exclusive on style: "Tips" and "Tricks" from
Corine du Toit - Actress and
SA Best dressed woman 2009
A thank you
- "Firstly, it is a great honour to have
been voted number one on the Best Dressed list and I
want to thank everyone who voted and gave me such a good
start to 2010! Being in the public eye can be very
daunting as one is always subjected to lots of opinion
and criticism. I am sure there are people out there that
think my dress sense stinks, but fortunately for me,
they didn't vote, or didn't vote enough..."
- "For me, style has always been about
wearing outfits that makes me feel beautiful, it doesn't
necessarily have to be trendy - if I feel confident in
it; I have a winner. I believe confidence can sell even
a black refuse bag. Wearing the most beautiful creation
on earth and fidgeting and feeling uncomfortable in it,
does not only do injustice to the dress but it won't
leave anyone breathless in my wake either."
Favourite items of
clothing - "Iíve also come to
trust in those basic, good quality items, wardrobe
planners always go on about... I think they might have a
point. I canít tell you how many times the little black
dresses in my wardrobe have saved the day (or night) or
that pair of well fitting black pants, and donít forget
the high-quality white shirt - nothing looks as fresh
and stylish as this easy-to-throw-on item."
The trick is...
- "I do aim to dress somewhat fashionably
at times and a little trick Iíve discovered...
accessories! And the best part of accessorizing instead
of replacing my entire wardrobe every few months?
Obvious, I know; it hints at being fashion forward
without breaking the bank! I can instantly update any
outfit with a scarf in the latest trendy colour or by
adding catwalk inspired earrings, bracelets, shoes and
handbags to a basic outfit for an immediate update. And
of course, my personal favourite, hats! I love what a
hat can do to an outfit; I can go from French flair to
Sienna Miller grunge with the flick of a wrist!"
- "I donít in any way feel skilled enough
to give advice on style; I have definitely made some
faux pasí in fashion and Iím sure there will still be a
few to come, so if I have to give my opinion; by loving
clothes and having fun with it wonít get you executed
(maybe just scrapped off the list.)"
want to sign off by expressing my gratitude to all our
talented South African designers; you inspire me with
your courage, panache and flair. Thanks to your creative
works of art, I get to reap the benefits and rewards,
and without you, I might have had to wear that black
refuse bag after all!"
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