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Minnette Oliver • We Wear What

August 18, 2019
Minnette Oliver • We Wear What

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak • Rachel Zoe Meet Minnette Oliver. Entrepreneur. Stylist. Designer. Influencer. Mastermind and creator of the uber popular fashion and style Facebook page, Instagram profile, blog and online shop – We Wear What. Minnette not only built a massively influential following on Social Media, but has translated her social privy into a hugely successful brand collaboration by making her design debut for trend-setting local active wear label SweatGear. Here’s a very special peek into the mind of Minnette – hands-down one of the most stylish women in Bloemfontein (and…

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Jadie Herbst • Jadie Professionals

August 11, 2019
Jadie Herbst • Jadie Professionals

Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else • Judy Garland Meet Jadie Herbst. Passionate, ambitious, ridiculously talented and unapologetically herself. Jadie is the stylist that has turned the Bloemfontein hairdressing scene on it’s head. Part of the Millennial generation of innovators and trendsetters, Jadie was one of the first local hairstylists to utilise her social media presence like an absolute pro. She’s is a Wella Colour Master Expert, a GHD Brand Warrior and is considered to be one of the very best Blonde and Balayage specialists in the country. In fact, Jadie is SO…

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Style

Street Style • The K-Way Puffer and Smart Tees

July 30, 2019
Smart Team Street Style • The K-Way Puffer and Smart Tees

Introducing the custom OFS K-Way Puffer and Smart Tees collection for 2019. It’s no secret. The Smart Team LOVES our brand. Smart, sassy and stylish. We live it. We breathe it… And we most certainly WEAR it. We believe our brand is not just what we do, but HOW we do it and WHO we are. That’s why, every year, we celebrate SMART by designing a custom Smart Team Street Style collection. Our very own gear that we, the Smartguys and Smartgirls of OFS, get to wear PROUDLY to work (and beyond 🙂) It’s a bit like wearing our hearts on our sleeve,…

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Brainy Business

7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

July 15, 2019
7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

The best Instagram Stories hacks are usually top secret. Brands and businesses like to keep their tips and tricks to creating awesome stories posts under wraps – but we’re here to reveal 7 super cool Instagram Stories hacks to take your story to the next level! When it comes to making Instagram Stories stand out, some of the most useful features, editing tools and techniques are hidden to the naked eye. So we’ve unearthed them and shared our favorite, creative Instagram Stories hacks in one post. Keep reading to learn how you can make engaging, artistic, and effective stories with…

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Simple Stories

June 24, 2019
Simple Stories

Love the life you live. Live the life you love – Bob Marley Meet Simple Stories. They’re fresh, they’re interesting and they ooze talent. The proud Bloem boys are re-writing singer-songwriter simplicity with their cool acoustic sound and their proper muso talent. It’s no secret, the SMART Team loves a good tune, but when someone REALLY has something to say and they do it by playing not 1, not 2, but a multitude of instruments, you know that you’re in for a treat. Bloemfontein has an incredible pool of creative talent and the charming Simple Stories is certainly right up there with…

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Style

The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019

May 30, 2019
The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Nike React Element

To say that we have a sneaker obsession here at OFS Smart Repair sounds dramatic (we know), but it actually may be a bit of an understatement. Peek into the closet of any one of the guys and gals of the SMART Team and you’ll find everything from sleek, classic sneakers to statement pairs in bold colors or prints. We just cannot seem to get enough of comfortable shoes! So which new sneaker releases has EVERYONE taking notice? And which retro styles is still rocking SOLID street cred? Whether you’re just looking for one pair, or building your collection, based on reviews,…

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Smartlife

Happy 35th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

May 16, 2019
Happy 35th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

Hip hip hoooooooray, it’s our 35th Birthday! At OFS Smart Repair we LOVE birthdays and for our 35th birthday we decided to celebrate the special occasion in proper SMART style. We started the festivities by transforming our NEW reception area at the OFS Smart Repair HQ into a carnival of FUN – filled with red, white and blue balloons and a marvelous 3 tiered white chocolate birthday cake, baked our our lovely collab partner Jill Nowers of Jack & Jill Food co. Sweet treats for the day were:  Jack & Jill Food co. 3 tiered white chocolate mud cake covered with swiss meringue butter cream…

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Brainy Business

A look at the ‘sporty’ Toyota Hilux coming to South Africa later this year

April 15, 2019
limited edition Heroic Toyota Hilux GR Sport 2019

What?! Toyota is launching an even TOUGHER-ER Toyota Hilux? Toyota South Africa hosted its second ‘state of the motor industry’ (SOMI) event in Midrand earlier this year. As part of the event, the manufacturer revealed some of its plans for the local South African market in 2019. This will include the launch of the Corolla Hatch, the new RAV4, and the 2019 Prius. But the BIG news was undoubtedly Toyota planning to launch the limited edition Heroic Hilux GR Sport in South Africa later this year. The limited edition Toyota Hilux GR Sport features: Bespoke Gazoo Racing-themed decals A unique front grille design A…

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The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

March 22, 2019
The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people • Steve Jobs At OFS Smart Repair we believe in investing in our team. We understand that the whole is only is strong as the sum of it’s parts. Without our team, OFS would not be half the company we are today. Teamwork for us is ALL about collaboration. So, when we decided to create a SUPER fun witty think-out-of-the-box Team Building for the Smart Team this year, we knew just the local Bloemfontein creative lifestyle design crew to collaborate with. Brainstorming and putting…

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Gen Z Yellow

February 27, 2019
Gen Z Yellow • Alicia Eva • Hello Smart Blog

Forget millennial pink, are you wearing ‘Gen Z Yellow’? The Lively shade of sunny lemon, pastel, melted butter and beyond is declared the colour of 2019 – and Kim, Meghan and Amal are all fans. Ever since Pantone dubbed “Rose Quartz” color of the year back in 2016, it’s been *the* hue of a social media-minded generation of millennials. Invading every facet of their lives, from beauty products and home goods (yes, millennial pink trash cans exist) to technology (at this point, who doesn’t have a pink iPhone case?). But we’re here to make a strong case for the arrival of what iconic fashion…

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