May 2, 2011

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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.com

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Sep 15, 2010

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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.

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Aug 20, 2010

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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!

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Aug 6, 2010

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Zoo City Bares: Book-Inspired Art With Heart

A South African author went beyond mere cover art and illustrations when she teamed up with a local design and animation studio to create tangible art works relating to the themes in her latest book.

For her second novel, Zoo City, writer Lauren Beukes and the am i collective studio in Cape Town collaborated with local illustrators to create five distinct, 40 centimetre high, vinyl Bares.

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Jul 28, 2010

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Is ‘heirloom sustainability’ a pipe dream?

I’d like to think that we could buy wonderfully expensive designer items with the intention that they form part of our children’s dowry, but is this wishful thinking or wise purchasing?

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Jul 21, 2010

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Who wears Resort wear?

Resort WearAs someone who likes to think they have their finger firmly on the pulse, I have been thrown off track by a rogue email. At 6.45 yesterday morning, Vogue’s online database swung into action and sent its millions of dedicated fans a Trend update. Having fully immersed myself in this season’s shows back in September and October 2009, I assumed this was old news. Email recycling. That was until I noticed the date for this particular email claimed that the latest and greatest fashion trends were shown on 11th June 2010. How on earth was this possible?

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Jul 14, 2010

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Football Fever Spreads To Fashion

Branded team uniforms aside, sports and fashion are not usually equated with each other. Yet a well known South African designer is of the opinion that the soccer fever that has been gripping the country for the past month, courtesy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, will be reflected in our clothing long after the tournament’s final whistle has blown.

Since the World Cup kicked off here on our sunny shores, South Africa has been awash in a sea of bright, cheerful yellow as fans of all ages enthusiastically donned Bafana Bafana’s colours to show their support to the national team. Not even chilly winter temperatures and the team failing to quality past the first round managed to turn the country blue.

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