L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2011

Yesterday, I attended the fabulosity that was the L’Ormarins Queens plate. Thanks to darling Galia and the girls at Greater Than, the PR company that put the whole shebang together, I scored Stud Club tickets! (Woo hoo!)

Greater Than girls Sammy, Galia and Leandi. Galia's sexy dress is from Only One.

For those of you who don’t know, Stud Club is, like, the ultimate VIP tent. It’s right next to the track, so you get to watch the horsies run by within metres of your nose.

They also have L’Ormarins on tap and serve up a yummy buffet lunch.

See those burgers? They were delish – despite the fact that le evil photographers made a point of telling me that they were made from the meat of the ponies that didn’t do well at last years’ race…

One of the first gorgeous people I ran into while there was Top Billing’s Lyndall Jarvis. Isn’t she divine?

She was sporting the prettiest blue nail polish which she actually makes herself. Girl doesn’t like much of the polish she sees in the shops, so she mixes them up with a clear top coat (‘any will do, just as long as it’s shiny’, she says) to make her own custom colours. Love that!

Tammy-Anne Fortuin was also there, doing her interview thing for All Access. I love that she does her own make-up yet always looks ultra glam.

Tam, I'm being a sweetheart and posting the piccie where I look kak and you like divine as opposed to the other way round. ;-P

I also got to chat to Jen Su, who’s absolutely lovely.

Jen and Peta Eggierth-Symes of Pallu

I once attended the media launch for a new toothpaste and she was the guest speaker. Rekcon she’s the only girl in the world who can make a half hour spiel on plaque-busting interesting to listen to. She was also brave enough to let a little camera rove around her mouth to show us just how clean it was. Gotta love this girl!

Oh! And here’s a shot of moi placing all my money on a pony called Lemonade.

Look at me grinning like a tit – just loving it – totally in the dark about how this stupid beast would come stone cold last and alleviate me of my cash. (I’d picked this horsie as I thought the name was cute, but it turns out ‘Lemonade’ was really just a lemon…)

I also got to catch up with Michelle McClean, who looked breath taking in a gorgeous Kluk CGTD gown.

Don’t you just love this piccie of her and Nicola Breytenbach? Together they look as gorgeous as an Estee Lauder print ad.

Liezel van der Westhuizen was also there, rocking Blue Collar, White Collar shorts that matched her man’s tie.

This is the second time I’ve spotted her out in zexy-looking kortbroek, but then again, if I had legs like hers, I’d probably live in cut-offs.

Another hot blonde out and about? Roxy Louw, looking the epitome of surfer girl chic.

I also got to dig around in Elana Afrika’s make-up bag. Girl is a beauty journo’s dream!

Make-up For Ever lip gloss, Clarins Long-wearing Moisturising lipstick in 141, Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish pressed powder in Chestnut, Lancome black eye pencil and YSL Mascara Singulier.

 

Dig her hat?

Alas, this pic makes it look like she’s got a bos of flowers growing out the top of it, but I assure it was just a simple, elegant swirl of satin that she found in a vintage shop in Jozi called Reminiscence. Her rokkie, a lovely Thai silk affair, is something she had especially made up in the East. ‘I’m sweating like crazy in this’, she revealed, but it was totally worth it as she later nabbed 3rd place in the best dressed competition.

Another style winner? MAC make-up artist Kyla Rorke.

Kyla came second in the best hat competition, but really, it was her outfit that had me writhing in jealously. Doesn’t she look absolutely stunsville?

While there, I also hung out with Mr Fitness SA, Jeff ‘the Bod God’ Tsoutos.

He was wearing his own label, DRanged Lifestyle, and made a point of telling Karis Piss and I how soft and delicious the fabric was. ‘Just feel it on your skin…’, he said, lifting up his shirt. (Any excuse to take your clothes off, hey cooks? :-) )

He and ex-Lotus FM jock, Omesh Authar, were putting out the vibe - twinsville stye - in matching sunnies.

And on the subject of cute boys… I really wanted to track down Aidan Bennetts, who’s name I spotted on the guest list. I felt obliged, for the sake of my readers, to pin him down and expose his beautiful abs to the world once more. Alas, he was no where to be found, so I sunk into a semi-coma of depression and ate half a bowl of deep fried, peri peri corn.

See? That was full to the brim when I sat down, but I worked it down to nothing, despite Miss Karis leaning into my ear, hissing ‘Stop that! What the hell are you doing?! It’s sooo not worth the kilojoules!’

Still, I perked up somewhat upon spotting Gina Athen looking lovely in a Shanghai Tang dress she picked up from their boutique in Sloane Street, London.

I was totally feeling her girlie pink gloss, Clinique Colour Surge Impossibly Glossy Lip Gloss in Prettiest Pink.

And aren’t you totally jealous of her Armani handsak? I’m quite sure that it’s very, very real - not like my beloved Jimmy Choo knockoff that was probably put together by orphans tied to chairs in a sweat shop…

I’ve actually got piccies of Gina and Lyndall sitting on my desk at work right now. I’m currently tweaking the copy for Woolies’ new push-up bra insert which features both girls looking amazeballs. (Looking back, this probably explains why I had excessive amounts of boys lurking about my desk last week…)

Oh! And Fashion Jazz was there too with ex-Wonderbra babe, Lieschen Botes.

Love their nails?

Lieschen in Essie Miss Matched

Jasna rocking Revlon Midnight Affair

Also got to chat to La Muse and her man Seth Rotherham, he of 2Oceansvibe fabulousness. They made a very dapper pair, what with her in a Jackie O-inspired Only One creation and he in a sexy panama hat.

This dude, however, took the cake for me. I’ve spotted stylist Linda Makhanya out a couple of times now and he never fails to impress me with his uber-stylish outfits.

Adore?

Last, but not least, I got to say a quick hello to Jeannie D. She’s still talking to me, despite having sent me a threat to end my life should I not get onto Blackberry messenger.

Top Billing babes Jeannie and Lyndall

Love her lashes? They’re MAC falsies. I wish I’d managed to snap her from the side – they were so long and beautifully curly, she looked like modern day Elizabeth Taylor a la Cleopatra.

In all, this was an amazing day out. I wish I’d stayed long enough to catch Locnville and Gazelle, which I heard were awesome, but I was overcome by drunkenness fatigue and decided to grab a cab home and snuggle with my sleepy Snoek, who I showered with all the (melted) dark chocloate Lindt bolletjies I managed to pinch from the promo girls. (Score!)

So, did you go? And did you have fun too?

Love, love

Leigh

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