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Nine West is Preparing Women For Crucial Times In Their Lives

Nine West has a sense of humour. I approve. They are showing it on their new campaign which highlights womanly occasions that whether we like to admit it or not are generally parts of our lives… and with any good advertising campaign they have come under fire, this time is from various vocal feminist organisations. I think that sometimes feminist groups need to sometimes get a small sense of humour and take a chill pill. Nine West - Starter Husband Hunting Kit

The Starter Husband Hunting is actually my favourite but has received the most critique because people perceive this to be saying “Starter Husband“, in other words your first marriage before a divorce when one of you moves onto someone else. I understand that the sacrament of marriage is sacred, I get it, you should not marry someone at all if you have any doubt that you will not love them when they are old and wrinkly but, can you please listen to yourself for one minute? It’s a poke from a company that wants you to laugh about it because whether you like it or not, these things unfortunately do happen in life. A mere advert is not going to promote any woman more so than they are already inclined to do to find a husband, starter or not. Calm yourselves please….

Nine West - First Day of Kindergarten Kit

The other category is  First Day of Kindergarten, the most offensive thing about this to me is the word ‘”kindergarten“, its preschool people. This is hilarious to me because I know of many mothers, my own included, that this applies to. She was always happy when school was back from holidays because she could finally breathe. I get it, even though I don’t have kids, I really understand. There is no need to make assumptions that Nine West is assuming that because you wear Nine West shoes you are a trophy wife who sits at home all week while your kid is in school with your feet on the couch drinking French champagne.

I really do love this campaign, I don’t think Nine West needs to take this further at all. They have received a request to do  Job Interview to show that a woman’s place is more crucial than just finding a husband and sending her kids off to school. If I, as a woman can laugh and relate to the advert, then I believe no on should find it offensive.  On top of it, I love Nine West. Feminists can calm down. I am all for a good giggle, when this is simply aimed at poking at what we as consumers do and think.

Well played Nine West. Even though its not Woman’s Day in the US, I think that this campaign is very apt for Woman’s Month in South Africa.

You can view the campaign on Nine West’s website here.

x flea143

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MY WEDDING DAY – THE SERVICE PROVIDERS – part 1, THE DRESS

Good afternoon Dahlings.

So on the 5th of October 2013, I got married to my babsie. Ever since, I’ve been terribly busy, but I’ve always wanted to write up a post about the amazing service providers that made the day unforgettable. Post 1 will be about the dress.

To plan a wedding is easy if you know what you want and you’re not influenced by too many different opinions. Trust what you feel is right. I started with a mental list of exactly what I DIDN’T want.
For example: no poofy dress, no veil covering my face as I walked in, no updo hairstyle, no bridesmaids, no flower girls, no main table, no buffet, no garter throwing, no dj, no blingaling, no sparkly invites and so the list goes on. Now you look at that and you’re probably thinking that I had a terribly boring wedding. Haha. Boy are you mistaken.

Let’s start off with my dress. I knew I wanted a lace dress, mermaid shape. I knew I wanted a mantilla and that I wanted to look elegant. In my mind I had a vision. We then booked an appointment at PRONOVIAS in Sandton. Honestly, the most exquisite and beautiful wedding dress store ever. If you haven’t heard of PRONOVIAS, I suggest you have a look at their site. Dresses from designers like Elie Saab, Manuel Mota and Atelier. We were welcomed by the amazing staff and our consultant sat us down and showed us all the dresses on the computer. I then had to choose my favorites. And from those favorites, I had to choose 6 dresses which she would then get ready for me to try on.
I tried on the 6 dresses, but by the 2nd dress I knew I found the one. It’s name was SILABA, by Manuel Mota.

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I also got my headpiece, shoes and mantilla from PRONOVIAS. I’m terribly thankful for their amazing service, because I was losing weight before the wedding and they altered it perfectly with no complaints. (I didn’t lose weight for the wedding, it was a health issue I was facing.)

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They had to take down so much of the dress. Bear in mind that this dress arrived 7 months after the appointment I made in January. It gets made in Spain and then sent over. If you’re planning on going to PRONOVIAS, make sure you make your appointment 6 months before your wedding. Minimum!

Our dear consultant was Lindiwe. What a lovely lady. So cute, tiny, friendly but the biggest sweetheart ever.

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This was on the actual wedding day. 🙂

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Prepping the mantilla.

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My mother and best friend.
My mother, aunt and sister also got their dresses from PRONOVIAS. Of course my mom spoiled me with lots of cocktail dresses for my honeymoon. I’m so blessed.

What I also love about their store is that they have sales where you can get selected cocktail dresses for R1000,00. These were dresses that normally costed over R5000,00 and more. So make sure to just pop in for a cocktail dress, they may have a sale on the go.

For more info:

YouTube link to pronovias runway

PRONOVIAS CONTACT DETAILS:
Building: Michelagelo Towers Mall
Street: 145 Maude Street
Suburb: Sandton
City/Town: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Country: South Africa
Contact
Landline: +2711 784 2000
Website: http://www.pronovias.com

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So my next post will be on the amazing photographer!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
SandyN

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Say What? : 3D Printed Shoes

Hiya Poutlings

Can you remember back to 2010 when 3D-printed shoes started to emerge (EHMERGED) as the young designers began embracing the technology.  If not, these shoes you may have seen online – all over the show, as they are to my knowledge the most pinned pair of shoes, ever. ha ha. Thanx lovely ladies that I follow on Pintrest 😉

Melonia Shoe

Melonia Shoe

This above pair designed by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf and called Melonia shoe, which was nominated for Brit Insurance Design Award of the Year 2011 and was printed using powder nylon. the shoe was made out of a continuous loop, which made for an entirely different look.

3D printing is quickly on the rise and of course, within the fashion industry its being embraced by fashion designers. Its yet to have reached a point of being a widespread alternative to traditionally made shoes.

As the wearability is generally not practical when it comes to designer 3D printed shoes, some designers like Victoria Spruce has used which has generated lots of interest toward the technology still since her shoes don’t look at all like conventional shoes. Here are some rad 3D printed design shoes. hi-tech-fashion-3d-printed-shoes-andreia-chaves-invisible-shoes

Exoskeleton shoe by Janina Alleyne

Exoskeleton shoe by Janina Alleyne

Shoes by Marieka Ratsma

Shoes by Marieka Ratsma

Shoes by Continuum Shoes by Earl Stewart

Shoes by Hoon Chung

Shoes by Hoon Chung

Shoes by Pauline Van Dongen

Shoes by Pauline Van Dongen

Shoes by Rapidform The pros of both approaches is that it can combine classic shoe shapes with intricate printed heels, reduced cost of production as well as minimal to no waste.

I’m all for comfort when it comes to shoes, so if they can make them look funky but also comfortable, then count me in but until they can get this right I’m not going to running to the mall to get me some. What do you think?

x missfitz

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH : LUSHBERRY.CO.ZA

Hiya Poutlings!

Happy Friday <33

Since our busy schedules sometimes never permit to actually going and doing some retail therapy, it can be bad for the soul… however, online shopping will always prevail to lift your spirits! I’ve come across a real gem, a brand new local online store which is completely and utterly swoon worthy!

Say hello to LushBerry : The Online Style Destination

LUSHBERRY : THE ONLINE STYLE DESTINATION

To begin with LushBerry.co.za can boast selling stunning MICHELLE OKAFOR designer African dresses, SITTING PRETTY gorgeous vintage with all locally sourced fabrics for versatile garments, LA PEARLA the ultimate fashion handbags, ANGELS IN LACE soft feminine lingerie, PRINCESS BEACH SWIMWEAR edgy fun bikinis with a difference, LILIKOI designer Brazilian shoes and not to mention the two ranges of beauty products they stock, KLOOVENBURG luxury olive oil beauty products and SULTANS GOLD Moroccan argan oil for hair and skincare.

Impressive brands to start off with, I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Here are some of my absolute favourites…

Punk Rivets Bodycon Dress : R549

Punk Rivets Bodycon Dress : R549

Sitting Pretty Cora Dress : R660

Sitting Pretty Cora Dress : R660

 Loading... Thumbnail 1 Thumbnail 1 Princess Beach Kim Tassel Bikini Yellow : R429


Princess Beach Kim Tassel Bikini Yellow : R429

Sling Back Stiletto Parot Colors : R549

Gorgeous Lilikoi Brazilian flat shoes

Sling Back Stiletto Parot Colours : R549

Italian Suede Brown Ankle Boots : R599

Italian Suede Brown Ankle Boots : R599

Chunky Rose Gold Floral Stretch Ring : R299

Chunky Rose Gold Floral Stretch Ring : R299

Olive Oil body butter : R140

Olive Oil body butter : R140

Sultans Gold Pure Argan Oil 100% organic

Sultans Gold Pure Argan Oil 100% organic

*swoon*

Let me know your favourites?

Be sure to follow LushBerry on Facebook & Pintrest!

UPDATE:

If you sign up to Lushberry’s Newsletter You can ***WIN*** Fashion Hampers to the value of R3,000!!!

sign up to the Lushberry newsletter and win Fashion hampers to the value of R3,000!!

sign up to the Lushberry newsletter and win Fashion hampers to the value of R3,000!!

xo missfitz

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NSFW: Banned Brian Atwood Ad Campaign featuring Candice Swanepoel

Hiya Poutlings

South African beauty, Candice Swanepoel stars in the debut Brian Atwood advertising campaign which features the supermodel wearing lingerie and reclining on a naked man because many people look at deeply boring images like this one and finds them interesting.

Anyway, although the above shot is your garden variety “sexy fashion” print ad, the TV spot is generating more controversy because it’s way more naked. The prints ads have been banned from hanging on the Madison Avenue building houses Brian Atwood’s new Midtown store but the designer’s skin heavy fashion film has got the boot from cuty taxi rear seat TVs for its risque content.

WARNING: As mentioned in the title of this post, this post contains NSFW content. In other words, NOT SAFE FOR WORK. This video is not safe for most work environments, do not watch it if you don’t want to get fired. Pout Perfection accepts no responsibily for loss of jobs due to the content on our site, especially when we give you stupid little warnings. That’s all.

If you cannot watch the video because you are at work, or at church or are just a bit of prude… Candice portrays a sexy executive of some kind who has many PC monitors in her office; she sits down at her sexy executive desk to watch those PC monitors, which broadcast a big-no-penetration-orgy (involving herself also). That risque content is actually just faux-masterbation and Candice smoking cigarettes. However if you can watch the video, all the breathy histronics are worth a laugh; especially when a naked Candice Swanepoel approaches the PC monitors and begins to kiss/eat them.

What are your thoughts on this? Should it be banned? But what are they really advertising? Good shoes = good sex? Good lord, I have a lot of good shoes but I don’t want an orgy. REALLY do not want an orgy. I just think someone at the advertising department needs a firm kick up the backside and maybe to go for sex-therapy lessons that sex doesn’t always sell, or does it? Who knows.

**missfitzz

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