Posts tagged ‘Leigh-Anne Williams’

December 1, 2015

shine / skitter magazine’s 2015 launch gala in cape town

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How often do you get to spend the evening with 4 beautiful cover-girls? Okay, these cover-girls happen to be dear¬†friends of mine and¬†I was lucky enough to scoop an invitation to the Cape Town launch of ¬†Shine/Skitter Magazine last Tuesday, 24 Novermber 2015, after they dazzled Johannesburg the previous week¬†showcasing their covers. Shine/Skitter Magazine is one of South Africa’s most prestigious glossy luxury magazines and this year they featured four of SA’s top personalities, each with their own cover; Top Billing TV Magazine Show’s Jade Hubner, Afternoon Express Show’s Bonnie Mbuli as well as Expresso Show Morning Show’s Leigh-Anne Williams and Zo√ę Brown. Certainly an evening to remember, guests were shuttled in style by Mercedes-Benz and offered a delicious glass of¬†Graham Beck champagne upon arrival. Celebrity and media guests included TV personality Tanya Nefdt, comedian Angel Campey, blogger Jasna Zellerhoff as well as Khanya Siyengo and food blogger Ilse Fourie.

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Treated to delicious canapés while we waited for the guests of honour to arrive, the stunning Mercedes-Benz showroom showcased some high-end cars to admire and dream about owning. It was a spectacular evening and even included some surprise prizes including luxurious skincare, fragrances and diamonds!

November 24, 2015

craig port spring/summer 2015 men’s swimwear launch

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As we usher in a new summer in Cape Town, South African fashion designer Craig Port hosted his¬†much anticipated Spring/Summer Men’s Swimwear Collection in association with South African Menswear Week at The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sea Point, Cape Town.¬†It was a poolside affair with guests including tv personalities Ewan Strydom (who joined the boys on the ramp strutting his stuff), Leigh-Anne Williams and Kia Johnson as well as model/presenter Tyrone Nell, fashion bloggers Jasna Zellerhoff and Clouds Drummond and of cause myself.¬†Welcomed with an Aperol Spritz, we were all serenaded by Acoustic Element who set the tone for a sweltering afternoon to celebrate the official opening of the summer swimwear season.

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Fashion Producer Jen Denier and Craig Port worked together to create a swimwear display that few will soon forget. Superstars from BOSS Models were cast to join the #PORTSQUAD and strut their stuff around the venue before congregating for the shows-topping finale were Zolani Mahola from Freshly Ground treated guests to a surprise performance.
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With models, swimwear and poolside boutique hotel setting, it was the perfect¬†way to enjoy a summer’s day and of cause some eye-candy (for those interested *wink*).
February 9, 2015

made for the mix – j&b met 2015

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Certainly a highlight every year, the J&B Met 2015 took place at Kenilworth Racecourse on 29 Jan 2015, but the festivities started the day before for me and a few friends. The amazing¬†folks at African Pride Hotels graciously invited me to spend the weekend at their luxurious 15 on Orange Hotel. The J&B Met 2015 saw hundreds of horse-racing and fashion enthusiasts join some of South Africa’s most celebrated personalities¬†enjoy an afternoon of entertainment. I was joined by talk show host¬†Khanyi Mbau, media personality¬†Jen Su, comedian¬†Siv Ngesi, actress¬†Boity Thulo, TV personality¬†Leigh-Anne Williams,¬†TV personality Maps Maponyane, media¬†personality¬†Lalla Hirayama and so many more at the exclusive J&B Met Main VVIP Marquee to enjoy amazing food and entertainment. With so much happening all at the same time, we wondered off to the prestigious Racing It’s A Rush VIP Marquee to spend some time mingling with Cindy Nell, Liezel van der Westhuizen and many more. The fashion was incredible and fantastically imaginative with best dressed couple prizes and entertainment by MiCasa. Thank you Hilton Weiner for dressing me to J&B Met 2015.

August 2, 2014

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK CAPE TOWN 2014 (ruald rheeder)

08.03 Fashion Week 2014, Cape Town, AFI, Mercedes-Benz, Ruald Rheeder, Tyrone Nell, Ryan Botha, Brent Thompson, K2Twins (by Denzil Jacobs)

It always adds a little extra festiveness at AFI¬†(African Fashion International)¬†Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town when you see a few friend saunter down the catwalk, and Ruald Rheeder‘s floral inspired Spring/Summer 2014 collection included some of my favorite faces. Television and radio personality Leigh-Anne Williams, models Tyrone Nell,¬†Brent Thompson (have you seen his recent Men’s Health SA cover???), another Men’s Health cover boy Ryan Botha (also co-owner of Point Break Fitness in Cape Town)¬†showed off their beautifully toned bodies at Ruald’s show. The new boys on the block, The K2 Twins (Alex & Charlie¬†Kotze) also made an appearance. Despite his selection of models, it was certainly Ruald’s bold choices in design and his ability to keep his eye on pulse of internationally trending fashion that kept the audience captivated. Hey Ruald… I need a new designer for Summer, hint, hint!!

08.03 Fashion Week 2014, Cape Town, AFI, Mercedes-Benz, Ruald Rheeder, Leigh-Anne Williams (by Denzil Jacobs)

Keeping to a simple neutral palette in his womenswear collection, Ruald’s expression of summer is epitomized by simple elegance. From light flowing evening dresses to trendy day wear and provocative swimwear, this collection, in my opinion lends itself to the 1950’s and 1960’s demure elegance and sophistication, which can be dressed up for a night out on the town.

Special thanks to CelebsSA. Also thanks to Levis Strauss SA and Ruald Rheeder for dressing me for the evening.

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 canap√©s 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‚Äôs most exclusive and luxury polo event.¬†Drawing inspiration from polo‚Äôs global presence, with its rich cultural heritage, the prestigious Champagne House sponsors some of the world‚Äôs leading polo events such as the Manhattan Classic in New York City, the LA Polo Classic, the UK‚Äôs 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 d√©cor opulence, perfectly chilled Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, gourmet canap√©s, lavish couture fashion and a highly anticipated action packed finale of polo.¬†More than any other sport, polo is best savoured live ‚Äď a theme steeped in tradition and perpetuated by Veuve Clicquot.

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

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

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.

 

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.

 

 

September 5, 2013

woolworths summer 2013 fashion convo cape town

Woolworths, Fashion Convo, Cape Town, Bonang Matheba, Leigh-Anne Williams, Siv Ngesi, Tanya Nefdt, Karisa Nicholls, Bjorn Steinbach (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last week, Woolworths invited media, celebrity guests and some of their loyal customers to showcase their Summer 2013 fashion trends for Woolworths, Country Road and Trenery. Our host for the evening, television personality Bonang Matheba introduced the panel of fashion experts as we were treated to an on-trend fashion show. Guests including Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom, Danine Naidoo, Siv Ngesi, Natalie Becker, Leigh-Anne Williams, Tanya Nefdt, Bjorn Steinbach and Kia Johnson to name just a few, enjoyed a glass of champagne and delicious Woolworths sugary-treats and canapés as the evening of fashion conversation progressed. See all the latests trends introduced last week instore at any Woolworths clothing department store as well as Woolworths Online.

Visit Denzil Jacobs Photography Facebook Page to view a short video from the evening.

Woolworths, Fashion Convo, Cape Town, Fashion, Country Road, Trenery (by Denzil Jacobs)

March 9, 2013

veuve clicquot masters polo cape town 2013 (part 2)

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Tanya Van Graan, Kasper Kristoffersen, Bjorn Steinbach, Leigh-Anne Williams, Siv Ngesi, Katlego Maboe, Lesego Moraladi (by Denzil Jacobs)

On Saturday, 23 February 2013, Val de Vie Estate played host to the glamourous Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town 2013.

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Anina Malherbe, Simba Mhere, Kia Johnson, Warrick Gautier, Peta Eggierth-Symes (by Denzil Jacobs)

Celebrities including Tanya van Graan with her fiancé Kasper Kristoffersen, Bjorn Steinbach, Leigh-Anne Williams, Siv Ngesi, Katlego Maboe with his girlfriend Lesego Moraladi, Simba Mhere, Kia Johnson, Creative Director for Jenni Button Warrick Gautier and Peta Eggierth-Symes (for Pallu) were invited to enjoy a day of polo, delicious canapés and Veuve Clicquot Champagne whilst also enjoying a spectacular Jenni Button & Hilton Weiner fashion show. See other celebrity guests at this prestigious event here.

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Hilton Wiener, Jenni Button (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thank you to Hilton Weiner for dressing me for this prestigious event by Vivid Luxury PR.