Posts tagged ‘horse-racing’

January 18, 2015

the 154th annual l’ormarins queen’s plate

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Without a doubt the event I look forward to most in January each year, the prestigious and ever elegant 154th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate took place last week in Cape Town. I was graciously invited and immediately made my way to Hilton Weiner to discuss outfit options, as this event’s dress-code is strictly blue and white. As always, the kind folks at Hilton Weiner prepared a few options for me and you can see what we ended up with on my Facebook Page, but back to the event itself.

No surprise, South Africa’s favourite personalities donned their finest blue &¬†white, not forgetting intricate fascinators and hats,¬†as the races and betting got underway. In the indulgent Stud Club Marquee, guests included Bonang Matheba¬†(wearing Gert-Johan Coetzee),¬†Nthato Mashishi, Jo-Ann Strauss¬†(wearing Stefania Morland),¬†Cindy Nell, Natalie Becker, Jimmy Nevis, Ryk Neethling (with his gorgeous lady), Liezel van der Westhuizen and the ever dapper Mr Maps Maponyane, just to name a few! Socialites socialized, horse-racing enthusiasts placed bets and I, well I enjoyed an afternoon with some amazing people and friends, getting to do what I love most, take photographs. I think what’s most appealing about this event is the simple elegance of it all, it’s Hampton’s style in Cape Town with amazing food and drink and even more amazing company. No frills, just effortless style. This was my fourth consecutive LQP, and it remains a firm favorite. Don’t ask me about the races tho, I don’t remember seeing any horses *wink*!

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Special thanks to CSA PR for the invitation and Hilton Weiner SA for dressing me.

 

January 13, 2014

153rd l’ormarins queen’s plate

01.13 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Anton Rupert, Roxy Louw (by Denzil Jacobs)

The 153rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is one of the most prestigious horse-racing events and last Saturday guests donned their cordial blue and white attire at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. South African model Roxy Louw, who looked radiant with Anton Rupert, wearing a stunning white dress with gorgeous freeRange Jewellery, Cartier watch¬†and Okapi bag by Hanneli Rupert.

 

01.13 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Herschelle Gibbs, Sherrin Davie, Cindy Nell, Janez Vermeiren, Leigh-Anne Williams, Jennifer Su, Liezel van der Westhuizen (by Denzil Jacobs)

It was certainly a star studded event with model and television personality¬†Cindy Nell, who won the award for Best Dressed Woman wearing a¬†Jason Kieck creation along with a fascinator by The Little Hattery. Actress Natalie Becker looked so chic in a vintage dress by Vintage In The City and Jennifer Su selected a stunning blue dress by Pallu. Liezel van der Westhuizen looked amazing in a dress by Lipsy. This year, the LQP added Best Dressed Man to the events festivities and it was comedian Siv Ngesi who became the first man to be honored with this accolade. Television and radio personalities who also attend included Janez Vermeiren, Leigh-Anne Williams, Kia Johnson¬†and¬†Ayanda Tini to name a few. Also invited to enjoy a day at the races was models Tracy McGregor and Lyndall Jarvis with her fianc√© surfing legend¬†Jordy Smith and the radiantly pregnant Lee-Ann Liebenberg¬†with her husband Nicky van der Walt as well as SA cricket legend Herschelle Gibbs with his girlfriend Sherrin Davie.¬†The¬†L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate¬†annually brings together friends and horse-racing enthusiasts with a backdrop of elegance, style and sophistication.

Special thanks to Celebrity Services SA for the invitation to attend and for an amazing event experience!

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.