On Wednesday afternoon, a very excitable Sthandiwe Kgoroge and Simphiwe Dana came to Mememe after Simphiwe had been in a Fair Lady shoot in which an artist was paired with a designer and she wore Black Coffee. They stayed until the shop closed and we even had a chance to have a glass of wine after.
|The point of this picture was to showcase the beautiful aliceband that Simphiwe saw at the Two shop.|
In true Japanese style, guests were treated to delicious Sushi while we enjoyed the exhibition. If you look closely at the beautiful pictures taken by Steve Tanchel, the model is wearing what is on the display table, so that's the transformation these intricately designed pieces make. The proceeds for this exhibition will go to Tsunami victims so it's not just for the sake of it. This theme is perfectly suited to Marie Claire's current issue, the Green Issue guest edited by Vivienne Westwood with Vanessa Paradis on the cover. I'm a packaging freak so when I first saw this issue at the airport last week amongst all the others, the fact that it was in an envelope instead of the usual plastic cover, I was immediately drawn to it.
On the same evening, I attended an exhibition on South African Designer clothing and Architecture at Arts on Main. This exhibition was organsied by a girl who is a full time lawyer by day and who was doing this as a passion project on the side. She pulled it off beautifully, with pieces from some top South African designers such as David Tlale, Black Coffee, Abigail Betz and Two. There wasn't much of an architecture aspect to the exhibition which was a little disappointing because the concept could be taken so far, but it was a well attended event and nobody was complaining about the free Grey Goose cocktails.
|Fashion blogger and stylist, Thithi Ntetha on the right and her taller, younger sister.|
|I'm not sure whose dress is whose because I didn't see any placards next to any of the exhibited dresses|
|Mac De Gorgeous|