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TATTOO TALES

In our April issue ELLE UK’s editor at large tells the story of how her tattoos served as markers of sadness and sorrow. Many women with ink however, proudly wear their tattoos as a form of art and...
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SUZAAN HEYNS & FRANCES GOODMAN COLLABORATE

South African fashion designer Suzaan Heyns is collaborating with renowned local artist Frances Goodman in a new exhibition, ‘Nail Her’, that promises to bridge the gap between fashion and art. Suzaan...
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7 OF THE BEST SA FILM FESTIVALS

South Africa’s arts and culture calendar includes a bevy of film festivals, here are some of our favourites: 1. Wavescape Film Festival Born out of the surf culture, you don’t need to be a beach babe...
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ELLE REVIEWS THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

ELLE’s Nadine van Driel pens her thoughts on Wes Anderson’s newly released, The Grand Budapest Hotel where Ralph Fiennes stars as a concierge at a legendary hotel in pre-WW2 Europe, with affairs, murder,...
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TIPS TO UP YOUR LIBIDO

Tucked up on the sofa, eating and drinking with your man can result in your curves expanding. In our April issue, we chat to features writer Amy Macline who found herself comfy in love, filling out, with a...
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WHAT’S ON? APRIL

Make the most out of the last days of summer with our April calendar of events: AfrikaBurn It’s South Africa’s version of Burning Man, so get ready for seven days of larger-than-life art installations,...
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WHAT DOES YOUR BIRTHDAY MEAN TO YOU?

In honour of ELLE’s 18th birthday, we ask ‘what does your birthday mean to you?’ Rebecca Davis (32, below right) writer and columnist for The Daily Maverick My birthdays are mainly significant in...
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FAIRTRADE WEEK

Do you want a sustainable Africa? Well, listen up because this week is Fairtrade Week in South Africa and here’s why you should get involved:  1.When you buy a Fairtrade product, a portion of the money...
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DESIGN INDABA HIGHLIGHTS

ELLE Style Reporter in association with BlackBerry, Niquita Bento, reports on her highlights from last weekend’s Design Indaba. This year’s Design Indaba was a visual whirlwind of African talent and...
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CONVERSE #CLASHWALL

What happens when you combine a much-loved sneaker brand, a street artist, social media and a blank canvas wall? #ClashWall. Converse is bringing an interactive art showcase to Johannesburg next weekend....