01 Aug What’s hot and happening in August …
We love pretty things, and often we have so many favourites to choose from that putting together our top picks can be a tough one. This month was no exception, but we did however manage to narrow it down to these must have items for ladies and gents!
Emporio Armani – YOU Fragrances
Italian brand, Emporio Armani is launching two new fragrances for him and her this September – a pair of fragrances equal in strength. Because it’s YOU for her, is happy, delicious, feminine and charming. Mixed with nodes of vanilla, musk and rose, Hers is seductive and bold and releases a complex and deep sensuality.
Stronger with YOU for him is a confident, elegant scent and includes a mix of cardamom, pink peppercorn, violet leaves and a hint of sugar coated chestnut accord. Both fragrances will be available at all major retailers from September.
The Bra Guru
The Bra Guru in Craighall gives you the most professional, personalised bra fitting service that will not only assist you with finding your right fit but allow you to feel the benefits of a well-fitting bra. Their appointment service allows you to fit with an expert and gives you time to see what really works for your body shape.
You will only feel the bra properly when you wear it for the first time. So for those who have spent countless hours trying on and struggling to find the best fitting bra for you, then it’s time to visit The Bra Guru.
Victorinox Launches I.N.O.X
Victorinox’s I.N.O.X Mechanical has finally landed in SA and gives Victorinox fans another reason to fall in love with the brand. Since launching in 2014, its mechanical version has been eagerly anticipated. This exceptional collection needed a robust calibre addition.
Due to the delicate nature of automatic movements, several R&D were necessary to bring this model into life. At first sight, nothing distinguishes the quartz model from its mechanical version, with identical style, proportions and features, three hands and date.
However, a transparent back case show the mechanism behind it. The guilloche dial, in the style of the Swiss Officer’s Knife is what makes the design stand out. I.N.O.X. signature bezel has been coated to make it even more resistant to wear and tear keeping the shine intact for longer. Available at selected retailors in Johannesburg.
SA’s first ever gin bursary has just been awarded to the country’s first black-owned gin brand – Mayine Gin. Mayine is managed by a husband and wife team from Khayelitsha in the Western Cape – Luvuyo and Nodumo Jongile – who have had an inspiring and exciting series of events, and have just taken home a R100 000 bursary to help grow their business.
Launched on World Gin Day, 9th June, in which Jongile attended his first promotional event with The Gin Box in Illovo, Johannesburg, the bursary will conclude in 12 months’ time and will culmnate in a trip to London’s Juniperlooza Festival next year on World Gin Day where he’ll mix with some of the biggest names in gin around the world. Mayine Gin is available at selected bottle stores around Johannesburg.
The new Bulgari Serpenti collection introduces a set of three delicate, new diamond pavé jewels. Coiled with the masterful craftsmanship of the Roman jeweller, each facet of the diamond necklace, bracelet and earrings are hand-set with stones of various sieves, to create the allusion of movement within their wearable settings.
The snake symbol has been redesigned into three new versions with graceful, thinner scales in white gold and diamond pavé. As supple and sensual as a snake, the radiant necklace coils the neck to graze the décolleté with its tail, sparkling in over 8 carats of daring diamond glamour. To match, the serpentine shape of the bracelet takes a Bulgari twist on the classic tennis bracelet, reinterpreted per the innovative style of the Maison.
Available at the Bvlgari store in Sandton City Shopping Centre.
Privé Revaux Launches in SA
Well known international sunglasses brand Privé Revaux has finally launched in South Africa, with their second pop-up store in the heart of Sandton. Known for its quality, its style, its celebrity status – and its online store, where the inherent value of affordability has made its mark with those who understand fashion, these sunglasses are cool and affordable.
Celebs like Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez and Lily Collins have stepped out wearing a pair and now, Privé Revaux South Africa has partnered up with local Celebrity DJ & entrepreneur, DJ Zinhle, who has become one of South Africa’s most influential and best female house DJs. Visit their pop-up store in Sandton City Shopping Centre opposite the iStore to purchase your pair of stylish sunglasses.