Glitz and glamour at polo affair
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.