makhosazane.co.za

Firstly, thank you for being so patient.

makhosazane new look

The new URL is http://makhosazane.co.za or http://www.makhosazane.co.za , head on over there and bookmark it Glam Stars!

The site is ready except for one thing, not all of the pictures have loaded during the import of the blog to the new site so we are loading them, this will take a few weeks and I just couldn’t wait that long to blog again. So if you want to check out archives of older posts, please refer back to https://makhosazane.wordpress.com for now.

There are also a few changes in terms of the usernames for my social media pages, follow me on:

  • Facebook: Makhosazane Blog
  • Twitter: @makhosazaneblog
  • Pinterest: Makhosazane Blog
  • Email address stays the same lovemakhosazane<at>gmail.com

makhosazane revamp

Hi Glam Stars, I have so many posts to put up but just bear with me for a little while, we are in the final stages of the makhosazane site revamp and I cannot post anything at the moment. As soon as it is ready, I will let you guys know. Thank you for your patience!

Below is a sneak peek 🙂

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Black is the new Black

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As part of our thesis submission, we have to do an activation where we take the findings from our research and bring them to life via a creative activation. My research was about two of my passions, fashion blogging and the progression of black women in South Africa so I looked into diversity within South African fashion blogs and if they cater to black women.

I will attempt to break down my 10 000 word research paper into a mere paragraph. I found that black women have been economically emancipated in South Africa and love fashion but diversity in the fashion industry is an ongoing issue and not just in terms of race but in terms of shape and size as well and this subconsciously filters down to the blogosphere. Fashion blogs though do have the potential to narrow the gap in terms of diversity and make fashion more inclusive and accessible. So back to my creative activation I came up with the concept called “Black is the new Black” and I executed it by doing a photo shoot on a black background of powerful, emerging black women (I asked my friends) dressed in black. Their clothes faded into the background to symbolise how despite the fact that they can afford, buy and wear expensive clothes, the fashion industry doesn’t really cater or pay much attention to them. The bright lipstick is meant to symbolise that they want to be heard and my activation will be presented in the form of a magazine. So I created a magazine and used the pictures from the photo shoot, took me a few days and below are a few pages from the magazine.

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I would love to know what you guys think about my topic and the concept, there’s no right or wrong answer, your opinions and views contribute a different perspective to the research. You can comment here or email me lovemakhosazane@gmail.com

kelly rowland in GJC

MS Foundation For Women 40th Anniversary Celebration

Congratulations to Gert, once again dressing another international celebrity! Kelly Rowland stepped onto the red carpet in a black beaded LBD by Gert Johan Coetzee at the Ms Foundation for Woman 40th Anniversary Celebration. I am not a fan of the shoes she paired it with or her hairdo but the dress is bangin’. Gert must be so chuffed right now.

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LACMA Arts & Film gala 2013 fashion

The 2013 LACMA Arts & Film gala took place and of course the stars graced the red carpet.

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Fergie & Josh Duhamel. Fergie is in Versace, how does she manage to look so good after just delivering a baby?

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Kate Hudson in Gucci

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese

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Mary J Blige in a Gucci jumpsuit

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Michael B Jordan

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James Franco

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Nicole Richie

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Olivia Wilde and her tiny baby bump

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Rosie Huntington Whitely

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Salma Hayek also in Gucci

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Zoe Saldana also in Gucci