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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.

 

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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 canapés 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.

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, canapés, 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 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.

 

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.

January 2, 2013

highlights 2012 (part1)

Walter's Party, Ryk Neethling, Tanya Van Graan, Kasper Kristoffersen (by Denzil Jacobs)

I attended Walter’s Party on 22 December 2012 with guests including Ryk Neethling and the gorgeous engaged couple, Tanya Van Graan and Kasper Kristoffersen.

Walter's Party, Kerry Mcgregor, Tracy McGregor (by Denzil Jacobs)

Models Kerry McGregor and Tracy McGregor were also at this opulent event as Shimmy Beach Club was transformed into a spectacular affair with dancers, a circus stage production and a performance by American music sensation, Sean Kingston who flew in to South African just for this exclusive event.

November 26, 2012

exclusive photograph: tanya van graan

Tanya Van Graan (by Denzil Jacobs)

South African model Tanya van Graan. (Picture taken at Ryk Neethling’s birthday event, November 2012)

 

November 19, 2012

ryk neethling’s birthday event

Ryk Neethling Birthday, Tanya Van Graan (by Denzil Jacobs)

On Saturday, Ryk Neethling invited some of his closest friends, family and guests to indulge in an evening of polo, great company and luxury in celebration of his birthday at the prestigious Val de Vie Estate. It was lovely to see Tanya van Graan and others spend a wonderful Saturday afternoon in style. Ryk took the time to thank each of his guest for attending while we enjoyed a glass of ‘Ryk Neethling’ wine, before a decadent dinner was served. As a special gesture to Ryk, Blackberry SA and Fine Brandy raised a toast to this South African Olympic Gold Medalist. We were all invited to stay after dinner and take a spin on the dance floor.