Carolina Hererra Three Day Visit

By Drum Digital
27 October 2015

It was definitely going to be an event to remember as most of us waited in anticipation for the Carolina Hererra three day occasion. And when the time did come, it was absolutely worth the wait.

By Nthabiseng Makhokha

An air of sophistication and class lingered in the air, as champagne and canapés were served to the guests who conversed away.

The first day was the Olfactory event, which is the testing and learning of fragrances at the Shepstone Gardens by Camille Latron, also known as ‘nose’. For each station there was a flower wall that reminded one of a beautiful spring day, which represented the occasion well as the South African sun was also out to play.

CH fragrances are inspired by a variety of factors, including fashion, trends and seasons. It would not be possible to have a fragrance for each and every trend, because this will not be sustainable for the CH brand or any other brand for that matter. A recreation that is adaptable and flexible is something better to go with. Both synthetic and natural ingredients are combined for the best outcome.

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Asked if there would ever be an organic fragrance, Carolina Hererra de Baez said it was possible but that there wasn’t enough variety of natural material and that it wouldn’t last on the skin. Synthetic materials can be adjusted according to what is needed and almost any scent can be achieved. A very enlightening session for those who are curious about how fragrances are made.

Day two was the House of Hererra Fall Collection hosted at the Le Chatelat. And despite the unfortunate bridge collapse in Sandton that caused major delays, we all made it. The likes of Basetsana Khumalo, Khanyi Dlhomo, Felicia Mabuza Suttle and Zanele Mbeki were in attendance.

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When the lady of the evening arrived, all could not help but look on in admiration. And as we were waiting for an announcement or speech of some sort, we were even more surprised to see Carolina Hererra walk around to greet anyone who was interested. This was the highlight of the evening. The collection, when the models started doing their thing, was breathtaking- an absolute inspiration. The models also walked amongst the guests, posing for snaps. The night ended on a high note as everyone walked away with a beautifully wrapped pink CH purse.

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As this is Cancer Awareness month, the last day event took place at the Helen Joseph Breast Cancer Clinic. Carolina Hererra has contributed generously; making it possible for all those infected and affected by breast cancer to receive quality service. As a breast cancer survivor, local actress Lilian Dube was also present to share in on the occasion. With assistance such as this from CH, early detection and treatment, fewer deaths and diminishing stigma around cancer is on the horizon.

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