Sandton? Whatever daahling!

2011-11-12 13:58

Another day in the lives of the nouveau riche

Sandton is the most exhausting place on my calendar – store launches, award shows and festivals on top of each other in one area turn me off the place.

On Tuesday, designer shades store Sunglass Hut kicked off its six-day extravaganza, which showcases iconic designs, one-off originals and limited editions.

Among celebs sipping champagne and nibbling canapes, I spotted socialite Jennifer Su without a hat (yay!) – but oddly, she felt the need to do a television interview in six pairs of shades.

Cindy Nell-Roberts was in a pretty floral short number that showed off her flawless long legs.

Another hottie was Top Billing’s Lorna Maseko, who put in face time before dashing off to meet her hubby.

R&B singer Lee-Anne opted to bring her other half Sipho Dlamini along.

Could somebody please tell Rosie Motene that liquid leggings went out of fashion after Caster Semenya wore them in a magazine spread.

Leanne Manas is quite the socialite these days. She was among the 1 500 VIPs, celebs, fashion lovers and media people who flocked to the much-hyped launch of the Zara store at the newly extended Sandton City on Wednesday night.

I swear people were shopping like it’s a concept store that folds the next day. Every second person was either carrying a shopping bag, standing in the queue to the fitting rooms, or at the till swiping away.

From Vanessa Carreira and businessman husband Chris Coutroulis, to Bonang Matheba, who bought a gold number while wearing a gold dress. It looks like gold is her favourite colour this season. Her “impresario”, as she calls her stylist Nthato Mashishi, stood by while she paid.

This was a Liker of Things convention, and it’s a good thing they’re all friendly with each other because over the next few weeks they will all be wearing the same label.

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