All Posts By Simbongile Ndlangisa

THE 6 ESSENTIAL UNDIES YOU NEED FROM THABOOTY’S

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South African Actress, TV presenter and DJ, Thando Thabethe officially launched her much anticipated underwear & shape-wear range, “Thabooty’s”. Launched yesterday at Braamfontein's Randlords Rooftop Venue, the line marks the beginning of a new era for women of all shapes, sizes, colours and creeds, providing a new calibre of comfort, style and support not currently found in off-the-rack stores. Thabooty’s Underwear & Shapewear provides a new outlook on shapewear, with sexy, appealing garments you won’t want to keep hidden. Thando Thabethe explains that the idea to start an underwear & shapewear range was inspired by her struggles to find off-the-rack shapewear that was both appealing to the eye as well as functional. “I wanted to create something women wouldn’t be ashamed to wear, and something that would meet my functional needs. Whether it was to even out, control or contour, I needed something that wouldn’t roll down my body or make me ...

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WE ARE INFLUENCED!: Twiggy Moli Ranked Among Africa’s Best

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Celebrity Services Africa released the second volume of their ‘On the Radar’ quarterly report. South African lifestyle blogger, Twiggy Moli has been included in the Top 50 lists of “Africa’s top talents on the cusp of becoming 21st– century media moguls,” in the Health and Lifestyle category according to the Cape Town and Los Angeles based talent firm. “As part of the selection process for On the Radar, C.S.A.’s team of experts applied their unique IP insights, which are not only based on an artist’s social media following but also on the merit of an influencer’s talent, urban relevance, content and media interest.” As a blogger, Twiggy produces content relevant to her largely South African digital community of nearly 50K on her website, Sleepless in Soweto and her social media platforms. Her uniquely Mzansi aesthetic has attracted various global brands to her take on lifestyle, travel and fashion content including NIVEA, PUMA, Levi’s, ...

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Joburg Kids Do Halloween with Bacardi 👻

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Images by Austin Malema for Bacardi House Party Sessions  On Saturday night, 28 October, Bacardi threw a Halloween party like no other - Bacardi House Party Sessions – The Grave Yard Shift. Held at the Neighbourgoods Market in Braam Johannesburg, the double storey space was transformed into a place where zombie cheerleaders, ghosts, vampires and corpse brides gathered. Guests threw on their freakiest outfits and partied the night away to headline performances by South Africa’s top artists DJ Shimza, Nadia Nakai, DJ Speedsta and Frank Casino. Joining them were up-and-coming favourites  DJ Lootz whose throwback house set literally made me want to cry with tears of joy and Chuck Tailored who got the crowd at their most lit when dropping Mans Not Hot by Big Shaq. The Grave Yard Shift party was the ultimate kick-off to the Bacardi House Party Sessions taking place every month into next year. Each session will be hosted ...

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A Chat with Radio Host & Beauty Non-Conformist, Sherlin Barends

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Towards the end of 2012, KFM Breakfast presenter and feminist Sherlin Barends refused to keep up with beauty standards or the obsession with female beauty being equivalent to a hairstyle, its length or colour any longer…so she shaved off her shoulder length hair and never looked back. Her goal was to directly challenge traditional beauty standards and become, as she puts it: “…completely and unapologetically Sherlin Barends. She answers some in-depth questions with us revealing her refreshingly frank take on beauty and how she approaches her radio career as a millennial.   On Hair  MELENIAL: Growing up as a coloured girl in Cape Town, did you find that there’s subtle politics of hair in your community similar to perhaps colourism?  SHERLIN: I grew up in a community where straight, sleek and long hair was seen more desirable. ‘Poor’, ‘unattractive’ and ‘untidy’ were some of the words associated with ‘kroes’ hair. Bald head shaves were put ...

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Moyin Oloruntoba is our Social Star

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Cape Town-based, Nigerian born Moyin Oloruntoba is one of three finalists in the Social Star competition that gets to jet off to Mauritius on Samsung's dime. The 26 year old was selected from 377 entries to spend time with the best in the business including businesswomen and ex-Miss South Africa, Jo-Ann Strauss. The competition which is  tailor made for young digital content makers is really Moyin's for the taking, here's why: As the founder of The A1 TV channel on Youtube which has over 1,5 million views, Moyin has taken on the roles of entrepreneur, content creator, influencer, presenter and model. Her channel produces some of the best content pieces in youth culture and entertainment focusing specifically on African pop culture and celebrity news. The quality of production is part of a handful of the best in the country and sits comfortably within the  best of the Youtube community. Moyin also flexes her ...

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This Woman is Painting the Fashion World RED

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Tshego 'Red' Mosiane is a 21 year-old freelance fashion writer, curator, director, producer and Founder of REconnecteD. She has dedicated her life to creating the kind of fashion content that she believes is directly needed in South Africa. Many may know Red from her trending fashion critique threads on Twitter but her fashion knowledge goes far beyond that with her website and REconnecteD channel on Youtube. Earlier this year, two of REConnecteD's productions have garnered global critical acclaim, episode 1 of 'SUBS,' a series, was selected to show at Fashion Film Festival Milano during the 23-25 September event. The episode explores Braamfontein in Johannesburg, an area that has been dubbed the "creative hub" of the city.  "Braamfontein is pedaled by mainstream media as a place of the latest trends as seen on influencers but a majority of the buildings are student accommodations for nearby universities. So, what is the truth? Is ...

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5 Things to Know about Vuyi Zondi and her Skincare Business

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You may have heard of the Corium Naturals skincare range already but did you know that the founder is a young black woman? Vuyi Zondi, a management consultant, spoke to Tim Modise on Touch HD Online about how she runs and sustains her skincare brand. This is what we found out about the entrepreneur and her business.    The brand's name is taken from an old romantic language, Corium means 'truest skin'  in Latin.    Vuyi started the skincare range from her own pocket and has sustained it thus far, she says so far it has "payed for itself but the brand's traction garnered will mean that they will need to look for funding soon." When asked about how she and her team have marketed the brand, Vuyi states that the marketing strategy was and is rooted in consumer education. This made customers and potential customers confident enough to speak about it to the next ...

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Turn 2 of Your Regular Routines into Self-Care Musts

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Putting your smart-phone on flight mode, going on that 20 minute run, finishing a chapter in your current read or running a bubble bath and sitting in it until your fingers and toes prune - all of these are forms of self-care. The 2017 woman knows that she can switch off from a world that demands the most from her regularly for self-preservation and to show some self-appreciation. Below I have gathered some of my favourite cosmetics and linked them to some self-care activities where I turn the world off even for just a few minutes, and turn the pampering on. Face-Masking We really all should be face-masking at least once a week but the way that beauty advice columns have framed this activity as a chore, I often get lazy to do it. This all changed when I shifted my thinking from a weekly must do process, to a relaxing activity that ...

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Different Faces for Different Spaces

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In the last two years I have garnered a big interest in make-up products and application, this has much to do with the fact that I started working and actually had the coins to spend on something other than food and toiletries. When I started interning after varsity, I noticed that appearance matters - I would feel a little insecure when I hadn't made an effort on my appearance and a client came into the office or we had a big meeting. So I started slowly buying make-up and watching tutorials on how to apply what, where and why. Disclaimer alert, I am definitely not a beauty blogger but I have a very keen interest in my face and what I put on it when I want to look banging. So these looks are based purely on my routine and how I have maneuvered what looks work for certain occasions. As ...

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Tebatso Molapo

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21 year old founder of Re Basadi Tebatso is the woman behind Re Basadi which is a young empowerment organisation aimed at creating networking platforms and facilitating collaborations for young women in business. She is from a small mining town in Burgersfort, Limpopo.  She did a year of Journalism at Rhodes University and moved to Joburg in 2016 to pursue a degree in Film & TV. Her entrepreneurial journey began at 15 when she started working as her sister’s PA and eventually hosted my first event at 17 and was part of a group called Puro Estilo which aimed to showcase young creatives in my hometown. My greatest achievement has been Re Basadi and how much I’ve managed to grow it in a period of less than 2 years. I strive to push boundaries as I aim to connect young women in business all over the world. Regarding where I will be in a ...

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