Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Spare Ticket Adventure Book

22 March, Thursday 5pm faced me with a first world problem. I had to find something to wear to a white glam party. For Marie Clare. And Giorgio Armani. Did I say problem? Actually no... This was the start of the The Spare Ticket Adventure Book.


And this is a dedicated post to my friend Pippa, whom without there would be no such thing as The Spare Ticket Adventure Book.
I rush home, already only leaving work @ 17h20 made it that I had already lost 20 minutes in the race against time to find an outfit worthy of such a party. But I must ask, who chooses white as a theme? It's not everyone's most flattering colour.. and somewhat a scarcity in my wardrobe -- I have creme and champagne, white not so much! 

But we all get by with a little help from our friends and I pulled our a sheer (white) button up shirt and paired it with a favourite grey pencil skirt and those burgundy suede heels all my friends wish their feet could fill. All in all, a successful glam outfit that had was enough to grant me access to the fabulous event. Oh, and the name Carmen. *clicks for Pippa*

Can you say The OC meets Gossip Girl on a rooftop in Joburg? I can, and armed with a 5D and fisheye lens, nobody minded that I took photos whilst nursing rose champagne and munching on salmon starters. In fact, I was the most ambitious photographer, delicately balancing between taking a good photo and not falling over in 5 inch heels.



So there I am, at this wonderful party and I spot the bar with its lighting is the perfect location to grab some awesome photos. Of shoes. And then of Mr South Africa - newly crowned as of Saturday the previous week. A quick to-and-fro conversation and it turns out we met on one of the many Edgars TV commercials I shot last year - small world and then he's Mr South Africa. 

Andrew Govender Mr South Africa

One of the tricksies of the event was the "dunk a hunk" which Marie Clare so generously picked Greg Hammond as one of those hunks and if you bought a bottle of the Acqua for Life range of perfume you got to pick the hunk you want to push into the pool. Oh yes, I did mention that this was a poolside rooftop in Jozi right? 

Every like = 50 litres

Francois Hougaard

Greg Hammond

And Mr Hammond was very nice to pose for a couple of photos for me. And then some more photos. And then a photo with gorgeous Pippa. Yes, she got to touch his back. For reals. Who could ask for more? Champagne on a rooftop with men who get wet in pools and are known for the topless calendars. And shoes. Oh the shoes. Well done Giorgio, well done.

Greg Hammond


movie stars.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sneak Peek Catalogue - Dresses and Bottoms

animal print detail, sleeve-less dress - AMALI SOLD
off white satin feel dress with bow detail.
print detail dress SOLD
cherry print detail dress
satin feel pastel pink dress
capri skinny jeans -RIVER ISLAND
pin striped pencil skirt zip detail
black pencil skirt back detail
pastel blue pencil skirt with back detail to die for
denim mini skirt
contributors: @czarica_ksenija and @JanineStrydom

Sneak Peek Catalogue - Tops

silver sheer sleeve-less shirt SOLD
viscose sleeve-less shirt SOLD
satin detail, spaghetti strap - sisley
gold sleeve-less shirt
sequin detail, spaghetti strap shirt SOLD
lace up detail, button up satin-feel shirt
sequin detail t-shirt SOLD
animal print sleeve-less shirt with back detail
floral print sleeve-less shirt SOLD
multi-coloured sleeve-less shirt - DIESEL
shoulder detail black shirt
pastel pink cropped jacket with short sleeves
purple cropped cardigan
multi-colour long sleeve shirt, print detail - HVAR
Lace detail long sleeve jersey SOLD
Multi-colour cropped sports jacket with hoodie - PUMA
pink print sports jacket with hoodie

contributors: @czarica_ksenija and @JanineStrydom

Sneak Peek Catalogue -- Accessories

Levi's Belt
ALDO Sandals

Floral Print Clutch with straps - Forever New SOLD
Messegner bag. Orange detail inside. SOLD

Gold clutch with straps inside
Floral and lace scarf

Steve Madden peep toes.

ALDO heels
Furry Hat

Timberland Pumps
Burgundy suede pumps

contributors: @czarica_ksenija and @JanineStrydom