This week Cape Town has been buzzing with excitement about the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I toyed with the idea of getting a ticket but got a little nervous about the idea of “what to wear” knowing it would be somewhere my “mom uniform” of jeans and a top wouldn’t go down too well… I actually had quietly decided it wasn’t for me and I should just watch from the safe space of the internet via Twitter and various fashion blogs… When an opportunity arose that I just couldn’t refuse… Late this afternoon I decided to take a jaunt to town and pop in to wish the girls at the new Kirsten Goss and Missibaba Shop in Bree Street well as they opened their doors this morning. (What a lovely space… but more of that later!) As luck would have it they were on their way out the door to the Leigh Schubert show at the CTICC as Kirsten Goss had collaborated by designing the jewellery for the show and they happened to have an extra ticket!! Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Who was I to turn down this amazing offer. And because the show was starting in 20 mins there was zero time to worry about what I was wearing – perhaps the best part of all 😉 Thank the good Lord that I was wearing makeup!!
Within a few minutes I found myself in the second row at my very first fashion show. And what was my very unfashionista opinion?? Well I LOVED it. The atmosphere, the lights, the music, the amazing fashion. Leigh Schubert’s range was magnificent. The colours were a riot of bright coral, orange and pink with a few soft sorbet tones thrown in – the models even strutted their stuff while licking on some colour co-ordinated ice cream! The dresses were soft and floaty and oh so feminine. And the jewellery was, as always, stunning – bright and bold and so very complementary to the beautiful summer range! I was fortunate enough to have my camera with me and was able to take a few pics, bearing in mind that I am still learning when it comes to indoor lighting and camera settings and I don’t yet have a speedlight flash or telephoto lens… One thing I did learn from all this is to embrace spontaneity when it happens and that it’s a good idea to always carry around your camera – you never know what amazing opportunity awaits around the corner! Thanks so much Lindsay from Kirsten Goss – what a fab way to end the day.
Images: Kathryn Rossiter