The SA Style Awards, founded and coordinated by publicist Jillian Grogor, has become one of the most prestigious occasions on our fashion and social calendar. It is dedicated to finding South Africa's fashion makers and trendsetters who bear this label ‘stylish’ with such unmistakable panache and good taste. Over the years we have showcased the glamour, success and unmistakable sense of style of some of SA’s most stylish personalities.

Chiano Sky(Most stylish Performing Artist in Music), Minnie Dlamini(Overall Winner and Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV), Kerry McGregor(Most Stylish Couple)

Jill Grogor says “being stylish is having an innate sense of style in every aspect of your life, your lifestyle, the way you clothe both yourself and your surroundings, the way in which you conduct your career, the destinations you travel to, what you drive, where you dine and what you sip on. Our winners each year are chosen because they have made a mark in their respective fields in South Africa.”


This year’s prestigious awards took place on Sunday the 24th of November at Hyde Park Corner with a dazzling red carpet event and champagne reception, followed by dinner and entertainment at the Tsogo Sun Hyde Park Hotel. Singers, Skinny Boy and Lindsay McGuire performed “The Kiss of Life”, inspired by Lifeworx’s motto of living an authentic life.

Now in its 17th year, the event has gained support from blue chip sponsors: Jaguar, Tsogo Sun, Jameson Select Reserve, Hyde Park Corner, Giorgio Armani, Lancôme, YSL, Victor & Rolf, Sivana Diamonds, Carlton Hair International, True Religion, Mumm Champagne, Lifeworx, Southern Right Wines, Wanted Business Day, Global Gold, Medi-Sculpt Aesthetic Solutions, Wingsgroup, Peroni, Europa Art and Prestige Magazine.

The Winners are as follows:

Most Stylish SA Icon:Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Most stylish Performing Artist in Music: Chiano Sky
Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV: Minnie Dlamini
Most Stylish Media Personality: Simba Mhere
Most Stylish Designer Interior: John Jacob
Most Stylish Model – Female: Thando Hopa
Most Stylish Model – Male: Masego Maponyane
Most Stylish Business Personality – Wanted/Jameson: Connor Mccreedy
Most Stylish Couple: Kerry McGregor & Neil McKenzie
SA Style Awards Marie Claire Street Style Award: Anthea Poulos –Quirky Blogger; “Anthea Knows Best”


Alan Ford(Presenter), Lalla Hirayama in her gorgeous David Tlale dress (co-Presenter) ,Masego Maponyane(winner Most Stylish Model) and Vanessa Carreira(beautiful model and super mom)

The Overall Winner announced was Minnie Dlamini who was resplendent in a nude colour, Asanda Madybi gown and bedecked in diamonds from Sivana.

Stunningly, glamorous guests converged on the red carpet at the SA Style Awards with Zuraida Jardine looking exquisite in a flaming red Gert-Johan Coetzee full-length column dress.

Gert-Johan Coetzee(judge) with Thando Hopa(Most Stylish Female Model) 

Most Stylish model Thando Hopa was seen in black encrusted Swarovski crystals and 10- carat diamond studs from Sivana.  

The Tsogo Sun, Hyde Park Hotel chefs set the bar high with guests enjoying an array of active & contemporary inspired sumptuous food stations. Copious amounts of Mumm Champagne and Jameson Select Reserve as well as the 16th Vintage of Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc was made exclusive to wine lovers at the event, after ageing for just over 3 years in the bottle under the chilling water of the Walker Bay.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka(Winner of the Most Stylish SA Icon) with Priya from Tsogo Sun

Goodie Bag from the night:)

At the Judges lunch on Sunday: Yves Saint Laurent pampered us with gorgeous beauty treats:) and Life Grande Cafe served us a delicious meal and an awesome watermelon cake.

It was an honour being a judge for the SA Style Awards 2013. Thank you for a great experience!

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