Happy Friday guys! It’s also Black Friday which means shopping, shopping, shopping so I hope a lot of you are spending some of your hard earned cash on some awesome deals! On Sunday night I attended the South African Style Awards, which is a fabulous event in any fashionistas calendar. Last year was my first time attending, so it was nice to go back the second time around and celebrate the beautiful style that this country has to offer! I went back and forth on my outfit a few times, but this is what I ended up going with!
As I love bright colours, this dress caught my eye while I was browsing the Stuttafords store. Electric blue, what could be better? I must be honest, the dress didn’t have a lot of hanger appeal (besides the striking colour) so I wasn’t sure what it would look like on me. The thing that really sold me on this dress was the cape, how gorgeous?
It drapes all the way back, so that’s one way to make a dramatic entrance! I decided to pair the dress with my Balmain for H&M earrings, because let’s be honest, when else are these earrings going to get a night out? They are of course striking, but you can really only wear them to a Black-Tie event. And yes, they are as heavy as they look, but hey beauty is pain!
The awards were held at the prestigious Hyde Park Corner followed by an after party at the Southern Sun Hyde Park Hotel. This year the awards were a little different, because the winners from this year all have something in common- they have all won the SA Style Award before! As a bit of Throwback, this year the judges honoured the stylish people that have won an award in the past 19 years, but still continue to slay with their style to this day.
Some of my favourite winners and fashionistas on the night were Lee Ann Liebenberg and Bonang Matheba who both looked gorgeous in white.
Last year’s winner Zuraida Jardine also chose to go with the white hue, and looked like a Greek Goddess.
Someone who looked drop dead gorgeous (and that’s after 2 kids folks) and who is not yet a winner, but I am sure will be soon, is Leanne Dlamini. I loved her all black, lace number!
Some of the other pretty ladies who caught my fashion eye were Lalla Hirayama in her burnt orange gown.
And Jen Su in this petty sparkly dress.
Let’s not forget about the gents! My favourites Alan and Krishen looks dashing as ever in their suits.
Ali was drooling all over Ryk Neethling and his classic suit.
And big probs to Maps Maponyane for stepping out the box with this all stripe number.
As usual the night was a lot fun and I enjoyed the delicious food and drinks and of course some dancing! Some of the nights sponsor were Giorgio Armani and Lancôme, and let’s be honest, you can never have enough of that!
Thank you to Zebra Square for hosting me on the night,and here is to another stylish year!
My dress is from Ted Baker and the my outfit photos were taken by Keagan Kinglsey Green
All additional photos supplied by Zebra Square.