Thursday, 17 January 2019

Best men's formal shoes for suiting up.

From brogues to loafers here is our pick of shoes to wear when you want to look smart.

From classic Oxfords in deep brown to stylish monk straps in crocodile skin, the smart choices for officewear have never been more varied. And if you are too cool for rules, show you have soul in bright colours. Whatever you decide to go for, make sure you're the sharpest-dressed mover on the office floor with our ultimate list.

Loafers by Gucci
The classic Gucci loafer with the horsebit buckle is timeless. Pair with any suit, chino or jean – it’s the all-rounder in any man’s wardrobe.

Monk Strap shoes by Crockett and Jones
Make heads turn in this crocodile skin monk strap shoe from Crockett & Jones. Finished with a leather sole and silver buckle, these will compliment any navy suit.

By Angelo Mitakos.
Full story at GQ Magazine.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

All the beautiful ladies.

All the beautiful ladies please visit Charles Hair Installation at Divine Studio Hair Saloon situated at 91 Juta Street, Braamfontein for the following services:

  1. Treatment for natural hair: R100.
  2. Relaxing of Hair with Dark & Lovely: R100.
  3. Blow Drying for Brazilian: R50.
  4. Treatment for Brazilian: R100.
  5. Cut & Style: R150.
  6. Making of Wig: R250.
  7. Installation of Brazilian Hair: R150.
  8. Bonding with Hair: R300.
  9. Haircut for Ladies: R50.
  10. Haircut for Men:R50.
  11. Selling of Brazilian and Peruvian Hair (Grade 10 & 11).
  12. Hair Coloring: R300 upward.
  13. Home Service: R800.

Cellphone: 078 618 3898.
Physical Address: 91, Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Are Rihanna-Branded Sunglasses Next For The Fenty Empire?


After careful observation, we know now that Rihanna considers herself her own demographic for her product launches and treats herself as a personal focus group. Before Robin Rihanna Fenty introduced Fenty Beautyto the world, she was photographed wearing the products for Allure magazine. 

Bad Gal RiRi debuted her latest Stunna lip paint shadesduring New York Fashion Week in September, months before we mere mortals clamored to add the product to our stashes. It was at that same NYFW show (which she called a love letter to all women) where she dethroned Victoria's Secret before its CEO did the lingerie brand in. 

She uploads videos to her Instagram story of her in the studio, knowing the Navy is more than eager for new music. Rihanna is never not working and we've learned to keep an eye on her as a result.

By Channing Hargrove.
Full story at Refinery 29.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

24 Travel Essentials For Harsh (But Stylish) Winter Escapes.

Not all winter trips translate to sun-drenched beach scenes on remote islands. For some of us, getaways during the months of January into March look a little more local and snow filled — making our suitcase contents less crochet bikini and more wool beanie. So when winter escapes aren't literal cold-weather departures, there's an entirely different set of travel essentials to turn to.

Enter: A streamlined a hit-list of 20 goods, from fashion to wellness and tech, that will suit any chilly destination on the travel docket for 2019 in style. Whether you're planning a restful cabin retreat or an action-packed mountain outing, harsh weather doesn't need to equal a lackluster packing list. Scroll on and let the packable cozy-chic accessories, hydrating beauty kits, and foldable rose-gold flasks ahead prove it.

By Elizabeth Buxton.
Full story at Refinery 29.

Monday, 14 January 2019

How I Got My Job in Fashion.

In a new series, BoF uncovers the real stories behind securing a job in fashion today. First up: How one individual secured an entry-level job at fashion platform Farfetch, straight out of university.

LONDON, United Kingdom - In 2017, after graduating university, Holly Prosser landed a job as a brand assistant at Farfetch, which describes itself as an end-to-end technology platform connecting the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide. Farfetch now boasts over 2 million customers and is present in 190 countries — with its own global community of more than 3,000 people.

Since Prosser joined the company, Farfetch has introduced a store-to-door delivery service in under 90 minutes, filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and reached a valuation north of $8 billion following its public listing.

Here, she shares her experience of landing her dream job in fashion.

By BoF Team.
Full story at Business of Fashion.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Prada Makes an Unlikely Cameo on The Simpsons.

When the Prada store installation appeared in Marfa, Texas, a city with a population under 2,000, back in 2005, it changed the landscape entirely. Suddenly this remote artist’s haven became a destination for fashion fans almost overnight. (Even Beyoncé paid a visit.) 

Now, that same far-flung Prada store is making waves yet again—this time on America’s longest-running television show, The Simpsons. In the episode that aired on Sunday, the cartoon family makes an impromptu pit stop at the Prada Marfa installation on a road trip through Texas. When Marge sees the luxury boutique on the horizon, she immediately jumps out of the car. “Prada! In the middle of nowhere?” Lisa is quick to correct her mom. “This isn’t a store at all, it’s an art installation!” 

Meanwhile, in classic fashion, Homer goes behind the store to relieve himself. His reasoning? “It’s on the side of the road, so by definition it is a bathroom.” Not an unfair observation.

Full story at Vogue.
By Liana Satenstein.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Marks & Spencer sees Christmas sales fall, but cheers “steady” trading

Marks & Spencer has insisted it is seeing “encouraging early signs” despite further falls in clothing and food sales over its Christmas quarter.

The retail bellwether said like-for-like clothing and home sales dropped -2.4% over the 13 weeks to December 29 while comparable food sales fell -2.1%.

Total clothing and home sales fell by -4.8% as it was knocked by a raft of store closures under its overhaul.

The group said while unusually warm weather and falling consumer confidence made for a “very challenging” November, overall trading in its third quarter was “steady with some early encouraging signs”.

Press Association.
Full story at The Industry Fashion.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

All wrapped up: how men’s neckwear got emotional.

Bobby Abley’s ‘nuclear winter’ set at
London fashion week men’s 2019.
Photograph: WWD/Rex

From neckties in bold colours to cosy, oversized blankets, winter is always scarf season. But what are men giving away by the way they wear them?

Last week, during a particularly tense moment in an equally tense match between Manchester City and Liverpool, the City manager, Pep Guardiola, threw his snood on the ground in a tantrum.

There was no need (City won), but when viewed alongside Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, a manager who tends to wear his own snood-like “gaiter” wrapped around his face throughout an entire match, it suggested there is more to the snood-gaiter-whatever than meets the eye. It is not simply there to keep us warm: it is a tool, a shield, and a glaring example of how accessories can be weaponised without the wearer losing face.

By Morwenna Ferrier.
Full story at The Guardian.