Saturday, 31 March 2012

Quartz by Black Coffee

Photo Credit: Marina Brokorenko
Yesterday Afternoon I was priviledged to attended the Summer 2012/13 Black Coffee Show at the Bamboo Centre in Melville... 

Friday, 30 March 2012

The Sheer Glamour Collections

Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
Last night, Fabulous People gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Rosebank, for the Opening of SAFW. The Headline show was titled The Sheer Glamour Collections featuring sneak peeks of what was to come from the participating Designers for their Summer 2012 Ranges...

Thursday, 29 March 2012

SAFW Spring/Summer 2012 Schedule

Today marks the start of the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection at SAFW in Johannesburg... 

Below is the Schedule:


All I can say is; I am really looking forward to attending the shows! Follow me on Twitter @Marina_Bee for updates on the shows and photos from the Ramp ... Write-ups to follow soon!

If you would like to get some tickets, click here

The Darker Side of Nature


This is the Ad Campaign for Johannesburg-based fashion designer  Suzaan Heyns' A/W 2012 Collection, photographed by Chris Saunders ...

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Real-Life Disney Princesses? ...


With some Amazing Illustrations and Photo Manipulation, Finnish designer Jirka Väätäinen re-creates many of Disney‘s Most-Loved Princesses as if they were real people ...

Pantone Pastries


For the latest issue of food magazine Fricote, the French art director Emilie Guelpa created these wonderful Pantone Pastries that match the exact Pantone colour reference! ...

Monday, 26 March 2012

Red Valentino S/S 2012: Perfectly Picturesque

The new campaign for RED Valentino Spring/Summer 2012 is a Tale that stimulates the Imagination...


'Checking Out' Kate Moss

 Alexander McQueen lace bustier jacquard dress and lace boots, made for Vogue.
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace. Headpiece created by Julien d’Ys.
Kate Moss posed for photographer Tim Walker in a Gorgeous spread shot at the Ritz Paris for US Vogue's April 2012 issue, titled Checking Out ...


Bacardi: Party like it's the 1920s


Bacardi is continuing their 150th birthday celebration this April with a 1920s-Themed Prohibition Party in both Jo'burg and Cape Town ... 

Sunday, 25 March 2012

All things Seuss ...

I've always been a big fan of Dr Seuss and with the recent release of the movie, The Lorax, I've had many of his Quotes on my mind ...

Saturday, 24 March 2012

'Dye' Hard


I must say that I've been loving the whole trend of dying your hair a different colour. I don't mean from brown to blonde (or vice versa) ... I mean Completely Different; pastel pink, lilac, pale blue ...

Friday, 23 March 2012

'Nail' Easter ...

I'm loving the fact that Nail art is growing more and more popular ... and with Easter around the corner I'm sure you want to give your digits something to celebrate, so why not try some of these amazing Nail Art Ideas...


Thought of the Day ...

Yay!!! It's Friday! ...

Hope Everyone has a Fabulous Weekend!
 ♥

SAFW Design Capsule

If you haven't seen the Edgars X SA Fashion Week Designer Capsule Collections at the Edgars Flagship store in Melrose Arch — Where have you been? 

Thursday Night was the official Launch, so keep reading if you are Q-rious to know what happened...

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Primadonna


Casper Balslev is back with Marina and the Diamonds' to Direct the Music Video for  Primadonna  the first single from Marina Diamandis’ new album, Electra Heart ...



Justin Bieber takes a Punch





When I saw the Cover Story in Complex Magazine's 10th Anniversary Issue, I couldn't help but give a little chuckle. I have never been a fan of Justin Bieber, but these Photo's did catch my attention and it's kinda cute the way he tries to portray a Bad Boy image ...


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Joker's Wild ...


I got my April copy of Vogue UK this morning and, while flipping through it, the first thing that caught my attention was this Editorial titled "The Joker's Wild" photographed by Paolo Roversi ...

Human Rights Day

Photograph to Promote Awareness of Human Rights
Photo Credit: 
Matthew Willman
Today, in South Africa, we celebrate Human Rights Day. Sure, it's great that we have a Public Holiday in the middle of the Week, but just a quick reminder why we celebrate ...


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs visits Edgars


Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs will be introduced to the SA Fashion Week Design Capsule at the Edgars Melrose Arch flagship store from March 21st ...


March GlamBox

 Yay! ... Today is the day of the month I look forward to most (well, second, as the first will always be pay-day) — I received my March GLAMBOX! ...



Monday, 19 March 2012

Dancing Denim



This Levi's Commercial featuring the Korean National Ballet Company shows that 'Anything is Possible' in Levis' Stretch-to-Fit Jeans by using the beauty and movement of ballet to demonstrate the jeans 'stretchability'...


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Screw Art ... ?

California-based artist Andrew Meyers made all of the above portraits using Screws! Q-rious to see how? ...

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

Down Memory Lane ...


Wow! ... To celebrate Q-riouser & Q-riouser getting over 20'000 page hits I decided to reminisce a little and share my past Favourite 10 Posts with you! ...


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Win ... a VDT Wallet!



Do you want to be the Envy of your friends and be the first to own a piece from the Van Der Tlale Range for Legit? ... 

You do? ... 

Well, Q-riouser & Q-riouser has this Very Sophisticated, VDT Genuine Leather Wallet to Give Away ...

Van Der Tlale

This morning, I was priveleged to be Invited to the Exclusive Media Viewing of David Tlale's Once-Off Winter Range for Legit titled Van Der Tlale also referred to  as VDT


Read on if you are Q-rious to be one of the first to see what the Range looks like ...


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Origami for Me

Photo compliments of Google

Those of you who have Googled something today would have noticed that there is a Google Doodle made of Origami to celebrate the 101st Birthday of Origamist, Akira Yoshizawa, who is considered to be the Grandmaster of Origami...



Architectural Digest

Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

The Avant Show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Jo'burg was Structured and Sophisticated juxtaposed with Flowing Drapery ...


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Alma — The Soul

Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
The Loin Cloth & Ashes Show on Saturday Night at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Jo'burg was very on trend with International Fashion...


Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

Gown and belt, Versace. Ring, Harry Winston
Mila Kunis shows off her amazing figure in a Beautiful Versace Dress on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar April 2012 issue, with an Interview and a Whimsical Editorial inside...


ZIP-a-Dee-Doo-Da

Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
Spero Villioti's Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture Collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Jo'burg was a Tons of Fun! Like a Celebrations; it even had Balloons ...

Monday, 12 March 2012

Divine Decedance

Photo Credit: Simon Denier/SDR Photo

It’s been three years since Gavin Rajah has showcased in Johannesburg; I, and many others, were able to witness his return with his Autumn/Winter Couture 2012/13 Show, titled 'Anatome d'une Rose', at the Mercedez Benz Fashion Week in Jo'burg...

Sunday, 11 March 2012

David Tlale — King of Fashion


Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
One of the most talked about shows at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Jo'burg had to be that of David Tlale, and I had the privilege of being in the Front Row ...

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Modern Cavalier

Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
Gentlemen are not Extinct! ... They could easily be Found at the Fabiani F/W 2012 Show on Thursday Night at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Jo'burg ... 

Friday, 9 March 2012

Magical Monochromes

Photo Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo
Last Night many fashionable people lined up outside the allocated venue in Hyde Park Corner, waiting to get into the Abigail Betz Show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Jo'burg... and I was amongst the crowd ...


Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Dulux Parade


This is of course not something you see everyday. You know that Big and Fluffy Gorgeous Dog that is the mascot for Dulux paint? ...

International Women's Dаy...

Wishing All the Wonderful Women Around the World a 
Happy International Women's Day!


Поздравляю всех своих Русских читательниц с
Международным Женским Днём, 
8-е Марта!


Panic Room!


Each year, the  Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France commissions graphic designers, artists, and painters to redesign 6 rooms inside the hotel. One of the Artist Commissioned this year was graffiti artist, Tilt to design what they call the 'Panic Room'...

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

ELLE Editor's Breakfast




Wow! ... So where do I begin: I was one of 15 Lucky Ladies chosen to attend the ELLE Editor's Breakfast this morning at Quarters Hotel in Durban. "Editor" was the key word for me and this meant that non-other than the extremely inspirational Jackie Burger would be attending...

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tennis Ball: Sport Object or Art? ...

Keeping to the Theme of "Everyday Object as Art", Spanish artist Ana Soler creates spectacular installations using Tennis Balls! ... 

Art from Everyday Objects?


The Swedish design trio Kontor Kontur gathered up assorted objects from around their studio (primarily office supplies) and arranged them into charming displays of colour, and this is the result...

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Two Door Cinema Club



I must admit that before last night I had hardly heard of Two Door Cinema Club (except for the buzz about how difficult it was to 'win' tickets on Facebook). But by some twist of fate, I received tickets from a friend and I decided to go and see what all the fuss was about...