The well-known Night Of A 1000 Drawings strikes again, two years later and twice as strong. The collaborative venue for this year’s event is the Transvaal Post Office, situated in the heart of Johannesburg, filled with beauty, history and depth – just as the event intends for the wonderful thousands of donated drawings.
On Thursday, 19 November, Johannesburg will once again be wowed by the wonderful participation of artists from all walks of life who have kindly donated an A5 sketch / drawing / photograph / mixed art piece to the cause of Night Of A 1000 Drawings.
The art pieces are sold to the public at a fixed price of R100.00, and all proceeds will go to The Streetlight Schools Project, which is a non-profit initiative aimed at creating affordable primary schools through improved teaching practices, access to technology, cost-effectiveness and modern skill development and the first school is set to start in January of 2016.
Doors open at 18h30 – Food, live music and a cash bar will be available to keep the evening going.
Date: 19th November
Venue: Transvaal Post Office, 20 Solomon Street, Johannesburg
· Dj Lebza – YFM
· Kid Fonque (TBC)
The Runaway Train Cult
Coffee by Cupped
Bar by Molecular Bars
Craft beer by Leaky Tap
Don’t miss out on this unique event – come and support a worthy cause, experience something different and have a good time doing it!
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"O sleep, O gentle sleep,
Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
And steep my sense in forgetfulness?"
It is a known fact that we sleep for almost a third of our lives, so why not do this comfortably and luxuriously.
With this in mind, South African designer, Claudia Moruzzi has created the most luxurious sleepwear just for you. Sleep beautifully in timeless pieces hand-crafted with care and attention to detail. Fabrics woven with natural fibres feel light and comfortable against your skin. Says Claudia, "there is nothing more indulgent than a comfortable night’s sleep."
To help your skin breathe easily, the sleepwear is made from fabrics woven with natural fibres. Inspired by old-world romance, every piece in the range is created with care and attention to detail.
In the daily rush of modern life, it is often easy to neglect the act of truly taking time out for yourself. Simple pleasures such as curling up on the couch with a book, or going to bed with a cup of tea are pushed aside for ‘productive’ pursuits. "I believe that in making leisure and rest time significant and special, we will be making ourselves more effective in our lives as well."
For this reason, she has created well-crafted garments with a focus on comfort, beauty and ease-of-wear, in natural fabric of an exceptional quality. Beautiful, considered design combines whimsy and practicality, while treading lightly on the environment.
About Claudia Moruzzi~
I’m infatuated with sleep and all things related to sleep. When I get home, the first thing I do is kick off my shoes, remove my jewellery and get into something comfy. Preferably something easy, floaty and soft against my skin. There’s nowhere I’d rather be than home relaxing. When it comes down to it, if I had to choose between a swank party and pottering around my home, my home wins hands down.
Sadly, since being a professional loafer is not in the cards for me, I’m determined to get the most out of my leisure time. That means I’ve set myself up with a beautiful bedroom, the best mattress and great linen. When I was looking for sleepwear to complete the picture, I found very little that appealed to me. There was no point getting Egyptian cotton for my bed, only to put synthetic fabrics right against my skin. And sure, you could sleep in a t-shirt, but where’s the fun in that?And so the quest for lovely sleep- and leisure-wear began. Having an interest in fashion history, I always look to gorgeous silhouettes of old sigh wistfully. With this my first range, I wanted to recreate some of those looks that hark back to slower, simpler times. When you had time to brush your hair a hundred strokes and sit by the fire until it burnt low, with a dog snoring at your feet. I want you to wear my sleepwear and immediately feel free and relaxed.
We hope you sleep beautifully.
To check out the fabulous Claudia Moruzzi range of sleepwear, click HERE
South Africa’s unique media personality, TV & Radio presenter Jen Su, will be launching her hot new book “From Z to A-Lister: How To Build Your Personal Brand” in all bookshops across South Africa in November 2015 through Tracey McDonald Publishers.
The book encompasses various methods and angles into navigating the social scene, networking at parties, using social media for optimal engagement, reputation management, handling interviews, Asian graces, looking your best, getting in the celebrity scene, becoming well-respected in the media – and a fresh perspective on how to build, cultivate and maintain your personal brand for life.
In between her tried-and-tested secrets to success, Jen Su adds a sprinkling of her own personal hardship, failures, addiction, eating disorders, and health scares – in her journey from Z to A in six different parts of the world – from America to Asia to Africa.
TV & Radio personality Gareth Cliff, who Jen Su worked with for seven years on 5 FM Mornings, and over a year with him on CliffCentral, writes the Foreword to the book.
About Jen Su
Jen Su is one of SA’s well-known faces on the media scene – as a news anchor for Business Day TV/Sky News “The African Business Report”, presenter on Gareth Cliff Mornings for CliffCentral, and an actress from “Isibaya” and “Jacob’s Cross.” With over 100,000 followers across her social networking platforms, Jen is a highly sought-after corporate emcee, motivational speaker, and personality in the social scene.
The book is due for release in early November so keep an eye out for it.
"Personally, I do not know whether humankind is alone in this vast universe. But I do know that we should cherish our existence on this precious speck of matter... the greatest gift that could be bestowed upon us. For all practical purposes, there is only one planet Earth.”
-Ban Ki Moon
The Miss Earth South Africa Leadership Programme is launching the #BigO2Challenge globally ahead of the United Nations COP21. The #BigO2Challenge was started by current Miss Earth South Africa, the 25-year-old Carla Viktor and 2015 Miss Earth Ambassador Milanie Cilliers during the Semi Finalist stage in the 2015 programme. It was started to encourage individuals, organisations, schools, and the general public to get involved and plant trees. No Tress = No Humans.
Now, Miss Earth South Africa 2015, Carla Viktor, has put out the challenge to Miss Earth Ambassadors around the world to plant a minimum of 21 trees on 9 November 2015, 21 days before COP21, the biggest Climate Change conference to date, the UNFCCC COP21 Paris.
Climate Change will be the biggest challenge we face in our lifetimes, and it’s up to us to realize that we will be the catalysts for change that will push our countries towards a greener tomorrow. Planting a tree might seem like a simple act, but in effect it’s about being part of a global movement to secure a future for the generations to come.
As the challenge launches globally Carla said, “Not only does it combat deforestation, it creates a sense of active participation and raises much needed awareness for this important cause, truly highlighting the fact that it does start with each and every one of us. I’m extremely excited to share this initiative with the Miss Earth ladies from all over the world, and I look forward to seeing how we all join hands to work towards our common goal of saving mother earth.”
Carla will join approximately 100 Miss Earth Ambassadors from around the world for the 2015 Miss Earth event to take place in Vienna, Austria on Saturday 5, December.
Follow the #Big02Challenge on social media @missearth_sa on twitter and instagram and on the Miss Earth South Africa Facebook page. Carla will be planting her 21 trees at a school in Johannesburg on Monday 9, November.
Angela spent many years living between Asia and Africa which enabled her to blend design styles from different cultures. Her pieces challenge the conventional and create new and exciting forms that represent the essence of life.
The collection focused on designing unique kinds of jewellery, incorporating diamonds, pearls and precious gem stones with platinum and gold.
Since then, Angela has participated in various International Jewellery Exhibitions, Anglo Gold Ashanti jewellery design competitions award winner in 2014 and has been featured on CCTV, China review news, Cliff Central, SA Wedding Magazine Cheek 2 cheeks magazines, as well as Sandton Magazine.
We love the contemporary work that Angela designs with the most beautifully crafted pieces made from all kind of wonderful materials in clouding shells. These were a huge hit at SA fashion week this October where they were modelled with gorgeous attire from clothing designer House of Ole.
Take a look at short video showcasing some of the fabulous pieces HERE
Apart from the contemporary collection, Impilo has a magnificent range of everyday jewellery for every taste from from eye catching white gold earrings to rings and pendants set with diamonds, sapphires, ruby and emeralds. Our favourite is the delicate pair of white gold earrings with green amethysts.
To view the collection and for more information about Impilo Collection, click HERE
Angela has a fantastic giveaway for Full HD Extra readers who can get their hands on one of three gift vouchers for a discount on their choice of piece with a 20%, 30% or 40% voucher up for grabs. Enter below by answering this simple question...who did Angela recently work with at SA Fashion Week?
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