Behind the scenes with singer-songwriter Leanne Dlamini

Award-winning singer, LeAnne Dlamini and her eight-month-old daughter, Zaya Rose recently spent a day in our studios, shooting our beautiful August cover. Here are some of our favourite Behind the Scenes snaps of the day:

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Little Zaya Rose takes a nap before the hard work begins.

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I’m awake! Let the games begin.

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Make-up artist, Tamzin Reynolds gets LeAnne camera ready!

Some mom and daughter bonding time

Mom and daughter have a special moment together.

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Aren’t they gorgeous?

Photographer Cyndy Ellis in action

Photographer Cindy Ellis gets down and dirty to get the perfect shot.

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Okay, time for a break!

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We just love Zaya Rose’s outfit in this photo!

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Picture perfect!

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It’s a wrap!

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Get your August issue on shelves from Monday, 21 July!

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10 of our favourite gender reveal cakes

Are you planning to have a gender reveal party? We scoured Pinterest for some inspiration and rounded-up 10 of our favourite  cakes to announce whether you’re having a boy or a girl!

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Bird cake

 

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Pink or blue we love you

 

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Get the July cover star’s look!

Model mom, Hazel Joubert and her gorgeous son, Josh are our July cover stars! Stylist Robynn Farrell shows us how to create their cover look.

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Robynn says  she chose two of the hottest colours of the season – navy and orange – for Hazel and Josh. For Josh, she started with one of her favourite brands, Cotton On: “Their range is fun and always on point for a future fashionista! My favourite look for Josh was a navy and orange check shirt, paired with the tiniest pair of skinny jeans you’ve ever seen and a pair of retro sneakers.”

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For his second look, Robynn selected a light-grey hooded jersey, a fine-striped T-shirt and white and navy printed leggings. She went tonal for his third look: A light grey printed tee worn underneath a grey shirt and light grey washed jeans.

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Robynn created an effortless seasonal look for Hazel, focusing on soft, feminine silhouettes which are comfortable and functional for a mom, whilst still  on trend. A navy wrap dress was given some bling with orange and gold accessories from Lovisa, while a white chiffon shirt from Poetry, teamed with high-waisted jeans from Cotton On and an Accessorize pendant made for a romantic look. Finally, Poetry’s teal winter knit was teamed with a black midi skirt from Country Road (“a must have for this season”) and more jewellery from Lovisa. “When shopping and styling, I try to look for key pieces that are not only trendy, but  versatile too. It’s important to look for quality items which can be worn in many different ways, for more than one season.”

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To complement Hazel’s style, make-up artist Amber Caplan created a look that was natural and warm – perfect for winter. A skin illuminator was used under Hazel’s foundation to add a healthy glow to her skin. Next, a warm matte eyeshadow was applied to create a natural contour on the eye. “I added a few individual lashes on the corner of each eye to give some emphasis for the camera, then finished the look with a nude lipstick with a pink tone.”

Read Hazel and Josh’s story in our July issue, on shelves now!

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Father’s Day Cards

Make Father’s Day extra special for Dad with one of these cute Father’s Day cards. The kids can colour them in and write a special message inside.

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20 Owl themed birthday cakes we love

If you are planning a fantasy forest or owl themed birthday party for your little one, you’ll love these cakes! We rounded-up 20 of our favourite owl themed birthday cakes from Pinterest. (We know – how did we only manage to pick 20?) 🙂

Which one is your favourite? We love number 9, 10 and 14!

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Behind the Scenes at the June Farm Yard Winter Warmers Fashion Shoot

Have you seen the beautiful winter kiddies fashion spread in our June issue? Here’s a peek at what happened behind the scenes.

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Nomnom – it’s delicious. Come a little closer for a taste. We just love this photograph!

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Is it time for another wardrobe change yet?

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The horses are much more important than a shoe change!

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Snack time!

Let's go for a tractor ride

Let’s go for a tractor ride!

Ok, pose with the horsy

When is it my turn for hair and make-up?

Get ready to strike a pose

Say cheese!

Check out the beautiful final photos in our June issue, on shelves now!

 

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Behind the scenes with Singer Loyiso Bala

Multi-award-winning R&B turned gospel singer, Loyiso Bala and his family recently spend a day in our studio shooting our beautiful exclusive Father’s Day cover for our June issue. Here are some of our favourite ‘Behind the scenes snaps of the day’.

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Jennifer makes sure her daughter is camera ready:-) She is sooo adorable!

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We just adore those cute pink shoes!

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Peek-a-boo I see you!

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Kenzie gets ready for the cameras!

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Mommy Jennifer and Kenzie enjoys a special moment.

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Dad and Kenzie getting ready for the cameras.

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What a special moment between father and daughter. She doesn’t look very happy though:-)

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Say Cheese!

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Mommy, what’s that black ball of fur?

Click here for the Behind the Scenes Video of the shoot.

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Get your June issue on shelves from Monday 19 May!

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3 Reasons why we loved The Winter Sculpture Fair

Tucked away in the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng lies a hidden gem – the Nirox Sculpture Park – home to nearly 100 sculptures by more than 50 contemporary artists.

Stuck in the city all week one often forgets how beautiful it is on the outskirts of Jozi. So, needless to say we were very excited to leave the city behind and venture into the ‘Jozi Countryside’ for the Winter Sculpture Fair on Sunday. I’m not sure what we expected to find there – perhaps a couple of sculptures in a room you can browse through in about 20 minutes and be on your way again, but how wrong I was.

It was one of the best Jozi day outings I’ve been on in a while – and the kids in attendance seemed to love every minute of it too.

We loved it so much, we rounded-up three reasons why you should take your family there next year:

1. The sculptures are really interesting. They’re scattered all along the pretty grass paths with a beautiful view. Even the kids won’t mind taking a peek at them.

Artist: Johannes Maswanganyi       Sculpture name: Desmond Tutu

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Artist: Jop Kunneke  Sculpture name: Nothing but a Hound Dog

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Artist: Pat Mautloa Sculpture name: Horse, 2011

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2. It’s a great day out with your family plus there’s a marketplace that showcased some of Franschhoek’s finest food and wine producers. We loved the Chakalaka burger, not to mention the chocolate dipped strawberries and nougat! We were in heaven. You can even take your own chairs and a blanket with and set up a nice picnic spot under the trees next to the pond.

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3. The view is beautiful! And there is plenty of space on the vast green lawns for the kids to run around and play.

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We hope to see you there next year! We’ll keep you updated with the details!

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Mother’s Day Card Printables

Instead of buying a Mother’s Day Card this year, why not help the kids make their own special card for mom? They’ll have so much fun colouring the below cards and it will be so much more special than a store-bought card.

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Five of our favourite quotes about Mother’s

With Mother’s Day being less than a week away, we wanted to share some of our favourite quotes about motherhood with you to celebrate all the fabulous moms out there!

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