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45 NAKED CAMPAIGN
Thirty-six celebrities bare
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60 CELEBRITY Lee-Ann
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model and mom on her
connection to the cause
68 MUST-READ I was
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72 TREND REPORT The
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Seizing the day or
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67 MY WORLD
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78 GENDER REPORT
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Undoing Female
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141 LIFE STORY The queen
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FASHION & BEAUTY
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Gina Myers for
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Hair Saadique
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ASPASIAS
earrings are not regulation. She was not interested in
the semantics of square versus blob, or the birthday cake
I was carrying and high-handedly broke my spirit with
a double detention. She did it with much evil cackling, just
before she took off on her broomstick, to shag the kid next
door. I was incensed. I was livid. I was shaken to my very
core. Here was a person in a position of extreme authority
who blatantly broke the 30-centimetre rule (you know the
one stating boys and girls should maintain a distance of
a ruler between them at all times). Surely two rulers
should apply between teachers and pupils? Yet, this
child molester was nevertheless in a position to dispense
extreme punishment for a minor infringement that had
arguably never been committed.
There are certain wrongs perpetrated against ones
person, that the person can never really forgive. Ever.
These wrongs tarnish your once-innocent outlook and
charge your life with the re and brimstone of retributive
justice. These wrongs take the world and shift it instantly
into a new, brighter, harder place where you see the
injury with the piercing clarity of the mad and the young.
The sheer injustice of it all burnt a stripe of angry
resentment in my teenage heart at all obvious abuses
of power. A week later I took to handing out 16 June
pamphlets, which some friends of mine had brought onto
school property and which got everyone into some real
trouble. My double detention suddenly looked like childs
play by comparison.
Clearly this is a story about how a fashion choice
can become the catalyst for a youth spent in pursuit
of social justice. But it is also a story about e-tolls, and
Nkandla and the coming elections. Because unlike my
beleaguered 14-year-old self, who had no means to
alter the course of her swift and damning detention, we
now live in a democracy. And when our leaders think
nothing of applying the rules selectively for their own
nefarious interests, we do have a way of putting a brake
on their broomsticks.
(PS: Years later I met the mother of the boy in question, who
told me this harpy had indeed been sleeping with her son
and it had taken him many years to restore his equilibrium,
stop smoking the spliff she had introduced him to and
come back from her malignant impact. I have no words.)
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Q Its the new
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have a bumper
fashion edition to
share with you
I am totally obsessed
with the new take
on ladylike glamour,
shot throughout
with seductive, sexy
charm. Bring it on,
I say (page 89).
Q This month, you
cannot have failed
to notice we are
naked 2014s
campaign is the
result of a chance
meeting with Topaz
Page-Green, who
inspired me with her
brilliant project The
Lunchbox Fund and
Feedie. Help us
feed our nations
children (page 45).
It was 8 June, my 14th birthday, and I was lled
with that foolish delight that this random
occurrence will deliver to those who are still
immortal. As I tripped into school bearing
a birthday cake for my fellow immortals, I was
stopped in my tracks by a Ms. M (I shall keep
her name from you for the sake of propriety).
She was a aming red head who had issues
with boundaries. For example, the life-skills
class had recently taken a turn into the
surreal and the supremely gross when she
had lasciviously demonstrated the correct
way to slide a condom onto the erect male
member by using a banana. Not cool.
Particularly uncool because she also
happened to be having trouble with the student-
teacher relationship boundary at the time. Word in
the corridors, heaving with teenage pheromones
and Axe deodorant spray, had it that she was
conducting a agrant affair with a grade 11 pupil. He
was the kind of boy who happened to be adored by
everyone. By everyone, I also mean me.
Charming, smart, sporty, poetry-reading and
beautiful. He lived in that glowing, blond, angelic
space certain boys occupy just before they reach full
malehood. As a lowly 14-year-old I did not feature in
his 16-year-old universe, not even as a speck of solar
dust. But I would watch him circle my rmament
with much moony-mooching and an
inexplicable feeling of deep despair.
Did I mention I had just turned 14? Ms.
M, despite her questionable forays into
sex education, was, it transpired, also an
authoritarian. In my ears on that fateful
morning were my new birthday earrings
from my parents. Carefully purchased to
coincide with the rules and regulations
that stipulated girls can only wear one
earring per ear, and this solitary adornment
should be a sleeper or a stud. My birthday
studs, as it happens, were square. Teeny,
tiny, perfectly formed at squares. Not ugly,
round, protuberant lumps (I rejected those
out of hand), but subtle, clever, practically
invisible squares. Sadly Ms. M was like
a small, red-earring aberration-detection
machine. She swooped in like a drone
and dropped her malicious bomb. These
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THE SELFIE
I have just purchased and begun reading the
January 2014 issue. I am truly shocked that the
article entitled The Biggest Stories of 2014 has
Madibas health as its second most newsworthy
story of 2013. How can the sele be more
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country, and indeed the world, come to a standstill upon
his death. When it really comes down to it, this made far
more news, and impact, than a Miley Cyrus sele. Im
truly disappointed that anything besides Madibas health
and death could be considered more newsworthy. What
a pity, and perhaps a reection of societys self-centred
exhibitionism. Megan Fraser
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You are absolutely right of course sadly Madibas
death occurred after we had gone to print we made
a concerted effort to attempt to insert a loose leaf into
the magazine after the deadline but it was impossible.
(I shed a tear of frustration, I can tell you.) As you know,
we try to approach the issues of the day with a wry and
intelligent eye on the world. We did not order the stories of
the year (although I can see how the numbers may give
that impression), so much as present them as 10 things
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ourselves and experienced the world. It is probably
a very sad indictment that even President Obama,
President Cameron and the Danish Prime Minister took
a sele at the memorial service for Madiba. Please nd
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raise important issues with us. I wish you a very happy
and successful 2014 and hope that you will continue to
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exciting new looks and wardrobe updates.
At the top of our list is the Stella
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which shows a typically cool interplay of masculine
and feminine lines. Oversized coats, tailoring,
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TROUSERS,
THATS IT! LEATHER
R1 200,
CLUTCH,
GUESS.
R25 200,
LOUIS
VUITTON.
ANKLE
BOOTS, METAL
CHANEL SUNGLASSES
R1 499, CUFF,
WITH PEARL DETAIL,
NINE R60,
R5 850, EXTREME
WEST. MR
EYEWEAR.
PRICE.
Available at Sandton City Shop No: U32, Canal Walk Shop No:201 and selected Edgars stores.
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VICTORINOX
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SUNGLASSES, ANTHRACITE
R6 250, DIAL AND SATIN
LOUIS STRAP, R4 199,
VUITTON. PICOT & MOSS.
ANKLE-
STRAP
HEELS,
R999,
BODYSUIT
ZARA.
WITH
LEATHER
VICTORIA DETAIL,
BECKHAM R1 890,
DROP-WAIST SUZAAN
GILET DRESS, HEYNS.
R14 500,
STUDIO 8.
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GUESS
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INDIES
RIGOR
RIBBED head to toe from knitwear and tailoring
WATCH,
LEGGING
R2 198,
to accessories and the staple winter coat.
R3 800,
S. BACHER
CATHERYN
& COMPANY.
GAEYLA.
TEXTURED
SKIRT,
R2 999,
TIGER OF
VELOUR
SWEDEN.
DROP-
CROTCH
TROUSERS,
R2 799,
DIESEL.
BOMBER
JACKET,
BELT,
R6 999,
R1 499,
TIGER OF
TIGER OF
SWEDEN.
SWEDEN.
LEATHER-
PATENT LOAFERS,
AND-
R299, QUEENSPARK.
TWEED
JACKET,
R1 800,
GUESS.
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PAMELA
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R4 950,
DEMOCRATIC
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VOGUE
SUNGLASSES,
R850,
SUNGLASS HUT.

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STRIPED
IRACEMA
TROUSERS, boots and a badass attitude.
BOUTIQUE.
R300,
SECOND
TARTAN
TIME
CAMISOLE,
AROUND.
R279,
ZARA.
BRASS
CUFF,
R1 950,
KIRSTEN
GOSS.
CREEPER
BOOTS,
R899,
CLUTCH
THE LOT.
BAG,
R699,
NINE
WEST.
HACHE
LEATHER- PLEATED
AND-TWEED SKIRT,
JACKET, R6 800,
R2 200, THATS IT!
GUESS.
SNAKESKIN-
PRINT
HEELS,
R3 265,
OSCARINA
BOUTIQUE.
MIU MIU
ANIMAL-
PRINT
SUNGLASSES,
R2 550,
SUNGLASS
HUT.
KENZO
LEOPARD-
PRINT PANTS,
R10 200,
CATHERYNE
GAEYLA.
OKAPI LAMIA
BLESBOK
BUTTERCUP
BAG,
R15 000,
MERCHANTS
ON LONG.
T-CLASP PURSE,
R1 330, TED BAKER.
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THE WILD SIDE OF THINGS
SNAKESKIN-
PRINT TOP,
R350,
A-LIST.
MARY
KATRANTZOU
LEATHER
PEPLUM TOP,
R39 000,
STUDIO 8.
SCOTCH
& SODA
MAISON
SUEDE TIE-
DYE JACKET,
R7 999,
INFINITE
SIXTY.
HERMS
DOUBLE-
STRAP
WATCH,
R28 995,
PICOT &
MOSS.
ANIMAL-
PRINT BELT,
R180,
QUEENSPARK.
SNAKESKIN-
PRINT TOP,
R350, A-LIST.
URBAN
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BANGLE,
R1 195,
S. BACHER
& COMPANY.
LEOPARD-
PRINT
SHORTS,
R2 999,
TIGER OF
SWEDEN.
LEOPARD-
PRINT
PULLOVER,
R3 999,
TIGER OF
SWEDEN.
trends mc
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CLUTCH
BAG,
R199,
YDE.
GLADESIDE
HEELS,
R8 750,
BURBERRY.
ake on the concrete jungle with this seasons
fresh take on animal prints, which have been
modernized through simple silhouettes and
paired with slick tailoring.
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ZEBRA-PRINT
SUNGLASSES,
R1 160,
SAFILO.
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R999,
ZARA.
BLOCK CLUTCH,
R16 600,
SALVATORE
FERRAGAMO.
FLAIRED PLEATED
SKIRT, R650,
KOTTIN & TWILLE.
ANTIQUE
PENDANT
NECKLACE,
R200,
GLITTERATI.
SATIN
WIDE-LEG
TROUSERS,
R1 999,
GAVIN
RAJAH.
CASHMERE
GOLF SHIRT,
R220, AFRAID
OF MICE.
SCUBA
COAT,
R8 600,
EMPORIO
ARMANI.
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glamour
THE 50s SILHOUETTE REVIVAL
HOLLYWOOD
his seasons trend provides the perfect opportunity for ladies
to be ladylike again. The 50s silhouette and glamorous touches
from Hollywoods golden era mean cinched-in waists, dainty
cardigans and full-circle skirts a celebration of the female form.
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DRESS,
R3 499,
GAVIN
RAJAH.
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AND LEATHER
GLOVES,
R1 160,
TED BAKER.
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EMBELLISHED
HEELS,
R1 099,
STRUT 24.
FRDRIQUE
CONSTANT ART
DECO WATCH
WITH OVAL ARABIC
DIAL, R13 659,
PICOT & MOSS.
PEARL
EARRINGS,
R100,
GLITTERATI.
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JIMMY CHOO
SUNGLASSES,
R3 440,
SAFILO.
DIANE VON
FRSTENBERG
TWEED COAT,
R10 400,
LUMINANCE.
OVERSIZED
COAT,
R7 999,
TIGER OF
SWEDEN.
SCHUTZ
DUNE
HEELS,
R1 990,
OSCARINA
BOUTIQUE.
METAL-
BAR TOTE
BAG,
R3 900,
TED
BAKER.
CROPPED
TROUSERS,
R4 100,
HUGO BOSS.
JACKET,
R8 600,
EMPORIO
ARMANI.
PENCIL SKIRT,
R425,
TRUWORTHS.
FANG
CROPPED
TROUSERS,
R1 399,
PRINGLE.
HOOP
EARRINGS,
R285,
JANGI.
FANG
JACKET,
R2 499,
PRINGLE.
JIL SANDER
TWO-TONE
BOOTS,
R13 400,
LUMINANCE.
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FORM-FLATTERING SHAPES
SHARP
ever out of style, tailoring has gone glam with suits,
jackets and trousers worked into clean, gure-attering
shapes. A slight shine is seen in fabrics and the fashion
world is once again focused on a monotone colour palette.
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WATCH,
R8 895,
PICOT &
MOSS.
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DRIES VAN
NOTEN
BEADED
DRESS,
R36 500,
LUMINANCE.
FLORAL SKATER
DRESS, R2 950,
DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC.
GUESS VIVA GOLD-
BRACELET WATCH,
R2 595, S. BACHER
& COMPANY.
ELEPHANT-
CHAIN
BELT, R150,
GLITTERATI.
PRINGLE
EMBROIDERED
JACKET,
R2 000,
STUTTAFORDS.
TOM FORD CAT-EYE
SUNGLASSES,
R4 500, EXTREME
EYEWEAR.
METALLIC
SHIFT
DRESS,
R500,
SECOND
TIME
AROUND.
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BRASS RING WITH
MOONSTONE,
R2 850, OLIVE
GREEN CAT.
OVERSIZED
EMBELLISHED
TOP, R6 000,
STEFANIA
MORLAND.
LI-DA
NECKLACE,
R3 900,
THATS IT!
PENROSE BOW
PURSE, R6 450,
BURBERRY.
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byzance
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opious amounts of gold, jewel tones and ornate
accessories make this winter a little more luxe.
Look to intricate patterns and over-the-top fabrics
like silks, velvet and bejewelled everything.
LEAF
RING,
R160,
LOVISA.
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BIJOUX EGG
NECKLACE,
R2 600,
LUMINANCE.
LUXURY GOES A LONG WAY
BRILLIANT
METALLIC
MARY-
JANE
HEELS,
R999,
ZARA.
SUNSET
SANDALS,
R12 900,
LOUIS
VUITTON.
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I had a bad fall and ended up with a large cut along my shin bone.
I like to wear skirts and dresses so I was worried about having
a scar in such a noticeable place. Just as the wound was healing,
I read an article in a magazine in which a celebrity swore by
Bio-Oil. I was skeptical, but I thought it was worth a try. I
faithfully followed the directions for using Bio-Oil, and my scar
is now less noticeable. I feel confident wearing skirts and dresses
again, and I have Bio-Oil to thank! Busisiwe Magadla
The product
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by doctors for
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Ipsos, 2012
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LENGTH FIBER EXTENSIONS
WATERPROOF MASCARA
IN VERY BLACK, R100.
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STEP 1
CLEANSE: Most
cleansers fail to remove
mascara so we are
often required to use
eye make-up remover.
But do we remember to
remove the make-up
remover? It is important
to use an oil-free
cleanser or sweep
a face wipe across the
eye area to remove
excess oil left by the
remover. Always start
your look by ensuring
your lashes are clean.
STEP 2
CURL: It is worth investing
in an eyelash curler to
curve your lashes up,
which helps to minimize
the appearance of dark
shadows that lashes
cast over your eyes.
A quality curler also
prepares lashes for
a neatly applied coat
of mascara without the
y-aways. Start curling at
the bottom of the lash
line. Press rmly three
times before moving up
to the middle of the lash.
Repeat until you get
to the tips.
STEP 3
COAT: Before applying
mascara, clean the end
tip with a paper towel.
Start at the base line of
the eyelid and wiggle
the brush a little to build
a heavy base that will
hold the lashes up.
Slowly brush the
mascara upwards.
STEP 4
LAYER: If you are the
type to layer on coat
after coat of mascara,
then go for a brush
made with silicone
bristles, as these tend to
clump less. Make sure
you layer while the
mascara is still wet to
further avoid clumping.
STEP 5
DOUBLE UP: Dont shy
away from using more
than one mascara.
If you feel you need
a volumizing mascara
followed by a coat of
a separating one, go
ahead. Just ensure
that you achieve your
desired look before
the mascara sets.
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TIP: If you
wish to achieve
fuller and
longer lashes
(who doesnt?),
try using
a lash serum
religiously and
you should
see some
visible results
within weeks,
if not days.
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CILS BABY
DOLL IN
FETISH
BLACK, R345.
MAYBELLINE
THE
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VOLUM
EXPRESS
SMOKY EYES
MASCARA
IN INTENSE
BLACK, R125.
DIOR
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BLACK OUT
MASCARA
IN 99 KOHL
BLACK,
R415.
STEPBYSTEP
CLINIQUE
HIGH
IMPACT
MASCARA
IN BLACK,
R215.
MAYBELLINE
THE ONE-BY-
ONE VOLUM
EXPRESS
MASCARA IN
SATIN BLACK,
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it comes to fashion. If this is the case, limiting the
bling effect to beauty products is the way to go.
We love displaying them on a silver tray on our vanity tables
at home! More is more when it comes to the packaging of
beauty products and it would seem that gold is a winner
this winter.
BVLGARI
AQVA
AMARA
EDT, 100ML,
R1 225.
BLING
GOLD IS A DEFINITE WINNER
FOR THIS SEASON
TOM FORD
SAHARA
NOIR EDP,
50ML,
R1 395.
CLARINS
EVERLASTING
COMPACT
FOUNDATION
SPF 15 IN
103 IVORY,
R385.
AZZARO
DUO EDT,
80ML,
R525.
GUCCI GUILTY
POUR FEMME
STUDS LIMITED
EDITION EDT,
50ML, R815.
ESTE
LAUDER
PURE
COLOR
BLUSH IN
04 EXOTIC
PINK, R425.
Tom Ford Sahara Noir
Never mind the classic beauty of the
bottle, this scent is a great condence
booster. The top notes may be a little
overpowering at rst, but they quickly
settle into a smokiness that will remind
you of burning incense. It is a very
sexy perfume.
Bvlgari Aqva Amara
There isnt a single Bvlgari
fragrance that doesnt resonate
with us. This particular scent is
great on both men and women.
We love the copper round bottle
as well as the freshness of
the scent. Aqva Amara
means bitter water.
Este Lauder Pure
Color Blush
This is such fun to whip out in public
because it really is a truly gorgeous
product. Instead of applying blush directly
to the apples of your cheeks, try applying
it slightly above that for an immediate
face-lift effect.
Gucci Guilty
How rock n roll? This is Frida Gianninis (Guccis
Creative Director) ode to the music genre as she
is a self-professed lover of the rock aesthetic.
Denitely a collectors item.
Clarins Everlasting
Compact Foundation
The best thing about foundation
that comes in a compact is that
its easier to travel with. This Clarins
Compact Foundation comes with
a great application sponge.
Azzaro
Duo
A cleverly
designed
perfume bottle
that will mould
perfectly into
your hand and
t nicely in
your handbag.
RADIANCE REVEALED
FACIAL FOAM
WITH REAL GOLD MICROPARTICLES
With age, skin gets drier and can become dull-looking.
Infused with real gold microparticles, this rich creamy
formula with luxurious lather has been especially
designed for older skin to gently exfoliate and reveal
youthful radiance without making skin feel dry.
Potent anti-ageing
ingredients blended
with the luxury of real
gold to re-energise the
lost radiance of ageing
skin cells.
Our new
gold standard
in awakening
youthful radiance.
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Survey of 5000 people
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A showcase of sequins scattered on a sheer skirt - like
glistening bubbles from a lathered foam. The vintage
lace and uidity of the fabric are truly captivating,
conjuring up elements of nature: the vitality
of trees, the ow of water. Bring life to your
skin with swirls of radiance as akes of real gold
microparticles catch the light, and Radiance
Revealed Facial Foam envelops your skin.
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Discover the Secret of Gold...
1. Download the free Junaio application from your Apple or Android store
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WEAR NOTHING
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ROUGE
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ALLURE
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natural line of your lip and
LUMINOUS AVON SATIN
encourages you to create your
MATTE LIP SATISFACTION
COLOUR LIP COLOUR
own shape youll achieve
IN 45 IN PLUSH
a deeper Cupids bow or
LADORE, PLUM, R90.
R450.
even a fuller or thinner lip!
2. Precision is important
for this look so use
LORAL PARIS
a lip brush to create
INFALLIBLE
a smooth outline.
2-STEP
LONGWEAR
3. Dont be afraid to mix
LIP COLOUR
different shades of red,
IN 121
FLAWLESS
REVLON purple and pink for a 3D effect.
FUCHSIA,
COLORBURST
Layer them, starting with the
R109.
MATTE BALM IN
240 STRIKING MICHAEL darkest, and use the lightest,
SPECTACULAIRE, KORS
brightest shade in the centre.
R120. GLAM LIP
LACQUER Blend together seamlessly
IN DAME,
to complete the look.
R275.
Garnier
Garniers new ve-in-
one BB Cream Miracle
Skin Perfector is on our
radar this month for its
new take on the already
handy BB cream. Taking
it one step further,
Garnier has introduced
a formula specically
for combination to
oily skin. So, besides
imperfection cover-up,
increase in hydration
and radiance, this cream
helps to mattify your
complexion too.
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We cant get
enough of this
petit pot of
lip-conditioning
goodness from
Palmers, which
melts into your
lips and effectively
protects your pout.
The new Mixed
Berry Lip Butter is
a real treat with
an SPF 15 and
a lovely, sheer
berry tint.
CLARINS
3-DOT
LINER,
R230.
AUSSIE
LIMITED-
EDITION
STREET ART
RANGE,
FROM
R65.
EAU DE LACOSTE
SENSUELLE EDP,
30ML, R505,
50ML, R720,
90ML, R970.
PALMERS
COCOA
BUTTER
FORMULA LIP
BUTTER SPF
15 MIXED
BERRY, R23.
Aussie
Australian hair-care brand Aussie
has increased the volume on its
cool factor with a new limited-
edition Street Art range. Aussie
products are great for daily
cleansing for those with hair thats in
slick condition as well as those with
locks that need a little more TLC.
GARNIER
BB CREAM
MIRACLE SKIN
PERFECTOR,
R85.
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When you think of Lacoste
your mind is immediately
drawn to a crisp, white golf
shirt typical of the brand. This
time, theyve switched from
fresh and sporty and have
gone sexier with their new
fragrance Eau De Lacoste
Sensuelle. The aromatic
journey begins with top
notes of pink pepper and tart
blackcurrant, and gives way
to a hint of Turkish rose,
sweet pea and Gladiolus
inexus, nally settling to
a warm amber and nougatine
perfect for the colder
months to follow.
WHATS HAPPENING THIS MONTH
Smashbox
Go big on liner this season, as
per the winter beauty
trends. Get your tough
girl on by perfecting
your skills at lining
the upper eyelids
and extending with an upwards
ick. We love these new eyeliner
offerings from Smashbox.
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MAYBELLINE
EYE STUDIO
MASTER
DUO 2-IN-1
GLOSSY
LIQUID LINER,
R111.
SMASHBOX
ALWAYS
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3D LINER,
R210.
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ENVIRON
A few drops of this
new serum on the
forehead, around the
mouth and even on the
delicate eye area
will help to soften and
smooth frown lines
quickly and visibly as
the muscles relax.
ENVIRON IONZYME
FOCUS FROWN SERUM,
R1 230.
DAVINES
Handy for travellers or
styling emergencies,
this Hair Refresher
gets a thumbs up from
us for its convenient
and quick-xing
abilities. Its a dry
3
shampoo with
a special formula
that refreshes and
GOSH
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CLEANSING MIST, R260
Light, Medium, Dark plus, our
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personal favourite, a green-
tint anti-redness option that
balances out those
dreaded red blemishes.
KORRES
GOSH CLICK N CONCEAL, R115.
For a skin reboost during
these colder, drier months,
Korres Body Milk is the
budget-friendly solution.
We love the rich formula
EUCERIN
that contains almond oil
A product that should nd itself
and aloe, which gives the skin
in every handbag, this miracle in
long-lasting hydration and
a tube is an overnight remedy
a comfortable suppleness. And
for extremely dry and cracked
with avours like Basil Lemon,
skin. Its effective enough to
Vanilla Cinnamon and Mint
smooth the roughest skin, but
Tea, whats not to love?
gentle enough to use on babies.
EUCERIN AQUAPHOR SOOTHING KORRES BASIL LEMON BODY
SKIN BALM, R75. MILK, R125.
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YOU HOLDING THE MANIFESTO TO MARIECLAIRE@ASSOCMEDIA.CO.ZA, ALSO TWEET @MARIECLAIRE_SA USING #MCRESPECT
TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR OUR RIGHT TO
RESPECT CAMPAIGN, MC ENCOURAGED
PARTICIPANTS TO SIGN UP AT THE EVENT
In October 2013, MC and 1st for Women (FFW) joined forces with 15
powerful South African women, including MC editor Aspasia Karras,
Pabi Moloi (pictured below left), Lindiwe Mazibuko and Verashni
Pillay, to take to the streets of Cape Town and Johannesburg
in support of every womans right to respect, sharing their own
personal message.
The FFW and Jacaranda FM Sisters with Blisters walk on 23
November 2013 marked the ofcial start of the 16 Days of Activism
for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. A record
crowd of over 9 000 women, men, kids and dogs hit the streets of
Midrand in a rm protest against the abuse of women and children.
Aspasia, the MC team and FFW representatives opened the
8.30am four-kilometre race with dogs, holding up the placards
featured in the MC November 2013 issue. We handed out
magazine copies and encouraged attendees to sign the Right
to Respect petition to support our cause.
Over R700 000 was raised on the event day for the two charity
organizations: Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA)
and the Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke). The race was
also supported by celebs including The Parlotones, Willem Botha,
Monique, Heinz Winckler, Louise Carver and Kevin Leo.
To download and sign the petition and to view our behind-
the-scenes Right to Respect campaign videos, please visit
Marieclaire.co.za/right-to-respect.

SPECIAL
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dedicated to make-up
and makes peinados
(a traditional hairstyle)
for women in weddings
or for the celebration
when a girl turns 15.
any people think of Mexico as
a macho country, says Mexico
City-based photographer Nicola
kin Frioli. You only need to look at stats about
domestic violence, homophobic murders and
even the role women generally play within
Mexican families. From this vantage,the country
seems like a strange context for a vibrant
transgender community, but in Juchitn, in
the southern state of Oaxaca, that is what
youll nd. Juchitn is known for its unusually
progressive mentality towards gender roles,
and some three thousand transgender people
known as muxes, and sometimes referred
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We are
Princesses
in a Land of
Machos
THE TRANSGENDER
POPULATION IN
THE MEXICAN
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to as Mexicos third gender live in the town. The
era when muxes will be respected and people start
seeing them with different eyes is still far away,
says Frioli. But for the people of Oaxaca this is a reality.
He set out to document the muxes in his series We are
Princesses in a Land of Machos.
Once Frioli arrived in the town of Juchitn, his task
was clear. All it took was to ask for Mistica, he says.
Mistica is one of the most famous muxes (in Friolis
portrait she graces a hammock, yellow skirt offset by
a mint-green wall, staring down the lens with sumptuous
haughtiness). When I was a child I used to play with
my sisters, I dressed as a woman and I made myself
up... my mother was happy and used to say she would
like a son muxe, Mistica told Frioli. My father didnt
accept immediately and decided to bring me to the
farm with my brothers, but once [I] arrived, I [ran] to pick
up owers. Another muxe Frioli met, Felina, had always
been treated as female by her parents. Im not a man,
Im not a woman: Im a muxe, Felina said. There is
place for everybody in the Vineyard of the Lord.
Gender exibility is a reality the world over, but
what is unique about Juchitn is that it is given
space to exist publicly, and perhaps even to thrive.
If people were to study the history within their own
culture they would likely realize that the concept of
a third sex has also existed within their society, says
Frioli. I wanted to portray the muxes with all their
dignity and within their environment, like a deserted
island where homophobia is not common and
transvestites dont have to defend themselves or hide
from society. Okinreport.net
From top to bottom
Toya, 32; Mistica,
32, is a traditional
dressmaker.
mexico
When I was a child
I used to play with
my sisters, I dressed
as a woman and
I made myself up...
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usa
Anything
for fame
WHAT WONT THE
ASPIRANTS OF
HOLLYWOOD DO FOR
THEIR BIG BREAK?
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Clockwise from
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Jennifer; an
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ow far would you go in search of fame?
When so many others would happily
take your place, where do you draw the
line? At nudity? Sex? Nazi erotica? The only way
to resist LAs pressure is character, says Anoush
Abrar, whose photographic series
Californication documents the strivers
of Hollywood. LA is like a big mouth.
You can be easily swallowed by it.
Hollywood is synonymous with the
fame game. A constant churning of
castings, appearances and exposure
waiting for a few frames that parlay into
legitimate prestige. For the majority,
however, this moment never comes,
and the sacrices made in the hope
of it can, at times, look exploitative.
In a world where maximum media
exposure is akin to success, image
is everything, says Abrar. Any and all
television, magazine, cinema and
internet coverage is important, sought
after and in a sense, vital.
Theres nothing more glamorous
than a celebrity, and nothing less
glamorous than a wannabe celebrity.
And yet, with few exceptions, no-one becomes the
one without rst being the other. Everybody is in
the B-list until there is a convergence between the
right moment, right person, says Abrar. I wanted
to get as close as possible to the young people
who ock to this city seeking fame and fortune,
he says. I was always attracted to the process
of being someone. Actually it is the same
process for almost all the artists: singer, dancer,
musician, actor, painter photographer.
Abrar often works as a fashion photographer
manufacturing glitz and allure but in
Californication he takes a step back, capturing
the emptiness and artice of the glamour
industry: the spruced and scantily clad women,
standing licentiously in messy studios, amongst
the winding cords of equipment and the blas
attention of photographers. Anoushabrar.com C
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THE CHEFS
KAMINI PATHER,WINNER
OF MASTERCHEF SA,
PETE GOFFE-WOOD,
MASTERCHEF SA JUDGE.
NAKED
12 MILLION SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN LIVE ON LESS THAN R20 A DAY. ONLY
EIGHT MILLION ARE REACHED BY GOVERNMENT-FUNDED FEEDING SCHEMES.
AND THE FOUR MILLION CHILDREN THEY AIM TO FEED
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OF THE LUNCHBOX FUND
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THE ACTRESS
CATRIONA ANDREW,TELEVISION
AND FILM STAR.
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THE RAPPERS
PROVERB, MUSICIAN,
PRODUCER,AND TV AND RADIO
PRESENTER, SLIKOUR, HIP-HOP
ARTIST AND MUSICIAN.
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THE MUSOS
ZEBRA & GIRAFFE:
STEFAN HENRICO,
ALAN SHENTON, MIKE
WRIGHT AND GREG
CARLIN; MI CASA:
JSOMETHING, MO-T
AND DR. DUDA;
SHORTSTRAW: GAD
DE COMBES, JAKE
RUBINSTEIN, RUSSELL
GRANT,ALASTAIR
THOMAS AND TOM
REVINGTON.
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THE FITNESS GURU
GRAEME RICHARDS, EXPRESSO PRESENTER.
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THE FILM STARS
PETRONELLA TSHUMA,
LEAD ACTRESS IN OF GOOD
REPORT, ZAKEEYA PATEL,
ACTRESS IN MATERIAL AND
WINNER OF STRICTLY COME
DANCING 2013.
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THE MEDIA
POWER PLAYERS
NOMUZI MABENA, MTV BASE
PRESENTER, CATHERINE GRENFELL,
5FM RADIO PERSONALITY, ZAMA
DUBE,YFM RADIO PERSONALITY,
AND BOITY THULO,ACTRESS AND
TELEVISION PRESENTER.
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THE ADVENTURERS
RYAN SANDES, ULTRA-TRAIL RUNNER,
AND FIANCE VANESSA HAYWOOD,
ACTRESS AND OUTDOOR SPORTS
ENTHUSIAST.
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THE DJ
PROTOCULTURE
(NATE RAUBENHEIMER),
PRODUCER,
COMPOSER AND DJ.
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THE ENTERTAINERS
MALIBONGWE TYILO, BLOGGER,
ATHI-PATRA RUGA, PERFORMANCE
ARTIST, MARC LOTTERING,
COMEDIAN, KATLEGO MABOE,
EXPRESSO PRESENTER, CHAD
SAAIMAN, MUSICIAN,AND ANNE
HIRSCH, COMEDIAN.
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t breaks my heart that so many children are going hungry.
As a mother, it is my natural instinct to feed and protect
my babies. I cannot imagine how helpless some mothers
must feel not having the resources to be able to provide for
their children, says cover star Lee-Ann Liebenberg of her
participation in the 2014 Naked campaign in support of
The Lunchbox Fund. Approximately 65 per cent, more than 12
million, of SAs children live below the poverty line, with more
than 3,6 million of these children orphaned as a result of HIV/
Aids-related deaths. State-funded feeding schemes are only
able to reach eight million of these children many relying
on such schemes for their only meal of the day. In an effort to
feed the four million children who have slipped through the
cracks, The Lunchbox Fund provides a meal a day at schools
around the country. Partnering with community-based non-
government organizations, the fund identies schools in need
and facilitates the provision of lunch for students. The impact
of their work is what moved Lee-Ann to support the campaign,
she says. I never realized that something as small as
a peanut-butter sandwich could change a childs life. Feeding
the children at school encourages them to stay in school and
highlights the importance of education. In this way, we are
supporting both the healthy bodies and healthy minds that are
our future. These are our children, too; it is our responsibility to
be part of the solution that will uplift them.
And as she cradles her growing belly recreating the
iconic Demi Moore for Vanity Fair August 1991 cover as
captured by Annie Leibovitz the second-time mom-to-be
considers the signicance of her own accountability. Radiant
as ever, pregnancy suits the 31-year-old. I am so proud to pose
with my baby bump, it is such an amazing transformation your
body goes through, she says. It is an honour to be part of
the campaign again this year. I got so emotionally involved
last year and jumped at the chance to be part of it again.
A year ago, Lee-Ann and her daughter Gia, then two years
old, were photographed for the 2013 Naked campaign to
raise awareness around organ donation. Now, she graces
the campaigns cover, pregnant with her second child with
former polo player and businessman husband Nicky van
der Walt. Since family comes rst for the 2002 Miss South
Africa nalist, it is no wonder that the work The Lunchbox
Fund does is close to home for her. Im using my body to
help raise awareness for an incredibly important cause. It
denitely goes beyond being naked. I am exposing my own
vulnerabilities and there is something deeper to that. It is
a beautiful expression of how much I believe in this cause. An
expression and experience, she says, that is vastly different from
anything she has done in more than a decade of modelling.
The accolades that come with being Lee-Ann Liebenberg
include topping numerous sexiest women alive lists, but she
has often insisted that her modelling work is simply that work.
What gets her out of bed every morning are the two people she
often refers to as her life long-time love Nicky and daughter
Gia. Since their marriage in March 2011, and Gias birth
a few months before, her role as wife and mother has been
her top priority. And now that they are adding to their brood, the
Van der Walt family is as excited as ever. Not having travelled
abroad for work since Gias birth, Lee-Anns focus on her
children will continue with Baby Number Two affectionately
dubbed Baby Bunny with its Easter due date. We are all
consumed with the arrival of our new little baby and, after
giving birth, I will be taking some time off to nurture my family.
When asked how big-sister-to-be is handling the change in
their family, Lee-Ann says she is just as excited and that the
family has taken special care to involve her in all aspects of
the process. It is important for Lee-Ann to use every opportunity
as a learning experience for her young daughter and her
mothers involvement in causes like this is no different. By
being part of campaigns like this and supporting initiatives
like The Lunchbox Fund, I would like to teach my children the
importance of helping others. I want them to be seless and
always grateful.
With so many things to be grateful for, Lee-Ann reects
on just how fortunate she and many South Africans like her
are. Its every childs basic right to have food and it is our
responsibility to do what we can to help children who do not
have the support they desperately need. Children do not ask to
be born, and all they need is love and to be cared for that is
something we can all help to give.
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OUR COVER STAR, A MODEL AND
SECOND-TIME MOM-TO-BE SHARES
THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
THAT INSPIRED HER TO GO NAKED
AND JOIN MC IN SUPPORT OF THE
LUNCHBOX FUND WORDS SARAH KOOPMAN
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WORKING HARD TO PROVIDE A MEAL A DAY TO AS MANY
AS POSSIBLE. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
AND HOW YOU CAN HELP, TOO WORDS SARAH KOOPMAN
WHO THEY ARE
The Lunchbox Fund is a non-prot
organization dedicated to providing
a daily meal for orphaned and vulnerable
school children in townships and rural areas
of South Africa. The organization has been
feeding impoverished school children since
2005; by partnering with small local businesses
and entrepreneurs in the communities they
serve, they are able to provide the children
in need with healthy meals that nourish their
bodies and minds. The Lunchbox Fund works
with several schools, providing over one
million meals annually.
WHAT THEY DO
Government-funded feeding schemes are
only able to reach approximately eight of
the 12 million children who desperately
need their help. The Lunchbox Fund aims to
feed the four million children who have fallen
through the cracks and arent receiving the
support they need. Providing a daily meal
often the only one these children receive
every day at school they are able
to encourage school attendance.
HOW THEY DO IT
The Lunchbox Fund partners with community-
based non-government organizations and
the Department of Education to evaluate
schools. Children are identied by school heads
and teachers as being in need of feeding. The
fund then distributes the donations they have
received to its community partners who buy
and deliver nutritionally enriched, easy-store
food to schools. Attendance register is taken
daily and The Lunchbox Fund is provided with
a collated attendance report each term, upon
receipt of which it will conrm continuation of
the programme for the following term.
healthy and happy
A standard meal from The Lunchbox Fund includes a peanut-butter sandwich on brown bread, fruit and something to drink. In some
communities, the fund may provide a hot meal consisting of soup, maize meal, soya mince, samp, sugar beans and rice. Providing
a substantial and nutritious meal at school encourages attendance of the children on the project. The knock-on effect is remarkable:
children who stay in school are less exposed to HIV/Aids infection and abuse, and at-risk behaviour is reduced. These children feel
connected, involved and cared for, leading to a greater motivation to achieve both in school and beyond.
for the community, by the community
Integral to the success of The Lunchbox Fund project is its partnership with local gogos and mothers, who are recruited to prepare meals and are paid
a stipend for their work. The Lunchbox Fund thus empowers these women in their communities and creates income generation, which encourages
further community involvement and upliftment. This on the ground monitoring network enables community members to assist in identifying children
at risk, those in need of nutritional support and those not attending school. Each project is then tailored to the needs of the community, rather than
imposing a one size ts all policy. In this way, each school is able to nd the best way to ourish with the support of The Lunchbox Fund.
South African-born New Yorker, Topaz Page-Green, was inspired to do something to feed the millions of hungry children
in her home country after visiting a few local schools with a friend more than 10 years ago. On one such visit, there was
a group of children sitting away from those who had lunch to eat because they couldnt bear to watch others eat as they
went hungry. Devastated, Topaz started work with local bakers who helped provide lunches for the children the government-funded
feeding schemes couldnt reach. From initially feeding 100 children a year, the fund grew to feeding 5 000 a day and continues to expand.
Using her exposure to the New York social elite, Topaz has spread the word of The Lunchbox Funds work encouraging the support of
names including Bill Clinton, Yoko Ono, Liv Tyler and Cameron Diaz, among others. Feeding children through The Lunchbox Fund is Topazs
passion and her primary focus is to spread the news about its work to reach as many of South Africas hungry children as she can.
the lunchbox fund founder
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how to help
DONATE
Just R10 can feed four children a day. That means that one extra latte
could feed eight children. R505 can feed one child for a whole school year.
Visit Thelunchboxfund.org to donate online via Network For Good.
PARTNER WITH THE FUND
By contacting The Lunchbox Fund at partner@thelunchboxfund.org nd out about
collaborating on a feeding project through your company, school or organization.
VOLUNTEER
To lend your time and expertise to the fund, send your name, contact details and area
of expertise to volunteer@thelunchboxfund.org.
FEEDIE
In August 2013, The Lunchbox Fund launched the rst-ever
philanthropy app for foodies, Feedie. The mobile app
turns our passion for snapping and sharing food
photos into sharing actual food with children in need.
Once registered, Feedies nd participating restaurants
using the apps map feature and share photographs of
their meals on the app. The restaurant then donates R2,50
the estimated cost of a meal for a child to The Lunchbox Fund.
Linked to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Foursquare, Feedies are
able to spread the word and awareness about the fund and the plight of
South Africas hungry children.
Feedie is currently available for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 5.
Download for free on the iTunes App Store. The app will be launched for Android
in 2014. Wethefeedies.com
The man behind world-renowned restaurant The Greenhouse and the
newly-opened Mondiall, Peter Tempelhoff is one of the most recognized
South African names in the international culinary world a name he has
now lent in support of Feedie and The Lunchbox Fund. His love for South
African cuisine has seen him explore local avours and push the boundaries of
incorporating them in a host of unusual dishes. Having joined chefs Mario Batali and
Jamie Oliver as a Global Feedie Ambassador, Tempelhoff has registered Mondiall, in
the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, as a Feedie restaurant. Download the app and visit
Mondiall to make your contribution to The Lunchbox Funds work while experiencing
an exquisite menu from the best in the business.
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How to donate
ACCOUNT NAME: The Lunchbox Fund
BANK: FNB
BRANCH CODE: 260950
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62382568403
*The Lunchbox Fund is a Section 21 non-prot organization
and all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent
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1 LATTE COULD FEED 8 CHILDREN 1 MEAL FOR 1 DAY FEEDS 1 CHILD, 1 MEAL, 1 SCHOOL DAY
To nd out more about the work The Lunchbox Fund
does and how to get involved, visit their online channels:
FACEBOOK.COM/THELUNCHBOXFUND YOUTUBE: THELUNCHBOXFUND @THELUNCHBOXFUND
Going naked for the cause, the big-wave surfer, waterman and
adventurer (Mavericks Big Wave International Champion and Open
Ocean SUP Guinness World Record Holder) strongly believes in the
power of nourishing the mind and encouraging children to believe they can
achieve anything. His personal motto Impossible isnt a word, its a challenge!
sums up the essence of what the fund strives to do: take on the challenge of nourishing
the bodies and minds of four million South African children.
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particular culture and dressing that way. My looks
have ranged from nu-rave to rockabilly to hip-hop.
Now, I love the idea of simplicity. I wear mostly black
and am interested in creating complexity though
materials and fabrics, layering with white, grey and
denim. As my personal style is so simple, my creativity
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collectables; her
jewellery pieces;
toys and gurines;
framed pictures;
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shoe collection;
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and love for colour shows in my home. My friends
laugh at me because I shop like a tourist, but I love
our local design sensibility and African curios. I am
obsessed with accessories and collecting interesting
jewellery. Sneakers are the ultimate accessory. I love
the innovative way they combine style and comfort.
I like interesting cuts and shirt dresses,
specically those that use high-
volume cuts, but my favourite fashion
items are probably jackets.
Id say the biggest inuence on my
style is Rick Owens. I have always
found mens fashion more dynamic
and interesting. Sam and Shaka from
Art Comes First have been a major
inuence and I also love Comme des Garons,
Marith + Franois Girbaud, Rei Kawakubo and Gwen
Stefani. M.I.A. also inspired my style for a long time.
When I found out I was the MC and SA Style Awards
2013 Street Style winner I was excited. I know the
other nominees and each has their own fabulous
fashion sense. Im glad people enjoy my style and
humbled that theyd go out of their way to vote for me.
I work for (the consumer collaboration agency)
Instant Grass as a youth-culture specialist. We have
a network of smart, connected Grasses (slang for
snitches), and we collaborate with them to solve
business problems for brands and innovate new
products. People approach me for advice on projects
theyre working on, which inspired my blog name,
Anthea Knows Best. I understand young people in this
country in a way that I value more than I can tell you.
They have helped shaped who I am.
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had one week to choose a husband. In absolute agony,
I felt as if I were already falling to my death. Over the next
few days, I felt like the walking dead. All roads seemed to
lead to a hopeless future. One night, just four days before
I was to be married, I went into my bathroom to get ready
for bed, glancing into the mirror. My eyes were sunken
and colourless, surrounded by greying, sallow skin.
Months of righteous fasting for the failing health of my
late husband and Prophet, Rulon Jeffs, had played havoc
on my body, but it was my spirit that felt broken. After all
the years of striving to be a good church member and
a good wife one of 65 to a man chosen for me, I was
tired. Trying to look at my options with less fear, I kept
coming up against a door I didnt dare to open. If I did,
I would have to rely on the kindness of the outside world.
That thought petried me, nearly as much as marrying
again. I couldnt begin to think of how to live among
murderers, rapists and thieves the wicked, corrupt,
ignorant and unkind people of this world, as outsiders
had been described to us since birth. Wicked
unkind Was that really my experience? Memories
ooded my mind: sympathetic neighbours who helped
us after our house re, a former violin teacher who
nurtured my talent, the owner of a stringed-instrument
shop who encouraged me to play.
A memory I had carefully tucked away whirled into
my consciousness. Walking into the Sears department
store in St. George as a young bride, searching for
vacuum parts. Briey separated from my sister-wives,
I strode alone into the appliances section, where I was
unexpectedly mesmerized by a vast sea of televisions,
which displayed the most striking black woman on every
screen. It was sacrilegious to watch, but the woman was
captivating. Even as cloistered from the world as I had
been, I recognized the face of Oprah Winfrey.
Interviewing a woman who had become a foster mother
to a whole neighbourhood of cast-off children
transients, runaways, children of addicts and so on
Oprah was celebrating her generous heart, and even
gifted her with items that would serve her hodgepodge
THEN
THE WEDDING
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home in Salt Lake
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wife, 1995; Musser
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family. I was oored. Those two beautiful women
completely refuted everything I had ever been taught
about the outside world especially about black
people! Our new church leader, Warren Jeffs, said
blacks were from the seed of Cain, and he used
words like uncouth, wild and ignorant, immoral,
and lthy, saying they were cursed, loved Satan,
loved evil, and that not one soul was clean, pure or
righteous. He had been wrong. At the time, I had to
put that knowledge on the shelf with so many other
things that did not mesh with our teachings. Now,
I took a long, hard look at all the things that Warren
had said were absolutely true that I knew were not.
I pulled that nugget of wisdom regarding Oprah and
the lovely people I had met in the outside world off
the shelf and tucked it into my heart, where it
belonged. If I was going to leave, I would have to take
a chance on the kindness of strangers, and that
outside world, whatever it held for me. Once again
I thought of Warren but, this time, I felt a re ignite in
my belly; I would not allow myself to be broken. In the
pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning, I put a note on
my bed for Christine, my mom, and my sisters.
Taking an exit to avoid the cameras and any of
the men on security patrol, I pushed the heavy oak
door quietly behind me until I heard the latch click
shut. My heart pounding, I walked as casually as
I could, as if I were out for a stroll on the grounds.
I made my way around the side of the massive Jeffs
mansion, then turned abruptly toward the fence. The
gates were locked, as I knew they would be. Long
skirt and all, I scaled the tall fence that protected the
Jeffs family from outsiders and wicked apostates. In
doing so, I became one of them. The spikes at the top
were tricky to manage in my long skirt, yet nothing
compared to the half-mile walk I had to trek to meet
Ben, ghting my urge to bolt back to my sister-wives,
whom I was having great difculty leaving.
Technically, Ben was my grandson as he was Rulons
19-year-old grandson with a sister-wife. He didnt
WIFE OF THE PROPHET OF THE FUNDAMENTALIST
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY
SAINTS, REBECCA MUSSER THOUGHT SHE WAS
FREE AFTER HIS DEATH SEVEN YEARS LATER
UNTIL SHE WAS TOLD SHE MUST REMARRY. SO
SHE ESCAPED FROM HER FAITH, FAMILY AND THE
ONLY WAY OF LIFE SHE HAD EVER KNOWN
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not a liar nor a thief, Id had to steal my own belongings
away to claim my very life.
When my letter of explanation was discovered in the
light of day, Warren was adamant in the order he issued
to the community: nd us before nightfall, to save that
girls soul before she commits adultery. All of Warrens
brothers and several members of the God Squad were
sent on a massive manhunt for us, scouring Colorado
City, St. George, Cedar City and the surrounding environs.
He used the threat of adultery to get the men to move
quickly, as a womans virtue was prized among the FLDS.
However, Warren was also very concerned about
something else, though I wouldnt understand that until
much later. As the former Prophets widow, I knew far too
much about the inner working of the Jeffs family and the
true undertakings of the FLDS. I was a dangerous liability
to the new Prophet. People in the rest stops and
restaurants stared curiously at our attire and my hairstyle.
Though not
a liar nor a
thief, Id
had to steal
my own
belongings
away to
claim my
very life
had the audacity to turn against Warren and escape with
the Prophets wife. For two days before I left, I attended
every meal and class so it wouldnt occur to Warren that
anything was different. Carefully, I had selected only a few
favourite long dresses from the closet, so that it would
still look full. I couldnt leave all my photos and scrapbooks
behind, as my family and friends were too precious.
Neither could I leave my sewing machine, nor the boxes
of material in my closet. Besides music lessons, I had felt
that sewing would be my only way to make a living on
the outside. That thought still terried me. Making sure my
room looked as if everything was still intact, Id had to
sneak the most important items out without being seen,
then hide them somewhere off the Jeffs estate. Though
A FLDS woman must never cut her hair because, as the
New Testament story in Luke describes Mary and another
woman washing Jesus feet and drying them with her
hair, so must we do for our husbands. Once in Oregon,
I was paralysed by fear of the outside world. I had no idea
how to do my hair, how to dress, and what customs,
holidays, or social rituals to follow. I was still wearing long
dresses, the only clothes I owned, and poung my hair, so
Cole decided to take me shopping. Buy whatever you
want, he said. With no idea what to choose, I ended up
with a jogging suit and a shirt in the shocking and once-
forbidden shade of red. Afterward, Cole brought me to
a hair salon. I was terried: I had never cut my hair, except
to trim the ends. I wasnt facing the mirror, but I blanched
believe that I should be forced to do anything I didnt
want to. After I nally reached the backside of ALCO,
a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints (FLDS) member-run business, Ben rounded the
corner in his brothers shimmery gold truck, loaded with
a mini trailer from his previous employer. My heart
ooded with relief and continued to pump wildly as we
passed our neighbours homes on the way to Highway
59, which would draw us toward Las Vegas and on to
Oregon where my brother Cole lived. He had been kicked
out of the FLDS six years earlier when he tried to shield
our younger siblings from a beating. In the silence of the
growing light, I stole furtive glances at Ben, whom I barely
knew. I had just left everything and nearly everyone Id
ever known, and so had he. I tried to fathom why in the
world he would do this for me. Ben had already
scandalized himself and his family by kissing me one
day, but he would place himself in very real danger if he
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as I saw my rich brown locks hit the ground. My hair was
gone; it now looked ugly and made me feel that way
inside. For days I cried in private, feeling homesick and
missing my mother and sisters and friends desperately.
In the meantime, Ben and I needed to start earning
money. Two weeks and countless applications later, we
both got jobs at restaurants. Everything was new, exciting,
thrilling and sobering to me. I began reading voraciously,
following Coles recommendations. I was fascinated by
the philosophies of successful people like Stephen
Covey, Joe Vitale and Deepak Chopra. Excitedly, I sat on
Coles front porch and called my mother for the rst time,
anxious to share with her what I was learning in life and
through books. While she was glad to know I was safe
and relieved I had reconnected with Cole, she was
negative about everything else, telling me I was trading
my salvation for material goods. She was more closed off
than I had ever heard her. Warrens warnings had clearly
that Ben was welcome to stay as long as there was
nothing sexual between us. Unfortunately, it was a tough
promise to keep. We both wished to honour Coles
request, but we felt magnetically drawn to each other.
One day, Cole insisted that I watch a movie called The
Truman Show. The main character, Truman Burbank, is
adopted as a baby by a television studio. As he grows,
every important person in his life is simply an actor; every
part of his life is a set but he doesnt know it. Whenever
he wants something the production team cant provide,
hes told that its just not available. Why would you want
that? different characters ask him. Your life is so perfect
the way it is. When he starts realizing that things just
arent right, he nally faces his fear of water and sets off
in a boat for the horizon. Barely surviving a violent and
horrendous storm manufactured by the producers,
Truman discovers the horizon is a painted backdrop and
realizes that his entire life has been a lie set up for the
camera and the benet of strangers, the viewers. Full of
disappointment with his false relationships, he walks off
the set and into his new life.
The movie mirrored my own life. Before every decision
Id ever made, Id asked myself: what would the Prophet
have me say or do? For every question, there had been
an appropriate, programmed answer. I was never allowed
my own opinion; I had never developed the ability to
choose. All of my people were like that, too. How had
our belief system become so screwed up? I gave myself
permission to look deeply at polygamy in a way I never
had before. All of a sudden, nothing seemed holy about
the structure that must be in place for polygamy to work.
Why would God put a roughly equal number of males
and females on the earth if he wanted a polygamous
society? This structure meant women didnt get the time,
affection and validation they so crave. And, because only
a select number of male leaders are righteous enough to
receive multiple wives, not only do a high number of
young men get kicked out, but the marriageable ages of
girls becomes increasingly younger as demand
intensies. Throw these factors into a climate in which
the leaders make the people feel as if they can never
question those leaders because that means questioning
God himself, and one has a recipe for spiritual abuse.
Every way I examined it, polygamy was neither healthy nor
holy. Why could no-one see it? For days I was furious, and
all I knew was I did not want that perverse dictator Warren
directing my show from his self-righteous pulpit.
POLYGAMY
Thesocialpracticein
therestoftheworld
In South Africa, it is often
assumed that polygamous
marriages are commonplace
in rural communities,
but conversely is not the
cultural norm. It is often
not economically viable
for one man to adequately
provide for multiple wives.
Historically, polygamy is
a social practice that aims to
ensure the nancial support
of widows and their children.
While it is legally recognized
by the Customary Marriages
Act in South Africa, a 2010
survey conducted by research
company TNS showed that
74 per cent of the 2 000
South Africans surveyed were
opposed to the practice
with women making up 83
per cent of those against
polygamy. But its legitimacy
involves more than a simple
decision to take another wife.
For a polygamous marriage
to be legally recognized,
men must get permission
from their existing wives
to take on a new spouse.
They must then receive
a court-approved written
contract that will regulate
future arrangements with
their respective marriages. In
this way, all wives are legally
protected should anything
in the relationship go wrong.
However, if the court does not
vet the cultural practice, the
women in the relationship
have no security should they
divorce or choose to leave.
Much like Hugh Hefners
countless girlfriends in the
Playboy Mansion, there is little
to be done to protect women
in polyamorous relationships
where there is knowledge
of more than one intimate
relationship, but no legal
legitimacy. While womens
rights are safeguarded with
a legal polygamous marriage,
a woman does not have the
option of taking more than
one husband. Polyandry
is only legal in Tibet. While
it is regarded as culturally
permissible in some customs,
it is rejected by most of the
world and major religions. In
2013, a Kenyan woman made
headlines by entering into
a contractual agreement
with two men she had been
seeing for four years. Neither
felt they could live without her,
so they both agreed to
take on the role of husband,
allowing her to decide
how she would divide her
time with them.
NOW 37, REBECCA MUSSER WAS THE KEY STATE WITNESS IN THE
2008 TRIALS OF WARREN JEFFS AND SEVERAL FLDS LEADERS
INVOLVING SEXUAL ASSAULT. SHE SPEAKS OUT FOR WOMEN WHO
SUFFER FROM ALL FORMS OF OPPRESSION SUCH AS HUMAN
TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL SLAVERY. SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF
CLAIM RED FOUNDATION, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, AND
LIVES IN IDAHO WITH HER FAMILY.
EDITED EXCERPT FROM THE WITNESS WORE RED: THE 19TH
WIFE WHO BROUGHT POLYGAMOUS CULT LEADERS TO JUSTICE BY
REBECCA MUSSER WITH M. BRIDGET COOK. COPYRIGHT 2013 BY
REBECCA MUSSER. REPRINTED WITH GRAND CENTRAL
PUBLISHINGS PERMISSION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
From far left
to right Musser
playing roller
hockey (front
centre), a rare
pastime; on her
fth wedding
anniversary, 2000;
her memoir.
affected her. I knew she had been ordered not to talk to
me, and that I was supposed to be dead to her. She
risked her FLDS membership and salvation by the very
act of communicating with her apostate children. People
had been kicked out for less.

hen I watched television, I was surprised
and often scandalized by how different it
was from when we were kids. One night
Cole and Ben and I watched an R-rated movie in which
a man and a woman had sex, and I became alarmed
when they started making noises loud ones! Did
everyone in the outside world do that? Cole had noticed
that Ben and I were getting closer and was emphatic
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STUFF IS SO 2000-AND-LATE. NOW, INSTEAD,
WE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES.
BUT ARE WE SEIZING THE DAY, OR ARE WE
JUST SHOWING OFF?
WORDS ANNA HARTFORD
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dont want any more things, a friend says,
advising on birthday gifts. Id much rather
do something new than own something
new. Its a preference you hear more
and more nowadays: instead of the uncouth
accumulation of ashy stuff, the high-
minded trend has increasingly been leaning
towards accumulating experiences a meal in
a Michelin-starred restaurant, a scuba course,
a trip to Senegal. If we were once material girls
living in a material world, we now seem to have
morphed into ephemeral girls: worshipping not
what we hold onto, but what slips by. Its the
buzzword of the last decade experience.
In some respects, this sounds grand. After all,
what could be more precious, or meaningful,
than the endeavour to ll your life with beauty,
novelty, delight and awe? The feeling of being
beneath a jacaranda, unwrapping a madeleine
from a delicate rufe of tissue paper, taking that
rst nibble as the breeze cools your ushed skin.
Is this what we mean by seizing the day? Is this
the fabled power of now? The palm trees
sashaying as your Lilo ebbs towards the horizon,
a Champagne punch cocktail held loosely in
your one hand, and your iPhone 5s clutched
rmly in the other just uploading a quick pic
before you return to being utterly present and
then just uploading one more
But rather than an improvement on wanton
materialism, the experience xation can look
like another version of it. Instead of indicating
your superiority based on what you have, you
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not just for the
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indicate it on the basis of what youve done. The famed American
economist Thorstein Veblen coined the term conspicuous leisure at
the end of the 19th century. A variation of the more famous
conspicuous consumption, conspicuous leisure is the implicit
advertising of ones status with ostentatious displays of pleasure and
relaxation; a lengthy exotic holiday, say, from which you return with
little souvenirs, or from which you send a few postcards (Wish I was
here! Oh wait I am!). Perhaps by the standards of 19-whenever,
that sort of thing qualied as exorbitantly boastful, but needless to
say: it has nothing on us. Posting boastful albums is half the point of
being on social media. Think of that endless procession of perfectly
plated food, or all those photos of limbs sizzling in front of coastal
vistas. Its not just your friends experiences that youre invited to ogle,
but those of the rich and famous too: Alessandra Ambrosio star-sh
leaping in the surf, and sprawled on the front of a yacht, Candice
Swanepoel in bright delight in St. Tropez, and a bikini-clad Rihanna in
every mode of recline in Barbados (after which British Airways
claimed a 130 per cent increase in trips to the island).
The Travel Market Report listed conspicuous leisure as one of the
travel trends to watch in 2014. Unique experiences, and not just for
the afuent, are social currency, says Chris Fair, president of
Resonance Consultancy, which researches emerging luxury markets.
Social media has allowed this currency to be traded more successfully
than ever before. Coupled with our immense ability to broadcast, the
whole experience directive becomes, at the very least, multifunctional.
Youre not simply enjoying something a little moment within your
conscious awareness you are advertising that you are the kind of
person who values these things: youre the laid-back surfer chick, youre
the quirky autumnal-leaf tosser, the soulful sunrise contemplator, the
free-loving water rafter. To keep up with the Joneses, we might once
have ventured out to invest in the right Tupperware set and patent-
leather pumps; now we go out and replicate a version of the Joness
Facebook albums. You go to Pisa, and take that picture of yourself
pushing the tower back, you sit on the mosaic steps of Rio, you go to
Manhattan, order the Magnolia Bakery cupcake you saw the Joneses
eating, and you eat it. Washed down with home-made almond milk.
Its a trend that has been happily embraced by the proliferators
of marketing lingo. You dont purchase a movie ticket nowadays, you
have a cinema experience (you havent tried Nu Metros Scene
yet?); you arent getting a BMW, but the BMW experience. Not
to forget those MasterCard ads: New designer outt? $250. New
lipstick? $35. Evening bag? $90. The look on your ex-boyfriends face?
Priceless. Experience is becoming the predominant economic
offering, B. Joseph Pine II, co-author of the books The Experience
Economy and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want, posits
in a TED talk (which he calls the experience capital of conferences).
But, far from being priceless, these experiences come with a hefty
mark-up. Pine takes the example of coffee: You know how much coffee
is worth, when treated as a commodity as a bean? Two or three [US]
cents per cup, he says. But as it makes its way from
a commodity to a good, and a good to a service, and then from
a service to an experience, the price jumps up exponentially.
Surround that brewing of coffee
with the ambiance of a Starbucks,
with the authentic cedar that
goes inside there, and now
because of that authentic
experience you can charge two or
three, maybe $5 (over R50), for
a cup of coffee.
Whats more, aside from being
eeced, we are being dictated to
about what qualies as the right
kind of experience the priceless
kind, as opposed to the dime-store
experiences were having all day.
Weve all gotten used to the
pretentions of coffee, but behold
the next frontier: toast! Once the
humblest of meals, beloved by
students on a deadline and
frazzled mothers of six, toast is
auditioning to be the latest
artisanal cuisine. In Los Angeles,
the restaurant Sqirl (and a few
others beside) has begun selling slices for $7 (over R70) a pop. How
good could this toast experience possibly be? Asked what change
hed make to the marketing industry if he could, James H. Gilmore
(Pines co-author) said, I would ban the word marketing. Instead
I would call it customering, and I would call the industry
demand creation.
Demand creation? In a world where this is a plausible description
of events, it seems advisable to foster a constant suspicion about
our own desires. Where we were once bamboozled by the need to
own certain things, were now bamboozled by the need to experience
certain things. We didnt need all that stuff, and we probably dont
need all these experiences: at least not the way theyre sold to us,
and the way we continue to sell them to each other. Life might be
made worthwhile by the occasional exceptional moment, but in
truth, these almost never arrived dolled up, with a ribbon and
a price tag on top; nor do they regularly pause and pose for
a photograph.
To keep up
with the
Joneses, we
might once
have ventured
out to invest
in the right
Tupperware
set (); now
we go out
and replicate
a version of
the Joness
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Tierney McKown
with her Junior
Miss You Can
Do It trophy.
AT A BEAUTY COMPETITION FOR GIRLS AND
WOMEN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, A GROUP IS DELIGHTED
TO BE SEEN AS SOMETHING OTHER THAN DISABLED
WORDS SUSANNAH BRESLIN
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Im not
DOESNT MEAN
beautiful!
Just because
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an I borrow you? Abbey Curran asks and extends an arm.
She hooks her arm around mine and together we walk the
red carpet that has been rolled out in the lobby of Kewanee
High School, where she was a pupil eight years ago. Wearing a one-shoulder
chocolate-brown dress with a pouf skirt and rhinestones at the waist, the
26-year-old moves with a determined hitch to her gait, her slender, perfectly
tanned legs buckling slightly at the knees, unfazed by her Perspex high
heels. At the age of two she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy,
a neurological disorder that impairs mobility. Tonight, Curran, who was
crowned Miss Iowa in 2008, is presiding over a different kind of beauty
competition, one she founded 10 years ago for girls and women with
special needs: the Miss You Can Do It Pageant.
Curran grew up in Kewanee, a town in north-west Illinois, billed as the
Hog Capital of the World. It is surrounded by rolling green hills dotted with
red barns and grain silos. Her parents, a hog farmer and a nurse, refused to
treat their daughter, an only child, like an invalid. They never told me that
I couldnt do anything, she says. Instead, they pushed her to do anything
she wanted, with one condition: she couldnt quit.
Early on, Curran was obsessed with pageants. As a little girl, she would
dress up in gowns to watch the Miss USA and Miss America competitions
on TV. I just liked the girly-girly aspect, she confesses. In high school, she
discovered, to her dismay, that boys her age didnt consider her girlfriend
material. She was pretty, but she felt that they couldnt see beyond her
disability. So, she signed up to compete in the beauty pageant at the county
fair. People told her she was crazy. She was placed in the top 10.
After high school, she enrolled at St Ambrose University in Davenport,
Iowa, and graduated in business communications. One day an application
for the Miss Iowa USA pageant arrived in the post. A family friend who
worked in the pageant world told her that even considering applying was
absurd. According to the woman, Curran recalls, There are people who
are meant to be in the NFL, and people who arent, and Im not meant for
the NFL, in terms of Miss USA pageants. The discouragement only
strengthened her resolve. She became the rst disabled participant in
Miss USA history. And then, improbably, she won the Miss Iowa title.
When she was named the winner, her knees gave way, and she had to be
supported so that she wouldnt collapse. I didnt believe it all, she says.
She burst into tears as they placed the crown on her head. Im really an
ugly crier, she observes.
Still, it wasnt just about being a beauty queen. She wanted to do more
for girls like her. At 16, she started the non-prot Miss You Can Do It
Pageant. Shed had so much fun competing in pageants that she wanted
young women with special needs to have that experience, too. On stage,
dressed up and competing for a tiara, Curran found that her disability had
faded away. She wasnt that girl with cerebral palsy any more. She was
a young woman everybody wanted to be like. Thats what she wanted for
other disabled girls: that moment of freedom in the spotlight.
Last summer, a documentary about the pageants 10th anniversary was
broadcasted on HBO in the US. Since it aired, Curran has received more
than 10 000 e-mails telling her that shes an inspiration.
The Miss You Can Do It Pageant isnt about girls being crowned the
prettiest. They all go home with a crown, a trophy, a sash and a gift box. Its
not about turning your whole self into this fake little doll, Curran says.
Its about showing the girls that they can do anything that they want to do.
And [that] everyone loves you for who you are, and everyone falls, and
everyone has aws, and everyone is worried about what other people think.
For these girls, its a chance to be, well, normal.
Abbey Curran, who
has cerebral palsy
and founded the
pageant 10 years
ago. Opposite
Natasha Nimrick,
17, triumphs on
her 10th stab at
the Miss You Can
Do It Pageant title.
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Jackie Gerstung, a former Texas beauty queen, travelled to the pageant
from Nazareth in Pennsylvania, with her 20-year-old daughter, Victoria, who
has cerebral palsy and had seen Curran on a talk show and declared,
I have to do this! Gerstung, who had competed in Miss Houston and Miss
Texas, says of her daughter, She never lets anything step in her way.
Critics may think those who compete for tiaras are supercial but, in the
low-slung brick building where the pageant takes place, an escape into
girly-girly land is a welcome relief for those who nd getting out of bed
a Herculean struggle and being stared at a fact of daily life.
For Victoria, Gerstung believes, the pageant is a chance for people to
see the person, not the disability. Her daughters attitude, she says, is:
I want people to know Im beautiful, instead of just focusing on my chair.
Backstage, the dressing room is packed with girls getting into gowns,
mothers xing up dos and friends chattering. Victoria, who is sporting a high
ponytail and wearing a cheerleader outt, has a tray of eye shadow in her
lap. She has come prepared with tips on style and working a crowd from
her mother, who waits in another room and seems more nervous than her
daughter. Victorias goal is just to have fun. Its a good experience. Being
with these kids means the world to me, she says. Because theyre disabled.
And Im disabled.
Pete Santee, who works at a casino in Rock Island, Illinois (When you
hit a jackpot, Im the guy who comes over and pays you), is back for the
third time with Shya Hughes, 18, the daughter of a friend, Dina Severtsgaard.
He is gay and Shya is autistic, and when they rst met eight years ago they
Its about
showing the
girls that
they can do
anything
that they
want to do
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clicked, he says. Shya recognized a difference. She knew, Petes different,
and Im different, and we just connected right away, and its been a father-
daughter love story ever since. Were like the Will & Grace of Iowa, he
adds. Straight mom. Gay best friend. And Shyas the autistic daughter.
The pageant is the highlight of Shyas year. Her strategy, she tells me, is
to do the best I can, act beautiful and show a little sassy. She snaps her
ngers in the air to emphasize her point. Its Marilyn Monroe, she says,
referring to her white dress. I ask her whats most beautiful about her. My
big heart is showing the people how beautiful I am, she says.
Ali Shanks, who is eight, has spina bida and uses a wheelchair. This is
her second time competing. Im special, she tells me. Im special and its
Its a challenge, she says, brimming with tears, but its been a joy.
I mean, shes the best thing thats ever happened to us. According to Peggy,
Curran has inspired Ali with her can-do attitude ever since they met at
a rehabilitation centre in Evansville, her and Alis hometown in Indiana. The
rst thing that Ali says is, Mom, she walks like me, and she wears heels. Ali
loves high heels. She saw someone else who walks differently who wore
high heels, and that was it.
wo young women, one dressed as Snow White and the other as
Cinderella, enter to coos from the small girls who ock around them.
The auditorium is packed with several hundred spectators: family,
friends and fans. The shows MC is Jenni Pulos, the star of Flipping Out,
a reality television show in which she is the assistant to a amboyant Los
Angeles interior designer, Jeff Lewis. She stands behind a podium
decorated with Hollywood stars. The contest begins with casualwear. One
by one, the 40-odd candidates venture out onto the stage. The youngest
girls are escorted by Snow White or Cinderella, the older girls by men in
black tie. Everyone is applauded. Pulos shouts afrmations from the
sidelines: Thats my girl! She is shining! Watch out, Naomi Campbell! The
girls do the pageant wave, the stage strut, the catwalk turn. Shya stops in
front of the judges, twirls and waves like the Queen. Yes, spin it, girl, and
show it! Pulos hollers. Victoria rockets across the stage in her chair, waving
a pom-pom.
A quick change, and the eveningwear competition begins. Pulos asks
every participant the same question: If you could have any dream come
true, what would it be? One girl wants to be an actress. One girl longs to
own a goat farm. One girl wishes for everyone not to make fun of me.
Another expresses a desire to get rid of her stupid walker. Victoria, who
has switched into a silver dress with a shimmering bodice and chiffon skirt,
intends to attend college, like all my other friends. For those girls who are
unable to communicate, Pulos reads their pre-written answers from index
cards, the girls standing beside her gazing out at the crowd.
For the crowning, the girls return to the stage, grouped by age. Trophies
are awarded for being photogenic, for best casualwear, for the on-stage
question. Some girls collect a slew of trophies. Ali is named fourth runner-
up in the Little Miss category. Awed, she places a black-gloved hand over
her mouth. She waves dramatically at the audience. Her trophy is almost
as tall as she is in her wheelchair.
Finally, the older girls take the stage. Victoria wins Best Personal
Interview, Best On-stage Question, and the Peoples Choice award.
Eventually, there are two left: Victoria and Natasha Nimrick, a cheery
17-year-old from Kewanee who has cerebral palsy, suffers seizures and is
hearing impaired. Nimrick is a veteran: this is her 10th try. She wins.
Backstage, the girls pose for photographs. I ask Nimrick what Curran
means to her. She means the world to me, because of how she tells me,
You can do it, no matter what, she says with a grin. She said, Never give
up, and I never give up.
In the lobby, I nd Victoria clutching a bouquet of red roses, ve trophies
lined up in front of her, with her mother on one side and her father on
the other. How does it feel to be a beauty queen, I ask. Awesome, she says.
At the after-party, the girls dance to live music, one twirling in her
wheelchair. I nd Shya. I didnt win the crown, she says, resigned, but at
least I made new friends. At the bar, I talk to Currans mother, Katie, who
describes herself as not a pageant person at all. I ask what drives her
daughter. I raised her like I would any other child, she says as the party
continues into the night.
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My big
heart is
showing the
people how
beautiful
I am
WINNER
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good. At her school there was only one other girl who used a wheelchair.
But here, she says, scanning the clusters of girls, some in wheelchairs,
some with walkers, some with mental disabilities, its almost everybody.
For one night, Ali appears to have forgotten her disability and day-to-day
reality and is lit up from the thrill.
When Jackie Gerstung learnt that Victoria had cerebral palsy, she
says that she felt like I just landed in a foreign country and didnt know
the language. Alis mother, Peggy, learnt of her daughters condition in
an ultrasound at 19 weeks. We didnt even know what it was, so we were
very scared.
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shut up!
Dont
TELL ME TO
WORDS ANNA HARTFORD
I dont walk into
a situation wanting to
disrespect anyone, so
if people are offended,
then theyre offended
by the values
contained within the
content of what Im
saying. AND IF YOURE
OFFENDED BY MY VALUES,
WELL THEN FCK IT! Youre
supposed to be! I dont want misogynists
to like me, I DONT WANT PEOPLE WHO
HATE BLACK PEOPLE TO LIKE ME,
I dont want people who are fronting to
like me. Its taken me a long time, but Im
learning to embrace it, and to realize,
also, that a negative reaction can also
be a positive measure of your impact.
LEBO MASHILE
Poet and performer
@lebomashile
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THERE ARE STILL MANY SPHERES IN WHICH WOMEN ARE
PREFERRED TO BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD. FORTUNATELY,
A FEW OF US REFUSE TO TAKE A HINT
o need to get so hysterical, dear, were just talking.
If youre a woman who musters even an
occasional opinion, youre probably already amply
familiar with this sentence. Its one of the many scripted
responses to women regardless of what theyre saying or
how theyre saying it who take a place in the cultural
conversation outside of the designated, and often denigrated,
womens zones (ladies magazines, womens interest
blogs, chick icks). The retort relies on one of the favourite
stereotypes about the sexes: while men debate calmly and
listen to the value in whats
being said, women spiral
away in manic vortexes, the
algebra of reason lost in a
haze of oestrogen. Perhaps
its best for everyone if they
just pipe down, or talk
amongst themselves about
their sex lives, high heels
and hot ushes.
For eons there has
been something distinctly
uncelebrated about a
woman speaking her mind,
and despite our many
progressive strides, traces
of this view hold rm. (What
is she yapping about?
Is she single or ugly or
something?) Once this was just an attitude in the ether, but
the internet has transcribed some of this animosity and made
it concrete and quantiable. In 2006, researchers at the
University of Maryland found that feminine usernames
received 25 times as many sexually explicit or malicious
messages than accounts with masculine usernames. Its this
barbed, sexist online environment that saw t to attack
Caroline Criado-Perez with thousands of brutal rape and death
threats, all because of her innocuous efforts to have Jane
Austen appear on an English bank note. Or that was the
excuse, at any rate: its hard to believe that passions over the
visage on some currency could provoke anyone to utter: I will
pistol whip you over and over until you lose consciousness
then burn ur esh [sic], the police will do nothing; rape her
nice ass; could I help with that lol; the things I cud do to u;
dumb blond bitch [sic], or Id do a lot worse than rape you.
Ive just got out of prison and would happily do more time to
see you berried; seriously go kill yourself! [sic] (Two of Criado-
Perezs many attackers, Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo,
recently received jail sentences for their abusive messages.
That at least some of her attackers were women shouldnt
necessarily come as a surprise: judgement and hostility
among women, directed to each other primarily because they
are women, is a powerful form of contemporary misogyny.)
The vitriol isnt about what women say, its about the fact
that we are women saying it, explains Sisonke Msimang,
a gender activist and a columnist at the Daily Maverick. Thats
what irks the public arena. When a woman argues a point
strongly she is called hysterical or accused of being
strident or emotional. For Msimang, its no reason to avoid
engagement. My response to this has been to keep on writing
in the way I want to write, she says. But not everyone has the
temperament to tolerate the harassment and backlash. Pew
Research found an 11 per cent drop in online discussion
n
Feminine
usernames
received
sexually
explicit or
malicious
messages than
accounts with
masculine
usernames
25
times
as many
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For me, FEMINISM HAS ALWAYS BEEN
AN ENABLER rather than something that
has made me feel restricted. Im also not
shy to correct anyone who assumes that
they know what Im about just because
IM A FEMINIST. But, I did have an
experience where a man sat down
opposite me while I was wearing
my this is what a feminist looks
like T-shirt and said Youre
a feminist, hey? and
I nodded. He responded,
I SUPPOSE ITS BETTER
THAN BEING A RACIST.
So there are times where
I think Oh my gosh,
where do I even start?
JEN THORPE
Creator of
FeministsSA
@Jen_Thorpe
I nd myself sort of consciously GIRDING
MY LOINS FOR BATTLE, so to speak,
when I get ready to publish a piece
TAKING ON SEXISM OR
PATRIARCHY IN SOME FORM.
And, of course, its manifestations are so
prevalent, and theres so much to be
written, that sometimes I simply
cant face the thought of the
hostility. Then I wait and
hope someone else will
write something else
rst, before I grit my
teeth and dive in.
groups and chatrooms from 2000 to 2005, fully attributed to
the fall in womens participation. And thats just on informal
online forums: women are notoriously under represented on
almost every public platform politics, news, commentary,
and even TV shows.
Its simpler, almost every time, to retreat from an inhospitable
environment than to put up a ght to change it. Many quickly
learn to shut up, says researcher and feminist Nomboniso
Gasa. Its easier and safer that way. I dont blame them.
Gasa has spent her career
avoiding the safe route
(encouraging debate on thorny
issues like male initiation,
gender-based violence and
identity constructions), and
has recently taken to the
Twittersphere where she has
become renowned for her
serene and fearless takedowns.
I would prefer to be silent and
have no need to argue or push
boundaries, she says. I do it
because it has to be done.
Other women view their
belligerence as less of a duty,
and more of an inevitability.
I am myself in spite of
myself. I couldnt not be this
person, laughed poet and TV
personality Lebo Mashile. As
I get older, I just make peace with it. Its a peace that has been
encouraged by the acknowledgement that change, even of
the positive kind, is inevitably met with resistance. Im pan-
African, Im feminist, I believe in human rights, I believe gay
people should be able to love who they want to as they want
to, she says. In a white supremacist, homophobic, misogynistic
society, being this kind of a human being is not going to be
met with positive reactions by everybody, and Ive learnt not to
expect it. The negative reactions Mashile receives have
become predictable to her. People always come with the
same dumb stuff, she says. Its not as intense as it is in the US.
Ive never had death threats or physical threats, but theres an
insidious subtle violence that does happen. The desire to
silence me: so I get told to shut up, or I get told how fat I am, or
I get told how much of a foreigner I am, I get told how lousy my
work is, I get told how Im not married, I dont have a man,
wheres my sons father?
Aside from accusations of hysteria, attacking a womans
appearance and relationship status are favourite retorts to
women who publicly voice their perspectives. After criticizing
Chris Brown, Daily Maverick senior journalist Rebecca Davis
was called an ugly hoe by a Breezy fan. Thats me, Davis later
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DAVIS
Columnist
@becsplanb
Pew Research
found an
drop in online
discussion
groups and
chatrooms
from 2000
to 2005, fully
attributed to
the fall in
womens
participation
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joked. Not a looker, but indispensable for harvesting root
crops. I nd that whenever you tackle the issue of sexism,
in whatever context, you can depend upon a certain degree
of negative response, and that some of it will be personal:
comments about your appearance or sexuality, in my
experience, she explained. But the response Davis nds the
most frustrating is the recurring insistence that calling out
sexism where she sees it amounts to censorship. Time and
time again I am told that I have to accept offensive and
demeaning treatment of women in the South African public
space because to object is to place unacceptable constraints
on freedom of expression, she says. The very same people
who claim to uphold freedom of speech as the highest value
of all seem to nd no contradiction in trying to use that value
to silence feminists who voice objections to sexism.
Then, if your subject happens to concern womens interests,
theres also a good chance youll be accused of overreacting,
or harping on. There are always the really stock-standard
boring chauvinist types that go along the lines of Who are
you to be writing about this in the rst place?, which you
learn to expect, says Jen Thorpe, the creator of the FeministsSA
website. But I think the most frustrating and painful ones are
those that discuss violence against women as though it is
I am patient, kind of,
because conversation
is important. Also,
I AM CURIOUS BY
NATURE. So, Id rather
travel longer with
a person and perhaps
we might just teach one
another a thing or two.
I am really stubborn, but I do
not have the need to be right.
I am evolving and learning all
the time. If someone comes along to help
and correct me, I do not get embarrassed.
Oh sure, I am always in constant
arguments with myself. THINGS ARE
NOT AS SIMPLE AS WE MAKE
THEM TO BE. So, I live with my
contradictions in private and in public.
NOMBONISO
GASA
Researcher and
commentator
@nombonisogasa
Speaking out, sharing
ideas, making
government work
better, making your
employees treat you
better none of
these things happen
without SPEAKING
UP AND
SPEAKING OUT.
Its not about being loud,
its about being consistent, and
demonstrating that you have a stake in
a conversation, that you arent just in it to
show off, youre in it because it matters. It
makes the conversation a better one for
us to be part of it. BEING OUTSPOKEN IS
MORE IMPORTANT everywhere in the
world than it has ever been.
not really as big a problem as I make it out to
be. These are so awful in a context where for
many South African women violence is a day-
to-day reality. Thorpe created FeministsSA to
provide a receptive space for South African
womens voices. I do think that the anticipation
of a negative reaction can discourage women
from speaking about issues that concern them.
I think that women are best placed to tell us what
concerns them, and that its really sad that they
might avoid opportunities to do so.
Of course, women are entirely capable of holding
legitimately awed or problematic opinions, and benet as much
as anyone from sincere engagement with what they have to say.
It should not be a privilege, however, to be addressed on the
content of your views, rather than being dismissed for your
gender, in the various noxious forms this dismissal takes: shes
not good-looking enough, shes too good-looking, shes frigid,
shes a slut, shes too emotional, shes in the wrong kind of
relationship, shes just bitter, shes overreacting. Somehow there
is still this tendency to expect us to speak in whispers if we
must say anything at all, says Gasa. We are called angry women,
frustrated women, women who have lost contact with their
identity. I take it all on the chin and go: As I was saying...
SISONKE
MSIMANG
Columnist and
gender activist
@Sisonkemsimang
NATASHA, 35, WHO ALSO MOVED
TO THE US FROM GUINEA, HAD
THE FIRST ORGASM OF HER LIFE
THREE MONTHS AFTER HER 2010
SURGERY WITH BOWERS, USING
THE VIBRATOR GARY GAVE HER.
ID NEVER FELT ANYTHING
LIKE IT BEFORE; THESE WAVES
OF EXCITEMENT CAME OVER
ME AND I LOST CONTROL.
SHE NOW HAS REGULAR
ORGASMS AND, IN CASE DOUBTERS
THINK THEYRE IMAGINED IN AN
EAGERNESS TO BE CONVINCED
THE SURGERY WORKED, SHE POINTS
OUT THAT SHE CLIMAXES IN HER
RESTORED CLITORIS DESPITE WHATS
IN HER HEAD, NOT BECAUSE OF IT. // A
WOMANS BODY IS CONNECTED TO HER
SELF-ESTEEM WE EXPLAIN TO PATIENTS
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A WOMAN FEELS
PLEASURE AND THAT ITS NATURAL. SEX
WITH MY HUSBAND IS FUN NOW; IT WAS
JUST A DUTY BEFORE. I HAVENT REACHED
mutilation
GENITAL
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nondescript suburb on the outskirts of San Francisco.
A plain brick building. Seven nervous women wait in
the sunlight. They are here for surgery, which perhaps
has as much claim as any other to describe itself
as miraculous. The little building doesnt shout its
purpose, for many reasons. Firstly, this surgery is about female sexuality.
Secondly, it is contrary to the beliefs and traditions of millions of families
worldwide brutal beliefs and traditions. And then theres the surrealism
of the pair behind the procedure: the tall, blonde female surgeon one
of the best in the US who happens to have been born male, and the
cheerful French counsellor who follows the bizarre 1970s Ralian sect
that believes humans were created by extraterrestrials for the purpose of
unalloyed joy. Soon afterwards, one of the rst patients, Zaria, 24, is under
anaesthetic. This ones pretty bad, says the surgeon, glancing at me from
the stool where she sits between the legs of her patients, scalpel poised.
When Id met Zaria, just before her operation, I was struck by the energy of
this funny, feisty and beautiful medical student with a tattoo and bundles
of raven hair. Now, by her invitation, I am looking at her genitals over the
surgeons shoulder and trying not to cry. Zaria looks more like a doll than
a real woman. Her genitals are featureless, completely smooth apart from
the opening. Barbie might actually be more anatomically correct.
The surgeon lifts her scalpel and begins slicing away at the at skin
surface; a thick layer of scar tissue. It is the second time in Zarias life that
someone has taken a knife to her most intimate parts. The rst was at
age 11 in Sierra Leone, and that time there was no anaesthetic. Relatives
had taken her to the countryside to pick oranges. Once there, she was
lined up with 20 other girls and forced to the ground by a cluster of older
women. Her labia and clitoris were sliced off in a ritual once called female
circumcision but now known more accurately as Female Genital Mutilation
(FGM). I remember I struggled and was yelling so loudly that one of the
women actually sat on my head and practically suffocated me while they
cut me, Zaria told her fellow FGM victims as they shared stories before their
operations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than
140 million women worldwide live with the effects of FGM, most commonly
practised in northeast and West Africa, but also in places such as Yemen
and Indonesia. But an innitesimal fraction, almost exclusively those who
emigrated to the west, are now nding their way to an emerging handful of
surgeons who offer a radical attempt at rehabilitation.
This surgery doesnt just make intercourse and childbirth easier.
Controversially, it also aims to give the women the capacity to feel
sexual pleasure most for the very rst time by rehabilitating
the clitoris. Zaria has travelled to California from her home on
the east coast of the US, where she moved from West Africa as
a teenager. The wounds from Zarias cuts healed long ago, but in the
process formed a layer of thick scar tissue that left her genitals numb to
the touch. My anc left me two months ago because I dont want sex,
shed told me when she rst arrived at the clinic, her sad and bewildered
tone mixed with a note of deance. I did start having sex with him, but
a
I dont feel anything and I dont care for it. Hes from Sierra Leone too, so he
understands about FGM and was supportive at rst, but in the end he went
off with another African girl who hadnt gone through it and wasnt inhibited
like me, she had said.
While some of Zarias relatives dealt with her heartbreak by telling her
to just get on with it and have sex out of obedience, Zaria had what she
describes as a lightbulb moment and began searching the internet and
came across an alternative solution. Next thing, she had taken out a loan,
which she has no idea how shell pay back, jumped on a plane and found
herself in this plain brick building.
At the clinic, she and the other patients (including one from Australia,
who had been cut when living in Kenya as a young girl and who had
hugged Zaria as she rst told her story) were greeted by the two women
who were instrumental in encouraging them to break their bonds of
cultural taboo. They are an intriguing pair. One is the surgeon, Dr Marci
Bowers, who specializes in sex-change surgery and was born male before
she transitioned. Theres a 14-month waiting list for her $21 000 (over
R210 000) gender-reassignment surgery, but twice a year she clears her
diary to operate pro bono on FGM victims although they must pay
a $1 700 (over R17 000) fee to the clinic, near San Francisco airport, where
Bowers rents an operating theatre. So far shes operated on 50 women.
The other is Nadine Gary, a Frenchwoman who lives in Las Vegas.
A schoolteacher, she was inspired to help FGM victims by her following of
the Ralian sect. Founded by Claude Vorilhon (Ral), who spouts absurd
claims about being taken up in an alien spaceship to meet Moses, Jesus and
Buddha, it professes that humans and all living things on earth were created
by extraterrestrials using genetic engineering. Followers strive to campaign
IMAGINE NEVER HAVING BEEN ABLE TO ENJOY INTERCOURSE.
A CONTROVERSIAL SURGICAL PROCEDURE AIMS TO GIVE VICTIMS
OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION THE ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE
SEXUAL SENSATION WORDS JOANNA WALTERS
Two friends Emma and
Ayanna relax during
Ayannas recovery period.
for world peace, sharing and nonviolence, but also unfettered sexual joy,
which drives their movement against FGM. They were recently in the news
for offending people with their use of the swastika, often set inside the Star
of David. When I meet her, Gary is wearing this scandalous combination on
a gold necklace and, noting my alarm, explains why it symbolizes innity
for Ralians and employs the swastika in the ancient eastern sense of
sacred goodness before Hitler hijacked it. I waver between dismay and
bemusement. She comes across as a paradox: a dynamic, charming, kind
and generous person in all our conversations who, until she starts talking
about UFOs, seems rational. I listen politely, then turn back to the practical
and political implications of the charity she helps run, provocatively called
Clitoraid. Formed by the Ralians, it campaigns for the end of FGM and,
meanwhile, promotes the surgery to victims and offers free
long-term emotional and sexual counselling. Gary has driven
from Vegas to support the women, many of whom have not
told their families about their journey. The atmosphere in the
clinic is strained, with much nervous laughter.
On the operating table, however, everything is clinically
methodical. After stripping off old scar tissue, Bowers makes
deeper incisions to disconnect small ligaments around the
area where Zarias clitoris was before it was removed. At
the stroke of the scalpel, a prominent nub of raw pink esh
practically pops up, suddenly protruding from the tissue
surrounding it. There! Thats her womanhood right there,
Bowers declares triumphantly. Its like a magnicent tower
in the forest. When the clitoris is cut off in FGM, Bowers
explains, its like losing just the visible tip of the iceberg.
Even after they cut off the tip, about 99 per cent of the clitoris
is actually still intact, but hidden beneath the surface. We
can access that. Apparently women possess another eight
inches of unseen clitoral erectile tissue that lies under the
skin, arching around the vagina. Two inches longer than
the average penis, says Bowers archly. By removing the
obstructive and often painful scarring and exposing some
of that remaining erectile tissue, then stitching it nely into
place, she asserts that after about two months of healing it can function
as a new clitoris, restoring the potential for pleasurable sex. After that
procedure, known as clitoroplasty, Bowers stitches side folds of spare skin
near the vagina to give Zaria the token appearance of labia minora. It can
never be her natural perfection, Bowers warns, but even to my non-medical
eye, I can see that this travesty, this sub-Barbie, has been transformed into
a fair simulacrum of what Zaria was born with. Luckily, she hasnt suffered
the inbulation ritual that stitches the vagina partially shut. After 55 minutes
she is wheeled out of surgery and the next patient, Sara, 29, is wheeled in.
Sara was cut in Eritrea, East Africa, at just three months old and it was
more a symbolic slash than a mutilation. But, the manner in which her
scar tissue formed fused a section of the labia, restricting the vagina and
clitoris. Now living on the west coast of America, Sara suffers pain, not only
if her boyfriend attempts to touch her there, but even when doing exercise.
In just 12 minutes of delicate scalpel work, Bowers removes a lifetime of
discomfort for Sara. Between sessions, Bowers checks her e-mails, gulps
a coffee and chats with the nurses in an anteroom. Shes exasperated that
more surgeons arent training and research hospitals arent adopting this
operation. Compared with the delicate gynaecological, urological and
plastic surgery she uses for ve-hour gender-reassignment operations, FGM
restorations are a doddle. Clitoroplasty isnt rocket science. If I wanted to be
controversial Id say that the three reasons why more surgeons dont train for
it are that these patients are African, Islamic and female. Theres a cultural
bias or indifference there, combined with good old racism and sexism in
a traditionally paternalistic medical profession. There may be some
legitimate fear about interfering with other peoples cultures, but when
you talk to the husbands and boyfriends of the women theyre not happy
that their wives and girlfriends cannot respond sexually and thats even
without going into the misery that the women suffer, says Bowers.
here is, as you might imagine, disagreement in the medical world about
the effectiveness of the surgery. The pioneer of FGM-repair surgery is
Dr Pierre Folds in Paris, who began offering clitoroplasty two decades
ago and has operated on almost 3 000 women. He trained Bowers, 10
surgeons in France, one in Barcelona and another doctor who offers the
surgery in New York. (The reason, incidentally, why there are so many French
trainees is that clitoroplasty is paid for by the state as corrective surgery, not
only to increase the chance of sexual pleasure, or reduce the chance of
sexual pain but, crucially, to make women feel normal again; the French see
this as a human right.) Just one surgeon in Britain, Dr Kamal Iskander, based
at Northwick Park Hospital in Middlesex, is known to perform the occasional
clitoroplasty on a patient but, he explains, only if hes already operating
on them for more extensive post-FGM problems, such as chronic pain or
inbulation. There are an estimated quarter of a million women in the US
who have suffered FGM or are at risk of it. In Britain, there are an estimated
66 000 victims, largely among the African diaspora, and a further 20 000
of their children are believed to be at risk, mostly of being taken abroad for
the ritual, even though this is illegal. An article in TheLancet by Folds in
June 2012 stated that of those who attended a one-year surgical follow-up
consultation (admittedly only 29 per cent of his patients), more than half
were now having orgasms and almost 98 per cent felt clitoral pleasure.
But leading British doctors Sarah Creighton, consultant gynaecologist
at the private Portland Hospital, Susan Bewley, consultant obstetrician
at St Thomas, and Lih-Mei Liao, clinical psychologist in womens health
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bundle cannot be preserved. Bowers described the letter as sneering,
citing patients who ring her up crying with happiness after their rst-
ever orgasm.
Efua Dorkenoo, who leads the campaign against FGM at the womens
anti-violence pressure groupEquality Nowin London, called on the WHO
to initiate clinical trials on the surgery the lack of information meant she
could not dismiss either sides arguments. Bowers tells FGM patients that
there are no guarantees but that eight out of 10 report improvements in
their sex life after surgery, ranging from eliminating pain and acquiring
some pleasure to full-on orgasm. Gary organizes a pre-surgery workshop
about the mental transition needed from lingering trauma to embracing
sensuality and sends them all home with a vibrator. Once healed, she
sends them literature on discovering masturbation. The physical surgery
is just one step of the journey. Many religions repress womens sexuality
we break the taboo. A womans body is connected to her self-esteem we
explain to patients what happens when a woman feels pleasure and that
its natural, Gary says. Miriama, 30, who was born in Guinea but now lives
in the US, had the surgery with Bowers three years ago and says it has
changed her marriage. Sex with my husband is fun now; it was just a duty
before. I havent reached the orgasm part yet, but Im working on it.
Travelling to Bowerss clinic was a huge step. When I told a cousin what
I was getting done she called me a slut, Miriama recalls. She has
a daughter who is eight, but Miriama refuses to take her to visit her mother,
who still lives in Africa. She has never met her granddaughter, in case the
child is taken to be cut, as Miriamas mother did to her. Natasha, 35, who
also moved to the US from Guinea, had the rst orgasm of her life three
months after her 2010 surgery with Bowers, using the vibrator Gary gave
her. Id never felt anything like it before. She now has regular orgasms and,
in case doubters think theyre imagined in an eagerness to be convinced
the surgery worked, she points out that she climaxes in her restored clitoris
despite whats in her head, not because of it. I was surprised I actually felt
ashamed I was doing something selsh and dirty. The social conditioning
of her upbringing is hard to shake. Her husband is making efforts to
reassure her, she said, and she turns to Gary for support. I can talk to
Nadine freely. She feels like a big sister. Natasha and the other women
say Gary talks of the Ralian philosophy of sexual freedom, but denies
the treatment has been used to convert them to the outlandish religion.
When I question Gary on her beliefs, she explains that the aliens who
created humans are called Elohim, Hebrew for God or gods but, to the
Ralians, means those who came from the sky. The Bible is essentially
an atheist book, she tells me earnestly. There is no God. Gary says
this set of beliefs seemed more mature to her when she converted at
17 from the Catholicism she grew up with near Lyon. She is now, she
adds, a Ralian priestess. I turn to Bowers, who shrugs. The Ralians are
unabashed about their sexuality and unapologetic about erotic pleasure,
but its a red herring in terms of my work. It doesnt affect the price of
bread, she says, but they do deserve credit for promoting womens sexual
health and Nadine has got me talking more frankly about sexual matters
with my patients.
The day after her surgery in San Mateo, Sara is tired but ecstatic. Most
of the women recover in cheap hotels near the clinic, but Sara is collected
by her boyfriend. I feel free. Id felt so unheard and my whole life had felt
like there was something missing. Now the anger Ive had for years has
gone, she says. Her boyfriend Jack, who was born in Eritrea, puts up with
the fact that theyve been together for three years but dont have sex. Im
not going to rush. I love her and she is my good match, he says, smiling
shyly. Im very glad shes had surgery its necessary for her to feel like
a full woman.
Another of the women Bowers has just operated on, Ayanna, 23,
a marketing assistant from the Pacic Northwest who ed the civil war in
Somalia, is in a quandary after her clitoroplasty, for she isnt in love with her
current boyfriend. I told him I was coming for the surgery Im worried hes
going to expect me to be an instant sex machine, she says. Ayanna lied to
her conservative mother that she was visiting friends in San Francisco, then
snuck off to Bowerss clinic with her best friend Emma for support. Emmas
parents are from Ethiopia, but she was born in America and was never cut.
The two exude such an all-American youthful mischief its hard to believe
Ayanna was once steeped in a very different tradition. They banter about
parties and dating. They order room service while giggling in their dressing
gowns. But then she is suddenly solemn. My friends and I will all be in
a nightclub having a crazy time, but while they are getting guys numbers,
I hang back, she says. Technically theres no reason why, just because
Im cut down there, I couldnt feel sexy when a guy is kissing me or
touching my breasts. But my mind leaps to what that leads to next and
then I shut down, she says. She has high hopes of a fullling sex life
now that shes had surgery, but still has years of negative mind games
to overcome.
Some names have been changed.
Sex with my
husband is fun
now; it was just
a duty before.
I havent reached
the orgasm
part yet, but Im
working on it
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Marci Bowers
is on a mission
to put pleasure
back into
womens lives.
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There is something
so old world about
adding a brooch
to complete an
outt. We love that
these last-minute
accessories are
making a comeback
in our wardrobes.
Heel detail is
everything for winter.
Whether embroidered,
sculpted or carved,
the heel does all the
talking when it comes
to shoes this season.
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Designers like Dries
Van Noten, Proenza
Schouler and Gucci
utilized ne feathers
in their collections
for a fresh take on
garment movement.
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Plain black is just
not going to cut it this
season. Brighten up
with a sharply cut,
statement coat in
a delicious sorbet-
pastel shade an
instant pick-me-up for
those cold, grey days.
We love the instant
elegance of a
lengthened neckline.
Wear your turtleneck
under a coat for the
perfect balance between
androgynous cool and
subtle minimalism.
The waist belt an
extension of the old
Hollywood glamour
trend is a key
accessory to have this
season. Belt in your
coats, knee-length
skirts and mens
cut trousers for
a cinched-in waist!
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Following the hoop and
cuff trends of summer, ear
accessories this season
are taken one step further
with dramatic and
statement chandelier
earrings that cascade
down the neck and reect
light from all angles.
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Slouchy and
cosy, big jerseys
are a key piece
this season to
be worn over
everything
and anything.
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For one of the
seasons major
trends, designers
went rebellious and
found inspiration
from the Sid and
Nancy era. Studs,
tartan, leather and
chains were seen
everywhere from
Chanel to Givenchy.
Take note: get your
punk on!
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Say cheers to the sling
bag and satchel
weve been seeing the
short-handled doctors
bag in the collections
of all
the designers. Wear
it delicately on the
wrist for a ladylike
approach to
accessories. Think
Audrey Hepburn in
Breakfast at Tiffanys.
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Always classic,
slick tailoring is
a must for the
colder months. Opt
for sharply cut suits,
trousers, tted skirts
and wear-with-
everything blazers.
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The new bag shape everyone
is talking about is the non-bag
shape a soft-line pouch that
sits under the arm effortlessly.
This is a fresh take on the usually
structured clutch.
10
Gold, jewel-tones, extravagant jewels,
ornamental textures and Byzantine
crosses make for this seasons luxe
nish. Look to Balmain, Alexander
McQueen and other designers who
took inspiration from the decadent
Renaissance and Medieval eras.
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Think Alfred Hitchcocks
leading ladies
cinched-in waists,
voluminous, knee-
length skirts, red
lipstick and retro
waves. Look to iconic
fabrics like tweed and
silhouettes of the 50s
for total femininity.
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Androgyny was the
focus of Paul Smith,
Stella McCartney, Chlo
and Alexander Wang.
Pair stiff shirts and
trousers with double-
breasted jackets
and looser pieces
for a relaxed look.
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Leather, lace and
contoured silhouettes
make up this fantasy
winter fashion story. Go
dark and Gothic its
all about oor-length
hemlines, capes and
spell-casting opulence.
Black can take
a break as the staple
colour for winter. Bring
in key statement
items or wear
top-to-toe navy this
deep blue is back.
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This season,
animal print
roars again, so
modernize the
print with casual,
easy-wearing
staples. Look to
wearing your skins
in the form of
loose trousers,
sports jackets and
blazers perfect
for women
on the move.
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Shoes were powerful
on the Marni, Michael
Kors and Dries Van
Noten catwalks. Go for
brogues, slip-ins and
loafers and pair with
trousers for the
androgynous look.
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Unexpected volume
and supersized
proportions are
refreshed and ready
to go again. Wear
exaggerated shapes
and full-blown
silhouettes proudly.
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trends mc
The iconic 60s
cat eye has had
a makeover
this winter. Things
get a little more
futuristic with boldly
coloured frames
and mirrored lenses.
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beyond a passing trend and
have become an essential
part of any womans beauty
routine. Once shaped and
tweezed, ll in gaps with
a brow pencil using small,
light strokes, then soften
any hard lines by brushing
them through, going
upwards and outwards.
ALL THAT
GLITTERS
With a barely there make-up
look dewy skin and blushed
lips increase the wow factor
with a metallic disco ash
across the eyes, a look iconic
to the 70s. Use a silver cream
shadow over the lids or loose
glitter for a more intense shine.
Simply cover the lids in a nude
cream shadow providing
a base for the glitter to cling
to and, nally, create much-
needed denition around the
eyes by coating the lashes in
a few layers of mascara.
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PINK POUT
If your lips are going to be
taking the centre of attention
this winter, then opt for
a bright, bubblegum pink and
make sure it has a matte nish.
Lipsticks without gloss usually
have a drying effect on the lips,
so ensure yours are in pristine
condition hydrated, smooth
and soft. Buff dry skin away
and apply a lip conditioner
regularly. And, a trick from the
pros, ll in your lips with
a similar colour pencil before
layering on your lip colour for
extra precision and longevity.
Matte
&
WORDS KELLY FUNG
STYLING LISA OXENHAM
THE START OF A NEW
SEASON ALWAYS MEANS WE
CAN LOOK FORWARD TO
FRESH TRENDS. THIS WINTER,
COMBINE THESE TWO
OPPOSING FINISHES FOR
A MODERN BEAUTY LOOK
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COLOUR
SMUDGE
Loosely applied eye
shadow is the order of the
season. Pick
a attering shade and
sweep over the lids, into
the sockets and extend
along the lower lash lines.
To keep the look ethereal,
avoid any eyeliner and,
instead, opt for a slick of
mascara to dene the
eyes. Keep skin dewy and
lips neutral with a pink lip
stain with a subtle sheen.
MAC RETRO
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BY ADDING THESE PRODUCTS TO
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DIOR DIORSKIN
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MAKEUP SPF
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THIS MONTH
OUR BEAUTY EDITOR DISCOVERS
A NEW APPRECIATION OF GOLD,
SHIMMER AND ALL THAT SPARKLES
WITH EYE-CATCHING PARTY LOOKS
WORDS MATHAHLE STOFILE
DIARY
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their make-up, and then you get those who would rather keep the sparkle
limited to their jewellery. Im denitely the latter. For me, there is something
very sophisticated about a non-shiny lipstick or a matte eye shadow. Even when I was
younger, sparkles were never quite my thing. Glitter still upsets me because it never
quite comes off.
Make-up is supposed to be fun I get it. Which is why I decided to take home a few
shimmery products and experiment with several looks, using my own application methods
in order to tone things down a little for this matte girl. As I got home and started unpacking the
goodies, I was taken aback by how beautiful they looked in their packaging and I started thinking
to myself how delightful it would be if I were actually that girl who likes sparkles. Oh, the fun
I would have! So I started playing around, and guess what? I discovered some gems
Look 3
If you are not used to
sparkles, start by dabbing
a little shimmer eye
shadow on the inner
corners of both eyes.
Blend this using an ear
bud going into the lids
(but not covering the whole lid).
Take a solid, matte eye shadow
in a natural, soft tone like
a light brown and apply it
all over the top lids leaving a
subtle shimmer in the corners,
which is only noticeable at
certain angles.
Look 2
A party look I also fell in love
with involves taking gold liquid
eyeliner and only lining the
top lids. Play around by either
creating a dramatic cat eye or
a straight line that stops at the
outer corner of each eye. Follow
with gold mascara applied only
at the tips of the lashes.
Look 1
Nails are the easiest way to
add a little out-of-character
craziness when it comes to
beauty. If youre really sceptical,
paint your toenails in a glitter or
shimmer shade and pair it with
fabulous sandals. Feeling braver
than that? Do a statement nail
keep four nails out of each
hand painted in a solid colour
and choose one to paint in an
unexpected shimmer. Or go
full house and paint all 10 in
something exciting.
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played outside a lot as a child and it was
my best friend who would ensure I always
wore sunscreen and had a fun time. Id say
the person Im closest to is my boyfriend; he
knows more about me than most people would
ever know.
My beauty routine is pretty much the same
daily. In the mornings, I use Dermalogicas
UltraCalming range to cleanse and moisturize
as my skin is very sensitive and I use a
Dermalogica serum before bedtime. I also use
the Redness Relief SPF 20 sunscreen is always
essential. In my handbag, I always have a lipstick
and Dermalogica Ultracalming Mist. I also use
Dermalogicas Skin Hydrating Masque once
a week. One beauty rule I dont break is skipping
my skin-care routine. I have become extremely
dependent on these products because my skin
is easily irritated and reddens quickly.
The rst grooming product I ever bought
myself was an eyebrow pencil I wanted to
see how my eyebrows looked darker and my
rst perfume was Elizabeth Arden Red Door.
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On weekends and on nights out I use base,
a product called Bella Terra Mineral Foundation.
I dont have a signature lipstick shade I like
using different hues as it is interesting to see
how my skin complements different colours.
I really let the outt determine the shade of
lipstick, but I can say I do use nude lipstick
quite often.
I normally have my hair natural, in an Afro.
I prefer my hair longer as it is easier to
play with. My dad has always called me
nwelezelanga, meaning sun hair. Sometimes
I comb it and sometimes I leave it curly as it
has more character. I have done everything
to my hair apart from putting in a weave
I just dont like that look. Ive always been
curious to see what my hair would look like
in another colour but, realistically, I probably
wouldnt try it because I love my hair colour
and would not want to compromise it.
I guess I could always try coloured wigs.
I am not much of a nail person, as its
such a drama when they break, but for special
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occasions Ill make an exception. Michell Sierra
at NailCandi is great.
For my make-up, I like a simple, minimalist
look, one that shows you take care but wasnt
too much effort. It has been said that simplicity
is elegance, and I agree. I nd too much make-
up off-putting; it just makes me wonder if theres
a face somewhere underneath all that.
My beauty crush is Diandra Forrest. She has
a certain ease about her. She is ercely
condent without trying. She was the rst
young, black role model with albinism that
I got to see. I couldnt take my eyes off her
when I saw her on The Tyra Banks Show on
YouTube. She is a supermodel who seems to
know herself. That is an amazing quality to
exude one of self-awareness. It goes without
saying that she is stunning, and her pictures
encourage versatility and art.
One day Ill teach my daughter to always
use sunscreen no matter what her skin colour;
and also to cleanse properly as sunscreens
tend to clog your pores.
hopa
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN PROSECUTOR, 23,
WAS THE FACE OF DESIGNER GERT-JOHAN
COETZEES RECENT SA FASHION WEEK SHOW.
HERE, SHE SHARES HER BEAUTY SECRETS
thando
Thandos beauty crush
is Diandra Forrest.
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INGLOT LIPSTICK IN 278, R149.
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INGLOT
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INGLOT
LIPSTICK
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DERMALOGICA
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Q: How does one know which facial/
treatment to choose based on your skin
type, age and ailments etc?
A: Its best to be guided by a skin therapist
who understands the treatments, knows
whats available and can match them to
your specic skin and its condition.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment
that could denude the surface of the skin
of its keratinocytes (protective, dead skin
cells), which play a vital role in maintaining
healthy skin. The skin needs to be well
assessed it is ideal for thickened, oily
skins. An appropriate treatment directly
after a microdermabrasion is essential.
Chemical peels are a better option,
especially if they are done gently and
regularly, to treat specic conditions such
as rosacea, mild acne breakouts and
topical pigmentation.
Facials vary from deep cleansing
the skin to massaging it with rich creams
and even infusing nutrients that the skin
requires into its deeper layers, so there is
a facial treatment that pretty much suits
each and every skin type and condition.
Mesotherapy (skin-needling
treatments) help many skin conditions but
are an essential tool for treating ageing,
thinning skin. An in-depth consultation is
required, as this treatment needs some
forward planning, but is so very rewarding.
Beauty therapist
Helene Bramwell
from The Mask
answers your
beauty questions.
E-mail your query
to marieclaire@
assocmedia.co.za
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a variety of group, private
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extensive qualications and
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muscles. The balance between
core strength and exibility is
achieved through a sequence
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balances and core-tightening
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offers a pre-natal Preggy Pilates
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expectant mothers keep their
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during and after pregnancy,
but is also a great opportunity
to meet fellow moms-to-be in
a fun and relaxed environment.
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y thighs touch. And
I wear full-piece
bathing suits.
Im out of the running to be
featured on thinspo (thin
inspiration) Tumblr sites. To
make the cut, I would need
to be able to post closely
cropped photos of a Thigh
Gap (also called a Box Gap) and a Bikini
Bridge. First came the Thigh Gap, which,
as the name suggests, is the cul-de-sac
between your inner thighs, meaning they
dont touch, with an acceptable width of
around at least 10 centimetres. Now,
the Thigh Gap has been knocked
off its fat-shaming pedestal by the
Bikini Bridge the latest trend to take
a swipe at your body image. Much
like Thigh Gaps, Bikini Bridges are easy
enough to identify. Lie at on your back,
watch for hip bones that jut out and then
look on as your bikini waistband lifts from
your abdomen, forming a valley-like space
below. If, like me, your waistband remains
rmly against your skin as gravity refuses
to make your belly disappear, you may
well be wasting your time even donning
a two-piece swimsuit. The Bikini Bridge
has its roots in 2009, courtesy of a Tumblr
site and its denitions rst inclusion
in the Urban
Dictionary. As
deplorable as trends like these are, they
take a real effort to ignore. Even the most
body-condent among us know that
strange obsessions like these worm their
way into our subconscious and have us
absent-mindedly pondering over them, as
we look at our naked reections. Trends
like these promote an obsession over
some of the most negligible parts of
our bodies. Parts largely dependent
on a genetic lottery. Are we to see new
cosmetic surgeries to change our pelvis
size, shape and positioning? Or will we
read health books dedicated to the
Bikini Bridge diet? And as we try to out-
Bikini Bridge each other on social media,
it sometimes feels like our insecurities
are too easy to pit us against each other.
Sometimes I wish the bridge over them
was easier to build or cross.
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mc horoscopes
aries (21 MAR 20 APR)
There are times when being smart means making great
use of your skills. There are others when its smarter to
accept whatever life brings your way. In March, let others
call the shots and try not to think about how you might
do things differently. A short-term decision to reduce
your stress levels will not reduce your ability to do
things your way next time. Ive got much more news for
you. Stay updated. Get your daily, weekly and monthly
forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

taurus (21 APR 21 MAY)
In March, you are conscious of conicting pulls on your
time and energy. If you aim to please one person, you
may displease someone else.Whilst it is wonderful to be
sensitive to the needs of others, you need to heed and
respect your own feelings. Life will give you the chance
to do that. But will you take it? Ive got much more news
for you.Stay updated.Get your daily,weekly and monthly
forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

gemini (22 MAY 22 JUN)
A drama has been dragging on for too long. March
brings the chance to move on.If fear is holding you back,
heres the ability to rise above it.If it is a genuine desire to
protect someone who is not ready for change, you can
help to prepare them. It is unlikely that you can resist the
force rolling into your world but it is possible to work with
it to the advantage of all. Ive got much more news for
you. Stay updated. Get your daily, weekly and monthly
forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

cancer (23 JUN 23 JUL)
You are not going to be drawn into a futile argument this
month or antagonized into thinking about something
that isnt worthy of your energy.You are going to remain
wise and incisive while your sense of perspective turns
into a magic carpet on which you oat above the March
madness. Arent you? Well of course you are, now
youve read this! Ive got much more news for you. Stay
updated.Get your daily,weekly and monthly forecasts by
phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

leo (24 JUL 23 AUG)
We are all yo-yos. We go up, we go down. Our energy
levels uctuate as do our emotions. We can either
laugh at a problem or be deeply daunted by it.Whatever
March may hold in store, remember you will need to
make light of it. That will take time and effort, fortitude
and grace. But these are all resources you can draw on
and apply most successfully. Ive got much more news
for you.Stay updated.Get your daily,weekly and monthly
forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

virgo (24 AUG 23 SEP)
Have faith in the future. It belongs to you and it is getting
ready to welcome you with open arms. If something
seems wrong ask yourself why it seems so important?
Theres nothing but hope and happiness ahead, so to
reach the positive future you deserve in March, drop
yesterdays redundant dream and embrace tomorrows
inspiring vision. Ive got much more news for you. Stay
updated.Get your daily,weekly and monthly forecasts by
phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

libra (24 SEP 23 OCT)
You generally command respect and attention whenever
you need it, just by being yourself. But in March you face
forces that seemingly require a defence mechanism to
protect you from a harsh world. However, a simple air of
condence is all you need. Ive got much more news for
you. Stay updated. Get your daily, weekly and monthly
forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

scorpio (24 OCT 22 NOV)
In March, you have to make a big decision. If the choice
is difcult it is because things seem almost too good.
You may ask yourself,Dare I really allow myself to want
what seems to be on offer?If you are prepared to accept
the consequences, you can have it. Ive got much more
news for you. Stay updated. Get your daily, weekly
and monthly forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20
to 40210.

sagittarius (23 NOV 21 DEC)
You have a clear idea about the shape you wish the
coming month to take but Jupiters change of direction
suggests that March has an idea of its own! Dont just
accept whatever is being imposed on you, embrace
it wholeheartedly. A drama needs to play itself out.
Though it isnt entirely of your choosing, its outcome
will benet you greatly. Ive got much more news for
you. Stay updated. Get your daily, weekly and monthly
forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

capricorn (22 DEC 20 JAN)
Arguments, like bad habits, are easy to get into and
difcult to get out of. Solutions are more like perfectly
tting shoes. It may initially be a squeeze but then
they never give you any more trouble. Dont assume
something is wrong,this month,because at rst it seems
difcult. You shouldnt feel obliged to deepen a dispute
because you disagree with someones position. Look
for constructive ways to move forward and you will nd
them in March. Ive got much more news for you. Stay
updated.Get your daily,weekly and monthly forecasts by
phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.

aquarius (21 JAN 19 FEB)
A changing cosmic climate in March suggests it is
a time to reect, to seek wisdom and deeper
truths. It is also a time to pay bills, discharge duties,
honour obligations and respect realities. Use this as
a chance to nd magic in the mundane and inspiration
in the ordinary.Theres delight in store for you this month,
and the potential for happiness will reveal itself where
you are least likely to nd it. Ive got much more news
for you.Stay updated.Get your daily,weekly and monthly
forecasts by phone. Just text Claire20 to 40210.
You may suspect you are trying to answer
a seemingly impossible question,but that
you dont have enough information to
make an informed choice or time to wait
around hoping to learn more. Reduce
the sense of pressure.Give yourself more
time. Award yourself more respect! Trust
your intelligence and intuition. Something
within you now feels sure about what to do.
Dont seek an explanation, just be guided by
this feeling. Ive got much more news for you.
Stay updated. Get your daily, weekly and monthly
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PRODUCTION MARIETTE THERON
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Croft & Co, on Parkviews Tyrone Avenue in Joburg, is
a neighbourhood favourite. With its eclectic rustic interior,
the shop was transformed by owner Grant Ravenscroft from
a mens luxury-goods boutique into an old-school caf, offering
coffees, sandwiches, salads and drinks. The idea is to keep the
food simple but of good quality. Grant says, Well serve a ham-
and-cheese sandwich, but it will be made with Parma ham
and good cheese. Kids and their parents ock to Croft & Co
before school to enjoy Nutella on toast and, on Thursday and
Friday evenings, the place is swarming with lovers of the cafs
famous Prego roll.
Ravenscroft, who also started up the nearby Scusi and
sushi restaurant Bite in Greenside, values his connection
with his clients on weekends youre likely to nd him in the
planted backyard enjoying a cigar with customers. Croft & Cos
chef (and Ravenscrofts sister), Anne Rich, trained as a Cordon
Bleu chef at Cape Towns Silwood Kitchen and has worked at
La Maison in Pretoria, done stints in London, lectured chefs
and has helped Ravenscroft on other culinary ventures. Here,
she shares some secrets from the Croft & Co kitchen.
Croftandco.co.za
Clockwise from
left Croft & Cos
crowd-pleaser
Prego roll; owner
Grant Ravenscroft
takes a coffee
break; Mandla,
a waiter, chats
to Ravenscrofts
wife Marisa.
Opposite Fruit
salad and muesli.
THE PERFECT SCRAMBLED EGGS
3 eggs
A plnch of sdlf
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Q Whisk the eggs, salt and cream together.
Q Gently heat a bit of butter in a pan. Add the
egg mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.
Q Serve with grilled bacon, toast and poached
cherry tomatoes (optional).
Q TIP: The trick for perfect, creamy eggs is not
to cook them on too high a heat. The balance
of egg and cream has to be just right. Too
much cream and you end up with watery,
tasteless eggs.
Serves 1
FRUIT SALAD
cup sugdr dlssolved ln 2 cups Wdfer
1 plnedpple, sklnned, core removed, dlced
250g grdpes, hdlved, plps removed
2 ordnges, sklnned, segmenfed
1 smdll melon, sklnned, seeded, dlced
Q Add all the fruit to the sugar water and allow
to stand. Use this as a base as none of these
fruits discolour.
Q Before serving add seasonal fruit: apples,
bananas, strawberries, peaches, mangoes etc.
$erves 2-3
PROSCIUTTO AND MELON
SALAD WITH BASIL DRESSING
2 sllces of green melon
2 sllces of spdnspek
5 sllces of Proscluffo
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and roll up like a swiss roll.
Q Place on top of the melon. Layer the
cucumber, tomatoes, peppers and radishes
over the lettuce rolls.
Q Top the salad with the remaining Prosciutto
and Parmesan shavings.
Q If you have avocado, place around the outside
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mere hours ight from
bustling Hong Kong
sits the all-new, all-
inclusive and serene Club Med
Guilin. The setting is romantic yet
understated, as the resort lies
within the Yuzi Paradiza Sculpture
National Park in the south of
China; a perfect mix of unspoiled
nature and contemporary cool.
PAUSE HERE, RELAX
THERE
Q Pause in the red foyer of the
twin-winged resort as a stellar
window view of innite green lawns
housing over a hundred unique
sculptures greets you along with
several caves, terraced rice elds
and the mist-enveloped sugarloaf
mountains that dot the area.
Q Take a bus to the open-air
Shanshui Theatre in Yangshuo,
then sip local beer and snack on
ginger brittle as you watch the
world-renowned Impression Liu
Sanjie Show, featuring over 600
local artists, performing on
a two-kilometre stage set on the Li
River. The regions mystical scenery
helps to tell the story of the
famous folk heroine Liu Sanjies
messy love triangle.
Q Cross a concrete lily pad
walkway, slip off your shoes and
indulge in a treatment in one
of many private double-storey
pampering rooms at the resorts
Comfort Zone Spa.
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SIP ON THIS, SNACK
ON THAT
Q Head outdoors for a memorable
breakfast set nearby a cascading
waterfall. The restaurants pool
area in front provides the perfect
setting for lazy day pool-side
lounging with cocktail in hand.
When you get peckish, visit the
resorts main eatery The Atelier,
which offers an innite mix of
international and local dishes
buffet-style, and has a chic bar
for sundowners.
Q Pop into the cosy Lotus
restaurant at the HOMA for an
intimate dinner. Make your la
carte selection from local Chinese
specialties or international
epicurean delights, while sipping
on French wines or Chinese beers.
Q Sample Guilin spicy noodles
from Noodle Bar in the Courtyard,
which is open till late and offers
a small menu of four regional
dishes including spicy, vegetarian,
beef and chicken options; then
head over to the slightly retro
Moon Bars quad for after-dinner
drinks and stargazing.
GETTING THERE
Q Club Med has launched its
Discovery Stopover product,
which makes long-haul travelling
less tedious. Available since
1 November 2013, the offering
encourages guests to combine
their Club Med holiday with a few
nights stay in another city. For
example, guests travelling to Club
Med Guilin will have the option to
experience Hong Kong as part of
the package. Clubmed.co.za
Guilin
Q Retreat to the Zen area
where you can attend daily
yoga sessions or splash
around in the vast indoor
swimming pool, which offers
spectacular views of Guilins
limestone peaks.
SLEEP HERE, STAY
THERE
Q Choose between two hotels
separated by footpaths, which
are ideal for early-morning
or late-afternoon strolls. The
Courtyard Building features
a variety of modern club or
deluxe rooms with either
mountain or garden views.
All rooms have Wi-Fi access,
room service and many have
connecting rooms for families
with children. The very luxe and
grass-roofed Hotel of Modern
Art (HOMA) has 46 artist-
designed guestrooms, each
showcasing different elements
of local culture.
Clockwise from
top Club Med
Guilin; breakfast
at The Atelier;
the sugarloaf
mountains;
a blend of Guilin
spicy noodles
and local produce;
the exquisite
architecture
breathes
contemporary
cool; the red foyer.
Club Med
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A taste of
HAWAII
S President Obama and his family
spent their 2013/14 winter holiday in
Honolulu. Prince Jackson was spotted
there around the same time as hot couple Sean
Penn and Charlize Theron. Honolulu, on the island
of Oahu, is the gateway to Hawaii. Its also where
the volcanic archipelagos natural virtues meld
seamlessly with more materialistic pleasures: the
golden playground is fringed by cerulean waters
on one side and iconic resorts, like the rose-
coloured Royal Hawaiian, on the other; just
beyond the strip of luxe hotels lies Kalakaua
Avenue, a posh main drag lined with Chanel,
Bottega Veneta and Cartier boutiques. I book
a spacious room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
where the likes of Elvis Presley and Princes father,
Michael Jackson, have rested their heads which
presides over a prime hunk of ocean-front real
estate on Waikiki Beach. While it hosts thousands
of families, spring breakers and conference goers
alike, the resorts sleek, luxurious Alii Tower is
a sophisticated respite. The third-oor private pool
deck seems a world away from the rest of the
resort, and proves to be a prime spot to take in the
weekly reworks display on balmy Friday evenings.
Part of a cluster of specks oating in the
isolated depths of the Pacic Ocean, Hawaii is
a far-ung place where most visitors prefer to pick
one island and spend a week or two in one resort.
Instead, Ive planned an ambitious tasting tour of
a handful: 10 days of the best of Oahu, Kauai and
Maui. Glittering Honolulu is a bustling metropolis
crowned by the Diamond Head crater. Close to
sunset, I hike the circuitous path that winds
around it, and my reward at the top is a stunning
panorama over a city seemingly borne from the
ocean. The skyscrapers appear to teeter along the
waters edge, looking as if they might tumble in at
any moment. The next day I drive north through
lush inland plantations and rolling elds, until
I arrive at the famed surng areas of the North
Shore. Sunset Beach is regularly pummelled by
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SHRIMP SHACKS, SHAVE-ICE TREATS, HIDDEN
WATERFALLS AND SECRET BEACHES. WHAT
MORE COULD YOU WANT FROM AN ISLAND?
WORDS SARAH KHAN
Clockwise from top
left Waikiki Beach;
a bronze statue of
Duke Kahanamoku
welcomes you
toWaikiki; the
Waikiki Twin Towers
are situated right
on the Ala Wai
Canal in Oahu;
a Sephora outlet
in Honolulu;
longboards for rent
on Waikiki Beach;
tourists cover every
inch of sand on
Waikiki beach;
President Obama
enjoying a shave ice
on a recent trip to
Hawaii; downtown
Honolulu.
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12-metre-high waves in winter but, when I arrive,
the jade waters are peaceful and the northern
coast seems oceans apart from the shimmering
spires of Honolulu. Informal shrimp shacks line
the stretch of Kamehameha Highway that traces
the coast, and I pull in next to Giovannis, a truck
coated in grafti scrawled on it by happy patrons.
After a plate of juicy, spicy shrimps wok-seared in
butter and served with rice, I cleanse my palate
with a refreshing coconut, mango and strawberry
shave-ice dessert Hawaiis famed sugary
treat. (Its like a snow cone but the ice is shaved
from a block rather than crushed.)
I leave Oahu for Hawaiis garden isle, Kauai.
Thanks to its cameos in movies like Jurassic Park,
Tropic Thunder, and The Descendants, Kauais
raw, natural beauty has long been etched in my
psyche. The island is a hikers paradise, with
thousands of trails leading to hidden waterfalls
and secret beaches. But my favourite part is the
little-known Hindu monastery, a lush, serene oasis
overlooking a river. The best way to see an island
thats 90 per cent undeveloped and inaccessible
by road is by booking a helicopter tour from
1 500 metres high, the views of the protected and
prehistoric landscapes are staggering. We hover
over the lush Waimea Canyon, often called the
Grand Canyon of the Pacic, then skirt along the
sheer cliffs of the dramatic Napali Coast, dotted
with secluded beaches only accessible by boat.
Kauai seems to have won the natural lottery,
a stunning showcase of scenic majesty but its
also managed to retain its identity and keep
tourism mostly at bay. I head back to the Grand
Hyatt Kauai just in time to watch a dazzling sunset
framed by the open-air lobby, and feast on one of
the best meals of my trip at the hotels Tidepools
restaurant: ahi tuna with foie gras-infused rice,
a macadamia-crusted mahi-mahi (a ray-nned
sh), and succulent steak.
The island of Maui is Hawaiis golden child,
known for its pristine beaches, the posh resorts
that line them, and for its many scenic drives. Its
the kind of place where you go for a few days and
wind up staying forever indeed, many of the
locals are expats who have been wholly
embedded into the fabric of island life. If you look
at the winding road to Hana, a town on the
eastern tip of the island, on a map, it appears like
a senselessly etched series of squiggles. Those
brave enough to traverse this route are rewarded
with beautiful black-sand beaches and a series of
waterfalls along the way. If youre looking to stay
somewhere that feels more like your friends
stylish beach house, try the ultra-modern Andaz
Maui at Wailea, a minimalist resort with quirky
Clockwise
from right
Hahalawe
Falls in
Kipahulu,
Maui; Hilton
Hawaiian
Village;
world-famous
shrimp from
Giovannis
Shrimp Truck.
Q Hilton Hawaiian Village
A massive complex with seven towers, ve
pools and great shopping (Louis Vuitton,
anyone?), set right on Waikiki Beach.
Hiltonhawaiianvillage.com
Q Nicos at Pier 38
Fresh sh bought daily at the largest sh
auction in the US is served at this eatery
on Honolulus Pier 38. Order the furikaka
pan-seared ahi, crusted in fresh Japanese
seaweed. Nicospier38.com
Q Dukes Waikiki
A Honolulu institution, named for Duke
Kahanamoku, the man who brought surng
to the world. The Hula Pie macadamia-nut
ice cream slathered on a cookie crust and
doused with chocolate fudge,whipped cream
and nuts is a must. Dukeswaikiki.com
Q Giovannis Shrimp Truck
The best of all the shrimp shacks
lining Hawaiis North Shore.
Giovannisshrimptruck.com
Q Doris Dukes Shangri-La
A centre for Islamic arts and culture.
Bookings for guided tours must be
done weeks in advance, and begin
at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Shangrilahawaii.org
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touches like a sandpit in the the lobby. At the
apothecary-like spa, a therapist treats me to
a luscious, customized blend of cucumber juice,
strawberries and macadamia-nut oil. Families
may prefer the suites at the Fairmont Kea Lani
nearby, a playground for grown-ups and children
alike theres both a water slide for the kids, and
an adults-only pool. One night, our waiter at Ko,
the Fairmonts signature restaurant, clues us into
a hidden snorkelling spot where locals have
planted a No Parking sign to misdirect tourists.
On our last day in Hawaii, Im eager to make
the drive up to Mount Haleakala, rumoured to
host one of the worlds most epic sunrises. But
getting up at 3am to make the two-hour drive,
only to jostle for space on top of a 3 000-metre-
high crater with other tourists, does not sound
appealing and we opt instead to go for sunset.
We wind up twisting roads past sugarcane-
crusted elds and up to the summit of Haleakala.
The clouds form a thick carpet beneath us and
the sun casts a saffron glow over them before
sinking down into the white abyss. There are
surprises around every palm tree here, and
moments to celebrate at any height.
Cameron Diaz.
Orlando Bloom.
Bradley Cooper.
CELEBS SPOTTED IN
HAWAII
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Whiteley.
Jennifer
Aniston
and Justin
Theroux.
agenda
who, what, where, when
ashion has ignited my interest
in food, travel, pop culture,
lm, music and people.
After six years in the fashion and
media industries, the transition
to fashion and lifestyle PR was an
obvious one. My love affair with
it culminated in the launch of my
PR company in 2013, where Im able
to create and build communities
around fashion, lifestyle and luxury
brands both on- and ofine.
Working with emerging
talent, established brands,
connecting with young
creatives and giving home-
grown fashion brands
a voice is what makes
me tick. Discovering new
hotspots, rediscovering old
ones and keeping my nger
on the pulse is synonymous
with my nine-to-ve, and my
blog, Jennamcarthur.com,
is where I document what
I see and love.
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POPIN
PRESENTSPACE Featuring some
of the top South African designers
in homeware, accessories and
gifts, this pop-up shop in the
Lifestyle Centre on Kloof Street
has everything you might need to
make a house a home. 50 Kloof
Street, Cape Town
Photographs
from Jenna
McArthurs
Instagram
feed.
THRILLING
READI NG
Q THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers
Eggers introduces us to an alternative
world where privacy and secrecy are
not allowed, and forces us to question
where our own privacy laws are going.
(R342)
Q S. by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
Follow the anonymous conversation
that unfolds after a young woman picks
up a book, left behind by a stranger,
lled with his margin notes, which
reveal a reader entranced by the story
and its author. Making notes of her
own, she responds and leaves the
book for the stranger to nd. (R442)
Q THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue
Monk Kidd Told from the two vastly
different perspectives of slave owner,
Sarah Grimke, and her slave, Hetty,
Kidds latest novel is multidimensional.
Its a seamless blend of history and
ction that will keep you engrossed
from beginning to end. (R392)
Q LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart
A memoir about a Russian Jew and his
immigration to America, Shteyngarts
latest novel will make you giggle at
times and have you brushing away
tears at others. (R392)
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FOSTER THE PEOPLE
SUPERMODEL
The second album from the
American indie-pop rockers of
Pumped Up Kicks fame is said
to be much more guitar-driven
than what theyve brought out
before. Focused on the themes
of consumerism and the ugly
side of capitalism, it seems
the boys are set to bring us
something new.
BAND OF SKULLS
HIMALAYAN
A follow-up to their second
album, Sweet Sour, the band
who toured to South Africa in
2012 has released singles
Be Mine and Asleep at the
Wheel that are lled with
a mix of explosive rock and
rich harmonies that we love.
KAISER CHIEFS
EDUCATION, EDUCATION,
EDUCATION & WAR
It feels like years since we were
belting out Ruby! Ruby! Ruby!
Ruby! and now the post-punks
from Leeds bring us their fth
studio album their rst since
drummer and lead songwriter
Nick Hodgson left the band
last year. The bands rst single,
Misery Company is a bit
darker than you may be
used to, but were excited.
THERES SOMETHING ABOUT A GROUP OF GUYS WITH
INSTRUMENTS THAT WE CANT GET ENOUGH OF AND THESE
LATEST RELEASES HAVE GOT US READY TO JUMP AROUND
dance
BANDS
that make
us
BAROMETER
Stop to spot these trends
on the rise (and fall)
GOING UP
Durban South Africas
second-biggest coastal city,
but frequently underrated, is
improving its beach-front appeal
after refurbishing the Tsogo
Suns Southern Sun Elangeni
& Maharani. The now
734-bedroom hotel complex
has 11 restaurants and bars
each with a different theme in
design and cuisine. Our favourite
is the Panorama Bar & Pool
Deck, where you can munch
and sip on refreshments all day
long while enjoying views of
Durbans Golden Mile.
Tsogosun.com
Wearable tech From
Googles acclaimed glasses
(featuring a camera and screen
worn on the face) to the release
of the smart watch, which syncs
to your smartphone and alerts
users of incoming calls, text
messages, Twitter notications
and even monitors your health
it looks like wearable tech is set
to hit the mainstream this year.
Snack n sip parties
Forget tables laden with dishes,
cutlery and crockery. Grab
a glass and some nger food
and dance the night away
la Michelle Obamas
50th birthday celebrations.
Working nine to ve More
and more people are checking
out of the rat race and start-ups
are on the rise. People are
looking for things that make
them happy and businesses
that embrace exi-time!
Flatforms and wedge
sneakers are out! Flats are in.
Hate-reading If that blog
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life story mc
hes spiteful, opinionated, bitchy, self-indulgent...
And thats the nicest thing I can say about her, said
John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, the lead singer
of the Sex Pistols. During her long career, Vivienne
Westwood has been loved, hated, despised,
admired and adored. The 72-year-old fashion designer,
who once said that she was the only punk left, actually, is
the living and today, slightly less provocative symbol of
a time where being obscene and a rebrand was en vogue and
pretty much de rigueur. Westwood is not just the emblem of
a lost world; she is also what The Guardians Stuart Jeffries called
a jauntily knickerless recipient of an OBE from the Queen, red
hair topping up her audacious self, and an inuential designer
whose garments have been shaping trends, moods and a new
generation of talented hands for almost 40 years.
Back in the late 70s, Englands economy was suffering
from what many would describe as clinical depression and
the government was out of touch and
out of ideas. The working class was
angry, tired and often poor, the harsh
climate made worse by a garbage strike
that turned London into a giant trash
bin. In this desolate setting, Westwood
planted the grains of her revolution.
A few years before the surfacing of the
punk ethos, she had started to design
some trendy Teddy Boy items (think
dapper style, creeper socks, shiny shirts
and waistcoats and, yes, bolo ties) for her
partner Malcolm McLaren then still to

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SHE STROLLS INTO BUCKINGHAM
PALACE, ALL FLAMING-RED HAIR, SANS
KNICKERS. SHE BITCHES ABOUT KATE
MIDDLETON AND CONSUMERISM. THE
GRANDE DAME OF THE NEW WAVE
HAS BEEN SHOCKING US FOR DECADES
BUT SHES ALSO BECOME ONE OF OUR
MOST IMPORTANT FASHION DESIGNERS
AND OUTSPOKEN ACTIVISTS
WORDS EMILIE GAMBADE
THE
QUEEN OF
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD (1941 )
When we
started to do
punk, we put
all of these
things together
to create the
look of an
urban guerrilla
a rebel
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Top to bottom
Designer Vivienne
Westwood walks
on the Vivienne
Westwood Red
Label Spring/
Summer 2013
catwalk during
London Fashion
Week, at the
British Foreign &
Commonwealth
Ofce in London,
September
2012; Vivienne
Westwood Autumn/
Winter 2013/14
Paris collection.
become British musician and impresario and his Let It Rock
shop opened in 1971 at 430 Kings Road in Chelsea. By 1974,
the boutique, which had been renamed Sex, was an Ali Baba
cavern for bondage and fetish garments, a punk (the word
was apparently used in the late 16th century as a synonym
for prostitute) haven where ripped shirts, rubber cropped tops
and leather jackets sported safety pins, Destroy slogans and
razor blades, and where chunky biker boots bore spikes like the
symbols of some much-wanted iconoclasm. The store, which
changed fashion direction and names several times, soon
served as a hangout for all the left-behinds, disenchanted and
antagonistic teenagers, among them, John Lydon. Westwood
claims she dressed the Sex Pistols (the bands name is derived
from the store) but Lydon counters this saying he dressed
himself in garbage bags and a Pink Floyd T-shirt emblazoned
with I hate. In an interview for Style.com, Westwood explained,
When we started to do punk, we put all of these things
together to create the look of an urban guerrilla a rebel. She
elaborated in The Guardian in December 2011, telling Jeffries,
() I really wanted to help. I was interested in human rights.
She started to be anti the royal family because she felt the
Queen was a symbol of hypocrisy at the time. The making of
the infamous punk-rock band behind Anarchy in the UK and
God Save the Queen, still stirs wild controversy: McLaren (who
passed away in 2010) and Westwood claimed the band and
its iconic style as theirs while Lydon maintains that no-one
created [him]. During the 26 months of its short existence, the
Sex Pistols became the voice of a dismayed generation and
was as equally adored as despised: when the brand embarked
on its 1976 tour, Bernard Brook-Partridge, a Conservative
member of the Greater London Council, famously said:
I think that most of these groups would be vastly improved
by sudden death. The worst group (...) the Sex Pistols (...) are
the antithesis of human kind and the
whole world would be vastly improved by
their total utter non-existence. Still, what
they accomplished was nothing short of
a revolution; their following was vast, as
was the number of bands that sprung in
their wake. And Westwood became one
of the most prominent British designers
in the contemporary world, whether it
was because of her unique eye, the
Pistols controversy that surrounded her,
or a wild combustion of both quite
a ride for someone who started as
a primary-school teacher.
Born on 8 April 1941 in Derbyshire, Vivienne Isabel Swire
moved to Middlesex with her parents at the age of 17, and
enrolled to train as a teacher. Of her childhood, Westwood says:
I was a good person. I was high-spirited but I was a big reader.
What I remember as a child is that other kids didnt care about
suffering. I always did. In 1962, she met Derek Westwood,
a commercial airline pilot. The couple wed the following
July and had a son, Benjamin, now an erotic and fetishist
photographer and fashion designer. The marriage ended three
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If you wear
clothes that
dont suit you,
youre a
fashion victim.
You have to
wear clothes
that make you
look better
years later when Vivienne met 18-year-old McLaren. In 1967,
they had a child together (todays Agent Provocateur creator
Joseph Corr), propelling the punk movement from their shop,
until the collapse of the Sex Pistols. In 1980, quite symbolically,
the shop was renamed Worlds End. Following the end of an
era and before separating in 1984, the couple focused on
organizing its rst catwalk show for the Pirate collection
launching the post-punk new-romantic tenet that would later
be so synonymous with the Westwood brand.
This spread, clockwise from
top left Westwoods son
Jo Corr at the New
Connaught Rooms in
London, December 2000;
Westwood with Malcolm
McLaren in 1981; posing for
photographer Juergen Teller
as part of an exhibition
called Men and Women;
with Baroness Margaret
Thatcher at the Vivienne
Westwood exhibition at the
Museum of London, April
2000; at the anti-fracking
protest at the Cuadrilla
fracking site in Sussex,
England, August 2013;
investitures at Buckingham
Palace, London, June 2006;
Steve Jones, Alan Jones,
Chrissie Hynde, Jordan
Pamela Rooke, Vivienne
Westwood and friend
at Sex on Kings Road,
London, 1976.
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There is something remarkably exuberant in Westwoods
persona and aesthetics. Not everybody can walk into
Buckingham Palace, twice, wearing no underwear once to
receive the Order of the British Empire (in 1992), in a long, grey
tailored dress and a matching side bret (Westwood famously
twirled in the Palace courtyard, exposing her knickerless self);
and a second time to be made Dame Commander of the
British Empire (in 2006), in a black dress, a pair of black mules
with riveted metal holes and tiny silver horns perched on her
DESIGNERS
MUSICIAN
MUSES
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AND
THE SEX PISTOLS In 1975, the
famous punk-rock band was
formed under the management
of Westwoods partner, Malcolm
McLaren. The bands particular
style a mix between bondage,
fetishism and ripped clothes
was rooted in the early hippy
culture and was mainly designed
by Westwood.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AND
MADONNA Gaultier admitted that
he was always a fan of Madonna,
hoping he would, one day, design
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GUCCI AND FLORENCE WELCH
It was an instant love affair
between Guccis Creative Director,
Frida Giannini, and singer Florence
Welch. The brand designed Welchs
North America Tour in 2011 and
again, in 2012, for the Florence
+ the Machine Ceremonials
Tour. Giannini explained in an
interview with Dazed Digital, I met
her in Los Angeles at this years
Grammys and was captivated by
her presence. She has a powerful
personality and an entrancing
quality to her performances. She
also has that condent and self-
assured look that goes hand in
hand with the Gucci woman.
head. Besides being honoured by the Queen, Westwoods
startling signature has her fans come to her for outts that are
both recognizable and unique: Sex and the Citys costume
designer Patricia Field, chose an extravagant wedding dress
for Carrie Bradshaw; Princess Eugenie wore an outlandish
outt at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges royal wedding
in 2011. Other accolades include a retrospective in 2004 at
the Victoria & Albert Museum after 34 years in fashion and,
most recently, in Spring 2013, her designs were included in
the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibition at The Met in New York.
Today, she has become something of a brilliant fashion
historicist, colouring her collections with reections from the
past, from medieval costumes or the paintings of Thomas
Gainsborough to detailed underdresses from the Renaissance,
all the way through to her famous 1985 tailored cotton-
and-tweed mini crini, a miniature version of the crinoline.
She plays with crafty and technical cuts, pleats like delicate
origami, a collection mixed and bandaged with bits of trash
that sometimes turn it into a random medley. And her designs
still manage to enhance the womans body: If you wear
clothes that dont suit you, youre a fashion victim. You have to
wear clothes that make you look better, she once said. In 1994,
Westwood created faux cul skirts with exaggerated postrieurs
that made legs look longer and the waist look smaller. On this,
Vogues Anna Wintour said, We all laughed the rst time we
saw crinolines. But its good that someone refuses to be all
pale and beige and cashmere.
Westwoods refusal to toe the line would always colour her
politics as well. Once quoted as saying she still felt the world
was run by psychopaths, she appeared on the cover of Tatler
in 1989 dressed as Margaret Thatcher with This woman was
once punk as a cover line. She is also an activist, regularly
speaking up about climate change and environmental
issues. In 2011, she told The Guardian, I will say something
that sounds terrible. Were all going into the gas chamber,
and what Im saying is that its not a bathroom. Were going
to be killed. The human race faces mass extinction, adding,
We have got to change our ethics and our nancial system
and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be
a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world.
It could be great. To support her arguments, Westwood wrote
a proposal dubbed Active Resistance to Propaganda, alerting
humankind to the risk of muddling along as usual, remaining
the destructive and self-destroying animal, the victim of our
own cleverness. She is also a fervent supporter of WikiLeaks
Julian Assange and a vocal critic of Kate Middleton (not that
the two have anything in common). Of the latter she said
apparently after Middleton went to Alexander McQueens Sarah
Burton for her wedding dress I think shes got a problem with
eye make-up. The sharp line around her eyes makes her look
hard. Either she should be smudgy or wear none.
Today, all thats left of dinosaurs are birds; and all that
remains of the punk movement is Vivienne Westwood. At 72,
she married Andreas Kronthaler, a former student and 24 years
her junior, and continues on a path paved with both awards
and controversies. God save Westwood!
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Ive got big hips and a big body. Im double, triple the
size of other models and I embrace that I own it. I dont
feel pressure to lose weight as Ive been this size for
years now and I dont want to change or diet. Im normal
size. I wish we could all be known as models, rather
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Being a plus-size model in an industry where there
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jobs available, particularly in mainstream and high-end
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and in the media but not on the runway. Id love them
to use more curvy girls but its like a taboo and I dont
know why. It screams lack of diversity. We need a range
of ages and ethnicities. There are just very thin, white,
16-year-old girls on the catwalk and that has to change.
It doesnt send out a good message to teenage girls who
are impressionable.
I once heard anorexia was the look of the season.
What message is that sending to young women? Theyre
not coat hangers; they are girls and its bad for them to
only see skinny frames on the catwalk. I hope I can be
a strong role model for them but there arent enough of
us plus-size models.
Id like for magazines to go Photoshop-free in the
most extreme ways they use it. The images are so
unrealistic. Girls have enough to deal with when theyre
teenagers without that. I have girls as young as 12 writing
to me with such body hate, which can distract a girl from
achieving what she should. I wish those publications
could focus on women scientists and soldiers.
Curves dont epitomize a woman. People use me
as a gurehead, and to me that misses the point and
is blatantly offensive to thin women my sister, for one.
Saying skinny is ugly should be no more acceptable than
saying fat is. I nd all this stuff a very controlling and effective
way of making women obsess over their weight, instead of
exploiting their more important attributes, such as intellect,
strength and power. Were too busy being told were not thin
enough or curvy enough. Were holding ourselves back.
Ive always worked, from the age of 13, because I was
desperate to earn my own money. Seeing how little my
dad [a reman] was paid for what is a heros job made
me want more from life. I didnt like the idea of being
dependent on anybody. I wanted to be self-sufcient.
Of course, my parents encouraged that.
If I hadnt gone into modelling, I would have been
a chef. As a child, I helped my mum bake cakes and learnt
recipes from her 1960s cookbook. I made lemon-meringue
pies at [age] 10 because my grandma loved them. Ive done
a pilot for a cooking show in Australia, and would like to
write cookbooks.
My boyfriend suggested I should write a food blog. He
came up with the idea after Id made a vegetable bake
with Brie in the middle. In my tiny New York kitchen, I cook
something and then photograph it. My favourite dish to
make is mulberry tart. I can only make it in Australia with
fruit from my moms tree. It takes seven hours to make; its
a lot of work but its delicious.
My boyfriend is my number-one fan. He doesnt
understand the headlines about plus size; to him, Ive got
the greatest body alive. He helps me; he says, All I want is
for you to be condent, because youre beautiful when
youre condent.
People think, Oh, if I lost 10 kilograms life would be
so much better. Actually, its not better; its worse, because
then you struggle to keep the weight off. I have a personal
trainer; Im a good, healthy weight. I eat like a normal person,
indulge occasionally, but never eat fast food.
If you feel guilty about food, it stops you from being in
the moment. I love food. I dont hold back from eating what
I want. I just make sure its portion controlled.
PLUS-SIZE MODEL, FOODIE, 24
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marie claire march 2014
Im normal
size. I wish
we could all
be known as
models,
rather than
plus size
mc this much i know
LAWLEY
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