South African Fashion Week – Day 5 #SAFW #SS17
I went on a little shopping spree the morning, maybe going shopping during fashion week has the same problem as going grocery shopping when you’re hungry. You somehow end up buying way too much stuff. But in my defence, my favourite store had a sale!
I ended up buying the perfect little black flowy jumper to wear for the last day of SAFW! I paired the jumper with some gold accessories, black strappy heels and believe it or not, I wore a little fur jacket!! Woah! Slow down PETA, it’s Faux Fur…so all the animal lovers can enjoy this very posh moment with me.
I also ended up going to the hair salon! I used to colour my hair pretty often, and I wasn’t really scared of trying extreme colours, but since my colour-stripping incident two years ago, I hardly touched any colour.
Omg! I had a complete freak-out moment when the foils came off. I called my mom to the sink and I think I may have had a full on anxiety attack (in my mind) well, not just mine, because my stylist came over to settle my nerves! I have to say, when I saw my hair mid-way throughout the process, I almost cried! And not happy tears… I felt immediate regret and then after the stylist came over to talk me through the process, I decided to sit back and take it like a man! A Woman!
In the end, my hair was a lot lighter than I had anticipated and I was still very unsettled. My family convinced me that it looked great so I decided to just deal. After getting ready and curling my hair, I decided that I will go with an old-Hollywood-glam makeup look, added some faux fur, diamond jewels and off I went.
I was snapping some pictures of some fashionista’s shortly after Dylan arrived. It was the first show we attended together and we anticipated a little more oomph as it was the last day of Fashion Week. Usually promised to be slightly more entertaining, which it certainly was! Couldn’t believe it was the last day already!
The shows were pretty incredible and it was over way too quickly. The models selected for Fashion Week were pretty fierce! I definitely had some favourites! After seeing them walk the different shows throughout Fashion Week, I definitely see where the word STRUT comes from. We headed off to the Trade Event (read about this below), snapped a few last pics, and headed home.
THE TRADE EVENT
So we decided to have a look-see and feel-skee of the designer garments and items today as well. We entered the show room and had the opportunity of meeting the designers, chatting to them about the amazing collections we saw on the runways and even got to try on some stuff.
The designers were so incredibly humble and welcoming. It was a great opportunity to network and discuss upcoming collections and ideas with the designers we have come to know.
It left me feeling very inspired, because each of the designs started with a simple spark or thought, and here they are, showcasing their work at South African Fashion Week!!!
We collected some business cards and pamphlets from each of the stands and as we walked out we also received a little gift with some free Rimmel London makeup, who is one of the sponsors of SAFW.
And just like that, it was the end of Fashion Week! What an incredible experience it has been!