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June 22, 2016

stewart richard grays s/s2017 to collections launch in south africa

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Stewart Richard Grays is a brand synomynous with style. The luxury brand is launching in South Africa this year with two labels under their banner; Grays London and G4SportsDesigner Stewart Richard Grays partner`s with Ray Henry Randall to bring two collections that epitomise contemporary men’s fashion. The apparel and accessories collections are perfect for the professional out-going man who strives to live a balanced lifestyle between work, health, social and travel. Stewart Grays is no stranger to the world of fashion. The acclaimed British designer has had an impressive career working in luxury retail brands across the world. RayRandall, Fashion Director, has worked in entertainment and trends, with his passion lying in personal styling.

Together with Stewart’s international travel and Ray’s global trends knowledge, these fashionable men have designed both Grays London and G4Sports to offer stylish contemporary apparel and accessories to suit a balanced lifestyle and active careerThe mainline Grays London men’s collection of apparel and accessories uses Italian fabrics and trims, enamel branded buttons, contemporary styling and classic over-tones. The accessories are in soft Napa leather with the Italian chrome hardware and suede lining, that complements the look. The G4Sports line of leisure and sportswear along with canvas and leatheraccessories offers a relaxed masculine style for everyday use. Think luxury design quality and design at mid-level prices.

Both collections have been manufactured in Cape Town but now Grays London and G4Sports will be available to purchase through stores in SA, and online later this year. To launch the exclusive men’s brand, Stewart Richard Grays is partnering with the regal and high-performance car brand, Jaguar, at the Jaguar Showroom in Cape TownFor more information visit: http://www.stewartrichardgrays.com and follow the brand on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stewartrichardg.

For all the details, glitz and glamour at their upcoming launch event, follow me, Denzil Jacobs Photography on Instagram: @denziljacobs & Twitter: @denziljacobs

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December 1, 2015

shine / skitter magazine’s 2015 launch gala in cape town

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How often do you get to spend the evening with 4 beautiful cover-girls? Okay, these cover-girls happen to be dear friends of mine and I was lucky enough to scoop an invitation to the Cape Town launch of  Shine/Skitter Magazine last Tuesday, 24 Novermber 2015, after they dazzled Johannesburg the previous week showcasing their covers. Shine/Skitter Magazine is one of South Africa’s most prestigious glossy luxury magazines and this year they featured four of SA’s top personalities, each with their own cover; Top Billing TV Magazine Show’s Jade Hubner, Afternoon Express Show’s Bonnie Mbuli as well as Expresso Show Morning Show’s Leigh-Anne Williams and Zoë Brown. Certainly an evening to remember, guests were shuttled in style by Mercedes-Benz and offered a delicious glass of Graham Beck champagne upon arrival. Celebrity and media guests included TV personality Tanya Nefdt, comedian Angel Campey, blogger Jasna Zellerhoff as well as Khanya Siyengo and food blogger Ilse Fourie.

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Treated to delicious canapés while we waited for the guests of honour to arrive, the stunning Mercedes-Benz showroom showcased some high-end cars to admire and dream about owning. It was a spectacular evening and even included some surprise prizes including luxurious skincare, fragrances and diamonds!

November 24, 2015

craig port spring/summer 2015 men’s swimwear launch

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As we usher in a new summer in Cape Town, South African fashion designer Craig Port hosted his much anticipated Spring/Summer Men’s Swimwear Collection in association with South African Menswear Week at The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sea Point, Cape Town. It was a poolside affair with guests including tv personalities Ewan Strydom (who joined the boys on the ramp strutting his stuff), Leigh-Anne Williams and Kia Johnson as well as model/presenter Tyrone Nell, fashion bloggers Jasna Zellerhoff and Clouds Drummond and of cause myself. Welcomed with an Aperol Spritz, we were all serenaded by Acoustic Element who set the tone for a sweltering afternoon to celebrate the official opening of the summer swimwear season.

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Fashion Producer Jen Denier and Craig Port worked together to create a swimwear display that few will soon forget. Superstars from BOSS Models were cast to join the #PORTSQUAD and strut their stuff around the venue before congregating for the shows-topping finale were Zolani Mahola from Freshly Ground treated guests to a surprise performance.
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With models, swimwear and poolside boutique hotel setting, it was the perfect way to enjoy a summer’s day and of cause some eye-candy (for those interested *wink*).
February 9, 2015

made for the mix – j&b met 2015

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Certainly a highlight every year, the J&B Met 2015 took place at Kenilworth Racecourse on 29 Jan 2015, but the festivities started the day before for me and a few friends. The amazing folks at African Pride Hotels graciously invited me to spend the weekend at their luxurious 15 on Orange Hotel. The J&B Met 2015 saw hundreds of horse-racing and fashion enthusiasts join some of South Africa’s most celebrated personalities enjoy an afternoon of entertainment. I was joined by talk show host Khanyi Mbau, media personality Jen Su, comedian Siv Ngesi, actress Boity Thulo, TV personality Leigh-Anne Williams, TV personality Maps Maponyane, media personality Lalla Hirayama and so many more at the exclusive J&B Met Main VVIP Marquee to enjoy amazing food and entertainment. With so much happening all at the same time, we wondered off to the prestigious Racing It’s A Rush VIP Marquee to spend some time mingling with Cindy Nell, Liezel van der Westhuizen and many more. The fashion was incredible and fantastically imaginative with best dressed couple prizes and entertainment by MiCasa. Thank you Hilton Weiner for dressing me to J&B Met 2015.

January 18, 2015

the 154th annual l’ormarins queen’s plate

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Without a doubt the event I look forward to most in January each year, the prestigious and ever elegant 154th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate took place last week in Cape Town. I was graciously invited and immediately made my way to Hilton Weiner to discuss outfit options, as this event’s dress-code is strictly blue and white. As always, the kind folks at Hilton Weiner prepared a few options for me and you can see what we ended up with on my Facebook Page, but back to the event itself.

No surprise, South Africa’s favourite personalities donned their finest blue & white, not forgetting intricate fascinators and hats, as the races and betting got underway. In the indulgent Stud Club Marquee, guests included Bonang Matheba (wearing Gert-Johan Coetzee), Nthato Mashishi, Jo-Ann Strauss (wearing Stefania Morland), Cindy Nell, Natalie Becker, Jimmy Nevis, Ryk Neethling (with his gorgeous lady), Liezel van der Westhuizen and the ever dapper Mr Maps Maponyane, just to name a few! Socialites socialized, horse-racing enthusiasts placed bets and I, well I enjoyed an afternoon with some amazing people and friends, getting to do what I love most, take photographs. I think what’s most appealing about this event is the simple elegance of it all, it’s Hampton’s style in Cape Town with amazing food and drink and even more amazing company. No frills, just effortless style. This was my fourth consecutive LQP, and it remains a firm favorite. Don’t ask me about the races tho, I don’t remember seeing any horses *wink*!

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Special thanks to CSA PR for the invitation and Hilton Weiner SA for dressing me.

 

November 10, 2014

sa style awards 2014 – joëlle kayembe named says most stylish model

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The cat’s out of the bag! Absolutely breathtaking Congolese-born South African model Joëlle Kayambe has been named South Africa’s Most Stylish Model 2014 announced in a recent tweet by Zebra Square PR. In association with Jaguar South Africa, Zebra Square PR will be hosting the prestigious ceremony event will take place on 23 November 2014. Taking the world of fashion, swimwear and campaign modeling by storm, Joëlle has becoming a force to be reckoned with and a household name in South Africa and has graced the covers and pages of top magazines including FHM and Glamour MagazineJoëlle is pictured here dressed by G-Star SA. Stay tuned for more about SA Style Awards 2014!

August 2, 2014

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK CAPE TOWN 2014 (ruald rheeder)

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It always adds a little extra festiveness at AFI (African Fashion InternationalMercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town when you see a few friend saunter down the catwalk, and Ruald Rheeder‘s floral inspired Spring/Summer 2014 collection included some of my favorite faces. Television and radio personality Leigh-Anne Williams, models Tyrone NellBrent Thompson (have you seen his recent Men’s Health SA cover???), another Men’s Health cover boy Ryan Botha (also co-owner of Point Break Fitness in Cape Town) showed off their beautifully toned bodies at Ruald’s show. The new boys on the block, The K2 Twins (Alex & Charlie Kotze) also made an appearance. Despite his selection of models, it was certainly Ruald’s bold choices in design and his ability to keep his eye on pulse of internationally trending fashion that kept the audience captivated. Hey Ruald… I need a new designer for Summer, hint, hint!!

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Keeping to a simple neutral palette in his womenswear collection, Ruald’s expression of summer is epitomized by simple elegance. From light flowing evening dresses to trendy day wear and provocative swimwear, this collection, in my opinion lends itself to the 1950’s and 1960’s demure elegance and sophistication, which can be dressed up for a night out on the town.

Special thanks to CelebsSAAlso thanks to Levis Strauss SA and Ruald Rheeder for dressing me for the evening.

August 1, 2014

mercedes-benz fashion week cape town 2014 (day 1)

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After a spectacular gala dinner hosted by Dr Precious Molio-MotsepeAFI (African Fashion International) and Mercedes-Benz at the City Hall in Cape Town, the fashion started flowing and melting on the catwalks despite the rainy winter weather outside. With my gorgeous friend, South African actress and radio personality Natalie Becker, at my side, we sampled the eye-candy, fashion, wine and festivities. On day one, I attended only two shows, Gavin Rajah and Stefania Morland never failed to impress while staying true to their styles and showcasing their amazing Spring/Summer 2014 collections.

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Gavin Rajah‘s Japanese inspired collection dazzled with elegantly designed haute-couture and a ready-to-wear collection. His fearlessness in his design was evident as he ventured into bright colors such as fuchsia and purple, whilst also adding a more muted tones for his more extravagant gowns. There was certainly something for every type of women and every occasion. Hats off to Mr Rajah! After a quick glass of white wine and mingle in the lounge after the show, it was time to gather the troops for the next show.

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Stefania! Yes, Stefania Morland may design exclusively womenswear, but her whimsical style is so infectious and I couldn’t help but sport a little grin through-out the show. With a quirky Chinese theme, each model gave us a quirky little wiggle at the end of the catwalk as Stefania’s designs hung effortlessly on their slender frames. It was all about whimsy, fun, cutesy-ness (if that’s even a word). Looks like this is set to be a pretty playful Summer in fashion.

And then it was off to the Official Belvedere Vodka Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014 Opening Party, held at the trendy COCO nightclub in the city centre. It was so nice to spend some time with television personality and model Cindy Nell and her husband Clive Roberts, television personality Jennifer Su, model Roxy Louw with her cousin and model Frank Muggeridge and so many more. Thank you Vivid Luxury PR for putting together yet another fantastic opening party and Celebrity Services SA for the invitation to the fashion shows.

April 14, 2014

photography: south african model brigitte willers

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A previously unreleased photograph of South African fitness writer (The Jog Blog), model, television personality (Survivor SA) and my good friend Brigitte Willers. As the seasons were changing from autumn to summer here in Cape Town late last year, Brigitte and I met at her beautiful home to do a little photoshoot. This is one of my favorite images from that shoot, aside from the photographs featuring her little boy, Sam. A wonderful day rounded off with a few splashes of champagne and sunny weather. Such a pleasure photographing you Brigitte!

January 13, 2014

153rd l’ormarins queen’s plate

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The 153rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is one of the most prestigious horse-racing events and last Saturday guests donned their cordial blue and white attire at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. South African model Roxy Louw, who looked radiant with Anton Rupert, wearing a stunning white dress with gorgeous freeRange Jewellery, Cartier watch and Okapi bag by Hanneli Rupert.

 

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It was certainly a star studded event with model and television personality Cindy Nell, who won the award for Best Dressed Woman wearing a Jason Kieck creation along with a fascinator by The Little Hattery. Actress Natalie Becker looked so chic in a vintage dress by Vintage In The City and Jennifer Su selected a stunning blue dress by Pallu. Liezel van der Westhuizen looked amazing in a dress by Lipsy. This year, the LQP added Best Dressed Man to the events festivities and it was comedian Siv Ngesi who became the first man to be honored with this accolade. Television and radio personalities who also attend included Janez Vermeiren, Leigh-Anne Williams, Kia Johnson and Ayanda Tini to name a few. Also invited to enjoy a day at the races was models Tracy McGregor and Lyndall Jarvis with her fiancé surfing legend Jordy Smith and the radiantly pregnant Lee-Ann Liebenberg with her husband Nicky van der Walt as well as SA cricket legend Herschelle Gibbs with his girlfriend Sherrin Davie. The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate annually brings together friends and horse-racing enthusiasts with a backdrop of elegance, style and sophistication.

Special thanks to Celebrity Services SA for the invitation to attend and for an amazing event experience!