Posts tagged ‘Vogue’

July 1, 2013

jo-ann strauss presents ‘online presenter search 2013’

Jo-Ann Strauss, Glambition, Online Presenter Search 2013 (by Denzil Jacobs)

Jo-Ann Strauss Productions (JSP) will launch the second online presenter search on 1 July 2013 during the final episode of this season’s “Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss” on e.tv. The episode focuses on “Fast Fame” and how social media impacts the world we live in. Guests will include SA media icons Bonang Matheba, Dineo Moeketsi as well as Nondumiso Tembe, a South African actress and musician who has appeared in top international productions like “True Blood” and “NCIS”. Katryn Kruger, a South African beauty that has modeled for Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and Prada will also be sharing her secrets to remaining grounded. She has returned to SA to complete high school after she was scouted in a shopping center at the age of 16. Buhle Moletsane, the winner of the 2012 online presenter search, will also be a guest.

The online presenter search competition encourages aspirant presenters to upload their auditions which they can record on their cellphones, smartphones, digital cameras, etc. onto YouTube and to enter via the website www.presentersearch.com. Jo-Ann held the first #OnlinePresenterSearch in 2012 which became the world’s largest competition of it’s kind with hundreds of entries being uploaded and 4 finalists being selected. The finalists traveled with Jo-Ann Strauss and Bonang Matheba to a five star resort in Zambia where they spent 3 days learning about media and honing their presenting skills. This year, the competition is open to entrants from across the African continent and auditions are to be uploaded in English and must be 30 seconds long.

The four finalists chosen will be traveling to Reunion Island with Jo-Ann and a still to be announced celebrity mentor. They will be participating in adventure sports and shooting a mini-reality series. This will be broadcast via the website http://www.presentersearch.com and the various social media channels and the public will be invited to vote for their favourite finalist and win fantastic prizes. The winner will become an online presenter for e.tv and gain valuable experience and exposure in this way. Samsung will be the main sponsor and will supply various mobile devices for the finalists to use on the island to be able to share the action via social media. The finalists will be staying at the LUX* Ile da Reunion which is the island’s only 5 star resort. They will fly there directly from Johannesburg with Air Austral.

The winner will be announced on 20 September 2013.

Watch scenes from #OnlinePresenterSearch2012 on YouTube here.

May 31, 2012

jennifer lopez en vogue

Jennifer Lopez, JLo, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Vogue

American Idol judge, singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez looks amazing on the June 2012 cover of Vogue magazine, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. With a new single “Goin’ In” featuring Flo-Rida , a new movie “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” and a scheduled US tour, JLo has certainly come a long way from the “6”.

May 9, 2012

all about fashion at the met gala 2012

The Met Gala 2012, Beyonce Knowles, Lea Michele, Rihanna, Clare Danes

Fashion’s finest came out to play at the Met Gala 2012 in New York, often referred to as referred to as “fashion’s Oscars“. Beyoncé Knowles took the spotlight at the A-list event, after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January, the 30-year-old’s figure looked sensational in her sheer sequin Givenchy Haute Couture gown. When asked by a reporter at the event about having more children, Beyoncé replied “I definitely want to have more. I don’t know how many. God knows I don’t know yet.” Gala chairs, Anna Wintour (editor in chief of Vogue magazine), Carey Mulligan and Muccia Prada received guests including Clare Danes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Rihanna, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Rihanna at the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s annual ball, dressed in haute couture. Justin Timberlake, wearing a Tom Ford tuxedo attended the event with his fiancée, Jessica Biel. After a record-breaking success of ‘The Avengers’Johansson arrived in a custom Dolce & Gabbana gown, a solid gold creation to match her box-office triumph. “The dressing part was easy,” said Rihanna, running into the museum moments after the red carpet closed in a body-hugging black alligator skin Tom Ford gown with some major fingernails to match, “My nails took forever. They’re like claws.” It seems that Rihanna may have some fashion designing up her sleeve, “Designing is definitely in the near future for me. We’re working on it as we speak” said the pop star.