Tuesday, 25 November 2014

World Jam Music Festival Gets Postponed

The organizers of the World Jam Music Festival, in consultation with the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs have, after total evaluation, taken a responsible decision to postpone the event until a suitable date in 2015.

Whilst the entire event is planned, approved and ready to go, the event organizers and province understand that a tough economic year and sudden, massive event congestion, has placed severe burden on the ticket buying public, who have not been able to give the support required through ticket sales.

Out of consideration and respect for the performance and attendance requirements of the artists and our suppliers’ commitments, it was decided it would be in the best interest of all involved to reschedule the festival. In this way Durban and the people of KwaZulu-Natal will have more of a chance to embrace and take ownership of our own product.

To date, a comprehensive communication campaign has ensured media advertising, positive publicity, support, and belief in the event from the media. Many of the local and international artists have shown their support through media interviews and excitement on their part. Those who are available for the new dates will continue with the festival.

The event organizers, Province and valued suppliers all remain supportive of the decision and committed to the event, and will work together towards the new date. Ticket holders may claim a refund from Computicket, until the next date is published.

Friday, 21 November 2014


This festive season visitors to Gateway can look forward to an exciting, sparkling and fun filled experience.  There is something for everyone! Children can look forward to a larger-than-life Toyland and our shopper competition will put shoppers in line to win daily prizes valued at over R500 000 with the overall prize being a shopping trip to magical Mumbai.
Partygoers and music lovers can look forward to some of the hottest international DJ’s on New Year’s Eve, an event for Durban’s trend setters on Sunday the 14th of December and Justin Bieber fans will be treated to a spectacular production at the Barnyard Theatre when they host “Bieber and Buddies”.
During the festive season Gateway and Toys R Us will create a larger than life Toyland experience in the Expo Xplore area near the Wave House. Children will be treated to; photos with Santa, character meet and greets including Toys R Us’ Geoffrey the Giraffe, electronic car tracks with Ride-Ons, PlayStation units, LEGO, colouring in stations and so much more. The kids’ court will run from the 6th until the 24th of December from 9am to 7pm daily. Entrance into the court will cost R20 per person.
In the days leading up to Christmas, Gateway shoppers will be invited to engage in an exciting challenge that will test their knowledge of the mall. The campaign will be launched on the 20th of November and shoppers stand to win amazing daily prizes including; a trip to Mumbai, jewellery, dining experiences, fashion vouchers as well as beauty hampers. The overall winner who will win the trip to Mumbai will be announced on the 24th of December – now that’s a real Festive Season celebration!
When it comes to electro and house music DJ’s, the pinnacle of success is playing in one of the famous clubs in Ibiza. Eight of the ten DJ’s on the Ibiza World Tour will be at the Wave House this New Year’s Eve.
The lineup includes; young duo, Cedric and Edgar who go by the name of Klingande (France); a DJ who has achieved worldwide success, Michael Calfan (France); one of America’s finest, Peyton; the messenger for house and techno music, Da Cat (France); one of South Africa’s best duos, Pascal and Pearce; the new phenomenon from the Netherlands, Dennis Kruissen; Deep Café pioneer, Nigel Stately; experimental DJ, Kool & Kabul (Germany) as well as Belgium DJ, C Delgado.
Tickets are available at Computicket at R540 for general access and R1800 for VIP.

GoodSundae creates an experience away from the club scene. KZN’s biggest urban market trend setters have been seen at previous GoodSundae events. They come to do what they love – to see and to be seen. This event will see performances by some of South Africa’s best artists.
Tickets are available at Computicket at R150 for general access and R250 for VIP.
Teens are in for a treat this festive season when The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway hosts, “Bieber & Buddies” on the 20th and 27th of December 2014 as well as the 3rd and 10th of January 2015.
The Kidz Rock band, singers and dancers will take audiences on an awesome journey with three boys who have a desire to be Justin Bieber. Yes, they want look like, dance like and sound like their hero, but what will their friends (especially girlfriends) think, and what will their challenges be when they strive to achieve their goal? Never say Never as these buddies reach for their dream which is to stage a Justin Bieber concert at their high school.
Tickets are only R90 per person. The theatre opens at 12h30 and the show starts at 14h00. For bookings and enquiries please contact the Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or gateway@barnyardtheatres.co.za
·         Friday, 5 December – Thursday, 11 December 2014: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Friday, 12 December – Tuesday, 23 December 2014: 09h00 – 22h00
·         Wednesday, 24 December 2014: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Thursday, 25 December 2014: Voluntary Trading
·         Friday, 26 December 2014 – Tuesday, 30 December 2014: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Wednesday, 31 December 2014: 09h00 – 20h00
·         Thursday, 1 January 2015: Voluntary Trading
·         Friday, 2 January – Saturday, 3 January 2015: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Sunday, 4 January 2015: 09h00 – 21h00
·         Normal trading hours will resume from Monday, 5 January 2015

During the festive season our main priority is safeguarding our shoppers and tenants. Additional security personnel have been allocated to enhance security during this time.
We’re continuously working with the local police services to ensure that the correct measures are in place in the event of an emergency.
In addition to this, our retailers who have their own security arrangements within their own premises, operate their own surveillance cameras in their areas.
All our security technologies are checked constantly and all efforts are made to increase tenant and shopper awareness around this period as well.
We advise our shoppers to always be vigilant and careful with their personal belongings – either in their vehicles or on their person.

Shoppers should not leave any valuables in their vehicles and should physically check that their vehicles are locked when using a remote locking device.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

World Jam Music Festival - Get Your Mind Blown

If you had any doubt about whether the festive season for 2014 is officially upon us then clearly you haven't been watching much television cause all the adverts on tv are themed for the festive time or maybe you have been watching just that you're not easily convinced. Either way whatever the case may be, knowing about the World Jam Music Festival should do more than just convince you about what time is it, it should also ensure that you are looking forward to this world class music extravaganza and no I am not saying 'extravaganza' for the sake of hyperbole. Trust me when I say its gonna be the most awesome event to welcome us to summer 2014!
Oh Did I mention the best DJ twins on the Southern Hemisphere? Locnville?

What makes this event the place to be is the fact that it caters for everyone, people of every culture, age and varied musical tastes.
The event takes place at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on the 6th and 7th of December. International singer Kelis will be there to give you a taste of her Milkshake and The Kooks will also be bringing it Down along with an many other acts such as Freshly Ground, Chianosky, Just Jinjer, Desmond and the tutus and many more.
Get your tickets now at Computickets which range around R300-R950 for a day pass and from R550 to R1615 for a two day pass.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Let the good times roll with the Magic Company at Suncoast!

With summer approaching us already and all the fashion soirees that happen during the season you do want 
The Magic Company at SUNCOAST has undergone a R2.5 million revamp! The newly refurbished ‘magical world’ has introduced a variety of action packed activities for kids to escape to. Launched at the end of September the entertainment area has been revived with some state of the art entertainment.

The refreshed arcade brings four new kiddies rides, six New Generation Ice Ball Machines, two Batman Driving games and an 8 player Roller Coaster Penny Pusher. The highlight of the games arcade is the adventurous 4D X Rider simulator, which now includes exciting new motion sensing videos. With a variety of rides to choose from, the mini theatre boasts a large 4D plasma screen and four in-motion seats guaranteed to thrill.  

Louise Howell, Marketing Manager said, “Come out and play!” “The fun activities at The Magic Company are suitable for both adults and kiddies to enjoy so forget your age and take time-out!” she added.

In addition The Magic Company has upgraded its ticket shredder station to a four door facility to ensure efficient ticket dispensing. Get to The Magic Company located near the main entrance to the complex in close proximity to the movies…you know you want to!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Cooked Up Indoors in Denim

Do you halo??

So last week I wondered all the way to Jozi streets and as always I had this concrete plan on how I wanna take pictures and share pretty much every moment with you guys either via this blog planet or the social media pages but no ripe red grapes happened and I ended up spending most of my time indoors either getting turnt or cooking up hot salsas to cure a hangover.
Well my day one in Johustleburg could only be described as a throwback to my 2013 denim fetish, early in the day I stitched together this ensemble of all things denim.
Anyone who knows me either has asked me where I got my cropped denim jacket or straight-out asked to have it which is kinda weird considering that everyone knows how much I treasure my denim even though I've been going through the dark ages where I'm seen wearing anything but colour.
Oh and I just had to go through blogger struggle 101, not having anyone who can handle a camera well around so with my dear friend who was also a bit intoxicated I got to get these pictures which are anything but good if you're going to look at them on any photography diploma level yet the blurry effect just became a thing which I wanted to make a thing of in between things hashtag BlurredLines. Lets make that a thing in excuse of friends who have no photo-taking skills whatsoever.

With your cigarette stain lies..

Monday, 27 October 2014

Amen x Fashion Week

If you're somewhat of a regular on these blog inter-streets you will remember my short rant about the Joburg based fashion label named Amen the whole fashion week saga, vampires and uncool stuff. Well you will also remember the young bits about me being all over the rainbows about finally being able to see their show in JHB which was held in Rosebank at the National Military History Museum.
And my did the hunties deliver, as I am forever battling to be on time (code: In fashion you can never be too late) again for the Amen show I was a bit off the clock yet I arrived just in time to catch the music mix by an artist called Stilo Magolide who was the music conductor for the night.
The music suddenly took a different spin, most guests were seated by now those who weren't did so and everyone armed with their smartphone or camera honed them in time to capture every fashion moment for the Insta-webs. And with me, a child who had never been the sharpest tool in a box full of tomatoes I was obviously a tad bit late in prepping my camera.

A very familiar hoarse-ish voice filled the whole area, 'Party girls don't hurt. Can't feel anything, when will I learn'... but it had an unfamiliar arrangement which ensure that no one rolled their eyes in exclamation of simplicity and over-kill. The mood was set with a couple models in red velvet robes who stood like Roman guards awaiting the royal gang to arrive. The first section began with white pieces which had some sort of avant-garde glamour overridden by high sexuality brought by the high slits or dramatic cuts which ensured plenty of skin flashing. In progression the collection became ironically lighter in black which I must say was my favourite section of the whole collection especially one bomber-like jacket with a mesh back and of course who can forget that larger than life WIIIIIDE brim hat which could've easily been the show stopper but the duo had more in store for us.
It was quite admirable of the guys to be able to pull off such a big collection and an actual show with attendees in such a short time yet I would've personally advised to have less looks which would have in turn allowed them to focus on the overall styling and accessorizing of the whole collection besides that the show was amaze-balls.
Can I get an AMEN???

Jameson's SA Fashion Week Opening Party

Fashion week anywhere and everywhere in the world is nothing without several of parties from pre-parties to 104682 post-parties. Most people are convinced that fashion is basically a front for an excuse to party for 5 odd days none stop and while they can't be proven right they can't be disputed either. With SA Fashion Week it has become a tradition of the industry to begin each fashion week with an opening party hosted by one of the big sponsors Jameson's, this is the kind of party where all the who's who of the industry meet up and mingle with dainty foods which can be held between your pinkie and thumb and champagne.
This season I also found myself at the Jameson's Fashion Week opening party which was held at in Sandton at a venue called Katy's Palace.
Going there I already knew a number of people who I'd see, those I wanted to bump into and those who just exist (eye roll) along with those who I was pleasantly surprised to see.
If you had always been wondering if this party is as  awesome as most television shows make it seem I'd they do no justice, there's just no way of putting so much awesomeness in a 65 second insert.
Anyone who's an avid viewer of VEntertainment would know some of the usual suspects at such soirées (clears throat) Alan and Krishen.
I had no plans to be on dancefloor as I wanted to absorb and observe the atmosphere but hey Chianosky moves those hips like ocean waves so I couldn't object when she pulled me to hit the dancefloor with her.
For the night my dear friend Mandi Strimling was supposed to be my partner in crime but she couldn't make it so I invaded Jerri Mokgofe's cool kid crew.
There's always someone who's gonna look straight in the camera even when the shot is not about them.

Freckles still remain the IT thing.

Goerge, its no fashion soiree unless there's a redhead around.
Gladly I had a camera around though I did not take as many pictures as possible but I will let the few good ones I have do the talking.
Dark Chocolate skin brother looking all so Oyum Yum! _Its Oyama 

Krishen and Alan cause... its an event :)

The Cool Crew

Yaya keeping it tidy in black

Georgie's chestisis.. cause hot tatt

Friday, 24 October 2014

G-Star Raw Store Opening

The front view of the store

A few weeks back I found myself at the ever amazing Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga yet again for another uber cool event, this time it was for a store opening for G-Star Raw's men's only shop which of course was attended by some of the awesome people of Durban, from media personnel to fashion consumers who just love a good party. 
On my arrival with the beautiful Kendra Hunsley of the blog Kotton and Silk we were greeted by some familiar media friends, the store's staff all dressed in G-Star Raw, a DJ at the small corner of the shop's rather minute place which begged the question was it really packed or was it just a matter of insufficient space but either way fun was had, selfies were taken.
The Happy Crew- Fay, Sandy, Kendra and Simone

Trevor Ntombela doing fashion thingz in dark florals

What made this launch special was the theme of the collection which was being introduced, one which has been curated by singer Pharrell Williams, the main aim of this collection is to promote fashion with a conscience as all the garments in the store were created using recycled plastic from the ocean thus the hash tag 'raw for the oceans'. Though the price range might seem a bit high but it makes sense considering the work which goes behind creating garments of this nature. Oh and they had photo-booth/studio typa thing happening where all the cool kids got to wear a bomber-jacket from the G-Star Raw collection, get snapped and get a branded picture printed out immediately. 
Oh hey he also smiles-Bwahaha
The handsome devil who ensured that we stay the whole night.

Overall the mingling and awesomeness sprinkling was good for a midweek unwinding though the clothes were nothing close to groundbreaking on a design aspect but I still respect the concept of responsible fashion.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Amen's First Fashion Week Show

"Amen"- uttered at the end of a prayer or hym meaning "so be it" Origin Greek (By Oxford Dictionary). In a world of creativity and arts a number of religious analogies find new meaning with the specific context in which they're used in.

A few months back when designers were due for their registration for South African Fashion Week (SAFW) Amen Couture a fashion brand headed by the creative duo Abiah Mahlase & Bradley Muttitt were denied access to showcase at SAFW solely because of the label's name.
As a language practice student I have been tempted to write an article mainly about "contextual meaning in semantics" in which one gets to understand that every existing word is higly context sensitive thus meaning no word can be simply comprehended on face value. Though I would love go on about semantics and how those in charge of selecting designers for SAFW had failed to deal with this situation accordingly but that would be at least two more LONG blog posts.
As a clapback to SAFW AMEN has opted for an independent show which will be on the 14th of October at the National Military History Museum.
As a fan of the brand's very avant-garde street aesthetic and conceptual shoots for all their campaigns which have featured the likes of rapper Riky Rick and the dancers from Vintage Cru. I am totes excited for their show.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Oath By Rich Mnisi x SS 15 Campaign

Well its kind of an open-secret how much I love Rich Mnisi  Oath By Rich Mnisi, so more times than most I find myself enthralled by anything from Oath when I see it either on a magazine or a blog.
They have recently released their latest summer 15/16 campaign which features male models Rome Wepener, Christoper Kotze and Sean Tucke in aqua-esque wardrobe which all features graphic aquatic prints.
Do check out some of the shots here from the campaign. Serving #UnderWaterRealness

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Will.i.am presents Ill.i Optics

Good news for all eye wear enthusiasts and Will.i.am fans, the hitmaker recently launched a collection of eye wear wit-fully named Ill.i Optics and boy are they ill.
I have always been one to give a nod to Will.i.am's choices in fashion just like his personal style the frames have juxtapose of super futurism and a bit 80's vintage pop culture influence.
The collection was designed by the singer in collaboration with the Australian designer George Gorrow.
The video for the ad campaign which will make you feel like you just saw a glimpse of eye wear heaven stars Will.i.am all shot in grey scale.

To be honest in my opinion the optical frames are nothing close to groundbreaking but the sunglasses can be said to be quite interesting, those to me are more Will.i.am inspired and adventurous. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


International Bank Vaults (IBV) in partnership with Gateway Theatre of Shopping will be hosting the IBV Supercar Club Charity Parade on Sunday 21 September 2014. This historic event will give 200 orphaned and underprivileged children the opportunity to be driven in a Supercar and enjoy a day of fun and adventure. The Supercar parade will start at the Pavilion Hotel and end at Palm Boulevard Umhlanga (Gateway). The IBV Supercar Charity Parade will be a World first and is validated by the Guinness World Book of Records.
IBV Supercar Club is committed to making a discernible impact by driving a Guinness World Record supercar parade event in Durban on 21 September 2014. The Supercar Club aims to break a Guinness World Record by raising R1 million through a charity parade of 200 supercars down North Beach. Each supercar owner will be accompanied by an orphaned child who will be gifted a lifetime escapade.
“We are calling all supercar owners to join us at 8am at the Pavillion Hotel for this ground-breaking event by donating their time and a gift of a ride in their supercar to an orphaned child” invites Marc Rosseau, Manager of IBV Supercar Club.
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is very proud to be associated with the IBV Supercar Parade. “Corporate Social Investment is very important to us. We fully support IBV’s vision to host 200 orphaned and underprivileged children. As corporates, it is our responsibility to stabilize the social and economic environment and we will continue to make an effort to improve the living conditions of the communities in which we operate,” Akash Maharaj, Centre Manager at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

There is a gauge of about 3.7 million orphans in South Africa. About 150 000 children are deduced to be living in child-headed households. There is nothing more excruciating for a child than to lose a parent, not to mention losing access to social grants, education and healthcare. Added to this vicissitude is the loss of adult guidance and protection. Children without apt adult care are more likely to be abused and exploited. Many orphans and impuissant children slip further into poverty once the family’s main breadwinner dies.
All money raised from the event will benefit Children’s VIP Day, The Sunflower Fund, UNICEF and Child Welfare South Africa. Donations will be audited by Guinness World Records & proceeds by Ernst & Young.
The parade will be escorted by Harley Davidson & Ducati Bikers, and led by a helicopter formation and special police escort.

For more information please contact Marc Rosseau on 073 852 5340 or visit www.ibvsuperclub.com

LIVE IN LEVI'S Just Don't Bore Them

So lately when I found myself on my couch watching the telly (which only happens when I'm not trying to save the world or smize for imaginary cameras) I saw this interesting ad from LEVI'S "LIVE IN LEVI'S, Just Don't Bore Them" and I must ADmit this is one of the great ADs I've seen in the past few months. This came shortly after I had a conversation with a fashion mate of mine about the brand and how I have always been somewhat of a fan through the years even before I knew fashion was a thing. With no doubt the brand creates some of the best denim wear around. Now I'm not about to do a five page essay on how awesome Levi's is, cause we all know that and agree on that case closed!
If you're no avid television fan and you happen to have not seen the one minute long video do check it out here.