On Saturday 23 May I attended Jackie Burger’s second Salon 58 soirée for 2015 at the P.J. Olivier Art Centre. The theme of the event was Bare with a focus on encouraging simplicity in our lives.
to inspire women to feel confident in their own skin and discover the strength of simplicity.
Over the course of the morning, while sipping on champagne and eating macaroons, guests were introduced to various aspects around this theme all centering around the 5 senses – touch, sight, sound, scent and taste.
After a brief introduction by Jackie Burger, we heard from Kiehl’s about the “bare” essentials of creating the perfect clear canvas using natural skincare products.
Then we had a demonstation from the makeup artists at M.A.C Cosmetics who showed us how to create beautiful bare-faced makeup.
the core values of Salon 58 are of collaboration and curation
The essentials that form the backbone of a woman’s wardrobe were then discussed. With the super stylish Jackie Burger and her beautiful model, Maybe, showing us how to create a simple and stylish capsule wardrobe for winter, using gorgeous garments from Nine West, Sunglass Hut, Stuttafords, Gap and Woolworths’ premium brands Witchery, Country Road and Trenery.
Then it was time to hear more about the indulgent scents of Santa Maria Novella. This is the oldest perfumery in the world, located in Florence, Italy, and is now available for discerning scent seekers in De Waterkant, Cape Town.
Following on from these delightful & insightful mini-workshops with the experts it was time to move through to the dining room where an amazing art installation had been set up all around (and above) our “langtafel”. It was a frame of bamboo upon which we each added our favourite flower…
And then it was time to eat! An lovely lunch prepared by Chanelle Schoon of Schoon De Companje consisted of some very unique dishes. My favourite was the beautiful and delicious potatoes.
After lunch it was time to shop. A bespoke selection of brands chosen by Jackie to display their wares including Nine West, M.A.C., Kiehls, Santa Maria Novella and Sunglass Hut.
The cherry on the top of this fabulous event was the opportunity to pose for a portrait… fashion designer Lara Klawikowski was on hand to capture the essence of each attendee as a unique fashion drawing. Mine now has pride of place on my inspiration board next to my desk!
It was an amazing morning, filled with inspiration, I met some wonderful like-minded people all looking to be surrounded by design, creativity and beauty. I left feeling uplifted and encouraged to embrace a more simple style in what I wear and eat. I can’t wait to attend again.
Other sponsors included Blomboy, the Aleit Academy, Okasie and Graham Beck Wines and they all contributed to a magical morning.
On Saturday 20 June, Salon 58 presents the third soirée for 2015 entitled Noir – An exploration of style, the values of seduction, minimalism, sophistication and timeless dressing.
The programme will speak to women as well as men and cover aspects such as:
Men’s grooming: a conversation by Dawid Kriel of INSTITUTE AESTHETIC hair skin & nails
Dressing Etiquette: a conversation between Neil Doveton of Mr Doveton and salonniere Jackie Burger
The forgotten art of the boutonniere by Alwijn Burger of BLOMBOY
The afternoon will culminate in a salon show entitled, The Little Black Dress showcasing designs by KLuK CGDT, Black Coffee, LARA KLAWIKOWSKI and Drotsky in collaboration with MAC Cosmetics.
Jorg Hasenbach’s MORE made-to-measure, bespoke tailored suits
Guests will enjoy the Salon 58 Noir live jazz salon, MCC by Graham Beck Wines and hors d’oeuvres by Chanelle Schoon of Schoon de Companje.
In the gallery boutique:
Luxurious silk pyjamas by Daddy & Fox
Jewellery by Black Betty
A timeless edit of Nine West South Africa heels by Jackie Burger
Book now via Webtickets to join Salon 58 in this celebration of timeless, true style. Tickets start from R550 each.
Images: Kathryn Rossiter