Posts tagged ‘Haute Couture’

August 1, 2014

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

07.31 Fashion Week 2014, Cape Town, AFI, Mercedes-Benz, Stefania Morland (by Denzil Jacobs) 01

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.

07.31 Fashion Week 2014, Cape Town, AFI, Mercedes-Benz, Gavin Rajah (by Denzil Jacobs) 02

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.

07.31 Fashion Week 2014, Cape Town, AFI, Mercedes-Benz, Stefania Morland (by Denzil Jacobs) 03

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.

December 21, 2012

hugo boss event in cape town

Hugo Boss, Ryk Neethling, Vanessa Haywood, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Thandie Kupe, Sue Duminy, Sharlene Lawrence, Shirley Bell (by Denzil Jacobs)

It wasn’t only South African stars who came out to celebrate Hugo Boss last week in Cape Town at the party of the year, international actor and film star, Kevin Spacey made an appearance at this prestigious event. Joining Hugo Boss MD Christian Ender,¬†South African A-Listers at the event included Olympic Gold Medalist Ryk Neethling, television personalities Liezel van der Westhuizen, Katlego Maboe, models Vanessa Haywood, Cindy Nell, Ryan Botha, Roxy Louw, Tracy McGregor, Gina Goldsmith, actresses Natalie Becker, Lee-Anne Summers, stylist Marilize de Clercq and socialites Sue Duminy, Sharlene Lawrence, Shirley Bell, Jackie Wiese, Thandie Kupe, Jasna Zellerhoff, Leigh van den Berg to name a few. In true Hugo Boss style, guests were treated to a spectacular fashion show featuring models from Cape Town based model agency, Full Circle Model Management, to compliment delicious canap√©s, champagne and haute couture.

Hugo Boss, Misty Louw, Roxy Louw, Jackie Wiese, Gina Goldsmith, Marilize de Clercq, Katlego Maboe (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thanks to The Little Black Book PR.

 

May 9, 2012

all about fashion at the met gala 2012

The Met Gala 2012, Beyonce Knowles, Lea Michele, Rihanna, Clare Danes

Fashion’s finest came out to play at the Met Gala 2012¬†in New York, often referred to as referred to as “fashion’s Oscars“. Beyonc√© Knowles took the spotlight at the A-list event, after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January, the 30-year-old’s figure looked sensational in her sheer sequin Givenchy Haute Couture gown. When asked by a reporter at the event about having more children, Beyonc√©¬†replied “I definitely want to have more. I don’t know how many. God knows I don’t know yet.” Gala chairs, Anna Wintour (editor in chief of Vogue magazine), Carey Mulligan and Muccia Prada received guests including Clare Danes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Rihanna, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Rihanna at the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s annual ball, dressed in haute couture. Justin Timberlake, wearing a Tom Ford tuxedo attended the event with his fianc√©e, Jessica Biel. After a record-breaking success of ‘The Avengers’,¬†Johansson arrived in a custom Dolce & Gabbana gown, a solid gold creation to match her box-office triumph. “The dressing part was easy,” said Rihanna, running into the museum moments after the red carpet closed in a body-hugging black alligator skin Tom Ford gown with some major fingernails to match, “My nails took forever. They’re like claws.” It seems that Rihanna may have some fashion designing up her sleeve, “Designing is definitely in the near future for me. We’re working on it as we speak” said the pop star.