Monday, November 2, 2009

Stylish in Cape Town

Just another day at work! But it's that much more special when your office is the top of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town with a breathtaking view. That's where the first Mastercard Style in the City event was held. A mix of fashion and fabulousness, the four-day-event featured Trinny and Susannah, from the hit show What Not To Wear and their Style Academy. The duo pulled out women from the audience and gave them a few pointers on how to look their best.

Sunday Times' Lifestyle ed Lerato Tshabalala and I with Trinny and Susannah

I got the thumbs up for my lime green nailpolish but someone who doesn't need any tips is my friend Lerato Tshabala. She was one of the 8 editors who modelled red dresses designed by some top local fashionista's in aid of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Go Red for Women Campaign. Trinny and Susannah voted her the evening's best dressed lady - yay!

In real life Trinny and Susannah are fun, fantastic and fabulous - just as we hoped they'd be. 
And they are not so mean when it comes down to it. In fact, as Susannah says, they tell women the things they do "not because we want to be cruel, but because we want to see them be the best they can be." After meeting them, I like to believe that is true. Also, their fame did not come overnight - these ladies put in the grind for a good few years before anything big happened. Plus Trinny had to shut down a multi-million-pound internet company. So they know what hard work is. Add to that, the fact that they did four workshops back-to-back each day of the event. All while wearing gorgeous heels - naturally!

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