Standard Bank Jo’burg Polo in the Park

African Deluxe Company is proud to announce its inaugural event, the Standard Bank Polo in the Park, set to take place on Saturday 16th November 2019, at Steyn City Parkland Residence, in Johannesburg.

Headlined by Standard Bank, Park Polo is a first of its kind concept for Africa. This is a modern form of action polo, forming part of a new global polo movement focused on creating exciting ways to play polo in and around urban centres, where space is often limited. Rules are simplified, teams change ends only at half time rather than after every goal, and the polo field is smaller, so this makes the game quicker and simpler, and it brings the spectators closer to the action by way of an arena-style polo playing field, which for this event, Steyn City built from scratch.

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Luxuria Lifestyle’s Spring in the City Event

Siraaj Cassiem and Mishkah Roman-Cassiem

On Saturday, 7 September, I attended the leading Luxury Magazine, Luxuria Lifestyle South Africa’s first of it’s kind Spring In The City event, at the BMW Auto Bavaria Dealership in Midrand.

With 430 guests and 30 luxury showcases, Luxuria’s partner brands and guests enjoyed a superb evening of luxury, networking, forming new business alliances and creating new sales and marketing opportunities for both guests and brands. Also on the night, South Africa’s only commercial classic radio station, Classic FM broadcast live from the event.

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Top 10 BOKEH Emerging Creative Talent Finalists Announced 

The top 10 Bokeh Emerging Creative Talent finalists were announced at the glamourous “Bokeh on Tour” events in Johannesburg and Durban recently.

Over 40 film entries were received from aspirant South African film creatives under the theme “The City Superhero”. The top 10 will go on to compete for the grand prize of R50 000 which will be announced at the sixth edition of the prestigious Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival later this year.

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SA Style Awards 2018 winners

SA Style Awards 2018 winners

The 2018 SA Style Awards was held last week at the Diamond Walk in Sandton City. The annual event has become a sought after invitation on the SA social scene, after 22 years in existence and was founded by Jillian Grogor, owner of Zebra Square Publicity & Events.

Local celebrities were dressed to the nines and walked the red carpet with aplomb!

Here is the list of SA Style Awards 2018 Winners:

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Kentse Masilo wins Project Runway SA

It was recently announced that Kentse Masilo is the first winner of the inaugural Project Runway South Africa.

She was presented with her wonderful prizes, which included a new hybrid Lexus car, and I was there to share in her special moment! Here is some footage and photos of her special day.

L to R: Olive Ndebele (GM of Menlyn Mall, one of the sponsors), Winner, Kentse Masilo, myself and Nozipho from Pareto Limited Shopping Centres

Mzansi Magic & Ndalo Pictures, in association with 4th STREET Wines and their production partners, Rapid Blue, proudly announced the winner of Project Runway SA, Kentse Masilo, the futuristic designer who wowed the judges from the very first challenge with her design aesthetics and origami-inspired garments.

 

Kentse made it no secret that she was here to claim her fame, saying things on the show like, “This is my game, I’m gonna take this home”. She’s not just taking it home, she’s also taking it to Paris, where she’ll feature as a pop up store at the 2019 Paris Fashion Week. 

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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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