Introducing Vula Malinga
Feb27

Introducing Vula Malinga

We recently stumbled across the soulful vocalist Vula Malinga who’s stirring up some musical waves in the UK after her success recording with Basement Jaxx. She’s an East London girl, as in Hackney luv, London, not the Eastern Cape, but born to South African parents in the States… Kinda pop meets RnB with the potential to do something different, she’s got some serious range on her- with her oodles of talent, we’re hoping she heads for an original sound. We’re hustling an interview with her soon, watch this space. Bit of PR on Vula – you can catch her on Facebook here : If you don’t already know about Miss Vula Malinga, chances are you’ve seen her everywhere and just didn’t realise. With an impressive catalog of work already under her belt with collaborations with UK heavyhitters such as Basement Jaxx and MJ Cole, she has gained respect in the UK music scene as one of the most gifted singer/songwriters on the scene and now after a sell out tour supporting Sam Sparro, Vula has dropped her long awaited E.P. “If You Want It” released under her own label “DivaGeek Records”.  With a new single due out early 2009, Keep your ear to the streets…. Vula Malinga Live on Radio –...

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Durbanites write for us @ Fashion Week
May22

Durbanites write for us @ Fashion Week

We’re always going on about how much of our great artistic talent comes from Durban, the hot spot of creativity. Well prepare yourselves for the 4th MTN Durban Fashion Week that’s set to shine all over the east coast. Represent is looking for hip and happening Fashion fundi’s to cover this years Fashion Week for us. Please email editor@represent.co.za and tell me why it should be you. You’ll need to be able to write in fluent English although we always like a touch of spice, and have your own ditigal camera or a friend that’s a good photographer. Young, energetic and funky MTN Durban Fashion Week, now in its fourth year, is once again set against the backdrop of Durban’s vibrant ambiance, magnificent Indian Ocean coastline and mixture of African, Eastern and Western cultural influences. MTN Durban Fashion Week 2008 is set to be a visual feast, presented by award-winning South African and international designers. Positioned as the cradle of South Africa’s young and emerging talent, MTN Durban Fashion Week 2008 will marry creativity with business, youth with experience and fashion with a cause, to present a truly spectacular and memorable event. Developing and supporting young and emerging talent has always ranked high on the list of priorities for convener and co-owner of MTN Durban Fashion Week, Vanashree Singh. Concurrent with their annual young designer search at top design schools, MTN Durban Fashion Week has embarked on a ground breaking initiative, partnering with the KZN Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism (DACT) to launch an exploratory programme across KZN, whose main aim is to seek, cultivate and nurture would-be designers who have the talent but lack the means to achieve success in the fashion industry. “MTN Durban Fashion Week has always taken the fashion business seriously and intrinsic to the success of any business is investment at a grassroots level. KZN has a wealth of exceptional design talent and our event presents exciting opportunities to showcase to a wide audience. The South African fashion industry is under continuous threat from foreign imports. We believe by investing in young South African talent, we are promoting Proudly South African brands and thereby making a positive impact on South Africa’s emerging fashion talent. Young talent – their creativity and hard work – is the very essence of what makes MTN Durban Fashion Week a success and we are proud of their achievements.” said Vanashree, This was reiterated by Evan Schiff, spokesperson for, African Fashion International (AFI) who are joint owners of MTN Durban Fashion Week, “MTN Durban Fashion Week fulfils a vital role on the local fashion calendar which falls in line...

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Lotto Jeans 2 – Get your jeans for 007 from EARTHQUAKE
Nov24

Lotto Jeans 2 – Get your jeans for 007 from EARTHQUAKE

Many of you will remember that this time last year Represent put together the Lotto Jeans project with the young designers Earthquake. By supporting this project, Representer’s helped Earthquake get some capital together which gave them some money to grow their young business. Good on you good people. And grow they have, taking part in this years Fashion Week and expanding t… heir business substantially. Lots of Representers who bought jeans have become firm friends with our crazy boy from Earthquake, John and many Representers have bought loads of clothes from Earthquake since then. Represent! RIGHT NOW you have the chance to take part in the Lotto Jeans Project 2 which is taking place this year at Earthquake’s “The Fitting” event featuring a fashion show, dj’s, clothes being fitted and made on the spot… And of course you get to hang out with loads of Representers and like-minded people in the beautiful Jozi city. THERE’S ONLY ONE CATCH – to take advantage of this EXCLUSIVE deal, you must be a Represent Subscriber. It’s so easy – simply Subscribe!!! Here’s the scoop: Exclusive to represent, subscribers can take advantage of a second represent Lotto-style project, which will run alongside The Fitting. This year, subscribers are offered 2 pairs of pants/ shorts from a selection of 10 styles (5 denim, 5 canvas/ cargo) for the Represent nice price of R600 (items usually retail for between R350 and R400 each). The range of 10 will be on show at The Fitting, and subscribers can select their two pieces there from the garments on display and will be measured on the night to ensure that they are custom-tailored and made-to-fit. Garments will be ready 5-14 days later, with all Lotto project orders completed before 15th December (we will agree delivery dates with each individual). To take advantage, email eqdesigns@telkomsa.net on or before Wednesday 29th November. You will be sent a confirmation of order form and bank deposit details for advance payment. Represent subscribers taking advantage of the Lotto project will receive free entry into the event (otherwise R40 – R20 if you’re wearing earthquake) which includes a fashion show, earthquake store, great djs and good vibrations. COME ON PEOPLE – REPRESENT! ========================================= The Boys from Earthquake are having a major sale this Saturday at Carfax from 10 – 5. BE THERE. If you’re a Represent subscriber we have a major exclusive – two pairs of tailor-made jeans for R600… remember to take cash with you…. they don’t deal in credit. See below for the detail. If you haven’t heard about the designer boys from EARTHQUAKE then you need to get down to their...

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SA creatives clean up the Young Guns!!!
Nov16

SA creatives clean up the Young Guns!!!

elelelelelele (Sound of Editorista ululating) Congratulations to our creatives for proving yet again that South African advertising is at the top of it’s game and that our local talent is outstanding. Two of our entries got special mention and awards – click here for all the results: “The first ever Jury Chairman’s Choice Award goes to “Po… wer” in Outdoor Supersites and Spectaculars created by Brad Reilly and Jonathan Santana of Net#Work BBDO, South Africa for NedBank. A billboard with solar power panels generating electricity to power the local primary school as part of the idea. The jury also requested a special mention be made of the Gold Bullet in Direct Mail (Public & Community Service) ‘Pirated DVD’ by Darren Borrino, Jason Kempen & Johnathan Smith of TBWAHuntLascaris, South Africa. This idea was in contention for YoungGun of the Year Award and caused much deliberation.” 1st = Matt Devine The Glue Society/Host Australia 1st = Luke Crethar The Glue Society/Host Australia 3rd = Matthew Brink Lowe Bull Johannesburg South Africa 3rd = Adam Livesey Lowe Bull Johannesburg South Africa 5th Leo Premutico Saatchi & Saatchi USA 6th = Karen Maurice-O’Leary TBWAWhybin New Zealand 6th = Verity Butt TBWAWhybin New Zealand 6th = Kelly Putter Ogilvy Singapore Singapore 9th = Edouard Perarnaud DDB Paris France 9th = Martin Darfeuille DDB Paris France 9th = Menno Kluin Saatchi & Saatchi USA 9th = Stacey Lee Saatchi & Saatchi NZ New Zealand 9th = Rosita Rawnsley-Mason Saatchi & Saatchi NZ New Zealand 14th = Brad Reilly Net#Work BBDO South Africa 14th = Jonathan Santana Net#Work BBDO South Africa 14th = Gustavo Sousa Mother UK 14th = Augusto Sola Mother UK 14th = Vince Lagana Saatchi & Saatchi Australia 19th = Ariel Serkin Y & R Buenos Aires Argentina 19th = Camilla & Nina Saatchi & Saatchi Norway 19th = Darren Borrino TBWAHUNTLASCARIS South Africa 19th = Jason Kempen TBWAHUNTLASCARIS South Africa 19th = Johnathan Smith TBWAHUNTLASCARIS South Africa 19th = Francis Tan Kinetic Interactive Singapore 19th = Francisco Cassis Vitruvio Leo Burnett Spain 19th = Icaro Doria Saatchi & Saatchi USA 19th = Jonathan Yuen Jonathan Yuen Singapore 19th = Marianne Harvey McCann Erickson Brisbane Australia 19th = O.R. Radhakrishnan Mudra Communications India 19th = Simone Brandse Lowe Hunt Australia 19th = Michael Canning Lowe Hunt Australia 1st Saatchi & Saatchi USA 2nd The Glue Society Australia 3rd Lowe Bull Johannesburg South Africa 4th Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand 5th DDB Paris France 6th Mother UK 7th Ogilvy & Mather Singapore 8th = Ogilvy & Mather India 8th = Saatchi & Saatchi Australia 8th = TBWA Whybin New Zealand 11th Net#Work BBDO...

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Designers – Win a Vespa!
Nov13

Designers – Win a Vespa!

The South African Vespa site is well worth a visit – Vespa’s current campaign and website get a big thumbs up from Represent – and you know we fussy like that. Have you seen the billboards around town “Pay to use the road” and “4 wheels pay. 2 wheels don’t” “Road Tax coming” – well they’re all part of Vespa’s latest campaign – they’re asking peeps to sign a petition against the forthcoming roa… d tax bill to be put before parliament. Go online and download your form! But if you’d rather not focus on politics and get a little creative, enter the ArtVespa competition before the 31 November – it’s super simple, all you have to do make a Vespa look funky with your very own style. You can download a photo of a Vespa from the site and photoshop it and send it back for your chance to win – tres simple!! Check it out here. Good Luck!...

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