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valentine’s ideas for him

Need some ideas for your man for V Day? Every year I make my hubby a cheesecake, but these gifts are pretty awesome too 🙂

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1/ Mont Blanc Star Classique watch – a classic timepiece that’ll go well with his work wardrobe, or any outfit for that matter

2/ H&M cashmere blend jersey – perfect for autumn as the mornings and evenings get crisper

3/ Davidoff Cool Water EDT – okay I’m being biased here as this is my favourite scent on my hubby, but any of your favourites will do

4/ Houtkappers Beard Box – this box contains a bottle of beard oil as well as a handcrafted wooden bow tie with elastic (so nifty!)

5/ Herschel Supply Company backpack – a very cool way for him to carry all his stuff

6/ Persol shades from Sunglass Hut – because every man needs a pair of Persols at least once in his life

7/ Adidas sneakers – timeless and easy to wear with anything

8/ Beats Pill Dude – you may need to get the Beats Pill speaker too, but how can you resist something so rad?

— Liza

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H&M x Balmain in stores Thursday!

If you’re looking for some luxurious pieces to add to your wardrobe, head on down to H&M at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday for their very first designer collaboration collection… with Parisian design house, Balmain.

Balmain’s womenswear collection for H&M, Balmaination, is rich in detail and craftsmanship. It includes elaborate dresses, sharp tailoring and everyday pieces with attitude. Intricate embroidery and powerful silhouettes run throughout, together with Parisian flair and always a sense of effortlessness.

“This is for the new H&M Balmaination, a complete collection that can be worn by different women on different continents, all part of the same world. I wanted to stay true to the DNA of Balmain, richly detailed, powerful and yet effortless,” says Olivier Rousteing, creative director.

KEY PIECES

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Women’s silhouette:

Tailoring defines the Balmain silhouette, like the fitted velvet blazer with powerful shoulder pads, or a longer double-breasted blazer, its gold buttons imprinted with Balmain insignia. A leather biker jacket has a neat shape, gold detailing and dominant shoulders, while short bodycon dresses are quintessential Balmain, like a long-sleeved deep-V neck dress that’s covered all over in green sequins.

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Feminine material:

Satin and velvet bring French femininity, such as a dark green silk satin blouse with a baroque jacquard that overlaps at the front to fasten at the shoulder, or silk satin high-waisted harem pants with full volume at the thigh before tightening at the calf. Meanwhile devoré velvet is used for a long-sleeved turtleneck mini-dress, or wide-leg low-waisted pants that are like flared pyjamas.

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Powerful details:

Graphic elements are essential, whether it be the black and white wide vertical stripes on an oversized silk shirt and stretch jeans, or the graphic red and black panels of a fitted knit dress. Rope detailing and metallic thread bring grandeur to pieces such as a velvet dress covered in patterns of rope, or a black velvet dress decorated with eagles in metallic thread, with rhinestone and pearl embellishment surrounded with borders of gold rope.

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Rich embellishment:

An all-over beaded mini-dress is among the most highly realised ever for an H&M collaboration, fitted tight to the body with a heavy gold zip at the back. An embroidered black velvet blazer – as worn by Kendall Jenner at the Billboard Awards – shows the nonchalant side of Balmain, long enough to also be worn as a dress.

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Accessories:

Accessories are as important as the clothes, especially the high-waisted belts that have become a Balmain essential. Rope sandals and thigh-high boots add glamour, while rope necklaces, drop earrings and crystal-embellished pochettes finish the look.

— Emily

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H&M hits SA!

We were super excited to attend the VIP media launch of H&M at the V&A Waterfront last week. It was massive! Every local celeb and media person we’ve ever known was there and the store was – literally – pumping.

It’s huge – two floors of fashion for women, men and kids, as well as a gorgeous home section. We basically walked through the doors and immediately started shopping. You’ll be glad to know, the prices are incredible.

Welcome to SA H&M, we are extremely glad you are here!

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— Emily

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h&m’s official launch date, plus more spring news

We are overexcited, today we got word that H&M’s first South African flagship store, which is going to be two floors of heaven at the V&A Waterfront, is officially opening on 17 October from 10am-12pm, with exclusive shopping offers. And on 18 October its doors will be open till 11pm and then every day thereafter from 9am-9pm. We can’t hardly wait!

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Another lovely thing happened today… we saw the announcement from Jane Sews, one of our favourite local designers, that they’ll be releasing a range of shoes for little girls. Eeep!

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— Liza

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