ELLE rising star awards 2014

ELLE and Mr Price have joined forces again and the search is on for the 2014 ELLE Rising Star.

The competition is open to all aspiring young designers and offers the winner a springboard for launching a career in fashion. This year the search is not just countrywide, though – it’s continent-wide as ELLE and Mr Price are casting their fashion net wider and have opened up the competition to young designers across Africa.

The 2014 ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with Mr Price is presented by African Fashion International (AFI) and the search will culminate at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 where the finalists will show their designs and the winner will be announced.

Entries opened on 14 July 2014 and the entry form and all the details can be downloaded from www.elle.co.za.

Elle Rising Star

“My advice to this year’s entrants is to stay true to who you are as a designer, push your level of creativity and be brave. The only limit is how keen you are to win.” – Nicholas Coutts, winner of the 2013 ELLE Rising Star Design Award

— Emily

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014″

Willow: Being very brave at Kids Shack in Wynberg. Fun place for rainy days
James: Party time with bff Robbie and cousin Stella
Bailey: Pineapple smile
Robert: Doing some gym work

— Liza

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trousers … going wide

Back when skinnies were about to be a thing I swore I couldn’t, I wouldn’t. But of course I did. And now… now I cannot imagine life without a skinny. The tighter it is around my ankle, the better. The more stretch in the fabric, the better. So what will I do come summer when the wide leg trouser trend hits our shores and makes its comeback? I think I may still have a few wide leg options in my wardrobe (at the very back). In the name of fashion I’m sure I’ll give it a spin. In the meantime, some inspiration…

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— Liza

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Clémence Poésy’s hair is perfect

I am kind of at a crossroads with my hair at the moment. After a completely disastrous cut just after J was born I am finally starting to love it again and want to play with it a bit. I have a thing for French women, and Clémence Poésy’s hair is one of my latest obsessions. It’s pretty much perfect and I have made a collage to take to my hairdresser next week. I need to just photoshop my face in there.

Any tips on products or techniques to get that tousled look would be much appreciated. Tx!

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— Emily

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014″

Bailey: We went on a train ride yesterday, she was so excited she literally skipped the whole time
Robert: Ball pond fun at his friend Owen’s first birthday party
Willow: Cousin sleep overs
James: We found a feather on the beach

— Liza

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places i’d like to visit soon

For the longest time we’ve wanted to go to Italy. Right now, it’s not really an option with our recent farm purchase, school fees and other things… but it’s a long-term goal that will hopefully not be too ‘long’ a wait. But apart from Italy, I’m also dying to visit Stockholm, Berlin and Amsterdam…

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Positano, Italy

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Vasaparken, Stockholm

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Berlin

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Amsterdam

Have you been to these places? What were your highlights and can you give me any tips on must-see places and things to do?

— Liza

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what bailey wore

I started a hashtag on my Instagram account of some of Bailey’s outfits #whatbaileywore … It’s so fun dressing little ones. I hope she’ll let me dress her for a little while longer – most mornings she wakes up and insists on wearing a dress. We don’t have a million dresses so often I have to say no and she can’t understand. Also she says her favourite colours are pink and purple… together. Yikes. For now I’ll enjoy creating these little outfits for her while I can.

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Gap t-shirt, hand-me-down skirt from cousin

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Mr Price quilted dress, Gap pumps

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Crochet beanie, Petit Pois t-shirt, Pick n Pay leggings, Tomy takkies

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Cotton On coat, Mr Price denim shirt, Pick n Pay skinnies, Tomy takkies

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Handmade dress by nana, Woolworths vest, Ackermans tights, Tomy takkies

what bailey wore

Cotton On coat, Sticky Fudge top, Woolworths leggings, Hunter boots

— Liza

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