Posts tagged ‘Adriaan Bergh’

February 5, 2013

the j&b met ‘sunglass hut inner circle’ vip experience

Feature, Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jeannie D (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual J&B Met took place last Saturday at the Kenilworth Race Course where celebrities, hours-race enthusiast and fashionistas celebrated in style. This year, Sunglass Hut pulled out all the stops to create a VIP experience like no other at their Sunglass Hut Inner Circle VIP Marquee.

Jeannie D, as elegant as ever, enlisted the fashion expertise of Gert-Johan Coetzee to design her breathtaking ensemble. Miss South Africa 2011 Melinda Bam arrived with Mr South Africa 2011 Adriaan Bergh at her side, dressed by Peter Bondesio who designed her Miss Universe gown, “So proud to wear him, he always makes me feel like a princess,” says Melinda. Other celebrity guests included, actress Lee-Anne Summers wearing an elegant French Connection FCUK dress and Lee-Ann Liebenberg wearing a stunning Gavin Rajah ensemble.

01 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jennifer Su, Cindy Nell, Janez Vermeiren, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Natalie Becker (by Denzil Jacobs)

Guests were spoiled at the Sunglass Hut tent, as champagne, canapé and deserts were served the entire day, with vibrant party music filling the air. Jennifer Su, dressed by Hip Hop Fashion with accessories by Joya Collection and Cindy Nell looked radiant while SABC3 Top Billing‘s Janez Vermeiren and Jonathan Boynton-Lee looked suave wearing classic aviators.

02 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Jay Anstey, Boity, Graeme Richards, Ayanda Tini, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

Television and radio personalities including Isidingo‘s Jay Anstey wearing a dragon-themed dress by Gert-Johan Coetzee, Boitumelo Thulo, Expresso Show‘s Graeme Richards, Tanya Nefdt and Ayanda Tini also dressed to the nines for this fashionable event.

03 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Ty Keogh, Nicole Flint, Boitumelo Thulo, Leigh-Anne Williams, Lisa Cowley (by Denzil Jacobs)

Leigh-Anne Williams, in her second ensemble change for the day, looked spectacular in a little black number with feather detail, whilst model Lisa Cowley opted for a classic navy blue look.

04 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Matthew Booth, Sonia Booth, Janez Vermeiren, Ryan Botha, Thulane (Toolz), Jennifer Su, Keenan Arrison, Ty Keogh, Melinda Bam, Adriaan Bergh (by Denzil Jacobs)

Soccer players Ryan Botha and Matthew Booth,who arrived with his lovely wife Sonia  indulged in the afternoon’s spoils. Ty Keogh, dressed by Tiger of Sweden arrived with Nicole Flint dressed by Charlene Sauerman and The Wild co-star Keenan Arrison. Bringing a dash of colour, Brand Ambassadors PR owner, Thulane Hadebe added some spice to his Met-look. Katlego Maboe went for a fairy-tale interpretation of the ‘Made To Fly’ theme, with a Aladin inspired look and Brigitte Willers looked amazing in a white ensemble by Kobus Dippenaar with a petit fascinator to finish this elegant look.

05 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Janez Vermeiren, Wedaad, Brigitte Willers, Boity, Thulane (Toolz), Katlego Maboe (by Denzil Jacobs)

It was all VIP treatment at the Sunglass Hut Inner Circle tent at the J&B Met as we all celebrated well into the evening.

Special thanks to Cavendish Square and Stuttafords for dressing me for this event as well as African Pride Hotels 15 on Orange Hotel for hosting me.

Special thanks to Sunglass Hut!

March 1, 2012

gearing up for mr south africa 2012

Mr South Africa 2012 - Vote

With the 12 finalists, the competition for Mr South Africa 2012 is tough this year. Candidates, Andrew Govender, Brad Jay van Wyk, Gerhard van der Merwe, Jacques Fagan, Hugo Myburgh, Zane Mandisi Maqetuka, Mohammed Nassuirio, Rudi Strydom, Lourens van der Merwe, Tersius van Heerden, Tinus Biermann and William Heydenrych have been working hard over the last few months with charities, personal goals and campaigning for votes to take over the reigns from current Mr South Africa 2011, Adriaan Bergh at the official ceremony to be held on 17 March 2012 at the Silverstar Casino. Each finalist has created a blog to keep in touch with their fans and share their experiences. Get voting for your favorite finalist, go to Mr SA for details on how to vote! (Votes via SMS are charged at R2.00 – no free minutes)

February 19, 2012

catch-up with adriaan bergh, mr south africa 2011

Adriaan Bergh Mr South Africa 2011

I caught up with Mr South Africa 2011, Adriaan Bergh at Jan van Riebeek Primary School and had the pleasure of listening in on one of his motivational messages during his school tour of South Africa sponsored by You, Drum & Huisgenoot magazines. Bergh, 24 years old, is currently studying BSc Honours Quantity Surveying degree at Tuks, during his reign as Mr SA 2011. Passionate about getting involved in charities and developing kids in sports and in life, Bergh embarked on a tour of schools on 17 January 2012 to motivate kids to “Dream It To Live It“, visiting more than 50 schools, reaching over 30 000 learners. Adriaan was proud to tell me that they have supposed all expectations on this tour reaching far more kids than initially expected. Drawing inspiration from his travels, sporting & academic achievements and personal life, Bergh teaches kids that with hard work, dedication and prayer, dreams can come true and that it all starts with yourself.

Adriaan also supports Friends of Child Protection, a registered charity organisation that assists the South African Police Service and it’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit.

We chatted about his time as Mr South Africa 2011 and his plans after he passes on the title to Mr SA 2012 is a few months and it’s clear that he is still as driven as ever to be not only a role model for others, but also to be the best person he can be. With his family playing a very import an role in his life, Bergh mentioned to me that anytime available to spend with his family is treasured and even with a busy schedule as Mr SA, he did mention a (lucky) woman in his life. His dedication to his work and his family is undeniable – Mr SA 2012 will have rather large boots to fill.

Watch Adriaan’s rap video, ‘Next Level’ on YouTube. Follow Adriaan Bergh on twitter , Facebook or visit his website.

Additional images courtesy of adriaanbergh.com