GLAM­OUR con­fi­den­tial

Glamour (South Africa) - - Contents - Pn­ina Fen­ster, editor

three words we love: in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic, stylish, in­dul­gent. Three words we don’t: scrimp, down­grade, dull. All of which brings us to the three-word theme of this is­sue: Luxe for less. The rea­son for the ‘less’ part is pretty ob­vi­ous: Un­less you are stag­ger­ingly wealthy, o the grid and grow­ing your own food, or so ab­stemious that you are prac­ti­cally a saint, you will surely have emerged from the su­per­mar­ket or mall, shak­ing your head and won­der­ing how things got so pricy (in­clud­ing the trip to the su­per­mar­ket). No sur­prises then when econ­o­mists ad­vise us to think straight, pare back and cut down.

On the other hand, it’s ex­actly when times are tough that we long for the com­fort­ing and the lav­ish. The so­lu­tion? Luxe for less!

Think fash­ion di­rec­tor-ap­proved buys that look de­signer but so are not, skin­care and makeup brands that chose re­sults over pack­ag­ing and dream­ily-priced scents. The idea is mind­ful­ness and con­scious con­sump­tion – and small treats that make us feel millions.

As you are about to dis­cover, the GLAM­OUR team has ven­tured far and wide to find buys that re­ally won’t break the bank. There’s plenty of in­spo, too, start­ing on this page.

Af­ter that, there are just two more things to do: Re­mem­ber how hugely blessed we are, com­pared to so many oth­ers. And cel­e­brate what is truly be­yond price and the most luxe of all – our loves, our lives, our unique style and our­selves, as we – Live the life. Fill it with GLAM­OUR!

Our favourite for­wards this month! Share with ‘ GLAMOURSA’ on In­sta­gram and Pin­ter­est.

Candice Swanepoel The source of the su­per­model’s stun­ning Met Gala gown: H&M.

Scar­lett O’hara No fab­ric for the Gone with the Wind hero­ine’s dress? No has­sle. Use the cur­tains!

Zoë Kravitz The ac­tress mixes her own fra­grance, us­ing scented oils. In the pink The silk 1950s dress here, cost R200 at a sec­ond hand store. My idea of a beau­ti­ful bargain!

Bey­oncé Her gilded Gram­mys look came cour­tesy of af­ford­able L’oréal Paris makeup.

Kate Moss The style icon loves a thrifty vin­tage buy.

Win­ter is com­ing, bet­ter stock up on sup­plies. Pinned from 66.me­dia.tum­blr.com.

So true. Liked from @men­tal­move­ment. Telling it like it is. Pinned from Sho­priffraff.

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