Nothing spells empowerment quite like a crisp white button-down shirt! This is why every woman should have a white shirt in their wardrobe. A white shirt is a wardrobe staple packed with quiet charm. In sartorial terms, it represents a peppy kind of “you got this”, chin up confidence.
Blossom Boutique is a locally produced clothing brand for women based in Lenasia – Gauteng. Established in 2004, the boutique is dedicated to bringing stylish and elegant fashion pieces for the everyday woman.
Their mission is to bring you beautifully crafted garments with the best fit, best feeling and best service. Their aim is to make every woman, all body types and shapes feel beautiful in everything she wears.
Ninety-Five percent of Blossom Boutique’s range are locally produced and incorporate a wide variety of sizes especially suited for the South African market.
They photograph majority of the product photos used on their page. By utilising their own photographs, they are determined to display the exact look of products as the client would receive them, good quality garments on everyday women.
Visit their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/blossomboutique_signet/ or their Store in Signet Terrace, Lenasia, Johannesburg for the ultimate shopping experience.
Born in the Middle East, Pineapples & Dragonflies is a unique leisurewear brand created by South African designer Mags Hansen whose personal style and desire to find unique, inspiring, and comfortable resort wear led to her creation of the brand.
“I design every piece to be timeless, ageless, and trend defying. It is not just about the clothes; it is about the feelings each outfit evokes and the experience it manifests. I want my clients to turn heads and feel confident without ever having to worry about a perfect figure. We are real women who embrace life in all its richness and my clothes should make women recognise just how gorgeous they are, exactly as they are.”
“I personally source every piece of fabric and finish to bring my inspiration to life. I oversee production and only work with independent artisans to ensure that each piece of clothing is handmade, ethically. I am obsessed with delicious colours, sparkling details, the way a piece flows, the texture of a whispering fabric and these passions shape my designs. Every element is carefully selected to tell a particular story, to inspire a feeling, and to bring life to dreams. It often takes countless hours or even days just to find that one perfect piece of trim that will add the magic to a dress because. I believe life is about the details and every detail on my clothing is considered. I produce only very limited numbers of each design because I want people to know that what they are wearing is a unique expression of who they are.”
Having lived in the Middle East for over 20 years, Mags Hansen initially launched her brand in Dubai and Qatar and is now bringing her collection to South Africa. A limited collection of one-of-a-kind pieces will be available for purchase by direct order from the 14th of December and her website will be launched in early 2021.
The evolution of Pineapples & Dragonflies continues to be inspired by colourful wanderlust dreams – whether you dream of Amalfi’s sunshine or exotic Arabia. It is a brand for real women who embrace their femininity and dare to be one of a kind. I am excited to be sharing this ongoing journey with you as I bring my collection back home to South Africa for the very first time.
For now, visit the Instagram page to follow the journey
Treasure Beach was born out of Donna Kincade’s love of fashion and her hometown – The Bluff in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The brand was also established to created stylish, affordable fashion for all females running homes, businesses, and “let’s be honest – the world”.
“All things I personally “treasure”. Growing up I loved dressing and styling my friends. It gives me so much joy when someone feels good because they look good. It is this joy that sparked the flame that brought this passion to life in Treasure Beach the Brand! I am creative at heart and it has always been my dream to build a brand of my own that reflects both my passions and my values.
I am committed to supporting small, local businesses and with the help of local manufacturers, mostly from the South of Durban, using my own designs inspired by international trends. We are able to offer beautiful, high-quality products at an affordable price. We aim to be led by inspiration and so will not only add new designs seasonally but also whenever my fancy strikes,” says Donna.
The fourth Royalty Soapie Awards hosted took place on Saturday evening the 26th of September 2020. Hosted by TV Host, Radio and Club DJ, Lerato Kganyago and the spectacular comedian Mpho Popps Modikoane, the event marked a moment in history as 2020 winners took centre stage in a broadcast at 20:00 on SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho.
Egoliwood put up a brave front and showed solidarity, as they weathered a storm through trying times as the world, is faced with a pandemic. South Africa’s favourite soapie stars brought the glitz and glam as they graced the red carpet during a studio recording and gathered to celebrate fellow thespians who were recognised for their commitment to their craft and playing a vital role in the performing arts.
The show kicked into gear with the announcement of the winners in the technical categories honouring outstanding editing, lighting, art direction and directing teams in a soapie. Ushered by the sound of award-winning songstress, Shekinah with her track ‘What a Love’.
The creative categories followed paying homage to the writing teams that pens imagination to tell stories loved by viewers alongside the beauty gurus (make-up and hair) and fashionistas (wardrobe) that sets the trends in the make-believe world of soapies.
One of the highlights of this year’s awards show was a special moment with the public vote winner and superfan, Frans Mohale who co-presented the public vote category the Most Popular Soapie of the Year alongside Lootlove.
Another first for The Royalty Soapie Awards was a beautiful ‘In Memoriam’ tribute to all the entertainment artists, pioneers and legends who have left a legacy in the industry remembered through a touching tune from Toya Delazy accompanied by a dance duo’s performance, Thabiso Lekuba and Tholakele Nkala.
“This season is the biggest show yet for The Royalty Soapie Awards as we celebrated our novelty of first experiences from giving a superfan a platform to co-present an award; introducing two new recognition awards and featuring a tribute to those who are no longer with us. We are honoured at the support that keeps on pouring in from sponsors, media partners, viewers and my fellow actors,” says Winnie Ntshaba, Founder and CEO of the RSAs.
The awards shows which is supported by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture funding the youth and industry development made possible by the Royalty Soapie Foundation and the National Lotteries Commission, broadcasting channel SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho, and make-up partner BX Cosmetics heated up fuelled by excitement.
All actors waited in anticipation for the announcement of the winners in the supporting and leading role categories. Ami Faku took on the stage with her performance of ‘Into Ingawe’ song.
Leading the way with a song of hope titled ‘Pieces’ by actresses Siyasanga Papu and Sihle Ndaba who showcased their singing talents and handed the baton to guest presenters, actress Deirdre Wolhuter and diversity advocate, Thando Hopa who had the task of announcing Getroud met Rugby as the winners of the new recognition award, Social Cohesion.
The Background Actor Recognition Award went to Sphiwe Msebe from Isidingo, who was essential in creating the tone, mood and atmosphere of the Soapie. Msebe always dreamt to be an actor but did not have formal opportunities to make his dream a reality until he became a background actor on Isidingo.
“We are grateful to have played such a pivotal role for an award ceremony celebrating home grown talent. The Royalty Soapy Awards are a platform that recognises excellence both on and off screen and with that SABC1 congratulates all winners on their well-deserved achievements,” said Pumzile Zonke, Head Of Channel at SABC 1.
South African television presenter and radio personality, best known for co-hosting the SABC 1 Friday night music show Live Amp Luthando LOOTLOVE Shosha was one of tour best dressed!
As the awards drew to an end, a significant special award presented by Gauteng’s sport, arts, culture, and recreation MEC Mbali Hlophe and award-winning businesswoman and author, Amanda Dambuza went to Angus Gibson who was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his immense contribution to the film and television industry, his dedication to storytelling, scouting new talent and paving a way for a generation of filmmakers.
The prestigious category of the evening, the Outstanding Soapie Award closed the chapter of the awards show as Binnelanders bagged the title for 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards.
Exclusive clothing is about more than just buying a good or well-known brand. It comes down to the item itself. If you are looking for exclusive women’s clothing, then look no further than Exclusively Devine. The clothing brand offers a wide variety of options to choose from.
Exclusively Devine sources the finest fashion from China and the UK. They handpick only the finest quality and versatile styles, that can be dressed up or down, depending on what the occasion demands.
Their range of exclusive clothing offers more than just the latest fashions, they stock a range of much-loved clothing items that exude style and modern appeal. They source unique items and not more than five items of each product to maintain their exclusivity.