• #MBFWCT17 Media Launch

    Last week I attended the media launch for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (#MBFWCT17) hosted by African Fashion International. The launch was held at Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town.The original venue was The Ritz Hotel, Cape Town but at the last minute the venue changed to Shimmy Beach Club.The Ritz Hotel, Cape Town is currently being remodelled with  an extensive R110 million makeover, overseen by the Shimmy Luxury Collection (SLC). The Ritz is set to open it’s doors in the next couple of months. The 220-bedroom hotel will boast a champaign bar, spa, gym ,pool facility and a fine-dining restaurant.

    SLC is spearheaded by entrepreneur, Nicky Van Der Walt, husband of Lee-Ann Liebenberg.

    My outfit was put together by Michelle Heslop (Curator at The Bromwell Boutique Mall) and Stacy-Robin (Creative director here at Giraffe in the City).

    The skirt and black bralette are available from The Bromwell, designed by  Vivian Law .

    Vivian is an inspiring collaborator who brings uniquely beautiful pieces to women searching for something truly feminine and sensual. Over the black bralette, I wore an olive-green SHE SHU STUDIO top, also available from The Bromwell.

    The cherry on top was the incredible ERRE leather jacket. This jacket is the perfect stable for any wardrobe and an ideal investment piece that can be worn both casually or dressed up. ​Wadia Ashmodien from Palladium Hair Company came up with my unique hair style for the evening A double sidedDutch braid (also called an inverted French braid or pineapple braid). This look was created when the three hair sections are crossed under each other, instead of over. It results in the look of a braid standing up from the rest of the hair, instead of being under the hair. Wadia did a double dutch braid snd I was totally surprised what she managed to pull off considering my short hair.

    Summary of this look:

    Skirt: Vivian Law available from The Bromwell Boutique Mall
    Top: Vivian Law available from The Bromwell Boutique Mall
    Jacket: ERRE available from The Bromwell Boutique Mall
    Make up: Stacy Robin MUA
    Nails: Candice -Love-It Spa
    Photography: Stacy Robin
    Hair:  Wadia Ashmodien from Palladium Hair Company
    Location: Shimmy Beach Club