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frame hunter

In the last two years, my kids have snapped the arms off two pairs of my glasses. My most recent pair of Burberry frames were the latest casualty and for the last month I have been wearing them with the broken arm stuck on with washi tape.

What with moving house and trying to get settled, I have just been going with the Washi tape look for now (I can swap it to match my outfit) but the novelty is wearing off.

Inspired by Kamini Pather, who recently Instagrammed herself in her gorgeous new Oliver Peoples, I have been searching for the right pair. OM actual goodness, it’s hard. The general rule is to go according to the shape of your face – round, square, oval or heart etc. But I don’t know what shape my face is. Should you go alone and make a decision based on your gut, or do you take friends or your partner and listen to their opinion? My instinct tells me you go alone and you take your time, research the styles that suit your face shape and get something that will still look on trend in 5 years. Here’s hoping I make the right choice. Heaven knows I’ve had enough practice, toddlers and reading glasses should never be left alone in the same room…

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— Emily

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new denim at topshop

Hey, denim lovers. We have some exciting news. Topshop have launched their global spring/summer 2016 denim campaign with the very cool supermodel gang as seen in their Holiday campaign. We are heading in store to get our denim fix soon – so many rad styles to choose from!

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— Liza

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fun at the V&A Waterfront this December

Cape Town is just overflowing with awesomeness in December. There is literally no end to the things going on. The V&A Waterfront is obviously a major hotspot and if you have friends down for the holidays or just want to get the kids out for the day, these are the things you can look forward to at this Capetonian landmark!

Christmas Light Shows: Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 December

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The first day of extended trading hours, Thursday 10 December, will be marked by a Christmas Light Show to dazzle Victoria Wharf shoppers with a beautiful display of coloured light patterns, all set to Christmas-themed music, carols and performances to instil traditional Christmas cheer.

Light Shows will be held twice daily on Thursday, 10 December and Friday, 11 December, at 8pm and 9pm. The Light Show is new to this year’s V&A December schedule and aims to delight young and old alike.

Meet Santa: Wednesday, 16 to Thursday, 24 December (excluding Thursday, 17 December)

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Santa will fly in from the North Pole to meet with his legion of young followers at the Victoria Wharf Centre Court on Wednesday, 16 December, between 11am and 12.30pm, and later return at the same time each day from Friday, 18 December to Thursday, 24 December.

With a ho-ho-ho and a belly full of fun, Santa will personally receive children’s letters and hear directly whether they believe they have been naughty or nice this year.

Carols, choristers and Christmas bands

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The V&A Amphitheatre audiences can also get into a cheerful, festive spirit with an array of entertainment. Lovers of big bands and Christmas songs will appreciate the carols, choristers and Christmas bands scheduled to ring in the festive season at the V&A Amphitheatre the week before Christmas.

· Tuesday, 15 December: Rocking Carols and Nativity Play at the V&A
· Tuesday, 22 December: Mitchell’s Plain Crusader Christmas Band & Apostle Choristers
· Wednesday, 23 December: Salvation Army Band & Cape Town Gospel Choir

For any further enquiries, please contact the V&A Info Centre on 021 408 7600 or info@waterfront.co.za.

Pictures supplied by the V&A Waterfront

— Emily

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Salon 58 makes magic

We can’t always attend Jackie Burger’s Salon 58 soirees, but we do always wait in anticipation for the images to come through after the event. They are such a treat. Totally other-worldly beautiful, aspirational but also with plenty to take out and apply to your own daily style matrix.

Jackie, mesmerising as ever, focused on ‘magic’ at Saturday’s event which was held at the most divine Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, and it was all about the sneaker (with a few ball gowns thrown in) – a combination that is utterly divine and so relevant. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, why not be both at the same time?

In the Oxford Dictionary, one of the definitions provided for the word “magic” is “a quality of being beautiful and delightful in a way that seems remote from daily life” – and that is precisely what Jackie delivered…

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— Emily

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want to win diamonds?

We love Kirsten Goss. This is one savvy businesswoman with a kick-ass edge, and her new Diamond Condition Fashion Film to celebrate her latest collection is just awesome. Give it a watch below! Kirsten believes that diamonds are for every day, and that it’s time they lose their seriousness. We couldn’t agree more.

If you’re keen to win some diamonds (yes please!), Kirsten is inviting you to vote for your favourite cast member in the film and let her know. All the details on how to enter are here.

— Liza

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sitting pretty spring/summer 2016

Welcome to the new Sitting Pretty Spring Summer 2016 collection.

Inspired by their latest travel across Africa, the collection offers a declination of ivory and earthy tones punctuated by blue and maroon accents. Faithful to the label’s identity, it features a mix of relaxed and more refined pieces, with ethnic, masculine and sportswear influences and a touch of romantic aesthetics.

The collection is available nationwide in selected outlets and in their online shop. Below is a little teaser.

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— Emily

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