Thursday, July 8, 2010

2nd Annual Africa Fashion Awards

The Africa Fashion International 's Africa Fashion Award took place on the 5th of July at the Sandton Convention Centre and it was a fabu-bubu event that featured Africa (and beyond)'s very finest in the fashion circles. Yours in all things DeGorgeous summed up enough courage (ya'll know how shy I am, right?) to mince about to snap a few pics for your pleasure - yes another photobloggy... love me, thank me later.

Sonia Booth, Laquan Smith and Millen Magese
Androgeny snap-shot: Thoriso Magongwa - ballet dancer
"Best Model" award winner, Sessilee Lopez (in an Elie Saab stunner) poses with LaQuan Smith
Funa wearing a David Tlale dress from the 2009 Africa Fashion Award-winning collection.
Fashion Writer, Shalwah Evans, wearing a smoking feather-detailed Heni knee-length ball gown.
Socialite, Fashion glamazon-turned-designer, Uyanda Mbuli in a JJ Schoeman and Diamond Face Couture ensemble.
Face of L'Oreal, Terry Pheto in a David Tlale masterpiece... from the 2008 ss collection if memory serves me right... and that's why we call DT's numbers "timeless" LOL!
Miss South Africa 2009, Nicole Flint, and Miss South Africa 2008-turned model, Tatum Keshwar - both wearing David Tlale.
Mark Gooding of Carducci, flanked by "Kwela Tebza" brothers - Tebogo (left) and Tshepo (right)
Arieta Who?, Fashion Consultant in a Xuly Bet sequinned hoodie and Deola Sagoe pants (from the military collection showcased in New York)
Male Star (help... I completely forgot his name... forgive me but he also worked the ramps for Carducci )wearing clashing shirt/bowtie prints - i just loved it!Another intersting tie detail by Teboho Pheko (specialist mens footwear buyer)Fashion Week constant Front row guest, Khaya Dludla, showed off simple and tasteful men's sleek-wear.
Fashion Designer wearing a stunning wire and bead guitar brooch - too cute.
Design Veteran and winner of the "Most outstanding fashion contribution winner" - Marianne FasslerEugene Drakes (of Contemporary Handcraft) and Fashion Consultant Brenda Kambule
Kelly Millionaire, manager of Fashion Art Gallery (Faag) and LaQuan Smith's manager.
LaQuan Smith wearing his iconic nicked spandex catsuite Heni and make-up artist partner, David - aren't they the cutest couple?
Deola Sagoe with friend David Tlale
David Tlale's multi-chain shoulder piecesAndile Bhenya, David Tlale' Fashion Assisant/Director, in sequinned harems and Carducci manbag-draped scarf
And... mmmmmeeeee! Maque DeGorgeous in exaggerated wide-legged pants and super-long armed spandex shirt (David Tlale), Yaa-baa jacket and frugalisted belt (I'll reveal all in good time)Idyl, or Ayaan (they're twins, identical -still need to establish which one's which - forgive me girls) of Mataano, Super model Yasmine and me after running backstage to try on this gorgeous Soucha beauty.
So what do you think of me in Soucha? DeGorge ain it? pwease can i keep it Soucha?
for the winners, please click (here) - you won't be not too far from home... lol

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