Can’t get the cover girl you want? No matter – Marie Claire South Africa have a solution. Fake it.

Hence their cover for August 2012 which features a drawn-on and photoshopped Kate Middleton.

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The cover tagline states “Fashion’s new royal icon wears SA’s best local designs” asterisked with a clause of “Of course she doesn’t. But she should.” The magazine used local illustrators for a feature which has the Duchess draw in five different locally designed outfits. So it’s not a simple case of head-photoshopped-onto-body – it’s more like illustrated fan art. Still, if it’s not her wish to be on the cover, is there something a little strange with the idea?

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.