The sound of the theme induced thoughts of mystical and mythical creatures, superheroes (and immediately thought Suzaan Heyns), the dark world, in short; all that is preached and predicted to happen in Sci-fi epics when it's a Full moon. This was the Twilight Saga New Moon Exclusive Party hosted by Mimoney, Ster Kinekor and the lifestyle PR-can't-go-wrong-with-specialists Total Exposure .
Having spent the day sprucing myself and channeling "Suzaan Heyns" for the perfect piece that would drape across my contoured body, I was ready to face the music, destination: Taboo Club (Sandton).
It's not very often that I walk into a venue and feel, slightly - just a wee bit - overdressed. But in this instance I did. Unlike others, I clearly read too much into the the title and theme of the party. My black longsleeved chinese-meets-japan-meets the-west-inspired, batman-winged dress with wetlook-mannings was well-planned, well-executed, well-received but gave me much "Gloria" moments (Dion Chang's alter-ego); hit and miss! In theory, the outfit was ideal for a party where not much dancing was anticipated, but I completely forgot that I still had to use my hands (and arms) if not to drink, then to embrace my darling friends and hold my heavy-metal detailed deep purple long-strap bag - and between all the social mayhem, I had to make sure the beehive that adorned my head stayed in place while the hood covered just the right amount of hair... in short - I was headed towards a disaster - but, as usual, my excellent grooming into the social-scene made the task, um... manageable. Flick of the hair, pinning of this here-and-there, a rather intimate touch on the hip while air-kissing fellow guests, Taboo's check-in counter and elongated straws for my drink(s) saw my outfit oversight turning from a mountain of problems to a mere anthill, actually make that problem-free!!
Plenty of celebrities and A-list socialites were present but the most exciting to see, by a mile, had to be Gerry Elsdon. She had a diamante-or-some-other-shiny stones embedded in her leg-cast (and on that, note to self: don't let injury stop you from being seen in public).
The whole set-up was a bit strange; tiny VIP area, huge DeGorge seating area for non-VIP guests under a huge white, well lit tent (not quite a marquee) - that, to me, looked more "VIP" worthy than the squashed lack of seating I found in the VIP area. Another awkward deco-moment was the mini-photo booths placed around the dancefloors, but being one who suffers from a mild case of vanity, I did like this, a lot!
I did, however, enjoy getting my face redone at the makeup stations. Although their ability to execute a smokey-eye is questionable - but they were brill! just Brill!
This was another fabu-bu-bu (I am liking this word) event with plenty to see, do and wonderful kodak moments. The scene for the movie has been set; can't wait!
( poster by The Cimarron Group: http://http//www.impawards.com/designers/cimarron_group.html)