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A huge part of putting together a fashion magazine and website is research, rigorous research. And last week, the ELLE team got up to quite a lot of ‘research’. It was tough, but someone had to do it.

Malibongwe (Digital Ed):

I had(just had to) to run out of the office to the wine country  out in Durbanville to test drive the Ferrari California T, a little read drop top number that handles like nothing I’d ever driven before. Well, not that I’m used to driving cars that cost upwards of R4.5 mil. It’s V8 turbocharged engine was as awesome as you might think. It was a revelation and to be perfectly honest, I think it’s a very good look on me. Can we please start a ‘Get Malibongwe a Ferrari' fund? Yes? Fanks guys, you da best.

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Tarryn (Fashion Director):

On Saturday 5 November, my best, Jenna Bruwer and I, were invited by Societi Bistro’s Peter Weetman to attend the L’Ormarins MCC Grande Marquee event in Stellenbosch, which was also the first day of the 2016 SA Dressage Championships. The day included drinking bottomless bubbles from 11am until it all ended at 4pm, all while being served bottomless rainbow rolls, salmon roses and fashion sandwiches, over and above endless savoury and sweet canapés by Dish Food & Social. With no music playing due to mandatory silence for the performers, it was all about eating, chatting and enjoying the company and beautiful horses from our open air marquee. We did so much research that we are basically experts on all things ‘bottomless’ now.

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Keneiloe (Beauty Intern):

I went to the Moroccan Oil launch that took place at Le Grand Vue in Bantry on Cape Town's atlantic seaboard, where they launched 3 new products that form part of the 'texture' range. Guests had the opportunity to create their own Moroccan inspired mosaics before the event began. We were served drinks and appetisers by gorgeous men and there was a Musgrave stand that served pink gin drinks, #toughlife. The Moroccan Oil texture range now has a texture spray, clay and mousse. All products work to create a beach-inspired, carefree and youthful look.


Buhle (Digital Intern):

Last week, I attended the Galileo Open Air Cinema Media Launch and it was amazing! We started off with complimentary drinks, before getting it together for the big reveal. Drum roll.... About Time, was screening! The purpose of the event was the opening of the new season. Galileo Open Air Cinema is now open from November to April 2017. Running from Tuesday to Friday, and selected Saturdays and Sundays, there are over 100 different movie screenings, in over 22 dope venues. If you are a lover of good food, popcorn and great company, your summer just got better! Check Galileo venues here.

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Carla (Junior Designer):

A highlight on Cape Town’s social calendar, this past Saturday marked the 7th annual Cintron Pink Polo fundraiser hosted at Val die Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek valley, in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. Sunshine and only the slightest breath of wind meant that the day of polo, fashion and music kicked off splendidly. The day’s proceedings included a thrilling match of polo, a fashion show presented by bespoke Italian label Luisa Spagnoli South Africa and a crowd-pleasing ‘pink sunset surprise’ performance by local musician Jimmy Nevis. And then of course those little pink drinks, which according to my research, are called 'Pink Ponies'.


Come back next week to see what rigorous research we’ll be getting up to this week.

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