STYLE dominated on Sunday at the Hyde Park Square where the lavish SA Style Awards took place with the best dressed who’s who there to see who scooped the overall winnings.
Founded by publicist Jillian Grogor the awards are fast becoming the most recognised fashion related awards that have seen many celebrities scoop prizes for their effort to dress up at events such as Poppy Ntshongwana, Jeannie D, Pabi Moloi, Lindiwe Suttle, Hlelo and Ntando Masina, Sonia Booth, Jen Su and Bonang Matheba.
And Sunday night was no different as many came out to play and applaud the fashion makers and trendsetters who scooped awards on their 17th year.
“Being stylish is having an innate sense of style in every aspect of your life, your lifestyle, the way you clothe both yourself and your surroundings, the way in which you conduct your career, the destinations you travel to, what you drive, where you dine and what you sip on. Our winners each year are chosen because they have made a mark in their respective fields in South Africa.”
Over 200 guests were treated to red carpet pre-drinks at the Hyde Park Square where interviews and champagne was enjoyed as they mingled before heading upstairs to the Southern Sun restaurant for the rest of the evening. There they listened in to the awards being handed over to nine celebs in different categories and another was handed over to multi-talented TV personality Minenhle Dlamini – who also scooped the most stylish performing artist in film award. She arrived hand in hand with her beau, Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune clad in a nude colour Asanda Madyibi gown and bedecked in diamonds from Sivana.
Other guests there included former Top Billing’s Bonang Matheba, Selimathunzi’s Lunga Shabalala, celebrity stylist Dumi Gwebu and celebrity make-up artist Nthato Mashishi.
What We Ate
The Tsogo Sun, Hyde Park Hotel chefs set the bar high with guests
enjoying an array of active & contemporary inspired sumptuous food
What We Drank
Copious amounts of Mumm Champagne and Jameson Select Reserve
as well as the 16th Vintage of Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc was
made exclusive to wine lovers at the event, after ageing for just over 3
years in the bottle under the chilling water of the Walker Bay.
Most stylish Performing Artist in Music: Chiano Sky
Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV: Minnie Dlamini
Most Stylish Media Personality: Simba Mhere
Most Stylish Designer Interior: John Jacob
Most Stylish Model – Female: Thando Hopa
Most Stylish Model – Male: Masego Maponyane
Most Stylish Business Personality – Wanted/Jameson: Connor Mccreedy
Most Stylish Couple: Kerry McGregor & Neil McKenzie
SA Style Awards Marie Claire Street Style Award: Anthea Poulos –Quirky
Blogger; “Anthea Knows Best”
GABIVILLE SAYS: What a fun night, glad it wasn’t a school night for me because I do think I did kind of over party there. Let’s do it again next year Stylistas.