Monday, 25 November 2013


American lifestyle brand "Guess" has recently launched their 2014 Fall Collection.  The brand has always been famous for their trendy denims as well as their youthful fashion campaigns all around the world. Recently I've been following the latest season of 'America's next top model 2.0', were girls and GUYS get to battle it out for a $100 000 contract, to shoot an add campaign with Guess, for the first time ever!!!  Besides the usual dramas that comes with reality tv, I got to see and learn so much about what actually goes into shooting these Guess campaigns we see on every back cover of our magazines and what a big deal it means if you are dubbed a "Guess Girl" or guy in the modelling industry.

Any way...

The latest collection will include unique textures and novel trimmings, offering a trendy garment but still holds that true aesthetic value we all as consumers look for when buying clothing.

The Woman

For women, detailing is key this season, so the designers at guess have catered for this and created pieces that have lots of detailing such as lace insets, cut out patterns, zippers as well as studs to give these garments a more edgier look and feel.  Since it's a fall collection, most (if not all) the pieces are denim, and they range from distressed jeans, Jumpsuits, Studded jackets, army green skinny jeans as well as hints of camo here and there.

The Men

Vintage influences lend inspiration to the menswear collection, with washed out denims, washed out chambray shirts and denim jackets being staple items from the collection.  Embroided button downs, plaid printed and faded denim shits compliment the western image guess usually holds on to.  There was also some mixing of textures and fabrics in this collection and some of which are leather biker jackets, double breasted cardigans as well as valvet blazers that creates a modern, refined look for the fashion forward guys out there.  Colours such as deep red and indigo were used to add a touch of sophistication to the collection.

This Collection is set to hit South African shores February 2014; along with an assortment of accessories including Footwear, handbags, eye-wear, belts and loads of jewellery.
So keep and eye out for this... 

Do have a gorgeous week ahead.

Thabiet A 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Magnum pink and black | Media Launch

 Hi Everyone

So a few weeks back I attended the Magnum media launch, for the two new flavours, Pomegranate Pink and Espresso Black.  I tagged along with my blogger bud Yumna (obvs) as these events tend to get abit awks if you don't have a partner in crime to steak out with.  On arrival, we were showered with non alcoholic cocktails and got mingling straight away.  The event was like no other I've attended.  Pink and Black flowed throughout the amazing Shimmy Beach Club near the V&A waterfront and  I was so excited to finally meet some of the bloggers I usually chat to over social networks, as well as mingle with the local celebs who were also in  attendance. Since there were complimentary Ice-creams for all, I tried the new Magnum Espresso Black and man was it the best I've ever had.  The strong espresso taste lived up to its name and the reason why I opted for this flavour is because I'm not the biggest fruity fan around. 
Whilst enjoying the desserts, we got to watch a cook-off between two culinary schools, whose teams were lead by 5 fm's Gareth Cliff as well as funny personality, Trevor Gumbi.
  There was also a mini twitter auction that took place where guests could tweet as much about the event and the new flavours for about 15 minutes and could win some awesome goodies.  Since most of you may have read everyone's posts on this event already, I will say very little and let the pictures tell you a 1000 words. 

The official Auction takes place in Sandton on the 23 November 2013 so click HERE for all the details as to how you could get involved and win with Magnum.

Bellow are all the goodies up for grabs!!!!

The 10 premium prizes selected for the Twitter Auction are:

·         Le Creuset Hamper #PinkLeCreuset
·         Pink Scooter #PinkScooter
·         Apple Hamper #PinkAppleHamper
·         Lunch with a Celebrity #PinkCelebrityLunch
·         Shoe Voucher #PinkShoeVoucher
·         Espresso Machine #BlackEspressoMachine
·         Samsung 60” 3D LED TV #BlackFlatScreenTV
·         DSLR Camera #BlackDSLRCamera
·         Ferrari track day #BlackDrivingFerrari
·         Handbag voucher #BlackBag

Well done on a very successful launch, Marcus Brewster and Magnum South Africa and thank you for a spectacular event and the best goodie box EVER!!!

Thabiet A

Gareth Cliff Cheffing it up
With top Billings Jeanie D and Janez
We ran into our fav Ayanda Tini

Yumz Getting her nails did
Our host for the day
With the amazing Bonang Matheba and Siyaam Allie