Ladies get ready to wear designer as Avon collaborates with internationally-renowned fashion house to offer bespoke fashion products

Ladies get ready to wear designer as I have some exciting news for you! David Tlale a very popular fashion icon on in South Africa has just collaborated with Avon to release and sell 4 iconic key fashion pieces at affordable prices and true to David Tlale quality and african colour and design. Sure to lift and compliment any outfit.

If you have not heard of David Tlale before a brief intro: David Tlale often referred to as the King of Fashion, and South Africa’s Karl Lagerfeld. Renowned for his bold designs, showmanship and penchant for drama. Tlale is a household name in South Africa. In little over 10 years, the talented couturier has gone from a young student — who admittedly didn’t know the first thing about sewing — to one of Africa’s greatest fashion designers. I will let the man speak for himself below:

Discerning Avon customers who have always yearned to adorn themselves with the most coveted designs by David Tlale are in for a treat following the announcement that the world’s fourth biggest beauty company will collaborate with the internationally-acclaimed couturier to launch a selection of items for the fashion-savvy customers.

The announcement of this ground-breaking collaboration was made to the media and celebrities in the fashion industry at a glittering ceremony held in Johannesburg. 

The partnership between Avon and Tlale is the first collaboration of its kind at Avon and in the direct selling business in South Africa. In terms of the partnership, Avon customers will for the first time get an opportunity to directly purchase these sought-after accessories from their Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs or from any of the company’s digital platforms, including the Avon ON app and the Avon Store.

“Avon has a proud and illustrious history of being a company for women that has continuously used the power of beauty to change people’s lives. This partnership with an internationally renowned fashion icon gives us an opportunity to reaffirm our drive to democratize beauty for millions of our customers and to contribute meaningfully to the empowerment of our Beauty Entrepreneurs and the female economy. We are looking forward to continuing to harness our expansive footprint and the power of our brand to make a positive difference in the lives of those we touch,” says Mafahle Mareletse, Managing Director of Avon Justine South Africa.

The items that will be available for purchase in the inaugural collection include a scarf, a tote bag, a sling bag and a pair of sunglasses. Avon’s digital and e-commerce platforms have been enhanced to offer a seamless and pleasant customer experience. By using a digital solution known as Direct Deliveries, customers who opt to purchase online will receive their orders directly from Avon. This platform is available at

“This pioneering partnership is a trailblazer in Avon South Africa and it represents our ongoing efforts to offer our customers cutting-edge products that meet and exceed their expectations. Through this partnership, we are bridging the fashion divide by facilitating access to a range of chic and trendy accessories that our consumers would not ordinarily have access to. This collaboration with the beloved fashion icon gives us an opportunity to support homegrown talent and also gives expression to our quest to provide premium products to our customers without breaking the bank,” adds Mareletse.

“As a fashion house, the David Tlale brand has always sought to break the mold and associate themselves with institutions that have served as benchmarks in the fashion industry. Our partnership with Avon mirrors our aspirations of taking our brand to the next level by leveraging the ubiquity of the Avon brand and the desirability of our offerings. Avon Justine has a single-minded purpose of empowering women, and it is these values that attracted me to join forces with the company. This is a win-win partnership in which our broader base of customers will ultimately benefit,” says Tlale.

The Avon – David Tlale inaugural collection will be available for direct purchase from March 2020.

The pricing for the collection will be officially accessible to customers and Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs through the Avon brochure and digital platforms.

“We are excited to be partnering with Tlale on this venture and we are looking forward to a new chapter where we will provide our customers unmatched and bespoke offerings that are in line with our brand promise of Stand4Her. At Avon, we are unwavering in our quest to empower our Beauty Entrepreneurs and continuously explore ways of enhancing their earning opportunity. We believe that we will meaningfully augment their ability to bolster their revenue – generating capacity by giving them the opportunity to tap into the fashion-conscious and aspirational youth market,” Mareletse concludes.

This exclusive collection is available to purchase online at, or through a local Avon Representative from the 01 March. Early access and orders can be done at to also get your order delivered for free.

Events: Launch of Jen Su’s book from Z to A-lister how to build a personal brand


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When one runs a successful blog it comes with a lot of invites to events as you’ve seen me sharing tweets and pictures if you follow me on social media. I attend on average 5 events a week and while I try to attend each and every event I get invited to it is sometimes impossible. Sometimes I have to attend 2 events in one day and with attending events especially with product launches comes many hours working on blog posts so it is not as glamourous as it may seem in the photos.

Two weeks ago I attended a Jen Su’s book launch party at Stuttafords Sandton city and as always the party was always amazing and the guest list included celebrities and media. I think Jen Su is a name everybody knows but in case you didn’t she’s an extremely talented woman, she is a TV and radio personality and she even spoilt us with a piano and song performance. As Gareth Cliff said “no event is complete without Jen Su there!” and this is absolutely true 70% of the time I will see Jen around an event. Jen arrived in a Ted Baker dress, Louis Vuitton hand bag and her signature Phillip Treacy hat.

Now if you were thinking: “oh this is another celebrity who brought out a book again? Who still reads books?” think again this book is not some celebrity nagging for attention by writing a autobiography about themselves Jen actually said the reason she wrote the book was so she could try to help others by imparting her advice on how to build your own brand, sure it does include her own journey and struggles like her personal hardships, addictions, eating disorder and health scare but she only opened herself up to prove she is human too and it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

I can’t even remember the last time I could bring myself to pick up a book to read as I am always “reading” my phone or computer screen but I could see myself finishing this book as you can actually learn something from it. Think of it as reading something like fifty shades of grey (dare I say) interesting yet still educational? Currently you can find her book at Exclusive books and other leading book stores for R160. Thanks to Jen Su and Stuttafords for the invite and all the other sponsors who made the event so successful and great.