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This category explains everything you need to know about celebrity fashion in South Africa. Mzansi has many celebs who dress to kill at the events

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Moonchild Sanelly features in local PUMA NOVA campaign shoot

PUMA Nova Moonchild Sanelly

South African songstress Moonchild Sanelly wears the NOVA for the local campaign shoot. PUMA Women introduces the NOVA, an all-new sneaker for the #DOYOU woman with that bold and unapologetic style.

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Fusing classic ‘90s running design with fashion-forward detailing, it’s the go-to sneaker for badass women who embrace bold choices.

Worn by PUMA Women and #DOYOU Ambassador, Cara Delevingne, the NOVA makes a statement whether you’re at work or play.

On the local front, the NOVA is worn by South African songstress Moonchild Sanelly, with her signature blue hair and unique ‘future ghetto punk’ sound she is the perfect #DOYOU fit for NOVA.

PUMA Nova 90s

Kicking off the range is the NOVA 90s Bloc that fuses classic ‘90s running design with loud, fashion-forward pops of colour. Its chunky sculpted tooling with a slim upper pairedwith mesh &suede overlays appear in creative material channel 90s vibes.

Available in PUMA Blackand PUMA White – Pale Pinkcolourways, NOVA 90’s Blocdrops at PUMA, The Cross Trainer, Superbalist, Side Step, Jack Lemkus, sportscene, The Office and selected retailers on 1 March 2019, for R1 499.

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Bonang Matheba breaks the internet with backside photo

tv personality bonang matheba photo

South African television personality, radio host, businesswoman and philanthropist, Bonang Matheba, recently broke the internet when she showed off her backside wearing her hot lingerie line “Distraction by Bonang”.

ALSO READ: Simphiwe Ngema Breaks The Internet With Backside Photo

The Mahikeng-born star, who is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice, is one of the most popular celebrities in South Africa.

She is also known for presenting the SABC 1 music show “LIVE” which built her spotlight in the entertainment industry.

The 31-year-old reality star took to social media where she posted an unexpected snap revealing her behind and the whole Mzansi was distracted by her “Distraction by Bonang” lingerie range.

Queen B partnered with WoolWorths SA for her lingerie collection. Last year, her Spring/Summer 2018 collection featured an array of pretty colours; lilac, eggshell white and tortilla brown in bold designs created to make women feel sexy and comfortable at the same time.

See the photos below:

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bonang matheba sexy photo

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Socialite and dancer Zodwa Wabantu debuts new hairstyle

Zodwa Wabantu new hairstyle

Local socialite and dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, has debuted a new hairstyle and she looks great. The star says her new hairstyle cost her R70. She is not ugly, she just can’t keep up with being a lady-like, she’s a man by nature.

ALSO READ: Enhle Mbali Maphumlo Launches Her Own Hair Range

It looks like most people like her new hairstyle. Wabantu has received some positive feedback after she shared the photo with her fans on Instagram. Some fans commented by saying ‘she looks so hot, she looks great and she is beautiful.’

In the past, some people used to tell Zodwa that her face was ugly even though she has a beautiful body.

In a letter to herself for Marie Claire ‘naked’ issue, Wabantu wrote about how people’s comments made her believe for a long time that she wasn’t beautiful.

“They would always say to me, ‘You have a beautiful, sexy body but you have such an ugly face.’ So that’s why I thanked this brave face of mine, because at the end of the day, it is my face and I love it, I really do,” – Zodwa told TshisaLIVE last year that people often praised her body but called her face “ugly and manly”

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Enhle Mbali Maphumlo launches her own hair range

Enhle Mbali Maphumlo hair range

Actress and businesswoman Enhle Mbali Maphumulo has launched her own hair range called ‘La bello Beauty in South Africa ‘Hair for Heiresses’.

ALSO READ: Top 5 Black Natural Hairstyles For Medium Length Hair

The brand features ready to wear, luxury synthetic wigs and affordable hair. Mbali shared on social media that she has bought from a quality synthetic hair company called “LA’BELLÓ BEAUTY.”

LA ‘BELLO BEAUTY LTD., is a UK registered Company with operations, in London, Lagos Chicago, and Gauteng (South Africa). According to their website, they are the number one retailer of Synthetic Wigs in the world, on a mission to empower women on a budget across the world look like a million bucks!

The London based brand allows women to feel empowered without compromising on style.

“When I saw this company I gravitated towards it as I remember when a Brazilian, Peruvian was too pricey for me and I had to look presentable, in the image I saw myself in. I wish companies like this were around. And that’s why I collaborated I bought shares in Labello. It’s hair for heirs of royalty,” says DJ Black Coffee’s wife.

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Who is Lulu Menziwa? A sexy KwaZulu-Natal teacher

Lulu Menziwa sexy teacher photos

If you are active on Twitter, you would know by now who is Buhle Lulu Menziwa. Lulu is a 26-year-old English teacher who who got the public talking after her skin-tight clothes photos went viral on social media.

ALSO READ: Thando Thabethe Flaunts Her Curves In New Sexy Swimwear

Her photos have been making rounds on Twitter, with some people referring to her as the ‘sexy teacher’, while some added that her dress code was inappropriate for the classroom and it would be difficult to pass with her in the class.

It all started when Twitter user Lufuno Mathoni posted pictures of her and tagged Gauteng’s education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

“You’re making it hard for our kids to pass,” Mathoni tweeted. Manyaza did not directly respond to the tweet, but did share some of the reactions.

In a live video on Instagram last week, Menziwa clapped back at haters saying she isn’t teaching her followers’ kids, and that kids in her class are not perverted and she just wanted to teach

Watch Lulu’s clapp back below:

“Look, when I was at school, you certainly didn’t see teachers walking around in skin-tight jeans – not leaving much to the imagination. I just have to wonder how a teenage boy would react to this being his teacher?” – Jane responded to East Coast Radio when asked what she thought after seeing pictures of the teacher’s outfits.

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Guest at a ceremony: you are told how to wear the hat fascinator

Kate Middleton

Being invited to a wedding or a cocktail is an opportunity to pin a bug in her hair. There is no need to be a princess to wear it!

ALSO READ: Win A R20k Wedding Package With Celebrity Photographer Xavier Saer

Unashamedly display this accessory with retro charm, for an original hairstyle that will be greatly noticed by guests. Smaller than a hat, it can have an original shape or have alluring details.

This mini hat, originally, was worn by women from the bourgeoisie and was imagined by the creators to replace the big hats of the time becoming too embarrassing for their taste. Nowadays, women from all walks of life adopt it.

There is a wide variety of models on the market: feathered, veiled, floral for vintage and retro looks! In all cases, the bibi is to book for major events such as a Gala evening, horse race, brunch or a wedding.

With what hairstyle to grant it?

  • On a loose hair

Whether you have long hair or short, it will necessarily make your happiness! If you have straight hair, opt for a bibi of character, large or flashy! Smooth your hair perfectly by blowing or using a straightener and make a line on the side or the center depending on your hair implantation. Then, all you have to do is attach the decoration in your mane, securing the whole thing with several transparent hooks. Arrange it slightly to the side of the head for a retro look.

The bibi is also suitable for fuzzy hair, curls crinkled in the spirit “wavy” of the moment. To do this, simply work your lengths with a curling iron using a large diameter tip, not to mention spray a pschitt fixer spray for a long lasting. Then put your little bibi hat in the same way as before. You are ready for an unforgettable evening!

  • On an attached hair

To properly highlight your accessory, you can also attach your hair, mat, ponytail, semi-tail or bun. The mini-hat will be in this case the main element of your hairstyle. You can afford eccentricities, both in form and color. And you can fix it on the top of the head slightly to the side or above a bun.

For a retro-chic spirit, choose black veil or flashy version for a color block look. Only advice: make the make-up easier. Your bibi is enough to put you in the light. If you want something more discreet, there is the bar-mounted bibi in a more compact format but just as sophisticated. Do not forget that he is always leaning on the side of the head, it’s a matter of style!

Which bibi to choose?

  • See the fowls

Thanks to the wide variety of models that exist, you are spoiled for choice to match it with your little party dress. Several types of frames exist: on headband, with elastic, on a comb or on a crocodile clip. You will choose it according to your tailor: if your dress is quite simple you can wear a colorful or imposing model, while if your outfit is rather sophisticated, bet on a more simplistic ornament.

In terms of materials: we really like sisal or tulle, which are currently in vogue. You can dare the mini-hat! If you’re not used to horse racing like the Prix de Diane, you have not had much opportunity to wear such an accessory. So if you’re not a “hat-headed” and you’re reluctant to wear this great classic, the little hat is a good alternative to not risk fashion faux pas.

It may be noted that the size of your ornament will depend on the place you occupy in the event, for example: large hats are reserved for mothers or sisters of the bride / bride. After all these precious tips you are ready to put on your lovely cockpit, for a day under the sign of femininity and elegance!

To complete this card: we already talked about how to choose your wedding accessories in this article.

We are inspired by Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge is lucky to be dressed by the greatest creators. As such, in 2014, she won the best dressed British personality award. From now on, it’s a real fashion icon that never stops to frenzy the fashion world and the magazines people.

Her pronounced taste for bibs and other hair accessories, she displays at each of her public appearances! She likes to decorate her dresses / knee suits with an incredible class. Whether with or without veil, surmounted by flowers or feathers, nude or colored, this ornament has found its place in the heart of the Duchess. Being part of the royal court, the beautiful must be always very elegant and it goes obviously by wearing the hat for a neat look.

This small, feminine headgear gives it an impeccable look that amazes the crowds. Over the years she has brought a second youth to this retro accessory that was neglected by fashionistas and has managed to impose its chic and modern style at Buckingham Palace!

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Win a R20k wedding package with celebrity photographer Xavier Saer

Enhle Mbali and Black Coffee Xavier Saer

Sought after high-fashion, luxury, commercial and celebrity photographer, Xavier Saer, has announced that he’ll be giving away a wedding photography package worth R20 000 as he officially launches his wedding photography division, Wedding Fash by Xavier.

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To stand a chance to have your special day captured by Xavier, you simply have to “like” the Wedding Fash Facebook AND Instagram pages by Friday, 1 March 2019. Xavier will also give away a R5000 engagement shoot to a runner up winner. Winners to be announced on Saturday, 2 March 2019.

Xavier Saer Wedding Fash

Wedding Fash was created to bring a cinematic approach to your big day. Coming from a high-fashion background and working closely with some of the world’s most sought-after names, Xavier Saer brings a distinct magazine quality to your wedding memorabilia and would love to capture you day’s event in a way that you will treasure forever.

Xavier Saer’s Wedding Fash portfolio already includes high profile weddings like that of Black Coffee and Enhle Mbali amongst others.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your special day or engagement shoot captured by Xavier. “Like” Wedding Fash. Visit www.WeddingFash.com

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South African traditional dresses and accessories

Nomzamo Mbatha South African traditional dresses and accessories

What comes to your mind when you hear the name “Traditional Dress”? People have different ways of defining what is a traditional dress. Some South Africans define traditional dresses as the combination of garments, jewelery and accessories rooted in the past that is worn by an identifiable group of people.

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Traditional dress or costume is a phrase used widely both by the general public and fashion designers. Most traditional attires are inspired by people who live in rural areas or villages. However, the idea of traditional dress has been examined and researchers found that the phrase ‘traditional dress’ or ‘costume’ is often used interchangeably with the terms ethnic, regional, and folk dress.

“A folk dress or costume expresses an identity through costume, which is usually associated with a geographic area or a period of time in history. It can also indicate social, marital or religious status.”

In this article, we discuss modern traditional dress and traditional wedding dresses.

If you are a South African woman looking for a traditional ethnic dress or attire for a special occasion or to add new traditional print to your wardrobe, we’ve got you covered.

Latest top South African fashion dresses trend in 2019

Fashion designers are working very hard day and night to make sure that they supply you with the best traditional dresses for your wedding, matric dance or any special occasion.

Fashion trends of African dresses in 2019

According to our research, we’ve discovered that African fashion dresses for women is considered to be one of the most recognizable and colorful fashion style among other varieties of ethnic styles.

Traditional natural materials such as silk, flax, cotton and other different combinations used for traditional clothing, are used for sewing these amazing dresses. Some fashion designers also use artificial synthetic fabrics for more expressive outfits with variety of textures.

Colours such as yellow, blue, green, orange, brown and red are often combined to create bright and exotic patterns of traditional attires and African fashion dresses style. Some African fashion designers also use patterns such as plans, wild animals and African landscapes that compliment your skin tone.

Another trend in 2019 is contemporary African fashion dresses style. The main focus is decoration and accessories. African traditional dresses are conventionally decorated with long fringes.

For your modern African dress styles, some South African traditional dresses designs also feature small pebbles, crystals, bird feathers, beads, sequins and many more.

Top traditional dresses in South Africa 2019

  • Shweshwe Traditional Dresses
  • Sepedi Traditional Dresses
  • Xhosa Traditional Fashion Traditional Dresses
  • Xitsonga Traditional Dresses
  • Modern Zulu Traditional Dress Design

Now that you have an idea about traditional attire, where to go? Well, you can search for traditional dresses shop around your area. Alternatively, you can try Gumtree.

Gumtree is an online classified advertisement and community website. Classified ads are either free or paid for depending on the product category and the geographical market.

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Top 5 black natural hairstyles for medium length hair

Natural curls with flat twist _ natural hairstyles

Have you ever thought of growing natural hair that is medium-length? Most South African women with natural hair consider themselves blessed because the medium-length is the most flexible and you can try many different black natural hairstyles which are comfortable, simple and easy to make.

ALSO READ: Best African Dresses You Should Buy In South Africa

As a woman, you can research online on how to do a certain natural hairstyle. Websites such as wikihow.com are good examples of sites where you can learn hairstyles for natural hair of middle length South African ladies who have natural hair.

African ladies can try various options and still look amazing in their African hairstyles. You can include plenty of elements with your medium hair. Below are some of the natural hairstyles that you can try.

Top 5 hairstyles for natural hair:

1. Natural curls with flat twist

How To Do Natural Curls With Flat Twist?

Flat twists are essentially two-strand cornrows that give your natural curls hella volume and curl definition. Part your hair in a row, divide the top of the row into two strands then twist over and under all the way to the ends, collecting more hair into the two strands while keeping the twist flat to the scalp.

2. Two-stranded twists: side style

How To Do Two Stranded Twists?

Two-strand twists are a versatile hairstyle that can work on either short or long hair. The basic two-strand twists can be used as a base hairstyle for many different variations so that each hairdresser can give an individualized look. Children can also benefit from this easy-to-keep hairstyle since it can be dressed up with ribbons or beads. Follow the steps below to learn how to do two-strand twists with a professional look that can be another added hairstyle choice for your hair care routine.

Two-stranded twists - side style

3. Pulled back ponytail

How To Do Pulled Back Ponytail?

If you want a nice full ponytail, split it into 2 sections. Pull the 2 sections apart to tighten the hair tie, then let go of them. Use hairspray to lightly mist your ponytail to set the style. For a sleeker look, use the back of your brush to smooth your hair down before the hairspray sets.

Pulled back ponytail

4. Side braids hairstyle

How To Do Braids Hairstyle?

Brush your hair. Begin by brushing your hair thoroughly. Part your hair. Gather all your hair to 1 side. Split the hair into 3 sections. Braid the hair. Stop at the desired length. Secure the end. Tug a few shorter strands of hair out of the bunch if desired.

Side braids hairstyle

5. Twisted crown bun

How to Do a Twisted Crown Hairstyle?

A twisted crown hairstyle is similar to a milkmaid brad style, where you wrap your hair around your head. Instead of using Dutch and regular braids, however, you use twisted braids instead. You can do a standard up-do, where you pull all of your hair up into a twisted crown. You can also try a relaxed version, where you only pull part of your hair up into the twisted crown, leaving the bottom part of your hair loose, like a half-up, half-down ponytail.

Twisted crown bun

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Best African dresses you should buy in South Africa

Women Summer Vintage Traditional Dresses African dresses

Over the past years, we have seen the influx of African print clothing in the fashion industry. Today women have a wide selection of African dresses to choose from.

ALSO READ: Top 5 South African Celebrity Traditional Wedding Outfits

Designers such as H&M, Steve Madden, Zara, Forever21 and local African dress design companies such as P&H boutique, Africa Fashion House Pretoria, Africa Fashion House, Fashion World and Shifting Sands African Couture classify this category of clothing as ethnic fashion.

Most of these African traditional dresses are made out of Ankara fabric. Other fashion designers use African print fabrics include Kente, Kitenge, Aso Oke, Dashiki, and Gele.

These African dress designs are designed in such a way to give a significant meaning. The colours and the pattern used to make the dresses can tell a person which ethnic group you belong to.

In South Africa, we have ethnic groups such as Xhosa people, Venda people, Zulu people, Tsonga people, Nguni people, Sotho people, Tswana people, Pedi people, and Swazi people just to name a few.

All these groups have some deep love for African print clothes. Usually, people wear these dresses on Sundays when they go to church, on traditional weddings, birthday party celebrations, and other related traditional ceremonies.

Most of these African dresses are hand-made and no dresses are exactly the same and most of these South African designers have limited stock. Popular areas to get these dresses around Gauteng is Pretoria, Midrand, Johannesburg CBD and China Mall.

Without wasting your time. We have decided to compile a list of African dresses which we think you might be interested in buying. As a man, you can also surprise your woman and buy her an African dress as a gift or present.

Top African dresses or African attire dresses:

  • Kente Off-The-Shoulder Dress
  • Traditional Print Umbrella Sundress
  • Kente Umbrella Dress & Head-Wrap
  • Traditional Print Luxury Skirt Set
  • Traditional Print Open Kaftan
  • Traditional Print Elegance Dress
  • Traditional Print Elastic Summer Dress
  • Traditional Print Sleeveless Dress
  • Dashiki Print Wrap Dress
  • Traditional Sleeveless Duster Dress
  • Kente Short Dress
  • Traditional Print Sundress: Short
  • Formal Trad Print Hi-Lo Dress
  • Traditional Print Elastic Princess Dress

List of South African stores that sell African print fashion or African print dresses:

Please note we have no affiliation with the clothing stores listed below. This article is based on our findings and we have decided to list them since they supply African print dresses.

  • David Tlale
  • P&H boutique
  • Africa Fashion House
  • Thula Sindi
  • Fashion World
  • Makotis in Johannesburg
  • Shalom Traditional Clothes & Accessories
  • Presidential Store OR Tambo
  • Bow Afrika Fashion
  • Urban Zulu
  • Designer Fabrics
  • H&M

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