Jun 11, 2010

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Sounding Off About The Vuvuzela

The overseas media has likened its ear-splittingly loud sound to the noise an elephant is bound to make while suffering from various ailments. Kinder reviewers think it sounds more like a monotonous foghorn. Everyone is in agreement about one thing though: it is LOUD.

But whether you love it or loathe it, every hearing person in South Africa as well as those who will be watching or listening to broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup around the world, will be subjected to the much maligned and mocked (and even warned against) sound of the vuvuzela over the coming month – whether they like it or not.

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May 24, 2010

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Proof That Style Has No Age Restriction

Normally, when waif-like girls who have barely entered their teens make waves in the global fashion industry, it is as the Next Great Supermodel. They hardly ever garner attention as widely respected commentators on high fashion.

But if you are still under the impression that Vogue’s devil editor Anna Wintour has the final and most influential say about what is à la mode these days, then you are hopelessly behind the times. (And not necessarily in a cool, vintage or retro way either!) Because for the last few years, those shoes – and in this instance the shoes in question are often outrageously towering Miu Miu platforms – have increasingly been filled by one Tavi Gevinson.

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Apr 14, 2010

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Chocolates For All Those Days Until Next Easter

Easter 2010 is already just a fading memory, but luckily for all chocoholics out there, our favourite sweet treat is also packed choc-full of antioxidants that are beneficial to our general health and well-being all year round. So provided that we indulge in moderation and stick to the dark, genuine stuff, we need not deprive ourselves until the Easter Bunny hops around again.

As South Africans, we are lucky enough to live on the continent that produces the highest amount of cocoa in the world. On a happy, between-Easter hunt for chocolates, we stumbled upon a local chocolate maker who is taking full advantage of this fact by creating chocolates with a high cocoa percentage.

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Mar 24, 2010

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Snap Up Rarely Worn Women’s Designer Duds

A stunning and always stylishly feathered little birdie told us about a fabulous fashion sale coming up this Thursday, 25 March 2010 in Cape Town. Not in the Mother City? Or even in South Africa? Trust us, skatties; this sale is so totally worth hopping on a plane for.

The second Rarely Worn sale will again offer exclusive designer goodies at bargain prices. Now, we realise that the word ‘bargain’ is a bit of a relative one that often has vastly different meanings to different people, but in this case the word is actually an understatement. Case in point: at last year’s event, one lucky shopper reportedly scored a pair of genuine Versace sunglasses for R100 – and no, you do not need to get your eyes checked, because you really did not overlook a few zeroes!

So wipe away those happy tears, because that’s not all…

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Mar 19, 2010

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Watch Oscar-Winning And Nominated Animated Shorts Online For Free

If you have some bandwidth to burn and some Internet cap to spare, may we kindly direct your attention to some uplifting and amusing (and Academy Award-winning!) entertainment.

The five delightful and utterly brilliant films that all competed to win this year’s Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film (one of our all-time favourite categories) have been made available online where you can watch it for free! (Update: Seems that we are now down to four. One film has, for some unknown reason, since been made unavailable.) You can even watch the short that strutted away with the big prize, Logorama.

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