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Daily News Race Meeting


The Daily News Race Meeting

Bird Cage event


This weekend set stage for one of Durban’s premier ladies event. The Daily News together with Gold Circle  and Event World hosted 300 of the most glamorous ladies from sunny Durban.

Gill Mostert of Gold circle said, “We wanted to allow the ladies to attend a race meeting where they were treated special and felt it was time to introduce a ladies day function to our calendar.  The Daily News raceday was the perfect racemeeting as it is a lead up racemeeting to the Vodacom Durban July. This function allowed ladies to do a little shopping for the Vodacom Durban July as well, which I’m sure they appreciated.”IMG_6367




There was no denying the beauty and the elegance of the event, the many clothing stands left the ladies spoilt for choice as they negotiated their fashion sense for the much anticpated Vodacom Durban July. Aside from the clothing, guests were treated to mini make overs from a leading makeup house and hair salon.



Champagne flowed and decadent treats were served throughout the evening making any girl feel like a queen for the night.



I have to give credit to  the Daily News as well as Gold Circle and Event World for putting together such an incredible event. It is not often that women get together and share in the things that in true fact, unite us, fashion, champagne and dessert.

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So with that being said, if this was a taste of what can be expected at the Vodacom Durban July, then I cannot wait.


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Vodacom Durban July 2016

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Vodacom Durban July 2016

” Leader of the pack “

” All the winners are in the race card, by the way,
But for many, it’s the fashion card they’ll play.
So to make it more interesting for you,
The four iconic suits may give you a clue.
Horse racing is a passionate sport,
with participation from the HEART.
So spread the love, show your hand,
Your creation, state of art.
It’s fashion finesse in SPADES,
And good tastes and flare we need.
So hold the jokers, wild cards too,
Absolute class will succeed.
Club hopping is a growing trend,
At this great event we know.
So join the CLUB, its a big deal,
Your best outfit on show.
The final flush your creation,
DIAMONDS are forever they say.
So add a subtle touch of glitz,
To take the style bouquet.

Whatever suit of cards you wear,
Take the inside track.
It’s the “styling” card that you should play,
To be the leader of the pack “

The theme for the Vodacom Durban July for 2016 is leader of the pack, and from the riddle above its an obvious play on the deck cards. The theme is a bit of a muddy puddle as  it just feels like we have been dealt this card before. It does without a doubt lack imagination, and unfortunately, being the premier fashion event in Durban, I expected more.

With that being said, I suppose as fashionistas we play with the hand that we have been given.

Each designer and blogger will interrupt this theme in their own way depending on their personal style, so, I am definitely looking forward to seeing what the Fashion Experience runway holds. Fashion is about imagination, there is no right or wrong way to interrupt a theme, all that matters is that you do it with style.

However, unless you are going for a shock factor or you are a designer, taking part in the Fashion Experience Shows that will be taking place to the run up of the event, you will not present yourself in a garment made from a deck of cards.

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Despite the theme being playful, elegance and style is the winning card, colours that would be a perfect choice for this theme would be black, white, red and monochrome.

My advice it to keep the attire simplistic and add life through extravagant head gear.

Shoes must be comfortable and you should be able to wear them throughout the day without issues, it always amazes me when attending events at how women can seemingly remove their shoes and walk barefoot. This is never acceptable especially when wearing a couture gown. So when choosing your pair for the day, take all factors into consideration.

Makeup should be manageable, things to consider when having your makeup done

  • Do you normally wear makeup, and if no, then what type of makeup would you be comfortable in?
  • Do you wear contact lenses?
  • Do you have the relevant makeup required to touch up your makeup through out the day?
  • Will you be wearing false lashes? If yes, do you know how to glue them back on should they become loose throughout the day?

These may seem simple considerations, however makeup malfunctions can have dire consequences, especially if you do not know how to rectify the issues.

And finally, DIAMONDS are a girls best friend, so bling yourself until your sparkle. Elegant pieces worn around the neck,ears and hand will give the finally touches to your creation, but be careful not to over do it.

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