February 24, 2015

first adidas consortium store launches in south africa

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Adidas Originals Global has announced a partnership with Shelflife – South African online sneaker and streetwear shop – 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.

“Product releases within the Consortium range capture the current and future street style aesthetics, while pushing the boundaries of footwear innovation and technology,” says Stuart Davies, Adidas Originals Category Merchandise Manager. “Shelflife’s understanding of this sector of the retail market offers boundless growth and a multitude of collaborative opportunities,” 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.

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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 30, 2015

Da L.E.S is set to take the nation by storm

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South African Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S will embark on a nationwide tour from January to February 2015, bringing his hit album, Mandela Money, to fans this Friday in Cape Town at COCO, 30 January. The album, which features such smash hits as Fire, Heaven feat. AKA and Magz, and the chart-topping Dice, has dominated airwaves since its release, and has re-defined the standard of local Hip Hop, being lauded as one of the finest African Hip Hop albums of the decade. Also on the bill with Da L.E.S. will be a rotation of friends, including top DJ talents Dimplez, Zee and Milksake.

“Mandela Money is an album like no other – I’ve taken my sound to a whole new level and, performance-wise, I can’t wait to bring my energy to my fans around S.A.,” says Da L.E.S.

CÎROC is proud to present the Mandela Money Music Tour, which will see this talented member of the CÎROC Circle bringing his dynamic performance style to his masses of fans around SA,” says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

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The annual All White Pool Party, hosted by one of South Africa’s foremost Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S, has become a coveted fixture on every Johannesburg A-Lister’s social calendar, and this year was no different. This ultra-exclusive, invitation-only celebration – now in its 6th consecutive year – took place on the weekend and featured electrifying performances by several of SA’s most magnetic talents. The day’s incredible entertainment performances by Da L.E.S himself, Nigerian Reggae-Dancehall sensation Burna Boy, AKA and Anatii as well as DJs Milkshake, Speedsta and fellow CÎROC Circle member, DJ Dimplez. Also spotted at the All White Pool Party were singer Tamara Dey, 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana, Shashi Naidoo, Bonang Matheba and David Tlale (both of whom are also part of the CÎROC Circle), amongst others.

“My annual All White Pool Party is about celebrating success and living the dream. This year my guests enjoyed a glamorous and high-energy CÎROC style experience to kick off 2015, a year in which I believe my career is set to rise to even greater heights – with the release of my new video for Dice and my upcoming nation-wide album tour for Mandela Money,” says Da L.E.S.

Along with performances of the song “Fire” and “All Eyes On Me” feat. Burna Boy, the event also saw the release of Da L.E.S’s new video for the song “Dice”, shot late last year in Los Angeles, California.

January 27, 2015

calvin klein arrives in cape town in style

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A fashion brand that needs absolutely no introduction, Calvin Klein opened it’s doors in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2014 with a soiree to rival all others. SA’s top celebrities and socialites including Cosmopolitan Magazine SA‘s Sexiest Man 2014 & TV Personality Jonathan Boynton-Lee, TV personality Maps Maponyane and Syfy Channel‘s Dominion actress Kim Engelbrecht took to the red carpet at this prestigious launch event. With mouth watering hors d’oevres, champagne and wine to celebrate, I was delighted to see so many friends and familiar faces including JP Duminy with his gorgeous wife Sue Duminy, Cindy Nell, Catriona AndrewTy Keogh, Tanya van Graan with her husband Kasper Kristoffersen, Tammy B, Bjorn Steinbach, Roxy Louw and, always willing to help with anything, comedian Anne Hirsch showed me around the store (pics on Denzil Jacobs Photography Facebook Page tomorrow). It certainly was a spectacular evening and after taking a look around the store, it’s all about casual chic for men and women (jeans starting at around R1800.00 per pair) all the way to formal suiting for men and everyone’s favourite, Calvin Klein underwear for men an women. All current ranges on par with what you’d find at CK globally.

Stop by at Calvin Klein at V&A Waterfront and pick up a little something CK… you know you want to!

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.

 

December 23, 2014

star-studded ‘ciroc circle’ celebration at shimmy beach in cape town

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The CÎROC Circle was welcomed in style as David Tlale, magnetic fashionista Bonang Matheba, trail-blazing Hip Hop artist Da L.E.S and Top 40 hit-maker DJ Dimplez, ushered in a new era for Ciroc in South Africa. It was certainly a luxurious celebration set against the fantastic summer Shimmy Beach Club backdrop. With unbelievably delicious canapés, sushi and decadent CÎROC Vodka cocktails, guests including some of Cape Town’s most loved trend-setters and celebs including Nthato Mashishi and Tracey Lange were treated to an unforgettable summer’s after. Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town’s premier summer destination hosts it’s very own CÎROC Circle Bar area that is not to be missed out on this season. Soak up the sun next to the pool area with a cocktail in the CÎROC Bar area this season with all your friends. Contact Shimmy Beach for more! See you there!

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Special thanks to CSA PR for the invitation as well as Levi’s SA and Hilton Weiner for dressing me.

 

December 18, 2014

belvedere vodka partnership with spectre

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Belvedere, the world’s original luxury vodka, is delighted to collaborate with Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment to promote SPECTRE, the highly anticipated 24th instalment of the James Bond series, due for global release on November 6, 2015.

Belvedere will release two custom made and limited editions to celebrate Bond’s vodka martini ‘Shaken not Stirred’, and its partnership with the 24th Bond adventure, SPECTRE. In an unprecedented move, Belvedere has replaced the iconic Belvedere Palace with the famous MI6 headquarters. Belvedere’s signature blue palette will be switched for a distinctive green, mirroring the secret spy agency’s ink of choice, creating a truly memorable collector’s edition of 100 bottles. A 007 twist will also be applied to Belvedere’s iconic Silver Saber bottles, known for their cutting edge, metallic aesthetic and illuminating technology.

Belvedere’s SPECTRE marketing program will include a global advertising campaign and a wide range of promotion and activation rights around the film. The marketing campaign will be launched as of February 2015, with a strong focus of efforts in on-premise establishments and retail stores across multiple countries. Belvedere is the vodka of choice for tastemakers who Know the Difference, echoing the award-winning campaign promoting knowledgeable choices.

President of Belvedere Vodka, Charles Gibb states: “James Bond is recognized as the most admired and influential tastemaker in the world. We’re delighted that Belvedere will be partnering with SPECTRE, our largest global partnership to date.” 

Dwight Caines, president of Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, said: “James Bond’s cool attitude and stylish sophistication have always gone hand-in-hand with his choice of vodka martini. Belvedere is a perfect match.”

Excellent choice, Mr. Bond.

Follow Belvedere Vodka on Instagram for the latest news about Belvedere‘s partnership with Spectre, the 24th James Bond Adventure on Instagram: http://instagram.com/belvederevodka.

December 18, 2014

ciroc: south africa’s top talent set to shimmy!

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CÎROC’s Circle of four take over Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate 2014 in next-generation luxury style as four of South Africa’s most alluring talents and personalities, the CÎROC Circle, celebrates their milestone year in signature style at Shimmy Beach Club on the 20th of December from 3pm.

Comprised of top couterier David Tlale, magnetic fashionista Bonang Matheba, trail-blazing Hip Hop artist Da L.E.S and Top 40 hit-maker DJ Dimplez, the CÎROC Circle welcome South Africa to the most luxurious celebrations. Following on the runaway success of the first CÎROC Circle event at Rosebank’s Kong, the Cape Town event is the second celebration hosted by the group of talents. This thrilling event line-up is set to continue to bring global celebration style to South Africa throughout 2015. There certainly is a lot to celebrate, with David Tlale receiving a standing ovation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa, DJ Dimplez’s latest album Zeal hitting the number 1 spot on iTunes mere days after its release, Da L.E.S set to release the video for his chart-topping hit DICE, and Bonang Matheba being featured on the covers of True Love and Glamour Magazine, to name but a few accolades.

2014 has been a remarkable year for the CÎROC Circle, and the Shimmy Beach Club event will be a great way for them and their fans to celebrate their successes in true style, ” says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

Da L.E.S and DJ Dimplez are both set to perform at the event, and these two magnetic entertainers are sure to get guests on the dancefloor, as they bring their distinctive performace styles and dynamic sounds to the stage.

Shimmy Beach Club, one of Cape Town’s most glamorous destination venues, allows guests to take in magnificent views of the ocean and horizon, with chilled CÎROC perfect serves in hand – creating a truly VIP experience. This event extends the CÎROC Saturdays series hosted by Shimmy Beach Club, which immerses guests in the next-generation luxury style characteristic of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka. These events take place every Saturday, and will run until February 2015.

Click here to purchase tickets:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shimmy_pool_party_20dec/866741538/0/62792355

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!

October 28, 2014

cintron pink polo 2014 powered by vodacom

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Summer has arrived in South Africa, and for the third year running I was invited to attend the annual Pink Polo Charity Event held at Val de Vie Estate, in Cape Town. This year, the main sponsor of this prestigious cancer awareness charity event was Cintron along with Vodacom. Guests in attendance at the Cintron Pink Polo 2014 included former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Ryk Neethling, international actress and radio personality Natalie Becker, television personality Tanya Nefdt and models Roxy Louw, Joelle Kayembe, Marine Paulsen (with her fiancé Willem Swanepoel) as well as socialites, Tammy Cameron, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Peta Eggierth-Symes (owner of Pallu Boutique) and Jasna Zellerhoff.

Citron Pink Polo with Melinda Bam, Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

We were treated to a phenomenal polo match, delicious canapés and champagne, and if that wasn’t enough, the beautiful designs of Warrick Gautier for Jenni Button SS2014 fashion show. It was certainly a celebration of women as guests embraced the sentiment of the event throughout the afternoon at the countryside. Special thank you to creater and founder of Pink Polo in Cape Town, Edith Venter. Find out more about Cintron Pink Polo 2014 at Edith Unlimited.

Special thanks to Marina Nestel from The Little Black Book PR. Also thanks to Hilton Weiner for dressing me to this event.

Stay tuned for more images of the Jenni Button fashion show soon at Denzil Jacobs Photography on Facebook.