Cell C Inanda Africa Cup Polo Tournament

Unpredictable, thrilling, addictive – however you choose to describe the game of polo, the “sport of kings” remains a narrative of history defined as an origin that primarily involves, horsemanship, team spirit, sportsmanship, trust and respect.

I have attended two previous Africa Cup Polo tournaments, and each time was a thrill, as there is an air of sophistication that only polo has.

The 2018 Cell C Inanda Africa Cup Polo Tournament, offers an action-packed day with a display of exceptional horsemanship amongst competing teams from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with the closely contested and fast paced final, witnessed by a premium audience of 3500+ people annually.

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The Style Stable at Gateway Theatre of Shopping – Vodacom Durban July

Tatum Keshwar – The face of the Gateway Fashion Preview and Concert

Timeless, understated and classic are definitive descriptors when it comes to  Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event – the Vodacom Durban July, established in 1897, and Durban’s most stylish pre-race day fashion event is taking place at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on the 30th of June. Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show and Concert is the ultimate pre-race day fashion event – not to be missed.

Leading up to this event, an immersive installation The Style Stable  – can be found at Gateway (opposite Circus Circus). The Style Stable will be open to patrons from 15 – 30 June to promote Gateway Theatre of Shopping as the ultimate fashion destination in Kwazulu-Natal, especially when it comes to race day fashion. The Style Stable will encapsulate the essence of all things equestrian.

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Emmy Nominated Project Runway comes to Mzansi Magic

The fashion design reality show that kick started many a career, including that of Christian Siriano, is coming to South Africa! Mzansi Magic and Ndalo Pictures in association with 4th STREET Wines and production partners Rapid Blue, are proud to announce that a local version of Project Runway is about to grace South African television screens.

I recently attended the reveal event, where it was announced that the gorgeous, sassy and vibrant Lerato Kganyago will step into the role of the host for Project Runway South Africa.

In the weeks building up to this annoucement, like the layers of a Gert-Johan Coetzee couture gown, first the judges, then the mentor and now the host has finally been revealed.

Fearlessly high on trend, Kganyago is the go-getting former beauty queen, television talk show host, presenter, DJ, entrepreneur and actress who scooped this year’s SAFTA for Best TV Presenter and stole the hearts of everyone at Project Runway SA.

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Pandora’s New Shine Range

We all need a bit of sparkle in our lives, and I got to experience a bit of bling at the launch of Pandora’s new Shine range. In my opinion, Pandora is somewhere in the middle range – it is much more expensive than fashion jewellery stores like Lovisa and Collette Hayman, but way less than stores like Sterns and American Swiss, so it fills a niche market.

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Bride & Co with EuroSuit – New 2018 Collection

Bride & Co along with Eurosuit recently launched their 2018 Collection, at the hip Mesh Club in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It’s not everyday that one gets to see exquisite wedding dresses up close and personal, so it was a rare opportunity to touch and feel the gowns.

It was a good idea to have @Tali_Babes (the character from Showmax’s “Tali’s Wedding Diary”) as the “virtual host” to introduce the evening. I say virtual because Tali was on a video recording, who welcomed guests before the welcome drinks.

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How Do I Look? South Africa on E! Entertainment Television

Hosts of How Do I Look? SA – Kat Sinivasan and Roxy Burger

I’ve always loved a good make-over show, so I was delighted to hear that E! Entertainment’s local version of “How Do I Look?” will be starting this week on DSTV channel 124.

I attended the launch event last week at the Diamond Walk in Sandton City. The trend these days, it seems, it so have launches along side expensive boutiques in the walkway of malls, with the chairs and screens erected, plus a lounge vibe created with luxurious couches and bubbly.

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Skip Fashion Exchange

I grew up with “hand me downs” and wearing some of my mother’s and grandmother’s clothing, bringing an authentic realness to the term “vintage”.

In fact, I still wear one or two items of clothing that belonged to my late mother, and to me, it is still stylish to this day. I’ve also swapped clothing with friends, and find nothing wrong with wearing “previously owned” clothing, as long as it is in good shape.

Enter the Skip Fashion Exchange, which takes swapping clothing to a new level. I attended the launch the other evening, at Sandton City Mall, in Johannesburg, and was eager to see what I could swap for my Mango pleated colourful skirt. (Pity that I forgot to take a photo of this skirt before I handed it in).

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Le Kap Lifestyle Fair

Le Kap Lifestyle Fair, anticipated as a highlight of the ‘jet-set’ social calendar, makes its début in Johannesburg after being held successfully in Cape Town for the past three years.

The event will be hosted by Steyn City, the sprawling 2000-acre multi-billion Rand lifestyle resort, on the 10th of June 2017. “The exciting collaboration between Steyn City and Le Kap Magazine to host this sophisticated annual event is a powerful and unique social and corporate platform, which will attract both local and international captains of industry, celebrity and VIP guests to Steyn City” says Giuseppe Plumari, the CEO of Steyn City.

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Favourite Looks From The Dressed To Give Fashion Show

Photo credit: Mishkah Roman-Cassiem

I recently attended the Dressed To Give Fashion Show sponsored by Luminance. Here are my favourite looks from the event and some notes on what went down…

  • Dressed To Give was a charity fashion show with proceeds going to women & children in risk and the Lupus Foundation, sponsored by Luminance.
  • The fashion show was produced by international producer Jan Malan.
  • Guests included CEO of Luminance Dr Judy Dlamini, President of WIZO Foundation Helen Maisel Trisk, Founder of SA Fashion Week Lucilla Booyzen, designers David TlaleSuzaan HeynsErreLaduma NgxokoloRahim Rawjee; editors Jenny AndrewSharon BeckerJacquie Myburg, actress Terry Pheto. Performances from Louise CarverLaurie Levine & DJ Kimmy K
  • Caster Semenya walked the runway in Row-G
  • David Tlale showed exclusive pieces from his collection
  • MaXhosa by Laduma debuted his latest collection
  • Suzann Heyns collaborated with Franz Grabe to bring the Tree Of Life theme across in the opening scene.

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Dressed To Give – Charity Fashion Show

In what has been dubbed as the “fashion event of the year,” Luminance has partnered with WIZO and the Lupus Foundation to ensure that you are “Dressed to Give”’ for charity on Sunday, 26 March 2017, at The Reserve in Illovo, Johannesburg. Be sure not to miss out on the ultimate fashion experience produced by industry legend Jan Malan, including outstanding artists such as Laurie Levine, Louise Carver and DJ Kimmy K. 

There will be complimentary cocktails from Grey Goose, and gorgeous models touting the latest wares of renowned international and local designers for men and women. You will also get exclusive views of major designs right off  the catwalks of Cape Town Fashion Week.

LUMINANCE is a South African luxury multi-brand chain of stores which offer a world class shopping experience with an African appeal that inspires its customers to Live Life Beautifully. Funds raised from the LUMINANCE Fashion Show will benefit women and children at risk, as well as the LUPUS FOUNDATION SA.

The fashion show will include local talents:

ERRE

David Tlale

MaXhosa by Laduma

– Row-G

Suzaan Heyns

Thula Sindi

…and more.

Musical performances by:

Louise Carver

– Laurie Levine

– DJ Kimmy K

Details:

Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017
Time: 17h00 till 20h00

Venue: The Reserve, 54 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg

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