Posts tagged ‘Stefania Morland’

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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August 1, 2014

mercedes-benz fashion week cape town 2014 (day 1)

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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.

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.

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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 13, 2013

l’ormarins queen’s plate 2013 with jo-ann strauss

L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

Television personality Jo-Ann Strauss wearing Stefania Morland and accessories by Joya Collection at the 152nd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in Cape Town.

 

July 29, 2012

mercedes-benz fashion week cape town

Mercedes Benz AFI Fashion Week Cape Town by Denzil Jacobs

Hats off to Mercedes-Benz for hosting yet another glamourous AFI Cape Town Fashion Week at the CTICC last week. It was a week of style, beauty, color and couture and I attended a few shows, including Craig Port, Gavin Rajah, David Tlale, Stefania Morland and Dax Martin.

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Craig Port (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Gavin Rajah (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Davin Tlale (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Stefania Morland (Denzil Jacobs)

MBFWCT Fashion Week Cape Town - Dax Martin (Denzil Jacobs)

 

January 30, 2012

the j&b met 2012 ‘made different’

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The J&B Met was certainly ‘Made Different‘ this year, with ensembles created from pure imagination showcasing South Africa’s unique talent and incomparable fashion. With the race well underway and many poised to bet on their lucky horse, Jeannie D took our breath away wearing a simple, elegant and timeless dress by Kluk CGDT. Adding a dash of colour, Jo-Ann Strauss, wearing a gorgeous Stefania Morland dress, dazzled. Wearing a whimsical fascinator, Jennifer Su selected the perfect pair of red Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses from Sunglass Hut to compliment her stunning dress by House Of Fashion as she joined Jo-Ann Strauss, Janez Vermeiren, Cindy Nell, Ryan Harrison and Natalie Becker at the Sungless Hut Inner Circle luxury marquee, where all things luxury was on the menu.

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Looking absolutely stunning in black & white, Bonang Matheba graced the SABC marquee along with television stars including Kia Johnson – who recently announced her pregnancy, Leigh-Anne Williams, Zikhona SodlakaBoitumelo Thulo, Charles TertiensChantal Stanfield to name a few.

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There’s always just a little something special in the air when Miss South Africa, Melinda Bam makes an appearance, and this time was no different as her smile lit up the J&B Met experience just a little more. Winning ‘Best Themed Couple‘, Emma & Francois King, showed off their specially designed look designed by Stephan of Ilan and Francois dressed by Woolworths,

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January 8, 2012

the 151st l’ormarins queens plate 2012

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Like an equestrian dream, the 151st L’Ormarins Queens Plate took to Kenilworth Racecourse on 07 January 2012. To the blue and white theme, guests were dressed to the nines, with celebrity guest Jennifer Su showcasing one of her many timeless hats, designed by Peta Eggierth-Symes for Pallu, paired with a stunning blue dress, also by Pallu. Wearing a gorgeous white dress by Cape Town fashion designer, Stefania Morland, Jo-Ann Strauss sparkled with her Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2012Flore Clutch Saumur‘ bag and Louis Vuitton shoes. The stunning Natalie Becker, dazzled in a stunning summer dress by Klȗk, perfectly matching the theme. Melinda Bam looked absolutely radiant as Miss South Africa.

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One of South Africa’s most well known presenters and the owner of Full Circle Model Management, Janez Vermeiren, donning a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, was there to celebrate with his brother. In exquisite vintage style, Melody Maker along with Melinda Shaw, editor in chief of Heat Magazine were seen in good company enjoying the day.

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Other celebrity guests included, Marc Lottering with Anwar McKay, Elana AfrikaTarryn Lamb dressed by Zinzi Couture and Chad Saaiman, dressed by Markham, Soli Philander and Cosmopolitan’s Sexiest Man in SA 2011, Gregg Hammond. Roxy Louw looked radiant in Anel Botha with Minki van der Westhuizen wearing French Connection UK.

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Judged by Jennifer Su, Sam Walker (La Muse) and Dominik and Kerry (Little Hattery), the ‘Best Hat‘ was awarded to The Expresso Show‘s Kia Johnson. The ‘Best Dressed‘ award went to Darielle Robertson, judged by Tammy TinkerEmily Bell, Francesca Cumani and Laduma Ngxokolo. Prizes included Cartier Fragrances, Elizabeth Arden Gift bags and the main prizes were luxury bags by Cape Cobra valued at R21000 each.

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Joining the ‘Best Dressed‘ women on stage, artist, model and entrepreneur, Conor McCreedy wearing Peyman Umay Bespoke (NYC) would have been a shoo-in for the best dressed man if there was a ‘Best Dressed Man’ category – Perhaps it’ll be added next year Conor.

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Thank you to Vlad Popov and Kristian Schmidt for the additional photos of Conor – it was quite difficult finding him as he was never in the same place for long.