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GALLERY: Meet the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

The luxury carmaker’s new version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom has been described as “a powerful statement of design, engineering and bespoke expertise” by Peter Schwarzenbauer, chairman of Rolls-Royce and BMW Group board member.

The new Phantom has several technological features, including an alertness assistant, four-camera system with panoramic view, all-round visibility (including helicopter view), night vision and vision assist, active cruise control, collision warning, pedestrian warning, cross-traffic warning, a 7×3 high-resolution head-up display, Wi-Fi hotspot and the latest navigation and entertainment systems.

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Under the hood, the car boasts a host…
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GALLERY: Meet the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Luxury brand Gucci launches travel app

In a world where legacy brands strive to remain innovative and top-of-mind in an ever-changing consumer world, Italian luxury brand Gucci, which first launched in 1921, has released a travel app.

In the wake of the Louis Vuitton travel app, which shares city guides from selected journalists, special guests and influencers from major cities such as New York, Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, Gucci is now set to launch Gucci Places.

READ MORE: Africa Your Time Is Now: The rebirth of the Afri-can

The app, set to launch in September, will highlight destinations and places of interest around the world that…
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Luxury brand Gucci launches travel app

AFRICA YOUR TIME IS NOW: the rebirth of the Afri-can

Founder of clothing label Butter Pudding Papama Mtwisha has launched a campaign to challenge widely held preconceived notions of the continent, leading with the bold slogan “Africa your time is now!”

The campaign is about celebrating the African spirit, with influential individuals from various industries donning black-and-white T-shirts with the distinct slogan. These influencers include businesswoman and radio presenter Azania Mosaka, musician Khuli Chana, actress S’thandiwe Kgoroge, fashion designer Marianne Fassler, radio and TV presenter Anele Mdoda and activist Josina Machel.

The statement T-shirt makes the wearer a “breathing billboard sending a positive vibration. You convey a powerful message of…
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AFRICA YOUR TIME IS NOW: the rebirth of the Afri-can

Keke Motloung: A unique jewellery journey

Keke Motloung’s idea to launch her own brand, Dipo Kreations, commonly known as Keke Beads came about when she was under poet and musician Ntsiki Mazwai’s mentorship.

“While under Ntsiki’s mentorship for two years, I learnt how to make creative unique pieces. I told myself that one day I would own a jewellery brand,” she said.

Motloung says one of the most valuable lessons she learnt from Mazwai was to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to put a price on your work. “I learnt to always remain true to myself and not devalue myself and my craft,” she says.

After…
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Keke Motloung: A unique jewellery journey

Style maven: Athi-Afikile Myataza

While juggling a busy career in PR at DNA Brand Architects, she still manages to look sartorially sophisticated and effortlessly chic on a daily basis. We caught up with Athi as she revealed her style influences, her make-up faves and how she defines style.

How would you describe your style aesthetic?

Classics that are interesting, have a great fit, and will never go out of style. I love neutral colours.

Where did you get your sense of style?

My style just developed over the years, there have been different aesthetics that I played with before I eventually found my sweet spot!

Accessory you can’t live…
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Style maven: Athi-Afikile Myataza

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Val de Vie collaborate for the Sport of Kings

Developer Martin Venter’s dream of his family being settled in a home in the Cape winelands was realised in 2001, when Val de Vie Estate came to life at the foot of the Berg River in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. This luxury family estate has since come to be known as the “Valley of Life”. Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, on the other hand, first saw the light of day in 1833. Polo, the Sport of Kings, has brought these world-renowned luxury brands together.

 

Val de Vie, which was recently named SA’s top residential estate by market…
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Jaeger-LeCoultre and Val de Vie collaborate for the Sport of Kings