Nothing off-colour about this affair

2010-01-31 09:44

IT looked like a scene from a ­hippies’ movie with every possible

colour under the sun and interesting designs at this year’s J&B Met.

Yellow was clearly the colour of choice as an estimated 50?000

­fashionistas and racing enthusiasts descended on Cape Town’s ­Kenilworth

Racecourse to enjoy the premier horse-racing event. There was some serious

parading of outfits to match this year’s outrageous theme – In Full


While some celebrities, like Top Billing’s globe-trotting presenter

Jeannie D and her partner in travel, Janez Vermeiren, stuck to dark colours,

others like Sonia Sedibe went all out to look colourful and regal in a yellow

and olive-green Lojas De Moda creation.

YFM presenters Hlelo and Ntando Masina wore playful knee-length,

form-fitting, multicoloured matching dresses. Even Kaya?FM station manager Greg

Maloka cut a respectable figure in a suit.

Braving the 30km/h wind, fashionistas allowed their dresses to

display the “Marilyn Monroe effect” while the men looked like they were not


One person who was all smiles was singer/actress Thembi Seete, who

wowed the judges with her over-the-top yet stunning blue frock made by

Gert-Johan Coetzee.

Meanwhile, Coetzee’s business partner Uyanda Mbuli also showed off

her dress-making skills with a self-made form-fitting purple dress with

turquoise accessories.

Generations actress Sophie ­Ndaba strutted her stuff in a rose-pink

knee-length dress, also made by Mbuli.

The sight of fashionistas ­clamouring to place their bets on their

favourite horse put the ­cherry on top of an event that many Capetonians make a

point of ­attending every year.

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