The Shipping News

by / Wednesday, 01 August 2012 / Published in Uncategorized

This month’s highlights include charitable work, efforts to deter the impact of shipping routes and Fashion Week. One half of this post is about a serious issue that always needs attention and will ensure the future generations will have a better tomorrow. The other half is about charity.

Carrol Boyes has joined forces with the WWF’s Rhino Conservation Work. This campaign has been running for nearly two decades and strives to increase and conserve both the white and black rhino populations. The alarming increase of rhino poaching has spearheaded greater efforts to ensure this iconic African animal doesn’t go extinct. Carrol Boyes is helping the effort with these stylish business card holders. With every purchase of these products, 25% of the proceeds will be allocated to the WWF and their rhino conservation fund.

Also in the spirit of goodwill, the UN is also making tracks to help improve the lives of animals. Since 2010, there have been moves to re-route the traffic of shipping courses to prevent the unnecessary deaths of whales and to track their locations alongside the US’s west coast. The Santa Barbara Channel, the Los Angeles/Long Beach and San Francisco routes will all be remapped to avoid fatal collisions with migrating whales. This move has been approved by the UN’s International Maritime Organisation and they will be working on federal adoption of these laws later this year.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week recently took Cape Town by storm. Among the many designers showing off their Spring/Summer collections were two of InHouse Crown’s clients. Luxury menswear label Fabiani showed why
they are still the go-to store for South Africa’s most stylish men. Among the highlights were the double-breasted suits, the tailored chinos on an array of warm, earth tones and the utterly stylish combination of grey and blue.

Also representing was Stefania Morland. The mother-daughter design team can always be relied upon to supply feminine frills and dynamic craftsmanship. The collection was a largely nude palette with pops of colour thrown in along with dropped-waists, feathers and pussy-bows. Models strutted down the runway accompanied by the 60-piece Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Ending off the collection was a fairytale bridal dress, complete with dramatic hairstyle fit for a princess.

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