20 dinge wat getroudes jou nie sê nie

Ek is hierdie jaar vyf jaar getroud. Dis hopeloos te lank as jy dink dat my langste verhouding voor ‘Instagram Husband’ maar vier maande was.

Maar ek kla nie, die getroude lewe is soos ‘n kult – die ring is jou lidmaatskap. Vir een of ander rede dink mense ook ek en Willie is ‘n power couple. Nou tensy dit iets met loadshedding te doen het, is ons so normaal soos koffie met twee suikers.

Ek voel wel dis my plig om met julle die volgende kult kaskenades te deel.

Maar voor ek verder gaan – ons klere is van Old Khaki. Om stylvol te lyk terwyl jy gemaklik voel, is alles. Hierdie mooi jumpsuit nommertjie kos jou R650 in winkels.

Hier is 20 dinge wat getroudes jou nie sê nie.

(disclaimer: gebaseer op die de Wet en de Wet huishouding)

1 Jy baklei nie regtig oor die remote nie.

2 Sy klere word jou klere. Daar is niks wat snoesiger slaap soos ‘n hemp wat pas soos ‘n een-man-tent nie. Goed vir die gemak… en die selfbeeld.

3 Die een dink altyd die ander een help minder in die huis. Ek het aanvaar hierdie is een wat jy nie gaan wen nie.

4 Cuddles op die bank is nie meer so lekker nie. Soos wat jy ouer word, begin jy rug probleme en rustelose bene kry en dan soek jy s-p-a-s-i-e.

5 Mens raak nie gewoond aan ‘morning breath’ nie, jy raak net slimmer. Een sluk koffie doen gewoonlik die ding.

6 Jy maak vrede dat hy jou salon sjampoe gebruik soos R30.00 winkel bottels wat op afslag was.

7 Jy word kwaad as die hond meer van hom hou. Hoekom lê sy nie oor my bene nie? Ek is seker sy het hoër gespring toe sy hom sien na werk. Hmmm…

8 Mens kry nie meer ‘n grilling as jy na die tyd besef ‘o, dit was eintlik sy tandeborsel’ nie.

9 Die blomme word minder, maar die grappe word meer. Soms neem ons videos om vir ander mense te wys hoe snaaks ons is, maar dan gee hulle daardie verpligte rinnike. Solank die ander een lag, bly klou ons aan die stand up comedy droom.

10 Jy word aangevat omdat jy nog nie ‘n begrafnis polis het nie. Jis, was ek boos. Hoekom wil hy nie vir my begrafnis betaal nie?Of erger, wat laat jou dink ek het een nou al nodig?

11 Hy wil nie meer jou Instagram foto’s neem nie, maar jy moet hom help met sy Twitter oor gistraand se 7de Laan. As jy ooit vervelig is met data wat nie wil opraak nie, soek vir Dik Willie op Twitter. Hy staan 57 followers sterk. Ek vat hom uit as hy 100 maak.

12 Julle begin van dieselfde TV-reekse hou. Hy was so kwaad vir Chuck Bass se pa toe hy die besigheid terugvat in Gossip Girl terwyl ek gehuil het toe Terminator dood gaan. Kom Arnie, probeer probeer!

13 As ‘n vriend/in jou kwaad aandoen, is die ander een reg vir wêreld-oorlog.

14 Dit raak normaal dat hy jou maandelikse ‘voorraad’ optel by die apteek en jou bel voor almal om te vra ”light of heavy flow?” Jip, ek het dit gesê en ek own dit.

15 Mens trek gereeld perongeluk dieselfde aan na sosiale geleenthede en ander mense kom dit gewoonlik agter voor julle doen!

16 Jy het iemand om al jou lelikste selfies voor te stuur en mees grusame stories van die dag te vertel. Niks is buite perke nie. Perongeluk ‘n trippel-ken foto geneem? Stuur dadelik aan vir manlief.

17 Jy wil hom iets aan doen, dalk so vier keer ‘n week. Dis normaal! Dit waai vinnig oor.

18 Wie koffie maak, is belangriker as om te vra wat vir aandete is. Moenie daar gaan nie! As hy nie maak nie, bly stil en aanvaar dis jou beurt.

19 Julle oordeel ander mense se babas en aanvaar dat julle eie baba net die beste skepsel ooit gaan wees. Wel goeie môre my sonskyn, die baba deel immers julle twee se gene. #windgat #eintlikmeergataswind

20 Dit raak nooit vervelig nie, dit raak net beter! Daar is niks so lekker soos om getroud te wees nie. As jy in ‘n suur huwelik is… gooi sout daarop en drink hom soos ‘n goedkoop tequila.

Oraait julle, dis dit. Volg my op Instagram by annette_dewet en laat weet my watter stories julle meer van wil Sien.

Always, Anne

XoXo

Klere: Old Khaki

Fotograaf: Ash Swartz Photography

6 fat shaming myths that should stop

I am not skinny, but I am definitely not fat. And if I was, so what?

My mom and dad blessed me with gorgeous curves, which is also my biggest curse.

In primary school everyone made fun of my booty, but now all those bullies are squatting in the gym to grow one.

I’ve been told that I should get married in a flowy wedding dress, because of my little big hip situation, but then I went and ordered the most figure hugging designer gown and guess what, I looked beautiful AF.

Women with a genetic curvy body have issues that ‘normal size’ or skinny women just never will understand. Or want to understand.

Here’s the 5 biggest fat shaming myths women with curves have to deal with.

1. “But you don’t look like a runner!”

I’ve ran two half marathons and try to get in one 10 kilometre per week. Sometimes I feel depressed and then I don’t exercise for two weeks – sue me.

The amount of people that have questioned my running because of my body shape is shamelessly high. Most people picture a slender athlete with calves for days when they think about a runner, not someone’s whose calve muscle when straight to their thighs.

2. “Don’t worry, we can do it at your pace.”

There’s a lot of hiking trails in Cape Town and people will always tell me that we can do it at my pace. My pace? What do you mean my pace? Just because I have more fat than muscle, does not mean that I am not stronger than you.

Same thing at the gym. You get ‘cute’ girls who does the same ‘cute’ exercises in the gym daily and rarely build muscle, but they never get questioned. I sweat twice as hard in a spinning class, but when  my hips don’t shrink people will give me motivational speeches that I should push harder and harder next time. Bitch, please.

3. “You probably want a bigger size?”

Shopping with someone is the worst. The ‘no booty-army’ will always ask if you would like a size bigger than them. Just because my hip-to-butt-to-hip-to-another-butt ratio is above average, doesn’t mean the rest of my body is as well.

The looks I get when I tell people that I wear a size small top, the disbelief OMG, it’s just too much to handle.

Dear person X, I am a professional stylist, are you? Um, okurrr.

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4. “You are going to fall pregnant so easily.”

I think this is the most offensive one. When you ask them why, they will tell you that skinny girls have more struggles to conceive. Okay, if I don’t count as skinny do you just think that I am fat?

Unless you are a medical professional, please don’t tell me about my future birth journey when so many people of all sizes have issues to conceive. Giving birth is a blessing and my pants size is not going to be the deal breaker, trust me.

5. “Are you on a diet?”

This is now the part where I want to get physical. Curvy ladies, have you ever ordered a salad and then your friends will ask if you if you are on a diet? People always consume when bootyful women order something healthy, they are trying to lose weight.

Okay, so here’s a surprise fact: we actually eat healthy most of the time. I hate greasy foods and alcohol. I avoid white carbs and always snack on carrots and yes, chocolate. Sue me, again.

But I’m not on a diet. Diets are for the birds!

My body is not my only testimony of my healthy lifestyle. I have glowing skin, perfect hair, 100% visual sight, no cholesterol warnings, zero dark circles under my eyes and I’ve never ever had a teeth filling in my life. Why? Because I’m healthy.

6. “How much?”

When a slender woman walks down the street in a skinny jean, little reaction.

When a curvy woman walks down the street in a skinny jean, chaos!

Society still see curvy women in short or tight clothing as ‘easy’ or ‘cheap’ and that annoys the living demons out of me. I rarely wear a bikini to the beach, but in January I felt brave and threw over a second skin dress to cover my lovely lady humps.

A group of men approached me and made sexual comments, which you get used to and learn to ignore over the years, but this time I’ve had enough. I told them my basic human rights and walked straight to the police station. They chose the wrong girl!

Stop judging people based on how God created them. We are all beautiful in our own way. Skinny, curvy, athletic -it doesn’t matter. It’s what is happening on the inside, that is.

Always, Anne

xoxo

 

Old Khaki AW19 is what we want

Old Khaki WOWed me at their recent #OldKhakiAW19 launch channeling retro-sport and modern heritage.

The event took place place at Colourlab in Woodstock where media and influencers gathered together to enjoy Old Khaki’s new Autumn/ Winter collection first hand.

You can expect a fresh new take on urban-adapted wardrobe staples that can take you from inner-city vibes to exploring the Stellenbosch Winelands looking 100 percent Instagram-ready.

The AW19 ladieswear range mixes urban casual with contemporary interpretations of iconic 70s and 80s silhouettes. The season begins with a bold palette of cream, rust and emerald on the heritage front; moving onto navy, grey and ochre with a touch of red in the sporting arena.

Showstopper must-haves

  • Animal print knitwear
  • Furry jackets in bomber silhouettes
  • Branded sweat tops
  • Windowpane check jumpsuits
  • Colour-blocking roll necks

 

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Shall we talk denim?

Alongside the core range of Old Khaki skinny and straight-leg styles, a new collection of silhouettes is ready to take centre stage. The standouts being a pinstripe mom jean and a skinny-fit black dungaree. Denim has gone slightly cleaner for winter, with elevated fabrications adding some lustre to the occasion.

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Scarve it up

As always, the Old Khaki man and woman will have everything they need to round off their looks with daring detail.

Ladies’ scarves have been expanded into a beautiful selection of warm-handle versions in plains, checks and colour-blocking, as well as smaller (90 x 90cm) printed poly squares in everything from floral prints and dots, to plains, checks and stripes – ideal as neckerchiefs or for accessorising handbags or hair. 

Pretty pompoms

Beanies are still a wintertime staple for both men and women, with peaks not far behind. The Old Khaki woman can look forward to a beautiful collection of beanies with plenty of pretty pompoms.

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Black leather bags are back…

As for bags, there’s plenty to be excited about. On the ladies’ side, the collection builds on key silhouettes in new colours with touches of sizzle coming through in the round shape, whip-stitched details, as well as the introduction of fabrications such as corduroy and suede in navy, yellow and rust, in the smalls offering. Oh and did we mention the leather belt bag is back? I’m in love with the Lillie Leather Belt Bag, R699 (below).

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The new Old Khaki autumn/winter range will be available in stores and online in April. See more photos from the launch event below.

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Always, Anne

xoxo

Event Photography: Half and Halve Photography

Events | Falke AW19

Falke invited media and influencers to be the first to preview their AW ‘19 collection.

The event was held at The Stack on Tuesday morning. Guests had the opportunity to have a sneak peak of the latest mens and ladies fashion collections, followed by a quick run through of the products by the Falke team. Guests were treated to delicious canapes and drinks while interacting with the product through fun activations where they had a chance to win product. All guests were spoiled with an exclusive goodie bag containing some of the AW `19 collection.

The autumn/winter 2019 Falke range illustrates the wonderful symbiosis between the individual themes and shows their harmonious connection – divided into four trend directions:

  • Mutant Colours
  • Pride of Colours
  • Weightless Colours
  • Block Matching Colours.

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Always, Anne

xoxo

*Photos provided by PRESS ROOM

Beyonce’s MUA collabs with W.BEAUTY

Known for beautifying the striking faces of red carpet royalty such as Beyoncé, Priyanka Chopra and Kim Kardashian West, celebrity makeup artist Sir John has joined forces with W.BEAUTY to launch a first for South African retail – a limited edition cosmetics line, titled Volume 1.

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No stranger to South Africa!

I’ve met Sir  John at a former W.BEAUTY event in Canal Walk where he gave us a showstopper makeup masterclass which formed part of a series across the country.

He has also lent his artistic hand to various Woolworths campaigns and events, including collaborating with artists backstage at Woolworths’ Style By SA runway show at SA Fashion Week.

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“Having developed a strong working relationship with Sir John over the past few years, collaborating on a bespoke product line with the makeup maestro was a natural next step,” says Head of Brand Communication for Fashion, Beauty, Home and International, Shaheda Sayed.

“The limited edition makeup range marks an important step for South African retail as it is the first time that a popular South African retailer has worked closely with a well-known international authority to produce a makeup collection that has been created to effortlessly illuminate South African women’s naturally sun kissed skin.”

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W.BEAUTY’s long-standing reputation as experts in creating innovative and ethical beauty formulations, coupled with Sir John’s creativity and deep understanding of makeup artistry, makes for a game-changing collaboration.

“It’s been an absolute dream working on this collaboration with the W.BEAUTY team. It has been been inspiring and life changing. 

Although he serves as the Creative Director and Consultant for various beauty houses, Volume 1 will be the makeup master’s very first signature makeup range for South Africa, and thus required him to take a hands-on approach.

“I was involved from beginning to end. From the very first product sketches, to the name, the packaging, the symbolism and the product intrinsics. It was very important to me that Volume 1 reflects who I am as an artist, and that it delivers the quality associated with the W.BEAUTY brand,” explains Sir John.

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The cruelty-free and vegan-friendly curated collection will be W.BEAUTY’s first international product collaboration, and will consist of a highlighter stick, and an eyeshadow palette created to give any beauty lover the perfect red carpet eye. A rich and creamy, hydrating lipstick, bold liquid eyeshadows, metallic nail lacquers, and a shimmering highlighter compact completes what will be this season’s most talked about makeup line.

Volume 1, a limited edition makeup collection by W.BEAUTY and Sir John, will be sold exclusively at selected Woolworths stores and can also be purchased on the Woolworths website and app iDivisions at Woolworths.

Always, Anne

xoxo

*Issued By: Conversation Capital on behalf of Woolworths

#BeautyDesk Payot Techni Blu Liss Range

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GET TIME ON YOUR SIDE

Who else is guilty of spending too much time scrolling through their Instagram feeds before bedtime?

Did you know that constant exposure to screens, not enough sleep and lack of natural light’s really bad for you in so many ways? Our millennial lifestyle can turn our biorhythms upside down and where does it show first – you guessed correct, on our face! Think early wrinkles, dull complexion and super dry skin. #FilterNeeded

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I was introduced to PAYOT‘s new chrono-active smoothing range at their latest media launch, BLU TECHNI LISS.

With their head quarters based in Paris, it is no surprise what the Payot brand is synonym with ultimate luxury. With their iconic female shaped jars combiner with science and herbal expertise, it’s worth investing in yourself and your ski.

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The iconic brand’s new range restores balance to your skin and provides the necessary protection during the day and rejuvenates during night.

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TWO OF MY FAVOURITES FROM THE NEW BLU TECHNI LISS RANGE

1 Your every ‘nighter’

The Chrono Plumping Serum (R736 for 30ml) in the brand’s iconic shape of a woman’s body, is a fresh and melt-in gel with a slightly pink texture that is instantly absorbed into the skin for an immediate plumping effect! 21 volunteers experienced the following results over a period of 28 days:

77% WRINKLES AND FINE LINES ARE SMOOTHED
68% THE SKIN APPEARS YOUNGER 68%
81 % THE SKIN IS MORE SUPPLE 81%

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With its 100% natural and recyclable fabric mask included, the Blue Techni Liss Weekend Chrono-Renewing Peel Mask (R139 for 25g) with its high concentration of glycolic acid smoothes wrinkles and give your skin texture an instant boost. According to Payot study, users experience 11.5% less wrinkels after the first application.

payot techni blue liss peeling maskAvailable in selected independent beauty institutes and salons, and most Dis-Chem Pharmacies. For more information, visit www.payot.com.

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Always, Anne

xoxo

 

Mojo Market’s Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar

But first, what did the one oyster say to the other oyster? Nice mussels!

The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar spiced up their store at the Mojo Market in Sea Point.

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One of my favourite spots in Sea Point is the local Mojo Market. From their famous pulled pork to their signature pizzas and the live music happening daily – you can never go wrong.

Recently, The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar renovated and expanded their trendy space at the market which is open seven days a week from 10:30am to 10pm, catering to all the seafoodies in the Mother City.

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But let’s talk about the owner for a sec. What a cool and inspiring guy… Kyle Dods has sold over 400 000 oysters and over 20 tons of mussels to date.  Imagine when he reaches the half million mark! #MORECELEBRATIONS

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Sourced from Saldanha Bay, the freshly farmed produce gets its uniqueness from the quality of water in the region and is known for some of the world’s best oysters and mussels. “We supply Capetonians with some the best produce in the world and it is time for all to know this,” says Kyle. Fact.

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Kyle sources directly from key ocean farm partnerships in the West Coast town of Saldanha Bay, where 90% of all oysters and 100% of all mussels in the country, are sourced.

Ummm, so what makes them extra special?

Their oysters are stored in a huge submersible tank, which pumps sea water through so that the oysters are filtering themselves right until they are shucked and served. Every morning the mussels and oysters are harvested and delivered to the outlets, daily.

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Size matters

Kyle also insists on serving large oysters, which are ‘plump, meaty, sweet and a delicious mouthful’ with very little fuss.

“There’s truly nothing like cracking open an oyster, seeing the sea water burst out of it, and enjoying it, the way nature intended.”  Kyle, owner

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Follow The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar on INSTAGRAM for more offers and specials.

Always, Anne

xoxo

 

 

Runway Report: Be seen in Emerald Green

Emerald green is one of the most elegant colours to wear, but it doesn’t mean you can’t add an edgy twist to make your outfit POP!

What I love most about this colour is the fact that anyone can pull it off as it suits every skin tone.

Accessorise with rose gold jewelry or be fashion forward and add colour blocking pieces or prints like snakeskin to look like the next big Instagram influencer.

If you are aiming for a more classic look, wear a crisp white collar shirt paired with emerald green high-waisted pants – a popular choice to stand out in the workplace.

Hollywood A-listers like Emma Stone, Lupita N’yonga and Blake Lively have all been spotted rocking this luxury shade on the red carpet and local retailers are introducing more emerald green garments in their window displays for winter season.

A lot of African designers also played with this rich and royal colour at the recent Cape Town Fashion Week.

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xoxo

Annette de Wet

PICTURES: African Fashion International (AFI)