The It List: November '09

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Lots of slops
If you're a fan of supermodel Gisele Bundchen's sandals, you'll be glad to know Woolies has them in again this year. This time round, however, they've got six different styles to choose from! The collection is called 'Colours of the Sea' and draws its inspiration from the ocean. Prices range from R180 to R299. Another sandal making waves is the FitFlop – this month sees the launch of the FitFlop WalkStar III, R699. Available in a range of colours, it features an ultra-comfy soft microfiber lining. Naturally, like the original, it also boasts multi-density micro-wobbleboard technology to help tone your legs and butt as you walk. If they're good enough for celebs like Sylvester Stallone, Madonna and Angelina Jolie, they're good enough for us! To locate your nearest stockist, call (021) 510 7608.   

Pencil it in your 'style diary'...
Flat iron freaks, take note - the ghd Style Lounge parties are back, coming to secret locations in Durbs, Jozi and Cape Town! Entry is by invitation only and to stand a chance of bagging one (for you as well as four of your friends), simply visit www.ghdstylediary.co.za. If you make the guest list, you'll get to spend a night indulging on champers and decadent treats while a team of dedicated stylists use ghd products and tools as well as Benefit cosmetics to make you look impossibly glam. Then, once you're all made up, you'll get led to a specially decorated backdrop where you'll be able to take a few snaps to make it a night you'll never forget. Wee!   

Got milk?
Everyone's favourite flavoured milk, Steri Stumpi, have gotten kinda cool of late. First off, they added two new flavours – Marshmallow and Raspberry. Then they collaborated with Levi Strauss and nine of SA's hottest graphic designers to create nine different limited edition T-shirts to represent each yummalicious flavour! Want to get your hands on a T? There's only one way to go about it: buy a Steri Stumpi, find the unique code on the pack and use it to enter their online competition. To view the shirts, enter the draw and find out more information, pay a visit to www.steristumpie.com.

Etincelle Paris
French boutique chain, Etincelle Paris, have just received their summer stock – and it's just as sexy as it is sophisticated! Think white and grey V-neck button up cardigans; blouses boasting bold n' beautiful prints and dresses that shimmer and shine in a cascades of so-this-season sequins. The store also carries a wide range of J & Company jeans, a cult denim brand spotted on celebs like Fergie, Miley Cyrus, Katherine Heigl and Cameron Diaz. To view the goods for yourself, pop into any of their stores at the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town or the Melrose Arch in Jozi. Alternatively, you can shop online right now at www.etincelle.co.za.      

Beauty spots
Heard about Yemaya? It's a hot new holistic spa and hair salon in Mouille Point, Cape Town where you can get your hair done, enjoy a traditional spa treatment (think facials, massages, manis...) and indulge in one of their slightly more esoteric treatments! (Would you fancy a Tarot Reading and Channelling, R400, with that tint?)  They also have a Lightsheer laser for hair removal and offer a cellulite and toxin-zapping Bellabaci massage. Pay them a visit at www.yemaya.co.za

Another fab new beauty hot spot is the Jane Iredale The Skin Care Makeup flagship store in Piazza da Luz, Sea Point. Here you'll be able to shop for all things Jane Iredale and get free skin care and makeup consultations from qualified makeup artists. For more information regarding the environmentally conscientious brand, visit www.janeiredale.com or contact the store itself on (021) 433 1881.

Cool kaftans
Animal print and cool-looking kaftans are two of summer's hottest trends – and Habits, one of Cape Town's best loved boutiques, has been smart enough to combine the two! Just take a look at this zexy zebra-print affair that floated down the catwalk, impressing guests at their Spring/Summer 09 fashion show late last month. To get your own super-stylish Habits kaftan, (R1 299), also available in plain black and an assortment of summery brights, pop into the store or simply visit them online at www.habits.co.za.  

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