GLAM AND GLITZ AT SA STYLE AWARDS

CityPress - - Front Page - GUGULETHU MH­LUNGU gugulethu.mh­lungu@city­press.co.za

The uber­glam 2015 SA Style Awards took place at Hyde Park Corner last Sun­day night to recog­nise and award the in­di­vid­u­als and per­son­al­i­ties deemed South Africa’s style icons. The setup was elab­o­rate. Ar­rival and reg­is­tra­tion took place at the mall’s concierge desk, and then a long, blue car­pet (brand colour of pre­mium vodka spon­sor Grey Goose) took guests to the down­stairs area of the mall, where drinks were served, self­ies were taken and many chilled Grey Goose vodka cock­tails were sipped.

If your nails needed a touch-up, a mini nail­bar was lo­cated at the end of the blue car­pet for fil­ing, buff­ing and paint­ing be­fore you headed to the cock­tail party.

Those who ar­rived at 6.30pm had to wait a while un­til the show fi­nally started. Thank­fully, am­ple seat­ing was pro­vided.

Once it was time for the pro­ceed­ings to get go­ing, guests moved up­stairs to find their seats around the white stage.

The icons were called on stage one by one. The show it­self was brief, and Times Me­dia mag­a­zine head As­pa­sia Kar­ras was the awk­ward, self-dep­re­cat­ing but sin­cere MC who kept say­ing that she wasn’t a pro­fes­sional – which just made it even more awk­ward.

The guest list was im­pres­sive, with a host of A-lis­ters from SA’s en­ter­tain­ment and me­dia cir­cles in at­ten­dance. They in­cluded ac­tress Mam­pho Bres­cia; model and TV pre­sen­ter Bo­nang Matheba, who made a grand en­trance in a fab­u­lous white dress; busi­ness­woman Baset­sana Ku­malo, who wore Gavin Ra­jah; Ur­sula Chikane, who looked great in a pur­ple dress; singer and hu­man­i­tar­ian Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who wore emer­ald green; au­thor and me­dia per­son­al­ity Jen Su; trends an­a­lyst Dion Chang; ac­tress Tango Ncetezo; ac­tress Nomzamo Mbatha, who wore a mus­tard pantsuit and cape; me­dia per­son­al­ity Pabi Moloi; ac­tress and talk show host Di­neo Moeketsi; writer Kojo Baf­foe; model and ac­tor Maps Maponyane; and singer Ta­mara Dey.

The float­ing din­ner at the Hyde Park South­ern Sun was lovely. Sur­rounded by fresh flow­ers and can­dles on a balmy Jozi evening, guests dined on a va­ri­ety of foods, in­clud­ing sushi and ravi­oli, as well as de­li­cious desserts, while drinks made the rounds.

It was a so­phis­ti­cated evening and a good time was had by all.

PHO­TOS: ZE­BRA SQUARE

ROY­ALTY

From left: Bo­nang ‘Queen B’ Matheba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Amanda du-Pont and Nomzamo Mbatha

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