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Five essentials for the post-modern man

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The season of warmth, joy and good cheer is here. While everyone is under pressure trying to figure out how and where to celebrate festive season, Fashion Boulevard has one major idea for the post-modern man. Celebrate the art of manliness this December by gifting yourself with essentials you have been overlooking all year. 

Being a man, especially if you are in your twenties and thirties, looking good is absolutely everything and here we are going to explore some essentials needed to make an impression that will help score you a date this season; or even better, enhance your confidence.

When men have a goal of looking good and dressing better, they look up at all latest trends and they end up looking messy because they assume every piece of clothing in their body needs to stand out. That is wrong. Not every item in your outfit needs to grab attention. The secret is playing with the details. A well put-together look will leave different impressions with an amalgamation of super-versatile essentials. Here are the supporting pieces to help keep your clothes anchored.

1. Wrist Watches
A stylish, luxury wrist watch will make you feel good any day. Of course not every man can afford Rolex or omega watches, but funky and sleek does not need to be expensive. There are thousands of outlets with super sleek and affordable stylish watches that’ll noticeably add pep to your appearance. A wrist watch is more than a time-keeper; it is a symbol of style and class.
2. Belts
Accentuate your look with a polished belt that will ultimately bring your outfit together. In addition to creating a demarcation line between your legs and body, belts provide a highlight to a coordinated outfit and they demonstrate who you are as man. Go for a varied collection and make your own statement.
3. Sunglasses
A perfect pair of sunglasses is an integral part of every modern man’s wardrobe. They come in different styles and shapes. Sunglasses are not meant only for protection from the sun. They define a face and make you look cool and relevant.
4. Bags
Trendy and manly bags are what every man should have in their wardrobes. These include travel bags, gym bags and gadget bags. There is no point in using a gym bag for travel. That is too disrespectful to the bag itself.
5. Colognes
Colognes help in boosting a man’s confidence. Women also appreciate men who smell good. For a sensational experience, you must have different colognes for specific occasions. As a rule, people should only be able to smell you when they step inside your own personal “scent circle”, which is about arm’s length. In short, know your limit when applying cologne. A little makes you sexier, more confident. A lot makes you appear loud.

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Three vie for Miss Botswana 2018 crown

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A press release from the organisers states that general public public voting through sms line from 10am Tuesday 18 September – 10 am Friday 21 September 2018 (25%). Apparently creative Industry and Past Miss Botswana Queens Representatives at the boot camp (25%), Panel of judges at the event (25%) and attendants at the event through an app (25%).

The organisers stated through a press release that Miss Botswana rebranding, relaunching, crowning night will strictly by invitation and corporate hosting, adding that very limited tickets at P1500 will still be available from countrywide webticket offices.

The pageant will apparently be broadcast on television. Development Advance Institute (DAI), represented by Benjamin Raletsatsi, was subcontracted the license to Miss Botswana 2018 by Botswana Council of Women (BCW), the License Holders for Miss Botswana. DAI presented to BCW a five year plan to restructure BCW and Miss Botswana brands. In terms of Miss Botswana this was necessary to salvage our National Beauty Pageant, which has produced Mpule Kwelagobe (1998 Miss Universe winner) and Emma Warius (1st runner up to 2010 Miss World).

The organisers acknowledged that the pageant has been marred in controversy and noted that their mission is to rebrand and regain trust with all stakeholders and the general public.

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Excitement mounts ahead of inaugural Gabs Book Festival

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It is all systems go for the inaugural Gaborone Book Festival (GBF), which will be held from the 21-22 September 2018 at Maitisong. The two-day book festival will feature panels, talks, readings, conversations, book chats, book launches and book sales all headlined by the featured local and guest authors.

The opening night on Friday evening will feature authors Michael Dingake, Margaret Daymond, Brigitta Zwani and Nsungululi Mbo. Dingake will focus on his biography and there will be readings of selected Bessie Head letters and interpretation by author Daymond. There will also be an authors meet and greet as well as book sales.

The organisers, GBF Trust states that confirmed featured authors are Lauri Kubuitsile, Michael Dingake, Andrew Sesinyi, Ednah Rosen, Modirwa Kekwaletswe, Donald Molosi, Brigitta Zwani, Tomeletso Sereetsi, Thalefang Charles, Monirul Bhuiyan, Nelson Letshwene,  Kgomotso Jongman and Bongani Malunga. From across the continent, the confirmed authors are Lola Shoneyin, Margaret Daymond, Zukiswa Wanner,Victor Kgomoeswana, Esinako Ndabeni, Sihle Mthembu, Niq Mhlongo as well as publisher, Thabiso Mahlape. The organisers say that they wanted to feature authors whose books cover a wide range of themes and topics. The 22 September, which is the main festival day, will kickstart with a writers’ seminar involving all those in the book ecosystem. The seminar will cover issues of marketing and publishing.

According to one of the organisers, Kenanao Phele, an exciting programme will follow this for all, filled with panel discussions, conversations, inspirational book chats, readings and book sales amongst others.

“With the diversity and experience of the authors, the festival touch on varied, in depth topics highlighted by featured authors including culture, music, fiction, travelogues, memoirs, politics, mental health, culinary and cuisine. Furthermore, the festival will also have a fun and exciting space for 100 students from government primary schools, a section made possible by the Orange Foundation,” she says.

She further says that since the beginning of this year, the GBF Trust has been involved in a number of book related activities to get readers in the city and beyond ready for the festival. On the criteria for selecting the authors, she says that the Trust was looking for authors who have been part of GBF platforms in 2018, who have written on important topics/themes that are conversation sparkers, books that have made a mark in Botswana, across the continent, beyond and are some award winning. “Some of our guest authors are celebrated or award winning.

We would also like to feature similar local authors on our platforms to introduce them to more and new readers as well as show them the possibilities that exist for them in the continent and beyond as they interact with the guest authors and publishers.”

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