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2013-09-01 14:00

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New money and old money collided on the elegantly pruned and preened lawns of the Waterfall ­Estate in Sunninghill last Sunday.

Joburg’s ­socialites spent the afternoon admiring the horses and a game of polo, while taking in the mink and manure.

Grey Goose hosted some celebs in a marquee where the ­conversation was on Tansey ­Coetzee’s ­engagement ring and hercharmed life in Lagos.

The dress code was blue and white, and this is how fashion police Paledi Segapo of Palse Homme, and celebrity hair and make-up ­stylist Nthato Mashishi rate them:

Thapelo Mokoena

Thapelo Mokoena. Pictures: Sifiso Nkosi

Segapo: Two things make or break a man’s blazer and pants – the cut and cloth – and Thapelo gets two thumbs up. He is fresh and classic.

I do have a problem with the “cat whiskers” around thecrotch, which make the pants look ill-fitting.

Mashishi: He killed it. This look just says perfect gentleman.

Dineo Moeketsi

Dineo Moeketsi

Segapo: What I love about this look is that everythinghere looks wellthought out.

Nude manicure, electric-colour pedis with strappy sandals, creating an alluring effect. Winning.

Mashishi: She looks fab, but the dress should have been cut to slightly above her knees.

Zuraida Jardine

Zuraida Jardine

Segapo: There is way too much tissue-weight fabric in that chiffon dress for one person.

It looks ill-fitting and makes her look like she’s hiding something underneath.

This dress makes her look like a pillar of strength. And the hair completes a hot mess.

Mashishi: She looks superchic and this is how you wear a maxi dress.

I love that she used her bag as an accessory and the make-up is great.

Zizo Beda

Zizo Beda

Segapo: Simplicity is the most difficult look to achieve and Zizo knows how to ace it.

The pencil dressperfectly hugs her body.

The cat print thrown around the waistlinecreates a juxtaposition of sassy meets classy.

Mashishi: This shows off her body nicely, but I would have loved a big-fitted figure belt.

Zizo, please push on make-up and hair.

Tamara Dey

Tamara Dey

Segapo: Must she always try too hard to offend?

This is way too matchy-matchy, way too granny, unflattering, and translates into vintage costume gone nasty.

The frills on that over-designed blouse are questionable.

Mashishi: She made an effort but I’m not captivated.

Thomas Msengana

Thomas Msengana

Segapo: This is fashion vulgarity. Thomas should have stayed home or dialled a stylist. He made no effort and this doesn’t work for the event. Tailoring is the way to go.

Mashishi: This is just ok. I miss the days when this brother used to dress up

Chad Saaiman

Chad Saaiman

Segapo: Best dressed man. We love the dog collar-sized belt, the Mandarin shirt collar (big fashion trend right now) and slim-fitted jeans, and how he rolled up the slim fit blazer.

Mashishi: I love the fit, but I wish he could have added a thicker belt.

Lerato Sengadi

Lerato Sengadi

Segapo: The intelligent styling, the accessories, electric-colour lips and manicure work. Love it, especially because she is not carelessly showing off her cleavage.

Mashishi: She looks good, but I don’t feel the top because it’s too casual. I love the skirt and the earrings are fab. Lots of bangles could have worked.

Tansey Coetzee

Tansey Coetzee

Segapo: She kept it posh and relevant. Everything looks picture perfect.

The silhouette of the lace number complements the trench coat and the lapels on the coat look edgy.

The touch of electric-blue hat is elegant and timeless.

Mashishi: I love and hate this outfit because there’s too much going on.

The coat was overkill.

Claire Mawisa

Claire Mawisa

Segapo: This look says I’m comfortably chic. My favourite pieces are the ethnic-print turban and the blazer.

I’m not too sure about the shoes. Perhaps stilettos could have created a better illusion.

Mashishi: She should have lifted her look with a bold neckpiece and a fitted jacket.

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