Saturday, 28 June 2014

Top Designers Share Style Tips for Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show

Gateway’s interpretation of the Vodacom Durban July 2014 theme is the influence that fashion has had in film, depicted by classic actresses through the ages. “Old Hollywood Glamour” is the phrase on every fashionista’s lips. 
Award-winning designers, Paledi Segapo of PALSE Homme, Terrence Bray and Andre Martin take us through their styling tips as well as what the audience can look forward to when they attend the fashion show on the 4th of July at the Wave House.
“When I think Old Hollywood Glamour the first thing that comes to mind is the jazz era and inspiration borrowed from ‘The Great Gatsby” film. Over the top glam, elegance and no cutting of corners,” says founder and creative director of PALSE Homme, Paledi Segapo.
According to Segapo, a lady can be overdressed but never over elegant. For men, he suggests fedoras (a felt hat), fitted blazers and brogue shoes (a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations).
When asked about what the audience can look forward to at Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show, Segapo said, “I’ve appropriately themed my show segment, Walk…Live…Jazz! It will comprise of a reflection of old school look and feel evidently channeling the jazz era. The fit and silhouette will be modern classic and extremely unorthodox looking. The emphasis of this collection is the cut, cloth and fit”.

“To interpret Old Hollywood Glamour men should go for a tuxedo or a formal suit accessorized with a silk scarf. Ladies should keep it simple – a beautiful long bias cut dress and gorgeous jewellery,” says internationally recognized and multi-award winning designer, Terrence Bray.
Street wear designer, Andre Martin has decided to add ‘street vibe’ to the fashion show segment. “I’ve decided to work with street wear in a formal way. Show goers will see the Life by Andre Martin winter 2014 collection which is available in stores. I will be styling ten astonishing looks using this latest collection,” says Martin.
Tickets to see Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show and Concert are now available at Computicket for R50 per ticket.

Gateway VIP members are invited to take advantage of the services of a specially recruited personal stylist, Sabrina Maingard of The Fashion Nanny, during the promotional period. Sessions are limited and will only be available until 28 June 2014, make sure to book early. VIP members can book their session by simply burning points 3000 and selecting a time slot at the VIP kiosks.
The personal shopping and style assist service involves the following:
  • Meeting the client and establishing their vision for their outfit and the function they will be attending.
  • Guiding the client to visit stores that are best suited for their needs
  • The client has the expert opinion to enable that their ensemble matches, fits correctly, quality assured and they look amazing
  • The stores they will be guided to consist of apparel, footwear, accessories and/ or health and beauty if required
Look out for Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Facebook and Twitter (#GatewayJulyFashionShow).

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Face of TRUWORTHS with Boss Models

Are you the next FACE OF TRUWORTHS? Together with BOSS Models, Truworths is looking for South Africa’s next fresh face.
How do I enter?
Get to an instore casting at one of the venues below:
30 June 2014, Durban Truworths Gateway
1 July 2014, Johannesburg Truworths Sandton
2 July 2014, Pretoria Truworths Menlyn
3 July 2014, Polokwane Truworths Mall of the North
4 July 2014, PE Truworths Greenacres
5 July 2014, Cape Town Truworths Canal Walk
7 July 2014, Bloemfontein Truworths Loch Logan
10am – 2pm

What can I win?
A 2 year BOSS Models contract, a Samsung S5 cellphone, fragrances from Hugo Boss, R5000 Truworths fashion, a model bootcamp in Cape Town and your own Truworths fashion campaign.

Who can enter?
The castings are open to males age 16 – 24 and females age 14 -23. In order to attend the castings in store, entrants should meet the following height criteria: Female’s range- 1.7m – 1.83m and male’s range 1.83m to 1.91m. All entrants must be willing and able to work for any of the Truworths brands including Truworths, YDE, Identity and Uzzi; sign a 2 year full model management agreement with Boss Models Pty Ltd; and to be flown to Cape Town from 6-9 October 2014 to participate in the finals week and model bootcamp.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Alicia Keys x Givenchy Fragrance

Givenchy's latest ad campaign for the fashion house's new fragrance Dahlia Divin is here and guess who's the celebrity face for the scent? The Girl whose on fire, Alicia Keys. Keys' skin is flawless and is complemented well by the strapless gown on the editorial. This ad campaign basically continues to show Riccardo Tisci's love for women of colour after his Spring/Summer ad campaign starring songstress Erykah Badu.
We've also heard by the grapevine that Kendell Jenner will be starring in a number of campaigns by the French fashion house.
The fragance is said to hit the shelves in September, so after having to wait about a month for the campaign editorials to be released since Alicia Keys had tweeted about her excitement to be part of the Givenchy family back in May, we still going to have to wait another few months to actually know the scent itself.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Vogues in July

Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is officially 2014's "It girl". After months of crossed fingers and speculations, Lupita has finally gotten a "stamp of approval" as not only a force to reckon with but a fashion icon too. The actress got people talking about a possible Vogue cover after the Calvin Klein F/W '14 Show in February where she was spotted on the front row right next to Anna Wintour. She will be gracing the cover of the glossy magazine next month(July), the cover was released online today (19 June 2014) in which she's wearing a Prada dress from the Fall 2014 collection.


With her ability to always come out as best dressed on most red carpet events she attends, we can all agree that we knew that this cover was gonna happen sooner or later and it was soon. 
The editorials were taken in the beautiful city of Marrakech where she appears in a number of top designer ensembles from Proenza Schouler to Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Lupita looks absolutely flawless on literally every picture. 
One can only wonder what else is to come from the Kenyan born beauty but one thing we know for sure is that she's only getting bigger from here. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Gateway to Host Hollywood Glamour Inspired Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show

It will be lights, camera and action when Gateway hosts the sixth instalment of their Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show on the 4th of July at the Wave House in Durban.
Gateway’s interpretation of the 2014 Durban July theme, The Big Screen, is the influence that fashion has had in film, depicted by classic actresses and actors through the ages. Think Sofia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn as well as Brooke Shields.
Classic concept pieces presented in a contemporary context, edgy, timeless and elegant is what the internationally recognized and award winning fashion designers will be showcasing on the fashion ramp. Globe trotters, David Tlale, Palse Homme, Zama Mathe and Terrence Bray are just some of the designers that will be taking part in this year’s fashion extravaganza.
Jeremy Loops

Terrence Bray

5FM and Roger Goode fans can look forward to the live broadcast of The Roger Goode show from the Wave House from 4pm. The Ultimix at 6 will be performed live on stage.
Enormously successful and influential club and dance DJ’s, Fresh and Euphonik along with jazzy and groovy duo, The Kiffness will please the crowd during the concert which will take place directly after the fashion show. The line-up would not be complete without the very popular modern folk artist, Jeremy Loops.
Gateway VIP members are invited to take advantage of the services of a specially recruited personal stylist during the promotional period. Sessions are limited, make sure to book early. VIP members can book their session by simply burning points and selecting a time slot.

Look out for Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Facebook and Twitter.