Scene City: Lingerie brings sexy back

2012-08-25 10:20

At least 300 invites were issued, 400 people RSVPed and 700 turned up

It never ceases to amaze how the prospect of seeing bare skin always entices even the most jaded of socialites to put on their party shoes and mingle.

The third floor of the Cape Sun Hotel on Strand Street in Cape Town was chock-a-block with revellers ready to ogle the ­underwear – and taunt models – at the yearly Cosmopolitan magazine lingerie show.

Cosmo’s marketing man Jaco-Louis Groenewald summed it up: “This is one of the only events we have where we invite 300 people, get 400 RSVPs and 700 people show up.”

The mob had their cellphone cameras out in a flash when the show started.

There was plenty to drool over as models – male and female – made like Victoria’s Secret Angels.

Everywhere you looked, the men had “deer-caught-in-headlights” expressions as models shimmied and jiggled body parts while flashing the sassy and flirtatious smiles for the cameras.

I spotted FHM favourite ­Rosette Mogomotsi, who gave birth not too long ago.

Like the Heidi Klums and Gisele Bundchens of this world, there isn’t even a single mark to show that she once harboured a child.

Expresso presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen was seated in the front row, looking colourful in a salmon dress and turquoise blazer.

I saw winner of My Top Billing Dream presenter search Jonathan Boynton-Lee and his platinum-blond buzz cut working the room like a pro.

He was with a tall friend who kept introducing the new male starlet as “winner of the Top Billing competition”. Slow down there, tiger, gushing is so pleb!

Swimming champs are all the rage these days, so it was no surprise to bump into Roland Schoeman.

Idols Judge Randall Abrahams has become quite the ­social butterfly.

He was also there in an all-black ensemble.

This being a Cosmo model party, food was a scarcity and drinks were cash only. Joburgers would never stand for this!

» Seabi was a guest of Cape Sun Hotel
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