Last night, I popped into the launch of Skip’s new liquid washing detergent along with Mark not-so-Bland, an old mate from Jupiter Drawing Room. To celebrate the new Skip, Jupiter teamed up with Mila (a design house) and conceptual designer Reep Verloren van Thermaat, (try saying that three times fast) to create a truly gorgeous art installation. Check it out:
Now get a load of all the cutesy li’l seagulls hanging from the roof:
There were gorgeous models on the scene, clad in David Tlale rokkies that had been specially designed for the bash:
Malcolm Kluk was also there (he says if you invest in one trend this spring, make it ‘tribal’), but I accidentally deleted his piccie while cleaning my camera. Oops! And it’s all these babies’ fault:
Upon spotting a trayful of vanilla macaroons, I decided to migrate two of them into my handsakkie. Thing is, I
was semi-blind drunk somehow underestimated their goo-factor, so they pretty much exploded on my every belonging, covering my camera, phone and hairbrush with their evil, custardy awesomeness. Ag nee!
It was around about the time that I was licking macaroon off my Crackberry that I was introduced to yet another designer on the scene, Gert-Johan Coetzee. (In case you’ve been living under a rock, or happen to be my dad (love you!), Gert, is like, ‘the biggest deal’ in SA fashion right now… Dude dressed the bloody Kardashian’s, for heaven’s sake…)
Due to the fact that Gert was now stuck to the side of my face via macaroon filling, I thought I’d take advantage of the fact and drag him along to partytjie nommer twee; the Ard Matthews bash in Woodstock. I mean, when else would I get to tell people I was ‘wearing Gert-Johan’? And besides, it wouldn’t have been right to let him go back to his hotel room all alone on a Phuza Thursday… Thus, Gert, Mark and I bundled into my karretjie and zipped off into the night, but not before collecting our Skip goodie bags. Each sakkie contained two big bottles of new Skip liquid that I’m uber-keen to try.
Anyway, I’ll be sure to write all about the Ard Matthews gig tomorrow when I have time. (It was a super-fun though, just so you know…)
Thank you By Invite Only, (they’re the events co that threw the bash) I had loads of fun, (ate a good half kg of that awesome springbok you had going) and reckon the installation’s truly beautiful.