Saturday, March 12, 2011

Marie Claire Prix D'Exellence De La Beaute 2011

The awards this year came at my ditziest state! You know: that time of the year, usually weeks after your birthday, when the good feelings wear-off and you find yourself feeling fragile and older... Thanks to an award ceremony that recognizes, acknowledges and celebrates Anti-ageing creams, my mood was lifted immediately upon arrival (and suffice to say: the champers did it's part too - I tell no lies!)

I arrived 2 seconds before they announced the winners - which were:

Care Category:

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus and UV Damage Corrector.

Citations for the Care Category went to:
- La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrates Pure Gold Cream

(side note: if you live on a budget as I do, move fast when you see this brand - don't even embarrass yourself with trying the sample - the counter girls know what you're doing: POSING! If your skin has no budget, hop to it!)
- Decleor Aroma Night Beauty Cream - Regenerate
Comfort Zone Range

Winner of the Make-up category:
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 05 Madamoiselle

Citations for the Mae-up Category went to:
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF-15

Sensai Bronzing Gel SPF 6
Maybelline Superstay 24H Makeup Micro-FLex Stretch F
ormula SPF 19

Local Hero Award went to:
Optiphi Range. They are a hi-tech cosmoceutical range to treat and delay the signs of ageing as well as sun damage -- see why I love local? they speak Maquenese! forget Pretoxing, Optiphi!! (ahem, Optiphi! should you ever need a copywriter... or someone to look cute at your offices while raiding your storage... my email addy is on footer of this page)

Socially, Marie Claire knows how to invite them! These were some of the DeGorgeous guests at the Radisson Blu (Sandton Eye) Hotel Lobby, where the event took place:
Terry Pheto (please note the latest Thula frock on her) and Thula Sindi (who gave me a snippet about his new project - watch this space! April is the month, he said).Uyanda, Head Visual Merchandiser at Edgars Melrose Arch (one of their flagship stores), in a DeGorge Thula Sindi Jacket from his latest fall collection.Designers: Thula Sindi with Abigail Betz Savannah Walley (who manages Sandton City's social media platforms) having a chat with Sonia Booth (who is busy on a very exciting project, more on that later)Tatum Keshwar - don't you just love her new bangs?Sharon Becker (Fashion Director of Marie Claire, yup, this is our Nina Garcia and she is too fab for words), with Felipe Mazibuko who had a LMAO moment with Tamara Dey (who you obviously can't see in this pic).Miss Milli B (fashion blogger/entrepreneur) with Chris, Jenny Andrews (with a new fabu-bubu new hair cut) and Dion ChangKuli Roberts and Lucilla Booysen - long time gal-pals apparently. (then again, Kuli used to run the South African version of Fashion Police - not the current set-up but one similar to the version Robert Verdi used to host before Guga'Thandayo, Joan Rivers, took over - which explains the thread between them - not that a thread is necessary).Jen Su in a David Tlale sequin numberJane Raphaely (CEO of Associated Magazines which she runs with her daughters), being interviewed by Kuli Roberts (I should've eavesdropped on this one, her questions are always gobsmacking)Forgive me for I do not know his name (yes, that meant to sound like a cubicle conversation with the pretre), but we somehow land up at the same events (must make a point of saying hello!). This man, in my opnion, is one of thee best dressed men in South Africa. His clothes show such love and detail for fashion - just the slippers he wore alone made my day!Aspasia Karras - editor of Marie Claire South Africa.Tamara Dey enteratined us and closed with Brenda Fassie song, Promises - which she sings with so much soul! make a point of requesting that one if you book her for an event.

awesome Goodie Bag, Thank you Marie Claire (via their super-sweet Publicist, Jaco-Louis Groenewald) AND Edgars!
PS> thank you Aspasia, lol - I know you know why I laughed at that.

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