Can you ever rationally justify spending thousands ofdollars on a Rolex? It’s one of many questions fielded by behavioural economist and New York Times best-selling author Dan Ariely in his Wall Street Journal column, Ask Ariely. His answer? Absolutely, because the reader had explained that he wanted it as a status symbol. “After going through such an elaborate mental exercise to explain why buying a fancy watch is such a good idea, you deserve a reward. As for whether all this is rational, you could argue that it is more than rational: it is rationalisation.”
Described as a master of both rationality and irrationality, Ariely has written two books on these subjects, Predictably Irrational… Read More
Founder of Feel Good Series, mum, entrepreneur and creative director and owner of Mamakashaka Nandi Dlepu chats to us about her abiding love for African style.
How can social media be used in a way that makes good business sense? If you’re posting with a business objective in mind, then having a social media strategy will help you communicate what you want. I use IG (@mamakashaka) to share my travels, interests and passions, trying to inspire others to to be proudly African.
What’s your favourite African destination? I love Ghana so much that I’ve given myself a Ghanian name,… Read More
The stylish Lou Harvey Collection has grown from strength to strength since the brand’s inception more than 10 years ago. Lou Harvey, creator of the brand that’s become a South African favourite, combines style and practicality in her creations.
Born in Durban, she studied fashion and interior design before training and setting up a factory in her home city. As a working mother, Harvey’s constantly inspired by her own everyday needs, and this inspiration is reflected in her functional, easy to clean, fun products.
This brand has always been accessible, with stores around the country, and now internationally. But now, its… Read More
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Social media has evolved from a space where you share updates with family and friends to a platform to promote both yourself and your brand. Being active on social media sites – and having a strong following to boot – has become a prerequisite for many careers.
Instagram is a great platform for those who want to to represent themselves online, but don’t necessarily have the time to keep up with the world of Twitter and would rather keep their Facebook profiles private. But snapping a quick pic and adding a few hashtags doesn’t quite make the cut anymore.
Bulgari has been an overwhelmingly popular brand for the style-savvy buyer for decades. Famous for its jewellery, watches and particularly perfume in the South African market, the brand has been firmly entrenched in the style industry, both internationally and locally.
For many fans of Bulgari, visiting one of the luxury stores is on the top of a “to-do” list when travelling abroad. This year, however, the classic Bulgari glamour can be enjoyed far closer to home, with its first South African store now open in Sandton City, Johannesburg.
Deauville is a French seaside resort oozing inspiration for fashion choices and design. In fact, Coco Chanel opened her second boutique here in 1913 after being inspired by the clothing worn by local fishermen and sailors. Photo: Patrice Le Bris
Picking out destination-inspired outfits is usually at the top of the… Read More