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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

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.

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.

 

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.

November 1, 2013

tiger of sweden launches in cape town

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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.”

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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.

 

 

June 2, 2012

louis vuitton – the iconic bags

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Some bags seem destined for stardom. Though they are our ordinary, everyday companions, there is absolutely nothing ordinary or everyday about them. These bags have style – and more than style. A spirit. Perhaps even a soul. Some have an illustrious past. They have accompanied the twists and turns of history, elegantly outlasted the vagaries of time and trends. Others have written their own success story, achieving cult status almost overnight. All have a sense of identity so strong that – while they may adopt different sizes, colours or materials – their essence remains unchanged. These bags are individuals. It is only natural, therefore, that we should know them by their name. Speedy, Alma, Neverfull, Noé, SaumurLouis Vuitton presents it’s icons.

An icon among icons, the Speedy was launched in 1930, it’s shape reflected the prevailing passion for elegantly fusing form and function. In it’s multiple modern incarnations – the complete, quintessential city bag: roomy yet never bulky, feminine but not girly, sublimely understated and utterly sophisticated.

This most parisienne of icons, the Alma‘s bold, architectural lines, inspired by the Art Deco movement, are as modern now as they were almost a century ago.

Never was a bag more aptly named. The Neverfull is the consummate holdall, always willing to welcome that extra item, be it a laptop or a magazine, a cardigan or a baby’s bottle. In the city, on the beach, folded flat in luggage just in case, the Neverfull is never out of place.

Noé: a timelessly simple, pleated shape, supple and spacious, closed with a distinctive leather drawstring. In the intervening decades, the Noé has carried countless treasures in addition to champagne.

Oh, the eternal allure of the equestrian! Named after the city of Saumur and its world-famous riding school, this thoroughbred design nods to the shape of a horse’s saddle. Derived from a hunter’s game bag, its two compartments, sturdily buckled together at the side, and its casual cross-body strap, make it the perfect choice for women who stride through life with style and spirit, bringing to their every movement an equestrian’s nonchalant grace.

Visit www.louisvuitton.com for more information or contact Louis Vuitton Cape Town at 021 405 9700.
May 21, 2012

cosmo jeans fashion show 2012

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Fashionistas, socialites and celebrities enjoyed an evening of glamour at Cosmopolitan Magazine SA‘s Cosmo Jeans Fashion Show held at QV54, Cape Town on 17 May 2012. Special guests included Janez Vermeiren with his fiancée Juliana Vasconcelos, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Roxy Louw and Ryan Harrison. Sunglass Hut ensured that guests were looking their best after the show, while musical interludes by Tombstone PeteNatasha Meister and Yoav kept guests entertained as the fashion show showcased brands including Calvin Klein, Adidas, Foschini, Michiko London, Bronx and Ackermans set in a Wild West theme.

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May 10, 2012

zando launch party in cape town

Zando, Jo-Ann Strauss, Ryan Botha, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Goldfish

Zando, South Africa’s largest one-stop online fashion store launched earlier this year played host to celebrity guests including their ambassadors Jo-Ann Strauss and Ryan Botha at The Orphanage on Tuesday night. Offering local and international fashion brands for men and women ranging from accessories to shoes and apparel, Zando also offers free 24 hour delivery anywhere within South Africa. With a variety of payment options, including ‘cash on delivery’ to certain areas, Zando is set to change the way you shop for that perfect ensemble or accessory. It was a night of fashion and glamor with Liezel van der Westhuizen, Lisa Cowel, Jeremy de Tolly, Anthea Scholtz, Dom Peters, Tracy Paulucci de Calboli, Sammy Guinness, Leigh van den Berg, Elrico Bellingan and Dean Feul as Eugen Petersen introduced Zando.

May 8, 2012

zando online fashion store launches in sa

Zando, JoAnn Strauss, Ryan Botha

Recently launched, Zando is a one-stop online shop for all things fashion with a wide variety of local and international brands including Rocco Cavalli, Havaianas, Jorge, Zoom, Le Coq Sportif and Sass to name a few. Zando offers shoes, bags, accessories and apparel for men and women and deliver to anywhere in South Africa. Jo-Ann Strauss and Ryan Botha join the Zando family to showcase some of their favorite must-have items available at zando.co.za. With impeccable style, Jo-Ann selects a chic Lipsy Bow Detail Mac Jacket which can be paired with leggings and ballerina pumps for a more casual look or Add a pair of skinny jeans and platforms to take the look from day to night. Soccer star, Ryan selects Levi’s Amigo Ankle Boots with a rustic-look which will keep you looking trendy throughout the winter season. See their entire must-have selections at zando.co.za and make your choice.

Stand a chance at winning a R100 Zando Gift VoucherTell me why you love Zando.co.za! Tweet me at @denziljacobs with the reason you love Zando (include #Zando) or email me at denzil.jacobs@me.com to enter. Two winners per day for 5 days will be announced on Twitter & Facebook. Follow Zando on Twitter for their latest fashion updates.

April 5, 2012

snap shot into the inner circle with sunglass hut

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Sunglass Hut SA, the brand synonymous with stylish eyewear and red carpet glamour, recently propelled two of their Inner Circle VIP’s to celebrity status as the winners of the ‘Celebrity Photoshoot’ competition promoted through their social media channels in February. Inner Circle competition winners Claudia Mendes and Laurence Dube won a VIP style photoshoot with TV personalities Jeannie D and Janez Vermeiren highlighting key 2012 eyewear styles. Sunglass Hut Inner Circle is an initiative which promotes the brands positioning as a curator of all things stylish and exclusive. Inner Circle offers Sunglass Hut fans the chance to join an exclusive Sunglass Hut community providing members with the latest news, information, competitions and an exclusive look into the world of sunglass trends. “The Inner Circle is a platform gives Sunglass Hut fans the opportunity to interact with our brand. Customers and fashionistas use the Inner Circle as a hub connecting them to VIPs and all things cool” comments Sunglass Hut Brand Manager, Wedaad Adams.

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Adams added “It’s all about education and entertainment. This is only the beginning, a taste of all the fun and informative initiatives and competitions that the Inner Circle has lined up – follow us on Twitter (@sunglasshutSA) and Facebook (Sunglass Hut) for more.

For more information on the Sunglass Hut Inner Circle campaign and to view photos from the VIP photoshoot visit: www.facebook.com/SunglassHut or call 021 486 6129.