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Posted by Skattie | Comments Off on Solar Roads for South Africa
Imagine roads that don’t need painted lines. Imagine roads that generates electricity (this is already blowing my mind). Imagine that you only have to replace small sections if it becomes defective or breaks.
Welcome to solar roads
This is one genius invention in my opinion. We have so much sun, and roads in South Africa that this would be the perfect way to mitigate energy concerns.
Only problem? Tenders… Just hearing that word makes me cringe about how much money is being wasted away in our government.
I wonder how long it’ll be until a large oil conglomerate buys the patents and shelves it for the foreseeable future…Read More
Posted by Skattie | Comments Off on Are bloggers the new trend setters?
It’s funny how being in the digital industry has opened my eyes to what’s possible in the realm of blogging. Bloggers are increasingly more influential as they focus on new niches in the industry and it can only benefit the consumer.
Why are bloggers trend setters?
- They can build up a following in certain niche markets.
- Good content matters to advertisers as it creates better context for influential advertising/recommendation.
- Product reviews have more influence as bloggers are more ‘accessible’ (normal people) and this type of content is seen as friends’ recommendations.
- Bloggers (hopefully) give you their honest opinion / reviews about products and services.
- Bloggers are connected to the ‘guy/girl in the street’
- Bloggers get access to new products and services ahead of anyone else (as they build up reputation). This loop amplifies as they grow their following / traffic and get invited to more activation events. It creates exclusivity that increases readership.
- They write not because they have to, but because they want to. While this is an idealist’s view, I think it’s true for most high profile bloggers out there.
Posted by Skattie | Comments Off on Grand Opening of DUTCH pop-up shop in Cape Town
From 8 – 15 December they will be showcasing and selling a selection of fine Dutch design in DUTCH pop-up shop, a temporary shop built in the courtyard of the Salt Circle Arcade in Woodstock. This Friday evening, DUTCH will open its doors with music, drinks and a 10% discount on all products by Cowboysbag, Droog, Fromanteel, Cravatta Pelliano, Artists Not Armies and POM Amsterdam.
To put even more grand in Grand Opening, the whole Salt Circle Arcade will go Dutch: all traders will stay open, will put specials on their menu and give a 10% discount on their collections. Please see below the list of participating traders.
So do join them! From 5 pm onwards, DJ KIM WOOD will start playing the tunes, Heineken beers will be popping and a love affair with Verlieft wines will begin (not to mention the love affair with our lust worthy products of course, all designed and imported from The Netherlands).
Full details on the flyer here.Read More
Posted by Skattie | Comments Off on Cosmopolitan Lingerie 2012: SEXIER than ever!
Cosmopolitan Lingerie heats up South Africa this winter
South Africa may find itself in the throes of a particularly cold winter, but Cosmopolitan is heating things up in September with the annual Lingerie supplement, in association with Schwarzkopf. As usual, Cosmopolitan Lingerie 2012 showcases SA’s top lingerie brands and the latest trends in true Cosmo style. But this year the magazine has also featured six local celebrities in gorgeous lingerie to celebrate South Africa’s fun, fearless females, as well as the many different body types of real women.Read More
Posted by Skattie | Comments Off on The Fashion Library
The-fashion-library.com is a brand new online fashion magazine and fashion directory, which launched on the 1st of April 2011 aiming to be South-Africa’s favourite online fashion destination.
The team at the fashion library make it their business to know what is hot and happening in South Africa and on international shores especially in the fashion industry. They share with you the latest trends, so your cupboard & calendar stays in the loop.
They also have a special category called “street fashion”. Under this category they photograph fashionable people on the streets of South Africa. Fashionnecting you.
Every Friday they choose one fashionable item that they love! This you will find under the “Fashion Friday” button.
Making Headlines is a gossip & trends page, where they bring you the latest news, hot of the press.
Go ahead and celebrate life and its beauty with them: www.the-fashion-library.comRead More
Posted by delicia | Comments Off on Fashion Finally Creates A Perfect Fit For Fuller Figures
The industry where thin is the only trend that is and always has been in, is finally willing to acknowledge the big fat truth: most real women do not look like super skinny supermodels.
In fact, with the amount of fat people officially outweighing the thin in the US population (where 62% of all women are overweight), and with the belt-tightening economy not letting up just yet, the fat averse fashion industry can simply no longer afford to dismiss this growing market of consumers.
So tomorrow, 16 September 2010, amid New York’s prestigious Fashion Week, a group of American designers will finally present a fashion show solely dedicated to fuller-figured fashionistas. Although the event is not officially part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, it is being hailed by many as a long overdue step in the right direction.Read More
Posted by delicia | Comments Off on Get Your Vintage Fashion Fix
Those who love vintage fashion often have to venture off the beaten track and duck down tiny back alleys and unmarked side streets in pursuit of ‘new’ old finds to add to their collections.
Although some regard these hunting expeditions and intrepid exploring for tucked-away vintage shops as part of the thrill of the overall experience, it can be frustrating to those who are less keen on the search.
If you count yourself among the more impatient who just want to get there already and browse, you will definitely adore Lost & Found, a place constantly offering gorgeous and hand selected vintage and secondhand clothing for sale. And the best news is that you won’t get lost in dodgy areas or even use a drop of petrol to get there!Read More