Posts tagged ‘fashion’

October 13, 2016

introducing ‘papushka’ – ladies luxury sleepwear

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

‚ÄúPapushka is a brand which empowers women to feel glamorous at home for themselves, and their partners,‚ÄĚ 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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October 10, 2016

fitbit launches new ‘charge 2’ and ‘flex 2’

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I am fortunate to be invited to many prestigious events, launches and premieres, and¬†I was particularly¬†excited to have been invited to the launch of the newest additions to the Fitbit line-up, the Flex 2 and Charge 2. Guests at the event included Comedian and my good friend, Siv Ngesi as well as¬†Olympic Medalist Swimmer¬†Cameron van der Burgh who shared his journey with Fitbit and how it has benifited¬†his training regime. Whether you simply enjoy the occasional run or swim or you’re a pro-athlete, Fitbit has a device that suits and is geared to help improve your lifestyle. As a fitness fanatic myself, these are certainly must-have devices to monitor and help you reach your fitness goals and I was thrilled¬†to get my hands on these new and improved devices. I’ll be using Fitbit¬†in my fitness regime, so be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for updates, tips and tricks on how I use Fitbit… Enough about me, let’s talk about the new devices…

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Introducing the¬†new¬†Charge 2 featuring¬†the all-new¬†heart rate and fitness wristband. Maximize workouts with¬†PurePulse heart rate, multi-sport modes and Connected¬†GPS. Track all-day activity, exercise and sleep and make¬†the most of your routine with smartphone notifications. The device even sends you gentle¬†reminders to move when you have been stationary for perhaps a little too long and if you’re feeling a little stress, try the guided breathing sessions to calm yourself down. Available in Small or Large in Black, Plum, Blue and Teal and limited edition colours, Black/Gunmetal and Lavender/Rose Gold, this water resistant lifestyle companion is designed to fin in seamlessly to your daily¬†routine. Available October 2016.

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Avid swimmer, or just just enjoy the occasion swim? Well, the new Flex 2 is perfect for you. An ultra-slim, swim-proof fitness wristband with a removable tracker that fits into the exchangeable bands. Wear Flex 2 in the pool, shower or ocean and never worry about making a splash. Plus, automatically track your swimming and get stats like duration and laps counted. Catering for the fashion-forward, accessories include lux bangles or pendants, available in silver and rose gold to add a bit of class to any outfit. Track all-day activity, exercise and even sleep in a style that’s all your own. Classic bands are available in Black, Navy, Magenta, Lavender, Blush Pink, Gray, Yellow in sizes Small and Large. Classic 3 Band Packs are available in Navy, Gray, Yellow, Pink Pack РIncludes Magenta, Lavender and Blush Pink, also in sizes Small and Large. Available October 2016.

There’s a Fitbit for everyone… click on http://www.fitbit.co.za to find your match.

 

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 G4Sports. Designer 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‚Äôs¬†international travel and¬†Ray‚Äôs¬†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 career.¬†The¬†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 Town. For 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

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 Andrew,¬†Ty 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!

August 1, 2014

mercedes-benz fashion week cape town 2014 (day 1)

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After a spectacular gala dinner hosted by Dr Precious Molio-Motsepe, AFI (African Fashion International) and Mercedes-Benz at the City Hall in Cape Town, the fashion started flowing and melting on the catwalks despite the rainy winter weather outside. With my gorgeous friend, South African actress and radio personality Natalie Becker, at my side, we sampled the eye-candy, fashion, wine and festivities. On day one, I attended only two shows, Gavin Rajah and Stefania Morland never failed to impress while staying true to their styles and showcasing their amazing Spring/Summer 2014 collections.

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Gavin Rajah‘s Japanese inspired collection dazzled with elegantly designed haute-couture¬†and a ready-to-wear collection. His fearlessness in his design was evident as he ventured into bright colors such as fuchsia and purple, whilst also adding a more muted tones for his more extravagant gowns. There was certainly something for every type of women and every occasion. Hats off to Mr Rajah! After a quick glass of white wine and mingle in the lounge after the show, it was time to gather the troops for the next show.

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Stefania! Yes, Stefania Morland may design exclusively¬†womenswear, but her whimsical style is so infectious and I couldn’t help but sport a little grin through-out the show. With a quirky Chinese theme, each model gave us a quirky little wiggle at the end of the catwalk as Stefania’s designs hung effortlessly on their slender frames. It was all about whimsy, fun, cutesy-ness (if that’s even a word). Looks like this is set to be a pretty playful Summer in fashion.

And then it was off to the Official Belvedere Vodka Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2014 Opening Party, held at the trendy COCO nightclub in the city centre. It was so nice to spend some time with television personality and model Cindy Nell and her husband Clive Roberts, television personality Jennifer Su, model Roxy Louw with her cousin and model Frank Muggeridge and so many more. Thank you Vivid Luxury PR for putting together yet another fantastic opening party and Celebrity Services SA for the invitation to the fashion shows.

April 1, 2014

fashion: elie tahari spring/summer 2014

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Celebrating 40 years at the top of the fashion industry, Elie Tahari‚Äôs proves he‚Äôs still got what it takes to deliver cutting-edge style and modern sophistication, in his latest Spring 2014 Collection. Inspired by the architecture of the Brazilian capital city of Bras√≠lia, created by Oscar Niemeyer in the 1950s, Tahari says the collection ‚Äúbrings together elements of sport with futuristic components.‚ÄĚ Juxtaposing contrasts of strong linear shapes against graceful curves, Tahari channels the spirit and architecture of the city into the collection, using sporty high-tech fabrics, well structured garments and a cool, muted colour palate of white, mint foam, light iris, soft sky and rose mist. Here and there, bold graphics, pops of colour and iridescent snakeskin prints add some diversity to the iconic collection of bold, geometric styles, combined with relaxed fits, in an array of luxe fabrics, featuring trademark Tahari laser-cut leather, fitted scuba and raw-edge silicone.

Key items in the Spring 2014 Collection:

The Dress: Zip-front, curve-clinging leather dresses, with boxy basket weaves and eyelet detailing, bold prints and pops of colour, the perfect office-to-outing dress.

The Swing Coat: A statement cage mesh swing coat in white leather

The Blouse: Long and sheer in icy pale blue, or navy, crème and trendsetting ombre print.

The Pant: luxe and free-flowing ‚Äď paired with a structured piece on top and a sexy shoe, to create a polished look.

The Heel: Neon suede, snake print pumps and leather sandals.

The Sweatshirt: Modern luxury, epitomized with an elegant, subtle print

The Black Jumpsuit

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Meanwhile, in commemoration of his 40th anniversary, Elie Tahari has produced a 20-piece capsule collection featuring updates of signature pieces from the label‚Äôs archives, entitled¬† ‚ÄėElie Tahari Edition 1974‚Äô. Representing Tahari‚Äôs iconic looks dating back to 1974, the year he opened his first boutique on Madison Avenue, key pieces include a modern take on the 70 style tube top as well as jumpsuits, power suits, the classic tuxedo as well as signature leather pieces, all of which were top sellers at some point during Tahari‚Äôs years at the top of the fashion industry. ‚ÄúI named each piece from the collection after an iconic New York landmark,‚ÄĚ says Tahari.

Testament to Elie Tahari’s unique talent and ability to predict what a woman wants from fashion before she even knows it, these collections hit the right notes in the style stakes, showcasing Tahari’s genius designs and flair for mixing sensual fabrics, subtle textures, strong tailoring and detailing, which have come to define the global brand.

Renowned for exquisite design elements, like laser-cut leather dresses and jackets, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Hudson and Leighton Meester are some of the celebrities which adore Elie Tahari‚Äôs simple yet stylishly modern designs. For over four decades Elie Tahari has succeeded in creating beautiful, tailored and upscale-office friendly clothes for women, inspired by his belief that ‚Äúclothing should be quieter than the woman so that her true beauty can shine through‚ÄĚ. Elie Tahari has a particularly large following amongst the fashion-savvy career women, who rely on the designer for consistently simple, tasteful, luxurious and modern collections.

Elie Tahari is exclusively available in South Africa at: D’Oré РStore U73 Sandton City, Sandton Drive, Johannesburg Рcontact: 011 783 7316/8 or www.dorefashion.co.za.

March 20, 2014

all the glamour at ‘veuve clicquot masters polo 2014’

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On Saturday, 1 March 2014, South Africa’s elite gathered at the prestigious Val De Vie Estate in Paarl, Cape Town to indulge in luxury, canap√©s, champagne, fashion and of cause a polo tournament at the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014. This year, as the official fashion sponsor of the VCM2014, D’Ore Boutique (situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) graciously dressed some of our most influential celebrities including¬†model and actress Tanya van Graan, international model Katryn Kruger and model Cindy Nell. International television personality Jennifer Su sparkled in a dress by¬†Vanessa G London for D’Ore Boutique. Wearing a gorgeous summer dress selected from her new online boutique, Just For Tonight, Sue Duminy looked amazing. After the recent release of her first fragrance for women,¬†“Jeannie in a Bottle” (now in stores at Clicks nationwide), television personality¬†Jeannie D, looked radiant in a dress also by D’Ore Boutique.It was wonderful spending the afternoon watching polo and sipping Veuve Clicquot champagne with SA singing sensation Jimmy Nevis, journalist Clayton Morar, owner of Pallu Boutique¬†(situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) Peta Eggierth-Symes, international actress Natalie Becker, presenter Tracey Lange, celebrity stylist Jasna Zellerhoff, beauty blogger Leigh van den Berg, dance music duo Locnville (Andrew and Brian Chaplin), Olympic Gold Medalist Ryk Neethling, Misty Louw, television personality Liezel van der Westhuizen and so many more, with a guest appearance by model Roxy Louw.

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And if all that wasn’t luxurious enough, the official vehicle sponsor for this event was none other than Bentley, offering chauffeur transfers to SA’s elite. It was certainly a highlight on the South African social calendar all put together by the team at Vivid Luxury PR, headed by Anina Malherbe.

Special thank you to Hilton Weiner SA for dressing me at this event and Spoilt Salon for styling.

More images soon at Denzil Jacobs Photography Facebook Page.

January 28, 2014

joan smalls, the face of woolworths ‘studio.w’ f/w2014

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Ranked by Models.com as the #1 model in the world, Joan Smalls arrived early this morning at Cape Town International Airport to shoot the latest Woolworths¬†‘Studio.W’ fall/winter 2014 collection. Smalls, 25, has appeared on the covers and pages of some of the biggest fashion magazines in the world and modeled for haut-couture brands including Gucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli and more.¬†More recently, Smalls appeared in singer Beyonce‘s “Yonce” music video among models including Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman and appeared on the January 2014 cover of (American) ELLE Magazine, an issue dubbed ‘The Return of the Supermodel: It’s Joan Smalls’ cementing her status as the model to watch.¬†This girl from Puerto Rico as walked for Victoria’s Secret along side South African born model Candice Swanepoel, who was the recent face of ‘Woolworths RE:’ Summer (and Christmas) campaigns in 2013.

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Known for her elegant look and edgy style, Smalls is the perfect fit for the fashion-forward mood of the ‘Studio.W Winter 2014’ Collection. A self-made success, Joan is a role model for confident, stylish women all over the world.

It was such a pleasure meeting you this morning Joan, enjoy your stay in Cape Town, South Africa!

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.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a philosophy in a sense, we want to have a different cut to make us more unique, ‚Äú¬†Ronnie McDonald, responsible for the menswear tailoring department, tells me, ‚ÄúIt can mean a detail, it can mean a silhouette, fabric. It‚Äôs the idea that we‚Äôre constantly striving to be unique in some ways.‚ÄĚ 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. ‚ÄúWe 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.‚ÄĚ says Fredrik, ‚ÄúA bit of rock and roll.‚ÄĚ

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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.