Archive for November, 2013

November 6, 2013

magnum ‘pink & black’ launch in cape town

11.06 Bonang Matheba, Janez Vermeiren,  Juliana Vasconcelos, Magnum, Shimmy Beach Club, Magnum SA Launch, Cape Town (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last week, Magnum South Africa invited some of Cape Town’s top names in media as well as celebrity guests to introduce their new campaign, Magnum “Pink & Black”. The event took place at Cape Town’s summer hot-spot, Shimmy Beach Club with our host for the afternoon, Top Billing presenter Janez Vermeiren. Guests included Top Travel‘s Jeannie D, who is set to release her debut fragrance available in stores soon as well as Top Billing presenter and the face of Revlon South Africa Bonang Matheba. The event unveiled a first in South Africa, a live Twitter Auction where participants could win prizes including iPads and designer shoes. With canapés and champagne, guests including model Lisa Cowley, radio personality Gareth Cliff and television personalities Ewan Strydom, Danine Naidoo, Tanya Nefdt and Tracey Lange and myself certainly felt spoilt by Magnum as the afternoon progressed. The main Magnum Pink & Black event will take place in Johannesburg on 23 November 2013. Follow MagnumSA on Twitter for more about this campaign and the event.

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November 3, 2013

jonathan boynton-lee celebrates his birthday ‘on top of the world’

11.03 Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Simba Mhere, Chad Saaiman, Jennifer Su, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Birthday (by Denzil Jacobs) 01

Just a few weeks ago, Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boynton-Lee, styled by Pulse Salon invited some of his closest friends to celebrate his birthday with him at the prestigious The Michelangelo Towers‎ exclusive Cupola Suite Penthouse in Sandton City. I flew up to Johannesburg to celebrate with the birthday boy and with guests including Jennifer Su, Jay Anstey, Boitumelo ThuloChad Saaiman, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Simba Mhere, Gina Myers, Melinda Shaw, Conor Mccreedy and Lorinda Voges to name a few, it was an evening to remember.

11.03 Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Simba Mhere, Didi Del Mar, Brian Kent, Boitumelo Thulo, Jay Anstey, Jennifer Su, Gina Myers, Birthday (by Denzil Jacobs) 02

The view of Sandton from the penthouse was exquisite and with champagne and good company, the party started off in style. Later, Jon invited all his guests to continue the celebrations at Johannesburg’s hottest club, The VIP Room. To raise funds for a charity very close to Jonathan, the public were invited to join him at The VIP Room, and proceeds of ticket sales donated to Princess Alice Adoption Home. Happy birthday Jon!

Special thanks to Lifestyle Legacy and 4Elements PR.

November 1, 2013

tiger of sweden launches in cape town

11.01 Tiger Of Sweden, Cape Town, Danny K, Jennifer Su (by Denzil Jacobs) 01

With a legacy for excellence in fashion and clothing design perfected over 110 years, Tiger Of Sweden has opened it’s doors in Cape Town. Guests including singer Danny K, television personalities Jennifer Su, Liezel van der Westhuizen and Leigh-Anne Williams, actress Vanessa Haywood as well as former Miss South Africa Nicole Flint were invited to enjoy an evening of fine fashion, canapés and champagne at the official launch of the new Tiger of Sweden at the V&A Waterfront. It was certainly a spectacular event with models showcasing some of the brands most iconic and modern pieces while guests browsed the collections and tried a few garments on.

It’s a philosophy in a sense, we want to have a different cut to make us more unique, “ Ronnie McDonald, responsible for the menswear tailoring department, tells me, “It can mean a detail, it can mean a silhouette, fabric. It’s the idea that we’re constantly striving to be unique in some ways.” Over a glass of sauvignon blanc at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, I chatted with Fredrik Folkesson, Product Manager and Head Sourcer Denim, about their jeans. “We looked at the market, we wanted to do a different cut when it came to silhouettes and fits, to [take] out the cow-boy and put in the rockstar instead.” says Fredrik, “A bit of rock and roll.”

11.01 Tiger Of Sweden, Cape Town, Vanessa Haywood, Fredrik folkesson, Leigh-Anne Williams (by Denzil Jacobs) 02

Later, the festivities continued as a select few guests were invited to enjoy dinner and champagne at Shimmy Beach Club. One of Cape Town’s hottest summer spots, the evening was enjoyed by celebrities and some of South Africa’s top bloggers including Leigh van den Berg, Elrico Bellingan, Karisa Nichols, Clouds Drummond and Jasna Zellerhoff.

Visit the new Tiger Of Sweden Cape Town Store at the V&A Waterfront or visit the international store at www.tigerofsweden.com.

Special thanks to ZebraSquare PR.