CATEGORIES

The Why, The Which & The Wardrobe

Thanks to these three women, we now know where to shop for squat proof leggings and winter coats, and how to style up a statement neckpiece.

6 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Doctor On Call (literally)

Dr Erin Jones spotted a critical gap in South Africa’s healthcare system early on in the pandemic. So she set about filling it and, in the process, shifted the possibilities for medical care in this country.

8 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Burnout Is On The Rise How Do We Deal With It?

Chronic stress is linked to leading causes of death, including heart disease and suicide, and cases of burnout are rising with frightening speed. It’s time to unpack this misunderstood, stigmatised and life-threatening mental-health pandemic.

9 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Bored & Tired? How To Reboot Your Relationship Post-Lockdown

A year stuck on the sofa together has caused irritations to fester and sex lives to suffer. Psycho­ therapist jean­claude chalmet gives expert advice for (fed­up) couples.

8 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

10 Money Lessons Covid-19 Taught Me

When you’re locked up, locked in and locked down, you make some important discoveries about what you need to change – and why.

5 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

How To Eat To Lose Weight: The 9 Rules

These are the proven methods for shedding the kilos healthily.

6 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

THE JUDE OBSCURE

What happens when you don a wig to circumnavigate the world on a Honda VFR750? You can’t stop moving. Meet the artist who became addicted to leaving places.

6 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

PLAN A

It wouldn’t be right to call Cuban actress Ana de Armas arising star. She is very much a star already –and we bet she hasn’t peaked yet.

7 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Claire Foy Is Incredibly Funny, Unexpectedly Honest And Utterly Charming

Away from all the pomp and circumstance, Claire Foy is incredibly funny, unexpectedly honest and utterly charming. What can we say – she’s a queen!

8 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

A Light Touch

We’re countering the cold by layering lightweight fabrics and contrasting menswear-inspired pieces with feminine elements.

3 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

Agent (Less) Provocateur

The series I May Destroy You holds up a mirror to issues of sexual consent and recovery from trauma… and to its creator, writer and star Michaela Coel, who has brought a revitalising voice to the entertainment industry.

6 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

10 Money Lessons To Help You On Your Road To Riches

Heed these 10 money lessons from the super wealthy to help you on your road to riches.

6 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

A Long Weekend In The Elgin Valley

About an hour’s drive from Cape Town lies the Elgin Valley, ‘the place you drive through on the way to Hermanus’. It’s worth stopping over, however, as we discovered during a long weekend spent cycling, hiking and tasting wine in the valley…

7 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

Why Dolly Parton Is A Feminist Icon

Dolly may be knocking on 76 but she’s busier than ever – recording, acting and even funding Covid-19 research.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

Shaking Off Misconceptions

Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common age-linked neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, yet few know its symptoms beyond the shakes. The reality is that many sufferers don’t shake – and because they don’t know the other signs, they don’t seek treatment early that may help slow its progress.

9 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

I'll Be There For You (But Maybe Not After 30)

Making friends as an adult is hard because chance meetings with strangers become less frequent, we’re less tolerant, and we lack the time to build shared experiences. Maintaining existing friendships is tricky too – and the pandemic doesn’t help. What’s a girl to do?

10+ mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

From Something Old To Something Newish

The second-hand clothing market is booming. Saving money is a factor, of course, but so is consumers’ desire to shop more ethically and create less waste.

8 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

Do You Have Patriarchy Stress Disorder? (Short answer: YES, you do)

Forget the glass ceiling; the final frontier of women’s liberation lies in our own biology, says Russian-American psychologist Dr Valerie Rein. She believes that ancestral trauma – specifically, thousands of years of patriarchal oppression – has led to trauma adaptations passed down through generations that still imprison us. She calls it patriarchy stress disorder, and this is how it works.

10 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

Morning Ritual, Grounded Life

Many ancient religions have long-established morning rituals. Now, psychologists say, their practice could be key to having a productive day and living a considered life. By making healthy and conscious decisions in those first few moments, you’re setting a positive tone and an intention for the day ahead.

9 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

What Walking 100km Solo Taught Me

I needed to be alone; to shed the frustrations of a demanding life. I wanted to walk my way back to rediscover who I was. So I set off along the Camino...

7 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

How To Kick-Start The New Year!

It’s the perfect (and traditional) time to set some fresh goals, so why not try something slightly unusual? Here are 14 ways to get your new year off to a healthy start.

6 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

Money Mistakes To Avoid At 50+

Here are the top-10 mistakes to avoid after the age of 50 if you want to set yourself up for a comfortable retirement, say Anthea Gardner, author of Make Your Money Work for You, and Simon Brown, co-host of The Fat Wallet Show podcast.

8 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

I Had A Breast Reduction – And Fell Out Of Love With My Body

I loved my boobs when I was a teenager. In fact, I loved my body. I flaunted it in itsy-bitsy bikinis on Clifton Beach and at Sea Point Pavilion. And then I really flaunted it all on Sandy Bay, lying in the sun from nine to five with just baby oil as my ‘sunscreen’.

6 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

YOUR PLACE in the sun. . .

…is mostly beneath a wide-brimmed hat, under an umbrella and with a slather of sunscreen. But not always.

3 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

THE CHALLENGER

In the fight for the leadership of the DA at a time of crisis for that party, the ANC, SA and the world, Mbali Ntuli came out guns blazing. She lost. But the interest she stirred suggests she won’t be in second place for long…

7 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

With Valentine’s Day coming up, why not get yourself a little gift? These two female-led businesses have just the thing, whether you’re in a relationship or flying solo.

7 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

SCENE CHANGE

Sofia Coppola is an award-winning director, a mother, a wife and a warm, funny woman you’d like to have as a friend. Her latest film reunites her with Bill Murray, but this time he’s a father figure. (And no, we still don’t know what he said to Scarlett Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation.)

7 mins read
Fairlady
January/February 2021

Claire Danes Reflects On Her Time As Carrie, Being A Teen Star And Family Life

After nearly a decade of playing the role of CIA agent Carrie Mathison, Homeland star Claire Danes bid farewell to both the character and the Emmy Award-winning show when it wrapped earlier this year. She reflects on her time as Carrie, being a teen star and family life.

5 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2020

A Journey To The Past

Travelling is a wonderful way to make new memories – but on one unusual trip, I went in search of old memories instead, seeking the longfaded footprints of somebody who had changed my life.

3 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2020

‘Because Of Lock-Down, I ...

Given the choice, many of us would probably have given 2020 a Miss Entirely – but for these six women, lockdown had an unexpectedly positive outcome.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2020