Category Archives: TenaciousM Fashion & Make-Up

African Inspired Fashion by Afrodapp


I am thrilled to share these African inspired fashions by Afrodapp. Mixing the textiles works so well and I’m a fan already!! Do check them out #fashionfriendsofTenaciousM.







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New York Fashion Week and the Project Runway Finale Show


Words cannot express how excited I was to get in to see this show.  Great big fun meeting all the designers!!

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NYFW- The Mimi Plange Show


Mimi Plange is an architect turned fashion designer. These fashions represent her 5th year collection.

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Chocolate Honey Almond Tarts


Try this easy, chilled chocolate tart for a sweet finish to any meal!

Chocolate Honey Almond Tarts

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 2


3 whole(s) (6 squares) chocolate graham crackers (see Tips & Techniques)
1 tablespoon(s) slivered almonds
2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing pans
1/2 cup(s) heavy cream
1 tablespoon(s) honey
1 cup(s) (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Almond Crunch Brittle


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom and sides of two 4-inch-diameter round or heart-shaped springform pans. Process graham crackers and almonds in a food processor until the mixture forms fine crumbs. Add butter; pulse until incorporated. Press into bottoms of prepared pans. Bake 10 minutes, until crusts are set; let cool on a wire rack.

2. Whisk heavy cream and honey in a 2-cup glass measure until blended; microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes until mixture is simmering. Add chocolate; let stand 1 minute, then stir until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over prepared crusts; smooth tops. Refrigerate at least 3 hours (preferably overnight).

3.Loosen tarts from sides of pans by running a knife around the edges. Remove sides of pans and transfer tarts to dessert plates. Top with pieces of Almond Crunch Brittle and serve.

Larisa MODA Presents The Autumn/Winter 2015


She never fails to impress! As seen on the runway of South Africa Fashion Week 2015, Larisa Terblanche release an amazing collection for the label Larisa MODA! Working with monochrome colours and fitted clothes, the talented designer once again has pushed the boundaries for the label given people a fantastic set of garments for the upcoming winter season.


Balmain Resort 2015 Collection


Absolutely no one inspires my taste in fashion like Balmain. Enjoy a peek at the Balmain Resort 2015 Collection!


Afrikanus by Rui Lopes at Swahili Fashion Week 2014


Despite seeing this collection on many runways, it is always refreshing to see his beautiful print garments again. This time it seems we are being introduced to beautiful white gowns with print bands that are just amazing. Great work… I love Afrikanus and hope you do to.

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Chocolate Caramel Peanut Bomb


I’ve seen a lot of chocolate desserts in my day, but none quite as implosive as this. This magical melting chocolate bombe is an implosion of gooey goodness. Basically, the dessert is a shell of chocolate candy with a delicious treat hidden inside.

Just set the loaded bomb on a plate, pour hot fudge or caramel over the top, and watch the shell melt away into a pile of ooey-gooey goodness. It’s part magic trick, part science experiment, and all parts fabulous holiday dessert idea. Bombs away!


400g (14.11 ounces) dark chocolate (you will have left over, use below) Check your chocolates ingredients if it contains cocoa butter it is real chocolate and must be tempered or will not hold its shape at room temperature. NOTE: If you want tempered chocolate then the easiest thing to do at home is to simply keep the chocolate in temper. You only need to temper chocolate if it is real chocolate. Candy melts and some other melts are not real chocolate and so do not require tempering.

135g (4.76 ounces) dark chocolate
110g (3.88 ounces) milk chocolate
225 ml or 1 cup minus 5 teaspoons of cream (any cream that is around 35% fat is good)
100 ml or 1/3 cup plus 3 teaspoons of whole milk
60g (2.12 ounces) egg yolk (approx 4)
30g (1.06 ounces) sugar

1 cup fine sugar or caster sugar
1/4 cup water
100g (3.53 ounces) unsalted roasted peanuts

Easy Caramel Sauce
75g (2.65 ounces) or 5 tablespoons butter
100 ml or 1/3 cup plus 3 teaspoons of cream
100g (3.53 ounces) or 1/2 cup of brown sugar


Watch how to make this masterpiece in the video below:
Credit: Ann Reardon, “How To Cook That”