With Champagne and tears flowing throughout the night, this year’s SA Style Awards had some celebrities trying a little harder to push the boundaries and others not ... Rhodé Marshall checks out who got it right and who didn’t
✔ If there’s someone who understands her being and translates it on to the red carpet like a dream, it’s Manthe Ribane
✘ I feel so bad because I’m so in love with Nhlanhla Nciza, but I’m struggling to find something likeable about this gown, except the bold, beautiful colours. The design looks like something I’ve seen on a Mafikizolo music video or performance
✔ Remember the show stopper Ndebele print gown Thembisa Mdoda wore to the Mzansi Magic Awards? This time designer Theodorah Nomthandazo Zulu created this fun ensemble for her. Just the right amount of drama to not overwhelm us
✘ Mthoko Mkhathini, better known as Dash (and partner of Ayanda Thabethe) is usually one of the bestdressed men around, but I don’t know what this is. If he was trying not to outshine Thabethe then kudos to him, but I see the tryers wear this in the...
The problem with always being in a gown means that Ayanda Thabethe is always going to look like she’s about to shoot an episode of Top Billing. This is a gorgeous gown by Gert-Johan Coetzee, but she needs to switch it up. The hair will do for now ✘