They came, they saw, they toasted!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I know that my last couple of posts have been about Mememe in every sense of the expression! I'm not usually one to talk about myself too much in front of others but hey, you don't open a shop everyday now do ya?  Mememe and Two stores finally officially opened last Wednesday night during an incredible and well attended launch party at the store.  As they entered the duck shell green and dusty pink walled spaces, our guests were treated to a delicious glass of Pongracz, fast tracking their trip into Joburg's newest shopping heaven.  

After oohing and ahhing at the clothes and accessories made with a lot of love by various South African designers, they were pleasantly surprised at the festivities in the backyard, lit with lanterns and the flickers of candles on lilypads in the swimming pool!  We must have had good food if people were tweeting about it, and the party must have been really good if guests were calling random people to come over.  I must say, my favourite part of the night was seeing people's faces every time I popped open yet another one of the 80 bottles of Pongracz that turned the night into a great succcess.  Thanks to everyone who came, drank, danced, shopped and fell in the pool that night.  Here's to many wonderful days of shopping.  Ok, enough about the store until we have our first event towards the end of the month.  I'm looking forward to tuning into what's been happenening in the rest of the world. 

The Mememe Window
Inside Two's Apothecary themed store 
Madriaan, myself and Alinah from SA Fashion Week. 
Some of Two's amazing collection of basics for sale
Loving these basic long tees
Mememe Diamando shoes and Chimple bags on the custom made Pederson and Lennard table
Everybody's best friend for that night and forever
The Mememe Shop
The Mememe Shop
You have no idea the drama involved in making sure these shelves didn't fall off the wall
How adorable are these little clutch bags? 
Changing the clothes in the window is going to be my new favourite weekly activity
Yaniv and Dani
Designer Tiaan Nagel (whom Mememe will hopefully stock soon) and partner 
Two of my biggest customers, Tiana and Mahlako 
Jewellery designer Jeanine Benjamin, our business head Akua and my friend Noni Gasa
Kelly from Lisof, Blogger and Lisof lecturer Sara Badat and trend analyst and baker Loren Phillips
Lisof graduate, Amy Venter and her husband
Designer Suzaan Heyns (who is opening her own shop in 8 days) and photographer, Brett Rubin
Author and journalist, Nechama Brodie and award winning stylist, Jenny Andrew
Siblings and my amazing friends, Gcobisa and Celiwe enjoying the bubbly 
No Jhb fashion event is complete without these stylistas, The Twenty Two twins on the left and Junia on the right
I have no idea who these girls are but I saw them having a bwaall!
Stylist and musician Khaya aka Bhubesi and friends
Talk about a house party. Literally 10 minutes after this picture was taken, there was no walking space in this area.

The Amazing Uju played to our heart's content
Some of Gina Waldman's original artworks clothe the walls of the entire shop! And I think they are for sale. How beautiful is this?

Thanks to Avo Commercial Photography for these amazing pics


Siki said...

My heart bleeds vigorously that I miss such awesome events coz I am based in Cape Town, now that gives me more reasons to complete my diploma in record time so I could join the joburg creative minds in building successful résumés. All my heart warming love, from Cape Town to Johannesburg 

Milisuthando Bongela said...

COME TO JOBURG!!!!! Can't wait to meet you xxx

Vuyo said...

Oh this looks like it was such an awesome event...where is mom in the crowd? Apparently it was an awesome occassion...You might have to open a Mememe in PE, cause I am marketing like mad here :-)

Milisuthando Bongela said...

Oh kanene ndiyakwazi wena! Can't wait for you to come and visit. There are some other pics with mom in them. I can send those to you!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was an amazing event! :)

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