my 10 hoogtepunte by rooi rose

Rose was nog altyd my gunsteling blomme.. vir ‘n rede!

Ek was moedeloos besig om my 3 stout Au Pair kinders op te pas een middag toe ek die e-pos kry dat ek vir ‘n week by rooi rose mag kom intern.

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Eerste dag as rooi rose intern (2012)

Dis was regtig nie maklik om in te kom by enige tydskrif nie, al het jy die regte graad en 77 ‘achievements‘ op jou CV gehad.

My eerste dag op kantoor was beter as enige toneel uit die ‘Devil Wears Prada‘. Soos die redaksie een vir een by die deur ingestap het, kon ek hulle erken aan die klein fototjies in die boek. Ek het my ‘Beauty and the Beast’ koffiebeker in die kombuis gaan bêre en vir myself gesê: “Self, hier sorg jy dat jy langer as ‘n week gaan bly!”

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Die ‘famous’ koppie op my eerste dag. Ek het myself belowe my koppie gaan nerens

‘n Paar maande later en ek is aangestel as Digitale Redakteur. Na nog ‘n paar maande as Mode Stilis ook – ewe met ‘n besigheidskaartjie en al. Life was good!

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Hier is my gunsteling oomblikke by rooi rose

1 Die eerste keer wat ek diè Martie Pansegrouw ontmoet het.

Sy het verby my lessenaar gestap en vir my ‘n Meryl Streep grinnik gegee en verder geloop. As ek my asma pompie by my gehad het, het ek hom gebruik. Dit was MAGIC! Later moes ek myself gaan voorstel en ek onthou daar het ‘n splinternuwe Louis Vuitton beursie op haar lessenaar gelê (ek het nog nooit Louis Vuitton in die vlees gesien nie) en heeltemal-niks-gewoond vra ek toe of ek daaraan mag vat… dit was ‘n persoonlike verjaarsdag geskenk van die handelsmerk self.

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Martie Pansegrouw

2 Ek het perongeluk Nataniël se verjaarsdagpartytjie onderbreek

Ek moes dringend vir Nataniël in die hande kry om reëlings te tref vir ‘n fashion shoot. Hy het baie bedroef geantwoord en gesê dat dit sy verjaarsdag is en dat hy oppad is om te speech. In plaas daarvan om die foon in my oor neer te druk, het ons begin praat oor ouderdom, gewig en alles wat jy nie behoort oor te praat as dit jou verjaarsdag is nie.

3 Om vir Diaan Lawrenson op ‘n voorblad-shoot te hê

Diaan is mooier as ‘n mens en ewe beeldskoon met of sonder grimering. Haar seuntjie was nog ‘n pap babatjie en klein Olivia het ook saam stel toe gekom. Terwyl Diaan voor die kamera was, het ek en Olivia saam prentjies geteken en grappies gemaak. Ek onthou daar was nie een lelike foto nie… en let wel die fotograaf neem duisende op die dag.

4 Ek het my dinges in Joburg se middestad verdwaal met ‘n padkaart

Terug in 2012/ 2013 was daar nie Google Maps nie, okay. Ek moes met ‘n padkaart regkom – weet jy hoe moeilik is dit vir ‘n plaasmeisie wat nie geweet het die N1 is so lank soos wat hy is nie? Ek moes baie keer na werk aandrokke terugvat na ontwerpers of bokse optel vir die volgende shoot en altyd, soosin altyd, het ek opgeëindig in Johannesburg se middestad – die een plek waar jy nie wil wees as jou selfoon se battery laag is nie. O ja, daar was ook nog nie regtig kar chargers nie.

Die ergste wat ek nog verdwaal het was toe ek by ‘n informele nedersetting uitgekom het waar hulle betoog het en brandende bande oor die pad gerol het… in my rigting!

My man het my egter geleer om altyd tot by die naaste garage te ry as ek verdwaal en dan daar vir hom te wag. Daardie reël het my al baie trane gespaar.

5 Koek en tee kuiers was verpligtend

Ons het gereeld die lekkerste koeke en soetgoed gekry by kliënte en adverteerders en dan het ons die groot tafel opgeruim en ‘n lekker pot koffie en tee aan die gang gekry. Dit was van my gunsteling tye wanneer almal saam om die tafel gekuier het – oud en jonk.

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Saam met Michelle Nortjé, voormalige Digitale Redakteur

6  Afrikaanse fim bekendstellings was die lekkerste van lekker

My werk was om op te dress en voor die tyd al die bekendes op die rooi tapyt af te neem soos hulle opdaag. Dan het ek en my man lekker ‘fancy’ kos gekry en die film saam geniet.

Niks beur mens so op soos om tussen jou mense en kultuur wees en saam die mooi in die lewe te vier nie.

7 My bene en biceps het fantasties gelyk

Fashion shoots is nie so glam nie, maar dit is die beste werk op die planeet! Ek moes ‘n paar keer ‘n week gaan ‘source en return’ en self al die bokse en swaar sakke kar toe dra en vandaar by rooi rose gaan stoor. Rooi rose was op die 3rde of 4de vloer as ek reg onthou… Daar was ook nie mans by die tydskrif nie, so jy het maar jou hakke in die kattebak gelos, jou broek ekstra hoog opgetrek en self die werk gedoen. As ek nou terug kyk na foto’s was my arms letterlik in die beste vorm wat hulle nog ooit was.

8 Voorblad fotosessies

DIT was die goal! Die enigste, grootste goal in my leeftyd… and I did it! Ek kan nie eers begin om dit te beskryf nie. Mens kan nie.

Ek onthou wel die een keer na my blindederm operasie moes ek en my man in die aand na die studio toe ry in Mellville en self die mure ‘n sekere kleur gaan verf sodat dit die volgende oggend sou reg wees vir die shoot. Dit klink soos ‘n schlep, maar dit was een van my lekkerste memories.

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LES322: n steamer brand net so seer soos n strykyster. Seerder.

9 Ons het baie hard gewerk en baie hard gespeel

Tussen die lekker funksies en mode bekendstellings moes ons hard werk. Ek was in beheer van die webwerf en moes elke dag vele artikels skryf en oplaai om seker te maak ons leserstal groei elke maand. Soms moes ek die stoorkamer regpak en argiewe sorteer, maar dit was ook lekker om al die ou artikels en foto’s te sien van waar die tydskrif begin het. Ek het vir die eerste paar weke net in die stoor gewerk en bokse sorteer.

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Stoorkamer selfies voor selfies ‘n ding was

Ja die funksies was ‘n bonus, maar na ‘n lang dag van werk moes jy vinnig vinnig in die badkamer aantrek en grimeer en dan super vars lyk by elke geleentheid – ‘n paar keer ‘n week. Dit het later so erg geword dat ek tydelik ‘n kamer naby my werk moes huur vir veiligheids en logistieke redes.

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Funksies saam met my kerel (nou manlief) was ons date nights

10 Die heel lekkerste deel van my werk by rooi rose was die mense

En nee, ek praat nie net van die bekends of mejuffrou Suid Afrika’s nie, maar die gewone mense! Ek het hier geleer om nooit te oordeel nie en te verstaan hoekom mense die keuses maak wat hulle maak.

Die mees interessante karakter wat ek nog ontmoet het was ‘n eks-satanistiese prostituut leier. Ek het haar letterlik gaan optel by Krugersdorp se treinspoor en saam met haar kantoor toe gery waar ons haar mooi gemaak het vir ‘n fotosessie.

‘n Ander keer moes ek ‘n gesin met ‘n gestremde seuntjie gaan stileer in Pretoria. Hy wou glad nie praat of stil sit vir ‘n foto nie, maar aan die einde het hy vir my klavier gespeel… wow… dit was so mooi! Ek het toe vir hom ‘n liedjie gespeel en so sy vertroue gewen. Die fotograaf wou al ry, toe speel ek en hy nog te lekker duets saam.

Dis baie hartseer nuus dat rooi rose nie meer met ons gaan wees nie, maar mens weet nooit wat die toekoms in hou nie. Ek is egter vir ewig dankbaar dat Martie en haar span vir my ‘n geleentheid gegee het vir ‘n voet in die deur. Dis waar alles begin het.

Agt jaar later en ek het al my tydskrif ‘goals’ bereik, want die fondamente was reg. My rooi rose fondamente.

My rooi rose familie, julle is onvervangbaar.

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Oktober 2013

*Volg my asseblief op Instagram by @annette_dewet.

Always, Anne

xoxo

7 dinge wat my irriteer van my man tydens lockdown

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Dames, sê my wat SY naam is. Jy weet, daai oulike skepsel wat saam met jou in isolasie sit wat jy soms, net soms, met die koekroller wil slaan oor die kop. O, wag, ons is millennials so jy sal hom seker wil slaan met jou Nutribullet.

Hoe lief ek ook al vir my man is, hier is 7 dinge wat hy doen wat my irriteer tydens die inperking. Die woord ‘inperking’ irriteer my ook.

1 Ek moet elke dag, heel dag, sit en  kyk hoe hy eet wat hy wil.

Weet julle hoe bly was die sadis in my toe Woolies nie meer pasteie mag verkoop nie… hy snack mos 2 pepper steak pasteie voor ete. My ma het een keer genoem dat hy dalk wurms het terug in 2013. Hy het haar nog nooit vergewe oor die aanmerking nie. Wel, ek dink daai wurms het al kleinkinders gekry daar binne…

2 Hy oefen nie, maar het meer spiere as ek.

Ek is op ‘n oefen masjien rol, want vir twee jaar het ek gesukkel om my energie terug te kry na ‘n baie lelike burnout…. dalk doen ek nog ‘n blog post daaroor, maar dis lelik, so ek weet nie.

 

So doen ek Kayla Itsiness se BBG program drie keer ‘n week, hardloop 5km in my sitkamer op Saterdae en doen my aanlyn ballet klas. Hy. Hy doen ‘n paar pushups op die trap en kom nooit verder as 3km in die sitkamer nie, maar pronk van die spiere. Hy het ook ‘n 6-pack. En V-lines wat se lyne meer perfek getrek is as ‘n laerskool juffrou se handskrif.

Intussen soos ek rond draf van my rusbank tot die eetkamertafel skaaf ek my bobene bloedrooi, want ek het nie ‘n thigh gap nie. My thigh gap sit tussen my voortande en dis okay.

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3 Hy raas met my as die groente verval

Kyk, ek eet gesond en ek gaan nie elke dag winkel toe loop vir ‘n appel en ‘n ‘ui’ nie, so van tyd tot tyd gaan klein bietjie van die goed af gaan in ons yskas. Hy kan dit nie verstaan nie.

Ek het wel ‘n geheim ontdek… sodra die spinasie se einde nader kom, gooi ek dit in ‘n pot. Dan hoef ek letterlik net een teelepel te eet wanneer dit gaar word, want dis al wat oorbly.

4 Hy wil nie tien uur bed toe gaan nie.

Ek is ‘n oggend mens. Hy is ‘n aand mens en nou met lockdown wat alles bietjie mal is, is vreemde slaappatrone seker normaal. Plus ons is dan by die huis, so waarvoor moet ons reëls hê – sê hy. Ek verskil.

5 Sy TikTok videos doen beter as myne.

Ek het ‘n TikTok account begin en gedink ‘okay, dalk is ek nie te oud vir hierdie nie’ en ek was selfs beïndruk met die bietjie views wat my videos reeds gekry het. Hier kom hy (laat ons liewer nie sy ouderdom weggee nie) en kry dubbel die hoeveelheid views met sy eerste video.

6 Die Xbox verslawing is real.

Ek het nie ‘n probleem dat hy homself besig hou nie, maar die Xbox is gekonnekteer aan ons TV.

Ek is mos verbied om die Kardashians te kyk in ons huis, so nou gebruik ek maar hierdie tyd om dit skelm op my foon te kyk. So, dis eintlik ‘n wen-wen.

7 Ons baklei oor die verwamer.

Ek kry koud. En my hond kry ook koud. Hy dink ons is ekstra (okay, ons is seker) en gaan aan oor die prys van koopkrag en en en. Dis winter, baby, toe nou.

Laastens irriteer dit my dat hy nog steeds perfek is aan die einde van die dag. Laat ek maar die Nutribullet gaan bêre weer…

Laat weet my in die kommentaar wat jou irriteer van jou ander òf beter helfte en volg my asb op Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annette_dewet/

Always, Anne

xoxo

 

 

 

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