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Viral social media campaign promotes stretch mark acceptance

Stretch marks, so long the bane of the beauty industry, are finally getting some love thanks to a new online body image campaign going viral.

Alcohol in movies influences teen drinking

"James Bond" and "Mad Men"... According to a recent British study, movies and television series in which main characters indulge in alcohol influence teens to do the same.

William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

The birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second baby will cap a momentous four years for Britain's golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity.

Study uncovers unhappy side effect of pain relievers

An active ingredient in commonly used pain relievers blocks positive emotions, according to a research team from Ohio State University in the US.

Conversation Piece: Firing our paranoia in clay

Lucinda Mudge's second exhibition is on at Knysna Fine Art, and collectors are lining up for her ceramic artworks.

Phuza Life: Young, restless and plastered

Photographer Musa N Nxumalo portrays the restless youth of South Africa and in the process transforms them into art.

Book 'Em: The great big cop-out

For years, the SAPS has claimed that 82% of all murders are committed by people who were known to the victim.

Hanging Gardens: Through a glass lightly

A month ago Sonia Vosloo added a new product to Shoppe, her curated, designware outlet in Durban's Gladys Mazibuko [Marriot] Road - perfectly crafted, leadlight terrariums.

Continental Flair: Kisua brings snappy African prints to the world

International businessman Sam Mensah never used to travel light. Impressed by the quality of design in his home country, Ghana, he frequently filled his suitcase with gifts of clothes for his friends in Europe and the US.

Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger to publish memoir

Tommy Hilfiger will publish a memoir with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House.

Some like it deceased

Singing up a Hollywood actress as the face of a beauty brand is common practice nowadays. But Max Factor has taken the unusual step of appointing a star who has been dead for more than half a century.

John Galliano's comeback collection dropped from Paris couture line-up

British designer John Galliano's decision to show his comeback couture collection in London instead of Paris has resulted in him being dropped from Paris's haute couture calendar for January.

Christian Louboutin unveils R8,308.44 limited-edition luxury nail polish

Launched for the holidays with only 1,000 pieces set to be sold, Christian Louboutin's Starlight nail polish comes in a bottle hand-decorated with 1,500 Strass crystals.

Beauty Spot

Oxygenetix, recently launched in South Africa, is the first breathable make-up brand.

Peugeot unleashes its hottest hot hatch in history

The 308 R HYbrid offers all of the benefits of a supercar yet none of the drawbacks. Based on the popular mid-sized, C-segment family hatchback, this ultimate edition of the 308 uses a combination of a gas and electric power to deliver 500hp and a 0-100km/h time of 4 seconds.

Volvo aims for excellence with new ultra-luxury SUV

The XC90 Excellence is the flagship version of Volvo's flagship car and it's the company's bid to become recognized as a true luxury carmaker, one mentioned in the same breath as Range Rover or Mercedes.

Porsche Spyder looks to snare enthusiasts in its web

A new, lightweight yet incredibly potent, stripped back version of the Porsche Boxster has been revealed ahead of the New York Auto Show.

New Range Rover sets new standards in luxury

With the SVAutobiography, which will debut at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, the company is reasserting itself as the maker of the world's most luxurious SUV.

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Ford offering a smarter way to avoid a speeding ticket

Ford is launching a new technology called Intelligent Speed Limiter that will ensure that whatever the road and whatever the country, you'll never accidentally pick up a speeding fine.

From hats to legs to music, Joburgers party it up

Joburgers are never afraid of a ‘Phuza Thursday’. This week their diaries were packed with everything from pretty pins to punchy paintings. Oh, and there was a pathetic music party in there too

Nando's new look gives SA design a boost

Next time you sit down to eat a lemon-and-herb pita and peri-peri wedges at Nando's, you could be doing so on a designer Vogel riempie chair or at a table specially created by Durban firm Egg Designs.

Highveld ponies steal Cape show

THE Joburg brigade invaded the Cape's second-biggest horsey social gathering - after the Met - last Saturday for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl.