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Flawless by Gabrielle Union in a white bodycon dress and the thickness of my thighs

Flawless by Gabrielle Union in a white bodycon dress and the thickness of my thighs

I got invited to the Flawless by Gabrielle Union Launch in Johannesburg, so I went shopping before reading about the theme. There I was buying colourful dresses at Foschini to realise hours later that the theme is Champagne, Baby blue and White.  I scrambled to find something to wear. I had to have my outfit before going to work because I knew I would not find time to go back home to change. I would have been late. I found this white bodycon dress in my closet and kept it moving. The white bodycon dress is from YDE, but I bought it a couple of years ago, so I’m sure it’s out of stock, but if you want similar-looking dresses, you can find them HERE and Here.

For as long as I can remember, wearing white has always been daunting. I don’t particularly appreciate wearing white because when or if it gets dirty, it becomes so visible. When I was invited to the Nhlanhla Nciza 40th Birthday party in Johannesburg a couple of years ago, the theme was white. My sister was invited, and I was a plus one. I remember being so happy I got to wear this cute white bodycon dress and be close to the megastar.  On this beautiful occasion, I also remember a waiter spilling red curry on my gorgeous white bodycon dress. I was so embarrassed that I abruptly said bye to Yami and left. There was no way I would stay at that party with the yellow-red curry stain on my white bodycon dress.

Self-Love and the thick thighs that save lives

It’s that time again when we talk about my thighs, Africaness, and hair. And that time of the year is anytime I see the sassiness of my body made remarkable by the thickness of my thighs, the roots on my hair, the strength of my arms but most importantly, the power of believing that yes, I am the girl I think I am. It’s easy to get lost in what the media preaches and forget who we are. But the Flawless by Gabrielle Union event brought back fond memories of self-love. It is essential to connect deeply with every inch of your body at every turn of the pages that are your life. While this is a note to self, it is also a gentle reminder to see your hair, body, and thick thighs save lives and feel deep affection and appreciation for them. Because the reality is that if you do not like any parts of your body, you are not getting a new body part, so get cosy with yourself.

I have loved seeing women embrace their bodies over the past couple of years ans how there has been a mental shift from envy to self-love, from disgust to acceptance, and from treating body and hair poorly to embracing every inch of how we are created.

Flawless by Gabrielle Union is Inspired by African beauty and celebrates style versatility. The brand launched in South Africa in October 2022 and will be available exclusively at selected Clicks stores nationally and online. Whether curly or wavy, the collection offers a vast range of products for different types of natural hair to promote a healthy head of hair – no matter how you prefer wearing it.  

Flawless by Gabrielle Union is a Black-Owned business created by celebrity and natural hair activist Gabrielle Union, along with long-time friend and celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, whose successful career has included creating iconic looks for Hollywood’s elite while also educating the everyday woman about achieving her healthy hair goals. Clicks are very excited to welcome the Flawless collection to their shelves.  As a leading haircare destination, they are committed to bringing customers the broadest range of haircare brands to give them even more choices: Brand Executive, Phathiswa Sefatsa.

Empowering women of colour across the globe to unapologetically embrace the beauty and magic of their melanin, Gabrielle Union initially launched Flawless in the United States in 2017 while privately undergoing IVF therapy but suffered from severe hair loss – an unfortunate side effect of the treatment that countless women endure. During this time, this dynamic duo worked tirelessly to identify the best options for restoring her hair to health and leveraged moments from this experience as inspiration to relaunch the Flawless by Gabrielle Union collection with improved ingredients and more options.

Is Flawless by Gabrielle Union also suitable for wigs?

“I’m proud of this collection because we were intentional about crafting a versatile line to provide solutions for all style choices,” said Larry Sims. “From curls and waves to heat styles, braids, wigs and weaves, there is a Flawless product to support your hair’s need for brilliance, health and beauty.”

No matter the texture or style, your crown is Flawless. What do South Africans have to look forward to once the Flawless by Gabrielle Union collection hits shelves nationwide? The collection offers affordable solutions ranging from hydrating to repairing to defining, heat protection and scalp care.


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