The Isidingo ladies - well so much for "the need"
Dion Chang with Andrissa Farreira and Sylvie Huford
Zanele Kumalo (centre) flanked by Karin Orzol (left) and Magadalena Szulfer (right)
As a fellow blogger mentioned on her website, LeloB, The Prix D'excellence de la Beaute are the Oscars of the beauty industry and "without any further ado, here are the [winners]"Care Category: Givenchy Le Soin noir
Make-up Category: Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain
Local Citations (these are the products that did not win, but deserved a mention) were:
- Chanel Precision Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid (don't you just looove saying sublimage? don agree? huh?)
- Lancome Genefique Youth Activator
- Givenchy Le Prisme Soft Compact Face Powder
- Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara (if memory serves me right, Estee Lauder got the recognition for their TurboLash Oscillating mascara at the 2009 ceremony- exploding the "who did it best" debates - google't!)
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15
And that marked the end of the awards CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!! (and not a moment to soon - I was getting abut restless)
My attention then immediately switched to other guests who made quite an impression on me:
Marie Claire (
Aspasia Karras with Kwaito first lady (does she still go by that title?), Tamara Dey
Sharon Becker, aforementioned Fashion Editor of Marie Claire in a Tiaan Nigel stunner (from his Elle challenge collection, if my memory is on track), poses with PR Manager for Associated Magazines, Jaco-Louis Groenewald
Uyanda Mbuli's stunning killer heels by Casadei and a lovely maxi dress with minimal drama but plenty of impact (tempted to say by DFC... and if that's the case SA Fashion week is bound to be interesting - but a birdie suggested JJ Schoemann).
Cindy Nel with Uyanda Mbuli
And in keeping with my thread of the week - "animal print" - , this is how I worked it (notice how i pop my name under the list of people who made an impression on me; vain? NAH!) *yesterseason's vogue pose, embarrassed*:outfit breakdown: leopard print scarf (flea market find), royal blue shirt (revived old number from my heavy days- Edgars), Navy blue Riding pants (Marion&Lindie), super-long hook-detail belt (find out when I introduce "frugalisting," you'll love this!).
Aspasia's first cover as Editor - you know what to do...
(Pics courtesy of Max Marx)