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Red Carpet Fashion Show 2016 redefines the runway

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Saturday, 17 September 2016 saw the sixth annual Red Carpet Fashion Show in partnership with Prestige Magazine and DStv’s Fashion One, with an incredible line up of international and local designers at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay.  The celebration marked the seventh anniversary of Red Carpet Concepts – bespoke communications agency and producers of #RCFS. Read More
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Taylor Covington Totes

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California native Taylor Covington brought her passion for design to life when she moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 2010. Inspired by nature, travel, and cultural/ethnic dress, Taylor is constantly feeding on her surroundings and transforming her ideas into wearable designs. She feels privileged to be living in Cape Town and credits the raw, untamed beauty to her vision behind the brand…

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KIKA DESIGNS: MAKING A CHANGE THROUGH LOCAL DESIGNS

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Established in 2011, KIKA Designs is an initiative that offers employment opportunities to local township designers whilst supporting education for young underprivileged children. KIKA produces hand crafted beaded products, such as beautiful decor ornaments and chic accessories – each with a unique personal touch from the talented designers. Amongst some of the product designers are Nobuntu Citashe and Alice Moleleki, both single mothers of three and four children, who are able to educate  and feed their children with help from both their  employment with KIKA and sponsorship from the KIKA initiative. KIKA’s main education sponsorships focus around two high school female scholars, one of whom cannot be named due to the foster care restrictions and the second is Ferlin du Preez, an amazing young lady, showing promising leadership skills, who loves art and who’s dream is to become a doctor one day. “KIKA is more than just a sideline charity project; it is a family and a unity of talented people who strive to make a difference by giving opportunities to underprivileged children”, comments Co-Founder Catherine Schincariol. The official media day for these designs took place at the wonderful TRIBE Coffee Shop situated at The Foundry in Woodstock. The KIKA products range from African guardian angel gift cards to beaded bracelets and gorgeous Christmas decorations all within the price range of R25, 00 to R160, 00. To help support the KIKA initiative, visit their website www.KIKAdesigns.co.za and Twitter page @KIKA_designs or contact the team on stylish@KIKAdesigns.co.za.

The Innocence Project assists in global awareness for the world’s children

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On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Art-Blanche launched their initiative called “The Innocence Project” with the Grand Africa Foundation. Art-Blanche is the mother- daughter duo, Anett Visser and Lisa Jooste, who focused their artwork on the children of the world, to promote a better education and living conditions. It has been an emotional journey for the artists in painting these children as they got face to face with a very distant reality every day, but as these children became their vision, they became the children’s’ voices. A percentage of proceeds for each painting sold were donated to The Grand Africa Foundation. The MC’s for the evening was the creative Aidan Whytock and the always stunning Natalie Becker. Both Natalie and Aidan is renowned for getting involved in heartfelt awareness initiatives and the Art-Blanche team was excited to have them on board and represent the project in a good stead. The evening saw Miss Earth SA Cape Town regional finalists along with the art enthusiasts serenaded by scholars from The Outline Dance Company with a routine called “Now We Are Free – ANOL SHALOM”. Guests were treated to The Grand Café and Beach signature pizza canapés and welcome drinks by Holden Manz Wine Estate. Artist, Lisa Jooste says “My mom and I are excited to see the support that our community has for us. We are thrilled to have seen that our paintings that depict children from the remote tribal villages in the Himalayas, Nepal, Tibet, India, Syria and to Afghanistan connected well with the evenings guests”. The artwork will be showcased at The Grand Africa Café and Beach – thereafter for viewing the public may contact Lisa Jooste via email at lisajooste@yahoo.com .

The Innocence Project

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The Innocence ProjectAnett Visser and Lisa Jooste are showcasing a one of a kind, emotionally driven ART EXHIBITION at the Grand Beach club in Granger Bay, Cape Town. The Forgotten Children from our world has become their vision and a project was born.  This mother and daughter duo have aimed to become the children’s voice as the children became their vision, captured across 28 large scale canvasses. This project is “THE INNOCENCE PROJECT.” – a life changing project – a chance to canvas that which has been lost, but is now found. Both Jooste and Visser have captured the most beautiful images of some of the least demanding children of our world, in their raw beauty, moving and ultimately transforming it into emotional works of art. The Innocence Project invites the public to come and view this range from the Afghan child, the Peruvian Child, the Tibetan right through to the remote Himalayan tribes. The exhibition taking place at the Grand Beach will be open to the public from 18h00 onwards. Visser and Joost will be donating a percentage of sales generated through the Innocence Project to The Grand Africa Foundation. This will be the first of a bi annual exhibition, the following one featuring women with no voice. Event Details: Date: 29 May 2013 Time: 18:00-20:30 Cost: Free, with a percentage of proceeds for each painting sold on the night will be donated to The Grand Africa Foundation. Includes: Welcome drink and an assorted array of canapés. Venue: The Grand Beach Bar, Granger Bay Road (off Beach Road), Granger Bay 8005, Cape Town RSVP: Contact Megan at megan@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

TRIBE COFFEE ROASTING launches at The Foundry

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TRIBE COFFEE ROASTING officially opened its doors to its TRIBE family, media and celebrity guests last week Thursday. The TRIBE Trailblazers have moved their roastery to a new site in the artists haven of the Woodstock Foundry with a café bar designed by Rivets and Rockets and bamboo recycled set pieces from MBA Architect Design. TRIBE COFFEE ROASTING is now situated in one of Cape Town’s oldest residential and business nodes, at 170 Albert Road – The Woodstock Foundry. At the Tribe Cafe, patrons will be able to discover up to nine different coffee beans from around the world including: Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Indonesia, India, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Guatemala, El Salvador. Jake Easton, Bradley Juter and Kate Nero, the trailblazers behind TRIBE Coffee, share their passion in the specialty coffee revolution which is strongest in Cape Town. The trio look beyond the horizon and tried to gaze into the future with coffee flavours, café design, training ideas, ethical sourcing of coffee and unparalleled customer service. Founder, Jake Easton says “The coffee revolution is in full swing in Cape Town and after starting at the bottom three and a half years ago, we’ve got our whole team here, fully embracing this revolution with passion and artistry”. The launch saw that all guests invited through an interactive TRIBE Coffee roasting session. They were treated to an array of Munch Box stylish eateries, which will also be stocked at the TRIBE Café along with the café’s speciality Americano, Espresso, Macchiato, Flat White and Latte coffees. TRIBE welcomes all to join them by visiting their new premises between 7am and 4pm Monday – Friday & 9am-1pm on Saturdays… Join the TRIBE team as life is too short to drink bad coffee! Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tribe_coffee Join the TRIBE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TribeCoffee Photography credited to: Fiona Milligan – www.yourcupoftea.co.za

PaiGE sMith and Label Collections’ Summer Sale

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Join dermalogica on Wembley on Thursday evening, 17 January 2013, for PaiGE sMith and Label Collections’ summer sale happening between 4pm and 8pm. Drinks and snacks will be served throughout the evening while the dermalogica specialists offer free face mapping and DIY facial sessions around the skin bar.

Come have a drink, snack, shop and catch up with Dermalogica on Wembley, Paige Smith, Label Collections and Red Carpet PR! Cost: Free of charge Venue: dermalogica on Wembley Address: Ground floor, Wembley Square, McKenzie Street, Gardens Kindly contact Leozette Roode at leo@redcarpetpr.co.za for more information. PaiGE sMith https://www.facebook.com/PaiGEsMIthCPT www.paigesmith.co.za LABEL COLLECTIONS https://www.facebook.com/Label.Collections?fref=ts www.labelcollections.com

Private sale club, BrandHunter, launched in SA!

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012, saw the launch of the private sale club, BrandHunter.co.za. Labeled as “SA’s most closely guarded secret” the site offers members premium brands at discount prices. Fashion, accessories, gadgets and electronics are sold via flash-sales. A simple, exciting and personal shopping experience!

Delicious canapes and drinks served to guests at the event

Some of the guests who attended: Celebrities Lisa Cowley and Jeremy de Tolly; Jasna Zelerhoff (Fashionjazz) and Allison Scotsman (Skinny Bitches In The Making); Lerato Seuoe (Cosmopolitan), Zanele Kumalo (Marie Claire) and Thandanani Mhlanga (Cosmopolitan); Jade Allen, Aneeqa Said and Leozette Roode (Red Carpet Concepts), Kim Mitha (Cosmopolitan) and Bev Nates (Cosmopolitan); Sarah Claire Pillon (One Small Seed), Evan Lee Courie (Bizcommunity) and Jenny Mason (Elle Decoration)

Only 5000 members will have access to these offers. After that limit is reached, people will go on a waiting list. Customers who sign up this December will get a free membership and the opportunity to earn up to R80 per referred friend. Brandhunter is not a classical retailer but rather a premium online outlet. The savings that come from not having a warehouse or a classical purchasing team are passed right on to their members. Brand sales are on only for three to six days with limited stock – it is first come first serve The brains behind BrandHunter are co-founders Eugen Petersen (Marketing Director) and Caroline Nixon (Merchandise Director). Both these individuals are seen as experts in the online shopping industry. Caroline, after having worked for the Edcon Group and MIH/Kalahari.com, founded Nixon Trading Agencies and Nixon Consulting. She is a course presenter and trainer on “Online Digital strategies and Social Media and Marketing” and also a well-known conference speaker locally and internationally at Retail and Online Retail and Mobile conferences. Eugen, on the other hand, is one of the co-founders of the very successful online fashion store, Zando, which launched in South Africa earlier this year.

Co-founders Eugen Petersen and Caroline Nixon

BrandHunter is inspired by the huge success of private sale clubs in Europe (Vente Privee) and the United States (Gilt). The idea is to make outlet & sale shopping comfortable. Consumers no longer need to take time out of their busy day to drive to outlets. Crammed stores during seasonal sales are a thing of the past. On Brandhunter, brand deals are on every day of the year. Caroline Nixon: “We will distinguish ourselves by personally curating our sales and only selling high-quality brand products.” Brandhunter managed to sign-up all major electronics brands and many premium fashion brands. This week’s first flash sales, which started on Wednesday morning, are Paul’s Boutique, Dell and Puma. Once subscribed you will be notified what brands will come on so you can be ready to grab your favorite item. By putting a product in your cart you can reserve it – but only for 15 minutes, after which it will be available again for other members.

Designer apparel displayed at the BrandHunter launch event

Eugen Petersen: “I think Brandhunter is finally a site that men will enjoy. It’s simple, fast and you save a lot. What man doesn’t like a discount on mobiles and gadgets?” Brandhunter offers secure delivery via courier to the member’s door at a flat rate of R35.00 – a competitive rate in the online shopping industry. Customers can pay via credit card or EFT. For more information on BrandHunter or to register as a member, visit www.brandhunter.co.za