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Pichulik launch s/s 2017

… and it’s better than ever.

Their spring/summer 2017 collection has been launched in conjunction with the second #PichulikByNadya resort wear collection, and their second collaboration with Cape Town brand Espadril.

Gone are the vibrant blues, reds and yellows, replaced by smooth metal and a restricted palette of natural colours – dusty pinks, soft sand colours, black and white offset by gold wrapping and polished metals.

Because many of the materials are organic –coral, shell, horn – no two pieces are the same.

The jewellery is complemented by the second PICHULIK by Nadya von Stein clothing collection. “The garments are inspired by the travelling garments of the ’30s and are made from hand-dyed hemp in natural hues. The lines are clean and the focus is on function as much as fashion,” says Von Stein.

Feminine and ideal for a South African sumer. The spring/summer 2017 collection will be available online at pichulik.com on 14 October 2016 and at the PICHULIK stores in the V&A Watershed as well as AKJP Collective in Cape Town.

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Photography | Xandre Kriel

— Emily

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right now we’re loving…

Bright and early mornings, balmy days and warm evenings… we love summertime. Here are a few things making these delicious days even better for us right now.

L’Occitane‘s new fragrance collection is sublime. Created by Olivier Baussan (L’Occitane founder) and Pierre Hermé (an extraordinary pastry chef with a memory for flavours and scents) it has two offerings – Jasmin Immortelle Neroli and Pamplemousse Rhubarbe – each as fresh as the first light of day. Our favourite has to be Jasmin with its Immortelle essential oil from Corsica, head notes of pink pepper and lemon, heart notes of jasmine, immortelle, neroli and orange blossom and base notes of amber, white wood and musk. So fresh!

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Pichulik’s S/S 16 Lena collection is perfectly described by the designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik herself. She states: “This collection is for the woman who has a sense of humour and a lust for travel. She collects a trousseau of objects to mark her travels and memories, and prizes experiences over appearances. The pieces are therefore effortless, unapologetic and designed to follow the wearer’s movements. They balance bold and soft to make a statement without being loud.”

You can see the rest of the collection here. It’s amazing.

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A bright, bold lip makes everything better. The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Striking Spectaculaire is our current fave. It glides on smoothly, has a subtle mint flavour and stays on for ages.

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And how sweet is this video that Revlon just launched with their Love Study campaign, proving that a beauty ritual can improve a women’s love life?

Lastly, who is heading to Kamers at Webersburg this weekend? We’re hoping to get there and can’t wait to see all the exciting stalls. One we’re definitely making a stop at is Handmade by Me. Designer, Sera Holland, has a range of new printed fabrics (see here for a sneak peek, we love the prickly pears!) that she will be unveiling with a host of products like tea towels and cushions. One of the products we can’t wait to see are the ‘Big 5’ reusable placemats for kids that can be turned into face masks when you’re done with them. So cool!

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— Liza

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salon 58 opening soiree

On Saturday we were thrilled to be among the 150 fashion insiders and media at the opening of Salon 58, Jackie Burger’s new venture.

The PJ Olivier Arts Centre in Stellenbosch, where Salon 58 has its offices, was the perfect setting for the event, which Jackie described as “a gathering of friends”.

“I have been planning this day for three years,” she said. “As everyone knows, I am an admirer of Coco Chanel, not just for her fashion but because she was a woman who was not afraid to take risks. Salon 58 is the expression of one of my dreams, to create ‘some place of magic’, as she once said, where we can kick off our shoes and connect while enjoying one of life’s ultimate pleasures, that of good company.”

We were treated to a fashion show featuring women who have each built a brand based on their originality and style, including Anet Pienaar Vosloo, Jena Dover, Jess van Wyk, Doreen de Waal, Pnina Fenster, Jenna Bruwer and Asanda Sizani. Also on display was the Salon 58 x Pichulik series of striking portraits shot by Kristin-Lee Moolman. The portraits of Anet Pienaar Vosloo, Jenna Bruwer, Doreen De Waal, Juanita Daniel, Jackie Burger, Mellissa Muringani and Lindiwe Suttle are mesmerising. Each wearing once-off earrings created by jewellery designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik.

The mesmerising Lindiwe Suttle opened the morning’s event with a moving rendition of La Vie en Rose accompanied by Stanislav Angelov on the accordion. It was a beautiful thing to behold and brought a tear to my eye. I was entranced.

Jackie’s long-time favourite designer, Elaine du Plessis, launched her new label Drotsky which we are particularly excited about. We have always been huge fans of Elaine (otherwise known as Olive) and her work and are so happy to see she is creating clothing again.

Also on show were a range of hand-woven scarves by designer Nicholas Coutts and hats by Joburg’s Simon and Mary. Milliner Dean Pozniak is currently working with Jackie to create a signature hat to be called the Jackie Burger, a process he calls “a labour of love”. Durban’s Dave de Witt contributed 12 pairs of Sk8 Shades sunglass frames made from reclaimed parquet flooring and skateboard material. Displayed alongside these were a selection of pure silk kimonos imported from Japan by Karen Ter Morshuizen that will form the basis for her new business set to launch soon. The kimonos precede WWII and have been woven and dyed by hand.

Jackie, who is known as a champion of new design talent, will showcase carefully selected items such as these at the salon where she will also host one-on-one tête-à-têtes (personal style consultations). Also on the calendar are seven soirees per year, each with its own theme and collaborators.

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— Emily

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Adriaan Kuiters X JP + PICHULIK

Award-winning accessories designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik has teamed up with designer Keith Henning of Adriaan Kuiters and artist Jody Paulsen on their S/S15 collection. “The new prints we developed required new adornments to balance them and Pichulik’s aesthetic perfectly complimented the on-trend sporty-meets-arty collection and fabrics,” says Henning.

Fabrics such as knits, crêpe, chiffon, neoprene, cotton, twill and abaya form the perfect backdrop for Pichulik’s neckpieces, bracelets and earrings that were designed specifically for the various looks. “I wanted to create pieces that excite and as always created these colourful and bold designs for women who push the boundaries and honour beauty,” says Pichulik.

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You can find out more about this exciting collaboration here.

— Emily

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PICHULIK’s brave women

Local jewellery brand Pichulik has launched its Brave Women series, an archive of intimate portraits of courageous women that wear Pichulik accessories.

The idea to celebrate these women came from meeting with, “some extraordinary women, some famous and some not, who astounded me with their unique bravery and beauty. The time I spent with them developed into conversations about femininity, intuition and inspiration,” says Katherine-Mary Pichulik.

The most recent woman to be the focus of the Brave Women campaign is Talia Sanhewe, the founder of a production company, entrepreneur and producer, formerly an award-winning reporter. Pichulik explains why Sanhewe was included in the campaign: “The first time I saw Talia was at a coffee shop. I did not know who she was but her beauty and manner oozed joy. I then met her at my very scary interview as Businesswoman of the Year finalist as she was one of the judges. When we finally met again and got to know each other I was struck by her story. It is rich with compassion, courage, vulnerability and authenticity. That’s when I knew that she was one of the Brave Women.”

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Talia was photographed by Tommaso Fisceletti who also shot all the other women in the series that began with Lucie De Moyencourt, an architect, set designer and illustrator. All the women who participated in the series, and who will be introduced as the campaign rolls out, are creators in their own right. View Pichulik’s Brave Women series here.

— Emily

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things to brighten up your winter

We’ve seen some beautiful things lately, some of which we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on, others which we’re still coveting, but all of which we can guarantee will make any winter a happier time.

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1. ghd‘s Birds of Paradise limited edition stylers (they just keep getting prettier!) 2. These Kenyan bags that Miss Moss is hoping to start selling on her blog, we say yes please 3. Missibaba‘s new Colour Block collection is oh-so-lust-worthy 4. I want these Jane Sews boots so bad I’m willing to eat nothing for a week to get them (school fees and bush holidays say no though) 5. Houdt‘s collection of iPhone covers are so super cool, we love ours! 6. Skinny laMinx‘s latest fabric offering, Paradise is Here, is inspired by the power of plants – totally and utterly exquisite 7. This neckpiece, from Pichulik‘s A/W 14 collection, has my name on it, I’m convinced.

— Liza

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