Posts tagged ‘South African’

January 30, 2015

Da L.E.S is set to take the nation by storm

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South African Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S will embark on a nationwide tour from January to February 2015, bringing his hit album, Mandela Money, to fans this Friday in Cape Town at COCO, 30 January. The album, which features such smash hits as Fire, Heaven feat. AKA and Magz, and the chart-topping Dice, has dominated airwaves since its release, and has re-defined the standard of local Hip Hop, being lauded as one of the finest African Hip Hop albums of the decade. Also on the bill with Da L.E.S. will be a rotation of friends, including top DJ talents Dimplez, Zee and Milksake.

“Mandela Money is an album like no other – I’ve taken my sound to a whole new level and, performance-wise, I can’t wait to bring my energy to my fans around S.A.,” says Da L.E.S.

CÎROC is proud to present the Mandela Money Music Tour, which will see this talented member of the CÎROC Circle bringing his dynamic performance style to his masses of fans around SA,” says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

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The annual All White Pool Party, hosted by one of South Africa’s foremost Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S, has become a coveted fixture on every Johannesburg A-Lister’s social calendar, and this year was no different. This ultra-exclusive, invitation-only celebration – now in its 6th consecutive year – took place on the weekend and featured electrifying performances by several of SA’s most magnetic talents. The day’s incredible entertainment performances by Da L.E.S himself, Nigerian Reggae-Dancehall sensation Burna Boy, AKA and Anatii as well as DJs Milkshake, Speedsta and fellow CÎROC Circle member, DJ Dimplez. Also spotted at the All White Pool Party were singer Tamara Dey, 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana, Shashi Naidoo, Bonang Matheba and David Tlale (both of whom are also part of the CÎROC Circle), amongst others.

“My annual All White Pool Party is about celebrating success and living the dream. This year my guests enjoyed a glamorous and high-energy CÎROC style experience to kick off 2015, a year in which I believe my career is set to rise to even greater heights – with the release of my new video for Dice and my upcoming nation-wide album tour for Mandela Money,” says Da L.E.S.

Along with performances of the song “Fire” and “All Eyes On Me” feat. Burna Boy, the event also saw the release of Da L.E.S’s new video for the song “Dice”, shot late last year in Los Angeles, California.

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November 10, 2014

sa style awards 2014 – joëlle kayembe named says most stylish model

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The cat’s out of the bag! Absolutely breathtaking Congolese-born South African model Joëlle Kayambe has been named South Africa’s Most Stylish Model 2014 announced in a recent tweet by Zebra Square PR. In association with Jaguar South Africa, Zebra Square PR will be hosting the prestigious ceremony event will take place on 23 November 2014. Taking the world of fashion, swimwear and campaign modeling by storm, Joëlle has becoming a force to be reckoned with and a household name in South Africa and has graced the covers and pages of top magazines including FHM and Glamour MagazineJoëlle is pictured here dressed by G-Star SA. Stay tuned for more about SA Style Awards 2014!

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-MotsepeAFI (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.

April 16, 2014

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

04.16 Charity, Fashion, Table Mountain, Cape Town, Peter Tempelhoff, Myatt Cafe, David Tlale, Kluk CGDT, MaXhosa by Laduma, Taibo Bacar, Craig Port, Jan Malan (by Denzil Jacobs)

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 Café 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, KLÛK 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’s 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 – at the Table, and not – to be with them on that day, at that time, with that depth of commitment to our country’s 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 – jules@thelittleblackbook.co.za For sponsorship enquires please contact:

Marina Nestelmarina@thelittleblackbook.co.za

April 14, 2014

photography: south african model brigitte willers

04.14 Photography, Denzil Jacobs Photography, Brigitte Willers, South African, Model (by Denzil Jacobs)

A previously unreleased photograph of South African fitness writer (The Jog Blog), model, television personality (Survivor SA) and my good friend Brigitte Willers. As the seasons were changing from autumn to summer here in Cape Town late last year, Brigitte and I met at her beautiful home to do a little photoshoot. This is one of my favorite images from that shoot, aside from the photographs featuring her little boy, Sam. A wonderful day rounded off with a few splashes of champagne and sunny weather. Such a pleasure photographing you Brigitte!

April 10, 2014

music: chad saaiman releases his latest single “Mi Amor”

04.10 Chad Saaiman, Mi Amor, Music, South Africa (by Denzil Jacobs)

South African R’nB/Pop singer Chad Saaiman has announced and released his latest single titled, “Mi Amor”. Ahead of his upcoming album, set for release in June 2014, Chad has made his new single available to listen for free on Soundcloud at  https://soundcloud.com/chadsaaiman-1/mi-amor – Check it out and feel free to let us know what you think of it!

April 7, 2014

sundowners at john jacob’s ‘the dunrobin’ apartment in cape town

04.07 John Jacob, John Jacob Interiors, Dunrobin, Cape Town, South Africa (by Denzil Jacobs)

John Jacob Zwiegelaar launched John Jacob Interiors in Cape Town in 2005. At 36, he has since made his name as a designer of unmistakable, highly bespoke, stylish interiors characterized by their attention to detail. To date he has clients in South Africa, the US and Europe, and his work includes not just the interiors of domestic and commercial projects, but private planes and a yacht and he’s coordinated new fabric ranges for a lifestyle brand called Studio H. Highlights of his portfolio include work with Gulfstream in the US to co-ordinate the design of the interiors of privately commissioned aircraft as well as the style of their external livery. He redecorated the guest accommodation at 18th-century Vergelegen, the Cape’s most historic Cape Dutch homestead, sourcing period antiques and art, and commissioning fixtures and fittings from celebrated local craftsmen. At the beginning of 2012, as creative director of Studio H, the new lifestyle brand of South African fabric house Hertex Fabrics, he launched a series of new fabric collections, and future plans will extend the brand to include a range of furniture and paint for domestic interiors. He designing the profile for, and interiors of, Luminance a bespoke department store in Johannesburg that will feature international luxury fashion brands. His work is featured prominently in Andrew Martin’s decorating annual (2010), and he stars in the book Style Icons, Top South African Designers and their Interiors (2011), alongside 15 of South Africa’s most prominent interior designers. John oversees the entire design process from architectural concept to the decoration of the interiors, custom furniture design and the treatment of the garden. If a project requires it, furniture and decorative accessories are sourced further afield – in the United Kingdom, France or wherever else is appropriate.

A few weeks ago, I was invited by John for sundowners at his Dunrobin apartment in Cape Town, which was featured on the top South African luxury and travel magazine televise show, Top Billing as well as the cover of Condé Nast‘s House & Garden Magazine. To say the least, the space was breathtakingly put together by this interior design genius. His use of shapes, colour and, my favourite part, texture was inspiring. It’s not a large space at all, but it still holds a sense of grandeur. Click here to see the feature on SABC3’s Top Billing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3R3rs3CVv0.

March 20, 2014

happy anniversary mr & mrs van der walt

03.20 Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Nicky van der Walt, Anniversary (by Denzil Jacobs)

With the gorgeous Constantia winelands mountains in Cape Town as the backdrop, just three years ago, South African model Lee-Ann Liebenberg and businessman Nicky van der Walt said ‘I do’. Lee-Ann looked radient in a breathtaking wedding gown by South African designer Gideon and with not a dry eye amongst their 80 guests, the two shared each others vows and started their life together as Mr & Mrs van der Walt. As a symbol of his love Nicky give his bride a rose with the message that his love for her keeps growing just as a rose grows from a tiny bud. Later Lee-Ann loosened her hair and changed into a gorgeous Gavin Rajah creation, her second wedding dress. Spending the day with their closest friends and family, the newlyweds enjoyed their reception into the evening, put together by celebrity event panner Nick Nicolaou. To reminisce on some pics of this special day, see YOU Magazine’s coverage here: www.you.co.za.

On a personal note, Happy Anniversary Lee-Ann & Nicky, may this day alway bring you joy and peace in knowing and sharing your love for each other!

January 28, 2014

joan smalls, the face of woolworths ‘studio.w’ f/w2014

01.28 Joan Smalls, Woolworths (by Denzil Jacobs)

Ranked by Models.com as the #1 model in the world, Joan Smalls arrived early this morning at Cape Town International Airport to shoot the latest Woolworths ‘Studio.W’ fall/winter 2014 collection. Smalls, 25, has appeared on the covers and pages of some of the biggest fashion magazines in the world and modeled for haut-couture brands including Gucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli and more. More recently, Smalls appeared in singer Beyonce‘s “Yonce” music video among models including Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman and appeared on the January 2014 cover of (American) ELLE Magazine, an issue dubbed ‘The Return of the Supermodel: It’s Joan Smalls’ cementing her status as the model to watch. This girl from Puerto Rico as walked for Victoria’s Secret along side South African born model Candice Swanepoel, who was the recent face of ‘Woolworths RE:’ Summer (and Christmas) campaigns in 2013.

01.28 Woolworths, Joan Smalls (by Denzil Jacobs)

Known for her elegant look and edgy style, Smalls is the perfect fit for the fashion-forward mood of the ‘Studio.W Winter 2014’ Collection. A self-made success, Joan is a role model for confident, stylish women all over the world.

It was such a pleasure meeting you this morning Joan, enjoy your stay in Cape Town, South Africa!

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.