Posts tagged ‘Natalie Becker’

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.

 

October 28, 2014

cintron pink polo 2014 powered by vodacom

Citron Pink Polo with Melinda Bam, Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

Summer has arrived in South Africa, and for the third year running I was invited to attend the annual Pink Polo Charity Event held at Val de Vie Estate, in Cape Town. This year, the main sponsor of this prestigious cancer awareness charity event was Cintron along with Vodacom. Guests in attendance at the Cintron Pink Polo 2014 included former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Ryk Neethling, international actress and radio personality Natalie Becker, television personality Tanya Nefdt and models Roxy Louw, Joelle Kayembe, Marine Paulsen (with her fiancé Willem Swanepoel) as well as socialites, Tammy Cameron, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Peta Eggierth-Symes (owner of Pallu Boutique) and Jasna Zellerhoff.

Citron Pink Polo with Melinda Bam, Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

We were treated to a phenomenal polo match, delicious canap√©s and champagne, and if that wasn’t enough, the beautiful¬†designs of Warrick Gautier for Jenni Button SS2014 fashion show. It was certainly a celebration of women as guests embraced the sentiment of the event throughout the afternoon at the countryside.¬†Special thank you to creater and founder of¬†Pink Polo in Cape Town, Edith Venter. Find out more about Cintron Pink Polo 2014 at¬†Edith Unlimited.

Special thanks to Marina Nestel from The Little Black Book PR. Also thanks to Hilton Weiner for dressing me to this event.

Stay tuned for more images of the Jenni Button fashion show soon at Denzil Jacobs Photography on Facebook.

August 19, 2014

upcoming: gold charity gala dinner & auction (cape town)

08.19 Gold Charity Diner, Charity, Dinner, Cape Town (by Denzil Jacobs)

GOLD Charity Gala: A celebration of 10 years of youth-led change. In a spirit of thankfulness and in recognition of the hard work that has led to transformation in the lives of African youth, GOLD is hosting an event to mark ten years as a leading youth focussed strategy which has contributed to reduced youth risk behaviour in disadvantaged communities and inspired a revolution of hope amongst thousands at grassroots.

On 6 September 2014, Dr Michael Mol is the master of ceremonies, supported by Natalie Becker, at The Westin, one of Cape Town’s finest hotels.

The focus of this philanthropic evening is to honour a decade of involvement in youth behaviour change and education support and to raise funds and awareness for the GOLD Non-Profit Organisation. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, as guests have the opportunity to purchase items at a private auction whilst sipping on champagne and enjoying a spectacular 3-course supper paired with fine wine. All proceeds raised during the event will go to GOLD’s non-profit endeavours.

Imagine ‚Ķ ‚ÄėIf influential young leaders changed their lives in positive ways and encouraged their peers to do the same. Imagine what the African continent could look like 40 years on‚Ķ.‚Äô

That is what drives GOLD Peer Education Development Agency and why CEO Susannah Farr believes that if you can turn negative peer pressure 360 degrees into positive pressure, it is the most powerful force for change. Rose-tinted glasses?  Not at all. Over the past ten years GOLD has done just that.  Not only have they reached thousands of young people in communities in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, but the results and outcomes are measurable and phenomenal. It’s not just a feel-good perception. GOLD’s auditing process and the systems used enable donors to have absolute proof of return of social investment.

 

Inspired by the potential of young people driving change in Africa, rather than being the focus of unemployment, GOLD was founded as an NGO in 2004. The GOLD dream is to grow young leaders with character and integrity to mobilise their generation with the tools and support to reach their full potential, despite obstacles such as poverty, apathy, inadequate education, unemployment, orphanhood and HIV. Through a peer-led approach, GOLD provides a structured skills training and mentoring programme to influential young people who become passionate, measurable change agents amongst their peers, in their schools and communities and are able to access and maximise future study and work opportunities.

WHEN: Saturday 6 September 2014

TIME: 19h00

WHERE: The Westin Hotel, Foreshore, Cape Town

TICKETS: R 1000 per person

For further information and ticket purchases, please contact:

Joan-Anne Harris

Cell: +27 (0) 82 442 6545

Email: gold@southernstroll.com

Web: www.goldpe.org.za | www.southernstroll.com/GOLD.html

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.

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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.

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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.

March 20, 2014

all the glamour at ‘veuve clicquot masters polo 2014’

03.20 Veuve Clicquot, Masters Polo 2014, Cindy Nell, Sue Duminy, Katryn Kruger (by Denzil Jacobs)

On Saturday, 1 March 2014, South Africa’s elite gathered at the prestigious Val De Vie Estate in Paarl, Cape Town to indulge in luxury, canap√©s, champagne, fashion and of cause a polo tournament at the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014. This year, as the official fashion sponsor of the VCM2014, D’Ore Boutique (situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) graciously dressed some of our most influential celebrities including¬†model and actress Tanya van Graan, international model Katryn Kruger and model Cindy Nell. International television personality Jennifer Su sparkled in a dress by¬†Vanessa G London for D’Ore Boutique. Wearing a gorgeous summer dress selected from her new online boutique, Just For Tonight, Sue Duminy looked amazing. After the recent release of her first fragrance for women,¬†“Jeannie in a Bottle” (now in stores at Clicks nationwide), television personality¬†Jeannie D, looked radiant in a dress also by D’Ore Boutique.It was wonderful spending the afternoon watching polo and sipping Veuve Clicquot champagne with SA singing sensation Jimmy Nevis, journalist Clayton Morar, owner of Pallu Boutique¬†(situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) Peta Eggierth-Symes, international actress Natalie Becker, presenter Tracey Lange, celebrity stylist Jasna Zellerhoff, beauty blogger Leigh van den Berg, dance music duo Locnville (Andrew and Brian Chaplin), Olympic Gold Medalist Ryk Neethling, Misty Louw, television personality Liezel van der Westhuizen and so many more, with a guest appearance by model Roxy Louw.

03.20 Veuve Clicquot, Masters Polo 2014, Cindy Nell, Jennifer Su, Peta Eggierth-symes, David Tlale, Locnville, Jeannie D, Andrew Chaplin, Brian Chaplin (by Denzil Jacobs)

And if all that wasn’t luxurious enough, the official vehicle sponsor for this event was none other than Bentley, offering chauffeur transfers to SA’s elite. It was certainly a highlight on the South African social calendar all put together by the team at Vivid Luxury PR, headed by Anina Malherbe.

Special thank you to Hilton Weiner SA for dressing me at this event and Spoilt Salon for styling.

More images soon at Denzil Jacobs Photography Facebook Page.

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 21, 2014

J&B Met 2014 Cavendish Square Fashion Competition

J&B Met 2014, Denzil Jacobs, Natalie Becker, Cavendish Square

Stand a chance to win two VVIP tickets to J&B Met 2014, held on 01 February 2014 at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, valued at R10,000, an overnight stay for two at Aquila Game Reserve, valued at R8,500 and a R1,000 Cavendish Square shopping voucher!

To enter, LIKE & SHARE (on Facebook) this J&B Met “Made to Conquer – Dress Victorious” photo of my ensemble for actress¬†Natalie Becker¬†(Dress by¬†Mari & Me, Jewelry by¬†Zervos Jewellers)

Click here to participate (Link: http://on.fb.me/1mzQi2z)
Competition closes 27 January 2014, at 8am.
Winner announced 27 January 2014, at 12pm.
Special thanks to Hilton Weiner and Levi’s for dressing me. Accessories by Sunglass Hut SA¬†and Louis Vuitton. Hair by Spoilt Hair Salon.
Terms and conditions apply. Open to South African entrants only.

 

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.