Archive for ‘South Africa’

October 13, 2016

introducing ‘papushka’ – ladies luxury sleepwear

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This one’s for the ladies… Whether you‚Äôre a newlywed or a super mom, a businesswoman or a lover, Papushka‚Äôs range of luxurious sleepwear and kaftans will allow you to release your inner goddess.¬†Created by Nishad Khan, this sultry fashion brand features items including ethereal chiffon ponchos, luxurious gowns, lace kaftans, soft and light kimonos, pajamas and pajama inners.

‚ÄúPapushka is a brand which empowers women to feel glamorous at home for themselves, and their partners,‚ÄĚ explains Khan.

The label’s name is a variation of Khan’s second name, Papushka, which was given to her by her Czechoslovakian grandfather. Every Papushka garment is made from the highest quality fabrics and is designed and manufactured in South Africa in ultra-limited quantities.

For more info or to shop Papushka, head on over to www.papushka.co.

October 10, 2016

fitbit launches new ‘charge 2’ and ‘flex 2’

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I am fortunate to be invited to many prestigious events, launches and premieres, and¬†I was particularly¬†excited to have been invited to the launch of the newest additions to the Fitbit line-up, the Flex 2 and Charge 2. Guests at the event included Comedian and my good friend, Siv Ngesi as well as¬†Olympic Medalist Swimmer¬†Cameron van der Burgh who shared his journey with Fitbit and how it has benifited¬†his training regime. Whether you simply enjoy the occasional run or swim or you’re a pro-athlete, Fitbit has a device that suits and is geared to help improve your lifestyle. As a fitness fanatic myself, these are certainly must-have devices to monitor and help you reach your fitness goals and I was thrilled¬†to get my hands on these new and improved devices. I’ll be using Fitbit¬†in my fitness regime, so be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for updates, tips and tricks on how I use Fitbit… Enough about me, let’s talk about the new devices…

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Introducing the¬†new¬†Charge 2 featuring¬†the all-new¬†heart rate and fitness wristband. Maximize workouts with¬†PurePulse heart rate, multi-sport modes and Connected¬†GPS. Track all-day activity, exercise and sleep and make¬†the most of your routine with smartphone notifications. The device even sends you gentle¬†reminders to move when you have been stationary for perhaps a little too long and if you’re feeling a little stress, try the guided breathing sessions to calm yourself down. Available in Small or Large in Black, Plum, Blue and Teal and limited edition colours, Black/Gunmetal and Lavender/Rose Gold, this water resistant lifestyle companion is designed to fin in seamlessly to your daily¬†routine. Available October 2016.

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Avid swimmer, or just just enjoy the occasion swim? Well, the new Flex 2 is perfect for you. An ultra-slim, swim-proof fitness wristband with a removable tracker that fits into the exchangeable bands. Wear Flex 2 in the pool, shower or ocean and never worry about making a splash. Plus, automatically track your swimming and get stats like duration and laps counted. Catering for the fashion-forward, accessories include lux bangles or pendants, available in silver and rose gold to add a bit of class to any outfit. Track all-day activity, exercise and even sleep in a style that’s all your own. Classic bands are available in Black, Navy, Magenta, Lavender, Blush Pink, Gray, Yellow in sizes Small and Large. Classic 3 Band Packs are available in Navy, Gray, Yellow, Pink Pack РIncludes Magenta, Lavender and Blush Pink, also in sizes Small and Large. Available October 2016.

There’s a Fitbit for everyone… click on http://www.fitbit.co.za to find your match.

 

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 G4Sports. Designer 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‚Äôs¬†international travel and¬†Ray‚Äôs¬†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 career.¬†The¬†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 Town. For 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

June 11, 2016

south african model, roxy louw turns 29!

Last week I was invited to attend my dear friend, South African model, Roxy Louw‘s 29th birthday party in Cape Town. A low-key celebration, with some big names in South African entertainment, the guest list included tv presenters Jeannie D, Siv Ngesi and Liezel van der Westhuizen to name a few, though it was certainly a family and friends affair with Roxy’s entire family in attendance as well as close family friends. It was a festive evening as guests enjoyed drinks, snacks and of cause the birthday cake was a treat!

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Blazing her own trail, Roxy has become a well know celebrity figure in South Africa, with features and covers for magazines such as FHM, Maxim, Sports Illustrated with both local and international prints. Lately, among other business endeavours,¬†she has been spending some time globe-trotting as she showcased Charmaine Taylor’s Legacy Collection jewellery line¬†to an international audience. Happy birthday Rox!

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 Zo√ę 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!

February 24, 2015

win double vip tickets to ‘bokeh fashion film festival’ 2015

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The Annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival will take place at the luxurious 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town this month and I am giving away 2 sets of double VIP tickets! Join me along with some of SA’s most loved celebrities on the red carpet on 28 March 2015 and enjoy an evening of fashion and film!

Here’s all¬†you have to do to stand a chance of winning:

1.) Follow Denzil Jacobs on Twitter (@DenzilJacobs)

2.) Follow BokehFFF on Twitter (@BokehFFF)

3.) Tag @DenzilJacobs with a pic of you wearing your ideal fashion outfit for the film festival

4.) Tell me why you would like to attend with me

5.) You may also include tags on Instagram (@DenzilJacobs and @BokehFFF). These will be considered, but only if 1.) and 2.) are done.

Competition ends at 12noon (Cape Town time) on 10 March 2015. The winners will be announced via Twitter (@DenzilJacobs) on 10 March 2015.

Note: The tickets are not transferable. The prize/tickets excludes travel and accommodation. Should the prize not be claimed within 48hours after announced, a new winner will be chosen at random.

February 24, 2015

first adidas consortium store launches in south africa

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Adidas Originals Global has announced a partnership with¬†Shelflife¬†‚Äď South African online sneaker and streetwear shop ‚Äď to be the first store in Africa to carry its Consortium range. Adidas Consortium is a premium adidas Originals line whereby an existing adidas Originals silhouette is launched with a unique design.¬†In working alongside a collection of the most influential brands, retailers and individuals in sneaker culture,¬†Consortium¬†has given birth to some of the greatest collaborations in sneaker history; including the CLOT Stan Smith, the Sneaker Freaker Torsion Integral and the UNFTD X NBHD Micropacer. Adidas Consortium is also personified by new technologies, precision engineering and premium materials.

‚ÄúProduct releases within the Consortium range capture the current and future street style aesthetics, while pushing the boundaries of footwear innovation and technology,‚ÄĚ says Stuart Davies, Adidas Originals Category Merchandise Manager.¬†‚ÄúShelflife‚Äôs understanding of this sector of the retail market offers¬†boundless growth and a multitude of collaborative opportunities,‚ÄĚ Davies concludes.

Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost will be the first in the Consortium range to drop in Shelflife, making it an even more exciting announcement for South Africa. Visit the Shelflife store at 167 Longmarket Street, Cape Town or visit www.shelflife.co.za for online orders and more information.

Follow Adidas South Africa on Twitter (@adidasZA) and Instagram (adidasZA) or join the conversation by using #adidasOriginals.

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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Check in at Denzil Jacobs Photography on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to follow me and for more photographs from LQP.

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

 

November 10, 2014

sa style awards 2014 – jo√ęlle kayembe named says most stylish model

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The cat’s out of the bag! Absolutely breathtaking Congolese-born South African model Jo√ęlle 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,¬†Jo√ęlle 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 Magazine.¬†Jo√ęlle is pictured here dressed by¬†G-Star SA. Stay tuned for more about SA Style Awards 2014!