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Style icon and fash­ion pi­o­neer Mar­i­anne Fassler has cel­e­brated SA’S creative vi­tal­ity for over 30 years, with high-oc­tane de­signs that have been worn ev­ery­where from the Os­cars red car­pet to the stages of Paris. Draw in­spi­ra­tion from this ex­u­ber­ant and po­tent mix of pat­tern and colour, typ­i­cal of her Leop­ard Frock la­bel.

Trevor Noah

Award-win­ning hit show TV host, best­selling au­thor, in­ter­na­tional wit supreme and now the sub­ject of a movie about his life (with none other than Lupita Ny­ong’o play­ing his mother, Pa­tri­cia), Trevor Noah is noth­ing short of bril­liant.

Al­ber­tus Swanepoel

Known as “fash­ion’s favourite milliner”, Pre­to­ria-born Al­ber­tus Swanepoel’s hats have graced the heads of Gwen Ste­fani and Yoko Ono, ap­peared in every Vogue worth men­tion­ing, en­livened count­less designer col­lec­tions and made it onto shows rang­ing from True Blood to Broad­way’s Hello, Dolly.

DJ Black Cof­fee Jan Hen­drik van der Westhuizen

Chic and charm­ing, this Mpumalanga-born chef, opened his restau­rant, JAN, in Nice, France, five years ago. He now has a global rep­u­ta­tion and a Miche­lin star (the restau­rant world’s answer to an Os­car) to his name. Nkosi­nathi Ma­phu­mulo has over­come a slew of chal­lenges to be­come a leg­end in the world of Djing. His achieve­ments in­clude nu­mer­ous lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional awards, two chart-top­ping al­bums, col­lab­o­ra­tions with the likes of Ali­cia Keys, and spin­ning for Diddy and Gio­vanna Battaglia En­gel­bert. Plus, in­cred­i­ble style!

Wayde van Niek­erk

As tri­umphant tales go, it’s hard to beat the one about a pre­ma­ture baby given 24 hours to live to the one who went on to break Olympic sprinter Michael John­son’s 400m world record from 1999 at the 2016 Olympics.

Cassper Ny­ovest

A high school drop-out at 16, award-win­ning mu­si­cian at 27, Cassper Ny­ovest has three al­bums and over 10 awards un­der his gleam­ing belt. And, in ad­di­tion to be­ing the open­ing act for hip-hop giants like Nas and Ken­drick La­mar, he set new stan­dards last year when his own show filled Joburg’s FNB Sta­dium – a first for both SA and African hip-hop.

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know that com­fort is cru­cial to look­ing cool.

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wrap things up with strik­ing ac­ces­sories.

Su­per­model Candice Swanepoel has cov­ered Ja­panese, Ital­ian and Span­ish Vogue, and strad­dled the chic di­vide from the likes of Prada and Chanel to Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret. Her lat­est ven­ture: Tropic of C, her own swimwear range. Best known for her role as Lolly in Isidingo, Kim En­gel­brecht now lives in Los An­ge­les, where she plays the role of the vil­lain­ous Mar­l­ize Devoe in The Flash. Capeto­nian Les­ley-ann Brandt got her act­ing break in the New Zealand se­ries Diplo­matic Im­mu­nity. Look out for her now as Mazi­keen in the Amer­i­can su­per­nat­u­ral se­ries Lu­cifer. If ever there was a sto­ried role, it’s the role of Car­men, the ir­re­sistible and fiery cig­a­rette fac­tory worker who plunges into a doomed love af­fair. First re­lated in the form of a novella, the dra­matic tale went on to be­come an adored Georges Bizet opera and, in turn, went on to inspire an amaz­ing 22 movies, in­clud­ing SA’S U-car­men ekhayelit­sha.

The bal­let ver­sion has also be­come le­gendary – in the years since its 1875 Paris opera de­but, the bal­let ver­sion has been per­formed lit­er­ally thou­sands of times with great dancers, in­clud­ing Zizi Jean­maire, Alessan­dra Ferri and Diana Vish­neva play­ing the lead role.

Now, Shan­non Glover, the 32-yearold Joburg Bal­let prin­ci­pal dancer, is step­ping into the shoes of the Span­ish femme fatale in Veron­ica Paeper’s restag­ing for the com­pany. “I’ve al­ways wanted to play this part,” says Shan­non.

“The bal­let is so in­tense, with its story of raw pas­sion, love and be­trayal, and I’ve al­ways been in­trigued by Car­men’s feisti­ness. It’s also been fun to play around with my sexy side, as you have to be com­fort­able with your own body and sex­u­al­ity, as well as re­ally strong, to play Car­men.”

See Joburg Bal­let’s Car­men at the Joburg The­atre from 6-15 April.

2016 In Qui­te­ria & Ge­orge at the MTV MAMA Awards. 2017 In Qui­te­ria & Ge­orge at the Dur­ban July.

2017 In Qui­te­ria & Ge­orge at the Most Awards 2017. 2017 In Qui­te­ria & Ge­orge at the Prince of Wales Cup.

2017 In Qui­te­ria & Ge­orge at the TEA Awards.

2017 In Qui­te­ria & Ge­orge at Thando Tha­bethe’s Ciroc launch.

2017 In Qui­te­ria & Ge­orge at the SA Style Awards.

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