Fashion police at Naledi

2014-03-23 14:00

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Lesley: This combustible plastic/organza Barbie doll gown is horrendous to put it mildly.

Paledi: Couture chaos. The stretch bustier fit is interesting but the shower curtain does not work.

Dress-makers need to discourage their customers from wearing this tissue weight fabric. Organza is the nastiest fabric.

Sdu: I hope Chris de Burgh wasn’t singing about this meringue/Barbie curtain dress… otherwise we have a problem.

Desmond Dube

Lesley: Desmond is enterprising, he simply turned up the back of the jacket for “effect”, he is not a style icon but he put some thought into the look.

Paledi: The styling concept is winning, fresh and current.

I still feel it’s a half job something looks unbearably disturbing about the ill fitting blazer and design.

Sdu: You can’t go wrong with classic black and white, however Desmond proved that some things are better left with professionals.

Get a stylist and chuck that cap in the bin.

Michael de Pinna

Lesley: Yebo Gogo looks like a table cloth with pink serviette decorations.

My pet peeve is white formal shoes, not even doctors wear those any longer.

Paledi: I’m not a fan of white ensemble from head to toe, it is too clinical yet Michael looks debonair thanks to the cut, styling and the fit.

Sdu: White on white is not flattering.

He looks sick, maybe if he chose a black shirt it would have worked.

Minister Paul Mashatile and Carolyn Steyn

Lesley: The minister needs a good tailor to get the length of the sleeves just right, while Carolyn is a knockout in this David Tlale gown.

She didn’t need the necklace though since she has the earrings and the headband.

Paledi: The two look magnificent.

The cerise pink dress looks current, it’s a stunning fit and we love the surprise detail around the bust and shoulder area.

The minister’s suit is an impeccable cut.

Although I feel the length of jacket is short compared to modern day trends and cuts.

Sdu: Perfect body, lovely colour and beautiful dress. I love the way she used minimal accessories.

Mashatile’s suit is ridiculously awful, ill-fitting as if he borrowed it judging from the short sleeves.

Dali and Rachel Tambo

Lesley: No one can rock the dishevelled look like Dali, it’s his thing - while the circus that is the dress Rachel is wearing leaves me confused.

It is overly decorated.

Paledi: The suit is ill fitting, it is a felony. Rachel exudes class. We love her held up hair.

Sdu: Everything looks busy, too much is happening in their hands.

Rachel’s dress is old school with the thousand carnations. Tasteless.

Mbongeni Ngema and Nompumelelo Gumede-Ngema

Lesley: Every man over 40 needs tailored jackets, the fit and cut of a jacket are everything.

I wish South African men could internalise this. I’m not a fan of Gumede-Ngema’s look, screams “unrefined”.

Paledi: I worry that Ngema doesn’t seem to have a designer or stylist to ensure he looks proper.

We approve of the partner’s little black dress and the gladiator stilettos.

The polka dot bag looks fierce while the hair is a hot-mess. Why is the neck piece there?

Sdu: Congratulations, you have both broken all the fashionpolice constitutional rules. Did you dress in the dark?

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