Anyone attend SA Fashion in Week in Jozi the other day? I got to attend as a guest of Rimmel London (thanks Roxanne!) and it was quite the jol. Rimmel spoiled us with tickets to every show on the Thursday and one of them was a front row seat. They’d also set up these super cute glamour booths that looked like London’s iconic red telephone boxes.
And let’s not forget about the mani station!
I’d love to have shown you a pic of it but my phone got nicked a few days later. Arrrrgh! (Thank God, I took a bunch of Instagram shots as I still have access to those.)
In between the shows, we got to hang out in a specially cordoned off VIP area where the vodka and cranberry juice was pretty much on tap. (Obviously, because I take the health of my bladder very seriously, it was vital that I drank a lot of it.)
Of all the shows I saw, I most enjoyed Somerset Jane from the upcoming young designers show and Colleen Eitzen as the clothes were the most ready to wear.
Then there was this magic moment when Sies!Isabelle (nope, that’s not a typo) sent her models down the runway holding #feesmustfall posters and the crowd went absolutely mal.
I was thrilled that this particular show was the one in which I got to ‘Anna Wintour’ it up front and scored a Rimmel goodie bag too. Towards the end, I also got to slip backstage where the girls were getting done up for the Urban Zulu show and good Lord was the hair on fleek!
I also loved this long, Frozen-style braid.
All the make-up artists I chatted to reckoned Rimmel’s Scandaleyes jumbo liquid liner was the hardest working product of the night.
Rimmel have also launched a new primer with an SPF of 25 – Fix & Protect – that I’m yet to try but it’s on my list so watch this space.
A big thank you Rimmel for a fun, fashion-alicious night out!