Posts tagged ‘entertainment’

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!

Roxy Louw's 29th Birthday Party

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!

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 6, 2014

Ready, set, go… 153rd annual l’ormarins queen’s plate

01.06 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

Without a doubt my personal favorite equestrian event on the social calendar in South Africa, The 153rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate takes place this weekend, 11 January 2014 at the Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town. Guests including some of South Africa’s biggest names in entertainment, media and television cordially dress to the nines in blue and white, as this stylish event’s dress code demands. ¬†In it’s own league as a horse-racing event, the Queen’s Plate over the years have hosted celebrities including former Miss South Africa¬†& television personality ¬†Jo-Ann Strauss, Jennifer Su, the gorgeous (and for the second time, radiantly pregnant) Lee-Ann Liebenberg¬†with her husband Nicky Van Der Walt. Also seen at the Queen’s Plate, SA’s very own Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling, television personality on SABC3‘s Top Billing and Top Travel¬†Janez Vermeiren, ¬†Roxy Louw, Kuli Roberts, Marc Lottering, Chad Saaiman, Pearl Thusi,¬†Leigh-Anne Williams, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt, Gina Myers,¬†Kia Johnson, Elana Afrika. This year promises to be as elegant as ever as guests fly from all over the country to attend.

01.06 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Jo-Ann Strauss, Chad Saaiman, Tanya Nefdt, Natalie Becker, Gina Myers, Janez Vermeiren, Elana Afrika, Marc Lottering, Jennifer Su (by Denzil Jacobs)

I look forward to sharing champagne and canap√©s while enjoying the horse races with good company at the 153rd Annual L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate as Spoit Hair Salon takes care of my styling and Hilton Weiner ensures that I am dressed to impress. Ladies and gentlemen, dress your best in blue and white and you may be entered into the Best Dressed &¬†Best Dressed Man competitions. Fascinators out in full force as the judges are allows on the lookout for something inspiring to win in that category.

Over the next few days leading to the event, visit my¬†Twitter Page¬†(@denziljacobs), Facebook Page and Instagram Page as I post images I’ve taken at previous LQP events… Click on the links above.

01.06 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Roxy Louw, Pearl Thusi, Danine Naidoo, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Kuli Roberts (by Denzil Jacobs)

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.lqp.co.za.

 

May 6, 2013

mariah carey debuts “#beautiful” featuring miguel worldwide today

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Miguel (by Denzil Jacobs)

Today, multi-platinum global superstar, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey debuted her new single “#Beautiful“, featuring Miguel. Written and produced by Mariah and Miguel#Beautiful” is the lead track from Mariah‘s much-anticipated new album, due for release this summer on Island Def Jam. On Wednesday night, May 8th, American Idol will premiere the entire “#Beautiful” video, shot by noted director Joseph Kahn. Following American Idol, the video goes up on VEVO/YouTube and all video channels ‚Äď BET’s 106th & Park (“New Joint“), MTV, VH1 and FUSE.

As Mariah recently told Billboard, her new album “has more raw ballads than people might expect.” The new album is the follow-up to her worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009). Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date. She has a total of 223 #1 records across all Billboard singles, albums, sales, and airplay charts, dating back to her “Vision Of Love” debut, including 18 Billboard #1 Hot 100 singles (17 self-penned). With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/ producer, she has been recognized with five GRAMMY¬ģ Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, and BMI’s Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.

Song of Summer 2013: This is a game-changer: Not only is Miguel and Mariah Carey’s duet very good – in both a vintage Mariah and a legitimately summery sort of way ‚ÄĒ but it has an actual hashtag in the title,” says New York Magazine.

#Beautifulfeaturing Miguel is now available to download on iTunes.

April 28, 2013

tommy hilfiger launches in cape town

Tommy Hilfiger Cape Town, Ryan Botha, Cindy Nell, Sharlene Lawrence, Sue Duminy, Thandie Kupe, Roxy Louw, Jasna Zellerhoff (by Denzil Jacobs)

International fashion label, Tommy Hilfiger recently opened it’s doors in Cape Town with a star studded launch event at their new V&A Waterfront store. Special guests including radio & television personalities Tracey Lange, Janez Vermeiren, Jennifer Su, Liezel van der Westhuizen and models Cindy Nell and¬†Tanya van Graan were¬†invited to be dressed by Tommy Hilfiger for this exclusive event. Guests invited to enjoy champagne, canap√©s and a special gift from Tommy Hilfiger included Ryan Botha, Vanessa Haywood, Roxy Louw, Sue Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Sherrin Davie, Jackie Wiese, Jacob Wiese, Clayton Morar, Sharlene Lawrence, Thandie Kupe, Jasna Zellerhoff and myself. Later, VIP guests were invited to celebrate further with Mo√ęt & Chandon champagne at the official after party at Shimmy Beach Club. In addition to an amazing launch and party, guests were treated to a personalized monogramed blanket by Tommy Hilfiger.

Tommy Hilfiger Cape Town, Tracey Lange, Jen Su, Janez Vermeiren, Paul Rothschild, Concetta Rothschild, Jackie Wiese, Jacob Wiese (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thanks to Marina Nestel for The Little Black Book PR.

April 20, 2013

emo adams launches his “all star theatre”

Emo Adams, All Star Theatre Launch, Sue Duminy, JP Duminy, Clayton Morar, Herschelle Gibbs, Sherrin Davie (by Denzil Jacobs)

Earlier this month, South African actor, singer and producer, Emo Adams celebrated the launch of his All Star Theatre with fellow all stars Loukmaan Adams, Sekoati SK, Crushanda Forbes and Wayne McKay to name a few. Guests including Premiere Helen Zille, cricketer JP Duminy and his wife Sue Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Sherrin Davie, television and radio personality¬†Kia Johnson, PR and media personality¬†Clayton Morar, Tracey Lange and myself were invited to enjoy an evening of music, comedy and dinner and coincidentally to celebrate Emo’s birthday. Located at the Cape Gate Lifestyle Centre, Emo Adams will be launching his new DVD, “Finding Emo” on 26 and 27 April 2013, for details visit the All Star Artists Facebook Page.

Special thanks to Clayton Morar Media.

April 5, 2013

glambition with jo-ann strauss

Glambition, Jo-Ann Strauss, (by Denzil Jacobs)

Miss South Africa 2000, television personality and media mogal, Jo-Ann Strauss adds television producer to her repertoire. Drawing on over 12 years experience in media to bring to South Africa a talk-show-esque magazine TV show called Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss. Celebrating African beauty in all it’s forms and asking tough questions, Glambition will address the various facets of being a woman in this day and age. It’s about glamour and ambition combined, powerful, beautiful women who are taking their rightful place in society. Guests on the show will include some of the most well known South African women in media, television, business and more, including television personalities¬†Bonang Matheba and¬†Minnie Dlamini, Miss South Africa 2011¬†Melinda Bam, Bridget Masinga and Yolandi Malherbe to name a few.

Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss premieres in it’s primetime slot on 8 April 2013 at 8:30pm on eTV.

Visit Jo-Ann Strauss on Facebook for more information about the show.

April 5, 2013

cindy nell & clive roberts announce their baby girl aenea

Cindy Nell & Clive Roberts Announce Aenea (by Denzil Jacobs)

South African model, Cindy Nell and her husband Clive Roberts announced the birth of their new baby girl, Aenea yesterday, 05 April 2013. In a tweet yesterday Cindy said, “I’m so in Love with my little Angel. Welcome to the world Aenea. We are beyond elated @cliverroberts.” Congratulations Cindy and Clive!

February 26, 2013

reese witherspoon wears louis vuitton at the 85th academy awards

Louis Vuitton, Reese Witherspoon, Oscars, 85th annual Academy Awards, (by Denzil Jacobs)

At the 85th annual Academy Awards, actress Reese Witherspoon, wore a Louis Vuitton gown and jewelry. The gown is made in Klein blue silk faille. The corset, bow and back has a black contrast trim. The gown has a Louis Vuitton bow signature on then neckline and ends with a modern bustle and train. This evening gown was made in the atelier in Paris and reveals the unique savoir-faire of the house the atelier in Paris. The ring is in white gold, onyx, and diamond and 5.02 carats, L’Ame du Voyage collection. The earrings are in white gold and diamonds, and 2.62 carats, Voyage dans le temps collection and the bracelet is in white gold and diamonds and 6.46 carats, also Voyage dans le temps collection.

Founded in Paris in 1854, Louis Vuitton is synonymous with the art of travel. Its iconic trunks, luggage, and bags have accompanied journeys throughout time. With the arrival of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs in 1997, Louis Vuitton extended its expertise to ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery, available in its exclusive network of stores in over 60 countries.

January 15, 2013

152nd l’ormarins queen’s plate

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

The most prestigious equestrian event on South Africa’s social calendar, the 152nd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate took place at the Kenilworth Racecourse last Saturday in glamourous style.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013, Jennifer Su, Janez Vermeiren, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Roxy Louw, Ryk Neethling (by Denzil Jacobs)

MC and face of the event, Jo-Ann Strauss arrived wearing an unforgettable blue dress by Stefania Morland with accessories by Joya Collection and limited edition Louis Vuitton bag. Television and radio personality Jennifer Su made an appearance wearing an elegant royal blue dress and fascinator by Pallu, “I decided on royal blue this year in honor of the royal family. I’m having a wonderful time at the Queen’s Plate, this is my very favourite horse-racing event of the year,” says Su.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013,Pearl Thusi, Leigh-Anne Williams, Kuli Roberts, Peta Eggierth-Symes (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special guests included Miss South Africa 2012 Marilyn Ramos, Janez Vermeiren, Lee-Ann Liebenberg with husband Nicky van der Walt, Roxy Louw, Ryk Neethling, Marc Lottering, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Marilize de Clercq, Tanya van Graan with fianc√©¬†Kasper Kristoffersen, Danine Naidoo, Kuli Roberts, Clayton Morar, Omesh Authur, Conor Mccreedy, Pearl Thusi, Kia Johnson, Peta Eggierth-Symes (for Pallu) as well as¬†Leigh-Anne Williams, wearing a stunning dress by Kl√Ľk CGDT and fascinator by The Little Hattery to name a few. With Best Dressed and Best Hat competitions, fashionistas and socialites were there too to enjoy this elegant horse-racing and high-fashion event.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thanks to Levi Strauss for dressing me for this event, sunglasses by Sunglass Hut and Hilton Weiner for shoes and African Pride Hotels 15 On Orange Hotel for the luxurious accommodation.