Category: Fashion

Lulu and Marula

Hands up if you are not 100% happy with your skin. We all have some form of an issue with our skin. It is our largest organ and is easily affected by excessive sun exposure, sugar, greasy food, alcohol, stress or lack of sleep. As we get older we have the added stress of delaying the inevitable ageing process. For a while I was somewhat smugly convinced that I seemed to have successfully avoided that awkward prepubescent pimply ordeal only to be hit with it full force in my twenties. I tried everything from ridiculously expensive laser treatments, facials, Vitamin A tablets, and a range of different products and was still left with horrible skin. Drastically changing my lifestyle over the last five years has improved my skin quite extensively but I was nervous to try 100% natural skin products for in case it leads to a terrifying breakout again.

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Bamboo Revolution

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

The lovely ladies of Bamboo Revolution contacted me earlier this year to do a Weekend Takeover for them on Instagram. I absolutely adore their exquisite wristwatches and I am delighted to launch their latest green strap petit (limited edition of 30 so fabulously exclusive) wristwatch for their Green Month in September. The watch faces are made from carbonated bamboo, with inherent characteristics, making each watch face unique and is paired with an African-inspired ostrich leather watchstrap. Each piece is hand-assembled and the handmade packaging is entirely recyclable. The Bamboo Revolution team strongly believe in and support the idea of creating a greener, more conscious and sustainable environment and for this reason they donate a percentage of their proceeds to planting trees in areas that are in need of reforestation or afforestation. Bamboo Revolution was born out of a humble student project at CPUT in 2012 and is a beautifully inspirational local brand that is sincerely worth supporting.

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Zana Collaboration

My favourite part of being a South African artist is the support of the local creative community. We meet each other at markets, exhibitions or sometimes just through good old Instagram. Most of the creatives that I meet are women, which make it even more special. I am so proud of the fiercely talented women in South Africa that have forged their own career paths in the international art industry. It is certainly not always an easy path but through hard work and perseverance it can be a beautifully rewarding career.

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Maria Magdalena is a Cape Town based contemporary illustrator celebrating an elegant simplicity through intricate lines of ink. Shop the current collections online or order your custom original illustration today.

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