Fashion Police ... Royalty Soapie Awards

2014-03-16 10:00

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The Royalty Soapie Awards finally took place last week in Durban. Whose look was worth the wait and who shouldn’t have bothered? Fashion Police Lesley Mofokeng, Paledi Segapo and Sdu Gerasch make their ruling.

Sophie Ndaba

Sophie Ndaba, Zanele Mbokazi, Shauwn Mpisane and Winnie Ntshaba

Lesley: I love Sophie’s look but it’s just another embellished spaghetti strap dress.

It’s time she ventures into something more daring.

Paledi: Sophie looks beyond eGoliwood glam. We love the asymmetrical pony, detailing of the expensive looking frock.

The lining looks strangely out of place. But served glam like she’s stepped out of a jazz-era.

Sdu: She looks elegant in her own right

Winnie Ntshaba

Lesley: Winnie kept it clean and didn’t try too hard to attract attention.

Having said that, this is a common look for beauty pageant entrants.

Paledi: Her Halle Berry inspired hair is certainly winning and looks totally fierce in this sequined number.

She definitely paid attention to her stylist, less is more, no chandelier accessories moment here.

Sdu: She tops the list.

Zanele Mbokazi

Lesley: That colour! Poor Zanele is still stuck to her matric dance dress.

Paledi: She spoils a picture perfect moment. She looks like a walking curtain, is this tafetta or Thai silk.

Sdu: I was surprised to see Zanele without her signature Disney Princesses inspired quilted dresses, I guess she must have exhausted all the poor ‘Princesses.’

Shauwn Mpisane

Lesley: One step at a time. We applaud small victories.

This is a decent look for the Christmas tree of the party. Keep it up Shauwn.

Paledi: I wish someone could have whispered to Shauwn that vintage can look horribly costumey.

The neon pink shoes and the accessories.

Gosh! I blame her friends for allowing her to overdose like this.

Sdu: She almost got it right, she missed it by an inch. Her dress is lovely, short hair suits her…b ut she had to spoil it with the neckpiece which was unnecessary.

Mbongeni Ngema and wife Mroza

Mbongeni Ngema and his wife Mroza

Lesley: Red on a man? This is a risk that exploded on Ngema’s face, not only is it gawdy, it is unrefined.

Paledi: This look defies red carpet etiquette. Legendary Mr Ngema looks like a shebeen king or a long lost twin of Papa G of Isidingo.

I am tempted to dial an ambulance because Mroza looks almost fashion suicidal here.

Sdu: Mroza’s dress is gorgeous, I like the colour, flawless makeup everything is perfect…pity I can’t say the same for her husband.

Madlokovu got everything wrong, he might have had Isitimela sase-Zola, in his head when he was dressing up.

Nomzamo Mbatha and Zolisa Xaluva

Nomzamo Mbatha and Zolisa Xaluva

Lesley: The Grecian dress looks a little frumpy on the front, but the wearer has so much beauty and confidence, it works.

Xaluva can teach local men how to wear a tux. Perfection.

Paledi: I could write a million lines describing her star power that complements her fashion choice. She looks fabulous.

Xaluva has got the height and he knows how to choose an impeccable cut to look dapper.

Sdu: Mbatha’s makeup is radiantly flawless, the dress fitted her perfectly, Queen Hera would have been proud of this goddess for taking a risk and it paid off.

Xaluva, you can never go wrong with a well-tailored tux. I can’t fault them.

Kgomotso and Calvin Christopher

Kgomotso and Calvin Christopher

Lesley: Eek! Matchy-matchy. But truth be told they look great to a fault.

Paledi: This is one of the most beautiful couples. His look and fit gives most local models a run for their money.

Kgomotso exudes immense panache in this royal blue number.

We double nod for her fresh looking nude makeup, signature hair-do and alluring beauty.

Sdu: Classy and elegant. They are the best dressed couple by far.

I like Kgomotso’s royal blue dress, it accentuates her body well and Calvin’s grey suit fits him like a glove.

Anga Makubalo and Roleen van der Merwe

Roleen van der Merwe and Anga Makubalo

Lesley: Yes the cat ate Anga’s tie. Sadly he looks dishevelled while his partner’s dress is anything but fashion forward.

Paledi: A penguin ensemble can sabotage you especially when the suit is wearing the person and dubiously unstructured.

Did he dress himself in the dark, hence bow tie absence?

On the contrary his partner’s frock has is old school - matric dance number perhaps?

Sdu: I don’t know what to make of his incomplete dress sense, what happened to the tie or bowtie?

So the whole outfit doesn’t look right as for his partner I don’t like the bedspread she’s wearing.

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