FILLIES AND FASHION
High fashion at the Queen’s Plate
Not many people paid attention to the racetrack at yesterday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – they were too busy admiring each other’s outfits.
Fashionistas, celebrities and socialites descended on Cape Town’s Kenilworth Racecourse for the 154th running of the event.
Most guests adhered to the traditional blue and white theme.
Johannesburg celebrity stylist and make-up artist Nthato Mashishi spoke highly of the day’s looks.
“Today people are looking classy, chic and many people are comfortable in their own skin. “Men’s fashion is on steroids today,” Mashishi said. In the exclusive Stud Club marquee, sassy Metro FM DJ and TV personality Bonang Matheba looked dazzling in a simple but elegant eggshell-coloured jumpsuit.
Matheba was dressed by celebrity designer GertJohan Coetzee, who made the outfit in just two days. It was her first time at the plush event, and Matheba told City Press she was looking forward to having a “good time”.
The Stud Club marquee also attracted celebrities like businesswoman Bridget Masinga, socialite Khanyi Mbau and her partner, Tebogo Lerole.
Mbau looked stylish in a white crop top paired with a lace-embroidered white skirt, while Lerole kept it casual.
It was also the place to secure snacks like beef patties and canapés. There were cocktails as far as the eye could see – and of course, what would a party be without the constantly-flowing Moët?
*For those who care more for the fillies than the fashion, here are the results: Futura (1st), Louis The King (2nd) and Gold Onyx (3rd).
FIT FOR A QUEEN Lauren Park and Jimmy Nevis made an impression in traditional blue and white
PHOTO:S JACO MARAIS FASHIONABLE FILLY
COOL AND CHIC Khanyi Mbau