Nicole Scherzinger is On The Rocks in her new video

Nicole Scherzinger is gearing up to release her new album. The first single off the new record is called Your Love. It has been viewed over 20million times and the uptempo, pop number has charted relatively well globally. Now the new single is out and the video sees the former Pussycat Dolls lead bearing her soul in the video. It’s a powerful track and one that she hopes will inspire. I say this because I’ve just wrapped up an interview with the star, who is out in South Africa to headline ANN 7’s South African of The Year awards tonight. I’ll have more on that interview in the new week – we chatted music, her visit to the country and more. Time well spent with a wise, warm and forthcoming Scherzinger. More to follow, but for now check out the video below:

Test driving the #FordKuga

The good folks at Ford South Africa offered me the opportunity to test drive the latest Ford Kuga for a week. I took delivery on Monday and let me tell you this car is but awesome. I’m not going to even attempt to be all technical and car junky like, because you’ll know straight away that I have no clue. What I can tell and share with you is my experience of driving the car; what some of my observations are from a lifestyle and simple member of the public perspective. I’m also interested to see what other people say, especially since so many people have turned their heads or “oohed and aahed” when I’ve show them my temporary new best friend 😉

Yesterday after my show, I met a chap by the name of Michael at the headquarters. He is the proud owner of a Ford already, but because he’s getting ready to finish off his management studies, he’s looking at an upgrade and the Ford Kuga might just be what he’s after. I shot a short clip of him getting into the car and you can see his reaction below:

One quick observation and the thing I love about the new Fords is that they have the SYNC functionality. It’s very effective, smart and sets them apart from their competitors. I’m just battling to sort mine out in the Kuga. So if there are any experts out there, who are willing to assist, holler! More on my driving experience to follow in the week.

#MBFWJ – Q & A with Fabiani’s Arie Fabian

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg is currently taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre. Some of the country’s top designers have been working around the clock, readying themselves to showcase their latest collections.

I don’t chat about men’s fashion very often, but one line I love is the one from Fabiani. It’s classic, stylish and one that I always look forward to. So I thought in the build up to their new collection, and in my attempt to be more stylish in my wiser years, I’d touch base with Fabiani brand director, Arie Fabian to find out more about what to expect this year:

1. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is just around the corner. You at Fabiani aren’t strangers to fashion week, but it’s always a big deal to showcase your new designs. So how are you and the rest of the team feeling ahead of Saturday?
Fabiani is proud to show our latest Autumn/ Winter collection at the prestigious closing show of AFI Mercedes Benz Johannesburg Fashion Week

2. Your collection is called Modern Dandy. Can you tell us more about what to expect?
This season, Fabiani embraces the Modern Dandy – a carefully curated elegance achieved by blending modern trends with iconic classics. Traditional tailoring and heritage fabrics exude dapper charm whilst contrasting sport inspired street wear evokes an unexpected je ne sais quoi.

3. You mention modern trends with iconic classics. What are some of the trends you’ve picked up and drawn inspiration from?
The Fabiani Italian Man that fuses heritage fashion with sports Luxe styling which gives a classic look the Modern Dandy edge.

4. What do you hope to gain from this new collection?
The customer to shop the ‘Dandy’ look this Winter

5. You’ve been in the industry for a long time and that isn’t always an easy task. What’s the secret to your success?
Passion, Perseverance and most importantly people ( our customers)

6. What four words best describe Fabiani?
Premium, Aspirational, Quality and the Unexpected Pop
image 7. Beyond fashion week, what else does the Fabiani team have in store for 2014?
Opening New Fabiani Sandton City Flagship, Fabiani is coming to Durban and an iconic Summer Collection

8. Winter is upon us. What tips, tricks or must-haves do you have for us?
A classic trench with a bold neon pink trim, a sophisticated velvet slim jacket, a buttery Nappa leather biker jacket, a tweed jacket with elbow patches, and window pane check fashion jackets ensure the perfect piece for every occasion. Pair a blazer or coat with luxurious knitwear and finish with a pair of cotton sateen chinos for a look that exudes nonchalant elegance

9. How do people keep up to date with the latest from Fabiani?
Visit Fabiani stores (Fabiani collection is exclusively sold @ Fabiani stores), Like us on Facebook (Fabiani), follow us on twitter (@Fabianimenswear)