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How to Tie a Head Scarf:
How to Tie a Head Scarf
Destiny Connect magazine shows us how to tie a head scarf.
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Dior Secret Garden featuring Rihanna:
Dior Secret Garden featuring Rihanna
New Dior Secret Garden campaign featuring Rihanna is the fiercest thing out.
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Top Met Gala Accessory Picks:
Top Met Gala Accessory Picks
We're STILL talking about all the hits and misses at this year's Met Gala, but there's no denying the accessories were on point.
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Join the Fashion Revolution:
Join the Fashion Revolution
Join the global movement that is asking for more transparency in the fashion industry, putting compassion back into fashion.
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Five lessons in style from Rihanna:
Five lessons in style from Rihanna
Daring, beautiful and never one to shy away from a risky option, Rihanna has firmly established herself as a modern fashion icon
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Why you should give culottes a try:
Why you should give culottes a try
When Top Billing presenter Roxy Burger recently showed off a beautiful pair of printed culottes on the show it was a lesson in effortless cool.
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Life is a beach:
Life is a beach
Hit the pool or beach in this season's latest swimwear trends or just simply rock something that is totally you, whatever you do, just have fun!
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Maxhosa by Laduma wows with Summer range:
Maxhosa by Laduma wows with Summer range
The latest range by MaXhosa by Laduma is a great source of summer inspiration, African style.
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Get Taylor Swifts style:
Get Taylor Swifts style
The stylish Taylor Swift spoke to Top Billing in London about a number of things, one being her style evolution from country darling to pop princess.
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Key summer accessories :
Key summer accessories
The heat is on! Stay on trend and update your look with minimal effort by investing in key summer accessories.
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A festival inspired summer:
A festival inspired summer
Roxy recently attended Park Acoustics in Pretoria and her casual chic ensemble is a summer inspiration.
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Fashion Tip: Latin up your life:
Fashion Tip: Latin up your life
Woolies Trend Manager Alison and Womenswear Designer David introduced us to the South American-inspired trend that heated up the European catwalks this Summer.
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Fashion Tip: Summer jeans trends:
Fashion Tip: Summer jeans trends
RE: stays true to its rock n roll roots with grudge florals and hardcore details
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Winter Fashionably Snug Necessities :
Winter Fashionably Snug Necessities
Winter is finally here and Top Billing fashion intern, Zoe, tells us all about the 2012 winter necessities
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The Lady and Her Bag :
The Lady and Her Bag
What bag matches your fashion personality? Top Billing Fashion Intern, Zoe tells us the different types.
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How to get that boot look on lock :
How to get that boot look on lock
There is a certain chill factor in the air, the leaves are changing, its getting wet and gloomy and its that time to start bringing out your boots.
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Finding the perfect heel:
Finding the perfect heel
Top Billing's fashion intern, Zoe, gives her advice on purchasing the perfect pair of heels.
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It's All in the Hair:
It's All in the Hair
Everything you need to know about weaves, clip-in's, wigs and extensions!
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Rocking Red Skinnies:
Rocking Red Skinnies
Find out where to get the look and how to style it up.
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Back to the Basics:
Back to the Basics
Innovative French designer and legendary fashion icon Coco Chanel once said, " A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous".
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Fashion Tip: Trendy Trilbies:
Fashion Tip: Trendy Trilbies
I'm loving the return of the trilby this summer - especially the woven, straw styles which are cooler in the summer heat.
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Fashion Tip: Shoe-Wop-A-Doo-Wop:
Fashion Tip: Shoe-Wop-A-Doo-Wop
Shoe trends this summer will leave shoe-addicts singing with delight! The brighter and bolder, the better; the new trend is to make a statement loud and clear.
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Fashion Tip: Dress Code:
Fashion Tip: Dress Code
This fashion tip is for all the guys out there that get clammy hands when they read 'Dress Code' instructions on an invitation...
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Fashion Tip: Designer Quotes:
Fashion Tip: Designer Quotes
For a touch of inspiration - a few of my favourite quotes from some of the greatest designers of all time...
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Fashion Tip: Steps to a better sweater:
Fashion Tip: Steps to a better sweater
Follow these tips to make your knitwear last longer than just a season...
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Fashion Tip: Jewellery In Winter:
Fashion Tip: Jewellery In Winter
Jewellery in winter is tricky ground; delicate creations are generally out and chunky pieces in
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Fashion Tip: Ankle Snappers:
Fashion Tip: Ankle Snappers
Top Billing's Fashion Editor, Alexis Chaffe shares her weekly tip on what to wear. This week she shares her views on ankle-high denim
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Fashion Tip: Caped Avenger:
Fashion Tip: Caped Avenger
By now it's probably dawned on you: no, the fashion reports weren't joking when they said capes would be huge this winter!
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Fashion Tip: Tartan Trend:
Fashion Tip: Tartan Trend
Interestingly, after years under the radar - Tartan has featured as a sub-trend for winter this year.
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Fashion Tip: Masculine Chic:
Fashion Tip: Masculine Chic
Men's styling for women can be treacherous ground: how masculine is too masculine?
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Fashion Tip: Skinny Cargos:
Fashion Tip: Skinny Cargos
One of this season's biggest must haves are skinny cargo pants...yes, the 'skinny' trend has even affected utility wear!
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Fashion Tip: Gloves:
Fashion Tip: Gloves
Every winter I declare my love for gloves, and this year is no different.
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Fashion Tip: Autumn Highlights:
Fashion Tip: Autumn Highlights
Call it Ginger, or burnt orange - but all the shades of marmalade have arrived to lift our winter colour palette from drab to fab.
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Tongue Tied - Designer Label Pronunciation:
Tongue Tied - Designer Label Pronunciation
Here's an A-Z crash course in label pronunciation.
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Winter Wonder Land:
Winter Wonder Land
Support our local designers this season; check out the latest autumn/winter collections from Joburg fashion week - and invest in a couple key pieces
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How to wear the trend: *Faux fur gilets :
How to wear the trend: *Faux fur gilets
The furry gilet is this season's new waistcoat; adding a luxe textured layer to any outfit. In autumn wear over a long tank and leggings, or with skinny jeans.
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Buy now, thank me later...:
 Buy now, thank me later...
Snoods are the must have knit wear accessory for the season; knitted in a 'tube' shape
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The Finishing Touch:
The Finishing Touch
There's nothing appealing about a noticeable bra strap ruining the allure of your shoulders in a delicately strapped cocktail dress.
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Sale Sense:
Sale Sense
As the January sales begin, don't get caught up with buying too many strictly summer pieces which can't be adapted.
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In The Buff:
In The Buff
Anyone paying attention to the red carpet or celebville in general, will have noticed that the nude heeled pump has become a new wardrobe staple.
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The White Skinny's:
The White Skinny's
Granted you need to find a pair that fit well, and not cling in any unflattering places - their versatility makes them a must-have!
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Very Crafty...:
Very Crafty...
Who would have thought crochet would knit itself back into fashion...well take note, this craft is back
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Busting Out:
Busting Out
Those 2% of the population whose bodies are perfect enough to wear cropped bustier tops, will have the confidence to flaunt this trendy little item.
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Shades of Grey:
Shades of Grey
Grey continues to be the shade of the season; but you can add a zest of summer by combining with more colourful pieces.
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Spring Cleaning:
Spring Cleaning
It may be almost summer now - but it's never to late to spring clean your wardrobe! Here are some steps to follow towards a more spacious closet
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Clogs:
Clogs
Clogs, you either love them or hate them; I myself still sit on the fence...waiting for "The Pair" which will change my mind either way.
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Dress to the max:
Dress to the max
Maxi dresses are a wardrobe staple this season; if you want to be on-trend, opt for simple "fuss free", tee-back styles in monochrome stripes or a plain grey
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Turn it up:
Turn it up
Turn ups are always a tricky style tip - this season just a neat slim turn up can be used to get your capri's to that ''just right'' length.
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Don't step on my blue suede shoes...:
Don't step on my blue suede shoes...
Purple or blue suede loafers are a must have for guys this season - jazz up a plain black suit, or add some wow to your denims
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Digital Age:
Digital Age
Summer's hot new prints have gone digital - this is a daring trend, but worth pulling off for that high fashion look.
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Its all in the jeans:
Its all in the jeans
Buying denims - is an important decision, as hopefully they should be in your closet for quite some time! My advice: don't buy too cheap...
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love your leather:
love your leather
Leather shoes or boots are investment pieces that needs to be looked after.Back in our grand-parents day, looking after quality leather items was second nature
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Nautical sets sail again!:
Nautical sets sail again!
More ''jet setter'' than sailor girl; this could be the ideal weekend trend, comfortable and easy to wear.
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Work it out:
Work it out
Alexis gives us her tips for hitting the gym in style.
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The New Suit:
The New Suit
Top Billing's Fashion Editor Alexis Chaffe shares her weekly fashion tip with us. This week she talks about men's suits.
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Fashion Tip: Urban Utility:
Fashion Tip: Urban Utility
Alexis Chaffe gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week she gives us her tips on Urban Utility
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Sales Ahoy!:
Sales Ahoy!
Top Billing's Alexis Chaffe gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week's not to be missed tip is all about winter sales
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Longer Length Jerseys:
Longer Length Jerseys
Alexis Chaffe, Top Billing's Fashion Editor, gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week she gives us her view on long jerseys.
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Denim Harem Pants:
Denim Harem Pants
Alexis Chaffe our Top Billing Fashion Stylist gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week she gives us her view on denim harem pants.
Fashion Tip: Harem Pants
Behind the lens:
Behind the lens
Top Billing's fashion stylist, Alexis Chaffe, Gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week she gives us tips on how to wear over sized reading glasses.
Fashion Tip: Reading Glasses
Pull up your socks:
Pull up your socks
Top Billing's fashion stylist, Alexis Chaffe, gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week's tip gives us guidelines on how to wear socks and heels
Fashion Tip: Socks and Heels
The Skinny Tan Belt:
The Skinny Tan Belt
Top Billing's fashion stylist, Alexis Chaffe, gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week she tells us about the most versatile accessory to own this winter.
Fashion Tip: The Skinny Tan Belt
Checked Shirts:
Checked Shirts
Top Billing fashion stylist, Alexis Cheffe, gives us her weekly fashion tip. This week she gives us tips on wearing checks.
Fashipn Tip: Checked Shirts
Where to shop:
Where to shop
As a fashion editor, a lot of people ask me: where do you shop? My response: anywhere, anytime, any brand.
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Lace it up:
Lace it up
The easiest way to give your trainers/"takkies" or utility heels a make over; is to simply change the laces.
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Fashion Tip: The Jump suit:
Fashion Tip: The Jump suit
The jump suit is my favourite vintage come back - and the updated short "play suit" is a key piece for the season.
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The little white dress:
The little white dress
This season the "LWD" replaces the little black dress; so shop around for a style that suits you. Like it's darker sister, this piece can be ultra versatile.
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Blooming fabulous:
Blooming fabulous
Floral print is huge this season; especially the delicate ''liberty'' floral in pretty pastels.
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sock secret...:
sock secret...
My top secret tip is to wear hiking socks with uncomfortable boots - these socks for serious outdoors types, have additional thickness on the sole of the foot
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Mad About Retro:
Mad About Retro
From runways to the red carpet; hour glass waistlines and flouncy skirts, prove feminine is the new sexy.
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Last Minute J&B Met Outfits:
Last Minute J&B Met Outfits
You weren't planning on going, but now you're thinking you can't miss out! This is a wardrobe crisis...breath in breath out, don't panic
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Fashion Tip: Wearing the correct size bra:
Fashion Tip: Wearing the correct size bra
Wearing the incorrect bra, especially when youre big-breasted, is not only uncomfortable but can make you look sizes bigger than you actually are.
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Fashion Tip: Techno Tribe:
Fashion Tip: Techno Tribe
Techno Tribal is just another good excuse to go wild with print! Double it up and mix animal prints with your tribal pieces for a glam, fashion forward take.
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Fashion Tip: Tropical Heat:
Fashion Tip: Tropical Heat
Here are our trend team's tips for getting your ticket to Club Tropicana...
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Coats & Jackets :
Coats & Jackets
Just because winter is here, doesnt mean that you should blend in with the season. The objective for this winter season is to be warm, snug and ber chic.
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Fashion Tip: Men's Summer Fashion:
Fashion Tip: Men's Summer Fashion
Trend experts across the globe have declared 2012 'the year of the man' and we couldn't agree more.
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Fashion Tip: 50's Inspiration:
Fashion Tip: 50's Inspiration
Its flirty, its feminine, full of fun and conjures up images of pink Cadillacs, retro diners, yummy milkshakes and sexy roller skates.
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Fashion Tip: Turquoise Jewellery:
Fashion Tip: Turquoise Jewellery
This summer is all about the shades of the ocean; and the residents of celeb-ville are lapping up accessories in turquoise.
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DIY Fashion Must-Have Necklace:
DIY Fashion Must-Have Necklace
Bib necklaces are an instant way to spice up any outfit, without too much effort. Whether you want to add more glamour to a basic T-shirt, or update a lbd.
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Fashion Tip: Metallic Trousers:
Fashion Tip: Metallic Trousers
For those of you finding your jeans a little boring after winter; this season's dazzling metallic trend is really going to make you glow.
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Spring/Summer MUST HAVES: The List:
Spring/Summer MUST HAVES:  The List
Top Billing Fashion Editor Alexis Chaffe has compiled her list of the most trendy 'MUST HAVE' items for your spring/summer wardrobe
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Dior Secret Garden featuring Rihanna:
Dior Secret Garden featuring Rihanna
New Dior Secret Garden campaign featuring Rihanna is the fiercest thing out.
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Fashion Tip: extra-wide-legged trousers:
Fashion Tip: extra-wide-legged trousers
This spring, keeping in line with the re-emergence of all that is 70s; extra-wide-legged trousers, or "palazzo" pants, have their moment in the sun.
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