REDEFINING GLAMOUR

Jimmy Choo’s latest offering, called Ying and Yang, is a collection of refined feminine silhouettes that are powerful, playful pieces of modern glamour. 

Pointy-toe flats, R9 200
Pointy-toe flats, R9 200
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PAUL SMITH’S FAMILY PORTRAIT

Paul Smith’s quirky new campaign presents its latest collection with a surrealist and humorous look at the traditional family portrait. For autumn/winter 2017, the Paul Smith classics are reinvented with clashing colours, contrasting textures, and varying silhouettes, punctuated with a colourful feather motif printed on silk, handembroidered on cashmere coats, and appliquéd onto leather accessories.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
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INTERNATIONAL LUXURY AND LOCAL EXCELLENCE EMERGE

Woolworths has taken over as the beauty retail heavyweight in South Africa, adding Chanel to its growing luxury-beauty portfolio. We asked the head of beauty at Woolworths, Vivienne Joseph, to tell us about the partnership.

How do you feel to have a luxe brand such as Chanel associated with Woolworths? It ’s a very proud moment for me. Chanel and Woolworths have the same values: both are very fashionable, and have a drive for high quality and innovation. To partner with a luxury, iconic brand such as Chanel helps position Woolworths as a fashion brand, internationally and locally.

With so many retailers, including Stuttafords, closing down, what do you think has kept Woolworths as an iconic brand and symbol of quality for so long? I believe part of Woolworths’ success is that we have listened to our customer: our customer has said that she wants iconic beauty brands as part of her Woolworths shopping experience. I believe if one puts the customer first, then the success will and should follow. In terms of our strategic positioning, this is part of what our customer wants. In a world where retail is questioned, not only locally but also internationally, we believe that if we continue to give our customer an exclusive experience, we will continue to thrive.

Chanel X Woolworths
Chanel X Woolworths
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Prada
Prada
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PRADA’S EVERYDAY SEDUCTION

For the new season, Prada suggests a quotidian wardrobe with a seductive twist.

Miuccia Prada goes back to basics with a collection of everyday silhouettes that are transformed with warm, multicoloured hues and tactile textures, such as ostrich-feather hems, fur trims, leather fringing, and beaded tassels.


GAME, SET, MATCH

The spirit of tennis player and inventor René Lacoste is reincarnated in the latest edition of the Lacoste L’Homme scent. Lacoste was nicknamed “The Crocodile” during his tennis career, and the new campaign pays homage to the iconic image of the player sitting alongside a crocodile, with a younger, modern, male version. While new the scent mixes elegance with ferocious confidence. The striking, rectangular bottle gives way to a golden juice with notes of mandarin, sweet orange essence rhubarb, black pepper, ginger, Akigalawood, and amber. 

Lacoste L’Homme, EDP, 150ml, R1 320
Lacoste L’Homme, EDP, 150ml, R1 320
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Clarins Double Serum
Clarins Double Serum
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8TH GENERATION

Thanks to the new edition of the Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate, 50ml, R1 180, your skin cells are in for a treat. The cult product gets an update to its unique dual serum formulation, using technology that taps into the receptors in the skin cell’s membrane, known as lipid microdomains, to create a two-way cellular communication path to combat the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, dehydration, and elasticity.


Trench coat, R2 299
Trench coat, R2 299
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EASE INTO SUMMER

Witchery’s latest collection is defined by elevated feminine silhouettes that combine sophistication, ease, and wearability for an effortlessly stylish summer wardrobe of considered pieces that can be layered and dressed up or toned down for any occasion. 

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