Scene City: Ooh! Those tight, white polo pants

2012-07-28 07:50

Nothing beats lazing in the sun, sipping Nothing beats lazing in the sun, sipping Veuve

Clicquot and watching hot men playing polo kitted out in tight, white

pants and leather boots.

That’s exactly what I did on Sunday when I, along with my niece Mbali whom I took in fear of being the only one who doesn’t understand the sport, went to the Inanda Club for the Africa Polo Cup.

But I was wrong, because the chattering classes were mingling with socialites who were there purely to preen and pose.

Soapie stars also came out in droves.

I spotted The Wild’s Keenan Arrison and Faye Peters; and Generations cast members Zolisa Xaluva, Melusi Yeni, Winnie Ntshaba and Katlego Danke, who stood together awkwardly.

I must say, Danke and Yeni seemed rather cosy.

There was far too much deep eye-contact and hand-holding going on.

I don’t know what it is with Generations women, but they seem to love dodgy weaves and wigs, over-the-top garments and the kinder-garten-type makeup – very rural/ghetto chic.

But I found solace in the older woman clique that included Basetsana Kumalo and her sister Johanna Mukoki.

They were having such a Veuve-fuelled blast laughing at Mukoki’s jokes.

I still can’t get over how she was mocking her sister for being fat, who in turn made it worse by constantly asking for a second opinion from us.

I also saw designers Gert-Johan Coetzee with his permanent hair curl, David Tlale in his usual mourning-chic kit and Craig Jacobs in a trendy tux-style outfit – a bit overdressed for my liking.

Honestly, I don’t know who won the actual polo match.

All I remember is the late evening chill creeping in and the Vueve bar being declared closed.

That was the tragic end of the party for some of us.

Can summer just come back already ...

» Follow me on Twitter: @TheGabi


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