Posts tagged ‘South Africa’

October 13, 2016

introducing ‘papushka’ – ladies luxury sleepwear

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This one’s for the ladies… Whether you‚Äôre a newlywed or a super mom, a businesswoman or a lover, Papushka‚Äôs range of luxurious sleepwear and kaftans will allow you to release your inner goddess.¬†Created by Nishad Khan, this sultry fashion brand features items including ethereal chiffon ponchos, luxurious gowns, lace kaftans, soft and light kimonos, pajamas and pajama inners.

‚ÄúPapushka is a brand which empowers women to feel glamorous at home for themselves, and their partners,‚ÄĚ explains Khan.

The label’s name is a variation of Khan’s second name, Papushka, which was given to her by her Czechoslovakian grandfather. Every Papushka garment is made from the highest quality fabrics and is designed and manufactured in South Africa in ultra-limited quantities.

For more info or to shop Papushka, head on over to www.papushka.co.

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June 22, 2016

stewart richard grays s/s2017 to collections launch in south africa

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Stewart Richard Grays is a brand synomynous with style. The luxury brand is launching in South Africa this year with two labels under their banner; Grays London and G4Sports. Designer Stewart Richard Grays partner`s with Ray Henry Randall to bring two collections that epitomise contemporary men’s fashion. The apparel and accessories collections are perfect for the professional out-going man who strives to live a balanced lifestyle between work, health, social and travel. Stewart Grays is no stranger to the world of fashion. The acclaimed British designer has had an impressive career working in luxury retail brands across the world. RayRandall, Fashion Director, has worked in entertainment and trends, with his passion lying in personal styling.

Together with¬†Stewart‚Äôs¬†international travel and¬†Ray‚Äôs¬†global trends knowledge,¬†these¬†fashionable¬†men¬†have designed both¬†Grays London¬†and¬†G4Sports¬†to offer stylish contemporary apparel¬†and accessories to suit a balanced lifestyle¬†and¬†active career.¬†The¬†mainline¬†Grays¬†London¬†men’s collection of apparel and accessories¬†uses Italian fabrics and trims,¬†enamel branded buttons,¬†contemporary¬†styling and classic¬†over-tones. The accessories are in soft Napa¬†leather with the Italian chrome hardware and suede lining, that complements the look.¬†The¬†G4Sports¬†line of leisure and sportswear along with canvas and leatheraccessories¬†offers¬†a relaxed¬†masculine¬†style for everyday use.¬†Think¬†luxury design quality and design at mid-level¬†prices.

Both collections have been manufactured in Cape Town but now Grays London and G4Sports will be available to purchase through stores in SA, and online later this year. To launch the exclusive men’s brand, Stewart Richard Grays is partnering with the regal and high-performance car brand, Jaguar, at the Jaguar Showroom in Cape Town. For more information visit: http://www.stewartrichardgrays.com and follow the brand on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stewartrichardg.

For all the details, glitz and glamour at their upcoming launch event, follow me, Denzil Jacobs Photography on Instagram: @denziljacobs & Twitter: @denziljacobs

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!

February 24, 2015

first adidas consortium store launches in south africa

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Adidas Originals Global has announced a partnership with¬†Shelflife¬†‚Äď South African online sneaker and streetwear shop ‚Äď to be the first store in Africa to carry its Consortium range. Adidas Consortium is a premium adidas Originals line whereby an existing adidas Originals silhouette is launched with a unique design.¬†In working alongside a collection of the most influential brands, retailers and individuals in sneaker culture,¬†Consortium¬†has given birth to some of the greatest collaborations in sneaker history; including the CLOT Stan Smith, the Sneaker Freaker Torsion Integral and the UNFTD X NBHD Micropacer. Adidas Consortium is also personified by new technologies, precision engineering and premium materials.

‚ÄúProduct releases within the Consortium range capture the current and future street style aesthetics, while pushing the boundaries of footwear innovation and technology,‚ÄĚ says Stuart Davies, Adidas Originals Category Merchandise Manager.¬†‚ÄúShelflife‚Äôs understanding of this sector of the retail market offers¬†boundless growth and a multitude of collaborative opportunities,‚ÄĚ Davies concludes.

Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost will be the first in the Consortium range to drop in Shelflife, making it an even more exciting announcement for South Africa. Visit the Shelflife store at 167 Longmarket Street, Cape Town or visit www.shelflife.co.za for online orders and more information.

Follow Adidas South Africa on Twitter (@adidasZA) and Instagram (adidasZA) or join the conversation by using #adidasOriginals.

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.

January 27, 2015

calvin klein arrives in cape town in style

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A fashion brand that needs absolutely no introduction, Calvin Klein opened it’s doors in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2014 with a soiree to rival all others. SA’s top celebrities and socialites including¬†Cosmopolitan Magazine SA‘s Sexiest Man 2014 &¬†TV Personality Jonathan Boynton-Lee, TV personality Maps Maponyane and Syfy Channel‘s¬†Dominion actress Kim Engelbrecht took to the red carpet at this prestigious launch event. With mouth watering hors d’oevres, champagne and wine to celebrate, I was delighted to see so many friends and familiar faces including JP Duminy with his gorgeous wife Sue Duminy, Cindy Nell, Catriona Andrew,¬†Ty Keogh, Tanya van Graan with her husband Kasper Kristoffersen, Tammy B, Bjorn Steinbach, Roxy Louw and, always willing to help with anything, comedian Anne Hirsch showed me around the store (pics on Denzil Jacobs Photography¬†Facebook Page tomorrow). It certainly was a spectacular evening and after taking a look around the store, it’s all about casual chic for men and women (jeans starting at around R1800.00 per pair) all the way to formal suiting for men and everyone’s favourite, Calvin Klein underwear for men an women. All current ranges on par with what you’d find at CK globally.

Stop by at Calvin Klein at V&A Waterfront and pick up a little something CK… you know you want to!

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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Check in at Denzil Jacobs Photography on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to follow me and for more photographs from LQP.

Special thanks to CSA PR for the invitation and Hilton Weiner SA for dressing me.

 

December 18, 2014

ciroc: south africa’s top talent set to shimmy!

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CÎROC’s Circle of four take over Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate 2014 in next-generation luxury style as four of South Africa’s most alluring talents and personalities, the CÎROC Circle, celebrates their milestone year in signature style at Shimmy Beach Club on the 20th of December from 3pm.

Comprised of top couterier David Tlale, magnetic fashionista Bonang Matheba, trail-blazing Hip Hop artist Da L.E.S and Top 40 hit-maker DJ Dimplez, the CÎROC Circle welcome South Africa to the most luxurious celebrations. Following on the runaway success of the first CÎROC Circle event at Rosebank’s Kong, the Cape Town event is the second celebration hosted by the group of talents. This thrilling event line-up is set to continue to bring global celebration style to South Africa throughout 2015. There certainly is a lot to celebrate, with David Tlale receiving a standing ovation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa, DJ Dimplez’s latest album Zeal hitting the number 1 spot on iTunes mere days after its release, Da L.E.S set to release the video for his chart-topping hit DICE, and Bonang Matheba being featured on the covers of True Love and Glamour Magazine, to name but a few accolades.

‚Äú2014 has been a remarkable year for the C√éROC Circle, and the Shimmy Beach Club event will be a great way for them and their fans to celebrate their successes in true style, ‚ÄĚ says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

Da L.E.S and DJ Dimplez are both set to perform at the event, and these two magnetic entertainers are sure to get guests on the dancefloor, as they bring their distinctive performace styles and dynamic sounds to the stage.

Shimmy Beach Club, one of Cape Town‚Äôs most glamorous destination venues, allows guests to take in magnificent views of the ocean and horizon, with chilled C√éROC perfect serves in hand ‚Äď creating a truly VIP experience. This event extends the C√éROC Saturdays series hosted by Shimmy Beach Club, which immerses guests in the next-generation luxury style characteristic of C√éROC Ultra-Premium Vodka. These events take place every Saturday, and will run until February 2015.

Click here to purchase tickets:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shimmy_pool_party_20dec/866741538/0/62792355

October 28, 2014

cintron pink polo 2014 powered by vodacom

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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.

April 16, 2014

upcoming event: ‘the peace table’ – charity & fashion event of the year on table mountain

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This year the annual Peace Table event will be taking place on Africa Day, 25 May 2014, just eighteen days after our heralded 20th¬†democratic election. Each year, for the past fifteen years, the Peace Table has focussed on charities that care for the children of South Africa and to date, just over R15million has been raised. The event, which takes place on the slopes of Table Mountain, will host 700 ordinary South Africans at one long table and celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of our country. The only event welcomed onto the protected ground of our majestic Table Mountain, The Peace Table hosts a three course luncheon for 700 guests, which is prepared by a team of leading South African chefs including Peter Tempelhoff from the Cellars-Hohenort and Myatt Caf√© from the V&A Waterfront to name a few. They all will be giving of their time and expertise to this worthy cause. Top South African artists also give of their time and take to the stage to keep guests entertained while they enjoy their delicious meal. Previous years have seen performances from Freshly Ground, The Parlotones, Heinz Winkler, Sibongile Khumalo, PJ Powers, Judith Sephuma, Vicky Sampson, Louise Carver, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse. This year to add even more excitement to the event and in light of Africa Day, Jan Malan, well known fashion show director, will be putting on a fashion show with top African designers including David Tlale, KL√õK CGDT, Craig Port, Taibo Bacar from Mozambique, Loin Cloth & Ashes from Tanzania, MaXhosa by Laduma. They will be showcasing their latest fashions and will include some top celebrities modelling too with make up done by Gorgeous to Go with Bobbi Brown and hair styled by Marios Company for hair. Enviable items will also go up for the auction, which will be led by well-known auctioneer, Ariella Kuper. 100% of all the proceeds from the ticket sales benefit charities assisting abused children.¬† With a child being raped every 3 minutes in South Africa, it is our responsibility to raise awareness for this plight. This joyful celebration showcases SA‚Äôs multi-cultural diversity and brings together committed South Africans from all walks of life, creed and culture, and simultaneously, a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for charities that care for children in need. There is no better time than now to stand up and be counted. Re-evaluate. The organisers will seek out every platform imaginable to urge all South Africans ‚Äď at the Table, and not ‚Äď to be with them on that day, at that time, with that depth of commitment to our country‚Äôs future. Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa operates a Section 21 company that organises this annual fund raising event and was founded by Christine Cashmore, CEO of Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa. The Peace Table allows ordinary South Africans to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and provides a beacon of hope and positivity. The mission of those involved is to generate a place where like-minded people can celebrate the goodwill amongst people who care for the common good of humankind. Those involved in this historic event are committed to building a better life for all; a life where peace is a given, where we all can interact and communicate, so that our understanding of each other can grow and bring us closer to the concept of one nation, one vision.

To book tickets please visit www.computicket.com.

For more information: http://www.fieramilano.co.za/giving-back/

Ticket prices:¬† VIP R550 General R480 For media enquiries please contact The Little Black Book PR: Jules Illing ‚Äď jules@thelittleblackbook.co.za For sponsorship enquires please contact:

Marina Nestel ‚Äď marina@thelittleblackbook.co.za