Be sure not to skint on the couture band wagon

WOW, what a fashion sensory overdrive with hues in every palate, style and cut – I was in clothes heaven.

Your Skinnerbek truly adores fashion and I was like a kid in a candy store, surrounded by clothes friends Marchesa, Diane von Furstenberg, and the great Valentino my man.

Oh well, I have a close relationship with these great designers’ garb, at least.

My trip was to the Luminance pop up shop: No5 put up by Khanyi “Luminance” Dlomo.

She looked radiant in the Carolina Herrera stripe ’50s styled dress as she swooned over the merchandise and showed off the designer gear.

This sister has dug deep into her knowledge and world travels to come up with this beautiful shop and bring these brands to our shores.

The bedazzling clothes at the pop up shop were enticing but being a bit of a Scrooge, I kept my hands firmly in my pockets and instead enjoyed the company of the great designers hanging on the mannequins.

I have started saving! Every girl dreams of the day when everything revolves around her wants, whims, and joy, – yes, her wedding day.

My mother always says you need a boyfriend before you get a husband, so with that in mind I set off to The Herald Boardwalk Bridal Fair to get some ideas for my book of dreams which I hope one day will become reality.

Gosh, I have to make a move – am not getting any younger and the stress of being manless is starting to show on my face.

You know those creases that creep around your eyes when you’re not looking – from all that checking out of potential in the distance?

The fair is a hive of everything bridal our region has to offer, from the designer royalty of PE to the newcomers.

The threads displayed this year were creations to behold and competition was really stiff.

Congratulations to the winners of the dream wedding day, Gideon van Rensburg and Carmen Landman, a delightful couple. I hope my invite will be in the post soon!

The quality of ramp modelling shows, I reckon, is always determined by the patrons of the event and the Face of Walmer Park was no different, boasting a number of Port Elizabeth modelling elite and fashionistas.

Organiser and lady of the moment Danelle Bhana-Coetzee looked fresh and composed in a green and white floral dress. She was beaming.

Event host, Buli G did a great job keeping the crowds entertained which was hard considering we were in the middle of the mall.

Paul Coetzee of Full Circle Model Management made a trip to the city in a casting endeavour – the man is dreamy!

Well done to Luzaan Preston, the winner of the title – but honey, you’re maybe going to need a couple of elocution lessons just to add the finishing touch.

After the glamour of the crowning, I ventured to Bridge Street Brewery – a stylish sluk-den as my colleague Brett would call it – for a little pow wow with some friends and to take in the scenery. Great service at the bar and splendid ambience.

This adventure almost got marred by some cougar ogling a young man – there are a lot of Ben 10s and industry professionals – when she nearly spilt a drink on my couture.

Cougar ladies, if you want to snare some young prey, you need not dress like a little girl or your daughter. The desperate look never works.

Sisanda Myathaza and her band were doing their thing, killing us softly with the music, which was mellow and befitting a great night out.

Saturday night was Africa Day and the Vodacom Amphitheatre was celebrating the legend who made Africa his next home – Bob Marley.

Asanda, the lead singer of Take Note, confused the crowd as to her gender. This pint-sized diva with a powerful voice blasted out song after song with such gusto that I forgot that I was there for a tribute to Marley.

Asanda, maybe consider having stage clothes for your performance (I know some fine designers – they boot and coif the curves into shape and they will do the same for you).

Now honeys, I have to go and get fitted for some fine couture – social season is upon us! Ciao ciao.

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