Saturday, 29 December 2012

Candy Girl


Teen Vogue’s December 2012 issue spread, titled Candy Girl is all things Fun and Pretty (with a touch of rebellion) featuring model Grace Hartzel lensed by photographer Jason Kibbler ...

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Doll Face


Model Shane Seng channels her inner 'Baroque Barbie' in Vogue Taiwan’s December 2012 issue, photographed by Yossi Michaeli appropriately titled 'Doll Face' ...

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Overload - Nic Billington

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South Africa is about to usher in a brand new superstar who is set to invade the homes of millions in the coming months with his infectious blend of electro pop, dance and edgy style.

A hot new addition to the S.A music scene, Nic Billington is setting an exciting new standard for SA talent and the world alike ...

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Happy Holidays!

Dear Lovely Readers of Q-riouser & Q-riouser:



Sending Warm Wishes to you and your Loved Ones. 
May you have a Joyous and Peaceful Holiday Season.

Much ♥,
Marina B

Monday, 24 December 2012

Say Goodbye to the Wonderland


Songstress Lana Del Rey graces the pages of Vogue China’s January 2013 issue in a series of dreamy images lensed by Wee Khim titled "Say Goodbye to the Wonderland" ... 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

An Exceptional Christmas by Dior


Dior presents a dreamy shoot for its latest catalogue starring Nimue Smit. It's called, "An Exceptional Christmas", and if there is such a thing as a 'Fashion Heaven', this is how I would like mine to look like ...

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

466/64 Fashion: A Christmas Gift that makes a difference


466/64 Fashion makes Christmas gift buying easy for those who love looking great AND helping to make a difference.

The proudly vibrant global fashion brand from South Africa has plenty of present-perfect items in its Summer 2012/2013 range in store this month and over December, turning festive season buying into something a little more meaningful ...


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Tsogo Sun's Festive SunBreaks

Palazzo Montecasino in Johannesburg
The Festive Season is upon us once again where we look at the year gone by and make new resolutions for the year ahead. But one thing remains in 2012 … a Sun-Drenched, Fun-Filled Summer Holiday with a sumptuous Christmas Day lunch!

Increasingly South Africans are opting to celebrate the Festive Season at home because of the costs relating to a breakaway coupled with the current cost of living. Now Tsogo Sun SunBreaks offers you the incredible opportunity to reward yourself and your family with a Summer Holiday to relax and prepare for the challenges of 2013 — all at rates that are easy on the pocket! ...


Friday, 14 December 2012

Grazia Bumper Christmas Issue

December usually includes Amazing Bumper Magazine issues, and Grazia has one, jam-packed to make your Holiday Season that much more Festive! 

The Grazia Bumper Christmas Issue includes:



  • A Bumper Christmas Fashion Charts
  • 12 pages "Great Grazia Christmas Gift Guide", which includes lists for everyone in your life. "Drop Heavy Hints List" for YOU; "Sock-free Zone" for him and more.
  • After Dark Dressing – Urban Cocktail Wear for the festive season
  • Bedazzle Your Beauty Look – With inspiration from the Fendi and Chanel catwalks
  • A Bumper Fragrance Charts
  • Festive Foodie Gifts - from DIY Limoncello to pistachio and cranberry star cookies
  • Designer Christmas Stockings – We asked top local designers and industry insiders to make Grazia Christmas stockings
  • Trend: The New 2012 Party Rules – What to wear, what to bring, what to drink, what to talk about, what to Tweet
  • Local is Lekker Festive Décor – Handmade craft, Highveld home, plus the best crackers, baubles and décor treats
  • Bumper Christmas Entertainment Special – what to watch, read, listen to and PVR over Christmas
  • Plus an exclusive interview with Kim Kardashian.

  • So what are you waiting for? ... Get yours today!

    Thursday, 13 December 2012

    My Sister's Big Fat Russian/South African Wedding



    Ok, So I've really been MIA the past 2 weeks, my sister got married yesterday on 12.12.12 at a Magical Venue called Toadbury Hall ... and there was just tons of things to do beforehand and much running around (yes, in heels). 

    The Hall at Toadbury Hall
    It was all worth it as yesterday I witnessed my Beautiful Little Sister marry the man of her dreams! My sister made the Most Beautiful Bride EVER, and I almost shed many tears of happiness (the only thing that stopped me was the fact that my mascara was too expensive to be running down my face).

    My beautiful Little Sister
    My sister chose Amazing Photographers: Carolien and Ben, a husband and wife team who just capture amazing moments in time (I know this from the engagement shoot they did for my sister and her husband) and I just can't wait to see the photos from the evening!

    So below: A few photo's from the Wedding (Yes, from my iPhone)


    Getting Ready ... The Champagne is a MUST! ;)
    Something Blue
    The Lovely Chapel at Toadbury Hall
    Rings and Coffee
    The First Dance
    I even caught the Bouquet :)
    My Super Proud Parents and my Beautiful Sister
    The 2 Best-est Friends a Girl can have!  
    The 2 most important Ladies in my Life!
    Cutting the Cake :)

    I must say that I have really missed the Blogosphere! But I am back in Full Force from today :)


    ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Thursday! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Monday, 26 November 2012

    Dirty Dancing: The Time of your Life



    If you're not having 'The Time of your Life' this year, you clearly haven't seen Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. This Timeless Tale is currently showing at the Montecasino Teatro and last week I finally went to see it ...


    The view of the stage before the show

    Friday, 23 November 2012

    Thava: The Taste of India


    Last night, I was invited to experience a Fresh New Taste of India. 

    Thava opened their second Indian Restaurant in Midrand. They specialise in South Indian cuisine and prides themselves on their use of the freshest local ingredients and aromatic dishes ...

    Wednesday, 21 November 2012

    Welcome to SA TOPSHOP & TOPMAN!


    "Wow! Amazing!" — These were pretty much the words on everybody's lips this afternoon at the first TOPSHOP & TOPMAN Store Launch in Sandton today! 

    The store officially opens to the Public at 10am tomorrow (22 November 2012), but the Media had a Sneak Peak (or should I rather say 'Splurge') at the store today! 

    So here it is: TOPSHOP & TOPMAN! ...


    Monday, 19 November 2012

    Rococo Glam


    'Excess Embellishments takes Centre Stage in a decadently opulent mix of sequins, feathers and crystals' featuring Valeria Efanova and Charlotte Cardin-Goyer in the December 2012 issue of Elle Canada titled ‘Rococo Glam'...

    Wednesday, 14 November 2012

    Stylemology — Unconventional Fashion


    Earlier this month a really awesome site launched in South Africa called Styelmology (launching in Australia later this year too). 

    It is a place where Fashion and Technology converge to provide a state-of-the-art online experience ...


    Tuesday, 13 November 2012

    Fashion's Biggest Names Get Animated

    Mario Sorrenti and Minnie Mouse
    A while ago I told you about the upcoming collaboration between Barneys New York and Disney for their Christmas 2012 Campaign titled 'Electric Holiday'. It will be unveiled tomorrow, 14 November and it will feature Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker as cartoon characters for a new Disney fashion short! ...

    Lady Gaga

    Sunday, 11 November 2012

    Coobs in Parkhurst


    On Friday night, a friend from work invited me to the opening of a great restaurant, situated on the infamous 4th Avenue in Parkhurst, named Coobs... 

    Thursday, 8 November 2012

    50 Shades of Rihanna and Kate ...



    Music superstar Rihanna teamed up with British super model Kate Moss for the  December 2012 issue of V Magazine captured by celebrity photographer Mario Testino...

    Wednesday, 7 November 2012

    Anything Could Happen ...



    I am just Loving this song on the radio at the moment ... "Anything Could Happen" is a song by English recording artist Ellie Goulding ... 

    Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    All Ears on Ear Cuffs


    Rodarte Spring 2013 Dragon Ear Cuff
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    Cuffs are no longer something that you wear on your way to prison ... Instead it is The Earring to have for Spring 2013 — and the more peculiar, the better... 

    Friday, 2 November 2012

    Neo-Victorian



    The November 2012 issue of Vogue Netherlands enlists Marc de Groot for a story inspired by Transylvania, Vampires and Victorian style starring cover girl Anna de Rijk ...

    Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    Amazing Pumpkin's


    In light of today being Halloween I found a really cool American sculptor, Ray Villafane, who carves some rather impressive Pumpkins ...

    Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    Designer Disney Princess at Harrods


    Elie Saab recreates Sleeping Beauty's Dress
    The Windows at Harrods will be taken over by a designer Disney Princess display this Christmas! Some of the biggest names in fashion have created their imaginings of the iconic fairy tale dresses, which will grace the iconic Knightsbridge store's windows next month ...

    Monday, 29 October 2012

    Versailles Luxury


    Wow!!! I am in Love with the new Ad Campaign from Chanel for their Cruise 2013 Collection! It is inspired by 18th century French aristocracy and stars Saskia de Brauw and Cara Delevingne ... 

    Blue Velvet

    Following up the fall campaign, Lana del Rey stars in the Winter 2012 advertisements from fashion retailer H&M ...

    Friday, 26 October 2012

    Unstoppable Rihanna


    Rihanna is officially a Vogue US cover girl (for the second time this year) for the November 2012 issue. Camilla Nickerson styles this stunning editorial of the global pop-sensation lensed by Annie Leibovitz ...


    Thursday, 25 October 2012

    M.I.A in HK




    I know I was 'Missing In Action' all of last week, but I was travelling for work, and one of the places I visited was Hong Kong. There really are no words to describe the Degree of Awesomeness of this City and if you've never been I really recommend that you go! ...


    Monday, 8 October 2012

    The Secret Chatter of Gold Monkeys


    Daphne Groenevelt takes part in a Fabulous Fashion Editorial called The Secret Chatter of Gold Monkeys in the November 2012 issue of Vogue Japan ... 

    Sunday, 7 October 2012

    Harrods: Style to Savour


    This month the Harrods Website is dedicating its 7 scrolling homepages to striking Fashion images shot in the store’s world-renowned eateries ...

    Friday, 5 October 2012

    Grazia South Africa's very First Local Cover Star

    It's been local publishing’s burning question since Grazia South Africa arrived on our shores in May: which local celebrity would be the first to grace the cover of the country’s first weekly news and fashion magazine? 

    With Grazia South Africa covering not just Fashion but Current Affairs, Beauty, Lifestyle and Entertainment, the very first home-grown cover star needed to have the ultimate blend of star power and style to enthrall the magazine’s globally savvy, thirty something, urban professional female reader ...