Posts tagged ‘clothing’

October 13, 2016

introducing ‘papushka’ – ladies luxury sleepwear

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This one’s for the ladies… Whether you’re a newlywed or a super mom, a businesswoman or a lover, Papushka’s 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.

“Papushka is a brand which empowers women to feel glamorous at home for themselves, and their partners,” 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.

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April 5, 2013

‘wrangler’ denim joins ‘brand ambassadors’

Wrangler Denim South Africa, Brand Ambassadors PR (by Denzil Jacobs)

Brand Ambassadors is proud to announce that the public relations and marketing firm now represents Wrangler, one of the three biggest denim brands in the world. Encapsulating the spirit of freedom of being yourself, Wrangler boast over a hundred years of denim heritage and is a firm favourite of international celebrities including Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, Poppy Delevigne and Harrison Ford. “We are thrilled to be asked to represent such an iconic denim brand,” said Brand Ambassadors’ Thulane Hadebe. “This cements our reputation for representing leading local and international fashion and lifestyle brands.” The awarding of the account follows Brand Ambassadors’ successful re-launch of Wrangler in South Africa through a much-talked about event at Newtown’s Turbine Hall in July 2012. Founded in the USA in 1904, Wrangler was originally named Blue Bell and has its roots in workwear. It was renamed Wrangler, meaning “working cowboy” in 1947 and focused on delivering denim innovation and authentic craftsmanship devoted to its denim heritage. The iconic “W” stitch is the signature of Wrangler. Wrangler is available in selected Stuttafords stores.

Brand Ambassadors will be handling a bouquet of responsibilities for Wrangler including media liaison and creating new and innovative ways of providing brand exposure. Under the directorship of Thulane Hadebe, Brand Ambassadors is synonymous with representing the freshest and most relevant faces and brands from SA’s sexiest woman Lee-Ann Liebenberg to chic New York based model Nicola Breytenbach, from chic British footwear brand Butterfly Twists to South Africa’s leading eco luxe label, Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs including South Africa’s fashion and news weekly magazine, Grazia.

Brand Ambassadors represents and builds brands through traditional and non-traditional methods by developing brand-specific marketing strategies.

For more information contact info@brandambassadors.co.za.

February 25, 2013

veuve clicquot masters polo cape town 2013 (part 1)

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Jeannie D, Thulane Hadebe, Lee-Anne Summers, Natalie Becker (by Denzil Jacobs)

On Saturday, 23 February 2013, Val de Vie Estate played host to the glamourous Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town 2013. South Africa’s most prestigious polo event, guests included Jeannie D, Jennifer Su, Thulane Hadebe, Lee-Anne Summers, Natalie Becker, Leizel van der Westhuizen, Marilize de Clercq and Sonia Booth to name a few. With Veuve Clicquot champagne and canapés, it was a day filled with glamorous fashion as Jenni Button & Hilton Weiner showcased their latest collections with a back drop of a thrilling polo match.

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Jennifer Su, Sonia Booth, Liezel Van Der Westhuizen, Marilize De Clercq, Denzil Jacobs (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thank you to Hilton Weiner for dressing me for this prestigious event. More about this event soon.

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!

February 1, 2013

celebrities talk j&b met ‘made to fly’ fashion

J&BMet Fashion, Nicole Flint, Ty Keogh, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Natalie Becker (by Denzil Jacobs)

The theme to this year’s J&B Met is “Made To Fly” and I talk fashion with some of the most fashionable celebrities in South Africa at the luxurious African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town. “I think you can do a lot with it, the Met always create great themes,” says Miss South Africa 2009 Nicole Flint. Enlisting the talent of up and coming Cape Town fashion designer Victor Cook, who specializes in bridal and evening wear, Nicole talks a bit about her custom designed Met dress drawing inspiration from the use of color and fabrics, “I thought of a butterfly, that was the basic inspiration. This year I’m going to have fun, it’s such a great day… it’s about fashion and having fun.”

IT-Man of the moment and GQ’s Best Dressed Man 2012, Ty Keogh shared some of his thoughts about the Met and fashion styles for men and ventures a guess that perhaps the modern man in South Africa may stray from the obvious ‘big feather ensembles’, “I think its going to be step away from the ‘bird theme’, I think a lot of guys are gonna go for light airy summery looks,” says Ty, hoping for not too many white suits. Giving just a hint of what to expect from him this year, Ty eludes to a more aviation-inspired look, enlisting international clothing brand, Tiger Of Sweden, “I wanted to wear Tiger, because they cut a very sharp, clean image which is in line with my idea of aviation.” Painting a picture of the tailored style and masculinity held by pilots, Ty says, “That is where my mind goes to in terms of “Made To Fly”. It’s an iconic style. I like that clean cut classic look, so I’ve gone with an avian white combination. I’m going for clean, sophisticated and classic. Not over the top, if there’s any color, it’ll be a small amount to compliment my lovely date’s outfit.”

Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boynton-Lee may be making an appearance at the Met this year too and had this to say about the Met, “This will be my first time at the Met, I’m very excited and keen to see what it’s going to be all about.” Undecided about how he’ll interpret the theme, Jonathan mentions Markham, “The Signature Markham Store in Sandton have a great selection, that will fit quite nicely with the theme.”

“Summer… Summer colors, very flirty, very feminine, very fresh, with a hint of feathers and sunglasses by Sunglass Hut to complement my outfit,” says actress Natalie Becker as she plans to have fun with her ensemble this year and the ‘Made To Fly” theme.

Only one day left to perfect that J&B Met Made To Fly ensemble!

December 11, 2012

gucci cruise 2013 campaign

Gucci, Cruise Collection 2013

Enticing with the allure of paradise, the GUCCI Cruise 2013 ad campaign images are a sight of vacation perfection featuring a stellar cast of models including Karmen Pedaru, Joan Smalls and Baptiste Radufe. Captured by the legendary photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, the models showcase the Italian brand’s Cruise 2013 collection that is an array of stunning colourful garments in pastel colours set in the idyllic appeal of being seaside at a glamorous vacation spot. The look is casual, accomplices floral patterns that recall the iconic flora design and marine references. The atmosphere represents a luxurious escape in Capri, with caftans, tapered jackets and dresses. With it’s chic appeal, this decadent campaign will resonate well with the luxury market that it aims to draw in.

Visit www.gucci.com for more about their Cruise 2013 Collection.

December 2, 2012

louis vuitton men’s pre-collection spring summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's PreCollection Spring Summer 2013 (by Denzil Jacobs)

Louis Vuitton introduces their Men’s Pre-Collection Spring Summer 2013. More at www.louisvuitton.com.

November 30, 2012

candice boucher for ‘pasella’ swimwear photoshoot

Candice Boucher, Pasella (by Denzil Jacobs)

A taste of what to expect on Pasella next week, South African model Candice Boucher. Watch Pasella on 5 December 2012 on SABC2 at 730pm.

November 16, 2012

‘fabiani’ cavendish store launch event

Fabiani, Cavendish Square (Denzil Jacobs)

Last night, Fabiani introduced their new-look store at Cavendish Square, Cape Town, showcasing the Summer 2012/2013 collection. Guests including actress Natalie Becker and model Tanya Van Graan were invited to enjoy an evening of G.H.Mumm Champagne, canapés and fashion.

For Summer 2012/2013, Fabiani Brand Director Arie Fabian presents a collection which takes its inspiration from summertime holiday destinations in Italy. Created with hotel resort living in mind, the Fabiani Summer 2012/2013 collection brings Italian style to the discerning South African gentleman, who isn’t afraid of the trademark Fabiani ‘pop’ of colour. Impeccably crafted and designed, each sophisticated piece has a place in the fashion conscious man’s wardrobe. The collection is characterized by quality, with the sophistication of the Fabiani design being apparent in each item. Suits made from top quality fabrics are meticulously tailored to achieve the best and most flattering fit. The new collection encompasses a variety of looks ranging from sport lux casual wear to slim or tailored fit outfits. Inspired by what guests would be wearing while on holiday in iconic Italian cities such as Capri, Firenze, Milano, Florence and Portofino, the new Summer collection combines comfort with elegant style – each piece designed with the benchmark Fabiani quality of materials sourced from the best Italian mills.

The shoes in the collection are all handmade in Italy by top Italian craftsmen and offer the height of luxurious comfort. Classic brogues have been redesigned into a colourful and playful version that can be worn casually – adding that quintessential Fabiani ‘pop.’ Gladiator style sandals are an on-trend look to be worn with classic fitted trousers. The re-introduction of the classic ‘Driving Shoe’ in more daring and bright colours is an exciting part of the new collection. Worn with the Fabiani Polo Shirt and fitted trousers or Denham jeans, driving shoes are one of the many must-have items for Summer 2012/2013.

For more information, visit www.fabiani.co.za or visit their new store at Cavendish Square, Cape Town.

October 5, 2012

periquita boutique launch event

Pariquita Boutique Launch - Juliana Vasconcelos, Janez Vermeiren, Jackie Wiese, Vanessa Haywood, Tracey Lange, Dom (by Denzil Jacobs)

Juliana Vasconcelos and Jackie Wiese brings to South Africa some of Brazil’s top women’s swimwear as their new boutique Periquita launched last night. Introduced by Janez Vermeiren, guests were treated to two spectacular fashion shows, featuring swimwear and gym wear available at the new boutique, including the South African brand, Max Fondle (designed by model, Tracy McGregor). It was an evening of tropical splendor, champagne, canapés and stunning fashion. Simply, Pariquita is “Sexy, Brazilian… if you love your body this is the pace to be,” says Jackie. “Periquita is a piece of Brazil that we have brought to South Africa. With the best swimwear, the best colours for all those beautiful South African women,” says Julianna who has poured her creativity, love of fashion and style into a boutique poised to be the go-to place for every South African woman ready for the beach this summer.

Visit Periquita Boutique at 206A Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town.