated stage actress, the first black woman to be admitted to Hollywood’s Directors Guild and star in the groundbreaking TV series about slavery, Roots. The fight for equality and civil rights was a key force in her life. Her second ‘husband’ (Angelou never confirmed whether they were officially married) was South African activist Vusumzi Make. (Her first marriage, at 22, was to Tosh Angelos. The marriage lasted three

years but a variation of his surname stayed with her for life.) ‘Intelligence always had a p*rnographic influence on me,’ she wrote of her first encounter with Make, at an anti-apartheid meeting.‘I intend to change your life. I am going to take you to Africa,’ Make told her. And so he did: in 1961, Angelou and Guy moved with him to Cairo, where she met Mandela for the first time. After the relationship faltered she spent three years in Ghana as editor of African Review. There was also another, less respected profession from her youth that Angelou was brave enough to share. Raising her son alone as a young adult, she had worked as a madam and, briefly, as a prostitute, which she documented in her second book, Gather Together In My Name. ‘I wrote that book to tell young people … you may encounter defeats but you must not be defeated,’ she said. Her third husband, Paul de Feu, a Welsh carpenter and artist, supported her decision to write about that part of her life. The two loved each other ‘so much’ but the marriage ended after eight years in 1981. ‘I’m not the easiest person to live with,’ she said. She loved to dance, entertain, joke, drink and smoke, saying,‘I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.’ Angelou said that once she had accepted, at age 20, that she would die one day, she ‘started enjoying life – and I enjoy it very much’. For the last 30 years of her life she was a lecturer at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. ‘With Dr Angelou, every class was “Being Human 101”,’ remembered one of her former students at her memorial. In an interview days before her death, she said that her next lecture would be on ‘Courage and love and laughter and the moon and cooking’. She died on 28 May. ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive,’ she once said. ‘And E! to do so with some passion, R soif t aya u M o compassion; humour and ore azing for mlou’s amis it angliefe story, v.co.za. style.’ Mission accomplished, claire ie r a M Dr Angelou.

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Pharrell Williams My mom was a teacher and my dad was a handyman and they taught me how to do and to give. I grew up in Virginia Beach: it’s a naval community, and it’s one of the reasons I saw no such thing as race. Different faces constantly surrounded me and it influenced my base as an artist. Music was always the first connection. Like with my writing partner i focused on characteristics; music says it all, it’s universal. I now see my education was the world and i will always try and connect people. The career that people have given me and supported has allowed me creative freedom and licence – and the encouragement to continue to just sort of mix things. people have allowed me to do that – they’ve respected my choice of wanting to be like, a little, you know, a baby alchemist, and just trying to mix different cultures together and things that i think are interesting. From the start, I chased my curiosities. i had a vision. i’d say, ‘it should be like this!’ or ‘we have to do it like that.’ when i was young, i thought i knew everything. Now, i’m not sure if i know anything. I love visions. it sounds odd, but i’ve always considered myself to be one of the characters in a wes Anderson movie. For a while, i would dress like one of his people: i would wear wallabees and tan suits. And, like Jason schwartzman in Rushmore, in my head i thought i was responsible for all the culture in my school in Virginia Beach. when Bill murray takes off running for no reason in that film … i see myself in that run. I got a really lucky break but I worked hard. when i was in high school, producer Teddy Riley, who worked with Janet Jackson d! and Britney spears, set up his studio five e r u feStaantd a cehaonnceeof minutes away from my school, and as com Visit to belustrators.o.za ayoung musician, it was kind of like telling our il eclaire.cfo.

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me that Jesus, ET and Elvis are going to walk in at any moment! it was that incredible – just the biggest, luckiest thing that could have happened in my life. I have the same philosophy in music as I do with everything else, including getting dressed. my goal is always classic with a kick, a look or sound that you’ll recall combined with something invented that you wouldn’t be able to forget. I love a good hat. i thought my grammy [Awards] hat was special. i mean, Vivienne westwood, one of the most dynamic creative minds, designed it. i bought it to add some fun and then i saw it in the media everywhere – it brought happiness and so i decided to stick with it [for a while]. I focused on the intersection of music and fashion. i feel good about the opportunities i have had. marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, all these art worlds, are the same to me, and expression in fashion is the first language we choose to speak. You wake up and get dressed and it says something. It’s always about expressing what you feel. i know the idea is a cliché but there is method in the madness: try wearing what you really like for a few days and people will say, ‘Hey, what’s your name?’ Adversity and individuality are key to success. I learn from my wife and child. my wife, Helen, and i had a really difficult start. when i met her, i was all over the place, doing all the things a man in the music industry does (or says he does) but i made a decision and thought to myself, i am a man with two feet, two hands and a beautiful, creative wife who loves me and i should be grateful. she gave me one of the most beautiful gifts – our son, Rocket, who teaches me new things every day. Being a father can knock perspective right into your face. Music will always be my first love and even my own music is much bigger than me. But one thing i’ve learnt is that this life is a movie and i’m a co-creator. it’s a big movie, and there’s a lot of creativity going on.

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