Saturday, 28 April 2012


David Tlale
David Tlale

South Africa
Award winning and Johannesburg based Fashion Designer David Tlale is a home grown label that stands out from the crowds, thanks to a design elegance that challenges the clichéd and predictable.
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Created: 22nd Apr 2008
Modified: 22nd Apr 2008
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Fashion Designer
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Description of Work:
When you think of David Tlale the brand, you think of couture. TlaleÂ’s unique take on couture is one that embodies beauty without pretence and shuns harshness for poise.
Dynamic in its response to local and global trends and influences, David Tlale prioritizes style coupled to expert use of fabrics. Garments of impeccable quality are born guaranteed from craftsmanship of exquisite materials, conceived from meticulous stylistic research.
Tlale also uses his fashion to attract both men and women that want their fashion to be bold yet elegant at the same time. Tlale is known throughout the fashion community for his exquisite wedding dresses, evening wear, menÂ’s fashion, and his new line "Exodus" for both men and women. For all of his collections, Tlale's philosophy is "Life is an occasion; celebrate it in pure indulgence of elegance and style."
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Biographical Information
David Tlale
(At a Glance)
Interests: Fashion Design
Place of Origin: South Africa
David received his Diploma in Fashion from Vaal University of Technology were he was appointed Technical Assistant from 1998 - 2000 and later appointed Part-time lecturer .
Profile and Awards
2002 - Was a semi finalist at South African Fashion Week Elle New Talent Show Competition.
2003 -
David started working from home running a design studio.
2003 - In his young career as a fashion designer, Tlale has the experience to dress the elite in entertainment and music. He also had the privilege to dress international gospel musician Yolanda Adams.
2005 - Tlale was approached by Carducci to design Carducci woman range.
2006 - Wad nominated one of the Five Top South African designers to design the Canderel pocket sash.
2006, 31 Dec - Was voted 'Our fave schleb designer' by the Sunday Times.
2007 - Was nominated for Marie Claire Prix DÂ’Excellence De La Mode 2006.
2007 - Was nominated to design the Lipton tea caddy.
2007 July & Oct - Selected at Audi Fashion Week by Gavin Rajah, SA Tourism & Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe in conjunction with Leisureworx to showcase with three other designers at the Paris Couture Fashion Week exhibition and also to show case a ready-to-wear collection in Paris.
2007 - Showcased at Cape Town Fashion Week.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2008 - Awarded Manzi Stat Fashion Designer
2007 - Was nominated for True Love Fashion Award
2003 - Winner of the SAFW Elle New Talent Competition
2003 - Best New Designer of the Year Sunday Times

Contact Details 011 327 2610; 083 583 2635
Garments made by appointment
Telephone: 011 327 2610
Address: Rosebank Fire station
Unit 10, Corner of Bath and
Baker Avenue
, Rosebank

Candice & Behati nail the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Candice & Behati nail the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Posted by on Nov 11th, 2010
South African supermodels Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo just killed it at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York last night.
Killed it.
Nicely done by our South African ponies


Home > Features > South Africa’s Candice Swanepoel Makes Forbes Top 10 Supermodel Rich List 2011.

South Africa’s Candice Friday, May 6th, 2011

This is quite some interesting news as we know that being a Supermodel who stays relevant is hard enough. Candice is definitely making waves, and fast in the Fashion Industry, with just an Italian Vogue Cover & a Victoria’s Secret deal in less than two years. It is quite commendable that she closes this Power List as a New Entry for Supermodels who have made the most earning from May  2010 – Present with $3 Million Dollars!
It may be a far cry from the large amounts models use to make before the recession, but studies show that “consumers are again cautiously spending on luxury goods, the 10 top-earning female models on the planet made a combined $112 million in the 12 months to May–up 30% from a total of $86.5 million over the previous year”.
Although, “most of this gain was enjoyed by the top three: Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Kate Moss who have transformed themselves from supermodels to business moguls, stepping off the runway and into the role of designers, entrepreneurs and pop icons.” – Forbes.
Congratulations to Candice for making this list as well as joining African Power Names like Iman & Oluchi in putting Africa on the Fashion Map!
Other Names of the Forbes 2011 List are:
  • Adriana Lima
  • Alessandra Ambrosio
  • Daria Werbowy
  • Lara Stone
  • Carolyn Murphy
  • Natalia Vodianova

20 Signs You’re Dating A Douchebag

Entertainment Beyond The Usual
October 25, 2011 by  
Here are the signs: 
  1. His name starts with DJ.
  2. He drives a car with a name that ends with the letter W *hides at Hyundai*
  3. He owns Takeshy jeans. (And wears them with a Takeshy embelished T shirt, as a set) *vomits*
  4. He owns all 3 Pirates jerseys (home, away and training) and wears them when you go out.
  5. He’s got a Mohawk. If it’s dyed then he is a type A Douche.
  6. If his shirt has more than one collar, he is a double douche. There is no other explanation.
  7. He drinks Hennessy VSOP. (Douche No 1 drink)
  8. He calls all his ex girlfriends and all women in general Bitches.
  9. You only find Vodka and Chicken Licken hot wings in his fridge.
  10. When you visit him, you drive over Witkoppen Rd. (I’m sorry but that’s Doucheland)
  11. He owns a Louis Vuitton belt. (Fake of course)
  12. He is more intimate with his Blackberry than he is with you. Always smiling at it, pressing it in the right places.
  13. Although he is born and bred in Jozi, all his friends are Durbanites.
  14. He is over 16 but owns an Ed Hardy T-shirt.
  15. He is always wearing sunglasses. (Day, night, restaurants, clubs etc.)
  16. He owns a Gucci man bag, also known as Douche Bag.
  17. He still goes to ZAR. (Douche Academy)
  18. He is a goalkeeper (It doesn’t get “Douchier” than that.)
  19. He own a Spitz account aka Douche account. (Think abomakhothana)
  20. He owns more than one Drake CD. (Douche music)
Don’t say you weren’t warned.
By Dumi Gwebu

Steve Jobs’ Last Words: Oh Wow!

October 30, 2011 by  
Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson wrote a moving Eulogy for him and it was published by the New York Times.  In it she tells that … Steve’s final words were:
She also goes on to list  things that she learned from her brother and she lists them…. :
Steve worked at what he loved. He worked really hard. Every day. That’s incredibly simple, but true.
He was the opposite of absent-minded.
He was never embarrassed about working hard, even if the results were failures. If someone as smart as Steve wasn’t ashamed to admit trying, maybe I didn’t have to be.
When he got kicked out of Apple, things were painful. He told me about a dinner at which 500 Silicon Valley leaders met the then-sitting president. Steve hadn’t been invited.
He was hurt but he still went to work at Next. Every single day.
Novelty was not Steve’s highest value. Beauty was.
For an innovator, Steve was remarkably loyal. If he loved a shirt, he’d order 10 or 100 of them. In the Palo Alto house, there are probably enough black cotton turtlenecks for everyone in this church.
He didn’t favor trends or gimmicks. He liked people his own age.
His philosophy of aesthetics reminds me of a quote that went something like this: “Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later.”
Steve always aspired to make beautiful later.
He was willing to be misunderstood.
Uninvited to the ball, he drove the third or fourth iteration of his same black sports car to Next, where he and his team were quietly inventing the platform on which Tim Berners-Lee would write the program for the World Wide Web.
Steve was like a girl in the amount of time he spent talking about love. Love was his supreme virtue, his god of gods. He tracked and worried about the romantic lives of the people working with him.
Steve was humble. Steve liked to keep learning.
With his four children, with his wife, with all of us, Steve had a lot of fun. He treasured happiness.
He was a special man indeed. You can read the rest of Mona’s eulogy on The New York Times. 

Ben Sherman Store Launch

December 5, 2011 by  
Sandton City is officially the last word where premium international clothing brands are concerned and some fashionistas recently honored their exclusive invitations to the Ben Sherman Store Launch.
The new flagship store in Sandton City showcases the brand new Ben Sherman store concept that debuted on London ’s Carnaby Street earlier this year. Furthermore, it presents the Plectrum by Ben Sherman line, a collection of contemporary menswear,  including tailored chinos, shirts, chunky knits and blazers.
Guests were mesmerized by the killer performances by the world famous blues guitarist Dan Patlansky and Ben Sherman brand ambassadors Liquideep, who donned the latest Ben Sherman range available in-store.
Gentlemen Jack made sure we were all happy and we sure did love the bar…
Here’s who came along…
KB and Lesley Mofokeng.
Kojo Baffoe
Anthony Bila
Micasa’s J’Something
Randall, Idols winner, Dave van Vuuren  and Benjy Mudie
Dion Chang from Fluxtrends
Ferdy Ferd
Zubs, Zama Nkosi and Kim Garner from Cosmo.
Alex Jay and Franie Kotze, Prime Circle manager .
Blogger, Funeka Ngwevela
Thank you Redflag for the pictures and invite

Winter Season Looks!

April 15, 2011 by  
Hey guys, with the Winter fast approaching, thought I would take this chance to write a lil’ piece of the latest trends to hit the Winter season..
Hope you have fun with it..

Grey can be lively and interesting when its a speckled tweed fabric as well as cool and expensively severe in dove silver grey to deepest charcoal. Belted grey coats like these below are a mainstay of every retailers collection for Winter. So forget what you’ve heard about the colour grey being boring, this is how to bring it to life..


This is so comfy, you won’t need a man when you have this for those winter nights, so for all the single ladies, go get some..

Cream coats are classy and look expensive because they need to be pristine for best effect. The quality of the material is important.

These neutral base colours in varying camel, biscuit tan, cappuccino and grey shades are touted as the understated investment colours of the winter season.

Blanket coats offer a less structured and easy-to-wear look. Feel so comfy, it’s as if you’ve taken your blanket with.
Bright colours
These three ladies coats show how much variety is in store for you
…. and how you can work all colours

and that you don’t have to be limited to dark colours.

The shift dress is a must have this season.

Will take you from 9-5 to drinks with the girls, just choose your accessories carefully.
Knitwear was huge n the runway, D&G did a collection and was just amazing.

Think Eskimo, festive kinda patterns. It’s all about bringing the outdoors to indoors.

This trend works on any age, body shape and any lifestyle. Layering is also key with this trend.

Knee high boots are a life saver for the Winter season .Look out for boots with lavishly trimmed with bows, buckles, raching, beading, chain ribbon straps, eyelets and zips.
These will last you for years to come. Great investment, especially pure leather.

This way you have the best of the Boot and Shoes at the same fun.

Can be worn with everything, team them up with a dress and tights for a night out, wear with some jeans for a simple but yet fashionable look. They are a MUST have…

The were a hit on the runway, Chanel did a collection, well here a more affordable look for less.

Look for ones that have fur on the inside to keep you warm for Winter.

Hope there is something for each and every one of you.

Most of the items listed here/ similar can be found in which is a UK based online store but delivers in SA…….For FREE so no excuses ladies….
Guest Post By Beverley Mabula ©

PICS: David Tlale Opens New Store

September 7, 2011 by  
On Sunday, 4 September 2011, the first ever David Tlale flagship store was launched at an invite only event at the Michelangelo Towers in Sandton.
“The last eight years have been about establishing the David Tlale brand here at home and abroad. We believe that we’ve done a good job of building and developing the brand ; we can now focus on the actual retail side of the business. It is time to start generating some revenue and build a sustainable fashion label,” said Tlale.
Situated in the mall’s luxury lane, the store is located on the upper level at U01 and is aimed at providing access to the public to have an intimate moment with the signature David Tlale creations. Shoppers are afforded the opportunity to own ready-to-wear David Tlale pieces in their closets. With the look and feel of luxury, only a few of these outfits will be sold.
David with Chairperson of African Fashion International, Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Lerato Mbele
Fashionistas Matthew and Sonia Booth looked stunning.
Precious wearing David Tlale
Award winning singer Simphiwe Dana wore a David Tlale top
Model and Radio Producer Claire Mawisa attended
Couple Thabo and Nonhlanhla Mdluli
Isidingo Actress Linda Sokhulu
Model and MC for the day, Tatum Keshwar wearing a David Tlale design
CEO of Fluxtrends and Trends Analyst Dion Chang
Runway models Cindy and Meshack
Journalist Lesley Mofokeng with former model Danny Baloyi who now works for David Tlale.
Don’t these pictures just scream “A List”? Thank you to On Point PR for the invitation and hospitality.
Oh, if you’re wondering about prices, some of the garments we saw range from R2K – R15K. Nothing compared to the usual LVs and Gucci’s, right? LOL
All the best to David Tlale on his new store, the man’s star keeps shining brighter and brighter. He is jetting of to New York City to showcase at the United Colours Of Fashion. We’re positive he’ll blow them away.