If you didn’t know, GLAMOUR magazine holds an annual Oscar’s party. It’s always a fun, celeb studded event that their readers can take part in too, provided they buy a ticket. This year, it included a three-course sit down dinner at le glam Table Bay hotel along with a one year’s subscription to GLAMOUR and a big, fat, goodie bag.
Oh! And they screen the highlights from the Oscars too.
Jeannie D was the evening’s MC, but one of the guests of honour, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, also gave a little welcome speech. Hakeem’s an English actor who’s featured in Hollywood flicks like Hotel Rwanda (love that movie!) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (love that movie too!).
Hakeem is currently in Cape Town filming a new American TV series, Black Sails, produced by Michael Bay, the dude who directed Transformers. Still, if you’re South African, Hakeem might be best known as the guy from the Fresca ads. Remember those? He wound down his speech and then wrapped it up by saying ‘and remember… NOTHING TASTES LIKE FRESCA!’ and the whole room pretty much exploded with awesome.
Anyway, the evening’s dress code was purple and gold which tied in nicely with the fact that YSL was one of the events major sponsors and their new fragrance, Manifesto, is packaged in purple and gold.
Guests that looked glam in gold included actress Natalie Becker who I love, love, love along with Ritza and Elrico from fashion blog Luxo and socialite/Beyonce-esque sex bomb Thandie Kupe.
I told Elrico I liked his hair slicked back like that ‘cos it made him look like a mafia contract killer and he nearly spontaneously combusted with pride. Oh! And you can’t really see it in the piccie but Thandie’s wearing a gold foil mani that looked totes amaze but refused to be photographed. I tried to snap it about six times but it was so bloody reflective all the shots came out blurry.
Pretty purple peeps included Elana Afrika (who’s new hubby, Kfm’s Ian Bredenkamp, is utterly divine and completely besotted with her), Jen Su and her gorgeous studded clutch, celeb journo/PR Clayton Morar and moi in an old favourite rokkie that kind of, sort of has a bit of purple in it.
Hotties-wise (yes, I think this is going to become a regular thing for event posts), the crowd included actor Bjorn Steinbach who’s dating my beloved bestie Karisa. He looked fabulously dapper in a white tux-like get up. Another mooi actor boy out and about was Ty Keogh and his gorgeous ex-Miss SA girlfriend Nicole Flint wearing Kluk CGDT. My darling super tall Cosmo Sexiest Man finalist Peet Mocke was there too.
Other glam guests included super hot TV reporter Tanya Nefdt and her totes amaze cleavage.
I also got to meet Jozi socialite and shoe designer Sonia Booth who I’d interviewed for an Ackerman’s magazine feature, but not face to face. She’s flawless in the flesh with perfect, glowy-looking skin. She and her hubby, soccer star Matthew Booth, were seated at my table .
Okay, so let’s not be coy, shall we? You’re DYING to know what was in the goodie bag so let me just spill it mos.
Towards the end of the evening, the boys at our table had a bit of a rummage through their bags and turfed out their YSL samples. This resulted in Natalie and I having a bit of a cat fight over the discarded mini lippies and mascaras. I also may or may not have threatened to end her life with series of fatal papercuts from the pages of The Man Diet. This was another item the boys weren’t interested in so us girls had fun forcing the extras on each other. Think ‘no, no, honey… you need this waaay more than I do…’ Shamefully, we were also the same group to decide our dessert looked like a giant, wobbly boob and proceeded to tweet as much.
Bad behaviour aside, this was a super fun event and I’m still craving more of that amazing pear and gorgonzola salad. Next year, if you get a chance to attend the GLAMOUR Oscars, best you snap it up fast like a discarded YSL sample. A big dankie to GLAMOUR mag and Zebra Square PR for having me as their guest.