Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm still alive... barely

My sincere apologies for taking what I can only call a sabbatical. I know, I deserve a gun to the head - not quite - but close enough. Before you cock your gun, let me explain the mayhem: For a few months not, I've been writing for the Fashionably Speaking and Eye on Fashion columns in True Love magazine (you've been reading those right?), had a few stints on Sabc 3's FLASH (yes, it's a TV show, and I've been doing a few red carpet reviews for them. Flash plays on SABC 3 at 9pm on Friday - watch it).

Anyhoo, this is what I've been up to while I was away (bare with me, this is a long post to recap before we start December on a clean all-things-forgotten slate - yeah, the bit about me not posting as regularly as I should):


Sansui Summer Cup Race Day Pre-party
I unfortunately arrived quite late for this party because (exciting news!) I was invited to be a guest on popular national radio station MetroFM to talk about fashion and redcarpet looks ahead of the MetroFM music awards (which, I was sadly not invited to - strange hey?)

However, the Sansui Summer Cup offered a better option where those in fashion hung out, drinking and dancing - which I was also not invited to! However, I made it onto the list of the pre-party, YEAY! LOL. Got to hang out with uber-fab designer, Suzaan Heyns and other kids in fashion.


Left: Mlle Funi and Moira of Suzaan Heyns (and Felipe Mazibuko in the background)
Right: Suzaan Heyns and a friend, sitting on the floor in couture... love it!



Left: female DJ Zinhle with Shekeshe "Shakes"
Right: me in a ciggy-maze courtesy of the photographer


Stale news, by now: As you are all aware, the new Sandton City section has opened and with it came a haude of new stand-alone stores. Exciting stuff, disappointing stuff too - but what's life if there are no down sides to it? Morbid but true!

Zara:
As you all know by now, the South Africa is home to Zara's 80th store and it is expansive, with about 2700 meters square of ready-to-wear haven for toddlers, men and women. Price ranges from R99 - R1000 for clothes and shoes while a few other accessories will fetch a few purple ones over R1000. Not as badly priced as I thought they would be - remember the excitement over Mango till the price tag dampened everyone's shopping spirit? Not the case with Zara.
Checkout the Sandtonista for more details.


Left: Janine Jellars, Editor of Seventeen Magazine South Africa
Middle: Sonia Booth and friend, Moipone
Right: Mlle Funi


Left: Thula Sindi, Penny Lebyane and Gerry Elsdon
Middle: Mtv Marketing Director, Sylvester Chauke with make-up artist, Vuyo Varoyi
Right: Thandi Dowry



Left: Selae and Sam
Middle: the super fashion-glam-goddess, Lindiwe Suttle
Right: Dumi Gwebu colour-blocking it out with his friend


Left: Owner of On-Point PR, Vista Kalipa and Mens footwear buyer specialist, Teboho Pheko
Right: Owner of Styling Concepts (a fashion press room) Lorraine with 5 Fm DJ, Anele



Left: FHM editor Hagen Engler with his stunning wife, Nomfundo
Right: Fashion peeps: Maps (no 2 on the FHM best dressed Men list, Jenny Andrews, Miss Mili B and Nicole van Heerden


Steve Madden shoe launch:

It was all sparkles at the Steve Madden store - an i'm actually talking about the shoes: studs, semi-precious stones and shoes in all shapes and (not so much in) sizes. I swear though that they mis-placed some of the shoes, especially the wellies, flats, boots, leopard print booties and cute fold-over boots - they were in the ladies section! Surely they are meant for men? If not, I'll do the right thing and show them they are really for men.
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We like her Dubai-bought dress. Doesn't remind you of Liz Hurley's (1994) Versace safety pins dress (top right)? No? Im going bananas, this I know!

Wink!

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