Glitz aplenty to feed the fashionistas

THE past week’s decor shop launch, music gigs and fashion shows have not only pampered us, but also heightened our senses.

With all that excitement in the air, your Skinnerbek made her way to Port Elizabeth’s newest and hip decor shop, Jujji.

The invite delivered on style and class as promised, and we enjoyed it with a glass of chilled champagne and canapés to toast the opening of the store, that specialises in reinventing furniture from yesteryear, and select brands of clothing.

A nice mix of people, who have an appreciation of good interior design, pitched up for the opening.

And with my little purse strings tightened, I feasted my eyes and enjoyed the good banter. Maybe when I grow up, I will afford to shop there!

The Elvis Blue wave hit PE’s shores when the Idols winner and now celebrated musician came to town to launch his new CD, Journey. Well, did he take us on a journey!

He said he loved Port Elizabeth as the city had accepted him way before his claim to fame. He is so down to earth you would be forgiven for thinking you were talking to your best friend – rather than a legend in the making.

The Denims and Diamonds fashion extravaganza was a real fashion shindig with some of Port Elizabeth’s own designers highlighting their beautiful dresses. But some of those in attendance simply forgot to dress up! One lady even sported a red track suit – I mean really now, sista!

The room was draped in white with a touch of silver and some beautiful people – well, at least Skinnerbek knew she had arrived at a fashion show.

In a glittering dress with a Swarovski crystal beaded bodice by Jason Kieck, Sophisticate Models boss Gail Brown took centre stage, beaming from ear to ear as each model took to the runway, like a mother watching her child take its first steps.

Proud parents occupied the first row nearest the ramp.

Socialite Dr Crystal Watson was demure in a black pantsuit with silver kitten heel sandals, but with a weird choice of a white bag as an accessory – but hey, each one to their own. William Heydenrych (you would remember him as the runner-up in the Mr SA competition) was supporting his girlfriend on her debut on the fashion scene – but PDA (public display of affection) in the middle of a fashion show and in front of children is just so uncouth, brother.

Look out for the designer After Dark – he is something of a dark horse. Safely ensconced in Uitenhage, this maestro is quietly making waves in the world of fashion. Watch this space!

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