Posts tagged ‘Jo-Ann Strauss’

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.

 

February 26, 2014

ready, set , style: the annual veuve clicquot masters polo 2014

02.26 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014, Jeannie D (by Denzil Jacobs)

Certainly one the highlights on the social calendar, the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014 takes place this Saturday, 01 March 2014 and the spectacular Val de Vie Estate. Over the last few year, some of South Africa’s biggest names in television, film, radio and media have indulged in this prestigious event, including Jeannie D, Tanya van Graan, Siv Ngesi, Leigh-Anne Williams, Jo-Ann Strauss, Natalie Becker and Olympic Gold Medalist Ryk Neethling. The who’s who of SA will be showing off some of SA and the world’s biggest names in fashion, including the official couture and fashion sponsor D’Ore Boutique (situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) whilst indulging in delicious canapés and of cause Veuve Clicquot. The official car sponsor this year will be Bentley with Elizabeth Arden ensuring that every looks their best at all times.

02.26 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014, Tanya van Graan, Ryk Neethling, Leigh-Anne Williams, Jo-Ann Strauss, Siv Ngesi (by Denzil Jacobs)

Synonymous with flutes of champagne and exquisite couture fashion, guests of the fourth annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014 are set to attend what has now become South Africa’s most exclusive and luxury polo event. Drawing inspiration from polo’s global presence, with its rich cultural heritage, the prestigious Champagne House sponsors some of the world’s leading polo events such as the Manhattan Classic in New York City, the LA Polo Classic, the UK’s Gold Cup and the Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town, the only event of its kind on the African continent. VIP guests of Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014 tournament can look forward to an afternoon of stylish décor opulence, perfectly chilled Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, gourmet canapés, lavish couture fashion and a highly anticipated action packed finale of polo. More than any other sport, polo is best savoured live – a theme steeped in tradition and perpetuated by Veuve Clicquot.

Tickets are available at Computicket: R850 – VIP Polo Club Lounge | R150 – Picnic on the grass –

http://online.computicket.com/web/event/veuve_clicquot_masters_polo/797457103/0/58682090

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 ThusiLeigh-Anne Williams, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt, Gina MyersKia 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 canapés 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.

 

August 2, 2013

jo-ann Strauss ‘online presenter search 2013’ – 3 days left to enter

Jo-Ann Strauss, Online Presenter Search 2013, 3DaysLeft(by Denzil Jacobs)

Former Miss South Africa and SA TV personality Jo-Ann Strauss‘ Online Presenter Search 2013 is well underway and entries close in just 3 days. The competition encourages aspirant presenters to upload their auditions which they can record on their cellphones, smartphones, digital cameras, etc. onto YouTube and to enter via the website www.presentersearch.com. This year four finalists will be chosen to travel to Reunion Island with Jo-Ann Strauss as well as celebrity guest mentors, TV personality Pabi Moloi and South African singing sensation Lira. The competition is open to entrants from across the African continent and auditions are to be uploaded in English and must be 30 seconds long. Go to http://www.presentersearch.com for details on how to enter.

 

July 1, 2013

jo-ann strauss presents ‘online presenter search 2013’

Jo-Ann Strauss, Glambition, Online Presenter Search 2013 (by Denzil Jacobs)

Jo-Ann Strauss Productions (JSP) will launch the second online presenter search on 1 July 2013 during the final episode of this season’s “Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss” on e.tv. The episode focuses on “Fast Fame” and how social media impacts the world we live in. Guests will include SA media icons Bonang Matheba, Dineo Moeketsi as well as Nondumiso Tembe, a South African actress and musician who has appeared in top international productions like “True Blood” and “NCIS”. Katryn Kruger, a South African beauty that has modeled for Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and Prada will also be sharing her secrets to remaining grounded. She has returned to SA to complete high school after she was scouted in a shopping center at the age of 16. Buhle Moletsane, the winner of the 2012 online presenter search, will also be a guest.

The online presenter search competition encourages aspirant presenters to upload their auditions which they can record on their cellphones, smartphones, digital cameras, etc. onto YouTube and to enter via the website www.presentersearch.com. Jo-Ann held the first #OnlinePresenterSearch in 2012 which became the world’s largest competition of it’s kind with hundreds of entries being uploaded and 4 finalists being selected. The finalists traveled with Jo-Ann Strauss and Bonang Matheba to a five star resort in Zambia where they spent 3 days learning about media and honing their presenting skills. This year, the competition is open to entrants from across the African continent and auditions are to be uploaded in English and must be 30 seconds long.

The four finalists chosen will be traveling to Reunion Island with Jo-Ann and a still to be announced celebrity mentor. They will be participating in adventure sports and shooting a mini-reality series. This will be broadcast via the website http://www.presentersearch.com and the various social media channels and the public will be invited to vote for their favourite finalist and win fantastic prizes. The winner will become an online presenter for e.tv and gain valuable experience and exposure in this way. Samsung will be the main sponsor and will supply various mobile devices for the finalists to use on the island to be able to share the action via social media. The finalists will be staying at the LUX* Ile da Reunion which is the island’s only 5 star resort. They will fly there directly from Johannesburg with Air Austral.

The winner will be announced on 20 September 2013.

Watch scenes from #OnlinePresenterSearch2012 on YouTube here.

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.

March 8, 2013

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Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

South African television personality and former Miss South Africa, Jo-Ann Strauss. Photographed at the penthouse, 15 On Orange Hotel.

January 24, 2013

veuve clicquot masters cape town

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Ryk Neethling, Ryan Botha, Thandie Kupe (by Denzil Jacobs)

South Africa’s most glamorous polo event of the annual social calendar is set to take place for the third year running on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at Val de Vie Estate outside Cape Town. Jenni Button and Hilton Weiner have been announced as the official Fashion Partners for the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Masters. A Hilton Weiner & Jenni Button Fashion Show will form part of the day’s activities, while Creative Director for the brands, Warrick Gautier, will be a judge in the Best Dressed competition for the day. Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town, one of five international tournaments, is their first and only on the African continent. Proven a resounding success and enjoyed by SA’s glamorous elite, guests include top celebrities, fashionable socialites and avid polo lovers. VIP Guests who attend last year included, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Ryk Neethling, Natalie Becker, and Roxy Louw with media personality Clayton Morar, model Gina Goldsmith and socialite Thandie Kupe.

The Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town has grown considerably since its first year and is expected to draw in more than 1200 guests this year. Val de Vie’s world-class polo fields and luxurious club house facilities provide the ideal venue to host an event of this caliber. VIP guests confirmed so far for a day out filled with champagne, gourmet canapés, sophisticated fashion, traditional games of pétanque, pamper lounges and of course a riveting game of world class polo include Natalie Becker, Aiden Bennetts, Elana Afrika, Lee-Anne Summers, Ryan Botha and Vanessa Marawa.

The Jenni Button Summer 2013 Collection, Journey to Marrakech, focuses on sensual modern cuts and shapes to suit the strong independent Jenni woman’s insatiable love of glamour, opulence and pleasure. Introducing exotic animal prints such as snake, leopard and crocodile in gold, silver and metallic shades, the collection is juxtaposed with splashes of colour – from bright aqua and teal, to azure blue, sea green and coral. Neutrals still form the foundation of the collection, mixed with bold geometric prints. Jenni will showcase its exclusive Couture Collection at this year’s Polo event. The Hilton Weiner Summer 2013 Resort Collection sees the introduction of sand washed silk, reverse silk, quality linen, and leather. There is also an array of architecturally inspired prints and Bugle-cut bead embellishments that can be found on Midi and Maxi dresses and selected blouses in the women’s wear collection.

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2013
Venue: Val de Vie Estate (Paarl-Franschhoek Valley)
Tickets:
POLO CLUB ACCESS: R390 per person – includes a glass of wine and light lunch.
EQUUS VIP LOUNGE: R1, 750 per person – includes lunch and an open bar (premium brands available at a cash bar)
PICNIC ACCESS: R150 per person with access to grass only

Tickets available online via Val de Vie’s website: www.valdevie.co.za.

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 fiancé 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 Klûk 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.