Friday, 23 December 2016 12:57

Christmas gift guide

Christmas shopping is always very last minute - but luckily browsing for the luxuries of life never has a time limit! Cheek2Chic is giving its readers just a little taste of what is available and you can catch a great gift guide for Christmas and the New Year in the latest issue of Cheek2Chic.
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 11:03

New skin with Nu Skin

The search for the philosopher's stone, the legendary alchemical substance that turns base objects into gold, has prevailed through human history and never has that been more prevalent than in the 21st century. Except in this century this quest has morphed into an effort to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of time on the human face and…
Monday, 25 April 2016 11:59

Louis Vuitton Travel Book adds South Africa

Next month Louis Vuitton publishes two new titles in its "Travel Book" collection, which is illustrated by artists from around the world. Artist Liu Xiaodong expresses his experiences of South Africa while Brecht Evans offers a fresh look at Paris.
Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:26

Putting your best shirt forward

British shirt maker Thomas Pink - part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton group, better known as LVMH, with flagship stores in London’s Jermyn Street, Madison Avenue, New York and Rue Francois Premier, Paris - has opened a brand new store at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The new ORTIA store is the brand’s second outpost in Africa,…
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:27

Montblanc Writers Edition: Leo Tolstoy

Issued every year since 1992 in a strictly limited edition, the Montblanc Writers Edition pays tribute to the greatest icons of literary history. Leo Tolstoy, the Russian master of realist fiction and author of epic works such as “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina”, is the latest figure of world literature to be honored with a limited edition inspired by…
Monday, 11 August 2014 14:59

The new face of Swarovski

Mention crystal jewellery in almost any social setting, and  nine cases out of ten, the name that springs to mind almost immediately is Swarovski. 
Sunday, 17 June 2012 12:43

The perfect Hat, with a capital H

I asked the person with the most "Hat know-how", Peta Eggierth-Symes from Pallu Boutique in Sandton, some pertinent questions about what is happening on the Hat Front. She now stocks some of the beautiful fascinators from the kings of Hats in the Cape, The Little Hattery. What sort of Hats do you have in the store (specifically for special occasions…
Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:12

Funky phones from SkinJam

You know those blingy, glamorous phones or laptop covers, with all the pictures and Swarovski crystals on them? Don’t you just want to rush out and purchase something similar?
Monday, 16 April 2012 13:12

'Fros on show

After years of looking at Oprah's weaves wasn't it wonderful to see Viola Davis throw off her wig and go au natural at this year's Oscar ceremony? She wore her honey-coloured cropped natural hair with her green Vera Wang and a lot of pride, and looked simply magnificent.
Monday, 05 March 2012 09:14

Tanks for the memories, Cartier

Cartier's iconic Tank watch was created 95 years ago and the story goes that Louis Cartier modelled its design on the top view of a tank dating from the First World War, using the cockpit of the tank as the inspiration for the case and the tank's treads for the brancards of the watch.
Thursday, 23 February 2012 11:12

The 'shoemaker' of the circuit

Sonia Booth, South Africa's top WAG who is married to Bafana Bafana's Matthew Booth, spent time in Russia with her husband when he was playing there and fell in love with their shoe factories.
Saturday, 18 February 2012 10:25

A renaissance man

Meet American-born Millard Arnold, lawyer/human rights activist/journalist/poet/actor ... wait!  Add "photographer" to that list. I have interviewed Millard before, of course, about ten years ago when he was working with Nelson Mandela's daughter Rene at Murray & Roberts. He is what you might call a renaissance man, and I could talk to him for hours. He covered the Muhammed Ali-Joe…
Saturday, 10 December 2011 10:33

Viva Dior viva

It was Time magazine that said of Christian Dior: "He's Atlas, holding up the entire French fashion industry."
Thursday, 03 November 2011 11:23

Sleeping with the fishes

Concrete or cement is considered a humble material only used in construction, but the PPC Young Sculptors Awards, which is in its 20th year, has elevated it to an art medium which is versatile, beautiful and meaningful.
Friday, 28 October 2011 08:26

The colour blue

A particular shade of blue pervades the meeting with South African artist Conor Mccreedy at his parents' old farmhouse in Rosebank. His current style is the use of a beautiful oceanic blue combined with abstract shapes that remind you of wind, water and air.
Thursday, 20 October 2011 13:32

A fascinating business

What other milliner has a business card that reads: “You’re obviously good looking and charming, so here is our number”?
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 18:47

Iconic handbags

When you think about iconic handbags you think about Grace Kelly who had a handbag named after her - the Hermes "Kelly bag" - right? Or the very famous and very desirable "Birkin bag", also immortalised by Hermes after actress Jane Birkin? Audrey Hepburn always had a ladylike bag teamed with her white gloves, and Jackie Kennedy's Gucci Constance from…
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