Thembisa joins BET to host ‘2 Families and A Wedding Dress’

Thembisa joins BET to host ‘2 Families and A Wedding Dress’

Thembisa Mdoda keeps elevating as a television host! She became very popular as the host of ‘Our Perfect Wedding’ on Mzansi Magic and her career has been rising non-stop. A couple of weeks ago, she revealed to her social media fans that she had bagged a new presenting gig on BET called ‘2 Families and A Wedding Dress’.

The show is the first of its kind in South Africa and will assist 13 brides-to-be through their journey to walking down the aisle wearing their dream wedding dresses.
The launch of the show, hosted by BET’s own, Nomalanga Shozi was held at the extraordinary bridal studio, Veil Bridal Couture located in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.

The 13-episode reality show is about two families and the bride going on an exciting journey to select one of the most beautiful and lavish gowns imaginable. Viewers are in for the most entertaining and dramatic reality series voiced by hilarious Moshe Ndiki. The lucky brides will each get a wedding dress valued at of R30 000.

Nomalanga Shozi

Vice President for Youth, Music, and BET at Viacom International Media Networks Africa – Monde Twala, says the is the first of its kind in South Africa and is an exciting time for BET Africa. “We pride ourselves in bringing authentic stories and this new reality show encapsulates that. BET Africa fans can expect nothing but entertainment on the show,” says Monde.

Thembisa expressed her excitement about the launch of the show. “I am truly excited to be part of the BET Africa family. Every woman wants to wear her dream wedding dress when she walks down the aisle. It’s the most special part of her day and I get to be part of that selection process. It’s incredible,” she says.

The show will air on Wednesday, 24 July on BET (DStv Channel 129) at 21:30 CAT. 

And the Bokeh Film Festival ‘Best Dressed’ award went to…

And the Bokeh Film Festival ‘Best Dressed’ award went to…

The 6th annual Bokeh South African International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival Gala Awards took place on the 13th of July 2019, at the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. Many awards were given out on the day, including ‘Best Dressed’ which went to Abongwe Qokela, who wore a gown designed by Imprint ZA.

The gown stole the show because of its celebration of Nguni ancestry and heritage. This gorgeous dress swept the red carpet elegantly and was a total stunner. Imprint first showcased the gown at the AFI Fashion Week runway as part of their Autumn/Winter ‘20 collection in April.

Of course, guests showed up looking gorgeous and red carpet ready. Here are some of the looks.

A look at who wore what at the BET Awards 2019 red carpet

A look at who wore what at the BET Awards 2019 red carpet

Hosted by our favourite gal next door, Regina Hall, the BET Awards was the final event of this weekend’s BET Experience. It lived up to the hype with a red carpet chocked full of epic hair moments, and all the reasons why we love our beauty.

At a time when beauty diversity, colourism, and brand “wokeness” are dominating the conversations around Black beauty, it’s refreshing to see the stars and influencers hit these red carpets with no holding back. From the top stars in music, television, and more, we saw just how magical our coils, curls, and melanin can get.

Here are some of the looks

Who wore what at the E! Africa Pop Culture Awards?

Last Thursday, South African celebrities gathered in their bedazzled outfits at the Alice & Fifth in Sandton for the 15th E! Africa Pop Culture Awards. Some of the big winners included television personality and entrepreneur, Bonang Matheba won the E! Africa Ultimate Pop Culture Icon Award. 

Well acclaimed fashion designer, Gert Johan Coetzee deservedly won the E! Africa Pop Culture Award for Fashion.

Gert Johan Coetzee and Nomzamo Mbatha

And of course, the gorgeous actress and Goodwill ambassador, Nomzamo Mbatha, received the Philanthropy Award and The Pop Culture Award for Music went to DJ Black Coffee.

Here’s some of the red carpet looks

The black gowns that dominated the Oscars and after party

The black gowns that dominated the Oscars and after party

The Vanity Fair Oscar after party, hosted by editor Radhika Jones, is a place where the brightest stars finally let their hair down.

Kendall turned heads in a stunning Rami Kadi black lurex velvet gown from the Rami Kadi SS19 Couture Collection. The dress that didn’t just have one thigh-high leg slit. The skirt with no sides but hung from the front and back, with no seams to connect them. White fringe decorated the side, while her top was a halter neck with a bare back.

Billy Porter

Pose star Billy Porter defied fashion norms by stepping out onto the red carpet in an unapologetically fabulous gown at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. The custom creation by designer Christian Siriano included a sharply tailored tuxedo jacket overtop a full-skirted strapless velvet gown. A play on masculinity and femininity, the look challenged the rigid Hollywood dress code and was boundary-pushing in all the right ways.

Lady Gaga wearing a custom made Alexander McQueen bustier dress in a black silk faille with engineered corset seaming and full godet skirt with black gloves

Giuliana Rancic wore a lacy halter neckline, black gown by designer Kelly NG.

Jenny Allison wore a long velvet plunging neck gown paired with a statement necklace .

Shades of Pink & Silver that dazzled at the Oscars

Shades of Pink & Silver that dazzled at the Oscars

Pink and silver was a dominant colour at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, as celebrities walked the carpet in shades of pink and silver bedazzled dresses. Gemma Chan shut down the red carpet in the hot pink Valentino dress whilst Jennifer Lopez showed off her amazing figure in a curve-hugging, Tom Ford metallic dress.

The event was presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honoured the best films of 2018, and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

The ceremony was held on February 24, 2019. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), produced by Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss, with Weiss also serving as director. It was the first ceremony in three decades, since the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, to be conducted with no host.

Gemma Chan Photo by Frazer Harrison
Jennifer Lopez