Monday, 24 November 2014


The inaugural Shades of India Festival will introduce itself with a Fifty Shades of East fashion show.
To be hosted next week Thursday at Montecasino’s La Toscana is fashion with an Eastern insight. Fifty Shades of East will be a couture and jewellery extravaganza, true to India’s heritage, and is part of the first Shades of India Festival.

“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality. The Fifty Shades of East fashion show aims to achieve this transformation of Eastern fashion into reality,” says festival organizer Shalandra Mallgee: TGS Events.

Live Indian music will infuse a bit of African and Western elements while models hit the runway for designers such as Yashina Daya of Yashi D (pictured above) and Saajidah Asmal of Zuri Couture.

The show’s director, Varshan Sookhun adds, “Fashion lovers will be pleased with the line-up of popular Eastern garment boutiques and will mesmerize the style connoisseurs with latest in haute couture, with garments ranging from Anarkali, Sari Lehenga, Mens Sherwani, Fine Jewellery and Bridal will be presented with a contemporary styling, highlighting different draping styles, a mix of colors and festoon of hand work designs inspired by the modern East.”

The Fifty Shades of East fashion gala happens on November 27. And, the Shades of India Festival is a reflection of the large Indian community in South Africa. It is sure to open up elements of the Indian culture in all its rich and vivid shades.

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Last week on the November 21st,2014 at 16:30 ,Estilite Model Management`s MD,Estil Mpunzana was having a secrete impromptu meeting with JEVANI NAIDOO, the MAKE UP ARTIST ( Mhlanga Rocks) and CHARITY HLABE,a Promotions Model . According to Estil this was more like a socializing gathering than being a formal business meeting prior to the Moses Mabhida`s music show of John Legend. He continued by saying that he met two very inspiring woman,Jevani Naidoo & Charity Hlabe both who are full of fun,business minded and down to earth. 

This is what Estil had to say:
 "First, I have to admit that I was caught unprepared for any formal business meeting , I told myself that I have to use my experience in quickly putting together a short list of thing I was going to talk about when I meet the girls and when I got to the meeting place I had all recorded in my mind and ready for action and trust me I did do what I`m good at." (laughing).

According to Estil,he said he has been caught off guard in several occasions from Radio interviews to presentations and he said these have taught him to be always ready for situations like this.He said their meeting was so fruitful as it was a business meeting which was conducted in a socializing manner which made everyone in the meeting feeling free to express themselves and share business ideas.  Estil said the ladies availed themselves in  that they will be working with him as from after the meeting .All what is left to be done now is that the deal is put in paper and formalized. In no time  the social media group Beauty Meets Fashion was born.Estil said this group will focus on issues relating to models,beauty and fashion more than just being a socializing chat platform 

-by    EMM Journalist

Beauty News

10 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Needs to Know

Photo: Getty
We all put on makeup (at least some of the time), but is your technique yielding the best possible results? Here, Kimberly Soane, the director of artistry at Bobbi Brown, offers up some simple pointers to make sure we're using everything from concealer to bronzer to mascara right.
Related: How to Summer-fy Your Beauty Kit

Never put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base, it will cause your eye makeup to crease.

Use your fingers to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage and a brush if you more polished, medium to full coverage.

Always apply powder where you are shiniest first, which it usually your T-zone, with a very light dusting everywhere else.

You should put bronzer on your neck, face, and chest to even out your skin tone. Be sure to take a step back and make sure everything is the same color.

When applying blush, first smile, then start on the apple of the cheek, blend the blush back towards the top of the ear, then down toward the jawline.

Always apply your brow pencil or powder to the upper portion of the eyebrow to lift your face up.

You want to make sure your lipstick is not too defined at your cupid’s bow (the top of your lip), and that it goes all the way out to the inner corners of your mouth. Be sure to press down hard as you apply.

Always start with a base shadow without any shimmer that matches the lightest skin tone on your face and apply all over your lid up to the brow. You should use this base shadow to make sure the darker shadows used on your lid up to the crease are properly blended.

Instead of looking straight ahead at the mirror, get as close to it as possible, stick your head up and bring your chin toward the mirror. You want to look down as you apply, starting at the inner corner and making sure to go all the way out to the fold on the outside of the eye.

You don't want to do quick soft motions when you apply mascara. Instead, jam the wand into the root of the lash and do zigzag motions as you go up.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

EMM 2014 Models

EMM-MODEL Aphiwe Xinwa

EMM-MODEL Meander Mbandiwa

EMM-MODEL Candis Sibeko



After eight weeks of illustrating, designing, pattern drafting and constructing, the 2nd year students presented outstanding menswear collections to an open-air deck full of industry guests and friends, in the heart of the Mother City, Cape Town.
This past term, Markham presentatives briefed the 2nd year students on four major trends that their stores are following for Spring Summer 2014, which formed the foundation of their designs. The 2nd year students were divided into five groups and each of those groups explored one trend in the design phase before creating a capsule collection.

Live performance by Mark and Gareth Haze (Image by Jason Hardaker)

The collections required that each student should design and create one look made up of three pieces: a top, jeans and an over-garment. A few of the groups chose to create their own textile prints and all of them were required to manipulate the denim used for their jeans as part of the Textiles Technology syllabus. Each student also hand crafted an accessory to complement their pieces.

As additional runway entertainment, the students presented their Markham Leisure Suits – avant-garde suits inspired by the concept of leisurewear. This exciting assignment meant that students got to experiment with various knitting and knotting techniques to create eye catching and interesting wearable art pieces.

The runway on the Events Deck at FEDISA (Image by Jason Hardaker)

While the Markham judges deliberated, Mark Haze, popular musician and Idols runner-up, together with his brother, Gareth Haze, entertained the audience while onlookers basked in the noonday sun. The duo also showed off their style, as they were dressed and styled by Markham.

Breaths were held as the winners were announced: first place went to Catherine McIntosh, second to Dominique Leroux and third to Melisha Botha. The judges unanimously agreed that all three winners looks demonstrated an understanding of the brief, exceptional craftsmanship, finished off with good styling. The winners are currently enjoying a week of internship at Markham, and were awarded with vouchers to spend at any of the brands that fall under The Foschini Group. Overall winner, Catherine McIntosh, also received a contribution towards her studies for third year.

Individual look created by FEDISA second year students (Image by Jason Hardaker)

Check out the fantastic Markham Menswear FEDISA Fashion Flash album on our Facebook page.
First image: Winners of the Markham Menswear Module 2014 (Image by Megan Davies)