Uncategorized – Robyn Cooke – Style Guide http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za robyncooke-styleguide.co.za Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:41:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.11 Find Out How To Apply For A Personal Loan Online http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/find-apply-personal-loan-online/ Sat, 05 Nov 2016 20:45:11 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=120 Many people think that when it comes to personal loan/loans, they will need to go to a financial institution or company (like Lainan) and apply in person. This isn’t true Continue Reading »

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Many people think that when it comes to personal loan/loans, they will need to go to a financial institution or company (like Lainan) and apply in person. This isn’t true and there are many companies that offer it online.

In order to apply for a personal loan, you will need some basic information.

You should visit the personal loan website to find out what they need from you in order to process your information. Usually they will require your identification information and your bank account information. Gather up all of your things and prepare yourself to apply.

Within just a few minutes you will be approved for your application and you will get the money directly deposited into the bank account you provided. This takes the hassle out of running around and makes it easier on you.

Many people find that applying for a personal loan online is much easier than applying in person. Now that you know how to apply for one, start looking for a company (I recommend Lainan.fi) that can help you and get the application process started. You will have the money you need in no time at all.

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Here are Pointers that you Need to Know when Visiting the Grand Canyon http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/pointers-need-know-visiting-grand-canyon/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:44:42 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=112 The Grand Canyon is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its massive size and incomparable beauty attracts millions of people from the all over the world Continue Reading »

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The Grand Canyon is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its massive size and incomparable beauty attracts millions of people from the all over the world on a yearly basis. If you have not had the opportunity of visiting the Grand Canyon, you need to remember these pointers for a successful trip.

  • Determine the best time to go to Grand Canyon

Timing is crucial if you want to make the most out of your trip. It is also necessary to take a few days off to enjoy your trip to the Grand Canyon. As the Grand Canyon is huge and the multitude of activities that you can try out while there, it may be best to spend at least two days at the site.

Springtime, between the months of March and May, is the best time to visit the Grand Canyon as the weather is warm and pleasant. You will want to avoid the months between June to August as the hottest temperatures are recorded around the month of June, and monsoon season starts in July and ends August.

If you want to avoid crowds, schedule your trip during winter. Although the North Rim is closed between November and February, you can still visit the South Rim and all of its viewpoints, trails, amenities, and other programs. You can visit Havasu Falls (Havasupai Falls) during winter without having to worry about the water freezing over as a result of lower temperature and chilly winds.

  • Book accommodations and secure permits in advance

The last thing that you want is to arrive at Grand Canyon without hotel room or campsite reservation on hand. As the Grand Canyon receives high volumes of people on a daily basis, hotel rooms and even slots for campsites are difficult to secure on the day of arrival.

Experts recommend for you to book your hotel room or reserve a slot on any of its campgrounds a few weeks before your planned trip. It is also necessary that you secure permits before you drive or fly to Grand Canyon as certain parts of the park enforce strict entry only with a permit on hand.

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WAYS MEN CAN REDUCE STRESS NOW http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/ways-men-can-reduce-stress-now/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:53:34 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=115 Stress and change are two of the guaranteed experiences that men can expect to some degree on a daily basis. The key to controlling life’s stresses is managing how we Continue Reading »

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Stress and change are two of the guaranteed experiences that men can expect to some degree on a daily basis. The key to controlling life’s stresses is managing how we allow stressful situations to affect us. Many times, that is much easier said than done due to the multitude of foreseen and unforeseen situations that we encounter from day to day.

Fortunately, there are many helpful ways for men to reduce stress when it rears its ugly head. The first step is getting a grip on the differences between the unforeseen and the foreseen causes.

– Foreseen causes are things we already expect like the pressure of meeting a job deadline, studying for tomorrow’s real estate exam or making a presentation in front of a crowd. Situations like these are a bit easier to manage because a person already has a heads up on what they are facing when the time comes.

– Unforeseen causes are a whole different monster because most of the time they spring up from what seems like nowhere and then stings us like an angry hornet. This is when we stagger back a few steps and scramble to regain our mental, emotional, spiritual or even physical footing. This would include situations like sudden loss of loved ones or job, automotive problems, etc.

The ways for men to reduce stress can include exercising physically, speaking with a counselor or psychologist, meditating or meeting with a spiritual advisor. Not everything works for everyone. But it does seem that physical activity such as running on a treadmill or doing a heavy duty weightlifting workout helps stimulate the mind and body. Thus, making it possible to think much clearer and rest a bit easier while you figure out how to deal with the situation at hand (and how to last longer in bed).

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Here are Top 6 Soothing Essential Oils for Sleep http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/top-6-soothing-essential-oils-sleep/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:12:42 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=107 If sleep has been eluding your for a long time now, you may want to check out some natural remedies so you can start enjoying restful sleep from hereon after. Continue Reading »

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If sleep has been eluding your for a long time now, you may want to check out some natural remedies so you can start enjoying restful sleep from hereon after. Millions of people suffer from sleeplessness as a result of many factors. While many contribute sleeplessness to stress, there are also those that suffer from insomnia due to hormonal imbalance and unhealthy diet.

If sleep medications aren’t working for you, essential oils might just be what you need so you can go straight to dreamland when you hit the sack.

  • Lavender

Lavender is unarguably the most commonly used essential oil to induce relaxation during bedtime. Not only will your mind and body relax with inhalation of lavender essential oils, but it will also improve the overall quality of your sleep.

  • Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile essential oil is extremely popular for its soothing and calming qualities. This essential oil compound features light, floral notes that help in creating a relaxing ambiance conducive to sleep.

  • Ylang Ylang

Essential oil extracted from ylang ylang flowers. The sweet, floral scent of this essential oil has been proven to induce sleep and also improve the sleep quality even for those suffering from chronic insomnia.

  • Bergamot

Bergamot essential oil is created by extracting oil from the fruit’s rind or peel. Unlike lemon or orange essential oil which are known for their energizing effect, bergamot has the opposite effect. The scent is bright, but calming at the same time. It is also being used to establish emotional balance.

  • Sandalwood

Sandalwood may not be the most affordable essential oil out there, but it is one of the most powerful remedies for sleeplessness and sleeping problems.

  • Marjoram

Marjoram is not only useful around the kitchen, as an essential oil it can be very useful in proving relief of achy joints and inducing restful sleep for the tired and weary.

To know more about soothing essential oils for sleep, visit http://www.aromahq.com/essential-oils-for-sleep/ .

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Three Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/three-tips-eating-healthy-budget/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:51:13 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=104 Healthy food may be good for you, but it’s not always good for your wallet. In many cases, the healthiest dining options are also the most expensive ones. If you Continue Reading »

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Healthy food may be good for you, but it’s not always good for your wallet. In many cases, the healthiest dining options are also the most expensive ones.

If you want to eat a more nutritious diet, but don’t have a lot of money to spend, give these tips a try. They’ll allow you to buy a lot of nutrient food while spending less.

1. Buy Frozen Fruits And Veggies

Produce can be very expensive. If the cost is a little much for you, try buying frozen produce. it is still rich in nutrients, and it lasts for a long time.

2. Start Clipping Coupons

The secret to healthy living is planning. If you plan your meals around sales and coupons that are available, you’ll be able to prepare nutritious dishes without spending a lot of cash.

3. Check Out Your Local Farmer’s Market

When you shop at a farmer’s market, you can support your community and get fresh food for cheap.

Even people that are on a tight budget can eat a nutrient-rich diet. You don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to eat healthy food. You just need to make sure that you shop smart.

And if you want to know how to increase testosterone, visit http://loseweight.io/.

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Speed Up Fat Burning Process with this Natural Homemade Solution http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/speed-fat-burning-process-natural-homemade-solution/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:27:14 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=95 Weight loss is a year round concern for both men and women. People seem to exert extra effort in losing the unwanted weight a few months before and during summer Continue Reading »

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Weight loss is a year round concern for both men and women. People seem to exert extra effort in losing the unwanted weight a few months before and during summer time. If you want to get rid of the excess fat stores in the body, there are many natural ways on how to do this. Apart from implementing a healthy diet regimen and regular physical exercise, here is a tried and tested natural juice formula that can speed up the fat burning process and cleanse the colon for fast and healthy weight loss!

What you need

  • Honey
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  • Cinnamon
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon
  • Parsley

What to do

Simply mix all the ingredients mentioned above. Place a small amount of water to the mixture to make it more like a blended shake than a paste.

It is recommended to drink this fat-blasting juice in the evening. Ideally, you should not eat a heavy meal a few hours before bedtime in order for this weight loss remedy to take effect. Drink this mixture before bed time for a few weeks until you see positive results.

Other helpful weight loss tips while sleeping are as follows:

  • If you suddenly feel hungry at night, you may want to stay away from fast food deliveries such a burgers and pizza. Instead, you may want to eat tryptophan-containing foods instead. Some examples of food items that has slimming effects while you sleep are nuts, lentils, eggs, and fish. You may also snack on avocado or nut butters before going to sleep.
  • Drink tea preparations that offer calming and relaxing effects to both body and mind. Most of these teas also feature slimming effects, including peppermint, valerian, and lavender.

If you feel that you need to eat at night, keep the intake of food at a minimum. Make sure not to include refined grains or complex sugars when you snack at night. Ideally, your last meal of the day should be at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.

Learn more fat burning tips if you visit SUPPLEMENT CLUE WEBSITE.

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What on Earth Is Cantharidin? http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/what-on-earth-is-cantharidin/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:54:07 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=98 While there are many options for wart removers, one that is not widely known about is cantharidin. Cantharidin is occasionally used to help remove warts but it is not a Continue Reading »

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While there are many options for wart removers, one that is not widely known about is cantharidin. Cantharidin is occasionally used to help remove warts but it is not a popular option. It’s also not currently approved by the FDA.

Cantharidin comes from the secretion of many blister beetles. This secretion has no odor or color. The cantharidin will cause the skin it is applied to blister and peel. For this reason, it can be used to treat a few skin problems. If applied by a doctor that fully understands the side effects this can have, the cantharidin can be used in a safe manner to help remove warts and molluscum.

While cantharidin can be used safely and effectively, it can have side effects on the person being treated with it. If applied to skin that is not where the wart resides, it can cause the person’s skin to blister which can be quite painful. Also, the cantharidin can be fatal if ingested. When ingested, there can be severe damage to the internal organs of the body, such as urinary tract and renal damage.

Another concern about cantharidin (something that spanish fly stuff is made from) is that the beetles that create this secretion will end up in the food that many horses east. The beetles may move into hay bales looking for a food source. If a horse then eats the bale of hay, they may ingest the beetles and become poisoned by the cantharidin.

While cantharidin has proven to be successful in the treating of warts and molluscum, there are risks to using this type of treatment method. If there are other methods available, it would be best to try those and save the cantharidin as a last resort. As it’s not approved by the FDA, it may be quite difficult to find a trained physician that can and will administer the cantharidin in a safe and effective manner.

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What to Look for in a Dedicated Server Hosting for Minecraft? http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/look-dedicated-server-hosting-minecraft/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:23:23 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=91 If you have decided to purchase or lease a server, there are a few elements that you need to be aware of. For one, different programs and applications typically use Continue Reading »

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If you have decided to purchase or lease a server, there are a few elements that you need to be aware of. For one, different programs and applications typically use different amounts if resources. The requirements in resources will typically depend on factors such as the amount of players, what program you are running, and the function of the program or game. Indeed, there are a lot of variables that are considered when purchasing dedicated servers from minecraft server hosting companies.

Here are tips when you are looking to purchase or rent a Minecraft dedicated server:

  • You need to purchase a server with a decent amount of RAM. Minecraft is essentially written in Java coding language. This carries some benefits and drawbacks. One huge disadvantage to his is that Java eats up a lot of memory. Make sure to use a desktop when downloading Minecraft to ensure seamless gaming experience.
  • Purchase an SSD if you can get the. You need one with higher read and write speeds. This will come useful when you want backups or you have a lot of things placed on the server.
  • In terms of bandwidth, active servers will generally use lots of bandwidth. Make sure to look for serves that have excellent connections with limited speeds, but not bandwidth.
  • If you are only looking to host for a few friends not exceeding ten people, playing on vanilla will enable you to enjoy playing a few times in a week. There are many servers that are affordable, with low specifications, but will work great for a small number of players.
  • If you are playing PvP against friends, you may want to consider networking of the data center instead. If your plan is to have hundreds of players connecting to your server, you may need to op for high-end servers with high RAM and generous disk space.
  • The perfect server will be one that perfectly matches your requirements. There is no ultimate server when it comes to Minecraft. But if you are looking to customize or add modifications, you need to purchase a dedicated server. Look for hosting service that offers solid customer support that will assist you in resolving issues immediately. There are top-tier Minecraft hosts that will be up 24/7 to help you with your needs in whatever issue you may encounter.

When choosing a dedicated server, you need one that features a good combination of hardware quality and price point. For instance, a good server, regardless of price, will offer top-notch hardware, low latency levels, and dedicated server uplinks, and no-downtime guarantee.

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5 Tips Parents Should Know About Newborn Care http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/5-tips-parents-know-newborn-care/ Sun, 07 Aug 2016 17:20:30 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=87 A baby will totally change your life! Of course, having your own child is an exciting event, but it can bring stress too, especially among first-time parents. Here are ten Continue Reading »

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A baby will totally change your life! Of course, having your own child is an exciting event, but it can bring stress too, especially among first-time parents. Here are ten quick and effective tips to follow to manage your stress when taking care of your newborn.

  1. Never forget to take care of yourself

Do not resort to binge eating, fast food, or caffeine as your major food groups. You should opt for healthier food choices. In addition, keeping fluid intake at its optimum will help in keeping you healthy and away from sickness.

It’s best to plan ahead and schedule a nighttime schedule with your partner when taking care of the baby. By setting a schedule, both of you will have enough rest for work and other chores the next day.

  1. Schedule visits

Your family and friends will naturally want to see your newborn. Make sure to set planned visits rather than having them show up at your doorstep at random. Let them know the desire days and time of visit so you can have enough time to prepare.

For visitors, make sure to remind them to wash their hands before they can hold the baby. Only let trusted people take care of your baby if they plan to sleep in so you can have your much-needed rest.

  1. Just go with the flow

Newborn care is only stressful if you think that it is. Allow the baby plenty of time to do crucial activities such as breastfeeding (you can search for tips to boost your milk supply online), napping, and crying spells. These are what babies usually do, so there really is no need to stress about them.  When you need to go outdoors, allot plenty of time to prepare for things that you and your baby needs.

  1. Relax your standards

You don’t have to keep everything organized at all times. As you and your partner will focus on your baby in the first few months of life, you don’t have to worry about keeping things organized at all times. You can just go ahead and keep the clean baby clothes piled in a laundry basket. If you’re too tired from taking care of your baby the entire day, give yourself a break and get food that you love eating the most.

  1. Never hesitate to ask help

Chances are your family and close friends have already offered to look after your baby. They may also want to help you around the house and completing chores while you take care of your newborn. Take them up on their offer so you can relax as well.

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The Top 3 DIY Bathroom Decoration Ideas http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/top-3-diy-bathroom-decoration-ideas/ Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:24:01 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=82 Are you frustrated with the way your bathroom looks? Do you wish you had enough money to renovate it completely? If you’re on a tight budget, you don’t need to Continue Reading »

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Are you frustrated with the way your bathroom looks? Do you wish you had enough money to renovate it completely? If you’re on a tight budget, you don’t need to worry. There are still lots of things you can do to change up the look of your bathroom. Read more DIY bathroom decorating tips below!

1. Upgrade Your Light Switch Covers

A lot of people don’t realize how much their old light switch covers are impacting the appearance of their bathroom. If you install some fresh new covers, everything in your bathroom will look cleaner and newer. It’s a great way to subtly transform your bathroom.

2. Use Old Glass Jars For Storage

Are you looking for new ways to store items in your bathroom? If so, you should start setting aside some old glass jars. They’re a great way to store cotton balls, q-tips, hair ties, and so much more. This is an especially good idea for jars that have a vintage look, or jars that have a nice-looking lid.

3. Add A Side Vanity

If you don’t have enough room to store things in your current vanity, try adding a second small shelving space alongside of it. You can probably pick up a very inexpensive shelving unit at a local big box store, and you can easily repaint it to make it match the rest of your bathroom. This is a great place to store nail polish, toilet paper, and other items that you might want kept out of site.

As you can see, there are all kinds of simple things you can do to brighten up your bathroom. If you aren’t pleased with the way your bathroom looks, then maybe it is time for you to make a few changes. There are so many DIY bathroom decorations ideas out there (and budget bathroom remodelling tips), and many of them are easy to implement.

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The Games We Play http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/the-games-we-play/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:27:20 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=73   Birthday boys Jeremy and Thomas were up for lots of games on Sunday afternoon. Sadly we were all beaten in a rousing game of boule by a small flame Continue Reading »

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Sunday Wine Farm Style http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/sunday-wine-farm-style/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:24:36 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=66 So it is a warm Sunday afternoon following a busy weekend and your mate is celebrating his birthday. What is the very loveliest thing to do? Why, head out to Continue Reading »

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So it is a warm Sunday afternoon following a busy weekend and your mate is celebrating his birthday. What is the very loveliest thing to do? Why, head out to Thelema, lie by the pool, play some games and enjoy your picnic. What to wear? Well, here are some suggestions. The key is to wear a hat.
More tomorrow.

 

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Audi Joburg Fashion Week – Day 4 Reviews http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/audi-joburg-fashion-week-day-4-reviews/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:21:24 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=54   As ever, let me keep this brief(ish): 1. If you are going to show in the New Generation category, you need to make an impact. It does not need Continue Reading »

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As ever, let me keep this brief(ish):

1. If you are going to show in the New Generation category, you need to make an impact. It does not need to be loud or brash, but it does need to be memorable. There was one designer that accomplished this in spades. From her logo to her choice of footwear supplier, this was a narrative with punch. Nooi is her name, and she captured my imaginatgion. Keep an eye out for her in the future. [top 2 pics]

2. Thula Sindi made my heart sing. Beautiful, interesting, intriguing fabrications and twists in the tale of exquisite women’s day wear. This is his niche. I am so proud that he listened and made the necessary changes. I am so proud that he stayed true to his real vision and talent. It was by no means perfect but it is sure heading in that direction. [pics 3,4 and 5]

3. I like a bit of latex. You know that I was a lipstick goth for a big chunk of my young adulthood, and so Suzaan Heyns’ latex dresses appealed to my dark side. Yum. [pics 6 and 7]

4. Stefania Morland showed a consumate collection. A bit of everything and a lot of quality, sophistication, beauty and innovation. Her handwriting is all over every piece. It is distinctly hers. Beautiful. [bottom 3 pis]

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Audi Joburg Fashion Week – David Tlale http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/audi-joburg-fashion-week-david-tlale/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:14:59 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=49   Everyone who knows me knows that I have never been a huge David Tlale fan. Not of the chap, you understand, for he is lovely. Rather I have always Continue Reading »

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Everyone who knows me knows that I have never been a huge David Tlale fan. Not of the chap, you understand, for he is lovely. Rather I have always had reservations about aspects of the Tlale aesthetic and construction.

And yet, his installation at the Circe Gallery during fashion week was a chance for me to turn this around. Not only was there light AND shade, hard AND soft, bright AND subtle, but there was also a maturation at the core of the collection. Losing none of his razmataz, David Tlale managed to finess the detail, capture imagination with the intricasies rather than just the bold gestures. This is not to everyone’s taste, but if you didn’t see this collection up close you are not qualified to judge. For this was a collection of sophisticated and complex construction, evolved finishing and plenty of glamourous power.

Like the showman he is, he sat on his thone at a window above the crowds, smiling and waving. You could think that this was the display of an arrogant man, but I see it as a gesture of child-like joy at the knowledge of a job well done.
It may all change next time around, but for today, he shall be known as King David Tlale.

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Audi Joburg Fashion Week – Reviews Day 3 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/audi-joburg-fashion-week-reviews-day-3/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:11:13 +0000 http://robyncooke-styleguide.co.za/?p=43   This review excludes King David Tlale’s show as I will post separately about that when I can get hold of some photos. However, let me be constructive about the Continue Reading »

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This review excludes King David Tlale’s show as I will post separately about that when I can get hold of some photos.

However, let me be constructive about the rest:

1. When looping one song for an entire show, try not to include a chorus that states, “this shit is driving me mad,” as you may have a self fulfilling prophecy on your hands.
2. Despite all evidence to the contrary, a male model gyrating in his tighty whiteys and grabbing his balls to show you is not the way to win over the female media in the front row. Really where does one look?
3. Fabiani had some cool cardigans that could work well for both ladies and the chaps they are meant for.
4. Where ever possible, designers, employ Martin Myers to consult on your show music. It can really change the reception your collection receives. At the Carducci Women’s show it created an amazing – almost spiritual – atmosphere that resulted in a very emotional response.
5. When showing a commercial collection, style it into a narrative for the show. Francois Rall from Carducci Women added bold coloured tights and gloves, sunglasses and the most amazing shoe boots to his range for Stuttafords – meaning that it looked great for the ramp – not just the rack.
6. Using exquisite silk tulle and velvet to create fantasy little black dresses that evoke an Audrey Hepburn style is always going to get my vote. Beautiful and magical. Bravo Francois for Carducci Women.

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