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22 Dec

Own your BLACK this X-Mas with Black Betty Design

As we find ourselves in the heart of the festive season, gift guides are plenty and abundant. But rather than spending on a one time item that serves for a short term, consider the option of investing in a timeless piece that can hold more than just memory of a Christmas past. Invest in the earth's treasures this festive season; dare to own black. Black Betty Design presents hand-cut precious and semi-precious stones set in treasured metals in beautiful attention-to-detail  unique pieces. The...
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1 Nov

This way to summer ’16

Choker, off the shoulder, top, sunnies, long hair, black blogger, normadic online, nicole norman
The sun is finally out in the southern hemisphere and that means it’s finally our turn to donne one of the trendies styles we’ve seen emerge this season. Off the shoulder tops and dresses have been all over international catwalks and famed instagram feeds alike, and know that our summer 16 has finally arrived it’s time for us to indulge in some bare-shouldered fashion too! I’ve paired my shoulder free ensemble with the Baby Girl choker from Afara Custom’s latest choker...
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11 Jul

SAMW Day 1: Highlights, Reviews & What I Wore

With this being my second time attending the menswear shows, I was less concerned with the the social angst that comes with attending fashion week as one mingles with fashions who's who and was admittedly more excited about seeing what the designers have in-store for the next season. By now I had developed certain favourites and looked forward to spending a few days mingling with my fashion friends, designer pals and blogger buddies while comfortably making contact as we all enjoying...
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12 May

Rich Mnisi’s CMYK Lookbook A/W16

Subsequent to meeting Rich Mnisi at the Menswear shows in February, I had been stalking the young designer’s work in every way possible  that wouldn't lead to my arrest. His was a show that certainly had me on the edge of my seat and stretching my neck as far as it could possibly go in efforts to see every last detail he sent down the runway. Despite it being a menswear showcase, I adored every piece in his collection -...
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22 Sep

MaXhosa by Laduma

Laduma Ngxokolo is the creative mastermind behind up and coming knitwear brand, MaXhosa. He aims to incorporate his own Xhosa culture in his designs, truly capturing the essence of his rich African heritage.Growing up in Port Elizabeth, Laduma's mother was the one who introduced him to the world of knitwear. She was the one who taught him the skills he still uses today in creating his one of a kind patterned pieces. Laduma then went on to attend the Nelson...
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