The favourite so far is the body painted couple wearing bracelets by Maxhosa by Laduma. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
The favourite so far is the body painted couple wearing bracelets by Maxhosa by Laduma. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
With the theme being "The colour of magic" designer Mamantheso was inspired by the rainbow. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
With the theme being "The colour of magic" designer Mamantheso was inspired by the rainbow. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Spotted Top Billing Presenter @ayandathabethe in @Biji_LaMaison. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Spotted Top Billing Presenter @ayandathabethe in @Biji_LaMaison. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
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Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
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Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
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Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Nomvelo Hlela, 23, from PMB, said this was her first  Vodacom Durban July. Picture: IOL Lifestyle
Nomvelo Hlela, 23, from PMB, said this was her first Vodacom Durban July. Picture: IOL Lifestyle
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Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
The winner of the best dressed race day woman Sanelisiwe Dlamini is dressed by Prince Nsibande. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
The winner of the best dressed race day woman Sanelisiwe Dlamini is dressed by Prince Nsibande. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Self-taught Durban designer Tilone Viljoen won the young designer competition. He says he was inspired by the contrast between masculinity and femininity, with a touch of magic. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle
Self-taught Durban designer Tilone Viljoen won the young designer competition. He says he was inspired by the contrast between masculinity and femininity, with a touch of magic. Picture: Nontando Mposo/IOL Lifestyle

Durban - From rainbow inspired hats to black and gold body paint, fashionistas came to slay at the Vodacom Durban July. 

Held in Durban's Greyville Racecourse, the event is a must attend for fashion lovers, punters and celebrities. 

The favourite so far is the bodypainted couple wearing bracelets by Maxhosa by Laduma. The outfits are his concepts. Also, loving the head-gear, from tradition beaded hats to fascinators, the hues are bright eye popping colors. 

The energy is high and this is what this year's race goers had to say: Irlene Nolan from PMB said this year's fashion was excellent and people have pulled out all the stops to look stunning. "My look is a mix of classy and dangerous, coupled with a wild and elelgant side. We're looking to have fun," she said.

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Nomvelo Hlela, 23, from PMB, said this was first time she is attending the Vodacom Durban July. "My money is on horse number 12. Tonight I'll partying up a storm at the Moses Mabhida Fact Durban Rocks party." 

Disappointed after the opening race was Dr Sava Naicker, but the seasoned racing veteran still has hopes for a win in the main race. He has been attending the July since the 1960s. "In previous years I've taken home over R20 000. Here's hoping that this year brings me more luck." 

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