THIS past long weekend there was a party going in every corner of the city and the place was crawling with high-profile politicians.
On Friday, yours truly was among Stanley Street restaurant patrons treated to a fashion flash mob promoting a show of creative student designs to be held at Fairview on May 11. Eighteen models sashayed up and down the street showing off designs in the show organised by Theo Klaas and the team from Phumelela. But the after-party at Café Rouge was a letdown – the Rouge needs more than a little rouge to match the chic urbanism of the surrounding establishments.
Also on Friday, I was at the opening of Man’s buy and braai in Deal Party. Owner Mbulelo Nkwayi’s family came all the way from King to support him. NMB Tourism chief executive officer Mandlakazi Skefile was there with her son, Mzamo, while Xolani Yisaka sported an eye-searing orange outfit.
Mbulelo chose a metro look with pink T-shirt and jeans; daughter Zikhona wore T-shirt and black leggings but could’ve made more of an effort.
On Saturday I joined a boat cruise for the Boardwalk Hobie 16 nationals, but the trip around our bay was so rocky I spent most of the time on my knees. I nevertheless met up with some awesome people including hottie Sebago rep Gustav Nefdt.
On Saturday evening I listened to Cyril Ramaphosa speak on the Eastern Cape campaign trail. The eloquent businessman wore a simple black suit and white shirt. Lindiwe Sisulu was the epitome of style in a print dress with mustard cashmere jersey. Her Gucci bag was divine but that hairstyle needs an update.
Nancy Sihlwayi rocked an ANC regalia outfit, but those bingo wings needed a cover-up.
On Sunday I caught Black Coffee at KwaNgqoko. Several ANC big guns were in attendance and I hear former presidential spokesman Zizi Kodwa practically spent the weekend there.
On Tuesday night, fire-dancers, fruity dessert sushi and live music made my visit to Jenni Gault International in Mill Park a lot of fun. Jenni, hubby Bruce and a few long-legged models launched her new range of crystal jewellery at the studio.
Crazy guy Gino Fabbri, his wife Philippa, The Herald’s own Beggar-in-Chief Stephen Lancaster and Jane Stevenson were among the PE peeps keen to see what “generous Jenni” had slipped into the goodie bags – my new fave perfume is now definitely Thierry Mugler Alien! – Skinnerbek