Posts tagged ‘jewellery’

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!

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March 28, 2014

masterpiece of aesthetics – patek philippe

03.28 Patek Philippe, Men's Watch, Luxury (by Denzil Jacobs)

Appropriate to the heritage of Patek Philippe, the Men’s Complications Ref 5170J is not only extremely precise and reliable, but it is also a masterpiece of aesthetics and supreme workmanship. Its physique is devoted to functionality, whilst it is endowed with tangible elegance. This elegant timepiece has an 18K yellow-gold case, an opaline-white dial with slender applied hour markers, as well as yellow-gold applied Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. The strap is alligator with rectangular scales, hand-stitched in a rich matt chocolate brown, whilst the case back is sapphire-crystal. Not only is this timepiece stylish, but it is also water resistant to 30m.

A ‘complication’ in watchmaking is anything a mechanical watch may do beyond telling the time and the date. Patek Philippe upholds a tradition in complications that are useful in everyday situations, such as annual calendars, dual time zones and world time displays. Patek Philippe prides itself in their knowledge and practice of this pinnacle of the watchmaker’s art.

Patek Philippe is available exclusively at the Watch & Jewellery Gallery in Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information, please call 011-784-2595 or visit www.patek.com.

June 4, 2013

‘spellbound dress design’ by sharlene lawrence launches in cape town

Spellbound Dresses, Sharlene Lawrence, Sue Duminy (by Denzil Jacobs)

Spellbound Dress Design is a Cape Town based dress manufacturer specializing in unique styles and designs in a variety of classic, high fashion and high quality fabrics owned by Sharlene Lawrence. Partners including jewellery designers, make-up artists and skin specialist contribute in a monthly open day to showcase and sell Spellbound dresses in Green Point, Cape Town. To view a sample of the designs available, visit www.spellboundevents.co.za or book a personal shopping experience with Sharlene directly on 082 652 1082.

July 2, 2012

louis vuitton yayoi kusama collection 2012

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Collection 2012

Since its creation in 1854, Louis Vuitton has maintained a close relation with the world of art. Strengthened by this tradition, which has been intensified under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton is happy to associate itself with the first retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. This exhibition, which invites visitors to immerse themselves into the world of Kusama, has been travelling from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and will continue its journey to the Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum in New York City, next July 2012. A collection issued from the collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs will interpret the most emblematic artworks of Kusama. It was in 2006 that Marc Jacobs encountered Yayoi Kusama in Tokyo. Art collector Marc Jacobs is a fan of Kusama’s sculptures and paintings: “the obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me. She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us.” The admiration is mutual: Kusama, whose works include many performances which examine clothing and the body, has a profound respect for Marc’s creativity. A photo of this encounter is today hanging on the wall of the Kusama Studio in Tokyo.

The starting points for the collection were obsession and seriality. The iconic Louis Vuitton leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery became the supports for Kusama’s organic repetitive patterns. Treated in vigorous and hybrid colours, the polka dots cover the products infinitely. All over, express the unlimited possibilities of playing with scales, colours and densities. When the “kusamesque” figure comes to life, the patterns ripple and lead the eye into a stroboscopic game. No middle, no beginning and no end: this hallucinatory proliferation will also be relayed in the Louis Vuitton windows worldwide decorated with emblematic motifs: biomorphic shaped “nerves” sculptures for windows named “BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE”; flowers entitled “ETERNAL BLOOMING FLOWERS IN MY MIND” and especially red polka dots on white background among which Kusama figures named “SELF-OBLITERATION” can be spotted. For the artist, who sees her life as “a dot lost among millions of other dots”, this collaboration will allow her to spread her polka dots infinitely across the world and convey her message: “Love Forever”. “It enables her to increase her audience and that of contemporary art in general, concludes Marc Jacobs. The task Louis Vuitton has always set itself.”

The Yayoi Kusama collection will launch globally on 09 July 2012. For more information click on www.louisvuitton.com or contact Louis Vuitton Cape Town on 021 4059700.