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Sunday, February 1, 2015

J&B MET Part 2 /// MOMENTS FROM THE LIFESTYLE VILLAGE


So this is how it works right? There's the outer circle of the race tracks, this is the general access area, open to everyone with a ticket, the ***** side of the tracks as it were. Then once you cross the race tracks, you get to the inner circle, and the first thing you'll see are the private marquees, hired out by the banks and such, full of corporate types. We don't go there. Walk a little further in and you'll get to the Lifestyle Village, for which you'll need a different kind of ticket, which will give you access to entertainment and celebrity sightings. Within the lifestyle village itself there are other VIP marquees which require their own passes to get into. Finally of course is the J&B's own VVIP marquee, which i spent most of my time in, naturally, you can see the pics from there here. However, I have to say that my favourite looks came from people enjoying themselves around the Lifestyle Village, outside the VIP areas. I especially liked the less costumey vibes. Some worked the J&B Honey inspired Made For The Mix theme, some just looked dandy as fuck. My highlights were the boys and their suits, and the girls rocking those round lenses. More of this please.


J&B MET Part 1 /// MOMENTS INSIDE THE J&B VVIP MARQUEE



So this year i accepted an invitation to enjoy the Met from J&B's VVIP marquee. For all y'all that don't know, this year's theme was Made For the Mix, which was all about contrasting elements, and inspired by whisky brand's new J&B Honey. Those that have been following this here space for a while might remember that around this time of the year i take a coupla months break from the bottle, start the year on a sober note, with a dose of self-righteousness. Just as well, this marquee had an open bar, and knowing myself, it's better for everyone that i stay away from open bars. The marquee was also full of those Johannesburgers of course, for their annual excursion. God bless them upcountry folk. They brought the party with them of course, there were a coupla performances including rapper of the moment, Casper Nyovest. Too much fun.


Friday, January 30, 2015

MUST WATCH /// JUDGING SESSION FOR J&B MET TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!


Congratulations to the winners. Thank you to all who entered for being such good sports!!!! Love you guys. And thank you to J&B Honey for the tickets. I'd personally like to thank our judges for their time, style, and humour. Also, thanks to boo thang Athi-Patra Ruga for letting us use his studio.

DISCLAIMER: I have to say this bit because i know there is an overzealous video school skattie out there who's gonna comment about video quality. For you dearie: I don't know the first thing about shooting or editing, I'm just having fun, relax. Secondly, we were load shedding that evening, s'true s'bob. So we worked with natural light, at sunset. Now watch and enjoy, it's bloody hysterical!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

20 TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY FOR J&B MET, PLUS A BOTTLE OF J&B URBAN HONEY

 

WHAT????
Hello Skattie, it’s almost that time again, we’re just over a week away from the J&B Met, the superglam horseracing event which will be held at the Kenilworth racecourse in Cape Town on the 31st of January. This time around I’ve got a whole 20 tickets to giveaway, thanks to J&B, the peeps, who've been behind what is possibly my favourite shindig since 1977. No really, those who’ve been around this blog for a minute know the kinds of pics this event blesses us with. Can’t wait!

OH SKATTIE BUT HOW?????
So, those tickets. I have 10 General access tickets, and another 10 even fancier tickets for the Lifestyle Village, and here’s how you can get your hands on a pair for you and your best skattie. Put together an outfit that you think most stylishly and most skattielisciously expresses this year’s theme, “Made for the mix”.  A bitjie background on the theme, it’s about combining two seemingly contrasting elements, and it’s inspired by J&B’s new J&B Urban Honey, which combines the whisky with sweet honey flavours. Oh, on that note, I also have a bottle of the good stuff to giveaway to 1 special skattie, who might not win a ticket, but shows serious effort. So, put together your outfit, using yours or a friend’s garments, show us how your outfit is MADE FOR THE MIX, shoot a pic, and mail it to skattiewhat@gmail.com. Closing date Tuesday 27th at 12h00 noon. Judging session to be published on the Wednesday 28th, where the winner will be announced.

AND THE JUDGES SKAT????
Most importantly, these fabulous people will be your judges, my fellow skattie co-editor, Fashion & Culture writer Sandiso Ngubane (@Sandiso_N), Super Stylist & Creative Consultant Bee Diamondhead (insta: @bee_diamondhead), Singer, Songwriter & Style Icon Award Winner Lindiwe Suttle (@lindiwesuttle). Trust me skat, if there is any group of people you want guiding your style choices, it’s this bunch, they live and breathe style. They eat it for breakfast and dinner. Just kidding, nobody eats dinner anymore. So quick do it now, enter skat, and let’s hang out together at the Met. Remember to put maximum effort so you can get the fancy tickets, so we can really hang together if you know what i mean.

LINDIWE SUTTLE


BEE DIAMONDHEAD


SANDISO NGUBANE

Sunday, January 11, 2015

THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, @ THE RACES /// L'ORMARINS QUEEN'S PLATE 2015

This, my fourth LQP, was by far my favourite one. I don’t know, maybe I was just in a great mood, but I felt as though people looked the nicest I’ve seen them look over the last four years. The looks weren’t super edgy or anything – the event really doesn’t call for that, but they were generally well put together, even the boring ones. The best thing the organisers of the LQP ever did was to stick to the blue and white theme every year, it is so easy and it works so well, and it prevents a 1000 horrors, which I predict we’ll see elsewhere before the month is over. Dunno why, I just feel it in me waters, call me psychic.

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