Reinvented Denim is a Big Trend & Elaine Has the 411 on How to Pull it Off


Denim is a fashion staple that has stood the test of time. In 2023, we’re seeing a rise in the popularity of the ankle crop and distressed treatments that range from unfinished hems to redone patchwork. Pleated trousers, dramatically pooling wide legs, and form-fitting boot-cut flares are also everywhere, with these more standout shapes hailing from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. The versatile ensemble is a perfect blank canvas, and no one understands this better than singing sensation and fashionista, Elaine.

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Pretty in Pink – Barbiecore is Here to Stay


As we have established from fashion houses across the globe, red is the colour of choice for 2023. However, the hue’s newfound popularity has not replaced its dopamine-inspired predecessor – pink. Dazzling, electrifying pink looks have been just about everywhere since last year, from the runway to the red carpet. It is impossible to scroll through social media without coming across the hot pink aesthetic that social media users have aptly dubbed Barbiecore. Moreover, celebrities such as the Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj have been embracing the bold hue for over a decade now.

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When it Comes to Styling Sweatpants – Everything Goes


Remember the era when sweatpants were considered a major faux pas? Thank goodness we made it past that very dark age of monotonous fashion! While we love a body-hugging pair of jeans and tiny, pleated mini skirts, roomy, comfy, soft pants have become our go-to over the past few years. We now know that loungewear can be versatile, and when it comes to what to wear with sweatpants, we’re no longer limited to coordinating sweatshirts or solid-coloured tees. Not only are there form-fitting options that make them look stylish, but there are numerous ways to style your joggers, even your slouchiest pair, that will make you look and feel like a fashion icon.

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Thebe Magugu Illustrates Motherhood Through South Africa’s Diverse Heritage 


To celebrate the relaunch of their international website, fashion powerhouse Thebe Magugu announced a new limited-edition “Heritage Dress” collection featuring historic cultural illustrations by visual artist, Phathu Nembwili. A Mzansi original, the capsule features nine dresses that bear a painting that illustrates each South African culture – namely Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Vhavenda, Tswana, Tsonga, Basotho, and the Swati. The dresses are envisioned on a free-flowing crepe Bohemia-style dress with bishop sleeves and a foulard neckline.

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The Retrospective Rise of Modest Fashion 


With fashion being cyclical by nature, it is inevitable for most rejected or obsolete trends to make their way back into the cycle at some point. This is true modest fashion. From grunge-inspired outfits to workwear to layered designer looks, modest fashion is broadening thanks to social media. Luckily, the resurgence of the trend is about fashion and style than it is about infringing women’s autonomy.

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All the Cool Kids Are Wearing Statement Jackets

As seen on various runways during fashion month, untraditional textured jackets that designers such as Bottega Veneta and Versace included in their Spring/Summer ‘23 collections are the ultimate combination of fun and function this year. Whether you’re opting for a bold colour or avant-garde shape, we encourage you to be daring and bold – think various textures, silhouettes, colours, and materials in your outerwear selection. ‘Tis the season, after all.

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Inside the Delirious Rise of ‘Superfake’ Handbags

Written by  Amy X. Wang

First seen on  The New York Times


Can you tell the difference between a $10,000 Chanel bag and a $200 knockoff? Almost nobody can, and it’s turning luxury fashion upside down.


Once upon a time, the legend goes, Theseus slew the Minotaur and sailed triumphantly home to Athens on a wooden ship. The vessel was preserved by Athenian citizens, who continually replaced its rotting planks with strong, fresh timber so a pilgrimage to Delos could be made each year in their hero’s name. Fascinated by this mythical tale, the philosopher Plutarch found it to embody a “logical question of things that grow”: After Theseus’s ship had been stripped of all its original material, could it still be considered the same ship? His question has caromed through centuries of Western thought. What if, Thomas Hobbes wondered, someone rustled up a second boat out of the discarded planks; would you now have two original vessels? And what about our own era of machine-made duplication — does replication strip away the soul of creation?

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From Timeless Haute Couture to Modish High Fashion – A Look into Met Gala’s Star-studded Red-Carpet Fashion

After weeks of guest list predictions on social media, the highly anticipated 2023 Met Gala red carpet finally took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Unlike in previous years, the main attraction of the prestigious event was not a brand, a fashion era, or a concept, but rather, a person: Karl Lagerfeld. Under the theme…

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