Glitz and glam­our at polo af­fair

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The own­ers of the pop­u­lar Veuve Clic­quot Masters Polo tour­na­ment launched the in­au­gu­ral Cell C Jo­han­nes­burg Polo Clas­sic last week on a cloudy and nippy Satur­day af­ter­noon at Waterfall Es­tate, Midrand.

Ac­tress and am­bas­sador for Garnier and Puma Nomzamo Mbatha was the charm­ing host. She wore a black-and-white skirt and top, and later wore a glit­tery gold minidress, in keep­ing with the day’s theme, A Touch of Gold.

De­spite the chilly weather, many made their way to the es­tate to watch all the ac­tion, while those with ac­cess to the ex­clu­sive VVIP tent did so in lux­ury and style, with end­less Cham­pagne and snacks.

Those not too in­ter­ested in the ac­tual game had a va­ri­ety of other things to do, in­clud­ing pos­ing in front of the lux­ury ve­hi­cles on dis­play at the Su­per­Car pavil­ion, try­ing out the eats at the gourmet culi­nary pair­ing sta­tions, chill­ing in the Whisky & Watches lounge, re­lax­ing in the Co­gnac & Backgam­mon “gen­tle­men’s li­brary” (be­cause what is polo with­out a lit­tle pre­ten­tious­ness?) and check­ing out the clothes in the Lux­ury Fash­ion Em­po­rium. There was also the all-im­por­tant pam­per­ing par­lour to en­sure that the guests in at­ten­dance, who were do­ing the hard work of be­ing hosted in style, could be in­dulged. This was a smaller event than the likes of the BMW Polo se­ries, but it wasn’t a bad start. Not too many of the guests stuck to the theme, but were a well-dressed bunch gen­er­ally. Among those spot­ted were ac­tress Di­neo Moeketsi, who looked hot in a blue sheer body­suit and skirt en­sem­ble; Olympic swim­mer Ryk Neeth­ling; ac­tress and busi­ness­woman Terry Pheto; fash­ion­ista, pho­tog­ra­pher and all-round cool kid Trevor Stu­ur­man; pre­sen­ter Luthando “LootLove” Shosha; ac­tress Amanda du-Pont; ac­tress So­phie Nd­aba; busi­ness­woman Gerry Els­don; and ac­tor Ha­keem Kae-Kazim.

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