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How are we in September!? This year has flown by! No complaints because I don't mind saying goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring.

Work has been busy with exciting content to share over on this side. Expect some interesting behind-the-scenes stories about up-coming interviews and feature stories. Stay tuned!
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Happy Spring everyone!

Events

Wild Orchid at Forever New

Last week I attended the Forever New collection unveiling event with my sister and lovely friend from work, Chantelle. The collection is called Wild Orchid and has a beautiful palette of pinks and blues which I adore plus the signature Forever New floral.

The event, as always, was a pretty and lovely setting at the Sandton City branch. Most collections are worn by models but Forever New chose a great group of women to showcase the clothing this time around. Some of these women are actually friends of mine such as the uber-cool Sureshnie from 5FM and queen of PR Melanie Ramgee. I also loved seeing Allegro, Mokgads and Roxy Burger amongst the other Wild Orchids for the night.

Many macaroons and mocktails (and singing Love is An Open Door from Frozen with Sush) later, I must say, Forever New always throws a perfect gathering! I’m still not too sure how I missed so many of my Twitter friends (like LadyZaa and Le1ghLo) at the event, but there will definitely be a next time! Perhaps it was due to the many DSLR selfies being taken by Chants and I – who has time for phone selfies anyway. 😉

Speaking of Chantelle (otherwise now known as Demi Lovato/Ariana Grande/Selena Gomez), she’ll be starting her blogging journey very soon and I’m so excited to share her blog link with you! After many discussions at her desk, I can’t wait to be seeing her content which will be a good mix of indie music, fashion, beauty and hopefully some type of Asian influence (ie: manga, anime and k-pop/j-pop) that got us to become friends.

I want everything in the latest Forever New collection and with the 15% discount offered during the night, it was tempting. Alas, I did not come out with anything – except for the super pretty purse that came in the gift bag. I think I’ll be heading to Forever New soon though to grab a piece or two from the collection – LOVE IT!

Make sure to head to your closest Forever New store to take a look at the wonderful collection, Wild Orchid! Here are some photos from the event that I took.

Michelle Govender and Chantelle Matthews

Nicki Minaj to perform in South Africa

Yes, you read right! The Queen of Hip Hop is coming to SA for the Tribe One Festival! I've been following the updates about the festival's line-up for a while now, getting more and more excited as bigger names were being announced. Though...

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How a Press Conference Works

Okay guys, so, you may or may not know that I am going to the Kendrick Lamar #MillerBoomTown press conference this coming weekend! I find pressers way more exciting than the concerts - perhaps I'm just really boring. I mean, where else can you sit in the same room with an international artist and get to ask them any question you want to, right? I decided to vlog the whole expereince because since after I did a video with my friend, Preven I have been so absorbed in the thought of regularly creating videos for YouTube. I took a huge break from all of this and now I'm back and want to show you more media and fun things you don't normally see - heck, I don't even see half of these things all the time myself. The press conference will be happening at a beautiful hotel with tons of media in...

INECTO PLUS Officially Announces New Face of the Brand

Yesterday I attended a beautiful event at the Suncoast Towers Hotel. It was a midday event where Gail Mabalane (The Wild, Rockville) was welcomed as the Ambassador for hair brand, Inecto PLUS. It was such a beautiful, sunny day - as we all know, Durban has no idea what Winter is. Bloggers, media and special guests were invited to the event. There was a beautiful setup of flowers, canapes and models donning the latest Inecto PLUS colours. I loved the trees and greenery surrounding us that added to the ambiance of beauty and intimacy. I enjoyed meeting old and new friends. I was so happy to see one of my favourite radio DJs, Zaba Simbine who looked lovely in an orange dress as well as the country's most well-known publicists, Melanie Ramjee who invited me to the event. My mother accompanied me to the event - she loves fashion and beauty so...

Do The Dew & WIN

To start: I really like the Mountain Dew soft drink. YUM. This April, some of South Africa’s finest tertiary education institutes will play host to the Dew Tour Bootcamp (courtesy of Mountain Dew). This electrifying and adrenaline pumping series of action sports events will showcase some of the country’s finest skate and BMX athletes. The tour will take place from April 23rd to May 8th 2013. The Dew Tour Bootcamp, which is a first in South Africa, will see an impressive collection of professional action sport athletes travelling around the country, to entertain and educate fans looking to get into action sports. The Dew Tour Bootcamp will visit universities including the University of Pretoria, Varsity College Sandton, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as the Durban Beachfront Skate Park. For more information please visit www.dothedew.co.za , our Facebook page, YouTube or follow us...

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Mango Durban Store Launch

Last night I attended the Mango store launch with my sister (who was DJing at the event). It was super exciting because this was the first store to open in the province of KwaZulu-Natal – yay! I’m not going to lie, I was a bit confused at first because the store actually opened on Monday yet last night was an event opened to the public – I guess there is more to it than meets the eye so I won’t delve on that too much… but I’m pretty sure a handful of people came through only for the free food. Ha ha.

I loved being able to take a look at the clothing more closely than I’d normally would and capture the beauty of each item’s detail. The prices are not bad at all; I believe in paying good money for quality so they sure do deliver on that. I fell in love with the bags and scarves – I know what I’m getting myself for Christmas! I really am so happy that this Spanish brand has landed in Durban, it’s a must-shop destination for any fashion concious girl.

Below are a few photos I took – enjoy!

Adam Lambert Is Coming To South Africa!

Oh man, I love Adam Lambert! In high school I would have his songs on repeat all of the time. I watched an interview her did with Oprah and that's when I knew he was so humble and so sweet! It's so great to hear he is coming to South Africa! YAY! Adam Lambert Is Coming To South Africa! Big Concerts announce that global superstar Adam Lambert will be touring South Africa for the first time this November, with performances scheduled in Cape Town on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and then on Friday 16th November 2012 at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg. The tour is presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 94.5 KFM and M-Net. Tickets go on sale Friday 14th September at 9am from Computicket. Adam Lambert came to prominence following his appearance on the eighth season of American Idol. Although he was runner-up, Lambert launched a succesful music...

QUICK TIP: Mascara Resi-Don’t

Hey guys! I hope you all are well. I attended the Vodacom Durban July on Saturday and it was quite an expereince, but I left very early so in all honesty, it did not turn out the way I wanted it to. I could have covered the event so much better, but we can't all be perfect each and every time, right? The highlight of my day was finally meeting the amazing, beautiful, stunning, gorgeous and perfect Jeannie D from Top Billing and getting a quick interview with her - she's Africa's Giuliana Rancic. Oh my word, she's just wonderful. Sigh, the memory of meeting her made me feel a bit better. @MishGov so wonderful meeting you yesterday! You're a great interviewer and I think u have a fine career ahead of u! ????.?????? — Jeannie D (@Jeannieous) July 8, 2012 I'll maybe talk about the July later in the week or post the link to...

I’ll Be Heading To The July!

Hey guys! I hope you are all well. Did I tell you all that I moved desks at work? It's tricky to describe our floor plan, but I'll upload photos next week maybe. Basically, I'm loving how my new spot is so quiet and I'm able to be more focused. Though, I do miss the random conversations with my colleagues about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, but they've just forgotten about me so I've made peace with that...