High fash­ion at the Queen’s Plate

CityPress - - Front Page - NTOMBI­ZODWA MAKHOBA ntombi­zodwa@city­

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


Bonang Matheba


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